Monthly Archives October 2016

Review: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

ADHM

ADHM

Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Duration: 157 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Anushka All The Way)

Plot:
A story about unrequited love – the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often heartbreaking ride it takes us on. It is the journey of three characters, Ayan, Alizeh and Saba, as their lives intertwine and they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

Overall Review:
Kjo films have always centred around relationships and emotions, which are woven together with larger than life opulence with music playing an integral role. #AeDilHaiMushkil also falls in the same space. It offers little in terms of story and fails to get the audience empathise or feel for the characters and events in the movie...

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Review: Shivaay

Shivaay

Shivaay

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Duration: 169 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating:

Plot:
Shivaay is a Himalayan mountaineer who is an innocent and yet is capable of transforming into a mean destroyer when he needs to protect his family.

PDF Verdict: Loosely adapted from English flick: Taken, Ajay Devgn’s 2nd bollywood film Shivaay fails miserably. With running time of 175 minutes, watch this film only if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Debutant Sayyeshaa Saigal tells Ajay in the climax: “I don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words” and so was the case with me. As the punch line says: “THERE WILL BE DESTRUCTION THIS DIWALI”, it will be if you see this film...

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Review: Inferno

Inferno

Inferno

Reviewer: Dhruva Koranne
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 121 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 14-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5 (BAD but far from Worse)

Plot:
Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes up in a hospital in Italy and has no recollection of the last 2 days. He must stop a deadly virus or half of the world’s population will die as he struggles with his amnesia. Langdon along with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) must find the virus, clues to which are hidden in Dante’s ‘Inferno’.

Overall Review:
The film is based on the novel ‘Inferno’ by Dan Brown. The plot of the movie sounds thrilling, but sadly the movie isn’t. Ron Howard who previously won an Academy Award will surely feel that this film is just not one of his best works...

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Movie Review: Mirzya

Mirzya

Mirzya

Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Duration: 129 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 07-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.50 on 5 (For Breathtaking Visuals & Treatment of Songs / Fresh Approach to Story-telling)

Plot:
“If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt – only love.” Inspired by the legend of Mirza Sahiban, MIRZYA is an epic love story that plays out in contemporary times.

Overall Review:
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s fifth directorial pilgrimage Mirzya is inspired by the folk tale of ‘The Legend of Mirza Sahiban’. It is an epic action romance set in contemporary times. The film unfolds in two love stories set in different eras. The first is set in the ancient times & the other era places that story within the context of 21st century Rajasthan...

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Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Reviewer: Dhruva Koranne
Genre:
Biological, Sports, Drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 07-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
‘Queen of Katwe’ traces the journey of a young girl named Phiona Mutesi(Madina Nalwanga) who from the slums of Uganda, goes on to become a prodigal Chess player and finds an escape from a life of poverty.

Overall Review:
Queen of Katwe is directed by Mira Nair who previously directed critically acclaimed movies like ‘Saalam Bombay’ and ‘Namesake’. The film stars debutant girl Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi and the supporting cast consists of David Oyelowo as Robert Katende and Lupita Nyong’O as Nakku Harriet...

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Review: M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Genre: Biography, Sport
Duration: 190 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 30-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Just short of Six)

Plot:
The untold story of Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Overall Review:
MSD is an Indian biographical film, based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI / T20 captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Most of us know him as a successful cricketer but very few know him as Ticket Collector in Railway Department. The film is directed by Neeraj Pandey (Baby, Special 26, A Wednesday)...

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