Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Heart-warming high-school romance. The chemistry between Nick & Norah is magical.
2) Single-Night factor
3) Cameos – Kevin Corrigan, Devendra Banhart, John Cho, Seth Meyers, and Andy Samberg

 

Cons –
1) LGBT sub-plot is forcefully rubbed on audiences without any outcome.
2) Average music than expected.

 

Quote –
Norah: It reminds me of this part of Judaism that I really like. It’s called Tikun Olam. It says that the world’s been broken into pieces and it’s everybody’s job to find them and put them back together again.
Nick: Well maybe we’re the pieces. Maybe we are not supposed to find the pieces. Maybe we are the pieces.

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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) High production value: style but not over substance, unlike many other Bollywood project.
2) Soundtrack – Copied / Remixed / Sampled – but still, an effort is made to make it entertaining.
3) Luv Ranjan‘s never-ending love for NCR and his perennial hatred for womankind.

 

Cons –
1) Sunny Singh as Titu – huge miscast.
2) Despite having a fresh story and good direction, it’s a one time watch.

 

Quote –
Ghasita : Mera life ka usool hai, Chutiye insaan ko kabhi mat batao ki wo chutiya hai.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Great Supporting cast: Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig & Jonah Hill. They are the only reason anyone can sit through this film.
2) Hawaii – The most important element of the story
3) Dracula musical song

 

Cons –
1) Main roles Peter and Sarah Marshall are ruined by both the main actors
2) Unnecessary sex scenes do not it a sex-comedy.One time watch.

 

Quote –
Kunu: When life gives you lemons, just say ‘Fuck the lemons,’ and bail.

Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) This “odd-couple-road-movie” plot is driven mainly by the talents of Irrfan Khan & Parvathy
2) “Tanha Begum” – a modern rendition of “Babul Mora” during the opening credit
3) All the fun built up in the first half fizzled out in the second half.

 

 

Cons –
1) Mediocre third act and mild climax – as expected from so-called director Tanuja Chandra.

 

 

Quote –
“Yogi : Kuch khushnasib hotey hain jo khudkushi kar lete hain, hum jaise badnasib shayari karte rahtein hain.”

Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A textbook romantic movie from Nancy Meyers – An odd couple, initial hiccups, a rough patch and final happy ending in Paris
2) A cakewalk for Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

 

Cons –

 

1) Keanu Reeves & Frances McDormand – shallow roles
2) No reason for a re-watch.

 

Quote –

 

Harry Sanborn: Some people consider rap poetry.
Erica Barry: C’mon, how many words can you rhyme with bitch?

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bhumi Pednekar as Sugandha completely overshadows Ayushmann Khurrana
2) Seema Bhargava & Brijendra Kala – these 2 actors have now become the quintessential part of any movie exploiting the small-town middle-class DNA
3) Opening Bollywood flashback collage.

 

Cons –

 

1) Over the top climax – The plight of Erectile Dysfunction was ridiculed to a funny sub-plot
2) Now, these movies are becoming more and more predictable – arrange marriage fiasco in the first half, a jagrata remix song before intermission, hero’s sidekick, and loud climax.

 

 

Quote –

 

Sugandha : Aapko WhatsApp chalana aata hai ?
Father : Arrey, mera to FB pe bhi account hai.Lekin mein password bhool gaya. Pata nahin “SherawaliKiJai” tha ya “JaiSheraWaliki” ?

 

Behen Hogi Teri (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Plight of bhai-zoned community
2) Presence of old-timers – Gulshan Grover & Ranjeet

 

Cons –

 

1) Rajkummar Rao surprisingly disappoints

 

 

Quote –

 

“Gattu : Romeo Must Die.”