Movies You Watched This Month – September 2013

Satyagraha Official Synopsis: Satyagraha is the story of a son who yearns for a father. Of a father, who grieves for his lost son. Of a young woman who fights so hard with life that she has forgotten to love. Of an ambitious rabble-rouser, for whom action is the knee-jerk mantra. It is the story of how these four discover one another, and come together to raise hell, shaking the powers that be to their very roots! But, Satyagraha is also the story of an influential power-hungry despot who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Satyagraha- The revolution has begun!

Satyagraha is based on the Anti Corruption movement that was spearheaded by Anna Hazare. Amitabh plays a character modeled on Anna Hazare and Ajay Devgn plays a character modeled on Arvind Kejriwal while Kareena plays a character modeled on Barkha Dutt. While the movie is modeled on real events and real people the movie is the usual political masala movie filled with filmy scenes. It also has a item number and a stupid irritating song called Janta Rocks. Suddenly out of nowhere there is a scene where Kareena lashes out at Ajay for not responding to her missed calls and Arjun Rampal is suddenly seen with a gun talking about violence.

Amitabh acts well as the idealistic angry old man but his role is similar to his role from Aarakshan. In some scenes he says lines like he does on KBC. Ajay was good but his character was all over the place – a opportunistic businessman one moment, a person caring for the father of his friend and a politician at another moment. Kareena acts well and even copies Barkha in some scenes but her character is given unnecessary importance and is shown with too much make up. She is supposed to be a reporter but she is hanging at Amitabh’s house and attending political meetings along with Ajay. Manoj Bajpai is good this time as the politician. He does not overact like he did the last time in Aarakshan. Arjun Rampal is good but could not understand why he gets involved and what was his motive/objective. Amrita Rao was ok.

Prakash Jha’s direction is bad. Instead of trying to make a good movie using the real life incidents and people he makes one more cliched political movie similar to his previous movie Aarakshan. The movie is way too long and leaves one bored and exasperated by the end.

  1. Jaya Lahori 11 years ago

    Very much on expected lines, from the promos the movie had looked stale and cliched

  2. hithere 11 years ago

    Didn’t mind but Agree It could have been so much better. Prakash Jha makes all social dramas but they neither have depth nor engaging screenplay.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    The Reluctant Fundamentalist Pakistani professor Changez Khan regales a journalist with his U.S. experiences in the opening scene of this compelling post-9/11 drama. As their chat continues, however, it emerges that Khan has much more on his mind than the past.

    Did not like the movie – it had too much of victim mentality and it came of as too confused/contrived. Changez’s job scenes were very filmy the way Bollywood job scenes usually are. Read plot of the novel on wiki and seems like Mira Nair messed up the movie by adding stupid scenes of strip search, arrest and so on. Looks like she also removed all the ambiguity/suspense that the novel had with respect to the interviewer and Changez.

    Riz Khan acted well as Changez. His Urdu accent was bad though while playing a Pakistani. Kate Hudson looked old and bad with her dyed black hair. Did not like her role and acting either. Liev Schreiber was ok. Kiefer Sutherland was good. Don’t know why Om Puri and Shabana Azmi did those roles of no substance. Did not like Imaad Shah.

  4. hithere 11 years ago

    Sleepless Night – Good French thriller. Could be remade by our Bollywood copycats.

  5. Bored 11 years ago

    Satyagraha is plain boring – reminded me of Yuva (maybe due to similar sleepy performance of Ajay Devgn). Manoj Bajpaye is perhaps the only saving grace here apart from the monotonous act of Amitabh in another stereotyped role.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Brubaker When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he’s horrified by what he sees. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who’ve benefited from the corruption.

    Very good movie even though it was a bit slow paced. Its based on a true story.

    Robert Redford was excellent as the idealistic warden. Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, David Keith were all good. Morgan Freeman is in a small role in one scene.

    Thanks to hithere for the recco.

  7. Saurabh 11 years ago

    World War Z – Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), a former United Nations investigator must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie-like pandemic.

    Unexpectedly, a good movie considering it’s troubled production. Diverges from the format of the novel and makes Brad Pitt the protagonist. The depiction of global scale of the zombie pandemic is unsettling at times. The Jerusalem sequence is a standout. The CGI of the zombies is uneven.

    There are a few plot holes, though not major ones that would hurt the movie in a big way. But the movie could have been much better if the writers had maintained the episodic structure of the novel, where individuals across the globe narrate their zombie experiences elaborately.This movie looks somewhat a prequel to the novel, which is good if they expand upon the global scale of this outbreak through different protagonists in the sequel.

    Marc Forster’s direction is good, though he still can’t direct action that good. Brad Pitt gives a dedicated and a convincing performance. The supporting cast is good as well, though the Israeli soldier served no purpose to the story. The fast zombies idea was good for creating a sense of urgency and panic.

    Marco Beltrami’s score is efficient , but it is influenced by the trademark Zimmer Remote Control sound.

    Overall, a strong movie and Pitt’s fans won’t be disappointed.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Requiem for a Dream A widow’s growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her heroin-addicted son and his girlfriend and friend in Darren Aronofsky’s bleak drama.

    While the message and the movie’s plot/story were good Darren overdid the rapid cuts scenes and the whole arty direction and camera tricks. The TV Show scenes were repeated so much that they became annoying. Background music was good.

    Also the ending scenes were a bit too much with the doctor calling the cops instead of treating him first and the OTT shock scenes.

    Ellen Burstyn was very good as the lonely TV addicted woman whose health gets worse after taking diet pills. Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans were good.


    Playing for Keeps (Playing the Field) A washed-up, former soccer star attempts to rebuild his relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching his son’s soccer team. His plan to reconnect with his family is met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him everywhere.

    Did not like it much – a typical chick flick. Gerard Butler was ok. Jessica had a somewhat unglamorous role. Dennis Quaid had a small role. Uma Thurman looked pretty. Catherine Zeta-Jones looked different. Judy Greer’s initial scenes were a bit funny.

  9. FS 11 years ago

    World War Z – Must watch… Truly the Zombie movie. Cinematography is the backbone of this movie. Some brilliant visuals and few shocking moments as well. Recommended

    The Stranger Within – One time watch. An actress is kidnapped and traumatized for few days after police finds her. She gets nightmares blah blah blah and his husband doctor takes her to new location to treat her who is also a psychiatrist to treat her illness. Things turn out horrible when new girl walks into their life.

  10. cr7 11 years ago

    Watched zero dark thirty . Excellent movie. Liked it a lot . Could have been a little shorter but anyway that wasn’t a very big deal .

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    To the Wonder Soon after returning to his native Oklahoma with a beautiful woman he met in Paris, Neil finds himself drifting toward an old friend. Meanwhile, the woman he brought back with him has unfinished business with her first husband.

    Stupid abstract WTF movie. Movie is just Olga Kurylenko dancing randomly everywhere and images of the leads walking in nature. After watching the trailer I had said “Looks like The Tree of Life Part 2.” but this is worse than that. Lost interest pretty early on and even though it was playing I did not care.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    At First Sight Blind since birth, Virgil Adamson weighs the risks of a life-changing operation to restore his sight. With the support of his new love, Amy, Virgil goes through with the experimental operation.

    Its based on the true story of Shirl Jennings who regained sight after having been blind for 40 years but could not handle the return of vision and then became blind again.

    The movie is similar to the movie Awakenings which was about patients who were awakened after decades of catatonia and who struggled to deal with their new life. Awakenings was based on Oliver Sacks memoir while this movie was based on a essay he wrote about Shirl Jennings. Awakenings is a excellent movie though it may be depressing to some.

    They Hollywodized the movie by taking young actors like Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino for people who were in their 50s. While part of the movie is good part of it or the treatment is just like a romantic movie.

    Val Kilmer was very good as the blind guy who struggles after regaining sight. Mira Sorvino looked pretty and acted well. Kelly McGillis (Top Gun) fame plays his sister and she was very good.

  13. Baba 11 years ago

    finished downloading scott adkins-isaac florentine’s Ninja (2009) , the team of undisputed 2 and 3. just skimmed through the opening credits and opening scene, knew its my kind of film as i said in the sputnik thread 😀 . opening credits are so improtant.wil give detailed views later

    • Baba 11 years ago

      finished watching it. its an avg film with some good and avg action scenes. it tries to touch the myth and legend of ninjutsu in a contemporary world but doesnt explore it much.batman begins used it better especially in the first half.also batmans costume is inspired by a typical ninja as i had said sometime earlier too.and yes there are gaps in the otherwise sword-proof costume which are vulnerable to knife atttacks. i had critised one such scene in tdkr.that scene is right.i take back that comment 😀

  14. cr7 11 years ago

    World War Z -Fantastic movie. Absolutely loved it .Best zombie movie ever.

  15. cr7 11 years ago

    watched the white balloon .Its like the typical Iranian movies i’ve seen so far.very well executed simple story with heartwarming performance .The balloon seller boy alone at the end makes the movie even more special .The little girl was exceptional throughout the movie . Liked it .

  16. Baba 11 years ago

    saw CE on again this time on tv. may be it was the experience of watching it in theatre with audience that i somehow found it decent first time. the jokes are lame, antakshari scene is stretched so much when its not funny to even begin with. srk is quite poor throughout, deepika tries hard but then script is so bad there is not much she can do.

    • Suprabh 11 years ago

      The biggest drawback of CE is that its too boring for a comedy film…The film just doesn’t make you laugh barring a couple of scenes.

      Its exactly as unfunny as Singh Is kingg was (for a comedy film)

      • Baba 11 years ago

        yes except a few gags here and there, there is not much that works. rohit shetty films are mostly one time watches only.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Why did you watch the movie again? Antakshari scene was funny till the gangster guy tells Deepika its her turn – they should have stopped at that point only. SRK was good in some scenes and overacted in lot. Deepika was excellent and the movie was watchable mainly because of her.

      Rohit Shetty movies never really have any script but I have seen ATB a couple of times and found it entertaining both times. I think I have seen some scenes of Golmaal 1 a few times and find them enjoyable.

      • Baba 11 years ago

        some guests had come to house. they hadnt seen the film so i also watched it with them.

      • shan 10 years ago

        Yeah, I find ATB funny too. It has some hilarious moments and word plays like the Haraka haraka bit, the Tobu bolta hai bits and the Dhondu Just Chill bits. Sure, Fardeen Khan tries hard to compensate for all the good parts 😀 But overall, ATB is a fun watch. Rohit Shetty has given some really fun movies like ATB, Golmaal, parts of Golmaal 3 and even Bol Bacchan. The only movies of his that I found utterly unfunny were Sunday and Chennai Express. SRK just doesnt have the comic timing to carry off an entire comedy film. He can be funny in a romantic film, but a full comedy is just not his forte.

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          sputnik 10 years ago

          Sunday was a remake of a Telugu movie Anukokunda Oka Roju (Unexpectedly One Day). I had watched it at a friends house and it was a interesting movie.

          Rohit Shetty just couldn’t remake it well for the Hindi audiences.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Sexy Beast Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has retired with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary’s contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past — Don (Ben Kingsley), a former associate who has been hired to assemble a team of criminals to rob a heavily guarded bank. Don wants Gary in on the job, and is less than pleased by Gary’s unwillingness to volunteer his services.

    Movie was ok and the heist was also not that good. What made it interesting or engrossing is that Gary and everyone around is so scared of Don and then later Gary is so scared of Teddy the crime lord.

    Ben Kingsley was brilliant as the menacing psychopathic gangster – his character is the complete opposite of Gandhi that he has played before. He deserved the Oscar nomination that he got as Best Supporting Actor. Ray Winstone was very good as Gary. Ian McShane was also terrifying as Teddy. Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall and Julianne White were good too.

  18. narad_muni 11 years ago

    Now you see me – Its an enjoyable movie …its fast paced, crisp editing, good background score..doesnt give u much time to think. It keeps you engaged but it’s not great, the suspense is not nail-biting and the climax doesn’t leave you spellbound. Someone compared it with Prestige…to me, it is not even close. Decent one-time watch

    In the Wild – I had heard about this movie a lot but never managed to see it. I loved this movie.. Its based on a real life story of a boy who gave up everything after graduation and set off for the pursuit of truth and his experiences thereafter. The movie is lazily paced…and it might be a touch boring for some people… but it’s perfectly fine for this kind of a movie.
    The music deserves special mention – both the background score and the few songs which appear here n there are mesmerizing. The cinematography is one of the best I have ever seen – brilliant! Emile Hirsch gives a fabulous performance.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      I thought Now You See Me – “was very entertaining and very good and I almost loved the movie till the ridiculous twist at the end ruined it all. ” Link

      I had mixed feelings on Into the Wild. Loved the cinematography and the songs. Had posted the songs in the themes thread. Link

      My comment on it about how they romanticized the movie. Link

      Have seen Unforgiven a couple of times but its been a while. Loved it back then. Agree that Gene Hackman was very good.

      • cr7 11 years ago

        I found in to the wild kind of pointless . I agree about the cinematography and bgm .

  19. narad_muni 11 years ago

    Unforgiven – Rewatch..and loved it even more. This is the ultimate Western movie which only Clint Eastwood can deliver. Everything is so good about this movie – the performance, the cinematography, screenplay – amazing. In particular, Gene Hckman’s act as the bad ass sheriff is astounding and deserves the Oscar. The screenplay might not be very fast-paced but it is damn gripping… the tension is never let off. This is a true classic and should not be missed by anybody who loves ‘western’ movies.

    Gran Torino – While going through some of Clint Eastwood’s works, found this one which I was not aware of but was highly rated. So, thought of giving it a try and must say I am delighted I did so. It’s a story about an old man who is absollutely lonely after his wife’s demise..He despises his Hmong neighbours. The film is all about how he gets close to the Hmong neighbours and finds a purpose of his life/death in helping the kids in that family ( a boy and a girl). This is a feel good movie, somewhat predictable but its still a good watch thanks to the good performances and honest screenplay…recommended!

    • FS 11 years ago

      Gran torino is a good movie. ending is quite depressive.

  20. cr7 11 years ago

    watched now you see me .It was entertaining most importantly engaging.The movie worked mostly because its fast pace.Liked it. With a better climax it could have join the league of great thrillers but end up being just another decent thriller. performances were good. loved the interpole officer .she looked great and her accent was so cute 😛 .Eisenberg acted almost same like TSN but he did fine.

  21. FS 11 years ago

    Lost Memories – It was engaging and looked fast thriller till the moment they came very close to solve the case. The Climax was the biggest bullshit of all and even the action choreography in the later part of second half was so annoying as if focusing on emotional expressions would solve all the miseries. It was really good until last 30 minutes or so. It lost its track completely.

    The Dark Knight – Not sure when I am gonna stop watching batmam and bourne series along with Avatar.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    The Red Violin (Le Violon Rouge) When the long-lost “red violin,” a rare instrument crafted during the Italian Renaissance, shows up at a modern auction, it reveals its mysterious history — and the lives of its previous owners — in a series of flashbacks spanning three centuries.

    Movie started off well with the guitar maker’s story and I thought it would be a very interesting movie but the movie lost the plot after the little orphan’s story. The violinist plot and the Chinese plot were not bad but they seemed deliberately stretched. Did not understand what was the point of the movie. It just went on and on with no purpose and the last hour or so (Samuel L. Jackson) was so boring and pointless. Did not understand how the woman’s future told by the fortune teller became the violin’s future.

    The little kid who played the orphan acted very well. Samuel L. Jackson was ok. Jason Flemyng,
    Greta Scacchi were good.

    • hithere 11 years ago

      Have seen it longtime back, only remember Greta Scacchi 🙂

  23. hithere 11 years ago

    Shudh Desi Romance – Except for likable performances and some good music there is nothing in the movie. The screenplay is ultra-contrived. And it is very far from real world. And it ends with contradiction – **Spoilers** That they are commitment phobic (open door) but expect other to make tea more than two days (Commitment)! **End Spoileres**

    BA Pass – It was more of Bra-fest. It is dark. If you ask me, I will say this is more realistic movie than SDR. Slow and repetitive in parts but it is okay.

    • Baba 11 years ago

      i suspected SDR to be like that from promos itself. never wanted to see it in theatre but will see in tv just to bash it 😉 BA Pass i wanted to see in theatre but cudnt get time.i think it will be good and yes even from promos, the treatment looked far more realistic. it is not hyped as it does not have critic-fav nonactors parineeti and sushant singh rajput.

    • narad_muni 11 years ago

      Are there lots of kisses and smooches? 😉 How is the new girl.. is she hot?

      • hithere 11 years ago

        New girl is good. She kind of looks like Sonam K. There are kisses but nothing sensuous.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Watched Shuddh Desi Romance Agree with you that the screenplay was ultra contrived and it looked very far from real world. Sushant running away from his wedding when he is just about to garland seemed heights. And do people really pay for fake Baraatis?

      And I am not sure if guys like Sushant’s character have commitment issues in real life. And the girl who is ditched at the mandap being so cool about it and then falling for the guy who ditched her seemed incredulous. Also did not like Sushant and Parineeti telling others that they are bhai behen.

      Sushant was ok but seemed miscast. Parineeti basically replayed her Ishaqzaade role. The new girl Vaani has a long face but acted well especially in scenes where she was teasing Sushant. Felt that Sushant had more chemistry with Vaani than Parineeti but they decided to sideline her because Parineeti is the already established actress. Rishi Kapoor was good specially in the scene where Sushant and Parineeti try to casually find about the other from him.

      Except for Shaam Gulaabi I did not like the other songs either and they seemed unnecessary.

      Movie also reminded a lot of the director’s previous movie BBB. Here instead of wedding planners they are fake baraatis.

      • hithere 11 years ago

        “Felt that Sushant had more chemistry with Vaani than Parineeti ”
        Even I felt so.

  24. narad_muni 11 years ago

    Watched couple of Woody Allen movies

    Crimes and Misdemeanors – Similar plot to Matchpoint, or rather, matchpoint has a similar plot to this. But treatment is very very different…. there are lot of subplots running here which are equally interesting. Woody Allen’s track was enjoyable and funny. It touches upon religion, philosophy and human relations, of course. I would consider this to be one of Woody Allen’s best works. Highly recommended.
    Husbands and Wives – As the name suggests, its about married couples and almost every is unsatisfied in their married lives. I think the movie will appeal to couples who have been married for a while, not sure about younger folks. At one point, it was confusing as to who was liking whom, who was dating whom and who was sleeping with whom 😀 Decent watch

    It seems unhappy married relationships and other woman is the common theme of all of Woody Allen’s movies..and it’s pretty clear he understands the nuances of this genre really well. I hope he has done other kind of movies which are good as well. Midnight in Paris was different…I hope to check out some of his other works before I draw a conclusion of him being repetitive. No doubt, he is a great storyteller and it would be nice to see him handling varied genres.

  25. cr7 11 years ago

    Started watching 3 tv series .

    Arrested Development – This weird family is hilarious.finished the first season and loving it . Each and every character is funny. Gob has become one of my all time favorite sitcom character . This is as good as friends,The big bang theory for me .

    Walking dead- Never really liked anything related to zombies.But after watching the fantastic World war Z i decided to try this show out . And it turned out to be excellent . Its really engaging with a very strong story line . Finished season 1 and dying to start season 2 asap.
    The news room-This one is of one genre i never really tried. Political drama . So didn’t have much expectation . But loved it .I didn’t understand many topics because of my lack of knowledge in american politics,economic crisis but it still enjoying it a lot and hooked to it.And its great to see the internal environment of news channels, how they operate .One of the major positives of the newsroom is Extremely well written characters and very well performed by everyone.

    • hithere 11 years ago

      Saw First season of New Room and liked it. It is pro-Democratic.

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      sputnik 10 years ago

      Started watching Arrested Development and agree with you @cr7 that “This weird family is hilarious. Each and every character is funny.” Some of the jokes are very subtle.

      Portia de Rossi looked hot. Just found out that she is a lesbian married to Ellen DeGeneres.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Unknown A seemingly disparate group of men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no knowledge of who they are or how they ended up in their present situation. The strangers must work together to figure out who’s who in order to avoid execution.

    Movie was engrossing. Read some of the threads on IMDB and agree with those who think that there should have been a darker twist. The final twist was too much of a stretch and unnecessary.

    Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper and Jeremy Sisto were all good. Bridget Moynahan was ok. Barry Pepper resembles Jimmy Sheirgill somewhat.


    Red Corner An American businessman finds himself charged with murder and thrown headlong into China’s nightmarish legal system in this tense thriller that was filmed covertly in Beijing for a week without government approval.

    Had watched this movie first back in 2000 and liked it a lot back then. Had also re watched in 2006 or so. Its still engrossing but did not think it was that great this time.

    Richard Gere and Bai Ling were good.


    Woman on Top After her husband, Toninho, is unfaithful, chef Isabella relocates from Brazil to San Francisco, where she starts a successful television cooking show. Soon, Toninho follows Isabella to America to try and win her back in this sexy comedy.

    A couple of scenes were funny but the movie was boring and it had some stupid miracle/magic stuff. Did not like it.

    Penelope Cruz was made to look pretty ordinary till she becomes the TV host. Her husband character was annoying. Mark Feuerstein was ok.

    • hithere 11 years ago

      Red Corner is good. Have seen it multiple times.

    • Man With No Name 10 years ago

      I remember watching Unknown. It was copied and made into a hindi movie called Acid Factory.

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        sputnik 10 years ago

        Have not watched Acid Factory but remember reading about it being copied from Unknown. Its produced by Sanjay Gupta so its a given that the movie will be inspired/copied from somewhere.

  27. FS 11 years ago

    The Quick and the Dead – A lady visits the town ruled by a barbaric gunman to hunt down a man to avenge his past brutality on her family ends up participating in the gunfight battle tournament in which winners take home $100,000.00 reward.

    Gene, Leonardo and Russell Crowe are brilliant in the film as well as Sharon Stone.

    Sharon Stone looked drop dead gorgeous in one of the scene, acted well and able to pull of the role with ease.

    Gene as usual was fantastic and he was in an all perfect mode.

    Leo is a surprise element in this film and god damn he adopted that settings so well, he emote the perfect emotions, emulated cowboy’s tone and body language perfectly and his performance as the role of a young gunslinger is impeccable in his age.

    Russell has nothing much to show off but his screen presence is enough to charm the audience.

    Movie is engaging and had many good moments.

    Thanks Sputnik for the recommendation and it is Highly recommended!!!
    Unforgiven – An old, fatigued and retired bounty hunter / gunslinger is drawn into one last job by a young bounty hunter or hit man related to one of his old acquaintances. The bounty is $1000, $500 each on two men who disfigured a whore with many cuts and brutally injuring her.

    Client Eastwood is brilliant and the climax at the brothel is one hell of a scene that justified the movie’s screenplay to keep the audience engaged throughout.

    Gene once again plays convincingly the character of the brutal & ruthless Sheriff (or the care taker of law) of the town.

    Morgan Freeman has his share of adulations and on the overall movie turns out to be a classic of its kind. Thanks Sputnik for the recommendation and it is Highly Recommended!!!

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Glad you liked both the movies.

    • narad_muni 11 years ago

      main bhi recommed kiya tha 🙂

    • narad_muni 11 years ago

      would recommend another one – Lawless.
      Grim, full of blood and intense, though climax could have been better. excellent perf by Tom Hardy.

      • FS 11 years ago

        Thanks Shilac, will surely catch Lawless. Infact had it in my hard drive for a very long time but its setting put me off from watching it and deleted to make way for other films.

        About the above films, he had recommended me a long time back and off-course credit goes to you too.

        • narad_muni 11 years ago

          was just kidding bro…
          is it a good idea to start some thread by genre? And make it sticky for some time?
          I think we had done something for Koream movies or thrillers…would be a good idea for other genres.

          Would request sputnik or you to start it

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            sputnik 11 years ago

            We have had Korean Movies and Horror movies posts. I was thinking of doing another genre but it will probably be next week.

          • FS 11 years ago

            Shilac & Sputnik – It is there in my mind from a long time. I had made a post on top 100 Comedy movies of Hindi Cinema but I had just named the titles in it. Couldn’t find time to give a brief on all films. Same way I thought of classifying top 100 of different genres from hollywood and it could act as a reference list.

            Here is what i think of… Why not we make a list of different genres collaborating together (for ex: hithere, suprabh, sputnik, bored, serenzy, cr, tulmul, rex, shilac, i one etc…) working for a common goal. Let us make a list of top 100 for different Genres, assign ourselves some commitment to come up with brief reviews for each one of them and tag it as Tanqeed’s top 100.

            Not sure whether everyone will agree or not but I thought it is better to work together than alone so that we can make this site a little different to other blogs.

      • hithere 11 years ago

        lawless is good. Slightly long.

  28. Bored 11 years ago

    Rewatched Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar after 10 years. Liked it back then, and its still likable. The college biking competition remains unique, while most of college life stuff was a regular of nineties cinema.
    As usual Aamir’s film as a whole stands taller than his acting (in fact the guy who played his elder brother did a better job). Some of the cheeky expressions we saw in 3I can be traced to this movie, but it was not jarring back then (probably due to the age factor).

    p.s. – Aamir in shorts is not a pretty sight!

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Love Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Its one of my favorite movies from the 90s and have seen it multiple times.

      Agree on Mamik, the guy who played Aamir’s elder brother. He had a very good role and he acted really well. Had liked him a lot.

    • Baba 11 years ago

      JJWS is my fav aamir khan film. the whole campus ambience was superb. training montage of aamir and others were also impressive.yes aamir in shorts is not a good sight 😉
      it also had very hummable songs. the climax is again thrilling despite we knowing the ending

  29. FS 11 years ago

    Vantage Point – The US president is assassinated in one of the peace process between Arab countries and US held in Turkey. More than the plot/story, it is all about screenplay & direction and how the director wanted to show the angle of assassination from different perspectives. It is bearable when story is retold one or two times but repeating it several time makes it unbearable after a certain point and I experienced the same thing. Good thing is situations are well connected and executed.

    The film could have been shortened by at least half an hour by removing the Newsroom plot and time wasted in retelling the same thing again and again. There are nothing noticeable performances from any of the cast but few action scenes were flexible and choreographed well. Overall a good time pass entertainer unless you don’t get pissed off from the repetition. Thank you Serenzy for the recommendation


    Amores Perros – “A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love – IMDB”. Film was engaging and had some really good moments. It is a kind of realistic as well as artistic film in a way and it is little slow paced but very likable. Thanks sputnik for the recommendation and Recommended!!!


    Unthinkable – This film will come close to “taxi to the dark side” in torture and how prisoners/terrorists are tortured to retrieve information related to imminent threats but “taxi to the dark side was a documentary. The FBI, Military Intelligence and one Interrogator specialist try to get information of out of the terrorist that placed three nuclear bombs at three different locations which are about to explode in 72 hours unless his demands are met.

    It is a psychological thriller and Samuel Jackson has given one of the career best performances. Carrie-Anne Moss has acted well and shows how each one thinks differently although their job is almost the same. It is totally engrossing throughout and climax is also a kind of scary and it goes on to show that how far they can go in torturing terrorists. Thank you Serenzy for the recommendations and it is Highly Recommended!!!


    Midnight in Paris – A Hollywood script writer visits Paris to finish off the pending novel that he has been writing with his wife. He is so much in love with the streets of Paris and its past history that he finds himself visiting back to the 1920’s and meet the likes of Hemmingway’s, his mistress and other great painters, writers, artists and their associates. It also shows the conflicting opinions between him and his fiancée, his in-laws and his views about their future life.

    Film is different but definitely engaging and you get hooked to know about its end or how it might end but unfortunately many may like or dislike the end. I quite didn’t like the end but everything was really good till the end. Performance is also good by various artists. Thank you Rex for the recommendation and it is Recommended!!!

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    The Paperboy Convinced by a death row inmate’s female pen pal that the convict is innocent, a reporter and his brother investigate and discover a case marred by deceit, seduction and betrayal. Meanwhile, one brother falls for the convict’s mysterious confidant.

    Liked the movie but don’t think everyone will like it. Its dark and many will find some of the scenes gross or disturbing.

    Performances were good by almost everyone. Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Macy Gray were very good. Nicole Kidman was excellent. John Cusack was brilliant in a negative role.

  31. aryan 11 years ago

    Chakra Watched last night liked the movie and performances from all the actors specially Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Naseer played the role of Tapori outstanding and Smita love affairs with this two men at a time shows brilliantly.

  32. FS 11 years ago

    Trance – Started really well but got confused in midway & really didn’t understand whats goin on, so pulled out dictionary & checked what ‘trance’ stands for. From then on it was easy to understand the proceedings & film is definitely engaging. It ends with a final blow (twist) to the plot that makes it very interesting film/thriller. Thanks Suprabh for Recommendation & it is Recommended!!!

  33. FS 11 years ago

    The Kings of Summer – After reading so much praise from international media, downloaded this movie and i guess they were smoking weeds. This movie is just a time pass flick and it is good but not to the extent of praise it garnered.

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    sputnik 11 years ago


    I think Top 100 becomes too big and a lot of not so good movies will have to be added just to make the list reach 100. Also its harder to write brief summary for all those movies.

    I think Top 20 might be a better idea and everyone can contribute to that post in comments with their Top 20 or movies that they think are good for that genre or that they would recommend.

    I have been thinking about making a post on Top 20 or Best Courtroom dramas for some time. I will try to get that done by next week.

    Meanwhile someone can else can make a post on Top 20 of some other genre and we all can contribute to that post in comments.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Love Actually Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.

    Movie started of well and it has some funny lines. Part of it is good but it has a lot of cheesy stuff specially with the Christmas truth telling stuff. Hugh Grant playing British Prime Minister was totally ridiculous. Him going around to meet the girl at the end or castigating the US president scenes were so cheesy. Liam Neeson encouraging his kid to go after the girl and the airport scene was so cheesy and unrealistic for a movie that released after 9/11. The couple who are the body doubles shooting the nude scenes part was so bad – mainstream movies don’t usually have scenes that mirror porn scenes and they were not playing porn stars.

    Hugh Grant was doing his usual stuff. Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Bob Thornton were all ok. Bill Nighy was excellent as the aging rock and roll legend.

    • FS 11 years ago

      I liked it very much… The song is really good as well.

  36. Rehan 11 years ago

    watched b A pass very good movie performance form lead actor was not good 3.5 star

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Endless Love After 15-year-old Jade’s father bars her boyfriend, 17-year-old David, from their home, David becomes obsessed with Jade and his burning passion for her — setting off on a course that leads to tragedy in this passionate drama.

    Movie was bad and very weird. There are weird scenes like the 15 year old daughter casually saying Hi to her father while going into her room to have sex with her boyfriend and the mother watching and almost enjoying her 15 year old daughter having sex.

    Brooke Shields looked very pretty but her acting was bad. Martin Hewitt was bad too. James Spader plays Brooke’s brother. This is Tom Cruise’s debut movie and he is in one scene.

    The song Endless Love from the movie by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross was nominated for an Oscar. It’s music is used almost throughout the movie.

  38. narad_muni 11 years ago

    FS – That’s a great suggestion.
    But I think top 100 will be difficult and tedious.

    Let’s start with top 20 or 25 for each genre.
    I am willing to contribute but I am not as knowledgable as you guys.

    Sputnik – will look forward to your post. Hope it will be made sticky!

    I rewatched 500 days of Summer and loved it again.
    This is one of those movies which can be watched several times…the style of narration in unique and very entertaining.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Children of a Lesser God A speech teacher uses unconventional methods to reach his hearing-impaired students, but can’t make headway with the school’s deaf custodian, who thinks it’s better to stay in the safety of her voiceless milieu than to contend with a callous world.

    Movie was good for the most part but the climax/ending was disappointing and not everyone will like it. It was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

    William Hurt was very good and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. Marlee Matlin, who is actually deaf in real life, was excellent and won the Oscar for Best Actress. Piper Laurie was ok.

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      sputnik 2 years ago

      William Hurt has passed away. RIP.

      Liked him in Children of a Lesser God, The Big Chill, The Village and A History of Violence.

  40. FS 11 years ago

    The Walking Dead – thanks to Cr I completed watching this series. I must say first season should come in top 10 series of all time. Later two seasons are dragged but still engaging & some episodes are thouroughly enjoyable. Waiting for season 4.

    I guess it will take ages to Indian television to come up with something like this. The zombies are made to look so real that when the characters poke an iron rod into the forehead or slaughter with sword or kill it with a knife, u literally feel its real.

    Have u seen Dexter cr? & how is 24?

    • cr7 11 years ago

      You’re welcome 🙂 . Haven’t seen Dexter yet .But I heard it is very good. i may start it soon . Seen the first two seasons of 24 .It is a very fast paced thriller with a really interesting follows the real time method of narration .Each season covers 24 hours . i liked it but not as much as i liked other thrillers like prison break .No flaw in the making but 24 episodes each season is too much .But if u like thrillers u’ll enjoy it . Btw have u seen Sherlock yet ? If not i would say watch it first .only 3 episodes per season .it is one of the best tv series in present time .And the season 3 is coming next month so if u like it u won’t have to wait much longer for the next season .

      • FS 11 years ago

        Cr – I have been advised to watch dexter and shelrlock holmes first before i check into other series. Dexter and 24 are already into 8 seasons so I’l start from 7/8 season. Thanks for your recommendation 🙂

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Watched Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Movie had a few funny scenes in the first half but the second half was totally bad. It wanted to be a AAA but it was worse than APKGK. Too much stupid melodrama. There is stuff from 80s and 90s movies like the mother-son angle with song and stuff and the father being the Don/criminal and watch stuff.

    Rajkumar Santoshi seemed totally confused as to what he wanted to make. The movie was silly nonsensical comedy one minute melodramatic tearjerker another minute OTT action movie another minute and so on.

    Shahid Kapoor was very good in some scenes and he overacted in some. The movie is totally Shahid vehicle – allowing him opportunity to do comedy, OTT action and some serious emotional scenes. Ileana has a role similar to Asin’s social worker in Ghajini and she was bad. Padmini Kolhapuri was irritating. Darshan Zariwala, Sourabh Shukla and Zakir Hussain were good.

  42. FS 11 years ago

    Hot Fuz – this reminds me of Apple fiz… Movie is an action comical drama although 80% its content is over the top. It is a timepass movie with some good comical situations.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Watched Grand Masti Movie was hilarious for the most part but it kind of lost steam at the end. Some scenes were ROLF funny. Its very bold by Indian standards. Its crude, vulgar, full of double meaning dialogues – a total adult sex comedy.

    Scenes are copied from other adult comedies – Austin Powers movies (tent scene and Riteish statue peeing scene), Naked Gun 2 1/2 (rocket launch scene), There’s Something About Mary (cat scene), American Pie (Aftab and Vivek kissing scene) and other ads. I thought the principal dragging student to the tree scene was spoof of Agneepath scene.

    Riteish, Vivek and Aftab were ok. Bruna Abdullah,
    Kainaat Arora and Maryam Zakaria did what they were supposed to. Sonalee Kulkarni, Manjari Phadnis and Karisma Tanha were ok.

  44. cr7 11 years ago

    The Good Road – This film had a honest topic .both stories are pretty simple but heartwarming . But the screenplay as well as the story is disjointed . So It never really got exciting . The lack of dialogues didn’t help too. So it was only 90 mins long but finished it in two sittings. Still it ends up being a decent movie because of the simplicity.It hardly gets cliche or OTT. Specially Liked the scenes between the truck driver and kid.the second story about prostitution was hard hitting which could have been executed in a better way.Film has many cuss words . Girls used cuss word ,cuss words were used in front of a child . Performances are pretty average.The kid’s parents were worst. the kid was best.

  45. Anjanpur685Miles 11 years ago


    Thanks for his review. That guy is sensible.
    Still I wish to watch “the good road” and take the call after that.

  46. Suprabh 11 years ago

    To be honest, I so wish The good road wins an oscar (even though I haven’t seen it yet), so that all these morons can stop discussing it…and these snobs and slobs can just shut up.. I want them to shut up because this is not about oscars and the film worthy enough anymore.. Its about my cinema sense is better than yours

    • hithere 11 years ago

      IMO only criteria to be a member who nominate movies from India to Oscar is that they should have watched all foreign nominated movies in last ten years.
      It is like sending a sprinter who does 11 seconds in National but where he is being sent people are doing below 10. You need to look at competition.

      ps – It is not about showcasing your culture, if you really want to win. If the goal is to just participate like our Olympians then it is other matter.

  47. Anjanpur685Miles 11 years ago

    Fuck Oscars.

    They wont understand our regional films. Ever !!

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Slap Shot This foul-mouthed classic follows an ex-hockey star who winds up coaching a hapless minor-league club. When the Charlestown Chiefs realize that playing dirty excites the crowd, they become a squad of goon thugs, led by the iconic Hanson brothers.

    Its a sports comedy. Though it was a bit slow paced liked it except for the silly ending. As the link below says this “might seem like the silliest, most outrageous piece of sports fiction that Hollywood has come up with.” but it is actually based on the real world of minor-league hockey.

    Paul Newman was good as usual. Performances by others are good and some of the characters are played by actual players.

    Here is the link to the differences between Slap Shot and the real world of minor-league hockey.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    The Silence (Das letzte Schweigen) When 13-year-old Sinikka goes missing from the same spot where another girl was raped and murdered 23 years earlier, a retired investigator teams up with a younger colleague to unravel the parallel mysteries.

    The movie reminded me of Memories of Murder with the murder and investigation part but the murderer is shown in the very first scene itself. The movie is not open ended about the murderer’s identity at least for the audiences. Here the movie is also about the victim’s families. The movie can be considered almost sympathetic to pedophiles.

    Movie was a bit slow paced but I liked it. Its a very good movie. Excellent performances by Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring and Sebastian Blomberg and good performances by the supporting cast.

    • FS 11 years ago

      I too liked it…

      Lunchbox – This film reminded me of “A Separation (Iranian film that won Oscar)” due to its simplicity. Excellent performance by both the Greats (Irfan Khan and Nawazuddin). Liked very much the lead heroine specially her voice and body language. It could have been a perfect film for the Oscars as these types of films usually win Oscars.

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        sputnik 11 years ago

        Glad you liked The Silence too. I don’t think you mentioned the movie here before or did I miss it?

        • FS 11 years ago

          I had not written any review of it but had said will be watching it & i saw but forget to mention abt it.

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Watched The Lunchbox Movie is fine and some of it is funny too though slow paced but I think the screenplay is quite contrived. Even though there was a long scene I did not understand how the Dabbawalas made the mistake of swapping the lunchboxes. And even if they did it once why would they keep doing it again? And why does Ila not tell her husband that he got the wrong lunchbox and more importantly why would she not tell the Dabbawalla that they delivered it to the wrong address the next day itself?

    I did not understand the point of the beggars on the train singing the same song that is played by Ila’s neighbor (Raja Hindustani song and Saajan song). Initially I thought the movie was set in the 90s when the Raja Hindustani song was playing but its not. I don’t think a story like this is possible in today’s time with the widespread use of cell phones. How come Ila or Saajan do not have a cell phone (don’t remember seeing them with one)? Would they not exchange their phone numbers and may be start talking on the cell phone instead of deciding to meet first?

    The director does not hid the Saajan references – Irfan is named Saajan and the song Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai plays too. Saajan and Ila falling in love through letters and the train scene where he was leaving for Nashik (though the scene did not end the same way) reminded of Sirf Tum.

    Irfan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawaz all acted very well. Bharati Achrekar makes her presence felt just by her voice.

    I am not sure it would have been nominated for an Oscar if it was the official entry. I don’t think its in the same league as A Separation though the style might be similar.

  51. Bored 11 years ago

    Nah its nowhr near to A Separation. Just a feel good movie without much logic (not a big deal in Bollywood). I also wondered how the same mistake can be repeated on a daily basis. Good catch on the Saajan references – though it wasnt needed in this movie. Sometimes good acting makes u ignore the flaws of the movie.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Even the scene where Ila keeps drinking water while waiting for Saajan in the restaurant is similar to the scene where Salman keeps drinking water while waiting for Madhuri in the restaurant. The lonely housewife whose husband is cheating on her part was similar to Dhobi Ghat.

      Yes its definitely a feel good movie. What works majorly for the movie is that it is so earthy and the characters of Saajan and Sheikh are not perfect – Saajan hating to have to train Sheikh and just about tolerating him initially and Aslam being somewhat annoying and almost a phony.

      “Sometimes good acting makes u ignore the flaws of the movie.”

      Agree. Here the acting was very good so it makes the movie much more likeable despite the flaws.

  52. Bored 11 years ago

    @Sputnik – Now u r forcing me to revisit Saajan! 🙁

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      I think parts of it at least have not aged well. I revisited it a few years back and the climax seemed dragged and there were scenes with lightning and thunder strikes in the background with heavy duty dialogues.

  53. FS 11 years ago

    The Newsroom – completed season1 – one word OUTSTANDING!!! The performances of lead characters & their chemistry is the only thing that keeps u hooked & yes – the little researched topics, execution & good screenplay does the trick as well but you can’t sit & watch the same thing in each episode unless the lead characters don’t influence u. Will & Mac both are just fantastic with sparkling chemistry. Would definitely recommend everyone to watch & their communication is sheer out of the world – expertise

    Breaking Bad – completed season 1 but nothing was special abt it. Really don’t understand why it is rated so high? It is ok until nw & lets see whats there in rest of the seasons.

    • cr7 11 years ago

      Glad u liked The newsroom .i assume u watched it after my recommendation 😛 . Agree with whatever u said about the newsroom .besides mac & will i liked the supporting cast too .they are too good. Jim,maggie,sloan,dev patel(forgot his character name),don . The lady who played mac is kind of an over actress . But i absolutely loved jeff daniels as will .Now about breaking bad i liked it from the first episode itself . But a lot of ppl has said that they didn’t like the first season and it was slow . But i would request u to continue watching it. 2nd season is comparatively fast paced. 4th season is the high point.I am sure u will be amazed by the development of each character . I am currently watching the 5th season and its epic. loving every bit of it .The best series i’ve ever seen .

      • FS 11 years ago

        Yes Cr, its after ur recommendation i started the newsroom & will download season 2 tom. Sloan is a BEAUTY & magie is literally like a magie noodle (available anytime). Jim is also fantastic but due to their complicated chemistry, they are sidelined many times during few episodes.

        But I absolutely loved the performances of characters… Specially lead’s

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    The Man in the Moon Set in 1950s Louisiana, this coming-of-age drama follows a 14-year-old tomboy as she tries to cope with her budding sensuality and a rivalry with her older sister. Trouble begins to brew when the siblings both fall for their dreamy new neighbor.

    Movie felt like some idyllic movie set in the South in the 50s but turned out that it is based on a true story.

    Its Reese Witherspoon’s debut movie as the 14 year old Dani and she acted really well. Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Jason London were good. Emily Warfield looked pretty and acted well as the elder sister.


    Seven Days (Les 7 Jours du Talion; 7 Days) Surgeon Bruno Hamel (Claude Legault) is living a seemingly idyllic life until his young daughter is raped and murdered. Obsessed with vengeance, Bruno concocts a plot to kidnap, torture and execute the man responsible for the crime. Once his plan comes to fruition, he’ll turn himself in.

    Watched two third of the movie but could not complete it was too graphic with the torture scenes.

  55. FS 11 years ago

    The Newsroom Season 2 – Completed 5 episode & must say I am little disappointed this time. Looked as if they deliberately wanted to prolong the series for few more seasons. They are destroying the image of likeable characters even after when everything seemed to fall into right place.

  56. narad_muni 11 years ago

    Lunchbox – It’s an average feel good movie but nowhere as great as what reviews claim it to be. The premise of the movie is flimsy and unrealistic…. there r so many loopholes in the plot! But even if you leave that aside, the romance between the leads is not developed at all.. I mean how they fall in love for each other is not fathomable. The performances are really stand out which elevates the movie from being a mediocre one. Also, some of the shots are taken nicely though influenced by some other movies.
    Someone mentioned about Sirf Tum – I feel that is a underrated movie..only if the director would have controlled the melodrama at the end, it would have been much better. I would rate it better than Lunchbox.

    The Great Gatsby – I loved this movie. The stunning visuals, the screenplay, performances by everyone are superb. I was little disappointed with the Lunchbox but this one satisfied me totally and made the weekend a good one. Highly recommended!

  57. FS 11 years ago

    Completed Newsroom season 2 – From the sixth episode, it gets interesting and reach an all time high at the very end of the last episode. the reason of first 3-4 episodes going slow are in fact justified in the last 4 episodes.

    • cr7 11 years ago

      Man u r running so fast .I haven’t even started season 2 😀

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Fat Man & Little Boy Helming the Manhattan Project, flinty Gen. Leslie R. Groves clashes with head scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer as they race to build the first nuclear bomb. With the deadline looming, Oppenheimer and his colleagues begin to regret their

    Movie looked like one of those reenacted bits from Discovery Channel. John Cusack’s character was a composite of two real life physicists who died in later accidents after the bombs were dropped but the movie showed John Cusack’s character’s accident during the making of the bomb. John Cusack narration/diary thing was annoying and his character was being given unnecessary prominence.

    Paul Newman and Dwight Schultz were good. Did not like John Cusack in it. Laura Dern was ok.

  59. cr7 11 years ago

    Finished Breaking Bad .Goodbye to the greatest tv series ever .Thanks for everything .I feel it will be a long time before we see anything this good on television again .or maybe we won’t ever. will miss u BB .But this was the perfect way to finish it . Every frame was perfection . And this is how u end a series .

    • FS 11 years ago

      Wow is it so good?

      I have finished 7 episodes of bb season 2 & got to tell u it is getting interesting. But there are few episodes that are slow. Everyone are saying its from season 3 that bb gets addictive & lets see, a long way to go.

      I heard dexter ended very badly.. Fans are upset. Hav downloaded all 8 seasons but man when to finish it?

      • cr7 11 years ago

        For me ,it is that good .To sum up Breaking bad was satisfying , TOO satisfying.And i hope u’ll agree with me after u finish watching it 😀 It sets the bar so high for not only television but movies too. Walter white’s story will be tough to match let alone top it.And yes it is season 3 that got most ppl addicted to this show.I think this is one rare show which gets better with each season.i hope u’ll like the next seasons . And it’s better to end a show at it’s prime than to keep it going until it becomes a pain to watch.

        • FS 11 years ago

          On BB season 3, fifth episode. Its getting really interesting but til nw i hav not yet found it so enthralling to give it so high ratings in IMDB. Will definitely try to finish off ASAP

  60. ank_16n 11 years ago

    watched Avengers again i still think its decent movie not best superhero movie the only plus point was assemble cast n grand scale otherwise its below par then some other super-hero movies 😛

    captain America weakest superhero movie before interval it was looking very good watch after imterval it was poor all the way to end….climax was poor n predictable n un-impressive to say the least..!!

    Due date- cudn’t go beyond 1st 20 min tried 2 times but just cudn’t go beyond that…..can’t believe tod phillips can direct this poor flick..!!

    Life of pie good movie only bcoz of its visuals otherwise was just an average flick….the cinematography was brilliant…..the boy suraj was was good but still movie was a little underwhelming..!! 🙁

    Iron man 3 average movie again better than IM2 bust still way below IM 1 …..RDJ is becoming predictable in his style cud have been good if instead of keeping it funny they cud have made it more serious..!!

    will start wolverine 2 n now u see me..!!

    have seen some 15-20 movies in last 2 months but cudn’t comment will try to share some as and when will watch..!!

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    sputnik 11 years ago

    Four Brothers Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered. What seems like a robbery gone wrong turns out to be a hit, and the men vow to exact revenge on the killers.

    Its a time pass masala movie which was fun. There are some twists too and lot of gun violence.

    Mark Wahlberg was good and seems to specialize in roles and movies like these. Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund are good too. Terrence Howard has a small cameo. Josh Charles was good as the dirty cop. Sofía Vergara was irritating. Chiwetel Ejiofor was good in a negative role.

  62. cr7 11 years ago

    watched the croods . Good fun movie . i like animation movies so enjoyed it .

  63. saurabh 11 years ago

    About bb @fs nd @cr7 it is really an awesome series, i was so addicted that i finished till season 4 very quickly. I used to watch it frm 10 pm to 5 am only to stop to download next episodes. Felt very fortunate that it is my first English season. Every character nd everything is very good. It started slow nd it was never too fast or say fast, because focus on emotions of character, nd realness. Intelligency nd hidden comedy is integral part.
    i m a Lil emotional person nd wen i heard that its going to end, i felt like some of my family members gonna die, or i could never see some close frnds. It Ws integral part of my life frm past sm days. Anyway it ended for best, so quality maintain nd tough to achieve.
    ps: its highly addictive if u love to see playing with human relationship nd emotion
    ps2: i was very sad wen mike died. I loved him.
    yet to watch last 8 episodes, so night gonna be awesome.

    • cr7 11 years ago

      I’m glad u liked it so much. And as u said it plays with human relationship and emotions . its all about the development of characters .How each of them changes throughout the series. last 8 episodes are too good .watch it asap. i’m sure u’re gonna love them more. specially last three episodes . btw as u said it is your first english tv series . let me recommend u something. Watch prison break or sherlock next . immediately after breaking other shows will look pale .

      Even i feel bad when mike died .really liked his character .In fact except skyler i liked all major characters. even though she had her reasons but never liked her. 😛

    • FS 11 years ago

      Common Saurabh – Why didn’t you put Spoiler alert before revealing the death of Mike? FUCK……

      I am in 4th season 3rd episode and I want to say that it has 100’s of loopholes dude… I am still not getting why it is being made a cult classic? I would say it is very much interesting even after those flaws and by end of each episode you are tempted to start the next episode ASAP because of the interesting plot it ends with.

      Performance wise, most of the cast are excellent and in character. Development is slow in most of the episodes of all 4 seasons but that is compensated with the acting skills of the characters. Since I am not is US or UK, I would like to know whether “meth” is ‘real’ and is an issue?

      For me Prison Break is better than Breaking Bad. Even Death Note is better 😛

      • cr7 11 years ago

        lol . i always try very hard to avoid these spoilers. specially during game of thrones time .it used to have major spoilers every week .

        we’ll have final talk on Breaking bad after u finish it 😛 . I liked prison break and death note . prison break first season is one of my all time favorite season of any tv show ever . It was just out of the world .Somehow the later seasons didn’t work for me that well. And death note is epic . if i have to rank my favorite tv series(excluding sitcoms) it’ll be-

        1.Breaking Bad 2.Sherlock 3.Game of thrones/Death note/Prison break.

  64. cr7 11 years ago

    Watched “the lunchbox” .Liked it .quite a simple story ,equally simple execution .but it has a inherent charm .Excellent performance by everyone . barring the first 30 mins it is a enjoyable watch.

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      sputnik 11 years ago


      Had liked The Hunt for Red October.

  65. hithere 11 years ago

    Now that new month is here, We expect Sputnik to see Gaysharam and write a review ? 🙂

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      ha ha. Was thinking about doing that but I am not going to do that after Baba’s review 🙂

      • Baba 11 years ago

        no sputnik has to see it. i am sure many want to read his POV on ranbirs butt crack 😉

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          sputnik 11 years ago

          Will watch and comment but not write a review.

          Ranbir seems to have some weird obsession with exposing/wiggling his butt (Saawariya, Chillar Party song, may be Anjaana Anjaani too and now this).

  66. cr7 11 years ago

    watched Dark City . Quite a fascinating movie it was. Depressing,mysterious. Not a big fan of sci fi(haven’t seen many actually) but this one i really liked .

  67. Zacked 11 years ago

    BB is the best series.. i havent watched many.. i started Dexter 1st and finished 4 season and got my hands on BB.. and i was so much into BB that i finished 4 seasons in around 3-4 weeks. After finishing 4 seasons of BB i started Dexter and lol i could not get to watch Dexter..

    The characters of BB and their acting is top notch.. i bet Walter White is the best character to ever grace the TV screen.

    Didnt start BB5 until the finale was released and then finished the whole season in around 3 days. One of the best shows ever..

    The only problem is i dont know what to watch next!!

    • cr7 11 years ago

      LOL .maybe we bb fans need some support group or rehab 😛 . btw if u haven’t watch prison break or sherlock u can try those . As i said said earlier other shows would look pale. Also heard many good things about The wire .

      p.s-u r zacked from ng sb ? arsenal fan? 😀

  68. zacked 11 years ago

    I have watched prison break.. (5 episodes remaining) and sherlock too.. eagerly awaiting the next season, any idea when it will be out?

    Also I am a big fan of wire.. its right up there with breaking bad, if you havent seen it you should try it out..

    Also try out Luther while you at it

    • cr7 11 years ago

      Already downloaded the wire and house of cards. will start both of them soon.But as u said the wire is up there with breaking bad its in top of my queue. what genre is luther?? i am always ready to watch tv series.I like tv series more than i’ll surely watch it. 😀 .About sherlock it was supposed to air on October . but as Benedict Cumberbatch is busy with films so it got delayed .latest news is shooting is finished and post production is going on now . maybe December or January.

      • hithere 11 years ago

        House of Cards is good. But you need to know how US Congress works (like the movie Lincoln) to appreciate it better.

  69. zacked 11 years ago

    Luther is a crime drama series, with Idris Elba playing a detective

  70. John Galt 11 years ago


    She is not telling her husband or the dabbawalas because she feels at least someone is appreciating her.

    She tells in the end when she realizes that her appreciation was short lived and not significant anymore.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      When the husband says you sent Gobi she should have instinctively said “No I did not send that” or “what I sent Gobi?” and that would have ended the movie.

      Now if there were a couple of establishing scenes where the husband is shown not paying attention to what she says/asks like him saying the wrong color of her dress when she was showing her old dress (don’t remember if that scene was before or after the lunchbox swapping scene) then it probably would have made sense when she kept quiet.

      But even then why would she not tell the dabbawalas saying they sent it to the wrong address? Irfan does not appreciate when the lunchbox gets swapped the first time. She just gets a empty lunchbox and she is the one who writes the first note.

      So I think the movie rests on a very flimsy premise.

      If I remember correctly she tells the dabbawalas at the end because she wants to find out his address.

      • John Galt 11 years ago

        I have mentioned in my review that the Dabbawala concept was kinda insignificant (to tell the story they wanted to)..

        I think the writer/director kind of implied from the beginning that Wife is not happy, although I agree they should have shown some instances to substantiate it…However, I think the director started from the premise that the wife is unhappy and I don’t have to prove it (I know it was kinda weird )

        There were too many things missing in the movie and especially the ones necessary to make that connection with the audience.

  71. hithere 11 years ago

    Are you guys mixing threads? 🙂

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