Madaari Movie Review: Why not stay with Irrfan and his haunting eyes? Revolution could have waited.

If only a gifted actor and a promising idea could guarantee an engaging film – Madaari would have gone down as a winner. But alas, gifts and promises are not always a precursor to happy endings. Are they? And in that sense, films and relationships have so much in common.Continue reading “Madaari Movie Review: Why not stay with Irrfan and his haunting eyes? Revolution could have waited.”

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: My Analysis

** Lots of spoilers ahead. I strongly recommend watching the movie first.

Let me get the hyperbole out of the way. Kangana is a bonafide movie star. Her dual role might go on to become one of the most iconic double roles in indian film history. Kangana struts her stuff so breathtakingly in the movie, you are left agape at the confidence, the talent and the swagger. The last time a female performance that chewed everything around her was Kareena in JWM, but Kangana went a step ahead and just took my breath away.

Returning to the movie at hand. This might be the first movie that integrates the double role gimmick in its very theme to the point that it feels a very organic part of the film. TWMR has all the ‘realistic’ and ‘authentic flavors’ trappings of our multiplex movie era, but it has that larger than life ‘filmy’ blood running wild through its veins. Its like RNBDJ on steroids. It takes the ‘placeholder’ theory of RNBDJ and runs wild with it going into bizarre territories and asking really uncomfortable questions about perception of a person’s identity. Is the other person just a placeholder for few archetypes? How much of your appearance constitutes your identity? Can two people with same behavioral be perceived as same identity? These might look basic questions because truly, they are very BASIC questions regarding perception of human identity.Continue reading “Tanu Weds Manu Returns: My Analysis”

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: A Quick Review

5 Reasons- Why you should not miss Tanu Weds Manu Returns:

  • TWMR Poster 3Kangana is outstanding in a double role. Her impeccable Haryanvi accent would put the Chautalas to shame. Few actors have been able to do justice to double roles in Bollywood the way she has done in TWM2.
  • Madhavan plays himself.. he is the calm husband even in adversity. Watching the couple is like watching Tendulkar and Dravid play cricket. While Kangana is blazing guns and aggressive in both her roles, Maddy coolly manages to support her well and ensure that the equilibrium is maintained!
  • Deepak Dobriyaal as Pappi shows us once again how supporting roles can be enacted to make them appear like lead roles. The most hilarious dialogues are given to him and he does absolute justice to them. Laugh a riot guy with an unassuming character that keeps surprising you often and tickling your funny bone with consummate ease
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub doesn’t get left behind in his portrayal of Chintu – Tanu’s second fiddle. Whether he is falling for Kangna or getting jilted by her, he wears his heart on his sleeve.
  • Finally, the whole Indian small town setting accentuated by good screenplay/ dialogues by Himanshu Sharma, direction by Anand Rai and an amazing supporting cast of Swara Bhaskar, Jimmy Shergill and Eijaz Khan brings to life a well paced, funny and light movie interspersed with social messages that you can interpret if you are attentive enough. set

Its a revolutionary movie which doesn’t follow the Indian stereotype for a woman.

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Bullett Raja: Trailer

Bullet Raja- Saif & SonakshiAfter Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Tigmanshu Dhulia combines once again with Rahul Mittra and Nitin Tej Ahuja to come up with Bullett Raja. Featuring Saif Ali Khan in the lead, the film also features Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mahie Gill, Gulshan Grover, Chunky Pandey etc. Continue reading “Bullett Raja: Trailer”

Special 26 Movie Review: Good, not Special

This man looks, talks, behaves just like an officer.... doesn't he?

Manoj Bajpai come in to the frame, run with your kid on shoulders, make horse tok-tok sound from your mouth, camera in front of his face, camera don’t cut. Other sequence, Akshay Kumar call Jimmy Shergill, Split screen, camera move non-stop, show Jimmy Shergill coming from one end, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher from another.  Continue reading “Special 26 Movie Review: Good, not Special”

Special Chabbis-Official Trailer

Before Arvind Kejriwal re-discovered the Aam Aadmi, Neeraj Pandey gave us a gripping thriller about the common man in A Wednesday!.The film went on to become a Sleeper Hit in 2008. Neeraj also earned the Indira Gandhi National Award for Best Film by Debutant Director.Continue reading “Special Chabbis-Official Trailer”