Sunday, 7 February 2016 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: Ghayal Once Again: Stuck in 1990!!! *

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      I watched Ghayal in my childhood and I don't remember much of it. When I came to know that a sequel to that movie is in plan, I laughed knowing that Sunny Deol is about to make fun of himself on big screen. There was a time when superstars like Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor and Suniel Shetty worked as the lead actor. Now they shouldn't dare to make a movie revolving around them. The era is finished. Anil Kapoor have understood the same and therefore he does movies like Welcome, No Problem etc featuring many other actors which gives him success. In Ghayal Once Again, Deol looks tired, boring and ineffective. Even his acting skills aren't as powerful as it used to be a decade ago. Many of his dialogue deliveries didn't have finesse and lacked effectiveness.  

            Sunny Deol is also the writer and director of the movie hence the whole responsibility, praise or blame of this movie is going to be credited to him. Well, he should be praised for making one of the best sequels considering that it begins right from where it ended 26 years ago. It even shows flashbacks to prove that they have not diluted any facts and the movie is actually the sequel of a beloved movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The first few minutes are chaotic as the characters are introduced but stability comes soon in the plot. But the problem arises when you realize that Sunny Deol have scripted this one still keeping the flavor of 26 years ago in mind rather than the current scenario even though corruption is still the root cause of the under-developed position of our society and country. 

           The chase takes so much of the screen time that it becomes exhaustive after a point of time. And because you have come to watch the movie for Sunny Deol, you find him on screen for very less time frame. And even when he comes, he is either getting emotional or running and chasing people to save them. There's no great dialogues between his character and villain. There is neither any clap-worthy fighting scenes. I expected the movie to be the one which will compel me to hoot and whistle but rather I kept scratching my head and blaming the superstar for over-hyping the sequel. Narendra Jha has delivered a great performance and even Tisca Chopra looked elegant in her small role. Rest, everything is just average including Soha Ali Khan. I give this movie just 1 star and that for the effort of Sunny Deol by being everything- Director, Writer and Actor. 



Review: Sanam Teri Kasam: Emotional, Romantic but Stretchy!!! **

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      Sanam Teri Kasam is a romantic movie which has released just at a right time when Valentine's Week is around the corner. The people who loved Aashiqui 2 as a movie excluding the songs/music factor will definitely love this one. The story revolves around the lead actors where the girl is very innocent and obedient and belongs to a very conservative family while the boy is very rich and lives life on his own terms. They live in the same building but have no interaction until one day they meet and talk. Some misunderstanding happens regarding this interaction at the girl's family and she is declared dead by her father. Now, the boy starts helping her and even gives her a make-over so that some boy agrees to marry her because of which her family had always been in stress. But by then the actor himself falls in love with this girl and what happens after this shouldn't be disclosed. Go to your nearest theater and watch it to know how this couple moves ahead. :-)

            The film is beautifully made keeping in mind the target audience- young boys and girls in colleges. And it will definitely be loved by them because it has all the factors that the people belonging to this age face in their love life. Either one of them will have a parent who won't like the person and reject the child's desire to marry him/her. There are boys who are neglected by their father because of a big mistake they committed sometimes in past. There are girls who are boycotted by their family because she is caught with a boy either by parent or by some family friend. So somewhere this movie will strike chord with many. The movie becomes emotional in the 2nd half but with it, also becomes stretchy. Thankfully, the dialogues in the movie aren't very cliche and you can handle them with ease even when they reach the unwanted level of boredom. The music is also versatile and melodious except one song which plays when the actress goes through makeover. 

             Coming to the acting department- the lead actors have given a power-packed performances. Harshwardhan Rane looks amazing on screen and his chiseled body adds more power to it. Though his role didn't have much variation because of which we couldn't see many facial expressions but the rough and tough body language definitely suited him. Mawra Hocane has won the audience's heart with this movie. Her debut performance is so confident that not for single second, her expressions go off the track. She has been a treat to watch. Whenever both the lead actors are on screen, they make sure that you don't get bored even in the stretched climax. All the other actors have also done a fine job but not at par with the lead actors. Coming to the drawbacks, some characters are definitely regressive. E.g. a policeman getting emotional every time he sees the couple together in love. The last 30 minutes of the movie which does make us emotional but only reduces the quality of the movie. Overall, I would say that the movie is an average attempt with the plot of 1990s executed in 2016. I give it 2 stars out of 5. 


Monday, 1 February 2016 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

1400* BLOGS in 2377 Days with Lakhs of You!!!

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        For many, it seems that writing blogs come naturally to me but that's definitely not the case even when I am writing my 1400th Blog Post tonight. It gives me nervousness every time I am about to write something and I take my god's name before hitting the "Publish" button. I know I am not a perfect writer or a very great intellectual but the only reason I feel that everyone of you have kept reading my post is because of the true and honest propensity I have towards this medium which helps me connect with my friends and readers and share my thoughts. Through this blog, I only try to write whatever opinion I have about something. There may be many grammatical mistakes and nonsensical solutions that I give on some serious issues but I believe in taking the discussion forward rather than sitting silently and watching the things taking its own speed every day. 

            14 Centuries have happened in 6.5 years and I am sure there are many more to come. When I started blogging, there weren't many bloggers in our country and it was easy to find the audience and prove my visibility. But with time, every other reader who found a blog's link thought that even he/she can write and today, almost every 5th person you know must be writing something on a web portal. This has made it hard to keep your blog's visibility on high and fetch more new readers. I am happy that even without getting into cheap marketing and desperate social media posts, I have managed to retain many of my readers who joined this place when it came into the Blogosphere. These are the people for whom I'll keep writing even if my posts would be read by 50 familiar guys only.

               It has taken me 2377 Days to write 1400 Blog Posts with an average of a post every 1.69 days. It took me 185 days to complete my last 100 blog posts. For each blog that does not contain review, the kind of response that I get, I sometimes feel as if I should just keep writing blog posts every hour to receive such kind of sweet replies but because life is not even that easy, I chose to write reviews and between them a post or two regarding my opinion on some issue or my thoughts about something or sharing my recent achievements. Excess of anything is bad but I have seen that I have a little of my audience who believes in my Movie reviews and other half waiting for a new book to be reviewed by me because of which I am unable to leave doing that. 

            The journey of blog keeps changing its shape time to time according to the current scenario I am writing in and these days, I am in love with reviewing movies which has also given me a great exposure towards movies otherwise before 2 years, I used to watch only 4-5 movies a year. Now I feel my creative wisdom better than what it was couple of years ago because good and bad movies enable me to think how a particular incident can be translated differently through a creative artist's work. I am sure that by the time I would be completing my 1500th Blog Post, the content in my posts shall also change and move into some other direction before it becomes monotonous and avoidable. This is the first century this year and please pray for the next one to come this year itself as it is going to be the bigger one- 15TH!!! 

            Thanks for your support. Without it, this BLOG is just a LOST SPACE in this big world of INTERNET. 

P.S.: I kept the arrival of this centurion post little silent because I really want to celebrate my 1500th BLOG POST which is really going to be close to my heart.