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Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Genre: Action, Crime, Music
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (Vehicular Musical Getaway)

Plot:
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Overall Review:
After departure from Marvel Studios ‘Ant-Man’, Edgar Wright pulls back with his latest action-packed production “Baby Driver” that tells the story of a getaway driver named “Baby”. The plot of the film is pretty straight forward, a direct homage to a specific genre of film, in this case, the heist movie. Film ticks from the opening scene itself; first car chase that sets the pace beautifully...

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Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Duration: 119 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4/5 (Fresh, Funny & Heart-Warming ROM-COM)

Plot:
A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

Overall Review:
Terry: “I’ve always wanted to discuss 9/11 with a Muslim.
Kumail: “9/11 was a tragedy. (Long pause) We lost 19 good guys.”

This is just a single gem among the zippy one-liners that appear in “The Big Sick,” a gag that Terry for a moment thinks is the Pakistani-American’s true feeling.

“The Big Sick” directed by Michael Showalter is engaging and thoughtful romantic comedy film based on a real life story of Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily Gardner...

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Review: Hindi Medium

Hindi Medium

Hindi Medium

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 133 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 19-MAY-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (A Magical Ride for the whole family)

Plot:
A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Overall Review:
Hindi Medium is directed by Saket Chaudhary, who previously co-wrote Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Asoka and has directed films like Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Film is a situational comedy based on social issues. It’s a family-oriented story of a couple who is determined that their three year-old daughter should study in an English medium school and they leave no stone unturned to achieve this goal...

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Review: Trolls

Trolls

Trolls

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 92 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 04-NOV-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (Cute & Funny Movie for all Generation)

Plot:
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Overall Review:
From the creators of Shrek comes smart, funny & fresh animated comedy of the year – TROLLS. Film directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn features the voices of Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake. Trolls is funny and sweet filled with great songs. The story is good, with relatable characters and situations and is predictable. However, what makes Trolls a must watch is its visual beauty filled with bright / vivid colours...

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Review: Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Genre: Action, Comedy
Duration: 107 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5 (Skipping Affair. See it only for Jackie Chan)
Plot:
A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Overall Review:
Skiptrace is directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and written by Jay Longino with Ben David Grabinski. Film stars Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville along with famous mainland Chinese actress Fan Bingbing who plays as the adopted daughter of Jackie Chan’s character. Truly speaking, movie is disappointing. Jackie Chan turns in a decent performance but typical of his earlier action movies...
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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
Pick-D-Flick Rating:

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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Review: unIndian

unIndian

unIndian

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 102 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5 (An average flick worth a try)

Plot:
Beautiful divorcee and single mother of one, Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is an Australian of Indian origin. Smart and independent, she has carved out a successful life for herself and her daughter … despite family pressure to find ‘a nice Indian match’. Then Meera meets Will (Brett Lee)… tall and blonde with a charming smile...

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Review: The Legend of Michael Mishra

The Legend of Michael Mishra

The Legend of Michael Mishra

Genre: Sports, Drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 02-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 1.5 on 5 (Complete Waste of Time and Money. Rating upgraded from 1 to 1.5 for Unconventional Funny Movie End)

Plot:
Movie is about a hooligan/gangster whose ambitions and career are entirely shaped by his life-long quest for the girl he fell in love with – and lost – as a child. Their paths cross again as adults through a hare-brained set of circumstances that make Sajid Khan’s films seem well thought out.

Overall Review:
First thing first: There is nothing legendary about Manish Jha’s film: The Legend of Michael Mishra. Film is complete distaster with amateurish acting and a directionless plot...

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Review: Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life of Pets

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 08-JUL-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
Inside of a Manhattan apartment building, a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) lives a spoiled life with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) and hangs out with other pets like Chloe (Lake Bell), Mel (Bobby Moynihan), Buddy (Hannibal Buress), and Sweet Pea. One day, Max’s worse dream comes true when Katie adopts a giant dog called Duke (Eric Stonestreet) who is very sloppy and careless. Duke tricks Max into being dragged far into the city where all hell breaks loose when they are attacked by a gang of cats including Ozone (Steve Coogan). But soon they get caught by Animal Control and are being brought to the pound...

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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2)

TMNT2

TMNT2

Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Duration: 112 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
As Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

Overall Review: The heroes in a half shell are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows!! It is directed by Dave Green and is the sequel to the hit 2014 film. The film stars Megan Fox, Stephen Amell and features the voices of Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Alan Ritchson. As for the Turtles, it’s nice to see them getting more screentime where each of them has their moments...

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