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Talvar … is the sword of justice getting rusted?

“Reality is stranger than fiction” and when that reality is depicted in a fictional medium like cinema, the result can leave the audience aghast. Aghast is what I was when I saw Talvar, the movie depicting the true life incidents … Continue reading

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Happy New Year … INDIAWAALE, we love melodrama!!!

A Farah Khan film … Revenge, Romance, Action, Comedy and of course Melodrama (lots of it). Farah knows how to entertain and her combination with Shah Rukh Khan has always generated mass hysteria and a sure shot entertainment package for … Continue reading

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Kick … Watch it just for a “Kick”

“Dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahi” … Salman Bhai delivers the review of his own film in the one line he says in the end. From Dabangg to Ek tha Tiger to Jai Ho, Salman Khan has ruled the … Continue reading

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag … there is no Finish Line!!!

The most awaited movie of the year, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the story of one of the greatest athlete India has ever had. A story of achievement & disappointment, milestones & nightmares, passion & apathy. Most importantly a story of … Continue reading

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G.I.Joe: Retaliation …… Yo Joe!!

G.I.Joe for me is not just a movie. It is part of our growing up culture, when my younger brother and I used to collect their action figures (some 25 years back) and recreate the battle scenes between the Joes … Continue reading

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Flight …… to freedom

Flight on the outset is a movie about an airliner crash and the investigation that follows. The movie however revolves around life of an unstable airline pilot, Captain William “Whip” Whitaker who is piloting the plane on the fateful day … Continue reading

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Special Chabbis (and not twenty six) … a special entertainer for all movie lovers

After having watched “A Wednesday” by Neeraj Pandey innumerable times, I stepped into the cinema hall with high expectations from his latest movie Special Chabbis. And Pandeyjee has managed to pull off another amazing entertainer with a fast-paced & exciting … Continue reading

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Expendables 2 … for all men nearing or already in their 40’s

During the 1980’s India was taken over by the VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) and Video libraries had mushroomed all throughout the Indian cities. We got our first VCR in 1987 and it became a regular feature for my brother and … Continue reading

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Ferrari ki “bumpy” Sawaari – my review

Sahaj (my son) wanted to buy me an Audi for Father’s Day. His exact words to my wife when she asked him what he wanted to gift me for father’s day were, “Papa ki car bahut purani ho gayi, unko … Continue reading

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Shanghai – Progress has a price and every Indian should pay it

Shanghai Trailer

Shanghai – The movie

Another masterpiece delivered by Dibakar Banerjee (director of “Khosla ka Ghosla” & “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”) … Based on a novel “Z” the plot is set in a small town on the verge of so called “PROGRESS” at the expense of the cattle class. The story moves in the backdrop of Bharat Nagar soon to be converted to Shanghai. Without revealing the plot much, the movie delves into the murky and dangerous political games played by ministers and bureaucrats without conveniently removing obstacles or people in the way (either by bribing or murder). 

Abhay Deol once again, as a South Indian (Madrasi :)) IAS officer, delivers a hard hitting performance …. Emran Hashmi (my favourite) in a very believable porn film maker’s character is amazing … Farooq Sheikh has still not lost his touch and is subtle but effective … Pitobash as Bhaggu (from the very first scene of the movie) is the surprise package as one of the small-time goonda … Kalki and rest of the characters fit perfectly in the plot.

Music by Vishal Shekhar & the song “Bharat Mata ki” stands out.

The movie is a wake up call for the masses and shows the other side of “PROGRESS” which we all choose to turn a blind eye.

Few movies are perfect and this one is both Subtle and Effective.

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