JL 50 (2020) – (miniseries)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A mad scientist in 1984 cracked an ancient time-travel code and conducted his experiment on a passenger plane named JL 50. He miscalculated and instead of returning in 35-hrs, the plane crash-landed after 35 years.
2) Project Ashoka – The space-time experiment with a Mauryan connection.
3) A remarkable series in terms of story, direction, screenplay, and of course performance from a brilliant cast including Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur, and Piyush Mishra.
4) Amongst the plethora of web-series available on OTT platforms, this sci-fi miniseries is a must-watch.

 

 


CONS –
1) The cliched explanation of wormholes using a sheet of paper and a pencil.
2) The cop investigating the case, going through a divorce is also now done to death.

 

 


QUOTE –
Das: We made it!

Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Jimmy Shergill as Bagga
2) Piyush Mishra as Afridi
Cons –

1) Good story, terrible execution
2) Diana Penty as “Happy”: worst possible choice to play the lead
3) No juicy dialogues despite the Ind/Pak story which is full of possibilities.Director ruined it.

 
Quote –

Guddu: Paaji, Ek gal puchu ?
Afridi : Kashmir chhod ke kuch bhi pooch lo.

Dev.D (2009)

Dev D

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Amit Trivedi’s music is definitely in the Top 5 movie album of the decade.
2) A modern-day rendition of Devdas for this generation. Not a single positive character in the entire movie, all of them grey shaded.
3) Great screenplay and cinematography.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
“dilli mein billi maarlo, khalo … paalo nahi … bahut mehenga padta hai”