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Review: Raees

Raees

Raees

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Duration: 143 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5 ()

Plot:
Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

Overall Review:
The Badshah of Bollywood has arrived with his career’s best performance. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the story of Raess revolves around a Gujarat based bootlegger named Raees Alam played by Shah Rukh Khan and police officer Majumdar played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story is set in early 80’s to 90’s Gujarat when alcohol was banned in Gujarat...

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Review: XXX – The Return of the Xander Cage

XXX

XXX

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.25 on 5 (A Complete Let Down. Give it a SKIP)

Plot:
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Overall Review:
XXX: The Return of the Xander Cage is directed by DJ Caruso...

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Review: OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 137 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5 (One Time Watch. OK!)

Plot:
Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams. A chance meeting sparks off a heady, no strings attached romance until their careers pull them apart. Will ambition prevail over matters of the heart?

Overall Review:
“OK! Jaanu” an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film, O Kadhal Kanmani. Director Shaad Ali adapted the same story in Bollywood with a few changes in the screenplay to suit the taste of Hindi audience. What makes Ok! Jaanu different are light punches throughout the film & flawless chemistry between Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor. OK! Jaanu has rich production values...

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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: Tamasha

Tamasha

Tamasha

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 139 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 27-NOV-2015

Plot:
Based in France, this unusual fairy tale unfolds the lives of a nomad and a tourist who gradually develop fondness for each other as they orchestrate ‘Tamashas’ all across the island.

Overall Review:
Know Yourself…Find Your Identity!!! This is how Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha is narrated in the form of 4 stories viz: Teja Ka Sona / Ishqawala Love / Andar Ki Baat & Don Returns. But this narrative style is of a kind which will be loved by elite and not appreciated too much by the commercial audience as at times it is a bit confusing as overlapping scenes have been used to further the drama. Tag Line that says: Why Always The Same Story? holds true...

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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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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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