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The Trip 2 Review: Satisfactory and Upbeat!

Starring – Amyra Dastur, Shweta Tripathi, Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi
Genre – Romantic-Comedy
Streaming Platform – Bindaas or YouTube

Introduction

We watch stories that make us analyse, stories that make us cringe, but, it's always fun to watch stories that make us just chill out and feel light-hearted. The Trip started out as a familiar web series among youngsters with the usual plot points like parent issues, arranged marriage and commitment matters but by adding a little bit of glam, it easily became one of the top trending series on YouTube.

Rationalization

Negatives: The second season which mildly disappointed the fans with Lisa Hayden's absence even when it was adequately replaced by Amyra Dastur. The story didn't show much of an improvement and some people may have felt that it could have used more action by the main characters instead of new additions. The new introductions were clearly created to match with the girls and they ended up being just that. The girls who are stuck in an unfortunate situation (again) somehow walk out of it partying and enjoying everything the whole time. The basic idea of the girls being irresponsible and careless in otherwise serious circumstances is quite hard to enjoy. The intensity of the performances as well as the personalities of the main characters remain underdeveloped.

Positives: The breezy carry over of every episode is a clever idea for making up for all the errors in it. The actors including Sapna, Shwetha and Amyra are convincing as their respective characters and their dialogues are easily readable and relatable. The best part of the entire series undoubtedly has to be Mallika Dua who seems like she's playing herself on screen and becomes the favourite one among the four. She is talented, funny and witty and it is continuously displayed throughout the series. The male characters are cute enough to gain more audience and the locations chosen for every scene is accurate and beautiful. The story involves Amyra's character dealing with marriage commitment which ends on a good note, Sapna's character finally meeting her long-lost mother, Shwetha's character finding her true passion and Mallika's character rediscovering her confidence. It's all nice and happy in the end which leaves you satisfied and upbeat.

Conclusion 

Overall the Trip 2 is probably one of those series you watch while travelling or while binging on large amounts of carbs but I can say that its absolutely one to experiment. Something light and fun for one of those days.

Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+

-A Just Stream Editorial by Nikitha Kashyap aka WW
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Mr. X - Movie Review

Verdict - "Mr. X is just atrocious! Ignore and let it go!"

More often than not, my expectations were pretty high for Mr. X, why shouldn't they? Take a trip down memory lane, partly, Vishesh Films and Emraan Hashmi had a superior track record working together. They make commercially successful movies and, above all, they always had the mettle to try distinct subjects. Mr. X felt like an unconventional film, but it's the execution which matters the most, and I felt it lacking in Vikram Bhatt's movies.

Raghu (Emraan Hashmi) and Sia (Amyra Datsur) were two ATD officers and just after the day they decide to get married, Raghu has been put in a perplexed situation and was given an ultimatum to choose between his country or his fiancé.

After making the best out of the situation, he was betrayed and was allegedly murdered by few thugs who were apparently his own office colleagues. How will he seek revenge? And how does he turn into Mr. X explains the other part of the movie.

Judging by the plot of the movie, you can comprehend that this is nothing more than a traditional revenge drama and in that situation the screenwriter should be concerned with the plot and should deliver something unique to pep up the experience. 

Instead, we get a stale and an inconsistent storyline which shatters the entire movie into pieces and to add insult to injury; the atrocious logic in the movie totally demolishes everything left as they relate Raghu's obscure powers as a sign of God and were something beyond the scientific reach.

Furthermore, this movie was specially designed in 3D for a unique movie-going experience and when you're making a movie which is heavily relying on CGI, this is a wise move to make, but it always depends on how good it looks on-screen. In this case, although the CGI impressed me, to some extent, but it didn't really live up to my expectations. 

Emraan Hashmi is a distinct actor with a commendable on-screen charisma and at this point of his career; it feels like he was always getting doomed by many hideous scripts and Mr. X will remain as one of his worst movies of his career. 

The female lead, Amyra tried to give her best, but she didn't feel significant to me, as her conflicting character was horribly written in every scene, and it just ruined everything for her.

All things considered, Mr. X could be an interesting take in a three-dimensional format with a solid script and few fascinating characters. It simply missed the mark on every scale and doesn't create any interest for the viewer throughout the movie or for a possible sequel. Ignore and let it go!

My Rating - 1.5/5
Grade - D+ (A hangover!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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