Category Bollywood

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: 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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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: Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi

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HPBJ Poster

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: 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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Review – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 137 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 27-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Plot:
The royal saga of deceit, conspiracy, greed and lust continues in the third installment of the series, as the Saheb and Biwi are pitted against an enemy and everyone involved is scheming ruthlessly for their own personal gain.

Overall Review:
Set in modern-day Uttar Pradesh, 3rd Installment of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster returns ater 5 years. The third instalment is once again directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and stars Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Chitrangda Singh, Soha Ali Khan, Deepak Tijori, Zakir Hussain, Kabir Bedi, Nafisa Ali and Deepraj Rana...

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Review: Dhadak

Dhadak

Dhadak

Genre: Romance, Drama
Duration: 139 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 20-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5

Plot:
Set in Rajasthan, this love story explores how the protagonists deal with issues like differences between castes and honor killings.

Overall Review:
Legendary actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor makes he big screen debut with ‘Dhadak’, a film directed by Shashank Khaitan along with Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter. Dhadak is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marathi blockbuster, Sairat, which revolved around the ‘forbidden’ love between two people from different classes of society. film celebrates young love and the pain it brings. The roller coaster ride the love story paints is what makes Dhadak a worthwhile watch...

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Review: Soorma

Soorma

Soorma

Genre: Biography, Sport
Duration: 140 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 13-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Story:
Soorma is the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.

Overall Review:
Soorma (meaning Warrior) is biopic based on Sandeep Singh (former captain of the Indian hockey team and known to be one of the fastest drag flickers of the world). Film is directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Chintrangada Singh. Film has Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in pivotal roles...

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