102 Not Out (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) After 47 years, Amitabh got his version of Anand.A tear-jerker featuring 2 Bollywood stalwarts.
2) A story with 3 lead characters and no subplots.
3) Unlike generic Bollywood family-drama where the evil sons are generally forgiven, this movie took the Baghban way.
4) Only Amitabh can swing from one extreme of over-acting to the other end of brilliance.

 

Cons –
1) Forgettable music (except the “mere ghar aana..” scene)

 

Quote –
“aulaad nalayak nikle toh usse bhool jaana chahiye … sirf uska bachpan yaad rakhna chahiye”

Kapoor & Sons (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Surprisingly better than expected – well written and executed
2) Coonoor – the hill-station where the movie is set – fresh location
3) The screenplay is the real winner
4) Music – Bolnaand “Kar Gayi Chull”

 

CONS –
1) Alia Bhatt playing the same character again
2) The bad acting talent of Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan is overshadowed by easy dialogues.
3) Dysfunctional family, gathering for one event – this plot is done to death now.

 

 

QUOTE –
Rahul Kapoor: You’re funny.
Tia Malik: You’re hot.

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Police station scene with Prem Chopra

 

Cons –
1) Incoherent screenplay, loud characters, and jarring music
2) Vir Das – Over-rated comedian, pathetic actor.

 

Quote –
“Har jawan ladki ke baap ki soch outdated hi hoti hai”