Total Dhamaal, Gully Boy (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on February 21, 2019 by Satyam

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Kesari Trailer

Posted in the ugly on February 21, 2019 by munna

Thanks to Raj5 and Sanjana…

Badla Trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on February 20, 2019 by munna

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Gully Boy – An ambitious rags-to-riches story that’s more about the journey than the reward.

Posted in the good on February 17, 2019 by Saket

While watching Gully Boy, I was reminded of three distinctive Bollywood films – Rakeysh Mehra’s Delhi 6, Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat and Advait Chandan’s Secret Superstar, for very different reasons. The beautifully crafted Gully Boy, is an ode to the city of Bombay as much as Rakeysh Mehra’s Delhi 6 pays homage to the city of Delhi. But it can also be seen as a continuation (in spirit) of the themes that Dhobi Ghat strives to explore. In essence, it’s a slice-of-life film just like Dhobi Ghat, but is packaged with dollops of entertaining scenes that makes it more palatable, a more accessible film, in the end.

Gully Boy is the story of an inherently good and a very decent human being.

As most people are aware, Gully Boy is the story of a Dharavi resident called Murad. The trailers reveal this much. But Murad’s journey through the film reveals a very positive outlook on life. He is not what one would call a happy-chappy. There’s quite a lot going on in his life. The wrath of an abusive father, who doesn’t think twice before getting married, a second time, with a girl who’s not much older than Murad himself. There’s the ignominy involved in foreign tourists disrupting his privacy at home for a ‘scenic’ tour of the slums, where he happens to reside. His father doesn’t approve of his interest in rap music and constantly berates him. One of his close friends is a drug-peddler and a car thief. He receives love and support from his girlfriend, but he loses her too, at least intermittently. The only constant in his life is his love for music (a refuge in the arts, something that I can personally identify with, as a cine-lover; I too find my immersion in cinema to be an exercise in shutting out any external chaos).
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Luka Chuppi Trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on February 17, 2019 by munna

Thanks to Sanjana…

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NGK trailer

Posted in the ugly on February 14, 2019 by Satyam

thanks to Sanjana..

Gully Boy, Uri: The Surgical Strike (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on February 13, 2019 by munna

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