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City of Gold, movie review
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar who directed the realistic film Vaastav, City of Gold takes another trip down memory lane. Just that this time around the result is a much more heart wrenching, soul stirring and shocking film about human avarice and apathy. Today, there is hardly anyone who has not visited the swanky shopping malls, nightclubs, lounge bars, clubs and other such lifestyle destinations that have sprung up across the central part of Mumbai. City of Gold movie review... However, very few know that buried deep below these glittering edifices to consumerism lies the dark, dirty and painful reality of many thousands of mill workers who once worked in the cotton mills in this very same area. Rising and toiling to the wail of the mill sirens each and every day, seven days a week, these workers embodied the true unbridled zeal and unflagging spirit of the city and played a pivot ....
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Paathshaala, movie review
Teaching is a noble profession. Paathshaala explores if this is really true. But is it really true in these days of commercialization and consumerism? Everyday, we read in the newspaper about students being bogged down under study pressures, parents burdened with fees hikes, teachers punishing students inhumanly, some students even dying in such cases or some committing suicides... what state of affairs we have brought our education system to? Paathshaala movie review... The story starts with joining of a new English Teacher Rahul Prakash Udyawar (Shahid Kapoor) in Saraswati Vidya Mandir School, situated in the outskirts of Mumbai Suburbs. Though he creates instant rapport with students and teachers alike, he realizes that there is something amiss in this school. Slowly his doubts come true as the manager of school, Sharma (Saurabh Shukla) makes monetary obligation compulsory on th ....
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Accident on Hill Road, movie review
Accident On Hill Road is a cunning and energetic thriller that takes its premise from the real-life incident of a woman who hit a man, then drove home and parked the car in the garage with the man wedged halfway through her windshield. Accident on Hill Road movie review... Debutant director Mahesh Nair’s psychological thriller is the first mainstream Hindi film to be entirely shot on High Definition (HD) Viper camera, like the one used in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Sonam Chopra (Celina Jaitley) is a hard partying, overworked nursing assistant in this darkly humorous psychological thriller from director Mahesh Nair. Sonam accidentally steers her car into the harmless pedestrian Prakash Shrivastava (Farooque Shaikh) sending him flying through the windshield. Not wanting to jeopardize her future. She leaves him in her garage, with his body sticking out of her glass. Merciless ....
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Tum Mile, movie review
"Somewhere in this storm a girl runs into her past. Somewhere in this storm a man sifts the embers of a burned out love. Somewhere in this storm death waits for them." Tum Mile movie review... Kunal Deshmukh, after his successful directorial debut in ‘Jannat’, directs a disaster movie - Tum Mile, depicting the tough days faced by Mumbaikars after the deluge of 26th July, 2005. Tum Mile is a touching drama about how a life-changing event makes this couple realize that they've always loved each other. Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) is a struggling artist and Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan), a successful journalist in Cape Town, South Africa. They happen to meet each other and fall in love. All is fine until there is a squabble, and ultimately they part ways. The film starts with an in-flight sequence, where both Emraan & Soha get to meet each other after many years and remember the good ....
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Jail, movie review
Parag Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) seriously believes he's God's chosen child. In his mid-twenties, he already has everything going in his life, loves the luxuries of high living and is willing to work hard and party harder for it. Parag is living a dream life with a great job and his loving girlfriend Maansi! Jail movie review... Maansi (Mugdha Godse) is an independent woman who lives life on her own terms. She has never asked for the commitment yet because she would like Parag to arrive at the decision himself and she loves him too deeply to question the imminent commitment. Has his path carved out for him up ahead and is very impatient about getting there...until one fateful evening when everything changes! However things take an ugly turn when after a series of unfortunate events Parag suddenly wakes up in jail; handcuffed and randomly beaten up by the cops. He is perplexed and ....
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Perfect Mismatch, movie review
Perfect Mismatch was earlier titled as 'Its a Mismatch'. This film Perfect Mismatch is based on the topic of marriages outside the community. Or put it simply inter-cast marriage. The issue was significant some decades ago, but in the present times, its not at all an issue. Anyway, the film goes as.... Aman (Anubhav Anand) a talented young architect, raised by his Uncle has all the love and care a family could offer, even if he does take it for granted. While working towards his very own dream, his life takes a beautiful turn, when he bumps into the perfect girl Neha (Nandana Sen). The two fall in love, and nothing seems able to come between them. Nothing, that is, until it comes time for their families to meet. Sparks fly. Every known disaster swtrikes when the hyper-vibrant Mr Bhalla (Anupam Kher) and the rigidly-conventional Mr Patel (Boman Iran) meet and their differences be ....
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New York, movie review
For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives... forever. New York is one such story of 3 young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by larger events beyond their control. It is the story about how one of them strays to become a terrorist due to the needless FBI torture on him after the 9/11 attack. New York movie review... Omar (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a middle class Indian boy from Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, is a bright student who gets a scholarship to come and study at the NYSU. He has gone abroad for the first time in his life and soon enough he begins to see and love America through the eyes of his American friends – Sam (John Abraham) and Maya (Katrina Kaif). Samir or Sam (John Abraham) as all his university mates call him is the ‘star of the campus’. Athletic, good looking and bright he i ....
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Coffee House, movie review
The film is a story about a Coffee House located in a metro city, a place where we have regulars, while some people visit occasionally. It is four stories running simultaneously, showcasing individual problems of each of these people. It is also about staging street plays highlighting social problems, a bit old fashioned in this age of TV and short films which do the same. Coffee House movie review... The characters develop a sort of closeness amongst each other, gradually even generating a kind of concern for each other too. The crowd here, while discussing individual issues also come up with new ideas that start taking shape and mark a new beginning. Kamal Kishore (Ashutosh Rana) is an activist, who desires to bring change in the society by staging street theatre. Kavita (Sakshi Tanwar) is Kamal Kishore’s wife who also runs a newspaper. Earlier, Kamal Kishore was a part of the ....
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The Stoneman Murders, movie review
A murder mystery cum thriller has finally been released. The Stoneman Murders keeps you glued to your seat. A serial killer stalks the streets of Mumbai by night, killing those who sleep on the pavements. It just the one which keeps you guessing what is going to happen next. The film is a mix of real life take on the serial killings of 1983 with a masterly touch of fiction added by the talented writers giving it a more sensational feel. Named as Stone Murderer since it talks about the horrifying terror on dark Mumbai streets, spread by a brutal killer who killed the people sleeping along the roadside by crushing their head with a stone. The Stoneman Murders begins with inspector Sanjay getting suspended from the police force for a accidental custodial death, right when the Stoneman kills his first victim. Then, the serial killer aptly dubbed 'Stoneman' by the media has just claimed ....
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Jugaad, movie review
Jugaad, a film based on a real life incident is a hilarious take on the infamous sealing drive by the Municipal Corporation (MCD) that rocked New Delhi in 2007-08. The film is set entirely in Delhi and is shot at actual locations to lend authenticity to the proceedings. The victim – CEO of an ad agency owner has no way out of the impasse and thus tries to overcome it by resorting to temporary settlement is what we call ‘jugaad’. This happened to many families who were victimized by this drive and even won public sympathy even though they had entered into unauthorized constructions. Everyone wondered as to why the authorities let it happen before their eyes. Apparently, they were a party to it, they alleged. Sandip Kapur (Manoj Bajpai), heads a successful advertising agency, which unexpectedly is sealed by MCD. Desperately wanting to re-establish his agency, Sandip opts for 'J ....
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