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”

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Blackmail (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) A fresh Coen-ish black-comedy with excellent supporting cast
2) The “gun dealer” scene with Vibha Chibber

 

Cons –
1) Good soundtrack by Amit Trivedi but hardly any memorable song
2) 20 minutes too long with a dissatisfying climax
3) Urmila Matondkar item song – not for her stature
4) The problem with the trailer – the entire plot was explained in the bloody trailer leaving hardly any surprises.

 

Quote –
Blind Gun Dealer : Yadav Brothers ; Amroha,UP. ; Desi kala katta, 6999 /-, aur 6 bullets free.Kaalia film mein isko…
Ranjit : Amitabh Bachchan ne use kiya tha.
Blind Gun Dealer : Nahin, Mithun wali Kaalia.

Dear Zindagi (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir “Jug” Khan: The only reason I watched this film.
2) Nice ensemble

 

Cons –
1) First world people with first world problems repeated on-screen for a zillionth time.
2) Pretentious plot with tasteless quotes which can only impress a teenager. Gauri Shinde trying to be Mira Nair.
3) Too long.

 

Quote –
“Kabhi kabhi hume lagta hai ki zindagi mein kisi goal ko paane ke liye hame mushkil raasta chunna padta hai, and that we should punish ourselves. Lekin kyun? Easy rasta kyun nahi chun sakte? Jabki easy rasta easy hota hai”

 

Udta Punjab (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) Opening “border” scene
2) Diljit Dosanjh as ASI Sartaj Singh (perfect chemistry with Kareena)
3) Shahid Kapoor as Gabru ( The “RockStar” missing in Ranbir Kapoor.
4) Great soundtrack by Amit Trivedi : “Hass Nach Le” is crème de la crème
5) Overall supporting cast

 
Cons –

1) Average story
2) Alia Bhatt ruining a meaty role with her pathetic dialogue delivery.

 

Quote –

“Zameen banjar te aulad kanjar”

Queen (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Kangna Ranaut Performance – One Woman Show – One of the best in past decade by any Bollywood actress. Her screen dominance reminds me of Rekha.
2) Rarely any movie is getting word-of-mouth promotion nowadays.This is one of them. Continuing the legacy of Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky, A Wednesday etc.
3) Music – Amit Trivedi’s best since Dev-D.(Including the remix “Hungama Ho Gaya”.)
4) The Delhi Factor
5) End Credits

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Mera Sense Of Humor bohot achha hai..aapko dheeray dheeray pata chalega”