Badhaai Ho (2018)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Gajraj Rao as Jeetender Kaushik : a role tailor-made for him. He can expect either a Filmfare or a National Award for this role.
2) Surekha Sikri and her rants.

 
CONS –
1) It could’ve been funnier and entertaining with this great primary-plot.

 
QUOTE –
“doctor ne kahi ke mehmaan aane wala hai … chotta mehmaan”

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Blackmail (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) A fresh Coen-ish black-comedy with excellent supporting cast
2) The “gun dealer” scene with Vibha Chibber

 

Cons –
1) Good soundtrack by Amit Trivedi but hardly any memorable song
2) 20 minutes too long with a dissatisfying climax
3) Urmila Matondkar item song – not for her stature
4) The problem with the trailer – the entire plot was explained in the bloody trailer leaving hardly any surprises.

 

Quote –
Blind Gun Dealer : Yadav Brothers ; Amroha,UP. ; Desi kala katta, 6999 /-, aur 6 bullets free.Kaalia film mein isko…
Ranjit : Amitabh Bachchan ne use kiya tha.
Blind Gun Dealer : Nahin, Mithun wali Kaalia.

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”

Talvar (2015)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) The real-life incidence itself is so intriguing that a 133 minutes cinematic adaptation without any songs is extraordinarily gripping.
2) Brilliant casting
3) Rashomon effect amalgamated with the most notorious unsolved murder mystery in India.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
“Saboot aur saza jaise jachcha aur bachcha … tandurust jachcha toh mazboot bachcha”