Sultan review: Salman Khan’s Sultan is out and his massive fan base is in frenzy. Indubitably, Bhai has a knack of galvanising his support base and send them marching into the theatres as if by remote control – Salman of course, would like to use the word ‘love’ instead of the more mechanical sounding moniker.
Sultan movie review: A megastar vehicle that blends the earthiness of the akhada with the flamboyance of the mixed martial arts ring, Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Sultan’ starring Salman Khan is certainly…
It can be hard to tell orcs apart at first. The fictional giants of the ”Warcraft” video game franchise all have mean faces, protruding tusks and muscles so massive, they make The Rock look puny.
‘Housefull 3’: movie review; Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri, the list reads virtually like a who’s who, but the quality of fare on offer is unpalatable, to say the least. It has its moments, but that is about it.
A film by the name of “Azhar”, based on the life of Mohammad Azharuddin, the legendary cricketer from Hyderabad, is bound to arouse curiosity and attract cricket fans and cinegoers alike to the theatre, but alas! This dramatised version of Azhar’s life, as stated in the disclaimer, is neither an honest depiction nor a captivating one.
Review: The Avengers – Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right?
”The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game too.
Ki and Ka: Review; in this Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor starrer, writer and director R Balki revels in working with unconventional themes within a mainstream narrative framework.
Zubaan: review; on the face of it, debutant Mozez Singh’s Zubaan has much that is likeable. Yet the potential inherent in its music-laden coming-of-age drama remains largely unrealized. The film makes the right noises, but its sluggish pace and inconsistent writing rob it of the possibility of culminating into a meaningful and coherent statement about life and its vicissitudes.
Review: ‘Tere Bin Laden: Wanted Dead or Alive’; The film is a sequel to the moderately successful 2010 release “Tere Bin Laden”. But unlike its predecessor, this one is a convoluted no-brainer, which reveals the origin of the franchise. The narration begins in 2009 when the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden was alive and at large.
Fitoor: Review; in this Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer, Director Abhishek Kapoor attempts a big leap of faith. Fitoor seeks to bridge the Kent and London of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and the lovingly lensed Kashmir of this epic Bollywood love story – and actually pulls it off.
Ghayal Once Again Review: This Sunny Deol starrer is a sequel to the super hit film released in 1990 under the title Ghayal. Ghayal Once Again is a superhero action film and it takes off from where the last franchise left off. Snippets of the previous edition are used generously as flashbacks in this narration.
With the tempest sea, howling winds and weather-beaten terrain as the backdrop, ‘The Finest Hours’ is a fascinating rescue drama inspired by real-life incidents with a romance sub-plot. It is narrated in a benevolent, old-fashioned and typical “happy ending” Disney-style.
The Choice movie review: A tearjerker based on Nicholas Sparks’s book of the same name, “The Choice” is an escapist romance tale about two neighbours who fall in love.
Ghayal Once Again review: Sunny Deol’s Ghayal Once Again, which is a hackneyed tale of an anti-corruption crusader, reeks mostly of the past. Coming after a quarter of a century after the original, the film finds that things have changed much and the world is more open than the mostly black and white one that its template was cast in in the 1990s. Then it was a super hit, but here and now to reach that status will be an uphill climb.