Tere Bin Laden – Movie Review

1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)

Average direction and poor comedy leads to a fatal failure of this movie, directed by Abhishek Sharma. No complaints regarding Manish Paul, Pradhuman Singh, Sikandar Kher and other cast, I believe, it’s their lively acting that could at least hold me to sit for two hours. The script and screenplay have a lot to make this movie fantastic but I guess the low budget and poor direction is the cause of tragedy.

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I believe the previous one Tere bin Laden starring Ali Zafar was far better than this one. You can see Ali Zafar as a cameo role in this one too. If we talk about comedy, featuring a dupe of American President Barack Obama, which is hilarious in a sarcastic way. Various situations in the movie are like what the f**k man? These are the words that come out of your mouth. Obama holding a gun to fire over Laden, a white painted Sikandar Kher in a bald makeup as a CIA agent, dummy chopper with rubber tyre animated as flying and all made the movie unrealistic. I understand for comedy you can portray anything like cartoon but irony is that there was no comedy at all.

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But, I must say Pradhuman Singh rocked again as Laden and you can watch the movie only for him. Manish Paul did his best as required as per his character but movie is a team work if any quotient fails it will affect the whole in a negative way.

Well, watch it if you have nothing to do.

Neerja – Movie Review

4.0 Stars (4.0 / 5)

A true story inspired from the life of Purser Neerja Bhanot an International Hero who played vital role in the rescue of passengers and crew from the terrorist hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 on 5th September 1986. She was shot dead by the Libyan Terrorist while she managed to rescue around 259 hostages out of 279. Government of India awarded her with India’s highest gallantry award for bravery in the face of the enemy during peace time – Ashoka Chakra Award, and she is the youngest recipient for this till now.

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Sonam Kapoor has done an outstanding performance and the way she portrayed the character, I am sure Neerja lived again for those 2.5 hours. Although she can’t die ever and is alive forever in our hearts. Director Ram Madhvani focused on each and every single element that made the audience time-travel to those period and live the experience of terror which all the people faced at that time. Salute to the parents who gave birth to this brave girl. Shabhana Azmi is playing the role of Neerja’s mother and nobody can do it better than her. She has shown the courage and will power of an Indian mother, who remain positive till the last breath and always the back bone of every family and every martyrs of our country.

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Yogendra Tiku is playing the role of father in the movie giving full justice to his role. Talking about the pace of the movie it is in the required quotient and definitely an emotional treat for body and mind. yogendraTo refresh the patriotism and humanity in yourself. In between it may feel that movie is little slow but that is overlapped by rest of the scenes which can give you goosebumps. You can see singer, music director Shekhar Ravijiani playing the role of Jaideep (friend/lover of Neerja).

It is a must watch for every single person to keep the courage and bravery alive in our hearts and to stand with justice, thus, to keep Neerja alive ever.

Sanam Re – Movie Review

2.0 Stars (2.0 / 5)

A home production of T-Series, directed by Divya Khosla Kumar and produced by her husband Bhushan Kumar owner of T-Series. Pulkit Samrat and the beautiful Yami Gautam is leading the movie, I guess they both did a fantastic job but movie fails in box office due to the story. A little bit out dated as like 90’s and again like the same week release Fitoor this one is also lagging too much that it is losing grip over the audience emotionally neither anything thriller. Script demands extra emotional quotient which was lacking. But no doubt both leads executed their role very perfect that due to this duo at least we can tolerate the movie.

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An illogical trip to Canada and Life Coaching funny ashram there leading by comedian Bharti, tried a lot to add spice to the story but it seems failed. Locations and playback reminds me movies like Hadh Kardi Aapne of Govinda and Rani, Dulhan Hum Le Jaenge of Salman Khan and Karishma, but both these movies are far better than this as according to time (Not even can compare). It is all about play back and somewhat Pulkit is looking like Salman Khan of 90’s.pulit

Music is another reason to watch this movie, it is like a musical treat with awesome locations and the beautiful pair. You can see Rishi Kapoor in a very different getup as an old man with peculiar hair wig and skin makeup. rishi-kapoorLast but not the least, I personally felt the climax is the biggest foolishness happened in the script, sorry but I can’t reveal the same in my review as it is against the ethics.

Well, watch it for Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam.

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Fitoor – Movie Review

2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

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An artistic dream converted into movie with amazing beautiful screenplay. If we talk about fitoor’s presentation it is like you are reading a book and the characters, location everything you are creating in your mind as a fiction. It may be because it is somewhat inspired from Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations. The locations are beautifully filmed in the heaven, Kashmir with very beautiful music by Amit Trivedi.

aditya roy kapoorThe lead Aditya Roy Kapoor is in a shredded avatar flaunting six packs, as a young artist he is trying to win heart of Katrina Kaif from childhood itself. Katrina is looking gorgeous all over the movie and she has the perfect looks for the role what story demands. But even after so much goodies, the movie is a big disappointment at box office. Movie is so slow that it will literally make you bored in almost all places. It is a little low down acting from both Aditya and Katrina, but a fabulous performance from Tabu. Story was fresh, locations and filmography was awesome, I guess the thrill, soul which should grasp the audience for that 2.5 hours was lacking.katrina-fitoor-story_647_121515115632

Well, watch it if you have nothing to do or you are a fan of leads…

Ghayal Once Again – Movie Review

3 Stars (3 / 5)

It is a Sunny Deol kind of movie with some good acting and performance. Produced by Dharmendra and Directed by Sunny Deol himself, presenting an outstanding work other than some larger than life actions in climax scene. The first half and the major portion of second half is so much connecting with the audience that I bet nobody gonna feel lagging or boring for even a single minute.

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Movie has a hold over audience emotionally and Sunny Deol nailed the character with so much enthusiasm that it will really give you goosebumps in some scenes. The story is portrayed as a sequel of predecessor Ghayal, Mr. Ompuri and Sunny Deol are the character time travelled from there. Four kids from their happy go days suddenly get trapped into a mess due to a video, which is an evidence of a murder connected with some bureaucrats. Sunny deol appears there as a saviour for them and fight against the evil and there the movie goes on.

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Soha Ali Khan is in supporting role with Sunny Deol and both run a press company with the name of Satyakam. Neha Khan, Aanchal Munjal, Shivam Patil and Rishabh Arora are playing the characters of kids. Narendra N Jha is in the evil side playing the role of a multi-millionaire of Mumbai, possessing immense power and influence over the country.

Overall it is a onetime watch, especially for Sunny Deol Fans….

Khilte Hain Gul Yahan – Play Review

5 Stars (5 / 5)

I have been reviewing Hindi Movies from last 3 years and never wrote about any plays in this span. But some days back we were invited to attend a play of children performing at Department of Social Work, Delhi University. Directed by a theater group EEPSA mentored by Mrs. Sumita Arora and Mrs Bhawna Dureja. It is a group where the actors are children, aged from 9-16 years old.

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Frankly speaking, I am amazed with the kind of performance, the intensity in the acting, dialogue delivery and the whole screenplay they have brought down into the stage in such short time. I must say it is much better than most of the movies we watch and the biggest effort is that there is no re-takes and second chance for you in a live play. Children executed it so beautifully that I saw tears in the eyes of audience including me.

The play was themed on Parent Child relationship suggesting that over criticism and over appreciation are equally evil for the life of children. The whole play was beautifully directed in a way portraying three different families with different situations where parents are criticizing badly their kids related to their academic performance, curricular activities and in the same manner over appreciation of kids on their achievements on various factors leading them failure in their future. Children who are over criticized for their mistakes or lows turned as depressed and under confident. In the same manner those who are over appreciated or empty praised leads them to be arrogant, slacker and lazy. Later on in the same play they have shown what is the correct way of upbringing and the results of balanced level of praising and criticism.

During the play, I am 100% sure that every single audience can attach their childhood to any one of the scenario or multiple scenario portrayed on stage, which takes you to a journey through your nostalgic moments and that depicts the success and effect of the show. At last but not the least I appreciate the whole bunch of children who fantastically took this act to infinite heights and wish you guys best wishes for your upcoming plays and hope to see more plays sooner…

I would like to mention the whole cast name here and can’t take out any name as best because they all were outstanding.

  • Chehak as (Tanya),
  • Gunjan as (Anita, Zeenat),
  • Hriday as (Hriday),
  • Kabir as (Sid,maid),
  • Mythili as ( Mr singh, Dadi),
  • Nikunj as ( Risshit),
  • Pragya as ( prof),
  • Preet as ( Rashi, Neha),
  • Priya as ( Rimmi, radhika -rashi’s mom),
  • Siya as ( sid’s mom),
  • Smriti as ( sid’s dad),
  • Soumya as ( vivek – rashi’s dad),
  • Vasudha as ( preeti – tanya’s mom).

My best wishes and thanks to Mrs Sumita Arora & Mrs Bhawna Dureja to be keeping this EEPSA group alive with such beautiful works and best wishes for ahead.