Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Wolverine Movie Review




The Wolverine (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 7 min.

Review
The Wolverine which is another sequel in X-Men installment, after loving the character of Wolverine in the film X-Men: Origins Wolverine. Our expectations from the Wolverine were pumped up. The Wolverine moves at a slow pace and is boring at times. It never explores itself much but yet watchable.

                                  

Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman) is the living his life like a caveman, who is consistently haunted by his beloved girlfriend Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) who is being killed by him in an accident. Logan moves to Tokyo to meet his old friend (Yashida) in his last moments of life. But, there he gets entangled in a mystery while saving life of Yashida’s granddaughter (Mariko).

                               

Hugh Jackman is too good in his role & it’s hard to take eyes off. The action scene in the film are fast paced and enjoyable. The bullet train action scene is nicely shot and exciting to watch. Although the film never dumps down neither it comes up like a thriller. The story of the film is not much beyond what is being shown in the trailer.

                              

Other than Hugh Jackman there are a few supporting character which deserves a mention Yukio (Rila Fukushima), who claims herself to be bodyguard of Wolverine. Mariko (Tao Okamoto) - a princess, who is the next to take over her grandfather’s business. Also, there are not much of X-Men in the film unlike other installments which makes it less realistic.

                                     


Ratings: -    3 / 5   Stars


Verdict:-       One time Watchable



The Wolverine Movie Official Trailer

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Red 2 Movie Review


Red 2 (U/A)

Length: - 1 hr. 54 min.

Review
Red 2 is a movie which is a sequel to Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) based on a comic book series by the same name. Red 2 is about the retired CIA agents and how they still play a vital role in managing crime. Red 2 moves to various locations round the globe like Paris, London, Moscow etc. in order to connect the events and characters of the film. But, what’s wrong here is its confusing story line which makes things complicated than they actually are.


Frank (Bruce Willis) lives with his girlfriend Sarah (Mary Louise Parker), who is being told by one of his friend Marvin (John Malkovich) that they are being followed. Soon they gets entangled into the smuggling a nuclear weapon. They try to find out more information about it With Victor (Helen Mirren) and finally come to known about a special nuclear bomb which doesn’t need multistep activation. This bomb cannot be defused, once being activated.

          

There is some comic moments in the film like the one in which Sarah seduces and kisses few man in front of Frank at times to help finding information and various other reasons. Hopefully she finally kisses Frank in the end. As, per the film’s requirement it’s too violent and guns are being used frequently. So, if you don’t like violent films this may not be the one.

                                                                      
  



Ratings: -   2.5 / 5 Stars


Verdict:-    Above Average


Red 2 Movie Official Trailer









Monday, 22 July 2013

White House Down Movie Review


White House Down (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 15 min.

Review
White House Down is a film which never utilizes its full potential. It’s too slow in the first 15 minutes that it may leave you restless. It’s predictable and also drags a lot while tending towards end. Roland Emmerich who made films like Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and many other big movies disappoints us in this one. Olympus has Fallen which came in the month of March this year has somewhat similar concept can be considered far better than this one.


John Cale (Channing Tatum) comes to White House for a visit cum interview with his daughter Emily (Joey King) but gets rejected in the interview by Carsol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhal). Soon a group of mafia attacks white house & wanted to kidnap US President James Sawyer (Jamie Fox); John Cale somehow tries to save the president by fighting with the mafia alone. Emily is in the attacker’s custody who wants to take advantage of that.


The main problem with the movie is its pace which is too slow. Although the film is not that long but still you may want to end this soon. One more thing which I found unconvincing was the intelligent force or other security officers are unable to do anything in order to save Mr. President and it only relies on John Cale character.




Ratings: -      2 / 5 Stars


Verdict:-       Average


White House Down Official Trailer










Saturday, 20 July 2013

D-Day Movie Review


D-Day (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs 34 min

Review
D-Day is based capturing India’s most wanted terrorist and bringing him back to India. Film conveys in-depth reality of the situation that exists in India while fighting against crime. Film is not slow unlike the similar films and it moves with a steady pace except short 15 minutes in the second half. D-Day tries to make predictable drama unpredictable and maintains your curiosity almost till the end.


Wali Khan (Irfan Khan) is there in Karachi for more than nine years as a hidden RAW agent. His wife & son are also not aware about his mission. He is supposed to work with Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal), Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi) & Aslam (Akash Dhaiya). But soon there plan fails of capturing Goldman/Iqbal Seth (Rishi Kapoor) & they are being searched by Pakistan security force & Iqbal Seth men as well. Will they be able to accomplish the mission or all their efforts go in vain.



A small problem with the film is it throws so many details in terms of location, date & timings that seem distracting sometimes. D-Day cannot be compared with the films like Zero Dark Thirty because of the phenomenon of doing anything that exists in India & US is entirely different.


The action scenes of the film are realistic and intellectually conveyed. The Dark Knight Series action director seems to have done a good job. All the characters in the film are also seems to be properly connected. Also, the film shows a lot of actual places in Pakistan which makes it more realistic and enjoyable. Last Song in the film “Sitaare bhi jin ko”is absolutely stunning.


Irfan Khan again does a job in the film while Huma Qureshi doesn’t get much chance. Arjun Rampal seems to be confident enough while playing his role comfortably. Shruti Hassan has a short part to play & she is good in that. Rishi Kapoor brings reality in his character by his acting & his getup is good as well.


Ratings –    3 / 5 Stars

Verdict - Good



D-Day Movie Official Trailer




Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Movie Review


Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (U)

Length:-  3 hrs 7 min

Review
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on the life of “Milkha Singh”, a famous athlete. The drama in the film switches back and forward with a little connection between them. There is much to appreciate in the film but it fails to leave lasting impression. Dialogues are cheesy enough to be remembered for a long time. First half of the film is still ok but in the second half the movie loses its track. The romance part in the film comes up as a weakness of the film.


The film also has few more songs than actually needed. After watching the romance track between Milkha & Rebecca just after few minutes the film throws another song.


Farhan Akhtar (Milkha Singh) has played his part really well. Biro (Sonam Kapoor) has a limited opportunity due to her short length role that it’s even uncountable. Divya Dutta character seems to be connected with Milkha Singh although not much is explained that what’s going on in her personal life. Prakash Raj is good enough in his part.


What enjoyable is a decent camera work which takes you to a journey of angles which was never seen in a any film till now. Also, the film seems to be a bit slow sometime for the audiences to grasp the individual scene completely.



Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ends in an unexpected way that despite of winning a gold medal for the country after endless efforts, it shows a win over rivalry. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag seems to be switching between documentary and epic track and hence, becoming confusing to enjoy either of them.

Verdict: - Film does not give you what’s expected, requires patience to watch but can be watched just for Farhan Akhtar never ending efforts.

Ratings:-   2.5 / 5 Stars




Sunday, 7 July 2013

Bollywood mid-year Report 2013 (1st Jan -30 June)



Few appreciable films which were not up to the mark

   1.   David
Three stories of three different times are nicely connected and interesting conveyed by Bejoy Nambair. Film was predictable and unsuccessful at box office.

   
   2 .   Any Body Can Dance (ABCD)
ABCD was India’s first 3-D dance film. Film has big names attached with it like Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya etc. ABCD was commercially successful but critically panned.


     
    3.  Jolly LLB
Jolly LLB is a social satire by Subhash Kapoor. Jolly LLB was never consistent but has good second half. Sourabh Shukla was the special attraction in the film. Jolly LLB does some has some enjoyable moments in it.


    4.  Gippi
Gippi is a movie based on teenagers by Sonam Nair. Gippi has a fresh topic but never utilizes its full potential. Its plot is weak and predictable. Film is somewhat watchable just because of its freshness.


   
    5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD)
YJHD was a big commercial hit but it has weak plot, cheesy lines and nothing much to create curiosity. Deepika Padukone & Ranbir Kapoor chemistry was one of the few things which can be enjoyed in the film.


   
    6.   Fukrey
Fukrey is typical Delhi comedy film which manages to sustain in spite of its shortcomings. Weak plot seems to be part of almost every Indian film which is present here as well.


  
    7.Go Goa Gone
Go Goa Gone is a zombie comedy film with Saif Ali Khan as a lead. Film creates an interesting ambience but in the second half it seems to have lost its way. Overall, remains only above average.







Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lootera Movie Review



Lootera (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 23 min.


Review
Lootera is a movie which utilizes the full potential of cinema. It has few really good eye catching moments. Lootera is less focused on story but more on a cinematic experience. Lootera is not flawless and at times it does get boring especially in the second half. Vikramaditya Motwane whose last film ‘Udaan’ was critically acclaimed; this time also as a director he seems to have complete grip on the film.

 Lootera is set in the years 1953-54. Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) lives in Manikpur, West Bengal with her father, who is a zamindar and has some Archaeological assets. Varun (Ranveer Singh), who is an archaeologist, visits their place for some official work. Varun quickly entangles with the family while Varun & Pakhi falls in love with each other. But Varun has a background story because of which they cannot be together.



Sonakshi Sinha has given a really good performance. She utilizes her feminism and does justice to the emotions required for the scenes as well. Ranveer Singh has also acted well but in front of Sonakshi he doesn’t seem that good. There are a few moments which can be enjoyed cinematically like one in which Ranveer Singh climbs the tree. Adil Hussain is also present in a small role of a stiff police officer and he does a good job in that.


Vikramaditya Motwane creates a decent environment of 50’s whether be it romance, dressing sense, way of conversation etc. Lootera runs a bit slowly and the story may fall short of expectations.


Verdict:-  Lootera is one of the best films of the year and its recommended that you make time for it.


Ratings :-      4 / 5 Stars