Manmarziyaan (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) A new age romance which is a soft reboot of Tanu Weds Manu (2011) with elements of Dev D (2009).
2) Saurabh Sachdeva as Kakaji – Best outcome of this movie
3) “Daryaa” by Ammy Virk, Shahid Mallya

 

CONS –
1) Meaningless movie title.
2) Nothing extraordinary for the fans of Anurag Kashyap.

 

 
QUOTE –
“main tenu phir milangi … shayad ek khayal banke”

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Raazi (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Good to see Bollywood making movies about a forgotten era that too based on a fiction novel.
2) Alia Bhatt as Sehmat – running the entire show single-handedly
3) A perfect prequel to The Ghazi Attack (2017)

 

CONS –
1) Run-of-the-mill spy-thriller where the director used all the predictable textbook elements.
2) Forgettable soundtrack.

 
QUOTE –
“watan ke aage kuch nahi … khud bhi nahi”

Sanju (2018)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

 
Pros –
1) Sanjay Dutt’s real-life still remains more colorful than this dull movie

 

Cons –
1) Hirani can make Gandhi out of Goebbels. This is white-washing and image makeover of cringeworthy propaganda level.
2) The entire movie insults the intelligence of the audiences in broad-daylight by ridiculously dumbing-down documented history and adding fictional characters in a so-called biopic.
3) Forgettable soundtrack.

 

Quote –
Sanjay Dutt: The first time I took drugs, it was because my father didn’t like me. The second time, it was because my mother was dying. The third time, I was an addict.

Love Per Square Foot (2018)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening credit rap-song: “Yatri Kripaya Dhyaan De”
2) Anand Tiwari managed a huge ensemble with great efficiency. Most of the cast from the Indian-web-series-circuit marked their presence even with minor roles.
3) Angira Dhar as Karina, Kunaal Roy Kapur, and Raghubir Yadav‘s performance stands-out.
4) That Ranbir Kapoor cameo.

 

 

CONS –
1) Rom-Com with a predictable story with a cliched climax where the bride came to her sense in the wedding aisle

 

 

QUOTE –
“Yatrion se nivedan hai ki jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lein”

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. “