Lootcase (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 

PROS –
N/A

 

 

CONS –
1) The primary theme of this black-comedy is heavily borrowed from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
2) Slow-paced and 45 minutes too long for an ordinary comedy film whose entire plot is already revealed the trailer.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Last time pooch raha hoon … kiska suitcase hai”

 

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”

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”

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”