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blankShiviFebruary 18, 20205min21691
  • Film: Love Aaj Kal (2020)
  • Genre: Romance
  • Rating: 3\5
  • Director: Imtiaz Ali
  • Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Arushi Sharma, Randeep Hooda 


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Imtiaz Ali revisits his 2009 hit ‘Love Aaj Kal’, even grasping the same title, format, and even several similar descriptions. As he did a decade ago, Ali has again decided to look at two parallel love stories, set in two contrasting eras. However, the stories are modern, and the conflicts of love appear fresh too. And completely, we see the contradiction between small-town love that is difficult and an urban version of love that can be immeasurably more messed-up and true today as well. 


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‘Love Aaj Kal’ sets off to glorify the complex characters and love relationships which we see all around us. The dysfunctional relationships, which has the universal emotion of love at its core. It creates some emotional sequences which are must watch and you could relate to it. Apart from this, it will not leave you spellbound.

To my surprise – Randeep Hooda steals the show, it is not because I’m biased of my love towards him, but he nailed the movies. The full attention in some moments was on him and only him. Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan were not bad though. Sara for me did a fabulous job and she has full potential to emerge as a detailed star in the line of Alia Bhatt. Kartik in this movie I felt on an average front. The love stories are contemporary, and the struggles of love appear fresh too. The grief and the disputes in love on and off are modern but have a feeling of love as its core. 


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The leading lady Zoe (Khan) is the manifestation of the latter. A young, urban lady, she wants a no-strings-attached relationship. She’s even drawn up a five-year plan, time in which she will concentrate on starting her event management firm before settling down for responsibility. Khan is a dynamic personality on screen and looks astounding beautiful too, but her execution lacks the complexity (sometimes) which the role needs, with the result that you don’t really connect with Zoe as well (though she has the potential).


In the film, Aaryan has to go from being a lovelorn small-town boy to a big-city lover boy, and he picks this off convincingly. Debutante Arushi Sharma also makes a fine first film. But the show-stealer is Hooda who looks dapper in a vintage role. More than the contemporary tale of love and longing, it’s this thread that makes the film more likeable.

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blankShiviFebruary 2, 20206min15330

Street Dancer 3D Movie Review – Not for story watch this movie for the love of dance

Star – Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, Nora Fatehi, Aparshakti Khurana

Director – Remo D’Souza

Produced By: Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Lizelle D’Souza

Co-Producers: Vinod Bhanushali & Shiv Chanana

Ratings: 3 out of 5 stars


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Street Dancer 3D Movie Review

London streets swarming with local hip hop and street dancers is what the dancer’s life is. And to witness it to the fullest this movie can be a catch for you. The dancers wiggling to the wild beats this the chord of street dancer 3d. This movie is an elaborate celebration of dance.


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Storyline – Street Dancer 3D Movie Review

So how does the story goes – it starts with two arch-rivals – Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) and Sahej (Varun Dhawan). These two are the captains of two strong dance teams – Rule Breakers and Street Dancers, respectively. In order to prove their mastery over one another, both the bands lock horns in a top-notch dance competition. But, their individual outlook towards life and the situations going around them drastically change their threads and eventually they both fought as one team.

Plot – Street Dancer 3D Movie Review

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Plot – Street Dancer 3D, is set in London and directed by Remo D’Souza. It delivers a superfluity of raucous callisthenics which are exasperated by a storyline that revolves wildly between the laughable and the hypocritical circumstances. On the other hand, I’m not going further to plot which swivels around a pacifist theme that pulls off the plight of the illegal immigrants from the subcontinent (irrespective of their home country) languishing in the UK.


The animosity starts from the zeal to do something different. Although both the gangs have their own fan base still wish to do something different and prove their best dancing skills. What starts off as a simple tiff between two opponents, it takes the form of something huge than themselves. Then in the story comes one of the grandest dance challenges in the world. Originally a dance flick, ‘Street Dancer 3D’ also encapsulates the moral maturity of a pack of skilled dancers – both on stage and the bigger theatrics that is life.


Dance & Art – Street Dancer 3D Movie Review

The choreographer-turned-writer/director Remo – has really pumped up the dancing skills and styles of dancing and forms in this movie. The presentation of various dance forms – Jazz, Contemporary, Afro, Krump, Locking and Popping, Animation Tutting, Urban and Slow Mo. – and has even aptly managed to rope in some very impeccable performers from the world of street dancers and underground hip hop dancers. In fact, with her top knot, big hair, a profusion of sassy and flawless dancing, Nora Fatehi as Mia turns out to be quite a discovery and exhibits the charm of a glam diva. Other than Shradhha and Varun’s attractive representation of desi-at-heart NRIs, the duo has worked relentlessly hard on their attitudes and overall dance moves, and it shows on screen as well. Apart from being surrounded by talented professional dancers, they were good. The 3d effects I feel were overdoing as there was not much need for these effects in the whole movie except a few dance numbers. Prabhudeva’s revamped version of ‘Muqabla’ stirs old memories and is a moment to watch out for.


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blankShiviJanuary 26, 20206min17850

Tanhaji Movie Review: The Unsung Warrior appeared to engage audiences on a larger scale and delivered a solid action-drama instead.

Tanhaji Movie Review

The Trailer of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was an aversion. With its references to ‘aurat ka ghoonghat’ and ‘brahman ka janeu,’ and its bold proclamation about Tanaji Malusare’s capture of Kondhana fort being a ‘surgical strike,’ it appeared like yet another hyper-masculine exercise playing on the toxic pseudo-nationalist fervour that has grasped our nation. (Plus, Ajay Devgn can spell his name and his ‘film’ production company any way he wants, but in our history books, the warrior’s name has constantly been spelt as ‘Tanaji’.)

Regrettably, big Hindi films appear to be the most comfortable item to pull into a useless political controversy. Tanhaji also got into one because of the film it was released with Deepika Padukone’s Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak. The two films were automatically pitted as judgments against each other depending on who you side with politically.

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The most striking features of the film are its action. It has, by a distance, some of the best-choreographed action sequences in a Hindi film ever. It has also been shot rather well by Japanese cinematographer Keiko Nakahara. (She also shot the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor, which has gained current-day Mumbai better than most films in recent times.) The film has frequently been shot on green screen sets, which shows. But it does not jar and looks better in 3D. (I watched the film in 3D, and saw the trailer on the big screen a few days earlier in 2D.)

Massively inspired by the action in Zack Snyder’s 300 in terms of style, but given its unique spin in terms of shot-taking and combining the action with the story, the film does not overdo its set-pieces, spacing them out with the plot and its dramatic graph. Whenever they are used, they are administered well, with the ones in the climax of the film being quite innovative, reflecting that Tanaji was indeed known for being adept at innovative guerrilla warfare.

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The film also takes into account the fact Shivaji had nothing against Islam as a religion. His grouse was toward the rule of the Mughal empire, which he struggled with all his might, inspiring thousands of others to fight for their freedom. Indeed, the Maratha society and army under Shivaji was a composite one, with all faiths being granted a part of his people.

The other force of the film is the character of Shivaji, played by Sharad Kelkar. I cannot think of a better-cast role in recent times. His voice and his character go well with the faith around Shivaji, even though he is half a foot taller in real life than the legendary king was supposed to be. Tanhaji’s commitment to his king thus hardly seems accidental. It seems like a genuine reason for his absolute commitment to reclaim Kondhana fort.

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Khan’s appearance is worthy of a precise piece all by itself; not because the actor has pulled off something remarkable from an acting prospect, but because he seems to have figured out the exact pitch of a commercial ‘performance’ in a film like this. So Khan’s urban savvy is still there to see just under the Udaybhan exterior, but it only helps the film, distinguishing with the stoic Devgn’s intense-but-one-note Tanaji.

My Ratings for this movie: 4 stars out of 5 stars.

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Watch video review on YouTube – https://youtu.be/LOHwyoqTIbE 


DirectorRaj Mehta

Music directorJohn Stewart

ProducersAkshay KumarKaran JoharShashank Khaitan

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra

My Ratings: 3.5 on 5 stars


The use of the word “sperm” is considered to be a big taboo in our society. But in this film, the use of sperm is all over the places. If we go by the master himself – Taran Adarsh, he has rated the movie a blockbuster by 4 out of 5 stars. Whereas a few media channels are claiming it as a boring and lethargic topic by giving it a 2 out of 5 stars. Well, I have watched the movie and read what I have to say about Good Newwz Movie Review.


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The word sperm was last use thoroughly in the Hindi movie Vicky Donor, since then this kind of Hakte use of this term is not seen in Bollywood cinema. Good Newwz comes with a genuinely striking story which is realistic as well in our surroundings. It is a pasteurised, still-born comedy that connects on a pregnancy clinic mix-up that sends two culturally dissimilar couples into a spiral of desperation and confusion. Both states of mind are likely to spill out of the film’s smooth universe and rub off on all but the most liberal of Mumbai movie fans who may be twisted to fall for its gossamer veneer and full-of-beans star cast. But that is, of course, the most invisible one anticipates from a movie that has Karan Johar on board as a co-producer.


The Movie Review


Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) are a rich, high-flying wedded couple. They live in Mumbai and are very much gripped in their respective careers. Deepti wishes to have a baby and they both have been trying for years. Here the comedy and the urge between both of them seemed to be complimenting. Later when they could not due to family pressure they consulted one of the best fertility specialists in the city. The doctor advises IVF and they were ready for it. 


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The only hitch is when after a few days the procedure is through, Deepti and Varun are told there has been a sperm mix-up with another couple with the same last name. Enter ‘the Batras from Chandigarh’ into their lives. Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika (Kiara Advani) are a raucous Punjabi couple and now it’s an impeccable clash of judgments between the two sets of Batras. As both Deepti and Monika shortly find out they are pregnant, the rest of the film traces how the couples come to terms and deal with this strange situation.


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Through much of its runtime, director Raj Mehta guarantees that ‘Good Newwz’ stays true to its genre with several light-hearted and humorous moments. Add to that, the speed of the film stays mostly tight. Although given the subject and basis the anecdote, at times, tramps into a problematic zone and position. And some of the jokes seem off-colour. There’s also an inclination to over-explain and analyse in some portions which stick out. Also, the screenplay barely pricks the surface when it comes to getting into the depth and complexity of the situation.


Nevertheless, the performances are top-notch. Kareena Kapoor Khan lifts the show and delivers a knockout performance as the refined Deepti, and her character’s passionate arc is developed well. Akshay Kumar hits the right spot with his comic timing. As does Diljit Dosanjh, who settles his teeth into his character and plays it with full enthusiasm. Kiara Advani is a very serious actor and has made a strong impression. Adil Hussain as the straight-faced doctor, at the core of all the confusion, is a howl. And as a couple, both Kareena and Akshay play off each other well and many of their interplays come off as very relatable.


At the heart of it, ‘Good Newwz’ is a light and sprightly comedy and assuredly makes for an exciting watch. Read more movie reviews of your favourite movies from Hollywood and Bollywood. 



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Rani Mukerji’s edge of the seat player MARDAANI 2 got released on 13th December. After Mardaani (part 1) it is the much-awaited cop thriller that will see Rani reprising the role of the courageous and empowered Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in MARDAANI 2. She had presented an outstanding performance in the superhit and hugely praised prequel, MARDAANI, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. So, generally, the expectation is huge to know which crime Rani will fight against in MARDAANI 2. The film engages with the gender issue in the all too familiar and stereotypical way, barely rising above being a cat-and-mouse thriller


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The script takes anticipated turns, particularly the way the climax gets placed out. Blood and gore and mob justice resolution of the former gets toned down, if not completely done away with. Be it fear, hatred or violence, somehow it’s not able to tap into or channel any of our combined feelings. Or is it that we have grown resistant to things, especially when the reality is becoming far more horrific and complex by the day than its portrayal in cinema?

Story And The Plot – Mardaani 2 Movie Review

Through the film, we see a mixture of men talk down to Shivani, from her higher officer to a local politician. Towards the end, she gives an intense speech on TV about the plight of women (it leaves one character in tears). The hollowness of this scene becomes clearer when you connect it to Soni, Ivan Ayr’s 2018 film about two female cops attempting to do their job in an alternately stooping and strong patriarchal setup. The heroes of Soni are acceptable but also unpredictable and expanded to the limit; they fail, recover and battle on. Mukerji, faced with far more prominent problems, is a peaceful, inspiring, trustworthy, cheerful smile on her face at all times: less woman, more message.

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Take A Close Look – Mardaani 2 Movie Review


A poster for Mardaani 2 had asked: “Why does the age of a rapist matter?” The film, though, ends just before any sedate reflection of the question shifts necessary. This is par for the course: Hindi cinema has no desire for complexity when it comes to sexual assault, opting time and again for vigilante punishment. Shivani ended Mardaani watching on as Bhasin’s antagonist is beaten to death by a group of women. In this sleek, offensive sequel, Shivani again steps down and concedes victims to claim revenge, in full view of the public. You can’t pick and choose your lynchings for criminals, but in anyways in India, we have seen a lot and we are used to seeing them getting free for the demonic acts they do with our girls. 


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My Ratings: 3.5/5

Director: Gopi Puthran

Starring: Rani Mukherji, Vishal Jethwa

Storyline: Cop Shivani Shivaji Roy returns to the scene of a crime in the sequel to Mardaani, this time tracking down a serial rapist and killer

Run time: 103 minutes


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blankShiviNovember 24, 20198min15860

Elsa and Anna have done it again. Read the Frozen II Movie Review now… They killed it and has melted everyone with their charm and Elsa’s magical power. Well, Why was Elsa is born with magical powers? What sound it was chasing her for long? The answer is calling her and tormenting her kingdom, which she wants to save. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen II,” she must hope they are enough.

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The sequel Frozen II Movie Review

It is the sequel to Disney’s 2013 blockbuster which stretches the adventures of Arendelle’s magical Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel); her kind sister, Anna (Kristen Bell); and everyone’s favourite snowman, that’s Olaf (Josh Gad). This time around, the actors engage a perilous journey to a mystical enchanted forest, wishing to discover the source of Elsa’s powers. By which, the sisters would learn and discover the secret of their parents’ deaths and backgrounds. Viewers may feel a lot of surprises and heart-touching moments coming in. All thanks to the special effects and visuals that made the flashbacks beautiful and appealing. Not to miss is the laughter and humour elements thrown by Olaf..ohh he is my favourite. 


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Music The Charm

Of course — big musical numbers, and new songs added matching the earlier Frozen is an attracting factor. The sequel is conclusively a bit more powerful than the original, which is the good part. The musical visualization that depicted the spirits, the Expect perilous graphics of forest, scenes of elemental spirits chasing and attacking Arendelle/the main characters with the wind, water, fire, and more are worth watching. Feels like another world. 

The music (again co-composed and written by spouses Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) doesn’t include an apparent follower to the once-ubiquitous “Let It Go,” although “Into the Unknown” features the same loving crescendo of Menzel’s beautiful voice. Several of the songs sound related, but that’s to be anticipated from musicians who hit the jackpot with a distinct musical style. Groff’s Kristoff finally gets his big solo, “Lost in the Woods,” which is performed in the style of an ’80s power ballad video and should evoke more than a few laughs from Gen X and older parents. Anna’s song “The Next Right Thing” is compelling and bittersweet, and Olaf’s “When I’m Older” has the amusing tone audiences anticipate from the cute snowman. 


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Spoiler alert!

— a couple of upsetting (but fleeting) deaths. Stressing everything are positive messages about sisterhood, empowerment, approval, patience, determination, and true love, and both Anna and Elsa are examples of mighty women who lead positively and communicate with and support each other. This is Frozen II Movie Review.


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One of the most exquisitely animated films of the decade, filled with striking visual pyrotechnics and incredible attention to detail. I was in love with Lion King and have had my reviews perfectly done for the cast, animation and effects. But I must say Frozen II is all that you guys need to watch. Don’t miss it.


blankShiviNovember 22, 201911min12230

The film is about three women spies, they call them Angels who are appointed by private security and investigative agency, named as Townsend Agency. This Agency is owned by an unidentified millionaire called Charlie who runs his missions through Bosley, his agent or proxy in command. This movie review of Charlie’s Angels will give take you through the Charlie’s Angels of ’70s TV Series. The other two movies that clashed same week did well too. We see Ford V Ferrari ruled the charts with outstanding numbers, read the review here. Audiences have a lot of fun elements and action in the theaters for the Thanksgiving week around the corner. 



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Director Elizabeth Banks takes the rudder as the next generation of daring Charlie’s Angels take their flight in the theatre near you. In Banks’ strong vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are serving for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and the investigative agency has extended internationally. With the world’s briskest, most splendid, and most highly trained women all over the world, there are now the teams of Angels, who are further trained and guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the tedious jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.


Movie Review Charlie’s Angels – The story

The film kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, with Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) in a blonde wig teasingly seducing Jonny Smith (Chris Pang), a wrongful figure, and all that is a part of sting operation held by their agency. Later when she was cornered, former MI-6 agent Jane Kano (Ella Balinska) came to rescue. Together, they put their lives on the line to win.

A year later we see these two are united again in Paris, to rescue Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott). She is a young systems engineer who is a key rack in a company that created Calisto. This is a new device of a sustainable alternative energy source that has an unfavourable side effect: It could kill people, which Elena knew. So doesn’t want it to go in the wrong hands. She assumed that Calisto could be weaponised as an instrument of mass killings, hence the production shall be stopped. With the Angels, Sabina and Jane together with Rebecca (Elizabeth Banks) as their Bosley on the case, uncover the said clandestine plot. 



What we shall know about Charlie’s Angels

It is a reboot of Charlie’s Angels of the ’70s TV series which was about a trio of female secret agents (Kristen StewartElla Balinska, and Naomi Scott). Elizabeth Banks directs the movie and is acting as well. The movie switches the franchise’s focus to female empowerment, with themes of marvel, strength, and partnership. There’s also more violence as many could expect, whilst some are pretty intense: The Angels fight the battle with villains in scenes that are full of hard-hitting fights and assault weapons. They take some knocks in the process, and they also kill some of the villains (impalement is especially gnarly). As in the original show, the Angels are robust, tough, intelligent, and savvy; they also swing a killer wardrobe.

In other words, they’re aspirational, not the sex objects. And these Angels are purely refreshingly distinct. The opening scene creates to pay reverence to the original’s playbook, with Stewart’s character using her sex charm to trap a villain – but it’s revealed that the Angels win because society doesn’t require attractive women to be ingenious or competent. Cursing is rare but present (“d–k,” “s–t,” etc.).


Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks star in Charlie's Angels.
Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks star in Charlie’s Angels.



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blankShiviNovember 21, 20195min9470

Movie Review Ford v Ferrari – Ford v Ferrari gained overwhelmingly and detailed critical reception, with a 92% score at Rotten Tomatoes revealing not just universal recommendation but completely stellar recognition. When audiences and critics all love a film this much and it opens at the top of the box office charts, that’s when actual reviews matter the most. Linking with fans testimonials to become “everyone says it’s great” must-see viewing. 


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The competition witnessed no match for the super-charged racing film this weekend, where on one side we see as Charlie’s Angeles and The Good Liar they both failed to keep the pace with Ford v Ferrari. (not bad films though, read my review on Charlie’s Angeles). Both films are ending their North American debuts with less than one-third of Ford v Ferrari’s take.

Movie Review Ford v Ferrari – Star Cast

The star cast is also quite strong – The Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI. For all the car racing fans outta there, it is based on the extraordinary true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the courageous British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale). They both battled together with the corporate intervention, the laws of physics, and their own retired rogues to build an unprecedented race car for Ford Motor Company. Later they take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. What a remarkable journey and movie it is.




One of the year’s top chart Hollywood contenders raced into theaters full throttle this weekend, as Disney-Fox’s Ford v Ferrari scored the top spot at the box office and a rare perfect grade from audiences. 




Starring: Adam MayfieldCaitriona BalfeChristian BaleDallas ChandlerIan HardingJenelle McKeeJJ FeildJon BernthalJonathan LaPagliaJosh LucasMatt DamonNoah JupeRay McKinnonRemo GironeRoberta SpartaStefania SpampinatoTracy LettsWallace LanghamWyatt Nash

My Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars
Director: James Mangold
Genre(s): Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 152 min


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Movie Review Saand Ki Aankh – Director Tushar Hiranandani directs the scene of the colour coding with a very mild hand. This scene depicts the subtext – that this is life, where the incidences show what all is happening to women who do not have the right to question the status quo. Patriarchy, chauvinism and discrimination are lethal in this feudal system. The men sit around smoking hookah and treat the women as labour by day and a baby-making factory by night. I always try to bring honest and clear reviews of your much-loved movies, read more…


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The plot and the story

It is set in Johri village, Uttar Pradesh in 1999, where the three wives of the Tomar men are unceasingly veiled. They are identifiable to the male citadel principally by the colour of their veils. Bimla, the eldest is red and Chandro (Bhumi Pednekar), the middle one, is blue. So when the youngest wife Prakashi (Taapsee Pannu), comes to her new home, she must choose her own colour.

When a shooting area is set up in the village, Chandro envisions a ticket for her granddaughter Shefali (Sara Arjun) and Prakashi marks a way for her daughter Seema (Pritha Bakshi) to snap out of the cycle of inequity. In doing so, older women realise their latent abilities as challenging sharpshooters. But they can do so covertly. Family patriarch Rattan Singh Tomar (Prakash Jha) rules with a cruel fist so it takes all their imagination for the 60-year-old versions to find reasons to move out of their village area to fight across India.


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Movie Review Saand Ki Aankh

Prakash Jha as the idiosyncratic headman of the family is reasonable. With his mellowed and balanced acting, he makes you hate men who repress women in the name of family values and religion. Vineet Kumar Singh, like always, lives up to the expectations. He is neither too much nor too less but draws just the right expense of innocence to his role of the Shooter Dadis’ coach required. Read more, Movie Review Saand Ki Aankh.

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in Saand Ki Aankh are great in Tushar Hiranandani’s Saand Ki Aankh, which discusses women empowerment in real sense. Only the tingling factor is the actresses’ prosthetics, which come across as make-up.

Cinematographer Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti does an excellent job of apprehending the true nature of the story is set in. One special scene in which Chandro Tomar brings her granddaughter to learn shooting is brilliantly shot. The camera captures the two ladies entering the gates in the light on a motorcycle side-mirror, and then pans to show the coach in the same mirror. Director Tushar Hiranandani manages to compress out satisfactory work from his actors, in Movie Review Saand Ki Aankh.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

DirectorTushar Hiranandani

ProducerAnurag Kashyap

ScreenplayJagdeep Sidhu

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Prakash Jha, Vineet Kumar Singh



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Patriarchy is like a bug in Indian society. it has been in our lives for ages. Many women in Indian villages are victim fo this system. No matter wherever you live, rural or urban this system is like cancer to our entire system. Those who need a quick understanding of Patriarchy here it is – a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is reckoned through the male line. Lets us go to Hellaro Gujrati Movie Review – To hell with Patriarchy 

There is always arguments and discussions on this system in India but the rule among men and women remain the same as usual. It is the same where the men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of the property. It is where, women have to still fight for their freedom, property, right to power and status in family and society. 

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Hellaro Gujrati Movie Review – To hell with Patriarchy

Not dragging the topic more, let’s see what Hellaro has to offer. It is a Gujrati Movie directed by – Abhishek Shah who has won the National Film Award for his social drama, Hellaro. All the more, this was the first Gujrati movie to bag the honour of Best Feature Film and 13 female actresses from the film also won the Special Jury Award for their performances. 

The Plot

This week it will hit the theatres near you and you would watch it on a big screen. I recommend all of you to go and watch this Gujrati film which ahs raised such a sensitive and long-existing issue prevalent in our society. The plot is a rural village of Kutch, Hellaro explores the idea of independence, choice and freedom through dance while highlighting other piercing issues. When you will watch you will understand how beautiful the director has showcased the issues in the form of dance. 

The movie is set in the mid-70s where a few of the rituals and customs in the village may seem outmoded but still occur to be the reality of many rural women in the 21st century. Hellaro brings a touching story to Indian cinema and complements it with bewitched performances and meticulous choreography. 


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Why Watch?

Watching Hellaro, will a festival-favourite delight. It highlights various issues in society such as patriarchy, casteism, and superstition. Also presents them in a way that will connect with the audience. You can commiserate with the women in the film and grunt at the ignorance of the men who worship the goddess but disrespect the women in their lives. There’s also that one character who endures simply for comic remission, it is Bhaglo (Maulik Nayak). He erratically offers comfort in this off-beat and hard-hitting film. The climax does not significantly have a definitive end but there’s much to take away from the final performance. 

It affords both a good story with conventional entertainment. I also highlight appropriate issues that need to be addressed in today’s world.






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Maleficent Mistress of Evil – Review

Angelina Jolie is one of the flawless actors in Hollywood and we all have witnessed her acting skills in a plethora of movies. And, Maleficent is one of those projects that has recently seen her fashion sense, that would demonstrate, why, her acting as Maleficent, the bad queen from Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” is a note of how electrifying and pleasure she can be. In 2014’s Maleficent, there was a scene where the prince gave a kiss to Aurora that roused here and we all felt it like an awakening. This new movie doesn’t just feel like the same retreat, but give a candid invitation to sleep. Read more about Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Movie Review


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Talking about the sequel:

The sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” would seem like a perfect filler of the first film. This is because a tussle between the two established Hollywood actors – Joile and Michelle Pfeiffer. But having set up this conceivably fascinating conflict, and having revealed scenario that would put it front-and-centre while hollowing Maleficent’s relationship with her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning). Having said this the movie fails to get its own way out at certain points. This may be because the original was quite enticing and intriguing for the audience. 


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Apart from this, there are long stories in our movies about female villains. they are sexy, cool and at a time not even a villain. In the long run, we have seen that they are useful as scapegoats, receptacles for social and aesthetic anxieties about men, women and power. The original “Maleficent” struggles abreast that a stereotype with a protagonist who’s at once a hero and a villain, can finally be none. Just like “Frozen,” which asserts that women can be complex to an extent where they do not even need a prince and to justify her life. 

The Effects: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Disney certainly spent a lot of money on special effects. The screen practically overflows with computer-generated wizardry and cutesy flora and fauna, to a degree that suffices. And the war progressions are tiresome and numbing. Her razor-sharp prosthetic cheekbones, graceful horns, and velvety flanks seem to spring naturally from the sorts of roles Jolie played ere. You would see the tiny minions and small darts with flowers and branches covering the situations, all this seemed surreal and stunning, giving the feel of a real Disney movie. 


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For me, this sequel did not turn out to be a great success though as compared with the first one. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” which appear as if our vast horned one had landed a gig as a dominant. More worryingly, it implies the antagonistic approach to which we saw in the last movie. We learnt in the last Maleficent that she is a very, bad and cruel character, which in this turned out to be over her wicked character traits. But if she is wicked, as this sequel outlooks, it makes you think about all the other miserable, stubbornly remaining clichés that the first movie discarded, is being witnessed again. 

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Lindsay

Director: Joachim Ronning

Ratings: 2.5 Stars (Out of 4)


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blankShiviOctober 10, 20194min7600

War Movie Review – Tale Of Two Greek Gods

Cast:  Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff

Vaani Kapoor, Soni Razdan and Anupriya Goenka

Director: Siddharth Anand

Critic Review

War has features and traits of a few resembling music numbers and movies, which Bollywood has been doing it for years. Where we could see “Top Gun”-levels of homoeroticism, designed or otherwise; way too much who-is-the-mole scheme; a needless romantic sub-plot that drove tales around glittery and random Christmas scenes. This involves heroine, a cute widdle kid and glamour round the corner. What all we see in this war movie review, that, it the entertainment of the two Greek gods of Bollywood industry. You can be happy witnessing a long and rushing bike rides between the two. The computer graphics, body double and the chase of these two duelling stars are like a spin around the plot. Of course, it is Aditya Chopra, (Adi I’m not criticising you, but it is truly like Dhoom 4 or an Abbas Mustan film). To the plot, you will see a thundering show of one of the world’s best sports cars racing and twirling all over the snow of Artic.

To your surprise, it is a frozen river by the way. The twists and turns test your patience but lack in the storyline. Overall, just a stardom movie to watch, for the love Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan. Certainly not a 3 star for me – the war movie review rating will be 2.5. 


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On the contrary, the music of Vishal Dadlani is killing in the two musical numbers, which are also dancing numbers. The songs will be ruling the charts in the coming months as well. Ghungroo stands out in contrast to Jai Jai Shiv Shankar. That’s just about 50 per cent for Vishal Dadlani. Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan make the excellent pair and audience are liking their chemistry. To my knowledge audience were wishing to see both of them paired since long. Their paring is almost like Batman and Robin, like, where Shroff’s diligence and respect is a good foil to Roshan’s more perceptive ways.

Certainly a crowd puller, but not a box office hit for Aditya Chopra. War, got released on October 2nd, with all the reviews and critics it started-off fantastic on the box office and has gathered massive collection on Day 1. 

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blankShiviSeptember 17, 20196min11690


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Dream Girl Movie Review – The Hero Becomes The Heroine – Ayushmann delivers yet again in this hatke comedy of errors. This time he has again nailed it. His growth has been steady for quite a while now and has been doing a great job. In the movie, since his childhood to the time, he becomes Karam who is desperate to find a job and then lands into working in a call centre mocking women’s voices. In the movie, it is shown that since he was a kid he used to mimic the voice of his teachers to save his friend. He also becomes Radha and plays ram-Leela in his childhood. And is often respected by the people in the small town of Gokul for his roles and regularly for the voice he can accentuate.


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But his father, Jagjit Singh (Annu Kapoor) wasn’t happy with this. His dad needs him to find a steady job, where he doesn’t have to don the woman act and Karam is also very clear that he will play these roles only till he finds a regular job. Which he does soon accept, but the only glitch is it compels him to be ‘Pooja’ at a call centre for sex chats. Soon enough, ‘Pooja’ has a variety of men and a woman besotted by her. And each of them craves to either meet or marry her. All this while Karam’s girlfriend Mahi (Nushrat Bharucha) is unaware of his double life.

The Review

‘Dream Girl’ is placed as an out and out comedy, so don’t demand any nuanced probe into cross-dressing or investigating one’s sexuality. There is none of that. Possibly, one has been plundered by Ayushmann Khurrana’s choice of films so far, which always succeed to push the cover. Nevertheless, director Raaj Shaandilya contrives to provoke some significance laughter in this situational comedy. But there is also a blob of humour which tramps into the eccentric, double centred and at times attacking zone. As a variety of characters and circumstances are bunged in, the screenplay moves at a leftover pace. The songs, ‘Radhe Radhe’ and ‘Dil Ka Telephone’ add some of the peps to the wavering plot.


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The Verdict

In 2018, Bollywood’s off-beat hero Ayushmann Khurrana took over the box office with two back-to-back hits Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. The fan-favourite actor delivered another blockbuster Article 15 that won viewers over with its socio-political message. Ayushmann is reverting to the big screen now, this time as the hero as well as the heroine in Dream Girl. For me, it was a worth watching movie. You will come laughing out loud from the theatres.

The director has put his writing expertise of years indicting scripts for noted comedians to its maximum use, and consequently, the overtly funny dialogues and comic one-liners give life to this ardent drama. The sanctimonious climax, though, with a message that won’t inevitably register in your mind looks a bit off-track. But Dream Girl, overall, is a winner for sure.


My Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 stars 

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Bisht, Raj Bhansali, Manjot Singh

Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa

Music by: Songs: Meet Bros; Score: Abhishek Arora

Produced by: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Nachiket Pantvaidya


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blankShiviAugust 27, 20195min11260

Like its non-aerodynamic title characters, The Angry Birds 2 Movie is a hilarious ride and takes you to a delightfully entertaining flight. All the way it lands on a great hit of this year.


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Oh – did I mention that it is based on a mobile-based gaming app. Thrilling and exciting where one bird is hit by another. the movie focus on real values and teaches forgiveness, teamwork, modesty, friendship etc. It flaunts a plot and action prefaced on the foundational principles of mathematics and it also promotes girls to study science and be a techie. Read, Angry Birds 2 Review.

Storyline – Angry Birds 2 Review

Right from the first scene, it’s verified that this series of ‘The Angry Birds’ is rigidly a kiddie flick and thankfully, it did not even try to something else. In this sequel, the flightless angry birds and the green piggies are back on the island. Both the islands are this being threatened by Zeta – the eagle lady from an alien island. Then they both realised that they shall put their battle on hold and come together to save their islands from a rogue eagle named Zeta (Leslie Jones). Will their magical and weird alliance save the day for the frenemies? This has to be watched for.


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Apart from kids, even the adults will be amused to a certain point. This is to thank vigorous voice work executed in the movie. If the sarcastic tone of Sudeikis’s Red is slightly generic, Jones’s larger-than-life vocal appearance makes Zeta outrageous beyond her flamboyant feathers.

Angry Birds 2 Review

The first “Angry Birds” movie was, convincingly a story of scepticism. In this new and refined sequel, the message is more promising: If we could only put down our disagreements, we sway to save the world. That’s not a bad virtuous after all, which is achieved not by slingshot, but centres that are just adroit enough to keep you flickering along.

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The team to truce the island

  • Red (Jason Sudeikis)
  • Chuck (Josh Gad)
  • Bomb (Danny McBride)
  • Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage)
  • Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom)
  • Pigs Leonard (Bill Hader)
  • Courtney (Awkwafina)
  • Techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown)


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blankShiviAugust 23, 20196min9140

As the story is known to all here, is the gist of it: Mission Mangal Movie Review

A dedicated scientist who has given his life to ISRO, back then is demoted to a Mars program, where the other scientists did not take the job and him quite seriously. While he faces difficulty with a smile, Tara aspires to rescue herself. Willing to uphold the odds to put India back on the space map, Rakesh and Tara then put together a team of junior scientists from ISRO intending to put the Mars mission into space within 24 months.

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My Review: Mission Mangal Movie Review

Whilst the film tries hard to make the entire process simple and put it in better form for the viewers. As the complex science of astronautical engineering related to space missions are tricky and tedious. It turned out to be a gimmick and a bit too convenient at times. The dialogues seem strained and studied where the writes were trying to insert some of the tweaked dialogues to create tongue-in-cheek moments.

According to me what worked for the movie is the cast for the Indian viewers and maybe abroad. This is the reason why the movie is running a full house. Amazing star cast and power-packed performances have led the movie to be a high raiser. Akshaya Kumar and Vidya Balan is certainly a treat on the table. The joy to watch Indian scientists juggling with their job and house front also brings a familiarity to Indian women on the whole. For me, it is high on drama and emotion which can be subsided to some extent.

The real affliction about the film: Mission Mangal Movie Review

When the film is minting money on the box office an employee at Indian Space Research Organisation has reviewed the Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan-starrer on Quora. (Taken from FirstPost).

Sowmya J, an Avionics Quality Assurance Engineer at Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO), says while the film, touted as India’s first space movie, captures the struggles faced by women at the organisation, it is replete with technical errors. Based on India’s first Mars missionMission Mangal has already surpassed the Rs 100 crore mark within five days of its release. “Mars has got prograde orbit just like Earth. Mangalyaan was launched in a prograde orbit with Mars. But what they showed in the animation seemed like retrograde orbit,” Sowmya adds.

She actually appreciates the animation and the effects used but the real essence seems to be missing under the glitter of Bollywood. Certainly, the movie is made with great positivism and thoughtfulness and is a full family entertainer. But this ISRO employee has concerns.

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 My Ratings: 3.5 stars out of 5 (majorly for the cinematography  by Ravi Varman
Film: Mission Mangal
Genre: Drama
Director: Jagan Shakti
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