While not similar stories by any means, Marriage Story, much like Room (2015), is a film where thoughts and feelings are articulated so precisely that viewers know exactly what the characters are going through. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Noah Baumbach, the film has scored a host of Golden Globe nominations (usually a predictor of how the Oscars will go) including best drama motion picture, best screenplay, and best actor nominations for Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver who play Nicole and Charlie Barber, a couple in the process of getting a divorce. He is a well-regarded “serious” New York theatre director; she is the lead actor in his theatre company, having had a starring role years earlier in a teen movie titled All Over the Girl. The film opens with a montage as Charlie and Nicole detail what they love about each other (a note of positivity before things get contentious, says their therapist). “He rarely gets defeated, which I feel I always … [Read more...] about ‘Marriage Story’ movie review: Love, life and heartbreak
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Total DhamaalCast: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri DixitDirector: Inder KumarRating: 1/5Some actors stand for quality. Ayushmann Khurrana, for instance, distinguishes himself from his peers through his discretion in picking scripts. Having Khurrana on the poster makes us expect something unique and intelligent. By that measure, Ajay Devgn is the Anti-Khurrana, an actor who has become a byword for mediocrity. Devgn can act — he shone in Omkara, Company, Gangaajal, Kachche Dhaage, The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam — but of late, he appears exclusively in movies that make critics like me question our careers.Smitten by Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn ended up burning himself : Aur Batao interviewTotal Dhamaal is an Inder Kumar cover version of Stanley Kramer’s rollicking It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Devgn — a man with such a distaste for syllables that he has robbed his own name of one, making it appear … [Read more...] about Total Dhamaal movie review: Yet another Ajay Devgn atrocity. 1 star
Super DeluxeDirector: Thiagarajan KumararajaCast: Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Akkineni, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan, Gayathrie Shankar and BucksRating: 5/5Eight years since the release of the critically-acclaimed Aaranya Kaandam, filmmaker Thiagarajan Kumararaja returns with his second film, Super Deluxe. He supersedes his own work with an even better and unbelievably original film on different facets of life, taking us on a wild ride and delivering one of the craziest cinematic experiences in recent times. This is Tamil cinema’s most eccentric and boldest attempts in recent years. Super Deluxe is a comment on sex, gender, science, religion, spirituality, marriage and faith.It is impossible to categorize Super Deluxe into one particular genre or even a few for that matter. As a film, it is, at times crazy, at times dark, at times philosophical, at times fun and equally emotional in parts. This concoction of genres is what makes this an experience … [Read more...] about Super Deluxe movie review: This Vijay Sethupathi starrer is dark, funny and eccentric
Movie Name: Bank Chor Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Rhea Chakraborty, Bhuvan Arora, Vikram Thapa Director: Bumpy Release Date: 16 Jun, 2017 Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins Bank Chor Synopsis: Bank Chor is a Hindi comedy thriller directed by Bumpy and produced by Asish patil. The movie is distributed under Yash Raj Film banner. The film stars Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Rhea Chakraborty. Vivek Oberoi has returned to Yash Raj Films after 12 years, his last film under their banner was Saathiya. Read Also:Bank Chor Movie Review The bumps in the script don’t hold back the performers. Riteish’s middle-class Marathiness endears him to the viewer; Vivek’s the perfect good cop to all the thugs around him; Thapa and Arora as two Delhi goons are hilarious — there’s a spin-off waiting to happen with these two. Rhea Chakraborty has perfected the art of succeeding in small, supporting roles without shouldering too much responsibility, and Sahil … [Read more...] about Bank Chor Movie Preview, Story, Synopsis, Trailer, Songs, Cast & Crew
Prithviraj's directorial debut 'Lucifer' is intense. Right from the title to its characterisations, 'Lucifer' has ample Biblical references. Father Nedumpally (Fazil) expresses his desire to know one 'secret' and asks Stephen Nedumpally (Mohanlal) as to where he was around the age of 16-25. And Stephen aka Esthappan quotes from the Bible in reply: “Jesus was lost in Galilee when he was 12 and he came back only when he was 29. Where did he go during that time is still not known. If you tell me the answer for it, I will give the reply to your question.” Although Nedumpally never compares himself to the Lord, he likes to be addressed as 'Lucifer', the fallen angel. The angel, though he appears as devil, has been assigned to protect God's beloved ones. The movie oscillates between the good and evil, that at times merge and reappear as characters choose between the white and black shades. If Lucifer has a man's image, Reficul is believed to be it's female version and here the … [Read more...] about Mohanlal’s Lucifer review: a fanboy film by Prithviraj!