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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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.

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GB

Star Wars Rogue one – A View

Star Wars was as much for kids as it was for adults. Rogue One seems it has forgotten to address the latter.  Where is the magic of Star wars? Where is the gravitas  and the mystic of the characters that mesmerized a generation?

Clearly, the Force has weakened.

So what is the solution?

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GB

Dear Zindagi – A View

There is a reason why some of the movie characters remain lodged in our hearts long after the movie is over. Characters like Anand, Jai, Raj, Radha, Raju Guide, remain etched in our memory from yester years. In recent times, you’d have to include Datto,Rani, Rancho,Ishaan Awasthi to name a few.

So where does Dear Zindagi’s Kaira fit in?

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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.

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GB

Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Movie Review

One would typically associate a reasonably sensible movie,emotional content and strong social messaging, from an Aamir Khan movie, but lo and behold this is Salman Khan pulling off an Aamir Khan. Also note above that this is not really a review its more like a view – so no spoilers in this.

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AB

Bombay Velvet – Movie Review

Sometimes,and there are times, when a dream team fails to create magic. Bombay Velvet wants to be the big shot, but sadly ends up being the average commoner. Stitching together great visual sequences,sometimes doesnt add up to a compelling storyline. Anurag Kashyap’s crossover (?) to gloss slips on the tiles.

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