M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Well-made biopic of an underdog. Real-life footage of matches with CGI adds great authenticity to the entire experience.
2) Herry Tangri as Yuvraj Singh. This actor is a spitting image of young Yuvraj.

 

CONS –
1) Generic elements of a sports biopic. I wonder how many times Anupam Kher will play the perennial role of a father asking his kids to quit sports.
2) Forgettable soundtrack

 
QUOTE –
“Dhoni: yuvraj singh double century. bahut maara. dhaga khol diya ekdum”

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Music: Brave Soundtrack with “Chase in Chinatown” as the best song.
2) 1940s war-torn Calcutta.
3) Neeraj Kabi as Dr. Anukul Guha
4) Anand Tiwari as Ajit Banerjee
5) A landmark movie for Hindi Cinema.

 

CONS–
1) Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi

 

QUOTE –
“BB : Nahin,Mujhe lagta hai kisine unka khoon karke unki laash chupake rakhi hai”

PK (2014)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Ranbir Kapoor’s Cameo

 

Cons –
1) “Koi Mil Gaya” meets “OMG
2) Aamir’s irritating Bhojpuri accent
3) Anuska’s boring romantic subplot
4) Saurabh Shukla’s Batuk Maharaj from Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) got an extension as Tejaswi Maharaj.
5) “Wrong Number” was intended to be the new “Jaadu Ki Jhappi” but it backfired.
6) If you have seen OMG, this movie got the same message but lesser content.

Quote –
“lull”