Category Bollywood

Review: Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 150 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-NOV-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5 (F.L.Y & YOU WILL LOVE THIS FILM)

Plot:
Kaira is a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections.

Overall Review:
Gauri Shinde took Bollywood by storm in 2012 with her first directorial venture English Vinglish and in current year she is back with a fresh perspective on life with her second film #DearZindagi. Film stars: Alia Bhat and Shahrukh Khan with other supporting actors: Kunar Kapoor and Ali Zafar...

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Review: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

ADHM

ADHM

Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Duration: 157 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Anushka All The Way)

Plot:
A story about unrequited love – the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often heartbreaking ride it takes us on. It is the journey of three characters, Ayan, Alizeh and Saba, as their lives intertwine and they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

Overall Review:
Kjo films have always centred around relationships and emotions, which are woven together with larger than life opulence with music playing an integral role. #AeDilHaiMushkil also falls in the same space. It offers little in terms of story and fails to get the audience empathise or feel for the characters and events in the movie...

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Review: Shivaay

Shivaay

Shivaay

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Duration: 169 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-OCT-2016
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Plot:
Shivaay is a Himalayan mountaineer who is an innocent and yet is capable of transforming into a mean destroyer when he needs to protect his family.

PDF Verdict: Loosely adapted from English flick: Taken, Ajay Devgn’s 2nd bollywood film Shivaay fails miserably. With running time of 175 minutes, watch this film only if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Debutant Sayyeshaa Saigal tells Ajay in the climax: “I don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words” and so was the case with me. As the punch line says: “THERE WILL BE DESTRUCTION THIS DIWALI”, it will be if you see this film...

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Movie Review: Mirzya

Mirzya

Mirzya

Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Duration: 129 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 07-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.50 on 5 (For Breathtaking Visuals & Treatment of Songs / Fresh Approach to Story-telling)

Plot:
“If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt – only love.” Inspired by the legend of Mirza Sahiban, MIRZYA is an epic love story that plays out in contemporary times.

Overall Review:
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s fifth directorial pilgrimage Mirzya is inspired by the folk tale of ‘The Legend of Mirza Sahiban’. It is an epic action romance set in contemporary times. The film unfolds in two love stories set in different eras. The first is set in the ancient times & the other era places that story within the context of 21st century Rajasthan...

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Review: M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Genre: Biography, Sport
Duration: 190 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 30-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Just short of Six)

Plot:
The untold story of Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Overall Review:
MSD is an Indian biographical film, based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI / T20 captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Most of us know him as a successful cricketer but very few know him as Ticket Collector in Railway Department. The film is directed by Neeraj Pandey (Baby, Special 26, A Wednesday)...

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Review: Days of Tafree

Days of Tafree

Days of Tafree

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-SEP-2016
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Plot:
The movie revolves around the lives of eight friends and their journey of growing up while they face the highs and lows of their relationships, love and romance, the end of their college days and the beginning of a new life.

Overall Review:
The film is the remake of the Gujarati smash hit – Chhello Divas; both directed by Krishnadev Yagnik. Movie is a light hearted comedy that revolves around the lives of seven friends and their journey of growing up while they face the highs and lows of their relationships, love and romance, the end of their college days and the beginning of a new life...

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Review: Parched

Parched

Parched

Genre: Drama
Duration: 116 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5 (Bold & Beautiful)

Plot:
‘Parched’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see them unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries to face their demons and stage their own personal wars.

Overall Review:
Director Leena Yadav explores the ideas of tradition, culture and hatred (against Women) in the heart of rural India with her film: PARCHED...

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Review: Pink

Pink

Pink

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 136 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 16-SEP-2016
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Plot:
“Pink” is a courtroom drama-thriller film, which is about Miss Arora (Taapsee Pannu) and her two roommates (Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang), who are molested by drunk friends. How lawyer Deepak (Amitabh Bachchan), who is suffering from bipolar disorder, fights these girls’ case forms the crux of the story.

Overall Review:
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary and presented by Shoojit Sircar, this court room thriller is set in Delhi. While first half of the films is at snail pace to establish the story and its characters, the second half is gripping and helps the film in reaching its crescendo. Film is embellished with powerful performances by Sr...

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Review: Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Happy Bhaag Jaayegi

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 126 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
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Plot:
A young woman unintentionally crosses borders literally, into Pakistan, as well as metaphorically, in love.

Overall Review:
Helmed by Anand L Rai & Krushika Lulla, ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ is a situational comedy shot in Amritsar and around the border areas. Story revolves around runaway bride “Happy”, who finds herself across the border where she meets Abhay’s character. The drama then unfolds, leaving the viewers in splits. This cross-border comedy explores relationships in a unique and beautiful way. Mudassar Aziz (Director & Story) has a great command of languages; Urdu, Marathi, Hindi, and writes beautifully...

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Trailer review: Days of Tafree

Story shares an uncanny resemblance to Gujarati Hit: Chello Divas. The trailer showcases the lives of seven friends and their journey of growing up while they face the highs and lows of their relationships, love and romance, the end of their college days and the beginning of a new life. It will take you back to your college days full of fun & fultoo time-pass. Lead male star cast is same as hit Gujarati film: Chello Divas. Both films are directed by Krishnadev Yagnik. Hindi version seems to be more vibrant than Gujarati. Lets keep the fingers crossed for the hindi version to deliver more gags and chilled music. Admission starts on 23rd September 2016.
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