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C U Soon on Amazon Prime
Every once in a while something new comes up on the OTT platform, we're talking about the latest Malayalam offering on Amazon prime by the name of C U Soon. The uniqueness of this movies lies in the fact that it has been entirely shot on an Iphone and whatever interaction is shown between the characters on the screen is entirely on a phone (video chatting) or on social media by text or video on a computer monitor. C U Soon the movie uses only the digital platforms. It definitely was a singular experience and a good one at that. There is not much we can talk about the story as we have seen such movies before in fact recently the Vidyut Jamwal movie Khuda Hafiz was based on this very theme of how recruitment agencies send unsuspecting young girls abroad, specially the Middle-East countries, on a promise of a lucrative job and how they end up only being sex slaves there, but the treatmen ....
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Bahut Hua Sammaan movie review
With lockdown still on in certain places like restaurants, malls, multiplexs and specially Cinema Houses, there has been a torrent of releases on the web platform or OTT as it is called, both in form of new web series as well as new movie offerings like Bahut Hua Sammaan. This is now the new norm to keep us all busy during this slowdown period and also keep them entertained. Though some big releases are still being held back for hopefully a full theatrical release later this year. While some of these OTT offerings are run-of-the-mill, some outright boring, some gripping and some entertaining . Latest in this sequence is the film- Bahut Hua Samman on Disney-Hotstar. An innocuous movie you might think, it seems that it was complete with them for some time and then they realised it's time to take it out of the bag. Released on 2nd October Bahut Hua Sammaan is a satire on the current soci ....
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V - Telugu movie review
One of the smallest titles ever in Indian film Industry V the Telugu movie. We are compelled to review this Telugu movie released earlier this year. The film has a great narrative, its well acted and has an impressive screenplay. V is billed as a psycho thriller of the year. But there is method in the madness as inspector Vivek Krishna (Sudheer Babu) finds out. There is also a love track of the cop with a murder researcher and book writer Apoorva ably played by Nivetha Thomas. The story that she is writing in uncannily close to the goings on and at one time the needle of suspicion also falls on her. But once it is clear she is not the one, she also helps in the investigation. Its main antagonist - the killer is obscure in the first half but reveals himself with clues deliberately left behind as if taunting the inspector to get him if he can. The narrative is good, sequence of event ....
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Khuda Haafiz
Khuda Hafiz is said to be based on or inspired by true events, also has shades of Liam Neeson's Taken. What were the true events - we were not able to verify. The story of a newly married Indian techie who loses his job in the aftermath of 2008 great Wall Street crash. As both husband wife are without job, though living with their family, Sameer (Vidhut Jamwwal- stone man expressions but great action) doesn't want to loiter around and after a three month of search lands at a seedy agent Nadeem's (Vipin Sharma) doorstep who promises the couple a first class job but the wife Nargis (Shivaleeka Oberoi- looks quite like a middle eastern beauty--period) needs to go first to some nondescript middle eastern country named Noman (rather a no man's land), with Sameer to join later. It so happens that the sex starved country recruits unassuming people for flesh trade, Nargis is caugh ....
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Shakuntala Devi movie review
In my childhood and one generation before me and the one after who is worth their salt must definitely have heard of the Human computer, the number wizard, the mathematical genius SHAKUNTALA DEVI who goes by so many sobriquets. She was one of the most famous daughter of India who got name and fame not only to herself but also did the country proud. I remember when she came to our school in the late seventies, we all marvelled at her instant genius, our numbers kept increasing and her answers were as effortless as kids play, you gave her numbers which she instantly crunched and spooled out the answers roaming on the stage from one end to another with Mike in hand in her typical sareed attire and with a twinkle in her eye. Thankfully the makers of the film on Shakuntala Devi have stuck to the job and and to the biopic in the right earnest not taking too many cinematic liberties, mayb ....
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Sadak 2 movie review
Vishesh Films of the Bhatt camp has tried hard to recreate the original Sadak magic after almost three decades but they get lost on the way and hit a major road block with Sadak 2. What is it that we are being told by the story that unfolds with many turns and hairpin bands. To make a potbolier it has to have many ingredients, which it definitely has. Sadak 2 has the suicidal taxi driver of Sadak (Sanjay Dutt- who looks rugged and apt for his under baked role) - and that is the only connection with the original Sadak. This taxi driver is now in a hurry to join his wife in heaven or wherever in a hurry and is even able to dislodge the bracket that holds the fan to stop him from committing suicide as his time has not come. Atleast not yet as one last hurrah remains, he also senses and sometimes sees his dead wife who guides him (remember the dialogue 'I see dead people' from ....
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Dil Bechara - Movie review
The supposed swan song of Sushant Singh Rajput was a much awaited film. Dil Bechara was finally released on 24th July on Disney Hotstar OTT platform as there was no end in sight of theatres reopening due to Covid-19. Surely the makers would not have liked to have kept a finished product of a much loved star, who was no more, from his fans who would have wanted more of him and also would like to pay their homage and tributes. It was a great decision to release the film on OTT instead of waiting for theatrical release and keep it away from his fans and lose relevance. Apart from the sympathy and love in the hearts of Sushant's fans and followers who will always want him to be there amongst them and are still dealing with the loss unable to accept it, this film is also an official remake and adaptation of the hugely successful Hollywood film 'The Fault in Our Stars'. Dil Bechara, t ....
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