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Chaalis Chauraasi - movie review
Mere presence of Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Ravi Kishan in a film had raised expectations of high tension entertainment, and it does, albeit to some extent in Chaalis Chauraasi. Chaalis Chaurasi has a talented cast of this foursome, who by their sheer brilliance save the otherwise sloppy script. Albert (Kay Kay Menon) is a car thief, Bobby (Atul Kulkarni) is a bar singer, Shakti (Ravi Kishan) is a drug peddler and Pankaj (Naseeruddin Shah) a former English professor fallen on hard times happen to come together. Pankaj aka Sir comes up with a plan to rob Rs. 20 crores. He knows the place, and has some information about two men guarding it. They decide pull off a robbery in the guise of police. To present yourselves as cops, you have to act like one and even think like a cop. To a certain extent they succeed, but trouble brews when they come across re ....
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Bhindi Baazaar Inc - movie review
Set in the underbelly of Mumbai, between the infamous by-lanes where ‘Greed is a Culture’ and ‘Deceit becomes a Compulsion’. Bhindi Baazaar Inc movie review... The film revolves around gangs of Mumbai who have embraced pickpocketing as an art and a means of earning a livelihood. They use their intelligence as a canvas and their spontaneity as a brush to survive in this dangerous profession. There are many gangster movies produced in Bollywood. The city’s sleazy underbelly which is in South Mumbai in areas like Mohamed Ali Road, Dongri, Kamathipura and the Bhindi Bazaar area has been depicted in films. Bhindi Baazaar Inc. is the story of a pawn and his calculated moves to reach the other end of the chessboard. Revolving around vicious crime syndicates, the film starts with a game of chess being played between two characters; ‘Shroff’ and ‘Darzi’. It highlights ....
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Bheja Fry 2 - movie review
Bheja Fry 2 is the sequel to Bheja Fry (2007) which has Vinay Pathak as the protagonist. Bheja Fry 2 movie review... Good hearted but not worldly-wise, the roly-poly tax inspector, Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak) is back to fulfill his long cherished dream of becoming a singer. To further his ambition, he enters a game show hoping to win a cash prize with which he can make his own music album. Eventually, Bhushan goes on to win the competition which also gifts him a free stay on a cruise ship. And in the process, he manages to find a potential love interest in Minissha Lamba. It is on this cruise that he meets Ajit Talwar (Kay Kay Menon), an acrid tongued sadistic business tycoon, who is taking sheath on the cruise to flee from the Income Tax department. On the ship, after a string of oddball occurrences owing to a mistaken identity, Ajit Talwar and Bharat Bhushan wind up stran ....
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Sankat City, movie review
Produced by Moserbaer and Seven Entertainment Limited, and directed by Pankaj Advani, Sankat City, is a wild roller coaster romp through the underbelly of a teeming metropolis, featuring an assortment of zany characters - a car thief, a con woman, gangster, film producer, builder, mechanic, prostitute, hit man, cabbie, actor, his duplicate etc. Desperate men and women shadow boxing with the vagaries of chance and fate. Their madcap antics result in their lives getting inextricably entwined with each other, leading to madness and mayhem. Sankat City movie review... Money, murder, revenge, greed, fear, deceit, not to mention fun-n-frolic and last but not the least, romance, form the ingredients of this pacy, masala comic thriller. Guru (KK Menon) is a smalltime car thief. Ganpat, who owns a dilapidated garage, is his partner-in-crime. Guru whacks cars and Ganpat (Dilip Prabhawalkar) ....
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Gulaal, movie review
Gulaal is set in Rajpur a fictional city of Rajasthan, where a member of the erstwhile royal family stakes claim to the land of Rajasthan and wants to go back to the days of royalty which challenges the very idea of democracy. Similar to a Shakespearean fable of desire, lost identities, love, greed, violence, murder, deceit, power and innocence, Gulaal is a film inspired by poetry; the forgotten male, macho world of power, corruption and greed, where women are just means to an end while nobody can be trusted. It's a film that brings back poetry to cinema, songs that inspire us, shake us; sometimes a thriller, a drama, but poignant, shocking and provocative. The film Gulaal is about an innocent student Dileep (Raj Singh Chaudhary) who comes to Jaipur to study, accompanied by his faithful servant Bhanwar. Here he comes in contact with Rananjay Singh “Ransa” (Abhimanyu Singh) a co ....
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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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Drona, movie review
Hidden deep within the folds of our universe is a secret as ancient as time itself. A secret, which if unraveled, could unlock the destruction of mankind and the entire cosmos. Only one man today can protect this secret and save us from total destruction. Drona - The warrior. He who shall protect the eternal circle of life and death. The movie is a modern tale of one man's spectacular voyage through a maze of mystic myths and legendary legacies. It is about a youth’s journey that will force him to face his fears and make him the hero he was born to become. It is a tale of a clan of warriors who have been protecting the supreme secret of the elixir of life – the amrit (nectar) that was churned out by the Gods but has been sought by the asuras Aditya (Abhishek Bachchan), a young man unaware of his real identity, is brought up by a foster family in a faraway distant town. A rec ....
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Mumbai Meri Jaan, movie review
Mumbai Meri Jaan is truly an exceptional movie which touches your heart, which can make you cry. It salutes the spirit of Mumbai and does it so effectively that the viewer can relate through the lives of ordinary persons in the film. Director Nishikant Kamat’s film explores the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the mindset of people. It is about the infamous July 11, 2006 Mumbai train blasts and how these incidents affect the lives of different people in the city. The film simply presents the facts and reality of life and it does not try to be judgmental at all. It is upon the viewer to make his own opinion. The film has five different stories running parallel to each other which are bound by the same incident. Nikhil (R. Madhavan) is software professional and a responsible citizen. Incidently, on the fateful day of July when there are serial blasts on different trains throughout ....
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Via Darjeeling movie review
In Kolkata, there is an age old Bengali tradition called 'adda' where friends get together in the rains, & exchange stories & gossip, over drinks & dinner. Via Darjeeling movie review... One rainy evening, idling over drinks and dinner, Inspector Robin Datt (Vinay Pathak) narrates to his friends, a curious story of about two years back from his police files - Newly married couple Ankur (Kay Kay Menon) and Rimli (Sonali Kulkarni) were on a honeymoon in Darjeeling. One day, Ankur had a squabble with the taxi driver for reckless driving. On the eve of their return to Kolkata, Ankur suddenly went missing. Investigations by Inspector Robin revealed that Ankur was short tempered too. To make the matter complex, Rimli felt that some stranger Bonny (Parvin Dabbas) was stalking her. Ankur could not be located and some days later, the case was closed abruptly... It’s a rainy ....
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Sirf, movie review
Like a lone highway at night, in life, we never know what awaits us next. Yet we keep living in the hope of a better tomorrow. Sirf, movie review... We base all our happiness on one thing that is missing in our life, which we see in other's lives. We feel that the possession of this one missing thing would mean the end of all our problems. We'll never know if this missing thing lives up to our expectations. But one thing is for sure. In pursuit of this "one" missing thins, we often go to any extent to achieve it, thus complicating what could be a simple and blissful life. Gaurav (Kay Kay Menon) and Devika (Manisha Koirala) belong to the cream of high society. They have everything one could wish for. Still they are not happy as their relationship lacks something, which even they fail to figure out. Akash (Ranvir Shorey) and Namita (Sonali Kulkarni) are working couple belonging to ....
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