Milap Zaveri, who also credits himself with the writing, has himself to blame for this shoddy piece of craft that would have best been appreciated in the 90s!
Technically, the film is sound with the action scenes being first-rate. However, Siddharth Anand loses his grip on War by being generous with 36 extra minutes. Pankaj Kapur did the same mistake with Mausam with a run-time of 168 minutes!
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas is a below-par launch vehicle for Karan Deol, who is stiff, dances with two left feet and has to work on his dialogue delivery.
After 30 minutes into the film, director Vikas Bahl goes astray, focussing too much on drama rather than making the teaching a realistic affair. The slant is more on appealing to the emotions than dishing out a crisp plot.
For a Marvel fan who is familiar with the superheroes and has binged on the films, this is a delight and a must-watch. For a person who hasn’t watched any Marvel film, this will be a thriller. They too will find this a great watch and a movie to remember.
Vidyut Jamwal gets another opportunity to position himself as India’s one-man action hero with stylised fights, focussing on his expertise, and he does not disappoint.
Gully Boy is a celebration of life in Asia’s largest Slum. It does not demean the society but brings it to light in a beautiful manner without the frills and fancy of a typical Bollywood film. No naach gaana, no dishoom dishoom, just plain story-telling with its heart in the right place.
The only actor to catch the eye is Shreya Dhanwanthary who excels in the ‘Plain Jane’ look as well as the girl in a corporate set-up. Her transition, screen presence and character graph is the only good thing in the flick.
The movie is more a docu-comedy with director Vijay Gutte trying to highlight Dr Singh as he is. In that sense, he has been honest and Dr Singh’s character shines out throughout.
The twist in the tale comes at the interval and you wonder how the film will move on. But Aditya Sarpotdar and Mauli Sarjerao Deshmukh have other plans.
Andhadhun is an entertainer all the way, never once letting you down as a paying public.
Director Nandita Das needs a standing ovation. Her painstaking work of going back in time to the pre- and post partition days is brutal in its depiction. Even though she lingers only but a moment on a scene, it is enough to understand the viciousness of it all.
The entire production is top class with the subtle music (Baapi-Tutul) drawing you into the plot right from the very first scene and being an intrinsic character in the story till the end.
Corrupt policemen are being burnt systematically by one Veer (John Abraham) and DCP Shivaansh (Manoj Bajpayee) is at his wits end since he is being challenged by the killer. The film takes you back to the early 90s, where characters had no meaning and heroines were showpieces.
The end is mirrored beautifully to the prosecuting lawyer, those gathered in the courtroom and the viewers, that the perceived “They and “Us” conundrum is nothing but a ploy! Mulk is hard-hitting in that sense.
anney Khan could have been sharper and more realistic if the kidnapping was not turned into a joke by debutante director Atul Manjrekar. It could have been a Secret Superstar!