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Bollywood Films - Reviews

Bollywood Films - Reviews

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  •     Aiyyaa
    Just over a month ago, I watched Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi film Gandh, which by the director’s own admission, was inspired by World Cinema. It was a collection of three short-stories based on the theme of smell. The first story in Gandh was Lagn...
  •     English Vinglish
    Yes, a debut in any profession is quite a difficult proposition but a comeback is even trickier, particularly if you have left your career after reigning like a queen! That must have been the peculiar predicament faced by Sridevi when she signed for ...
  •     Heroine
    That's the opening salvo in the recently released Raaz 3 but in a way this tag-line explains Madhur Bhandarkar's film-making philosophy. Films like Chandani Bar, Satta, Page 3, Traffic Signal, Jail, Corporate and Fashion have already shown his penc...
  •     Barfi
    After seeing Ranbir’s Chaplinesque antics in the promos and remembering writer-director Anurag Basu’s uneven track record (Saaya, Gangster, Murder, Kites…), I was not really sure if I wanted to see Barfi in the theatre. I had decided to wait fo...
  •     OMG- Oh, My God!
    When you are taking on something as powerful as God and Religion, you need to firmly keep your wits about yourself. Paresh Raval and Akshay Kumar's OMG, based on a popular Gujarati play Kanji Virudh Kanji (which in turn was supposedly inspired by an...
  •     Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
    Parsis, since the time they arrived on the Indian shores way back some centuries ago, have made good of their promise to mix into the Indian mainstream, just like sugar in milk. Yet their typical goofy, quirky image (besides their tall real life achi...
  •     Ek Tha Tiger
    I still remember watching the first day, first show of Dabangg on an Eid holiday and then, coming out happy, having thoroughly enjoyed the Salman-act of single-handedly carrying the typical Masala film. I was happy because in a way, he was reviving t...
  •     Gangs Of Wasseypur- Part 1 and 2
    Half an hour into the first part of the film, I sat there wondering if director Anurag Kashyap (who also co-wrote and co-produced the film) had bitten off more than he could chew. What I was seeing on screen was a relentless spate of violence and cri...
  •     Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai
    A London Film School graduate (Suniel Shetty) comes to Mumbai to make a film on a serious theme – a story of a journalist who gets raped while probing a medicine-scam. With the help of his childhood friend (Rajpal Yadav), a struggling actor trying ...
  •     Jism 2
    A porn star-cum-high class prostitute (Sunny Leone) is hired by a secret service agent (Arunoday Singh) to lure and trap her former lover (Randeep Hooda), a once upright cop, who has now turned into dangerous terrorist. But as she takes up the assign...
  •     Cocktail
    It’s London. A happy-go-lucky philanderer (Saif Ali Khan) goes into a no-strings-attached live-in relationship with a bold and bindaas lass(Deepika Padukone). But when his mother arrives unannounced, he presents another girl, his girlfriend’s shy...
  •     Sadda Adda
    Six bachelor friends share a flat. In this place (which they call ‘Sadda Adda’), they stay, cook, eat, drink, sleep and dream together. Achieving their diverse aims and ambitions in life is not easy as it seems. With plenty of obstacles and stumb...
  •     Bhindi Bazaar Inc.
    A crime-drama set in Mumbai’s Bhindi Bazaar area, featuring a gang-war between two rival pickpocket gangs and an interwoven story of two childhood friends trying to become dons of their underworld trade....
  •     Rowdy Rathore
    A Mumbai-based small-time thief (Akshay Kumar) and his crony get the surprise of their lives, when the box they have flicked contains not some valuables but a small girl, who embraces the thief, calling him her dad! The surprises continue when strang...
  •     Ishaqzaade
    In a small fictional town from Uttar Pradesh, two politically strong families have been at each other’s throats for years. Their religious differences have only further embittered them against each other. So when a smart, firebrand girl, the apple ...
  •     Jannat 2
    In 2008, director-actor pair of Kunal Deshmukh-Emraan Hashmi had delivered an entertaining thriller Jannat, which was based on the theme of cricket match-fixing. Now the same team comes together in the second installment based on the theme of illegal...
  •     Department
    A tall, gaunt, unsmiling, grizzled hero and a theme based on the unholy nexus of politicians, cops, corporates and criminals with violence and backstabbing at every turn… Now how many times is Ram Gopal Verma going to dish out films based on the sa...
  •     Vicky Donor
    Interesting story, clever direction and natural performances. Any film with these attributes needs to be hailed and Vicky Donor certainly is a film flaunting all these admirable traits....
  •     Tezz
    ‘Why can’t we make movies like Hollywood?’ This used to be the favourite carp of Bollywood movie-lovers till a few years ago. Then the times changed. The technology and the trends changed and more than anything the mentality of new film-make...
  •     Housefull 2
    ‘R & R’- Ribald and Ridiculous. Now that’s the type of humor, which has often succeeded in raking in the moolah at the Bollywood box-office. Directors like David Dhavan (with his countless Govinda and Salman- hits) and Rohit Shetty (with his Go...

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