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Citylights - Movie review
A touching film based on the life of Deepak Singh in Rajasthan who comes to the City of Dreams - Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. CITYLIGHTS - movie review... The film CITYLIGHTS is a remake of the BAFTA nominated British film Metro Manila (2013). Deepak Singh (Rajkummar Rao) was in the army much earlier. As he wanted to be with his family, he quits the job and sets up a cloth store in Rajasthan. Being unlucky, his debts go on piling on with compounded interest which finally leads to shutters down on the shop. He has nothing to do. Nowhere to go. When his life struck by a tragedy, he migrates to Mumbai, with his wife Rakhi (Patralekha) and young daughter Mahi, hoping for a better life. Being naïve, Deepak has only a single lead as a source, that of his  friend Omkar who had come to Mumbai, some time ago. However, upon arriving, he soon discovers ....
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You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it. The hit pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is back after their 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om, and this one is presented by the super hit director Rohit Shetty. Chennai Express is the story of a 40 year old bachelor Rahul, is a North Indian Halwai who lands up in a totally unexpected journey that makes him realize the importance of Love, Life, Relationships and Sacrifice! Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), a bachelor staying with his grandparents in Mumbai. Rahul couldn't get married to anyone because of his over-loving and over possessive Grandfather who cannot live without him. Rahul accidentally boards a train that not only takes him to his destination, but also makes him realize the power of True Love! Rahul is on his way on Chennai Express from Mumbai to Rameshwaram for his grand father’s ashes for immersion at ....
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Commando
A High-Octane, realistic action packed thriller starring Vidyut Jamwal & Pooja Chopra in Commando. Vidyut Jamwal, who made his debut in a negative character with FORCE, plays the conventional Hindi film hero and fights an army of baddies single-handedly. He plays a special-ops secret agent for the Indian Armed Services. During one of the missions the commando’s chopper is shot down & is now behind enemy-lines. Karanvir Dogra (Vidyut Jamwal), a commando in the Indian Army, is on a helicopter when it crashes into the Chinese territory. The Chinese label him as an India spy and detain him for over a year. Diplomatic attempts from Indian side prove futile, and to that extant that our own minister insists on disowning him. Karanvir is persistently tortured by them, yet he manages to escape from the Chinese side and crosses into Himachal Pradesh in India. From here on the Co ....
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Chashme Baddoor
Chashme Baddoor is a modern-day remake of Chashme Buddoor, released in 1981, which had Farooque Sheikh, Ravi Baswani, Rajat Bedi and Deepti Naval in lead roles. This 2013 comedy film is directed by David Dhawan, the master of modern day comedies. The new version stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma and Taapsee Pannu. Seema (Taapsee Pannu) is a young bubbly girl, living in Mumbai with her military officer daddy (Anupam Kher). The military officer wants his daughter to marry a guy from the armed forces background. So the father has managed to arrange Seema's marriage to several faujis, which she effortlessly evaded. Not this time, the daddy is quite serious about his mission and so his smart daughter escapes to Goa and stays at her uncle’s place. Incidentally this uncle is the younger brother of her militarywala daddy. There are three friends Siddharth Kashyap (Ali ....
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Stories of India’s economic growth, affluent middle class appear daily. Western world looks at India, as a shining nation on the rise. Stories of economic growth dot our consciousness. But in the underbelly of the world’s largest democracy, far away from the glitz of the big cities, a war is brewing. In the name of development, thousands of tribals are being displaced. The state needs control over their land and the natural resources. But the tribals and villagers who have seen neither development nor compensation for this displacement, have decided to protest. They will not give up their forests, their rivers and their homes. CHAKRAVYUH focuses on the Naxalite movement, besides focusing on the plight of tribals caught between the Naxals on one hand and police-politicians on the other. It raises the burning issue of development against displacement of the tribals. There is a ....
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(Captive was Screened at Mumbai Film Festival - 2012) Director - Brillante Mendoza Captive is about self-preservation, about survival in the face of hardships and situations beyond one’s control. The story is adapted from the Dos Palmas kidnapping of two US missionaries by the Abu Sayyaf Group in 2001. On 27 May 2001, 20 local and foreign tourists were abducted from the Dos Palmas resort in Palawan (an island province of the Philippines) and they were then transported via a fishing boat across the Sulu Sea to the island of Basilan. On the boat, the ASG demand ransom from the hostages. One of the hostages arranges an easy transfer of the ransom to a bank in Zamboanga, the reason why the group makes a stopover in a Lamitan City hospital en route to their hideout in the mountains. A bullet mistakenly shot by one of the ASG leaders at a passing military truck triggers a milita ....
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Chittagong is an uplifting action-drama, a thriller which has its historical significance that is woven craftily into a story and creatively put forth in the audio visual medium through this film. It is made more compelling by the fact that it is true. In a little known incident in the 1930s British occupied India, a handful of untrained teenage boys and girls, led by a school teacher, handed the British their first military defeat. Set against this backdrop, Chittagong is the story of the youngest and the most unlikely participant – a frail and diffident 14 old teenager, Jhunku Roy. It portrays an incredible journey of a teenager, who battles nagging self-doubts and reluctance on one hand, and a formidable enemy on the other, to achieve an impossible triumph. Cast of CHITTAGONG: Manoj Bajpayee Nawazuddin Siddiqui Raj Kumar Vega Tamotia Jaideep Ahlawat Barry John ....
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Chal Pichchur Banate Hain marks the debut of writer and film director Pritish Chakraborty. Suraj (Rahil Tandon) has everything any young man dream of. A nice family, understanding mother, an MBA degree, a well paid job and an offer from UK with a salary of 5,000 pounds. However, no one in his family or friend circle shared this dream of his and Suraj was educated to be a MBA. At a crucial juncture of his life, when the UK Visa for Suraj’s overseas job offer arrives, his family and friends want him to tie the knot with his ...childhood friend Sudha and migrate to UK with him. But Suraj is a dreamer. He has a passion – Cinema, and his only dream is to be a film Director. Given a chance, he chooses passion over money and becomes a rebel. He even shocks his family and friends, when he decides not go get married to the girl with whom he had grown up as a very good friend. H ....
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A  comedy drama about India's most unusual chauffeur - Challo Driver movie review... The film is about a young and adventurous girl Tania (Kainaz Motivala) who has plans to  start up her own venture but needs capital to do so.  During a discussion with  her room-mate  Tania thought it worth the idea to take up the job of a driver. Thinking that the drivers job would be a fun and challenging thing to do, she is in for a disappointment as her boss is Arjun (Vickrant Mahajan),  with an image of a no-nonsense business tycoon. Orange Canvas Productions presents CHALLO DRIVER, a comedy drama, directed by Vickrant Mahajan and produced by Ronicka Kandhari, the film stars Kainaz Motivala, Vickrant Mahajan, Prem Chopra, Manoj Pahwa, Tariq Vasudeva, Juhi Pande and Silky Khanna. Challo Driver is the story of Arjun Kapoor, a fiery young construction magnate and Tanya Malhotra, an arts ....
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The urban cool, metro sexual Saif Ali Khan is back in a cool romantic role in Cocktail, with his recent super hits in the same genre like Hum Tum, Salaam Namaste, Kal Ho Na Ho and Love Aaj kal, Saif plays the character of Gautam a happy go lucky Delhi guy who loves women. In her early twenties, Veronica (Deepika Padukone) is a wild-cat, impulsive, constantly looking for making her presence felt wherever she goes. Meera (Diana Penty) who has been dumped and duped by Kunal Ahuja (Randeep Hooda), has just arrived in London. She is very desi at heart, and has just gone through this bad experience which has left her all clean up off her life-time savings. Once, late in the evening, in the washroom of a coffee shop Veronica notices a sobbing Meera, develops a soft corner for her and lets her stay at her pad. Veronica and Meera live together during the summer in London. Both have diffe ....
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