Newton (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Strong sociopolitical satire
2) No singing-dancing or romantic subplot
3) Pankaj Tripathi’s performance stands-out in this film
4) Powerful supporting cast with Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra

 

 

Cons –

1) Rabidly alt-left movie dismissing the current state of Indian democracy.
2) The film is vilifying Indian Army and undermining their sacrifice.
3) An Oscar nomination will be good for the film but at the same time, this will strengthen the negative prejudice about India in the world.

 

 

 

Quote –

Aatma : Main likh ke deta hoon koi nahi aayega vote dene…
Newton : Likh ke dijiye koi nahi aayega vote dene main ye collector office mein submit kar deta hoon.

Masaan (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Richa Chadda as Devi Pathak
2) Shweta Tripathi as Shaalu Gupta
3) “Tu Kisi Rail Si” – A perfect tribute to Dushyant Kumar
4) Varun Grover story fills the void in Bollywood
5) The coin divers

 

CONS –
1) Not an incredible story – but with mindless Bollywood movies coming every week – this movie serves as an oasis.
2) Desi “Babel

 
QUOTE –
“Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai. Main kisi pull sa.. thartharata hoon. “

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) A colorful movie with Salman Khan in a double role.
2) Title Song

 

CONS –
1) Shallow storyline repeated a zillionth time in Bollywood history.
2) Worst Rajshri Musical
3) Remove Salman – & the movie is dead.

 

QUOTE –
“har family mein problem hai … par woh khush naseeb hai jinki family hoti hai”

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Part of the “New Wave” of movies in Indian Cinema where small-town directors are fearlessly canvasing small-town stories instead of copying Hollywood blockbusters. It’s good to see YRF joining the band-wagon.
2) Fast-paced screenplay
3) Soundtrack including Moh Moh Ke Dhaage and The 90s song.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing left to watch if you’ve seen the trailer.

 

QUOTE –
“raat ko unse keh angreji filam lagaye, thoda mahol banega kranti ayegi vicharo mein”

Boss (2013)

Boss

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

Verdict –1 /5

Pros – Danny,Ronit Roy
Cons – Waste of Talent i.e. Sanjay Mishra (again) , Shakti Kapoor et.al.

 

Quote –
Boss : abey wahan mat baith kachumdi-kekdey, andey phoot jayenge !
Vishal : acha isme andey hain ?
Boss : isme anday nahin hain, isme keelein hain.