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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Heropanti


Casts: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Sandeepa Dhar
Banner: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Utv Motion Pictures
Director: Sabbir Khan
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Writers: Sanjeev Dutta
Music: Sajid-Wajid and Manj Musik
Release Date: 23rd May 2014

Story line: Rising from present India in the conflicting era of shining modernity and deep-rooted archaic traditions in the era of big city versus small towns, comes a love story sealed with an impossible fate. The story of the bold Bablu and the bratty Dimpy. Will Bablu and Dimpys love blossom under the terror of a brutal clan and the violent landscape it is set against. Heropanti is the story of today's youth, and the coming of age of its conflicting protagonists.
Heropanti movie is the remake of 2008 Telugu movie Parug. It is the story of these two young conflicting protagonists, their battles with society and their coming of age love story.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Sabbir's childhood was particularly formative, as he was literally born and raised within the Hindi Film industry. His father was a lyricist in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The loss of his mother at a very early age and being raised by a single parent meant endless trips to movie and recording studios, where he watched; unknowingly learnt; from the greatest names in Hindi Cinema. He spent much of his sophomore years aimlessly dreaming of, being in movie studios and making films. So after dabbling in trivial part-time advertising jobs, he began his journey into Direction.
He assisted two maverick film makers, Mahesh Bhatt and David Dhawan, initially. Having worked on a couple of films with both the Directors respectively, he became permanently involved in Sajid Nadiadwala's company, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, in various capacities, also graduating to directing music videos and trailers.
He later wrote the screenplay for Kambakkht Ishq [2009], after having discarded two previous attempts

My Gut Feel and comments:
Where hindi cinema is evolving and experimenting a lot here comes a star son who has been launched in a typical manner with typical story line. It takes an extra ordinary effort to pull out a typical story and screenplay which has been presented on celluloid N number of times in the past.
Nevertheless, if the narration is up beat, engaging and entertaining then no once can stop this star son’s launching movie a big success which seems to have a slight chance in case of heropanti.
Tiger shroff appeals to be a disciplined and grounded star son and I hope at least his work and hardwork would be appreciated however as I go by promos of the movie he need to work harder on acting skills and it doesn’t seems to be effortless.
I love to be proved wrong however as I go by my gut feel Heropanti seems to be an average movie with same stuff which we have seen several time in the past.


I would give this movie 2.5 stars out of 5 , five days before the release.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hawaa Hawaai


Casts: Saqib Saleem, Partho Gupte
Banner: Fox Star Studios
Director: Amole Gupte
Producer: Deepa Bhatia, Amole Gupte
Writers: Amole Gupte    
Music: Hitesh Sonik
Release Date: 9th May 2014

Story line: Arjun (Partho Gupte) moves to the big city along with his mother and little sister. Out there he discovers a hidden world of in-line skating through coach Lucky, who mentors kids to become skating champions. While Arjun starts nursing the dream to learn skating under Lucky (Saqib Saleem), his four friends get together to make this dream come true for him. In this endearing story of hope and aspirations, will Arjun's dreams take flight?
Showing the power of friendship, dreams and determination, the movie makes the message of the movie - Kuch Sapne Sone Nahin Dete - come alive. It takes us on a memorable trip of laughter, smiles, tears and triumph, as the friends and his inline skating coach, played by Saqib Saleem, join hands to make Arjun's dreams come true.
Hawaa Hawaai is a Bollywood film directed by Amole Gupte (creator of Taare Zameen Par and writer-director of Stanley Ka Dabba). The film features Partho Gupte and Saqib Saleem in lead, and is produced by Fox Star Studios. The film is a commercial entertainer, and a tribute to people who dare to dream. Saqib Saleem is playing role of a skating coach in the film.
The director Amol Gupte has composed and sung one song for the movie. Rest of the songs were composed by Hitesh Sonik.
Hawaa Hawaai is a story of the triumph of the human spirit; friendship and enjoying the journey of making one's dream come true.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, particularly known for his work on the 2007 Bollywood film Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) as creative director and screenwriter. He conceived the film along with his wife, Deepa Bhatia (concept, research, and editing).Presently he is the chairperson of the Children's Film Society,
India.

My Gut Feel and comments:
Amol Gupte is a sincere and hardworking creative professional who has done some quality work as both actor and director. His current offering seems to be no different and I am optimistic that hawaa hawaai would be a good movie which talks about the dream and the dreamer’s journey.
This movie seems to be  a sincere efforts to bring a simple story effectively on screen which would be motivational still grounded in nature. Amol Gupte has done a great job as creative director and screenwriter of Tare Zameen Par and as a director of Stanley Ka Dabba and I am sensing a good quality product as Hawaa Hawaai. If this would have been released during school summer breaks it would have been better as the story is of a young boy chasing his dream and would have get more audience as compare to now.  It is a low budget movie so recovering the investment should not be an issue.

I am giving this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, five days before the release.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore

Casts: Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Raj Zutshi
Banner: High Ground Enterprise, Picture Thoughts Production
Director: Vijay Raaz
Producer: Karan Arora
Writers: Aseem Arora
Music: Sandesh Shandilya
Release Date: 2nd May 2014

Story line: In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin. An ironic story of pride and survival begins when - in an attempt to evade danger, they bump into each other. And amidst continuous exchange of bullets, altercations and murkier situations, it evolves into a journey of human connection with an unforeseeable end..
First Look of the movie was unveiled at Wagah Border (Punjab) with a symbolic colourful flag lowering ceremony. The star cast held a candle light vigil on 14 August 2012. And, giant posters of the movie were set up where hundreds flocked to watch the ceremony. The first look has been very impressive and Gulzar's shayari from the movie has already touched people's hearts.
About the movie, Raaz says that "It is a very emotional film" for him and that "It is a very innocent story"  "The film comes with the message that humanity is bigger than any religion or any country and that's what we have tried to convey through the film."
About involvement in the movie, Gulzar sahib says that "This subject (partition) is very close" to his heart and he has been "writing about it a lot." He further adds, "After seeing the film, I was surprised to know that many youngsters have been associated with the film and yet they have brought the essence of the whole film so well. Karan had brought the script to me and after they completed the film, he brought it to show it to me. The film was bang on. The film talks about peace yet is not preachy and there is no blood shed, it is a human drama and very relevant."
Producer Karan Arora added that this "is not like a typical Bollywood extravaganza, it is a simple film." He is " not worried about the commercial viability" of the film and is content to know that he made "an honest film"

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Vijay was born in allahabad,UP. As a student of Kirori Mal College, he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he received a role in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle. Naseeruddin Shah had seen him perform at the NSD and recommended him to Mahesh Mathai for Bhopal Express and to Mira Nair for Monsoon Wedding. After the success of Monsoon Wedding, Raaz received many roles. His first mainstream film cast as the leading actor was Raghu Romeo, a box office success where Raaz depicts the life of a confused lower-class Indian fellow.
He came into light for his memorable performance in the movie Run. In which his Kauwa Biryani act became highly acclaimed. His performance in the movie got the cult status and was praised by the masses. He also played a major role in the film Delhi Belly, where he played a ruthless gangster. As a villain in the movie he has received much critical applause for his performance.

My Gut Feel and comments:
Plot of the movie is unique and interesting where two soldiers from both the sides initiate dialogue on bitter note and then eventually understand and acknowledge that how people from both the nations are strongly integrated belongs to same routes. Indo-Pak partition is a sensitive topic for both the nations and this movie seems to be an honest effort to understand the gravity of fact that common people from both the sides wish good for each other however due to lack of political will we are not making peace with each other and on top of that few other notorious countries are misusing this conflict. Its Vijay Raaz’s directorial debut and I am impressed with his sensibility of cinema. Movie length is 100 minutes  which leads to less chances of a dragged movie.


I am giving this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, one night before the release.