Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) 2h 39m of sheer epicness.
2) Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami
3) Sathyaraj as Katappa
4) Epic opening scene / Lifting Shivling / Jal Parvat
5) Epic battle
6) Climactic plot-twist revelation
7) Part 2 will be most anticipated sequel in hindi film history.
8) End Credit Song : Jeeva Nadhi

Cons –

1) We still can’t get over “Mahabharata” references

Quote –

“Sivagami: My word is my regime !”

Fargo (season 1) – 2014

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) “Anton Chigurh” meets “The Man Who Wasn’t There” in “Fargo”.
2) Blizzard gunfight
3) Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo
4) Keith Carradine as Lou Solverson / Bob Odenkirk as Chief Bill Oswalt
5) Episode 9 : A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage
6) Shooting rampage in Fargo, North Dakota
7) Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard : His metamorphosis

Cons –

1) Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverso : mono expression face
2) Unlike “Breaking Bad”, the screenplay is full of loopholes and deus ex machina

Quote –

Lorne: Lester, is this what you want? … Yes or no?
Lester: Yes.
Lorne [After killing three people]: That’s on you.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Music : Brave Soundtrack
2) 1940s war-torn Calcutta
3) Neeraj Kabi as Dr. Anukul Guha
4) Anand Tiwari as Ajit Banerjee
5) A landmark movie for Hindi Cinema.

Cons –

1) Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi

Quote –

“BB : Nahin,Mujhe lagta hai kisine unka khoon karke unki laash chupake rakhi hai”

Army of Darkness (1992)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Time travel factor ; better than it’s predecessor
2) Battle scene : “Helm’s Deep” meets “Hardhome”
3) Full of funny catchphrases / All over entertaining
4) Poster
5) Ash’s iconic costume : Chainsaws ‘N Boomsticks

Cons –

1) Not at all scary

Quote –

“Possessed woman: Who the hell are you?
Ash: Name’s Ash.
[cocks rifle]
Ash: Housewares.”

Marathon Man (1976)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Nazi Factor
2) Babe’s running escape sequence / Dental torture scene
3) Diamond District sequence with Holocaust survivors
4) Roy Scheider as Henry “Doc” Levy
5) Elsa twist
6) Laurence Olivier as Dr. Christian Szell

Cons –

1) Slow first half.

Quote –

“Christian Szell: Is it safe?”