Saturday, 11 February 2017

Jolly LLB 2 - Movie Review

Jolly LLB 2 Poster 

JOLLY LLB 2 is a satirical courtroom drama that comments on the legal system as a whole and the effect that the judicial system has on the common man. The film starts off with the ‘two-wheeler’ entry of Jagadishwar Mishra aka ‘Jolly’, the very man who becomes instrumental in the mass-copying of the school children’s English exams. So much confidence Jolly has in his English, that he claims that even ‘Obama’s mother cannot fail any student’ this time. Amidst all this, Jolly, who works as an assistant to the extremely renowned lawyer Rizvi saab, keeps on dreaming about breaking free from the ‘clutches’ of his boss and go independent. In an attempt to realise his dream, Jolly lands up cheating a helpless and pregnant Hina Siddiqui (Sayani Gupta), whose husband was killed in a fake encounter. When Hina realizes that she had got cheated by Jolly, she commits suicide. The news of Hina’s suicide disturbs Jolly immensely that he starts getting nigtmares about her. As repentance, Jolly decides to take up the case for which Hina had given up her life. No sooner Jolly decides to take up the case, he is faced with strong opposition in the form of the superlatively experienced and ‘street smart’ Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor), who represents the case on behalf of his client, the accused Inspector Suryaveer Singh (Kumud Mishra). The man in charge of delivering the judgment is the Bollywood-loving Justice Sunderlal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla), who, despite his frail heart condition, is torn between his duties as a judge and as a father of a to-be-married daughter. When the world turns totally against Jolly, the one person who stands by him is his wife Pushpa Pandey (Huma Qureshi). Will the rock solid support from his wife help Jolly win the case against the humongous system which relies on power and politics, does Jolly single handedly manage to win the case of the late Hina Siddiqui and deliver justice to her family or does Jolly succumb to the hands of the big daddies, is what forms the rest of the film. - See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/jolly-llb-2/critic-review/#sthash.QiBkz8aQ.dpuf
JOLLY LLB 2 is a satirical courtroom drama that comments on the legal system as a whole and the effect that the judicial system has on the common man. The film starts off with the ‘two-wheeler’ entry of Jagadishwar Mishra aka ‘Jolly’, the very man who becomes instrumental in the mass-copying of the school children’s English exams. So much confidence Jolly has in his English, that he claims that even ‘Obama’s mother cannot fail any student’ this time. Amidst all this, Jolly, who works as an assistant to the extremely renowned lawyer Rizvi saab, keeps on dreaming about breaking free from the ‘clutches’ of his boss and go independent. In an attempt to realise his dream, Jolly lands up cheating a helpless and pregnant Hina Siddiqui (Sayani Gupta), whose husband was killed in a fake encounter. When Hina realizes that she had got cheated by Jolly, she commits suicide. The news of Hina’s suicide disturbs Jolly immensely that he starts getting nigtmares about her. As repentance, Jolly decides to take up the case for which Hina had given up her life. No sooner Jolly decides to take up the case, he is faced with strong opposition in the form of the superlatively experienced and ‘street smart’ Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor), who represents the case on behalf of his client, the accused Inspector Suryaveer Singh (Kumud Mishra). The man in charge of delivering the judgment is the Bollywood-loving Justice Sunderlal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla), who, despite his frail heart condition, is torn between his duties as a judge and as a father of a to-be-married daughter. When the world turns totally against Jolly, the one person who stands by him is his wife Pushpa Pandey (Huma Qureshi). Will the rock solid support from his wife help Jolly win the case against the humongous system which relies on power and politics, does Jolly single handedly manage to win the case of the late Hina Siddiqui and deliver justice to her family or does Jolly succumb to the hands of the big daddies, is what forms the rest of the film. - See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/jolly-llb-2/critic-review/#sthash.QiBkz8aQ.dpuf
Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly (Akshay Kumar) is a struggling lawyer who makes his living assisting a big time Lucknow lawyer and also by taking up small cases individually.
His wife, Pushpa (Huma Qureshi) on the other hand, enjoys her drink but is immesely supportive of her husband.
After accidentally messing up with Hina’s (Sayani Gupta) case, Jolly’s conscience takes a beating and he decides to bring her justice.
He is set to fight against established lawyer, Mathur (Annu Kapoor) while Sundar Lal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla) is the judge in charge.
A complicated case that revolves around terrorism, corruption and fake encounters becomes a tough affair for Jolly.
Subhash Kapoor had taken us by surprise with Jolly LLB. While the first film got immense appreciation, the expectations from this one were sky high.
The sequel promises to be fun affair that gets serious at the right junctures. Dealing with a plot that revolves around terrorism and corruption, there is much fodder for the makers to latch on to for entertainment.
Dialogues are quirky and towards the second half, they even become emotionally hard hitting.
Courtroom scenes are well written, except I found, the whole Manish Malhotra lehenga for the judges daughter part slightly unnecessary.
Also, the transition from Jolly’s small time cases to handling a biggie here is not shown in details. His preparation is kept aside, we seem him romancing to Baawra Mann instead.
The portrayal of Indian judiciary and mainly how things progress in lower courts is quite rightly done here.
Kapoor’s sharp dialogue towards the end on the statistics of pending cases and lawyers in India is appalling.
Kapoor once again succeeds in making a film that hits the right notes with a mix of light moments and hard hitting realism.
Jolly LLB 2 is entertaining as well as hard hitting. Saurabh Shukla is a stunner while Akshay is once again at his best.  

Rating - 4/5

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Movie Reviews - Kaabil & Raees

Kaabil Poster 
In Kaabil, Hrithik plays Rohan Bhatnagar – a visually impaired guy who doesn’t let his shortcoming become his identity. He decides to marry Supriya (Yami Gautam) who too is blind and they both dream of buying the ideal house and living a normal life. Things turn bad when a local politician Madhav Shelar (Ronit Roy) and his brother cast their evil eyes on Rohan and Supriya’s love story. From this point onwards, Kaabil becomes a revenge drama, one man’s fight to dish out his own justice to those who did wrong to his loved one.
Kaabil is Hrithik Roshan‘s career best performance. Watch and marvel at what can easily be termed as the finest performance to come out of Bollywood in a long time. 
Rating : 4/5
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Raees Alam (Shah Rukh Khan) is an Arun Gawli-like criminal and bootlegger based in Fatehpur, Gujarat. From childhood itself, he had a knack for illegal liquor business, and when he grows up, his love for Dhanda gets him into crossroads, first with his mentor (Atul Kulkarni), and later with ACP Majmudar (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). With his best friend and confidante (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub) and his lover and later wife (Mahira Khan) by his side, Raees sets along to build his empire in Fatehpur. But as the history of civilisations goes, empires get built and fall, sometimes within a day. 
As a movie, Raees is definitely a letdown especially for those who expect a Deewar-like dhamakedaar masala movie. Fans of Shah Rukh Khan might give the movie its huge initial but don’t expect the road ahead to be a smooth ride. And warning for all superstars – acting with Nawazuddin Siddiqui is injurious to your own dramatic talents – he can steal your glory right from under your nose. 
Rating : 2./5 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Dangal - Movie Review


It is a wonderful telling of a true story that is poignant and inspiring as well as a reflection of the state of sports in the country. A paint by numbers sports movie where the underdog wins, you are happy to be manipulated into watching the story unfold. 

An ex-wrestler channels his ambition for an international gold medal through his daughters and he trains them to fight. A quintessential sports movie, where everyone laughs at Geeta and Babita Phogat when their father pits them against boys in local 'Dangal' - a wrestling match, then hold them high when the two sisters win state and national competitions. Brilliant biographical tale that is a must watch.

This film has tears, patriotic heart-swell, happiness, frustration, anger, pain and everything you expect from a sports film. But it is wrapped in gentle humor and that makes this film a must see. It is a great way to end the year and will get counted as one of the ten best films of 2016.

Rating - 4/5

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Programme Schedule Dec '2016

01-12-16 To 31-12-16Old And New Hits Of BollywoodFrom 7.00 Hrs
To 7.00 Hrs
Every SundayRequest Songs From Listeners Around The WorldFrom 09.30 Hrs Repeat at 15.30 and 21.00 Hrs
01-12-16Birthday Of Singer "Udit Narayan" Listen Him From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
14-12-16Death Anniversary Of Lyricist "Shailendra"From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
22-12-16Death Anniversary Of Music Director "Vasant Desai"From 8.00 Hrs Onwards 
24-12-16Birth Anniversary Of Versatile & Legendary Singer "M.Rafi" For 24 Hrs, Without Any Repetition Of Any Song.Read More about Him HereFrom 8.00 Hrs 
25-12-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Director "Naushad"From 8.00 Hrs 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Movie Review - Dear Zindagi

Shah Rukh Khan (left) and Alia Bhatt  in a still from Gauri Shinde’s ‘Dear Zindagi’.

Kyra (Alia Bhatt) is shown to be a talented, young cinematographer who like many millennials has a messy love life and a yet to bloom career.
Her screwed up relationships with her boyfriends and parents, eventually lead her into seeing a DD (Dimaag Ka Doctor). After an interesting encounter with Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), Kyra decides to seek his help for her problems.
In his ‘out of textbook’ ways, Jug helps Kyra open up about her on the surface problems and further digs into the bigger ones. With his ‘cool’ stories, he wins over Kyra’s fears and teaches her to embrace life.
Dear Zindagi tries to hammer into our heads how important mental health awareness is, through a story that’s sadly not very powerful. For life lessons and Shah Rukh may be, but otherwise not a ‘must watch’.
Rating - 2.5/5

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Programme Schedule - Nov'16

DATE/DAYEVENTTIME IST
01-11-16  To     30-11-16Old And New Hits Of BollywoodFrom 7.00 Hrs
To 7.00 Hrs
Every SundayRequest Songs From Listeners Around The WorldAt 09.30 , 16.00 , 21.00 Hrs and On Monday 6.00 Hrs
04-11-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Director "Jaikishan(Shankar Jaikishan)" Listen Him From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
16-11-16Death Anniversary Of Music Director "Roshan"From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
19-11-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Director "Salil Chowdhury"From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
23-11-16Birth Anniversary Of Singer "Geeta Dutt"From 8.00 Hrs To 11.00 Hrs
27-11-16Birth Day Of Music Director "Bhappi Lahiri"From 8.00 Hrs Onwards

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Movie Review

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Movie Review
ADHM is a movie based on love triangle. Ranbir is playing as ‘Ayan’ who is a singer and listen songs of seventies eighties. On other side Anushka is playing as ‘Alizeh’. They both love old songs that’s why the couple is seen dancing on film on a melodious track of that time. They both fall in love and enjoy each other company. Everything is going fine before Aishwarya Rai comes in their life. She attracts Ranbir and the problems in the life of couple starts. There are some intimate scenes between Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai in film.
The music always plays an important role in Karan Johar’s film. The director keep continue this tradition with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil too. ADHM music has been composed by Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The title track of film is sung brilliantly by Arijit Singh. The song touches the heart.

Rating - 2.5/5