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I am Singh - movie review
The film is inspired by real people and events. I am Singh is about the Sikhs who were victims of mistaken identity and hate crimes post 9/11. It also deals with the pride and honor of a Sikh's turban. Not only were the Sikhs mistaken to be some other community, they were mistaken to be terrorists and they were a target of racist and communal violence from the American society. People belonging to the Islamic community experienced this similar treatment. Due to the unfortunate happenings of 9/11 and the culprits involved being Muslims, the entire Islamic community was being targeted in America. I am Singh is about how a young man caught in the middle of a conspiracy, stands up to attain justice for his family, for his identity of being an Indian, of being a Sikh. The movie also tries to clear the mistaken identity of the people of America who are misinterpreted by people around ....
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Rivaaz - movie review
A young handsome man Rahul (Manoj Bidwai) is traveling with his friend, Amar Singh to his village for attending Amar Singh’s sister Supriya’s marriage. Rivaaz movie review... While on the way, passing through a village, he sees a young woman and instantly falls in love with her. Rahul is informed that the girl Bela (Ritisha Vijavargya) is from a particular community that has a ‘Rivaaz’ (tradition) where she is destined to be a prostitute, and even the local police intervene and help procure young women for the wealthy landlords. It has been a tradition for the girls of this community to enter flesh business whether they like it or not. Rahul cannot get her out of his mind and so he through a pimp he finds out her name is Bela, who lives with her mother, Paro (Deepti Naval), and father, Mangatram (Rajendra Gupta). He is unaware that her parents are all set to sell her to ....
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Chitkabrey - movie review
Produced and directed by engineer-turned-filmmaker Suneet Arora, Chitkabrey is being touted as the boldest movie ever made in India. The film revolves around the lives of seven couples entwined in the complexities of relationships. Through different couples, the film shows love – love, love-hate, hate - love, hate - hate relations. From the outside, each of them seems like a happy close knit family. However, it gets murkier, as we delve deeper into their secret lives. There is a treachery, deceit and lies! Through the means of the film, the director has tried to bring across the truth behind the relations. Do they actually have the strength to survive the test of time or do they wither away or maybe become stronger , forms the crux of the story line. In the end, Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey has a message that no relationship can be perfectly black or white-it is usually blended in ....
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Yeh Dooriyan - movie review
Yeh Dooriyan is the story of a 35 yr old woman Simmi (Deepshikha), she is strong, beautiful and a famous choreographer, divorced with two kids. Yeh Dooriyan movie review... She is independent and runs a dance academy for a living. All her friends and even her parents force her to remarry, as not only she will have a life companion, but even her kids need a father in their life... Her friends Bobby and Nikki are working with her in the dance academy. Well, Simmi is very clear that she will only marry if the guy loves her as well as her children, else she is happy alone. A handsome young model Raj (Kaishav) enters her life, who joins her dance academy. Raj also shows great fondness for her children. Raj and her kids grow a fondness among them, and Simmi feels that now Raj, apart from loving kids, likes her and also behaves like a man in her life. They both fall in love… Bu ....
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Aarakshan - movie review
Here is a high voltage drama based on one of the most controversial policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Aarakshan movie review... Aarakshan is the hindi word for ‘Reservation’. In India there is a caste based reservation of jobs in government and educational institutions. Prakash Jha, the director has presented complex social and economic issues in a very simple format. It is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state’s best. His loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak’s love for Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). It is the story of... their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams fo ....
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I am Kalam - movie review
Dr A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former president of India who is a source of inspiration to millions of Indians is the motivational factor of this film. I am Kalam is an ode to this noble Indian. I am Kalam is about friendship, love, truthfulness self belief and dreams. Chottu (Harsh Mayar), a poor kid who is very sharp and interested in studies. Unfortunately, his mother can't afford to send him to school. So, at a tender age when other children play with toys, go to the school, this boy has to work in a small road side food stall. So it does tackle the menace of child labour too. I am Kalam movie review... Bhati (Gulshan Grover) is the owner of this road side stall and there is another co-worker Laptan (Pitobash Tripathy) who always bullies Chottu. A kid from royal family - Ranvijay Singh (Hussan Saad), becomes Chottu’s best friends and starts helping him, and realizes that he too ....
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Khap - movie review
Khap is a contemporary tale of traditional massacre erupting in the heartland of central India where certain villages still follow cruel age-old customs. This is where a story of passion, dishonor and deceit unfolds; where the sweet innocence of youth is throttled by uncompromising beliefs. Khap movie review... The film opens in the capital where two youths Ria and Kush fall in love. Ria (Uvika Choudhary ) is a beautiful city girl who is Madhur and Komal’s daughter. Kush (Sarrtaj Gill) is a young charming boy who has come from South Africa to India for his MBA. Sarrtaj plays the role of Kush, a young charming boy. Ria and Kush get trapped into the khap traditions and then begins the struggle of survival and escape from the village. Meanwhile, news channels highlight the death of the local couple Veer and Sureeli who are found dead in Omkar Chaudhary’s village. Omkar Chau ....
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Queens Destiny of Dance - Movie review
Queens! Destiny of Dance is a story about the controversial and mysterious lives of Hijras (eunuchs). Set in a royal backdrop of a palatial house in Rajasthan, probably one of the few cities where the hijras live in luxury. The royal hijras were respected and well accepted as they used to serve the Indian imperials since the golden ages. Queens Destiny of Dance movie review... This bold film takes a peek at the lesser-known lives of the third gender, so called as ‘Hijras’ (trans-genders) in a dignified manner, while being realistic and honest to the facts. Actually, there are some real-life Hijras in pivotal roles, thankfully not in any negative or comic roles. Such films come once in a while. The story of Queens Destiny of Dance is told through the eyes of a young hijra called Mukta (played by Vineet) who is the best dancer in their community and a natural leader whom all the ....
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Monica - movie review
The story of Monica is about the stormy and turbulent relationship between a scheming politician, aspiring to be the Chief Minister of a state in North India and a political journalist aiming to achieve the star status in her field of work. Monica is about love, lust, conspiracy, scams, deception and murder and it is ingeniously constructed by Sushen Bhatnagar who has penned the script and directed the drama. Bollywood has seen several films centred around women journalists like the ones done by Sridevi in Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raaja, Konkona Sen Sharma in Page 3, others starring Dimple Kapadia, Kangana Ranaut and the last memorable flick about Rani Mukherjee in No One Killed Jessica. Yes, this one seems a little different, as the protagonist in this film is diverse from the ones we have seen before. Monica is not just about a media person, but also looks at the various roles ....
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Hostel, movie review
Few Indians are aware of the number of suicides that occur in Indian Hostels as a result of the phenomenon termed as ‘Ragging’. This sadistic practice has become a ritual wherein students are beaten up, stripped, paraded naked, starved, tortured, molested and even raped by their seniors. Hostel movie review... Since victims of ragging find it humiliating to report sexual abuse to their parents or others, most ragging-related crimes go unreported. Munnabhai MBBS and even 3 Idiots had a scene or two about this suffering which is called as ragging. Thus, this cruel practice continues year after year and has claimed (and is still claiming) the lives and careers of innumerable students. The film ‘Hostel’ is a shocking eye-opener about this evil practice and is a wake-up call for all of us. Karan (Vatsal Seth), gets into an engineering college and takes up lodging in the so-ca ....
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