The only reason I chose to watch this movie was for the soothing and soulful song of Amit Mishra “Meer-e- Karwaan”. The song was running in a loop in my laptop for almost a week. Lucknow Central has its flaws but when the movie keeps you engaged with its music, rib tickling comedy and punch dialogues you hardly notice those flaws. Farhan Akthar carries the movie on his shoulders along with his other jail inmate gives a superb performance. Ravi Kissan with ludicrous acting and Ronit Roy as the strict Jailor adds spice to the movie.
Overall this is a must watch and laughs are guaranteed.
PS (Taken from DNA) : The movie is based on true story of a band formed by the inmates of Lucknow Central jail. The band named ‘Healing Hearts’ was formed in the Adarsh Jail wing of Lucknow Central jail. Consisting of 12 men who are sentenced to life imprisonment, the band plays hit Bollywood numbers at various private functions including weddings and baraats. The band was the brainchild of VK Jain, the senior superintendent of Lucknow Central Jail, as a part of qaidi reforms in 2007. Just like the film, a contest was held in the jail for which funds were released.With the arrangement of fifteen instruments, few volunteers came forward for the initiative. An inmate who hailed from a musically inclined family provided leadership due to which the band won the contest. The win further opened doors to opportunities for the band to perform at private parties.
It is for sure that the movie couldn’t had any other name better than ” Baahubali” because your adrenaline is sure to raise each time the name is called on. And when Prabhas presents the character in a grand demeanor you just cant stop applauding. Each frame is a class and you might easily forgive that the primal question, to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, had an unconvincing answer . For the first time I saw a Telugu movie been watched by people from across the country. The guy who was sitting next to me a was a Bengali.
Was surprised to see opening scene song sung by Daler Mehendi. M.M. Kreem make sure that the background music blends with the storyline. With his alchemic touch SS Rajamouli perhaps will now fall into the league of Alejandro Inarrite or a James Cameron . It is difficult to convey the feelings or the experience into words but this will be a movie that will remain in the list of best movie ever made. If Baahubali: The Beginning was a sumptuous appetizer this will be a main course with a scrumptious dessert.
Disclaimer : Don’t watch this movie on empty stomach and if you are strictly a vegetarian I recommend you to definitely avoid this movie. Just Kidding…
If “Salt & Pepper” had some mouth watering scenes, this would be a treat for those pork and beef lovers because such is the way some delicacies are shown in the movie.Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Angamaly Diaries takes a risk by showcasing 86 new faces and trust me, none of them will disappoint you. There are some characters that you will definitely take home especially characters like Pepe, Police officer Shahul Hameed, U Clamp Raju, Pork Varkey, 10 ml Thomas, Lichi (you wish you could see more of her) , Bheeman , Maramkothi. Antony Varghese who plays the protagonist Pepe is a good find. He eases into the character comfortably with remarkable good looks.
Worth mentioning that the writer of this movie is none other than the talented Chemban Vinod Jose .With a superb blend of action , you’re-watching-life-as-it-happens narrative, colloquial slang, foodie metaphors, Prashant Pillai’s musical ballads , comic overtone,highly convincing performance , Angamaly Diaries will be perhaps is one of the best movies so far in 2017. It has already set certain yardsticks and gives an assurance that malayalam movie is in safe hands.
If you have come out of theater without having any goosebumps or a tickle in your eyes or a desire to topple somebody in the air , as how Geeta and Babita does in the movie, then perhaps you have not enjoyed the movie. Dangal definitely is going to one among the best movies of 2016. The performances of the girls was a treat to watch and so was their cousin who is the funny-bone-cum-sutradhar of the movie. Dangal is a remarkable flick peppered with some nice humour, punch dialogues , nail-biting wrestling sequences , smashing performance of the girls , wonderful writing and editing , Daler Mahendi‘s vibrant title track ,Amir’s near to perfection acting and Nitesh Tiwari’s excellent direction.
Damn the demonetization, watch Dangal.
Alia Bhatt’s name comes first in the opening credits of the movie and as you leave the theater you will agree that Alia deserves that honour. After a long time I saw a movie which had a female as the protagonist. If it was Sridevi who delivered a knockout punch in English Vinglish ,in the first flick of Gauri Shinde, this time Alia Bhatt crafts a delightful performance. With her cute and energetic appearance you simply cannot take eyes off her. You will easily forgive the subtle plot and even the number of boy friends Kaira ,the character played by Alia, had in the movie. Perhaps the movie has only one actor , Alia Bhatt, and you should see the movie exactly for that reason.
And if you by chance had got irritated by Shahrukh‘s camoe role in Ae Dil He Mushkil, you would certainly applaud for his role in this movie. Shahrukh with his tender humour, tough looks and restrained acting, plays his role of a mental therapist with a conviction. The scenes when both of them are together is a treat to watch especially the Kursi and the mountain climbing theory . Alia also allows humourous jibe to pass on her ( Cycle ko Recycle) and plays the satirical scenes with perfection.
Couple of best liners from the movie
“ Genius is not who has answers for all the question, but Genius is someone who has the patience to find the answers for all the question “.
” If the fear or weakness is going to become a habit, its time to have a look on it ”
It is sarcastic that Rajeev Masand / newspaper gave 2/5 for this movie while they gave 3.5/5 for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which hardly had anything to offer other than Arijit’s melodious songs.
Dear Zindagi go for it.
Movie Review : Dear Zindagi
Directed by : Gauri Shinde