Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A movie 70 years late. This should’ve been made 70 years ago with mandatory viewing all across India.
2) Akshay Kumar – his jugaads and his fake-branded clothes
3) Divyendu Sharma – one of the most underutilized actor

 

 

Cons –

 

1) At times, the movie appears to avoid criticizing the govt and blame open defecation problem entirely to the people which makes it look like a govt sponsored ad.

 

Quote –

“Kabir Bedi ne char-char shaadi karli…aur tumse ek Khoon Bhari Maang hi na bhari ja rahi”

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Ingrid Goes West (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Definitive Aubrey Plaza film. A must watch for millennials.
2) A loser goes west to find another loser just like her.
3) A modern day horror tale of social media obsessed people chasing pseudo-celebrities and seeking validation from strangers in form of likes and emojis.
4) The climactic #iamingrid is even more horrifying as a sociopath like Ingrid who tried committing suicide is venerated as a role-model and inspirations by millions.The irony.

 

Cons –

 

1) n/a

 

Quote –

 

#iamingrid

Mindhunter (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Similar to The Night Of – it’s a show without destination, just enjoy the journey
2) Somewhere between Seinfeld & True Detective – A Show About Nothing
3) Rhoda Griffis as DA Esther Mayweather – Small but impactful role
4) Cameron Britton as Edmund Kemper – menacingly huge
5) Feet-tickler subplot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth nail-biting. David Fincher remains the primary reason to watch the show.

 

Quote –

 

DA Mayweather : “I’m an elected official.Here in Georgia,death is the will of the people.”

Talvar (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The real-life incidence itself is so intriguing that a 133 minutes cinematic adaptation without any songs is extraordinarily gripping.
2) Brilliant casting
3) Rashomon effect amalgamated with the most notorious unsolved murder mystery in India.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

“Saboot aur saza jaise jachcha aur bachcha … tandurust jachcha toh mazboot bachcha”

Ghostbusters (1984)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) It’s a landmark movie for nerds community
2) Rick Moranis as Louis Tully – The freindzoned next door
3) Sigourney Weaver – Posing for some iconic and striking poses

 

Cons –

 

1) Low quality CGI

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Ray: Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve WORKED in the private sector. They expect *results*.

Sadgati (1981)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A classic from the master story-teller : Premchand
2) The travesty of caste system can’t be described in a more better way.
3) Om Puri as Dukhi – Effortless excecution

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

N/A

Black Dynamite (2009)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The “Code Kansas” decoding scene – the best part of the movie
2) Funny names – Cream Corn, Tasty Freeze, Gunsmoke, Bullhorn etc.
3) Kung-Fu treachery !

 

Cons –

 

1) Not just a spoof of the blaxploitation films, it was a lot like the grind-house experiments done by Tarantino and Rodriguez but still a half-hearted effort.

 

Quote –

 

Black Dynamite: Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!