Raanjhanaa – Movie Review

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Written by: Himanshu Sharma
Directed by: Anand L. Rai
Starring: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Shilpi Marwaha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Raanjhanaa marks the foray of the Tamil movie industry superstar Dhanush into the Hindi film industry. Over the years, several superstars from down south have tried their luck at cracking the Hindi film industry with varying degrees of success. Dhanush, who became a household name with his hugely popular gone-viral song “Kolaveri Di” makes his debut with Anand Rai’s (who previously made the slightly successful Tanu weds Manu) love story set in the heart of the holy-town of Banaras. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in pivotal roles. Going by the trailer, the movie’s main purpose is to give Dhanush a launchpad in this new arena of films. Does it succeed? Yes, it does!

The story is about a Hindu Brahmin boy Kundan (Dhanush) who as a young kid falls head-over-heels in love with a Muslim girl, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). Through his high school, through several tries and various antics with the help of his best buddy–he manages to get Zoya to reciprocate his feelings. His best buddy’s sister, meanwhile, pines for Kundan, who does not reciprocate. However, her father gets to know about it, and decides to send her out of town for her college, under the supervision of her uncle. On the day of her departure, Kundan professes his love and lets her know that he would wait for her till eternity.

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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) – Movie Review

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Written by: Hussain Dalal, based on a story by Ayan Mukerji
Directed by: Ayan Mukerji
Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin

The magnum opus–the much talked about, much hyped presentation from producer Karan Johar–starring ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as the leads finally hits the screen! With its songs already becoming chart-busters and sizzling chemistry between the leads being the high point of its trailer, it is surely one of the must-watch movies releasing post-the IPL (Indian Premier League). It is the second movie of director Ayan Mukerji, after the extremely well made Wake up Sid. Now with all the high expectations and the people involved with this we certainly expect nothing short of a master class. Does it deliver? Well…unfortunately, it falters and how!

The story revolves around three friends: Kabir (Ranbir Kapoor), the determined and focused man waiting to be one of the world’s best journalists; Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur), who considers Kabir his best friend and is always looking to score; and Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), who is in love with Avi.

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Iron Man 3 (2013) – 27 Second Review

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Written by: Drew Pearce & Shane Black, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby and the comic book storyline by Warren Ellis & Adi Granov

Directed by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Paul Bettany

Review: Tony Stark. Genius. Billionaire. Superhero. Bit of a dick. And once again, Robert Downey Jr. plays it all out masterfully. Of course, I go to movies for the ‘splode, and that was present in droves as well. If you go more than fifteen minutes in this movie without an explosion, you should make sure you’re in the right theater. And that’s a good thing. It’s also a good thing to finally have a superhero role model who can be an asshole to children.

Time: 22 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:38+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments