Actor Ashutosh Rana, after giving strong performances in recent movies like Simmba, Mulk and Dhadak is back now with his next feature film. He was one of the most terrifying villains of the 90’s who with Tamanna, Zakhm, Dushman and Sangharsh, terrorised an entire generation of cinema lovers. Ashutosh Rana will be now seen as a good samaritan in upcoming social drama Chicken Curry Law. The actor who has had a fulfilling and strong career trajectory was seen an abhorred rapist and serial killer in Dushman while his character in Chicken Curry Law takes 180 degree turn where he plays a lawyer, Advocate Sitapati Shukla who represents a rape victim.
Veteran performers Ashutosh Rana and Makarand Deshpande will be seen sharing screen space and engaged in major face off in an upcoming social drama Chicken Curry Law. The film throws light on severe social problems around women’s safety and depicts the foreigner’s tryst with the law in India. Makrand and Ashutosh are all set to enthral the audience with their acting chops as two lethal lawyers pitted against each other. Both the actors will be seen playing advocates and one will get to witness some tantilizing court room drama. Continue reading “Ashutosh Rana and Makarand Deshpande face off in Court”
There used to be a time when the Daku movie was a staple in Bollywood. Right from the 40s, with Mehboob Khan’s Aurat (which he remade as Mother India), into the 60s with Dilip saab’s Gunga Jumna, it was the 70s when the genre hit its peak with blockbusters like Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Ganga Ki Saugandh, Khote Sikkey and of course, the baap of them all, Sholay!
But while the genre flourished right up till the late 80s (Mardon Wali Baat, Aag Hi Aag), the resurgence of the family film through directors like Sooraj Barjatya, Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra led to daku movies being slowly relegated to B-grade cinema in the 90s, and relative obscurity in the 00s, what with a more urban brand of cinema coming in, save for the Paan Singh Tomar biopic, or the brilliant Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru from 2 years back.
Therefore, when the promos of Sonchiriya showed up with an ensemble cast and a brilliant soundtrack, the only thought that entered one’s mind was if this was going to be a throwback to old school Daku dramas, or would it be a more contemporary take on the lives of dacoits?Continue reading “Sonchiriya Movie Review: Dakus in the Dust”
Brothers- the official remake of ”Warrior”- sees Akshay Kumar in one of his best and intense roles. But trying to strike the balance between Bollywood and Hollywood, the director Karan Malhotra gets confused and gives us a mediocre version of what could have been a big blockbuster.Continue reading “Brothers: A Quick Review”
I haven’t yawned this much while watching a film in a long long time. Yes, Brothers is a rare gem of a film in that sense. But, I have had this feeling of ‘when will this film end’ for so many other Hindi films that have released this year. Brothers is truly run-of-mill in that sense.
Karan Malhotra, the director who gave us the commercially successful but perennially boring remake of the 90s cult classic Agneepath, comes back with another remake in form of Brothers (official remake of 2011 Hollywood film Warrior and does exactly what he has done before – he bores us to death. Okay, near death (conceding the fact that I am still alive to write this review). At times, I struggle to respond to those ever-inquisitive souls who come up to you after you have watched a film and ask you – how was it? A film like Brothers makes your job easier– you can simply say ‘boring’ and the answer shall perfectly suffice.Continue reading “Brothers Movie Review: Mother of Yawns and False Dawns”
Despite the obvious surplus of regional movies that tout themselves as super-hit action dhamakas, an entity called ‘a logical, racy action thriller that truly entertains’ is kind of a rarity. I would even go the distance to compare it to the unicorn as it is only rumored to exist, making it literally ‘next to impossible’ to actually find any in our commercial cinema space. The reasons are many. Our mainstream industry still operates in the understanding that Indians can never really move on from the ‘lunch thali‘ mindset in their movies. The main dish (genre) may be anything under the sun, but irrespective of that, the belief hitherto was that all other 23 essentials must be served to the audience for a ‘paisaa vasool’ experience.Continue reading “Meaghamann Movie Review: True-blue Action, Served in Style!”
It’s no secret that Ravi Teja, the darling of the masses among Telugu film audience is going through a very rough patch of late. With his last hit being Mirapakaay (way back in 2011) following which he has had a series of flops, he is desperately looking for that one film to set things back on track for him.Continue reading “Balupu: Trailer”
Festival season usually leads to celebration time at movies too and as Makar Sankranti falls on 14th of Jan every year, Tamil & Telugu cinema lines up blockbuster releases meant to entertain. But my point of going to this film had nothing to do with celebrations. Infact being a hardcore Indian cricket fan I was looking forward to a break free route amongst the riot in Australia and with no worthy Hindi movies to hang around this weekend, Vettai seemed like an escapist fare to subside the pain.Continue reading “Vettai Movie Review: Brothers who bang”