Sunday, May 26, 2013

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Casts : Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin

Banner : Dharma Productions and Utv Motion Pictures

Director : Ayaan Mukherjee

Producer : Karan Johar , Hiroo Johar
Writers : Ayaan Mukherjee

Music :
Pritam Chakraborty

Release Date : 31st May 2013

Story line: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives... first, when they are just out of college and standing on the crossroads of multiple decisions that will shape who and what they become... and then later on, in their late-twenties when they meet again, holding on to certain fulfilled and certain unfulfilled dreams, at a crossroads of another nature this time... how these two characters affect, change, befriend and eventually fall in love with each other is the journey the film aspires to take us on...

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani movie shows the journey of two different worlds Naina(Deepika Padukone)and Bunny(Ranbir Kapoor)and their crazy journey with an ultimate destination "Love".

Naina is a simple and hardworking girl while bunny is a merry go round boy for whom life is all about being crazy. They meet each other to celebrate the weeding of Ranbir ‘S best friends Aditi(Kalki Kochin)and Avi(Aditya roy kapoor).

The film shows how two different worlds discover love and madness for each other.


Bunny: Ranbir Kapoor
 Bunny is charming and fun loving, full of spirit and an indomitable spirit of adventure. He rejects mediocrity and longs to leave his life at home behind to travel, see the world and embrace the freedom of being unattached. Passionate and resourceful, we see Bunny grow from a young student full of unconventional ambitions to a hard working videographer on a travel show, chasing and concretizing his dreams. He embraces a modern value system and wants to be answerable to no one but himself.

Naina: Deepika Padukone
 Naina is a simple, good-natured and extremely focused girl. Frustrated by the restrictions she needs to put on herself to achieve her dreams of being a doctor; she impulsively decides to go on a trekking trip to Manali to give herself a break. Through the film, Naina transforms from the restricted claustrophobic person she thought she was to a free spirited woman with a newfound love for herself and comfort within her choices. She is strong and dependable and stands firmly for rooted family values

Facts And Figures:

  • Wake Up Sid was the first movie directed by Ayan Mukherjee.
  • Ayan Mukherjee is the son of Bengali Actor Deb Mukherjee and nephew of Joy Mukherjee. He is the first cousin of Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee and second cousin to Rani Mukherjee.
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the first movie Ranbir and Deepika’s doing together after there much talked about break up.
  • Dharma production put best of the efforts to promote the movie which would result in decent opening in first weekend.
  • Songs are the chartbusters already.
  • This is the only big release of this week which would result in decent opening for sure.

My Gut Feel and comments:   

As go by promos Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani seems to be a vibrant movie with Ranbir and Deepika looking great together. I am impressed with the journey of Ayan Mukherjee till date as film maker who has done decent job on his directorial debut film with Wake up Sid.

To be very up front I am not expecting it to be a classic flawless venture however still with sincere Ranbir and Deepika around with good supporting cast and prominent director with youth appealing storyline, I am optimistic about this movie and my gut feel says it would be decent entertainer.

With big budget movies there is always a risk associated as stakes are high and recovering the money for producers, distributors and exhibitors is totally depend on first two week’s performance of the movie at box office. For the first week movie works on the buzz it has created and there comes the real test when audience reactions comes out with every passing day.

All facts and figures are favoring this movie and as I go by gut feel, a thumps up for this movie and I would give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5, a weekend before its release date.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke

Casts : Dev Goel, Adah Sharma, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey, Rati Agnihotri.
Banner : Goel Screencraft

Director : Jyotin Goel

Producer : Jyotin Goel

Writers : Dev Goel and Jyotin Goel

Music : Siddharth Haldipur , Sangeet Haldipur

Release Date : 24th May May 2013

Story line: Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke movie is the story of two best friends who on one New Year's night decide to travel from Mumbai to Pune.
But a trip that should only take a couple of hours ends up becoming an all-nighter, with whacky events keeping them on the road and preventing them from reaching their destination.

 In the end they realize they love each other, but all the way its more of a friends fun trip.

Facts And Figures:

·         Jyotin Goel directed an animation movie Bird Idol in 2010.

·         Prior to this animated movie Jyotin had directed Safari, Zahreelay and Inam Dus Hazar in 90’s. All these three films were with Sanjay Dutt.

·         Safari was the last feature film he directed in 1999.

·         In a way director is going a comeback after long time as it looks like his best buddies has supported him and are part of this venture like Sanjay Dutt, Juhi chawala, Anupam Khel and Rati Agnihotri whom had worked with him in last movies.

·         This movie is a debut movie of Dev Goel.

·         This is the very first release of Sanjay Dutt after he went jail recently.
My Gut Feel and comments:

Promos with Sanjay dutt and other star cast with Mika’s catchy dance number in the background can baffle any one and can tempt the youth to watch the movie for sure however somehow my gut feels says this would be a package  of derailed script with loss screen play and with less quality comedy scenes. As I always maintain the stand that I would be more than happy if this movie prove me wrong. The plus point of these low budget movies are that if they manage to pull out good story with decent performances they do recover the movie as over all budgets are low enough to cover the risk.

However somehow I am not sure of this movie and as I go by my gut feels chances of this movie doing well are too dim too notice. I would give 2 out for 5 stars to this movie, five days before of its release date.

Zindagi 50-50

Casts : Veena Malik, Riya Sen, Rajpal Yadav
Banner : Ramgopal Productions, Spotlight International Films

Director : Rajiv S. Ruia
Producer : Veeraj Kumar

Writers : Rajiv S. Ruia

Music : Vivek Kar, Amjad and Nadeem

Release Date : 24th May 2013

Story line: Zindagi 50 50 is a story about a common person's life. In everybody's life , there are many ups and downs. At one point there is a happiness and another moment is of a big sorrow. It is said that life is 20 percent how you make it and 80 percent how you take it. The way you ask questions to your life, your life will answer you in the same way. Zindagi 50 50 is a story of such questions and answers. It is the story about three different women Rupa, Madhuri and Naina and their different dreams.

Rupa is a simple housewife. Her husband Birju is an auto driver who dreams of getting his own house. Rupa breaks all her limits to make her husband's dream come true. Her acquaintance CR Lele who is a government servant , pushes Rupa into a very dark situation. Rupa gets the house but loses all her self respect.

On the other hand Madhuri who is a prostitute has broken free all the limits of the society. She later realizes that nobody can completely fulfill the desires in one's life. Not even a king. Whereas Naina who works as a junior artist wants to become a big star one day. But when she faces the harsh realities of the film industry, she learns that nobody is able to fulfill all the ambitions in one's life.

The film is about the struggle of a common man to make the dreams come true. Sometimes they get fulfilled, sometimes they get broken.

Facts And Figures:

·         Rajiv S. Ruia has earlier directed all three series of My friend Ganesha, the animated movies. Apart from these he directed one more animated film Main Krishna hoon and one feature film Love in India.

·         This is a very first film produced by Veeraj Kumar 

My Gut Feel and comments:

I have seen the promos and not very impressed with the overall packaging. It seems to be a C grade movie however as a passionate movie lover I would love to be go wrong and would be more than happy if this movie surprise all of us and is come out to be a good movie.
Still as I go by my gut feel I am sure it would be a below average movie and would not work. I would give this movie 2 out of 5 stars five days before the release date.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ishkq In Paris

Casts : Preity Zinta, Rhehan, Isabelle Adjani, Shekhar Kapur and Salman Khan

Banner : PZNZ Media Production

Director : Prem Raj
Producer : Preity Zinta and Neelu Zinta

Writers : Preity Zinta and Prem Raj

Music : Sajid & Wajid

Release Date : 24th May May 2013

Story line: Ishkq In Paris movie is about two complete strangers Akash (Rhehan Malliek) and Ishkq (Preity Zinta), after having met on a train from Rome to Paris, end up spending the evening together in the romantic city.

However, owing to a ‘no baggage’ pact set by Ishkq, the two part ways the next morning without a proper goodbye. Ishkq, being the strong-headed independent girl, moves on, while Akash ends up falling for the girl he spent the evening with. They cross paths once again in Paris but will there be ‘Ishkq In Paris’?

Facts And Figures:

·         Ishkq In Paris is very first movie produced by Preity Zinta.
·        Director Prem Raj has earlier directed Main aurr Mrs Khanna. His other ventures (I Am Hariprasad and Bombay Muumbai.)went on hold 
·         Rhehan Malliek is debuting with this movie in lead role.
My Gut Feel and comments:

I am not at all optimistic about this movie and promos are rusty and dull. Overall package do not have the spark or oomph factor. Director Prem Raj do not have a track record which could possibly have any potential of surprising the audiences and critics.  Film has neither been promoted aggressively nor been presented interestingly. Preity Zinta is the only factor which bring some spark however she is even away from show bizz from quite some time now.

As per my gut feel this film would not able to do much and practically a flop show. Going by my gut feel I would give 2 out of 5 star to this movie six day before its release date.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Preview : Aurangzeb

Casts : Arjun Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Prithviraj, Sasha Aagha, Swara Bhaskar, Sikander Kher, TANVI AZMI, Deepti Naval

Banner : Yash Raj Films

Director : Atul Sabharwal
Producer : Aditya Chopra
Writers : Atul Sabharwal

Music : Amartya Rahut and Vipin Mishra

Release Date : 17 May 2013

Story line: Gurgaon is the most modern boom-town of "India Shining", the new frontier to be conquered by those who understand real estate. This city rose from a small town to a boom town satellite city in just fifteen years.
However the law and order is yet to catch up.

A family of Policemen...

A family of Gangsters...

Under the guise of a respected citizen, Yashwardhan (Jackie Shroff) runs a parallel world - a world, where he is the Emperor.

To bring down a criminal... the law will have to now think like a criminal!

When Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) is planted in Yashwardhan's world in place of Ajay (Arjun Kapoor), the lawmakers (Rishi Kapoor & Prithviraj) roll the dice and a sequence of events unravel - something much more than what Vishal bargained for, as he finds himself in a predicament that puts him to the test!

Aurangzeb is all about a world where Kingship knows no Kinship and where there can be only one Emperor!

Facts And Figures:

Aurangzeb is the directorial debut of Atul Sabharwal.  Feel and first look of movie seems be impressive.

With Yash Raj’s backing the whole canvas of movie looking lavish and larger then life.

Arjun Kapoor is still fresh to Bollywood show biz and has a great screen presence which has been captured interestingly.

There is no Big movie is round the corner in next two weeks which is an added advantage for this movie.

Shoot out at Wadala and Go Goa Gone already had their share of Audiences and now audiences are looking forward to  Aurangzeb.

My Gut Feel and comments:   

My First impression  is positive for this movie after seing the promos and analyzing the creative minds associated with movie. Arjun Kapoor is eye cache as he had done brilliant job in Ishaqzadee and now audience which had created the curiosity for this movie as his rawness seems to be well exploited in Aurangzeb.

Rishi Kapoor and other cast and crew is also looking realistic and impressive.

As I go with my gut feels I am expecting it to be a good movie with decent performances and would give 3 out of 5 stars for this movie and expecting it do decent business on box office as well.

Preview : I DON'T LUV U

Casts : Ruslaan Mumtaz, Chetna Pande, Murli Sharma, Ragesh Asthana

Banner :
Amrapali Media Vision Pvt Ltd

Director : Amit Kasaria

Writers :
Amit Kasaria

Producer : Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma

Music :
Amit Kasaria, Aman-Benson

Release Date : 17 May 2013

Story line: 'I Don't Luv U' focuses on the youth of today - the fun loving and frivolous lot, who are extremely casual in their relationships & do not want to delve into the intricacies of true love, commitments and fidelity. It is a blend of light hearted witty moments as well as harsh unforeseen realities of life.

Yuvaan, a young handsome boy and Aayra a beautiful NRI girl are just like any other teenager of this generation, who want to experience their life by getting together in a relationship? They are willing to go through the most beautiful and much needed feeling called 'THE FEELING OF LOVE'. Without realizing what they are doing in the heat of adolescence and the curiosity of discovering each other closely. They end up into an uncontrollable and devastating ugly situation which shatters their life completely. Will Yuvaan fight back with circumstances to get his love and life back on track?
I Don't Luv U also lay emphasis on the potential role of media in a common man's life. It elucidates that if misuse of media can jeopardizes commoner's life, at the same time, if used judiciously, it can act as savior.

My Gut Feel and comments:  This is a debut movie of Amit Kasaria. I have seen the promos and somehow not very impressed with the overall presentation. It seems to be again one of the movie which presents and handles the bold and sensitive subject with less intelligently and sensibly. I doubt if this is a dark horse who has the potential to surprise the critics and viewers.  I somehow not very optimistic about this movie as some how not convinced with the subject, starcast and promotion strategy of thinking tank backing this movie.

Going by my gut feel I am giving it 2.5 stars out of 5 stars and feels that this would notwork neither with critics nor with the audiences. Although I would more than happy to be wrong however chances are less….

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Casts : Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das.

Banner : Illuminati Films, Eros International

Director : Raj Nidimoru, Krishna Dk  ( This Duo has earlier directed 99 and Shor In the city)
Writers : Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru, Sita Menon

Producer : Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan, Sunil A Lulla

Music : Sachin and Jigar

Release Date : 10 May 2013

Story line: Go Goa Gone is an exclusive mixture of worry and crazy, which creates this movie a one-of-a-kind category bender. Hardik (Kunal) and Luv (Vir) are two dope leads who tag along to Goa with their best friend, Rabbit (Anand), on his company travel. Luv comes across a free-spirited lady, Luna (Puja Gupta) who gently encourages them to an exclusive subterranean talk celebration on a distant island! The celebration is the creation of the masculine European Mafioso, Boris (Saif), to release the greatest celebration medication.

But something is not right on this island! All of a rapid, they are accosted by zombies! Where did these zombies come from? And who is Boris really? And why has this cold-hearted drug-dealing don come to preserve their lives? Together they need to get the terrible out of the contaminated island! But do they?

My Gut Feel and comments:  GO GOA GONE is creating a buzz as promos are promising to be a dark comedy which would present the horror-comedy combo in intelligently. Raj Nidimoru and Krishna Dk , the director Duo has earlier directed 99 and Shor In the city and these films were critically appreciated and were realistic in one way or another. However this with GO GOA GONE they are experimental with unique subject and seems they have handled it well. Star cast is impressive and Saif Ali khan specially registering his screen presence intelligently.   I am hoping it to be a Paisa vasool for Audience and producers both as it seems to be catching the eyebrows of both masses and classes.

Going by my gut feel I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars and hoping it to be a decent light hearted comedy thriller with intelligent humor as cheery on cake.