Sarkar 3 movie review

StarCast : Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Bajrangbali Singh  Plot : Sarkar is not a person, its a…..phenomena  Review : Sarkar 3 is RGV’s desperate attempt to regain lost territory and he does succeed to a certain level. The movie is for those who have the patience to…

TOP 10 Bollywood Movies that turn 25 this year!

Angaar – Angaar pitted Jackie Shroff and Nana Patekar again after Parinda, but it was Nana’s role inspired by gangster Karim Lala that takes away the cake this time. Nana Patekar took home the Best Villain award while Kadar Khan besides giving a great performance won the Best Dialogue award. Deewana – Deewana which was supposed to…

“Not just a comic relief”

Satish Kaushik……probably one of the few character actors who is widely known by the name of the characters he plays on-screen. Some of his most famous characters are Calender (Mr. India), Kashiram (Ram Lakhan), BBC (Jamai Raja), Mutthu Swami (Saajan Chale Sasuraal), Mama (Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi), Pappu Pager  (Deewana Mastana), Kunj Bihari  (Haseena Maan…

“Eeeeeeeeeesh!!”

Yes…….that’s Utpal Dutt……..in Shakespeare Wallah (1965). A thespian in English theatre, he founded ‘The Shakespeareans’ in 1947. He is widely known for his association with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, of which Guddi(1971) and Gol Maal(1979) stand out. His other memorable performances were in Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome (1969), Shakti Samanta’s Amanush (1975), Shaque (1976), Apne Paraye (1980),…

When Rob met Harry & Sally

It’s Rob Reiner’s 70th birthday! The current crop of moviegoers may not be familiar with the ‘vetsatile’ Director but for an entire generation of cinema lovers Rob Reiner is one of those select few Directors who have contributed to almost every genre of movie. Much like his predecessors Howard Hawks and Robert Altman who are…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…

La Vie en rose

Madhubala was an ‘epitome of love‘ and what could have been a better day than 14th of February to mark her birthday. In a career spanning more than two-decades,Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Howrah Bridge (1958), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-E-Azam (1960) besides being significant in making her one of the most influential actresses, are…

State v/s Jolly L.L.B 2 review

Before I give my verdict on Jolly L.L.B 2, I would like to mention that Arshad Warsi is one of the most versatile actors of his generation and it is great to see the way he approached the character of ‘JOLLY’ in Jolly L.L.B, making it one of the most memorable roles in recent times. In Jolly…

“SPECT-acular RISE, MAGNIFICIENT fall”

Plot : A bootlegger for whom his mother’s life sermon is way above the LAW! Star Cast : Shahrukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Atul Kulkarni, Zeeshan Ayyub Review : Raees is all about Shahruk Khan reprising back his Baazigar days when he would loose it on petty things. In Raees, the trigger word is ‘battery’. Call him that and…

Visual-ante…..

bloggPlot : A ‘not so vulnerable’ visually handicapped man , taken on a handicapped system. Star Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Narendra Jha Review : Coming from a production house(Film Kraft) that has given us movies of great stature like Khudgarz, Karan Arjun, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi…

Top 13 performances of 2016

The year 2016 was a ‘mixed bag’ for Bollywood. There were not many record breaking blockbusters to boast about besides Sultan & Dangal of course which took in more than 300 crores. This year saw a change of trend where all the three Khans especially Shahrukh and Salman pulled off some really meaningful roles in the form of Fan & Sultan . Sequels…