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Na Jaane Kabse - movie review
Pammi Somal has written and directed the film Na Jaane Kabse which is as a family entertainer starring a newbie actor Garry Gill and vivacious Amrita Prakash. Amrita was seen as a child artist in Tum Bin, and more recently in Vivah. We have another typical Bollywood love story here. A 'self made' bartender-turned-resort's managing director falls for a librarian. But the fact is that the girl is from a rich family and her dad father owns a bigger resort, where the girl works in the library. The possessive and more than caring father has ensured that the daughter does not have to work outside her protective precinct. What happens when a jilted bridegroom hops into a girl's car and carts her off to his honeymoon resort? There is love, and of course, a whole load of dhamaka. Karan (Garry Gill) is to get married, but the girl he is supposed to get married to runs out on him in ....
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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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Naughty at 40 - movie review
Naughty at 40 falls below expectations of a Govinda film and more so, since its directed by Jagmohan Mundhra. The production values are fine and there are many lovely locales of Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, India and quite a few scenic locations in London. Naughty at 40 movie review... Bollywood ought to wake up and realize merely including some crude and double meaning jokes with some scantily clad women prancing around, it cannot be called a sex comedy film. Happy (Govinda) is a 40 year old man living in London with his parents Laxminarayan 'Allan' Kapoor (Anupam Kher) and mother – Maya (Smita Jaykar). 'Allan' Kapoor is the richest Indian in London and now the parents want their son Happy to get married. Everything seems fine in their life, except for the fact that their 40 year old son is still a virgin and sleepwalks in the nights. So Allan Kapoor seeks help of his employe ....
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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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No smoking movie review
The movie begins with the hero K (John Abraham) having nightmares. He is a heavy smoker and an unapologetic one at that because he's a stubborn and obnoxious guy, who does exactly what he wants His disgruntled wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia) is fed up with his habit and is all set to leave him. The trouble begins and we have K, in his bathtub, having a surreal dream of being lost in Siberia without his cigarettes. No Smoking review read further... "What do you want for our anniversary?" asks the arrogant husband admiring himself smoking, while his wife looks though him and utters- "Divorce". Want a cure to divorce? The better quit smoking. The movie has parallels to "Kafka" and Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List". Hallucinogenic images are portrayed amidst a deluge of cryptic dialogues. The narrative plays a dismaying mind-game where the smoker-hero gets trapped in a sewage underbell ....
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Nanhe Jaisalmer movie review
The protagonist of this film is a ten year old - Nanhe Jaisalmer and his idol – Bobby Deol. Nanhe Jaisalmer is set in the desert city of Jaisalmer, the story encompasses a short period in Nanhe’s life where he learns his life’s most important lessons from the person who he deems most important – his friend, Bobby Deol. Nanhe lives in Jaisalmer with his mother, Suman (sister) and Raja (the camel) and earns his livelihood as a tourist guide who arranges camel safaris. He is an enterprising boy who speaks four foreign languages without being literate. Nanhe’s mother has brought up the two children single handedly and while Suman took an interest in her studies Nanhe runs away from it. Nanhe believes that one goes to school to learn means to earn a livelihood, in his case he is already earning so going to school is an unnecessary exercise. Nanhe entertains all the tourists ....
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Newton - hindi movie review
A political satire, black-comedy that has been widely appreciated across several international film festivals is all about a day in the lives of election officials while conducting elections in the interiors of Chattisgarh state. Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao) is a presiding officer solely in charge of supervising the conduction of elections in the notorious troubled place. Newton follows the election commission manual strictly and primarily wants the electorate to come out and vote for the candidate of their choice. He has made up his mind to encourage as many voters to come out of their homes and cast their vote, one of the biggest pillars in a democracy. Newton faces an uphill task with other officials around him who are not keen on encouraging the tribals to cast their vote. There is an armed officer (Pankaj Tripathi) who happens to be the secutiry incharge for providing security t ....
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Now you See Me 2, movie review
'Now You See Me' is part of famous phrase used by Magicians " Now you see me, now you don't" which came from the various magic tricks that they performed in which they used to make things disappear in thin air including themselves. The title of the film was apt for the first installment of this franchise which was exciting, gripping and edge of the seat drama with the audience involved in what the magicians will do next. This second installment lacks style and substance but is drunk on technology, and fancy sleight of hand techniques of the four horsemen (there is one change the lady horseman of the previous movie is replaced by another by the name of Lula-Lizzy Caplan in fine form) who are trying to learn each others tricks, there is little magic. The movie starts with a background narrative by Morgan Freeman whose character Thaddeus Bradley was incarcerated in the end of the last ....
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Neerja, movie review
At the first look and the trailer release of this film, there were great apprehensions, both in terms of curiosity to know about the incident as well as the skeptics wondering whether Sonam Kapoor really was the right choice to play Neerja. Neerja, as is known, is a biopic based on Neerja Bhanot (played By Sonam Kapoor) who was the head purser on the Pan Am flight from Mumbai to New York via Karachi and Frankfurt. The film is about the hijack of Pan Am flight 73 that took place on 5th September 1986. The film starts with a closer look into Neerja’s life, her real character that of an ordinary girl with wonderful relationships with people in her life. She is the apple of her father’s eye, the center of her mother’s universe as well as the darling younger sister of two brothers. The film then goes on to depict the incidents of “the day”, from the time Neerja gets ready for ....
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NH-8-Road-to-Nidhivan
NH-8 Road to Nidhivan is a para-psychic - Suspense Thriller film directed by Munindra Gupta is about 4 amateur film makers who have been offered huge amount which cannot be refused. This large amount is offered to shoot a documentary on the myth surrounding Nidhivan in Uttar Pradesh. The film is set against the backdrop of a road trip of four friends from Mumbai to Nidhivan, a place close to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Auroshikha Dey, Ravneet Kaur, Satyakaam Anand, Arjun Fauzdar play the foursome on a road trip to Mathura. NH 8- Road to Nidhivan is written & directed by Munindra, Produced by Sunil Goel & Niharika Jha, Editing by Prakash Jha lacks the crispiness and the DOP by Miles Rangaswamy appears tacky at several moments. It would otherwise have been a gripping film which is inspired by true stories of the mysterious conception of Nidhivan, a place near Mathura in Uttar Prad ....
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