Category Archives: Bollywood Reviews

Movie Review: Fool n Final

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM Some rules you need to follow before you embark on a journey called FOOL & FINAL? One, don’t wear your thinking caps. Here’s why: The film defies logic. Two, don’t ask questions. Here’s why: It’s all … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hattrick

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMTill the ‘multiplex culture’ came to India, a majority of Hindi movies packed multiple stories in those three hours. The stories were connected to one another and would culminate into one climax. But, of late, diverse stories … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Red – The Dark Side

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMNever judge a book by its cover. That holds true for films as well. A stylish promo or a fascinating billboard could raise your expectations and compel you to rush to a nearby movieplex to watch the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Water

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMTake a bow, Deepa Mehta. Deepa Mehta’s body of work includes several noteworthy films, notable among them being EARTH and FIRE. But she reaches the pinnacle with WATER, her most accomplished work so far. Okay, WATER didn’t … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Namastey London

By IndiaFM News BureauAKSHAY KUMAR as ARJUN Akshay Kumar is Arjun, whose joy knows no bounds when he marries the beautiful and sophisticated Jazz. But the joy soon turns to despair when he realizes this marriage means nothing to her … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Apne

By IndiaFM News BureauThe subject of ‘Apne’ is born out of the most important aspect of Indian life – Family. Indian men have time and again sacrificed their dreams of winning the world over to keep their families intact. An … Continue reading

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Movie Review: EKLAVYA – The Royal Guard

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News ServiceFilm: “Eklavya: The Royal Guard”; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Sharmila Tagore, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Jimmy Shergil; Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra; Rating: ** 1/2 Can form, no matter how glorious, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMSometimes, interesting concepts evaporate into thin air thanks to inept writing. That’s one of the prime reasons why KUDIYON KA HAI ZAMAANA suffers! The premise — borrowed from the popular TV series SEX AND THE CITY — … Continue reading

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Movie Review: I See You

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMCinema- going experiences, like culinary encounters, can either stimulate you or put you off completely. When you enter a cineplex to watch Arjun Rampal’s first outing as a producer, I SEE YOU, you expect to watch a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bhagam Bhag

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMPriyadarshan has attempted varied genres over the years. His body of work includes some thought-provoking films as well as films that defy logic but nonetheless cater to the hoi polloi. Of late, the supremely talented storyteller has … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Aryan – Unbreakable

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMMore than a decade ago, Sohail Khan was planning to turn director with a script that would star Jeetendra’s nephew Abhishek Kapoor in the lead. The project didn’t materialize; Sohail made his directorial debut with AUZAAR [Salman … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kabul Express

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMLet’s clear the myth pertaining to KABUL EXPRESS within the film industry! Nasty naysayers have been text-messaging that KABUL EXPRESS is a documentary, a dry film that talks of post-Taliban days in the battered Afghanistan. Also, those … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Baabul

Films depicting social themes were extremely popular in the 1960s and later, in the 1980s. But, of late, paarivarik themes are relegated to the small screen and even if a film-maker dares to tackle such a theme for the big … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dhoom 2

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMCut the crap… Cut the gyan… Let’s come to the point straightway: Is DHOOM 2 as big as its hype? Does it meet the monumental expectations? Or is it a gas balloon with a leak? Yes, DHOOM … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Deadline – Sirf 24 Ghante & I See You

Renowned heart specialist Dr. Viren Goenka (Rajit Kapoor), his wife Sanjana (Konkona Sen Sharma) and their seven year old daughter Anishka (Jhanak Shukla) are a happy family in Mumbai. Their joys have just multiplied with Viren being honoured with a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Bhagam Bhag & Risk

Bhagam Bhag is produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd and Popkorn Motion Pictures Private Limited, and is directed by Humor king Priyadarshan. The story goes as follows.Paresh Rawal has a theatre group in India and he performs shows all over … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Apna Sapna Money Money

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMLock your brains in the cupboard, throw your thinking caps out of the window, fasten your seat belts, hold your breath… Sangeet Sivan, the man behind the thoroughly enjoyable madcap entertainer KYAA KOOL HAI HUM, is ready … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Vivah

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMUrban themes with style and attitude are the order of the day. And with the multiplex junta in India as also NRIs zealously giving their mandate to these movies, metro-centric themes/issues are being dished out by dream … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Umrao Jaan

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News ServiceFilm: Umrao Jaan; Cast: Shabana Azmi, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Puru Raj Kumar, Suniel Shetty; Director: J.P. Dutta; Rating: ***1/2 In one of the countless visuals of stunning resonance, Aishwarya, playing the doomed and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Don

By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMRemaking a yesteryear hit can be an arduous task. Especially if it happens to be the Amitabh Bachchan starrer DON. One film people remember vividly for various reasons, right from Big B’s towering performance to the popular … Continue reading

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