Apr 26 2014

Revolver Rani- Movie Review


Even though Kangana Ranaut’s attempted something different, Revolver Rani is annoying and boring and a complete waste of time and money!

Rating- 1.5/5

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Dec 31 2013

Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2013


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

2)      Bhaag Milkha Bhaag- Inspiring and an award winning performance from Farhan Akhtar. Starring Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

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

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

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

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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May 10 2013

Go Goa Gone- Movie Review


Go Goa Gone posterI wasn’t expecting much from this Bollywoodified zombie film, especially with Kunal Khemu in it. But… what a pleasant surprise!

3 friends- Hardik (Kunal Khemu), Luv (Vir Das) and Bunny (Anand Tiwari) who work and stay together don’t have anything exciting happening in their lives. Hardik and Luv spend their time smoking up, drinking and trying their luck with women but nothing seems to work. Work comes up for Bunny in Goa and his friends seize the opportunity and tag along with him. On reaching there, they meet Luna (Puja Gupta) who is Luv’s Facebook friend. She tells them about this ‘Rave’ party happening on an island and they decide to go. All’s not well when they realise the next morning that everyone on the island has turned into zombies. That’s when they meet wanna-be Russian mafia Boris (Saif Ali Khan).

Those of you who have seen the Hollywood flick Zombieland should not expect this to be like it. Sure, the genre is the same but as a movie this one should be judged by itself and not be compared. The directors Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK have done a good job in making a film that is not only entertaining but also well conceptualized. We’ve had enough of those gross looking ghosts in our scary movies! They’re more apt in ‘Go Goa Gone’ to be honest. Atleast you laugh at them because you’re meant to!

The story and screenplay go hand in hand and with a simple premise like in this, the dialogues and expressions work the most. They are very today. Fresh, witty and natural. Good work, writers! I read Kunal Khemu is one of them too! I wish the background music was more pumped up though, like a more punk rock sort of beat going on in the background to pace up the film a bit. The cinematography is good but I expected more from a picturesque place like Goa. I liked how the blood squirted out from the zombies though. That was kind of cool! The music by Sachin-Jigar is different but goes well with the film and all that’s happening in it.

The actors suit the characters well and do justice to their parts. Kunal Khemu as I said, really surprised me. He is good and the most entertaining actor in the movie. Vir Das again is a natural and is a lot of fun to watch. He’s a good looking guy. Saif Ali Khan’s character is fun in the start but gets a bit off later. The way he introduces himself first with his accent I thought, ok this will be interesting and is different from what he’s ever done but he’s just got a long cameo in the film which barely counts as the main hero. Anand Tiwari is a good actor and played the part of a naiive friend very well. He is fun to watch too. Puja Gupta was very ok and didn’t quite fit in with the cast. Honestly, she was not the best choice for the part.

Fun, entertaining and twisted, this film appeals the most to the youth. Go Goa Gone will make you laugh out loud. Go watch it with a bunch of friends!

Rating– 3/5

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Jul 1 2011

Delhi Belly- Movie Review


I’ve been so looking forward to coming back and writing my review of Delhi Belly only because the movie is simply awesome and no one should miss it!

So what’s it about? Well, Imran Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor and Vir Das live together in a not-so-clean-and-hygienic apartment in Delhi. They’re ambitionless, lazy and are struggling to pay off their rent. With a mistake in dropping off the right package to the right person, these three land themselves into a crazy mess involving diamonds, a brand new car, gundas and a bad belly through it all.

Delhi Belly according to me was just superb! From the beginning to the end, I was hooked on, in spite of the poor sound quality at Eros theatre, in spite of 4 annoying college kids talking about some stupid chat messages on FB behind me and in spite of not having seen the trailer before. I’d say it’s a movie for the youth of today from the big cities. The language, the setting, the dialogues and everything is very today and unpretentiously cool.

The director Abhinay Deo, the scriptwriter, the editor, the DOP and the entire cast and crew of Delhi Belly have done a brilliant job! For the first time I thought Imran Khan was perfect for the role and he’s done full justice to it. Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor are superb actors and made me laugh like crazy throughout the film. The ‘tatti’ scene was hilarious among other scenes. I didn’t think any actor in the film was added for the heck of it. They all added up to making the movie what it is. Even Shenaz Treasurywala, Vijay Raaz and Poorna Jagannathan are worth a mention for their performances.

I also felt that the music is unique and not something I’d listen to on my playlist but it’s perfect for the film and each song has been placed perfectly such that it doesn’t seem random.

Overall, Delhi Belly is pure adulterated fun, entertainment and awesomeness. This is what movies are all about! You’d be a fool to miss it!

Rating– 4.5/5

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