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Candid Review of Hari Mehrotra’s ambitious film VIRAAM

Producers: Hari Mehrotra.. Director: Ziaullah Khan..Music: Siddhant Madhav Banner: M Media Magic THE STORY An ageing widower businessman Abhiraj Malhotra ( Narendra Jha )  is seeking to fulfil his departed wife’s last wish of building a multi-speciality hospital in Dehradun.  Abhiraj’s chance encounter with a young, seemingly destitute runaway woman Mahtun (Urmila Mahanta) from Purulia, Orissa, who Abhiraj promptly hires as his servant. Mahtun also makes delicious food for Abhiraj and finally loves him too and reaches his bedroom. They make love but Abhiraj  feels guilty about it . Mahtun now  wants their relationship to be out in the open. What happens later forms the crux of the story.  CRITICAL & TRADE ANALYSIS The film’s script(Abdullah Khn) has been written in the style of the eighties and the dialogue also appears to have heard in umpteen family dramas of the past as they are  being re-served in a modern-day context and it feels distinctly unpleasant. The climax is a letdown once Abhiraj is shown dead and also the film shows Mahtun in a bad shade which may not be digested by many. Performancesie, Narendra Jha is very good. Urmila Mahanta acts brilliantly and she needs bigger makers to prove her talent. Annapurna Bhairi is good as Laxmi , the caretaker of Abhiraj. Zaid Shaikh,Satish Sharma,Sanjay Verma and Tripurari Yadav lend good support. Musically, singer Tripty Sinha has lent two very good numbers, one being a devotional while the other a romantic one and also they are equally well written by Azeem Shirazi. Camerawork( Jojny Laal) is heavenly and Dehradun  locales never looked so beautiful till date. Also the glimpses of Mussourie and Hrishikesh are enchanting. Editing( Ashish Gaikar) is crisp. Production and technical values are good. The publiicty was good. At the box-office, the film has merits for the ladies  specially and it may be patronised in select cinemas of U.P. mainly where the film has been shot while business in other territories will make the investors happy..! REVIEW BY OUR STAFFER AND PIXS BY DILIP... read more

Review : Jigar Is Neat & Clean Entertaining Film For Masses

अश्लीलता से परे मनोरंजक फ़िल्म जिगर आम तौर पर भोजपुरी फिल्मो का नाम आते ही सभ्रात वर्ग के दर्शक नाक भौं सिकोड़ने लगते हैं लेकिन साफ सुथरी और मनोरंजक फ़िल्म बनाने के लिए मशहूर संयोगिता फ़िल्म के साथ दस फिल्मो के अनुभव के साथ खुद की फ़िल्म निर्माण कंपनी पूर्वांचल टाकीज के बैनर तले फ़िल्म बना रहे विकास कुमार उन्ही की पदचिह्नों पर चल रहे हैं । पहले साजन चले ससुराल 2  , फिर बेटा और अब जिगर से उन्होंने यह सिद्ध किया है कि वे भीड़ का हिस्सा नही हैं । ईद पर मुम्बई  , गुजरात  , बिहार और झारखंड में रिलीज हुई जिगर की कहानी में प्रेम है  , परिवार है , बदला है और इमोशन है । इन सबके बीच मधुर संगीत की अपनी एक अलग पहचान भी है । किसी भी फ़िल्म को सजाने का जिम्मा फ़िल्म के निर्देशक पर रहता है । जिगर के निर्देशक प्रेमांशु सिंह ने इस भूमिका का बखूबी निर्वाहन किया है और उनके बारे में कहा जा सकता है कि वे भोजपुरी फिल्मो के उन गिने चुने निर्देशकों में से एक हैं जो भव्यता के लिए जाने जाएंगे ।  जहां तक अभिनय की बात की जाए निरहुआ ने एक बार फिर यह साबित किया है कि भले ही उनकी इंट्री बतौर गायक हुई पर अब वो अभिनय के पावर हाउस बन चुके हैं । अपनी अदा से भोजपुरी फ़िल्म जगत पर छा जाने वाली अंजना सिंह के 50 फिल्मो के सफर में जिगर उनकी दो सर्वश्रेष्ठ भूमिका वाली फिल्मो में से एक है । सुशील सिंह और मनोज सिंह टाईगर एक वर्सेटाइल एक्टर हैं , कैसी भी भूमिका हो अपनी छाप छोड़ ही देते हैं पर जिगर में इन दोनों ने कुछ ज्यादा ही जान लगा दी है । सहजता और क्रूरता के  मिश्रण के साथ साथ भाव भंगिमा दर्शको का मन मोह लेती है । यही हाल गौरी शंकर,  देव सिंह , संतोष पहलवान , वैभव सिंह का है । रितु सिंह की गिनती हमेशा से अच्छी अदाकारा के रूप में होती है और इसमें भी उन्होंने इसे साबित किया है । गौरव झा ने वैसे तो कई फिल्मे की है पर जिगर उन्हें नई पहचान दिलाने में सफल हुई है । रीना रानी सुशील सिंह की पत्नी की भूमिका में है और उनकी सहजता ने दर्शको का दिल जीत लिया है । उल्लेखनीय है कि जिगर  के लेखक हैं विजय यादव व कृष्णानंद पांडे ,  संगीतकार हैं अविनाश झा घुंघरू  कैमरामैन देवेंद्र तिवारी ,  गीतकार प्यारे लाल कवि... read more

MAFIA BIGG BOSS  : Film Review

Banner: Studio DG 9 Productions Producer-director: Dilip Gulati Music: Bappi Lahiri THE STORY The film  depicts the story of all the Dons who ruled from Mumbai from 1960 to 1990. Don Abdullah( Dilip Gulati) is trying his best to keep the two gangs of Dons, one led by tabrez(Sagar Pandey) and the other by  Baadshah (Raj Sagar). Many other dons also come to meet Don Abdullah to get their share of the profits which he manages to convince them that if they fought among themselves the business will be destroyed and nobody will prosper. But the two main dons Tabrez and Baadshah are always at loggerheads and  most of the dons get killed in gang rivalry. Don Baadshah leaves to Dubai in 1986 and he becomes the Mafia Big Boss. CRITICAL & TRADE ANALYSIS The film deals with the lives of these Dons who show their power to their rivals and how they manipulate their business of smuggling of Gold, Silver, drugs, weapons, extortion etc. and their life styles. Writer-producer-director Dilip Gulati himself plays the role of Don Abdullah and his character has been inspired by the Don who came from Gujarat and ruled in his own way in spite of the Mumbai dons having heir own clout. There are references of Dubai and other places where the Dons have managed to exploit their working pattern and also how the Dons have helped the Police by destroying themselves killing each other which makes the film’s message very clear that crime never pays.Dilip Gulati has written the screenplay himself and has researched the lives of Dons very well. How the Dons talk, how they walk and how they treat the women has been depicted in a natural way.The dialogue spoken by the Dons is also inspired by the true ways of the Dons speaking with their people and their love for women and how the women manipulate the Dons is also shown in few scenes. The censors have liberally passed a few scenes of women dancing in skimpy clothes and also hiding the pistols in their undergarments which will be liked by the masses. Performances by Raj Chauhan and Sagar Pandey as the main Dons are praiseworthy. Dilip Gulati has also given a seasoned performance and as Don Abdullah, he manages to make a bigger impact than the other Dons as he plays the peacemaker rather than being a rival or an enemy to other Dons.The girls Archana,Moon Moon Guha... read more

“Ashley” A Romantic Thriller Film – Review

“Ashley” movie cast: Rishi Bhutani, Gurleen Chopra, Dolly Chawla, Mohit Baghal, Dinesh Hingoo and Shakti Kapoor. Movie director: Keval Singh. Movie producer: Swatantra Goyel (Savi) Star: Three and half. Film grips you right from beginning, it is a story of a singer Ronit who falls in love with Ashley, but after realizing that she is a criminal, leaves her, but after three years when he has become a star singer and is already married, Ashley returns in her life like an haunted angel, entire story revolves around these three characters and a police officer played by Shakti Kapoor. Acting wise all Rishi, Gurleen, Dolly has lived their character with adequate support of Shakti Kapoor. As producer and creative director Swatantra Goyel has made a good entertainer, Keval Singh’s direction is Ok, screenplay & dialogues by Goyel and Mir Muneer is catchy, music by Dushyant Dubey is up to mark, camera by Kapil Gautam is excellent, Mohan Baggad’s action is thrilling.   फिल्म “एश्ली* एक रोमांटिक थ्रिलर फिल्म है। “एश्ली” के कलाकार: ऋषि भूटानी, गुरलीन चोपड़ा, डॉली चावला, मोहित बाघल, दिनेश हिंगू एवं शक्ति कपूर। निर्देशक: केवल सिंह। निर्माता: स्वतन्त्र गोयल (सावी) स्टार: साढ़े तीन। फिल्म शुरू से ही दर्शको को बांध कर रखने में सक्षम है, यह कहानी एक ऐसे गायक रोनित की है जो फिल्म की नायिका एश्ली से प्यार करता है, पर जब उसे पता चलता है की वो एक अपराधी है, उससे दूर चला जाता है, तीन साल बाद जब वो एक स्टार गायक बन चूका है, और शादीशुदा भी है एश्ली उसके जीवन में एक ग्रहण की तरह आती है, और फिर शुरू होती है एक रोमांचक थ्रिलर कहानी, जिसमे शक्ति कपूर इंस्पेक्टर के रूप में अहम् भूमिका निभाते हैं। ऋषि भूटानी, गुरलीन चोपड़ा और डॉली चावला ने किरदारों को जीया है, निर्माता और क्रिएटिव निर्देशक के रूप में स्वतंत्र गोयल (सावी) ने एक मनोरंजक फिल्म बनाई है, केवल सिंह का निर्देशन संतोषजनक है, मीरमुनीर की कहानी रोमांचक है, संवाद और पटकथा भी बेहतर है, दुष्यंत दुबे का संगीत बेहतरीन है, कपिल गौतम का छायांकन ख़ूबसूरत है व मोहन बग्गड़ का फाइट संयोजन काबिले तारीफ... read more

Review of film MY FATHER IQBAL

Film “My Father Iqbal” a must watch film. “My Father Iqbal” movie cast: Narendra Jha, Komal Thackar, Paresh Mehta, Raj Sharma, Amit Lekhwani, Sagar Nath Jha, Sudam Aftab Khan & Kumar Vaibhav. Movie director : Suzad Iqbal Khan. Star   Film grips you right from beginning, and as the story moves further, you start looking for someone from your neighbour or persons whom you know in the characters of the film. This is the creativity and beauty of director Suzad. Also the lead protagonist Narendra Jha proves to be an actor who can handle any type of character he plays, other actors Komal Thackar, Paresh Mehta, Raj Sharma, Amit Lekhwani, Sagar Nath Jha, Sudam Aftab Khan & Kumar Vaibhav have lend adequate support. Script by Abinash Singh Chib, Sagar Nath Jha & Suzad Iqbal Khan is noteworthy. Camerawork by Ananta Gille is quite impressive, the scenic beauty of Kashmir is well picturized, and music by Biswajit Bhattacharjee and Varun Agrawal are treat for years supported by soulful voices of Aman Trikha, Shahid Mallya, Uvie, Asa Singh, Divya Kumar, Anamika Choudhary and Debomalya.   Last but not the least kudus to Yash Corporation and producer Paresh Mehta for making this thought provoking... read more

REVIEW: CHAPEKAR  BROTHERS 

Directed By : Devendra Kumar Pandey Written By : Dhiraj Mishra Banner : Giriva Productions Cast :- Govind Namdev as Bal Gangadhar Tilak  – Abhijit Bhagat, Sanjeet Dhuri & Manoh Bhatt as Chapekar Brothers Features film on History like Bhagat Singh and Jodha Akbar in past have Critically got much acclaims in past. And one thing is commonthat End of these films couldn’t be Happy Ending because we all know what the History is. Now Talk on Third Release of September 23rd , which is based on Life of Unseen but True Freedom fighters known as CHAPEKAR BROTHERS.       Who are three Chapekar Brothers, What contribution they had in History of Independence. Well to begin with Three Chapekar brothers from Town PUNE wanted to join Army to do something for country , But because of their Brahmin by Birth – They are told not to join and do Bhajans. Then Chapekar brothers meet an well known Scholar Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Govind Namdev) who motivates them that not to join British force, instead make your own army and do something for your country. Also, That time Pune was suffering from unusual  disease called Plague which Britishers took advantage of harassing them. On seeng these Chapekar brothers decided to stop this and they killed British Deak Mr Diang , and so because of two scoundrels (Who being Indian gave news of Chapekar brothers hiding ) they got arrested. rest well History tells. Obviously when History contradicts, It’s bit obvious that we can change the system, Characters have to well designed as if we watching Year 1899. Govind Namdev has given million dollar performance. Abhijit Bhagat excells in his role.  All other artiste have done full justice to their respective roles. Dialogue good at places. Editing sharp. Photography good. Review... read more

Days of Tafree  (Review)  Freshness of College Canteen .

Directed By : KrishnaDev Yagnik Produced by :Anand Pandit, Rashmi Sharma Cast : Nimisha Mehta, Ansh Bagri, Sanchay Goswami, Sarabjeet Bindra, Anuradha Mukharjee History tells that Love Story with freshness have created waves in Bollywood, Weather it is Sunny Deol – Amrita Singh starrer BETAAB or Aamir Khan – Juhi Chawla starrer QSQT or recent Hrithik Roshan – Amisha starrer KNPH. Also can’t forget recent Monjoy Mukherjee’s Hai apna dil to Awara which also created magic at Silver screens. Now lets see our next Release this Friday 23rd Sept- Rashmi Sharma s Days of Tafree which is a remake of Gujrati movie by the same director KrishnaDev Yagnik and also introduces new Freshness to Bollywood. Days of Tafree will remind us of our Golden College Days which are now just fresh in our hearts.From Bunking lectures to Attendance sheets, To break silence of Library to College Canteen, Ragging to imitate Professors and so on- I think the list never ends. The Tagline In Class or out of Class is Clear cut Fun frolic story of Last Benches , which I  think we are all part of. Days of Tafree in Short is a story of Four friends who are differnent in their own terms ” Last Benchers as usual” – Vicky , Nikhil , Suresh and Daljik Aka Dulha.   Vicky is a spoil brat who throws money like anything and gets shout from his father rarely when he Does not sees work & falls for any girl where as Nikhil is obedient Boy and looks after his Business and is madly in Love with Pooja whom he can never propose. Suresh is another character who leaves Home with Dad by Oil in head and formal cloths & Comes to College washroom and Changes the entire Attire. Dulha is a Fat guy who speaks less But never tell lies, Well this is our TAFREE Gang who will Cherish you with your Masti which will go live with College days uch as Guns and Roses , Pink day and so ever. Review : Four stars to film By Priyanka Raina – Obviously Firstly to see such a Frsh film which also brought memories Live within us. On the whole this film will be liked by the masses and classes as well. Its very good relief  after a long time. Candid review by... read more

Review: YEH KAISI HAI AASHIQUI’’ A Melodic Horror

“YEH KAISI HAI AASHIQUI’’ a melodic horror, is a story that centers around a crorepati  Kumar (Rajdeep) who is aged 55 years old. The heroine Sukhbir Lamba (Kamini) is a stunning girl of 20 years and has a heart for Kumar (Rajdeep) . She falls for him and desires to get married to him and be his Queen. . Kumar’s (Rajdeep) daughter Priya (Shipra) who lives in America is not in favour of her brother Kumar’s (Rajdeep) relationship with  Kamini (Sukhbir Lamba). Kamini (Sukhbir Lamba) out of her love for Kumar (Rajdeep) starts to produce a film with him. But during the shoot, Kumar (Rajdeep) gets a heart attack and collapses. There are many twists in the film.. Rajdeep as the main hero and Sukbir Lamba as the main heroine have played their roles very effectively and their performance has been extensively cherished. Sipra Gaur as daughter of Rajdeep too has done an amazing work and she has earned applauds for her portrayal as daughter to Rajdeep the hero and Sukhbir Lamba the heroine.         The other artistes Atul Soni, , Atmaram Tripathi, Vandana Rawal, Swati Mukherji, Gokul Baraiyya, Sandeep Sharma, Raju Baruchi, Shakil Doctor, Sachin Rajputm Gula Sheikh, Ravi Dutta, Shobhana Ben, Firoz, Ramlakhan Sharma, Arjun Bharuchi, Nikulsingh Chudasama, Raj and Babu have all enacted to much contentment. Story-Screenplay by Zameer Khan (Rajdeep) is spellbinding while the direction by Subhash J Shah is dexterous. The film is produced by G Jain Bhai & Vandana Rawal. Dialogues by Suresh Joshi are powerful while the Music by Shiuvam Bagchi, Lyrics by Amitabh Ranjan & Mahil Paldhvi are harmonious.  Cinematography by Hitesh Beldar is enchanting and Editing by Aniul Patil is slick. Action by Ilyash Sheikh is to be raved about, while Choreography by Ram Devan-Ashwin Master is gratifying, Art by Nasreen decorates the film. Playback Singers Mamta Sharma, Palak Muchal, Pamela Jain and Zahir Raj have all crooned the songs very expressively and the songs are sure to be adored by the music lovers. ‘’YEH KAISI HAI AASHIQUI’’ is a film where love turns evil with soul emotive melody to be watched by one and... read more

HOME STAY-STAY ALIVE – Review

Our Candid Review Home Stay-Stay Alive-, is a suspense thriller which tells of a dark and horror night spent by a girl in a Home Stay at Coorg. The film revolves revolves round the pivotal character of the film – a bold and beautiful girl – Akshara, who stays in City and intends to travel to Coorg to surprise her fiancée who stays in Coorg. Thrilling part of the film begins here with an enormously terrifying situation where she is staying alone in Home Stay in that dark night. As time surpasses, and as the night gets dark with some sound of nature, the way of her psychological mind reacts with the availed situation. Middle of the night, who came to Home Stay to kill her? What made her to react with super natural power? What was the paranormal activity which she came to know on that Home Stay? The crucial point of the film is, as the morning rises, whether the girl is alive or not? What was the intense situation she faced there? Who is the creepy man who came in the midnight? Did the owner of the Home Stay come back or not? Finally, could she really surprise her fiancée with her visit to Coorg?   Sayali Bhagat, as the bold and stunning girl. Akshara has given an incredible performance. Ashmit Patel, the fiancée of Akshara (Sayali Bhagat) too has given excellent performance. ShrutiI  who is the most popular heroine of South has justified her role and has portrayed her character wonderfully. Ravi Kaale has also given a good performance.. The story-screenplay and direction by Santosh Kodenkeri is exceptionally deft and commendable. Director Santosh Kodenkeri is all praise for Sayali Bhagat for her intense portrayal The photography and the locations are captivating. The music by Lotus Music is haunting. Editing is extremely slick and need to be raved about. The film is produced under the banner of Miracle Movie Makers and Sahana Pictures. It is for the first time ever a film entrenched with physiological surprise, thrills with tense screenplay and narration. In one word Home Stay-Stay Alive is a must see for the horror film... read more

One Night Stand connects to the emotion..along heart and soul: Review

(WNN Rating – ***) Film: “One Night Stand”; Language: Hindi; Cast: Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani, and Nyra Banerjee; Director: Jasmine D’Souza’s; Rating: 3/5 Director Jasmine D’Souza’s Bollywood movie “One Night Stand” starring Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani, and Nyra Banerjee, has hit the theatres today and seen attracting the audience.  This film is a ‘One Night Stand’ and focuses on how that one night changes the lives of the participants. Tanuj Virwani plays the role of a man who gets obsessed with the character played by Sunny Leone. ONE NIGHT STAND starts with a flashback which is narrated by Urvil  (Tanuj Virwani) from his past which is defining his today. The flashback starts where Urvil meets married Celina (Sunny Leone) at an event and both of them has the eponymous one-night stand. After that, Urvil comes back to his home in Pune, where his beautiful and dutiful wife Simran (Nyra Banerjee) waiting for him. Things are absolutely smooth between the couple, until one day Urvil accidentally met  Celina and the things from past freshen up and gets translated into his desperation to meet her again. Thereafter begins his unending quest to hunt down Celina. And what happens next forms the crux of the story. As “One Night Stand” is a romantic thriller film high on the erotic quotient, but claims to offer a message to the public. Sunny Leone has put a lot of effort and its come out in a way as a good performance, shows in the film. Sunny has done more than a skin show in this movie. And on the other hand, Tanuj Virwani have done justice to his role, after watching the film one has to admit that, with ONE NIGHT STAND he has improved a lot as compared to his earlier two films. Nyra Banerjee, who plays Tanuj Virwani’s wife in the film, shows immense promise as an actress and is also the most natural performer. The film has very good music tracks like ‘Do Peg Maar’ and ‘Ijazat’ which had already a chartbuster. The film’s background music is given by Sandeep Shirodkar which is good. Overall “One Night Stand” has something that connects to the emotion..along heart and... read more

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