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Raees – Movie review

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Raees a story set in the late 1980’s in the liquor prohibited state of Gujarat. Raees who lives with his mother in Fathepur lives among community which manufactures hooch and banded liquor.  Raees and his close friend Sadiq join the liquor trade business under Jairaj Seth (Atul Kulkarni) who trades branded liquor. Under Jairaj, Raees learns his trade and thinks of starting his own business. With initial hiccups Raees slowly rises in the business and grows huge , which brings him into the radar of Jaideep Majumdar (Nawazuddin Siddique) an incorruptible cop who makes it point to bring down Raees’s empire. What happens next is the rest of the story.

Raees starts of well and with Shar rukh khan’s screen presence and performance the film is elevated high, but the plot is very predictable and filled with very few scenes with interest to the audience. Nawazuddin Siddique has his own screen space which highlights the film and keeps us engaged.  Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub as Sadiq and Mahira Khan as Raees’s wife Mohsina give a decent performance. Song are well made, but placed randomly creating a slight turbulence. Credit should be given to the production design as the era beautifully was created, which enhanced the story. Raees though moves sluggishly in the second half, would still bring glory. I give it 5/10

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Dear Zindagi – Movie Review

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Kaira ( Alia Bhatt) a cinematographer by profession is looking for herhuge break in films, as she has had enough of doing countless ads and patch work for others. Though her professional life is great her personal life is in shambles as she cannot keep up a decent relationship. She is afraid  when it comes to commitment and breaks it  .This finally get to her when she realizes that it’s affecting her work and behavior and ends up with insomnia. That’s when she meetsDr.Jehangir Khan ( Shah Rukh Khan) a therapist who comes to her rescue. How Kaira fights her demons of her past and present to face reality is the rest of the story.
Dear Zindagi is one the feel good films which actually makes audiences relate to their own lives. Director Guari Shinde gives us a straight forward story with a decent screenplay to achieve this. Alia Bhatt carries the whole film with ease and shines in her role. Shah Rukh Khan adds class without dominating the main cast and adds luster. Duration might be the only culprit which makes it little dull. Though predictable at times, the director keeps the audiences entertained throughout and makes the film flow easily and ends it well. I give it 6/10

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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