Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lucy Movie Review



Lucy (R)
Length: - 1 hr. 29 min.

Review
Lucy is a Sci-Fi movie which has a concept of the percentage of usage of mind. Most of us are already aware that we don’t use most part of our brain. What this movie tells us different is that we might be able to work in an incredibly awesome way if we start using the more percentage of our brain. What are those things we see in this film? It actually shows we may possess some kind of powers unlike others. I found those powers quiet similar to X-Men including and especially what’s being shown in this film.  Here, we are Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) a student cum worker somewhere in Japan. Is accidently trapped in a drug mafia who tries to keep some kind of blue colored drug for her and few others people to carry abroad. This drug actually boosts her mind and causes some side effects as well. What happens next? Is Lucy able to control her mind? Is she able to control the side effects of the drug?


Lucy has come up with something we already known about meanwhile the effort has been made to make it interesting. This effort doesn’t goes in vain neither its convincing at all. I honestly found the movie pretty boring instead of the concept being interesting. Lucy tried to give some good explanation about the improvement in the usage of mind over the years since the life started. His explanation is done by a scientist, teacher and philosopher named Prof. Samuel Norman (Morgan Freeman). The pace of the film is damn slow meanwhile it doesn’t entertain us conceptually.


I just personally felt that this film will just keep on going but without making much sense. That’s what happened for most of the part even though it has some awesome moments which are undeniably watchable but yet Lucy never creates an impression on you. Lucy was more or less some kind of a documentary which just tries to justify why things are happens if they are happening?  What is being shown after the plot gets settled is a percentage meter which shows Lucy level of usage of the mind? At that time you may feel like the sooner it reaches 100 the sooner we can get over with the film. 


In my opinion it doesn’t maintain any kind of curiosity for something new and extraordinary with the percentage increase for mind usage. You may feel like Lucy is able to do most any anything and everything. Then what could come next in the film for us. Honestly, nothing really fascinating or engrossing. Overall, Lucy remains just ordinary movie or the one which is unable to create a lasting impression.



Verdict: -   Above Average


Ratings:-    2.5 / 5 Stars


 Lucy Movie Official Trailer
 



Saturday, 26 July 2014

Kick Movie Review


Kick (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 20 min.

Review
Salman Khan movie are different usually they have some social message in it. This kind hearted actor acting and the way he carries himself is brilliant. There is some conventional thoughts in the film like its action, the masala and comedy ingredients are usually generic. When I saw the trailer of the film I was pumped up to watch this movie but after watching it for about 20-25 minutes my feeling about this film shattered. Heroes of Indian movies are absolutely capable of anything and everything. They can dance, beat the villians with ease, kind hearted genius and has some kind of pet dialogues. Here, the pet dialogue is just one word Kick. The hero is always looking for Kick which is something interesting. heroine are never really interested initially in our heroes while once they will develop some interest towards hero they can never loose it. There is nothing wrong with Salman khan and his acting still the film is pretty conventional, generic and convoluted.

Formation of the love story of Devi / Devil Lal (Salman Khan) and Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) takes more than half an hour. I was wondering that was this much stretch really required for the love story formation? The stardom of this actor Salman Khan looks much bigger than the film itself. The plot is the basic problem here it should have been much more precise and clear which its not. The unnecessary confusion created here makes it more and more difficult to enjoy. This love story is narrated by Shaina to a cop named Himanshu Tyagi(Randeep Hooda) who is on a mission to catch none other than Devil. There is something good about Randeep Hooda that he acts confidently and comfortably which brings a charm to his character. One thing which is so common about conventional Bollywood movies from Shahenshah to Kick that hero will have a dual character one is genius while the other one is kind of a looser. Both of these characters are known only to viewers. Although this pattern in true for Hollywood superhero movies as well.

Justify the same fact of dual characteristics of our hero we see the smart one named Devil in the royal locations of Poland. Bollywood has made numerous women oriented films in the last decade yet its obvious that still in the most films actress play a supporting cast. The actress known for fitness and looks in Bollywood Jacqueline Fernandez has role in some kind of lesser importance. The background music is one of the positive points of the film. Second half had a better execution especially the way movie is being presented is exaggerating.The best dialogue of the film remains as "mere baare mein itna mat sochna.dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahi".The action scenes are shot expensively in good locations. Overall, i would say that its just not that entertaining as it should have been.


Verdict:- Not too much fun

Ratings:-  2 / 5 Stars


Kick Movie Official Trailer










Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Singham Returns Movie Trailer Review


"Singham Returns" is an upcoming action film which is a sequel to a box office successful film "Singham". Rohit Shetty has made a lot of films mostly of comedy or action in the last few years. Almost all of the films were box office blockbuster yet none of them were critically acclaimed. His films were mostly based on thin plot and no thought process was involved. You can watch his films from anywhere at any point of time you won't feel like you have missed much. If we see Hollywood films even if watch each and every second of the film. It is certain either you miss something or you won't understand something even after the film has ended. I personally felt pity for Indian films because without any problem statement, thought process film just keeps on going and people do enjoy it. In most of the films you will see heroes beating numerous guys comfortably. Our heroes are so power and minded that nobody can even understand how he does what he does?

                            

I should say come on are we literally running out of creativity?Cannot we become a little more realistic in our films? Here is another film in the same category where hero is the most powerful and minded person on earth.Beating an army is effortlessly done here."Singham Returns" is based on the black money involved with Indian economy. It is obvious that this is a hero oriented movie so heroine won't able to do much here. Kareena Kapoor will be playing lead female part in "Singham Returns" while she is hardly there in trailer of the film."Singham Returns" has some patriotic elements as its content and the film is releasing on Independence Day i.e. 15th August 2014.

"Singham Returns" actually have lots and lots of actions. Even if you love action films I am not sure how long you can watch the same. Ajay Devgn has acted either in Rohit Shetty films or his home production films in the last few years. he used to be a performance oriented actor sometime back in 2005 when he did "Aparahan". Surely most of his films were based on some kind of a formula films. He acted in the prequel of the film in & as "Singham". In the prequel it's Prakash Raj who made the villian character quiet interesting and convincing. In "Singham Returns" the negative character will be played by "Amole Gupte". No doubt Amole Gupte is a talented person yet the negative character played by him in the film doesn't look good here.


Verdict:- Average

Ratings:-  2 / 5 Stars

Singham Returns Movie Official Trailer



Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Creature(3D) Movie Trailer Review


Creature is a an upcoming horror-thriller film by Vikram Bhatt. From the trailer the film doesn't likely to make sense. The creature itself is a bit less acceptable meanwhile its understandable that the creature has to be somewhat different. Just being gaint isn't scary enough. In such kind of cases what's aspected is the a mysterious living being whose existence should be known but the power and characteristics should be unknown. Slowly the common man including and especially the main lead should try and undertsand the creature. After which he/she should plan and execute the ways in which the creature can be encountered. Personally, i wasn't expecting something like this from Vikram Bhatt. The story seems less realistic while the songs seems to be pathetic.

Little definitions about creature are given like "Yeh jitna jaada kayega isski bhuk utni hi badegi" yet the situations here remains ambiguous. Bipasha Basu will be seen in a lead role on screen after a while. She opens a hotel somewhere at some point of time. The creature attacks the hotel which can obviously impact the business of the hotel. Hence, Bipasha Basu' character may even get bankrupt. Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi who is a Pakistani model turned actor will start his Bollywood career from this film. The story revolves around a forest where this creature is being found accidently.

Vikram Bhatt has been directing horror films from a really long time.He made numerous films for the Mahesh Bhatt's banner Vishesh Films. From sometime he started making his own films although work wasn't extraordinary yet it was accepted. Some moments , techniques, cinematography or the execution might have charm in Vikram Bhatt's films. The trailer of the film Creature vanishes all the expectations from this film. Bipasha Basu is looking dull in the film's trailer.Creature which was a bit publiced will release on 12 September 2014.

I think Creature (3D) movie would be just an average watch. I would suggest not to go for the film.

Verdict:- Average 

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars


 Creature(3D) Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sex Tape Movie Review


Sex Tape (R)

Length: - 1 hr. 40 min.

Review
As clear from the name itself this film is about the "Sex Tape" which a couples make their night interesting. Before making the "Sex Tape" and getting married Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) which so happy with sex life. They enjoy having sex all the time but when they gets married they have children it gets tuff day by day to have sex. Both Jason & Annie love each other and wants to sex desperately. So, when one day after trying a lot when they couldn’t do it. They actually decides to make a video of themselves having sex. They try to sex in every possible position according to the book “The Joy of Sex”. What happens wrong is the video gets automatically gets shared with many other people connected to the cloud through an app. How the couple wants to take this video back from everyone is what this film is all about?
                                     
                                        

"Sex Tape" has lots and lots of nudity as you see Jay and Annie trying a lot of positions for sex. The target viewers are adult and the genre was adult comedy for this film. Cameron Diaz looks charming while in few of the scenes she does looks a bit older than the role she is playing. Jason Segel has lost weight and now he is looking fantastic. Diaz and Segel forms a good couple together their understanding and coordination towards each other is really admirable. The couple starts searching the iPad starting from Annie’s mom and their neighbor. This search for the iPads more sort of looks like the Apple ad for their products. Jason gets a warning from his friend son that he has the video and will upload on YouPorn.com if he is not given $25,000.


Jason and Annie both tries to check the website whether their video is being uploaded or not. They even finds the YouPorn.com office and tries to destroy their data center. When they encounters the owner of YouPorn.com he asks are you from competitor’s side and tells names of several porn websites which was actually amazing. What I feel after watching the film that it was content wise. Although, it presents itself well while it unentertaining and funny film which needs some more content whether it be some lol moments are some dramatic adult positions. Truly, what I think that if Cameron and Jason could have got a better script they could have done something really fascinating by chemistry, amazing moves and the charm.

The most stretched scene was when Jay searches for Annie boss house and he is being encountered by his dog. Honestly, I waited and waited for this one to end but this unrealistic dog and man chasing, unauthenticated charity asking was unrealistic and unapologetic. This film isn’t that long and still doesn’t have some twist and turns to hold you even for this short movie time of 100 minutes.    


Verdict: - Average

Ratings: - 2 / 5 Stars


Sex Tape Movie Official Trailer



Hate Story 2 Movie Review


Hate Story 2 (A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 9 min.

Review
"Hate Story 2" is an erotic revenge saga thriller which is a sequel to "Hate Story". The story doesn’t explore much like the previous part. The trailer of the film has created some curiosity among its viewers but the film is simplistic and unexciting. Expectations of cheesy dialogues, erotic scenes and power puff performances all of them doesn’t meet the expectations. Surveen Chawla shows some spark in very moments of the entire film duration. Sushant Singh comes up with some good one liners starting with “Baba kaha karte the”. His performance was also the best among all the actors. Jay Bhanushali doesn’t have much to do rather than just being a lover of the central character girl.  The movie is absolutely predictable which doesn’t offer much whether it’s in terms of erotic scenes or thrilling moment.




Sunny Leone’s “Pink Lips” doesn’t make an impression at all. In my opinion this film wasn’t that erotic as well as it claims to be. The story is pretty clear Sonika (Surveen Chawla) is a photography student cum mistress of Mandar Mhatre's (Sushant Singh) a corrupt and famous politician. Sonika meets Akshay (Jay Bhanushali) in her photography class. In no time they just falls in love with each other which is actually possible nowadays. Sooner, Mandar kills Akshay while Sonika seeks revenge for him. That’s all in terms of story that exists. I was expected something better as usually in sequels filmmakers try to make it more happening. Surveen Chawla is not bubbly which she has to be. She looks sad for the most of the part before seeking the revenge itself.

Sushant Singh who utilizes his experience in a better way is also dull in some scenes because of the metaphor of the script. For the most part the film seems like being made in 80’s whether it be the execution of the plot, the love track etc. No doubt the film has got a good publicity which I think it will be able to fulfill the expectations. I wasn’t expecting much from “Hate Story 2” but at least somewhat entertaining stuff could have made us cheer up.


Verdict: - Strictly Average

Ratings: -  2/ 5 Stars


Hate Story 2 Movie Official Trailer

  


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dawaat-E-Ishq Movie Trailer Review



Dawaat-E-Ishq is an upcoming romantic comedy drama movie. The main star cast includes Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anupam Kher. As per the film’s trailer Anupam Kher is the father of Gulrez Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) who is looking for a suitable marriage partner for her daughter. He is stuck with the cheap tactics of the people from boy’s side like dowry etc. for the marriage. Gulrez is the search of true love. She meets Tariq Haider (Aditya Roy Kapoor) who is a famous chef with specialist in Biryani.  They both falls in love and enjoys company of each other. One day Gulrez tries to escape from this. What happens next can be seen in the film.

Dawaat –E-Ishq no different from conventional Bollywood romantic films. What’s different the boy and girl i.e. the two main characters. The set up and the ambience of the movie is happening meanwhile it does seems like this movie has a big potential. Parineeti Chopra is not a very old actress. She has established her in the industry in a short span of time. Her acting in getting better with every film. Anupam Kher seems fine in the role of a concerned Indian father. Aditya Roy Kapoor is in a totally different get up in the film. Filmmaker has worked on his looks really well. I can see that the actors here are also trying to reproduce the accent. Parineeti work seems remarkable in the trailer.

After all the big set up and the good creation of characters and accent what I felt was the film lacks in rest of the aspects. Whether it be turning plot into a little more curious and complex one. This complexity can be folded later on the curiosity might be satisfied by the same. Dawaat-E-Ishq had a good potential. In my opinion it won’t be able to deliver what it can or what it should? The film is supposed to be releasing on 5th September 2014. Habib Faisal who earlier directed successful movie named Ishaqzaade under the same banner Yash Raj Films may not be able to repeat the same box office success is what I think.



Verdict: - Above Average

Ratings:-  2.5 / 5 Stars


Dawaat-E-Ishq Movie Official Trailer




Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A Million Ways to Die in West Movie Review


A Million Ways to Die in West (R)

Length: - 1 hr. 56 min.

Review
"A Million Ways to Die in West" is a cowboy action comedy film. It start off well especially the way it’s being set. The locations, plot and comedy everything looks fine initially. As the movie moves ahead it slowly started getting boring and boring. The characters are so good. The cowboys looks real and the ladies here are finely dressed. Some of the females actually looks prettier in the hats and the skirts. The plot is the weak point of the film as it moves ahead it gets repetitive and uninteresting.

 The crazy and the abusing kind of a language sounds no more fun after a while. Charlize Theron is hard take eyes off. She is equally sexy, adorable and gorgeous in every scene. Some good comedy moments are the only saving grace for this movie. How many have you seen that a boy and girl may fall in love? If either of them is trying to impress opposite sex. May be numerous times in the some or the other movie
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Here, is the story a loser kind of a cowboy named Albert (Seth MacFarlane) who is sheep farmer is dumped by her girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried).He meets a loving and care friend Anna (Charlize Theron). She helps her to impress her ex. Girlfriend and take it back from Foy (Neil Patrick Harris). Foy is smart guy who has a nice moustache, good with guns and smart enough to defeat Albert. There is one more problem infamous outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) finds out that his wife Anna is hanging out with Albert. So, he wants to kill him. Did Albert get his girlfriend back? Is Clinch able to kill Albert? What happens to Anna after she is being caught by Clinch?

The film “A Million Ways to Die in West” isn’t a bad film but there certainly many things which doesn’t work out here. Like after a while the plot looks clumsy and uneventful which gives us a hard time just for a little while. I definitely found it a dull after half an hour or so. The genre becomes monotonous with all the exciting gets ups and style sounds worthless.

Verdict: - Average

Ratings: - 2 / 5 Stars


A Million Ways to Die in West Movie Official Trailer








Monday, 14 July 2014

Maleficent Movie Review


Maleficent (U/A)

Length:- 1 hr. 28 min.

Review
Maleficent is a story of a gorgeous fairy. The difference between fairy and humans were always there. So as the Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) grows they she understands that the differences among human and other creatures. The fight among the armies are a bit violent. Maleficent was also being betrayed by her old human who wants to become a king by doing the same. She starts loving. This American fantasy drama is based on Disney's animated film named "Sleeping Beauty". After such a betrayal this beauty curses his daughter. But when her ex. lover King Stefan begs Maleficent to forgive him. By being a bit kind she gives a solution that only true love kiss might save her daughter.
                           
Walt Disney makes a good use of 3D and presentation was really good. The sad part here the story which becomes convoluted after a while. Maleficent after the betrayal uses her power for the evilness. She always keeps an eye on the Stefan's daughter after the curse. Their no second opinion that the visuals are stunning. After a while the plot is just about the curse and nothing else. When the girl comes to know that she is being cursed. She starts hating Maleficent which after which she tries to change. Can Maleficent overcome her evil powers by good? Will the princess be ever able to overcome the curse?


Angelina Jolie looks evil meanwhile her costume really suits her. Ending of the film was quiet dramatic and thrilling. i personally liked it. I wasn't expecting such a good ending to the same. In total, it’s just a onetime watchable ok kind of a movie. This fairy tale is short and sweet but it's been stretched a lot. This movie also targets kids as its basic audiences. Visually is one of the only saving grace which makes this movie watchable.


Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:-  2.5 / 5 Stars


Maleficent Movie Official Trailer



Tammy Movie Review


Tammy (R)

Length: - 1 hr. 36 min.

Review
Tammy is a fun filled comedy film starring Melissa McCarthy. She is also the producer and screenwriter of the film. She is a nice actor and in “Tammy” as well she showed that what she is capable of. The double meaning jokes are unpredictably good. The storyline here is simple but the comedy is extraordinary. Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is a girl who loses her job, car and her husband all at the same time. For a change she moves out her house with her grandmother Pearl’s (Susan Sarandon). When they are on the way to Niagara Falls numerous small and things happens. Like Tammy and her grandmother gets into the jail. So, to get her grandmother out Tammy robs a store. Her grandmother also gets a guy to sleep with which makes it difficult for Tammy in many ways. Is she caught while robbing? How Tammy tackles her grandma’s affair? Can tammy overcome the problems of her life?

The chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon is damn good. They both deliver some of the good lively comedy moments. What’s sad here is the plot is same old previous affair. You might have seen this kind of movies a lot. Melissa McCarthy’s performance is lively and realistic. Susan Sarandon has played an interesting character who has a habit of getting drunk and start doing something preposterous. She is also habitual of hitting on almost every male she gets a chance with. This film has a message that without complaining much we should take a step from our side to make an improvement in our lives.

Simplistic plot may make this film a bit of less watchable. It also has most emphasis on the social life of an innocent, simplistic and a little immature girl. Tammy is an innocent and kind hearted girl who is unable to fight back with the circumstances of her life. May be she keeps running from her problems. Once, her grandma’s friend gives her some motivation that how can be she more mature and tackle her problems on her own. Melissa may look a little bit older than her character. Alcoholic Pearl can probably do anything when she is drunk like sleeping a guy and kicking her daughter’s daughter to sleep outside on the floor. May be even abusing Tammy for being fat and unsuccessful in her life.





Verdict: - Not Bad

Ratings: - 2.5 / 5 Stars


Tammy Movie Official Trailer



Sunday, 13 July 2014

Gone Girl Movie Trailer Review


David Fincher is a filmmaker of one of its kind. He makes the simple premise interestingly thought provoking. His last two good films includes “The Social Network” & “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” both were based on bestseller novel. The ideology, thought process and consistent dialogues which makes sense is the main theme of the David Fincher’s films. Here, is upcoming mystery-thriller film named “Gone Girl”. “Gone Girl” is also based on a novel by Gillian Flynn by the same name. It’s already confirmed that the film will loosely be based on the novel and will be structured differently.

Gone girl’s trailer became viral within just first few days of its release as it is equally good like David Fincher’s other films. May be even better if not equally good. When I first saw the trailer of the film; I was unaware that this film was made by David Fincher. So, when I finished watching it. I literally got a Dejavu feeling of the film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Finally, I come to know that “Gone Girl” is also made by the same director who made “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

The movie is about a man who has lost his wife. No one knows where she is including and especially the husband “Nick”. The plot with the Nick life’s after losing his wife. He becomes one of the most hated man probably in the United States. Everyone suspects that he could be the one killed his wife. Nick remains the suspect but the crime is not proved. Before all of this Amy and nick was happily married couple. But after a while Amy starts suspecting that his husband can be a dangerous man. She could think that he might kill him? What’s truly happened is the mystery unfolded in the film?


Film’s trailer looks fantastic it can be truly fascinating to watch this film. In my opinion “Gone Girl” could be one of those films which comes almost once in a year. It also target niche set of viewers who are habitual of watching something really interesting. I am looking forward to watch this amazing film.

Verdict: - Amazing

Ratings:- 3.5 / 5 Stars


Gone Girl Movie Official Trailer





Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 10 min.

Review
Concept of “Planet of Apes” which apes taking over humans was rebooted in 2011. This installment is the sequel to the same and takes the story forward after 10 years of the ending of the last one. Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of apes. He is probably the smartest, wise and kind hearted apes. This film has the concentration on this character how he manages numerous and numerous apes. Here comes the problem the humans encounter apes and shot one of them with gun. Kind hearted human named Malcolm (Jason Clarke) tries to come with a solution that how apes and humans can live peaceful. But a cruel ape named Coba (Toby Kebbbell) who has hurt by humans in past kills Caesar and start fighting with humans. Can humans survive apes attack? Who can lead apes other than Caesar? How can Coba be controlled?

The premise executes interestingly meanwhile you may fall in love with Cesar’s character. This movie wants to convey a message that how people can live even with animals by respecting them and their existence. “Dawn of Planet of Apes” is never dragging or unconvincing. What it does is to make you starve for what is going to happen next? As story moves ahead the film gets even better and enjoys. I didn’t find the last installment “Rise of the Planet of Apes” thoroughly convincing and exceptional. But this one is certainly better than the previous one.

What’s makes the film interesting is the way apes are shown. How they live, survive, educate and communicate. Apes have also got feelings like humans and they can even talk like humans. Of course they are stronger than humans whether it be physically or mentally. How two totally stranger and other species i.e. Malcolm- the human and Caesar becomes friends was the best part of the film. I personally got connected to this because the emotions were so real and fascinating. Overall, I would recommend to make this for this really good movie.


Verdict: - Pretty Good

Ratings:-   3.5 / 5 Stars


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Official Trailer




Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review


Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (U/A)

Length
:- 2 hrs. 14 min.

Review
No doubt Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania has a good starting. Some of the god witty lines makes the film an engaging watch especially in the initial half an hour. Kavya (Alia Bhatt) and Humpty (Varun Dhawan) are two strangers who gets comfortable in talking to each other in just couple of meetings. As always happens in the Bollywood films they start loving each other. Now the obvious question is where this film will go from here?

Their marriage is actually the problem statement post interval. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is not way too different from the usual Bollywood romantic films. The thing which is unique here is the presentation i.e. actually the way how usual things are presented. Ashutosh Rana is in brilliant performance in the role of Kavya’s father. The second half of the movie is a bit boring. After a while it also becomes repetitive and cumbersome. It’s like everything is almost predictable but the way it’s being show is little different.

The main problem in front in Kavya and Humpty for their marriage is NRI boy Angad (Siddharth Shukla) who is flawless. Kavya and Humpty doesn’t have a solution for Angad’s perfection lieu they have love for each other. But their love isn’t enough to convince Kavya’s father for their marriage. The amazing chemistry between Alia Bhatt & Varun Dhawan is just few of the good things in the second half of the film.  Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania remains something less a good movie inpsite of some good moments present in the film.


Verdict: - Not so Good

Ratings:-   2.5 / 5 Stars


Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Official Trailer