Movie Review

Pink Review

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Pink (2016) By BollywoodMDB – 16 September, 2016 Rating: 4/5 One line Review: With realistic setting and sequences, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink is a pragmatic take on societal mindset about modern day women. Positive Points: The dark plot keeps you hooked throughout the movie. The presentation of the sequences and the performances of the actors are exceptional. Relatable storyline and gripping screenplay. Negative Points: The narrative is sluggish yet the performances manage to keep the audience hooked. A few questionable issues and loops are left unaddressed. Plot: Three independent working girls, Minal (Taapsee Pannu), Andrea (Andrea Tariang) and Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) stay together on a rental basis in Delhi and lead a normal life. On a night after attending a rock concert, these girls accepted a dinner invite by Rajveer (Angad Bedi) and his two friends. They head to a hotel where after a few drinks, the guys try ...

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Raaz Reboot Review

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Raaz Reboot (2016) By BollywoodMDB – 16 September, 2016 Rating: 1.5/5 One Line Review: Looking out for horror? ‘Raaz Reboot’ is sure to disappoint you. Positive Points: Plot set in Dracula’s spooky hometown of Romania and Emraan Hashmi’s half bun hairstyle – are the only two things to win my like. Negative Points: Seen before eerie screenplay, predictable background score and repeatedly “Raaz” included dialogues are the ingredients of this spoiler. Plot: Rehaan (Gaurav Arora) and Shaina (Kriti Kharbanda) move their base to Romania after the later finds a better job opportunity there. This is the same place where they met, fell in love and decided to get hitched. However, now during their second visit to Romania, the couple is going through a tough time. Rehaan is bothered by some incidences and he starts distancing himself from Shaina. Disturbed by her husband’s behaviour, she starts feeling the presence of a ...

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Baar Baar Dekho Review

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Rating: 3/5 One Line Review: A romantic drama of two childhood sweethearts with the time travel twists and few likable elements. Positive Points: Screen presence of two gorgeous looking actors Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra. A fresh angle to the story of two childhood lovers with an interesting concept. Smooth narration and transition of frames while dealing with past and present, making it comprehensible. The film has been shot at the backdrop of beautiful locales which is pleasing for the viewers. Negative Points: The length of the film is stretched due to a few dragged sequences. Second half of the film is troubled with loopholes. Plot: The narration of the story is not linear. The film talks about various phases of Jai and Dia’s life and how it affects his present. Jai (Siddharth Malhotra) and Diya (Katrina Kaif) are childhood sweethearts. Jai is a Mathematics scholar who grows up to ...

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Akira Review

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Akira (2016) By BollywoodMDB – 02 September, 2016 Rating: 3/5 One line Review: A hear wrenching tale of a bold girl Akira, who stood against all odds and fought back injustice. Positive Points: Sonakshi Sinha’s combat scenes are the highlight of the film. Anurag Kashyap’s badass character and Konkona Sen Sharma’s exceptional performance win brownie points. The narration of the storyline is apt and the film manages to render an impactful message. The plot is super gripping and engrossing. Negative Points: Some unnecessary and dragged sequences fill moments of this action drama. Plot: Akira, a little girl witnesses an unfortunate and extremely cruel acid attack on her neighbour by a one-sided lover. Scared yet furious by the incident Akira’s father decides to train Akira in martial arts for self defence. On witnessing another incident of eve-teasing, young Akira interrupts the situation and combats with the eve-teasers, and accidently spills acid ...

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A Flying Jatt Review

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Rating: 2.5/5 One line Review: With fun sequences and interesting visuals, this superhero flick against pollution is a complete entertainer for kids. Positive Points: The concept on which the film is based, and the message that it gives out, is interesting. The film will surely go well with their target audience – Kids. The humour element and its light hearted nature is the major attraction. Tiger Shroff as usual is very appealing and fits the bill. Negative Points: Some unnecessary sequences drag the length of the film. Also, some scenes are a way too over board. The film is trying to convey a message about environmental protection. But, the fact that the entire city goes dark and stuff and many such things may not go well with the adult audience. Plot: Aman (Tiger Shroff) is a happy-go-lucky martial arts teacher in a local school, who lives with his mom Mrs. ...

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Happy Bhag Jayegi Review

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Rating: 2.5/5 One line Review: A fun comedy drama that narrates the story of a run-away bride who accidently lands in Lahore, Pakistan. Positive Points: The fresh storyline gels well with the comic genre and turns out to be an entertaining flick. The performances of the actors manage to hide a few loop holes of the plot. Fun dialogues and apt comic punches keep the audience pleasantly hooked. Negative Points: The predictable plot stretches a bit too much in the second half and makes things monotonous. Multiple sub-plots seem an unnecessary addition. Some sequences have been inadequately dragged. Plot: Happy (Diana Penty), a vivacious and bubbly girl falls in love and is in a relationship with her college sweetheart Guddu. Guddu is an unemployed musician due to which Happy’s father (Kanwaljeet Singh) is against their wedding and, in turn forces Happy to marry a local corporator Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy ...

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Mohenjo Daro Review

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Rating: 2.5/5 One line Review: A larger than life period drama based on the Indus Valley Civilization that is likable in parts. Positive Points: A lot of efforts have been made to portray the ancient era and the hard work of the team is evident from the product. The sets and the costumes are apt. The entire film is backed by Hrithik Roshan’s performance. He is the super hero of the movie. Negative Points: The film lacks the required depth and the soul. The storyline is extremely ordinary and the narration is weak. The film could not keep the audience hooked and it is definitely not griping. At several points the story and the sequences seemed unreal, hence completely putting the viewers off it. Plot: Sarman (Hrithik Roshan), a sturdy young boy lives with his uncle and aunt in the small village of Aamli. Since the very beginning, Sarman has ...

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Rustom Review

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Rustom (2016) By BollywoodMDB – 12 August, 2016 Rating: 3.5/5 One Line Review: An intensifying retro narrative that turns the tables by unfolding an unseen page of the mystery. Positive Points: Good direction, mighty words play, excellent cinematography, Akshay Kumar in the Uniform! Negative Points: Average music, predictable plot in the second half of the film, Esha Gupta’s over-painted character. Plot: The narrative kick starts from the year 1959 when Mumbai was ‘Bombay’ and the British rule was still prevalent. The jury members used to do justice and not the judge in this era. Commander Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar), Indian navy, just can’t keep his hands off his beautiful wife Cynthia (Ileana D’cruz), however this decorated navy commander goes to London for his official duty for a period of six months. As the official tour gets completed before its scheduled time, Rustom arrives to his home from the sea and ...

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Madaari Review

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Madaari (2016) By BollywoodMDB – 22 July, 2016 Rating: 3/5 One line Review: Exceptional performance by the leads, strong plot and execution of the concept. Positive Points: The suspense tale witnesses brilliant performance by Irrfan Khan. Nishikant Kamat has managed to keep up the intensity of the drama intact throughout the film. The story ensures keeping the audiences hooked and involved in the plot. The smooth narration earns an extra point. Negative Points: There are a few dry moments in the film and, few scenes are dragged to length. Also, the plot is not entirely a fresh one. Plot: A common man Nirmal Kumar’s (Irrfan Khan) life turns upside down when his seven year old son, Apurva Kumar dies in a bridge collapse. In his vulnerability, Nirmal decides to take revenge against the people who were involved in the bridge mishap. Going against the system, Nirmal kidnaps the eight year ...

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Great Grand Masti Review

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Rating: 1.5/5 One line Review: Great Grand Masti is a sub-standard horror-sex-comedy drama that is likable only in parts and, overall fails to entertain. Positive Points: Performances of the lead actors Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Urvashi Rautela’s glamorous avatar. Negative Points: The film has no solid story line and, it seems like the film has been made just for the sake of it. There is humour that fails to entertain fully and becomes annoying after a certain point. Plot: The story revolves around the three leads Amar Saxena (Riteish Deshmukh), Meet Mehta (Vivek Oberoi) and Prem Chawla (Aftab Shivdasani). Amar, Meet and Prem are best buddies. All three of them are troubled by their respective wives and family issues. Hence, they decide to cheat on their wives to spice up their lives. The three friends visit Doodhwadi to sell off Amar’s heritage bungalow and also have fun in the ...

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