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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: The Shallows

The Shallows

The Shallows

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 86 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Not the best … but far from the worst)

Plot:
In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Overall Review:
The Shallows is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Blake Lively supported by Oscar Jaenada. The story is simple, pretty straightforward, believable and stylishly executed...

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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: Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Genre: Drama, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 148 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 17-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Above Average – For its Realism & Powerful Performances)

Plot:
A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

Overall Review:
Known for his uncoventional films, Anurag Kashyap brings Punjab’s menacing issue of drug abuse on big screen with Udta Punjab. Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, “Udta Punjab”, delves into how the youth in Punjab have succumbed to drugs. The movie is intended to spread awareness about drugs on youth and society in general...

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Review: Saala Khadoos

Saala Khadoos

Saala Khadoos

Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Duration: 109 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 29-JAN-2016

Plot:
Adi Tomar had a dream to win the boxing gold for India. Instead, he languished in a nightmare for a decade after his gloves were spiked during a match by his own coach, blinding him in the arena and handing the match to his undeserving opponent. Shattered by his loss, Adi turned to a life of cynical self-destruction. Loyal friends somehow bring him back to boxing as the coach of the low-rated Indian women’s boxing team. Adi continues to dream – this time for a fiery young woman. Adi spots in her a champion. So begins a partnership between a man who loves his sport and a girl who loves her freedom...

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Review: MERU

MERU

MERU

Genre: Documentary, Action, Adventure
Duration: 87 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: TBD

Plot:
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount MERU, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Overall Review: MERU is a mountain on the knife-edge of the Himalayas in Northern India, near the headwaters of the sacred Ganges river. At 21,000 feet, it is nearly seven thousand feet less than Everest, but while the more famous mountain attracts thousands of climbers every year, the pinnacle of Meru (aka The Shark’s Fin) had never been reached by human beings. It’s described as the anti-Everest, a non-tourist destination with no guides and no way stations...

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Review: Shaandaar

Shaandaar

Shaandaar

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 22-OCT-2015

Plot: Shahid Kapoor plays Jaginder Joginder, a wedding planner who is planning Alia’s elder sister’s wedding. Shahid and Alia’s dad Pankaj Kapur seem to have a tumultuous relationship. While Shahid looks the part of the Mills-and-Boons lead hero, Alia is convincing as a glamorous heroine.

Overall Review: The BIG FAT SHAANDAAR Indian Wedding OR should I Say India’s first destination wedding movie having unique script?? Shaandaar is dramatically different from Bahl’s breakthrough directorial debut: Queen. The treatment of the film reminds me of the Fairy Tale with lots of VFX, animations,
& an expensive sets...

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