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Sui Dhaaga - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Heartening Story!"

Starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma as a relatable proletariat couple, Sui Dhaaga directed by Sharat Katariya ('Dum Laga Ke Haisha' fame) is an encouraging journey of a small-town couple Mauji, an honest and an innocent hard worker played by Varun Dhawan and Mamta, a serene yet clear-sighted housewife played by the super-talented Anushka Sharma. The storyline explores the ups and downs of the couple's trembling career, family life, and their wholesome relationship as they together go through conflicts and hurdles with the intent to achieve their ultimate goal.

Despite having a few storyline issues, writer-director Sharat Katariya makes sure that this film's heart and emotion are at the right place. His depiction of a simple small-town family, their affections, fights and the treatment that they receive from the upper-class society were all illustrated beautifully through effective heart-wrenching scenes and admirable brief character moments which are delightfully sprinkled all across the film. Also, the overarching theme of the entire movie to work with honesty, determination and love, to follow your heart and chase your dreams was conventional but was portrayed decently on-screen by Katariya as it added that extra layer to the film without it being plain and simple.

Also, the cordial everyday characters were yet another stalwart positives of the film. The mistreated, assiduous, upright character of Mauji is the focal highlight remarkably characterized by Varun Dhawan who I appreciate very much for taking a chance with different roles, unlike his male counterparts. Anushka Sharma, who for the first time in her successful career playing a de-glamorous role (very different from her previous horror outing in 'Pari') impresses once again with her charm, likeable screen-presence and the purity that she brought to her character. But, Raghubir Yadav who is very well known for his impeccable performance in 'Peepli [Live]' and 'Piku' is the MVP of the entire film as an easily frustrated father and a difficult-to-impress old chap.  His quick wits and dialogue delivery brought the much needed comic relief to the film along with his wife (whose name I couldn't find on Wikipedia or IMDb).

However, they're more than a few problems with the film, especially the stakes were not that high and the clinching moments were in my opinion over-dramatized for obvious reasons. Even though not bothersome to any extent the plot was considerably predictable, and the customary climax didn't end the movie on a high note but succeeded by making the audience member leave the theater with a smile.

Overall, similar to Sharat Katariya's previous film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', Sui Dhaaga maintains the charming innocent vibe but tells a heartening story with the right amount of emotions and sentiment. Irrespective of several storyline issues, this film impresses and is indeed worth a watch.

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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The Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif Dance Film to be Shot in 4D!?

Last month we reported that Remo D' Souza is planning for a dance film starring Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and now we're hearing reports that the film in a 4D format as the director wants to take this filmmaking experience a step ahead.

In fact, Remo D’Souza was reportedly quoted saying that they have been eyeing on the 4D format and IMAX format for the film. He also asserted that he is still in the process of learning the technology and wants to use it in an appropriate way in his film. At the same time, Remo has also expressed his concerns about how demanding the technology can be.

Speaking on the same, Remo elaborated on how audiences are deeply involved whilst using this technology since physical enhancements are a part of 4D. Keeping in mind all the elements that need to be considered, the camera angles, the mark of the actors etc. are necessary. In the same breath, he also went on to add that just because of the use of technology, he doesn’t want to compromise on the story. Considering that it is a dance-based film, Remo doesn’t want compromises on the dancing front too.

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Varun & Katrina to Star in the Biggest Dance Film Ever!

Like it or not, Remo D' Souza is a pioneer when it comes to the dance revolution in India. His films 'ABCD' and 'ABCD 2' are commercially successful films with towering popularity. Now, according to recent reports, Remo is all set to direct the biggest Indian dance film ever with Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif as the leads.

Taran Adarsh confirmed the news by tweeting, "Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif... Yes, that’s the lead cast of Bhushan Kumar and Remo Dsouza’s biggest dance film... Costars Prabhu Dheva with Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande, and Punit Pathak... 8 Nov 2019 release... This is Varun and Remo’s second film together, after #ABCD2."

Talking about working with Varun and Katrina, Remo stated, "With this movie, I will get to direct Varun, who is among the best dancers in the film industry today, and Katrina, who has proved her versatility as a dancer."

Well, Varun and Katrina are big names in the industry and both of them starring in a movie together is a dream come true for many fans.

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

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Dishoom - Instant Movie Review #35

Rohit Dhawan's - "Dishoom"

Positives:
1) Action and Comedic Sequences

Negatives: 
1) Characters
2) Music

Introduction: Established as a comedic action thriller, Dishoom is a fictional story about an Indian cricket player being kidnapped in the Middle East few days before a tournament decider between India and Pakistan. Infuriated with the situation, Indian Government dispatches a high-profile police officer Kabir Shergill (John Abraham) for investigation and is later accompanied by a jovial yet steadfast officer Junaid (Varun Dhawan) who later becomes a seamless ally for Kabir and plays a major role in the inquiry. 

Analysis: Walking into the movie theatre, I completely comprehended what I'm about to get from this film, a mind-numbing entertainer with few bits and pieces of action and comedy. And the movie delighted me on that level of entertainment and amusement. But, examining a little further into the plot and screenplay they're several errors and plot holes that are easily discoverable throughout the film. Then again, as I pointed out earlier, I didn't expect this film to be sharp and astute, I anticipated it to be witty and exciting and that's exactly what I obtained.

Characters and Performances: John Abraham plays the role of a stern no-nonsense cop which didn't need an utter amount of acting skills, he received an adaptable role and delivered a pleasant performance on a whole. Exhibiting his bona fide fun persona, Varun Dhawan's performance was the most enjoyable out of the bunch, his flawless delivery together with his alluring charisma tailored effortlessly with the film and was an absolute delight to watch. 

Jacqueline Fernandez had nothing much to do apart from few crucial moments in the film. Her character was weakly written additionally with few major characters which I don't want to disclose. 

Verdict: Nevertheless, Dishoom is a definite guarantee for some mind-numbing entertainment where you can sit back, relish and appreciate what the movie is trying to offer you. Worth checking out!

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

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Dilwale - Movie Review

Verdict - "Underwhelming!"

Going into this movie, I'm completely aware of the content I'm getting from a Rohit Shetty film. Flying cars, over-the-top action, and hilarious comedic scenes. Did I get these aspects from Dilwale? Sure! On top of everything, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's alluring screen presence added a lot more flavor to the film. But, it all comes down to this, is the movie any good? Branded for directing commercially successful and critically destroyed movies, did Rohit Shetty make a full-fledged unique entertainer? Well! Here are my thoughts.

The movie tells the story of two adoring brothers, Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Veer (Varun Dhawan) who tremendously love each other. As the storyline advances, we're introduced to the Raj's past, where he meets and falls in love with Meera (Kajol), but things never go as anticipated and Raj had to face few surprising consequences. What are they? 

Erratic with its screenplay, the first fifteen minutes itself explained to me that this film will not be completely impressive. Largely because of the screenplay that took quite a few bumps throughout the entire runtime. They're few aspects (like the comedic scenes) that I liked about the film and many others that I just didn't care. 

Also, this movie was awfully presented, it honestly felt like the actors were just performing with no emotional connection or any intensity between them. As I come back to the writing part of the film, if the characters were given enough time to develop with few engaging and significant scenes, this movie would've been a lot better. 

Advancing to the compelling aspects of the film, I thoroughly enjoyed the comedic scenes, the timing and delivery were precise and sharp, as a result, the humor was seamlessly conveyed. Moreover, I should credit Rohit Shetty and his team for splendidly filming few car chase sequences that involved a lot of practice and hard work.

The appealing chemistry between SRK and Kajol was quite matchless and they're quoted as one of the best on-screen couples for a reason. But, in Dilwale, I didn't feel that pleasing allure between them. Their love/romantic scenes were totally rushed and felt underwhelming. As a fan, I felt that the on-screen magic didn't work out. And the performances were satisfying from the entire cast, Varun Dhawan was amusing with his goofy character and I have no complaints about Kriti Sanon. However, Johnny Lever stole the entire movie and his performance was priceless.

Overall, Dilwale failed to impress me as a complete film, I enjoyed parts of it and that's not a positive sign for a film with towering expectations. It is certainly watchable once for few entertaining aspects. But, in the end, this is not what I expected from an immense multi-starrer.

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

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