Producer Mansi Bagla makes a splash, shoots for a music video at the Cannes Film Festival with Raveena Mehta

Talk about making noise in tinsel town! Mansi Bagla is no new name in the industry now. From announcing her first film as a Producer for Forensic to walking at the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2022, Mansi has surely come a long way. As she was leaving for the Cannes Film Festival, where she was invited to talk about her collaboration with Ruskin Bond and his stories, she confirmed signing director Mohit Suri for the same project. She released her first promotional song ‘Tujhse Milne Ki Aas’ from Cannes starring renowned artist and singer Raveena Mehta, created in gratitude to Mohit Suri, for coming on board for this project. The teaser was launched at Monte Carlo for the Red Carpet Fashion Week at the prestigious hermitage hotel.

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Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Review: Shockingly Regressive and Melodramatic

There are good films and there are bad films. And then there are some films that are so unbelievably bad that you feel like shouting – why did they make this film!!? Hamari Adhuri Kahani, the latest melodramatic overdose from the Bhatt camp, is so regressive, unbelievable, over-the-top and nauseating that you stop expecting anything within half an hour into the film. Mohit Suri, the film’s director, has a reasonable track record with good little films like Kalyug, Awarapan and Woh Lamhe under his belt. In fact, Suri has also been at the helm of affairs for three consecutive blockbusters for the Bhatt Camp in the recent past – Ek Villain, Aashiqui 2 and Murder 2.Continue reading “Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Review: Shockingly Regressive and Melodramatic”

Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Movie Review: A Good Director Cannot Save A Bad Script

In 1982, Mahesh Bhatt made Arth, with Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Since then, he has made it again and again atleast a 100 times. If not that, he has taken elements from Arth and twisted them around, rebottled them with new flavor, and made a film again. Arth was an absolute classic. Most of its derivatives are not. But Bhatt will never get out of it seems. And he must plunge us as well as he drowns. Directed by Mohit Suri, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani is concocted with a stellar cast, but it is supposed to be the love story of Mahesh Bhatt’s parents. In reality, it is another take on Arth. Albeit drenched in ham-fisted dialogue by Shagufta Rafique. Continue reading “Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Movie Review: A Good Director Cannot Save A Bad Script”

Raja Natwarlal (2014) Movie Review: The Con Film

I never knew when I become a Emraan Hashmi fan. When I saw the promos of Footpath, I said oh no not another Bollywood actor who got a chance due to nepotism. Whatever I saw of Footpath proved that I was right, but I guess the turning point for me was I found him bearable in Mohit Suri’s Zeher, and Kalyug proved that he could act in spite of an underwritten role. I so wish one day Mohit Suri’s makes a full length film on his character from Kalyug. And by the time Awarapann came I was looking forward for it’s release eagerly. Since then barring Ghanchakkar and Shanghai I have made it a point to watch his films on first day first show.

I must say I have enjoyed all Kunal Deshmukh films so far, Tum Mile being my favourite. It is one of those few Bollywood film which addresses the point that in love apart from romance many other things matter and otherwise we would all lead a life of misery. Kunal is someone who knows his job, that is to entertain the audience and he is pretty good at it.Continue reading “Raja Natwarlal (2014) Movie Review: The Con Film”

Ek Villain Movie Review: Bad Story About Bad People

Ek Villain PosterNow I haven’t “Seen the Devil” so it is not possible for me to compare Ek Villain with the original it rips off blatantly. From what I have read online, the original is a brilliantly made thriller that is gory but still riveting. With Ek Villain, we have a watered down (read Indianised) version sans the gore and overt sexuality. Should work, like some rip offs have in the past one would say.

Unfortunately as a stand-alone story being told to first timers in the audiences (which there are many since the Korean original is not known beyond the connoisseurs of world cinema, or pyscho gore, or both; you get the point) Mohit Suri’s love story of a Villain is a train wreck of a script that is marginally redeemed by passable performances and a memorable musical score.Continue reading “Ek Villain Movie Review: Bad Story About Bad People”

Aashiqui 2: Official Teaser

Almost 23 years after its release, the Bhatts have decided to resurrect one of their biggest brands- Aashiqui.Continue reading “Aashiqui 2: Official Teaser”