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Veere Di Wedding & Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran - Double Header Review

It's always awkward to open one of these Double Header Reviews with a generic greeting like I admit doing it previously, but I'm not gonna do that this time cause I'm bored, fed up and will not act like I'm always positive like Nushrat Bharucha in the first half of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Anyway, thanks to streaming platforms like ZEE5 and Netflix, I had the opportunity to check out the comedy-drama 'Veere Di Wedding' and the John Abraham starrer 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran' based on real events. In that case, let's wrap-up these opening traditions and advance to the main event.

Veere Di Wedding made 138.80 crores worldwide with a production budget of 42 crores which is still surprising considering how many people watched this dumb movie. Parmanu made 91.36 crores worldwide from its 44 crore production budget, and that's impressive for a patriotic film that hasn't starred Akshay Kumar.

"Veere Di Wedding" Overall Thoughts / My Rating - 1.5/5

Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Veere Di Wedding starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in the lead roles is the story about four childhood friends having a little reunion, as they have fun, share memories, emotions and celebrate their lives to the fullest due to the fact that one of them is getting married.

Now, they're a few bromance movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which are great and I feel pity for all the girls, cause VDW is not the appropriate film to represent their sisterhood and moreover it just a lousy two-hour bore-fest. Right from the get-go, I felt like I'm watching one of those Star Plus soap-operas (which is understandable considering Ekta Kapoor is one of the producers) as the quality of the film kept declining time after time into obscurity. The storyline is non-existent, the screenplay is a mess, the jokes are unfunny, characters were left unexplored, and the cusswords are basically a bait to lure the audience into the movie theater.

Overall, flooded with chock-full of product placements, Veere Di Wedding is a bad film and is a colossal failure in regards to many aspects like directing or storytelling. Watch it if you're interested, I guess!

"Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran" Overall Thoughts / My Rating - 3.25/5

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Parmanu starring John Abraham in the lead role is loosely based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998 and tells the story of how the historic plan came into flourishment.

Set in the late 90's, the demoded presentation by Abhishek Sharma was one of the most impressive attributes of the entire film. Everything from the shot composition, music and background score, characters, felt like they belong in the 90's as we can effortlessly convince an alien by saying that this movie came out in 1998. Moreover, barring few overly dramatic scenes and convenient solutions, the film was engaging from end to end and kept me on the edge-of-my-seat regularly. 

Overall, Parmanu is reasonably similar to last year's 'The Ghazi Attack' where you can tell that it's not factually correct and heavily dramatized for our viewing pleasure. But, it succeeded in keeping the tension and was an intriguing two-hour watch on a laid-back weekend.

-A Double Header Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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Kareena Kapoor to Star Opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Salute!?

 

Shah Rukh Khan who's currently busy shooting for his upcoming film 'ZERO' will start working on his next film 'Salute' right after wrapping the Aanand L Rai directorial. The film is a biopic based on the life of an Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and will see King Khan in a more dramatic role.

After finalizing SRK, the makers are now in search for a female lead for the film and we hear reports that the lascivious diva of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan is in talks for the actress role.

As per now, the rumors are still remain up in the air as we're yet to get an official confirmation. SRK and Bebo were last seen in the atrocious superhero film Ra. One and it's been seven years since we've seen this attractive couple together on the silver screen. Anyway, what do you guys think about Kareena potentially romancing SRK. Excited or Not!? Let us know in the comment section below NOW!

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Instant Movie Review #28 (Bajrangi Bhaijaan)

Kabir Khan's - "Bajrangi Bhaijaan"

Positives:
1) Story 
2) Performances
3) Direction

Negatives:
1) First act screenplay
2) Music

Introduction and Plot: Did you ever imagine that you will shed a tear specifically in a 'Bhai' movie? With a poignant storyline about a missing girl from Pakistan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan explicates many things about love, morality, and courage.

Analysis: Initiated with a tedious screenplay, the narration of the movie gets a little repetitive in the first half and it certainly feels exasperating. But the heart and the emotion in the second half of the movie was utterly heartwarming and it was quite revitalizing on Salman's part as he portrayed his character flawlessly alongside with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Harshaali.

Verdict: Overall, BB suffers a little with its gigantic run time, but in the end, after an emotional second act I can say that this movie is certainly one of the best we've seen from Salman in recent times.

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Singham Returns - Movie Review

Verdict - "Promises and delivers. Singham Returns is a good time."

Let it be a cheesy juvenile action-comedy, I found myself sitting in a theatre surrounded by normal moviegoers going bananas for every mass scene and that's where director Rohit Shetty get along with the audience well. Is this his one and only intention?

The story unfolds in an identical way. A honest cop set to track down a felonious gang, will he prevail successfully in a guiltless society?

Now! Going into this movie, I knew it'l turn into a generic hackneyed cat and mouse story. Did I get that? Absolutely not! I was completely astonished by the story and screenplay of the movie. I'm completely not backing up the plot of the movie, but it got me intrigued, there was never a tedious moment in the movie where I felt like taking a break. And that maybe the biggest compliment I can give to this movie.

On the other way around, arguing about the negatives, they were plenty of them, but in detail I felt the comedic element is been forced to a great extent where it felt annoying to watch. Don't get me wrong, this is such a polarizing dispute. But I felt it could be better if it's limited to one or two wholesome scenes.

As I said earlier, this movie will create a rift in the audience members, if you don't love that cheesiness in a movie then you might end up hating this movie which will be consoled by every commercial element bordering on the dialogue, over-the-top action sequences and the background score.

Not that he makes generic movies, I really admired Rohit Shetty's work here, he knows his substance well and pretty much a mastermind in grabbing the box office collections. In regard to this movie, he took more care about the story, the audacity that was created in few scenes were certainly the significant elements for this success and I also like the fact that he didn't really follow that customary approach of fitting in a song for every 15 minutes.

Ajay Devgn is the real deal here, his on-screen charisma and the way he carried out his character throughout the movie was remarkable as he completely got over with his fans through dialogues like "Aata Majhi Satakli". The engaging factor?

To conclude, I'm genuinely surprised with Singham Returns, may be because my expectations were dead low. I never thought that I would give this movie a fairly positive review. Is it a flawless movie? Definitely not! But it lives up to it's expectations and gives delivers what it needs to. I'm going fresh with this movie, three out of five stars for this flick from Rohit Shetty and team.

My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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