Bhoomi: Soundcheck

Verdict – Upbeat and situational.

Sanjay Dutt is finally making his comeback with Bhoomi which is all set to hit the cinemas this week, almost three years after the release of his last movie, PK, where he played the role of Bhairao Singh. This time, Dutt will be seen playing the role of Aditi Rao Hydari (Bhoomi's) father. From what we've seen in the posters and trailers, we can derive that the movie is going to be pretty intense and dark. Although we do have an idea of the plot, we can't help but be intrigued by the entire story. For now, the jukebox of the movie is out and we decided to do a quick review on what we thought about the album of this movie. 

Lag Jaa Gale
The first song of the album is a romantic melody in the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan called Lag Jaa Gale. Composed by Sachin-Jigar, this song shows the love story between Aditi Rao Hydari and Siddhant Gupta in the movie. 

Trippy Trippy
The next one is a catchy song named Trippy Trippy which features Sunny Leone and is sung in Neha Kakkar and Badshah's voice. We wouldn't say this is the best song of the movie but if you're a party goer then you might just hear this song playing very frequently.

Kho Diya
A little modern, a little classical, Kho Diya is extremely nice and soothing to the ears. The song is composed by Sachin-Jigar and is sung in the voice of Sachin Sanghavi.

Will You Marry Me
The peppiest song of the album, Will You Marry Me, sung in the voice of Sukhwinder Singh and Jonita Gandhi is definitely one of our favorites from the movie. This upbeat number grows on you and makes you want to dance.

Daag
Slow and situational, Daag is yet another song sung by Sukhwinder Singh, except that this one will give you goosebumps. This song focuses more on the storyline and also connects you to the characters of the film.

Jai Mata Di
This devotional song sung by Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Gogavle is a rendition of the popular Hindu prayer and while the song may not be as popular now, it might just pick up with the release of the movie.

In case you don't remember, Bhoomi releases on the 22nd of September. Stay tuned for our review of the movie.

While you are at it, might as well check out BookMyShow Jukebox for the latest hip and happening Bollywood songs.

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi : Film Review – A Chaotic Wedding Affair

Verdict: Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal save the day.

This year has probably had the most wedding movies cinema has ever seen – Running Shaadi, Baaraat Company, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – we could go on. Joining the list is Vir Das, Paresh Rawal and Rishi Kapoor's rom-com, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi which is exactly what the name suggests, a drama based on inter-caste marriage. 

While we may think inter-caste marriages may no more be an issue, veteran actors Paresh Rawal and Rishi Kapoor who are sharing screen space first time in 20 years after Damini show us the actual problems in a Gujju-Panju love-story. How? Read.

Hasmukh Patel (Paresh Rawal) is an orthodox man who lives in Mumbai with his two daughters Nimisha (Jinal Belani) and Pooja Patel (Payal Ghosh). Mr. Patel, being the strict father he is, has imposed a lot of restrictions upon the Patel family daughters who are not allowed to go out of the house, not talk to people, or do anything fun for that matter, due to a dark past. But things change with the entry of Tandon family, who has shifted in the house right opposite and have an over friendly approach towards Patel's family. While Hasmukh Patel and Gurpreet Tandon (Rishi Kapoor) are quarreling over little things, Monty Tandon (Vir Das) is busy impressing Pooja. In the due course of time, they end up teaching the Patel family how to have fun. However, they end up breaking Nimisha's marriage and that's where things get ruined. What happens here on you need to watch to find out.

It's very hard to not find yourself laughing in a movie that stars both Vir Das and Paresh Rawal. Rishi Kapoor is an added bonus to the film. While the story may not be entirely flawless, it sure is entertaining to watch. We have to admit though, the lead cast got overshadowed by the parents which may have been the only drawback of the film. The music of the film is just about okay but the performances are pretty impressive.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you're looking for a light-hearted wedding drama to see with your family, this two-hour comedy could be your ideal choice to watch over the weekend. A one-line review of the movie could be perfectly summarized with the song Dil Le Gayi Kudi Gujarat Di.

Poster Boys: Film Review – Talpade’s Directorial Debut is a Hit

Verdict: Boldly speaks of what India needs – male contraception.

This year so far has been a good one for movies, or movies with a social message we should say. We saw Toilet: Ek Prem Katha last month which encouraged people to make toilets within their house, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan last week that was based on erectile dysfunction and motivated men to speak about their 'gents problem' and now, Shreyas Talpade's Poster Boys joins the list with a unique topic, vasectomy, which sheds some light on contraceptive methods for the male body.

Starring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade in the lead, the movie is a remake of the super hit Marathi movie Poshter Boyz, which released in 2014. Shreyas Talpade, who produced Poshter Boyz, is making his directorial debut with this one and boy has he done a good job delivering a social message wrapped in hilarious one liners.

Based on a true story, the movie is about three men, who accidentally become the face of a Nasbandi (vasectomy) poster due to government's carelessness and get judged and receive hatred from their entire village.

The story starts in Jangheti village with three men leading three different lives, Jagawar Choudhary (Sunny Deol) who is a retired army officer busy with his sister Anjali's engagement ceremony, Vinay Sharma (Bobby Deol) who is a forgetful school teacher, has two daughters and a beautiful wife and Arjun Singh (Shreyas Talpade) who is a recovery agent in love with a girl, Riya and wishes to marry her. Their smooth life faces a massive change when people suddenly start acting weird around them. Anjali's would be in-laws suddenly want to break all bonds, Vinay's wife has unexpectedly left him and Riya's family, who loved Arjun, are now strictly against her marriage with him. The three men don't understand what is happening until they stumble upon a poster which promotes vasectomy and has their faces on it. Confused on how this happened, the three take each other's help and fight for justice but all is in vain as the damage is already done. What happens after this what the movie is all about.

The two-hour long social comedy is extremely high on humor and sees some great performances. Sunny Deol, who is returning to the screen after Ghayal: Once Again shines as bright as a sunflower. Bobby Deol makes his comeback after four long years and Talpade's acting and direction, both are noteworthy. The film not only focuses on the plot but also has some hilarious references to the past movies of the Deol brothers like Soldier, Damini and Border which we absolutely love. The movie also stars Sonali Kulkarni who has a short, yet strong presence in the movie.

The music of the movie although situational and well timed, is just about okay and while the initial few minutes of the movie are a little slow, the film overall is quite entertaining as it gradually picks up. The direction of the film for a debutant is commendable and the movie does a decent job in delivering the message it is supposed to.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Funny one liners, good performances, and a strong social message. What is there to not watch this film? If you're the kind who likes good comedy and is looking to watch something with your family, this movie is surely for you. Also, an item number with the sexy Elli Avram is a bonus.

 

Diana Penty’s Game Changing Style is What Bollywood Needs!

She made her debut five years ago with Cocktail in a very sati-savitri avatar that we all loved, Meera. After four years of being totally away from the industry, she surprised us as Happy in Happy Bhaag Jaayegi last year and after a year's gap, the girl is all set to star as Gayatri Kashyap in Lucknow Central. Yes, we are talking about the gorgeous Diana Penty who is not only surprised us with different roles but also with different styles every time she's in the limelight. Her easy breezy and effortless promotional looks have already made us go 'wow' and we cannot wait till we see her in Lucknow Central, which releases in less than 10 days. In case you haven't seen her Instagram feed, we've got some of our favorite pictures right here for you to see. Take a look.

Stunning in blue on Independence Day

 

 

 

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The Nawaabi feels

 

 

 

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Pretty in floral

 

 

 

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Playing with prints perfectly

 

 

 

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That's Indo-western done right

 

 

 

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Doesn't she look like a college girl here?

 

 

 

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Bringing elegance back

 

 

 

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This one we really want to steal!

 

 

 

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We have to admit, the girl knows to play with colors very well. Aren't you excited to watch Lucknow Central? Stay tuned for more updates about the movie and our review.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Film Review – Puts the “Fun” in Dysfunctional

Verdict: Easily the most comical movie of the year.

Ayushmann Khurrana is not only known for his singing and acting skills, but also for his choice of films that are anything but mundane. It has been five years since the release of Vicky Donor and we could not wait to see whether Khurrana could deliver yet another hit, especially in a movie with a daring script revolving around erectile dysfunction. Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is not only rib-tickling but also comes with a beautiful message for its audience –  SPEAK UP.

Mudit Sharma (Ayushmann Khurrana) plays a shy lover boy who stares at his ladylove, Suganda (Bhumi Pednekar) from a distance instead of approaching her. The one time he does, he makes a fool of himself and so he decides to send her an online rishta instead. Sugandha, who hoped for a little more thrill in her love story, is miffed with Mudit's move. However, as all Bollywood movies go, she eventually gives in realizing Mudit's love for her. The two, as per Indian traditions, get engaged and the preparations for their wedding start in full swing. On an occasion where Suganda's house is empty, the two get intimate but things don't go as planned and Suganda learns about Mudit's "condition". Here's where the actual drama begins.

The 1-hour 59-minute movie has some brilliantly directed scenes, along with some extremely well-written dialogues that only give you enough time to breathe in the first half amidst the continuous laughter. The second half, although a little serious, still manages to keep you entertained. The movie sticks to the plot till the very end, without showing any vulgarity as promised.

Ayushmann's acting, his perfectly timed expressions, and character's helplessness almost make us fall in love with him. He invokes admiration and pity at the same time. If you thought Bareilly Ki Barfi saw his best performance, you'll love him in this all over again. Bhumi's stupendous performance is yet another bonus to the movie, which will leave you in complete awe of her. There's something about the duo's chemistry that makes us feel they are going to be the next super-hit jodi soon. It's simple, refreshing and natural. Talking about the other actors of the movie, a special mention needs to be given to Seema Pahwa, who plays Bhumi's mother in the movie. Her conversations with Sugandha are absolutely hilarious and make this movie a must-watch for the same reason. Brijendra Kala, who plays the chacha, is yet another favorite in the film.

We love how the producer Anand L. Rai and director RS Prasanna have experimented with such a sensitive topic, urging more people to talk about it. At the same time, he has not gone overboard with the content. A decent amount of emphasis has been given to Mudit-Suganda's love story along with the main issue of the movie. The music is extremely catchy and well-timed. Certain shots of the movie not only entertain you but also move you.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
From the makers of Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa comes a paisa vasool comedy. This film is an overall package, full of surprises that you can watch with your entire family. You can rest be assured that there is nothing 'ashubh' in the movie but saavdhan! You might just fall off your seats laughing. This one, we strongly recommend.

 

Everything You Need To Know About Poster Boys

The popular Deol brothers, Sunny and Bobby, who have been loved for their onscreen presence together have given us movies like ApneYamla Pagla Deewana and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. The duo will be seen together once again in the upcoming comedy, Poster Boys which stars the Deol brothers and Shreyas Talpade in the lead. The film is all set to release on the 8th of September. From what we've seen in the trailer, the movie is about how the three of them unknowingly become the face of a vasectomy advertisement poster and get judged by the entire village. How they clear the confusion among people is what the story is about. Here's trivia on the movie you weren't aware of.
 
Poster Boys is a remake of the Marathi movie Poshter Boyz which released in 2014 and was a huge hit.
The film is directed by none other than Shreyas Talpade. Talpade is also the producer of the original Marathi film Poshter Boyz.
Poster Boys, although a remake of a Marathi movie, is inspired by the real life story of three men who become the face of a vasectomy ad.
The film sees the Deol brothers star once again after Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, which was over four years ago.
This is Shreyas' first movie as a director. While Poshter Boyz saw him as a producer,  this film is Shreyas' directional debut film into Bollywood.
You can watch the trailer here if you haven't already:
Stay tuned for Poster Boys review.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Soundcheck

Lively, Fun Songs and Romantic Melodies

Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana's second movie together, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, is all set to release this week and we cannot wait to see how a bold plot such as erectile dysfunction or as they call it – "gents' problem" – is going to be shown on the big screen for the very first time. Well, we're just going to have to wait to see how that goes. Meanwhile, if you guys haven't heard the songs of the movie, here's a short review on what to expect from the album of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.

Rocket Saiyyan

A peppy track which very well goes with the theme of the movie, Rocket Saiyyan shows Bhumi leading the way and a shy Ayushmann Khurrana following her steps in order to spend quality time during the wedding. Sung by Ritu Pathak, Brijesh and Tanishk Bagchi, the two-minute track has been composed by Tanishk – Vayu.

Kanha

This one is a soothing, romantic number which reminds us of the initial moments of falling in love. Portrayed in a very cute way, this song is sung in the voice of Sasha Tirupathi. An unplugged version of the same song has been released which has been sung by Ayushmann, which is even more beautiful.

Laddoo

Sung by Mika Singh, the third song Laddoo which is our favourite and shows everything from the initial stalking stage to the duo trying to find a solution to Ayushmann's problem to Bhumi's disappointment – all in just two minutes. The depiction of this song is extremely cute.

You can read more about Shubh Mangal Saavdhan here. Stay tuned for the film's review.

A Gentleman: Film Review- This Gentleman is Twisted

Verdict – A good dose of laughter, a little romance and a lot of bandookbazi.

It's that time of the year when most movies are following the same pattern. This time, the concept is doppelgangers. We saw Mubarakan last month, the trailer of Judwaa 2 recently and now, the Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer, A Gentleman, which hit the cinemas today. But what if we tell you, you could be wrong about the last one? No, we're not saying anything. Not yet. We watched the movie this morning and frankly, quite liked it too. Here's a detailed review on what we have to say about it. Let's start with the story first.

Gaurav Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra) has recently bought a house in Miami and leads a very simple life. He is sundar and susheel, making him our ideal description of marriage material. He happens to be secretly in love with Kavya (Jacqueline Fernandez) who is extremely outgoing, full of life and the exact opposite of Gaurav's personality. While Gaurav is a great guy, she fears that he's too nice and too boring as a person. Time for the entry of doppelganger Rishi, mafia and bandookbaaz, who is stealing confidential papers in Bangkok. From here on, the story of the two boys Rishi and Gaurav run parallel to each other until you realize the two are headed to clash paths very soon.

Gaurav's office is sending him to India with some highly confidential information and Rishi, who works for Colonel (Suniel Shetty) is ordered to get his hands on that information which, if leaked, could sabotage colonel's image and ruin him forever. Just when the two are about to meet, a twist in the plot makes you realize you have been played the whole time. That marks the end of the first half. The second half of the movie mostly sees a lot of action with a Tom and Jerry like chase and oh, Kavya and Gaurav's romance too.

The 2 hour 13 minute crime and romance drama is a decent entertainer you can watch over the weekend with your family. Directors DK and Raj, who have previously given us movies like Shor In the City, Go Goa Gone and Happy Ending, bring Sidharth and Jacqueline together as a couple for the first time and we must say, we are totally loving their on-screen chemistry.

We love how Sidharth has pulled off two challenging roles in one movie, and cannot help but obsess over how good he looks throughout the film. Jacqueline has kept a perfect balance of cuteness and hotness all along and her look in the song 'Baat Ban Jaaye' only makes us say one thing – wow! Suniel Shetty who rarely makes appearance in movies makes us nostalgic of his role in 'Main Hoon Na' and we can't help but love the villainous look on his face.

The music of the movie is good, overall. There aren't too many songs disturbing the script. You might even find yourself tapping your feet to Bandook Meri Laila which plays mostly in the background. Lastly, another fun thing we liked are the glimpses of not only Miami and Mumbai, but also Goa and Bangkok. This change in locations was a good idea.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you think you've seen Jacqueline's or Sidharth's hottest avatars, then you might be in for a surprise after watching them here. Their chemistry is commendable and so is Suniel Shetty's presence in the film. Watch it if you're looking for a perfect blend of comedy, drama and romance with a dash of thrill. We assure you, it won't be a waste of time.

Ayushmann and Bhumi promote Shubh Mangal Saavdhan with Ladoos!

After having delivered one successful movie each – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Bareilly Ki Barfi – in the same month, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are now all set to promote Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, their second movie together after their first film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which released over two years ago. Interestingly, this also happens to be Ayushmann's second try with a bold plot, first one being Vicky Donor in 2012 and we must confess we are really glad he is doing them since these experimental movies not only work for him alone but also the audience. That being said, let's take a look at how the duo is going around promoting the film which is less than 10 days away!

Smoothly promoting three movies in one video. WE. LOVE. IT.

 

 

 

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Biscuits or Laddoos?

 

 

 

Biscuits are good but there's nothing like Laddoos!

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I think Laddoos. Here's why.

How cute is this?

 

 

 

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And as Bhumi said 'It's time'

 

 

 

It's time to talk about everything Shubh, Mangal & Saavdhan.

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We are super thrilled to watch the movie and we're sure you are too! Keep visiting this space for more updates and the movie review of Shubh Mangal Savdhaan.

Here are our top reasons for you to catch Shubh Mangal Saavdhan this weekend:

 

We Hope You Didn’t Miss the Magic at Virsaa With Sanam

It's not a groundbreaking statement that if you have heard the songs of the band Sanam, both originals and renditions, you can't stop yourself from attending at least one concert to see them perform live, and once you have, there is no looking back. You will find yourself attending almost every concert you can after that. Yes, that's the magic of the band. I can say this because shortly after attending their gig in Mumbai,  (which was less than three months ago) I found myself in Pune to catch another live gig of the band and boy they were good. So here's a small review of well my Saturday night went and why you should attend a Sanam concert, anytime it happens near you.

Held at Westin, Koregaon Park, the 7 pm show started at about 7.15 once the crowd had settled. Of the two acts that were planned before Sanam's entry. The first performance was by a band named After Acoustics who wooed us with wonderful Bollywood mashups along with a few popular songs, my favorite one being "Sky full of stars" and ending it with some of their yet to be released originals. The second act was by the dance troupe, Higher Vision Crew all the way from Delhi, who paid a tribute to Bruno Mars. The three-minute performance, which covered most of his career, was fantastically pulled off and honestly, I'm still trying to get over how good it was.

So finally post the two acts, the crowd was all set to see their favorite band on stage. The band was greeted by a thousand cheers after the three-minute video of all their songs was shown. Starting with Gulabi Aankhein, the lead singer Sanam in a mere span of five minutes had already got the crowd under his spell. One after the other, the four boys – Sanam Puri, Samar Puri, Keshav Dhanraj And Venky S performed the best songs of their collection from Ishtyle to Ishq Bulaava to renditions like Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha and a lot more ranging from Marathi to Punjabi to Spanish and English, everything that could've possibly been covered was done in the next two hours. While the concert was a little similar to the one in Mumbai, it was still different in its own way. 

A little after 10, the band finally gave their closing performance, but not without a message for the youth which I must say, was the highlight of the evening. A message to stop infanticide, human trafficking, domestic violence and child abuse. I have to admit, not just me but the entire crowd was impressed by the act. If you've ever heard the band, we strongly recommend you to catch their performance the next time they're in your city. You can book your tickets here.