#Badmashiyaan #HindiBollywoodFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: *
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#Badmashiyaan:FunNeverEnds(Hindi) Rating: * Messing with #VantagePoint style and based on the Korean flick ‘Couples’ but without the ingenuity and intelligence required. Back and forth narrative proves tedious and unbecoming for a romcom that doesn’t have any logical story to tell. It’s 2 hrs and 8 minutes of incredible tedium!#RaviGutte #ParullGossain #AmitKhanna #SiddhantGupta #SuzannaMukherjee #KaranMehra #SharibHashmi #GunjanMalhotra
#HeyBro(Hindi) Rating:* A twisted fraternal twins story where one bro searches for his lost family, this one is meant to be funny but grates on your nerves every moment of it’s runtime. Simply unpalatable! #AjayChandhok #VidhiAcharya #NitzNSony #PranavVatsa #GaneshAcharya #ManinderSingh #NupurSharma #HanifHilal #ParagDesai #UniversalCommunications
#DirtyPolitics(Hindi) Rating: * Dirty yes..and disappointing too. Too fragmented to make sense or provide entertainment. More than the dark side of politicians it hopes to expose, this film shows the darker side of desperation that good actors have to undergo in an industry that has little value for their unshirkable abilities. What a great waste of sterling talent! Mallika’s skin show doesn’t have the drawing power anymore. It’s too crude, passé and horrific seeing her trying to seduce old, pot-bellied and decrepit men – too many of them in fact! #MallikaSherawat #JackieShroff #KCBokadia #ParullGossain #BMBMusic&MagneticsLtd #AnupamKher #AtulKulkarni #GovindNamdeo #NaseeruddinShah #OmPuri #RajpalYadav
#CoffeeBloom(Hindi) #Best Rating: * * * A Coming-to- terms of sorts with one’s own intransigencies, this film that explores the mind of a deeply distressed soul searching for peace in his old haunts is a deep and enveloping experience. Craftily narrated, this film speaks volumes through great set-ups and smart performances by #ArjunMathur, #SugandhaGarg & #MohanKapoor. #ManuWarrier’s directorial touches are quite ingenious and impressive. #SpeakingTreePictures #LongLiveCinema #MoesArt #SarjitaJain #SaurabhRathore #ShabditaShrivastav #NatashaBandodkar
#AgainstTheSun (English) #Best Rating:* * * An Intense world War II survivalist drama about three men on a life raft adrift in The Pacific Ocean ( 63 million square miles), one of the most harrowing true stories of that turbulent period, this one may not have the drawing power of #AnjelinaJolie’s #Forbidden but it’s not easily forgotten either. #AghorRajProductions #TomFelton #UniversalCommunications #ParagDesai #GarretDillahunt #JakeAbel #BrianFalk
#IndiasDaughter(Documentary/English/Hindi) #Best Rating: * * * ½ A shadowy re-enactment of the entire sorry tale that led to a massive emotional outpouring of grief and anguish against brutal, inhuman crimes against women triggered by the heinous ‘Nirbhaya’ rape and murder in the national capital , Delhi. It’s powerful, factual and raises issues that hit our parliamentarians where it hurts most- Not that our media hasn’t covered all this before. Image is everything I guess and when the attack is done from a foreign platform the hurt is long-lasting. Rape is a heinous crime irrespective of country, caste, religion ,community. The film is a historic capture of a movement that began as an outpouring of grief and anguish against brutalising crimes against women... This Film depicts that with sensitivity and is a powerful denouement against our patriarchal value system...doesn't matter that it was made by a Britisher. That's incidental. It’s a must watch! #BBC4Storyville #LesleeUdwin #NickFraser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tfaurfg7EQ&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop
Hindi Film review
Film: Badmashiyaan: Fun Never Ends
Cast: Siddhant Gupta , Suzanna Mukherjee, Karan Mehra, Sharib Hashmi, Gunjan Malhotra
Director: Amit Khanna
A tedious romcom about a material girl playing a con on various men, this film directed by Amit Khanna, has little to recommend it. The storyline is liberally borrowed from the Korean film, ‘Couples’ and the treatment is very ‘Vantage Point’ like but unfortunately it’s not a very coherent or exciting engagement.
The narrative tries to interweave lives of various characters into the broad storyline that involves several couple and a lead one. The connections are all made in the café owned by the main lead character , Dev(Siddhant Gupta) who falls madly in love with Nari( Suzanna Mukherjee) and is even willing to go to great lengths(including buying a house which he can ill afford) to woo her. When the time comes to ask for her hand, she does the disappearing act. The besotted fool that he is . wastes no time in getting his friend,Pinkesh (Karan Mehra) to find out her whereabouts and in the meantime gets embroiled in a bank robbery where he gets rescued from a molestation charge by a pretty girl Palak(Gunjan Malhotra). Nari in the meantime, golddigger that she is, has latched herself on to a small-time Don, Jassi(Sharib Hashmi) and tries to vamoose with his suitcase full of greenbacks. Pinkesh, finds this out but enamoured as he too is by Nari, doesn’t let-on to Dev about his ex-girlfriend’s predilections. Dev has to gain closure from Nari in order to explore the promise of a relationship with Palak. but complications abound…
Firstly, the scripting is a little too lazy even if a little too over-ambitious in it’s execution. Following the ‘Vantage Point’ pattern of back and forth narration with a new apparently connected revelation coming forth with every flashback, it’s a royal mess. The connections are not made with any finesse. The adjoining plot-points don’t mesh together well and that puts the entire experience in a sort of disarray that is difficult to make sense of. The performances are also quite jaunty and unedifying. Sharib Hashmi as the Don tries valiantly to stay afloat but even his display of talent here is wasted. There’s little sense in the adoption of a pattern that doesn’t fit in well with the milieu, plot or enactment thereof. Also singular lack of consistency in the plotting is completely galling. Not a film worthy of your time or money!