In Basu Chatterjee's Shaukeen, Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal managed to make their sexual fantasies comparatively innocent. Abhishek Sharma's The Shaukeens lacks on that very count. Add to that the failure of skilled actors.
In Rang Rasiya, the narrative begins with an attack on an art gallery, where Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings are getting auctioned. It’s such an apt opening for a film based on the life of a painter, whose sole motive in life was to defy illogical norms.
Indra Kumar, the director of Dil, Beta, Raja, Masti and Grand Masti, is back with his latest film Super Nani and it seems he is still stuck in the ‘70s. The film has an outdated storyline which is badly executed.
You cannot miss Shah Rukh Khan's film Happy New Year's obvious resemblance to Hollywood's Ocean's 11 series. But it's Farah Khan's baby, and therefore it has the mandatory 'formula' and all those old Bollywood references.
Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable is single-mindedly focused on the problems it wants to highlight: corruption in our system and encroachment of big, rich players in the local market.
There is much in Haider that deserves a standing ovation. Let’s start with the courage of director Vishal Bhardwaj. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most difficult and ambiguous texts. It’s also his longest— it takes over four hours to deliver.
Bang Bang is one such film, where the lead actor looks engrossed and too careful about creating a brand image. He believes whatever he is doing is going to be applauded by the audience.
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.
Shashanka Ghosh's remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan, hits theatres on Friday. Despite decent performances from Pak actor Fawad Khan and Kirron Kher's Punjabi mom-act, the film is not worth your time.
Director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a highly fictionalised account of what actually happened, and in the process it turned out to be one of those films which are made just for whistles and quick money.