Gulabo Sitabo (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Another feather in Amitabh’s cap. He played Mirza, an old cunning husband waiting for his old wife to die so that he can inherit the decaying haveli.
2) This is a Panchatantra kind of story where 2 scheming parties are outsmarted by the weak victim.
3) Vijay Raaz and Brijendra Kala are two excellent actors who played their roles as expected.

 

 

CONS –
1) Ayushmann Khurrana’s role didn’t have much substance. He hardly got any memorable scene.

 

 

QUOTE –
Shukla: ye hoti hai ghar ki pakki deewar. ye nahin ki koi tatti kar raha hai, gir padi sar par.

Judgementall Hai Kya (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) The movie is watchable only when Satish Kaushik and Brijendra Kala were on the screen in their respective minor roles.

 

CONS –
1) Ekta Kapoor was trying to make a Sriram Raghavan thriller. But this mediocre adventure of her is as generic as it can be with the plot-twist that anyone can guess it from a mile.
2) Balaji Motion Pictures spent the entire budget on Kangana Ranaut’s costumes.

 
QUOTE –
“aaj kal normal logon se darro”

Bharat (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Satish Kaushik and Aasif Sheikh brought some fun with their character.

 

 

CONS –
1) Salman Khan tried the bollywoodization of Ode to My Father (2014) but ended up ruining it. He tried amalgamating Forrest Gump (1994) with the Korean movie.
2) The most important strength of Ode to My Father (2014) is its emotional quotient. Ali Abbas Zafar ravaged it by inserting random item numbers and tediously unfunny sub-plots.
3) Forgettable soundtrack.

 

 

QUOTE –
“logon ka yeh maanna hai ki duniya mein sirf saat kahaniyan hai … lekin main yeh maanta hoon ki duniya mein jitne log hai utni hi kahaniyan hai”

Love Per Square Foot (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening credit rap-song: “Yatri Kripaya Dhyaan De”
2) Anand Tiwari managed a huge ensemble with great efficiency. Most of the cast from the Indian-web-series-circuit marked their presence even with minor roles.
3) Angira Dhar as Karina, Kunaal Roy Kapur, and Raghubir Yadav‘s performance stands-out.
4) That Ranbir Kapoor cameo.

 

 

CONS –
1) Rom-Com with a predictable story with a cliched climax where the bride came to her sense in the wedding aisle

 

 

QUOTE –
“Yatrion se nivedan hai ki jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lein”

Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) This “odd-couple-road-movie” plot is driven mainly by the talents of Irrfan Khan & Parvathy
2) “Tanha Begum” – a modern rendition of “Babul Mora” during the opening credit
3) All the fun built up in the first half fizzled out in the second half.

 

 

Cons –
1) Mediocre third act and mild climax – as expected from so-called director Tanuja Chandra.

 

 

Quote –
“Yogi : Kuch khushnasib hotey hain jo khudkushi kar lete hain, hum jaise badnasib shayari karte rahtein hain.”

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Bhumi Pednekar as Sugandha completely overshadowed Ayushmann Khurrana in this arrange-cum-love-cum-arrange marriage drama.
2) Seema Bhargava & Brijendra Kala – these 2 actors have now become the quintessential part of any movie with the small-town middle-class DNA
3) Opening Bollywood flashback collage.

 

CONS –
1) Over the top climax – The plight of Erectile Dysfunction was ridiculed to a funny sub-plot
2) Now, these movies are becoming more and more predictable – arrange marriage fiasco in the first half, a jagrata remix song before intermission, hero’s sidekick, and loud climax.

 

QUOTE –
Sugandha : Aapko WhatsApp chalana aata hai ?
Father : Arrey, mera to FB pe bhi account hai.Lekin mein password bhool gaya. Pata nahin “SherawaliKiJai” tha ya “JaiSheraWaliki” ?

Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Saurabh Shukla as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi resumed from where he left last time.
2) Annu Kapoor as Pramod Mathur delivered the best monologues.

 

CONS –
1) The movie got a strong supporting cast but very little for everyone to contribute. Sanjay Mishra, Avijit Dutt, etc. are wasted.
2) Characters are over the top with very little substance. There was no point of replacing Arshad Warsi with Akshay Kumar.
3) Kashmir angle is forcibly added.
4) Huma Qureshi tried to play “Tanu” but not convincing enough.

 

QUOTE –
“Mathur: Mushkuraiye aap Lucknow mein hai.”

Rustom (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Tight & flawless screenplay / fast paced direction
2) Excellent supporting cast
3) Captivating Courtroom drama
4) Chess analogy

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –

“Matlab baazi jeetne se hai … phir chahe Pyada qurbaan ho ya phir Raani”