Movie Review – Kahaani (2012)

Year of Release: 2012 *ing: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Verdict: 3/5 When the biggest star of 2011 asks you to go watch a movie, you don’t question, you just do. That’s the effect Vidya Balan has on people these days. But in Bollywood you are only as good as your last movie, so … Continue reading Movie Review – Kahaani (2012)

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Movie Review – Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Year of Release: 2009 Stars:   Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell Verdict: 3.5/5 The movie opens with the scene showing Robert De'Niro (Frank), who plays a retired widower, shopping and preparing for his kids' visit. The  opening scene itself sets the tone of the movie. You can sense the retired man's … Continue reading Movie Review – Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Movie Review – The Dirty Picture (2012)

Year of Release: 2011 Stars: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Haashmi, Tusshar Kapoor Verdict: 3.25/5 "Agar daag lagne se kuch accha hota hai toh daag acche hain". And 'Dirty' picture is one of those 'acche daags' that have splashed Bollywood in quite a while. Unlike a lot of the recent movies, this one isn't trying … Continue reading Movie Review – The Dirty Picture (2012)

Movie Review – Rockstar (2011)

Year of Release: 2011 Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri Verdict: 3/5 Star, Yes; Rock, Not so much! This, in a nutshell, is what Rockstar actually is. It is an out and out Ranbir Kapoor's movie; his finest yet. The movie isn't that much about the journey of a rock sensation than about his tragic love … Continue reading Movie Review – Rockstar (2011)

Movie Review – 25th Hour (2002)

Year of Release: 2002 Stars:  Edward Norton, Barry Pepper and Philip Seymour Hoffman Verdict: 2.75/5 Although nominated for Golden Globe and recipient of a lot of critical acclaim, I personally think the movie is a wee bit over-rated. It’s about a guy called Monty (Edward Norton) who has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for drug peddling … Continue reading Movie Review – 25th Hour (2002)

Movie Review – Whip It (2009)

Year of Release: 2009 Stars:  Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig Verdict: 3/5   Be your own hero! What an apt tag-line for the movie. This movie is based on a book by the same name and marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. And unexpectedly she has done a pretty good job of it. It is … Continue reading Movie Review – Whip It (2009)

Movie Review – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

ZNMD is what happens when Hangover meets The Bucket List meets Dil Chahta Hai. But doesn’t turn out as excellent as either of the three. But that does not mean it is any less enjoyable than the other three. The title of the movie is a giveaway of what the storyline would be like. It … Continue reading Movie Review – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)