Sunday, June 23, 2013


Casts : Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma

Banner : Utv Motion Pictures

Director : RajKumar Gupta

Producer : Ronnie Screwvala and  Siddharth Roy Kapur

Writers : Parvez Sheikh and Rajkumar Gupta

Music :
Amit Trivedi

Release Date : 28th June 2013

Story line: Sanju (Emraan Hashmi) a charming master of safe cracker wants to leave his career in crime and start a new life , decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit his last sin. They decide to rob a bank which will eliminate all his worries about money again in his life. They plan and rob a bank. Everything sails smoothly.

Now, Sanju is given a task to hide the robbed amount till things settle down and the money can be divided. After two months, the two goons visit Sanju to collect their share, but Sanju refuses even to identify them. What exactly is going on in Sanju's mind? The film Ghanchakkar is a crazy , eccentric roller coaster suspense ride which surprises and shocks at the same time entertains the viewers at every twist.

Know more about the Captain of the Ship:    RajKumar Gupta is a very acclaimed film maker and screenplay writer in the Bollywood. He has delivered some extraordinary films like 'Aamir' and 'No One Killed Jessica'. The talented director was born in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand in the year 1976. He went to the Delhi Public School in Bokaro. He did his further studies at the University of Delhi and and at Rajmas College. He was a very humble and quiet boy during his school days.

Gupta made his debut in the Bollywood as a director with the film 'Aamir' in the year 2008. The film starred Rajeev Khandelwal and was critically acclaimed for its unique story and presentation. His success was followed by another critically appreciated movie 'No One Killed Jessica' . The movie was based on a real life story of Jessica Lall murder case. The movie starred Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherjee in the lead roles and was really appreciated by one and all.

Before debuting as a director Gupta has worked as an associate director for the films like No Smoking and Black Friday. He wrote the script for the films like 'Aamir', 'Barah Aana' , and 'No One Killed Jessica'.

Facts And Figures:

  • This is the very first time Rajkumar Gupta is attempting a comedy thriller.
  • After marring to Siddharth Roy Kapur, this is the first movie of Vidya Balan as an actor under his production house UTV movies.
  • Budget of this movie is moderate.
  • Sanjay Dutt has done the guest appearance in this movie.

My Gut Feel and comments:   
I am getting a vibes of an intelligently handle script with some decent performances from the Emran Hashmi and Vidya Balan with other two supporting cast Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das. Emran Hashmi evolved as an actor and created a special place in Bollywood with some enduring performances in recent years.  As I go by my gut feel I am expecting an full paisa wasol entertainer which would appeal to single screen and multiplex audience. With moderate budget and different story and presentation I am expecting a hit. I would give 3.5 out of 5 stars to this movie five days before the release date.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Yamla Pagla dewana 2

Casts : Dharmedra, Sunny Deol, Boby Deol, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Neha Sharma.

Banner : Sunny Sounds Pvt Ltd and YPD Films Ltd. UK
Director : Sangeeth Sivan

Producer : Suniel S Saini and Vijay Dhanoya
Writers : Lynda Deol

Music :
Sharib Sabri and Toshi Sabri

Release Date : 7th June 2013

Story line: It is the action-comic flick of the Bollywood. It is the sequel to earlier version of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. The audience will once again get to see the sizzling chemistry between the rocking Deol power-trio along with some unique music tracks.
The super-hit trio of Dharam (Dharmendra), Paramveer (Sunny Deol) and Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) reunite, this time in the United Kingdom! Paramveer opens up the "Yamla Pagla Deewana" club and re-encounters a visit with Dharam and Gajodhar, after their last presence in Canada. Now, the trio are back with double the masti, double the fun, double the action, with the presence of an fool (Johnny Lever), and double the romance, with the Suman (Neha Sharma), and Paramveer's love Reet (Kristina Akheeva).

Facts And Figures:
  • Sangeeth Sivan directed 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' which is the sequel of a hit movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. Sangeeth Sivan is a popular screenwriter and film director of Hindi and Malayalam films. He is mostly known for his super hit Malayalam movie Yodha. Sangeeth Sivan is a son of well known filmmaker Sivan. His brothers are well known cine personalities Santosh Sivan and Sanjeev Sivan. He commenced his career in the film industry as a director through a Malayalam film named as Vyooham. It became very popular and helped him in establishing himself in the industry. After directing his all time hit movie Yodha he has been considered as a leading director in the industry. Sivan's Bollywood debut movie is 'Zor' starring Sunny Deol. The movie was average at the box   office but Sangeeth Sivan's efforts were appreciated. Then he worked upon Jackie Shroff's movie  'Sandhya' and then Chura Liya Hai Tumne. Both the movies could not be successful at the box office. His remarkable Hindi movies are 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum' , 'Apna Sapna Money Money' , 'Ek The Power Of One' and Click. These movies were average at the box office except 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum' and 'Apna Sapna Money Money'.

  • Lynda Deol  the writer of this movie is wife of Sunny Deol.

  • The first film Yamla Pagla Deewana was directed by Samir Karnik and was a one of the hit of 2011 with The total worldwide gross box office collection amounted to Rs 86.50 crore. Dharma production put best of the efforts to promote the movie which would result in decent opening in first weekend.

  • As per my analysis and understanding both Samir Krnik and Sangeeth Sivan has different style of film making which would definitely reflect as you watch Yamla Pagla deewana 2.

  • Deol family have a very loyal and emotional fan following in north India which has given the box office boast for their past two ventures Apne and Yamla Pagla deewana.

  • Much Awaited movie Ye Jawani hai Deewani released one week before this movie, if ye jawani hai Deewani picked up nicely at box office then definetly it would impact Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 at box office.

My Gut Feel and comments:   
Deol family’s films USP is the innocence, emotions and no skin show which has a mass appeal and brings complete family to theaters. All three deols Dharmedra, Sunny and Bobby deol has great screen presence and this always worked in the past although not on large scale however alteast with their loyal fan following in north India.
As I go by my gut feel this would be an average comedy film, do not use brain while watching it. Enjoy all three deols sharing the screen together. I would give it 2.5 stars out of 5 , one days before the release date.