Movie Reviews by Shubhodeep Biswas


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Lively & Vibrant Ranveer with his Infectious Energy & Comic Timing just manages to keep DDD afloat & swimming as the Film with lots of Promising Points & 180 running minutes turns out Draggy & Dull at parts & gets suppressed under the burden of Expectations being a Modern day Multi-Starrer.
As it says, “Jump ! Either u sink, or u swim “.
With few really good scenes and Zoya Akhtar’s Signature Directorial Style, the film revolves around a Rich Maladjusted Pretentious family who sorts out their inner selves on a cruise Trip.
Anushka’s ‘Fearless Farah’ does bring some pace momentarily to the ‘rather irregularly’ timed storyline while PC is commendable as an self-independent-in-mind but compromising daughter.
Ranveer-Priyanka depicted a scintillating sibling bonding.
Farhan ‘MARD’ Akhtar does have a refreshing cameo to promote his NGO campaign.
Anil ‘Hollywood’ Kapoor’s acting graph was a Sine Curve.
Though, Aamir ‘Pluto’ Khan voicing Senior Akhtar’s lines to narrate the story from a canine’s point of view is a Good Idea.
SPECIAL MENTION: Khushi Dubey as PUTLU Mehra is smart & the one Sweety to watch out for.She reminded me of Chhutki aka Rajeshwari of DDLJ Frame. Also,Ridhima Sud as Noori Sood was eye-catching. like emoticon
Dil Dhadakne Do would have been more fun had it been crisper & shorter.
Overall, Frolicking yet Fuzzy ! 3/5



Generally I intentionally avoid reading reviews of any film before watching the film but this time somehow I came across t2’s review of the following film.
And as I watch humari adhuri kahani, I share the telegraph’s review by Pratim D Gupta..
The reason that I am not giving a review by myself is that anything I will write in my review is already written here.It’s so apt.
The pick of the lines : “A film that has Vidya in the lead & Kahani in the name with Durga Puja sequencein Kolkata still remains unfulfilled”.
Enjoy reading it.


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Stellar of a performance!
Kangana, u beauty 🙂
Whether its Tanu or Datto, banno tera swagger was really sexy!
With the way she carried off Kusum, walked away with the film.
And aptly supported by winner acts of Maddy,Ayyub,Jimmy & Swara Bhaskar.
Though Swara & Ayyub didn’t get much screen space this time but was enough to leave an imprint.I personally think Swara should be used more often in films, she is quite a talent.
And kudos to Deepak Dobriyal for his comic timings & wit.
Summing it up, Anand L Rai directs another superb family entertainer with heart with catchy dialogues & GOOD Screenplay..
& wickedly gets away without showing double role in one lens’ frame not for once..
Songs are good though the baraat song by tanu was unnecessary.
In short,Kangana’s a Midas with her recent form.



A Bitter-Sweet family drama of an Old but Cranky Man, Bhaskar Banerjee..err..SORRY!!..’BHASKOR‘ Banerjee suffering from Constipation in his Second Childhood & his ‘non-virgin’ self-independent Bengali daughter-cum-Guardian PIKU..

The film resembles any Indian rather bengali family,such is it’s SiMPLICITY. And if you are a bengali you will surely enjoy every frame of it no matter in which corner of the world you are right now. The Portrayal of Kolkata & its northern bylanes of Shyambazar shows director’s roots belongs right here.The beauty of the city comes across with suh Perfection.

Shoojit Sircar has cleverly presented a very predictable & plain storyline with such brilliant execution thanks to Superb performances by AMITABH BACHCHAN & DEEPIKA PADUKONE, aptly supported by Irrfan Khan as Rana, a Sane Outsider witnessing an insane family PNPCs..

The blend or mixture of emotions essayed by DeePiku is Sublime whether it was the unspoken feelings towards Rana or Scolding her father, she rightly steals what rather is an Out & Out AMITABH BACHCHAN Show.
The Music is a Big Plus marking the Bolly debut of our local boy, Mr. Anupam Roy.Apart from Mermerizing Bezubaan & the Journey Song,the best part of the film is it’s Background Score with those soulful Tanpura tunes.

Overall, with its share of flaws here & there,the film may not be that popular all over India still it remains an Emotional ‘Motion’ Picture..close to my Heart.

Special Mention : Mousumi Chatterjee for adding much needed refreshment in parts.
I Rate –3.5/5



Have seen many a love stories on Screen but when it comes to Master Craftsman Srijit Mukherji, love stories had to have a twist..With an out of the box never-seen-before concept..Truly an experimental film,only one of its kind that teaches the true essence of LOVE and its whole definition with sensational CAMERAWORK by who else, Mr. Soumik Halder (Kudos prapti..)
A brilliant apt entitlement..and a bang on tag line summed up to a philosophical surrealistic movie.Watching it is an exploration and discovery of various muted emotions that our surroundings has to offer..Beauty of Nature.
Jagadish Chandra bole gechhilen,Srijit ki osadharon vabe byakto korlen..
Basically he reinterpreted four universal truths in this world and plays with his favourite subject i.e DEATH smile emoticon
Also An excellent tribute to iconic romantic tracks of bollywood interwoven in the last plot.
The film is different and not his Genre ofcourse so Definitely not everybody’s cup of tea but a representative of culturally rich INDIAN Cinema.
Watch out for the GEM of a scene..Lust of the Tree..Hat’s Off!!
* A Reflection.A Tree.A Bitch.A Corpse *



Finally got to see it atlast.
There are certain films that cannot be rated on their technical aspects and could not be criticized on that scale.
OTB is one such large hearted films that is sheer Nostalgia for every Bengali by blood.It celebrates the pure reminiscence of old bygone culturally rich Calcutta and its northern bylanes.
A treat for the kids born in 80’s,The movie may not be among the best technically sound ones, but it definitely glues your heart with emotions onsentimental grounds.
Kudos to Anindya for re-creating the 80’s kolkata with TV antennas, AIR theme tune,mohun bagan flag,football theme,manja dewa,etc….PERFECT!!
The Music is apt….and good performances overall by everybody rounds up well.Riddhi surely has a bright future ahead.
Watch it to fall in love with the simplicity and innocence of the film.



Mr. Rajkumar Hirani is ‘GOD’ gifted..
Hands down, he is the best Director in the current Bollywood fraternity.
He has the ingredients like a lot of his contemporaries but he knows the exact RECIPE of a commercially viable  & yet a heart touching sensible film with a STRONG social message..which he delivers in his signature style i.e. COMEDY or should I say a provocative SATIRE .
Boman Irani & Saurabh Shukla are fantastic as usual but u will overlook everyone due to his presence,one & the only one, AAMIR KHAN…
Career Best Performance by Mr.Perfectionist will steal your Heart right from the beginning..accompanied by Anushka’s sweetness.
Powered with SANJAY DUTT’s Bhairo Singh & SUSHANT’s Sarfraz in Cameos, the movie definitely is a MUST WATCH MASTERPIECE!
STORYLINE?? : OMG!! a LAUGH RIOT!!  Lets not spill the bean..(hint already provided).
Lets say PK shows a mirror to us & makes us ashamed of our own reflection.The film has a depth, which formulates a message through some important Unanswered questions by PK that can also be debatable.
Sach me hamari Gola Lull ho gayi hai…Wrong number laga raha hai sab jane.
NOTE: Watch out for a surprise visit of RK in PK at the end.



The CANVAS was Large….Expectations Larger…!!
Still The Magician manages to pull a hidden ACE out of a full Deck of Cards.
An amazing Experience to witness his Story-telling.Literally,A true competitor of himself. 🙂 Take a bow !!!
No Prizes for Guessing, his name is Srijit Mukherji, the Jack of all Trades.
Won’t reveal the Story it is a THRILLER DRAMA comprising of several references of past lives of the ‘Chotuskone’s with simple Twist which results in dramatic turn in climax. 😉
With such Heavyweight Stalwarts & Veterans in front of a splendid LENSWORK it is a visual Treat for the eye to experience the theme: NEMESIS-“Death”
Performance nie alada kore kichhu bolchhi na…Discovery of CHIRONJEET Sir,way to go..& Param…oh…Param have stole the show undoubtably.



After a long time this can be termed as a true KJo trademark film which Will surely Entertain an Universal Audience with its Sweet Love Story which ofcourse is the Apt Modern Generation TRIBUTE to classic DDLJ which will automatically make u nostalgic. HUMPTY PROMISE!!
Though a predictable film but Simply Loved it because of its freshness
Alia is Electrifying & Vibrant and steals the Show from the word GO!!
Varun-Alia chemistry was on a Different Level in a Flawless First Half.
Second Half drags a little but is bearable because of the dialogues in the film.
Ashutosh Rana could have been far better.
Poplu & Shonty, Varun’s sidekicks are Riots .
The Ending is a Paisa Vasool if u r a SRK fan.
Note: DDLJ will remain DDLJ, recreating that is IMPOSSIBLE!

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