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.
The film’s lead character is called STD, its dialogues are cheesier than a block of cheddar and the murder mystery is more mediocre than anything you have watched in a long time. This Rajeev Khandelwal-starrer is not meant for the fans of the genre, or anyone else.
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.
Bhootnath is worth watching for its feel good political message, and Parth Bhalerao, who plays Akhrot, the street-smart Dharavi kid who befriends a ghost, writes Anupama Chopra.
David Dhawan's Main Tera Hero, starring Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri is recommended for Bollywood masala lovers, David Dhawan fans, suckers for any kind of comedy and pure vellas. Here're five things that make it work as an entertainer.
A pertinent issue, a simple story and excellent treatment makes Girish Malik's directorial debut Jal a gem of a film. There is no attempt to sound intellectual, yet the film touches your heart.
You have to hand it to this film for making an effort to be 'headline-ish' without toppling over with the temperament of topicality. This is a genre that Bollywood never really explored so far. Unlike Prakash Jha's Raajneeti, Youngistaan doesn't take itself too seriously.