Movie Length: 2 hours 15 mins
It’s a Yash Raj banner film & again they have come up with Arjun Kapoor after Ishaqzaade. Director Atul Sabharwal who is before known for his crime thriller TV Series ‘Powder’ is making his directorial debut with Aurangzeb. So, what is Aurangzeb is all about, the name Aurangzeb given to the movie might create some curiosity in the mind of audience. Aurangzeb the Mughal Emperor who ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent for almost 49 years, In his strategy to take down one’s empire and take control over his empire he used to kidnap the king and kill his successors, followers and become the Emperor. The movie has the similar kind of thinking and storyline.
The Plot: Yashwardhan (Jackie Shroff) A real estate dealer in Gurgaon runs a mafia network, which does all kinds of illegal activities related to real estate business to be a undisputed emperor in this business. Yashwardhan’s son Ajay (Arjun Kapoor) is spoilt brat and is only known for his high temper, drugs & disco, pubs.
On the other hand DCP Ravikanth (Rishi Kapoor) with his team Teja ( Prithviraj Sukumaran ) & Dev ( Arya Babbar) are planning to demolish the nexus network of Yashwardhan. So, they use the same strategy as Aurangzeb used to by kidnapping Yashwardhan’s son Ajay and replacing with Vishal (Arjun Kapoor in double role) to know the details of Yashwardhan’s businesses, how he runs his businesses and also comes up with clean face. The cops torture Ajay to get the details of Yashwardhan’s businesses but in vain, on the other hand Vishal who was replaced by Ajay and is in Yashwardhan’s business as Aurangzeb to know inner strategies of his businesses.
But In this process and battle between cops and mafia nexus a lot of shocking & dramatics truth comes up that Ajay and Vishal are twins brothers and cops are making use of them and have some other plans that might harm their own family. The twist in the tails comes here as plans changes and the lethal, bloody battle for successor ship, family begins.
Will Ajay and Vishal come together to save their family? Will cops succeed in their motive to demolish the empire of Yashwardhan that’s the thing to watch and I would suggest to go watch it in theaters near you.
Overall: It’s a good watch with solid performance by Arjun Kapoor in double roles. Rishi Kapoor & Jackie Shroff also did a fair job with their roles. Prithviraj also made his presence felt with a solid role. Sasheh Aagha looked average and will need some more films to get into acting skills.
Star Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Movie Length: 110 Mins
Yes, Its a ZOM-COM means a Zombie Comedy, Director Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DKs Go Goa Gone is a new take on gory filled zombie films by adding a whacky, comedy flavour to it and served this cocktail to the Indian audience. This kind of films are not made in Bollywood and are very famous in Hollywood. One can say its a brave attempt by the makers. Its an interesting watch.
The Storyline: Its a story of Hardik (Kunal Khemu), Luv (Vir Das) & Bunny (Anand Tiwari) three friends of which Hardik & Luv are funny, crazy, lazy, drug addicts, always looking for girls. They are pissed off by the daily routine of life, that is home then office and then again back to home, they are looking for something interesting out of this. One day they flies off to Goa which is said to be a bussiness trip of Bunny friend of Hardik & Luv but the main motive is to get on with some girls, have fun and a lot of drugs.
The twist in the story comes when one girl in Goa Luna (Puja Gupta) informs Luv about this Rave party at a remote Island in Goa which is throwed by a Russian drug mafia Boris (Saif Ali Khan) who pretend to be a videsi but actually is a desi boy from Delhi is looking to introduce a very strong pleasure drug in that party.
At the party event Hardik, Luv, Bunny & Luna are in the fever of drugs, babes and full on fun but soon they discover that the island turned into a zombieland because of overdose of that strong drugs and its reaction on the body causing people turning into zombies. These zombies are blood thristy, brutal and flesh eater. Now, these friends & Boriss battle with these gory zombies is the thing to watch.
Overall: Its a One time watch, its fun, gory, zombie filled but intersting kind of ride with a quite a watchable storytelling. Saifs performance as Boris is kind of lingers on your mind with his unusual ascent. The three friends played by Kunal, Vir & Anand have done a pretty good job with thier roles and are funny while Puja Gupta is looked average in her performance.
Star Rating: 3 out of 5
Story Of Film Is Realey Awsome And The Acting By Shraddha & Aditya Is Speech Less And Director Mohit suri was Lots Of Success And singers Arjit Sing, Tulsi Kumar, Shreya Goshal Was Awsome.
And i will request any to watch this movie.
Rahul Jaykar is an successful but lonely musician whose career has started to wane due to his alchohol addiction ,which subsequently affect his voice . His friend Vivek & boss (Played by mahesh thakur) urges him to leave the habit & focus on his career but he is not able to do so. During a concert he comes in contact with Arohi ,who idolize him ,while he is smitten by her simplicity & voice .He promises her to mentor her career but is unable to do so due to a medical emergency.
When Rahul recupartes he finds arohi again & apologise & began to train her,despite vivek reservation .He also approaches different music firms to give her chance & at last his old boss agrees for it. Arohi is an instant hit & people began to compare Rahul & Arohi which angers him & he again go into alcohol spree . However Arohi ,who loves Rahul more than her career soothes him & they spend the night together .Despite Arohis mother reservations ,Arohi moves in with Rahul .Things go smoothly but Rahul addiction increases with his career downfall so much that he began to have violent episodes with fellow workers . Some of this also embaress Arohi ,but still her love makes her try to reform Rahul again.
It would seem that Rahul has finally return to right track but during an award ceremony ,due to some reporter instigation ,he again has a violent alteracation & is put in lockup ,after slapping Arohi. Arohi ,despite his boss advice that Rahul cannot be brought back ,pleads with the police officer to leave him & the officer relent .During that night ,Arohi says to his boss that if required she will also absorb Rahuls habit so that he find solace with her . This finally make Rahul understand that he has become the only center of Arohi life & his love & presence will not allow her to move on unless he goes away.
The next day he makes some excuse to arohi,bid her farewell & jumps from a bridge. Arohi is distraught by this & decides to move away somewhere else but vivek encourages her to not waste Rahul Sacrifice by burning her career & going the same route that Rahul took.The end segment shows Arohi to be a succesful singer & she sees Rahul in the audience whenever she performs .The film end with Arohi signing her name as Arohi Rahul Jayekar in a fans hand as a tribute to Rahul as well as her unfinished desire to become Rahuls wife.
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes
Director Sanjay Gupta, who is best known for his films like Kaante, Musafir & Zinda is now came with Shootout At Wadala, a sequel to Shootout At Lokhandwala, Its a high voltage action crime drama based on S Hussain Zaidis book From Dongri To Dubai. The film is set on the background notorious gangsters & their gang wars & encounter from the 70s in Bombay (now Mumbai).
It’s story of Manya Surve ( John Abraham ) who is once a very ambitious and talented student also with a love interest Vidya (Kangna Ranaut). He is wrongly charged for murder of a goon which was murdered by his step brother. He decides to take revenge by going against the system and now he is different Manya he is transformed from a promising student Manohar to a ruthless & fearless Manya trained by a muscular jail inmate. His another inmate in the jail is Shaikh Munir (Tusshar Kapoor) helps Manya to run out of the jail from Pune and go back to Mumbai to rule the city.
In Bombay, Zubair (Manoj Bajpai) & Dilawar (Sonu Sood) has already created their terror in the city and has been ruling the city and also looking to finish the Mastan gang, and now Manya messes up with them as their ego clashes and turns into a gang war for survival and to become the baap of Bombay.
On the other side inspector Afaaque Bhagran (Anil Kapoor) who ready to free Bombay from the mess of these notorious gangsters is waiting for the right time, yes, you guessed it The Shootout.
Will Manya Surve be able to demolish the empire of Zubair & Dilawar or become a scapegoat? Watch it in theatres near you !!!
On the whole, Shootout at Wadala is a definitely a mass entertainer with a huge mass appeal in the form of ripped John Abraham who looked in top form and a range of item numbers featuring Sunny Leone with her irrestitable skin show in Laila, Priyanka Chopra as Badmash Babli and Sophie Choudry in Ala Re Ala. All make their presence felt for a while but Sunny Leone steals the show as the audiences in theatres whistling and cheering for her. Well performed roles by Anil Kapoor who looked dashing also at this age, Ronit Roy & Mahesh Manjrekar did well as cops. Kangna Ranaut looked good with some highly intimate scenes with John Abraham.
Verdict: Shootout At Wadala, is a gory, sex filled mass entertainer with John Abraham’s power packed performance and stylish action sequences of Sanjay Gupta.
Star Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Running time: 2 hours and 7 minutes
As a tribute to mark the centenary of Indian cinema the movie Bombay Talkies does not disappoint you. Four different stories are woven under the single thread called ‘cinema’ interwoven with everyday life. These stories are not interconnected, but, could be viewed as one; since, all the four stories attempt to portray the bond between the fictional world of cinema and the ordinary lives in the Indian scenario. It is an innovative attempt to make an anthology of four stories through a common thread and as an attempt it succeeds. The movie succeeds in communicating the common thread running through all the stories.
Karan Johar’s story ‘Ajeeb Daastan…’: The sequence begins by Karan Johar’s story. The theme of the story is based on marital sexuality and changing relationships in the present context. Sexual life of Gayatri (Rani Mukharji) and Dev (Randeep Hooda) takes a U- turn when a third person called Avinash enters. It is a communicative narration topped with effective performance. Songs like ‘Ajeeb Daastan... ’ and ‘Lag Ja gale..’ from the archive of Hindi Cinema are effectively used to convey the association of cinema with the everyday life.
Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Star’: The narration is a bit non-communicative to a general viewer. It is about a theatre artist, about his hidden dream of becoming a film star and about his failures. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance is just outstanding!
Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’: This is about a boy who dreams of becoming a dancer like Katrina Kaif. This story is conveyed very effectively. The ‘fictional world’ of cinema intersects the communicative gap between the parental aspirations and the innocent dreams of their children.
Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Murabba’: The plot of this story revolves around a son who lands up in Mumbai to fulfill his father’s desire. His father is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and as a last wish, the father wants Amitabh Bachchan to taste a bit of homemade Murabba. It is a ‘Khandani’ tradition; even his grandfather had sent his son to Mumbai to make Dilip Kumar taste homemade honey. So the son arrives in Mumbai to meet Amitabh and the story unfolds his struggle to meet the super hero.
Each story could have been a full length movie. However, none of them bore you. The frustrated housewife, an ordinary man aspiring to become a film star, kids growing with the fictional world of cinema, and the village man landing in the city to meet a film star-all these appear very familiar themes to explore. But, it is a commendable experiment to club four different perspectives given by four talented directors. Stories were compact and viewing experience was far better than viewing a two hour long dragging movie over some nonsensical comedy or a melodrama.
Certainly one can watch this if you are willing to experiment! Watch it for the emotions attached to the world of Indian cinema and also for performance. Songs were in tune with the common thread. Don’t miss the last 7 minute tribute to hundred years of Indian Cinema tracing the journey from the beginning till the date. I go for 3 and ½.
Aashiqui 2 hinges on a superficial, repetitive, half baked love story that fails to make any larger impact. It is tedious in the second half especially, and leaves us puzzled with an absurd end. Main drawback is the characterization of the heroine, very weak kind of portrayal. By and large it had a melodious music track, but the movie fails to impress anyway.
The plot revolves around a music showman who falls in love with a young talent coming from a ‘gareeb’ background. This helpless, timid and poverty ridden lady of ours sings in a bar for livelihood, is found by our large hearted, alcohol addict hero while carrying ‘aalu and tamatar’ in the midnight and our large hearted, alcohol addict ‘aashiq’ lifts her up from her helpless situation, makes her a singing star, and finally sacrifices himself for her future.
Due to limitless alcohol addiction and arrogance, Rahul Jaykar comes down in his career and we are not told why he becomes such a heavy drunkard. We see him in gloom always, but we are left unanswered about his past. We hear his rich father’s voice over phone calls one or two times, but wonder why he was unaware of his son’s pathetic condition!
Aarohi Shirke is the sweetest of the sweet kind of girl, who adores and is madly in love with Rahul. She is unhappy over Rahul’s pathetic condition, and she wants to help him quit alcohol. She is ready even to quit her singing career for him. But, Rahul wants her to concentrate on her career and for that he is ready to sacrifice himself. Absolute a senseless movie that resembled Abhimaan (1973 film starred with Amitabh and Jaya Badhuri) in the beginning, but lost its track after that. It is neither a ‘fairytale’ kind of movie nor a ‘realistic’ kind of movie.
The lead actor, Aditya Roy Kapoor has a cute smile, but, did not look like the one floating on heavy booze! Lead actress, Shraddha Kapoor with her bizarre dialogue delivery looked flat. She is the daughter of veteran actor Shakti Kapoor.
In a nut shell, Aashiqui 2 is just an average movie.
Ek Thi Daayan appeals more as a ‘drama’ (literary genre) than as a horror movie. Though, the movie revolves around the recursive theme of ‘good’ winning over ‘evil’, it maintains a creatively a creepy ambiance with a refined presentation.
It ended the usual way by making the hero to enter the nether world to conquer the ‘evil ghost’. In a sense the movie was not completely different from the contemporary horror movies. But, due credit should be given for a refined narration.
Refined narration, Vishal Bhardwaj’s music, Gulzar’s lyrics and a laudable performance by the lead actors (Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen, Huma Khureshi, and Kalki Koechlin) make the movie worth watching. Don’t miss the beginning if you are planning to watch it. But, the second half disappoints.
Plot Summary: It is the story of a witch who appears in every leap year on the day when lunar eclipse occurs. She needs the blood of innocent children to sustain her evil strength. Her strength lies in her long wiggling braid and she could be destroyed by cutting her braid. But, only an innocent kid can be the cause of her destruction.
Bobo (Emraan Hashmi) is a popular magician. He is troubled by hallucinations and nightmares of a ‘Daayan’ (witch). He consults a psychiatrist friend to get over with it. Bobo is made to recall a horrifying childhood experience with a witch who had come in the form of a human being; he had lost his father and his sister due to that.
Bobo tries to forget that bitter experience by marrying his beloved Tamra (Huma Qureshi). They adopt a son. Bobo has a creepy looking old flat in which he had spent his childhood. Bobo had emotional attachment with the flat, but, it kept on reminding him about his scary past. The Flat was sold to a girl named Lisa Dut (Kalki Koechlin) who is suspected to be the reincarnation of the witch that troubled him in his childhood.
And then, the movie falls on the path of age old battle between ‘evil spirit’ and ‘good spirit, finally the good overpowering the evil. In a sense, it is structured upon a clichéd horror story with hidden moral implications.
Not a ‘must watch’ movie therefore. However, one can enjoy the innovative appearance and the characterization of the witch (it’s fun to watch Konkona Sen as witch); even the end has a surprise twist!
Commando - One Man Army is a action-thriller Directed by Dilip Ghosh & Produced by Vipul Shah. The movie is all set to break typical Bollywood action standards and sets its own standard with Vidyut Jamwal the martial artist, the hero with a one man army tag suits him a lot.
The Plot: Captain Karanvir Dogra (Vidyut Jamwal) is an commando of the Indian Army who met an accident as his helicopter crash in Chinese territory and is arrested by Chinese Army officials for suspecting him as a spy. He is brutally tortured by the Chinese army officials. On the other side the Indian Government isnt helping Captain Karanvir Dogra and is happy to politics out of it, and one day he escapes while he was taken to the court.
On the other hand Simrit (Pooja Sharma) a bubbly & bold punjabi kudi is seek & tired of Amrit Singhs (Jaideep Ahlawat) notorious wish to marry her even though she is not at all interested in him. Amrit Singh has such a terror that police & politician are in his pocket and he is the king of his territory.
Capt. Karanvir Dogra who escaped from Chinese army meets Simrit accidently while some goons are following her while she is trying to escape and fly to Canada but the notorious gang of Amrit Singh dont allow her to escape while Karanvir (Vidyut) takes up the challenge to help her to escape and protect from Amrit Singh ( Jaideep Ahlawat ) & his gang.
The battle starts off from here, How Karanvir protects Simrit from the notorious gang of Amrit Singh? Thats the thing to watch & i would advice you to go watch it in cinema halls near you.
Vidyut Jamwal as an Army Commando makes an impact with its never seen before stunts & action sequences. He is real treat to watch while Jaideep Ahlawat as a villain is also impressive with its cheeky Santa Banta Jokes & notorious & dabangg attitude. Pooja Sharma is good as a Punjabi Bubbly girl.
Overall: Its Vidyut, Vidyut & Vidyut all the way with exquisite action sequences & stunts. He really makes action special in this movie. Watch this movie if you are a fan of Martial Arts & Action.
Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Rohan Sippy’s latest movie Nautanki Saala deserves appreciation for delivering a clean comedy of situations. The movie appears exceptionally well while mixing the ‘nautanki’theaterwith the main plot. However, the story itself needed some more depth, I feel. It ends up like any other predictable, dragging love story and therefore fails to make any deep impact upon the viewers.
The plot goes like this: Psychologically depressed RP tells his flashback story to a psychiatrist.
Ram Parmar, alias RP (Ayushman Khurrana) is a director and an actor in a drama troupe. He meets Mandar accidentally. RP rescues Mandar Lele (Kunal Roy Kapur) from a suicide attempt, brings him home and fills confidence in Mandar. RP takes Mandar in his drama troupe as an actor, makes him his best friend, but, their friendship cracks because of a skew in their life. What was the skew, then?
To know that, let us go back to Mandar’s story. Mandar, a not so successful person in life, is deeply in love with Nandini (Pooja Salvi), but, one sided it was. So, RP vows to unite both of them. In an attempt to persuade Nandini for his best friend, RP falls prey to his own emotions and it ends up like any other predictable love story.
Comparably, it was a short film running for only two hours. Yet, it seemed never ending in the second half especially. One may, even keep wondering over RP’s longing for Nandini, I did actually! Nandini’s role lacked depth for two reasons: one is the actress herself. She fails to provide any significant appearance as the kind of role she was performing. Second one is that the role itself lacked in depth focus. It was an ordinary character. Being the major skew for the entire movie, the role of Nandini looked shallow.
The movie is backed by the performances of Kunal Roy Kapur and Ayushman. The adaptation of the Ramayana Nautanki on stage works out well. It creates anambiancefor mixing up ‘reality’ and ‘fiction’. The ‘drama’ within a larger canvas of another ‘drama’ (main plot) is a major input for this romantic comedy. Songs were situational.
The only plus point is that it attempts to deliver a clean comedy relying not upon vulgar gimmicks, and dialogues. Otherwise an average movie.