Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Furious 7

When you says Fast & Furious, one's imagination lights up with cars engines roaring, rubbers being burned and chases down the road.

The Furious 7 is no different in the series that has followed.

This time too they end up racing but for their own lives as Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) big bad brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) seeks revenge from Dom and his team.

It's the chase of a cat and mouse where the mouse is played by Deckard who is a black ops. man becoming dark shadow agent taking upon the gang of race drivers.

Luke Hobss (Dwayne Johnson) finds himself in the hospital very early in the movie and has very few scenes in the movie. Disappointment as he could have been utilized in a better way or the writers could have just kept his character off the script.

If you are wondering why there is no mention of the story plot here, coz movies like these don't have one.

The only thing that matters is the action packed car chases, thrills, fights and stunts that blows your mind.

It not only takes the stunts to a different level but the car jump from not one but through three buildings was literally could not be thought of...

Jason Statham plays the villain to the hilt with no remorse on his face. You cannot help but wonder if he carries the same expression. Watch Death Race and see if it’s otherwise.

The scene where Paul Walker is shown to accelerate the car which later turns out to be a mini van is hilarious as he misses his past life and is now shown taking caring of his family.

Vin Disel is the spirit of the movie without whom it will be just a hole in the tyre. He plays his part well.

Tyrese Gibson does have a special mention as he cracks up the audiences with his antics especially when he delegates.

The rest of the cast do well to support the movie which would also include a cameo by Kurt Russell. It also stars Ali Zafar an Indian actor making his mark worldwide through this movie.

The movie loses the plot in the end where the climax seemed to be more inspired from the Hindi film industry and that too from the 80’s and 90’s era.

There’s a helicopter with weapons shooting, launching UAV in the US and there is no alert to the armed forces!!

The presence of Dwayne in destroying the UAV by coming over the tunnel by an ambulance was nothing short of a miracle. Later on he reaches to the location where Vin and Jason are locked into a street fight. Did he had the God’s eye with him all along the movie?

There are no explanations.

If that was not enough Dom attempt to hit the helicopter with his car is missed but manages to put a bag of grenades on it and then crashes down.

As he remains unconscious, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) reveals that she has regained her lost memories which bring Dom back and yes without a single scratch to his body.

This is something the Indian audience has already seen in the past era of 80’s and 90’s. 

It’s like knowing what was going to happen.

The writer Chris Morgan surely could have written a better ending which looked like a quick chop to end the movie.

The movie directed by James Van is worth a watch but the unexplained appearances of Dwayne out of nowhere and Dom’s survival from a high fall was somewhere lost in the translation of the direction and editing table.

The tribute given to Paul Walker is worth a watch and don’t think that it can be bettered.

His brothers Caleb & Cody were used to complete his remaining scenes.

The movie is worth a watch if you like actions movies and cars.

If not, watch it for Paul Walker for one last time on the screen.

P.S. On a funnier note, the movie and the team is now rumored to be blessed by Rajnikanth to preform such stunts and yes of course the climax dedicated to :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

If you don't have a Love Marriage then Arrange Marriage appears to be the only option for the single ones whose families are hell bent on getting them married be it at any cost.

The story of the movie is also on similar line and yes also touches upon the concept of Arrange Marriage which need not be a matter of two souls coming together for they like each other. It could also be due to economic viability.

Its the story of Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushman Khurana) set in 1995 who is a school drop out and runs a cassette shop and Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) whose lives together gets entangled under arrange marriage.

Prem who did not wish to marry had to bow to his parents wishes to marry Sandhya who happens to be on the healthier side.

Her size becomes an issue with him eventually leading to confess among his friends about it which his wife listens too and then leaves the home.

Sandhya is shown as an educated women who is also independent to take matters in her own hands. Once knowing that the marriage was a farce. She decides to give him divorce something that could not be think of for a women coming from a small town.

The court gives them six months to try it out. Its then that cupid plays its part as they try to understand each other.

Its the contest of carrying one's wife on their back that bonds them together making the love blossom between them.

Both Ayushman and Bhumi do a great job that ends up making this a feel good movie.

The scenes especially wherein they keep changing songs in tune to their feelings and the court scene is hilarious. 

Its has been well paced and kept tight that it will keep you glued to your seats.

The movie is directed by Sharat Katariya and has also been well written.

Its a recommended watch :)


The movie got me thinking what it was all about once it ended.

Like its tagline, if you miss the beginning, you would think that Varun Dhawan has gone mental...

This movie by Sriram Raghavan who also happens to be the co-writer explores the dark side of the humans much like his earlier movies Ek Hasina Thi and Johnny Gaddar.

The film is about Raghu (Varun Dhawan) who loses his wife Misha (Yami Gautam) and son in a bank robbery that goes bad.

Even though one of the robbers Liak (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is caught knowingly, it fails to satiate Varun as he searches for his partner in crime Harman (Vinay Pathak) who vanished with the booty.

The movie is all about revenge. Raghu's time and patience is checked as he searches for his partner and awaits till Liak is released from prison 15yrs later due to cancer.

From there on, its the plot that's laid on the ground to exact his revenge for the loss of his family.

What does get you thinking is if Liak had not accepted the part where he admits to kills his partner (even though he did not). What was Raghu's plan of action would be given that the investigating cop knew he was behind the killings and Liak had not done the confession.

Something that we will never know. 

The movie keeps you hooked till the end not knowing what to expect next.

Varun Dhawan does okay but yes Nawazuddin catches your attention especially with his temper lost. Yami Gautam was hardly there.

Huma Qureshi needs to make use of more facial expressions otherwise its just words coming out.

The movie climax fails to gives the audience the closure that the character Raghu was looking for...

Maybe it was kept that way to feel what Raghu was feeling but the question is how many did actually got that.

Its worth a watch especially for Sriram and Nawazuddin.