Ram Gopal Varma’s prestigious film, Department bombed at the box office. People who came out of theatres after watching this movie looked distressed and sad. When asked as to how the movie was many of them gave thumbs down. Everyone expected that Department would be a big hit as Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati appeared together but there was nothing great except the trio. Quickly go through this review before you watch the film.
“Badlapur” is not everyone’s cup of coffee. If your interest is some bloody action movie, then it’s your type. Sriram Raghavan’s “Badlapur” is simple yet engaging. The film does rely on scaring you with bloody images, but the straight forward dialogues and rant image of Raghu’s character will be a glue factor till the end of the movie. Sriram Raghavan has truly captured the dark nature of this film.Certain scenes seemed unnecessary, such as brief conversation between Huma and Varun towards the end is a drag. Sriram’s this movie does not go to the level of “EK Hasina Thi”, which was the true definition of a revenge story. “Badlapur” is mediocre.
The movie walks slowly, but this is how it is meant to be. The brilliant scores ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’, ‘Chitiya Kalaiya’ and ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’ gives liveliness to the movie. The performances are undoubtedly of top notch and neither of the three is less than the other.
The first of the movie begins with a confusion and the sets along with the atmosphere looks like fake and doesn’t seem like an 1895 India. The movie goes down during the narration and on the whole the first half falls below the average mark. The second half is slower and the narration of the film spoils the second half completely. The songs of the movie are the real barriers and on the whole the second half makes the movie completely fall down.
Baby' is a perfect vehicle for the times we live in: it gives us a home-spun hero who allows himself to be hurt but is invincible, and an enemy who is the easiest to demonise. The film is as simplistic as its title - Us vs Them, and no prizes for guessing who will win. In a messy world, where each action can have an equal and opposite reaction, what is the point of complexity?We are given a luxuriously-bearded mullah (based, clearly, upon a couple of real-life types) whose eyeballs have flames in them, and a crowd of followers who look as if they are ready for ‘jihad’. They raise blood-curdling slogans, and talk nasty about `Indiya’. The retaliatory measures undertaken by our hero are justified right in the beginning. Can’t have hate-spewing terrorists who hide out in countries-ringed-by-deserts-and-sand-dunes threatening our sovereign nation, can we?So we are meant to cheer when the skilled counter-espionage agent Ajay (Akshay Kumar) breaks bones and smashes faces, while a gruesome interrogation sets the scene. If they can bash our guys, we are allowed to bash right back, no questions asked. Ajay and his band of merry men, the impossibly buff Daggubati, and the sulky computer expert Anupam Kher, cause some amusement as they race around Turkey and Nepal and the Middle East, tracking the baddies. But the whole is familiar and much of it is tedious.
Debutant director Abhishek Dogra's Dolly Ki Doli, where Sonam Kapoor plays a bride who dupes men into marriage only to rob them of their cash and valuables, hits theatres this Friday. Is the film worth the time and money? If there is anything that makes Dolly Ki Doli worth a watch, it is the performances. Rajkummar Rao, the first 'target' we see in the film, plays the perfect Haryanavi lad -- he is proud of his roots and forever ready to do anything for the girl he loves. Interestingly, it is not just the accent and dialogue delivery that makes his character believable: Even his body language and attitude matches.The other actor who does an excellent job is Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub (he played Dhanush's friend in Raanjhana). He is one of the members of the gang in which Dolly (Sonam) operates. Ayyub's character, Raju, is in love with Dolly but he knows it will go nowhere because Dolly only believes in 'faking' the marriage. In the put-up family that the gang forms to dupe families into weddings, Raju is Dolly's brother! Manoj Joshi as the father, too, is impressive.
Alone has already been asserted to be a erotic horror drama but don’t get carried away with its promos and songs which bends the movie more towards ‘sex’. Lovemaking scenes and sensual songs do occupy an appropriate chunk in the flick but without dissecting the main horror plot. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover sizzle in these parts while their individual performances too are captivating.