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Vicky Kaushal’s GREAT Performance-A GRIPPING Tale are POWERPOINTS Of URI (3.5/5)

‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ is based on the 2016 Surgical Strikes which were conducted by the Indian Army on ‘launch-pads’ used by militants in Pakistan which was a perfect answer to the deadly terrorist attacks conducted by Pakistani militants in which 19 Indian soldiers lost their lives and many of them were injured.

The movie is divided into 4 chapters showing every aspect and cause of the Surgical Strike. The film is shown through Major Vihaan Shergill’s (Vicky Kaushal) point of view who heads the surgical strike.

Vicky makes the movie worth watching. He essays the right intensity and determination one would expect from a military Major.

The mission is planned by Nation Security Advisor who is fictionalized as Govind Sir (Paresh Rawal) with the assistance of Intelligence officer Pallavi Sharma (Yami Gautam).

Paresh Rawal has beautifully portrayed his role and Yami Gautam also has a strong character.

Director Aditya Dhar is tuned into action scenes, manages to get the VFX and most of the action sequences on point.

A great cinematography makes it a treat to watch. Overall it is an Intense and Gripping story which keeps you engaged till the end.

Ratings: (3.5/5)

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5 Upcoming INTERESTING Bollywood projects of 2019 no one talks about

2018 has turned out to be a good year for many offbeat movies and audiences including the critics also admired and showered lots of love on the content-oriented movies. Many high budget films failed to impress the audience while the movies which had good concept and storyline won hearts of the people. Movies such as Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, Tumbbad received a great response from audiences and were successful at the Box office too.

And there are many upcoming Bollywood movies for which audiences are eagerly waiting which includes Manikarnika, Saaho, Kalank, etc but there are few upcoming Bollywood projects which looks more interesting in terms of content.

So, here we bring you the list of 5 Upcoming interesting Bollywood projects no one talks or knows about:

1: Sonchiriya

‘Sonchiriya’ is an upcoming Indian crime film directed by Abhishek Chaubey and it’s a multi-starrer including Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana. The film presents a rooted tale set in Chambal. The Principal photography of Sonchiriya began on 19 January 2018 in Chambal which was mentioned by Sushant Singh Rajput on his Social Media. On April 1 2018, the shoot wrapped up which was mentioned by Bhumi Pednekar on her Instagram Story.

2: Cheat India

Cheat India is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language film written and directed by Soumik Sen. It features Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead roles.[2] The official teaser poster was released on 28 August 2018.

Director of the film Shoumik Sen said that Cheat India is a film for all the students, who are under the “pressure to excel”. “This film is for every Indian student who is under pressure to excel in a competitive environment. Today’s youth will hugely relate to Cheat India filmmaker told IANS.
According to initial reports, Cheat India is a film is based on education scams in India.

3: Mental Hai Kya

Mental Hai Kya is an upcoming Indian black comedy thriller film starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. It will be an adult comedy featuring Rajkummar and Kangana which were earlier seen together in Queen.

4: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is an upcoming Hindi romantic thriller black comedy film directed by Dibakar Banerjee. It stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. The film follows the story of a man and woman who represent two completely different Indians. Arjun is a Haryanavi Police Officer while Parineeti is someone from the Corporate world. However, they are united by their mistrust, suspicion, and hate for each other. The film is scheduled to be released on 1 March 2019.

5: URI

Vicky Kaushal’s Uri is based on Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across Line of Control (LoC). The film also stars Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal. It will release on January 11, 2019. The trailer has already created buzz among the audiences.

So, these upcoming 5 movies seem to have a unique concept and storyline which will surely be loved by the audiences and will be a treat to watch.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ranveer’s STRONG Acting in Simmba makes it PAISA VASOOL (3.5/5)

‘Simmba’ is the story of a corrupt cop Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba who has joined police force with only one aim i.e to earn more and more money but has a change of heart when one of his own suffers at the hands of a gangster named Durva Ranade.

Though being a remake, the film has been very well executed by Rohit Shetty and we don’t mind if we have a Remake like this.

The First half of the film is full of Entertainment with best performances by all the supporting actors.

Ranveer Singh yet again steals the show with his energy on screen. Ashutosh Rana’s strong acting keeps the plot balanced. Sara Ali Khan shares less screen time but yet she proves that she is a natural actor.

Second half is full of Drama but the whole cast keeps you engaged and never lets you feel disconnected from the plot.

Sonu Sood who plays the villain in the film has impressed us yet again with a strong performance. Ajay Devgn’s Cameo in the film is the Scene stealing which also makes you more excited for ‘Singham 3’

Also not only Ajay Devgn, another Superstar of Bollywood has a small cameo in Simmba which will Surprise you in the end.

So just head on to the theatres with your family. ‘Simmba’ is a treat to watch and a ‘Paisa Vasool’ movie.

Ratings: (3.5/5)

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SRK becomes ENTERTAINER of the year but yet Movie remains SENSELESS (2.5/5)

A 38 year old dwarf man Bauaa Singh is carefree and knows how to live the life to the fullest. Zero is journey of Bauaa from Meerut to Mars dealing with his love life.

Anushka Sharma’s hard work can be seen through her amazing performance in the film as she portrays a scientist who’s also a cerebral palsy patient.

Katrina Kaif who plays Babita Kumari is the heartthrob of the whole nation. She shares a little screen but still she manages to engage you.

Aanand L Rai fails to portray the emotions of his characters in depth as the story line becomes unrealistic further.

First Half is really entertaining with great performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. It keeps you engaged as the it is quite relatable.

After watching the first half, you feel like this movie can be the entertainer of the year but wait second half is yet to come.

Talking about the second half, it fails to engage you till the end. The only thing you’ll love in the next half is Zeeshan Ayyub’s comic timings.

But the story lacks lot of features as it becomes senseless and unrealistic and fails to execute drama.

Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif fails to keep us engaged till the end with many dull scenes.

The plot of Zero neither engages you nor does it entertain you post the first half.

(Ratings : 2.5/5)

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3 Impressive LGBTQ Bollywood movies you’ve MISSED #RevivingClassics

Bollywood has been well known for it’s Masala films and it has been the mainstream part of this film industry.

However there are some filmmakers who have been breaking this mainstream stereotypes with their groundbreaking films.

So, now bringing you the list of 3 LGBTQ Bollywood movies you’ve missed and you need to watch them right now.

So Check out:

1. Tamanna (1998)

Featuring Paresh Rawal in one of his most acclaimed roles, this film won the National Award in 1998 for the Best Film on Other Social Issues. It marked Pooja Bhatt’s debut as a producer and even featured her in the title role. Some have claimed that this film is based on a true story, although this has not been officially confirmed.

It also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Kunal Khemmu and Pooja Bhatt in vital roles and it is being directed by Mahesh Bhatt.

2. Darmiyaan (1997)

Set in Bollywood during the 1940s, this poignant drama tells the story of the narcissistic film star Zeenat Begum (played by Kirron Kher) and her transgender son, Immi (played by Arif Zakaria). The film garnered acclaim for its riveting portrayal of the lives of transgender individuals, or hijras, in India.

3. Daayra (1996)

Directed by Amol Palekar, Daayrawas written by award-winning journalist and novelist Timeri N. Murari. This film’s strength is its unique plot, which involves the shared journey of a theater actor trained to play female roles and a village girl forced to don masculine garb. It uses folk songs to take the viewer on an emotional voyage that works to topple gender stereotypes and social attitudes about cross-dressing.

So these 3 movies are a must watch as these were ahead of it’s time. So do watch them.

Also special mentions:

Aligarh (2015), Fire (1996)

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Journey of a TIGER who EXPOSED the ‘Baby Killers’: Tigers Review(4/5)

Tigers is basically a fight between the right and the wrong. This is the true story of a humble Pakistani pharmaceuticals salesman who sacrificed everything to raise a roar against one of the world’s most powerful multinationals (the company is clearly identified as Nestle, but is fictionalized as Lasta) whose baby formulas mixed with unsafe water were killing infants.

The film begins with exchange of questions and answers between Sen. Edward Kennedy and a spokesman for a baby formula producer during Senate hearings in 1978. With shocking directness, the spokesman refuses to take any responsibility for the deaths of infants in developing countries. And it sets a base for the further story.

Set in mid 90’s, Ayan played by Emraan Hashmi belongs to a middle class Pakistani family and is married to Zainab which is being portrayed beautifully by Geetanjali Thapa.

Ayan is a salesman who struggles to sell cheap but effective local drugs, in a market where consumers don’t trust them and believe the fancy packaging. Winning a job with the multinational Lasta seems like a dream come true for him and his young wife, until a doctor friend returns from Karachi, where he has been researching, with horrifying news. The Lasta infant formula that Ayan has been selling so successfully to poor women is being diluted with filthy water, and their babies are dying from malnutrition, diarrhea and dehydration.

Then Ayan quits his dream job and is all set to fight against the MNC with the help of various International NGO’s.

The further journey is heart wrenching but is the reality how poor people are suffering due to the corporate greed.

Talking about the direction, the Oscar winning director keeps us engaged with the story and with some twists which keep us at the edge of our seats.

Emraan Hashmi is surely one of the underrated talents of Bollywood who portrays every role with perfection and here too he steals the show.

Ratings:(4/5)

This movie will be released on 21st November on Zee5. I wish it must have been made available in theatres too.