Tag: Vidya Balan

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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Begum Jaan Film Review: No Man’s Land

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the times of transition when cherished old values, traditions and conventions are on their way out and the society is in flux with acute identity crisis creating a vacuum that is being lured to be filled with religion, caste, communal identities, Begum Jaan tries to tell a story of a brothel house where no […]

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Kahaani 2 Film Review: Story with Substance

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

You always have a higher expectation from a sequel per se, especially when the first part really bowled you over.In Kahaani 2 Vidya Balan is a protagonist not as Vidya Bagchi but as Vidya Sinha. So she is not reprising her role from Kahaani (2012). In fact Kahaani 2 is altogether a different movie though […]

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TE3N Film Review : Best Of Three Is Not Best Of A Movie

| June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is with Kolkatta that used to be the capital of British Raj in India, stuck in a time warp. It’s the third film in as many years where I have seen Kolkatta with its yellow ambassador cabs, Howrah Bridge backdrop, heritage builidings. Nothing of glass, steel and concrete. No modern landscape or architectural showpieces. […]

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Hamari Adhuri Kahani Film Review: Oh Such An Incomplete Feeling!

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Can  the adulterous love affair be unadulterated? Can you love someone without loving yourself first?.Can you give what you don’t have?. Hamari Adhuri Kahani is tomtommed as a fictionalized version of Mahesh Bhatt’s father’s love story with his step mother.Let me make it very clear that this is just a marketing gimmick and has no […]

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Bobby Jasoos Film Review:Now Jasoosi Is Not A Joke

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Space for detective genre is sparsely populated in Bollywood. There has been hardly a private detective worth the money.Recently Rajshri Productions gave a detective yarn Samrat & Co that did not jell well with the discerning audiences. Its a wait for Dibakar Banerjee’s Byomkesh Bakshi that was sincerely done on Doordarshan earlier. Touted as the […]

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Shaadi Ke Side Effects Review: Marred By Serious Side Effects

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A take off on an urban marriage Shaadi Ke Side Effects reminds me of an anecdote where a husband being congratulated on silver jubilee anniversary of his marriage was asked the secret of success for his marriage. The husband narrated an incident during his honeymoon where his wife riding a horse was thrown off its […]

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MAHABHARAT Review: Treated With Kid Gloves

| December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mere mention of Mahabharat conjures up sweeping images of valour, glory, opulence, abundance and unabashed show of arrogance. Way back in year 1988 B R Chopra’s rendition of Mahabharat on national television Doordarshan captured the imagination of whole nation  in such a manner that every Sunday morning primetime for whole year became a virtual ritual […]

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Ghanchakkar Review

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rating: 1/5 Almost after a hiatus of 15 months the Ooo-la-la girl  Vidya Balan was going to be on big screen. Her teaming up with  co star Emraan Hashmi from their hit film The Dirty Picture had raised the expectation of another entertainer with GHANCHAKKAR. But the reality turned out to be otherwise! Emraan Hashmi […]

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