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Review; Phata Poster Nikla Hero

Expectations were pretty high as Rajkumar Santoshi’s last – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani with Ranbir & Katrina was a smashing HIT. But, the film did not live up to my expectations. Vishwas Rao (Shahid Kapoor) an aspiring actor, travels to Mumbai with the dream to make it big in the film industry, while his mother Savitri (Padmini Kolhapure) who ...

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Movie Review; Lunchbox

So what’s The Lunchbox? It’s a very sweet and simple yet lovely film starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur. Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a lonely housewife in an over-crowded city holed up in an apartment with only the disembodied voice of a neighbour and her young daughter for company. One day, Mumbai’s ever dependable Dabba service mistakenly lands ...

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Grand Masti! The unnecessary ‘R’

GRAND MASTI! The unnecessary ‘R’ in the title actually makes it misleading, because the only thing “Grand” in this movie, is Vivek Oberoi’s Samsung. This movie was an attempt at adult comedy in India. Of course, making Adult movies in India is tantamount to doing ritualistic sacrifices of kittens and puppies. And so an attempt to make a comic film on ...

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Grand Masti

If you remember Indra Kumar’s Masti back in 2004, you will recall how uncomfortable it made the audience. While Masti was uncomfortable for the majority it was quite okay for a few people including me. It wasn’t actually an adult comedy but quite close. Grand Masti is again not an adult comedy because calling something which I could barely tolerate ...

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Review; Shuddh Desi Romance.

Audiences raped Jaideep Sahni’s brilliant script in ‘Rocket Singh’ four years ago. Sahni is back even stronger though he goes mainstream this time. Shuddh Desi Romance will change the dire need of a shift in the mainstream feel-good Hindi cinema. It’s a pretty direct, heartfelt and blunt take on the contemporary relationships. I understand why people expect a typical romance ...

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Review; Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass… But not so hard this time” First things first. I am and will always be a big-ass fan of the first Kick-ass movie. So when I heard a sequel was in store I got excited. Did Kick-Ass 2 live up to the expectation? Yes and No The film starts where Kick-Ass (version 1) ended, and his heroic antics having ...

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Satyagrah – Satyanash

The rates at which tickets of Satyagrah are selling today is astonishing – it’s twice the usual price. “Bhaiyaa filam multi starrer blockbuster hai isliye price zyada kiaa gaya hai”. I showered him with my middle finger after the show was over. Satyagrah is about Dwarkanath Anand (Amitabh Bacchan) an idealist who strongly believes in his principles and never stands ...

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Review; We’re The Millers

We’re The Millers is a comedic caper that that is served with a twist of crime drama. Its about David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) who is a small-time pot dealer . Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teenagers and ...

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Reader’s view; Why Satyagrah didn’t live up to my expectations

The day when Prakash Jha announced that he is going to make a movie ‘Satyagraha’ on rising corruption in India, I was excited. This is a director who knows how to represent political India and its dark sides. But, all hopes got drowned. Though Satyagraha is a honest and a clear positively motivated movie, was it doesn’t grip you, something ...

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Movie Review; Jobs

The movie is a biopic on the world’s favourite CEO, Steve Jobs of Apple Computers. It portrays how the most valuable corporation of 2012 had such humble beginning in 1976 and how a group of 6 friends started this company in their home garage and struggled and fought to bring it up against rival giants like IBM, Hewlett Packard(HP), Microsoft. ...

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