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Kya Yahi Sach Hai - movie review
Kya Yahi Sach Hai is an International Award Winning reality film, Based on the Best Selling Novel "Carnage by Angels" written by I.P.S. Officer Y.P.Singh. It won the Silver Award in the Narrative Film Category of the California Film Awards in 2010. Most of the scenes in the film were shot at authentic police locations in Mumbai, Pune and Daund. The director Yogesh Pratap Singh was an officer of the Indian Police Service - 1985 batch, Maharashtra Cadre. During his stint in the Police Service, he experienced various stormy positions in the police force. Right from the first posting he developed a reputation for tough policing, conducting raids and clampdowns on a daily basis. Having dealt with high profile scams, his efforts initially were commended by the higher-ups, but soon this honest cop ran into trouble with the politicians since his investigations had exposed some uncomfort ....
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Lanka - movie review
Jaswant Sisodiya (Manoj Bajpayee) is a man in power of the entire Bijnor, a district in Uttar Pradesh in India. Lanka the film beautifully captures the life in this sleepy town. The cinematographer has skillfully depicted the lifestyle, mannerisms of the typical locals in U.P. and one feels literary amidst the people of Bijnor. Lanka - movie review... Also called as Bhai Sahab he is cruel, shrewd, keeps political connections with all parties and works his way out under any circumstances. Being offered a ministerial seat in the ruling party, Bhai Sahab rejects it, stating – its better to rule as a king in a small province, rather than losing his identity if he joins any political party. Bhai Sahab has his cruel side and he forcibly keeps a mistress Anju (Tia Bajpai) who is a intern doctor in a hospital in Bijnor. He has such kind of power that the girl cannot run away from the cit ....
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Be Careful - movie review
Director Chandrakant Singh had come up with his previous comedy dramas in 'Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama' and 'Bin Bulaye Baraati'. This time he is back with Be Careful, an adult comedy drama about cheating husbands and their innocent wives and the film is shot in the locations of Goa, Bangkok and other cities of Thailand. Be Careful - movie review... Childhood friends Sameer / Sam (Rajneesh Duggall) & Anand / Andy (Zaid Shaikh) in their school days and in college were ahead in studies as well as in sports. Not far behind, they were also the masters when it came to girl-chasing. To that extent, they used to bet amongst themselves as to who will bed the best girl, yet there was no in-fighting between them. For them the meaning of love was sex. Anjali (Tanisha Mukherjee) and Kiran (Kiran Rathod) come into their life. Sam & Andy tried to flirt with them but the girls turned out smar ....
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Shabri - movie review
Shabri is the story of how a simple woman from a Mumbai slum ends up threatening the biggest corridors of power in the matka gambling underworld of the city. It is a story of survival, dignity, determination and human triumph in the face of impossible odds. Shabri (Eesha Koppikar) works in a flour mill to support her alcoholic father, a mother and a younger brother Bandya who is mixing with the local good-for-nothings. The neighborhood is teeming with young jobless desperate boys whose heroes are the local matka gambling den operators. Bandya looks up to Murad who runs a matka den. Murad (Raj Arjun) has a soft corner for both Shabri and Bandya. Murad who has himself being sucked into the black hole of survival that the neighborhood breeds, does not want Bandya to meet the same fate. He wishes him to study, get a degree and wriggle out of the cursed place. He helps Bandya with money ....
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Not a Love Story - movie review
Not a Love Story is a crime-thriller film which seems to be inspired by the gruesome murder of Neeraj Grover in 2008 that led to the arrest of Emile Jerome and Maria Susairaj. Not a Love Story movie review... A beautiful, young girl from a middle class family, Anusha Chawla (Mahie Gill) moves into suburban Mumbai from Chandigarh. She is aspiring to make it big in hindi films, in this city of dreams. Very soon, she realizes that it is an uphill task to achieve the goal she has set for herself. She manages to get accommodation in a northern suburb of Mumbai. And she finds out that it is not easy to get a break in bollywood, some film makers tell her that “before making a movie, it's important for a director to get into a 'comfort zone' with his actors." Anusha is all alone in the mega city. Back home in Punjab her impatient boyfriend Robin Fernandes (Deepak Dobriyal) gets worrie ....
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Bhindi Baazaar Inc - movie review
Set in the underbelly of Mumbai, between the infamous by-lanes where ‘Greed is a Culture’ and ‘Deceit becomes a Compulsion’. Bhindi Baazaar Inc movie review... The film revolves around gangs of Mumbai who have embraced pickpocketing as an art and a means of earning a livelihood. They use their intelligence as a canvas and their spontaneity as a brush to survive in this dangerous profession. There are many gangster movies produced in Bollywood. The city’s sleazy underbelly which is in South Mumbai in areas like Mohamed Ali Road, Dongri, Kamathipura and the Bhindi Bazaar area has been depicted in films. Bhindi Baazaar Inc. is the story of a pawn and his calculated moves to reach the other end of the chessboard. Revolving around vicious crime syndicates, the film starts with a game of chess being played between two characters; ‘Shroff’ and ‘Darzi’. It highlights ....
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United Six, movie review
Debutante director Vishal Aryan Singh’s United Six is an emotional action thriller based on the life of six girls who come from different walks of life and how they plan a bank robbery. A major portion of the film has been shot in Bangkok and Pattaya and the male actors who are just in supporting roles, are all from there. The movie is essentially about the six leading actresses. United Six movie review... United Six is the story of six girls living in Bangkok and they are Shaina (Parvathy Omanakuttan), Jia (Daisy Bopanna), Maddy (Luna Lahkar), Tia (Mahi), Candy (Isha Batwe), Tootsie (Pooja Sharma). They are going through a tough phase in their lives. Their dreams have been shattered, their aspirations crushed. In this situation, out of frustration and out of anger, they decide to rob a bank. One of the girls Jia is fired from the bank for refusing to please her boss with his per ....
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Vikalp, movie review
Vikalp is an action thriller which talks cyber crime, hacking and terrorism. The title – Vikalp, which means “an option” in English, is a film which could have been an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but it isn’t due to average editing and an amateurish attempt in direction. Vikalp movie review... The film is about a docile, middle class girl from an orphanage, exceptionally talented Rishika Gandhi (Deepal Shaw) who is a sort of genius in the field of computer education. She works as a code developer in an established private IT (Information Technology) company in Mumbai. There is a serious goof up and she has to resign from her job. This Marathi medium background girl experiences turbulent times in her personal life too when her boyfriend's parents accuse her of using their son for seeking financial security. The self respecting girl is humiliated and heart-broken. Rishika c ....
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Kis Hudh Tak, movie review
Kis Hudh Tak was earlier titled as "Dia". In one of the publicity banners of this film, a tagline states "Rape is a Crime if you can prove it otherwise it ends up being consent." Kis Hudh Tak movie review... A film about Justice and how far a person will go to get it, it is about love, caring and commitment. It is about anger at the state of our society. Kis Hudh Tak is about the state of our judicial system. And most of all it is about the fact that if you want something bad enough - it is not money or power that helps you to get it - what you really need is intelligence, determination, patience and focus. But above all - you need the strength of conviction to sacrifice, if necessary, that very thing that you hold dearest to your heart. For in the extent of your sacrifice lies the extent of your conviction. Rape in itself is a terrible act but Date rape is gruesome because i ....
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Mission 11 July, movie review
A different film from other movies based on the subject of terrorism as there is almost no violence in the movie Mission 11 July. A perfect example of a youth who is confused and can easily be pushed in to the terrorism. Debutant director Vinod R. Thakur attempts to re-live the tragic attack on parliament in 2001 in Mission 11 July. It was almost a decade ago that the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked the India Parliament in New Delhi. Several policemen and civilians were killed, and then finally the 5 terrorists were slayed by the security forces. Shahid (Tarun Khanna) is a good-natured young man, who loves his `ammi’ (mother) and his `watan’ (mother-land) with equal fervor. He lives with his mother in Pathanwadi, and like any normal guy, Shahid has friends, Arjun and Rafiq with whom he has close relationship and shares everything. His girlfriend Raavi ( ....
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