Amir, played admirably by Ishaan Khatter, is on the run after a drug bust and seeks shelter at his sister’s place. Things get complicated when his sister Tara (Malavika Mohanan) is arrested for assault after she tries to avert a rape attempt against her. Chased by the police and his former criminal associates, Amir tries everything in his capacity to procure bail for his sister.
Don’t believe what Virat Kohli has to say. ‘Pari’ is yet another horror film that begins with promise, but soon gone awry. Prosit Roy fails to keep the plot together after building up the intrigue commendably up to the intermission.
‘A Gentleman’ is a stylishly made action film that seems to strike a good balance with an interesting premise, a breezy romance and some understated humour. Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez have an engaging plot to work with. Is this a case of mistaken identity?
‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is a typical Bollywood love story. The endearing characters, who are indispensable to this story, make this small-town tale heartwarming. Bitti from Bareilly loves break dance, English films and an occasional puff and this obviously doesn’t fit the description of a ‘suitable girl’.
This well-intentioned film is trite, verbose and protracted. ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ tries too hard to drive home its point – however valid – and in the process spends too much time circumventing the real issue. A topic such as this one needed dollops of humour to engage the audience, but the excruciatingly lengthy runtime of 155 minutes only serves to the contrary.
‘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.
Anees Bazmee’s ‘Mubarakan’ is boisterous, unimaginative and lackluster. Add to it the tried-and-tested formula of having the male lead in a double role and the combination appears to be a winning one – I mean, how can identical twin brothers and the ensuing confusion about their love interests not be a recipe for success! Our filmmakers however manage to make a almighty mess of this clichéd template.
‘Munna Michael’ has aspirations of being a ‘different’ film, and it would have been, had it not fallen prey to the clichéd Bollywood formula. Sabbir Khan has an interesting premise at his disposal but a very predictable second half spells doom for the film. For once, I thought the director understood exactly what Tiger Shroff was capable of – showing off his well-sculpted abs and fluid dance moves to his advantage.
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.
For those new to the concept, Secret Cinema is a live experience that throws you into the world of iconic Hollywood movies by combining film screenings with interactive performances in purpose-built sets. Having successfully brought ‘Back To The Future’ and ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ to life through their series of sell-out summer events, Secret Cinema returns to London for its latest immersive cinema experience. This time around, Secret Cinema has reintroduced its ‘Tell No One’ motto in the hope that the film and the event stays a surprise to ticket-holders.