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Movie Review – Krantiveer The Revolution (2010)

Krantiveer – The Revolution: Not A Patch On The Old One

Krantiveer The Revolution

Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Introducing Jahan Bloch, Samir Aftab, Adiya Singh Rajput, Harsh Rajput, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet, Govind Namdeo, Mukesh Tiwari and Aman Verma

Director: Mehul Kumar

Designed as a sequel to the super successful Krantiveer (1994) which got Nana Patekar the Best Actor, National Award, Krantiveer – The Revolution (KTC) is a weak attempt at recreating the patriotic fervor which the original had.

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Posted by Editor on 25 June, 2010
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Movie Review – Raavan (2010)

Raavan: Definitely Abhishek’s Best

Raavan

Rating: 3.5 out of 5*

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda, Ravi Kissen and introducing Vikram

Director: Mani Ratnam

Since the time of the announcement of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan, curiosity about how India’s most accomplished filmmaker manages to do a modern day adaptation of the mythological epic, Ramayan, has known no bounds. Thankfully, Mani succeeds in his own inimitable way. His team’s painstaking hard work shows in every frame of the film and his actors help him raise the film’s bar.

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Posted by Editor on 18 June, 2010
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Movie Review: Raajneeti (2010)

Rajneeti: Prakash Jha Take A Bow

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Rating: 4 out of 5*

Starring: Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif, Manoj Bajpai and Naseeruddin Shah

Director: Prakash Jha

It is said that the epic saga of Mahabharata contains all the stories that exist in this world, be it lies, deceit, lust for power, revenge. In short all those that can make a solid impact. Prakash Jha taking a cue from this has set his big canvass film Rajneeti against an Indian political backdrop. But then at the same time he has merged dollops of The Godfatherwithin it. Nonetheless, the end product makes a compelling watch.

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Posted by Editor on 4 June, 2010
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Movie Review – Kites (2010)

Kites- Film disappoints, Hrithik doesn’t

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Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, introducing Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown, Anand Tiwari and Kabir Bedi

Director: Anurag Basu

Hrithik Roshan’s Kites may make his fans very happy by the way he has been presented (and he enacted) in the film but those looking out for a never seen been before experience that was promised through its mega marketing blitzkrieg will be in for a major disappointment.

J. (Hrithik Roshan) is a dance teacher in Las Vegas, who is also in the business of marrying illegal immigrants in order for them to get green cards. While being at his dance class, a rich casino heiress Gina (Kangana Ranaut) falls for her dance instructor.

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Posted by Editor on 21 May, 2010
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Movie Review: Admissions Open (2010)

Admissions Open- Headache inducing stuff

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Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Ankur Khanna, introducing Arshi, Anupam Kher, Rati Agnihotri and Ashish Vidyarthi

Director: K.D. Satyam

This film is all about a revolutionary movement started by the victims of our stereotype education system. A disheartened IT professor, Tariq Siddhiqi (Anupam kher) who is basically disappointed with the orthodox education system and Devang Tripathi (Ashish Vidyarthi) an alcoholic professor who is thrown out from Mumbai University

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Posted by Editor on 14 May, 2010
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Movie Review: Bal Hanuman 2 3D (2010)

Bal Hanuman 2 3D – Great fun for kids

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Rating: 3 out of 5*

Director: Pankaj Sharma

Bal Hanuman 2 film comes with a double blast of action and excitement with even more dangerous and powerful demons to vanquish. Full of action adventure and at the same time innocent and full of joyful pranks by the little lord, the film has everything that a kid would want to see.

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Posted by Editor on 14 May, 2010
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Movie Review – Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)

Bumm Bumm Bole – Endearing fare

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5*

Starring: Atul Kulkarni, Darsheel Safary, Ziya Vastani and Rituparna Sengupta

Director: Priyadarshan

Adapted from Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Oscar nominated film Children of Heaven (1997), Priyadarshan directed Bumm Bumm Bole is a sweet little gem that has something for the kids and adults alike.

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Posted by Editor on 14 May, 2010
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Movie Review – Badmaash Company (2010)

Badmaash Company – Dull n boring

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Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das and Anupam Kher

Director: Parmeet Sethi

Karan (Shahid Kapoor) is clear that he doesn’t want to spend his life as a worker drone like his dad. Karan dreams of getting rich quick. He starts out as a carrier for a small-time smuggler and eventually moves his way up to bigger con jobs and bigger bucks. Three friends Bulbul (Anushka), Zing (Meiyang Chang) and Chandu (Vir Das) join him on this stratospheric journey, which ends in self-destructive decadence, avarice, fighting, break-up, regret and various life lessons learnt with most important one being honesty is the best policy.

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Posted by Editor on 7 May, 2010
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Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

It’s A Wonderful Afterlife – Doesn’t work

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Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Goldy Notay, Jimi Mistri, Sally Hawkins and Sanjeev Bhaskar

Director: Gurinder Chaddha

Gurinder Chaddha who gave us the wonderful Bend It Like Beckham (2002) seems to have got it all wrong this time. Well at least where humour is concerned. Designed as a black comedy, her latest release It’s Wonderful Afterlife fails to evoke neither any laughter nor any emotions.

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Posted by Editor on 7 May, 2010
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