Azhar (2016) Movie Review: A Wasted Opportunity

There are always three sides to a story, your side, the other side and the truth. In a country like India, where sycophancy is the order of the day, our biographical films tend to be mostly works of hagiography. Then there is a need to add a love story even though it may be a fictional like one in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Azhar starts with a disclaimer to the film saying this is not related to real life and is a fictionalized account. Why bother buying rights from the person in the first place then?

There is a scene in Azhar, similar to the recently released Fan, where in a star has to undergo humiliation due to smug rich men, who had hired their services.Continue reading “Azhar (2016) Movie Review: A Wasted Opportunity”

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”

Trailer of Bejoy Nambiar’s David

After Shaitan which met with mixed response, Bejoy Nambiar is back with his next film, David. Initially planned to be a trilingual, finally this has turned out to be a bilingual in Hindi and Tamil with a dubbed version in Telugu as well. David is apparently a gangster-comedy with Vikram featuring in both the Hindi and Tamil versions, his second Hindi movie after Raavan.

David movie poster
David movie poster

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A Musical Tribute to Raj Kanwar

Prolific Hindi film writer-director-producer Raj Kanwar passed away recently ( 3rd February, 2012 ) in Singapore even before he could undergo a kidney transplant. He was just 53 and is survived by his wife and 2 sons. Raj Kanwar had started his career by assisting  filmmakers like Shekhar Kapur and Rajkumar Santoshi. His first film as director was Deewana which was a resounding success and from thereon it was a successful journey for Raj Kanwar and he went on to establish himself as a popular writer-director-producer churning out hit after hit. Though he did have odd failures like Kartavya, Itihaas, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke etc by and large his films did quite well commercially. His hits included films like Deewna, Laadla, Jaan,Jeet,Judaai, Daag : The Fire, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Andaaz etc.Continue reading “A Musical Tribute to Raj Kanwar”

Don 2- New Theatrical Trailer

 For those who weren’t too happy with the 1st trailer of Farhan Akhtar‘s Don 2, here is the new promo which certainly looks kick ass. After Ra.One that’s due for release this Diwali ( 26th October ) this is another movie that’s certainly been eagerly awaited.Continue reading “Don 2- New Theatrical Trailer”