Kabir Singh (2019)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) The entire movie is scene-to-scene to remake of Arjun Reddy (2017). Sandeep Reddy Vanga successfully recreated the blockbuster in Hindi.
2) Kamini Kaushal was possibly the best choice for that important role.
3) Soham Majumdar played the pivotal role of the ultimate sidekick cum friend.

 

CONS –
1) Shahid Kapoor fell short of Vijay Deverakonda’s version by a whisker.

 

QUOTE –
“life mein paida hona, pyar karna aur mar jaana … yeh 10% moments sabse important hote hai … baaki 90% are just reactions to them”

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Haider (2014)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean trilogy – perfect ending.
2) Narrating Hamlet with Kashmir backdrop.Genius !
3) Irrfan Khan as Roohdaar
4) Excellent supporting cast.

 
Cons –

1) 30 minutes too long.

 
Quote –
“CHUTZPAH ho gaya hamare sath!”

Udta Punjab (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) Opening “border” scene
2) Diljit Dosanjh as ASI Sartaj Singh (perfect chemistry with Kareena)
3) Shahid Kapoor as Gabru ( The “RockStar” missing in Ranbir Kapoor.
4) Great soundtrack by Amit Trivedi : “Hass Nach Le” is crème de la crème
5) Overall supporting cast

 
Cons –

1) Average story
2) Alia Bhatt ruining a meaty role with her pathetic dialogue delivery.

 

Quote –

“Zameen banjar te aulad kanjar”