Monthly Archives September 2018

Review: Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Duration: 161 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 21-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Story:
A social movie about escalating electric bills.

Overall Review:
Set in Tehri, the electricity-starved Uttarakhand in Northern India, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is directed by Sree Narayan Singh of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha fame. Film deals with electricity theft, power outages, inflated electricity bills and faulty meters that cripple the common man in India. This film marks the first collaboration between Shahid and director: Shree Narayan Singh, who is known for making films with a social message along with the added twist of humour. Film stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in lead roles. S...

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Review: MANTO

Manto

Manto

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 21-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s life and is set in 1940s India.

Overall Review:
Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’s second film (after Firaaq – year 2008), MANTO is an explicit biopic based on one of the greatest writer of the 20th century – Saadat Hasan Manto. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title character (of Indo-Pakistani, author and writer Saadat Hasan Manto). Tahir Raj Bhasin plays the 40’s Bollywood superstar Shyam Chadda supported by Rasika Dugal. Film;s story is universal and nothing to do with partition between India and Pakistan...

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Review: The Predator (2018)

The Predator

The Predator

Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 108 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 14-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

Overall Review:
The Predator, the fourth feature film, comes from the sleeve of the man who breathed new life into the genre of the action film in the eighties. Shane Black, known for his action-comedies, comes back after 30 years in Direction / Script co-writing seat with 2018’s version of THE PREDATOR which is not a reboot of the original...

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Review: Halkaa

Halkaa

Halkaa

Genre: Family, Drama
Duration: 120 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 07-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
Halkaa is a story of an eight-year-old boy Pichku who lives in the oldest slums of Delhi and aspires for a better life. It is a story of a child who against all odds strives to achieve his goal and becomes a hero in the making for his parents, slum, and society. This is the maiden production of Shiv Nadar Foundation in association with Akshay Kumar Parija and Nila Madhab Panda and Supratik Roy is the associate producer.

Overall Review:
Halkaa is a unique light-hearted film directed by critically-acclaimed Director Nila Madhab Panda (of Kadvi Hawa / I am Kalam)...

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