Wednesday, 15 February 2017

REVIEW: Jolly LLB 2

REVIEW: Jolly LLB 2

Director:  Subhash Kapoor
Stars:       Sudhanva Deshpande, Avijit Dutt, Nikhil Dwivedi 

THE STORY:

An immoral Lawyer Jagdish Mishra/Jolly (Akshay Kumar) fight for justice after an innocent girl who's husband was murdered by some corrupt cops, commits suicide.

THE GOOD:

Jolly LLB 2 is a very simple yet hard hitting movie. I was expecting nothing less considering it being an Akshay Kumar movie who has given nothing but brilliance with his past few performances, and Akshay as Jolly exceeded my expectations by miles. Once again he has delivered a spectacular performance. Be it comedy or a sad scene Akshay will make you feel what he is feeling and that's the beauty of his performance.

Jolly LLB is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy. When I saw the trailer I was afraid that they are gonna get one of the parts wrong. but I am glad they did.t, the comedy part will make you laugh and the tragedy will make you cry. A couple of scenes that I feel like I should mention because they were that awesome, first is where Hina (the girl who commits suicide) breaks down in front of Akshay when he tricks her into giving him money, and one where after Akshay's fraud comes to light he breaks down in front of his father, these two scenes brought tears to my eyes.

Last but not least at all was the message of unity that the movie gave, especially Akshay's speech at the end where he says that we don't need bad people it doesn't matter which religion they belong to, it felt like a perfect way to end a movie like this.

BAD:

All the big problems I have with Jolly LLB 2 can probably be summed into one giant problem and that's what I am gonna try to do, I hope you guys get it. Jolly LLB is a movie which starts with comedy and then with different turns of events it drifts into tragedy, but the problem is when the tragic and serious part of the movie starts Akshay is the only one who is serious. The characters of the judge and the defense lawyer should have been very serious characters but instead, they act like clowns and in scenes, they even try to be extra funny which completely contradicts the tone of the movie at that point in time. for example, The defense lawyer when insulted by Akshay in one scene turns to his assistant and asks him to write down the line (which Akshay uses to insult him). The judge acts like a clown all the time which, to be honest looks close to over-acting. The court looks like a casual place where friends get together and discuss problems, where anyone can reject the judge's orders or yell at the judge or argue with him. 

Another small problem which now I feel that I should stop saying because almost every Bollywood movie has it, was the Jolly's wife (Huma Qureshi) her character was completely unnecessary in the movie.

THE FINAL WORD:

Do expect it to be a Bollywood movie which has mistakes and is nowhere near perfect but Definitely Watch it. its a simple movie with a hard hitting and a very positive message and should not be missed.

THE TRAILER:





Thursday, 9 February 2017

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2





Director:  Chad Stahelski
Stars:        Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane and more.

THE STORY:

John Wick Chapter 2 is a sequel to the 2014 movie John Wick. it's an action packed movie where there is not a really complicated or a long story, but the main story is that John Wick finds out that there is a huge bounty on his head and he is trying to survive and kill the opponents.

GOOD:

If you remember the first movie you would also remember that majority of us were really reluctant to watch that movie at first but it was Keanu Reeves who made us fall in love with John Wick and that is the case here, Keanu is the reason then movie shines, and I feel like it can be no one else. His acting, his dialogue delivery (especially), his whole presence adds to the movie.

The second thing that I think increased the beauty of the movie was the action, as it was expected since the action in the first John Wick was amazing as well. but here they have built on that action, even more, especially the small parts of the hand to hand combat. It's realistic, it will keep your adrenalin rushing, and Keanu Reeves definitely had a hand in that too, he performed those action scenes and those fights with absolute perfection.

I had a small doubt before watching the movie that they are probably gonna continue from where they left off and it's just gonna be nonsense action. But I was wrong, although the first fight scene was a continuation of the last movie but that was only one scene and that's it after that they kinda created a new plot, which gave me my next thing to worry about, that they are gonna leave the old things that we loved about the first John Wick and I would miss those things, but surprise surprise, they actually kept the whole world of John Wick from the first movie, and they actually built on that some more which was certainly more than my expectations and I loved it. 

BAD:

The first thing that I felt was missing from the movie had more to do with the fact that the first John Wick set the bar very high than it had to do with the fact that John Wick chapter 2 was bad. The first John Wick was not just good it was "surprisingly good" which means, like I said, that nobody expected it to be that good but it was and ultimately we ended up expecting way more than we should have from John Wick chapter 2 and that is why some of us might end up a little bit disappointed, especially with the fact that chapter 2 is slower and less exciting that the first one.

The next thing I felt could have been better was the motivation behind Keanu reeves coming back as a Hitman. In the first movie, he was avenging a puppy, that was his last connection to his dead wife whom he loved and that was amazing, I think it's safe to say that everyone felt it and connected with it, and everyone got why a retired Hitman came out of retirement, but in John Wick chapter 2 the connection is missing and I really felt that.

THE FINAL WORD:

Definitely, watch it guys, it's a must watch, I loved it, I enjoyed it and I bet you will too.

THE TRAILER:


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

REVIEW: The LEGO Batman Movie

REVIEW: The LEGO Batman Movie



Director:  Chris McKay
Stars:       Jenny Slate, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum and more.


THE STORY:

The LEGO Batman movie is a spin-off from The LEGO movie. The movie is a comedy about a narcissistic, self-obsessed Batman (which he actually is ;-)). Batman has to deal with the evil plans of the criminals of Gotham, including The Joker, and also raise a boy he adopted (Robin).


GOOD:

What I loved about it was the great comedy it had. Batman is such a dark character haunted by his past but even in other DC movies there are things that you could make fun of and for a long time people have been doing that, now finally it's official and the makers of The LEGO Batman movie used those points brilliantly. For example, if we look at the character of Batman, He is self-obsessed, narcissistic and LONELY, and there are jokes about all of them. I believe that this would have been an easy movie to make because the makers had endless resources to make fun of, they had comics, they had the DCEU, they even had the online WAR between DC and MARVEL fans to get help from (I am not saying they got any help from them), and they took advantage of that and gave us a great comedy.

The movie also has a serious portion which is like a family drama, and if you are or have been in the past a fan of the Batman Movies there is a chance that you will not end up being disappointed and you will really enjoy that part too.

Another thing that I loved in the movie was the animations of the LEGOs. The giant cars and planes and stuff being constructed from the LEGOs looked stunning. I loved it in The LEGO movie before this and I loved it here too if anything I would say that they have actually improved.

BAD:

Remember I said that the part about the family drama is something "GOOD" about this movie?
well, I stand by what I said, but for some people, it might be a turn-off, because, after the countless jokes and points at Batman and funny references to DC movies, and laughing your ass off, it is kinda hard to transition into a family drama. I am one of those people because until that part I was laughing like a crazy person, I had tears in my eyes because of the laughing and then suddenly everything changed and they gave me a family drama, I am not saying that the part of the family drama was bad, but I was expecting comedy until the end.

THE FINAL WORD:

A warning! if you have asthma or any breathing problem, either avoid it or take your inhaler with you because I guarantee that you will be laughing your ass off. I loved the movie and definitely recommend it to you guys.
  

THE TRAILER IS RIGHT HERE:

Friday, 3 February 2017

REVIEW: Resident Evil: The final chapter

REVIEW: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 



Director:  Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer:    Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars:     Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter and more.


THE STORY:

The story is pretty much like the Resident  evil movie that came before "The Final Chapter".
i-e They search for a cure to the virus and trying to take down Umbrella.

GOOD:

The only good thing about the movie was the fact that it is "The Final chapter" which means it is finally over.

BAD:

Okay so to start with I didn't really want to watch this movie because after the first three movies the movies were all very bad and they got worst by the movie. And surprise surprise!
I was right, there was nothing better in this one either.

Firstly, a long way into the movie nothing really happens, it's the same old thing of fighting the virus and finding the cure and talking about Umbrella. That made me wonder if "The final chapter" should have been made at all.

Then they tell you all these things that happened and that is supposed to be the reason for where they are right now in the movie but that only put a question mark on the former installments in the franchise because what they are telling us in this movie and what they have told us in the former movies does not match.

Resident evil: The final chapter has no story what so ever. The movie is filled with action sequences and that's about it. Why? I ask you Why would you try to ruin a perfectly good video game franchise like that? The video games have far better stories than the movies. someone should tell the makers of the movie that a movie has a lot more to it than just action.


THE FINAL WORD:

Thank God this franchise is finally over. I was waiting for this day to come. I hope to God that they don't try to reboot it now. And BTW DO NOT watch this movie.


THE TRAILER IS RIGHT HERE:

Monday, 30 January 2017

REVIEW: Kaabil

REVIEW: Kaabil



Director:  Sanjay Gupta
Writers:   Sanjay Masoom (dialogue), Vijay Kumar Mishra
Stars:       Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy and more.


THE STORY:

Supriya Bhatnagar (Yami Gautam) a blind girl is raped and she commits suicide, Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) Supriya's husband who is also blind is seeking revenge.

GOOD:

It wouldn't be wrong to say the Hrithik and Ronit Roy are the main good things about Kaabil. After Mohinjo Daro Hrithik had to give something to prove that he is in fact still the Hrithik we all fell in love with and he did just that with Kaabil. Playing a blind man is not an easy job and I was worried to be honest since it is Bollywood after all, but Hrithik proved me wrong, he has played the blind man with absolute near perfection. There are scenes where I nearly cried because I felt for a blind man, like the scene where Hrithik is knocking on the door while crying and he says "Darwaza Kholo bhai", I was speechless, that's how good that scene was. 
Ronit Roy was amazing in his negative role as expected.To know if a baddie in any movie has done a good job you need to measure the extent to which he makes you hate him, the more you hate him the better he is, and I absolutely hated Ronit Roy and for me, that means he was great in his act.

Yami Gautam was pretty good in her act but her act didn't test her that much and that's why she seems just okay in the movie. Her chemistry with Hrithik was amazing, they both had a spark going on in the entire movie and I enjoyed it.

A few twists were really good in the movie, like the twist of her suicide which happened after the 2nd rape, and also the twist of her 2nd rape itself was pretty shocking.

In a couple of scenes there was a subtle message about how today's society is actually more blind than an actual blind person, like that scene where Hrithik's friend is on the phone and he is about to fall from the building but Hrithik (A blind man) saves his life or the scene where Hrithik tells the police officer that there is more darkness in your law and order than our lives.

BAD:

They started the movie with a very good plot but when Hrithik goes to tell the police officer that he would do something about it that's where they messed things up, after that revelation they went on making it like a "vigilante thriller" but I felt like they could have made it a very brilliant movie if they hadn't made him reveal that he was about to do something.  

Realism was missing in parts of the movie, for example, How can a loving husband his wife alone and go to work after she has just been raped? that's not the only time, there are a lot of times when you feel like "They could have done a better job".

The biggest problem I had with the movie was that they shoved in the love story in the first half and then they felt like they don't have enough time to show us the love story so they decided to just fast forward through it and then in the second half they ended having not enough time for the actual revenge. I felt like they should have avoided the love story and should have just shown us that he is trying to revenge his wife, that way we could have seen how he actually does what he does, how he plans for it, how he trains himself (climbing a few stairs is not training) and stuff like that.

Songs were not required at all in this intense thriller, especially the item number had no place in the movie. maybe just the song "teri aadat hogayi hai" was a song that sort of fitted in.

THE FINAL WORD:

If you are a die hard Hrithik Fan then you would love Kaabil, as he is brilliant in the movie. but the movie is avoidable otherwise, if you have other options go see that one,you can watch Kaabil when it comes out on DVD.

THE TRAILER IS RIGHT HERE:

Friday, 27 January 2017

REVIEW: Moana

REVIEW: Moana


Directors:  Ron Clements, Don Hall and more
Writers:   Jared Bush (screenplay), Ron Clements (story by) and more
Stars:      Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House and more

THE STORY:

A heart of the mother island, stolen by a demigod needs to be restored to it;s place in order to save the world from dying and the daughter of the Chief of an island sets out to complete that task but first, she needs to find the demigod.

GOOD:

  • Moana has some enjoyable comedy that actually makes you laugh. be at the silly dancing of a kid in the island or Dwayne Johnsn's witty jokes as the demigod Maui or the Chief's daughter when she is a baby you will laugh during the movie.
  • The message of goodness and the emotions related to that, which you will find in every Disney movie works here too.
  • A really good movie for kids.

BAD:

  • Every time I watch a Disney fairytale the one thing I always have a problem with is the songs after a certain time. I believe they should avoid the songs or maybe just keep to like one song for a movie. Now that's just my opinion some people might actually like it and considering it's a movie for kids I might be very wrong.
  • Okay, so the chief daughter is chosen by the sea to carry out the task and she can ask the ocean to pretty much do anything she wants, yet she needs to sail across the ocean to find the demigod and then the mother island when she could have been taken by the ocean easily. And not to mention the evil Villain who will die if touched by water could have been defeated or at least controlled by the "ocean" without any trouble.

THE FINAL WORD:

When you read this review please keep in mind that it is a movie for kids, after all, I recommend you take your kids to the movie they will love it. And for adults, please avoid it if you have no kids with you.

THE TRAILER IS RIGHT HERE:

Thursday, 26 January 2017

REVIEW: Raees

REVIEW: Raees


Directed by: 
Rahul Dholakia
Writing Credits: 
Rahul Dholakia
Harit Mehta
Niraj Shukla
Ashish Vashi

Stars: 
Shah Rukh Khan, 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mahira Khan
Zeeshan Ayyub

The Story:

A war between a bootlegger (Shahrukh Khan) selling Alcohol in a state of India which is considered to be a dry state and a police officer (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who has sworn to stop him no matter where he is. The bootlegger has a great business mind and a warrior's courage and a golden heart whereas the police officer is extremely good at his job and is extremely honest. set in the 80s it's a crime drama that will take you on an amazing ride.

GOOD:

  • Shahrukh khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are the gems in the movie. Shahrukh khan as the bootlegger is the heart of the movie. he is at his best. Especially when he is angry, he takes his act to a whole new level when he is angry. There is a scene where he kills his boss, a guy he has shared all his crime journey with and to towards he is very loyal and right before shooting him he has tears in his eyes and thinks about all the times they have shared, that scene will make you wanna cry with Shahrukh khan. Another scene where he gets angry with his wife and later rest his head in her lap and tells her while crying that he is tired, it will melt you down. The action scenes are fantastic. Nawaz as the tough and honest police officer is amazing, he carries out the part effortlessly and with his style of humorous touch. I should mention Zeeshan Ayyub as the side hero was extremely good too, his humor when he himself is serious is awesome.
  • I was expecting a happy ending to the movie considering the fact that it is a Bollywood movie but was surprised and extremely impressed with the climax of the movie. Both  Nawaz and Shahrukh did an awesome job at the scene.
  • If I was to rate the music album of Raees I would probably say that only a couple of songs were good, but after watching the movie I must say the music album so synced and right with every scene and everything happening in the movie that I ended up loving all the songs.
  • A bootlegger with a golden heart was a very enjoyable concept. And Shahrukh khan acted it out so well that you feel for him despite he being the bad guy (technically). there is a scene where Shahrukh khan has to return money to the people of his town and when he returns the money he himself is still at a loss but he is so happy for the people and you would actually feel his happiness and that is the how great the part is acted out.

BAD:

  • There is a chase scene between Shahrukh khan and a bad guy where Shahrukh is seen free running on rooftops and through windows, Although I loved the scene very much, I also felt that they could have done a better job with the vfx and with the whole scene. Maybe,  they shouldn't have used Vfx at all, It would have been an even better scene without vfx, they just had to avoid a few things in it, that's it.

THE FINAL WORD:

Raees is one of Shahrukh khan's best performance in his career. It's a must watch for fans and non-fans alike. do watch it.


The Trailer is right here:


One of my favorite songs from the movie: