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Pink – The Revolution

Only thing we know of the movie, through its trailers, is about a court case and Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer asking candid questions, loud and clear, about sex and assessing characters of girls, and asking about virginity and how many times she has sex, something never seen on the Indian screens before. One gets reminded of Amrish Puri as advocate Chadda, in the movie Damini, asking intimate details of rape and the witnesses/ accused bashfully submitting to the humiliation and scurrying for cover. But now times have changed, these girls want to answer these questions loud and clear. They are not inhibited about themselves, their lifestyle, their clothes, work or sexuality.

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Rustom – Slow Slow Slow


Rustom the story is based on the sensational case of Cdr. Nanavati, though the makers make no claim of it. But the similarities in the story are uncanny. The movie Rustom is set in 1959 where Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) is a decorated naval officer, who on return from one of his assignments on ship finds his wife, Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz)  having an affair with a casanova, Vikram Makhija (Arjan Bajwa). In a fit of rage, Rustom takes his service revolver and kills Vikram and surrenders to the police. In the court, where trial is by jury, Rustom pleads ‘not guilty’. Continue reading

Kabali – The Thalaiva

I had the option of seeing the movie in Hindi or Tamil (of course with English sub-titles) and I am so delighted I chose the latter. Watching a Rajni movie amidst Rajni fans is something one must experience at least once. Right from the time the movie starts and announces ‘Super Star Rajni’ in and as Kabali, the shouting, whistling, clapping, screaming starts and reaches a crescendo at the time of his arrival on screen. And the entry scene is shot in slow motion, to allow the fans to soak in as much as they want of their super hero. And you just can’t stop but join the party and clap and whistle, welcoming Rajni Sir.


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Sultan – The Fight

It’s the time of the year, when going for a Salman Khan movie is the order of the day. Last year this time it was Bajrangi Bhaijaan and now it is Sultan.

Sultan is a story of a wrestler, Sultan Ali Khan played by Salman Khan. Sultan is a heedless carefree village boy with not much aim or ambition in life.

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Sairat – Compelling

Sairat is the love story of Prashant Kamble (Parshya) and Archana Patil (Aarchi). Parshya is the local hero of the village Bittergaon, winning matches for the home team, a la Dhoni style. But is from the low caste and could only dream of having a girl like Archie in his life. Archie is the daughter of the local landlord/ politician/ gang master and from a higher caste. She is bold, brave, dominating, smart and sairaat (wild and free) and has the entire village boys and girls dancing to her tunes.

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