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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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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Chef Film Review: Savour The Simmering Delights

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘When I know the time is right for me I’ll cross the stream, I have a dream’. ABBA song poetically and succinctly conveys the emotion and intensity of anyone’s passion for pursuing his dreams and the price one has to pay to realise them. Chef tells the story of Roshan Kalra(Saif Ali Khan),who had this […]

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Judwaa 2 Film Review: Disjointed And Disappointing

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

One thing is for sure so far David Dhawan brand of cinema is concerned.You can’t accuse him of making mess of your mind (Dimag ka dahi kar diya). Because then you will have to go with your mind to watch his films. Since it’s an unwritten disclaimer in his movies that keep your mind out […]

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Bhoomi Film Review : A Morass of a Mashup

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  At times you don’t go to review a picture, you walk in to view and then review a project or a retreaded, rehashed version of some other film. Well Bhoomi scores on all these fronts. Its a project to showcase the return of a Phoenix, the indestructible Sanjay Dutt.God only knows how many resurrections […]

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Newton Film Review: Falls Short of Scoring a Ton

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

To review a movie that has already been announced as India’s Official Oscar entry requires a great deal of objectivity and integrity. Since I saw Newton in the evening show after a PR coup of sorts had been made regarding its ‘Oscar worthy’ Credentials, my task was tough. To give the Devil its due, Newton […]

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Lucknow Central Film Review: Band That Bothers

| September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When promos give away the story, you still want to watch the whole movie just to see how they have handled the rest of it after beginning till the end. That has been one of the main considerations for me while going for Lucknow Central,apart from doing a job in the line of my duty. […]

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Simran Film Review: Forgetful Fare

| September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the promos itself, there was this idea that Simran is going to be a package of Kangana Ranaut’s acting skills.The movie turns out to be exactly that but as a wholesome movie experience it leaves you high and dry. Praful Patel(what a name for a girl) aka Kangana Ranaut is a divorcee,working in the […]

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Daddy Film Review: Daddy Not So Cool

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

David Ogilvy the ad-guru once remarked that when it comes to tell-all situations by people: ‘First they get going,then they get honours, then they get honest.’ This applies across the board from people on pinnacle of fame to peaks of notoriety. Based on true incidents and life story of Arun Gulab Gaali( Arjun Rampal), Daddy […]

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Poster Boys Film Review: Deserves a Dekko

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Its said that when you least expect,yoyou get,¬†as this unexpected scenario can happen only in India. Somewhere in the heartlands of northern India this somewhat Dick’ensian’ drama unfolds. It’s that kind of place where your character hinges upon your machismo, where every Tom,Dick and Harry is measured on the yardstick of masculinity. Three unrelated men- […]

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Shubh Mangal Savadhan Film Review: Functions in Fits And Starts

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is it an arrow hitting bang on the target, is it a successful rocket launch from ISRO launching pad, or is it Alibaba entering the cave and not one of the forty thieves? Well it’s all of these and yet none of them, as writer very delectfully maneuvers the landmines of double entendre’ and brings […]

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