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.
‘Baaghi 2’ is as clichéd as a typical Bollywood action movie can be – full of revenge and drama, with a distasteful item song thrown in as an afterthought. If there is a recipe for how not to make an action film for the millennial, Ahmed Khan, I would say, has definitely got his hands on it.
Raj Kumar Gupta brings us an interesting story, but it is just not gripping enough. If I were to compare this story to a similar one in recent times, I think Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Special 26’ (2013) comes close. While the raid in ‘Special 26’ was a fake one, the intrigue and build-up was something that kept the audience invested.
‘Dil Junglee’ is a sketchy romantic comedy – a love story with credible lead actors, but a predictable plot that’s unlikely to tug at the heartstrings. Dilli ka munda Sumit Uppal (Saqib Saleem), is an aspiring actor and also a star trainer at the local gym. All he needs are a few spoken English lessons and he would be Mumbai-ready, he thinks.
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.
‘Pad Man’ is a well-intentioned film that does a commendable job of handling the “taboo” topic of female hygiene. With Akshay Kumar playing a very convincing protagonist, Balki manages to keep things relevant and engaging.
Saif Ali Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Sobhita Dhulipala are the focal points of these stories that all try an experimental approach. Saif, playing the role of a teetotaler and non-smoker, discovers he has stomach cancer and just a few months to live.
‘Fukrey Returns’ has moments of genuine humour, smart repartees and good comic timing by the actors – however, none of these can salvage the shoddy writing. The chaos is no longer funny, it feels patchy.
What keeps you invested in this road film is Irrfan’s impeccable comic timing. A few wrong connections later, she meets the 40-year-old, never-married, Yogi, who claims to be passionate about poetry. As the oddball couple decides to embark on an impromptu trip, we discover their little quirks and wonder whether the two will actually find true love.
First-time director Advait Chandan makes this story heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure. Why you should watch this film? Here is the Yahoo Movies Review of Secret Superstar.
Raja Krishna Menon’s remake of ‘Chef’ is flavoursome but not half as satisfying as Jon Favreau’s original. It is, however, a treat to watch Saif Ali Khan exhibit his craft with ease after a spate of disappointing big-screen outings.
In his latest Bollywood outing, Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan tries to recreate the 90s magic. Is the film worth watching? Here is the Yahoo Movies Review of Judwaa 2.
Hansal Mehta, the director, has crafted a couple of fine movies – ‘Shahid’ and ‘Aligarh’ – based on real-life characters. It borrows heavily from the life of Sandeep Kaur, who robbed a string of banks in Los Angeles in 2014 by pretending to be a human bomb and who was eventually arrested.