Good Newwz (2019)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Kareena Kapoor’s monologue. There is a reason why she’s the uncrowned queen of Bollywood.
2) Straight forward screenplay without any annoying sub-plots.

 

 
CONS –
1) 90% of the plot already revealed in the trailer.
2) Another lazy soundtrack full of recycled songs. However, it was good to see Sukhbir in “Sauda Khara Khara”.

 

 
QUOTE –
“agar ek drink se sperm count kam ho jaye toh laanat hai aise sperm par”

Ghost Stories (2020)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Janhvi Kapoor’s performance stands out in this mediocre horror movie.

 
CONS –
1) I’m never expecting anything from an anthology film anyway. This is just a Netflix contractual project with the 4 directors.
2) All 4 stories are stale where you can smell the twist from a mile.

 
QUOTE –
“let me get this right. maa laash hai, granny bhoot hai, aur tumhara husband choot hai.”

Raazi (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Good to see Bollywood making movies about a forgotten era that too based on a fiction novel.
2) Alia Bhatt as Sehmat – running the entire show single-handedly
3) A perfect prequel to The Ghazi Attack (2017)

 

CONS –
1) Run-of-the-mill spy-thriller where the director used all the predictable textbook elements.
2) Forgettable soundtrack.

 
QUOTE –
“watan ke aage kuch nahi … khud bhi nahi”

Dear Zindagi (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir “Jug” Khan: The only reason I watched this film.
2) Nice ensemble

 

Cons –
1) First world people with first world problems repeated on-screen for a zillionth time.
2) Pretentious plot with tasteless quotes which can only impress a teenager. Gauri Shinde trying to be Mira Nair.
3) Too long.

 

Quote –
“Kabhi kabhi hume lagta hai ki zindagi mein kisi goal ko paane ke liye hame mushkil raasta chunna padta hai, and that we should punish ourselves. Lekin kyun? Easy rasta kyun nahi chun sakte? Jabki easy rasta easy hota hai”

 

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) “Channa Mereya” Song
2) SRK delivered the best line in the movie.

 

Cons –

 

1) Worst Karan Johar movie of all time. The guy surely lost his mojo.
2) Shallow character development. Screenplay full of overacting in the first half.
3) Aishwarya Rai’s horrific extended cameo.
4) Generic Ranbir Kapoor plot. Dazed & Confused rich desi lad trying to find solace in music with a past girlfriend & blah..blah…bullshit.
5) The movie died much before “Alizeh” died of cancer.
6) Last minute Lahore to Lucknow editing adds more woes to already irrelevant plot.

 
Quote –

 
“Ek tarfa pyar ki taqat hi kuch aur hoti hai … auron ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi bat’ti … sirf mera haq hai ispe”

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Farooq Sheikh; Madhuri
2) Soundtrack: especially Kabira

 

Cons –
1) Same old predictable story.

 

Quote –
Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon … bus rukna nahi chahta