Badlapur (2015)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Varun Dhawan’s best role to date. Sriram Raghavan is undisputedly the king of neo-noir in Bollywood.
2) An epic level revenge drama spanning two-decades.
3) Great cast, fast and bold screenplay. Performances of Radhika Apte and Nawaz stands out.
4) Songs: “Judaai” & “Jeena Jeena”

 

CONS –
1) The plot explores the psychological aspect of revenge where a victim becomes a remorseless perpetrator himself in the rage. That’s where the climactic scene between Jhimli & Raghu fails. It was supposed to sum up the entire movie with subtle expressions and apt music, but it failed.
2) Kumud Mishra as the Inspector is a terrible miscast. His characters’ final meltdown with Laik was supposed to be epic.

 

QUOTE –
Police : naav kay tujhe?
Raghu : Raghu.
Police : ghetli kaay ?
Raghu : Murder keli.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Fast paced movie with a subtle climax and a social message
2) Despite being a Bollywood movie the melodrama level is surprisingly and pleasantly less.
3) Outstanding supporting cast.
4) Sahil Vaid as Somdev

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Middle class baap se provident fund ke paise maangna … unki kidney maangne barabar hai”

Dilwale (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –

 
1) Grand Dual : Vinod Khanna vs Kabir Bedi

 

 

Cons –

1) Shallow & Childish story / over-acting actors and over-reacting characters
2) Dramatic music without any effective drama
3) Waste of talents like SRK / Boman / Sanjay Mishra / Johnny Lever
4) Rohit Shetti’s worst production below Zameen & Chennai Exp.
5) Idiotic sub-plots

 

Quote –
n/a