102 Not Out (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) After 47 years, Amitabh got his version of Anand.A tear-jerker featuring 2 Bollywood stalwarts.
2) A story with 3 lead characters and no subplots.
3) Unlike generic Bollywood family-drama where the evil sons are generally forgiven, this movie took the Baghban way.
4) Only Amitabh can swing from one extreme of over-acting to the other end of brilliance.

 

Cons –
1) Forgettable music (except the “mere ghar aana..” scene)

 

Quote –
“aulaad nalayak nikle toh usse bhool jaana chahiye … sirf uska bachpan yaad rakhna chahiye”

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Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Show exploring adventure of a small-town poser and his one-sided-love-affair
2) Supporting cast and cameos: Vineet Sharma as Singham, Abhimanyu Singh as Chachaji
3) Theme song by Vishal Dadlani

 

Cons –
1) Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain have set the bar too high for small town comedy
2) Shallow direction with hardly any memorable scenes; one-time watch.

 

Quote –
“shaashan prashaashan ki banti nahin, pata nahin tujhe”

Super Troopers 2 (2018)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Good to see the old pack back again.
2) Kevin Heffernan as Farva – this character stood out in this one-time watch comedy.

 

Cons –
1) This is the problem when you make a fan favorite movie sequel too late.
2) A predictable storyline full of lame jokes.

 

Quote –
“happiness in your household”

Parks and Recreation (Season 5)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Possibly the best season so far
2) Patton Oswalt’s EPIC monologue
3) Return of Burt Macklin
4) Jenny Slate as Mona-Lisa Saperstein

 

Quote –
“Garth Blundin : Let the filibustering begin.”

The Last Man on Earth (Season 4)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) The show is aging like fine wine. The antics of Tandy are now no longer annoying but the cornerstone of the show.
2) Finale will leave everyone waiting for Season 5
3) Return of Mike

 

Cons –
1) Half-cooked Jasper plot.

 

Quote –
Todd: Boy, damn. Damn you, Zihuatanejo! You lied to me! All of you! The entire production team of The Shawshank Redemption.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) John Michael Higgins & Elizabeth Banks as the ICCAs commentator
2) Right Round (a cappella) version by Treblemakers
3) Rebel Wilson as “Fat Amy”

 

Cons –
1) Glee – The Movie; for the fans of Honey, Step Up and High School Musical

 

Quote –
Aubrey: A-ca-scuse me?
Fat Amy: A-ca-believe it!

Wanderlust (2012)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) A movie exploring absurdism ( and coming back to point zero)
2) Jordan Peele as Rodney

 

Cons –
1) Weak 3rd act
2) Forgettable one-time watch comedy

 

Quote –
Sherm: I’ll be one of those guys who’s just old and ugly, rich, has a hot wife. Like… ah
George: Gollum.