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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Toilet- Ek Prem Katha

Directed by: Shree Narayan Singh
Produced by: Aruna Bhatia, Shital Bhatia, Prernaa Arora, Arjun N. Kapoor and Hitesh Thakkar
Written by: Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher and Sana Khan
Music by: Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar, Sachet-Parampara and Surender Sodhi
Cinematography:  Anshuman Mahaley
Edited by: Shree Narayan Singh
Production company: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, KriArj Entertainment
Neeraj Pandey, Plan C Studios, Cape of Good Films LLP
Distributed by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date: 11 August 2017
Running time: 155 minutes
Budget: 18 crore

Storyline: The film is a satirical comedy film in support of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India, with emphasis on the eradication of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India.
The film is written by Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal, the writers of the 2013 Hindi film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and shares some similarities with a true event in which 19-year old Priyanka Bharti fled her husband's home in 2012, when there was no toilet.
A filmmaker named Praveen Vyas has sent a legal notice to the makers, claiming that ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ has plagiarised scenes and dialogues from his documentary ‘Manini', also based on the same subject

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Shree Narayan Singh is an Indian editor who is best known for his works in films like A Wednesday (2008), Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), and Rustom (2016). He edited directed lesser known film “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai”released in 2012.



My Gut Feel (MGF) and comments:
 “How long is a minute? Depends on which side of the door of toilet you are on when needed.”  ― Toilet ek katha.


I have already seen the special screening based on the same subject named “Gutrun Gutargun” which unfortunately didn’t reached to larger audience till now. It was indeed a great attempt on same subject.

Trailer of Gutrun Gutargun : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCMZ2FYKuRw 

 

Coming back Toilet:Ek Prem Katha, it already created lot of buzz as backed by superstar Akshay Kumar. Shree Narayan Singh the director of this movie is best known for his editing work works in films like A Wednesday (2008), Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), and Rustom (2016). I am sure he has done a decent job as a director this time, although already directed lesser known far below than average film “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai”released in 2012.


 I hope with this film and its accessibility to mass audience a serious subject like this  would be addressed more effectively than before, although  Modi Government’s Swatch Bharat Abhiyan is already doing reasonably well.
 Toilet:Ek Prem Katha will be a sure short box office success because of its mass appealing subject, Akshay Kumar, entertainment value and its moderate budget of 18 crore. The film is released on 11th August which is just before the national holiday of 15th august which is an Independence day. The film has been already announced as tax free in Uttar Pradesh.

 Going by My Gut Feeling (MGF), I am giving this movie 3 out of 5 stars one days before the release. 2.5 stars for Akshay Kumar’s backing to this film  and point five star additional for addressing a serious issue in comic way and direction of Shree Narayan Singh which should given an edge to over all look and feel of this film.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” - Advait Chandan

Aamir Khan’s upcoming  productions “Secret Superstar” has been directed by Advait Chandan. Aamir Khan has been working on this project with Advait for quit some time. The trailer of “Secret Superstar” was launched during the screening of Aamir Khan’s super hit movie “Dangal” that broke all records at the box office.
From assisting Prahlad Kakkar in his ad campaigns, to working as assistant production manager for the film “Taare Zameen Par”, Advait Chandan has covered a long journey since then. Aamir believing in his potential has given him once in a lifetime opportunity to direct under his production house. His directorial debut “Secret Superstar” stars Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim. Aamir Khan does not need any introduction and Zaira Wasim’s work was highly appreciated in her debut film “Dangal” which was also Aamir Khan Production.
Some of the lesser known facts about Advat Chandan are -
·         He was the third AD (Assistant Director) in Reema Kagti's film “Honeymoon Travels”, enlisting the secondary cast, taking care of the background act, helping the main actors with their lines and essentially doing all the odd jobs.
·         He was AD to Dutch director Diederick Vanrooijen for a Dutch film based on Bollywood.
·         He was the first AD to an Austrian ad filmmaker Marco Kalantari.
·         He was one of the Casting directors, AD and post production supervisor for Aamir Khan productions “Dhobi Ghat”
·         He has also been part of more than 20 commercials, assisting ad world giants such as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Sujit Sarkar and Rajesh Sathi
·         He has also worked with Farhan Akhtar on a short film “Positive” on AIDS awareness
Advait enjoyed working with Farhan Akhtar, who just like Aamir Khan is very methodical and organized. On the other hand Prahlad Kakkar firmly believes in spontaneity and does not promote scripts on the sets. Everything is planned on the spot when working with Kakkar and most of the things are pre-planned when working with Aamir. These two varying styles of work have taught Advait a lot and he uses this to his own advantage. He mentions that “Aamir never looses his cool on the sets”, which helped him deliver without any fear.

“Secret Superstar” being his directorial debut we sure hope to see a fresh approach from this first time director. Working under Aamir’s wing there would certainly be something exciting to see. Wishing Advait and Aamir along with Zara Wasim best of luck for “Secret Superstar”

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jab Harry met Sejal

Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
Produced by: Gauri Khan
Written by: Imtiaz Ali
Screenplay by: Imtiaz Ali
Story by: Imtiaz Ali
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Evelyn Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Aru Krishansh Verma, Paras Arora
Music by: Pritam and Diplo
Background score: Hitesh Sonik
Cinematography: K.U. Mohanan
Edited by: Aarti Bajaj
Production company: amit studios
Distributed by: amit motion pictures
Release date: 4 August 2017
Running time: 150 minutes

Storyline: The story revolves around Harry and Sejal's journey across Europe. A search for Sejal's engagement ring makes Harry understand love and relationships better. Sejal experiences new found freedom, security and solace in Harry's company and in between all of this - there is love, life, lies, thrill, fantasy and the search for the voice within.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Imtiaz began his career directing TV programs including “Kurukshetra” for Zee TV and Imtihaan for Doordarshan.[14] He moved on to Bollywood films. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with “Socha Na Tha” starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. He quoted, later in a talk, that it took him three years to make the film. Despite its box office failure, the film won critical acclaim.
His second film, “Jab We Met”, starred then real-life couple Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, and became his first box office success. His next film, “Love Aaj Kal” starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and emerged as his biggest commercial success to date. Ali's next film “Rockstar”, starring Ranbir Kapoor, did well at the box office despite mixed reviews.
He founded his film production company, Window Seat Films; whose first release was “Highway”. Starring Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt, the film was well appreciated by critics. His next production film, “Tamasha”, starred Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles and was released to mixed reviews on November 27, 2015.


My Gut Feel (MGF) and comments:

“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.”  ― Slavoj Žižek (Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic)

Unlike his experimental and unconventional work that we have witnessed in the recent past, this time it appears that Imtiaz Ali has chosen to stroll down the path of mainstream love story.
Jab Harry met Sejal seems to be a typical love story with light hearted narration from an intelligent writer cum director Imtiyaz Ali.  
This film should be a sweet treat for Anushka and Shahrukh fans. One can expect a decent lighthearted love story. I feel that nowadays as an audience, we all accept a fast paced cinematic experience. Hence it would have been a daunting task to weave a two and a half  hour long story that could keep the audiences hooked on to their seats without feeling worn-out.


Going by My Gut Feel (MGF), I am giving this movie 3 out of 5 stars four days before the release. 2.5 stars for Shahrukh’s tried and tested style of cinema  and point five star additional for Imtiaz Ali's write up and direction which should given an edge to over all look and feel of this film.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Indu Sarkar

Directed by: Madhur Bhandarkar
Produced by: Bharat Shah and Bhandarkar Entertainment
Written by: Madhur Bhandarkar
Screenplay by: Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Pandey, Sanjay Chhel (Dialogue)
Story by: Madhur Bhandarkar
Starring: Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Music by: Anu Malik
Cinematography: Keiko Nakahara
Edited by: Devendra Murdeshwar
Release date: July 28, 2017

Story line: The film is set in the period of the emergency in India, i.e. the 21-month-long period from 1975 to 1977 when there was a state of emergency across the country. According to Madhur Bhandarkar 70% story is fictional and 30% is true.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Madhur Bhandarkar worked in a video cassette library in Khar, a suburb of Mumbai. This gave him access to a large collection of movies and he studied film-making through it. After trying his skills with small-time filmmakers as an assistant, Bhandarkar landed up as an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma. He even played his first cameo in his 1995 film "Rangeela" where he was the associate director to Ram Gopal Varma. A couple of years later he made his directorial debut with Trishakti which took more than three years to make and released in 1999. The film had a relatively low key cast and was largely ignored at the box office. After two years he directed "Chandni Bar" (2001) starring Tabu and Atul Kulkarni with a budget of Rs 15 million. The film was critically acclaimed and a box office success, which took Bhandarkar into the top league of filmmakers in Bollywood. He received his first National Award for this film and thereon won National awards for his films "Page-3" and "Traffic Signal". His movie "Fashion" (2008) also won National Awards for Best Actress (Priyanka Chopra) and for Best Supporting Actress (Kangana Ranaut).

Madhur was conferred PL Deshpande Award a.k.a. Zenith Asia Award for significantly shaping the film making culture in his unique works and he has been described as 'the Film Maker of the First Decade of the 21st Century'. On the Silver Jubilee Year of Aashay Film Club, award ceremony took place on 16 Nov at National Film Archive Theatre during the eighth Pulotsav – An Art Festival in Pune. PL Deshpande was a renowned writer, stage and film actor and his literary works are still revered in Maharashtra and others parts of the world. In his honor, Zenith Asia Award was given to Madhur Bhandarkar and his film "Chandni Bar" was also screened during the fest amongst landmark 25 films from world cinema.

In Nov, 2010 National Film Archive of India (NFAI) announced to preserve all the films of Madhur Bhandarkar. "Chandni Bar", "Page-3", "Corporate", "Traffic Signal", "Fashion" and "Jail" found space in Government's Archival data for Indian films.

My Gut Feel (MGF) and comments:
Freedom of expression and freedom of speech isn't really important unless they're heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking.- Tom Smothers (American - Comedian)

Going by the trailer of "Indu Sarkar" it is clear that this film would have been in trouble if made and suppose to be released during the tenure of the UPA government.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s credentials as director are excellent and he can pull off a difficult film like this one. However, in the last few years he did struggle and brought average cinema to the table through his last few  films like "Calendar Girls", "Heroine", "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" and "Jail"With "Indu Sarkar" he seems to be back in form and offering the hard hitting cinema for which is known.

Recreating the era of mid 70’s and doing justice to the political backdrop of Emergency period would have been a tough task. I am sure all the actors done justice to their role and whole creative team worked hard to pull off a decent engaging political drama.

Going by My Gut Feel (MGF), I am giving this movie 3 out of 5 stars two days before the release.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Munna Michael




Directed by: Sabbir Khan
Produced by: Viki Rajani
Written by: Amal King
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhhi Agerwal
Music by Songs: Meet Bros, Tanishk Bagchi,Pranaay,Vishal Mishra,Javed-Mohsin and Gourov-Roshin
Background score: Sandip Shirodkar
Cinematography: Hari K. Vedantam
Edited by: Manan Sagar
Production company: Eros International and  Next Gen Films
Distributed by: Eros International and Next Gen Films
Release date: 21 July 2017 (India)
Running time: 149 minutes
Budget            : 35 Crores

Storyline: A young man, tries to follow the footsteps of his idol, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The story is about a young man from the streets, called Munna (Tiger Shroff), who from a young age was a big fan of Michael Jackson. Mahinder Fauji (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a gangster who aspires to dance.



Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: He assisted two maverick film makers, Mahesh Bhatt and David Dhawan, initially. Having worked on a couple of films with both the Directors, he started work with 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. He was quite confident of the entertainment value of his project and to add to the same, he pulled out all stops. In a first for Indian Cinema, his movie featured cameo appearances from A-list Hollywood actors including, Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh and Holly Valance among others.The film was shot mostly in Hollywood, Los Angeles and Italy and finished on sound stages in Mumbai.

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala the movie, Sabbir Khan's directorial debut, was released on 3 July 2009.

Sabbir Khan's next directorial venture Heropanti released on 23 May 2014. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, it stars debutante actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. He then directed Baaghi.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe.
Above seems true in case of Munna Michael as a film should turn out to be a safe bet as it seems to be a typical Massala mass appealing entertainment with no novelty in neither story line or narration.

Likewise  Heropanti and Baaghi director Sabbir Khan kept the commercial success dynamics intact, which are keeping the moderate budget backed by aggressive production house and repeating Tiger Shroff third consecutive time in action avatar backed by his dancing skills with flat dialogue delivery style.

In case of Tiger Shroff all his three average movies Heropanti, Baaghi and flying Jatt has done above average box office business which means he is a saleable actor for the time being even if he is repeating himself in the same ways and form.

The X factor of this movie is Nawazuddin Siddiqui whose presence has increased the chances of success of this movie as he being a fine actor definitely scale up movie, although unlike his image he is playing different role which fits in a frame of typical mass entertainer.

Going by my gut feel I am giving this movie 2.5  stars out of 5 stars, four days before the release.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

MOM

Directed by: Ravi Udyawar

Produced by: Boney Kapoor, Sunil Manchanda, Naresh Agarwal, Mukesh Talreja and Gautam Jain

Screenplay by: Girish Kohli

Story by: Ravi Udyawar, Girish Kohli and Kona Venkat Rao

Starring: Sridevi, Adnan Siddiqui, Sajal Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui 
and Akshaye Khanna

Music by: A. R. Rahman

Cinematography: Anay Goswamy

Edited by: Monisha R. Baldawa


Production company: MAD Films and Third Eye Pictures
Distributed by: Zee Studio and Sridevi Productions
Release date: 7 July 2017

Story line: Mom narrates a cryptic thrilling story of Devki played by Sridevi who for some reasons shares a very ambiguous mysterious relationship with her daughter Arya. The aloofness between the two takes a new shape after an incident and Devki is left to choose from what’s wrong and what’s very wrong. Starring Sridevi in the lead as the mother, the film also stars Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddique in pivotal roles.

Facts and figures:

  • Mom is Sridevi's 300th film and is being released in the 50th year of her film career.
  • The First Look of Mom was unveiled at the Zee Cine Awards 2017 by Salman Khan who hailed Sridevi on stage as "a bigger star than the Khans".
  • The Teaser of Mom acquired 1.2 million views on YouTube on the first day itself.
  • Mom was awarded U/A certification by the Central Board of Film Certification without any cuts


Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: 
Ravi Udyawar — artist, illustrator, ad filmmaker and now making his directorial debut with Sridevi- starrer ‘Mom

Remember “Dooba Dooba” from Silk Route’s album Boondein (1998)? The band’s lead singer and guitarist Mohit Chauhan have come a long way now as a playback singer. The video, said to be one of the first in the country to be shot underwater, was directed by Ravi Udyawar. “That video changed everything for me,” he reminisces. Ravi was 25 then.

A gold medalist in arts from JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, Ravi began his career as a painter and illustrator. His work stints include handling art direction and visualization at ad agencies, designing graphics for Channel V and MTV and eventually, directing ad films.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.- Lex Luger (American retired professional wrestler)
It's difficult to predict exact story of MOM at this point of time, however, going by the trailer above mentioned seems true in the case of Sridevi’s character. She seems to be taking some harsh steps and might be going cold blooded to protect her family’s interest.

Ravi Udyawar with his directorial debut seems sharp and had come up with a fresh and interesting film plot. Sridevi is looking stunning and supporting cast covering Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna seems apt and impressive in their roles.

It took the director over two years to develop the final plot of the movie. In one of the interviews he had mentioned that it was the 18th draft that was finally approved by Boney Kapoor - the producer of the film.

Even with an interesting plot that captivates the audience’s attention, I feel it will be difficult for it to attract the mass audience. There would be a limited target audience appreciating a movie with a female protagonist in the lead. Although with Sridevi in the lead, her fans would be already looking forward to book their tickets. The complex story line will also attract another set of audiences to the cinema halls.

Going by my gut feel I am giving this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, One day before the release.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Meri Pyaari Bindu


Directed by: Akshay Roy

Produced by: Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma

Written by: Suprotim Sengupta

Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra

Music by: Sachin–Jigar

Cinematography: Tushar Kanti Ray

Edited by: Shweta Venkat Mathew

Production company: Yash Raj Films

Distributed by: Yash Raj Films
Release date: 12 May 2017

Story line: Fed up with the lack of critical appreciation despite being a successful writer, Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) returns to his roots in Kolkata to write more meaningful literature and decides on an old-fashioned love story - which was now, 3 years in the making.
This writers block is called Bindu (Parineeti Chopra). How do you contain this unpredictable, crazy, restless, larger than life, live wire in the pages of a book?
As Abhi says ''You know when a song comes on and you just have to dance? Bindu was that song. That silly infectious joyful tune you couldn't get out of your head - even if you wanted to." So where should he begin? Where should he end? But when Abhi stumbles across an old audio cassette of their favorite playlist, it sends Abhi down memory lane - and as he waltzes in and out of his past and present through the songs in the mixed tape, he finally faces reality and reconnects with his roots, with his family and his novel starts writing itself.
Of course, life in its usual scheming manner surprises him yet again and changes the ending of his book and his life, as he once again finds himself being pulled back into the center of that crazy little thing called love.
He realizes, that love, is neither time- nor place-dependent. - All we need is the right person next to us and of course the right soundtrack.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Akshay joined St.Stephens College, Delhi where he studied English Honours. It was here that he got fully drawn into theatre in the college's Shakespeare Society and performed in and directed various plays like The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Glass Menagerie and In Camera among others.

Post St.Stephens, Akshay joined the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia for a 2 year MA in Mass Communication course, where he studied filmmaking.

Coming to Mumbai after that, he worked as an Assistant Director with Farhan Akhtar on 'Lakshya', Mira Nair on 'The Namesake' and 'Vanity Fair', Deepa Mehta on 'Water', Paul Greengrass on 'The Bourne Supremacy' and John Hay on a BBC film.

He has directed several short films including 'A Shoe Story', 'All is Well', 'The Last Dance' and 'The Finish Line' that have showcased in various International Film Festivals (the Montreal World Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the Indo American Arts Council Festival in New York, the Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle, the Bollywood and Beyond festival in Stuttgart and the Kerala, Mumbai and Pune International Film Festivals. His short films have also won various awards including the Best Film at the Orion Film Festival, the 0110 British Council Film Festival and the French Embassy awards.

In 2011, he won a National Award for his short film 'The Finish Line'.

Akshay's short foray into advertising, directing the Dove 'Inner Radiance' film for Ogilvy, won him a silver at the Hero Awards.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Memory is more than a dustbin of time, stuffed with yesterday's trash. Rather, memory is a glorious grab bag of the past from which one can at leisure pluck bittersweet experiences of times gone by and relive them.
Above seems true in the case of the story line of Meri Pyaari Bindu where Ayushmann Khurrana relive the memories of his time spend with Parineeti Chopra. Star cast is interesting, the story line is good and narration seems impressive in the case of Meri Pyaari Bindu. On top of it, although this is the directorial debut of Akshay Roy as far as full length commercial cinema is concerned, however ,he seems to put his best foot forward and came up with light hearted sweet love story of today’s time.
Parineeti is coming on screen after a long time since she did Kill Dil in 2014. She seems to be all guns blazing and looking stunning. Ayushmann Khurrana is a natural actor and seems have done justice to the role.
Going with my gut feeling I am giving Meri Pyaari Bindu, 3  stars out of 5, two days before the release.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mukti Bhavan


Banner: Red Carpet Moving Pictures

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani

Producer:Sanjay Bhutiani, Shubhashish Bhutiani

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Navnindra Behl, Palomi Ghosh

Music: Tajdar Junaid 

Cinematography: David Huwiler and Michael McSweeney   

Film Editing: Manas Mittal

Running time: 102 minutes

Release date: 7 April 2017



Story line: When a 77 year old man, Daya, wake up from a strange nightmare , he knows his time is up and he must get to Varanasi immediately in hope of dying there to attain salvation. His dutiful son Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father, leaving behind his wife and daughter.
The two of them check in to Mukti Bhawan, a hotel devoted to people hoping to spend their last few days there. Rajiv finds himself having to live and take care of his father for the first time in his life.
While Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, Daya starts to bloom as he finds a sense of community in the hotel, and companion in the 75 year old Vimla.
As the days go by and Daya shows no sign of letting up, Rajiv faced with the dilemma of whether to remain there with his father or fulfill his duty back home. Rajiv give his father a short of salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.


Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: While studying at a boarding school in Mussoorie, stealing time to watch films—both Hollywood and Bollywood—was Shubhashish Bhutiani’s way of beating boredom.

Encouraging his pursuit, a teacher introduced him to world cinema and, by the age of 16, he was watching three films a day, and clear about his calling.

Mumbai-based Bhutiani was just 21 when he wrote and directed Kush, his thesis film for his undergraduate course at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Set against the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the 25-minute film showcased his sensitivity and craftsmanship. It also won him several laurels: An award at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival, the National Film Award for Best Promotional Film (2013) and over 25 international awards. Kush was even shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.      

My Gut Feel and comments:

“Life asked death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”

Mukti Bhawan isa real place in Varanasi where one can stay for 15 days only. One goes there to stay in for the last few days of his life expecting Salvation.

Storyline of movie Mukti Bhawan is simple and interesting presented in realistic, interesting manner which will be appreciated by the audience.

The film is directed by Shubhashish Bhutan who is a young, dynamic intelligent film maker who has been already appreciated for his 25 minute short film named “KUSH” released in 2013.

Even Mukti Bhawan has travelled the world in different different international film festivals and received the due appreciation.

Its release on the 7th of April in India and I am not hopeful if it would reach out to mass audience here as it's not backed by any renowned banner or holding famous star cast or being marketed extensively. Although films like this deserve a lot and should get their dues.  

Going with my gut feeling I am giving Mukti Bhawan, 3.5 stars out of 5, five days before the release.