Coolie No 1 (2020- Amazon Original): The Curse of Nepotism in Bollywood

A good part of the 90s was a golden time for David Dhawan and Govinda most of which were remakes of Tamil and Telugu films. For example Coolie No 1 is a remake of the Tamizh film Chinna Mapillai. 

David Dhawan is now on a quest to position his son as the next Superstar of Bollywood remaking his own remakes, but then this time it flatters to deceive. Coolie No 1 (1995) itself is a problematic film if you look at it. There is a person who catfishes a female to marry her and the film does not show any remorse on his part and justifies it by saying that as her father wanted her to have a secure life, the daughter deserves to be cheated. Continue reading “Coolie No 1 (2020- Amazon Original): The Curse of Nepotism in Bollywood”

Youngistaan Movie Review : Definitely a better film than you expect it to be

Youngistaan Movie ImageThis is the revelation of the day for me. Youngistaan is not a terrible film, infact it is a decent one time watch. Or maybe I was in a mental state where I would have liked anything.

For some weird reason, everyone that I know or follow on Twitter, has been humming the song ‘Suno Na’ from Youngistaan. Maybe its just the magic of Arijit Singh. But then Youngistaan did have an interesting premise, which was being jacked by an uninteresting lead actor, Jacky Bhagnani. Jacky, in his 5th film produced by his dad, is a persistent guy who is determined to juice out every penny of his dad’s account anyhow. Whether Vashu Bhagnani believes it or not, but him producing all the films for his son is creating a negative conjecture amongst the audience about his films. While Youngistaan may be the first decent film they have produced together, but people may not still come out to theaters because of Jacky’s unfavorable image with the popular audiences. To set the record straight, he is still not an ‘actor’, even after this one. Continue reading “Youngistaan Movie Review : Definitely a better film than you expect it to be”

Rangrezz Movie Review: Banality and Unintentional Hilarity of the Highest Order!

People in India make films for different reasons. Many make them purely for the monetary gains. Many also do it for the fame and glamour that is associated with the silver screen. Few find the medium to be a effective tool to make a statement and even fewer use it purely as a form of expression.Continue reading “Rangrezz Movie Review: Banality and Unintentional Hilarity of the Highest Order!”