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3 idiots, movie review
3 idiots is the most remarkable film of 2009, which touches the right chord in people's heart with its witty story telling, marvelous acting and the incisive look which the film takes at the education system in India. Inspired by Chetan Bhagat's novel, ‘Five Point Someone’ chronicles the tale of three friends the 3 idiots who are room mates in an engineering college. Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Rancho or Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan) are three engineering students who share the same room in a hostel in one of the best engineering colleges in India. Farhan and Raju are average students from modest backgrounds; Rancho is a wealthy genius who studies for the sheer joy of it. He has a passion for knowledge and his gift for creating machines that incurs the wrath of Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe (ViruS) played brilliantly by Boma ....
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Hulla, movie review
This energetic bittersweet comedy, more accurately perhaps - drama with a sense of humour, Hulla turns a contemporary eye on something that is taken too much for granted in Indian cities, especially Mumbai – private space. It’s about the clash between a stockbroker who is not allowed to sleep at night and a small-time trader who won’t let him (as the secretary of the building society they live in). This seemingly trivial, even laughable, problem eventually snowballs into disasters for both of them and their families, while unspooling the attitudes of people around them. Raj and Abha, a couple in their early-thirties, move into their new 2-bedroom flat in a Mumbai suburb. They are both very happy as only new home-owners can be in Mumbai. Since the flat is in a residential complex away from the bustle of the city and the main road, they both expect peace and quiet. Raj (Sushant S ....
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A Wednesday, movie review
Debutant director Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday is about the aam junta who is trapped in mundane realities of eking out a survival in Mumbai (and now anywhere in India).

A Wednesday - movie review

The common man has almost got used to the idea that fundamentalism and terrorism is a way of life. But now he has finally been pushed over the edge. He is hurt and no longer willing to be the quiet victim. He has had enough! Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams, fast paced and ever changing, home to Bollywood! A city of beauty but also a city that got scarred! A city whose foundation is slowly crumbling beneath its facade of invincibility. A Wednestay tells the story of certain events that unfold between 2 and 6 pm on a particular Wednesday in this city. Events which do not exist in any record but which deeply affect the lives o ....
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Kahaani 2, movie review
A suspense thriller featuring Vidya Balan, directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It is not a sequel of the 2012 film, just another installment of PEN's 'Kahaani' brand. Vidya Sinha (Vidya Balan) is a single mom, working woman happily living with her daughter in Chandannagar a small town in West Bengal. Her teenaged daughter is wheelchair ridden hence the mother keeps a nurse while she is out in her office. This morning, the mother-daughter wake up late, so while rushing around with her morning chores, Vidya realizes that the nurse hasn't come for her duty. This caring mother ensures that her old neighbour keeps a periodic watch on her house till the time nurse arrives to keep her daughter some company. On returning home in the evening Vidya finds her daughter missing with no leads despite checking in with the neighbours. It is about 10 minutes into the film and tension begins which keeps you bindi ....
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PINK, hindi movie
Can't a working girl have a drink and dinner with her friends? What about those girls who stay independently, have a career and once in a while indulge in partying with their friends? Surely, there is a drift towards the thinking of society towards independent minded girls. It is evident in the metros. Yet, a section of the feudal society still labels them as 'characterless girls'. Shoojit Sircar's PINK, a social thriller film depicts the story of three girls who share an apartment in Delhi. They are career minded professionals, the modern age females. National Award winning director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury narrates the story of three Delhi-based girls, and a yesteryear's’ big league lawyer, and how their paths cross. The film also explores the dubious morals of today’s times. Amitabh Bachchan with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Taring as the 21st Century women, alongwit ....
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Jai Gangaajal, Movie review
A real life-like drama which makes you forget that you are watching a film. Unfortunately these incidents of lawlessness and wrong doings still take place in Central India. Jai Gangaajal is the story of a lady Superintendent of Police (S.P.) Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) who takes charge in Bankepur in Central India. Her mission is to earnestly implement the law exactly in the same manner as the oath taken by her during the course of her Police training. Its prequel Gangaajal had Ajay Devgn who plays a cop and is the protagonist in a somewhat similar drama. Apart from the glamorous Priyanka Chopra as the central character, the director Prakash Jha himself debuts as an actor who plays the role of a Circle Babu (a senior Inspector). It is Priyanka Chopra's film as she pulls off action sequences realistically, underplays her emotions, extremely sensitive to the happenings in her area of ....
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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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Talvar, hindi movie review
Irrfan Khan's performance, Meghna Gulzar's direction and above all, its story and crisp screenplay by Vishal Bharadwaj makes Talvar a must watch film. Talvar explores the socio-economic divides in urban India: the affluent doctor-couple, the Uttar Pradesh policemen with their regressive mindsets and rough methods of investigation, and the migrants engaged in lowly jobs. And the procedural protocol that exists in the Police System. A high profile double murder case in 2008 in Noida, India where a 14-year old Aarushi Talwar was found murdered at her home. The suspicion pointed out to the 45 year old servant who was missing from the house. The next day his dead body was discovered in another part of the building. Now the police suspected that teenage girl's parents had murdered her with the theory that the father must have murdered the two after finding them in an 'objectionable' positio ....
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Drishyam - Hindi movie review
A superb thrilling drama movie of an ordinary man who would go to any extent to safeguard his family. (Drishyam - Movie Review) After a brief scene at the Police Station, the story goes into flash-back. A small hilly town in Goa, Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) a straightforward Cable Operator, spares no words when he witnesses corruption around, to that extent that he takes on a local cop for demanding haftas (bribes). A school dropout, Vijay has managed to come up the hard way,owns a decent home with a garden and leads a happy life with his doting wife (Shriya Sharan) and two daughters. His wife is shown more of an upwardly mobile lady who aims of providing best school education to her daughters. Whereas Vijay is more of a down to earth, practical thinking (being an orphan himself) individual and thinks it is the education that counts, and not how much money one spends on the ac ....
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Bajrangi Bhaijaan - Hindi movie review
One of the best films of Salman Khan complemented by superlative performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the child artist Harshaali Malhotra. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the story of Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi (Salman Khan), who as a child was a laggard in his studies and took ten years to clear his SSC examinations which led to such a joy to his father that he left this world. Pavan is a brahmin boy and a devout of Lord Hanumanji who has such a faith in his Lord Bajrangbali that in times of distress, Pavan leaves everything on his faith in Bajrangbali. Being an ideal person who never cheats, never had lied in his life and ever willing to help people in their troubles. Fondly called as Bajrangi by people around him, he reaches Delhi to his father's friend who would guide him through his life. Bajrangi comes across Rasika (Kareena Kapoor Khan) who eventually is the daughter of his da ....
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