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Movie Review: Madam Chief Minister

one month ago  
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Politics is an important component of our society and in recent times, with the advent of social media, it has become popular even among the youth who earlier weren’t that interested. However, the same wasn’t reflected in our films. We have obviously had plenty of films involving politicians but a fictional film revolving around the life of a neta was rare. Most of them which were released recently like THACKERAY [2019], THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER [2019] and PM NARENDRA MODI [2019] were biopics. MADAM CHIEF MINISTER, directed by Subhash Kapoor of JOLLY LLB fame, which has released today, fills up this space. It’s not a biopic and serves as a fictional political thriller. The trailer and some of the parallels with the life of ex-Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati have caught some attention. So does MADAM CHIEF MINISTER emerge as an entertaining political fare? Or does it fail to entice? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1171980 size-full" title="..
                 

Movie Review: Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi

one month ago  
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Death is a tragic phenomenon of life. But several films in Bollywood have presented this inevitability in a lighter or even in an outrageously funny way. For example, JAANE BHI DO YAARO [1982], EKKEES TOPPON KI SALAAMI [2014], DADDY COOL [2009], BUDDHA MAR GAYA [2007], MALAMAAL WEEKLY [2006], PUSHPAK [1987], NEHLLE PE DEHLLA [2007], etc. Now Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI also promises to have a light take on death. So does RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI manage to entertain and impress viewers? Or does it fail in its endeavour? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1164174" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Ramprasad-Ki-Tehrvi-4.jpeg" alt="" width="750" height="450" /> RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI is the story of a family assembling together after ages due to a tragedy. Ramprasad (Naseeruddin Shah) is an old aged patriarch who suddenly passes away while teaching piano at hi..
                 

Movie Review: Shakeela

2 months ago  
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Vidya Balan’s much loved 2011 film THE DIRTY PICTURE told the story of a Southern siren Silk Smitha. Audiences loved the depiction of the Southern industry of the 80s and the hypocrisy of society which was exposed in the Milan Luthria-directorial. 9 years later, now Richa Chadha takes up the part of another popular Southern heroine, Shakeela, in the film, titled SHAKEELA. So does SHAKEELA manage to give an entertaining and thought-provoking time to the audiences? Or does it fail to impress? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1162204" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Movie-Review-Shakeela-1.jpg" alt="" width="750" height="450" /> SHAKEELA is the biopic of the adult star Shakeela. The year is 1990. Shakeela (Kajol Chugh) is a young school girl living in the small town of Vallamkulam, Kerala with her parents and a couple of siblings. She belongs to a poor family and his mot..
                 

Movie Review: Coolie No.1

2 months ago  
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David Dhawan is rightly credited as the king of masala films. His movies are targeted at an audience that craves for entertainers. As a matter of fact, barring a few exceptions, a majority of his movies have made the spectators smile and his producers and distributors laugh all the way to the bank. His success rate is, without doubt, enviable. That’s one of the reasons why his 45th directorial venture COOLIE NO. 1 is looked forward to. However, this time, Dhawan Sr is competing with himself. 25 years ago, in 1995, he helmed a film — starring Govinda and Karisma Kapoor — which was loved not just for its humour, songs and drama, but just about everything. It’s a film that stays fresh in our minds to date. Naturally, when he attempts to remake the much-adored entertainer, the updated version is bound to be judged minutely, perhaps with a magnifying glass. Let’s get to the point. Is the updated / rebooted version of COOLIE NO. 1 equally entertaining? The comparisons are inevitable. If ..
                 

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 (English)

2 months ago  
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The year 2020 has been an awful one for the Indian box office. Theatres remained shut for most part of the year and even after cinema halls resumed operations, the footfalls haven’t been as one would have expected. Thankfully, in the last weekend of the year which incidentally is also the beneficial Christmas period, an exciting Hollywood film, WONDER WOMAN 1984, has arrived in cinemas. The first part did well in India and has amassed a fan following. Even the lead actress [Gal Gadot] is a recognizable and a very popular face for the Indian audiences. As a result, the expectations from the sequel have been tremendous not just for the moviegoers but also for the exhibitors and the industry at large. So does WONDER WOMAN 1984 manage to be a great entertainer like the first part? Or does it fail to entice? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1161689 size-full" title="Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-conten..