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Pataakha review: Vishal Bhardwaj pulls off a rousing parable

Pataakha review: Vishal Bhardwaj pulls off a rousing parable

By Shubhra Gupta Cast: Vijay Raaz, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Namit Das, Saanand Varma, Abhishek Duhan Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Movie Ratings: 3 stars Somewhere in rural Rajasthan, two sisters are born fighting, and they keep fighting. With everything they’ve got: imaginative ‘gaalis’, fists, kicks, wrestler-style moves. Their fights are the stuff of village ‘tamasha’, with people gathering and cheering, as […]

Neha Dhupia’s baby shower: Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Ileana D’Cruz and others spotted at the event

Neha Dhupia’s baby shower: Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Ileana D’Cruz and others spotted at the event

By Kriti Sonali Neha Dhupia and husband Angad Bedi hosted a baby shower at Mumbai’s Olive Bar & Kitchen on Sunday afternoon. While Neha was glowing in a white dress, Angad also looked dapper. Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Ileana D’Cruz, Andrew Kneebone, Arbaaz Khan, Giorgia Andriani and many others were snapped at the […]

Sui Dhaaga movie review: The Anushka and Varun starrer is nice, safe and staid

Sui Dhaaga movie review: The Anushka and Varun starrer is nice, safe and staid

By Shubhra Gupta Cast:  Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav, Namit Das Director: Sharat Katariya Movie Ratings: 2.5 stars Sui Dhaaga delivers exactly what it promises: a tale stitched together with ‘sui-dhaaga’, dipped in desi ‘silaai’ and ‘kadhaai’. Small-town town couple wins big, pushing aside wily, wicked, unscrupulous townies and greedy rivals: the film’s single-point agenda is drenched […]

Batti Gul Meter Chalu movie review: The Shahid Kapoor starrer is a film with good intentions

Batti Gul Meter Chalu movie review: The Shahid Kapoor starrer is a film with good intentions

 By Shubhra Gupta Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma, Sushmita Murkherjee Director: Shree Narayan Singh Movie rating: Two and a half stars To make a message go down easy, you have to pad up the movie nice and proper. This is something that Hindi cinema used to understand and implement, as the default mainstream story-telling style. Batti […]

Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, John Legend make merry at Isha Ambani’s engagement bash

Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, John Legend make merry at Isha Ambani’s engagement bash

Bollywood celebrities Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra and others attended Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani’s engagement extravaganza in Lake Como, Italy. The engagement was a grand affair. We saw Karan Johar, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao involved in a hearty conversation. Juhi Chawla was all smiles for the shutterbugs. Later in the day, the guests […]

LOVE SONIA MOVIE REVIEW

LOVE SONIA MOVIE REVIEW

By Renuka Vyavahare Critic’s Rating: 3.0/5 Story: Belonging to a drought prone village in India, a debt-ridden farmer (Adil Hussain) grapples with poverty and desperation. Despite the dire circumstances, his daughters — teen sisters Sonia (Mrunal Thakur) and Preeti choose to be happy. But their undying spirit takes a beating when the hapless father decides to sell […]

Manmarziyaan movie review: The Vicky-Taapsee starrer is an exhausting romantic drama

Manmarziyaan movie review: The Vicky-Taapsee starrer is an exhausting romantic drama

By Shubhra Gupta  Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu Director: Anurag Kashyap Movie rating: 2 stars Anurag Kashyap has created a new word. For decades, Bollywood has been using ‘pyaar-vyaar’ in stories and songs, most often used along with ‘dil-vil’. If it is a love story, then it is a compendium of ‘dil-vil-pyaar-vyaar’, most often used with ‘main […]

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee and Om Singh

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee and Om Singh

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Om Singh, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey, Arbaaz Khan Director: Dipesh Jain Movie rating: 3.5 stars Many films have been made about Old Delhi by those looking in. In this film, Old Delhi looks out, through the eyes of a man who lives in its many labyrinthine lanes, cheek by jowl with others, in […]

Paltan movie review: All sound and fury signifying nothing

Paltan movie review: All sound and fury signifying nothing

By Shalini Langer Cast: Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane, Luv Sinha Director: J P Dutta Movie Rating: 1.5 stars No, Paltan is not a film about the bloody Nathu La ambush of Indian soldiers by the Chinese in 1965. And it’s not about the war in 1962, much as it might underline the link to […]

Iconic RK Studio to be sold, confirms Rishi Kapoor

Iconic RK Studio to be sold, confirms Rishi Kapoor

Actor Rishi Kapoor has confirmed that the Kapoor family, unanimously, has decided to sell off the iconic RK Studio, established by the legendary late actor Raj Kapoor some four decades ago at Chembur, Mumbai. In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Rishi said that while there is an emotional attachment to the place, the studio “had become a huge white […]

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi movie review: The writing in this Sonakshi Sinha film is determinedly juvenile

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi movie review: The writing in this Sonakshi Sinha film is determinedly juvenile

  By Shubhra Gupta Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jassi Gill, Piyush Mishra, Diany Penty, Denzil Smith, Jason Tham, Aparshakti Khurana Director: Mudassar Aziz Rating: One and a half stars A winsome Punjabi ‘kudi’ on the run, with a rag-tag bunch chasing her: this was the premise of Happy Bhag Jayegi, which was some amount of fun. Part two […]

Satyameva Jayate movie review: The John Abraham film revives forgotten horrors of 80s B-grade cinema

Satyameva Jayate movie review: The John Abraham film revives forgotten horrors of 80s B-grade cinema

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, John Abraham, Aisha Sharma, Amruta Khanvilkar Director: Milap Milan Zaveri Movie rating: One and a half stars A hooded vigilante is roaming about in Mumbai, setting fire to corrupt cops, easily evading capture, and notching up the gruesome numbers: you close your eyes, and another one goes up in flames. The film takes its objective very seriously […]

Gold review: This Akshay Kumar film is an emotion-laden drama

Gold review: This Akshay Kumar film is an emotion-laden drama

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sunny Kaushal, Kunal Kapoor, Mouni Roy Director: Reema Kagti Gold movie ratings: Two and a half stars Given Bollywood’s feeble record at making films based on real events, it is no surprise that Gold is more fiction than fact. Fact: India, the newly freed nation from ‘do sau saal ki ghulami’, […]

Priyanka Chopra flaunts her engagement ring at Manish Malhotra’s party

Priyanka Chopra flaunts her engagement ring at Manish Malhotra’s party

Fans finally got a glimpse of Priyanka Chopra’s engagement ring and we need to thank Raveena Tandon for it. Priyanka attended designer Manish Malhotra’s party and photos from the do were shared by Raveena on her Instagram account. Sharing a few photos with Priyanka, Raveena wrote, “Peecee and I getting our pouts in order!” In one […]

Vishwaroopam 2 movie review: The Kamal Haasan and Andrea Jeremiah film is an incoherent mess

Vishwaroopam 2 movie review: The Kamal Haasan and Andrea Jeremiah film is an incoherent mess

 By Shubhra Gupta  Movie cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Shekhar Kapur, Rahul Bose, Anant Mahadevan, Waheeda Rehman, Jaideep Ahlawat Director: Kamal Haasan Movie rating: One and a half stars The derring-do doings of RAW agent Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri aka Vis were mostly entertaining in a comic-book way in Vishwaroopam part one. Part 2, sadly, is an […]

Akshay Kumar celebrates 70 years of free India’s first gold medal with a special video

Akshay Kumar celebrates 70 years of free India’s first gold medal with a special video

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Gold is a fictionalised version of the Indian hockey team’s historic win at 1948 Olympics. Now, paying a tribute to the first gold medal ever won by the country, Akshay shared a video on his Twitter account celebrating 70 years of the iconic moment. He wrote, “Celebrate 70 years of free […]

MULK MOVIE REVIEW

MULK MOVIE REVIEW

Synopsis: Mulk focusses on some hard-hitting and burning issues, and brings to fore the other faces of terrorism, which often gets brushed under the carpet. Cast & Crew:  Anubhav Sinha (Director), Rishi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Taapsee Pannu, Ashutosh Rana, Prateik Smit Babbar, Neena Gupta, Rajat Kapoor, Prachee Shah, Kumud Mishra   Critic’s Rating: 3.5/5   Mulk Story: The youngest […]

Sonali Bendre has gone bald and says, “In this moment I am really happy”

Sonali Bendre has gone bald and says, “In this moment I am really happy”

Sonali Bendre revealed last month that she was diagnosed with cancer, but she’s taking it in her stride. The Bollywood star took to Instagram on Friendship Day to share her latest transformation sitting alongside her buds Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi. She wrote: “This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy.”   Click here […]

SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER 3 MOVIE REVIEW

SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER 3 MOVIE REVIEW

By Ronak Kotecha Synopsis: With a screenplay that surprises and performances to match, the movie successfully takes the legacy forward with minor bumps on the way. Critic’s Rating: 3.5/5 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is royally unpredictable Story: It’s the third edition of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster series where it’s survival of the wittiest and the wealthiest. Will the […]

Namrata Dutt on Ram Gopal Varma’s Sanjay Dutt biopic: Why is he putting us through so much pain again?

Namrata Dutt on Ram Gopal Varma’s Sanjay Dutt biopic: Why is he putting us through so much pain again?

Ram Gopal Varma has lately created quite the buzz as he announced another film on Sanjay Dutt’s life. After the immense success of Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, RGV is all set to throw light on the darker side of the actor’s life, according to reports. The film which is tentatively titled Sanju: The Real Story, will unfold […]