Filmistaan is a delightful film. It has heart, imagination and intelligence. It is a celebration of our enduring love affair with Hindi cinema. And it is a touching exploration of the shared humanity between Indians and Pakistanis.
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.
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.