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Short Kut, movie review
After a masterpiece like ‘Gandhi - My father’ a sensitive tale of a family, Anil Kapoor Films Company presents Short Kut – The Con is on which is a light hearted entertainer with Bollywood as its backdrop. Set in Bollywood, Shortkut tells the story of two strugglers. Raju (Arshad Warsi) is the one who makes it big as a Superstar after stealing a script from his friend Shekhar (Akshaye Khanna) whose struggle as a director continues after his friend cheats on him. Short Kut movie review... Shekhar is a quite, intense guy who is talented yet low key... His value system is sound and his fundas in life are very clear - come what may, there are no short cuts to success. And if you have a dream, protect it. He is an Assistant Director who quits his job and wants to be a full time director. While Raju bluffs his way out of troubles and comes across as a good for nothing harmless f ....
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Suno na, movie review
Its nice to see debut of creative directors in bollywood and Amy Thanawala's Suno Na - Ek Nanhi Aawaz is about a small town girl from Andhra Pradesh. Anupama (Tara Sharma) is a small town innocent girl who becomes pregnant before marriage. Anupama, break up with her boyfriend when she becomes pregnant with his child. She is about to commit suicide, however, Anupama takes the brave step of deciding to keep the child against her family’s wishes. Suno na... review... Anu now has a reason to live, so she moves to Mumbai with her friend Raina (Rinku Patel) and gets herself a job as a secretary in a firm. Being pregnant, she starts hearing her unborn child talking to her, and she is excited, she chats with it every now and then. Unsure of whether it's a boy or a girl, they call it 'Sammy', and even more exciting, is that Sammy is a good support to her in difficult times. Now Samm ....
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straight movie review
Straight is is a hilarious take on confused sexuality of the central character Pinu Patel (Vinay Pathak). It weaves a light hearted comic tale around a motley group of Gujarati NRIs in London played by Ketki Dave, Rasik Dave and others. Last year it was Dostana, now it is Straight. The subject of homosexuality is finally out of the closet in our films. Now “Straight” has Vinay Pathak believing he is gay. In the midst of central London, a successful Indian restaurant called 'Gaylord' is run by Pinu Patel, a Londoner of Indian origin. Pinu suffers from much insecurity, his chief qualm in life is that he is a virgin and has never experienced intimacy with a woman as he is very shy and introverted. His closest friend and ally is his foster brother Rajat (Siddhartha Makkar), whose personality is stark opposite to his own. Rajat has an air of casual, confidence about him and is a ....
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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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Slumdog Millionaire, movie review
Slumdog Millionaire is an adaptation of the novel Q & A written by the Indian author Vikas Swarup. It is Slumdog Millionaire in English and Slumdog Crorepati in Hindi, directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. The protagonist Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's smash hit TV show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Slumdog Millionaire movie review... Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how is it he knows all the answers? Its the moment of truth in the studio. Before a hushed studio audience and standing under the blazing studio lights, 18 year old Mumbai ....
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Sorry Bhai, movie review
Sorry Bhai deals with a very delicate topic, handled with innocence by the director Onir. It deals with a girl falling for her fiancé’s brother and manages to show the predicaments of the characters very realistically... without making them black or white… The older brother Harsh (Sanjay Suri) is the modern day ambitious man who wants to be successful in life and have a life full of luxury for himself and his wife – to - be without realizing that there is a price to be paid for everything. He is the kind of man who gives his work priority over his relationships, someone who likes to push things under the carpet, and often runs away from reality. Harsh has always been the simpler, uncomplicated brother. Going to Mauritius on a scholarship made him even more ambitious and motivated to succeed.He is getting married to Aaliyah, (Chitrangda Singh) the bride to be who is a product ....
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Shoot On Sight, movie review
Shoot On Sight is a political thriller which deals with the difficult dilemma of mostly peace loving Muslims. The story is about these turbulent times, when a cosmopolitan society, especially London, is gripped by fear of Islamic extremism. There is rampant racial profiling and Islamophobia during the aftermath of underground bombings in July 2005. This is a fictional story based on Operation Kratos, the police "Shoot-on- sight" policy applied to suspected suicide-bombers after the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The film unfolds the turmoil in the life of Tariq Ali (Naseeruddin Shah), a Muslim police officer at Scotland Yard. Commander Ali, born in Lahore and married to an English woman, is tasked to investigate the police shooting of a suspected Muslim terrorist in the London Underground. Distrusted by both his superiors in the police, and his fellow Muslims, he finds his inquiry ha ....
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Saas Bahu aur Sensex, movie review
Saas Bahu aur Sensex's story has the Sensex as a backdrop to the lives of the most unlikely investors. Indians are terrifically progressive people and this film shows that in a light hearted way. The film has a multi-cultural neighbourhood, call center classes and fun. There is the saas-bahu part and share market excitements, women empowerment, and even a love triangle. Binita Sen (Kiron Kher) divorces her husband and leaves their comfortable home in Kolkata. She comes to the new environs of Navi Mumbai along with her daughter Nitya (Tanushree Dutta). Nitya drops her ambition to do her MBA in the USA, begins to work at a call centre. Facing difficulties in the new city, new job, she finds it a little easier however to cope with the situation, courtesy her newfound friend, Ritesh Jetmalani (Ankur Khanna) who is very caring and understanding. Nitya’s mother Binita Sen befriends th ....
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Singh is Kinng, movie review
Lakhan ‘Lucky’ Singh (Sonu Sood) is the ‘King’ of the Australian underworld. He reaches this position after being erroneously jailed for a crime he didn't commit. Someone hides drugs in Lucky Singh's bag, and as soon as he reaches Australia, he is caught and jailed. Singh is Kinng movie review After completing the jail term he takes revenge by killing those involved, and eventually he becomes the king, accompanied by his group - Raftar Singh (Sudhanshu Pandey), Mika (Javed Jaffrey), Guruji (Kamal Chopra), Pankaj Udhas (Yashpal Sharma), Manoj Pawa and Neha Dhupia. Back in India, in his small village in Punjab there is our Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar), a simpleton, good natured sardar who is always ready to help anyone but ends up in a chaos, resulting in a lot of trouble and destruction. Even his best friend Rangeela (Om Puri) is disgusted with his misdeeds, more so the vil ....
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Summer 2007 movie review
Summer 2007 is a hard-hitting film based on a pertinent issue; it has a touch of humanity and a noble story. It is the story of five medical students who experience a rude awakening of sorts when they visit a village in rural Maharashtra. The film opens with a peasant putting himself on fire - depicting the Vidarbha farmers' mass suicide. Summer 2007 movie review... In such a scenario, the five friends are faced with the tough option – to return to their comfortable lives or to do something for the villagers. But given the rural politics and the influence of those who are opposed to change, the going would certainly not be easy for the five. Sikander Kher comes up with a restrained yet impressive performance as a man undergoing inner transformation. Gul Panag the under rated actor is brilliant, Yuvika is fresh and glamorous. Arjan Bawja and Alekh Sanghal play their parts well. Sa ....
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