Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Movie Review

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“Jo log mehnat ka saath nahi chodhte, kismet kabhi unka haath nahi chodhti”

This line perfectly epitomizes the lives of at least 2 people connected to Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. The first one is undoubtedly Flt Lt Gunjan Saxena. Her resolve and resilience are par excellence and she deserves all the applause. In fact, much more than what this film showers upon her. The other is an actor who has come through the ranks after years of struggle, and now gets trolled for acting in a Dharma Production alongside Jhanvi Kapoor - Pankaj Tripathi.  ... 

Klaus Movie Review

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Animated films are a great way for the entire family to get together. Most of them (and especially the good ones) are heartwarming, entertaining and illuminating. For people with kids, it is a sure-shot way to keep them entertained and impart an important life lesson or two in the process. Klaus is well equipped to do all of that very well. ... 

Yeh Meri Family Season 1 Review

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This new show from TVF is a slice-of-life show and a brilliant one at that. Yeh Meri Family is centered around Harshu and his world. Harshu is like any other 12 years old. He wants to have fun in his holidays, read comics, get up late and not have a bath every day. The big differentiator for the show is it is set in the 90s. Due to this, the show brings forth some amazing moments filled with nostalgia. I could describe the show by saying this is creator Sameer Saxena’s love letter to the 90s, but I won’t. ... 

Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana Movie Review – Delicious!

The last few years have offered a lot of quirky small budget films that hit the mark on most counts. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana falls in the same bracket of Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye in terms of flavor and treatment. The film is about Khurana family and centers around the recipe of Chicken dish that only Daarji (Vinod Nagpal) knew how to make. Omi (Kunal Kapoor), a runaway, returns home from London due to money problems and is looking to get easy cash. When he gets back he is welcomed by most members of the family without pondering over the way he ran away. He reconnects with Harman (Huma Qureshi), his childhood fling who is mad as hell since he never called in the last so many years. Whether he manages to get hold of the recipe for Chicken Khurana or not is a question best left unanswered.

A film is also like a dish but a much difficult one to perfect. Even stalwarts can sometimes add more salt or spices and it loses the flavor that people long for. Keeping the same thought, Luv Shuv gets every ingredient spot on just like Khosla and Oye Lucky. If there is any problem, it lies in the the right amount of ingredient which is also crucial. The cast of the film is pitch perfect, I cannot think of anyone else who could play the role of Daarji and Titu Mama better than Vinod Nagpal and Rajesh Sharma. The other supporting characters also fit their roles perfectly. Huma Qureshi who was praised for her debut performance in Gangs Of Wasseypur 1&2 shows her range and is so believable as Harman. She adds the much needed spark to the romantic track of the film. Kunal Kapoor is effective but not memorable. Music of the film is no less than any cast member, it is very much a member of the film and would really be incomplete without it. Amit Trivedi yet again composes a score which carries the film instead of a selection of songs that fill in the gaps.

The film offers many delightful moments, none more than the ‘Kachcha Scene‘ which is hilarious. Dialogues are humorous throughout and Titu Mama gets the best lines. Art direction & costume are perfect. So what is that one ingredient that is little less than perfect? The script. It is a little too simple to captivate the audience for the entire duration of the film. The supporting track of romance is good but apart from that there is nothing else to support the track of the mysterious recipe.

On the whole, Luc Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is delicious enough and a dish which should be tasted by all cinema lovers, whether you are vegetarian or not. It boasts of a dream cast, ample humor and great music to keep you company without staring at your watch, maybe just a little glance.

Rating: 3.25/5

Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review – The Panda is Pure Awesomeness

There was very little doubt in my mind after watching the first part of Kung Fu Panda, but all doubts have vanished by Kung Fu Panda 2. I can safely say that Po – The Dragon Warrior, is the second greatest character I have seen on film or TV ever, the first obviously being Homer Simpson. Now that we have established this fact about the character, let’s get down to the film itself. Kung Fu Panda 2 starts off by showing our beloved Po as a hero who has saved the people from bandits, pirates and what not. What’s good is that he still remains his goofy self and that brings out loads of funny moments just like the first film. Jack Black as the voice of Po is just brilliant. It’s as if he was born to do this because not for one second does it feel that I am listening to Jack Black’s voice. The Focus is always on Po. Others in the all star cast return but just like the first part, the likes of Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen don’t have much to do. ...