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Here Comes Chulbul Pandey – Dabaang 2 Review

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Salman Khan is back as Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 2, the second adventure in one of the most successful franchises of all time in Indian cinema. In Dabangg 2, Chulbul Pandey has to battle local dada- politician- strongman Bachcha Bhaiyya (Prakash Raj).

If you expect the film to be as its predecessor, sorry you will be disappointed. This film lacks story, script and screenplay. You take away 2 duets from the film and you are left with Sonakshi having 5mins of screen time in the film. I couldn’t watch Prakash Raj in a dubbed Hindi voice (maybe we have seen too many of his Tamil/Telegu movies in his own voice). The film just goes on without any scene continuity with equal duration of talky portion in-between the songs. But why do we have to look at all that when we have Salman bashing bad guys black and blue in high speed. Salman’s smooth chemistry with the pretty Sonakshi, seeing endless sequence of comedy-song-fight-romance, a climax fight with not 1 but 2 six packs wielding Hunks, and finally an item number from Sexy Kareena makes this a pure entertaining film.  Do you seriously need any more reasons to watch? Guys, this film is Critic proof so please go and see it. I give it 100/10 for pure entertainment.

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Movie Review

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has focused on Jackson’s use of the latest 3D technology by shooting at 48 frames-per-second. Some viewers complain that the picture quality was too eye-poppingly clear that it becomes distracting while others thought that the action sequences were faster than real time ( I really don’ know want they mean). As for me, I saw it in the traditional 24fps 3D and the new Dolby Atmos technology at the Escape cinemas in Express Avenue, Chennai. I felt that the film was too long (169 mins), the dialogue occasionally limped, and there were too many dwarfs and trolls in a “Hobbit ” film to keep track off. CGI creatures look more lifelike and the 3D was pretty flawless, I was bored in between scenes but the last 45 minutes somewhat kicks back into gear, with an extended cameo from Gollum (Andy Serkis, brilliant as always) who plays a riddle game with Bilbo Baggins and a rather superb escape sequence set in an underground environment full of rickety bridges and bottomless gorges. The movie ends as Bilbo and his band gaze upon the kingdom of Erindor and keeps the fans waiting for the next episode of the Hobbit.

I give 8/10

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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Movie Review

 

My Top 5 Tamil Movies Of 2012

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1.Naan E is complete family entertainer;  Rajamouli  delivers an amazing movie which has a CGI housefly as a lead role when the industry solely depends on mass heroes.

2.Pizza – the movie had all the best ingredients for a successful thriller.

3.NKPK : A hilarious comedy film , Vijay Sethupathy shines in his role and show improvements in every other film he is making.

4.Nanban : A flawless Tamil remake of 3 idiots

5. OK OK : A film full of Santhanam’s one liners with the support cast of Udhayanidhi Stalin and Hansika

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Movie Review

 

My Top 5 English Movies Of 2012

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1. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is everything that I hoped it would be and more. But Nolan took his time to craft the conclusion to his trilogy and brought us a natural end to an incredible series.

 

2. Simply put, ARGO is a stunner. From the brilliant opening sequence to the final few frames – it kept everyone on the edge of their seats.

 

3. Avengers; while not perfect, delivers on all fronts and gives us one of the best final action sequence you could hope for in a super hero ensemble.

 

4. Life of PI was a book many considered unfilmable. I also thought how one would keep me entertained till the end, considering that the majority of the book is about a teen boy trapped on a lifeboat with a tiger. But Ang Lee makes it fascinating and so stunning to look at.

 

5. Prometheus delivers a sci-fi experience and story that is nearly unmatched in a modern movie theater experience. Its connection to the “Alien” series films is, from time to time awkwardly handled.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Movie Review