Author Archive: Dhieraj Mohan

Dhieraj Mohan is Hindi cinema's keen observer. With earnest interest in its dynamics and constantly changing milieu he revels in dwelling on the discrepancies, idiosyncrasies,contradictions,masala and the formula that defines Bollywood.He is a poet and a screenwriter too,who simply adores Hindi cinema's chameleon like traits.

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Fukrey Returns Film Review: A Forced Return

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

A true blue sequel is one that takes the story ahead from its predecessor.In that sense Fukrey Returns a la Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a real sequel,unlike Golmaal Returns that’s merely encashing the Golmaal franchise. Its not that Fukrey Returns is innocent and has no such intentions. Infact it also intends to cash in […]

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Firangi Film Review: The Effort Shows

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has a period setting, 26 years prior to India’s Independence. Gandhiji has given a call to boycott everything ‘firangi’. Dusty roads lead to villages with mud-houses having no electricity.Even the Raja(Kumud Mishra) ruling over this part of the land,is into debauchery and cares two hoots for his common man. He is willing to marry […]

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Kadvi Hawa Film Review: Winds of Hopelessness

| November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As of today on the release of Kadvi Hawa, an average 8 farmers have committed suicide in last ten months in Maharashtra after the loan waiver of approx 34K crore was announced by the State Government. This plight of farming community carries a baggage of reasons and is not confined to Maharashtra alone. Amongst the […]

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Tumhari Sulu Film Review: Just About Yours

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Its psychological fact that when you feel inadequate in some facet of your life, you tend to overcompensate by getting better in other areas. Sulochana aka Sulu (Vidya Balan) is one such character who has not passed her 12th standard. A middle class housewife she is multi talented and has a penchant for participating and […]

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Play Review: Aakhri Peshi

| November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Well, this is a first in series on filmishilmi.com of reviewing the plays that have so to say,a conscience and are a mirror to the society in general and individuals in particular. Yesterday, saw a play ‘Aakhri Peshi’ (Last Hearing) at Prithvi Theatre,Juhi,Mumbai. An IPTA production, its an adaptation of Vladlen Dozortsev’s original by Mumtaz […]

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Qarib Qarib Singlle Film Review: Two To Tangle

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watching a love story between an incompatible middle aged couple can be an interesting ride provided it steers away from the clich├ęs,stereotypes and of course tropes,associated with such stories. Qarib Qarib Singlle has a workaholic,lonely widow Jaya (Parvathy) being goaded by her friend and a colleague to get out of her past, before she becomes […]

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Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Film Review: Interesting Invite

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

You know when government job with its perks,power,prestige and scope for extra pelf is the priority rather than following your dreams, when parental diktat about your life’s major decisions overrides your choices,when gender discrimination is a given in the family,when girl’s marriage is a dowry deal,when feudalism runs deep and unobstructed, and yet inspite of […]

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Ittefaq Film Review: Nothing Coincidental About It

| November 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

My personal opinion is that suspense thrillers should not be remade.Reason is simple. Suspense is known,mystery is already solved.So even the best of starcast giving best of the performances in a remake have cosmetic value. Ittefaq touted and promoted as a remake of 1969 movie from House of BR, is thankfully, not a remake. Just […]

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Golmaal Again Film Review: No Not Again

| October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Due to family exigency, I was unable to watch Golmaal Again on Friday. It’s almost a week since I got to watch it now. Statutory Warning: This is not a review because to review you need to engage your mental faculties and to some degree use your neuron pathways. Since the filmmaker made it very […]

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Secret Superstar Film Review: Viral Is The Way

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you dream to attain a star status in your chosen field,you have to go all out inspite of distractions,obstructions and speed breakers. Genius as Edison said is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration. Secret Superstar has a dreamer in Insiya Malik (Zaira Wasim) who at an impressionable age of 15 aspires to […]

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