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The Dark Knight

A lot has been said and written about latest blockbuster “The Dark Knight“, since its release. Hence, I am not going to write a review of the film here but I must say that “This is a film of the year”.

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Remakes

In last couple of years a new phase in Indian cinema has started and i.e. “Remaking” some yesteryear film. Concept of remaking a film is not new in west. Many superhit/cult classic films have been remade in recent times. However, few gutsy film-makers from India decided and have started remaking old “Classic” films. Here I have mentioned word “classic” in particular because if we observe in India anything which is more than 20-30 years old becomes classic. As I am talking about films, if some film was made 30 years ago then it is not called as hit or flop but it is called as “Classic”. 

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Jodhaa Akbar

A lot has been said and heard about Jodhaa Akbar before its release. Historicals don’t work at box office. Making a historical is not everyone’s cup of tea. But master director Ashutosh Gowariker shows that if one is having conviction, vision and guts to make a particular film then it can be made. Jodhaa Akbar is such one film and one can see efforts put in by entire cast & crew. Finally, Jodhaa Akbar emerges as a brilliant, amazing film in true sense. When watching Jodhaa Akbar, don’t look out for facts and history.

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Finally, I watched the much discussed film “Bhool Bhulaiyaa“. After watching the film I was wondering, what were the intentions of director and screen-writer behind making this film. Director Priyadarshan and screen-writer Neeraj Vora have handled a serious subject like “Para-psychology” in very immature and childish way. Bhool Bhulaiyaa is another stupid hindi film, which defies logic, is having lots and lots of loose ends in screenplay. In first hour of the film film-maker has succeeded in creating a little bit of suspense but not an engrossing story. The major drawback of the film is Aditya’s (Akashay Kumar) explanation of Avni’s (Vidya Balan) case to Siddharth (Shiny Ahuja).

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Chak De India

Watch Chak De and feel patriotic but not in conventional jingoistic way.  Chak De is an amazing film but I am not going to write a review of Chak De here. Chak De is having some great moments and of course bravura performances by Shahrukh Khan and team of 16 girls.

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Sivaji The Boss Rocks

Sivaji The Boss truly rocks. I watched Sivaji just out of curiosity even if I didn’t understood the single word of tamil dialogues. However, I still enjoyed the movie. I will say Sivaji is not just another film, its an experience. One should watch the film just for Rajni’s style, his screen presence.

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James “Daniel Craig” Bond

Welcome back Mr James “Daniel Craig” Bond. I was eagerly waiting for the release of “Casino Royale” and at last I watched it yesterday. Casino Royale is just brilliant, awesome and all due credit goes to Daniel Craig. No need to say that Daniel Craig has proved himself as an actor in Munich, Layer Cake but playing James Bond is altogether different game. However, Mr. Daniel Craig carries the role with élan and delivers a knock out performance. Daniel Craig is not a routine James Bond. He is not handsome, sexy in conventional sense. He is different compared to earlier bonds. Daniel Craig’s bond is rugged, tough and he is like who can kill 20-25 baddies with his bare hands.

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The Man of Steel

Today, “Look up in the sky”. Man of Steel “Superman” and my favorite super hero returns to the silver screen. Brandon Routh plays the Superman, Kevin Spacey plays superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor and beautiful Kate Bosworth plays Lois Lane, who is still in love with man of steel. Bryan “X-Men” Singer has helmed the responsibility of bringing back man of steel to the silver screen. Looking back at Bryan’s history – Usual Suspects, X-Men and X-Men 2, Superman Returns can be another feather in his cap.

“Superman Returns” is supposedly this summer’s most awaited flick and predictions are that it will re-write the box-office history. Check out the official site: http://supermanreturns.warnerbros.com/

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Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti – a second film by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, one of the much awaited films of 2006 and it’s an Aamir Khan starrer. Stakes are high, expectations are hugh. After Mangal Pandey Aamir Khan needs a HIT. So how is it? Here’s the verdict.

Rang De Basanti is a good film.

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The Return of the King Kong

KING KONG has arrived again and this time master story-teller, a man behind Lord of The Rings triology “Peter Jackson” brings it back to the screen. This KING KONG is not just about a giant ape and how he climbs the empire state building in New York.