‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma makes for a fun watch. This is one served with a dash of humour and lots of travel. Imtiaz Ali well understands the complexities of a romantic relationship. For those of us who have had too much of Ali’s edgy and dark love stories, this one comes as a breath of fresh air. Rummana Ahmed reviews this complete entertainer.
The film is visually compelling, but the overall cinematic experience is sketchy and, at times, even tedious. This film is set during World War II – a time when Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA) was waging it’s own war of liberation against the British Empire. In this tumult, a feisty Bollywood action star Julie (Kangana Ranaut) is asked to entertain English and Indian troops at the India-Burma border.
‘Great Grand Masti’ fails on many counts - this adult comedy neither titillates nor amuses. The fact that mainstream actors like Riteish, Vivek and Aftab continue to proudly associate themselves with such shoddy projects is truly despicable.
Ribhu Dasgupta’s ‘TE3N’ is an intriguing tale – a grandfather’s quest for justice and closure – that tugs at your heartstrings. John Biswas’s (Amitabh Bachchan) eight-year-old granddaughter Angela was kidnapped and killed.
Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm or Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they’re practically famous and have devoted, loyal followings. This mascara is one of them.
After Nishikant Kamat’s last film ‘Drishyam’, I had thought that he would impress us with a robust action film. Alas, ‘Rocky Handsome’ is a huge letdown. Kamat wants to do a ‘Bourne’ but in trying to play to the gallery he ruins it all.
Raja Krishnan Menon’s ‘Airlift’ is Bollywood’s answer to ‘Argo’ (2012) directed by Ben Affleck. While Affleck devised the rescue of six Americans from Tehran, our very own Akshay Kumar has to figure out how to evacuate 1,70,000 Indians stranded in Kuwait.
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, Adil Hussain, Vipin Sharma Direction: Prawaal Raman Rating: ***½ ‘Main Aur Charles’ is dark and delicious. Prawaal Raman crafts a compelling story around a most mesmeric personality. Charles Sobhraj’s real life story is an intriguing tale about a serial killer who was known to have a hypnotic effect on his victims, whom he swindled and allegedly murdered. Randeep Hooda’s Charles is evil and charming.