Everything is not bad. Cuttputlli manages to create suspense around the killings. The locations aid the story. Akshay Kumar as a performer does not falter. But that’s about it.
What you surely can’t deny is that the film projects opulence right from frame one. The money spent is visible and you are assured you are in for a larger-than-life spectacle.
If the intent is all that mattered, Jayeshbhai Jordaar would certainly have been one of the most remarkable films in recent times. It uses comedy, proven to be effective while dealing with social evils, to tell us what misogyny could lead us to
The one person who stands between “American and Armageddon”, as made abundantly clear by the officer in charge of the base. The hero is Capt JJ Collin, better known as JJ among friends. She is a fighter, someone who took down a top official who tried to molest her.
John Abraham had already tasted success as a super cop in Force. It is only natural that he seeks to up his game. And what better than a super-strong cop who could lift heavy bikes and throw them at goons? A super-soldier of course. Little wonder John Abraham is credited for the story of Attack, where he plays a Super Soldier!
Had Heropanti 2 been released a few years back, it could have been a perfect motivational movie for me. Maybe my then boss could have even sponsored a ticket. Team development, you know. I could do with such levels of conviction even when I know what I am doing is absolutely stupid.
Hostage dramas are not new. And we have had multiple thrillers with a single man taking down terrorists – from Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai to Vidyut Jammwal’s Sanak. The very theme of a superhero-like personality taking on armed terrorists is about breaking away from what could be believable…
Unlike an Aligarh, which aims to sensitise the audience on the hardships of a homosexual person, Badhaai Do puts the onus on the person itself. Its core idea is to boost morale so that a person accepts his or her sexuality openly without any fear or shame.
So, is Bollywood only making remakes? A good way to analyse this would be to look at data. Let’s list work done by the most followed Bollywood actors in the last 5 years… The industry has evolved to cater to the demands of the viewers. I will bet my money on it.
Binisutoy, of course, has a more pointed focus – the unbearable loneliness of the privileged life. It is a film that people could identify with, irrespective of which point of the road they are in.
Undeniably, Pushpa – The Rise is an absolute cracker of a mainstream blockbuster – one that makers set out to make. Everything about Pushpa is larger than life.
In many ways, SMJ2 is actually a masterclass. As the end credits rolled, believe you me, I actually watched it till the end, I was buzzing with multitudes of ideas… maybe a listicle since that’s the cool thing to do, on what not to do while making a movie