M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Well-made biopic of an underdog. Real-life footage of matches with CGI adds great authenticity to the entire experience.
2) Herry Tangri as Yuvraj Singh. This actor is a spitting image of young Yuvraj.

 

CONS –
1) Generic elements of a sports biopic. I wonder how many times Anupam Kher will play the perennial role of a father asking his kids to quit sports.
2) Forgettable soundtrack

 
QUOTE –
“Dhoni: yuvraj singh double century. bahut maara. dhaga khol diya ekdum”

Special 26 (2013)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The Jimmy Shergill Plot-Twist
2) Fast paced direction
3) Outstanding supporting cast
4) Decent music
5) The actual incident (1987 Opera House heist) was forgotten long ago. Thanks to the director-writer Neeraj Pandey the story was made into a commercially successful film.

 

Cons –
1) Akshay Kumar/Kajal Aggarwal romantic sub-plot – the never ending Bollywood obsession with romance

 

Quote –
“Asli power dil mein hoti hai !”

Baby (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Story divided in 3 major sub-plots : Turkey – Nepal – Saudi.
2) Anupam Kher as Shukla
3) Movie discussing surgical strike in 2015.

 

Cons –

 

1) Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan – Total waste.
2) Average action.
3) Abrupt ending.

 

Quote –

 
Ajay Singh Rathore: In religion column, we write INDIAN in bold letters.

Rustom (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Tight & flawless screenplay / fast paced direction
2) Excellent supporting cast
3) Captivating Courtroom drama
4) Chess analogy

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –

“Matlab baazi jeetne se hai … phir chahe Pyada qurbaan ho ya phir Raani”