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Pyaar ka Punchnama 2: Movie Reviews Round Up – PKP2 ‘No Brainy’, ‘Nor Funny’

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Director: Luv Ranjan Cast: Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Nijjar, Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgal and Ishita Sharma Luv Ranjan’s sequel to his 2011 hit film “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” was released on Friday but reviews have gone ahead assailing the film as nowhere near brainy nor funny. Here is a list of some such reviews giving quite ...

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‘ABCD 2’ Movie Reviews Roundup: Worth Seeing Once!

Remo D’souza’s directorial “AnyBody Can Dance 2”, released today, Friday June 19 all over the country, did not make a high decible noise eithe in favour or against the movie that features Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Lauren Gottlieb and dancers from Dharmesh to Punit Pathak from ‘Dance India Dance’ fame. The story is about the real life struggle of ...

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‘Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai’ Movie Review: Intuitive ‘indie-cation’ of creative vindication

Review By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai”; Cast: Varun Thakur, Eden Shyodhi and Heerok Das; Co-directors: Tina Bose and Cyrus R. Khambata; Rating: *** It’s hard to define a film that has no clear beginning or end, only a clinching middle that is dark, treacherous, murky and very disturbing. In the mid-section of this disembodied film on ...

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Dragon Blade’ Movie Review : An epic Chinese drama, lost in translation

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Dragon Blade”; Cast: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrian Brody, Joey Jozef, Lin Peng, Mika Wang, William Feng Shaofeng, Lorie Pester and Sharni Vinson; Director: Daniel Lee; Rating: **     With fine costumes, brilliant background score that has a mix of Oriental and Arabic music, good cinematography and razor-fine edits, “Dragon Blade” glitters in its high ...

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‘Hunterrr’Movie Review: Disarmingly frank sex comedy with 3-star rating

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Hunterrr”; Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar and Veera Saxena; Writer-Director: Harshvardhan Kulkarni; Rating: ***(3 stars) The hero of Harshvardhan Kulkarni’s quirky tale of a sex addict is so unabashedly cheesy he could be a new recruit at your neighbourhood cyber cafe, assigned exclusively to pilot porn sites. In the opening sequence our, errr, ...

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Movie review: ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ Gives Relief from Routines

Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra; Director: Sharat Kataria; Rating: **** Review: Set in the early 90s, Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmanm Khurana) from Haridwar, who runs a music library and spends most of his time in listening to Kumar Sanu is married to over-weight girl Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) against his wishes. While the beginning may remind us of many such ...

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‘Badlapur’: Leaves much to be desired

By Subhash K. Jha  Film: “Badlapur”; Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte, Vinay Pathak; Director: Sriram Raghavan; Rating: ***1/2   “Badlapur” has a pain-lashed topography in the first overture that is exceptional — with every vein on Varun Dhawan’s temples ringing a bell but the second overture gets audacious tongue-in-cheek, subversive and sometimes downright ...

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‘Temper’ Movie Review: Jr NTR Saves Puri Jagannath, How?

By Haricharan Pudipeddi  Cast: Jr NTR, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Posani Krishna Murali, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ali, Saptagiri, Kovai Sarla and Rama Prabha; Director: Puri Jagannadh; Rating: *** Puri Jagannadh’s heroes are eccentric with shades of grey. They’re highly romantic and occasionally patriotic too. Puri likes to highlight the eccentricity in his heroes, say a Mahesh Babu in “Pokkiri” and “Businessman” ...

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Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ delivers descending joy

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Jupiter Ascending”; Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton; Directors: Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski; Rating: *1/2 With directors Lana and Andy Wachowski helming this project, “Jupiter Ascending” is a perfect example of the phrase, “too many cooks spoil the broth”. This ridiculously convoluted sci-fi tale with a love ...

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Movie Review: ‘I’ – Vikram takes ‘Beauty and The Beast’ to another level, Rating ****

By Subhash K. Jha  Film: “I”; Actors: Vikram and Amy Fernandes; Director: Shankar; Rating: **** Let me tell you about an actor called Vikram. In “I”, which is actually the most exceptional film of high maintenance director Shankar’s extravagant oeuvre, this exceptional actor, known to transform into whatever he plays, stands in a room filled with multi-reflective mirrors, looking at ...

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‘Tevar’ Movie Review: Masala at its best, bags 4-star rating

By Subhash K. Jha  Film: “Tevar”; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Rating: **** Funny, how more things change, the more they remain the same. “Tevar”, which is one of the most engaging Bollywood masala dossiers in recent months, takes us through the crowded ‘gallis’, ‘mohallas’ and ‘akhadas’ of Agra and Mathura in search ...

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‘Lingaa’ Movie Echoes Rajinikanth’s Return, Collections May Cross Rs.20 Crore on First Day

Film: Lingaa Cast: Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka shetty, Jagapathi Babu. Director: KS Ravi Kumar Music Ar Rahman Rating: **** All theatres in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Karnataka are going houseful for the movie marking Thalaivar Rajinikanth’s return after a gap of almost four years, not taking into account the animation film ‘Kochadaiyaan’. Released in 3,000 ...

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‘Ungli’ Movie Review: Relevant, Timely, Fingers the Corrupt But Why Shradha Kapoor’s Item Song?

By Subhash K Jha  Film: “Ungli”; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Randeeo Hooda,Kangna Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia; Directed by Rensil d’Silva; Rating: *** (3 stars) “Ungli” is what one would call a late bloomer. Don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t take long to get to the point. In fact the film’s vigilante intentions are unmasked immediately after ...

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Movie Review: Mockingly Tedious, No Zing, No Adventure

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”; Director: Francis Lawrence; Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffery Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donal Sutherland; Rating: *1/2 Based on Suzanne Collins’s third young adult novel on the futuristic dystopian society of Panem in the “Hunger Games” series, this ...

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‘Zed Plus’ Movie Review: A political satire that makes you laugh, cry and rejoice

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Zed Plus”; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Adil Hussain and Mona Singh; Rating: **** This Prime Minister cannot speak Hindi. No, he is not female and of Italian origin. Played by the very authentic Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mr. Prime Minister in Chandraprakash Dwiwedi’s heartwarming political satire, is a bearded, canny, suave and wily patriarch. Like many films ...

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Tamil Film ‘Thirudan Police’ Review: Comedy at its Peak, a thriller throughout

Film: “Thirudan Police”; Cast: Dinesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Rajesh, Rajendran, John Vijay, Bala Saravanan, Nithin Satya, Naren; Director: Caarthick Raju; Rating: ***1/2 Lately, it’s almost impossible to find a Tamil film without comedy. Even if someone makes a full length action film, you’re forced to laugh at a few places for reasons even the filmmaker can’t explain. But not all filmmakers ...

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‘Happy New Year’ Movie Review: It’s fun to be ditsy with Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

By Subhash K.Jha Film: “Happy New Year”; Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff; Directed by: Farah Khan; Rating:***1/2 What is it about Shah Rukh Khan that brings out the comic accent in Deepika Padukone? She did a very funny broad South Indian accent in Mr Khan’s inspired company in the maddeningly mundane ...

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‘Happy New Year’ Movie Review: Song, Dance and Drama Before Heist

Rating: **** Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff, and Anupam Kher. Director: Farah Khan Storyline: A bunch of losers come together to steal diamonds and qualify for the world dance championship. Gripping, hilarious but lacks a strong theme. ‘Happy New Year’ is another heist-centric Hollywood-style film after series of Don ...

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