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Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 127 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Amusing, Entertaining and Satisfying Delight)

Plot:
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return...

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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: Budhia Singh – Born To Run

Budhia Singh - Born to Run

Budhia Singh – Born to Run

Genre: Sports, Drama
Duration: 111 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 02-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Worth A Visit at least once)

Plot:
A biopic about Budhia Singh, the world’s youngest marathon runner whose story garnered controversy and inspiration around the world.

Overall Review:
Budhia Singh – Born To Run is another sports biopic directed by debutant Soumendra Padhi. The film depicts the real-life story of the wonder boy who didn’t have a word called ‘STOP’ in his dictionary & was brought to light by his coach played by National Award winner Manoj Bajpayee. Budhia Singh made history when he ran a breathtaking marathon from Bhubaneswar to Puri, covering 65 km in seven hours. He was five years old then...

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Review: The 33

The 33

The 33

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 127 minutes
Language: English / Chile
India Release Date: TBD

Plot:
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Overall Review:
Film’s story is based off of the true story of 33 Chilean miners that end up being buried underground inside a gold and copper mine for 69 days. Their story is one that made Chile more news-worthy than it’s been in years, but also captured the attention of the entire world. Story further advances by narrating how actually these miners manages to pull together and ration their food until drillers on the outside are able to get food through to them...

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Review: Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 141 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-OCT-2015

Plot:
In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved into an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Overall Review:
Steven Spielberg, returns to the silver screen with his new period thriller “Bridge of Spies”. Based on true events, films stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks...

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Review: The Walk

The Walk

The Walk

Genre: Biography, Drama, Adventure
Duration: 123 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 09-OCT-2015

Plot:
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Overall Review: The Walk – A Triumphant Cinematic Ride & Touchable Tribute to the TWIN Tower. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis is based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt this visual spectacle creates a real sense of height and wonder, portraying breathtaking effects. IMAX 3D is put to fantastic use...

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