Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Krrish 3

Casts: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut

Banner: Filmkraft Productions (i) Pvt Ltd
Director: Rakesh Roshan

Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Writers: Rakesh Roshan, Robin Bhatt, Honey Irani, Irfan Kamal, Akarsh Khurana, Sanjay Masoom

Music: Rajesh Roshan
Release Date: 1st Nov  2013

Story line: In Krrish 3 Hrithik Roshan take on evil mutants and save the world from destruction in his superhero avatar.

In the first half, Vivek has his own look and his own den, a very modern facility which is visible in the trailer. He then changes himself in the second half. Here, he has extraordinary powers and he doesn’t know why he has them. He is handicapped and is able to cure himself. He is pitted against this world, against human beings and there is reason for this.The mutants are called maanvar — a combination of maanas and jaanwar — and have been created by Kaal through an experiment. Being a superhero, Krrish has to fight these beings with unknown powers.

After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah) and bringing back his father Rohit from dead, Krrish continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives.Now Krishna is living a happily married life with Priya, while Rohit is using his scientific brilliance with an intention to benefit some kindness to the society. And on the other side, Krrish is everyone's favorite superhero saviour. However unknown to them, a dark force and an evil power is growing in another part of the world. Kaal, an evil genius, is selfishly misusing his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. And he is being assisted by an army of very dangerous beings, which he has created himself.

Not long after Kaal's plans are put into action, both Rohit and Krrish are now faced with a crisis of epic proportions, which only they can resolve together. But when they finally cross paths with Kaal and his dangerous army, neither of them is prepared for what lies ahead.Kaal not only brings the world to the edge of disaster, he also puts the strength and love of Krishna and his family to the test. And on the other side, super-hero Krrish has to somehow find the power within to face an unbeatable enemy/antagonist.
The greatest battle between good and evil begins....

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Roshan started his career as an actor making his debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. He acted in over 60 films throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
Roshan set up his own production company Filmkraft in 1980 and their first production was Aap Ke Deewane (1980). He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987) and went onto direct several box office hits such as Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Karan Arjun (1995). During this time he only acted occasionally in films and focused mostly on direction. He launched his son Hrithik's career as an actor with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). This film, the highest grosser of 2000, entered the Limca Book of Records for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film. He directed his son again in the 2003 science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, which fetched him the Filmfare award 2004 for best director,[4] and its sequel, the science fiction superhero film Krrish (2006) both of which were also very successful at the box office. In 2008 he produced the film Krazzy 4. In 2010 he released a Bollywood meets Hollywood crossover film titled Kites. Another version of this film was released internationally, and known as Brett Ratner presents Kites: The Remix. This version was shorter, and mainly toned down the amount musical numbers.

Facts And Figures:

          Estimated budget of this movie is Rs 100 crore.
          Chitrangada Singh announced her inclusion in the project as a mutant, but she later on backed out of the film due to a lack of dates.It was reported that actresses Nargis Fakhri, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu were to replace chitrangada. Kangna Ranaut has finally been confirmed to play the role, who coincidentally was originally offered the role
          After talks with Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan fell through, Vivek Oberoi was eventually cast for the role.
          Film promotions has been done quite extensively in last 2 months which would sure sort give a bumper opening to this movie on the occasion of Diwali.

My Gut Feel and comments:
With Koi mil gaya… and Krrish Rakesh Roshan did manage to pull a full on entertainer which were primarily driven by emotionally charged script and screen play however it seems to be the case that with Krrish 3 he has followed the path of typical Hollywood sci-fi movie which is high on special effects and action sequence however low on mass appealing high voltage drama which has been a core competency rakesh Roshan’s previous offerings. It is evident that complete Roshan family put heart and soul to bring out an alluring sci-fi bollywood masala movie however my gut feel says that this time they have not manage to bring the balance. I love to be wrong and hope this would be a paisa wasol entertainer. I am disappointed with the music and it’s not up to the level Rajesh Roshan has maintained in last four or five Filmkraft Production’s movies. I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, two days before the release.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mickey Virus

Casts: Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Puja Gupta

Banner: Dar Motion Pictures and Trilogic Digital Media Limited & Awesome Films Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Saurabh Varma

Producer: Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari
Writers: Saurabh Varma

Music: Hanif Shaikh
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins

Release Date: 25th Oct 2013

Story line: Mickey Virus is a comic thriller set in Delhi, India. When Delhi Police comes across a case revolving around hacking, they begin their search to find a computer hacker who can help them crack this case. The head of the police team ACP Siddhanth (Manish Choudhary), stumbles across Mickey Arora (Manish Paul), a lazy but street smart hacker who can actually help them solve the case. Mickey runs a grocery store in day time and creates virus's for anti virus companies in the night along with his Tom boy friend Chutney (Puja Gupta) who always helps him out in all odd jobs. He is also head over heals in love with a character he has created in his game called "Kung Fu Chameli" and will do anything to get out of hard work to do whatever he wants to do. Little does he know that ACP Siddhanth accompanied by Inspector Bhalla (Varun Badola) are tough nuts to crack.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Saurabh Varma has 15 years active film industry experience in areas of Film Production, Filmed Marketing, Film Distribution, Film Programming, Content Acquisition, Online Development, Graphic Designing, Advertising, Cinema Management, Movie Promotions, Strategy Development, Developing Film, Production, Cinema Process & Systems, Cinema Tactical Marketing, Brand Building, Cinema Launch, Corporate Communications, PR, Event Management, Visual Merchandising, Merchandise Development.

Have worked in projects in almost all Indian languages including English (Worked with WB/Sony/Fox & Paramount), Hindi (Sheb, Biwi aur Gangster etc), Tamil (Yaavaram Nallum), Telugu (Saleem), Punjabi (Mera Pind), Gujarati (Dholi Taro Dhol Waaje), Bengali (Rituparno Ghosh & Buddhadev Das Gupta projects), Marathi (Amol Palekar's Samaantar) and Malayalam (Shaji Karun's Kutty Srank) language.

Worked as Chief Operatingv Officer, Serendipity Films, Hinduja Group; Worked as Chief Marketing Officer, Reliance BIG Pictures; Worked as Vice President Distribution, Programming & Mktg, INOX Leisure Ltd; Worked as Vice President Marketing, PVR Cinemas & PVR Pictures; Distributed films of EROS International in West Bengal

 Facts And Figures:

                    The film was shot in New Delhi, including in office complex of Nehru Place. Several Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar featured in a promotional video of Mickey Virus. The Movie has come under the scanner of Governmental Agencies as it displays techniques of high profile robbery which might spur reel to real life robbery incidents

                    Elli Avram is also one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 7. She would be inside the House of Bigg Boss, cut-off from the outside world at the time of Movie Release, making it a first of its kind Bollywood Debut

  • Film Budget is 8 crore.

 My Gut Feel and comments:
My first reaction after seeing the promo of mickey virus is that this movie has feel good factor like Vicky Donar. Although its Saurabh Varma’s debut movie as director however  it looks like he manage to pull out a decent film with appealing entertainment value.  I am anticipating a good movie and as the budget it moderate chances of box office success increases.  I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Casts: Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit

Banner: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Cape Of Good Films, Ashwin Varde Productions
Director: Anthony D'souza

Producer: Ashwin Varde
Writers: Sajid 1 and Farhad

Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Chirantan Bhatt, P.A.Deepak, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Release Date: 16th October 2013

Running time :  2 hours 23 minutes

Story line: This is an action-packed story of a kind-hearted gangster called Boss. The tale also has a ruthless police officer, who is in the opposition of Boss. It also narrates about Boss's father as well as his mentor.

Akshay Kumar will play a kind hearted Haryanavi gangster, apparently known as Boss and Mithun Chakraborty will enact the role of his father. Shiv Pandit will portray Akshay Kumar's younger brother's role in the film and Aditi Rao Hydari is paired opposite him. Danny Denzongpa will play Boss's mentor and Ronit Roy will play a ruthless police officer who is pitted against Kumar.

 Facts And Figures:

          Ronit along with Akshay Kumar have an action sequence at the climax of the film, one of the highlights of the film which were shot in temperatures exceeding 47 degree Celsius in Thailand involving high octane stunts that were carried out in the end successfully by both the actors

          Boss movie is an action comedy and a complete masala entertainer which is a remake of a Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja.

My Gut Feel and comments:
“The packages are trying to engage the consumer in such a way that they're inspired to buy the product.” Same seems to be the case with Boss. Boss is a remake of successful Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja. Remaking is indeed a trend from last 4 to 5 years,  a super star from Bollywood engaged in successful south India movie remake has been a success mantra in modern times.  Masala entertainers always manage to find the huge mass audience with increased chance of box office success even with the mediocre screenplay, direction and narration. I am not expecting Boss to be a pure quality entertainer however with Akshay’s presence, typical non experimental story line and some mass appealing action sequences you cannot written off this movie completely. I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, two days before the release.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

War Chhod na yaar

Casts: Javed Jaffrey, Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan

Banner: Aopl Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Director: Faraz Haider

Producer: AOPL Entertainment
Writers: Faraz Haider

Music: Aslam Keyi
Release Date: 5th October 2013

Story line: This war-comedy is about relationship between the Indian and Pakistani soldiers on the border. The movie aims at showing the way this relationship is strained after the declaration of war. Not only is the movie a satirical take on the conditions of the armed forces of two countries engaged in a war, but it also tries to shed some light on some reasons behind one such unwanted war. 'War Chhod Na Yaar' is a satirical but thought-provoking film on the concept of war. Set in an Indo-Pak border post over the course of 24 hours, the film deals with some serious events in a very funny manner.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Faraz Haider, who has assisted Dibakar Banerjee on “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” as well as a German director in the past. Faraz had studied in Aligarh Muslim University and completed his M.Sc in Physics.

Facts And Figures:

          The movie is produced by AOPL Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which has successfully completed 4 movies in Malayalam and is now entering Bollywood with War Chhod Na Yaar. Film production is an involved process for AOPL Entertainment, from the development of a story idea to commissioning the writing of a cutting-edge script, and further to filming, editing and delivering a finished product.

 My Gut Feel and comments:

 I was delighted as I saw the promo of this movie as now Bollywood is attempting fresh stories and daring enough to experiment with unconventional subjects. A satire on Indo-Pak war front situation is indeed a brave attempt and webbing a comedy screenplay out of it is indeed a very difficult and tricky as margin of error is quite less. 

Movie claims to be an intelligent and sensibly handled satire on stressful indo-pak relationship. As per my gut feel it would able to achieve this goal to some extend and would have its share of laughing moments in bits and pieces.
It’s important that movie of this sort should be short and fast pace however this does not seems to be the case as movie. Movie has around 7 to 8 sound tracks and overall length of the movie seems to be off a typical Bollywood movie. With this unconventional story line it’s difficult to maintain the sensibility and interest audience at same time throughout the movie.
I am not expecting it to be a flaw less entertainer and would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.