Thursday, 30 April 2015

Daredevil Season 1 Review

Marvel's Daredevil (TV Series)

 Daredevil" is a new TV Series in addition to the original Netflix TV Series.It's a dark and intense drama about criminal empire in a city. One blind guy named Matthew Mardock (Charlie Cox) decides to stand against the criminal injustice. Mathew got blind at an age of nine while saving an old man but couldn't save himself by getting blind. But this blindness gives him some supernatural power. Season 1 is just the beginning of Daredevil, how to becomes a superhero and gets a new suit. Yet this TV Series has some charm in it. You may never lose yourself thinking about something else because everything going on here so interesting.

Wilson Fisk played by Vincent D'Onofrio. It a bad guy who has his love affair Venessa (Ayelet Zurer) whichbecause of which Fisk wants to change forever. But leaving the past is not easy. One thing that lacks here is the drama is not much multilayered. It's actually lesser dramatic or unfolding then other Series like " Prison Break" but still it works well. Gives you a good time and a little overview of every character's background story.I personally liked the character of Foggy which has a natural innocent and he is also reliable partner to his friend Mathew who is lawyer cum Daredevil.

There are elements which doesn't always work out like the fighting sequences are not that interesting. They are hardcore raw action but doesn't cross a certain extent of curiosity. So. They feel pretty generic with less intensity.One unique thing about this series has variety of languages used .So, You might need to see the subtitles for longer duration then you already have done so far.We have a lot of Chinese which is not know to many countries and Spanish sometimes you know that language.   

Verdict:- Pretty Good

Ratings:- 7.7 / 10 

Daredevil Season 1 Official Trailer

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

"Avengers:Age of Ultron" is a sequel to the film "The Avengers". It's a sci-fi movie of one of it's kind. We have endless list of superheroes as many as eleven of them. I must say watching "Avengers:Age of Ultron" would be a new obsession just like  it was for "Furious 7" or may be even more."Age Of Ultron" is about Artificial Intelligence taking over humans. It may not be too different from someone wearing Iron Man suit yet it is. I personally found that there are a lot many loopholes in the structure of the movie. It looks more or less like a collection of stunts rather a plot oriented film.We See a big Iron Man suit guy fighting with Hulk for a really long time then it's Captain America fighting with Ultron. In this part people are just like trash they cannot really do anything in the movie. Either they are being killed by someone or they are saved by Avengers.

So, Our Avengers are on a mission to save the world like all other superheros. The film is giant and the visual effects are terrifying. It sets a new level to the era of technology but still there are dragging movements which are not very likable. Thus, You are taken to a new level of boredom.There isn't something right about the movie which is you may often feel that what's going on here.The fighting never stop and the Ultron are endless in number.Shot in many countries like Italy, South Korea ,South Africa and UK. This film is much more global, massive and high-tech.There is a new romance between Black Widow and Hulk.I found this romance adorable and a new addition to the already existing phenomenon.

 After watching both the  movies "Furious 7" and "Avengers:Age of Ultron". I feel like the films are getting and more generic nowadays or may be a little less plot oriented.It become clear from the trailer from the "Age of Ultron" that it could be really a massive but not too fascinating film.This film gives us kind of a mixed feeling of good and bad at the same time.It never crosses a certain level of generic attitude towards it's plot. It almost fells hollow somewhat similar to the series like "Fast and Furious" and "Transformer".Both of these franchise were build to make money rather than providing us some good thought process and amplified effects of larger than life story telling.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Unfriended Movie Review

Unfriended (R)

Length:- 82 Minutes 

"Unfriended" is a thriller film which is shot in a different way. It does have much of an horrifying effects yet it keeps you the edges. It about five friends who just connect online via Skype and they are haunted by an online ghost which is somehow added into their chat list every time. Initially people think it's some kind of a hacker who is doing this stuff but later they came to know it's one of their friend Laura Barnes who committed suicide because of an offensive video made by one of her  friend.So, Now She is search of the person who create the video and posted online on YouTube.I must say that this film offers something new. It's target audience is of course young, tech savy and probably people who enjoy and/ or addicted to new technology. Older people may not find it that interesting and entertaining.

Internet has changed our world in the past decade now we meet people online, send them messages via chat engines , connect via social media and video chat via Skype. "Unfriended" takes a realistic approach to show the online behavior. We just see one person's Macbook screen and how she is doing online what she is doing? We see the screen blur sometimes which happens usually while there are some short time connectivity issues.Even in the starting itself it shows the Universal Pictures logo with a little streaming kind of a issue from that time itself.I was curious to know whether it's actually happening at the theater I am watching or was it intentionally kept in the movie.I personally think it was intentionally done to make it more realistic.

In my opinion this movie is one of it's kind and in today's generation this kind of movies are actually pretty much loved. The current and the upcoming generation are becoming more and more tech-savy and the usage of internet is kind of an absolute necessity to them.So, that what "Unfriended" shows. The message which film wants to convey is how people want to make fun of someone and rein their life. People commit suicide often because they are abused, made fun of by numerous people around the globe online. This makes their life horrible to live after."Unfriended" is actually a revenge drama of a girl who commits suicide for the same reason.

"Unfriended" is not a  a bad movie to watch for. It gives us a decent time pass. We never feel like getting bored just by watching someone's laptop screen for the whole movie.Overall, It's movie which is worth watching for one time decent fun.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:-  3 / 5 Stars

Unfriended Movie Official Trailer

Phir Se Movie Trailer Review

Kunal Kohli has been into film-making from sometime but still in my opinion other than "Hum Tum" he has not made any good films. Most of his movies very pretty boring and repetitive. He is making his acting debut by the movie "Phir Se". I think it's a little bit late to make a acting debut as a lead actor in mid 40's unless and until script has something strong, which does n't seems the case with "Phir Se". The movie is looking almost soulless. It seems that the film is shot mostly in aboard and auspicious locations. Personally I feel just good locations cannot a good film just like having all the ingredients in not enough to make a delicious dish.

The tagline of the movie "I am not 40, I am 18 with 22 years experience" makes nonsense at all.The real age cannot be hided by experience.The story line of the film feels almost like a blur.Content could be a problem for this film. It doesn't look like the movie has much to offer.The movie trailer was released more than 2 weeks back and it is about to touch 4 lakh mark on YouTube. I must say as per the views of the film, it doesn't looks like people are interested in watching this film."Phir Se" is considered to be a romantic film which is favorite genre for Kunal Kohli. In my opinion this  genre is not gonna help the film.

From the trailer it seems that the story of the film is messed up and it's not clear and concise. It may also have a weak and a generic executive. There isn't much of  a thought process involved in the movie. For the most part it looks a movie made somewhere in 80's with the locations of current time."Phir Se" is supposed to be released on 8th May 2015.The movie is mostly shot in London while Jennifer Widget who had mostly played roles in TV Serials and small movies will be playing lead role opposite to Kunal Kohli.

Verdict:- Below Average

Ratings:- 1.5 / 5 Stars

Phir Se Movie Official Trailer 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Ex Machina Movie Review

Ex Machina (R)

Length:- 1 hr. 50 min.

"Ex Machina" is sci-fi film which has an interesting plot. "Ex Machina" has just about three to four characters and it just so focused towards it's story that you will be really curious while watching this.Caleb (Domhall Gleeson) wins a special competition in which he is offer a week trip to a place designed by his employer Nathan (Oscar Isaac). I must say Oscar Isaac is way to good in this movie, he plays his character with natural confidence and brings the charm to the movie. 

The thrilling experience and the suspense won't be the same if Nathan's character was a little under played. The target audience for these kind of films is usually mature and adult ones who may enjoy some harsh reality instead of the happy ending stories.Nathan is genius billionaire playboy who never wants to focus too much onto emotions in his life,he is more concerned of how to make his artificial intelligence better. So, he uses anything and everything required for such invention. It can be brutal, harsh  reality but certainly more professional and intellectual.

"Ex Machina" has a serious genre yet it tries to give you some comical moments as well.The background music suits the genre and make it more intense and dark.The cinematography is nice and the visuals are spectacular. The movie takes you to a journey to a new world where at one point of time your mind may be occupied by Artificial Intelligence. This is one of  the most original and creative movie of this year.From the trailer I thought that it could similar to some of already seen stuff associated with Artificial Intelligence but it's certainly not. The small world feels like real dark, intense and fascinating in the film.

Verdict:- Nice

Ratings:- 3.5 / 5 Stars

Ex Machina Movie Official Trailer

Mr. X Movie Review

Mr. X (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 5 min.

"Mr X" is a movie with slow start. The hero gets killed pretty soon so that he can be Mr.X. aka Raghuram Rathore (Emraan Hashmi) kills the Chief Minister to save his girlfriend. Soon enough he is approached to kill as well.I must say every time Mahesh Bhatt and his production team tries to make their different films different involving some new concept. Yet I must say most of their movies were pretty average. We may see few stuff from different perspectives yet we have overall product which is generic.

Most of the songs are awful unlike other films of Emraan Hashmi.The problem with Bollywood films is the hero always starts his journey with chasing small villain then finally focusing on the main one. Instead why he didn't go directly for the main villain itself or may be it should happen like in Hollywood movies in which the main villain is disclosed only in the end.For the most part Mr. X turns out to be unintentionally comedy film which never comes out of a certain level of plot suffocation.

I must say that Mahesh Bhatt and his team should come with some good script rather than relying on small little concepts.The most underdeveloped character of the film is Siya Verma (Amyra Dastur) who changes her mind at least ten times in the film.In my opinion this movie was one of the bad movies offered by Vishesh films.I felt very boring for the most of the film.

Verdict:- Very Boring

Ratings:- 1 / 5 Stars

Mr. X Movie Official Trailer

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Dil Dhadakane Do Movie Trailer Review

Dil Dhadakane Do” is a comedy drama which revolve around Mehra family. As it looks from the trailer they have two children one of them male who doesn’t want to get married and the second one is female who is not happy with her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Mehra are also trying to work on their relationship as well.I don’t know the reason but Zoya Akhtar’s film title are derived from the songs of her own family films. For example her last film named “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara” has the title derived from one of the song in the film “Rock On”. Now, “Dil Dhadakane Do” title from one the songs of her last film.May be it is luck for her or maybe she is setting some kind of trend. Anyways her films has something different to offer with some commonalty in it like they are mostly story of upper middle class people, throws light of different culture which could be from some other countries. Yet they are solely based on Indian society.

We have the trailer out for this year’s most awaited film “Dil Dhadakane Do” and it looks really good. We have a lot of actors in the movie probably more than “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” including Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar. Last time Zoya Akhtar showed us the beautiful country named “Spain” while this time she is taking us to a journey on Cruise. I heard that a lot of tickets were booked for Spain trip after watching “ZNMD”. This time people may have some excitement of travelling on the Cruise, which could an interesting and fascinating experience at the same time. The Cruise Company Cruise Line Decker 7 was used for the shooting purpose of the film. The story turns out in a way that somehow all the characters ends up in the cruise.

“Dil Dhadakane Do” will be releasing on 5th June 2015 and this film is definitely expected to join 100 Crore club. Rest it depends on the Report of the movie from both viewers and critics but as it seems from the trailer it definitely deserves a shot. Everyone ranging from Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh to Farhan Akhtar has got some good and different look for the film. As the movie has big star cast and its shot abroad therefore the budget of the movie is a bit on the higher side. I am definitely expecting something good from this film. So, I have added it this one to the very watch.

Verdict: - Nice

Ratings: - 3.5 /5 Stars

Dil Dhadakane Do Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Dharam Sankat Mein Movie Review

Dharam Sankat Mein (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 9 min.

"Dharam Sankat Mein" is a comedy drama which tries to convey something smarter and cool but it is half baked and not that funny.So far we saw two films like "P K" and "Oh My God" both them have had some commonality. In terms of business and mad drama towards the superstitious activities happening in the country on the name of religion. Both of the films were loved by audience but "Dharam Sankat Mein" is unable to generate the spark and curiosity among the audiences. I must say that the film had a really poor marketing strategy. 

"Dharam Sankat Mein" never explores it's potential and it remains generic for the most part. Neil Anand Baba (Naseruddin Shah) is baba who lives more youthful and stylist life then even the youngsters. From the first glance itself you can find out that he is actually a fraud guy."Dharam Sankat Mein" is also not an original idea.It's actually derived from a British movie "Infidel" which had somewhat same idea of a Muslim guy in Britain finds out he was born to Jewish family.In a similar way Dharam (paresh Rawal) a Hindu founds he was born to a Muslim family.So he is in search of his father.

The lead actor chosen for the film i.e. Paresh Rawal is a great choice. He is good in playing these kind of roles. The topic chosen is also good enough. The potential of topic and the actor is under utilized by the filmmaker.Writing falls weak, the cinematography is good and the movie does have moments but ultimately there is no good message left to convey other than what we have seen in "PK" and "Oh My God". Overall, It just a movie which can not be given a shot for good time.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Dharam Sankat Mein Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 11 April 2015

It Follows Movie Review

It Follows (R)

Length:- 1 hr. 40 min.

"It Follows" is a movie with a genre of thriller and horror.I must say this film it's that scary. It has something new to offer which justifies the title as well.This movie may stay in your thoughts after leaving the theater.You may think about it over and over again and again.The best part is doesn't answer all of the questions, which is always part of the Hollywood films. This film is most focused on teenagers but unlike other films this has something kick-ass to deliver.What exactly is "It Follows" it's a person who follows you. It has a monster sort of a look with a little Zombie texture.The only way to get rid of it is to have sex with someone else.So, it is passed to him/her if but he/she is dead it comes back to you.

"It follows" tells us everything from how a group of teenagers understand, believe and react to this situation from scratch.You may not feel too scary while watching "It follows" but you will curious and entertained by it. It takes to you a new experience which is worth having it. As it proceed you are curious to know what will happen next? Trust me everything changes as the story proceeds but not the following.A scary dead man or a woman or even a know person is walking towards to you without saying a single word. You have to keep a distance with him/her because if it touches you. It may hurt like hell.What's interesting is it can be passed only through sex. So is it a  STD? How many times can you have sex with a different person?

The writing is not sharp but it's like a slow poisonous which hurts slowly and badly. There isn't any creepily trick involved to horrify you rather there is some collection of events which works effectively together.The movie is not long and also ends in an unexpected way.In my opinion what matters after watching a movie is your feelings that did you had a good time? If you did have it then it's a good movie. "It Follows" certainly falls in that category of movies after watching it you may feel that I had a nice time and an entertaining watching experience

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

It Follows Movie Official Trailer 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service (R)

Length:- 2 hrs. 8 min.

Mathew Vaughn who earlier directed "X-Men:First Class" has come up with something similar in "Kingsman:The Secret Service". As clear from the name and tagline it's a story about a secret service which is barely known to anyone.Similar to his last movie Vaughn tries to bring a class and charming beauty the intellectually designed  high tech action sequences. The plot is creative and way more different than what we saw in some other spy movies.At some places it may seem a bit similar but believe me there are differences. The film starts smarty and ends in charismatic way.

We always have something unpredictable up until the end.I never found James bond movies an interesting affair. The only good James Bond movie I saw was "Skyfall". This is loosely based on a comic book from Mark Miller and Dave Gibbons by the name "Kingsman". Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is a young boy ho has lost his father  while his mother is tortured by his stepfather. Kingsman Agent Hary Hart (Colin Firth) saves him multiple times ranging from his stepfather to some vagabond. Hary offers him to join Kingsman and become like his father.

When I saw the trailer of this film I though that this movie would be a little cartoonist. something similar to "Wanted" which ultimately turns out to be a disappointment.But Kingsman may be a different experience. I must saw Egerton looks nice in climax and played his part nicely as well.It's a family entertainer which definitely deserves a watch. 

Verdict:- Pretty Good

Ratings:- 3.5 / 5 Stars

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Official Trailer

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Piku Movie Trailer Review

"Piku" is an upcoming movie by Shootjit Sircar who earlier directed films like "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe". Both of his films were a piece of good work and well appreciated by critics and audience. His films had something different for the general niche audience.I must say that Bollywood is getting some better quality of films nowadays although the exceptions do exist.In the recent few years Bollywood has got better in terms of choosing topics, presenting them and content wise as well. Hollywood still is far ahead of Bollywood in terms of high technology usage, larger than life story telling and presenting unbelievable topics in realistic manner.

"Piku" would be a good example of how a film with genre or documentary kind of a genre could be entertaining and engaging watch.Although we live in such a world where these kind of genres are not so common in trend. Juhi Chaturvedi who has written both "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe" for the director Shootjit Sircar expected to come up with something fascinating with this new comedy drama film."Piku" is supposed to be released on May 8th 2015. Amitabh Bachchan will be playing a character with little similarities with what he played in "Paa".This times he has some problems related to constipation.

Irfan Khan who is known for his acting skills, will be playing a boy romancing with Deepika Padukone.Deepika is Bengali girl whose father has some problems related to his mental age and digestion far as the plot of the film is concerned there would be an execution of day to day events.It may not be a presentation of extraordinary idea rather it would be a simplistic execution of normal situations or circumstances a common man lives like.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Piku Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Movie Review

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 15 min.

"Detective Byomkesh Bakshy" is movie which revolves around a murder mystery. It may unfold multi times and may also be confusing at times. The first half of the film is nice, it's crisp and compelling. In the first half everything is at place even the suspense which is obvious and hidden is nicely conveyed. But in the second half the plot gets more and more confusing.confusing. Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a who is detective like James Bond and a genius like Scofield from Prison Break. He can solve the mysteries even with the smallest clue.It's hard to catch every thought coming out from this detective's movie.I must say Dibankar Banerjee has masterfully utilized his film-making skills. The camera work is excellent, the sets are realistic situation oriented.

The mystery films usually have multiple things going on in the plot. Some of them are shown the audience while some of them are revealed after a while. But "Byomkesh Bakshy" is such a film which reveals something or the other all the time and yet it looks there is more to come.We see the story is never ending and it looks like after ending also it creates scope for a sequel as well. Sushant Singh Rajput has given a fine performance in the film.Ending suspense is predictable for the most part yet it shows some other elements with are part of the film's climax.

 Songs are played mostly as a background in the film, which was an ideal choice to make the movie not a dragging experience. Byomkesh gets a case of a missing person named Bhuvan Banerjee from Bhuvan's son.Although not believed by anyone initially he is being murdered. Later he discovered motto behind the murder is way too massive.I must say that this movie gives a level and class to Bollywood films.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Movie Official Trailer 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Fast and Furious 7 Movie Review

Furious 7 (PG-13)

Length:- 2 hrs. 17 min.

"Fast and Furious 7" is the seventh installment in the Fast and Furious 7 Franchise. As per one of the dialogues of the film this time it's not about just being fast, said by Vin Diesel. "Fast and Furious" is one of the longest running film franchise like X-Men. This time the movie gets more cartoonist it may have lesser resemblance to reality.After a while I was thinking that these action sequences are more sort of fiction.Just like the promotions of the movie we see some breath taking moments like a car jumping from one tall building to another in the skyscraper structural country Abu Dhabi. 

What's really a story of "Furious 7 " well to be honest there isn't much. It's just chasing Decard Shaw (Jason Statham) who is an assassin and bad ass. We saw him killing the Japanese team member in the last part. This part takes straight way from there.I must say Jason Statham is a real bad ass in the movie. Although he also seems to be little under utilized.  Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) finds it hard to defeat Decard as he is kind of  hard to chase. But we got a high technology solution to it which is god's eye.It's actually a high tech device through which we can chase anyone and everyone in any part of the world.

There is a small tribute to Paul Walker by Vin Diesel is the end of the movie, which is appreciable.Vin Diesel is just too good in the movie. He is the central character of the movie,Diesel has played it with a natural touch of confidence.If you like movie with a nice thought process involvement then you may not like this movie.Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) gets hurt and on the bed rest in the hospital for the most of the movie. 

The plot is convoluted and you may not be satisfied with some of the characters roles. I mean some of them just there in the movie doing nothing much. They are probably the supporting cast with more than required screen presence.Looks like the movie is a just a nice collection of action scenes without a good concentration on plot.

Verdict:- Just ok for fun

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Fast and Furious 7 Movie Official Trailer