Waiting… (2005)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) It’s a great workplace hang-out movie. An entire day with the Shenaniganz restaurant staff.
2) A hidden gem like many Mike Judge movies. It belongs to the league of Office Space (1999), Clerks (1994), etc.
3) It’s a fun watch with relatable characters and clever jokes.

 

CONS
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Monty: You know, we should probably feel guilty, but she broke the cardinal rule: Don’t fuck with people that handle your food.

Land Of The Lost (2009)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Will Ferrell and Danny McBride delivered as expected. It’s a decent adventure movie with good jokes.
2) Great CGI and set-designs for a Sci-Fi comedy.

 
CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Dr. Rick Marshall: If you don’t make it, it’s your own damn “vault.” That’s a bitch slap of truth right there.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Manu Rishi’s final monologue. He did most of the heavy lifting in this movie. His bickering arguments with Gajraj Rao are the highlights of the movie.
2) Kya Karthe The Saajna remix.

 
CONS –
1) Ayushmann Khurrana role was poorly written. He was completely out of his element.
2) Tanishk Bagchi is a curse on this generation. He’ll end up ruining the entire Bollywood catalog of classic songs.
3) You just can’t make an entertaining movie only because of good actors.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Jack and Johnny went up the hill to live in love and laughter … Jack ki leli papa ne aur Johnny chup gaya bhaagkar”

Office Christmas Party (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Good fun movie with a decent screenplay.
2) “Anywair” sounds very interesting.
3) Jillian Bell as Trina – this terribly under-rated actress needs a full-length movie in the lead role. I’d even love to watch a spin-off movie featuring Trina as the central character.
4) Fortune Feimster as Lonny, the Uber Driver.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Airline Concierge: I’m sorry, ma’am. All flights are grounded until the snow clears. There’s nothing more I can do.
Carol Vanstone: Well, refer me to someone who can do something!
Airline Concierge: That would be God, ma’am.
Carol Vanstone: Oh. Her.

Winners & Sinners (1983)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Final Sammo Hung warehouse kung-fu battle with the Triad.
2) The cigar smoke scene. Hilarious!
3) The invisible prank; the car pileup crash
4) Sammo Hung smashing out of the glass window; Jackie Chan skating below the truck.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Rookie: Of course you do it; the smart ones talk and the dumb ones act.

Angrezi Medium (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) A good story but terrible execution. Comedy is not Homi Adajania’s cup of tea.
2) Miscasting of good actors in half-baked roles. There are hardly good comedy scenes even with an ensemble of actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Ranvir Shorey, and Manu Rishi.
3) The Rajasthani language spoken terribly by lead characters is another weak-link in this movie.

 

QUOTE –
“ghasiteram ka dhanda to meethe ka hai, par wafadaari namak se hai”

Spaceballs (1987)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, one of his funniest roles. His unusually giant helmet itself is the biggest source of laughter.
2) In many ways, it’s more entertaining than the original Star-Wars movie. Barf, based on Chewbacca, is doing a better job than Chewbacca did in Star Wars.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
President Skroob: You got to help me. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make decisions. I’m a president!