M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Well-made biopic of an underdog. Real-life footage of matches with CGI adds great authenticity to the entire experience.
2) Herry Tangri as Yuvraj Singh. This actor is a spitting image of young Yuvraj.

 

CONS –
1) Generic elements of a sports biopic. I wonder how many times Anupam Kher will play the perennial role of a father asking his kids to quit sports.
2) Forgettable soundtrack

 
QUOTE –
“Dhoni: yuvraj singh double century. bahut maara. dhaga khol diya ekdum”

The Big Sick (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Ray Romano & Holly Hunter saved this movie from being utter boring.

 

Cons –
1) Zenobia Shroff – huge miscast
2) Anupam Kher – he’s done the role of a desi-orthodox father for a zillionth time now.
3) The real-life incident must be a big thing for the real-life couple but on the silver screen, this plot is done to death.

 

Quote –
Wow.They should call this website,“everything is cancer, dot-com.” Whatever symptom you put in, it… could be cancer.Hiccups could be cancer. Come on.Take the fun out of hiccups now.

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.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) A colorful movie with Salman Khan in a double role.
2) Title Song

 

CONS –
1) Shallow storyline repeated a zillionth time in Bollywood history.
2) Worst Rajshri Musical
3) Remove Salman – & the movie is dead.

 

QUOTE –
“har family mein problem hai … par woh khush naseeb hai jinki family hoti hai”

Singham Returns (2014)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Desi Entertainment with larger than life protagonist
2) Inspector Daya reprising his character from C.I.D.

 

Cons –
1) A simple pot-boiler cliched predictable story with repeated catch-phrases.
2) Other than the “Singham Chant” from Part – I, the music sucks.
3) Wasting talent of Kareena / Anupam Kher / Manjrekar.

 

Quote –
“Aata Majhi Satakli “