Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) The Lucknow/Awadh background
2) The Actors ; Impeccable cast
3) English Characters protrayed by English actors speaking English ; Unlike any Manoj Kumar movie.
4) Kanha Mein Tose Hari (Choreographed by Birju Maharaj)
5) Opening Credits
6) Analogy of Chess and bloodless annexation of Awadh.
7) The subtle comedy
Cons –

n/a
Quote –

“Chal Mere Pyaade,Bismillah”

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) The concept and story
2) Angel Of Verdun and Her Sword
3) Mimics ; A new look for aliens (best since District 9)
4) The boss battle in the Louvre Pyramid.
5) After “Oblivion”, another defining Sci-Fi for Tom Cruise
6) Europe as battle ground ; The Beach Invasion (a nod to Normandy Landings)

Cons –

1) Bad choice for the movie title.(Just like Oblivion)

Quote –

“Master Sergeant Farell: Battle is the Great Redeemer. It is the fiery crucible in which true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in.”

They Live

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) 1948 with Aliens
2) Music – Background score is awesome
3) The concept of “Man With No Name”
4) The street fight
5) B-Grade special effects/flying saucers.

Cons –

1) Not the best cast with mediocre supporting actors.

Quote –

“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubble gum.”

Veep (Season 1)

 

 

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –

1) Good Concept (but awful execution)
2) Season Finale (ENDORSE-Scene)
3) Nicknames
4) Dan’s Monologue (The Last Selina)

Cons –

1) Neither “Yes Minister” nor “House Of Cards”.
2) Boring
3) Jonah is the only recognisable character although annoying but enough to pull the show from disaster.
4) No reason to watch Season 2
5) Too much cursing do not make it cool.

Quote –

Dan: Remember that name. No one will want to call their child by that name. There are no more Adolfs. Soon there will be no more Selinas. You are looking at the last Selina. The Selina who killed America.

Super Troopers (2001)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Badass buddy cops movie
2) Bidibodi Bidibu – The Bubbles (the frisking scene)
3) Gigantic cotton candy
4) While still a reefer comedy , it leaves no loose ends with the crime plot and an apt climax.

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

I’ll believe ya when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.

Office Space (1999)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Cult written all over it.
2) Office Caricatures
3) Nerd factor (Superman III reference)
4) Printer Smashing Scene
5) Stephen Root as Milton Waddams / Diedrich Bader as Lawrence

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That’s it? If you had a million dollars, you’d do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.
Lawrence: Well, what about you now? What would you do?
Peter Gibbons: Besides two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Well, yeah.
Peter Gibbons: Nothing.
Lawrence: Nothing, huh?
Peter Gibbons: I would relax… I would sit on my ass all day… I would do nothing.
Lawrence: Well, you don’t need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he’s broke, don’t do shit.