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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Baadshaho Film Review: Oh No!

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

One fine day Bhushan Kumar of T Series and director Milan Luthria were just whiling away their time as to what to do.They had Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi’s dates that were going waste. Enters writer Rajat Aroraa and gauging the urgency said, don’t worry. The dates won’t go waste. And he narrated a one […]

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BabuMoshai Bandookbaaz Film Review: Damp Squib

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some movies are made just for effect,to show that look how smart we as filmmakers are. BabuMoshai Bandookbaaz has a premise that has look at me written all over. Babu Bihari aka Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a small time contract killer somewhere in the badlands of Uttar Pradesh,having daring do with no compunctions in eliminating the […]

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Bareilly Ki Barfi Film Review: Worth Savoring

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Life is nothing but recycling. A girl is smitten with a guy of her dreams. To reach him she takes help of another guy who is equally besotted with her. He escorts her on her search.In the process the two share some great time together. The transformation takes place. Perceptions change. The girl feels her […]

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Toilet Ek Prem Katha Film Review: Love’s Loo Lost

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well in one of a parable there comes a time when all organs of the body have to acknowledge grudgingly that after all ar** is the boss. Then there is a famous quip by Forrest Gump: Shit, it happens. Between these two the entire premise of Toilet-Ek Prem Katha is encapsulated whereby the call of […]

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Film Review:Directionless Tour

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The writing on the wall has been there ever since the title of Jab Harry Met Sejal (JHMS) was plagiarised from When Harry Met Sally. You wondered why couldn’t makers think something out-of-the-box like RingThing,Ring’a’Ring’a’ Roses et al. It reflected on the paucity of their creative juices. Then came the promos. Though Jab Harry Met […]

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Mubarakan Film Review: Mistaken Identities Mess Up

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Weddings are an occasion for getting together,nostalgia,celebrations and living in present. It’s time of contradictions encapsulated in a limited time frame. If to this is added the confusion,chaos and confrontations it becomes hot. To this now add a dose of mistaken identities and the whole thing becomes a tinderbox. Mubarakan by Anees Barmer (this time […]

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Vekh Baraataan Challiyan: Its Celebration Time Indeed

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Short Review: #VekhBaraatanChalliyan Now that’s how comedy and wholesome entertainment ought to be.Punjabi film #VekhBaraataanChalliyan (Behold Marriage Processions) brings together conflicting refrains of Punjabi Boy(Binnu Dhillon) wooing and wanting to marry a Haryanvi girl Kavita Kaushik(of TV serial FIR fame). After he has wooed her successfully against his father’s wishes,Girls father believes in Kundali and […]

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Trailer Review

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The more things change the more they remain same. Imtiaz Ali from his first movie Socha Na Tha to last release Tamasha has used the metaphor of travel as a journey not only to explore exotic places by protagonists who are opposite in nature,attitudes,behaviour to each other, but during the course of their journey they […]

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Munna Michael Film Review: Rest In Pieces Michael

| July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wannabe dancer Dolly aka debutante Niddhi Agarwel from small town Meerut wants to prove to her father that yes,there is no need to be a doctor or an engineer, winning a dance reality show is a creditworthy aspiration in itself.Fair enough. Then there is an abandoned child,baptised as Munna (by his adoptive single parent,and […]

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Lipstick Under My Burkha: Red Herrings For Women Liberty

| July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Of late,if ever there was much ado about nothing it is LUMB(Lipstick Under My Burkha),that got embroiled in controversy with CBFC aka censor board. Inspite of getting free publicity due to controversy,LUMB is limp and you can lump it together with movies like Parched and many more that tried to show women’s liberation through their […]

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