Monthly Archives August 2016

Review: Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Genre: Action, Comedy
Duration: 107 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5 (Skipping Affair. See it only for Jackie Chan)
Plot:
A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Overall Review:
Skiptrace is directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and written by Jay Longino with Ben David Grabinski. Film stars Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville along with famous mainland Chinese actress Fan Bingbing who plays as the adopted daughter of Jackie Chan’s character. Truly speaking, movie is disappointing. Jackie Chan turns in a decent performance but typical of his earlier action movies...
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Review: Don’t Breathe

Dont Breathe

Dont Breathe

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Duration: 88 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.25 on 5 (A Breathtaking Roller-Coaster Ride)
Plot:
Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a serial killer, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
Overall Review:
Directed by Fede Alvarez and co-written by Rodo Sayagues, at only 88 minutes, Don’t Breathe is an incredible intense thriller...
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Review: Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 126 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating:

Plot:
A young woman unintentionally crosses borders literally, into Pakistan, as well as metaphorically, in love.

Overall Review:
Helmed by Anand L Rai & Krushika Lulla, ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ is a situational comedy shot in Amritsar and around the border areas. Story revolves around runaway bride “Happy”, who finds herself across the border where she meets Abhay’s character. The drama then unfolds, leaving the viewers in splits. This cross-border comedy explores relationships in a unique and beautiful way. Mudassar Aziz (Director & Story) has a great command of languages; Urdu, Marathi, Hindi, and writes beautifully...

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Review: Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Genre: Adventure, Drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5 (Worth a Visit)

Plot:
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Overall Review:
2016 Ben-Hur is a remake of 1959’s classic version with the same name that won 11 Oscar awards. This American epic historical action drama is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Cinematically, the film was a little disappointing. Director completely failed to maintain the pace which is very important for a historic drama movie. It was like 3 hour classic film condensed to 2 hours...

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Trailer review: Days of Tafree

Story shares an uncanny resemblance to Gujarati Hit: Chello Divas. The trailer showcases the lives of seven friends and their journey of growing up while they face the highs and lows of their relationships, love and romance, the end of their college days and the beginning of a new life. It will take you back to your college days full of fun & fultoo time-pass. Lead male star cast is same as hit Gujarati film: Chello Divas. Both films are directed by Krishnadev Yagnik. Hindi version seems to be more vibrant than Gujarati. Lets keep the fingers crossed for the hindi version to deliver more gags and chilled music. Admission starts on 23rd September 2016.
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Review: Pete’s Dragon

Pet's  Dragon

Pet’s Dragon

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Duration: 103 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 / 5 (An Average Affair with the Dragon)

Plot:
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Overall Review:
After hits like: Zootopia, The Jungle Book & The BFG, I had high expectations from Disney’s Pete’s Dragon. But Disney has failed to deliver. Pete’s Dragon is nothing less than The Jungle Book meets The Good Dinosaur. Disney rolls the dice with a green fuzzy dragon Elliot, the biggest asset of the film. It works brilliantly mainly because they craft the illusion in such way that you believe he is really there...

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Review: unIndian

unIndian

unIndian

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 102 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5 (An average flick worth a try)

Plot:
Beautiful divorcee and single mother of one, Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is an Australian of Indian origin. Smart and independent, she has carved out a successful life for herself and her daughter … despite family pressure to find ‘a nice Indian match’. Then Meera meets Will (Brett Lee)… tall and blonde with a charming smile...

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Review: Rustom

Rustom

Rustom

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 150 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5 (An average flick that has nothing to offer except Akshay Kumar)

Plot:
Decorated officer. Devoted family man. Defending his honor. His name is RUSTOM.

Overall Review:
The duo Neeraj Pandey & Akshay Kumar is back after Special 26 and Baby. Rustom is a hat-trick movie for them. Movie is fictionalised version of the famous 1959 case of K.M. Nanavati that changed the face of the India judicial system. Akki plays Indian Naval Officer Rustom Pavri and has delivered marvelous performance on screen. In spite of having “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, this courtroom drama fails miserably in technical department...

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Review: The Legend of Michael Mishra

The Legend of Michael Mishra

The Legend of Michael Mishra

Genre: Sports, Drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 02-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 1.5 on 5 (Complete Waste of Time and Money. Rating upgraded from 1 to 1.5 for Unconventional Funny Movie End)

Plot:
Movie is about a hooligan/gangster whose ambitions and career are entirely shaped by his life-long quest for the girl he fell in love with – and lost – as a child. Their paths cross again as adults through a hare-brained set of circumstances that make Sajid Khan’s films seem well thought out.

Overall Review:
First thing first: There is nothing legendary about Manish Jha’s film: The Legend of Michael Mishra. Film is complete distaster with amateurish acting and a directionless plot...

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Review: Budhia Singh – Born To Run

Budhia Singh - Born to Run

Budhia Singh – Born to Run

Genre: Sports, Drama
Duration: 111 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 02-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Worth A Visit at least once)

Plot:
A biopic about Budhia Singh, the world’s youngest marathon runner whose story garnered controversy and inspiration around the world.

Overall Review:
Budhia Singh – Born To Run is another sports biopic directed by debutant Soumendra Padhi. The film depicts the real-life story of the wonder boy who didn’t have a word called ‘STOP’ in his dictionary & was brought to light by his coach played by National Award winner Manoj Bajpayee. Budhia Singh made history when he ran a breathtaking marathon from Bhubaneswar to Puri, covering 65 km in seven hours. He was five years old then...

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