Raees vs Kaabil: Clash of the Titans?

Jan 25th was slated to be the battle of the stars- Shahrukh and Hrithik battling it out with Raees and Kaabil respectively. The swords were all out with both the parties battling it out with their PR machinery. Some even called it as a mentor-pupil battle. And it mattered for both the stars as their previous movies were almost a washout (Fan and Mohenjo Daro).Continue reading “Raees vs Kaabil: Clash of the Titans?”

Raees Movie Review: Once Upon A Late Latif

It’s all Ram Gopal Varma’s fault. Till he showed up with Satya, Company etc, we were so used to the trope of the gangster being a modern day Robin Hood, a leader of the community, a do-gooder on the wrong path etc, that when we were exposed to what gangsters really are, ordinary men and women with a gun, who let their ego come in the way of reason, flawed human beings who may be larger than life for a few fleeting moments, but end up the victim of either the system, or their own hubris.Continue reading “Raees Movie Review: Once Upon A Late Latif”

Fitoor Movie Review: No Love Here, Just Impossible Inanity

Ask me no questions and you will be told no lies. If you still want to know how this adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations is, well, you asked for it.

Fitoor spares nothing, and no one, as it annihilates anything and everything that was beautiful and sacred in the source novel and the milieu this adaptation is set in. For the most part, this massacre is orchestrated by a disastrously miscast Katrina Kaif while some part of the blame should deservedly reach the doors of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Tabu (yes, the lady can misfire too).Continue reading “Fitoor Movie Review: No Love Here, Just Impossible Inanity”

Hawaa Hawaai Movie Review : It Flies But Does Not Soar

Director: Amole Gupte

Cast: Partho Gupte, Saqeeb Saleem

Spoilers Ahead

Hawaa_Hawaai_PosterIn one of the earlier scenes in the film, Gochi – one of the street smart buddies of Arjun (Partho Gupte) looks excitedly at a girl wearing a pair of roller skates. Gochi and the other friends of Arjun who belong to lower strata of society,do not attend school and survive by doing odd jobs like working in a garage, doing embroidery, collecting trash etc. They are keen to help Arjun buy a pair of roller skates and help him learn skating which he desires to learn since long. Excitedly Gochi walks up to the girl (who presumably appears to belong to the higher strata of society) and asks her the price of the roller skates and she replies ‘It’s worth 30K ‘. The poor kid Gochi, who thanks to his lack of education hilariously assumes the price of the skates to be just worth 30rs and feels that purchasing a pair of skates for his friend isn’t a herculean task after all. The above mentioned scene may seem a bit far fetched and has a rather humorous tone. However in this one scene itself, director Amole Gupte makes us realize the economic disparity prevalent in our society.Continue reading “Hawaa Hawaai Movie Review : It Flies But Does Not Soar”

Hawaa Hawaai: Trailer

Hawaa Hawaai-Saqib and ParthoAfter making an impact with Stanley Ka Dabba, Amole Gupte returns to direction with Hawaa Hawaai. Featuring his son Partho Gupte and Saqib Saleem in the lead, the film is written by Amole Gupte while the producers are Amole himself, Deepa Bhatia and Fox Star Studios. The film is based upon skating, a sport that’s hardly been represented prominently in Indian Cinema. Music is by Hitesh Sonik while Amol Gole and Vikas Sivaraman are the cinematographers and Deepa Bhatia is the editor. Hawaa Hawaai releases on 9th May.Continue reading “Hawaa Hawaai: Trailer”

Kai Po Che Movie Review: Transcending Tale of Friendship

Kai Po Che - Poster - Movie ReviewIn the last 6 months – I have watched and reviewed only 4 movies, including Kai Po Che, on the first day itself. The first was Anurag Basu’s “Barfi!” which I loved, the second was Karan Johar’s “Student of the Year” which was so-so and then Reema Kagti’s “Talaash” which I hated. So, when I walked into PVR Juhu to watch Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po Che” – I was sceptical about how I will feel as the end credits will roll. Continue reading “Kai Po Che Movie Review: Transcending Tale of Friendship”

Kai Po Che: Trailer

Scheduled to release on 22nd February 2013, Kai Po Che is a film based on Chetan Bhagat‘s novel The Three Mistakes of My Life, directed by Abishek Kapoor. Produced by UTV the film has music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Javed Akhtar while Anay Goswamy is the DOP and Deepa Bhatia the editor.Continue reading “Kai Po Che: Trailer”

Stanley Ka Dabba Movie Review : For the child in you

Once when I was in School, in class 8 if I’m not wrong, our Geography teacher asked us as to what each one of us wanted to do become in life. Continue reading “Stanley Ka Dabba Movie Review : For the child in you”