Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Police station scene with Prem Chopra

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Incoherent screenplay, loud characters, and jarring music

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“Har jawan ladki ke baap ki soch outdated hi hoti hai”

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Haraamkhor (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Effortless execution from lead as well as supporting actors
2) Shweta Tripathi – playing a character less than half of her age.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Pedophilia is not humorous – irrespective of the context.If the director wants to play discount Nobokov, a half-hearted effort is not enough.
2) The sub-plot involving kids slows down the story.
3) Telefilm level material. Gross and disturbing.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Very good, Shaktimaan!

Undercover Brother (2002)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically politically incorrect, racist and funny spoof of blaxploitation genre
2) Dave Chappelle as Conspiracy Brother – he got the best lines in the movie
3) Denise Richards as White She-Devil aka “Black Man’s Kryptonite”

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1. Chris Kattan – over-acting

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Smart Brother: I performed a full range spectral analysis on Miss White She-Devil’s brain waves.Then, I unlocked her subconscious using a special form of hypnosis.Then, I gently brushed her hair.Then, I reached deep within her tight little pockets and I found a list of The Man’s targets.

Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A textbook romantic movie from Nancy Meyers – An odd couple, initial hiccups, a rough patch and final happy ending in Paris
2) A cakewalk for Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

 

Cons –

 

1) Keanu Reeves & Frances McDormand – shallow roles
2) No reason for a re-watch.

 

Quote –

 

Harry Sanborn: Some people consider rap poetry.
Erica Barry: C’mon, how many words can you rhyme with bitch?

Winchester ’73 (1950)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The myth linked to the legendary gun – “The Gun that Won the West”
2) The Indian wagon chase sequence
3) Presence of Wyatt Earp in the story
4) The final plot twist revelation

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Shelley Winters as Lola given too much screen time making her the central character
2) 15 minutes long climax

 

 

 

Quote –

 

Young Bull: All white men are thieves. In peace, they steal our land; in war, they steal our women.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Tyler Labine as Dale
2) Hillbilly one-liners

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Just like “Shaun of the Dead” was a funny homage to “Dawn of the Dead”, this film is funny tribute to ” Evil Dead”
2) One time watch.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Dale: I should have known if a guy like me talked to a girl like you, somebody would end up dead.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) “Crips & Bloods” monologue with Father Montgomery
2) Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes – An unapologetic character
3) One shot scene – Red Welby threw off the window.
4) Woody Harrelson’s suicide note
5) Exemplary soundtrack – the highlight will be Mildred burning the police station with Molotov Cocktails with The Last Rose of Summer playing in the background.
6) Screenplay – new unpredictable events keep coming in this movie every 10 minutes.
7) Sam Rockwell as Officer Jason Dixon and his chemistry with his mother.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Mildred Hayes: So how’s it all going in the nigger-torturing business, Dixon?
Dixon: It’s ‘Persons of color’-torturing business, these days , if you want to know.