Menu

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #52 (24/11/2015)

 

Siva’s – “Vedhalam”

Starring - Ajith Kumar, Lakshmi Menon, and Shruthi Hassan.

Plot - Ganesh (Ajith Kumar) moves to Kolkata with his sister Thamizh (Lakshmi Menon) to pursue her education and works as a Taxi Driver. At one juncture, he helps the cops to catch a key person of an underworld drug cartel. As a result, he is now being wanted by the villains. The story takes a twist, where it is revealed that Ganesh has come to kill the head of the drug cartel. Why does he want them dead forms the narrative?

Positives - Performance, Action Sequences, and Background Score.

Analysis - Siva has come up with a routine script and hasn’t researched anything new in Vedhalam. I did find certain loopholes and logical errors in the film, but that doesn’t matter a lot for these day’s commercial films. 

Anirudh Ravichander’s pulsating background score, Ruben’s editing, and Vetri’s cinematography made the film a lot more enthralling to watch.

Performances - Ajith fans are the lucky ones of 2015. They got a chance to see their beloved Thala twice this year. Vedhalam is a one man show with Thala Ajith adorning the screen till the end. Ajith’s transformation scenes with electrifying Anirudh’s background score are sure to give goosebumps. Lakshmi Menon gave a decent performance and Shruthi Haasan didn’t have much screen time. Thambi Ramaiah and Sudha’s portrayal as the blind couple were praiseworthy.  

Verdict - Vedhalam is an out-and-out mass action commercial entertainer with all the required ingredients. Watch out for Thala Ajith’s gigantic screen presence. 

My Rating - 3/5

-By Nirmalraj aka KM (@NirmalRaj2911

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #51 (10/11/2015)

Krish's – "Kanche"

Starring - Varun Tej and Pragya Jaiswal.

Plot - The storyline of the movie takes place way back in the 1940's and recounts the life and struggle of Dhupati Hari Babu (Varun Tej), a young Indian soldier who gets confounded by a malicious world consisting of social order and cultural level.

Positives - Story, Cinematography, Direction and Performances.

Negatives - Few sluggish scenes.

Verdict - Following an unorthodox approach, Director Krish completely succeeded in narrating a splendid and a gutsy storyline. The cinematography was astounding and the performances were quite decent. The only drawback is that the storyline hinders from time to time that made the movie a little tedious to watch. 

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #50 (20/10/2015)

 

Meghna Gulzar's – "Talvar"

Starring - Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi.

Plot - Talvar, directed by Meghna Gulzar, enlightens the true story of a double murder case happened in 2008 where a teenage girl and a family servant were found viciously murdered in an apartment in Noida, India. While investigating about the murderers, the story takes a surprising twist when the police reveal that the girl's parents were the primary suspects of the massacre. 

Positives - Story, Performances and Direction.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Vishal Bhardwaj suggested the topic to the director Meghna Gulzar to make a movie as she was almost an expert on this case already due to her extensive knowledge.

Verdict - With a good collective effort from the entire team, I thought that Meghna's direction was remarkable as the movie had that gritty, realistic vibe added throughout the runtime. The screenplay felt a little outspread because of few pointless scenes which involve Tabu. Nevertheless, Talvar was an inimitable and a gripping thriller that I certainly recommend watching in a movie theatre.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #49 (06/10/2015)

 

Maruthi Dasari's – "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy"

Starring - Nani, Lavanya Tripathi, Murali Sharma, Ajay and Vennela Kishore.

Plot -  Lucky (Nani) is a jovial, fun-loving guy who suffers from amnesia which makes him forget things if he doesn't pay attention to it. After encountering Nandana (Lavanya Tripathi), Lucky instantly falls in love with her. But with his incredible insouciance problem, will he defeat all the odds and be successful in his love journey?

Positives - Performances and Comedic Aspect.

Negatives - Story.

Verdict - With a less generic and a juvenile storyline, BBM still benefits by capturing few good laughs throughout the entire movie. Altogether it is a well-rounded family drama that could be enjoyed on a breezy Saturday evening.

My Rating - 3.25/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #48 (22/09/2015)

 

Ashwin Saravanan’s – "Maya"

Starring - Nayanthar and Aari.

Plot - The plot revolves around a mental asylum situated in the middle of a forest called Mayavanam and a woman named Maya Mathews. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the patients who are tortured and killed in the asylum.  How life of Nayanthara is connected with the character Maya Mathews forms the plot with few complications. 

Positives - Screenplay, Cinematography and Background Score.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The producers were insisted that a leading heroine played the lead role, despite it being shot on a modest budget and Nayantara was subsequently signed on. Aari was also selected to play a pivotal role in the film, after the makers were impressed with his performance in Nedunchaalai (2014).

Verdict - Unlike the horror movies which we saw earlier this year, Maya stands unique in every manner. With top notch technical assistance and an atypical script, debutant director Ashwin has given the satisfaction of watching a worthy horror film. He has achieved the sole intention of scaring us in a convincing manner.

My Rating - 3/5

-By Nirmalraj aka KM (@NirmalRaj2911) | Facts Courtesy: Wikipedia (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #47 (15/09/2015)

 

Surender Reddy's - "Kick 2"

Starring -  Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, and Brahmanandam.

Plot - Known for his ferocious and valiant attitude, Robin Hood who is the lunatic son of Kalyan aka Kick pursues to build a hospital and seeks his father's help for some money and suggests that he can sell the land that they have in India. Discontented with his son's behaviour, Kalyan tells that the property is now occupied by few local goons and advises him to get it from the locals. Will Robin Hood succeed in his mission or will he fall flat? Find out in the highly anticipated (now hated) sequel, Kick 2.

Positives - Cinematography, First Half and Music.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Kick 2 is a sequel of the 2009 blockbuster Telugu film Kick, which is also directed by Surender Reddy.

Verdict - Bolstered with an amazing crew and incredible star cast, Kick 2 was a huge letdown in terms of telling an entertaining story. The first half of the story was well constructed. But the second half was awfully atrocious in every aspect of comedy, action and storyline. Strictly a one time watch on cable.

My Rating - 2/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #46 (08/09/2015)

 

Karan Malhotra's - "Brothers"

Starring -  Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Plot - Separated with their past life misinterpretations, David, and Monty come across one another in an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event called as R2F (Right to Fight) which is been popularized as an opener of a fearsome sport in India.

Positives - Story and Performances.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Akshay Kumar plays a Catholic character (David Fernandes) for the first time in his career.

Verdict - Altogether, Brothers had few stirring and exhilarating moments throughout the runtime. But the over-emotional aspects in the movie felt a bit tedious and the fact that they're trying to oversell the storyline too much disappointed me for the most part.

My Rating - 2.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #45 (01/09/2015)

 

Vijay Chander’s – “Vaalu” 

Starring - Simlambarasan aka Simbu (STR), Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh, Aditya.

Plot - Vaalu revolves around a care-free young lab Sharp, who is jobless and always roams with his friends Tyre (Santhanam) and Kuttypaiya (VTV Ganesh). One day, while going for an interview he sees Priya (Hansika) in a bus and instantly falls in love with her. While trying to pursue her, he finds out that she is already engaged to her maternal uncle (Aditya), who is a local don in the city. In spite of this, Sharp tries to woo her and gets into trouble. How he comes out of it and ends up with Priya forms the rest of the story. 

Positives - Simbu’s screen presence and timing comedy by Santhanam and VTV Ganesh.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Vaalu faced financial crisis and release was delayed by two years. Actor Vijay played a major role in the release of the movie by recommending his distributors to the movie.

Analysis - Vijay Chander’s story is nothing but a cliché. The Director hasn’t tried anything new with the plot and has followed the same old recipe to make this commercial pot-boiler. Simbu and Santhanam’s comical scenes along with VTV Ganesh offer some relief. Hansika was bubbly and her chemistry with Simbu works out well. Songs were quite euphonious. Choreography in the song “Thaaru Maaru” should be appreciated. Every other character did their given part well.

Verdict - Finally, Vaalu is the same commercial entertainer you get to see every time with nothing new tried experimentally. Watch out for Simbu as this is his first release in the last three years. 

My Rating - 2.5/5

-By Nirmalraj aka KM (@NirmalRaj2911) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #44 (21/07/2015)

Dibakar Banerjee's - "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!"

Starring - Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee.

Plot - Set in the year 1943, the city of Calcutta is held captive by the British and Japanese as they're fighting for control endlessly. In the meanwhile, Ajit (Anand Tiwari) requests Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput) to investigate about his missing father case that leads into many other appalling questions that were quite significant.

Positives - Story, Screenplay, Direction, Performances, Production Design, Cinematography, and Music.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The writer of Byomkesh Bakshy novels was inspired by Sherlock Holmes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Bakshi has a friend like Holmes has Dr. Watson. Style of storytelling also matches.

Aamir Khan was offered the villain's role in the film but declined it.

Verdict - Reviving a disregarded genre in Indian cinema, Byomkesh Bakshy is beguiling in every single frame, it upholds the suspense on a constant pace and also tests our intellect with a perplexing screenplay. Make sure that you don't miss this movie!

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #43 (07/07/2015)

Amit Masurkar's - "Sulemani Keeda"

Starring - Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari and Aditi Vasudev.

Plot - Sulemani Keeda explores the impecunious lifestyle of two young amateur screenwriters Dulal and Mainak, who go through a precarious situation where they have to choose between love, friendship and their ambition.

Positives - Performances, Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Direction and Cinematography.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Sulemani Keeda is the first film distributed online by The Viral Fever.

Verdict - Setting up new standards in contemporary and independent films in India. Director, Amit Masurkar should be cherished for putting out something very candid, funny and authentic. Sulemani Keeda is a must watch!

My Rating - 3.25/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY: WEEK #42 (16/06/2015)

 

Ajay Gnanamuthu’s - "Demonte Colony"

Plot - Four friends, fully drunk, decide to visit an abandoned bungalow in the city – Demonte Colony. What happens to them after their outing to this haunted place? Watch it by yourself on the big screen! 

Positives - Direction, Background Score and Technical Crew.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The film showcases a place known as 'Demonte Colony' in Chennai, which has been originally reported to be haunted.

Verdict: Demonte Colony isn’t the usual horror-comedy movie you have seen earlier this year. It’s out and out horror film which is sure to send shivers down your spine.

 -By Nirmalraj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #41 (10/02/14)

Ashima Chibber's - "Mere Dad Ki Maruti"

Plot - In a complete perplexing atmosphere, the movie narrates us the situation of Sameer and his friends who are indefinite about their lost car's (which Sammer's father plans to gift his son-in-law and daughter) whereabouts as it goes missing unknowingly. 

Positives - Comedic aspects and Performances. 

Verdict - With regard to its genre, Mere Dad Ki Maruti is a well put together movie which is thoroughly entertaining for the most part and Ram Kapoor's character and performance stands out as a special attraction.

If you're hanging out with a bunch of people and if you have nothing better to do, Meri Dad Ki Maruti might just be the proper pick for you.  

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #40 (03/02/14)

Celebrating the release of "Shamitabh"

R. Balki's - "Cheeni Kum"

Plot - As outlandish and delightful it may sound, Cheeni Kum assembles  a witty yet pleasing story between a 64-year snappy old chap Buddhadev and a 34-year old astute girl Nina, who fall in love with each other and decide to get married which may not seem appealing to Nina's father.

Positives - Dialogues, Direction and Performances.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Director R. Balki, a Tamilian and isn't fluent in Hindi, had a friend who helped in the translation of his direction/dialogs from Tamil into Hindi.

Verdict - As a conclusion, R. Balki's eccentric humor and intelligent dialogues uphold the inexplicable theme of the movie flawlessly. The candid conversations between the two main leads, Amitabh and Tabu's astounding performance formulates Cheeni Kum as one of the best light-hearted dramas from the past decade. Recommended!  

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #39 (20/01/14)

Celebrating the release of Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar's "BABY"

Neeraj Pandey's - "Special 26"

Plot - The storyline about the movie is conventional, a group of five con-artists performing heists in a contrive manner and eventually it turns into a cat and mouse game between the good and the bad.

As boring as it sounds, Special 26 has an intriguing screenplay which is quite astounding to watch.

Positives - Screenplay, Cast, Performances and Direction.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Ajay Devgn & Abhishek Bachchan were reported to have been considered for the lead role. However, it went to Akshay Kumar as he was Director's first choice.

Verdict - Directed by Neeraj Pandey and accompanied by a great cast, Special 26 has an authentic vibe with the perfect substance which turned out to be a great and an underrated movie. Watch it!

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #38 (06/01/14)

Mani Ratnam's - "Dil Se"

Plot - With a petrified and an aghast backdrop in Kashmir, Dil Se narrates you a peculiar and an odd love story between Amar an AIR program executive and a terrorist named Meghna who is quite esoteric on the whole.

Postives - Plot, Direction, Music & Performances

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The film's first song, "Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya", is also the opening song of the Hollywood movie Inside Man (2006) starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen.

Verdict - Although the movie was critically acclaimed, it was a bomb in the box office. Dil Se is ahidden gem in Bollywood and is one of the well directed movie which succeeded in all the technical departments. A must watch and an underrated one for sure.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #37 (30/12/14)

Celebrating the success of "PK"

Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooqui's - "Peepli [Live]"

Plot - Peepli Live narrates an absurd yet waggish story about a character named Natha and his irrational thoughts which evolves and progresses to a fortuitous level that displays the present state of media and society in a flawless way.

Postives - Amusing and intense plot, Screenplay, Performances and Direction.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Peepli Live is one of the few movies from India to get enlisted as an entry for the Oscars. Unfortunately, it didn't get picked up.

Verdict - On the whole, Peepli Live is a remarkable and a valiant attempt by the whole crew. It was unique and authentic in every aspect which counts from the plot to the performances and is one of the most underrated movies of Bollywood in the past few years. Take a bow!

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #36 (16/12/14)

Celebrating the release of "PK"

Kiran Rao's - "Dhobi Ghat: Mumbai Diaries"

Plot - In an eventful and tireless city of Mumbai, this movie explores the lives of four individuals (a washer-man, a painter, a photographer and an immigrant) and explains us the affliation between these characters in the progress.

Postives - Plot, Screenplay, Direction and Performances.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Aamir Khan is such a big name in India that he could not go in and out of the house that the shoot was taking place in without arousing huge public interest. So he and his wife Kiran Rao, who is also the director, actually stayed in the same house for the entire duration of the shoot.

Verdict - On the whole, Dhobi Ghat is a remarkable independent movie which is sensitive and ambitious in it's approach. Should be thankful for Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao for such a brave attempt that surely increases the standard of Indian cinema. Kudos to the whole crew.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #35 (02/12/14)

Aditya Datt's - "Table No. 21"

Plot - Vivaan and Siya are a married couple for five years and fly to the beautiful Fiji Islands just for a holiday where they encounter Khan who introduces them to a tricky puzzle games and insists them to play.

Postives - Plot & Direction.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Rajiv Khandelwal is an atheist in his real life. When Khan asks him before his third dare whether he believes in Khuda(God) or not, he immediately answers in the affirmative.

Verdict - Noone actually dares to bring these kind off movie genres in front of the audience, But Table No.21 entertains us in all aspects from the beginning till the end and finally succeeded. This is a movie with a strong message which is not to be missed. Totally worth every penny you spent in watching.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #34 (25/11/14)

Raj & DK's - "Go Goa Gone"

Plot (Detailed) - Hardik (Kunal Khemu), Luv (Vir Das), Bunny (Anand Tiwari) were three weird friends who always find some abysmal things to deal with. So after when they do find some problems, they just need an chill out atmosphere to really get over all those things. Just at same time, Bunny gets a chance to travel to Goa for a work related to his office.

So Hardik and Luv accompanies him and finally reach to the city. When Luv meets Luna (Puja Gupta) in a bizzare situation, she invites him to a party hosted by the Russian Mafia on an island which is pretty much near to the city and then the three travel to the island, party all night, do all the insane stuff they intent to do.

But in the meanwhile, the party hosts offers few people some kinda red pills which will really drive them crazy later and finally makes them turn into zombies. Fortunately or unfortunately the main leads will not take those pills and will get saved.

So what happens next? Is there any way through from this zombie apocalypse? Who accompanies them in getting out of this fuming island? Uncover all your questions in Go Goa Gone!

Positives - Plot, Direction & Comedic aspect.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Instead of normal Cigarette Disclaimer videos, This film has Saif speaking about his experience as a smoker in the starting of the film.

Direction - The director-duo Raj & Dk! Firstly I'm really very proud of them, because they were from Andhra Pradesh, their nativity shows in the opening scene itself. But they were spot-on this time, got a different and a predictable plot to deal with, the direction and the screenplay should be flawless.

And they were perfect on the whole, the plot slightly got out of pace in times. But on the whole they really tried for an diverse and a comic one and that will be really appreciated when you generate it well.

Final Verdict - Finally, Go Goa Gone is undoubtely the best action/comedy thrillers out of the bunch. Credits to Raj, Dk & Saif for their brave attempt. India needs these kinda genres. We need a change and I bet that there will be few more experimentals inspired from here.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #33 (18/11/14)

Luv Ranjan's - "Pyaar Ka Punchnama"

Plot - The movie narrates the story of three affable chums who passes through a significant brief phase in their lives which includes love, romance and woman, How did they overcome these situations enlightens the complete movie.

Positives - The amusing and authentic screenplay, Performances, Luv Ranjan's direction and the relatable plot.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The title is a play on Hindi word Panchnama meaning postmortem report and Punch, to hit. The titles too highlight the word punch.

Final Verdict - The story of Pyaar Ka Punchnama is just something who can't disagree upon. It's authentic and pretty much relatable. It will be an amazing movie if you watch it with few of your friends (especially boys). One of my favourite guilty movie pleasure.

My Rating - 3/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #32 (11/11/14)

Prakash Jha's - "Chakravyuh"

Plot - Upon the request of SP Adil (Rampal), Kabir (Abhay Deol) has been sent undercover to a Naxal group as an informer in Nandighat who instead double crosses his best friend and joins the antihero gang.

Positives - Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpayee's performance, Prakash Jha's authentic take on the subject.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - In the movie, when the box of ammunition is loaded onto the tractor, the ammunition is covered in dried grass. During offloading it is covered in sand.

Final Verdict - Recognizable with it's well-known plot. Chakravyuh doesn't deliver something new, but it's authenticity of the movie which stands tall and makes it a genuine and a decent movie. Worth a watch!

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #31 (04/11/14)

Shoojit Sircar's - "Madras Cafe"

Plot - Set back in the mid 80's where the Sri Lankan civil war is taking place. RAW agent Vikram Singh (John Abraham) is been sent by the Indian govt. to scrutinize the underground operations operated by the Tamil Rebels leader Anna (Ajay Ratnam). After few surveillance tasks Vikram realizes that there is something beyond the whole dispute which is assassinating the ex prime minister of India. The main plot of the movie circles around this intense subject which is definitely worth a watch.

Positives - John Abraham's performance, Shoojit Sircar direction, story , screenplay and background score.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Towards the end of the movie, Vikram sends a Jaffna Documents to Jaya. The title of the documents is written in Calibri font typeface. Calibri font was added to Microsoft Office in 2007 and was not present before.

Final Verdict - Madras Cafe was a powerful thriller which opens up many things in Indian history with expounded explanation. Certainly not the usual bollywood movie which concentrate only on entertainment. It's serious, strong and definitely worth a watch if you needed a fresh subject.

My Rating - 4/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #30 (28/10/14)

Ritesh Batra's - "The Lunch Box"

Plot - The story circles around Saajan and Ila, a fatigued government employee and a conventional house wife, who were discontented with their routine lives and need assistance for their mood swap. How does a misdirected lunch box rehabilitated their feelings and opinions exhibits the other side of the movie.

Positives - Performances, characters and the storyline.

Negatives - Few repetitive shots

Few lesser known goofs about the movie - When Saajan received lunch box for the first time there were four compartments of the lunch box. He opens only three compartments of the lunch box. but when camera changes it can be seen whole lunch box open.

Final Verdict - The Lunch Box is a surprising treat for few percentage of audience who desire to watch slow paced drama which takes time to establish and render. It was sweet and compelling and will surely hit you hard once you start thinking about it. Definitely a thoughtful and matured love story and indeed the best I've seen in years. If you're not a fan of the genre, I strongly suggest you to stay away from the movie.

My Rating - 4/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #29 (21/10/14)

Vikramaditya Motwane's - "Udaan"

Plot - What happens when you put a stop to your individualism? How do you deal with problems which appear to be inferior day by day? The movie narrates an authentic tale about how a high school graduate struggled to deal with his stringent father after coming back to his hometown in eight years.

Positives - Cinematography, screenplay, performances, music and direction

Negatives - The sluggish story at times.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Rajat Barmecha's TV was removed from his hotel room in Jamshedpur. He also had to give his cell phone to the production team, and only got it back for half an hour everyday.

Final Verdict - Udaan is a masterpiece in it's own world. A significant tale which filled with a lot of authenticity and inspiration which was picturised and directed marvelously. A perfect example of how an independent movie should be. A must watch!

My Rating - 4/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #28 (14/10/14)

Vikramaditya Motwane's - "Lootera"

Plot - In the year 1953, an archaeologist named Varun (Ranveer Singh) encounters a Zamindar, with the purpose of examining few things around his village. In the interim, Varun excites the Zamindar and his daughter Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) with his superior taste in music and art. Pakhi, who was overwhelmed with Varun's behaviour and attitude proposes him for marriage, and Varun accedes her proposal. Nevertheless, the story hauls into another portion where we really know the reason behind Varun's visit and the actual plot of this dramatic thriller.

Positives - Cinematography, direction, the gorgeous second half (outlook), performances, music and background music.

Negatives - Slow paced screenplay and the predictable first half until the actual twist.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Originally, the film's premise was set in the present time, and not in the 1950s. But during the story's developing stages, Motwane realized that the film would not leave the kind of impact on his audience in the modern setting as he intended. Immediately, changes were done in the script in order to make it more engaging. That's how the film turned into a period rom

Final Verdict - Lootera is a sheer piece of art which can only enthuse the non-commercial audience. Vikramaditya Motwane's perception in delivering a retro romantic thriller must be appreciated. A perfect illustration of a "light hearted" cinema.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy: IMDB (Thanks)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #27 (07/10/14)

Abhishek Chaubey's - "Dedh Ishqiya"

Plot - The misadventures of Khalujaan and Babban as they eventually end up in the Majidabad palace as they go through the seven stages of love after meeting the queen Begum Para and her assistant Munniya.

Positives - Splendid performances from the leads, Vishal Bharadwaj's screenplay, Satyajit Pande's cinematography and Abhishek Chaubey's direction.

Negatives - I wouldn't count this as a negativ, but the lacked marketting which in turn reflected it's box office numbers. It's quite surprising because both the critics and the audience by far loved the movie.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The character played by Huma Qureshi was offered to Kangana Ranaut. Ranaut dropped the project due to conflicting schedules and Huma finally got the part.

Initially the character played by Madhuri Dixit was called 'Shahi Begum', but by the time shooting begin, writers of film renamed it to Begum Para.

Final Verdict - Dedh Ishqiya is a surprising comedy-drama that most of the people never heard of even with the inclusion of a gigantic star cast. It was entertaining and totally likable and is by far one of the best movies I've seen in 2014. An underrated sequel which you should consider watching!

My Rating - 4/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy - IMDB

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #26 (30/09/14)

Hansal Mehta's - "Shahid"

Plot - Based on a true life story, Shahid unveils all the bitter factual incidents which occurred in the life of Shahid Azmi, a human rights activist who was heartlessly been murdered in 2010.

Positives - Direction, story and Rajkumar Yadav's terrific performance

Negatives - Sluggish screenplay.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The film was made on a low-budget and shot in complete secrecy. Scenes were shot in Azmi's office and colony at Kurla locality of Mumbai, where his neighbour allowed the crew to shoot at their home, without charge. The film was also shot in Nagpada, where Faheem Ansari's wife Yasmin lives.

Final Verdict - Shahid doesn't deal with something extraordinary, there is indeed something beyond the movie which we should learn and discover. It will undoubtedly impress you when you don't take this as a movie which gives you the entertainment factor. Obviously, its a slow paced movie, but that's how a director should narrate a biopic.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #25 (23/09/14)

Raj & DK's - "Shor in the City"

Plot - The plot is generally an ensemble of few significant and diverse stories which happen in a tiring diligent city of Mumbai.

Positives - Remarkable screenplay, the splendid offset of the major trinity (drama, action and humour), tremendous performances (especially Pitobash Tripathy) and finally the director duo Raj & DK.

Negatives - Few redundant scenes.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The makers had got the script and dialogues ready much before the production of the first movie '99', but they weren't sure about the treatment to give to it. So they decided to make a short out of it and cast Pitobhash in it. His role was liked so much that he landed a role in 99 and later as Mandook in the feature release..

Final Verdict - To summarize Shor in the City is the perfect example for an independent movie, it breaks out from the generic comfort zone, takes a diversion and finally furnishes a brilliant piece of cinema which was genuine and authentic. Not to be missed!

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy - IMDB

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #24 (16/09/14)

Onir's - "My Brother... Nikhil"

Plot - When situations are in the vilest state and people around contemplate you as an untouchable, what could you possibly do with your life? "My Brother... Nikhil" is encircled around the widely held disease called AIDS and also displays how people considered it as a genuine threat back in 1987.

Positives - Significant storyline, Onir's commendable direction, Sanjay Suri's underrated performance, Juhi Chawla & Viveck Philip's music.

Negatives - Sloppy post-production work.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - The movie is based on a real life story of Dominic D' Souza.

Final Verdict - Overall, "My Brother... Nikhil" is an indisputable heart-trending drama with one of the best storyline's I've ever seen. It's frank and facile and gives us a brief demonstration of how society treated HIV infected people back in the day.

My Rating - 4/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #23 (09/09/14)

Kabeer Kaushik's - "Sehar"

Plot - Delimited with a gruesome ether, the city of Lucknow in the early 90's is an appalling place to be filled with corruption and criminality. Will an upright newbie SSP Ajay Kumar overpower the transgression in the city? Look forward to an unusual end folks!

Positives - Dialogues, Direction, Climax, Supporting Cast and Arshad Warsi.

Negatives - Conventional storyline.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Yes! As per the tradition, the movie is based on real life events and the real life antagonist is well-known as Shiv Prakash Shukla and the protagonist as Arun Kumar, a 1985 batch IPS officer.

Final Verdict - Sehar is indeed the most authentic movies of the past decade, furthermore it is an impressively directed and a well written movie which deserves much more credit.I was never a big fan of Arshad Warsi, but he was totally astonishing in this movie. And yes! I defeinitely recommend it.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #22 (04/09/14)

Abhishek Kapoor's - "Rock On!!"

Plot - What if your best pal misinterprets you for obvious egoistic reasons? What if you comprehend with the consequences and let go your conceited thoughts. And that's the best way you can summarize this movie. An authentic story about friendship, love and life which is narrated in the best way possible. Props to Abhishek Kapoor and team.

Positives - Soundtrack, cinematography, screenplay, direction, performances and characters.

Negatives - This seems obvious but the storyline is a bit customary.

Few lesser known facts about the movie - This film garnered the most prestigious honor from the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for including the "Rock On!!" script as a part of the Oscar Library. 'Musafir', a song from a newly formed band RADIO was featured in the film, but was not part of the album. It was performed in the concert shown towards the end of the movie by one of the participating bands

Final Verdict - Complying to each and every component needed for a remarkable movie. Rock On!! is a genuine light hearted drama blended perfectly with the actor performances, Shankar Ehsaan Loy's music and Abhishek Kapoor's splendid direction.

My Rating - 4.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy - www.gomolo.com

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #21 (26/08/14)

Imtiaz Ali's - "Socha Na Tha"

Plot - Equalizing on a thin line between love and perplexity, Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia is a fascinating bollywood love-drama which narrates a beautiful storyline of how emotions and our considerations change from time-to-time in few mystified situations.

Positives - The charming on-screen duo Abhay & Ayesha, euphonious music by Sandesh Shandilya, Imtiaz Ali's story and dialogues, Ravi Yadav's cinematography.

Negatives - You probably could've seen this type of movie atleast for 10 times. (but Socha Na Tha was the first to deliver)

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Socha Na Tha was the first directorial venture of Imtiaz Ali. Along with direction, he handled the dialogues, screenplay, story and the editing department as well. This movie got itself and him a lot of appraisal, though it flopped. Imtiaz Ali always wanted "Highway" to be his first movie, but he always ended up doing other movies and that's how we got Socha Na Tha.

Final Verdict - Socha Na Tha is emblematic in it's approach, but what stands out the most about the movie was it's bright unsullied vibe. It was completely a breath of fresh air when compared to the other Bollywood movies and unfortunately didn't get the success it deserved. If you ask me to pick up an underrated movie of the past decade Socha Na Tha will be one of them.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy - Vinayak Chandra (gomolo.com)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #20 (19/08/14)

Navdeep Singh's - "Manorama Six Feet Under"

Plot - Surrounded with an arid and a desiccated vibe. Manorama Six Feet Under is an intersting tale about encircled within the deserted lands of Rajasthan, where a ambitious dwindled writer finds himself in a perplexed situation after few mystified incidents which happen in his life.

Positives - Arvind Kannabiran's cinematography, Abhay Deol's remarkable performance, Dark and gloomy vibe, Navdeep Singh's inimitable direction.

Negatives - The unconventional storyline (which may bother you if you're not an indie movie fan).

Few lesser known facts about the movie - Director Navdeep Singh wanted someone older actor to play lead but Abhay Deol convinced him by keeping moustache to look older then his age. Also the movie is a remake of a Hollywood movie Chinatown which was released back in 1974.

Final Verdict - Manorama Six Feet Under is eccentric and progressive. It accords the movie's storyline to it's vibe and thanks to Abhay Deol and Navdeep Singh for an unique attempt.

My Rating - 3.5/5

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Facts Courtesy - Khurram Abbas

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #19 (12/08/14)

Mohit Suri's - "Awarapan"

Surprisingly this is completely a diverse Emraan Hashmi movie, filled with an obscene amount of bloodshed and hositility, Mohit Suri's "Awarapan" is the most inimitable love-drama in Hashmi's career. What intrigues me most about the movie was the approach to tell a distinct story filled with no commercial elements, although the movie failed to be a blockbuster, Awarapan is filled with an unique vibe, memorable music and an awe -inspiring storyline which I think is the most underrated movie in both Hashmi and Suri's career.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #18 (29/07/14)

Amole Gupte's - "Hawaa Hawaai"

Giving you a brief explanation about life on the streets and how devoted an individual can turn into when they just discover their aspiration in life, Amole Gupte's "Hawaa Hawaai" is a inspiring story of a boulevard kid who climbs his uphill journey to a district level skating champion.

Taking over in all the major departments Amole Gupte's commitment in filming the movie in a low budget and bringing the best out of everything including the performances should be respected on a laudable level. Hawaa Hawaai is one of the best movies so far in 2014. It's simple, easy to the heart and pretty much inspiring in every single aspect.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #17 (22/07/14)

S.S. Rajamouli's – "Magadheera"

Starring Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Agarwal, Magadheera is one of the biggest blockbusters of Telugu Cinema Industry directed by skilful and gifted Director S.S.Rajamouli and it is a historical- romance film. Visual Effects, Background score and Cinematography are the main backbone of this movie giving you a whole new viewing experience.

When you are in love and in pursuit of the love, the whole word conspires in helping you to achieve it. Love is beyond dying and it is immortal. When you are destined for someone and couldn’t unite with them, you do have a rebirth to pursue that unconditional, eternal love. Magadheera depicts the love of two unadulterated souls who go through innumerable clutches to join hands.

S.S.Rajamouli takes us on a visual ride to fairy land backed up with some immense special effects and grand background score. Magadheera is not to be missed by any movie buffs.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #16 (15/07/14)

Nikhil Advani's - "Kal Ho Naa Ho"

Jiyo! Khush Raho! Muskurao! kya pata.. Kal Ho Naa Ho! And that's the bottomline! A movie which will be genuinely remembered for years with a benevolent feeling deep inside your heart. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta, "Kal Ho Naa Ho" directed by Nikhil Advani is a fete of love, affection, emotion and integrity which was wonderfully narrated with an authentic storyline and few remarkable performances from the leads. Teaching you few morals of life, Kal Ho Naa Ho is filled with inspiration and courage which will move you as a person in real life and is definitely worth a watch!

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #15 (08/07/14)

Jeetu Joseph's - "Drishyam"

 When an uninvited guest was about to shatter a peaceful family, out of panic and not knowing what to do a small mishap happens. The family sends away the uninvited guest. How the family defends themselves and comes out of the clutches forms the crux of the plot.

 Drishyam stars Mollywood Superstar Mohanlal and Meena in lead roles and Ansiba Hassan, Baby Ester, Kalabhavan Shajon and Asha Sharat playing pivotal roles. This film is a must watch for its brilliantly written screenplay. Director Jeethu Joseph has come out with an excellent script and screen played it well with details to individual characters.

Drishyam is an elegantly crafted thriller backed up with some outstanding performance from lead and has mixture of sentiments, emotions, suspense and thrill.  

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #14 (27/05/14)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's - 'Rang De Basanthi'

Rang De Basanthi is a typical kind off patriotic movie on how youngster's can turn into revolutionists. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra RDB has got some excellent screenplay, soulful music, gorgeous look and few fantastic performances from the cast. The movie was dealt with few dramatic sequences which will sway your heart and will definitely leave you overwhelmed. A must watch movie and will surely pop up if we compose a top 100 list.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Copyright: KMAK Reviews

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #13 (20/05/14)

Shimit Amin's - 'Chak De India'

Chak De India is a jingoistic drama directed by Shimit Amin starring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. The plot circles around a former Indian hockey player Kabir Khan who reverts back again as a coach for the Indian women's hockey team. Dealt with an intense plot and wholesome screenplay CDI is one of the finest movie ever made in Indian cinema. SRK gives out of his best performance as a coach with his inspirational dialouges and impeccable acting skills. CDI definitely gives you goosebumps from time to time and definitely worth a watch if you admire and respect quality movies.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Copyright: KMAK Reviews

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #12 (13/05/14)

Mani Ratnam's - "Raavanan"

Based on the Hindu Epic Ramayana, a hardhearted police officer goes in search of his wife who is abducted by a tribal leader. Raavanan starring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj in the lead was directed by India’s most celebrated Director Manirathnam.

With the plot being lifted from Ramayana, Manirathnam had crafted it beautifully into a film with a modern touch. A.R.Rahman’s background score and songs were one of his best work according to me. Vikram had given his best performance till date as Veeraiya aka Veera and with Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj being equally good in showing their acting skills.

To sum it up, Raavanan is one of the finest movies to be made with a typical Manirathnam touch in each and every frame.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #11 (06/05/14)

Selvaraghavan's - "Aayirathil Oruvan"

Selvaraghavan always explores the untouched genres in Tamil Cinema Industry. Whether it is a psychological thriller or a fantasy adventure, Selvaraghavan dealt everything with perfection. His gangster film “Pudhupettai” was completely in a different perspective, making it a milestone movie in Tamil Cinema Industry.

Aayirathil Oruvan starring Karthi, Andrea and Rima Sen in the lead is a fantasy-adventure film. A team of archaeologists go in search of the lost Cholan Prince to an island near Vietnam crossing all the traps created by them for not allowing anyone to follow their path. What happens when they find the Chola Prince forms the plot.

With Aayirathil Oruvan, Selvaraghavan unleashes his creativity power and he manages to bring his creation on screen. His immense hard work on the script and the research he had done to make a film on Cholas can be seen on the screen. With some decent performances from the leads, extremely impressive background score and astonishing graphics. Aayirathil Oruvan is simply one of the best movies to be made in Tamil Cinema.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #10 (29/04/14)

Gautham Vasudev Menon's - "Vaaranam Aayiram"

Vaaranam Aayiram starring Surya, Sameera Reddy, Simran and Divya Spandana was directed by “The Wizard of Romance” Gautham Vasudev Menon.

During its release it created a magical wave among the youngsters and captivated them with its romantic scenes and mesmerizing songs which are still being deliberately discussed among them.

Gautham’s shows entirely different approach towards cinema and his directing style earned him a huge fan base. Vaaranam Aayiram had few power packed performances from Surya, directorial excellence and spell binding music from Harris Jayaraj which makes it a masterpiece.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #9 (22/04/14)

Amole Gupte's - "Stanley Ka Dabba"

Now I'm behind a tradition to recommend the most underrated movies in Bollywood for you guys and Stanley Ka Dabba is a perfect illustration of an independent movie which was quite belittled in my opinion.

Elasticizing his creative background from the movie Taare Zameen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba was the directorial debut of Amole Gupte as he startles everyone with his remarkable talent in writing, producing and directing a movie. The narration of the movie recounts our precious and petite young age and details the story of this young intellectual kid named Stanley as he confines something about his past that was quite disturbing.

The engaging screenplay and the interesting characters in the movie were an absolute delight. The humour, wittiness and the heartening emotion in the storyline will definitely sway you to a gratifying vibe where you can just sit back and adore this fine piece of art and its definitely worth all your time.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #8 (15/04/14)

Ram Gopal Varma's - "Sarkar"

Directed by one of the most underrated director of Indian Cinema Industry Ram Gopal Varma, Sarkar is a crime drama featuring Amithabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. The movie is director's tribute to the epic Hollywood movie "The Godfather".

The movie opens up with people approaching Subhash Nagre commonly known to people as Sarkar for justice. Sarkar lives with a principle and does many good deeds for people, which irritates other's. Soon his enemies plot to kill him and what happens then forms the rest of the plot.

Sarkar is different from other crime movies, where there are many fights and killings. It is melodramatic and enlarges the characters to give them its depth.

Sarkar portrays the intense emotions of a Don, who is like a God of Justice to the commoners. Watch out for Amitabh Bachchan’s massive interpretation as Sarkar and director RGV’s atypical depiction of a gangster story.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #7 (08/04/14)

Ayan Mukerji's - "Wake Up Sid"

Ayan's Wake Up Sid recounts the story of a manchild who was literally wedged with his enlightened lifestyle and was not in a position to leave everything behind in order to start his customary life.

Showcasing the gorgeous locales of Mumbai with a sedate vibe, Wake Up Sid is soft, deep and mature on it's move. Ayan's spectacular job in uniting and implanting love between two diverse characters who pretty much differ in every single quality they possess was genuine and placid.

Konkona's performance as this mellow urban high-flier added a seasoned flavour to the movie and Ranbir's performance was impressive as the traditional rich indolent party rocker to an matured visionary trendsetter.

Wake Up Sid particularly connects you in person with it's contemporary authentic story which will definitely stay close to your heart with a passionate mark engraved in it.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #6 (1/04/14)

K.S. Ravikumar's - "Padaiyappa"

Tamil Cinema, known for it's mass commercial entertainers and Padaiyappa is one of it. Padaiyappa, directed by K.S. Ravi Kumar has Superstar Rajnikanth doing the title role. It also has Sivaji Ganesan, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Manivannan, Radha Ravi, Lakshmi in the pivotal roles.

The movie is all about a tough rivalry between an arrogant lady Neelambari (Ramya Krishnan) and Padaiyappa (Rajnikanth). Who wins in the end forms the crux of the plot.

Director K.S.Ravi Kumar has brought out a script with the right ingredients to make it a commercial entertainer. Though its been years since the movie got released, it had attained a cult status and Rajnikanth's stylish punch dialogues are never forgotten yet.

Padaiyappa mustn't be missed out by a movie freak. Watch out for Thalaivar Rajnikanth's fiery dialogue delivery, trademark salute and his screen presence is more than enough to watch this movie. And even after several viewings it will not bore you even in a single scene.

-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@NirmalRaj2911)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #5 (3/25/14)

Anurag Kashyap's - "Dev D"

Delimited with a non melodramatic vibe, Anurag Kashyap's no-nonsense take on the most abiding love extravaganza "Devdas", was certainly a type of film that gets along effortlessly with the contemporary audience and leaves an unnerving impression deep inside your heart. 

What fascinates me the most about this movie was the way it's been narrated. Taking the basic outline from it's original Kashyap and Motwane had penned down an indisputable story which was sincere and unpretentious. The eccentric characters does hold the authenticity of the movie and they were magnificently portrayed by Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill & Kalki Koechlin.

The wide range of glaring lights used by the cinematographer sets up the inexplicable tone of the movie and the background music by Amit Trivedi adds the somber feel which was needed.

Dev D not only prevail as a well made alternative cinema but it also elevates the film-making standards to another level that is significantly needed.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #4 (3/18/14)

Anurag Kashyap's - "Gangs of Wasseypur"

“Gangs of Wasseypur” follows the rivalry spanning three generations of two powerful families who will do anything to get their revenge.

It is story-telling at its best! From the introduction to the development of the characters into their deeper roots, everything is written with excellence. The acting in this movie is impeccable. The entire cast did a spectacular job especially Manoj Bajpayee, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

This level of sophistication and authenticity is rarely seen in Hindi Alternative Cinema. The mastermind behind all this is Anurag Kashyap, the Director. His vision, his ideas were hugely responsible for the creation of this epic saga.

If there’s a movie which truly deserves to be called a Masterpiece, it’s “Gangs of Wasseypur”.

-By Chinmay Chawade (@ChinmayChawade)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #3 (3/11/14)

Yash Chopra's - "Veer - Zaara"

Directed by the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra who was widely known for his romantic movies and his fabulous work on Bollywood movies, Veer-Zaara starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta is a typical yet profound Bollywood classic which conceived it's own spot in the history of Indian cinema. 

The main plot actually narrates the love story between an Indian Airforce Officer Veer and a civilized Pakistani girl Zaara. As simple as that! But it's the story telling aspect of the film is what made Veer-Zaara special and superior. 

Yash Chopra's elegance in producing a beautiful or a memorable scene should be appreciated. Cinematography by Anil Mehta was gorgeous and striking in every delightful scene. Screenwriter Aditya Chopra had done a marvellous in managing a delicate script as it transacts the feelings and emotions wonderfully between India and Pakistan.

Shah Rukh Khan gives an incredible performance here, mainly in the climax where he generates emotion just in a glance which was incredibly touching. Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee are likable and charming entirely. 

To conclude, Veer-Zaara is a mix of every single ingredient we like to watch in a wholesome Bollywood movie. Watch it you didn't, it's definitely worth your time.

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #2 (3/4/14)

Farhan Akhtar's - "Dil Chahta Hai"

‘Dil Chahta Hai’ is a coming of age-comedy-drama revolving around three friends having diverse mentalities towards love and are going through a major transformation in their lives.

The importance of having love or a relationship in a person’s life and when once found, how it transforms his life in many ways is appropriately shown in Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut ‘DilChahta Hai’.

This movie is relatable to everyone whether you believe in love or not, it will hit you directly in the heart. The emotions of the characters are enhanced by the brilliant performances by all the lead actors and the spectacular music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

It is different from all the romantic movies made in Bollywood. It’s realistic, relatable and certainly refreshed the romantic genre in Bollywood.

Dil Chahta Hai is highly recommended if you have not seen it yet. No matter how many times you watch this movie the emotions that you will feel while watching it will still remain the same. It can be considered among one of the best movies of all time.

-By Chinmay Chawade (@ChinmayChawade)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here

Mega Movie Tuesday: Week #1 (2/25/14)

Ashutosh Gowariker's - "Swades"

It has been almost a decade since Swades was released in India and here we are still talking about it, that just shows how ground-breaking this movie is and how it made its place in one of the best Hindi movies of all-time. Mohan Bharghav, a scientist in NASA,when comes back to India to take his nanny to America, he discovers where he truly belongs.

Director, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s patriotism and dedication towards the country can be clearly seen in this movie. The way he directed this movie is just outstanding. Every emotion, every theme is handled with perfection. Shah Rukh Khan is the heart of the movie. His acting is genuine and the performances like this are the reason why he is regarded as one of the greatest actors this country ever had.

Swades is a celebration of a different kind of patriotism, which is more realistic, more believable and holds strong even today. Swades is a must watch for everyone!

-By Chinmay Chawade (@ChinmayChawade)

Join the conversation in our Facebook page: Click here