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Saina movie review
For many years after the era of family dramas and emotional stuff and then during the Khanna-Bachchan era there were hardly any movies made on the lives of real life heroes. As our young nation at that time clamoured for either a romantic lover or later for the angry young man tales and action as if they were searching for a quick fix hero who could do anything and everything. Saina movie review... The audiences went to cinema for entertainment where logic hardly played any role, however in the last few years things have changed as the nation has matured, we needed real heroes whose life would inspire the desires of a billion people. We have seen a spate of biographical movies mostly on the lives of famous athletes or sports persons, some on famous freedom fighters and some surprisingly even on the lives of gangsters. Movies like Dangal, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Sardar, MS Dhoni An unto ....
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Mumbai Saga (2021)
Yet another gangster movie Mumbai Saga explores the period between mid eighties and mid nineties when Mumbai's small scale businesses were run on the mercy of the local strong man who would take protection money from these small and roadside enterprises. The film had a theatrical release on 19 March 2021 and is now streaming on Prime. Mumbai Saga also explores the unholy nexus between the Police-Politician and the gangster. This was a strange period as the at one hand the polititians provided protection as well as encouraged intergang rivalry as and when it deemed fit in their scheme of things. On the other hand they also ordered the police to finish off the gang in encounters when the gangs became too hot to handle for them or they grew bigger than their own shoes. This movie is made in the same mould and style like say the 'Shootout at Wadala' or 'A Shootout at Lokhandwala' and i ....
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Roohi (2021) movie review
Every once in a while there comes along a movie which is projected to be a much awaited movie but it turns out to be a damp squib. This movie Roohi that is now streaming on Netflix was theatrically released on 11 March 2021. Due to the Pandemic situation, only those films releasing on OTT platforms are being reviewed. Roohi appears to be starting off from where we left off in Stree with Rajkumar Rao again donning a role of a village bumpkin who reports for a fraud type newspaper called something like Jazirabad Jaljala which does'nt even make a wave leave alone a jaljala which means tsunami. Rao is paired with a bumchum in the name of Atthanni or is it Katanni played by an irritating and over the top hamming Varun Sharma, such a waste of his so called acting talents. All through the movie as soon we feel now the story is building up it drops like a tonne of bricks with the two bumpk ....
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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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Pagglait (2021) movie review
How does a young girl, who is on the threshold of being a woman feel when her young husband passes away? How do you react, what do you do, what do you speak?... Then you become stoic when the whole world is watching you and wonder why you are not crying, have you gone crazy? Like the song playing in the background throughout the movie. Pagglait movie review... Welcome to this Pagglait who asks for Pepsi and chips when asked for tea. The movie is a roller coaster ride of feelings and perceptions post a young death in a family. How things playout around a young widow set in a town somewhere in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a film about old values in a middle class family and how things change with circumstances. Sandhya (Sania Malhotra) the protagonist is the young widow barely a few months into her marriage, when she looses her husband Astik, though the young man is thankfully n ....
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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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Jodi Breakers - movie review
R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu feature in leading roles in Jodi Breakers, while Omi Vaidya, Mazhar Sayed and Mrinalini Sharma in ‘supporting roles’ that actually support the leading pair when they are in distress. There is also the married pair of Milind Soman, Dipannita Sharma in the film who are the target of Jodi Breakers. A major part of the film is shot in the scenic locations in Greece. Jodi Breakers movie review... There are many films about how a girl and a guy fall in love, but here is one flick which is unusual where the lead couple specialize in separating the couple. So, here is a hindi movie which appears to be an original story line, with impressive performances by R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu. Jodi Breakers is a tale about Sid (R. Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu). The duo, who play the divorce experts, which in hindi means ‘Jodi Breakers’. Sid is a divorcee ....
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Married 2 America - movie review
The film opens with a man made disaster. The Dam designed and executed in its erection was carried out by a US multinational and it was headed by a talented NRI Ravi. Married 2 America movie review... Ravi Malhotra, an NRI living in the US, works for the mighty Larsan & Jason, a US based multinational which is into huge infrastructure projects throughout the world. They build dams and bridges. One of its recent contracts was in India - the Dharbhanga Dam project in Bihar in the district of Saurabhpur. It was planned and executed with a hundred years warranty, by their top architect and engineer Ravi Malhotra. But within a few years, three of the dam's gates are burst open, leaving hundreds of people dead, thousands are rendered homeless and public property worth crores washed down in floods. The Indian government is contemplating suing the company for damages worth 2 billion ....
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Ek Deewana Tha - movie review
Sachin (Prateik) is a regular guy-22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema and aspires to become a film maker. Thats Ek Deewana Tha - As a struggler in the film industry-where his long days are filled with waiting and then some more waiting, surviving on his father’s pocket money and desperately trying to make an entry into any of the main film camps-there is nothing that makes each day worth looking forward to. Ek Deewana Tha movie review... He is introduced to a bollywood cinematographer Anay (Manu Rishi) and with his help Sachin gets to work as an assistant to veteran director Ramesh Sippy. Sachin stays with his sister and parents, who are Hindu Brahmins in a rented house which belongs to Jessie's (Amy Jackson) father. The landlords of this house are conservative Malayali Christian family from Kerala and Jess ....
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