Naram Garam (1981)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The return of Golmaal ensemble
2) Swaroop Sampat as Kusum
3) Om Prakash cameo as Shastriji

 

Cons –

 

1) Hrishikesh Mukherjee trying to rip-off his own movie.
2) Incoherent screenplay and direction
3) Below average music – no R.D.Burman magic here.
4) Shatrughan Sinha overacting
5) Unnecessary and weird Ratna-plot
6) Dina Pathak – hardly any scene – absolute waste

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“A man is as old as he feels”

Special 26 (2013)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The Jimmy Shergill Plot-Twist
2) Fast paced direction
3) Outstanding supporting cast
4) Decent music
5) The actual incident (1987 Opera House heist) was forgotten long ago. Thanks to the director-writer Neeraj Pandey the story was made into a commercially successful film.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Akshay Kumar/Kajal Aggarwal romantic sub-plot – the never ending Bollywood obsession with romance

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“Asli power dil mein hoti hai !”

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Fast paced movie with a subtle climax and a social message
2) Despite being a Bollywood movie the melodrama level is surprisingly and pleasantly less.
3) Outstanding supporting cast.
4) Sahil Vaid as Somdev

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

“Middle class baap se provident fund ke paise maangna … unki kidney maangne barabar hai”

Dangal (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Better first half : A father fighting social dogma & prejudices
2) Aamir’s transform is no less than Raging Bull. Probably one of the best sports movie in Bollywood along with Chak De India.
3) Excellent supporting cast
4) Opening credit with the title song

 
Cons –

 

1) Second half is predictable with a made-up villain for the sake of story-telling.

 

Quote –

 
Mhari choriyaan choro se kam he ke ?

Baby (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Story divided in 3 major sub-plots : Turkey – Nepal – Saudi.
2) Anupam Kher as Shukla
3) Movie discussing surgical strike in 2015.

 

Cons –

 

1) Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan – Total waste.
2) Average action.
3) Abrupt ending.

 

Quote –

 
Ajay Singh Rathore: In religion column, we write INDIAN in bold letters.

Dear Zindagi (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir “Jug” Khan : The only reason I watched this film.
2) Nice ensemble

 

Cons –

 

1) First world people with first world problems repeated on-screen for a zillionth time.
2) Pretentious plot with tasteless quotes which can only impress a teenager. Gauri Shinde trying to be Mira Nair.
3) Too long.

 
Quote –
n/a

Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

1) Saurabh Shukla as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi – connecting link
2) Annu Kapoor as Pramod Mathur – Best monologues.

 
Cons –

1) Movie got a strong supporting cast but very less for everyone to contribute.Sanjay Mishra, Avijit Dutta etc. are wasted.
2) Characters are over the top with very little substance.
3) Kashmir angle is forcibly added.
4) Huma Qureshi tried to play “Tanu” but not convincing enough.

 

 

Quote –

“Mathur : Mushkuraiye aap Lucknow mein hai.”