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Bollywood Films - Reviews

Bollywood Films - Reviews

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  •     Paan Singh Tomar
    Over the years, the lives of Chambal Valley’s dacoits have provided storylines for many a screenplay in Indian films. From the idealistic Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai to the dramatic Gunga Jumna to the compassionate Mujhe Jeene De to the hard-hitt...
  •     Kahaani
    With practically every movie-goer and critic going gaga over Kahaani, the expectations about the film are at fever pitch. I walk into the theatre with my wife, 2 daughters and a nephew for a late night show. It is 11 pm and the show begins at 11.20 p...
  •     That Girl In Yellow Boots
    With films like Black Friday, Dev D and Gulaal, the director Anurag Kashyap has created a peculiar brand of dark and devious movies, which are fascinating to watch. That Girl In Yellow Boots carries forward the same tradition....
  •     Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
    Take a large dollop of Jab We Met (a down-in-the-dumps, uptight boy meets a free-spirited, bubbly girl and falls in love); add a large helping from Wake Up Sid (a molly-cuddled rich kid Master Immature shares a flat with a world-wise Ms. Maturity and...
  •     The Dirty Picture
    In Hindi cinema, there are not even a handful of good movies realistically depicting the inner workings of the film-industry. Guru Dutt’s Kaagaz Ke Phool, Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika, Sudhir Mishra’s Khoya Khoya Chaand and Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By C...
  •     Players
    Abbas-Mastan, (just like Vikram Bhatt!), have made a career out of ‘Indianizing’ Hollywood thrillers. Usually their multi-starrer potboilers have entertained and hence succeeded. But their latest ‘adaptation’ (of the heist-film The Italian Jo...
  •     Pappu Can’t Dance Saala
    By and large, I have enjoyed the brand of films associated with the talented team of Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak. Yes, they are not meant for masses but they are not some nerdy brain-churning self-indulgent exercises. They are reali...
  •     Agneepath
    The 2012-Agneepath begins by paying glowing tributes to the 1990- Mukul Anand- Amitabh original, calling it a cult classic....
  •     Rockstar
    The wild, long-maned musicians, the hair-raising electric guitar riffs, the no-holds-barred breathless singing and the delirious dancing fans. The very word Rockstar conjures all these images and the Imtiaz Ali-film does provide them in bits and piec...
  •     Don 2
    One thing I have to admit- Farhan Akhtar and Shahrukh Khan have done much better in this sequel, as compared to their original (or ‘duplicate’ according to which side you are on!). Their first effort suffered in comparison to the evergreen Amitab...
  •     Ra One
    When an aging superstar stakes all his money and reputation on a glossy Super-hero film and starts appearing on every possible television channel to promote it, obviously you have a lot of expectations even before walking towards the theatre. Then as...
  •     Shaitan
    The banner of ‘Anurag Kashyap Films’ has been typically associated with gritty, grim films exploring the dark side of contemporary life; films like Dev D, Gulaal and Udaan. Its newest film Shaitan, written and directed by Bejoy Nambiar is no dif...
  •     Stanley Ka Dabba
    Amol Gupte has a way with kids. He has shown that through his invaluable writing contribution in Taare Zameen Par, where Aamir Khan had stepped in as the director at his expense after the film went on the floor. In Stanley Ka Dabba, Gupte decides tha...
  •     Hum Tum Shabana
    In 2007, Sagar Ballary was the toast of Bollywood for writing-directing one of the most engaging and intelligent comedies- Bheja Fry. But just within 4 years, he is showing signs of burning out. His next two efforts – Kachcha Limbu and Bheja Fry 2 ...
  •     Aarakshan
    Prakash Jha has made his niche as a film-maker making hard-hitting yet commercially palatable movies like Mrityudand, Gangajal and Apharan , which are steeped in strong North Indian rural ethos and based on burning socio-political ground realities. H...
  •     Delhi Belly
    A packet to be delivered, worth lacs of crime goods; an accidental switch of recipients; a pissed off gang-lord; his crazy cronies; some blissfully unaware go-betweens and an out of control spiral of madcap events. The formula has worked out well in ...
  •     Yeh Saali Zindagi
    With his films like Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi and Khoya Khoya Chaand, director Sudhir Mishra has showed his talent for telling unusual stories in unusual style and in Yeh Saali Zindagi he manages to do the same....
  •     404
    A medical college hostel, somewhere in North India; the haughty seniors ragging the shy freshers; a lone junior, who decides to stand up against the excesses; the other juniors then joining him to protest against the ragging practices. The film 404 ...
  •     Bodyguard
    Only a few A-grade star-studded films can do this to you. They make you clutch your head in despair within just fifteen minutes of walking into the theatre. They make you wonder about the depths to which film-making can sink and they make you ponder ...
  •     Zindagi Na MIlegi Dobara
    In 2001, Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai brought in a sea-change in Hindi film-making style. Suddenly cool, contemporary and chic was in. Urban life-styles and their resultant stresses, strains and story-lines started becoming the new fodder for you...

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