Badlapur (2015)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Varun Dhawan’s best role to date. Sriram Raghavan is undisputedly the king of neo-noir in Bollywood.
2) An epic level revenge drama spanning two-decades.
3) Great cast, fast and bold screenplay. Performances of Radhika Apte and Nawaz stands out.
4) Songs: “Judaai” & “Jeena Jeena”

 

CONS –
1) The plot explores the psychological aspect of revenge where a victim becomes a remorseless perpetrator himself in the rage. That’s where the climactic scene between Jhimli & Raghu fails. It was supposed to sum up the entire movie with subtle expressions and apt music, but it failed.
2) Kumud Mishra as the Inspector is a terrible miscast. His characters’ final meltdown with Laik was supposed to be epic.

 

QUOTE –
Police : naav kay tujhe?
Raghu : Raghu.
Police : ghetli kaay ?
Raghu : Murder keli.

Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Saurabh Shukla as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi resumed from where he left last time.
2) Annu Kapoor as Pramod Mathur delivered the best monologues.

 

CONS –
1) The movie got a strong supporting cast but very little for everyone to contribute. Sanjay Mishra, Avijit Dutt, etc. are wasted.
2) Characters are over the top with very little substance. There was no point of replacing Arshad Warsi with Akshay Kumar.
3) Kashmir angle is forcibly added.
4) Huma Qureshi tried to play “Tanu” but not convincing enough.

 

QUOTE –
“Mathur: Mushkuraiye aap Lucknow mein hai.”

Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The adventures of Khaalujaan and Babban continues while they are escaping Mushtaq and the police. Perfect execution of a mediocre story. A treat for Urdu aficionados.
2) The soundtrack (classical and some old Hindi hits). The best one is Hamari Atariya by Rekha Bhardwaj
3) The excellent supporting cast (Vijay Raaz as Jaan and Manoj Pahwa as Italwi)
4) Mushtaq Bhai quoting Batman.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Jaan : Italwi ? Ye Kahan hai be ?
Italwi: Italy Mein.
Jaan: Bofors Wala?