Jersey (2019)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) There are not too many good sports movies in Indian cinema and also it’s never easy to pull off one, but Gowtham Tinnanuri managed it successfully with a tight screenplay.
2) Nani gave a strong and compelling performance of a washed-out first-class cricketer fighting against all odds

 
CONS –
1) The movie can easily be completed within 2 hours. A 150 minutes long movie is tiresome for audiences.

 
QUOTE –
“Arjun: I found myself when I was searching for 500 rupees in the last 3 days. I saw the past 36 years of my life. I didn’t understand myself in all these years but I finally found myself in the last 3 days.”

Arjun Reddy (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) The love story of an alpha-male surgeon with major anger management issues. The character of Arjun Reddy is the embodiment of the ultimate Indian male fantasy. Self-destructive characters which come close to this are Radhe Mohan from Tere Naam (2003) and Dev from Dev.D (2009)
2) The primary theme is heavily inspired by Devdas but with more character study.
3) Sumanasa Vandita by Bombay S.Jayashri
4) The realistic approach to the medical profession.

 

CONS –
1) The third act of the movie is clearly inspired by Flight (2012).
2) 186 minutes of running time. The movie is criminally long. The final hour is stretched to its limit.
3) The happy ending climax goes completely against the built up.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Suffering is very personal, let him suffer!”

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami : Central character and continues where she left last time.

 
Cons –

 

1) Slow 1st half ,rushed 2nd half and over the top climax.
2) 3 hrs running time and only 1 new character added (Kumara Varma)
3) Anushka Shetty as Devasena : Huge miscast for a under-developed character.

 

 

Quote –

 
“Aurat par haath daalne wale ki ungaliyaan nahin kaat tey, kaat tey hain toh gala”

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 !”