Jan 24 2015

Baby- Movie Review


baby-posterI had just seen a war movie- American Sniper recently and was not quite prepared to go watch anything even remotely similar anytime soon that too  at 11 in the morning. But just like me, there was a theatre full of people who came to watch Akshay Kumar in Baby. You will soon know if it was worth it.

Plot in short– A team of Indian secret agents led by Danny Denzongpa set out on a mission to find and stop the leader of a terrorist group who are planning an attack on India. Will they be able to stop the attack?

The Good– I like how Neeraj Pandey, the director and screenplay writer has kept the pace going. Even though the movie is quite long, the second half is twice as gripping as the first half so you wont find yourself getting bored at all. The characters are well thought of and each one plays their part well. Akshay Kumar’s performance is top notch. He’s a good actor… the kind of actor who can act and do action scenes better than the other guys. Apart from him, the other supporting actors- Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Sushant Singh, Madhurima Tuli and the others all play an important part in making the film interesting to watch. The locations are beautiful, especially in Saudi Arabia. Beautiful cinematography. I have to say that I was very impressed with the action sequence where Taapsee Pannu fights Sushant Singh single handedly.

The Not-so-good– Now the film is slightly longer than I hoped for but thankfully the screenplay keeps it going. Also I felt that the songs were unnecessary and not even that great.

Verdict– Watch Baby not for the strange title but for the fast paced thriller that it is. The second half is very engrossing and Akshay Kumar proves yet again that he is Bollywood’s best action hero.

Rating– 3.5/5

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Jul 18 2014

Hate Story 2- Movie Review


I can easily say that Hate Story 2 is the twisted- corny- and- B grade- female version of Ghajini and it’s not worth your time.

Rating- 2/5

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Feb 6 2011

Yeh Saali Zindagi- Movie Review


Ok sorry but this time I’m not writing my review of the film… I’m just gonna bitch my heart out!

Ek toh I went thinking it would be an interesting thriller with Chitrangda Singh, directed by Sudhir Mishra and that I’ll really like it, but what I saw was crap! In the first half of the first half itself I was bored and confused and clueless about what’s happening. There are 10000 different characters with 10000 different stories, all interconnected and leading to a stupid ending which is at the beginning of the movie. Haan so theek hai; there have been movies edited like that in the past and this was probably meant to be one of those but hello! This was really really ridiculous! I had to ask my friend ke kya ho raha hai bhai!

Haan so the story was anyway super confusing, upar se most dialogues had maa behen ki gaalis in them which all the boys in the theatre found very amusing and were laughing out loud like jackasses! Ok some dialogues were funny, no doubt, but even if they weren’t, and still had a gaali in them, there would be guys laughing like idiots. Hmmm…maybe laughing at abuses is a guy thing.

So anyway, besides that, Chitrangda Singh looked hot, Irrfan Khan acted well with his big eyes bulging out and the cute guy Arunoday Singh looked really cute lekin kya faayda?!

The music was bakwas, the cinematography was still decent but as a movie, to me, it was completely bakwas!

I will not rate it and I will not even write a summary of the story for you (cause I didn’t fully get it myself).

Bas ho gaya. 😛  Thank you.

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Dec 17 2010

Mirch- Movie Review


The movies this week weren’t too interesting and I wasn’t too keen on watching Tron Legacy cause it’s just not my type of movie so I chose Mirch.

There are like 5 stories in this movie so I’m not sitting and typing so much. I’ll tell you in short. A struggling writer approaches a producer with his rejected script with too much hope. The producer says sorry boss, give me a script which is solid. The only way to make money from a film is a dumdaar actor or sex.  So the writer thinks up 4 different stories, inspired from Panchatantra, in which there’s infidelity, sex and smart women.

Now coming to my review. The beginning of the movie almost made me snore. The title credits were simultaneously rolling with the protagonist waiting for his girlfriend and drinking beer at the same time. So for the first five minutes, all I could see was his hand and a glass of beer and car keys. But don’t worry… it could only get better from there. And it did. The stories were genuinely good. Ok the 2 stories after the Interval were a little weak compared to the first two.

There are some really talented actors in the movie- Konkana Sen Sharma, Raima Sen, Rajpal Yadav, Boman Irani, Shreyas Talpade, Shahana Goswami, Sushant Singh, Prem Chopra, Ila Arun, Arunoday Singh and Tisca Chopra. Director Vinay Shukla’s very smartly used most of them more than once in all the stories in the movie and they’ve done a good job, except for maybe Arunoday Singh who was just ok.

Cinematography could have been way better considering the beautiful locations they got. The music was pretty good and went well with the movie theme.

Overall, Mirch had quite a bit of masala to make it entertaining but it would’ve been better if the pace was faster too.

Rating– 3/5

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