Movie Review: Don’t Underestimate Shamitabh

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Don’t underestimate this movie as another Bhoothnath flick. If you don’t believe me yet, check the IMDB rating. The story is good, acting is better and Amitabh Bachchan is the best. This movie made me laugh and enjoy several moments that includes sarcasm and egoistic remarks shared between Dhanush and Amitabh. Some things did fall apart for me like the lessons given by Akshara in a primary school and the chemistry between Dhanush and Akshara. But I guess it’s ok as per Bollywood standards. What I liked though, is that the movie also had an important appeal with it which makes us think about people who work behind the scenes and never get the recognition.The fact that you will see the names of the corresponding valets in the credits at end, establishes this further.

It also explains how ego can hurt us all if not controlled at the right time. Some of the sequences were simply excellent and succeeded in sparking the targeted emotions. The theme set for Dhanush as a die-hard movie fan, plays an important role in justifying some of his extreme actions. The child like playfulness, the fun loving personalities and the human bonding is portrayed very well.

I also felt that what Dhanush was trying throughout the movie while acting as dumb, Amit Ji pulled off right at the end with much more perfection.

Movie Review: Highway 2014

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I gave this movie a rating of 8/10, because it made me think about things that I once pondered upon but then forgot. In the daily rush of life, we often get so involved with our tasks that we forget what we were aiming at. There comes a point in the lives of most of us, when we are performing mundane tasks just for the sake of it. The best way to learn if this is true, is to sit alone and think; why are you doing this? What was your goal when you started? What all things have changed? Do you think what you are doing is not making you happy? Once you find these answers, you will know what you have to do next and more importantly, what you need to stop doing.

This movie is another form of such a philosophy. If you believe in free spirit, if you were once confident about your life’s aim, go watch this movie, and it will help you get back on the right track.

P.S.: Happiness is the answer!

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When I watched the Bollywood Movie Kahaani

The word of mouth that I have been getting from all those who watched this movie before me turned out to be true. The movie had an awesome plot and was jumbled very appropriately so that the audience can try connecting the dots while the climax is being planned differently. The comedy elements were placed nicely; for instance, the deplorable guest house in which the main character (Vidya Balan) was staying had a board saying “Running hot water”. Thus, when the manager was asked why there is no hot water in tap, he explains very plainly that it is delivered to the rooms by a kid who RUNS with a hot kettle in his hand and thus it’s called “Running Hot water service”. The humor was also tried with the name ‘Vidya’ being translated as ‘Bidya’ by the Kolkata people.

The quick shots that were showcased in the beginning as well as during some of the songs, were very impressive and showcased Indian culture the right way. From local vendors to the school kids all the routine activities that can be seen in an Indian metro city were demonstrated well.

On one side there were people like the taxi driver and the police officer ‘Rana’ who were kind enough to offer help to a pregnant woman. While on the other hand officers like “Khan” depicted the hauteur and arrogance towards the inferiors.

Vidya has done a praiseworthy job and the emotions of a wife and a mother were very well addressed. Again the shots that accompanied the corresponding scenes were well planned. For instance, during one of the songs there was focus on ‘kids with their parents’ which was well connected with the story.

The feelings that ‘Rana’ builds up for ‘Vidya’ are demonstrated at few points and were handled very well towards the end as he offers Vidya a saree on behalf of her husband.

The last thing I would like to add is that while being a suspenseful flick, this movie not only exhibited the Indian culture but also gave a message that Women can be very strong and impregnable indeed. The reference to ‘Ma Durga’ was made in the same context.

If you know how to care, you know how to love

This weekend I was lucky enough to watch some Korean movies. I have waited for my training to get over, so that I could continue downloading such movies on my laptop as they are not easily available in the market.
After late night party on Saturday I started streaming these movies on YouTube via wifi. With continuous browsing and comparing the comments I ended up watching these three movies in a row:

Love A Holic:
This emotive Thai movie depicted the problems of a married couple. It is full of emotional sequences with some effective comedy elements in between.
The boring lifestyle of the couple leads each of them to try other means of pleasure but they only end up feeling guilty.

The story has been twisted well and maintains the interest as several shots are connected to give a different meaning.


Few are the movies that can portray the feelings this well. Though as for Korean flicks I have experienced many.

The love and helplessness of an assassin who delivers daisy flowers to a girl daily, doesn’t change even when she thinks that the man she has waited for is a detective who was using her as a cover.

The craving for a person and the pain coz of losing the same are depicted well. The inability to express love is emotive.

This movie portrays the true meaning of love; To make sure that the person is happy is more important than getting him/her in your life.

P.S.: If you know how to care, then you know how to love.

You’re my pet:
As I have watched movies all night and was sleep deprived I decided to go for this Korean comedy flick.

An executive woman is having a human pet who is actually a famous ballet dancer.

There are many cute scenes between the master and her pet but this joy adds up to love eventually.

The characters portray innocence and purity other than the fact that the girl keeps lying about her pet. As it’s impossible to understand the complex mind of a girl; I can only guess that she couldn’t tell her boyfriend about it, as she was not sure about her feelings.
Still this reason doesn’t sound good enough to me, but then again her happiness would have mattered more than any justification.

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Rotten Tomatoes: The Happening Movie Review by kushalashok

I watched this movie yesterday.
Although the producer and director is an oscar nominee, but i have to say that this one wasnt as satisfactory as his previous films. The picturisation was excellent but i was unable to understand certain things about the film.
Like i am still unable to undersatand that what was it causing all those deaths.

And how could be a man tempted to kill himself by any possible measure.

Overall I cant give this movie a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

They also tried to confuse with the heroin’s character, by showing her psycho behaviour and hatred towards her in Hero’s friend’s mind.

If anyone among you can describe these things to me.. I would liketo change my rating!!

Rotten Tomatoes: The Happening Movie Review by kushalashok.

Rotten Tomatoes: Iron Man 2 Movie Review by kushalashok

Was expecting a lot from this movie, as I loved the entertaining first movie that came before it(Iron man).
Robert Downey was as good as ever, I couldn’t take my eyes off Scarlett Johansson. She is bold and beautiful. I would suggest you all to watch “Iron Man” before laying your hands on this sequel.

These movies will always be loved by engineers. And that’s one of the reasons I love them.

Rotten Tomatoes: Iron Man 2 Movie Review by kushalashok.

Rotten Tomatoes: Requiem for a Dream Movie Review by kushalashok

This movie was recommended to me by my friend. The story line was good and the music was lovely. The direction was superb at some moments.

I was bit annoyed with the excessive repetition even though they might be necessary for the movie to build up a good background.

The mother’s role emotionally touching, it tells us what we do to our parents when they get old and how they must feel when they are left alone.

Drug addiction is shown in a very good manner, one can learn a lot from this movie.

Stay away from Drugs…!

Rotten Tomatoes: Requiem for a Dream Movie Review by kushalashok.

Rotten Tomatoes: Kites Movie Review by kushalashok

The movie gets boring or I can say stays boring all the way. Rhitik was like a candy thrown in front of his fans to make them watch this awful movie. The actress was like: “bla bla bla..” to me all the time.
The music is good and loved by the people. Story sucks and so does the acting. One falls out of interest very soon. The actions was not good enough even after trying to put all those stunts there. Even the flips during the dance were not looking original at all.
Its a one time watch movie don’t go to a theater to waste your money on this. Better watch it on TV if you still want to.

Rotten Tomatoes: Kites Movie Review by kushalashok.