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.
Direction: Dilip Ghosh
Actors: Vidyut Jamwal, Jaideep Ahlawat
How much you enjoy Commando – A One Man Army depends entirely on how much you like action. What is your threshold for bodies breaking, bones snapping, flesh tearing and blood spurting?
Mine is pretty low, so I can’t say that I really enjoyed this film. But I think Vidyut Jamwal makes a kick-ass action hero and Jaideep Ahlawat, a terrific villain.
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.
More than anything, Himmatwala is a reminder of why the ’80s are considered the worst decade in Hindi cinema. The film is an excruciating experience. It begins with a close-up of a disco ball, and it’s downhill from there. Anupama Chopra writes.