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The Big Bull Movie review
A film believed to be inspired by the Harshad Mehta story starting in the late eighties of the last century. The Big Bull movie review... There is no doubt that Harshad was the original Big Bull of Stock markets in India and who knows if he would have been left to his tools, he could not only have been the first billionaire from India but could also have been in company of Warren Buffett for all we know. The movie Big Bull is now streaming on Disney Hotstar. This one can be given a skip, no offense meant to Abhishek fans, he has tried really hard to put in his best. Enough about the man because the story digresses from the topic several times in the movie it seems that the director though wanted to tell Harshad's story but in the same breath also tries to distance away from it. That's the reason why the names and many incidents in the story have been tweaked and some have totall ....
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Pagglait (2021) movie review
How does a young girl, who is on the threshold of being a woman feel when her young husband passes away? How do you react, what do you do, what do you speak?... Then you become stoic when the whole world is watching you and wonder why you are not crying, have you gone crazy? Like the song playing in the background throughout the movie. Pagglait movie review... Welcome to this Pagglait who asks for Pepsi and chips when asked for tea. The movie is a roller coaster ride of feelings and perceptions post a young death in a family. How things playout around a young widow set in a town somewhere in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a film about old values in a middle class family and how things change with circumstances. Sandhya (Sania Malhotra) the protagonist is the young widow barely a few months into her marriage, when she looses her husband Astik, though the young man is thankfully n ....
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Don (1978) movie review
At the cost of being labelled a die hard Big-B fan, this eponymous film has to be added to the list to our Retro Gems section sheerly on the strength of its popularity due to its story, screenplay and of course Amitabh Bachchan in antipodal double role of a sauve but hardened gangster and a Kohl-eyed bumpkin. There was novelty in the story but it was such that it could have even back-fired. It were Amar Akbar Anthony, Trishul before this and Kasme Vaade after this that propelled the already popular star Amitabh Bachchan to new heights of megastardom. It was his decade and the 'Chora Ganga Kinarewala' had made it big in this cut throat world of Hindi film industry. Whatever he did or touched turned to gold; take for example the song 'khaike paan banaraswala' which was introduced right at the height of tension when the hero and the heroine are trying to escape from the goons, the scene ....
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Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai 2000
The year was 2000 the beginning of a new millennium, this after the world had overcome the threat to its computers due to the Y2K bug. This was the year of the newcomers and rightly so as Hrithik Roshan burst on the scene like a breath of fresh air along with the very beautiful and elegant Amisha Patel in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Produced and Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a launch vehicle for his son after Shah Rukh had refused the role due to dates issue, what a debut it was and rest is history. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a lethal combo of a grand entry of Hrithik that too in a double role, alongwith a fantastic story and a seasoned supporting cast thus breaking all records in its stride. It was the second biggest grosser of the year behind the eponymous Mohabbatein, Yash Chopra's re-launch vehicle of none other than the Big B. Such was the adulation for KNPH that it e ....
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The Girl on the Train 2021 movie review
The latest Hindi movie offering - The Girl on the Train streaming on Netflix with Parineeti Chopra playing the protagonist. The movie is set in London or somewhere in UK. The movie is of the now rare thriller genre in Hindi cinema. Girl on the Train revolves around three beautiful women namely Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kirti Kulhari. Each essaying a different facet of women's personality. The movie is based on Paula Hawkins' book of the same name The Girl on the train. A Hollywood movie based on the same novel and the same name was also made in 2016 starring Emily Blunt but was a bit different in style and execution. This Bollywood film - The Girl on the Train has been Indianized brutally to add more twists and turns and an unnecessary emotional angle for all the mayhem. You can count on Indian over thinkers to spoil a broth by adding too much masala. Mounted lavish ....
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Drishyam 2 movie review
Whoever has seen the first part in Malyalam or Hindi is sure to be a fan of this film and now there is ever reason to be happy as the film Drishyam 2 comes with its second installment in Malyalam. This time and it is already being touted to be remade in Hindi, there are reports that Kumar Mangat has paid a huge sum for the story and the old cast will be repeated. Back to Drishyam 2. This again is solely carried on his shoulders by the Malayali power house actor Mohanlal... there aren't words to describe his skills. The story starts 6 years after the inquest where George Kutty (Mohanlal) is exonerated of the murder of the Inspector General's son. The family is living happily and George owns a cinema in the muffosil town but there still exists an uneasy calm in the household. As the story goes through various twists and turns, we are made to believe that now the judgement day has com ....
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Coolie No 2 (2020) movie review
What is a sure shot formula for a movie's success? A good script, direction, acting or is it screenplay or none of the above. It is but rehash- and that's right, as this seems to be the current flavour for success. Refurbish one's own movies and serving it afresh with new production values, a new star cast and new settings. This is what David Dhavan has done with his own Coolie No 1  (this is his second one after Judwaa). Is it a dearth of new scripts, or did the director find some flaws in his original which he wanted to rectify (if that is the case, then he fails miserably) or was it a tribute to the original that was released in 1995 and now celebrating its Silver Jubilee year? The original Coolie No 1 with Govinda and Karishma was an entertainer and delight to watch. This time around he has taken his son Varun Dhavan to reprise the role of Raju coolie and Sara Ali Khan appears ....
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Torbaaz movie review
Torbaaz is the latest offering streaming on the Netflix platform that is written and directed by Girish Malik. It is a story of orphaned refugee children staying in camps on the borders of Afghanistan adjacent to Pakistan, whose parents have either died in Fidayeen attacks (suicide bombings) or whose parents have been Fidayeen themselves. Fidayeens are the self sacrificing human bombs who for their own religious cause perpetrate suicide bombings. What could have been a story of victory over the evil forces of self-proclaimed groups who in the garb of changing the system or ethnic cleansing are but perpetrating terrorism, and thus Torbaaz turns out a damp squib. The Talibani terrorists target the refugee children of fidayeen attacks and shamelessly train them to be suicide bombers. Here was an excellent story premise but was ruined due to directorial weakness. Good star cast, gre ....
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Tenet - movie review
Averting World War III, a secret agent on a dangerous mission and the introduction of a new theory of 'Time reversal' is what Tenet about. If one is looking out for full on entertainment, action, hi-tech gadgets and glamorous girls like Bond films then you might be disappointed. Armed with only one word—Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist John David Washington journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time in in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle that was filmed on location across seven countries. Tenet has India connect with Dimple Kapadia playing a significant role that of an International arms dealer. Unlike most of the Hollywood films where India is shown as a third world country, there are scenes like on the streets in South Mumbai, a prestigiou ....
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Durgamati hindi movie review
Durgamati is a remake of Bhaagamathie the Telugu flick of 2018, directed by G Ashok who has also helmed the baton for this hindi version. The original was a big success in South and therefore to cash in on that success this movie was remade in Hindi by Akshay Kumar's company Cape of Good Films and produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. Every once in a while we like to see a story which is different from the run-of-the-mill corruption scandal stories as seen on the silver screen. As the saying goes in Bollywood you make something a bit 'hatke' from other movies. Here is an example of 'hatke' as corruption is shown in the garb of horror. Initially when the movie starts it looks like all the characters are play acting, nothing seemed to be right and in its place it all looks very superficial and unconvincing. Taking a convicted murderer who is also an IAS officer to a secluded Haunted ....
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