Tamasha (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Music – Imtiaz Ali beautifully integrates songs in the story without slowing down the pace of the movie.

Cons –

1) Ranbir playing “rebel without a cause” for the 657th time.
2) The “Roman Holiday” factor is gone far from cliched on bollywood silverscreen.
3) Piyush Mishra as Storyteller : failed to hit the right cord.

Quote –

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Sicario (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Cinematography
2) Journey to “Juárez”
3) Benicio del Toro & Josh Brolin

Cons –

1) Emily Blunt is projected as the main protagonist but she’s nothing more than a third-wheel.
2) Unnecessary Silvio plot ; wannabe Iñárritu
3) Boring film with no memorable action scenes.

Quote –

Alejandro: You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.

Mr. Robot (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Lovechild of “V for Vendetta” & “Fight Club”
2) Plot twists revealing psychological state of main protagonist
3) Christian Slater
4) Realistic approach to hacking

Cons –

1) First few episodes were just great but later episodes including the climax was a let down.
2) Martin Wallström as Tyrell Wellick : discount american psycho
3) It’s a Fight Club rip-off

Quote –

Edward Alderson : Is any of it real? I mean look at this. Look at it. A world built on fantasy.Synthetic emotions in the form of pills. Psychological warfare in the form of advertising. Mind-altering chemicals in the form of food. Brainwashing seminars in the form of media. Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks.

Real?

You wanna talk about reality? We haven’t lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century.Turn it off, take out the batteries.Digital displays, hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen.You’d have to dig pretty deep, kiddo, before you can find anything real.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Colorful setting with 2 Salman Khan
2) Title Song

Cons –

1) Shallow storyline repeated zillionth time in Bollywood history.
2) Worst Rajshri Musical
3) Remove Salman – & the movie is dead.

Quote –

Prem: In every family there are problems, but lucky are those who have a family.

The Night Before (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –

1) Michael Shannon as Mr. Green : A mythical character bound to develop a cult following in coming years.
2) James Franco cameo.

Cons –

1) Pathetic stoner movie with zero entertainment value
2) Even Miley Cyrus cameo can’t save this half-baked christmas disaster.

Quote –

Mr. Green : About 20 Years ago , I read “The Great Gatsby”. I love the book. Movie’s alright .. 3D give me a headache .. but I’m a sucker for Leo.