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The Big Bull Movie review
A film believed to be inspired by the Harshad Mehta story starting in the late eighties of the last century. The Big Bull movie review... There is no doubt that Harshad was the original Big Bull of Stock markets in India and who knows if he would have been left to his tools, he could not only have been the first billionaire from India but could also have been in company of Warren Buffett for all we know. The movie Big Bull is now streaming on Disney Hotstar. This one can be given a skip, no offense meant to Abhishek fans, he has tried really hard to put in his best. Enough about the man because the story digresses from the topic several times in the movie it seems that the director though wanted to tell Harshad's story but in the same breath also tries to distance away from it. That's the reason why the names and many incidents in the story have been tweaked and some have totall ....
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Don (1978) movie review
At the cost of being labelled a die hard Big-B fan, this eponymous film has to be added to the list to our Retro Gems section sheerly on the strength of its popularity due to its story, screenplay and of course Amitabh Bachchan in antipodal double role of a sauve but hardened gangster and a Kohl-eyed bumpkin. There was novelty in the story but it was such that it could have even back-fired. It were Amar Akbar Anthony, Trishul before this and Kasme Vaade after this that propelled the already popular star Amitabh Bachchan to new heights of megastardom. It was his decade and the 'Chora Ganga Kinarewala' had made it big in this cut throat world of Hindi film industry. Whatever he did or touched turned to gold; take for example the song 'khaike paan banaraswala' which was introduced right at the height of tension when the hero and the heroine are trying to escape from the goons, the scene ....
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Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai 2000
The year was 2000 the beginning of a new millennium, this after the world had overcome the threat to its computers due to the Y2K bug. This was the year of the newcomers and rightly so as Hrithik Roshan burst on the scene like a breath of fresh air along with the very beautiful and elegant Amisha Patel in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Produced and Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a launch vehicle for his son after Shah Rukh had refused the role due to dates issue, what a debut it was and rest is history. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a lethal combo of a grand entry of Hrithik that too in a double role, alongwith a fantastic story and a seasoned supporting cast thus breaking all records in its stride. It was the second biggest grosser of the year behind the eponymous Mohabbatein, Yash Chopra's re-launch vehicle of none other than the Big B. Such was the adulation for KNPH that it e ....
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The Girl on the Train 2021 movie review
The latest Hindi movie offering - The Girl on the Train streaming on Netflix with Parineeti Chopra playing the protagonist. The movie is set in London or somewhere in UK. The movie is of the now rare thriller genre in Hindi cinema. Girl on the Train revolves around three beautiful women namely Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kirti Kulhari. Each essaying a different facet of women's personality. The movie is based on Paula Hawkins' book of the same name The Girl on the train. A Hollywood movie based on the same novel and the same name was also made in 2016 starring Emily Blunt but was a bit different in style and execution. This Bollywood film - The Girl on the Train has been Indianized brutally to add more twists and turns and an unnecessary emotional angle for all the mayhem. You can count on Indian over thinkers to spoil a broth by adding too much masala. Mounted lavish ....
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Drishyam 2 movie review
Whoever has seen the first part in Malyalam or Hindi is sure to be a fan of this film and now there is ever reason to be happy as the film Drishyam 2 comes with its second installment in Malyalam. This time and it is already being touted to be remade in Hindi, there are reports that Kumar Mangat has paid a huge sum for the story and the old cast will be repeated. Back to Drishyam 2. This again is solely carried on his shoulders by the Malayali power house actor Mohanlal... there aren't words to describe his skills. The story starts 6 years after the inquest where George Kutty (Mohanlal) is exonerated of the murder of the Inspector General's son. The family is living happily and George owns a cinema in the muffosil town but there still exists an uneasy calm in the household. As the story goes through various twists and turns, we are made to believe that now the judgement day has com ....
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Ludo (2020) movie review
Netflix's latest offering as their original feature film,  Ludo the eponymous board game which everyone as a child would have played. Lately it seems to have caught on the fancy of young and old alike in it's online Avatar. It sounds like an unlikely name for a movie and does aroused curiosity. Ludo, the movie juxtaposes this game as and with the game of life. One gets excited and is expectant to see something different or new, as for the last few offerings on the various OTT platforms are anything but entertaining or even vaguely logical. It seems that the makers set out to make something good with the kind of themes and story ideas at their disposal but somewhere in the intervening period they lose their way and the story meanders and hurtles towards its climax. Same is the case with Ludo, it starts out with high expectations as a bearded Anurag Basu (the director of the movie) and ....
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Pepper Chicken 2020
A psychological thriller, Pepper Chicken revolves around two central characters - Vaidehi, a young Radio Jockey in Guwahati, Assam, who has just finished her final programme as she is to get married with her boyfriend with the hopes of leading the rest of her life in marital bliss. Pepper Chicken is streaming on Shemaroo Box Office. The second pivotal character is a Radio Cab driver Dashamesh (Boloram Das) who has a hidden personality. The journey begins with the Vaidehi who wants to be left alone during the ride, while the cabbie is a friendly talkative type. Its night time and en-route they stop by at a local Dhaba for a quick bite and then proceed further when they encounter a rowdy bike gang, a corrupt police man yet they proceed further only to face a car break down. They are in the midst of dense woods and its pitch dark at the place where the car broke down. The cabbie sp ....
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C U Soon on Amazon Prime
Every once in a while something new comes up on the OTT platform, we're talking about the latest Malayalam offering on Amazon prime by the name of C U Soon. The uniqueness of this movies lies in the fact that it has been entirely shot on an Iphone and whatever interaction is shown between the characters on the screen is entirely on a phone (video chatting) or on social media by text or video on a computer monitor. C U Soon the movie uses only the digital platforms. It definitely was a singular experience and a good one at that. There is not much we can talk about the story as we have seen such movies before in fact recently the Vidyut Jamwal movie Khuda Hafiz was based on this very theme of how recruitment agencies send unsuspecting young girls abroad, specially the Middle-East countries, on a promise of a lucrative job and how they end up only being sex slaves there, but the treatmen ....
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Qurbani 1980
Feroz Khan (FK) was a stylish personality and his movies also had his touch of style. Qurbani was one of his best with a good storyline, execution and fantastic songs and music. This definitely was one of the best movie roles after Hare Rama Hare Krishna for Zeenat Aman, role that was tailor made for her. Qurbani also kick started the career of Shakti Kapoor as a villain and also gave us the exotic Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan with some chartbuster numbers in the movie. Produced and directed by FK it released on 20th June 1980, FK spared no cost in the production department, there is a scene right at the beginning where FK ruins the Mercedes of the villain (Mercedes was an expensive car and in those days it was not so common to see it around). In fact some scenes were even lavishly mounted and that showed in the final product, it was one of the best movies with rich production values ....
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HERO - 1983
This movie out and out belonged to the hero of the film, a new face. A bit of background of HERO is warranted here. Subhash Ghai the self-proclaimed showman of the film industry (a title earlier enjoyed by Raj Kapoor), wanted a replacement for Sanjay Dutt with whom he had a difficult time during the shooting of ‘Vidhataa’ after a search he zeroed in on Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff or Jackie Shroff as we know him today and who is also lovingly called Jaggu Dada. Before this movie which catapulted Jackie and the heroine of the film Meenakshi Sheshadri (Miss India 1981) to unprecedented fame, both had done forgettable roles in ‘Swami Dada’ and ‘Painter Babu’ respectively. This blockbuster hit and third highest grosser of the year was released on 16th December 1983. It was refreshing to see new faces in a slightly different narrative while the Big B still ruled the roost in the ....
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