Monthly Archives August 2018

Review Stree

Stree

Stree

Genre: Horror, Comedy
Duration: 130 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 31-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5

Plot:
In the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named “Stree” who abducts men in the night. Based on the urban legend of “Nale Ba” that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s.

Overall Review:
Written by Raj and DK (Go Goa Gone & Shor in the City fame), Stree is a horror comedy, directed by Amar Kaushik. The movie stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao in the lead roles supported by Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee and Aparshakti Khurrana.The film is based on the Indian urban legend, Nale Ba, about a witch who knocks on people’s doors at night (True Phenomena based out of Bengaluru)...

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Review: Alpha

Alpha

Alpha

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Duration: 96 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 24-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion, and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Overall Review:
Alpha, directed by Albert Hughes, tells the story of Boy and Canine relationship, set 20,000 years ago in the tundra of Europe. The subject matter is handled really well, and there are plenty of ‘WOW’ moments. The plot of the film is simple yet effective: Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he’s left for dead during his first hunt with his Cro-Magnon tribe...

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Review: Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi

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Genre: Comedy
Duration: 135 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 24-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Story:
Horticulture professor Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) arrives in Shanghai and the other Happy (Diana Penty) along with husband Guddu (Ali Fazal) also lands up in the Chinese city at the same time. Gangsters who’ve come to kidnap Happy and her husband, pick up the wrong Happy, while Guddu and his wife Happy are escorted to a university to deliver a lecture.

Overall Review:
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is sequel of the sleeper HIT, Happy Bhaag Jaayegi. The sequel is directed by Mudassar Aziz and focuses on Sonakshi Sinha (Happy). Jassi Gill, Punjabi singer plays the lead opposite Sonakshi...

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Review: Satayameva Jayate

Satyameva Jayate

Satyameva Jayate

Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 158 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5

Story:
DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.

Overall Review:
‘Satyameva Jayate’ (SMJ), an action thriller is directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. Film works on the simple premise of an angry man, fighting corruption with raging passion and violence. Veer (John Abraham) takes on the mission of killing corrupt cops in the Mumbai police force. Haunted by ghastly incidents from his past, he turns into a vigilante and Veer has his own mysterious plan of action...

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Review: The MEG

The Meg

The Meg

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Overall Review:
Based on Steve Alten’s novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, “The MEG” is an action thriller starring Jason Statham. This is the first movie in a long time where Jason Statham is not an action hero type and he proves that he is more than that. The film is about a group of explorers and scientists who submerge deep into the hidden layer of the ocean where their submersible is attacked by a giant, 75-foot prehistoric shark called Megalodon...

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Review: Fanney Khan

Fanney Khan

Fanney Khan

Genre: Comedy Drama, Music
Duration: 130 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 03-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Story:
Fanney Khan is a struggling singer who wants to make his daughter a big name in music world.

Overall Review:
Helmed by Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan is the musical comedy remake of the 2002 Belgian film Everybody’s Famous! Focusing on the bond of the father-daughter duo, films stars Anil Kapoor, Aishrya Rai Bacchan, Rajkumar Rao in lead roles supported by Divya Dutta, Karan Singh Chhabra, Pihu Sand, Anaitha Nair, Girish Kulkarni and Swati Semwal. Film tells the story of a poor man (Anil Kapoor) who is an auto driver and a small-time singer as well. He has a daughter (Pihu Sand) who has weight issues and aspires to become a rockstar someday...

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Review: Karwaan

Karwaan

Karwaan

Genre: Comedy Drama
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 03-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Story:
The movie depicts a journey carried out from Bangalore to Kochi by two friends, the reserved Avinash played by Dulquer Salmaan, and his friend Shaukat played by Irrfan Khan with a lighter take on life, who pick up the chirpy teenager Mithila on the way.

Overall Review:
Karwaan, directed by Akarsh Khurana stars Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan (DQ as known in Mollywood) and Mithila Palkar n lead roles. The film revolves around the lives of three odd people who take an unconventional road trip together. Karwaan also stars Kriti Kharbanda and Amala Akkineni in supporting roles...

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