Monthly Archives October 2018

Review: Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 121 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 18-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5

Overall Review:
Badhaai Ho, a quirky comedy directed by Amit Sharma (of Tevar Fame) stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles. Besides lead roles film also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao. The film is a situational comedy. Akshat Ghildial amd Shantanu Srivastava’s story is very simple and relatable. Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana) has a sweet girlfriend in Renne (Sanya Malhotra) and a pretty ordinary brother in Gullar. Father-cum-Gulzar Jitendra aka Jeetu (Gajraj Rao) impregnates his wife Priyamvada and that’s where Nakul starts ignoring his colleagues, friends as well as Renne...

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Review: Helicopter Eela

Helicopter Eela

Helicopter Eela

Genre: Family, Drama
Duration: 131 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Overall Review:
Helicopter Eela, directed by Pradeep Sarkar is based on a Gujarati play ‘Beta, Kaagdo’. Film stars Kajol along with Riddhi Sen, Neha Dhupia and Tota Roy Choudhury in pivotal roles. It revolves around Kajol as single mother to a son, and someone who aspires to fulfill her dream of completing education and pursuing music. The first half focuses on Eela’s back story of how she was a gifted singer and her love-drenched life with Vivan’s father. It also showcases best of 90’s indie-pop music playing in background. It infuses a dose of nostalgia, recreating the aura of college going days...

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Review: LoveYatri

LoveYatri

LoveYatri

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 140 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
Sushrut garba teacher, who falls in love with NRI girl Michelle when she visits town during festival

Overall Review:
Aayush Sharma (Salman Khan’s brother-in-law,) makes his debut alongside Warina Hussain in Abhiraj K Minawala’s film – LoveYatri. Film has a straightforward love story – nothing more, nothing less. Rather one can say Old Wine in NEW Packging. Sushrut’s (Sus / Aayush Sharma) only passion in life is to teach garba to kids in Vadodara, but this time, the 9-day Navratri festival changes his life. He falls head over heels in love Michelle (Warina Hussain) and does everything he can to win her over...

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Review: Andhadhun

Andhadhun

Andhadhun

Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Duration: 148 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
He sees what he shouldn’t. She sees what he couldn’t. So the question is, does he see it or not?

Overall Review:
Inspired by a French short film called The Piano Tuner, Andhadhun is who dunit murder mystery directed by noir expert Sriram Raghavan The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in lead roles supported by Chaya Kadam (of Sairat Fame) and Ashwini Kalsekar. Sriram Raghavan brings his love for the 1970s and 80s Bollywood cinema and gives his tribute to ‘Chhaya Geet’ and ‘Chitrahaar’ in the beginning. Songs like ‘Tere Galiyon Mein Na Rakehnge’, ‘Yeh Jeevan Hai’ flow in the narrative...

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Review: VENOM

Venom

Venom

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 105 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Overall Review:
VENOM, directed by Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland), is based on a character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Film is lead by Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who becomes the host of a powerful, symbiotic alien that gives him superhuman abilities. The movie’s supporting cast members include Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson...

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