Rangoon – A View

When Hunterwaali meets Casablanca, when Ingrid meets Kangana,when Bogart meets Saif you know you are in for trouble.Yet you hope because of a name Vishaal Bardwaj. But like the say, sometimes in life, things don’t add up even if you are doing the math right. Rangoon is a movie which had all the elements of greatness, yet failed to touch a single chord throughout its duration. Find out why?

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Consistent Champ or Comeback Kid?

Lasse Viren fell down running the Olympic 10,000 meter final at the Munich games, and then went on to win a world record. Ben Ainslie won the America’s cup coming back from a huge deficit. Dennis Taylor came back to beat Steve Davis. India beat Australia after following on in the 2001 series. Tom Brady’s Patriots came back from a massive deficit to win NFL!

World just loves comebacks, but spare a thought for the consistent champions, who is rooting for them? Who is rooting for consistency and design ?

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Raees – A View

Call me biased if you will, but will there ever be a better Vijay Dinanath Chauhan than Amitabh Bachchan ? A better Don than Amitabh Bachchan?

No. There won’t , period.

With that out of the way, Raees, is a bold , could’ve been good, absurd and confusing movie. It greatly reflects on the mindset, and handle on the craft, of Mr.Dholakia, the writer and director , of would you believe it-Parzania? A National Award winning movie. Perhaps sums up why the disappointment is high.

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The Opposite Democracy

 

What does one do when your idea of democracy conflicts my idea of democracy? Who should prevail. And Why? In the years gone by the world has seen so much conflict basis on multiple belief systems. Most leaders are doing crisis management rather than updating the laws of the land.

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Music & Platforms

The Bollywood hierarchy of playback singers , or the so called first family, royalty, would have names like Lata,Rafi,Kishore,Asha and Mukesh – they crowded the music scene back then.Yet, they were only five of them who ruled the roost. Imagine if there was a platform like Indian idol in the 50’s or ’60s what other names would’ve thrown up?

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Hope Stress

Is hope stressing you out this new year? Are you leading a life hoping that magic will happen someday? Are you mixing up being hopeful with expectations of a perfect result? What are you going to change to make hope a more relaxing experience?

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Dangal – A View

Making movies with a social message is not uncommon in Bollywood. Making movies on sports is a recent trend that is catching up. Recent movies like Iqbal, Chak De are some examples of good movies. But what sets Dangal apart?

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