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”

Kung Fury (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) 80s nostalgia summarised in 31 minutes
2) Kung Fury vs Nazi Army : Steet Fighter
3) Epic Characters : Barbarianna, Katana, Hoff 9000 / Hackerman etc.
4) Epic / Sci-Fi / Spoof / Fantasy – all in a shoe-string budget.
5) CGI – Poor but smart

 

Cons –

1) McGruber rip-off.

 

 
Quote –
Babe: What are you gonna do?
Kung Fury: My job.

You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) The text-book slip scene
2) The climactic groom kissng scene

 

Cons –

 

1) Average romantic story
Quote –
“People always say that the most wonderful time of a relationship happens before it really happens. When two people are together, the magic vanishes easily.”

SPL: Sha Po Lang (2005)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –

1) Boss Fight : Donnie Yen vs Sammo Hung
2) Wu Jing as knife wielding “Jack”.
3) Somewhere between “Copland” & “LA Confidential”
4) Father’s Day sub-plot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing extra-ordinary ; average fight scenes
Quote –
“Even if you have the chance, you can’t fight your fate.”

Rashomon (1950)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Story : cornerstone of the movie
2) Cinematography : Vintage Akira
3) Toshiro Mifune as Tajōmaru, the bandit
4) A story of morality, humanity & conflict.
5) One of the most influential story-line in world cinema.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
“Commoner: I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.”

Akira (1988)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/4

Pros –

1) Multilayered story
2) Music
3) Way ahead of it’s time
4) “2001 : ASO” of animated movies
5) Concept of Neo-Tokyo
Cons –

n/a
Quote –
Kiyoko: The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.