With impressive action moves, a compelling plot and taut direction, Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty is a summer hit in the making. Be prepared for suspension of disbelief though!
In a short span of four years, Rajkummar Rao has gone from being one of the many actors in Love Sex aur Dhokha to a National Award-winning leading man. Watch his performance in Citylights to understand why.
This film will remind you of Salman Khan entertainers like Dabangg (where the hero plays a good man disguised as a bad one!) but with a lot of decency. Here's a hero trying similar stunts but one who gets emotional just when you think he should beat up the baddies.
Good films require innovation; bad ones are usually recipe-based. And the really terrible ones? Those are recipes gone horribly wrong. What the makers of The Xposé will have you believe is cinema is actually punch lines, and lots of songs roughly mashed together.
Remember the ‘milk miracle’ of the 1990s? Apparently when a spoonful of milk was held up to the trunk of a Ganesha idol in Delhi, the deity ‘drank’ it. Soon, believers all over the country were offering milk to Ganesha, and the statues were gladly obliging.
Writer-director Amole Gupte’s forte is working with children. In films like Taare Zameen Par and Stanley Ka Dabba, he presented children in all their heartbreaking vulnerability and complexity.
While the plot of the film is as old as the jeans of our young characters, it is the treatment of the film, the sub-plots and the character artists that make it worth watching.
Mishti plays a typical Subhash Ghai heroine. Merge the personalities of the female protagonists of Taal and Pardes in your head, and you will get Kaanchi. What we missed in Kaanchi was Ghai's magical touch.
This Tigmanshu Dhulia's film celebrates the undying spirit of Revolver Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut, who is as aggressive as she is vulnerable. The film in the entirety fails, but not Revolver Rani who's not only larger than life but larger than the film itself.
In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.