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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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CID 1956
The biggest grosser of 1956 - Dev Anand's CID had many a firsts to its credit. It was the first movie directed by Raj Khosla under Guru Dutt banner and was also his debut direction. Khosla always acknowledged Dutt as his true Guru. It was the first time that Dev Anand acted in a movie produced by Guru Dutt. As legend has it both Guru Dutt and Dev Anand were friends from their struggling days and had a pact that Dev will give a chance to Dutt to direct his home production and Guru will give a chance to Dev to act under him, though Dutt did not exactly direct the movie but the quid pro quo was carried out as Dutt had directed Dev in his home production Baazi. This was also Waheeda Rehman's debut Bollywood movie, prior to being spotted by Dutt in a Telugu movie she had done a few movies down south. Though he gave a supporting actress role to her in the movie, it was for honing her skills ....
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Ardh Satya 1983
A hard hitting cop drama directed by Govind Nihalani which catapulted the careers of Om Puri and to some extent Shafi Inamdaar and of course Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Ardh Satya was Nihalani’s second outing with Puri after the dark Aakrosh of 1980. It released on 19th August 1983. Initially Amitabh was roped in to play the role of the cop but could not and it fell in the laps of Puri. The movie’s title - Ardh Satya is derived from the Marathi poem by Dilip Chitre which is also referenced in the movie and changes psych of the main character and the flow of the movie. After the socials of ‘60s and the soft romantic and experimental movies of the ‘70s the Rajesh Khanna variety it was the era of Amitabh Bachchan in the ‘80s with his angry young man and compelling movies. Ardh Satya was one such movie which catered to the art movie sensibilities and well as mainstream cinema dramat ....
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Taanashah movie review
Chitrakoot and the surrounding dense forests have been realistically captured in TAANASHAH - the Dacoit film which is inspired by true events. It has also been critically acclaimed at several International Film Festivals. If you are the types who likes realistic cinema, then Taanashah is worth once a watch. It creatively captures the earth and soul of rural areas which still witness the oppression of the lower caste people. Dilip Arya plays the protagonist Shiva whose father and sister are killed by the village Thakur, hence to avenge their death, Shiva kills the Thakur's clan which leads to the police gunning for him. In his journey hiding from the cops, he comes in touch with a gang of dacoits. Taanashah is loosely based on the life events of famous bandit Shiv Kumar Patel or Dadua. Shiv ruled the jungles of Bundelkhand uninterrupted for 28 and more years and by the time he was k ....
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Raghu CNG movie review
A simple auto-richshaw driver turns into a psychopath killer and a kidnapper. Raghu CNG is the thriller Gujarati film that begins with this ordinary looking auto rickshaw driver turn into a maniac with cold bloodily crushing another individual to death with a stone. Full credit is to be given to the writers Jay Parmar and Sanjay Marvaniya to have penned a gripping thriller. More so to the director Vishal Vada Vala for giving the right treatment to this gradually picking up suspense thriller. And more so because it is one of the rare Gujarati films to have explored this genre. Dhawal is a young businessman who is kidnapped and tortured by the rickshaw driver Raghu (Ethan). While the Police is investigating into the kidnapping case, they are ridden with another kidnapping of a US-return lady who is also reported missing from the station of a small town near Rajkot. While the vi ....
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One Day- Justice Delivered movie review
Indian Civil and Criminal Laws need to be revisited. This is what is the undertone of the crime-suspense thriller ONE DAY - Justice Delivered that is directed by Ashok Nanda. The films begins with the retirement farewell event of Justice Omprakash Tyagi (Anupam Kher). The judge has an impeccable record of being upright and delivering honest judgements. Yet the age-old Indian Criminal laws are exposed to several loopholes which are manipulated by the criminals who are advised by their 'smart' lawyers. One slap by an elderly lady awakens the inner spirits of this retired judge who now revisits his earlier cases where the judgement is delivered, yet the actual criminals and the perpetrators of the crime still move around freely in the society. Some of them holding respectable positions in their profession. The retired judge has realized that he couldn’t deliver fair judgement in ....
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End Counter Hindi movie review
End Counter is story of a cop in the backdrop of murky land dealings involving crores of Rupees and shrewd manipulators acting under the front of god-men form the crux of the crime-thriller written and directed by Alok Shrivastava. End Counter is a crime thriller about an author Renu Sahay (Mrinmay Kolwalkar) in love with her live-in partner who is a cop Sameer Deshmukh (Prashant Narayanan). Sameer is an encounter specialist who initially is an upright policeman. Sameer Deshmukh's childhood friend Datta Salvi (Abhimanyu Singh) lures this cop to venture into corrupt activities and then the policeman misuses his power and position to arm twist people who fall into his trap. Other characters in the film are that of the Guruji (Anupam Shyam) who wears the guise of a god-man. But beneath him is a shrewd manipulator who fixes big contracts and land dealings. Rahul Jain's music is n ....
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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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