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.
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.
A model turning into a hunchback and taking revenge against the wrongdoers is the main plot of I. This could have been a slick thriller with racy screenplay and thrilling moments. However I is stretched too long for more than three hours without proper reason. Seems like Shankar just had an idea on mind and simply wrote a rough draft of script for it and went on to make a movie. There are far too many boring sequences in the film which will force you to take a break.Despite narrating the story in spaced flashback method, the screenplay hardly engages you due to its predictability. The techniques used by Vikram for taking revenge are not at all effective. Except for the brilliant performance of Vikram, there is nothing to admire about this poorly executed film. Shankar tried to explain everything in detail which is absolutely not necessary. This film disappoints on many levels as it comes from the master filmmaker. We could understand some mediocre director to make such lackluster movie, but coming from Shankar, I will hurt you even more.Weak script, overly long run time, poor execution, unexciting narration doesn't let I to live up to the hype it has generated. Rare disappointment from Shankar that will now rely on the festive audience to swim across to a safe zone. Given its high budget and massively disappointing content, I will need a miracle to click at the ticket windows. Watch I for Vikram if you are hell bent on watching it and make sure to keep your expectations as low as possible.
Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha shown commitment in movie. More than that Manoj Bajpayee succeeded in playing the Gajender Singhrole which needs much talent to attract the audience. The shooting aspects are fine, Laxman Utekar has done a brilliant job of capturing both the cities beautifully in his Cinematography. Tevar (remake of Okkadu, a telugu movie) is a complete film. Direction by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and Music by Sajid-Wajid and Imraan Khan is brilliant. Songs such as ‘Superman,’ ‘Let’s celebrate’ are already being hummed by the movie and music lovers.Tevar resembles Okkadu but the picturization in UP and all other parts gives originality in the movie. Direction by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and Music by Sajid-Wajid and Imraan Khan is brilliant. Songs such as ‘Superman,’ ‘Let’s celebrate’ are already being hummed by the movie and music lovers.
Shivam is unabashedly pro-religion and Upendra mouths all the relevant shlokas and quotes religious texts in Sanskrit when his credentials to become a priest are questioned. When the RAW chief says terrorists have been attacking India for the last 25 years, our hero says it has been going on from the 7th century. He does not mince words when he takes on the mistakes of Ibrahim Lodhi, Allauddin Khilji, Babur and Aurangazeb. He even accuses the terrorists of building their symbols on destroyed temples. Perhaps as a damage-control measure, the last line of the hero before killing the villain is, "In India we grow up listening to Shuklam Baradaram in one ear and Allahu Akbar in the other ear.The film also has its technical mistakes. The temple was built in the 11th century when the fight for supremacy in South India was between Vaishnavishm (Chalukya/Hoysala), Shaivism (Cholas) and Jainism (Gangas/Hoysalas). Meanwhile, it is the humped cattle that is the revered religious symbol (the hump representing the Shiva Linga), the director could only manage to bring in some foreign breed Jersey and Holstein Friesians cows for the hero to protect. The film may please a large section and rake in the moolah. The crowd is happy to see someone finally speak on screen what has become the talk on the street.