Apharan (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Extensively shot in real locations.
2) Weak start but strong third act and final twist.
3) Varun Badola and Saanand Verma performances stand out.

 

CONS –
1) Random misuse of classic Bollywood songs without any context. Legendary songs are forcefully added in various situations.
2) While the supporting cast is great, the lead actors Arunoday Singh and Nidhi Singh are not convincing at all.

 
QUOTE –
“jab insaan sab kuch haar chuka ho, to wo sirf jeet hi sakta hai”

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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”