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Shortcut Safari, hindi movie review
A jungle adventure film, that attempts to reconnect us with our roots through the eyes of seven children and showcase the natural world in contrast with the humdrum and chaos of daily city life. Directoral debut of celebrated cinematographer (DoP), Amitabha Singh, who has National Award winners Chillar Party, Khosla Ka Ghosla and India’s Oscar entrant in 2014, THE GOOD ROAD to his credit, the film is finely crafted except otherwise the CGI when the wild animals are shown moving around freely in the jungle. This adventure film traces the adventerous, exciting and even scary moments of a few school going kids who get stuck in a dense forest during their outing. Kids are kids, and when they insist that they reach their destination before the other vehicles, in an attempt to take a short-cut, their van gets stuck in the middle of the dense jungle. The driver leaves to reach out for r ....
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Bho Bho, Marathi film review
Vyankatesh Bhonde, an ex-policeman turned private detective is also an animal lover in the Marathi film BHO BHO. Marathi Cinema has made rapid strides in the recent times in the genres of drama, action and historical films. Here is an original character that of Vyankatesh Bhonde, a middle aged man living in the Mumbai chawls. Being an ex-policeman and still residing in a chawl speaks of his integrity. But what the story unfolds subsequently is that this middle-aged guy is an animal lover too. We have a locked flat and the police are here to investigate a murder. They hear a dog's bark from inside the locked flat, which when opened reveals a woman lying in a pool of blood and calmly sitting besides her is her pet dog. The police gather some evidences and then they decide that it is the case of a pet dog losing its sanity and attacking its owner and tearing her apart. Sandy, t ....
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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, movie review
Set on a lavish canvas about Royals residing in palaces and forts, this film directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya is strewed with goody characters preaching ethical ways of living a goody life. The family drama is about a dreamy world set in the era of Kingdoms and consisting of obedient sons, 'agyakari' women where Yuvraj Vijay Singh (Salman Khan) a prince of Pritampur, who is soon to be crowned as king and is engaged to princess Maithili (Sonam Kapoor). Does this awaken memories of Shammi Kapoor's 'Prince' or the much later Anil Kapoor's 'Rajkumar' and dozens of ficticious Raj Gharana Bollywood films. It seems doubtful if this concept would work in the present times of fast paced lives of people who manage to be in touch with their own families with difficulties. Anyways, our prince Vijay is ethical, upright and stubborn which makes him infamous within his own family which consists of his ....
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Shaadi Ke Side Effect
A quirky and humorous story dealing with a serious issue of decision making and sharing in a married life! With time the intimacy in most marriages falls apart. But not Sid and Trisha’s marriage... They just can’t keep their hands of each other in spite of being married for years! This is Sid Roy (Farhan Akhtar) and Trisha Malik Roy's (Vidya Balan) story. Sid is a struggling musician who spends considerable effort and time in making jingles. Trisha has a stable job, is a free spirited, confident woman. But Sid has a secret behind this: "When I make a mistake, I say sorry... And when my wife makes a mistake, I say sorry!" The first half of Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a rocking comedy, which shows happily married couple living life differently with spice in their life. Even the hotel manager is in awe of their chemistry. This diffuses conflict in a marriage and prevents the slow ....
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A coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl - Gippi, who through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. Gippi (Riya Vij) is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Simla with her mother Pappi (Divya Dutta) and little brother Booboo (Arbaz Kadwani). It is directed by debutant Sonam Nair and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar. Anshuman Mahaley's cinematography wonderfully captures the striking beauty of the landscapes and hilly terrain of Himachal Pradesh. She is overweight and awkward and doesn't know how to handle the physical, emotional and social changes happening in her life. In school, she is a backbencher and is constantly bullied by the popular queen-bee Shamira (Jayati Modi). At home, she's trying to figure out how to deal with living in a broken home. In the middle of all this chaos, she falls madly in love with Arjun (Ta ....
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Asha Bhosle plays the role of a mother suffering from Alzheimer's in the Marathi film Mai.

Mai - movie review

Mai is the story of an helpless mother and her ungrateful and insensitive children.. The subject is cliched, but it is Asha Bhosle’s performance which is the highlight of the film. It is wonderful to see Asha Tai taking personal interest in this touching film where she is in front of the camera. And she has played the role of an ageing mother very naturally. This is the highlight of this film. In Baghban we had the aged parents whose children weren’t willing to take care of them. In this film it is the 65 year old mother of three daughters and a son. The son is much involved in his personal problems that he is least interested in taking care of his mother. The eldest daughter Madhu (Padmini Kolhapure) is the only one who cares for her mother, and then she ....
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Son of Sardaar is a remake of Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna directed by S. S. Rajamouli. This Bollywood comedy-romance drama is directed by Ashwni Dhir. The basic theme of this films is purely Indian. Mehmaan to Bhagwaan hota hai. Which implies that certain families in India treat a guest like a God. Incidently it is from Ashwini Dhir, who directed the 2010 hit film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge which had a somewhat similar theme about a guest in the house. (Jassi) Ajay Devgn resides in the UK and gets an official note reminding him about his succession of his family property in Phagwara, Punjab in India. So he comes to India, and from Delhi, while alighting the train to Punjab, he comes across Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha). This simpleton Sikh from the UK is so impressed with the girl that he loses his balance somewhat, which creates funny situations en route the train journey to Punjab. Somewhere the ....
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Barfi! An ambitious project of UTV Motion Pictures , a much awaited film of the year. The hype for the film was generated ever since the first trailers were released over the internet and television. Barfi! is set in a double flash back or to say it move “to and fro” in time. Story of a deaf and mute, mischievous, full of life, carefree, positive young lad living in Darjeeling. The film is set in the 1970’s. Barfi is a very lovable boy who is always upto something mischievous all the time and hence keeps the local cops on the run. He is loved by the town-folks but has an “irrational” fear that every one will leave him so he has a way to “TEST” their loyalties. His father who is a driver for a very rich family- the Chatterjee’s is his only family. Mr. Chatterjee is an old man and has a grand daughter (Jhilmil- played by Priyanka Chopra) who he loves immensely but as ....
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Jalpari the film  is directed by Nila Madhab Panda who won the best Directors award for the film 'I Am Kalam' and it also had the privilege of being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Jalpari - movie review... A well-heeled family from tony neighborhood of New Delhi travels from the city through dusty roads that lead into the village in Haryana, far out and buried in the debris of the past. Shreya (Lehar Khan), the tomboy of the family, finally arrives at her father’s village for the first time during her vacations, that too after coaxing her father, Dev (Parvin Dabas), to the best of her abilities. She and her brother, Sam (Krishang Trivedi), had, in their imagination, spun the village right out of a fairytale, replete with streams, lakes and grasslands that will allow them to run free. But all they find are dusty alleys, dried up ponds and hostile playmates until they s ....
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Film Review As is clear in the title, this movie is about second marriage. This is the story about two single parents and their grown up son and daughter respectively. The grown up son of a widower father (Suneel Narang played by Mohit Chauhan) finds a life partner for his daddy in a divorced mother (Shoma Upadhyay played by Charu Rohatgi). Set against an urban background this story explores the complexities of human emotions which reflect in man-woman relationships. It has romance, comic relief and subtle criticism of our socio-cultural surroundings but at the core of it, it is human drama The film kicks off when Akshay, young IT professional from Delhi; only child of a single parent Suneel Narang embarks on a journey to get his father, a widower; married so to finally put an end to his prolonged loneliness. Co-incidentally in Jaipur, a vibrant young girl Poonam is on the same hunt t ....
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