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Malaal Movie Review

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Cast: Meezan Jaffrey, Sharmin Segal, Sameer Dharmadikari and Krishna Kumar

Director: Mangesh Hadwale

Story

The film is based on two characters, Aastha (Sharmin Segal) and Shiva (Meezan Jaffrey.)  The 22 year old Shiva is a local goon who spends his day getting into street fights, drinking and gambling.  This quintessential bad boy meets Aastha, whose family just moved into his chawl. Despite initial fights and differences, Aastha and Shiva fall in love with each other.  However, all is not well in the hood as they both hail from different backgrounds, cultures and ideologies. The coming together of their different worlds and the problems it causes in their lives forms the plot of the film.

Review

Set in Mumbai during the late ’90s, Malaal is a refreshing love story which immediately pulls you into its world.  It takes you back to a time where there was no social media and handwritten love letters were actually a thing.  It is small moments like these which actually make the film stand out. 

This Mangesh Hadwale directorial manages to capture the raw beauty of a chawl perfectly, especially the celebration of festivals.  While it may not have the grandeur and scale of a usual Bhansali production, this film sure does have an essence of its own. With a mesmerizing background score, songs to compliment the film and top notch cinematography, Malaal makes for a wholesome cinematic experience.  

The romantic and intense moments of the film are really well crafted in Hadwale’s able hands.  Debut actor Meezan Jaffrey makes a strong impression with his screen presence. His convincing acting and his ability to emote with his eyes show he is a promising actor.  Sharmin Segal is refreshing to see on screen, though she falls short of expressions during some intense moments.

The only visible drawbacks in this film are the facts it is too predictable and the plot seems a little too stretched during the second half.

All in all, Malaal is a must watch if you are a fan of intense love stories.   

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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Movie Review

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Rating: 4/5

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol and Sharad Kelkar

Director: Om Raut

Story:

This historical period drama is based on the story of the battle to reclaim the hill fortress of Kondhana from the Mughal clutches.  The fortress is held by a Mughal commander, Udaybhan (Saif Ali Khan.) Maratha forces under the command of Tanhaji Malusare (Ajay Devgn,) who are directed by Chhatrapati Shivaji, attempt to claim the fortress to stop the Mughal invasion into Southern India.  It is a story of mind versus might.

Review:

While there are historical dramas like Jodhaa Akbar and Padmaavat which were blockbusters, debut director Om Raut left no stone unturned to give us a film like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which is a treat to watch.  It has rich visuals owing to top notch VFX and showcases the Maratha valor, which sends the audience into an emotional overdrive.

The action sequences are brilliantly choreographed and Ajay Devgn delivered an outstanding performance as Tanhaji Malusare.  Every fight is cleverly choreographed and well written. When coupled with the immersive visual effects, all the elements deliver action sequences which are larger than life.

Saif Ali Khan is spot on as the antagonist Udaybhan by portraying him as mean, menacing and unpleasant, proving himself as a versatile actor.  Kajol, who plays Tanhaji’s wife Savitribai Malusare, is on point in playing the perfect wife who is with her husband in joy and in sorrow.

While the movie moves on at a good pace with song sequences melding into a moving plotline, there are instances where some scenes and dialogues seem to be dragged out.  However, they can be easily overlooked in comparison to the rest of the film.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a movie which will keep you on the edge with climatic action scenes that lead to heroic instances at every interval.  The film will especially evoke a sense of euphoria, particularly amongst the Marathi audience, in scenes where Chhatrapati Shivaji is revered.

Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan’s portrayal as the good hero and evil villian, Om Raut’s vision and the spectacular VFX all come together seamlessly to provide a brilliant entertainer for the audience.

 

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Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey

Director: Meghna Gulzar

Story:

The movie opens with the protests which followed the gang rape of Nirbhaya in Delhi in 2012.  This sets the tone for Chhapaak.  The movie is based on the real life incident of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.  The movie depicts the journey of how Malti (Deepika Padukone,) an aspiring teenager, falls victim to an acid attack.  The rest of the movie focuses on how Malti overcomes the emotional damage done to her, attends her trial in the court of law, runs a non government organization (NGO) for acid attack victims and finds love.

Review:

Coming back to the silver screen after playing a proud Rajput queen in Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone underwent an incredible transformation in shedding the ego and portraying the character of Malti, an acid attack survivor.  As the director, Meghna Gulzar managed to portray Malti’s journey without any over the top dialogues or asking for sympathy. The message and the pain echo through the grounded narrative which lets the acting do the talking.

Deepika Padukone delivers a stellar performance in the movie with the makeup to look the part of an acid attack survivor.  In the scene which shows the aftermath of the acid attack on Malti, Malti’s scream of anguish when she looks at herself in the mirror to see a ravaged face tugs at the heart.  So does the scene where she struggles to put on an earring but cannot.  

Vikram Massey plays the role of a former journalist who is now an activist and runs an organisation for acid attack survivors and falls in love with Malti.  The chemistry between Massey and Deepika has something amiss, but Deepika Padukone’s acting stands out. Archana Bajaj, who plays Malti’s lawyer in the film, deserves a mention for her splendid performance.

Chhapaak is a movie which manages to portray the reality of acid attack survivors and makes you empathize with Malti.  The film makes for an engaging watch by making you shed tears as well as making you laugh with witty humour.

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Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf

Director: Shonali Bose

Story: 

The movie opens with grieving parents Aditi (Priyanka Chopra) and Niren Chaudhary (Farhan Akhtar) trying to cope with the death of their daughter Aisha (Zaira Wasim.)  The daughter posthumously narrates the story of her death and her parents, whom she affectionately calls Panda and Moose. The movie depicts the journey of Aditi and Niren as they try to do everything to save their daughter and eventually come to terms with the reality their daughter may not stay alive beyond the age of 19.  This drives a wedge between the couple, who find a way to rekindle their lost love while facing the tragedy.

Review: 

This Shonali Bose directorial perfectly captures the different phases of grief one has to undergo when they suffer the loss of a loved one.  It throws light on the question of how one should grieve the loss. The screenplay is well written and puts equal focus on the journey of the couple as well as the story of their daughter. 

The Sky is Pink is the last film of actress Zaira Wasim, who delivers an incredible performance in the heartbreaking story.  However, Wasim is outshined by Priyanka Chopra, who makes her Bollywood comeback with the film. Priyanka, as Aditi, perfectly channels the emotions of a mother who will do anything for her dying daughter.  Farhan Akhtar, as Niren Chaudhary, complements Priyanka and uses his eyes to channel all the emotions. Rohit Saraf, as Ishaan Chaudhary, delivers a strong performance as a son who is never the center of attention for his parents. He effortlessly portrays the role of an understanding and supportive son and big brother.

The Sky Is Pink is a heartwarming movie which is neither overly dramatic nor too subtle.  The direction by Shonali Bose and the lead actors’ performances give life to the film.

We recommend The Sky Is Pink for its amazing story.

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Rating: 3.5/5

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Naveen Polishetty

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Story: 

Chhichhore is the story of a group of friends considered losers by others and their journey after college.  After the son of two of their friends try to take his own life, the group reunites and goes on a trip, reminiscing their college life.

Review:
Chhichhore is a comedy drama which will make every adult nostalgic and take them back to their college days.  The movie begins with a high note and manages to keep its audiences captivated from the beginning till the end.  Nitesh Tiwari’s direction in the movie is fabulous. From introducing every character in the movie, to keeping the past and present storyline in sync, Tiwari’s direction is praiseworthy.  The screenplay, which also written by Nitesh Tiwari along with Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Malhotra, is quite entertaining and full of nostalgia. 

Another great thing about the movie is the performance by the actors.  The leads of the movie, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sharddha Kapoor, put up convincing performances as college sweethearts and make us fall in love with their characters.  Apart from Rajput and Kapoor, the other actors also get a chance to shine. Each and every actor in the movie delivers a memorable performance, with Varun Sharma delivering some of the most hilarious dialogues of the movie. 

Chhichhore is a perfect homage to college life and delivers a great message regarding exam pressure. 

With great direction, incredible performances and an amazing storyline, Chhichhore will be a great weekend watch for everyone.

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Rating: 4/5

Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vennela Kishore, Murali Sharma, Arun Vijay, Prakash Belavadi, Evelyn Sharma Supreeth, Chunky Panday, Lal, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar and Tinnu Anand

Director: Sujeeth

Story: 

It is not easy to discuss the plot of Saaho without giving away some major spoilers.  The movie follows an undercover cop Ashok (Prabhas,) also known as Saaho, with a dark past, working on a robbery case which leads him to the fictional city of Waaji.  Saaho is joined by a Mumbai Crime Branch officer, Amritha Nair (Shraddha Kapoor) and both of them eventually fall for each other.  Together, they fight many villains and in the process, try to solve the case they are assigned. The plot may seem simple, but what makes Saaho interesting is the twists and turns in the storyline and an unexpected climax.

Review: 

Saaho captures its audience’s attention right from the start with some impressive action scenes.  Prabhas as Saaho is the life of the movie. With his incredible acting and charm, Prabhas breathes life into the character.  The same can be said about Shraddha Kapoor, who was given adequate screen time and did an incredible job.  The villains of the movie also perform well, but Chunkey Panday’s evil character stands out among others, thanks to Panday’s convincing portrayal.  Mandira Bedi as the saree clad Kalki also won our hearts. 

The budget of the movie was Rs. 350 crores, half of which was spent on action sequences.  The movie’s high octane fight sequences are proof the makers made the right choices. Sujeeth’s direction makes the movie more interesting.  Coupled with Ghibran’s background score, Saaho is a true masterpiece. 

With such an incredible cast and brilliant direction, Saaho truly is the biggest Indian film of the year.

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