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Dilli Kaand movie review
Dilli Kaand as the name suggests somewhat means - a conspiracy in Delhi. However the core of this film is loosely based on the Nirbhaya gang rape incident that occurred about a decade ago. That is just the first part of the story. Much has been written about the Nirbhaya incident about what is the background and the torture that girl had to face and then the court proceedings and so on. What the debutante director Kritik Kumar has attempted is that the nature of power games played in the capital city of India. Therefore the film's story can be broken into two parts. As regards to the first part, it is Kaashvi Kanchan who hogs the limelight with her cheerful and chirpy college student. She has displayed a variety of emotions that of a loving daughter of her parents, a dedicated college student and then her individuality that of a student who falls in love with her college mate. Kaas ....
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Bedaad on Talkiez OTT platform
Bedaad is a psycho-Thriller, a work of fiction inspired by short stories written by Anil Ramchandra Sharma that is streaming on TALKIEZ a new OTT platform launched on our 75th Independence Day. The web series attempts to unmask the so called respected who are supposedly leading an ideal life in the eyes of our society. Beginning with being felicitated with Best Couple of the Year - Adi Doctor by profession and his wife Apurva are confronted by a psychopath who traps them in their own house. During the course of experiencing being held as hostage in their own home, the couple begins to doubt each other about their past. While the wife thinks that the psychopath is either her husband's patient or has something to do about his past, the doctor doubts if the psycho is connected to his wife's past. The game of wits and one-upmanship takes place when the cops on duty reach their house. I ....
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Bhuj The Pride of India movie review
It is a season for movies inspired by real life events, it is also time to celebrate our 75th Independence day thus you see movies with patriotic themes, just the other day it was Shershah and now Bhuj The Pride of India. It is the story of valour of our unsung heroes of the 1971 war with Pakistan, the war which gave birth to a new nation namely Bangladesh. Streaming on Disney Hotstar Bhuj The Pride of India is about the tactical Pakistani attack on the western front of India to neutralize advance of Indian army into what was known as East Pakistan. This movie depicts the all out attack by the then Pak President Yahya Khan and his plot to snatch away some regions from India in our western borders abutting Pak mainly on Kutch region of Gujarat, which would then help him in negotiating with the Indian P.M. at the time i.e. Indira Gandhi. As mentioned they were tactical attacks, as it ....
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Shershaah movie review
This is a season of biopics or stories with their roots in reality for Bollywood after some Hollywood movies of the same genre. There is going to be a spate of such films which will either be released on OTT or in cinema houses as they start opening up as this wave of Covid subsides. Starting with Shershaah streaming on Amazon Prime. The movie is based on the life and times of Captain Vikram Batra of the 13th JAK RIF and his role in the Kargil war. Movies based on the lives of real heros are always an inspiration for generations, this movie being no exception, this movie is solely dedicated to Captain Batra and his growing years, his love life and his dream of being a soldier. During and after the Kargil war one did hear a lot about Captain Batra and his motto 'Yeh dil maange more' but as those still were early days of mass communication and smart phones had not proliferated thus w ....
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The Courier - movie review
Just caught up with a superb spy movie inspired by real life incidents of the Cold War. The Courier is set in the world post the Second World War II when the world had been divided into two blocks the Western bloc led by USA and other western powers under the aegis on NATO and the eastern bloc known to be behind the The Iron Curtain which was a political boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas, it denoted the efforts by the Soviet Union (USSR) to block itself and its allied states from open and in direct touch with the West and its allied states. Those were times of cold war. It was called a cold war as it was a war which was never fought but there were a lot of aggression and rhetorical threat to press the nuclear button both by America and its counterpart the USSR. As the world moved from conventional warfare to nuclear superpower states. The movie captures the period in th ....
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City of Dreams - Season 2 - review
The second season of this well made family political drama City of Dreams - is here upon us now trending on Disney Hotstar. All you wanted to know how politics works and what people do to remain in power is a lesson beyond that one learnt from Mahabharat as there the fight for power was between cousins but here it is within the family, between the brother-sister in the first season with the brother ending in a watery death at the hands of the sister and now in this season the tussle for power is between daughter and father. The series is structured well as far as the story-screenplay combo goes however it is not entirely seamless as it regresses in flashbacks without warning. The acting department is well managed with veterans Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar enacting important characters around whom the series usually revolves. There are two surprises though in the form of Ejaz ....
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Mimi - Movie review
The kind of movies (most of them) that have been releasing on the OTT platform due to the pandemic situation was making one lose faith in the movie making abilities of Bollywood hoi-poloi with no-brainers like Radhe and co. unleashed on us. Mimi film review... Had practically given up on these films, which led to disillusionment building up, it made me wonder are we making films for over a hundred years and here's where we have reached dishing out illogical movies viewing which even the frontbenchers would cringe. However amid all this gloom there is a silver lining in the form of Mimi. It is like a breath of fresh air in the out laying stench. Not only are we exploring a new topic on which some grim/overtly emotional movies have been made but this one is different. Not only is the story good but also well made (could have easily gone down the dumps). Great screenplay. Tight clo ....
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Hungama 2 movie review
The latest movie Hungama 2 which credits it to be filmed by Priyadarshan has hit the OTT platform on Disney Hotstar (available to ordinary members) 23-07-21. it was supposed to be a follow-up of the hugely successful and highly rib- ticking comedy Hungama with even Paresh Rawal reprising the character Radheshyam Tiwari and Akshaye Khanna albeit in a special appearance however it is a very very big let down. This was not expected of Priyadarshan to come down to low level comedy in a high class environment. It is a good subject, only if it was handled with love and care which seemed missing here and just a rush to complete schedules. Why are all the characters screaming and why is everyone behaving like caricatures is beyond understanding. Then there is tribute to a few hit Bollywood movies, like some scenes taken right out of Jeetendra's Parichay and Shilpa Shetty breaking ....
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Toofaan (2021) movie review
The much awaited or shall we say much anticipated movie this time of the year after a dud called Radhe. The trailer of Toofaan seemed fabulous and hard-hitting but the actual movie was a disappointment. This movie now streaming on Amazon is about national integration. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi only a Sikh and a Buddhist missing from the main religious diversity that India is. Jokes apart, one would have expected it to be a sports film ala Bhaag Milkha Bhaag what with the same team of director, producer and actor teaming up again. Namely Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra with the directorial baton (who even regales us with his two bit August presence as some national boxing official), Excel Studios as the producer and Farhan Akhtar as the hard working actor. There is no doubt that Farhan has but in his sweat and blood to look every inch a boxer at his age. Though Toofaan is a feel good ....
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The Tomorrow War - movie review
So every now and again Hollywood brings about a new concept about future of mankind how it would finally turn out to be. Will The Tomorrow War be like in Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey 2001, or a beautiful and progressive one as in Startrek, or total annihilation due to a meteor as in Deep Impact, or some strange disease turning people into zombies as in I Legend, or a future as shown in the Terminator series and so on and so forth. We actually lapped it all up as we somewhere accepted such possibilities and because of the innate romanticism of doomsday which is ingrained in every individual. This may actually be attributed to the fact that many religions who prophesied this, like the Kayamat ka din in Islam and Apocalypse mentioned in the Bible. However what they have come up with now boggles the mind. It is about fighting a war for the future generation. Well the various activis ....
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