Monthly Archives January 2017

Review: Raees

Raees

Raees

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Duration: 143 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5 ()

Plot:
Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

Overall Review:
The Badshah of Bollywood has arrived with his career’s best performance. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the story of Raess revolves around a Gujarat based bootlegger named Raees Alam played by Shah Rukh Khan and police officer Majumdar played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story is set in early 80’s to 90’s Gujarat when alcohol was banned in Gujarat...

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Review: XXX – The Return of the Xander Cage

XXX

XXX

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.25 on 5 (A Complete Let Down. Give it a SKIP)

Plot:
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Overall Review:
XXX: The Return of the Xander Cage is directed by DJ Caruso...

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Review: OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 137 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5 (One Time Watch. OK!)

Plot:
Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams. A chance meeting sparks off a heady, no strings attached romance until their careers pull them apart. Will ambition prevail over matters of the heart?

Overall Review:
“OK! Jaanu” an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film, O Kadhal Kanmani. Director Shaad Ali adapted the same story in Bollywood with a few changes in the screenplay to suit the taste of Hindi audience. What makes Ok! Jaanu different are light punches throughout the film & flawless chemistry between Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor. OK! Jaanu has rich production values...

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Review: Haraamkhor

Haraamkhor

Haraamkhor

Genre: Drama
Duration: 93 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5 (Cinema @ its best)

Plot:
In a small Gujarati town, a school teacher has more than an academic interest in one of his female students.

Overall Review:
“Haraamkhor”, a debut feature by director Shlok Sharma, features Hindi cinema’s acting powerhouse Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a school teacher who enters a forbidden relationship of sorts with his student, essayed by the vibrant 29-year-old Shweta. It is a mature story and shows the dark side of a student teacher relationship set up in rural area. The stakes are high for the kids in the film as they takes their uneasy steps toward adulthood...

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Review: Allied

Allied

Allied

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 124 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 ()

Plot:
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Overall Review:
Allied is directed by Robert Zemeckis & stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Love and betrayal are the themes of this sweeping love story in which star power and intrigue keep us on tenterhooks throughout. To begin the first half of the movie is not too bad. It shows how the main characters meet and react to each other with the difficult task ahead of them...

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Review: Passengers

Passengers

Passengers

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 116 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (A let down Fairy-Tale Romance set in Space)

Plot:
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Overall Review:
Passengers is directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne. The theme of the film is loneliness & the concept of the film is excellent & thought provoking but is wasted on a pretty generic, relatively bland and silly script. The film is predictable with part love, survival, space odyssey stories...

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