Monday, December 19, 2016


Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Meharotra
Based on: Mahavir Singh Phogat
Starring: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra
Music by: Pritam
Cinematography: Sethu Sriram
Edited by: Ballu Saluja
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions and UTV Motion Pictures
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures

Release dates: December 23, 2016

Story line: Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur. Phogat's dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He is unable to do this. He promises that his son will do what he couldn't do. However, although he loves them dearly, Phogat is disappointed when Shobha gives birth to four daughters. He does not believe girls can wrestle well. However, when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita, come home after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and begins to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the directorNitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director who works in Bollywood Movies. He was born in India. He is well known for his movie Chillar Party released in 2011. Nitesh Tiwari is one of the most talented and respectable people in Indian film Industry.

Nitesh Tiwari first film name is Chillar Party released in 2011 as a film director. Some of the famous movies in which Nitesh Tiwari worked with Chillar Party (2011), Bhoothnath Returns (2014).

My “Gut Feel” and preview:

"A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts." —Nancy Rathburn

Dangle is all about women empowerment!!!

Dangle is a story of a Father who against all odds ensures her daugthers explores  highest potential  in the field of wrestling.  With Dangal’s story line there is a great potential to showcase an emotionally charged dramatic movie, which I believe Nitesh Tiwari able to deliver it convincingly.

With Dangal, everything seems to be in place. An awesome story, backed by brilliant director Nitesh Tiwari and production team.  Most importantly, with Aamir Khan around the scale has gone very high as Mr. perfectionist done a great job in justifying the real life character of Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Dangle is apt for both single screens and multiplex which would increase the chances of box office success and with year end euphoria in place, first week would set up a tone for the box office fate of Dangal.

With expectations of dramatic, engaging story and decent performances I am giving  “Dangal”  3.5 out of 5 stars, three days before the release.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Directed by: Aditya Chopra
Produced by: Aditya Chopra
Screenplay by: Aditya Chopra
Story by: Aditya Chopra and Sharat Katariya (dialogues)
Starring: Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor
Music by Songs: Vishal-Shekhar
Background Score: Mikey McCleary
Cinematography: Kaname Onoyama
Edited by: Namrata Rao
Production company: Yash Raj Films
Distributed by: Yash Raj Films
Release dates: 9 December 2016 


Befikre is a story that celebrates being carefree in love. A quintessential Delhi boy Dharam (Ranveer Singh) comes to Paris for work in search of an adventure. Just when he was about to embark on this journey of his life he bumps into a wild, free spirited, French born Indian girl Shyra (Vaani Kapoor). A feisty romance ensues between the two in which both of their personalities- one being an equal match for the other are tested to the limit. Battling their ups and downs, both realize that love is a leap of faith that can only be taken by those who dare to love.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:

Aditya Chopra (born 21 May 1971) is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, broadcast producer and distributor. His work as a director includes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Befikre (2016).
He is also the current chairman of India's multi-national film, media and entertainment conglomerate, Yash Raj Films (YRF). Chopra has written and produced a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films under the banner like Veer-Zaara (2004), Fanaa (2006), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), The Dhoom Trilogy (2004, 2006 & 2013) and Sultan (2016). He has tried to break away from typecast and forayed into production of off-beat films with unique subjects in projects like Kabul Express (2006), Chak De India (2007), Rocket Singh (2009), Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and Fan (2016), that do not necessarily fit into the realms of Masala films. 

My Gut Feel and comments:

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you. Knut Hamsun

Going by the trailer of the film, it seems to be a similar stuff which we have seen several times in the recent past. However, as I was going through the recent interview of Ranveer Singh he categorically mentioned that promo is not revealing the essence of the movie and as per him plot is fresh and engaging and quoted it as a light hearted comedy movie.  This is indeed a fourth directorial venture of Aditya Chopra and I am sure he must have had put his best foot forward.
Censor board gave it U/A certificate and allowed the release without any cuts which is strange. Film length is 2 hour 12 minutes, which is good. I am not too hopeful about the movie, although however, loved to be proven wrong.

Going by my gut feeling I am giving Befikre 2.5 stars out of 5, three days before the release.