The Tashkent Files (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Very informative & an absolute eye-opener revealing hidden facts on Shastri’s death. The death of a PM certainly needs a widespread discussion even with conspiracy theories.
2) HJ Bhabha death, The Mitrokhin Archive, etc are some of the most noteworthy points of the movie which cannot be undermined.

 

CONS –
1) Even with a talented pool of actors, there is less acting and more over-acting.
2) The primary structure is clearly copied from 12 Angry Men (1957)
3) Forgettable soundtrack.

 

QUOTE –
“rajneeti mein jeetna bahut zaroori hai, kyunki haare hue log desh ki taqdeer nahin badal sakte”

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?