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?

Read the full article here

GB

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.

Read the full view here

GB

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?

Read the full article here

GB

Befikre – A View

Yash Chopra was like ahead of his times with epic love stories like “Lamhe”,  considered bold at the time, which went on to  become a cult later. But we are not here to compare the reclusive director Aditya Chopra with this illustrious father. Yet the film Befikre reminds you of so many instances that you can’t help but compare.

Read the full article here

GB

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – A view

Karan Johar’s swang song, labour of love, raison de etre, was more of a baap-re, ignite the shove the love and run along, for some.Much awaited, long anticipated left me much irritated, long agitated.

In a  way, that is a compliment because the expectations were well raised and the chemistry well praised.It was all poised to leave you with an epic feeling, instead you feel the need to leave the theater without hitting the ceiling.

Read the full view here

GB

Star Wars : The Force Awakens

Disney and JJ Abrams latest offering on the Star Wars Trilogy has all the elements from high speed chases, to special effects to old heroes and old sequences rolled into it. Deja Vu.

Looks like the force was not with them.What is missing is the magic that the preceeding trilogy created.

Read the full review here

GB

Dil Dhadakne Do : Movie Review

Zoya Akhtar’s much anticipated film is here. A heart wrenching story of an elderly couple on a cruise with their neighbors friends and family to solve global and domestic issues on a boat . Float. Their mission is to celebrate the wedding anniversary with a business merger tie up. Hic up.  Excess baggage and luggage tours Istanbul, Greece and the blue waters. Shatters. Until one day in the hip ship comes a stud dud to show and vow women’s liberation and equality to the tycoon. Baboon.

Read the full review here.

GB