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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Review: The Predator (2018)

The Predator

The Predator

Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 108 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 14-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

Overall Review:
The Predator, the fourth feature film, comes from the sleeve of the man who breathed new life into the genre of the action film in the eighties. Shane Black, known for his action-comedies, comes back after 30 years in Direction / Script co-writing seat with 2018’s version of THE PREDATOR which is not a reboot of the original...

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Review: Halkaa

Halkaa

Halkaa

Genre: Family, Drama
Duration: 120 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 07-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
Halkaa is a story of an eight-year-old boy Pichku who lives in the oldest slums of Delhi and aspires for a better life. It is a story of a child who against all odds strives to achieve his goal and becomes a hero in the making for his parents, slum, and society. This is the maiden production of Shiv Nadar Foundation in association with Akshay Kumar Parija and Nila Madhab Panda and Supratik Roy is the associate producer.

Overall Review:
Halkaa is a unique light-hearted film directed by critically-acclaimed Director Nila Madhab Panda (of Kadvi Hawa / I am Kalam)...

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Review Stree

Stree

Stree

Genre: Horror, Comedy
Duration: 130 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 31-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5

Plot:
In the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named “Stree” who abducts men in the night. Based on the urban legend of “Nale Ba” that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s.

Overall Review:
Written by Raj and DK (Go Goa Gone & Shor in the City fame), Stree is a horror comedy, directed by Amar Kaushik. The movie stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao in the lead roles supported by Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee and Aparshakti Khurrana.The film is based on the Indian urban legend, Nale Ba, about a witch who knocks on people’s doors at night (True Phenomena based out of Bengaluru)...

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Review: Alpha

Alpha

Alpha

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Duration: 96 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 24-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion, and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Overall Review:
Alpha, directed by Albert Hughes, tells the story of Boy and Canine relationship, set 20,000 years ago in the tundra of Europe. The subject matter is handled really well, and there are plenty of ‘WOW’ moments. The plot of the film is simple yet effective: Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he’s left for dead during his first hunt with his Cro-Magnon tribe...

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Review: Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi

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HPBJ Poster

Genre: Comedy
Duration: 135 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 24-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Story:
Horticulture professor Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) arrives in Shanghai and the other Happy (Diana Penty) along with husband Guddu (Ali Fazal) also lands up in the Chinese city at the same time. Gangsters who’ve come to kidnap Happy and her husband, pick up the wrong Happy, while Guddu and his wife Happy are escorted to a university to deliver a lecture.

Overall Review:
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is sequel of the sleeper HIT, Happy Bhaag Jaayegi. The sequel is directed by Mudassar Aziz and focuses on Sonakshi Sinha (Happy). Jassi Gill, Punjabi singer plays the lead opposite Sonakshi...

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Review: Satayameva Jayate

Satyameva Jayate

Satyameva Jayate

Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 158 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5

Story:
DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.

Overall Review:
‘Satyameva Jayate’ (SMJ), an action thriller is directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. Film works on the simple premise of an angry man, fighting corruption with raging passion and violence. Veer (John Abraham) takes on the mission of killing corrupt cops in the Mumbai police force. Haunted by ghastly incidents from his past, he turns into a vigilante and Veer has his own mysterious plan of action...

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Review: The MEG

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The Meg

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Overall Review:
Based on Steve Alten’s novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, “The MEG” is an action thriller starring Jason Statham. This is the first movie in a long time where Jason Statham is not an action hero type and he proves that he is more than that. The film is about a group of explorers and scientists who submerge deep into the hidden layer of the ocean where their submersible is attacked by a giant, 75-foot prehistoric shark called Megalodon...

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Review: Fanney Khan

Fanney Khan

Fanney Khan

Genre: Comedy Drama, Music
Duration: 130 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 03-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Story:
Fanney Khan is a struggling singer who wants to make his daughter a big name in music world.

Overall Review:
Helmed by Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan is the musical comedy remake of the 2002 Belgian film Everybody’s Famous! Focusing on the bond of the father-daughter duo, films stars Anil Kapoor, Aishrya Rai Bacchan, Rajkumar Rao in lead roles supported by Divya Dutta, Karan Singh Chhabra, Pihu Sand, Anaitha Nair, Girish Kulkarni and Swati Semwal. Film tells the story of a poor man (Anil Kapoor) who is an auto driver and a small-time singer as well. He has a daughter (Pihu Sand) who has weight issues and aspires to become a rockstar someday...

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