Sunday, 31 May 2015

Maggie Movie Review

Maggie (A)

Length:- 1 hr. 35 min.

"Maggie" is a thriller drama with a little touch of horrifying elements. This movie shows how a teenager girl is turning in a zombie and the family reaction and concern for her? I found this movie a bit slow in terms in execution. It doesn't have much on the story side. What's appreciable here is the cinematography which is very eye catching and interesting to watch.Arnold who is a known actor does some really good job here. But even though we have good acting and nice cinematography it's not a saving grace for the film.It gives a feeling of dissatisfaction and starve for more.

I feel like this movie could have been a little longer in length to cover a lot more in terms of content. How a girl and her family controls herself from hurting someone while turning in Zombie?The infection has effected most of the population but it's still not entirely out of control. We have doctor who can check how you are doing with the infection?The budget of this film is far lower than usual movies of Arnold. This movie is not unwatchable but rather it's just less exciting.

It never touches the level of larger than life story kind of movies.Usually movies based on zombie or virus have a global level plot which shows how people are effected by the infection or virus.Also, How difficult it is to escape or survive in the situation?In total, It remains a half baked movie with a feeling of dissatisfaction.  

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

Maggie Movie Official Trailer

Welcome to Karachi Movie Review

Welcome to Karachi (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 10 min.

Jacky Baghnani is one of the few actor in Bollywood who works only for the home production.Every year a film is being for him which is either dump , boring or really low on entertainment. Probably the topic on which the film is made could be slightly different than the previous one yet we never see something interesting.Most of his films never really a potential of being a big box office success. Certainly most of his films have done average business even though their released dates were wise chosen. In my opinion if Jacky Bhagnani wants to be successful in Bollywood , he must start with side roles in a good films then eventually he can do the solo role for few years in Bollywood.

"Welcome to Karachi" is about two boys who somehow ends in Karachi while they want to go to America. They do all kind of stupid activities in the film and never come up with something that actually makes some sense. This film is so dump and tiring to watch that you may want to run out of the theater. As it proceeds it becomes harder and harder to tolerate this nonsense and preposterous film.There is much of a comedy which can be appreciated.There is barely anything in terms of plot. You feel like where is this movie going? 

This movie such a drag and becomes a pain in the neck. Female actors have almost nothing to do in the movie.It is expected to be Bollywood's "Dumb and Dumber" but it's no where close to the same because the comedy is not comic and the dialogues are easily forgettable.The only good thing I found in "Welcome to Karachi" is the end was good but apart from that it's a low IQ movie. Overall, I would suggest that this movie not to watch this movie.

Verdict:- Below Average

Ratings:- 1.5 / 5 Stars

Welcome to Karachi Movie Official Trailer 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

San Andreas Movie Review

San Andreas (A)

Length:- 1 hr. 54 min.

"San Andreas" is a disaster movie starting Dwayne Johnson. This movie mostly works on the lower level of disaster and it doesn't explore it's full potential.It could have been much better in every-way.I remember the movie "2012" it had massive disaster events while this one just looks like smaller version of that movie.It's similar to "2012" in many ways like we have a scientist who is predicting the future but at a very small scale. Also, We have this disaster happen at just west coast rather than a national or global level like "2012".Many times the scenes looks less realistic while the action is very little enjoyable. Most of this film focuses on a family rescue and survival.

Ray Gaines (Dwaynes Johnson) is a rescue helicopter pilot who is getting divorce from Emma (Carla Gugino) shortly before this disaster is about to happen.The whole story revolves around how he rescues his wife and daughter? The movie gets pretty boring within few minutes because it doesn't work at a bigger level of how things are happening here? I must say the direction of Brad Peyton’s is really weak.Some action scenes are good and some are not. So, You get kind of a mixed feeling about it.

In my opinion this movie is a generic execution of the common events for the niche situation which gives you a not so entertaining experience.If you are expecting a larger than life story telling kind of a movie then this may not be a good choice to watch.Rock is a really cool actor and personality but he cannot do much infront of a dump plot.Overall, "San Andreas" is a repetitive and boring movie with a dull plot.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

San Andreas Movie Official Trailer

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Any Body Can Dance 2 Movie Trailer Review

"Any Body Can Dance 2" is a sequel to the dance film which came few years back. This time Disney is the sponsor of the film and some of the film is being shot in Las Vegas.From the trailer the film looks much giant with impressive dance moves.It is certainly expected that it will have better dance moves from the prequel. Even though all of it is true but sadly in terms of story there isn't much.I mean other than the international competition spirit and introduction of an american girl in the movie just like the last one is not good enough for a movie to be a successful entertainer. Last time we had an american girl as an integral part of the movie but this time it doesn't look that. Although we definitely have better known youth actors i.e. Varun Dhawan and Sharddha Kapoor still they alone cannot bring justice to lesser plot oriented film.

Usually, I see in the dance oriented films we just have more and more dance moves, which would definitely be enjoyable. But movie definitely needs to be better than that. In the prequel of the film we saw it worked just upto a certainly extent and after that it may get repetitive and boring.Inspite of the hype movie has got my expectation from the film is low.Because it might be dragging in parts where a better plot would be a necessity.As this is a dance movie we might expect a lots and lots of songs just like last time.

The trailer is terrific yet it's not convincing to drive us to the theater or create an excitement or curiosity for a movie.For the most part it looks like nicely shot stage dancing show.Lauren Gottlieb will be playing a US girl character.She was there in the last part and her role was much appreciated. "ABCD 2 " is also shot in 3-D.So, it is expected to have some special effects associated with the 3-D technology."ABCD 2" is scheduled to release on 19th June 2015.

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

Any Body Can Dance 2 Movie Official Trailer 

Tomorrowland Movie Review

Tomorrowland (PG)

Length:- 2 hr. 10 min.

"Tomorrowland" is a movie about futuristic world although we might have seen many films like this in the recent decade. So, You may feel like it's a little stereotyped but we have few different things here like we have a death probability detector. There is a device designed by a genius played by George Clooney.I felt in the initial half an hour itself that this film is a little boring. It doesn't have much of an exciting plot. How much can you rely on the special effects to have an entertaining experience?

Even the futuristic world looks kind of hollow and a little unrealistic while the movie tends towards the end.A boy travels to the futuristic world named Tomorrowland in 1964 but now he is thrown out because of some conflicting issues.New teenager girl is offered the same chance but needs the help of the same boy who is 41 now. The problem is the world is collapsing now while the girl brings hope by her optimistic attitude. The question is can she really save the world ?

In my opinion the movie is good for the teenagers because there is not much for the adults to enjoy.We have seen so many world's in Hollywood just like Tomorrowland. Walt Disney is certainly known for their creative work but they are unable to deliver anything remarkable here.In total this movie is a mess of clumsy plot and an unexciting futuristic world which is as forgettable as a good weekend.

Verdict:- Above Average
Ratings:- 2.5 /5 Stars

Tomorrowland Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Tanu Weds Manu Returns Movie Review

Tanu Weds Manu (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 8 min.


"Tanu Weds Manu Returns" is a sequel to "Tanu Weds Manu" which came few years back. previous movie was box-office success.What made it successful was it's different taste and an usual love story about two entirely different pair marriage. Although it wasn't much appreciated by the critics. "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" will take the journey ahead exactly from where it left last time.Tanu and Manu are not happy from their marriage after sometime and they gets separated.They also start looking for a different partners as well , which is where it gets interesting.The genre of the film is very natural and comically serious. The best part is the film never deviates from it's path.

I personally liked the character's utilization in the film. Every character is nicely developed including and exclusive the duo played by Kangana. She is terrific in the new character Kusum while Madhavan role is potentially not that strong in the sequel. We have comedy based on intellectual dialogues. For most part I found Anand L Rai is getting better in the film-making. From Tanu Weds Manu,Ranjhanaaa and now Tanu Weds Manu. I can see in he is getting better in producing a quality cinema then before.His films have had a social and hardcore Indian thought process.So, I think he is getting a better hold of this genre.

 Dialogues are the best part of the film, it gives you a satisfying and entertaining experience. I feel like the movies which doesn't have much of the glamour would still be fun with good dialogues and a nicely executed script.That's what "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" is all about. It's a collection of nicely executed small daily events of a common man's life.In my opinion it's a thoroughly enjoyable movie which delivered a decent time pass.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:-  3/ 5 Stars

Tanu Weds Manu Returns Movie Official Trailer 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Bombay Velvet Movie Review

Bombay Velvet (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 29 min.

Anurag Kashyap has been in the industry for long time now.In the past decade he has won heart of many by his quality cinema work.Now, People expect a really nice piece of work from him but here comes his next film "Bombay Velvet". This film has something unexpected unlike other Anurag Kashyap films which is not so well made movie. We have something different to see in "Bombay Velvet" but this film has lot of flaws. The suspense never holds up until you cannot guess. The film is entirely predictable with some elements unintentionally comical scenes.The sets are giant and makes us remind of old times of India.

The giants are also unable to impress us after a while. The story is so dragging that it may lead to death to boredom.By the time when you think the film could have been over then comes the interview. I personally felt so exhausted after watching this movie. Karan Johar's first actor acting appearance is not impressive at all. KK plays an intellectual detective never really gets a chance to do something significant. The characters are too many in number to have a decent on screen time. Ranbir Kapoor tries his best but he is overwhelm by the nasty script. Anuksha looks cute but she is really buried under bad writing.

Film making is not a problem here. the real problem is entertainment doesn't really exist here.There is just story which is shown without a good usage of presentation skills."Bombay Velvet" had the potential of becoming something similar like "Once Upon a Time in Mumbai". But what we have here is a drama which is so long that it never ending. the betrayal which is so obvious that even a dump guy can see it coming. The actors who put a lot of efforts which ultimately all goes in vain.After all the very good films by Anurag Kashyap this film based on the book "Mumbai Fable" is certainly disappointing.

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5/ 5 Stars

Bombay Velvet Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Trailer Review

"Hamari Adhuri Kahani" is a romantic film by Mohit Suri. Mohit Suri has earlier directed films like "Aashiqui 2" and "Ek Villian" which were a success on the box office. Even though the films were well appreciated at box-office but they were pretty generic films. In the similar pattern "Hamrai Aduri Kahani" also doesn't looks like a fantastic film. Like it happened with the previous two film's of Mohit Suri it sounds interesting from the trailer but finally the product turns out to be a not so entertaining stuff.This time in the story we have a wife played by Vidya Balan who is consistently being tortured by her husband.At one point of time she falls in love with Emraan Hashmi. This is where it interesting. Because of her husband she couldn't be with Aarav (Emraan Hashmi).

It is believed that "Hamari Aduri Kahani" is inspired from Mahesh Bhatt parents story.I must say that inspite of the good visuals in the film and a different plot. It still doesn't sound appealing and making me curious to watch this movie.Even though this film tries to give us something different from the films of this genre yet there is a high chance that it would fail in delivering the same.As it mentioned in the film's tagline is Love beyond time.We might expect something related to next life as an ending.

The film is releasing on 12th June 2015 and the run-time of the movie is 140 minutes.Vishesh Films usually have a low budget movies with interesting subjects. They work less with the big actors and stick to mostly new comers or actors with average experience. But here atleast things are a little better.apart from Emraan Hashmi who is a family actor we have Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao, which is a good sign for the movie.

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Trailer

Mad Max:Fury Road Movie Review

Mad Max:Fury Road (A)

Length:- 2 hr.

"Mad Max:Fury Road" is a reboot of the film series by the same name. It' set in the world of madness and crazy attitude. It goes really slow in the initial 20 min but picks up afterwards. the film may be not be a fascinating experience but it's actually something different that we may see usually in the cinema today. We have a world where people eat anything and everything like insect and even the poisonous creatures. I was too impressed by Tom Hardy's character, it seems to be written even though it was the main character.

It's Charlize Theron who ultimately takes you to a new level of action journey.This world with less resources may not look like blizzard yet nicely shot action scenes will give you some good time.Plotwise there isn't much but still it manages it really well in it's execution. Presentation makes this movie more enjoyable than it's actually is.Something the movie looks like a bit cartoonist than realistic.The action scenes are the best part of the films."Mad Max" may redefine the action and/ or sequences execution.As the action is raw and far more fast and interestingly shot. I must admit that there are a lot of moments in the film which makes bring you a death to boredom. 

You may also have thought like What's that? and What going on?.Still the overall experience of watching "Mad Max" remains positive.In my opinion the films nowadays have emphasis on the character or plot development. They mostly focus on how to make things feel like larger than life or giving an amazingly good stunts. This makes movie better from the perspective of making money but it may never be thought provoking or a satisfying experience.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Mad Max:Fury Road Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Piku Movie Review

Piku (U/A)

Length:- 2 hrs. 15 min

"Piku" is a different perceptive from the usual Bollywood film.It has a source of a natural genre and doesn't show anything hypothetical or unimaginable. It's a down to earth story about a common Bengali girl whose father is a little ill and behaves in a childish manner for the most part. Shoojit Sircar is an interestingly conceiving filmmaker who produces films which can create an impact on your life. He also makes films of different genre and yet he maintains his proficiency of creative, intellectual and fascinating cinema. both of his earlier films "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe" were much appreciated among viewers and critics. Even though the films belong to different genre, we never felt that anyone of them is dragging or boring.

Background music is simplistic, conceiving and admiring. The plot is simple which may not go too far. But it delivers a good time which is usually missing from Bollywood.We see common men arguing, fighting and disagreeing with each other. All of it is a part of Indian culture of nowadays. "Piku" is one of those films which may not make you desperate to go to theater and watch it. rather it's one of those movies which exceeds your expectations while watching it. You might come of the theater with deep satisfaction. The dialogues are a part of day to day conversations. So, They are more generous and thought provoking. The characters are humble, admirable and typical as per their geographic location.

"Piku" is a not a larger than life story telling kind of film. It's movies attached and close to your heart. It has connections with your emotions towards your family and friends. It's about the thoughts which are a part of our daily life.Usually ending of these films are a little strange but that's not the case with movie. All the three actors are equally good. It was hard to tell which is better than other.I recommend that you give "Piku" a shot and you won't be disappointed.

Verdict:- Pretty Good

Ratings:- 3.5 / 5 Stars

Piku Movie  Official Trailer

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Child 44 Movie Review

Child 44
Length:- 2 hrs. 17 min.
"Child 44" is a drama about brutality against young teen kids. It takes us to the journey of mystery in which teen kids are abductees which are raped and killed by an unknown person.The movie has too much to show but it never explores it true potential.It dragging for the most part because the connection among the events is not proper. So, a lot of times you feel like what is going on here? What does it has to do with the plot?

 For the majority of the events we don't get any answer. It just feels so exhausting to watch this movie.Honestly, After a while it was a little hard for me to understand what exactly is going on here. The film becomes a convoluted mix and match of a thriller drama with a political elements. Tom Hardy is good in part but he could not save the film by being a big disappointment.Even the Russian accent replica created by Tom Hardy is not helpful in creating our interest in the film.

Overall, It remains a boring, disappointing and hard to tolerate kind of film. This film is also based on a novel by the same name. I haven't read the novel so cannot comment anything on that. But, I have seen this Hollywood is making more and more movies based on the novel. In the recent few years the movies are highly unsuccessful in creating anything significant in terms of entertainment.


Verdict:- Average
Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars
Child 44 Movie Official Trailer

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

True Story Movie Review

True Story (R)

Length:- 1 hr. 40 min.

"True Story" as clear from the title itself is based on a real story. It's    about the identity theft of a journalist. In my opinion this movie does not have a too much to show in terms of plot. So, Once everything gets  settled, we donot see much going on here. The film gets more and more boring. We feel like way too much bored. Even though the length of the movie is just 100 minutes but still it feels like way to long. So, A guy gets fired because of what he wrote at NY Times.

There is always a chance of becoming an issue because of what you write. It may hurt someone's sentiments emotions or even it could be hurting to a entire community or race.Finally after getting fired from NY Times Finkel(Jonah Hill) meets the guy named Christian Longo (James Franco) who stole his identity. After netting him few times he realizes that even though both the guys are from an entirely different background they still have a lot in common.This makes him writing a book on the same thing by talking to this guy in jail again and again.

Finally there is a difference which is shown in the last of the film. This is the difference that divides mankind not just these two people. I would suggest you not to watch this film because you may find it utterly boring and slow in pace for the most part. I was really disappointed from this movie.The expectations were really and from the trailer it created an impression that it's gonna be a really good one. But finally the product turns out be an average affair. 

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 /5 Stars

True Story Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Gabbar is Back Movie Review

Gabbar is Back

Length:- 2 hrs. 11 min.

"Gabbar is Back" is an average entertainer which suffocates to overcome from it's generic attitude. The film does not any sort of problems like bad cinematography, music or any thing else.It's just nothing actually falls in place. Watching this film gives a feeling that it's pretty much like a 80's film.All the elements are in place for an old story executed in a new time.The surprise elements are almost nil.We don't have much to enjoy as the story doesn't explore a lot. Gabbar/Aditya (Akshay Kumar) is a common man who is on a mission to end corruption. 

I must say this movie is more on the hero's side. Villian cannot be much to stop or humiliate hero. It's just he did something in past. Shruti Haasan played a nice girl but she has nothing remarkable to do the film. In this male dominating film female actress can hardly have a chance to do something. Kareena Kapoor is present in a cameo which isn't impressive at all.Her role should have been much longer then this.The only reason you may watch this film is Akshay Kumar, who looks good in the beard. Tries to make sense of everything he says.

Yet it's tiresome to watch this film.It may not be able to create a spark inside you against corruption, which it could have.The movie isn't entirely boring but it actually an average watch.It's remake of Tamil film "Ramana" which came in 2002. But I guess Bollywood has changed a lot in the last decade. So, This late remake makes no sense at all. Overall, I would you should not go for watching "Gabbar is Back" even if you are a Akshay fan.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:-  2/ 5 Stars

Gabbar is Back Movie Official Trailer