Munna Michael is a story of a young man Munna, played by Tiger Shroff, who from a very young age is a die hard fan of the dancing sensation Michael Jackson. On the other hand, his counterpart, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a gangster, aspires to dance and approaches Munna to learn dancing. Their lives indirectly get connected to another dancing star, played by Nidhi Agerwal.
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Cast & Crew
Director: Sabbir Khan
Producer: Viki Rajani
Music: Meet Bros, Tanishk Baagchi
Cinematography: Hari. K. Vedantam
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ronit Roy and Nidhi Agerwal
Duration: 149 minutes
Munna, Tiger Shroff, is an orphan brought up by an aging dancer Michael (Ronit Roy) in a Mumbai Chawl and from then on Munna becomes Munna Michael. This boy grows up idolizing The King of Pop, Michael Jackson and he always dreams of grooving like him. Apart from this, Munna also becomess a tutor and his student is none other than a hooligan named Mahindar Fauji (Nawazuddin Siddiqui.) Their relationship takes an ugly twist as they both end up falling in love with the same girl Dolly (Nidhi Agerwal.) Who wins her at the end is what remains to be seen.
When it is Tiger’s movie, filmmakers generally do not think about a story line or a plot. All they figure out is some neatly choreographed dance steps and a couple of action sequences to fill in the gap. Munna Michael also falls under the same genre.
All you can find is a song, a fight scene and some dialogues and then a song, a fight scene and some more dialogues and then this cycle repeats at regular intervals. You can almost record these screen proceedings with your stopwatch!
Munna Michael stands as the third collaboration of director Sabbir Khan and Tiger Shroff after Baaghi and Heropanti. But unlike his previous films, Tiger dances more and he dances like a dream bending his spine and bones. His action sequences are also different and his constant dialogue “Munna Jhadga nahi Karta, Munna sirf pittha hai” is evidence.
The first thirty minutes of the film introduces just Tiger and his dance moves by the time you become frustrated, thankfully, another interesting character comes to your rescue and that is none other than our powerhouse performer Nawaz, a gangster. He explains to Munna about his urge to become a dancer only to impress Dolly (Nidhi) as he is madly in love with her. Nawaz for a change makes people laugh with his not so perfect moves.
Debutante Nidhi grabs all eyeballs on her perfectly shaped waistline but it is Tiger’s chiseled body that drew more whistles than this newbie.
- You will surely start grooving to some of Tiger’s moves
- Visually fresh and awesome performance by Nidhi Agerwal
- Will be liked by all ages
The first thirty minutes will make you go mad.
Final Verdict: Well, if you want to drive away these monsoon blues, then Munna Michael is a must watch for you! Munna’s moves, Nawaz’s humor and Nidhi’s beauty are certainly infectious.
Race 3 Review And First Day Box Office Predictions
Director: Remo D’Souza
Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saquib Saleem, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah
Stars: 3 out of 5
Race 3, the highly anticipated Salman Khan Eid release, finally hit the screens today and by the looks of things, there are a lot of mixed reactions to the film. The film begins with a build up of sorts to Salman Khan’s character (Sikander.)
Anil Kapoor plays the head of the Singh family, who is being threatened and needs someone to make the problem go away as soon as possible. Enter Sikander: the family’s bodyguard and saviour. However, while the plot seems to be leaning in Sikander’s favour, he is nowhere to be found!
Sikander’s entry into the scene is very similar to his entrance in the trailer. When he knows his employees are in danger, he barges into the mix wielding guns and blazing eyes. While Salman Khan’s entry is exactly what one expects, what sets the ball rolling is Bobby Deol’s spectacular presence, after an absence of almost half a decade in the field of cinemas.
Every character in this high energy film is given a large amount of screen time. The first 30 minutes of Race 3 is dedicated to establishing the individual characters. After giving us a view of the family dynamics of the individual characters of the Singh family, the love story of Jacqueline Fernandez’s (Jessica) character and Salman Khan’s character unfolds.
The two met on an eventful day in Beijing a couple of years ago, with Sikander sporting a French beard to show the passage of time from then to the current day in the film. The couple’s love story unfolds over a heavy duty song titled I Found Love. While one would think this is the be all and the end all for the two love birds, Jessica goes missing and Sikander returns home to forget about love and focuses on work.
One would have thought a Race franchise would bring us entertainment, action and cars. However, unlike the first two parts of the film, this film falls rather flat. With almost no comic relief and terrible acting, the film just lacks to hit the right spots. The only saving grace seems to be Bobby Deol (Yash) who brings his years of experience and acting finesse to the story. Watch Race 3 if you have nothing else to do this weekend!
Kaala Film Review And Expected Box Office Collections
Cast: Rajnikanth, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil
Director: Pa. Ranjith
mango Bollywood rating: 3.5 stars
When Rajnikanth and a film are associated together, one expects nothing short of a blockbuster. That being said, his next film, Kaala, is anything but a typical Rajnikanth film. From the very word go, Pa Ranjith makes this fact crystal clear. Just like the teaser, Kaala opens to Rajnikanth’s character playing in the Dharavi slums, claiming his dominance over the area.
With Nana Patekar’s dry wit and Huma Quereshi’s flawless acting, Kaala makes for a film with true meaning. Nana Patekar plays the oppressive bad guy, while Rajnikanth and his brood of wronged people fight back everytime they can. Not only that, the brood does not look at Rajnikanth as the ultimate superhero. They mock him and playfully antagonize whenever possible.
This is not the only significant aspect of the film. A bilingual film like this deserves every bit of credit and adulation it gets. What makes Kaala stick out all the more is the fact that women are no longer seen as the week and submissive sector of society. What is perhaps one of the most powerful aspects of this film is the point when the police remove a woman’s pants in order to shame her.
What happens next is usually along the lines of submission or defeat. However, this film is just the opposite. When the police pull down her pants, the woman picks up a lathi and charges straight at the men. She is claiming her right to occupy a space in a protest and not let anyone use her gender against her wishes. Pa Ranjith’s Kaala is loaded on symbolism, with the basic underlying principle being the defeat of the bad guy by the oppressed and repressed good guy.
Unlike other films about gangsters and mobsters, this film is about revolution. With such a heavy base, one would expect the director to deviate from the plot a tad bit. However, like a breath of fresh air, Pa Ranjith sticks true to the tale throughout the film. Watch the film not for Rajnikanth, but for Pa Ranjith!
This exotic lehenga of Bebo from Veere Di Wedding is 25 years old!
As soon as the stills of the bridal look of Kareena Kapoor Khan, aka Bebo, from the quirky “not a” chick flick Veere Di Wedding, were released over the internet, they went viral. The vintage lehenga of Bebo in the film Veere Di Wedding happens to be 25 years old as revealed by the designer, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Here’s taking a look at Bebo’s exquisite wedding lehenga from Veere Di Wedding!
The pretty lehenga was carried gracefully by Bebo! It is in an off shoulder dress, embellished with vintage embroidery! The yellow coloured lehenga is designed with a cascade of pearls. Well, the credit goes to the designer, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
The designer shared a story on his Instagram account explaining,
Veere’s wedding garment is actually a vintage garment of Abu Sandeep. It’s something that we made 25 years ago. It was lying in our coffers…Rhea came to the factory and we started digging out a whole trunk and taking out old pieces. So then, we just reinvented it. The skirt remains the same. The blouse remains pretty much the same. Of course, it was altered to Kareena’s size. Then we created a dupatta and just modernised it slightly. At the wedding time (in the movie), everybody is in AJSK vintage, which is great fun.
Fashion is all about revamping the existing outfits! Isn’t it?
This magnificent wedding attire is now officially every girl’s favourite!
Veere Di Wedding Review: A Film With Happy Endings Sans The Dark Beginnings
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Shikha Talsania, Swara Bhaskar
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Remember Lipstick Under My Burkha, a film which displayed female angst and left you with an uncomfortable sense feeling towards the end? Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding addresses the same issues, albiet the angst and filled with sass!
Four girls, on a journey of self discovery, go through all the ups and downs of every day life and expectations. Throw in a very surprising gay couple into the mix and Veere Di Wedding turns into a modern day film about wanting acceptance. Shashanka weaves a very typical story with a lot of sass and jazz. Fabulously dressed women, quips and tricks thrown around, Veere Di Wedding is the modern day retelling of Lipstick Under My Burkha!
Despite its scrambling, unfocused plot and some not-so-great acting, Veere Di Wedding is propped up by its moments. The casual, understated Andaz Apna Apna reference; or the stereotypical Delhi wedding that nonetheless calls it like it is; or even the drunken banter between friends in their late 20s when one of them is about to get married. Apart from the good intentions mentioned earlier, it’s moments you’ll encounter in these situations that make the film breezy.
Touted to be not a “chick flick,” what makes this film work is the fact that it shows women bonding over things that are not clothes, make up and let us not forget, marriage (we live in a patriarchal society were women are expected to fret about these things.) Though shoddily written, Veere Di Wedding drives home a very strong point. Women are slowly coming into their own and after a point, societal expectations are just not worth the effort! Watch Veere Di Wedding for the story telling, the songs and the brilliant acting by the four women in the lead roles !
Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran Review
Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani
Director: Abhishek Sharma
mango Bollywood Rating: 3/5
On a scorching Wednesday afternoon, an American spy sits in an urban cafe in Jaisalmer, talking to his bosses about suspicious activities near the nuclear site in the village of Pokhran. The spy is very suspicious of the activities, while the bosses are confident of the American surveillance systems back home. Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran begins with one of the biggest CIA failures of all times!
According to Indian history, the first draft of the Indian nuclear explosions was written in 1995. However, due to a grave leak of intelligence to the West, the plan was abandoned. The film begins with Research And Test Wing’s Ashwat Raina (John Abraham,) who is still pondering over the apathy displayed by the Prime Minister’s Office, PMO, during crucial moments.
One of the best films to come out of the Hindi film industry… The film is gripping in its entirety, but the climax takes the film to another level… Deserves a standing ovation… DON’T MISS IT!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 24, 2018
The story of Pokhran is a bit far fetched and is based on the eventful days leading upto the Pokhran tests of 1998! Anuja Sathe (John Abraham’s wife) and Boman Irani add the much needed comic relief to the dark tales, while John Abraham and Diana Penty play play the role of the nuclear scientists to perfection. Even though the film is ambitious, the story makes up with just the right amount of emotions and personal connection.
Thrills, suspense, drama, a little bit of humour, as well as a solid comment about the Indian soldier, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience.
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