Monthly Archives May 2018

Review: Bioscopewala

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Genre: Drama
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
A woman meets her dead father’s old friend, who was the operator of a Bioscope show that she loved in her childhood. Connecting India and Afghanistan, a story of love and cinema unfolds.

Overall Review:
First time director Deb Medhekar’s Bioscopewala is a loose adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s fabled Kabuliwala. It is a sweet film that weaves a story of human suffering cutting across national boundaries. It is the story of Rehmat Khan (Danny Denzongpa) who depends upon his bioscope for livelihood and emotional sustenance...

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Review: Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Duration: 130 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
A look at India’s first confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran lead by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure.

Overall Review:
Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran documents the story of the Pokharan nuclear tests of 1998 when India tricked CIA satellites to conduct the tests. The film, directed by Abhishek Sharma, is a mix of fiction and facts although it portrays at the start point: Based on True Story. It attempts to re-construct a covert, complicated operation, in which India sneakily tested its nuclear weapons under utmost secrecy, right under the US spy satellites, and declared its arms might to the world...

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Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 135 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 25-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Overall Review:
Star Wars is back on the big screen a mere six months after The Last Jedi (Year 2017). Now it’s time for a spin-off, and following 2016’s “Rogue One” comes “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Ron Howard and scripted by Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan. The events of Solo take place some time after Star Wars Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005), and before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story...

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Review: Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 18-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

Overall Review:
Ryan Reynolds (of Green Lantern fame) returns to screen with DEADPOOL sequel, directed by David Leitch (stylish and energetic Atomic Blonde director). Film has more jokes, more action, more freaks with superpowers and is made with more budget than its predecessor...

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Movie Review: RAAZI

Raazi

Raazi

Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 140 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 11-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
Raazi is a 2018 period-thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The story revolves around an Indian spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Overall Review:
Helmed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, RAAZI is an adaptation of Harinder S Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat. The film stars Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat and Soni Razdan. The film not only marks Alia and Meghna’s first collaboration, but also Alia and Vicky Kaushal to be seen pairing up with each other for the first time...

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Review: 102 Not Out

102 Not Out

102 Not Out

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Duration: 102 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 04-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
102 Not Out is a 2018 comedy-drama film, with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan playing a 102-year-old wanting to break the oldest-man-alive record. Another Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor plays his sad and grumpy 75-year-old son.

Overall Review:
The two power stars viz: Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, comes together after 27 years in Umesh Shukla’s light hearted drama ‘102 Not Out’. Film is based on playwright Saumya Joshi’s well known Gujarati play by the same name...

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Review: OMERTA

Omerta

Omerta

Genre: Action, Biography, Crime
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 04-MAY-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
A recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.

Overall Review:
Hansal Mehta’s latest feature ‘Omerta’ is based on the true events that tells the story of a dreaded terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh. This is the first time Rajkummar Rao is playing the role of a ruthless terrorist. ‘Omerta’ witnesses Rajkummar playing British terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh as it traces his journey from his early days in London to executing journalist Daniel Pearl...

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