Review: BAAZAAR

Baazaar

Baazaar

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Duration: 145 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 26-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Overall Review:
Baazaar, the Indian WALL STREET answer to Hollywood, is directed by debutant Gauravv K Chawla. Film stars Saif Ali Khan (shark-like stock trader viz: Shakun Kothari) supported by Radhika Apte, Chitrangada Singh and debutant Rohan Mehra (Late Vinod Mehra’s Son). Film is based on the Indian share market and it plays up the idea of morals over money, or vice versa. the in-form Saif Ali Khan commands your attention with his piercing gaze and dramatic punchlines. With the backdrop of Stock Market, the film is all about Hunger, Greed and Power...

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Review: Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 121 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 18-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5

Overall Review:
Badhaai Ho, a quirky comedy directed by Amit Sharma (of Tevar Fame) stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles. Besides lead roles film also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao. The film is a situational comedy. Akshat Ghildial amd Shantanu Srivastava’s story is very simple and relatable. Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana) has a sweet girlfriend in Renne (Sanya Malhotra) and a pretty ordinary brother in Gullar. Father-cum-Gulzar Jitendra aka Jeetu (Gajraj Rao) impregnates his wife Priyamvada and that’s where Nakul starts ignoring his colleagues, friends as well as Renne...

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Review: Helicopter Eela

Helicopter Eela

Helicopter Eela

Genre: Family, Drama
Duration: 131 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Overall Review:
Helicopter Eela, directed by Pradeep Sarkar is based on a Gujarati play ‘Beta, Kaagdo’. Film stars Kajol along with Riddhi Sen, Neha Dhupia and Tota Roy Choudhury in pivotal roles. It revolves around Kajol as single mother to a son, and someone who aspires to fulfill her dream of completing education and pursuing music. The first half focuses on Eela’s back story of how she was a gifted singer and her love-drenched life with Vivan’s father. It also showcases best of 90’s indie-pop music playing in background. It infuses a dose of nostalgia, recreating the aura of college going days...

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Review: LoveYatri

LoveYatri

LoveYatri

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 140 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
Sushrut garba teacher, who falls in love with NRI girl Michelle when she visits town during festival

Overall Review:
Aayush Sharma (Salman Khan’s brother-in-law,) makes his debut alongside Warina Hussain in Abhiraj K Minawala’s film – LoveYatri. Film has a straightforward love story – nothing more, nothing less. Rather one can say Old Wine in NEW Packging. Sushrut’s (Sus / Aayush Sharma) only passion in life is to teach garba to kids in Vadodara, but this time, the 9-day Navratri festival changes his life. He falls head over heels in love Michelle (Warina Hussain) and does everything he can to win her over...

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Review: Andhadhun

Andhadhun

Andhadhun

Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Duration: 148 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
He sees what he shouldn’t. She sees what he couldn’t. So the question is, does he see it or not?

Overall Review:
Inspired by a French short film called The Piano Tuner, Andhadhun is who dunit murder mystery directed by noir expert Sriram Raghavan The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in lead roles supported by Chaya Kadam (of Sairat Fame) and Ashwini Kalsekar. Sriram Raghavan brings his love for the 1970s and 80s Bollywood cinema and gives his tribute to ‘Chhaya Geet’ and ‘Chitrahaar’ in the beginning. Songs like ‘Tere Galiyon Mein Na Rakehnge’, ‘Yeh Jeevan Hai’ flow in the narrative...

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Review: VENOM

Venom

Venom

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 105 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Overall Review:
VENOM, directed by Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland), is based on a character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Film is lead by Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who becomes the host of a powerful, symbiotic alien that gives him superhuman abilities. The movie’s supporting cast members include Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson...

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Movie Review – Pataakha

Pataakha

Pataakha

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 132 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:
Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story Do Behnein, Pataakha narrates the story of two feuding sisters who realize the true nature of their relationship only after marriage separates them.

Overall Review:
Vishal Bharadwaj’s new film PATAKHA (based on an acclaimed short story – Do Behnein, by Charan Singh Pathik) is a hilarious comedy about two sisters who would rather be enemies. Film stars Sanya Malhotra (of Dangal Fame), Radhika Madan (TV Actress) and Sunil Grover in lead roles.The film revolves around two sisters, Badki and Chhutki, who grow up in a small village in Rajasthan and are constantly at war...

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Review: Sui Dhaaga – Made in India

Sui Dhaaga

Sui Dhaaga

Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 125 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
A heart-warming story of pride and self-reliance, rooted in the heart of India.

Overall Review:
Sharat Katariya’s (of Dum Lagake Haisha fame) directorial film Sui Dhaga starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma is inspired by the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Film sheds light on the life and struggles of artisans who ensure their art of embroidery doesn’t die. Film has a small-town setting (Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh) and both lead actors have gone completely deglam. Mauji (Varun Dhawan) enacts the role of the tailor and Mamta (Anushka Sharma) as his wife. Varun and Anushka have been paired for the first time with Sui Dhaaga...

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Review: Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Duration: 161 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 21-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Story:
A social movie about escalating electric bills.

Overall Review:
Set in Tehri, the electricity-starved Uttarakhand in Northern India, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is directed by Sree Narayan Singh of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha fame. Film deals with electricity theft, power outages, inflated electricity bills and faulty meters that cripple the common man in India. This film marks the first collaboration between Shahid and director: Shree Narayan Singh, who is known for making films with a social message along with the added twist of humour. Film stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in lead roles. S...

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Review: MANTO

Manto

Manto

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 21-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s life and is set in 1940s India.

Overall Review:
Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’s second film (after Firaaq – year 2008), MANTO is an explicit biopic based on one of the greatest writer of the 20th century – Saadat Hasan Manto. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title character (of Indo-Pakistani, author and writer Saadat Hasan Manto). Tahir Raj Bhasin plays the 40’s Bollywood superstar Shyam Chadda supported by Rasika Dugal. Film;s story is universal and nothing to do with partition between India and Pakistan...

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