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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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Review; Madras Cafe

#LSD Review : The movie starts with a note that this is a work of fiction. But, anyone with a little knowledge of political happenings would be aware of one of the biggest political and social setbacks of times – The Rajiv Gandhi assassination. If you judge the movie as a fictional thriller it is ‘okay’. If you judge it ...

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Movie Review: Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Doobara

OUTIM Dobara a sequel to the 2010 movie, starts from where the previous one ends. Shoaib Khan (who was once Imran Hashmi in OUATIM and now it’s Akki), becomes the new don of Mumbai after assassinating his mentor Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgan). He is a charismatic womaniser whose criminal empire has spread over Mumbai. Aslam (Imran Khan), a young guy ...

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