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#BestFilmReleasesThisWeek30thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmReleasesThisWeek30thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory(Hindi) Rating: * * ½ A passionate performance by Sushant Singh Rajput makes this M.S.Dhoni biopic just about watchable -that is if you can overcome the ennui caused by theoverly long runtime and tedious forages into his romantic escapades. #FoxStarStudios #ArunPandey #InspiredEntertainment #NeerajPandey #Mahi #MahendraSinghDhoni #SushantSinghRajput #DishaPatani #KiaraAdvani #AnupamKher #VijaySingh #SakshiDhoni #FawadKhan #BhoomikaChawla #HerryTangiri #RamCharan #RajeshSharma #ParineetiChopra Runtime: 190 mins

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews30thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews30thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory(Hindi) Rating: * * ½ A passionate performance by Sushant Singh Rajput makes this M.S.Dhoni biopic fairly watchable - inspite of the overly long runtime and tedious forages into his romantic escapades. #FoxStarStudios #ArunPandey #InspiredEntertainment #NeerajPandey #Mahi #MahendraSinghDhoni #SushantSinghRajput #DishaPatani #KiaraAdvani #AnupamKher #VijaySingh #SakshiDhoni #FawadKhan #BhoomikaChawla #HerryTangiri #RamCharan #RajeshSharma #ParineetiChopra Runtime: 190 mins

#BestFilmsReviewsThisWeek23rdSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReviewsThisWeek23rdSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #IndiaInADay(English) Rating: * * * A day in the life of a people from across a vast country, this crowd sourced footage documentary gives you an unstinting picture of the joys and sorrows of a people beleaguered by troubles yet finding joy in the simple mundane routines of daily life. Ordinary filming equipment,365 hrs of footage from all corners of the country shot on 10th Oct 2015, this realtime portrait is surely the true picture of an India churning through it’s myriad contradictions. #GoogleEarth #MAMI #RichieMehta #AnuragKashyap #MAMIFilmClub #AnupamaChopra #KiranRao #Star #Google #ScottFreeProductions #MandiraChauhan #NinadKulkarni #SatpalSharma #JackArbuthnott #DonnaChang #RidleyScott Runtime: 86 mins #Parched(Hindi) Rating: * * * A realistic take on the trials and tribulations that women have to encounter on a daily basis- in their efforts to find their true selves in a patriarchal society, this film set in Jaisalmer …

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews23rdSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews23rdSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #Banjo(Hindi) Rating: * * ½ Unbelievable FANTASY involving a Banjo Player from Mumbai slums and an international DJ from New York. The unlikely pairing of #ReiteshDeshmukh #NargisFakhri doesn’t quite work in the film’s favor and the music-which essentially should have been the soul of the film , falls flat. This one is gritty but not happening.#SheebaGeorge #RaviJadhav #ErosInternational #KrishikaLulla #RaindropAlterEgo Runtime: 137 mins #Parched(Hindi) Rating: * * * A realistic take on the trials and tribulations that women have to encounter on a daily basis- in their efforts to find their true selves in a patriarchal society, this film set in Jaisalmer has a well knit script, wondrous performances &stunning cinematography to complement the story but the instinctive empathy that should have been there is sorely missing. You can appreciate the artistry here but it’s quite unlikely that you will be affected by it. #…

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek9thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek9thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #Sully(English/Imax) Rating: * * * ½ A potential airplane disaster is averted by a quick thinking Captain courageous. Captain Sullenberger’s quick thinking may have saved 155 lives in the airbus 370 he was piloting from La Guardia , forced to land in the middle of the Hudson river but the Investigators were not about to crown him hero all too easily. A docu-drama of sorts, this is director #ClintEastwood’s most dramatic, paciest and shortest film that is quite an intelligent and revealing entertainer. Can’t figure why #WarnerBrosIndia failed to have a critics preview before it’s release. #ClintEastwood #TomHanks #LauraLinney #AaronEckhart #ToddKomarnicki #ChesleySullenberger #WarnerBrosIndia #WarnerBros #HighestDuty #AnnaGunn #TomStern #ValerieMahaffey #DelphiHarrington #MikeOMalley #JamieSheridan Runtime: 96 mins #WrongSideRaju(Gujarati) Rating: * * * A rare gujrati film that plays out sensibly , this one is a thriller of sort…

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas #BaarBaarDekho(Hindi) Rating: * * A dismal ennervating love story, this one takes time travel to a gimmicky level to arrive at it’s happily ever after. It’s ‘#AboutTime’ our film makers stuck to desi stories for inspiration. The two heartthrobs at the centre of it look good but it’s pretty much facile and uninvigorating for the viewer. No wonder the producers preferred to keep the film away from critics till it’s release day. #NityaMehra #KaranJohar #SpicePR #ErosInternational #DharmaProductions #SriRao #SidharthMalhotra #KatrinaKaif #SayaniGupta #Sarika #TaahaShah #RamKapoor #RajitKapoor #HussinaRaja #FarhanAkhtar #ExcelEntertainment #ZackNizato #reiteshSidhwani #RaviKChandran #NightEdFilms #ZeeMusic Runtime: 141 mins #FreakyAli(Hindi) Rating: * * ‘#HappyGilmore’ and #TinCup’ may have been it’s indirect influencers but this film about a goon-turned-golfing match winner is just not convincing in it’s artifice laden spiel…

#HandsOfStone #HollywoodEnglishFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas

English Film Reviews Johnson Thomas Punchy but not Hard hitting Film: Hands of Stone Cast: Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramírez, Usher Raymond IV, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro, Ruben Blades, Drena De Niro, Reg E. Cathey, David Arosemena, Ana de Armas, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Óscar Jaenada, Pedro "budu" Perez, Yancey Arias, Reg Cathey Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz Rating: * * ½ Runtime: 105 mins A biopic, ‘Hands of Stone’ follows the life of Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramírez), the Panamanian fighter who, with the help of his trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year old and much later, retired in 2002 at the age of 50. And throughout his illustrious career he won many big fights including the one in June 1980, when he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title. But later in the November rematch he shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner saying 'no más' (‘no more'). Jonathan Ja…

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas #LaLaLand(English/Musical) Rating: * * * ½ A breezy stylized musical romance between a jazz pianist and wannabe actress, this splashy, impassioned third feature,by #Whiplash Chazelle, basically pays virtuoso homage to the French and American musicals of 40’s and 50’s. And It’s sheer delight. #Lionsgate #SummitEntertainment #GilbertFilms #ImposterPictures #MarcPlattProduction #FredBerger #JordanHorowitz #MarcPlatt #GaryGilbert #RyanGosling #EmmaStone #JohnLegend #RosemaryDeWitt #FinnWittrock #CallieHernandez #SonoyaMizuno #JessicaRothe #TomEverett #JoshPence #JKSimmons #DamienChazelle #JioMAMIFilmClub Runtime: 128 mins #DeepWaterHorizon( English) Rating: * * * A true to life disaster movie, this one is old fashioned in it’s attempt to involve with it’s intimate explosions and de rigor heroism. There’s nothing new here but everything is down so pat that you cant help but get involved. #KateHudson #KurtRussell #MarkWahlberg #Di…

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas #Befikre(Hindi) Rating: * * of kisses, clingy valentines and contrived drama. Rehash of the Yashraj staple with a slant towards modernity- yet peddling the same old traditional tropes.Nothing exciting about it other than Ranveer in a minuscule, tight red underwear and some heavy duty kissing sequences. #YashrajProductions #TeamPR #VaaniKapoor #RanveerSingh #AdityaChopra #ErosInternational #RaisaGhosh #YashRajTeamCommunications Runtime:135 mins #30Minutes(Hindi) Rating: * confounding thriller that tries to overdo the ’30 minute’ angle and turn it into a psycho-pathetic referendum. #WasimSiddiqui #FameMedia #HitenPaintal #HrishitaBhatt #Paintel #RiyaSen #BigCurtainsMEdiaPvtLtd #YesudasBC Runtime: 120 mins #DeepWaterHorizon( English) Rating: * * * A true to life disaster movie, this one is old fashioned in it’s attempt to involve with it’s intimate explosions and de rigor heroism. There’s nothing new here but everything is…

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thDec2016 #JohnsonThomas #Befikre(Hindi) Rating: * * of kisses, clingy valentines and contrived drama. Rehash of the Yashraj staple with a slant towards modernity- yet peddling the same old traditional tropes.Nothing exciting about it other than Ranveer in a minuscule, tight red underwear and some heavy duty kissing sequences. #YashrajProductions #TeamPR #VaaniKapoor #RanveerSingh #AdityaChopra #ErosInternational #RaisaGhosh #YashRajTeamCommunications Runtime:135 mins #30Minutes(Hindi) Rating: * confounding thriller that tries to overdo the ’30 minute’ angle and turn it into a psycho-pathetic referendum. #WasimSiddiqui #FameMedia #HitenPaintal #HrishitaBhatt #Paintel #RiyaSen #BigCurtainsMEdiaPvtLtd #YesudasBC Runtime: 120 mins #DeepWaterHorizon( English) Rating: * * * A true to life disaster movie, this one is old fashioned in it’s attempt to involve with it’s intimate explosions and de rigor heroism. There’s nothing new here but everything is…

NIVEDITA SABOO COUTURE opens it's flagship store in Mumbai at Juhu the centre of the Haute polloi

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NIVEDITA SABOO COUTURE opened it's flagship store in Mumbai at Juhu-the centre of the haute polloi It was an Experience to remember. A fashion opera in an arresting theatrical display with #VivekOberoi & #PriyankaOberoi, #SonalChauhan, #JackieShroff, #MadhurBhandarkar, #KaranTacker, #MouniRoy, #OmkarKapoor, #VatsalSeth, #VirafPatel, #SudhanshuPandey, #MissIndiaRoohiSingh, #MrWorldRohitKhandelwal, #ManasiScott, #MandanaKarimi, #ArjanBajwa #MugdaGodse #HanifHilal and more -some wearing her latest creations with elan while others stood aside and applauded. #StudioKitchen did a wonderful job catering to the Haute polloi with delicious select exotica. At 3000 sq ft the #NiveditaSaboo couture flagship store in Mumbai cultivates an experience that essays a decade of sartorial excellence.The designer has been lauded in India and abroad for creating some of the finest couture and pret collections for men and women The flagship store is a fashion destination set in the heart of…

Music & Trailer Launch of the Marathi comedy #ZhallaBobhata

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#KingsCreations & #DigitechnoEnterprise released the music and trailer for their forthcoming release a whacky comedy titled #ZhallaBobhata (Jan 2017) on 29th Nov 2016 .Present on the occasion were actors #DilipPrabhavalkar #SanjayKhapre #KamleshSawant #TejaDeokar #MonalisaBagul #Mahendranath #DeepakAmbikar alongwith the singers, music director , lyricist, director #AnupJagdale and producer #SainathRajadakshya #Mahendranath of the film Two of the lead actors.#BhauKadam & #MayureshPenn were unable to make it to the event. #FriendsIncorporatePR #PremJhanjiani & #PradnyaShetty

#HRC10thAnniversaryCelebrations

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#HardRockCafe's & #JSW group #JaySingh's noblest gesture was on display at the #HRC10thAnniversaryCelebrations at the Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound branch. It was a show of charity for the #BrettLeeFoundation with Music greats like #ARRahman, #ASivamani, #UshaUthup ,#ShankarMahadevan #PriyankaChopra #Euphoria #Parikrama #PurbayanChhatterjee #RaghuDixit sharing their precious collectibles/memorablia for an auction conducted by #DineshVazirani #SaffronArt. #CommunicateIndiaPR #NehaMisri