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Manmarziyaan - Honest Movie Review

Owing to the centre of all the latest excitement and hype, Anurag Kashyap's new romantic comedy-drama finally throws light on the realistic hardships of love stories. It's hard not to expect phenomenal movies when it comes to this director and I can surely say that Manmarziyaan qualifies as one of them.

The story revolves around a fiery and ardent Rumi (Tapsee Pannu) who is stuck between loving two desirable men Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) and Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan) where both of them are amiable to different parts of her puzzling personality. 

Every artist in the movie including the supporting roles with hardly enough screen space are bewitching, mirroring their respective characters accurately and the music by Amit Trivedi makes each situation more intense and solid. The story written by Kanika Dhillon could've used more clarity considering the lengthy second half and the confusing climax.

However, that is completely clouded by Tapsee, Vicky and Abhishek's fascinating portrayals. Extra admiration for Abhishek Bachchan who oozes sensitivity and depth to an otherwise light character and Vicky Kaushal who brings out the passion, innocence and allurement to his role but Tapsee, already being an accomplished actress somehow isn't very surprising in the film. 

Trying his hand at a new genre even with a slightly bumpy script Anurag Kashyap clearly knows how to win the audience and he does with Manmarziyaan as well. Finally, I'd like to say that the film is surely something interesting and unique to ponder over for this September.

My Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+ (A Perfect Weekend Pick!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Nikitha Kashyap aka WW
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Imaikkaa Nodigal - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Tale of Never Ending Twists!"

Looks like bringing uniqueness and class to her every movie has become a usual thing for the Lady Superstar. After the grand success of 'Kolamavu Kokila', Nayanthara strikes once again with Imaikkaa Nodigal, a thriller film written and directed by the innovative R. Ajay Gnanmuthu. 

The potboiler can be interpreted as a brutal cat and mouse game between a CBI Officer Anjali (Nayanthara) and a psycho serial killer on the loose, Rudra (Anurag Kashyap) where each character is introduced with a sound backstory and is given adequate prominence throughout, including the most expected cameo of Vijay Sethupathi.

But, the best part of the film was the Oscar-worthy acting by Anurag Kashyap. With each scene, he fascinates the audience with his dark dialogues and creepy smile, diverting our attention from Nayan, Atharva and the story itself. In parallel, Arjun; Anjali's brother (Atharva) and Kritika (Rashi Khanna) were introduced through an innocent love story only to be connected to the main plot in the second half of the movie.

Hip-Hop Tamizha sets the most required mood through his incredible music and background scores whereas RD Rajshekhar captures all the scenes with the perfect lights and angles, especially Anurag's scenes making the entire movie much more marvellous. Atharva is a very talented actor which is asserted through his well-presented performance here as well, but,  altogether sets an intriguing career path in acting for Anurag Kashyap.

If there is something you don't wanna miss from August, its definitely Imaikka Nodigal. No tall talk necessary.

My Rating - 4/5 | Grade - A (The Best One Around!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Nikitha Kashyap
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The Directors of Bombay Talkies Are Coming Together for Yet Another Anthology Film

Like it or not, Netflix and other web-based platforms like Amazon Prime are and will take over the traditional media sooner than later. After witnessing a decent success with their first original film 'Love Per Square Foot', Netflix is all in for producing more originals in the form of series and movies.

Now, 'Bombay Talkies', filmmakers Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap are coming back with an anthology film as all the four directors have finished shooting their respective films and are waiting for their release.

Initially, it was reported that the film is a sequel to Bombay Talkies but it’s not. 'Bombay Talkies' was a tribute to Indian cinema as it completed 100 years in 2013 but this series will be completely different which will deal with love, lust, and relationships. The movie will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP, with producer Ashi Dua and it will be released on Netflix by June.

“Lust Stories, four short films that deal with real-life relationships in modern India and brought together as one film brilliantly under a common theme by Anurag, Dibakar, Karan, and Zoya is a perfect premiere for global audiences on Netflix,” Screwvala has said in a statement.

It is being rumored that Karan’s film will star Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani, and Neha Dhupia, while Anurag’s film features Radhika Apte and Aakash Thosar of 'Sairat' fame. Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Kapoor have shot for Dibakar’s film. And Zoya’s film features Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam and Rasika Duggal.

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