Torbaaz is the latest offering streaming on the Netflix platform that is written and directed by Girish Malik. It is a story of orphaned refugee children staying in camps on the borders of Afghanistan adjacent to Pakistan, whose parents have either died in Fidayeen attacks (suicide bombings) or whose parents have been Fidayeen themselves. Fidayeens are the self sacrificing human bombs who for their own religious cause perpetrate suicide bombings.
What could have been a story of victory over the evil forces of self-proclaimed groups who in the garb of changing the system or ethnic cleansing are but perpetrating terrorism, and thus Torbaaz turns out a damp squib.
The Talibani terrorists target the refugee children of fidayeen attacks and shamelessly train them to be suicide bombers. Here was an excellent story premise but was ruined due to directorial weakness.
Good star cast, gre ....
Vishesh Films of the Bhatt camp has tried hard to recreate the original Sadak
magic after almost three decades but they get lost on the way and hit a major road block with Sadak 2.
What is it that we are being told by the story that unfolds with many turns and hairpin bands. To make a potbolier it has to have many ingredients, which it definitely has. Sadak 2 has the suicidal taxi driver of Sadak (Sanjay Dutt- who looks rugged and apt for his under baked role) - and that is the only connection with the original Sadak. This taxi driver is now in a hurry to join his wife in heaven or wherever in a hurry and is even able to dislodge the bracket that holds the fan to stop him from committing suicide as his time has not come.
Atleast not yet as one last hurrah remains, he also senses and sometimes sees his dead wife who guides him (remember the dialogue 'I see dead people' from ....
Sanjay Dutt’s maiden production venture ‘Prassthanam’ which is a thrilling drama has created a lot of anticipation with an intense world showcased in the film. The film which revolves around family and relationships has a lot of interesting characters that will be the turning point in the storyline. While we await the release of this rustic tale set in Lucknow,…
Comedy Nights Bachao 2 – Comedy Circus fame, stand-up comedian and host Balraj, is undoubtedly one of the funniest guys in the industry. With shows like ’Entertainment ki Raat’, his witty one liners and chucklesome hosting allured audiences all across. While shooting for the second season of the show (which will air on Colors 21st April on wards), Balraj shot…
Agneepath is a remake in its true sense. Much awaited and talked about endeavor of The Dharma Productions.
Agneepath being of the action genre and full of violence is a very unlikely Dharma movie at the same time the screenplay, cinematography and other technicalities are very much its style.
The story begins in a Maharashtrian village - Mandwaa with the school teacher (master Dinanath Chauhan ) whose growing popularity becomes a matter of concern for the village head. He plans on calling his son Kancha (Sanjay Dutt) to take care of this.Kancha tries to talk the villagers into leasing their properties to him so that he can set up a salt factory but his actual intension is revealed of trying to set up a drug mafia there.
Masterji tries to stop the injustice he foresees if the villagers give into Kancha’s scheme. Then Kancha stages a miss happening and it seems like that the mas ....
On what should have been one of the happiest days of his life (on his engagement day) Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) is robbed of Rupees 30 lakhs by a con man and on that particular day, the other con man divests him of his brand new Mercedes. Rascals movie review...
Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgan) are con men who happen to swindle Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) separately but on the same day.
Chetan is a cultivated and suave master con, who operates in high society; among the rich and famous and usually goes for the big kill. Little does he realize that the guy he dismissed as small time is going to cost him big bucks.
With their ill begotten gains, they board a flight to Bangkok only to find themselves seated next to each other. As there is no way two can men can exist in the same town together, Chetan decides to send Bhagat packing back to Ind ....
Chatur Singh Two Star is based on a novel, titled Chalak Jasoos by M. Raza.
The only admirable thing in this film Chatur Singh Two Star is the outstanding cinematography which captures the attractive, wonderful locales of Cape Town in South Africa.
All characters try their best and end up indulging in buffoonery. The punches and jokes do not appeal at all. There is nothing like a story in this film. Just unsuccessful attempts to pack one joke after another.
Chatur Singh 2 Star enacted by Sanjay Dutt is a police officer always ending up botching up cases and making a fool of himself. He is a disgrace to the Mumbai Police Department.
Inspite of making a mess of almost every case handed to him, Chatur Singh has just been handed the biggest case in the department's history. This is a perfect chance for him to prove everyone why he is the best officer they have.
A corrupt polit ....
The gang of Dhamaal – the four good-for-nothing jokers- Adi, Manav, Boman and Roy are back again in Double Dhamaal!
Joker No 1 Riteish Deshmukh is Roy, who fancies himself as the greatest actor in the world. But alas, whether he¹s a slit eyed Chinese crook Lee or blacker than tar Tukya Kale, he ends up with a kick on his backside. Joker No 2 Arshad Warsi is Adi. The master brain amongst the birdbrains, his ideas for making easy money sound foolproof and easy. Joker No 3 Jaaved Jaafery is Manav, Adi’s adoring younger brother. Blessed with a trusting disposition, sunny smile and zero IQ, he specializes in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and getting everybody into trouble. Joker No 4 Ashish Chowdhry is Boman. In his quest for easy money he will go to any lengths and do anything. Double Dhamaal has all these four jokers.
They are still as stupid and useless as before. Har ....
Lamhaa is a social-action thriller about the life of people of Kashmir valley, a story about terrorists and the Indian army’s fight against terrorism. An outright bold and frank approach at the multi-layered turmoil in Kashmir, having quite a few real-life references that simply sums up as a genuine film about a real problem.
Fortunately, national award winning director Rahul Dholakis does not exploit the political situation for narrating this love story. Cinematographer Jamie Fowlds captures the natural splendor of Kashmir in its beauty and well so in its sinister shades. Lamhaa movie review...
An unidentified ‘company’ controlled by local leaders, generating millions of unaccountable dollars for the benefit of politicians and even the bureaucrats in the Indian and Pakistani intelligence is likely to disrupt and possibly paralyze Kashmir. This company’s mission is to brain ....
From the land of myths and legends - India - comes a fantasy adventure for the entire family. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Aladin is a modern re-imagining of the classic tale of 'Aladin and the Magic Lamp'. Aladin movie review...
Aladin Chatterjee (Riteish Deshmukh) lives in the city of Khwaish, an orphan who has been bullied since childhood by Kasim (Sahil Khan) and his gang for being the namesake of the fairy tale character. Often his classmates ridicule him by making him rub lamps through which no genie emerges. Poor Aladin.
One fine day, his life changes when Jasmine (Jacqueline Fernandez) gives him a magic lamp - because it lets lose the genie Genius (Amitabh Bachchan).
Much to his disbelief, the Genie (Amitabh Bachchan) does come out of the lamp. Genius is on the verge of retirement and has his last three wishes to grant to his final master Aladin.
Ideally one would expect ....