Monday, July 13, 2015


This is a story about a boy Chinmay who tries to find ground for himself at a new place with his mother who got transferred in a village in the Konkan region.

The new surroundings, first day in school would remind many of their school days. How friendship is made and how scary one is of other kids so that they don't end bullying you.

Chinmay makes news friends and then the visit to the killa changes everything. Chinmay finds himself immersed in the beauty of the fort that he strays from his friends and then it rains heavily and as he searches for his friends. He finds them having left him alone.

This incident changes him as he makes pleas to his mother to move back to their old place. Even as she is struggling with her job as she is accused of not following regulations in her work.

Her turmoil of struggling with work is also depicted.

Her job leads to again transfer in job and this means Chinmay leaving his friends behind.

Does he forgives his friends for their mistakes is the highlight of the movie.

As they travel through the bus, Chinmay looks out at the window looking at the fort reminding of the happy memories of his friends.

Archit Deodhar does a good job as Chinmay and so do Amruta Subhash. The attention of the movie is caught with acting by Parth Bhalerao who was the child actor in Bhootnath Returns.

The film can be a bit slow for the audience and might not be appreciated by everyone.

Have to add that the Marathi Cinema is coming on its own with the originality of the scripts.

Watch it if you wish to reminisce your childhood/school days.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Insidious: Chapter 3

When you go into a theater to watch a horror movie, what do you expect to see on the screen?

Think about it for a minute and proceed.

Whenever there is a trilogy movie, its not always that all the movies do good always. So after the success of Insidious 1 and 2, making a third movie puts in a lot of pressure.

Especially if the movie is directed by the writer and not the director of the first two installments.

Insidious 3 happens to be prequel of the two movies and is all about Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye) who after her husband's death stops her reading but does it for Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) who was trying to get in touch with her dead mother. 

The reading ends abruptly and everything after that gets spooky for Quinn who ends up with an accident her both legs fractured and then getting the feeling that someone is around.

Its also happens to be a trial for Elise who is threatened in the dark world by the Black Widow that she will kill her if she come back. How Elise overcomes her fear and if she is able to help Quinn in time with the help of bloggers Specs and Tucker.

I am not going to tell you what happens in the movie, you will have see it to know. 

This movies by far gives you enough goosebumps that I have not come across for a long while now. They will scare you out of your seats. They are that good.

The buildup to such scenes have also been well executed. A good job done by Leigh Whannell who debuts as a director for the movie. At the same time being the writer. 

The concept of the trilogy is very different from the regular horror movies that one comes across.

If the first two movies were the cake, then this was the icing on the cake.

Never thought that it will live upto its expectations, but it sure made one hell of an impression.

The movie keeps you on your toes from the begining to the end and yes the credit will go to the people behind the scenes who pulled it up. Yes Stefanie and Lin did their job but its the scare effect that comes as brilliant if I may say.

Don't miss this and yes watch it in a theater if you are not a scaredy cat...