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Race 3 - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "One of the Worst Big Budget Movies in Recent History!"

Directed by Remo D'Souza who is the man behind-the-camera of one of the worst films of 2016 'A Flying Jatt', 'Race 3' stars Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem in the lead and supporting roles and is the third film in the highly successful 'Race' franchise.

Separated from the previous two films, the plot of this movie introduces us to a filthy rich family who has disputes between them over domination and money. After undertaking a deal to rob a hard drive from a "highly secured" vault, the family discovers few miraculous facts which shatters the trust and love that they have developed over the years. Beyond believable!

If you got through the above paragraph understanding something about the movie then I should applaud myself for narrating the chaotic mess which is the storyline. It's a disaster! And even recollecting it to disintegrate what happened is giving me a headache. The franchise is notoriously known for its double-twists; a twist within a twist and more twists and that's where this plot became even more heedless. They're rather confusing, pointless and ineffective than surprising as the twists were only introduced to continue the ridiculous gimmick of the franchise.

Ten minutes into the movie, I can already tell that it is awful when the narrator says "Now that you learned about the characters, let the race begin!". That's borderline pathetic storytelling and the idiocy never stops and it continues with terrible dialogues, cringey character moments, humorless comedy and abysmal timing of songs between unimportant scenes. 

Remo D' Souza who is now into creating mindless grandiose spectacles is hand-picked by Salman Khan to direct the movie and it is literally the worst decision he made. D'Souza's approach to push style over substance can clearly be seen in the film and it didn't even remotely work for any scene. He can't piece together a scene properly or at least cannot extract a decent enough performance from any of the talented cast and it's disgraceful. All he made sure is that the actors looked elegant by dressing them up with expensive clothing and made them drive around in supercars so that we can all think that they're wicked cool.

But hey! You may say that I'm just being salty and demoralizing everybody with negativity, at least they're action sequences to shut my brain and enjoy. Don't get me started! From the mind-numbing skydiving sequences to the insane flying car crashes and the in-your-face detonations, the action scenes in the movie were absurdly bad. They're so atrocious to watch as the audience in the theatre I'm watching had a range of emotions with the kids running down the steps infused with madness and the elders either laughing or holding their heads in awe cause they can't believe what they're watching.

Even the characters or the performances didn't elevate the film. Salman Khan walked, talked and acted like a robot. Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol did the best they could, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah were present for the looks, songs, and few poorly choreographed fights which are seriously bad. And there's nothing much to discuss about Saqib Saleem or Freddy Daruwala either.

Overall, Race 3 is undoubtedly one of the worst big budget commercial movies I've seen in a while and is an all-around failure differing from the storyline, screenplay, direction, action, music, and performances. Here's my suggestion, forget that this movie existed, ignore it when it debuts on Amazon Prime or on TV and then thank me later for saving 160 minutes of your valuable time.

My Rating - 1/5 | Grade - D (Absolutely Awful!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RACE 3

1. Supercars Blown Up!

The stunts of Race 3 were choreographed by Hollywood action director Tom Struthers and were shot in Abu Dhabi. At the trailer launch event, Salman Khan had said that they picked up 15-16 brand new cars while shooting in Abu Dhabi thinking they would get them back, but the action director ensured they don’t get even one car back. “The cars were blown up in 200 parts, which made it impossible to bring the cars back,” he added.

2. 5 Days! Just 5 Days!

Can you believe that the climax of Race 3 was shot in just 5 days? As per a report from the film's team, the climax was shot with three units simultaneously. A set of actors were continuously shooting on the three units and wrapped the schedule in just five days that could have taken ten days to shoot.

Director Remo D’Souza stated, “The climax scene is an elaborate action sequence that was to be shot with the entire cast. Salman ensured that the grueling schedule that would otherwise take 10 days to shoot, was completed in just 5 days. We had three separate units that were shooting simultaneously on set. The live explosions also had the military’s presence for security concern. The entire sequence was an event in itself.”

3. Sidharth Keeps Making Bad Choices?

Sidharth Malhotra was approached and opted out of the film, as he was to be cast opposite Daisy Shah, who is the supporting actress in the film. Malhotra has always been paired opposite the leading ladies, so he decided to opt out. Also, Aditya Roy Kapoor was first approached for the second lead after Siddarth Malhotra. But producer Ramesh Taurani didn't agree to his price.

4. The Real Anil

Anil Kapoor who plays the role of a business tycoon Shamsher in the film will be introduced through an action scene which will reportedly see no body double because Anil Kapoor has decided to do the stunts himself, reported mid-day. Anil Kapoor's entry scene will reportedly involve an adrenaline-pumping car chase sequence and rounds of a gunshot.

5. Jacky vs Daisy - The Cat Fight?

Talking about her experience of doing action scenes, Jacqueline says, “ I was part of very big action centric films (Dishoom) in the past but this is the first time I have gone all out and done action with Race 3. Daisy (Shah) and I have a massive cat fight in the film and it’s actually one of the hardest action sequences I have ever done in my life. In the movie, Daisy actually hits me and while shooting she has kicked me hard many times.”

Sources and Writing Credits - Indian Express, IMDB, NDTV and Hindustan Times. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Tabu Joins the Cast of Bharat starring Salman Khan!

Last week we reported that Disha Patani joined the cast of Salman Khan starrer Bharat, but now, we're hearing reports that veteran actress Tabu is joining the cast. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has been a fan of the actress and has been keen on working with the actor.

Details of Tabu’s character have been kept under the wraps but we hear that the national award winning actress essays an important role in this period drama. Delighted about welcoming Tabu to the cast, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Tabu’s work and always wished to work with her. After several meetings with her, I’m happy it is finally happening with Bharat and am looking forward to the shoot.”

Director Ali Abbas Zafar also took to social media to welcome Tabu saying, “Finally it’s happening, so excited to work with you, lots of love @tublb @Bharat_TheFilm @BeingSalmanKhan @priyankachopra @DishPatani @WhoSunilGrover”.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Disha Patani to Star in Bharat with Salman Khan!

Fresh off the blockbuster success of Baaghi 2, Disha Patani had bagged a pivotal role in Salman Khan's upcoming film 'Bharat' directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (Tiger Zinda Hai fame) as Priyanka Chopra will be seen as the female lead.

A press statement from the production house claimed Disha will be essay the role of a trapeze artist in a circus set in the 1960s. With the circus segment, director Ali Abbas Zafar plans to pay an ode to Raj Kapoor. The showman’s Mera Naam Joker focussed on the life of circus artists.

Welcoming Disha Patani to the cast, director Ali said in a press statement, “The pairing of Salman and Disha in a circus set-up in the ’60s is unusual and exciting. She is a promising star and for this character, we needed a girl who looked vulnerable and beautiful yet had the physicality of an athlete. Disha fits the bill perfectly.”

The ravishing Disha Patani took to twitter and tweeted the following “Looking forward to step into the shoes of a #TrapezeArtiste .. Thank you for this challenge @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @priyankachopra #Bharat it is!!”

Produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Bharat is slated to release on Eid, 2019.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Salman Khan Starrer Dabangg 3 Delayed!?

Dabangg 3 which is set to be directed by Prabhu Deva and co-starring Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan as the supporting cast is scheduled to release on January 25, 2019. But, due to the busy schedule of Salman Khan for Race 3 and Dus Ka Dum, the film is yet to even go on the floor. It has been learned that Dabangg 3 schedule has gone for a toss and the pre-production is taking a lot of time. The shooting will now begin on September 14 and the movie will not release in January 2019 as speculated.

As of now, Salman Khan is yet to announce the release date for Dabangg 3. The actor, currently, has an array of projects in the pipeline. After wrapping up Race 3, the actor will begin shooting for his upcoming reality show, Dus Ka Dum. Salman has already shot filming small portion of his next film Bharat which is being helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Katrina Kaif to Replace Priyanka Chopra in the Upcoming Salman Khan Film Bharat!?

Miss World Priyanka Chopra is all set to make her comeback to Bollywood with Salman Khan's upcoming movie, 'Bharat' Ever since Khan and filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced the project a couple of months ago, there have been a lot of speculations about the leading lady. Priyanka Chopra is the latest actress whose name is being associated with the movie. Now, as per a report published in a popular tabloid, Chopra has been dropped and Katrina Kaif has come onboard to star in the film opposite Salman Khan. The actress has declined to comment on the report, though.

If the rumors are true, this will be Salman and Katrina's eighth film together. The audience has always loved the couple with all of their films, where both of them have paired opposite each other, doing wonders at the box office. Not just fans, trade pundits are also very excited about the report because a Salman-Katrina pair in a film means a business beyond Rs. 300 crores at the box office.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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It's Official! Prabhu Deva is Directing 'Dabangg 3'

We've been speculating and reporting for months now that 'Dabangg 3' is going in for production and Arbaaz Khan is looking for a director for the film. But, now it's official that Prabhudeva will be the directing the third installment in the franchise.

For the first time, Prabhudheva speaks about the project. “I was in Mumbai last week to finalize all the details. Yes, I am directing Dabangg 3 for Salman and Arbaaz Khan. Who says no to them?” Prabhu laughs affectionately, recalling his association with Salman since the historic Wanted in 2009.

“We’ve been closely associated for the longest time. I share a warm friendship with Salman Khan and his brothers. When Salman and Arbaaz asked me to direct Dabangg 3 there was no question of saying no,” says Prabhu whose Wanted had resurrected Salman’s career after a series of box office duds.

“Not like that,” Prabhu protests shyly. “The biggest of superstars go through ups and downs in their career. Salman is Salman. Flops or hits don’t matter to his career.”

As for Dabangg 2, Prabhu says he hasn’t seen the earlier segments of the franchise. “I’d like to give it my own spin. Of course, we all know what Salman’s Chulbul Pandey is all about. That sense of masti will remain in the cop’s role.” As for the rest, nothing changes.

Says Prabhu, “Everything including the cast remains the same. Salman, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz… the music will be by Sajid-Wajid. Everything in Dabangg is unchanged except me: the director.”

Incidentally, Dabangg 3 would be Sonakshi’s fifth film with Prabhudheva. “Sonakshi and I share a comfort level. I think we will have fun making this film.”

“My last Hindi film as a director was 'Singh is Bling' with Akshay Kumar in 2015. Since then I’ve been busy with my South assignments,” adds Prabhu.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Arbaaz Khan Confirms 'Dabangg 3' Shooting Schedule!

In his recent interview Arbaaz Khan, the producer of 'Dabangg' and director of 'Dabangg 2', has stated that the third film in the franchise will go into production mid this year and also said that he will only produce the film this time. The film will see the return of the iconic couple Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha and talking with a leading daily, Arbaaz said the following “As a producer, it is a wide spectrum of things that I want to do and for now, I am concentrating on 'Dabangg 3' which will go on floors mid this year. After that, I will have more time because 'Dabangg 3' will take a lot of my time, effort and concentration."

Also Read: 'DON 3' to Start Production Very Soon

After attending a special screening of a short film titled '#METOO' on Tuesday. Arbaaz when asked if his production banner will focus on creating content for the digital platform, Arbaaz said: "As of now, my concentration is on my production and on my next film because when I involve myself in a certain project, that time I need to have some time for and I personally get involved in it. So, after making my upcoming film, I do have plans to create content on the digital platform -- be it with a web series or short films. The options are pretty much open.”

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Jacqueline Fernandez to Star as the Lead in 'Kick 2'!

Not long ago, we reported that Amy Jackson (Singh is Bliing fame) is all set to romance Salman Khan in 'Kick 2'. But squashing all the flying rumors, the producer of the film Sajid Nadiadwala confirmed to a leading news daily that the Sri Lankan beauty will be a part of the sequel which marks the third collaboration between her and Salman Khan after 'Kick' and the upcoming film 'Race 3'.

Recently, the producer spoke to a leading daily and stated the following:

"I've been currently writing the script for a year now. As a producer I'm busy with different films, the writing took some time and I'm planning to restart the writing process and the film should roll out next year."

Speaking about Jacqueline Fernandez, Sajid Nadiadwala simply said:

"Salman Khan was joking when he said that Jacqueline would be replaced and Jacqueline's character was present in the current script but it's too early to talk about it."

On the other side, Salman and Jacky wrapped the shooting schedule of the Bangkok part as the film is expected to release this Eid.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Amy Jackson to Romance Salman Khan in 'Kick 2'!?

Earlier this month, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment announced their next project as "Kick 2", and disclosed Salman Khan’s name as the male lead. In "Kick (2014)" we saw the hot ravishing Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez flatter all of us with her sexy looks, but, it is reported that Jacqueline will not be seen in the sequel as her role ended in the first installment and this film will have a different plot.

Now, according to the flying rumors, we might see the dreamy British beauty Amy Jackson take the charge as the female lead from Jacky. Amy is known for her sensuous looks back in South Indian cinema and is also surprisingly the female lead in Rajnikanth's "2.0". Amy also has a poor track record in Bollywood with her previous films, "Singh is Bliing", "Freaky Ali" and "Ek Deewana Tha" failing at the box-office.

The English bombshell is currently busy shooting for the Amercian TV series "Supergirl" where she will be portraying the character of Saturn Girl who is the founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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KICK 2 to Release on Christmas 2019!

"Kick" was an enormous success not only for the producers and for Salman Khan back in 2014. As expected there have been rumors from the past year, that director, and producer Sajid Nadiadwala is very keen to bring back the franchise for a part two. And now it's been double confirmed by the production house, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. 

The official twitter handle of the production house tweeted out the following: "The wait is over! #DEVILisBACK!! #SajidNadiadwala’s Kick 2 starring @BeingSalmanKhan releases Christmas 2019."

The cast of the film is yet to be finalized except for Salman Khan who will, of course, play the lead of the film. 2019 should be an exciting year for all Bhai fans because "Bharat" directed by "Tiger Zinda Hai" fame Ali Abbas Zafar is scheduled on Eid and now "Kick 2" for Christmas.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Tiger Zinda Hai - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Fan Service At It's Best!"

Barring Tubelight, Salman Khan has been on a roll lately scoring blockbuster hits with Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Love him or hate him, he knows how to churn out a commercial box-office hit and he's been consistently doing that for the past few years. Tiger Zinda Hai is also once such film which is specifically made for the fans after underlining everything they want to see in a Bhai film.

Loosely based on real-life events, the storyline of the film follows the abduction of forty nurses from India and Pakistan by a militant group called ISC headed by Abu Usman (Sajjad Delfrooz). With a very limit amount of time, options and privileges, Indian Government chooses to send their best player in the game, Tiger (Salman Khan), who had gone undercover since the events of the last film.

Starting off with the positives in the film, I must give credits where its due, the action sequences (choreographed by Tom Struthers from Hollywood) were one of the best I've seen in any Bollywood movie so far, in terms of scale and extravaganza. Every shot was well designed and composed and the amount of hard work that went into crafting these scenes should be appreciated. But, the double and triple dosage of action for every 10-15 minutes can be an overkill and I felt it redundantly when the film started to forcefully insert action sequences without a proper reason.

Now, I love simplistic storylines, the plot of this film is essentially what we expect and naturally witness in a video game. We start at point A, stop at point B and then reach point C. But sometimes with a wafer-thin plot and a runtime of two hours and forty minutes, things can and will get stale and dreary and that's exactly what happened. The comedy, for the most part, didn't work. The forced patriotic dialogues (mainly aimed to please the Pakistani audience) didn't work, few characters were left half-baked and didn't fit appropriately. Everything has been sacrificed for action, which was understandable when your primary aim is to explore the action-genre, but in turn, it doesn't help when you look at the overall film.

The performances from the complete cast were acceptable, Salman Khan excels with his particular skill-set i.e saving lives, escaping from hopeless situations, blowing up things, shooting multiple bandits and in-turn not getting shot at least once and being an all-in-all charismatic guy. Katrina Kaif shines in few remarkable action scenes and that is all. I didn't expect much from her anyway.

Overall, Tiger Zinda Hai mostly failed to impress me in few sections with a lengthy runtime and an insipid storyline, but the action scenes served as a life-saver for the film which were extremely fun to watch. This film is a perfect example of fan service and will surely be a massive commercial success for YRF studios.

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

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Tubelight - Movie Review

Verdict - "Plotless!"

After the immense success of the runaway hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman Khan and Kabir Khan are back together for the third time with their new film Tubelight, which also transacts with a sensitive subject (similar to Bajrangi Bhaijaan) and stars Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Om Puri in supporting roles. 

Established in a small town near North India, the story introduces us to Laxman (Salman Khan), who is innocent and childish and he happens to love his brother Bharath (Sohail Khan) very much. When Bharath leaves his hometown to join the Indian Army, Laxman weeps and wishes his brother good luck hoping that he would return someday. In the norm of his brother's absence, the storyline advances into the journey of Laxman and explains about how he hoisted himself into a much more matured human being.

When you look at Kabir Khan's last film Phantom, you can tell that the intent to make a good story-oriented film was always there. But, the wafer-thin plot didn't support the film and hence it ended up as a disappointment. Now, walking into this film I thought that Kabir Khan would never make the same mistake again and I was proven wrong. Tubelight had everything going in its favor the emotion, morality, music, cinematography, hell! even Salman Khan was doing his level best for the audience to emotionally connect to his character. But then again, the plot was predictable and thin enough for me to not be interested in the movie or in the characters. 

Regarding the performances, Salman Khan has been pretty impressive lately with his recent performances in Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan and he continues to impress in Tubelight with his performance as a juvenile-childish-man. Also, I give major props to him for keeping his Bhai persona aside and exploring a completely new genre that he never explored before in his previous films. The supporting actors including Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub were all decent in their respective roles.

On the whole, it's the stale tedious plot of the film that bothered me the most, it had its moments and few inspiring bits to appreciate, but I would not recommend you to go rush see this film unless you're a Salman Khan fan who is expecting something different, unlike his traditional films.

My Rating - 2.5/5 | Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) 

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Sultan - Movie Review

Verdict - "Enlivening and Entertaining!"

Galloping with its mind-boggling box office collections, Sultan is set to a proper start with a good word-of-mouth and positive reviews buzzing across the B-Town. With the stage set for it to hopefully become the highest grossing movie of all time, let's jump right in and analyse the good and the bad it had to offer.

With the lack of entertainment, support and finance, Aakash (Amit Sadh), founder of Pro Take-Down (MMA) deduces that the sport doesn't have a future in India. But, his father suggests negotiating with Olympic gold medalist and former Wrestling World Champion Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan) and insists that an Indian attraction will help reinforce the entire competition critically and commercially. Aakash immediately flees to a small town in Haryana district and proposes the deal to Sultan. Aggravated with Aakash's behaviour, Sultan says that he decided not to step back into that ring years ago and modestly declines the offer. Why?

With nearly three hours of runtime, this film undoubtedly had few pacing issues primarily in the first half as it reached to a point where the fans sitting beside me nearly thought the theatre management forgot to include the interval scene. I slightly felt exhausted and when the critical events started to divulge, they felt tardy and sluggish. 

Also, the second half, although it was exhilarating to watch, felt like a combination of many films we've seen before. But the primary storyline that involves Sultan's family and his struggle to reach his goal backed up the auxiliary storyline perfectly. Consequently, the film didn't feel lifeless or mundane. 

Supporting the story that certainly had few issues were the remarkable performances from the entire cast especially from the supporting actors like Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh, Kumud Mishra and Anant Vidhaat who flawlessly portrayed the role of Sultan's patron and friend. 

Salman Khan plays the character of an inspiring wrestler, a humble gentleman and a stubborn cavalier who takes doesn't take a break until he achieves his goal. And he mesmerised me with his surprisingly decent performance throughout the film. His build and persona suited his character appropriately and he splendidly responded to all his critics by giving a great performance. 

Anushka Sharma's character felt a bit asymmetrical considering her goals and ambitions seem to rapidly disappear when the storyline progresses, but nonetheless, she was never misused by giving a minor role in the film.

Overall, excluding the fact that its nearly three hours long, this film still had many moments to shine and enthral you as a viewer. The immense screen presence of Salman Khan as an underdog wrestler and the incredible performances from the supporting cast made this film a worthy watch in the movie theatre. 

My Rating - 3.25/5 | Grade - B (Entertaining with few noticeable flaws!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) 

This review is sponsored by Videocon D2H which as displayed in the film had more subscribers than I thought.

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - Movie Review

Verdict - "Dramatic Torture - 80's Style!"

I don't even know how to describe this movie, that's how baffled my brain is right now. Let's put it this way, it honestly felt like an atrocious roller coaster ride in a grand fancy theme park. Didn't Sooraj R. Barjatya realize that by fitting together all his trademark aspects (family drama, envious brother, filmy moments) in a perplexing movie will not work in 2015!? In an exhausted social world where we spend more time by taking selfies, are we still excited to watch these outdated Bollywood dramas? Of course! I'd like to watch a fine movie like K3G from time to time, not Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Without spoiling anything, the storyline revolves around Prem (Salman Khan), a cordial and a gracious person from Ayodhya, as he catches a glimpse of the Princess of Pritampur, Maithili (Sonam Kapoor) and instantly falls in love with her. With the princess getting married very soon, will Prem be able to confess his love and affection towards her? Watch it in a nearly three-hour long dramatic extravaganza with a mundane bonus that includes a song for every ten minutes.

As I stated earlier, I completely have no problems watching a feel-good Bollywood drama, and to pull off a movie of such caliber, the story and screenplay should be flawless. That's exactly where PRDP countered a major setback. Excluding the storyline which has nothing new to offer, the screenplay was straight-out tedious, the major plot points didn't get focused appropriately, the characters were half-baked and few random scenes made no sense whatsoever. 

Also, the 164-minute runtime was woeful and made me feel completely uncomfortable as I didn't find the movie enjoyable with its nonsensical humor and tiresome songs. But on a positive note, the climax was quite well handled and ended the film in a superior way. The production and set design was ostentatious and bought a flamboyant vibe that is very much required for the storyline.

Salman Khan acts as the frontrunner throughout the movie, and he never disappoints anyone with this amusing jokes and charismatic screen presence. Sonam Kapoor gave her best as she felt like a proper fit for the role and Anupam Kher was given a brief character, but it felt lifeless for me even though his performance was decent. 

The other actors were completely wasted in their inferior abysmal inferior characters especially Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepak Dobriyal, who in my opinion would've stolen the entire movie when proper screen time and a well-rounded character were allotted to him.

Overall, PRDP would've been an atrocity even if it's released in the 1980's, the disconcerting screenplay which includes a whole lot of nothingness is certainly a gigantic drawback for persons like me who take films a little too seriously. This movie was rough and made me check my watch for every ten minutes and I finally felt relieved when the doors got opened nearly after three hours. I'm going nowhere near this movie in the future.

My Rating - 2/5 | Grade - C (Meh! Probably a Rental!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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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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Kick - Movie Review

Verdict - "Do yourself a favour and never opt for getting this KICK"

Jaded, exhausted and infuriated! I'm still searching for my kick on a tedious combat zone of ludicrous action, unappealing romance and humourless comedy.

As y'all are very well-known about the summary of the movie, it's just identical to Dhoom 3, a distinct intellectual superman who is finally gratified by nicking money from the blatant wealthy guys for obvious reasons that are adequate.

Let's clear things out! Back in 2009, when Surender Reddy presented Kick to the telugu audience, it felt fresh, comical and smart. Nadiadwala's adaptation falls short in everything it tackled with. And to be very clear, I'm not drawing any comaprisons!

The screenplay was stale all throughout the movie. It encountered a good amount of pacing issues, the romantic love segment between Salman and Jacqueline was never plausible and it practically debased the most pleasurable thing called "Love" in many ways. Neither did the comedic parts of the movie crack well, it just felt like an artificial humour which is just used to make it a complete movie.

In this age and time it all depends on how you sell the movie to your audience and Kick took off fashionably by marketing it's key aspects bordering on fast cars, boom-bastic explosions and fuming action. The question is, does it deliver well in the movie? I would say no! The action sequences were lazy as it ruined the fun because of the sluggish camerawork and it's simply not logical.

Randeep Hooda is splendid in his role, unfortunately his character never felt like an ominous threat to the main protagonist of the film and that's even one of my complaints for the movie. The good guy-bad guy thing never paid off due to the unappealing screenplay. Nawazuddin Siddiqui fairly entertains with his weird expressions and considering him as a tough menace is a bit irregular.

The big guy Salman is yet again an amusing, clever and a soulful man and he never disappoints in entertaining with his over-the-top action sequences and that's all we anticipate for. Jacqueline portrayed a significant character but is incredibly wasted with her minimal screentime, apart from showing her good looks.

Nonetheless, the purpose of the movie was convincing and it played out well after a string of debacle. And Salman who is popular with his Being Human campaign felt like a good front runner to coup these kind of subjects. But I'm never into the movie, despite of it's outlandish action and drama, Kick is not a good adaptation as per me and will probably be remembered only for a brief amount of time.

My Rating - 2/5 | Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Jai Ho – Movie Review

Verdict – “Jai Ho is contemplative, but tedious in it's approach and composition”.

I'm surprised when Jai Ho kicked off with a groovy EDM song, believed that it would be a surprising cliche-less entertainer. But that's just me assuming something that would never happen. Thank you Salman Khan.

Thinking far too beyond, there is nothing inside to enlighten the plot. It's just Salman portraying his normal Being Human character who emerges with a noble idea, which was only effective on paper. Everything beyond this minimal initiative was just a mixture of commercial elements which includes Salman's throbbing roars and massive punches.

Talk about an obtuse witless screenplay, Jai Ho is a perfect example. Enormously layered with repetitive cliched scenes dealt with a social message, the story completely rushed with absolutely no development in it's approach which didn't really intrigue me even when it's playing safe with melodramatic ingredients in the first half.

Taking an immense turn with the introduction of an under developed villain, things started to make no sense whatsoever which ultimately leaves everything to Salman being the only hope for the humanity.

Considered as a movie for the masses, Jai Ho was even a huge mess when it tries to be commercial, over-the-top dumb action sequences, unamusing humour and impervious emotion was not pretty easy to take in.

Well shot with an impressive gorgeous canvas at times, the cinematography was tremendously outdated with it's retro zoom-in and zoom-out approach which is obviously terrible to look at.

Debutant Daisy Shah was decent with her performance, her character was hardly there for 20 mins in the movie similar to the other supporting actors namely Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Pulkit Samrat and Sana Khan. The centre lead Salman Khan was not surprising for the most part, his terrible expressions during the action sequences and not so emotive appearance during the sentimental scenes are completely flat and was definitely a let down.

Nevertheless, Jai Ho tries to be a game changer with a strong social message, but was hugely misleaded with it's dreary screenplay and in-your-face commercial elements. It's definitely far away from being another blockbuster remake, but may entertain Salman's fans who don't really care about watching a well made movie. If you're not a supporter of the big guy decline it completely and save it for a rainy day rental.

My Rating - 2/5
Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental)
-By Surya Komal aka KM

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