Sanju (2018)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

 
Pros –
1) Sanjay Dutt’s real-life still remains more colorful than this dull movie

 

Cons –
1) Hirani can make Gandhi out of Goebbels. This is white-washing and image makeover of cringeworthy propaganda level.
2) The entire movie insults the intelligence of the audiences in broad-daylight by ridiculously dumbing-down documented history and adding fictional characters in a so-called biopic.
3) Forgettable soundtrack.

 

Quote –
Sanjay Dutt: The first time I took drugs, it was because my father didn’t like me. The second time, it was because my mother was dying. The third time, I was an addict.

Pink (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Postscript Amitabh Bachchan Poem.
2) Core plot of the movie in end-credits.
3) Smart editing. Second half is more better.
4) No songs.
5) Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer in a courtroom drama. This is a spiritual sequel to Damini . A troubled lawyer coming out of retirement to rescue the helpless. This is the perfect Bollywood take on Gran Torino  or Harry Brown.
6) Excellent Supporting cast (especially Dhritiman Chatterjee as Judge Satyajit Dutt)
7) This may be Amitabh’s best performance in last 2 decades.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Na” sirf ek shabd nahi … apne aap mein ek poora vakya hai … isse kisi tarakh, spashtikaran, explanation ya vyakhya ki zaroorat nahi hoti … na ka matlab na hi hota hai”

Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Jimmy Shergill as Bagga
2) Piyush Mishra as Afridi
Cons –

1) Good story, terrible execution
2) Diana Penty as “Happy”: worst possible choice to play the lead
3) No juicy dialogues despite the Ind/Pak story which is full of possibilities.Director ruined it.

 
Quote –

Guddu: Paaji, Ek gal puchu ?
Afridi : Kashmir chhod ke kuch bhi pooch lo.

Tamasha (2015)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Music – Imtiaz Ali beautifully integrates songs in the story without slowing down the pace of the movie.

 

CONS –
1) Ranbir playing “rebel without a cause” for the 657th time.
2) The “Roman Holiday” factor is gone far from cliched on Bollywood silver screen.
3) Piyush Mishra as Storyteller: failed to hit the right cord.

 

QUOTE–
tu wohi hai joh subah ko office jaata hai aur shaam ko ghar aata hai … boss ki daant khata hai aur kisi ko nahi batata hai

RockStar (2011)

RockStar (2011)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros – Rahman’s music and Shammi Kapoor’s Cameo
Cons – Nargis Fakhri’s acting

Quote –
“Ye bada jaanwar Hai……Ye aapke chote pinjare mein nahin samayega…..Ye apni duniya banayega…Doosri cheez hai Dhingra.. Ispar uska haath hai…Uski inayat hai.”