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Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Duration: 106 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 21-JUL-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.25/5 (A Glorious Breathtaking Cinematic Triumph)

Plot:
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Overall Review:
Directed and written by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, Memento), DUNKIRK, being his first war/historical film, tells the story of one of the key events in World War II where 400,000 Allied soldiers were surrounded by Nazi German army on the titular beach in France...

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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: Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Genre: Adventure, Drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5 (Worth a Visit)

Plot:
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Overall Review:
2016 Ben-Hur is a remake of 1959’s classic version with the same name that won 11 Oscar awards. This American epic historical action drama is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Cinematically, the film was a little disappointing. Director completely failed to maintain the pace which is very important for a historic drama movie. It was like 3 hour classic film condensed to 2 hours...

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Review: Airlift

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Airlift

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Duration: 130 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 22-JAN-2016

Plot:
It is in this scenario that Ranjit Katyal (played by Akshay Kumar), a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian, realizes that he no longer wields any influence on the Iraqis, and that he and his family are in as much danger as anyone else. Ranjit unknowingly becomes the man who all 1,70,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait. Airlift is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during this traumatic time. A story of how they, with the help of Ranjit Katyal, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion, and against all odds traveled a thousand kilometers across the border into Amman, Jordan...

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Review: Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani

Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Duration: 158 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 18-DEC-2015

Plot:
Bajirao 1, who fought over 41 major battles and many others, is reputed never to have lost a battle. Bajirao is described as “RANMARD” a man of the battlefield. Bajirao said to his brother “Remember that night has nothing to do with sleep. It was created by God, to raid territory held by your enemy. The night is your shield, your screen against the cannons and swords of vastly superior enemy forces. ” Bajirao was a heaven born cavalry leader. In the long and distinguished galaxy of Peshwas, Bajirao was unequaled for the daring and originality of his genius and the volume and value of his achievements.

Overall Review:
Bajirao Mastani, directed by maverick filmmaker who...

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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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