Dec 31 2013

Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2013

Roochster

Best movies of 20132013 has seen more downs than ups where Bollywood films are concerned but there have been some pretty awesome films that I thoroughly enjoyed myself watching. Here’s a list of the ones I loved and would recommend if you haven’t seen them already!

1)      Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani– This is undoubtedly my favourite film of the year! A must see Rom-Com! Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur & Kalki Koechlin. Directed by Ayan Mukherji
Reviewhttp://roochster.com/2013/05/yeh-jawaani-hai-deewani-movie-review/

2)      Bhaag Milkha Bhaag- Inspiring and an award winning performance from Farhan Akhtar. Starring Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Reviewhttp://roochster.com/2013/07/bhaag-milkha-bhaag-movie-review/

3)      Goliyon ki Raas leela Raam Leela- A very well made modern day Romeo & Juliet. Starring Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Review-
http://roochster.com/2013/11/goliyon-ki-raasleela-ram-leela-movie-review/

4)      Special 26- A great heist story based on a real robbery that took place in 1987. Starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpai & Jimmy Shergill. Directed by Neeraj Pandey
Reviewhttp://roochster.com/2013/02/special-26-movie-review/

5)      Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns- A rare instance of a sequel which is more fun to watch than its prequel. Starring Jimmy Shergill, Irrfaan Khan, Soha Ali Khan & Mahie Gill. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Reviewhttp://roochster.com/2013/03/saheb-biwi-aur-gangster-returns-movie-review/

6)      Jolly LLB- Small film with a big heart. Starring Arshad Warsi & Boman Irani. Directed by Subhash Kapoor

Review- http://roochster.com/2013/03/jolly-llb-movie-review/

7)      Go Goa Gone- A fun zombie film that was different and pretty twisted! Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das & Puja Gupta. Directed by Krishna D.K & Raj Nidimoru.

Review- http://roochster.com/2013/05/go-goa-gone-movie-review/

8)      The Lunchbox- An unconventional and light hearted romantic comedy for all ages. Starring Irrfan Khan & Nimrat Kaur. Directed by Ritesh Batra

Review- http://roochster.com/2013/09/the-lunchbox-movie-review/

9)      Shuddh Desi Romance- Two great non-commercial actors in a love story that’s brave and very today. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput & Parineeti Chopra. Directed by Maneesh Sharma

Review- http://roochster.com/2013/09/shuddh-desi-romance-movie-review/

10)   B.A. Pass- A very bold film that’s brilliantly executed. Starring Shilpa Shukla & Shadab Kamal. Directed by Ajay Bahl

Review- http://roochster.com/2013/08/b-a-pass-movie-review/

 

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Mar 15 2013

Jolly LLB- Movie Review

Roochster

jolly-llb_posterFrom the look of it and the trailers, I thought it would be very boring and it was my last choice of film this weekend. But then I thought, chalo, let’s give it a chance. And so I did. Here’s my review.

Jolly, a.k.a Jagdish Tyagi (Arshad Warsi) is a newbie lawyer from Meerut. He moves to Delhi to make it big. Out there he learns that money can buy anything and lawyers need to lie at the drop of a hat. In his effort to give his career a push, he gets himself into a hit-and-run case by filing a PIL. Now the lawyer whom he has to fight is a shrewd, well established lawyer- Rajpal (Boman Irani) who has all the resources to win the case. Jolly is about to lose focus but girlfriend (Amrita Rao) shows him the path to being an honest and sincere lawyer and person. Can Jolly fight for justice without money or power?

First things first. This is no big budget film with stars to make the marketing easy. The film thrives on direction and good actors. With Jolly LLB, the battle seems to be won. Subhash Kapoor who’s written the story and directed the film has done a great job. Some of the dialogues are quite funny and they do add some character to an otherwise serious courtroom drama. The styling is modest and the production design is kept real which is good. The camera work is good.

Coming to the performances. Arshad Warsi in my opinion has always been a good actor and deserves to do more films like this. His performance as Jolly, the lead character is good, especially in the second half. He’s very likable. Boman Irani as the arrogant and over-confident lawyer is almost perfect. He’s probably only done good work in his career and be it negative or positive he does it with grace. Another actor who’s superb and has done a fantastic job is Saurabh Shukla as the judge. He’s hilarious and so natural that it’s a delight to watch him on screen. Amrita Rao is kind of useless in the film and luckily we don’t get to see her much. Her voice is a bit annoying.

There are barely any songs in the movie which is a good thing. They are quite sad anyway. I’ve heard a song called ‘Law lag gaye’ though which is a little catchy but not in the film.

The film is made with a lot of heart and I think it’s quite entertaining too. There were some people even clapping and cheering in the theatre which is a good sign. Go watch!

Rating– 3.5/5

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