Fukrey is a genial romp about four lower middle-class boys in Delhi who embark upon a harebrained scheme to raise money but eventually find out that there are no short cuts in life. Anupama Chopra writes.
At one point in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Paramveer, played by Sunny Deol, looks up at the skies and exclaims: Not fair Rabba. I felt exactly that after watching this incoherent mess of a movie, writes Anupama Chopra.
There is enough eye-candy in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to see you through, but I wish the film had more meat and less dressing. I’m disappointed because there is a truckload of talent here. What rankles is what might have been, writes Anupama Chopra.
Consider the scenario. Boy sees girl on train, checks her out, comments on her clothes and then introduces himself with a smartass line. Read On..
The film’s title might have led you to expect a deliciously etched Machiavellian protagonist. Instead, the central character suffers from clichés — of character and circumstance — rendering him predictable. Sarit Ray writes.
A Bollywood zombie comedy -- the idea itself is delicious. Writer-directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK deliver what their zany promos promised, but only for half the film. Post-interval, the film does a zombie on us -- it becomes dead, lumbering and tedious. Anupama Chopra writes.
Aashiqui 2 is about two singers in love. It has the Abhimaan angle of a famous artiste, Rahul, played by Aditya Roy Kapur, discovering a small-town girl, Aarohi, played by Shraddha Kapoor, and mentoring her to glory. Anupama Chopra writes.
Nautanki Saala! is based on a frothy French comedy called Après Vous, which means After You. Sadly, much is lost in translation. It is funny in parts but often feels stretched and flat, like champagne without the fizz. Anupama Chopra reports.
David Dhawan and Chashme Buddoor are inherently a mismatch. He is the creator of a specific kind of crass comedy, which, at its best, works as zany, energetic, disposable entertainment. Chashme Buddoor, on the other hand, is a classic, a film with a genuine sweetness.