Dangal (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Better first half: A father fighting social dogma & prejudices
2) Aamir’s transform is no less than Raging Bull. Probably one of the best sports movie in Bollywood along with Chak De India.
3) Excellent supporting cast
4) Opening credit with the title song.

 

CONS –
1) The second half is predictable with a made-up villain for the sake of story-telling.

 

QUOTE  –
“mhari choriyaan choro se kam he ke ?”

PK (2014)

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

 

VERDICT  – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Some jokes worked however most of them were cringey.

 

 

CONS –
1) Koi Mil Gaya (2003) meets OMG: Oh My God! (2012). Saurabh Shukla’s Batuk Maharaj from Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) got an extension as Tejaswi Maharaj.
2) Aamir’s irritating Bhojpuri accent.
3) Anuska’s boring romantic subplot.
4) “Wrong Number” was intended to be the new “Jaadu Ki Jhappi” but it backfired.
5) If you have seen OMG: Oh My God! (2012), this movie got the same message but lesser content.

 

QUOTE –
joh darr gaya so mandir gaya

Dev.D (2009)

Dev D

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Amit Trivedi’s music is definitely in the Top 5 movie album of the decade.
2) A modern-day rendition of Devdas for this generation. Not a single positive character in the entire movie, all of them grey shaded.
3) Great screenplay and cinematography.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
“dilli mein billi maarlo, khalo … paalo nahi … bahut mehenga padta hai”