Aug 25 2016

A Flying Jatt- Movie Review

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Remo D’souza is a winner for his effort into turning a complete non-actor (Tiger Shroff) into an actor in a film that may not be the best superhero film (extremely stupid climax) but is entertaining enough to watch till the end and one can even expect a sequel to this.

Rating- 3.5/5

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Feb 28 2014

Shaadi Ke Side Effects- Movie Review

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Shaadi-Ke-Side-Effects-PosterI was really looking forward to watching Shaadi Ke Side Effects for multiple reasons. One- Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan are superb actors! Two- I loved Pyaar ke side effects. Three- My shaadi will happen soon so I wanted to see what the ‘side effects’ are! Haha well, here’s what I thought of the film.

Plot in short– Trisha (Vidya Balan) and Sid (Farhan Akhtar) are married and in love until they give birth to a challenging responsibility- a child. How complicated do their lives get after marriage and once the baby is born is what Shaadi Ke Side Effects is all about.

The good– The concept on the whole works. A funny take on the side effects of a marriage is a good enough reason to watch it and then you have two great actors- Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar who are natural and are blessed with an incredible ability to act effortlessly. I also thought Vir Das, Ram Kapoor and Rati Agnihotri who played important parts in the film were quite entertaining. Director Saket Chaudhary who’s also made Pyaar Ke Side Effects has done a good job with directing this one but only the first half. The screenplay works well in the first half of the film to a level where you relate and laugh out loud with all your heart. Farhan Akhtar’s styling goes with today’s times and he looks younger and fitter than ever! Vidya Balan looks good in some scenes but the open hair bothers me a bit.

The cinematography is lovely and the art direction is fantastic with the most gorgeous colours. The music however is just ok. I like the romantic peppy number- Tumse pyaar ho gaya.

The Not-so-good– While the first half of the film was a lot of fun to watch, the second half was a drag. The story started moving in a not-so-interesting direction so better editing would have made it shorter and better for sure. The songs too could have been better.

Verdict– Great performances, an engaging and entertaining first half that couples in love will enjoy watching together, especially those intending to marry.

Rating– 3/5

 

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Jul 5 2013

Lootera- Movie Review

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Lootera PosterLootera looked beautiful from the time I saw the trailer and the song ‘Sawaar loon’ is lovely. There’s a charm which instantly draws you besides the fact that there’s Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh in this love story directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Well, there’s more. Read on.

Varun (Ranveer Singh), a thug posing as an archeologist goes to a zamindar’s property in Calcutta with the intention of stealing all his expensive property. Whilst in the process, he falls in love with the zamindar’s daughter (Sonakashi Sinha) and likewise. Very soon though he has to get on with the purpose of his visit and so it’s almost like stabbing the father and daughter who are left with nothing but a small farmhouse in Dalhousie. A couple of years later, they are destined to meet again, only this time, she’s dying of tuberculosis and he’s trying to escape from the police and needs refuge. Is her Lootera here to stay?

Vikramaditya Motwane is a thinking director. With Udaan, he created magic. In Lootera, keeping in mind that it’s a period film, there would be a lot of research and background work before actually starting to shoot it. He’s done a great job as a director by letting the actors breathe and act so naturally. The story is well woven and so are the characters. The screenplay is a bit of a drag though. I wish the film was better paced. Visually it is amazing! From the forest to the snow, including all the grainy night scenes, there’s something very captivating about what you see. The styling, locations and set design has a lot to do with it. Sonakshi Sinha, though in sarees throughout, looks gorgeous. Even without make-up she looks great. Ranveer Singh is well styled too.

The music by Amit Trivedi goes very well with the theme of the film and is not pretentiously ‘old’. As mentioned earlier, the song Sawaar loon is beautiful.

Sonakshi Sinha is brilliant! She’s one of the best actresses we have today and with Lootera the scale goes one notch higher. Ranveer Singh has acted well but his voice is a bit unclear in a few scenes. Divya Dutta has a small role but is good. Adil Hussain as the tough cop was also very good.

As a film Lootera is well made and makes for a great classic romance but is too slow paced to watch it more than once.

Rating– 3.5/5

 

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