Reset Password?

| Register
 

Critics writer: Kunal Guha

Kunal Guha
Yahoo
Name:  Kunal Guha

Publications:  Yahoo

Reviews: 16 
  • << previous
  • next >>
  • Edit Critic

    Heroine (2012)

    Heroine
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Drama

    Welcome to the cesspool of enchantment or ‘glamour ka daldal’ as director Madhur Bhandarkar would like to articulate. Films about people behind the films tend to get preachy as filmmakers believe they know more about their own kind than anyone else. And in this case, the misplaced confidence ensures that the research department is sacked and most dialogues begin with ‘Humaari industry mein’… and end with ‘manipulate karo ya ho jao’, ‘zip aur zabaan sambhalke kholna chahiye’, ‘confidence se bolo toh jhooth ko bhi sach maana jaata hain’, ‘heroines ka waqt bohot kam hota hain’ and everything else in between. Basically, Bhandarkar likes to spell it out like the backbenchers aren’t paying attention.

    Barfii (2012)

    Barfii
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Romance | Comedy

    Barfi! is not a story that will make it into the ‘Chicken Soup for the deaf and mute’ or the ‘Spinach salad for the autistic’. But when you watch the film, you will realize that we should only be glad about that. In short, Barfi says it best when he says nothing at all.

    Joker (2012)

    Joker
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Drama | Adventure

    If we don’t have any extraterrestrials ever bothering to visit us, we know who to blame now. Shirish Kunder’s ‘Joker’ can be watched on TV sets with small picture tubes but not by those with a narrow imagination.
    2

    Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)

    Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Romance | Comedy

    Romantic novels crack it as they're painted by the flamboyant technicolour of one's imagination. But 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' (SFKTNP) goes on to prove that the hero doesn't need to be right out of Mills and Boons and his love interest can have a few extra love handles. Love stories about the middle-aged have been only appreciated for their comic relief or for catering to those from the same age group as the couple on the screen. But brushing aside these notions, we are ushered into a world where man meets woman, a seductive saxophone fills up the air and then their paunches collide. Love at first bump. No honking sound-effects thankfully.
    5

    Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

    Ek Tha Tiger
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Thriller | Romance

    One of the most annoying dilemmas that the lead cast is constantly pondering over through the film is whether to follow the dil or the dimaag. Let's just say, if you've donated the first to Salman Khan, leave the second at home at head to the nearest multiplex. Else, stay put at home and suffer Independence Day specials on the telly.
    2

    Cocktail (2012)

    Cocktail
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Romance | Comedy

    Those who love judging a film by its trailer will be quick to assume that this is another version of ‘Love Aaj Kal’. Those who watch American reality shows would spot similarities with ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’- as Saif looks old enough to father the two leading ladies in this film. But those who actually watch this film will know that it’s neither. It’s a hollow approach to relationships that leaves you with an empty feeling of nothingness. Here’s a cocktail mixed with laughs, dances, songs, tears, stunning beaches but the cumulative effect of this mix: permanent sobriety.
    3

    Bol Bachchan (2012)

    Bol Bachchan
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Comedy

    Just after a cameo jig in the title song, Big B offers a disclaimer: he isn’t a part of this film, even though his name is. And that is hint enough for the wise. But for those who don’t know, Bol Bachchan (BB) jams chopsticks up the nose of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s comic classic ‘Gol Maal’ and digs itself six feet under with it. While the story is same in theory, being a Rohit Shetty film only adds some cars nailing somersaults, trucks attempting a ballet, baddies playing mid-air Garba after being biffed and Ajay Devgn drawing his eyebrows close enough to show that he means business.

    Maximum (2012)

    Maximum
    Audience Ratings: 4.0
     

    Genre:  Crime

    Maximum offers indiscriminate firing, some minimum wage foreign locations (Thailand is one terrace overlooking skyscrapers) and a death duel featuring cop Vs cop Vs your better sense. Spoiler alert: your better sense doesn’t make it.

    Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

    Gangs of Wasseypur
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Crime

    While the story is too long and tiring to narrate, just defining the lead cast will fill up this page. Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpai) has a one-point agenda: avenge his father’s death from coal mine owner-turned-politician Vidhayak Ramadhir Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia). Circumstances lead Khan to a dual life. In one, he is married to Najma (Richa Chadda) and has three sons and in the other, he is seduced by Durga’s (Reemma Sen) sexy back to have another son from her. He also has two sidekicks, the forever grumpy Farhan (Piyush Mishra) and the Rajkumar Hirani-lookalike Asgar Khan (Jameel Khan). Through most of the film, Sardar is either battling Ramadhir Singh or the Quereshis who had driven him out of Wasseypur initially. The story takes a romantic turn after a giant time leap. Sardar’s sons grow up to pursue their respective love interests, leading to some priceless comic scenes. The film concludes with a predictable climax and if you were awake through most of the film, you can guess the end atleast 15 minutes before the closing credits.
    6

    Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)

    Ferrari Ki Sawaari
    Audience Ratings: 8.0
     

    Genre:  Comedy

    Films like these are rare. If you evaluate ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ with the usual metrics set for comedies, it lacks everything that would get a film distributer to bounce his belly or seduce an audience member to shell a chunk of his weekend budget on a multiplex ticket.
    5

    Dangerous Ishq (2012)

    Dangerous Ishq
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Thriller

    Past life regression is like Reiki or market-linked mutual funds or pay hikes in journalism. You and everybody else has to believe in it wholeheartedly for it to materialize into anything. But this dangerous story that takes us through several births, a few deaths, many rented costumes and some dodgy ruins needs a little more faith and lots of laxatives to digest.

    Agent Vinod (2012)

    Agent Vinod
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Action

    We hear that Saif is already planning a sequel. Perhaps he could call it ‘LIC Agent Vinod: The return of the killer policies’.
    2

    Kahaani (2012)

    Kahaani
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Thriller

    ‘Kahaani’, with a few loose ends, manages to score with an ‘unpredictable end’ but the tension on the screen doesn’t translate into an anxious audience. Not throughout the film at least.
    5

    Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

    Ekk Deewana Tha
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Romance

    Through his struggle and strive to win his lady love, Sachin keeps ranting one line, “Duniya mein itni ladkiyan hain par mujhe Jessie se hi pyaar kyun hua?” Perhaps, because Jessie Jaisi Koi Nahin? But the question you will find yourself pondering over through the film will be, “Multiplex mein itni movies hain, phir maine iss movie ka ticket hi kyun liya?”

    Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)

    Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Romance

    So go, fall in love or sleep or munch loudly to drain out the dialogues. Just remember, when you’re walking out of the movie with your hands chained to your partner, it will be worth it.
    4

    Agneepath (2012)

    Agneepath
    Audience Ratings: 0.0
     

    Genre:  Action

    Just after sucking the last strand of life out of the bald Kancha, VDC cried out, ‘Baba!!!’ as an ode to his father. This is funny since that also happens to be Dutt’s pet name and he plays a black sheep here too.
    4

    Top Rated

    No record found...!

    Advertisement

    Next Release

    No record found...!

    Advertisement

    Upcoming

    No record found...!

    Advertisement


    Movie Details