Sep 222014
 

Yash Raj Film’s movie ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ has fared better than Sonam Kapoor’s movie ‘Khoobsurat’ in the Box Office. Featuring Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur in leading roles, ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ has earned Rs. 8 crore in two days after its release. The opening day collection of the movie was 4.75 crore, almost twice that of another release ‘Khoobsurat’ (Rs. 2.74 crore). But, on the next day, on Saturday, ‘Khoobsurat’ collection (Rs. 3.74 crore) was more than that of ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ (at Rs. 3.25 crore).

Daawat-e-Ishq scene

Yash Raj Film’s promotion had fared well in luring the viewers in theater. The critics have given mixed response to the movie.

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Sep 072014
 

Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Mary Kom’, released on Friday, Septeber 5, has got a good start in the Box Office. Based on the initial collection report, the movie is expected to set new box office records.

Mary_Kom_Poster

The collection in India on the first day was INR. 8.5 crore. That was the 11th highest first day box office collection in 2014. The movie earned 34 lakh in North American release and 16 lakh in the UK release. The total earning number might change as the reports from other foreign locations are yet to be received. 

‘Marry Kom’ is a biographical sports drama directed by Omung Kumar. The movie produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is made on the story and screenplay of Saiwyan Quadras. The movie features Priyanka Chopra in leading role. Other main characters of the movie are played by Sunil Thapa, Darshan Kumar, Shishir Sharma and Zachary Coffin. The movie was premiered in Toronto International Film Festival, 2014.

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Sep 152012
 

barfi_posterBollywood Movie – Barfi, a Romantic comedy
Starring – Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz, Rahul Garg, Saurabh Shukla, Rupa Ganguly, Bhola Raja Sapkota
Director – Anurag Basu

The romantic comedy conveys the message that love has no boundaries and love helps in making one’s life more meaningful and beautiful. The movie is about the colorful presentation of love and romance. The director Anurag Basu has been successful in presenting bittersweet incidents in the of the movies central character Barfi, played by Ranbir Kapoor.

The character Barfi is a deaf-and-dumb young guy living with his father in Darjeeling. Although being  deaf, he is full of energy. Barfi’s real name is Murphy, his parent named him after a radio brand but when he said his name, people hear it as ‘Barfi’, the name he became known as. Barfi’s unique ways of determining the his close friends and his silly acts are some of the entertaining parts in the movie. Ilenna D’ Cruz is featured as  Shruti Gosh, Barfi’s first love, Bhola Raj Sapkota is features as Barfi’s his best friend, and Priyanka Chopra is features as Jilmil Chatterji.

Every actor has done justice to the character he/she played. Ranbir Kapoor has done an awesome job in expressing everything without a any dialogues. He has perfectly expressed his sadness, happiness, anger, anxiety, and every other feelings.

Priyanka Chopra is presented in an unglamorous role but, she has done justice to her character by doing just what she need to do. Without being glamorous Priyanka doesn’t fail to charm the viewrs. As Barfi’s first love, D’Cruz has managed to win the hearts of the viewers. Barfi’s best friend Bhola only appears in few roles and he has also done justice to his role.

The songs are melodious, background scores are good and the movie has been a great attempt to explore the life of a disabled character.

May 272011
 

alisa-khan-my-husband-wife The producer-director Vinod Chhabra’s film My Husband’s Wife stars debutantes Rakhi Vohra, Pawan Sharma, and Alisa Khan. It also features the well known artists like Rati Agnihotri, Shakti Kapoor, Arun Bakshi, Divyajyotee Sharma and  Prem Chopra.

The romantic triangle love story movie tackles the cultural dilemma faced by Indian immigrants in the West.

The music is composed by Dinesh Arjuna and songs sung by Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Babul Suprio, Vinod Rathod. The lyrics are by Vinod Chahbra and Nayyer Johunpuri.

Molestation attempt of Rakhi to Alisa

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Apr 072007
 

The Pursuit of Happyness(TPOH) – Will Smith is a great entertainer. I have liked him since his “Independence Day” days. So the TPOH was always on my list.

TPOH is the story of Chris Gardner, a stock broker in the 80s in USA. The story does take some liberties from his actual personal life but nevertheless the film had the official go ahead from the real Mr Gardner.

The movie is a one time watch – and that too for Will Smith Jr’s acting skills. It has its moments but somehow the momentum is not there. Smith Sr keeps running for almost one third of the film’s duration. The worst part of the film is the abrupt ending ie when he has achieved happiness his state of happiness is not shown at all considering that the entire film was spent in the pursuit itself.

A special mention must be made

* For Will Smith Sr, in the second last scene of the film. His acting is brilliant in that scene.
* For Will Smith Jr, who is a cute little bundle of joy throughout the film.
Rating : 3/5

Little Miss Sunshine

I was not actually in an Oscar mood when I decided to check the review of LMS. But I gave preference to LMS as I was not in Honeymoon travelling or a Namaste Londoning mood also. I find generally most of the Oscar movies are either about the Holocaust or extremely boring(except a few like Forrest Gump or Life is Beautiful).

Little Miss Sunshine LMS is about a dysfunctional family(don’t bother checking the dictionary, it means weird).  It consists of a horny old grandfather, a father who is actually a looser but only talks of winning through his refuse-to-loose program, a brother-in-law who tried to commit suicide because his lover(a man) went for another man(I cudn’t help thinking about our own King Khan and KJ), a son who has taken a vow never to talk until he realizes his ambition to be a Fighter Pilot and a mother who tries to bring all of them together.

And hey wait, there is also the cute, little, chubby daughter of the family, who is desperately preparing to win – win WHAT – Little Miss Sunshine – a beauty contest for children in California. Incidentally, it is the grandfather who has coached the daughter for the paegant.

So since the family does not have the money to fly to California, they decide to go by road in their bus(matador for us Indians).

And then the journey begins. Taunts, arguments, fights, apologies, realizations and the actual Beauty Contest which is hilarious.

Abigal Breslin, the daughter, has played an excellent part. If you think you have seen her, she played Mel Gibson’s daughter in Signs. Greg Kinnear as the father and Steve Carell as the bro-in-law are other notable mentions. The grandfather who won the Best Supporting Oscar – Alan Arkin – this year is a fluke. He does not even have a proper role.

LMS is a dark comedy nevertheless it’s a perfect family film for the weekend. Go check it out if it’s still playing near you. And yes – Everyone pretend to be normal!

Rating : 4/5

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