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Movie Review: Chase (2010)

Chase- Is a tame thriller

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Anuuj Saxena, Udita Goswami, Tarina Patel, Samir Kochhar, Rajesh Khattar and Gulshan Grover

Director: Jagmohan Mundhra

It was just last week, with the release of Jagmohan Mundhra’s Apartment we spoke about Bollywood filmmakers destroying the thriller genre by only coming out with blatant rip offs of foreign flicks or non exciting plotlines. After watching this week’s new release Chase yet another misdirected venture by Mundhra, we wish to plead to the makers that stop murdering this genre! A couple of pathetic twists and sleazy sequences don’t necessarily make a thriller.

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Posted by Editor on 30 April, 2010

Movie Review: Housefull (2010)

Housefull- Succeeds in entertaining

Rating: 3 out of 5*

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Jiah Khan, Boman Irani and Randhir Kapoor

Director: Sajid Khan

After a long painful drought (thanks to the exam season and IPL matches) of plain boring to irritating films arrives Sajid Khan’s Housefull. While in totality it does fall short of being the big great summer entertainer that it is been claiming to be, it however manages to bring many laughs for you. However, eventually it settles down in familiar territory.

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Posted by Editor on 30 April, 2010
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Movie Review: City of Gold (2010)

City of Gold- Manjrekar back in form!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5*

Starring: Ankush Choudhary, Siddharth Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Karan Patel, Seema Biswas, Shashank Shende and Vinay Apte

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar

Set in the early 80s, City of Gold narrates the tale of mill workers who lost their daily livelihood thanks to the greedy mill owners who were hand in glove with the government officials and Ministers.

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Posted by Editor on 23 April, 2010
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Movie Review: Muskurake Dekh Zara (2010)

Muskurake Dekh Zara- Doesn’t even bring a smile!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Gashmeer Mahajani, Twinkle Patel, Sunil Sabharwal, Simran Suri, Hiten Paintal, Atul Parchure and Tiku Talsania

Director: Som Shekhar

Muskurake Dekh Zara narrates the story of Vivek (Gashmeer Mahajani) who has an ‘upright’ attitude, and ability to put people in their place and add lightness into moody and mundane situations not only when he interacts with his life’s love Preeti (Twinkle Patel) but also when he encounters and jests with the simple, funny and harmless folks – like the eccentric live in DLT (Duniya Lal Tripati), the ‘badnaseeb’ hotel manager Khaatkar , the curious curio shop owner Elton, the heroine’s eternally inebriated Chaacha who feels that one’s ‘spirit’ can be derived only from downing spirits.

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Posted by Editor on 23 April, 2010
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Movie Review: Bird Idol (2010)

Bird Idol- Recommended for kids

Rating: 3 out of 5*

Director: Jyotin Goel

At a time when big budget Bollywood films are coming one after another lacking a good solid plot, here comes a Desi animated flick with an engaging and entertaining story line that is bound to keep the small kids in and the kid in you in splits.

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Posted by Editor on 23 April, 2010
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Movie Review – Apartment (2010)

Apartment-Another blatant rip off!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta, Rohit Roy and Anupam Kher

Director: Jagmohan Mundhra

One fails to understand why our Hindi filmmakers are all set to ruin the thriller genre by only coming out with blatant rip offs of foreign flicks! While it is a different argument all together whether it is ethical or not, why make a laughing stock of yourself by exposing your unoriginality by being so desperate? If you are willing to spare crores in making a film why not spend some more money and hire a good original writer? The latest such case is this week’s release, Jagmohan Mundhra’s Apartment which is lifted from 1992 Hollywood hit Single White Female.

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Posted by Editor on 23 April, 2010
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Movie Review – Kuchh Kariye (2010)

Kuchh Kariye-In se door bhaagiye!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Sukhwinder Singh, Vikrum Kumar, Shreya Narayan and Rufy Khan

Director: Jagbir Dahiya

First thing that immediately comes to your mind after watching popular singer Sukhwinder Singh deliver his first scene as an actor in this acting debut film of his is that acting is just not his cup of tea and the film ahead is going to be one helluva torture ride having to bear him as the main lead of the film.

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Posted by Editor on 23 April, 2010
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Movie Review: Phoonk 2 (2010)

Phoonk 2 – Just stay away!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring:Sudeep, Amruta Khanwilkar, Neeru Singh, Amit Sadh, Ashwini Kalsekar and Jeeva

Director: Milind Gadagkar

First things first. Phoonk 2 is scarier than Phoonk (2008). But despite that it ends up as a big disappointment because of its ridiculous climax. It neither offers the interesting argument about science v/s superstition which it did in the first part nor does it end with victory of good over evil properly.

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Posted by Editor on 16 April, 2010
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Movie Review: Paathshaala (2010)

Paathshaala- Avoid this boring school

Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Nana Pateka, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh, Swini Khara, Dwij Yadav, Avika Gor, Anjan Srivastava

Director: Milind Ukey

There are few films, a star does for friendship and some with the lure of working under a big banner, irrespective of their content. An extremely choosy actor Shahid Kapoor after giving big hits like Vivaah, Jab We Met and Kaminey has been giving duds like Dil Bole Hadippa (Yash Raj Films), Chance Pe Dance (UTV) and an equally bad follow up with Paathshaala. Shahid’s friendship with producer of the film, ace choreographer Ahmed Khan is well known. But still we wish, he should have not blindly trusted his buddy when it came to a film!

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Posted by Editor on 16 April, 2010
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