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Raman Raghav 2.0 is a psychological crime thriller directed by Anurag Kashyap that released on June 24, 2016. It is based on the life of a serial killer called Ramanna played by  Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

When I first saw this trailer of Raman Raghav 2.0, I knew I had to watch it:

(For those of you who haven’t heard of this film, here’s the official trailer)

This movie is not for you if:

  1. You are fainthearted
  2. You are younger than 18 years of age
  3. You are not used to the Anurag Kashyap brand of movies
  4. You cannot digest blood and gore
  5. And you cannot digest a movie for the story as it is.

Ramanna kills for pleasure and is brutally savage with his victims who he picks randomly. There are plenty of scenes in this film that give you goose bumps.

The movie also stars Vicky Kaushal who plays the role of a drug snorting cop called Raghavan, who struggles to get a grip of his life.

How Ramanna and Raghavan’s characters seem different, yet connected is the crux of the story.

A one time watch if you savour thrillers.

 

My Rating: 3.2/5

 

 

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For all of Dory’s Fans; ‘Finding Dory’ is a Dory’s story of her search for her parents.

It is incredibly funny, witty, crazy and amazing and one movie you definitely should not miss this year. Yeah, the movie released over a month ago, but for the ones who have not seen it yet, I strongly recommend, go watch it, and thou shall not be disappointed.

I loved the movie far better than ‘Finding Nemo’ that released roughly 10 years ago.

Ellen DeGeneres as Dory never fails to enthrall you. Her navigation and problem solving skills when surrounded by trouble are crazy, unimaginable and totally hillarious. Finding  Dory and never leaves you with a dull moment and its absolutely worth every minute.

Go watch it if you haven’t already..

Watch the teasers here in case you haven’t seen it yet:

Finding Dory Official Teaser (Trailer 1):

 

Finding Dory Official Teaser (Trailer 2):

 

My favorite quote from ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘Finding Dory’ continues to be:

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My Rating: 5/5

Udta Punjab

Crime-thrillers seem to be the flavor the season, and Udta Punjab gives you enough shots of shock, horror and hope.

The narrative is slick, fast paced, intriguing and smart.

For people who do not have an appetite for profanity, its best to watch the movie for the plot instead of shifting your focus elsewhere.

Shahid Kapoor is brilliant in his portrayal as Tommy Singh, a crazy wild rock star and a drug addict. His life takes a U-turn when he is arrested for possessing drugs at a rave party at his house. In jail, he comes across two teenagers, also drug addicts and Tommy’s ardent fans. They rant about how Tommy Singh has influenced their lives. The boys were arrested for killing their mother for refusing to give them money for drugs. Seeing this he decides to kick his drug habit and make changes to his life.The plan backfires, what happens next is  part of the plot.

Alia Bhatt outshines everyone in this film. She plays the role of a Bihari migrant farm labourer who accidentally finds a pack of heroin in a farm. What she decides to do with it changes her life forever. She is drugged, raped, kept captive and forced into prostitution. She is brilliant as the antagonist fighting to free herself from the local drug lords who have held her captive.

Diljit Dosanjh plays a corrupt police officer, Sartaj Singh, who changes his ways after seeing his young teenage brother suffer from drug addiction and overdose. He along with Dr. Preet Sahani (Kareena Kapoor) plan to work on exposing the illegal import of drugs into Punjab and curbing the drug menace to some extent.

Things go awry here as well, and Sartaj Singh must find a way out to save himself from the drug mafia and cop nexus.

Some scenes give you chills. If you like thrillers, this is definitely worth a watch.

Their chemistry between Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor is heartwarming and refreshing.

My Rating: 3.5/5

 

 

I was drawn to Lootera the first time I saw its promo.Image The first look of the film reminded me somehow of the 80’s classic “The Godfather” – aesthetically speaking.

The movie is inspired by O. Henry’s 4 page story called “The Last Leaf” and Vikramaditya Motwane has spun magic with the tale. The story is set up in the early 1950’s – and you are drawn instantly into the lives of Paakhi and Varun. There is love, deception, heartbreak, angst, all beautifully captured and emoted.

The visuals and the music are brilliant. For me, the movie was totally worth my time and money.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate it at nothing less than a 5.