Simmba (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Bollywood potboiler with all tried and tested masala elements.

 

CONS –
1) The trailer is enough to understand the entire plot including the climax

 
QUOTE –
“yeh kalyug hai kalyug … yahan log sirf ek hi matlab ke liye jeete hai … apne matlab ke liye”

Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 
Pros –
1) Great music – all credits to Anand Bakshi and Uttam Singh.
2) One woman show – Madhuri completely overshadowed Shah Rukh Khan – rest all actors are all over the place.

 
Cons –
1) A Yash Raj Fantasy world of larger than life celestial love and product placement.
2) Epic length, weak screenplay, forgettable dialogues
3) Shallow characters. Who is SRK playing in this film? No backstory. His dimwit sidekicks are more annoying than the screenplay.

 

Quote –
“Rahul… Naam toh suna hoga”

Padman (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) A movie made too late just like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. This movie needs mandatory premiere in every school for social awareness.
2) “Aaj Se Teri” by Arijit Singh

 

 

Cons –
1) Poor supporting cast.
2) The first half is too melodramatic while the second half is like a documentary.R. Balki is undoubtedly one the most over-rated director in Bollywood.
3) Sonam Kapoor love triangle towards the end of the movie is completely silly and unnecessary.
4) Surprisingly just 6-months before the release of this movie, a movie on the same theme, Phullu is already released.

 

 

Quote –
“Big company having money for doing R&D … research and development … I poor, I doing T&F … try and fail”

Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A movie 70 years late. This should’ve been made 70 years ago with mandatory viewing all across India.
2) Akshay Kumar – his jugaads and his fake-branded clothes
3) Divyendu Sharma – one of the most underutilized actor

 

 

Cons –

 

1) At times, the movie appears to avoid criticizing the govt and blame open defecation problem entirely to the people which makes it look like a govt sponsored ad.

 

Quote –

“Kabir Bedi ne char-char shaadi karli…aur tumse ek Khoon Bhari Maang hi na bhari ja rahi”

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 !”

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.

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.”