Movie review Chef – does the dish turn out fine!

During one of the scenes in the movie,a shocked Roshan Kalra on hearing his son Arman feign ignorance about the existence of a dish called chole batura mildly rebukes him saying that being the only son of Kalra from Chandni Chowk, he just can’t afford to ask such questions. That’s the underlying essence of this movie Chef. Based on a Hollywood movie by the same name by Jon Favreau, the hindi movie sticks to the original script with mild tweaks in between to suit the sensibility of Indian audience.

Cast –

  • Saif Ali Khan (Roshan Kalra)
  • Padmapriya Janakiraman (Radha Menon)
  • Svar Kamble (Arman)
  • Biju (Milind Soman)
  • Nuzroon (Chandan Roy Sanyal)
  • Vinnie (Sobhita Dhulipala)

Director – Raja Menon

Duration – 2hrs 11minutes

Genre – Family drama

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Movie review – What makes ‘Newton’ exceptional 

There’s a conversation in the beginning of the movie between a senior election instructor (Sanjay Misra) and a government officer kept in reserve for conducting elections (Rao) where in the later asks the former about the way in which he can bring a difference to the world. The former, though amused, tells him that he is too arrogant about his honestly and should instead just do his job right. You take care of your work and the rest of the things will fall in place. Yes that’s how simple it is. In the last quarter of this year, here comes a movie that makes one sit up and be aware of our surroundings in a way that most of the urban population don’t even know about.

Cast –

  • Rajkummar Rao (Nutan Kumar aka Newton Kumar)
  • Pankaj Tripathi (Aatma Singh)
  • Rajpal Yadav (Loknath) 
  • Anjali Patil (Malko)
  • Mukesh Prajapati (Shambu) 

Director – Amit Masurkar

Duration – 1hr 44 minutes

Genre – Black comedy

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Movie review – Tumhari Sulu (Hindi)

Been quite a while that I stepped out of the house to catch a new Bollywood release.  The rain in Kolkata has been acting childish with torrential downpours on and off. Being an ardent fan of Vidya Balan, it was a impulsive decision to venture out of the house to catch the second show of her latest release Tumhari Sulu at Bioscope, Axis Mall,Kolkata. Here goes my detailed analysis of the movie.

Cast –

  • Vidya Balan (Sulochona aka Sulu)
  • Manav Kaul (Ashok)
  • Neha Dhupia (Maria)
  • RJ Mallishka (Albeli Anjali)
  • Vijay Maurya (Pankaj)
  • Abhishek Sharma (Pranav)

Direction – Suresh Triveni

Duration – 123 minutes

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Movie review – Shubh Mangal Savdhan

Written on 13th September.

I am still at my in laws enjoying pre Durga Puja vacation. Last weekend,an impromptu decision by the husband got us out for lunch and a movie date. Ever since we became parents, this was the first time we decided on doing both together instead of a movie date followed by a month long break for lunch date. I had read some real good reviews about Shubh mangal savdhan and these days, we both seem to have developed a penchant for off beat movies. We decided to give this movie a try and it turned out to be such a breath of fresh air.

Cast –

  • Ayushmann Khurrana (Mudit Sharma)
  • Bhumi Pednekar (Sugandha)
  • Neeraj Sood (Sugandha’s father)
  • Seema Pahwa (Sugandha’s mother)
  • Supriya Shukla (Mudit’s mother)

Director – R S Prasanna

Duration – 119 minutes

Genre – Romance/Comedy
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Movie Review – Bareilly Ki Barfi

Written on 21st August, 2017

Gone are the days when movie date followed by restaurant hopping with the husband was the norm every weekend. Ever since we embraced parenthood, we rarely get enough time to spend at the theaters. So we tend to choose our movies very cautiously to ensure this 2.5 to 3hrs is really not wasted in watching something we wouldn’t like and appreciate .

Last Saturday we decided on watching Bareilly ki Barfi after weighing on the other available options of Toilet ek prem katha and a bengali movie titled Macher Jhol. While my husband wasn’t very impressed with the 2hr plus movie, I fell totally in love with it.
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