Hindi Way2movies Reviews http://hindi.way2movies.com Way2Movies.com -Hindi films news, Tamil film news, Telugu film updates, film news, film review, Movie review , actress photos, trailers, videos , telugu movies, tamil movies, hindi movies, bollywood, actress wall papers, hindi songs, telugu songs, tamil songs, bollywood movies, video songs, funny videos, download hindi songs, download telugu songs, download tamil songs, latest movies Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:31:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Sanam Re Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Re-Movie-Review-12-423261.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Re-Movie-Review-12-423261.html#comments 2016-02-13 09:14:49 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Re-Movie-Review-12-423261.html Love stories clearly are the flavour of the season. Divya Khosla Kumar's “Sanam Re” is a love story that centres around the premise of true love and that lovers are born again until they unite in some life.

Set in a dreamy, small hill station, Tanakpur, Akash (Pulkit Samrat) is intrigued about love and lovers even as a child. His grandfather (Rishi Kapoor), a photographer, who is addressed as Panditji, answers all his queries about love and with his clairvoyant instincts, even predicts that the girl he loves will always be around him but never with him.

Years later, after moving to Mumbai for a living, Akash is still restless and in search of the childhood love he had left behind in Tanakpur, years ago.

Pulkit Samrat as Akash, the small town boy seeking true love, is confident and has a decent screen presence. He even essays his character with sincerity. Perhaps his undoing is the fact that he lacks his own original style and tries to ape Salman Khan on screen.

Yami Gautam as Shruti, his love interest, does not have too much to offer by way of histrionics, and is a letdown after her promising debut in “Vicky Donor”.

Urvashi Rautela, as Mrs. Pablo and the third player in the love triangle, is a competent performer and delivers a credible performance in the limited screen time she has.

Rishi Kapoor as the playful and loving grandfather, forever asking people to ‘smile' when clicking them, is endearing and a treat to watch.

Manoj Joshi as Akash's insensitive and tyrannical boss offers some entertainment with his "Shakespearean" lines, albeit twisted, but is his usual self, nevertheless.

Bharti Singh, the standup comedian in a cameo, shines as always.

The biggest shortcoming of the film is its poorly written script, which is replete with flaws and loopholes. The exposition is forced, with question-and-answer sessions, interspersed with songs in beautiful locales.

The poorly-etched characters fail to connect with the audience, leaving you detached from their lives.

The script, written by Sanjeev Datta, is careless and lazily drafted. It is devoid of time and space in the characters' universe and the plot is amateurish, hence lacking focus. The pace of the film is painfully slow and nothing seemingly happens for the longest time.

The cinematography is the real highlight of the film. Sameer Arya's lens captures the snow-covered roads of sleepy Tanakpur, the yoga camp in Alberta, Canada and the hustle-bustle of fast-paced Mumbai with equal flourish, transporting you to those places.

The music, with melodious tunes, is average and fails to touch you or leave an impact. “Tum bin” is the only soulful number which is somewhat appealing.

The background score, however, is apt and elevates the viewing experience in some scenes.

“Sanam Re” may be about love but disappoints greatly and is not going to appeal to lovers this Valentine's Day, owing to its amateurish treatment and weak plot.

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Fitoor Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Fitoor-Movie-Review-12-423237.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Fitoor-Movie-Review-12-423237.html#comments 2016-02-12 14:03:33 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Fitoor-Movie-Review-12-423237.html To begin with, the title "Fitoor" is such a misnomer. There is nothing maddening or crazy in the film that is worth screaming about!

With themes of wealth and poverty, love and rejection, Abhishek Kapoor's "Fitoor" based on Charles Dickens's novel, "Great Expectations", is set in Kashmir.

It is the love story of an orphan, Noor Nizami (Aditya Roy Kapur) who lives with his married sister and caring brother-in-law.

The narration begins with Noor coming face-to-face with a terrorist Mirza Beg (Ajay Devgn), on his way home one night. The terrorist scares him into getting food for him and offering him a safe hideout for the wintry night.

Days later, Noor, who accompanies his brother-in-law on an assignment to the rich heiress Begum Hazrat's (Tabu) house, happens to spot Firdaus (Katrina Kaif), her daughter. Smitten by her good looks and charm, love happens at first sight for Noor.

But Firdaus is cold and does not reciprocate his feelings. Encouraged by Begum Hazrat, Noor pursues his love only to realise that love is elusive.

While every actor is enthusiastic about their individual part, they lack the passion and this shows in their performance, which is very poised and theatrical.

Moreover, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur's onscreen chemistry, though deliberate, seems uninspiring. Tabu as the eccentric Begum Hazrat offers nothing new or extraordinary to her character.

Ajay Devgn in a special appearance as Mirza Beg is wasted and Aditi Rao Hydari as the young Begum with her voice dubbed by Tabu only rattles the viewer.

The young Noor steals your heart with his simplicity, innocence and endearing looks.

This Victorian Era story is narrated at a leisurely pace, perhaps in keeping with that period. But that does not work for the viewer. The first half is painfully slow and drags, making you restless. The second half gathers momentum with the Begum's back-story and the second act of the main plot, but still does not rivet you to the screen.

The script written by director Abhishek Kapoor along with Supratik Sen, though close to the source material, lacks depth in characterisation, especially that of Mirza Beg. And, thereby the tale loses its plot and emotional quotient, which is so apparent in Dickens's novel.

Furthermore, the film lacks dramatic twists and surprise elements that could have kept the audience intrigued. The only time you get jolted out of your seats is during the unexpected, well-synchronised action sequence that takes place in the first half. And, thereafter you keep pining for more such action, but alas! Nothing happens.

The Urdu infused Hindi dialogues like, "Main aur meri alishaan mohabbat" which means, me and my magnificent love, are poetry to the ears, but these are few and far between. What mars the listening experience is the heavy anglicised accent, of Katrina Kaif.

With wide angled shots or the tight close-ups, be it the white, snow-covered terrain or during the golden hued autumn, cinematographer Anay Goswamy's frames pack the ornate imagery of Kashmir and Delhi to picture perfection. They are a treat for the eyes and definitely one of the few highlights of the film.

Hitesh Sonik's background score has some nice delicate pieces that elevate the viewing experience, but the soundtrack by Ankit Trivedi does nothing to propel the narration. Even "Pashmina" sounds lacklustre on screen.

Overall, "Fitoor" does not live up to the great expectations you have from the film.

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Ghayal Once Again Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Ghayal-Once-Again-Movie-Review-12-423031.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Ghayal-Once-Again-Movie-Review-12-423031.html#comments 2016-02-05 16:07:20 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Ghayal-Once-Again-Movie-Review-12-423031.html A superhero action film, "Ghayal Once Again" is a sequel to the 1990 released "Ghayal".

This edition takes off from where its last franchise left off. Snippets of the previous edition used generously as flashbacks in this narration, give the film a strong sense of belonging.

The film belongs to Sunny Deol all the way. It portrays him in a larger than life character.

Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) was earlier accused of killing a corrupt business man, Balwantrai. After serving his jail term, he is now an investigating journalist who co-owns a news channel called Satyakam. Though he suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), he is a dreaded man as he goes out of his way to personally clear out all the maladies that prevail in the system, especially corruption.

The film starts off on a tacky note trying to establish the setting of the story and the characters. As the tale progresses, the film finds its focus when four college students stumble upon a murder. And then, the narrative picks up momentum and gallantly strides into the action arena.

As a debut writer-director, Sunny Deol is subtle yet blatant. He takes potshots not only at the system but also cleverly insinuates the powerfully rich members of the city.

With a plethora of well-etched characters, up-to-date subplots, he delivers a fairly comprehensive tale with moralistic and inspirational messages like, "Galat logon se darna, galat hai" and "Agar hum sach ke saath hain, toh jeetne tak haar nahin maanni chahiye".

Sunny has managed to extract fine performances from every actor. As an actor with brooding eyes, he emits raw emotions with ease. He is agile, brilliant and appealing in the action sequences.

He is efficiently supported by an able cast that includes; Narendra Jha as the business tycoon Raj Bansal, Om Puri as Joe D'Souza the former police officer who is now an RTI activist, Harsh Chhaya as Aditya Raj Guru the editor of The Daily Herald and Manoj Joshi as the politician.

Soha Ali Khan in a restrained and nebulous character Riya, Ajay's psychiatrist-cum-partner, is passable.

Tisca Chopra as Raj Bansal's wife and Zakir Husain as the police commissioner, in one-dimensional, stereotypical roles with limited screen presence, are wasted.

But the highlights of the film are the four new youngsters; Shivam Patil as Rohan Kriplani, Aanchal Munjal as Anushka Kriplani, Diana Khan as Zoya and Rishabh Arora as Varun Jain. They are bright and energetic talent who are dynamic and sincere.

The only light moment in the film is the song sequence "Lapak jhapak, lapak jhapak loa", which is decently choreographed.

With a blend of wide angle shots and close-ups, cinematographer Ravi Yadav's camera captures the film in minute details. And his live frames seamlessly merge with the computer generated images.

The action sequences packed with fisticuffs and chases, are well-orchestrated on the streets, railways and malls of Mumbai. These backed with the motivational drive and adrenaline boosting sound effects, uplifts the viewing experience.

With a decent production value, the film has a believable and a realistic feel in terms of its setting, but fails in terms of the dialogues, which are packed with cliched and outdated phrases.

Overall, "Ghayal Once Again" is a complex tale that is astutely handled. It will definitely appeal to Sunny Deol's fans and those who enjoy action films.

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Sanam Teri Kasam Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Teri-Kasam-Movie-Review-12-423022.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Teri-Kasam-Movie-Review-12-423022.html#comments 2016-02-05 14:13:13 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Sanam-Teri-Kasam-Movie-Review-12-423022.html "Sanam Teri Kasam" is an intense love story of two diametrically opposite people; Saraswathy Parthsarthy aka Saru (Mawra Hocane), a Tamilian Brahmin and her wealthy neighbour Inder (Harshwardhan Rane). While Saru is a bespectacled plain Jane, who works in a library, Inder is a cynical rebel who lives life in the fast lane.

Leading a sheltered life, under the aegis of her strict disciplinarian father, her marriage is the biggest bone of contention in her family as she is always rejected owing to her dowdy appearance and staid personality. One day, in her desperate attempt to transform herself, Saru inadvertently changes her destiny.

With a well-written screenplay and powerful performances by the debutant duo in Bollywood, the film tugs at your emotional chords and makes you empathise with Saru and her plight. Their love story is credible and their onscreen chemistry is strong and tangible.

The dialogues befitting the characters who mouth them, are not the regular cliches in a love story and offer depth to the narration.

Harshvardhan Rane as Inder, delivers a controlled and poised performance, giving vent to his angst, love, frustrations and sorrow with restraint. He lights up the screen with his strong and well-chiselled physique and emotes superbly through his eyes. He is equally at ease as the silent lover, as he is in an emotional outburst.

Mawra Hocane, the Pakistani VJ, model and actor, is a delight to watch as Saru. She slips into the demure character with ease and her get-up certainly adds to her persona. She is confident and her innocence is endearing. You are one with her in her unrequited love, as also in her hour of grief.

Manish Choudhari as Saru's stern father essays his role competently and brings alive the character of the Tamil Brahmin authoritarian patriarch on screen. Murli Sharma as the policeman who is a sucker for love stories performs well too. Anurag Sinha as Abhimanyu Shastry, Saru's colleague and crush, offers a sincere portrayal.

The powerful background score is apt and uplifts the tenor of the scenes. The music by Himesh Reshammiya is soulful and one of the highlights of the film. The songs are penned well and bring out the mood of the film, especially "Haal-e-dil" and "Bewajaah". The only unwarranted song is perhaps the one picturised on Vijay Raaz.

With brilliant production values, "Sanam Teri Kasam" manages to draw you into the lives of Saru and Inder and moistens your eyes too.

Perhaps it is the last fifteen minutes of the film, which drags a bit and given the few cinematic liberties that the directors have taken, becomes a little mawkish. Else, theirs is a love story that will touch your heart without a doubt.

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Mastizaade Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Mastizaade-Movie-Review-12-422799.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Mastizaade-Movie-Review-12-422799.html#comments 2016-01-30 09:09:00 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Mastizaade-Movie-Review-12-422799.html A sex comedy, high on testosterone and low on IQ, "Mastizaade" is a blow to your sensibilities. It even slips notches below "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3".

Designed specifically to cater to the adult front benchers with everything crass and obnoxious, the film is about two friends Aditya Chotiya (Vir Das) and Sunny Kele (Tusshar Kapoor) who are addicted to sex.

Their modus operandi is to join the various addiction centres to ensure easy prey for their despicable yearnings. They boast among their friends for possessing 'Chick-rays', an X-ray vision that enables them to scrutinise easy girls.

The duo chance upon twin sisters Laila and Lily Lele, effectively played by Sunny Leone, only to realise that their 'Chick-rays' is ineffective on them and that according to them is the sign of true love. What follows is their pursuit to woo and convince the sisters.

The script pivoting on a flat, wafer-tin plot is injected with equally frivolous, insufferable sub-plots and blatant below-the-belt jokes.

With lazily crafted expositions, the film tilts heavily on done-to-death scenes and dialogues with sexual innuendoes which are loaded with puns, rhymes, double entendres and names like Lele, Kele, Chotiya, Urashit and Sondas.

The characters are one-dimensional with most of them obsessed with sex.

On the performance front, every actor executes buffoonery with aplomb and flourish. Tusshar and Vir Das lack the charisma of macho beefcakes. They are asexual dowdies and that is what makes this film a drudgery.

Riteish Deshmukh as their friend Deepak in an undeveloped character in a miniscule role is charming, but unexploited.

With the right amount of oomph, Sunny Leone in a double role is the saving grace of the film. She essays the roles of Laila and Lily with distinct costume and speech. While she is fluent as Laila, she stammers and stutters at the opportune moment with an innocent expression as Lily.

Of the supporting cast, Asrani as Urashit - Laila and Lily's father and Suresh Menon as 'Sondas', his openly gay son, are stereotypical and eyesores.

Sushmita Mukherjee as Asrani's wife and Gizele Thakral as the banker Titli Boobna is wasted.

Shaad Randhawa who plays Deshpremi Singh, Lily's the wheel-chair bound fiance is a pleasant surprise but the character does not do anything to boost his career.

The film boasts of a cleverly manipulative cinematography, especially Sunny Leone's introductory scene.

The music with a few rehashes of Sunny Leone's popular numbers does nothing to boost the viewing experience.

Overall, with blatant product placements which include boosting Pattaya tourism, poor humour and garish treatment, the film fails to leave an impress.

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Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Kyaa-Kool-Hain-Hum-3-Movie-Review-12-422578.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Kyaa-Kool-Hain-Hum-3-Movie-Review-12-422578.html#comments 2016-01-23 10:49:15 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Kyaa-Kool-Hain-Hum-3-Movie-Review-12-422578.html Two young men who become porn stars, indulging in various fun activities, but having to adopt a garb of decency, if only to win the heart of a fair maiden. That in essence is the crux of "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3", slated to be India's answer to a sex comedy and catering to the front-benchers.

The film is the third one in the series after "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum" and "Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum".

With Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani in the lead roles, there is a feeling of deja vu. You've seen them do all this in several other films before, with no element of originality in their performances or jokes.

There is almost nothing new in this film, except perhaps the two ladies, Mandana Karimi and Gizele Thakral, and the Bollywood film spoofs that have been generously included.

The jokes are hackneyed and the dialogues lyrical, but tacky, loaded with double entendres.

"Babuji humein nange haathon pakad lenge" and "Aata Maajhi Latakli", are distasteful and not amusing in the least. A few scenes replete with popular Bollywood films like "Sholay", "Kick" and "Chennai Express" being spoofed to fit into the porn genre, elicit a few chuckles. Equally crass are the visuals which are extremely graphic.

Tusshar Kapoor as the cock-eyed, naive simpleton Kanhaiya, is an eye-sore and brings no freshness to his now favourite style of acting. He desperately needs to experiment with other genres, as he is tedious to watch in such films.

Aftab Shivdasani as his bestie, Rocky, complements Tusshar, but again contributes nothing by way of performance.

Krushna as Mickey, with his impeccable comic timing cannot really uplift a bad film. He is an extension of his television persona.

The girls are nothing but the glamour dolls they are meant to be and blatantly indulge in skin show.

Shakti Kapoor and Darshan Jariwala have nothing much to offer as actors either.

Even the music with songs like "Jawaani le doobi" and "Oh boy" do nothing to propel the narration or lift the viewing experience.

The film seems to be an extension of Ekta Kapoor's TV soaps with her sensibilities replete in every scene. It's almost an attempt in finding sense in the senseless and humour in a humour-less film.

Director Umesh Ghadge handles the film amateurishly, like a badly made music video on the big screen.

Watch "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3" if you want to witness the deplorable standards in Indian cinema.

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Airlift Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Airlift-Movie-Review-12-422570.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Airlift-Movie-Review-12-422570.html#comments 2016-01-22 17:31:14 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Airlift-Movie-Review-12-422570.html "Airlift" is a human saga set in the backdrop of war-ravaged Kuwait in August 1990, when Saddam Hussein attacks and takes over Kuwait, rendering several thousand Indians homeless.

How an otherwise shrewd and prosperous businessman named Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) rises to the occasion and selflessly leads the rescue operations to evacuate 1,70,000 Indians, forms the crux of this over two-hour long film.

Akshay Kumar as Ranjit Katyal, the unsung hero, is sincere and portrays the character credibly. He is a self-absorbed businessman living in the lap of luxury one minute and a distraught family man the next. With equal ease, he brings out the frustration and fears of a helpless Indian in Kuwait trying to help his fellow countrymen.

Nimrat Kaur as his wife Amrita fails to leave an impact as she seems disconnected with her character and merely delivers her lines.

The ensemble actors, with limited screen time, manage to leave an impact: Purab Kohli as Ibrahim Durani is natural and convincing; Inaam-ul-haq as the greedy and opportunist Major Khalaf Bin Zayed of Baghdad with a quirky Middle East accent wows with his performance; Prakash Belawadi as George Kutty is every inch the disciplined but selfish old man in the Indian camp in Kuwait; and Kumud Mishra as Sanjeev Kohli, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, touches your heart with an honest performance of an Indian who answers the call of duty.

The film starts off on a sluggish note, with a fairly slow pace and minimal drama, but picks up post intermission and more than makes up for the dull first half with drama, action, emotion thrown in for good measure.

The graph of the story is flat and lacks the peaks and troughs of a thriller. Furthermore, owing to the predictability of the subject, there is no element of surprise for the viewer. It is only the performances and the human pathos that keeps the viewer going.

Priya Seth's cinematography of the war scenes and destruction is praiseworthy, as she recreates the anguish and fears of the stranded Indians, right before your eyes, enabling you to relive those moments.

Raja Krishna Menon astutely wields the baton as a director, handling the powerful subject in its entirety with honesty and manages to evoke a feeling of pride in the minds of the audience.

He recreates the vulnerability of Indians and their indefatigable spirit with aplomb along with displaying a spectrum of human emotions in the hour of crisis.

The music in the film is perfunctory. The song, "Mera nachan nu", conveys the emotion, yet seems a tad forced as it is picturised at an inopportune moment.

With minor flaws that can be overlooked, "Airlift" is a well made film that would definitely appeal to patriotic Indians.

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Chalk N Duster Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Chalk-N-Duster-Movie-Review-12-422402.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Chalk-N-Duster-Movie-Review-12-422402.html#comments 2016-01-15 11:04:23 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Chalk-N-Duster-Movie-Review-12-422402.html Jayant Gilatkar's "Chalk n Duster" honestly and compassionately reflects our deteriorating education system, albeit in a straight, on-the-face and old fashioned manner.

Despite being mawkishly executed, it is inspirational. It is the story of the incredible teachers of Incredible India.

With the premise, "keep education as education and not as business", the plot delves into the trials and tribulations of the teachers at Kantaben High School, who are being subjected to the unwarranted harassment by their overtly insensitive management, in their bid to make their school numero uno.

While the treatment is overdramatic and exaggerated, comparing tradition with modernity, the messages hit the right nerve. It especially hits you, when you hear Science teacher Jyoti (Juhi Chawla) speak directly to the audience, "Can you imagine what the world would be like without teachers?"

The screenplay is taut and engaging despite the cliches. It blends the teachers' professional lives with their domestic one, in ample measure, especially that of the senior mathematics teacher, Vidhya Sawant essayed by Shabana Azmi and that of her younger colleague Jyoti.

The performance by the ace star cast is what keeps you hooked. With her powerful screen presence and brilliant histrionics Shabana Azmi as the mature and lovable Vidhya Ma'am, is adorable.

Juhi Chawla, in a well-etched character packed with light comic, as well as serious moments, supports Shabana, literally and figuratively. She is sincere and natural but does not offer any new shade to her character or performance.

The surprise package is Divya Dutta, who holds her own and excels as the antagonist Kamini Gupta, the school's principal. Her horrendous wig adds to her thick-headed persona.

Of the male cast, Arya Babbar as Anmol Parekh the pea-brained foreign returned MBA whose family controls the school, supporting Kamini in her endeavour, is passive and stereotypical.

Girish Karnad as Vidhya's wheel bound husband who is fond of playing chess and Sameer Soni playing Jyoti's husband, are perfunctory. These flat, one-dimensional characters who let their spouses flourish are underdeveloped.

Of the rest of the supporting cast, Upasana Singh as the Arts teacher Manjeet and Richa Chadha as Bhairavi Thakkar, the India News Reporter, are wasted.

And Rishi Kapoor and Jackie Shroff in guest appearances are reduced to caricatures.

This modest subject is well mounted. The film boasts of a decent production set-up. The annual day function with the well choreographed dances and brilliant lighting is worth a mention.

The background score at times is so overpowering that it drowns the dialogues, but nevertheless the message is loud and clear.

Cinematically this may not be a brilliant film, but it has its heart in the right place as there is never an instance when a teacher may not have tugged your emotional chord.

A must-watch film for all those who have been to school.

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Wazir Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Wazir-Movie-Review-12-422227.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Wazir-Movie-Review-12-422227.html#comments 2016-01-08 08:00:22 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Wazir-Movie-Review-12-422227.html "Wazir" from Vidhu Vinod Chopra's stable and directed by Bejoy Nambiar is a dramatic thriller that is artistically crafted with a gripping screenplay and brilliant performances by its ace star cast.

An original story by Chopra, it is intelligently and emotionally confronting. It is a revenge story where the strategies in the game of chess are cleverly used as an allegory and keep you riveted to the screen till the end.

The screenplay co-written by Abhijat Joshi and Chopra is interestingly layered and unfurls the mystery at the opportune moment, making it an intensely intriguing film.

It is a tale of the bonding between two disparate individuals, Pandit Omkarnath Dhar, an effervescent old man with a zest for life and chess, and Anti-Terrorism Squad Officer Danish Ali, in their common grief.

Every character is well-etched and designed to interlock the plot effectively.

Amitabh Bachchan as Pandit Omkarnath Dhar, once again in a new avatar, delivers a power-packed performance with a broad spectrum of emotions ranging from an inconsolable father who has lost his daughter, to a happy-go-lucky chess player who introduces Danish Ali, to the game of chess with, "Hamara dushman hai waqt, saat baithkar shatranj khelenge to kat jayega", meaning - our enemy is time, if we sit together and play chess, we will be able to kill time.

Farhan Akhtar in an equally dynamic role as an ATS officer and forlorn father, renders a sincere and credible portrayal. His anguish and frustrations as the emotionally drained husband and father, come across strongly on screen.

Aditi Rao Hydari as Ruhana, Danish's wife, merely contributes to the glamour quotient and fails to impress as an actor.

Manav Kaul as the politician Yazaad Qureshi also known as Badshah, although in a fairly predictable role, is convincing and brilliant.

In miniscule roles are Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham and Seema Pahwa and the two child actors, one playing Danish and Ruhana's daughter Noorie, and the other Yazaad Qureshi's daughter Ruhi. The two young girls, however, are well-cast and strike an emotional chord.

In an otherwise serious themed film, the dialogues are perhaps intentionally ebullient and often arouse chuckles, with a view to making the tenor of the film light. The late-night scene, when Panditji introduces Danish to a unique chess session saying, "Vodka peene ke baad, Pandit, mahapandit ban jata hai" is one such instance.

The songs are efficiently used to propel the narration, forward, especially, "Tere bin", and "Ya maula". And the background score punctuates the narration, aptly, making the entire viewing experience exalting.

Cinematographer Sanu John Varghese captures the visuals perfectly, whether it is the action sequences or emotional turmoil. The frames are pure visual delight. What adds to the aesthetics of the frames, is the lighting, which is deliberate. It succeeds in creating the fitting effect, albeit dramatic.

What keeps you immersed to this film, is the captivating story, tight plot and powerful performances. "Wazir" is a must-watch.

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Bajirao Mastani Movie Review http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Bajirao-Mastani-Movie-Review-12-421529.html http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Bajirao-Mastani-Movie-Review-12-421529.html#comments 2015-12-18 15:01:13 aditya http://hindi.way2movies.com//reviewssingle_hindi/Bajirao-Mastani-Movie-Review-12-421529.html Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani", based on the novel "Rau" authored by N.S. Inamdar, is a fictionalised romance drama that encapsulates the 20 year reign of the Maratha warrior Bajirao and his relationship with his second wife Mastani.

The film begins with Bajirao's appointment as Peshwa in the court of Chhattrapati Shahu in Satara. The narration thereafter leads you into his expeditions, his encounter with Mastani and their subsequent, intense romance.

Mounted on a magnificent scale with well-etched characters, resplendent sets and period costumes, the director, intricately and flawlessly, transports you to the era of the Peshwas, circa 1720-1740.

What makes the film stand out is Bhansali's direction. He astutely manages to guide his team to deliver the best. Be it in performances, music, visuals or action, his inimitable stamp is written over every frame of the film.

Prakash Kapadia's screenplay is water-tight and engaging, keeping you riveted to the screen for over 2 hours. His dialogues are colloquial, yet, power-packed. There is no iota of excess, and embellished with the right amount of Marathi words, these sharp and taut dialogues are full of wit, messages and equally hard-hitting.

The performances by the characters are captivating. Bajirao Mastani is Ranveer Singh's canvas.

With his well-chiselled physique, bald pate with a single lock of hair, he slips into Bajirao's hide perfectly. His energy and intensity on screen is palpable.

You empathise with him when he is honest with both his wives and you root for him when he rebels against his widowed mother Radhabai and the high priest.

And most of all, your heart beats for him when he pines for Mastani. The last scene of the film is powerful and Ranveer's presence and competence, takes it a rung higher.

Deepika Padukone as the defiant and confident warrior Mastani, madly in love with Bajirao, is effortlessly convincing. Her performance resonates with the right attitude, both as a warrior and as Bajirao's love interest, making her stand out.

Priyanka Chopra in her navaris -- the nine yard saris, as the obviously hurt Kashibai -- Bajirao's first wife, though a bit dramatic, is herself, glossed-up and pretentious. But nevertheless, she essays her role ably.

Tanvi Azmi as the obtrusive Radhabai is remarkable, with the right amount of drama and restraint in her performance.

The others in supporting roles, too, are perfectly handpicked and deliver outstanding performances.

Visually, the film is mesmerising. The computer generated images seamlessly interlace cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee's frames.

With his wide angle shots, he not only captures the locales, but also the intricate details of the tale, to perfection. His atmospheric lighting lends authenticity to the period depicted in the film. He has also managed to portray the battle scenes brilliantly, making it look natural and real.

Bhansali's music, with its theatrical background score and soulful songs, integrates well with the narration. The well-choreographed dance sequences are a treat to watch, though the song "Pinga" seems a bit forced and is reminiscent of his "Dola re Dola" in Devdas.

The action sequences by Shyam Kaushal are easily one of the highlights of the film.

Overall, "Bajirao Mastani" is a spectacular masterpiece which will stay with you much after you leave the cinema hall.

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