Monday, 29 September 2014

The Equalizer Movie Review


The Equalizer(R)

Length:-2 hr. 12 min.

Review
Denzel Washington is an excellent actor. He is one of the few African-American actor who made it Oscars.That itself is a proof that what he is capable of. Washington has came after a while onscreen with his latest film "The Equalizer". The film's title has been justified in a way he tries to equalize or minimize the crime rate.The cinematography is really different in the film. It gives a common mans perspective instead of royal one. This makes the film realistic, enjoyable and different.Initially I personally got a bit bored as the movie has a slow start but as soon as it gets the desired momentum. It never steps back.The film becomes really violent after a while. The desire for killing in the movie is way too high. Denzel played McCall a mysterious,minded and kind hearted concerned citizen. That's what he calls himself once.

McCall is actually a former intelligence officer who faked his own death. Yet to save a strange girl named Elena (Chloe Grace Moretz) she makes an exception. Elena is actually involved into Russian escort services which has multiple links in Russia and US.The more McCall is trying to save the girl the more he gets involved in the Russian mobster. The obvious tension between Russia and America is also a part of the film. The abusive language is way too much here. If you does not like violent movies few scenes may even horrify you. This film may be not likely for everyone.

"The Equalizer" is solely about Denzel Washington's character. He will not disappoint his fans by this film. He may even create a unique fan followers list by this film. His unique etiquette and mannerism is even ahead from Jason Statham is some ways if not in every way.The hardcore war between the Russian mobster and McCall is what film has got in the later half.The support actors just form a part of the story but other then that its not .The camera work is really different because it being extracted from the day to day events.


Verdict:- Good in a different way

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars


The Equalizer Movie Official Trailer


Sunday, 28 September 2014

3 AM Movie Review


3 A M (A)

Length:-  1 hr. 50 min.

Review
3 AM is horror movie based on a haunted place.Sarah (Anindita Nayar) is about to get married to Sunny (Ranvijay Singh). One day Sarah goes on an assignment and never comes back.She is believed to be killed by a ghost. Sunny goes that place to prove that ghost do exist by capturing them live in a documentary.Most of the film is a bit tedious. Its not long in length yet you you feel tiresome while watching it.The dialogues are not worth remembering. There are not enough horrifying moments.

The story of the film also seems to be convoluted. Three guys who wants to shoot a documentary to prove ghost exist. This fact was already known the general public then why would they want to prove that? May be Sunny wants to take revenge for his wife. Ranvijay Singh tries to take every responsibility in the film as an actor. He is hardly able to achieve it. The script is like a powder already dissolved in the water. So there is not any more possibility for the further execution.

Supporting actors become like a prop in front of the script and Ranvijay Singh in the film. Ranvijay also needs better quality script to work in order to establish his career as a lead actor. These kind of films may not be able to fetch him as in a big Bollywood actor.Overall, experience of watching "3 AM" was not good. Its a movie with very less elements of entertainment. The scary moments and the horrifying effects were actually dull.

I personally believe that if a filmmaker wants to make the audiences hold back their seats to see whats coming next.They may actually not only need a great script but they also need to have an excellent execution of each and every moment.If any film has that no matter no what topic its being made its gonna be the excellent movie.


Verdict:-  Below Average

Ratings:- 1.5  / 5 Stars

3 AM Movie Official Trailer






Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Daawat-E-Ishq Movie Review


Daawat-E-Ishq (U)

Length

Review
"Daawat-E-Ishq" is a romantic comedy movie by Faisal Habib who recently directed "Ishqzaade". "Ishqzaade" film was based on a realistic topic of Hindu-Muslim marriage.Here, we have old age Indian marriage related problem dowry.Faisal Habib has repeated Parineeti Chopra from his last film.""Daawat-E-Ishq" starts promisingly with a fresh idea of doing something better with the old topic.Yet it turns out to be uninteresting and boring after a while. We may not be interested in the events happens here or else we may feel its predictable and non-exciting. After watching the trailer itself I got the idea that there won't be anything extraordinary here.


I personally feel that most of the Bollywood films stick to the character part while they don't concentrate much on making the film better. Gulrez (Parineeti Chopra) is a smart , talented and modern Indian girl. She made it to the university in US but couldn't pursued just because she didn't the scholarship. Booji (Anupam Kher) is a typical Indian father worried about her daughter's marriage. He is ready to give the dowry but only upto a certain extent. Both girl and father agrees to take the dowry boys down by blackmailing them somehow. They start their journey from the boy Tariq (Aditya Roy Kapur) who turns out to the real lover. Gulrez is worried to hurt him.

Parineeti is energetic, charming and confident actor. She takes her character exactly where she was supposed to. Anupam Kher is different here then usual. He puts the necessary ingredient in the film needs from his side. Aditya Roy Kapur has kind of supporting role in the movie yet he was able to manage a noticeable appearance by his acting skills. Inspite of all the actors efforts the film could not rise above a certain level because of convoluted script. The drama here turns out to be boring and highly predictable after a while.

  
Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Daawat-E-Ishq Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Khoobsurat Movie Review


Khoobsurat (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 10 min.

Review
Khoobsurat is royal romantic comedy drama.Dr. Milli Chakravarty (Sonam Kapoor) is a famous physiotherapist who accepts an assignment of working for a royal Rathore family."Khoobsurat" is believed to be a remake of the film by same name. This film reminds me of Aisha which was also a royal genre.Most important it was being produced by Anil Kapoor. The film also comes with a royal Disney tag. Characters are the most adorable part of the film. Everyone is individualistic and has different characteristics.The song "Maa ka phone aaya" is really funny. The background music of the movie is pretty good.

Introduction of Milli to the royal Rathore family is highly entertaining. Sonam has got a good Delhi accent in the film. Her performance brings a charm to her character. Best part of Milli is she never gets sad and brings happiness to the Rathore family. Milli and the Prince Vikram Rathore (Fawad Khan) are exactly opposite to each other that's why the film is got a tagline "The Royal Misfit". Yet both of them gets attracted to each other meanwhile they kiss each other. This gives the film an interest scene in which Milli and Vikram acts strangely after the kiss.

Inspite of all the interesting scenes and the characters the movie targets only niche audiences. It's not too boring to watch yet its not that entertaining also. Aditi Rao Hydari is sweet in a guest appearance. Fawad Khan plays her role nicely as a Prince. The costumes of the movie has variety and class. Kirron Kher does not much chance due to the her stereotyped character. 

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

Khoobsurat Movie Official Trailer




The Zero Theorem Movie Review

The Zero Theorem

Length:- 1 hr 47 min

Review
"The Zero Theorem" is a sci-fi film. In the beginning the sci-fi world shown is auspicious and drop dead good.The way of diagnosing disease has changed. The way diagnosis of a person is done here was really interesting.Strange locations and high technology is a part of this film. Really strange thoughts which are even conveyed in a even stranger manner. We did not even come to known the name of the guy how is working on "The Zero Theorem" for a really long time.


Qohen Leth who is being called as Qunni sometimes is a kind of self researcher.The incredible fantasy world might not be helpful if you have a boring drama running over and over. After while you may loose interest in "The Zero Theorem". You may no longer would be interested in understanding how Qohen would be able to satisfy the condition zero must equal to 100 percent?The destination and the message of the movie remains ambiguous.

Too much of nudity may not have any resemblance to creativity.The zero theorem should not be given a shot. In my opinion it's a non deserving movie with lesser entertainment elements. After watching for a while we will surely lose interest in this fantasy drama.


Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 /5 Stars


The Zero Theorem Movie Official Trailer


Friday, 19 September 2014

Godzilla Movie Review


Godzilla

Length:- 2 hrs 3 min.

Review
Godzilla movie has a slow start in which research is going on to save mankind from upcoming disaster.It starts from Philippines and then goes somewhere in Japan. There is a radiation problem and so called natural disaster unless anything is confirmed.Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) loses his wife.Disaster done by a giant lizard which is witnessed by many people is given a name of earthquake

Godzilla has excellent cinematography yet the film is utterly boring. It lacks user engagement and entertainment which a film needs.The gigantic lizard is shown with a already created fear.
The even a hundred thousand bullets does not seems to be sufficient to kill this massive lizard. I personally found this lizard a bit machinist. It does not look much real to me in many scenes
To avoid confusion there Are multiple monsters one looks machinist MUTO the other one is Godzilla.

It was supposedly assumed that these creatures survive on radiations.The movie has too much of preparation and very less fighting sequences.Something I could both digest in the film is that the humans are unable to find a better weapon to kill Godzilla. They donot even use rocket launcher. Mostly they would be using is bullet.What kind of a scifi movie is this in which we are not using any advanced scientific techniques to kill the giant creatures?

In my opinion the final fighting sequence between MUTO and Godzilla was good. Overall, its not an highly entertaining and watchable film.

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5/ 5 Stars


Godzilla Movie Official Trailer


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tracks Movie Review


Tracks (PG-13)

Length:- 2 hrs

Review
A girl wants to travel 1700 miles from Australian desert to Indian Ocean."Tracks" movie is all about how she executes her journey. She thinks that might take her about 6-7 months to complete the tour.She got three camels, one calf and a dog. She thinks that an ordinary person is capable of everything.She gets the sponsorship and a photographer for the same.This loner girl Robyn covers an long way to reach her destination. The struggle in a non social atmosphere with no facilities available to fulfill our needs is nicely shown here.

How a young girl completes her journey with her outstanding patience and simplicity to pursued things.Her faith and determination towards her motto is remarkable.After watching half this film. I personally got attached to this girl Robyn and journey. I started thinking for a while that I personally am traveling with her. The not so social persons seems must better in behavior than the social and educated one here.She asks one man to travel with him for about 200 miles.

The deserts are so closely shot that they actually looks quite realistic.The film is close to the real life adventure.Mia Wasikowska makes this movie beautiful by her realistic appearance of character. The best scene of "Tracks" is when Robyn leaves her home in her teenage life.At one point of time she even has to kill her lovable dog.


Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars


Tracks Movie Official Trailer



Million Dollar Arm Movie Review


Million Dollar Arm (PG)

Length:- 2 hrs. 6 min.

Review
Million Dollar Arm is a movie based on true story. It's actually a sports drama which takes us to a journey of finding a champion.The search for the talent begins by J B Bernstein (Jon Hamn). He tries to do it in India where the system is not so smooth. J B journey towards finding a baseball player seems really tuff. Within few days J B gets nervous but never loses hope and keeps trying.He short lists some guys and trains them.The film has got some classical Indian music which might not be so good.Film concentrates more on the poverty part of India which might not be present everywhere in the country.



The emotional part of the boys leaving their hometown is adorable.When J B comes back he seems to have lost the indulgence with the girl next door Brenda Fenwick (Lake Bell).There is a lot of usage of Hindi as the guys are from rural India so they cannot speak English properly.The cultural difference between India and US is huge which is clearly visible in the movie. Initially it does not work out for the guys in the baseball.As soon as they comes to US for practice.John Hamm's performance brings a charm to the movie.

When J B realize that he must care more about these guys or create a better environment to make them more comfortable. The final try out does not works out after which J B and the other two guys Dinesh (Madhur Mittal)  and Rinku (Suraj Sharma) feel hopeless. Can J B gets these boys a second try out? Can these boys change their future by baseball?


Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars


Million Dollar Arm Movie Official Trailer



The Hunger Games Mockingjay-Part 1 Movie Trailer Review


The Hunger Games is one of the most fascinating film series recently time.Films last part named "Hunger Games:Catching Fire" which came last year was critical as well as box office success. Finale of this series will be released in two part like it happened with Harry Potter films. The trailer of the film has less dialogues while its full of action.Jennifer Lawrence is looking quite different in the trailer then her usual looks. The also seems to be a little rushed up as its trying to finish what it has to convey.It's dark and intense which has to be the themes of the most finale of a series. The Hunger Games is actually based on the bestseller books written by Suzanne Collins. Book is divided into three parts but the film is coming into four parts.Reason being the division of the final book into two parts. This was believed to be Hoffman's last film before he died.

                                        

Sequels have always done well on the box office and if they are based on a bestseller books then its even better.From the trailer it seems that the film belongs to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The other important character Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) who is not shown much in the trailer. The film will be releasing on 21st November 2014 in US. Katniss  says in the trailer that she never wanted to be in the games. She just wanted to save her sister and keep Peter alive.President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland) is the lead negative character of the film series. He replies to Katniss that its the things we love the most destroys us.

The part seems to be much more violent than the other parts of the series. I haven't read the books but it looks like some preparation is being going on to rescue Peter from Katniss and her other supporters. If you have read the books it might make more sense to you that what's going on the trailer.The list of characters in this franchise is way too many. The rescue mission towards Peter begins in the film. the arrows used for fighting are advanced version of what we have seen in the previous parts. 


Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

The Hunger Games Mockingjay-Part 1 Movie Official Trailer 



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Lie To Me (TV Series) Review


Micro-expression has been integrated part of American's  but whether the expression are fake or real could be a question of the day?Here, is the complete TV series on the same topic. The deception expert named Dr. Cal Lightman who is educated from the Oxford University and his teammates tries to solve the crime by their deception expertise."Lie To Me" throws a light into completely untouched topic by any other TV Series. The expression may be smile, fear, anger, contempt, control and many others. The question is why someone is lying about what they are lying? This TV Series had three season which was finished in the year 2011. "Lie To Me" is highly watchable and fascinating series. I came across this series about a year and half ago. As, I have newly started a column exclusively for the  TV Series.So, I wanted to share it with my blog readers and get them benefited.



Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) runs a private detective firm with her partner Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams). They takes private as well FBI related cases and works along with two other coworkers -Ria Torres (Monica Raymund) and Eli Loker (Brendan Hines). Dr. Lightman is usually unable to use his expertise with her daughter Emily Lightman (Hayley McFarland) who is also involved in illegal activities on a small scale. For some of episodes there is dual case scenario which is being solved by two members in a team. Watching this show might come as a learn experience about the micro-expressions. This show utilizes the fundamental techniques based the real life research which makes use of the gestures, perception, point of view and many other aspects of human behavior for the analysis about the crime scene.

"Lie To Me" is a thought provoking drama with a real life scenario of truth behind lying.In every episode the show there is an expression shown multiple times which might help in finding out the truth about crime of any kind. As all us known that none of the human being is perfect. So do Dr. Lightman's character. He actually has committed some crime before starting his detective firm. Also, he had some issues with the government. While solving the cases sometimes the family background issues of Dr. Lightman or her partner Dr. Foster has been revealed.Like the one in which Dr. Foster discloses that how could not adapt a child and her emotional embarrassment of not being a mother.


Verdict:- Pretty Good

Ratings:- 7.1 / 10 

 
Lie To Me (TV Series) Trailer



Interstellar Movie Trailer Review


Interstellar is a sci-fi movie by a well known director Christopher Nolan. Chris Nolan has made great films in the career. His extraordinary film making skills has made him deliver films close to masterpiece.He makes one film in every two or three years.So, he gives his 100 percent to his films.People are way too interested in his watching his movies. Also, his movies has received outstanding success on box office.Its interest that some of his films comes with a tagline called "Christopher Nolan's Masterpiece". Yet, None of his movies have received Oscar till now. Chris Nolan's upcoming film is "Interstellar". Like all his films this film also looks pretty good from the trailer. I personally am looking forward for the watching this "Interstellar".


Matthew McConaughey  who has recent seen the Oscar winning film named "Dallas Buyers Club".Female lead would be shared by two actresses i.e. Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. Film has a plot related to space travel and saving the world by that. Cooper played by Mcconaughey   is a well qualified man and a trained pilot and an engineer. He has been chosen to send on the mission along with Amelia Brand played by Anne Hathaway. Cooper has got kids- a girl and a boy.The girl is younger and is highly uncomfortable with his father leaving her and going on a mission. Somehow Cooper tries to conceive her and leave for the mission.One mentionable dialogue from the film is "We will find a way we always have".


From the trailer it looks like "Interstellar" might redefine the visual limits of a movie.Till now three trailer of movie has been released and has been well received by the audiences. in just four months of the release Interstellar's trailer has got whopping 9.8 million views. In my opinion something extraordinary can be expected.The plot has not yet been fully disclosed so its hard to understand everything from the trailer itself. It is expected that the film would be released in IMAX if not in 3-D.   

Verdict:- Nice One

Ratings:- 4 / 5 Stars


Interstellar Movie Official Trailer



Saturday, 13 September 2014

Creature 3-D Movie Review


Creature 3-D (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 14 min.

Review
Creature 3-D is a thriller drama about a unique living being. Its being called "Brahm Raksha" who cannot be killed by usual bullets.This giant living being looks somewhat like a big lizard. Ahana (Bipasha Basu) is a hotel owner somewhere in the forests of Himachal Pradesh. She has spent a lot of money and effort on the hotel. Also, She took some loan amount for the same.One day this giant  creature starts attacking the tourist of the hotel because of which hotel is under loss and about to close. What I regret here is the film seems a bit cartoonist. Also, there has not been much work done for the make up of the many artists. So, many of them look awful.

Honestly, I found the film boring because other than the Creature there its anything much entertaining.Most of the songs were unnecessary and awful. Yet there are some moments in the film which might make you watch this simplistic drama.The one scene which I personally found interest is where Prof. Sadana (Mukul Dev) comes into the picture and explains some of the facts about this "Brahm Raksha". That's where I personally felt relaxed and saw this film making a movement.

This was one of the first few times when I saw that actress has much more powerful role than the actor in the thriller films. Bipasha Basu probably looks confused, how to do what she was supposed to do? Vikram Bhatt makes movies mostly based on thriller or horror genre. He always tries to give some new concept in his films as far as the killing of the ghost or monster is concerned. Vikram Bhatt's work has been appreciable in many ways yet was not that conceiving or up to the mark. Kunal (Imran Abbas Naqvi) didn't get much chance to show his work as his character was limited by the film's script.

This story might have turned in something good if the script could have been more tightly written, nicely presented and properly executed. Film seems like a B-grade work overall.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Creature 3-D Movie Official Trailer





Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Prince Movie Review


The Prince

Length:- 1 hr. 33 min.

Review
"The Prince" is an action gangster drama about a  Sam (Jason Patric) whose motto is to the save his daughter.The drama is executes so slowly that you will lose the interest within 15-20 minutes of the film. Although the film is not long in length yet it seems like it will take forever for this film to end. No idea why Bruce Willis has done such a pathetic film. He is a great actor was not expected to work in a film this. Although he is not playing main character in the film.Paul search towards his college-age daughter Beth (Gia Mategna) is the center point of the story. You might thing that it may execute in a bit similar way like "Taken" but trust me its not something which is being shown. The cinematography of the film is the only thing appreciable here.


Inception of "The Prince" was not bad like the way it start with a power packed background music. Later the background music also shatters slowly to charm us. The story gets convoluted and the film gets more and more boring.When film reach half the way I personally felt restless and thought what is going on here? I wish the film could have been much more interesting than it was.Angela (Jessica Lowndes) was totally wasted.I am not sure how to say this but to me she sounds to be like a prop.Her looks are highly adorable and charming yet nothing significant.

Lots of gun fire, loud genre are common of these kind of films. Yet we see these things here only after a while. Talking here making very little sense. Bruce Willis is confident and acts mature as needed by his role. Although there isn't much in the film for him to depict.Overall, I would say "The Prince" is highly avoidable under any circumstances.

Verdict:- Below Average

Ratings:- 1.5 / 5 Stars


The Prince Movie Official Trailer


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Begin Again Movie Review


Begin Again

Length:- 1 hr. 34 min.

Review
Begin Again is a musical drama with two unusual characters Dan Mulligan (Mark Ruffalo) and Gretta (Keira Knightley). Dan is a record label executive who is struggling to make his career work. Gretta is a song writer cum singer. Gretta after her break up from her boyfriend cum rock star Dave Kohl (Adam Levine).Gretta ends up stay at her friend Steve (James Corden) place. This movie has great soul and base as music. The works well as far as the music is concerned. The cinematography is nice as it shows the beautiful New York city life. The enjoyed a slow and charmingly brisk pace of the film. The actor Mark Ruffalo and Gretta does a great job to make the film work better.

"Begin Again" has centrifugal scene as in the one in which the Gretta sings in a bar on the request of his friend Steve. She is adorable in that scene. This is the scene which repeats itself as it connects numerous events at that one point of time. For example Dan coming to the bar in a depressed situation and Gretta being there after breaking up with her boyfriend."Begin Again" tries to justify its title for both the main characters of Dan and Gretta. Story might be predictable yet presented well which makes it enjoyable.

This film also shows harsh realities of the relationship in the city life. How a girl broke up from a long term relationship? How a guy is trying to take of his child and make it do with a marriage in which the female is cheating on him? How he makes an album with a strange girl with a very little budget? How two strangers becomes more comfortable with each other then from their blood relation ones? All these questions are answered in the film.

Its interesting to see how Dan and Gretta makes an album in New York city and how they release after its completion. 

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars


Begin Again Movie Official Trailer


Saturday, 6 September 2014

Mary Kom Movie Review

Mary Kom (U)

Length:- 2 hrs. 6 min.

Review
Mary Kom may not be a really fascinating film. It more or less a simplistic drama with almost no twist or turns. The film is set in the north east part of India. Film does not show Mary com total journey or struggle.Undoubtedly Omung Kumar is a talented director . What he needed was a more strong and motivation plot. Becoming a champion seems like an easy affair.

                                      

After watching the movie "Bhag Milkha Bhaag" we really got inspired.In this film inspiration does not seems to be focus of the filmmaker.Also, Priyanka Chopra has not worked harder the way Farhan Akhtar has worked to make "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" a better film by his performance .

Personal life does impact professional life of a person. In the Mary Kom it looks like it's leaving way too much impact.Mary Kom struggles a lot after her marriage.I do not know the real story of Mary Kom. So I cannot say for sure that whether she had hard time post marriage for her career growth The film is neither too boring nor an entertaining one. 




It never cross a level for distinction for sure.Most part of the movie was generic, simplistic and simply running towards the end. The final fighting sequence was good and it does create some interest and curiosity.The ending of the film was somewhat satisfactory.

Verdict:- Not too Good

Ratings:-  2.5 / 5 Stars 

Mary Kom Movie Official Trailer