Monthly Archives November 2015

Review: Tamasha

Tamasha

Tamasha

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 139 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 27-NOV-2015

Plot:
Based in France, this unusual fairy tale unfolds the lives of a nomad and a tourist who gradually develop fondness for each other as they orchestrate ‘Tamashas’ all across the island.

Overall Review:
Know Yourself…Find Your Identity!!! This is how Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha is narrated in the form of 4 stories viz: Teja Ka Sona / Ishqawala Love / Andar Ki Baat & Don Returns. But this narrative style is of a kind which will be loved by elite and not appreciated too much by the commercial audience as at times it is a bit confusing as overlapping scenes have been used to further the drama. Tag Line that says: Why Always The Same Story? holds true...

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Review: CREED

Creed

Creed

Genre: Drama, Sport
Duration: 132 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 25-NOV-2015

Plot:
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Overall Review:
Creed, the latest installment in the “Rocky” saga, is a knockout. With “Creed,” writer-director Ryan Coogler revitalizes the “Rocky” legacy by effectively shifting away from the aging protagonist to a new hero. Creed isn’t a remake OR a reboot — it’s a continuation of a story that began in 1976, albeit one with a focus on a new character. Film establishes a newly realistic foundation for the “Rocky” storyline...

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Review: The 33

The 33

The 33

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 127 minutes
Language: English / Chile
India Release Date: TBD

Plot:
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Overall Review:
Film’s story is based off of the true story of 33 Chilean miners that end up being buried underground inside a gold and copper mine for 69 days. Their story is one that made Chile more news-worthy than it’s been in years, but also captured the attention of the entire world. Story further advances by narrating how actually these miners manages to pull together and ration their food until drillers on the outside are able to get food through to them...

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Review: MERU

MERU

MERU

Genre: Documentary, Action, Adventure
Duration: 87 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: TBD

Plot:
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount MERU, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Overall Review: MERU is a mountain on the knife-edge of the Himalayas in Northern India, near the headwaters of the sacred Ganges river. At 21,000 feet, it is nearly seven thousand feet less than Everest, but while the more famous mountain attracts thousands of climbers every year, the pinnacle of Meru (aka The Shark’s Fin) had never been reached by human beings. It’s described as the anti-Everest, a non-tourist destination with no guides and no way stations...

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Review: Secret In Their Eyes

Secret In Their Eyes

Secret In Their Eyes

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 111 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 20-NOV-2015

Plot:
A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor Claire – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

Overall Review:  Based on the Argentinean film: “El Segreto d...

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Review: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP)

PRDP

PRDP

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 166 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-NOV-2015

Plot:
A king, who is loved by his subjects, wants to lead a normal life away from all the
responsibilities and his kingdom, while his step brother plans to steal the throne from him. But things are changed when the king finds out the common man who looks exactly like him and they change their identities with each other temporarily.

Overall Review:
Loosely adapted from movie: The Prisoner of Zenda, PRDP is quintessential family film for all age-groups. The film has been shot against a royal backdrop. It is about family, love and friendship (Success formula of Barjatya Team) but this Prem fails to deliver what HAHK did two decades ago mainly because of loose script...

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Review: Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein

Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein

Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein

Genre: Thriller
Duration: 102 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 06-NOV-2015

Plot:
Our life revolves around perception of truth, in our lives we act only on our ability to judge the truth. Truth though is a fickle thing, paradoxically because it only occurs in absolution; rest is only our interpretation that allows us to live in a certain subjective truth. Additional Commissioner of Police, Sanket Pujari and the rookie officer, Sameera sit across the television screen to decipher a rare case of multiple homicides caught on camera and this case is going to test their fundamental perception of truth.

Overall Review: Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein is a cocktail created by mixing ingredients like: Drugs. Skin Show. Bhaigiri & Policegiri...

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Review: He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 88 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-NOV-2015

Plot:
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Overall Review: He Named Me Malala is a uniquely crafted biopic & inspirational documentary to watch. Director Davis Guggenheim graciously guides the viewing audience into the life and times of Malala Yousafzi, who takes huge risks to stand up for girls’ rights to receive an education in Pakistan. When Malala is 15 years old, she makes public speeches about how she doesn’t think the Taliban is doing the right thing by blocking girls from getting an education...

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