Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Movie Trailer Review

Allegiant is the third installment in the Divergent Series sci-fi thriller films. Honestly, I never really likes this movie series it's kind of movie which relies mostly on the visual effects to make it look nice but the plot is kind of the weak point of the entire franchise. It never really explores in terms of story. Also, There is a lack of the structure of the execution of the scenes i.e. you can probably watch movies from this series from anywhere and you may never have hard time in understanding it. However, Incase of good movies if you have skip few scenes you might have hard time in understanding what's going on in here.

"Allegiant" also seems to be have similar qualities like previous installments in this film series. Also,Just like Hunger Games the third part of this book based trilogy will be released in two installment. This is probably a money making technique for the franchise.From the trailer it looks like the visual  effects of the film are superbly cool. Shailene Woodley like other parts will be playing the lead female character.She has done a good job in the previous to parts of the film.In my opinion she was one of the saving grace of this film series. 

The Divergent Series:Allegiant will be releasing on 18th March 2015. 

Verdict:- Average

Rating:- 2 / 5 Stars

 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Movie Official Trailer

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Rocky Handsome Movie Teaser Review

"Rocky Handsome" is an upcoming action mysterious thriller drama. Just like we saw John Abraham in the movie "Force",in which he has worked hard on his body.This time for the movie "Rocky Handsome" the situation seems to be pretty similar. For this action drama his physique has been shown in the teaser for the most part. Although the teaser doesn't reveal much about the movie yet it looking interesting enough. Unlike some other movie action oriented generic movie it seems to have some mysterious plot build up which will obviously create some curiosity for the viewers to watch this film. Although film's main official trailer is yet to be released. Yet this is kind of a good beginning for the film's promotion.

"Rocky Handsome" is supposed to be released on 25th march 2016. Shruti Haasan will be playing a lead character in the movie yet she is not present even in the single shot of the film. Nishikant Kamat who has been an actor also has made "Force" last time with John. Just like "Force" I am not really satisfied with the shooting locations of the film. It seems to be shot in a not so cool places.I personally like the poster of "Rocky Handsome", it looks fabulous "Force" movie was a good commercial success.Audiences must be expected something similar from the film this time. In my opinion as it seems from the teaser this film could be a good watchable experience.

I must say that the action scenes are thrilling shot for this movie.It's shown in a way that it might bring a new level to the raw actions scenes in Bollywood. Nishikant Kamat filmmaking is getting better and better.I saw his last movie "Drishyam", which was really nice film. This time with "Rocky Handsome" which is entirely different genre, his direction is looking strong in here.He is definitely being added to my list of good filmmakers.

Verdict:- Good 

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Rocky Handsome Official Teaser

The Affair Season 1 Review

"The Affair" is an unusual romance and little mysterious drama about a mature guy and girl who meets and falls in love while they were married. I really like the way things execute between two of them.They feels comfortable with each other in very few meetings. I really like the way the scenes were shot in this TV Series.I haven't seen much on extramarital affair so far. This drama is emotional driven and psychologically executed.Marriage is based on a mutual relationship but sometimes even the long lasting relationship of marriage are based on the money. At least that what it seems to be true in here. Also, You can find someone even when you are perfectly married.

Noah Solloway (Dominic West) finds Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson) like they are perfect for each other even when they are married to someone else. Ruth Wilson brings a charm to her character even when she is not in frame you want her to see badly. She takes things forward in a way with natural acting. This Series focuses on the family matters associated with extramarital affairs with a little focus on money matters.The drama shown here is interesting and is unpredictable. With very episode it might bring something new to the story. Things may get little inclined towards a different direction.What remains consistent is nice and cool screenplay. 

If you want to start a new TV Series which involved middle age characters. This could be a good one to start.Also, If you're also of the similar age you are more likely to like this TV Series. It has won three Golden Globe awards including the best actress for Ruth Wilson. Like I mentioned she is too good.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

The Affair Season 1 Official Trailer

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Love Shhudha Movie Trailer Review

"Love Shhudha" is a romantic comedy which is about a girl and a boy and how they entangle with each other after one night stand. But, From the trailer it appears that the film doesn't have a good plot. For the most part this movie is just like any other youth centric film. To me it appears that this movie might not have much to offer interms of entertainment. It is also far beyond any of the larger than life story telling films."Love Shhudha" is releasing on Feb 5th 2016, which is close to Valentine's Day. So, It is clear that it is targeting youth as their viewers.

Just like only correct ingredients are not sufficient to make a delicious dish. In the same way just youth centric youth is not enough to make an entertaining film.However, Soundtrack of the film is nice. It has as many as 11 songs while some of them are written and sung by famous singers.Starcast of the movie also appears to be pretty average.This brings overall expectations from the film on far lower level. In my opinion "Love Shhuda" could be given a miss.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Love Shuddha Movie Official Trailer

Jal Gangaajal Movie Trailer Review

Prakash Jha is one of the most talented directors of Bollywood. He has won as many as eight national awards so far. He has been into filmmaking for almost three decades. However, For the past few years he has been making films which feels generic and repetitive. It sounds like there is an absolute necessity to bring change to his filmmaking as per the current scenario. Prakash Jha next upcoming film "Jal Gangaajal" which is a sequel to 2003 crime film "Gangaajal" directed by Prakash Jha himself. From the trailer film looks like pretty average entertainer.

Priyanka Chopra would be playing a lead role in Prakash Jha's film probably for the first time. Also, Prakash Jha will be seen as lead actor in the film.Film's trailer has crossed as many 6 million views in about 2 weeks of time; which is an indication that Prakash Jha's fan are looking forward for this film.But, Trailer of the film sounds like a product of an average filmmaker. Also, The budget of the movie seems to be far lower than the usual film's of Prakash Jha. Prakash Jha who generally makes multistar films this time he will be having only Priyanka and himself in the lead roles, which is surprising.

Priyanka Chopra appears to be putting her sincere efforts into her acting. But, The plot doesn't appears to have a good potential."Jal Gangaajal" is supposed to be released on March 4th 2016. I am not sure how it's gonna do on box-office but it might not be able to do well from the critics or quality cinematic experience point of view.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Jal Gangajal Movie Official Trailer 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Movies this Week (15th Jan 2016) in India

1. Chalk n Duster
"Chalk n Duster" is a small budget comeback movie of Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi. This movie is also low on publicity and entertaining experience. The topic of "Chalk n Duster" is educational business and controversies based on the same. This topic has become dull and boring. We have seen various different movies on the same topic. Film doesn't seems to be exploring much on the content or giving any direction to the existing topic. The movie also seems to be more women centric with an average plot. Level of curiosity created by the film is pretty low.

 2. The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight seems to be one of the most watchable movies of this week. It seems to be more male oriented movie.Like it happens to the most of the films of this kind it doesn't explore much on the content and/ or topic.However, Unlike other movies of the same theme "The Hateful Eight" is much longer in length i.e. almost quarter less than 3 hours. It's a story about eight strangers trying to find out whether each person is the same as he claims to be. It has characters mostly wearing cowboy themed clothes and making conversation in one room for the most part."The Hateful Eight" was released on Christmas 2015 in US while it is releasing on 15th Jan 2016 in India.

3. The 33
The 33 is just like many other real incident based movie. It throws light on 2010 mining disaster that happened in San Jose mine in Chile. The reason why this movie is called The 33 is because there were exactly 33 number of miners who got stuck while working there."the 33" couldn't be much different from many other movies made on the similar topic. However, It manages to show some good visuals via a wonderful camera work.Yet,the movie is neither entirely satisfying nor a great cinematic experience.

4. The Danish Girl
"The Danish Girl" is a fictitious drama based on a different topic of being transgender and the feeling associated with that. This nice and cool work of cinema look really different from other movies.Part of it could be really sensitive and courageous to some audience. Last year oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne does a great job in challenging role like this. It's a consistent trend that an average British film is much better in terms of quality and entertainment than the US movies. This seems to be true for "The Danish Girl" as well.

Neerja Movie Trailer Review

As women empowerment in India is growing. Bollywood also seems to be making some female oriented films."Neerja" is a biographical film which is based on real events of plane hijacking in mid 80's. It is based on a story of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who helped in saving the passengers of the hijacked plane. Film's trailer looks nice and appreciable.Sweet and bubbly looking Sonar Kapoor seems like a nice fit for this kind of a role.From the trailer it looks like film will start from throwing some light on the life of Neerja and then will be more focusing on the main incident."Neerja" is supposed to be released on 19th Feb 2016 which is next month close to Valentine's day.

Cinematography looks eye boggling and the shots looks realistic and simple. This actually suits the genre and will give the movie a little maturity.Trailer doesn't explore much on the content side of the movie. Also, Most of the incident based films are usually lower on the content side and more circumstances driven."Neerja" will also will touch the topic of terrorism while it needs to be seen that how it's gonna handle the same.Just by watch the trailer of the movie it could be predicted that it deserves a shot for nice topic and interesting presentation. Ram Madhvani whose has been commercials filmmaker would be directing his second movie.

Verdict:- Good

Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars

Neerja Movie Official Trailer 

Zubaan Movie Official Trailer

Zubaan is a coming of age story of a young man who has a fear of music and is set between Punjab & Delhi. It is a Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha presentation in association with Raju Chadha. 

The musical is produced by Guneet Monga and Shaan Vyas of Sikhya Entertainment (makers of The Lunchbox and Masaan) & Metamozez Entertainment.

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Sarah Jane Dias, Manish Chaudhari, Meghna Malik & Raaghav Chanana

Directed By: Mozez Singh

Produced by: Guneet Monga, Shaan Vyas, Mozez Singh 

In Theatres 4th March, 2016 

Zubaan Movie Official Trailer

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Wazir Movie Review

Wazir (U/A)

Length:- 1 hr. 34 min.

"Wazir" is a movie with different beginning. It takes few obvious sequences in a fast forward mode via a song till it reaches a threshold level.I really like the way Farhan Akhtar acted in this film.He has very confident in playing this role yet never gets overconfident.He is really entertaining to watch, he holds the things in his hands and never let it go.Movie has an interesting plot yet it never really explores it's full potential.

It seems stretchy in many ways while sometime it tends to be over emotional drama.Action sequences are generically shot yet they are realistic and convincing.Main problem with the movie is it rushes some scenes and instead of being sophisticated it gets little confusing.Climax tries to explain a lot of it yet it's not completely compelling.

Overall, Experience from this film remains mixed and not fully entertaining.Short role by John Abraham doesn't leave a mark.The way story unfolds in here is good but it takes a long time to do.Short length of the movie also doesn't seems to be a good idea as appears to be short of content.

Verdict:- Above Average

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

Wazir Movie Official Trailer

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Sherlock : The Abominable Bride

Sherlock has been one of the nice and cool TV Series based on a fictitious character named Sherlock Holmes. Three seasons of "Sherlock" are already out and have been well received everywhere. Benedict Cumberbatch did a great job in playing an extraordinary man with an ideal IQ. Just a couple of days back a special holiday episode named "The Abominable Bride" has been released it takes the journey of Sherlock and his friend Dr. John Watson played by Martin Freeman to a new old world of late 18th Century. It was nice to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in an entire new getup. This makes them look much younger, acceptable and royal to a greater extent.

This special episode is all about a ghost killing mystery. This mystery makes you curious to a larger extent. It was almost like an experience of having a roller coaster ride on the past heritage. A scary woman ghost wearing a bride dress is killing people.Sherlock tries to stop one murder but he fails. This is where it gets interesting.As an addition to characters there is John's wife Mary, Sherlock's brother Mycroft and Sherlock's archenemy Moriarty. This episode mostly relies and revolves around Sherlock and John. Cinematography is nice, it gives you a royal feeling while watching it.

For the Season 4 of Sherlock people might have to wait till 2017 but to satisfy their hunger till then. Here is the a nice a episode cum mini movie experience for Sherlock's fans. Give it a shot and you won't be disappointed.

Verdict:- Pretty Cool

Ratings:- 4 / 5 Stars

Sherlock : The Abominable Bride Trailer