October 16, 2022

KANTARA (5/5) - {Kannada}


KANTARA - The Legend of the Demigod


Kantara is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language period action drama movie written and directed by Rishab Shetty and produced by Hombale Films. This is about the Legend of the Keraadi Forest area in Coastal Karnataka where a king in 1847 gives his land to Tribals in the Forrest Area in lieu of Demigod to gain peace and prosperity for himself and his family. The tribals have Guliga Deva (a demigod) who warns the King, that if he or his family will ever goes back on the word will face the wrath of the Deity.

Down the generations, the king's successors in 1970 demand the land back from the tribals during the Kola festival and warn about going to court but after a few months dies mysterious death as pronounced by Deva. The movie travels to 1990 when a Forest Department wants to make the place a Reserve Forest area and a village Kambala Champion Shiva (Rishabh Shetty) gets into loggerheads with DRFO officer, Murali (Kishore). The movie is about the conflict between Tribals, Royal Blood, and Forest Department while the folklore of Kola and Demigod is in the background. 

This movie is just fantastic in each frame from beginning to end. The movie is carried solely by Risabh Shetty who is not only in the lead role but also he is the one who has written as well as directed it. It's an amazing screenplay with perfect cinematography, a compelling background score, and flawless direction. The rawness of the jungle and village and the meticulously shot action sequence is the icing on the cake. Rishabh lives this role and looks so natural as tribal youth and what a performance by him in the climax which makes you speechless and awestruck. 

This is another gem from Kannada Film Industry, an Oscar Worthy movie and Must Watch in Theatre.

October 15, 2022

Doctor G (4/5) - {Hindi}


Doctor G - Losing The Male Touch!

Doctor G is a drama-comedy directed by Anubhuti Kashyap. The movie is about a PG Medical Student Uday played by Ayushmann Khurrana who was a lone student in the Gyenic department without his own wish. He struggles to come to terms with being a Male Gyenochologist and has a tough boss Dr. Nandini played by Shefali Shah. While the movie focuses on Uday's character however it also shows gray shades of him with male chauvinism around his family and friends.

The movie is beautifully written and touches on quite a few social issues in a funny yet hard-hitting way. It is a superb direction by Anubhuti Kashyap and Once again Ayushmann Khurrana nailed it with another movie on a social taboo subject. Shefali Shah is as usual flawless and so does Sheeba Chadha with such a strong grip on her character.

It's A Must Watch !!!

October 11, 2022

My Top 25 Movies of Most Versatile Actor Amitabh Bachchan who is a Super Star Of Multiple Generations

Today is the 80th Birth Anniversary of Amitabh Bachchan, so I am trying to put my Top 25 Movies of a great artiste who has entertained us since 1969 and still going strong with his performances. He is indeed the finest Film Actor we have and a flawless person and a great human being. We all pray that he lives long and keeps entertaining us. This is quite difficult to pick the best movies these are my top favorites. 

1. Agneepath (1990)

2. Sholay (2016)

3. Pink (2016)

4. Black (2005)
5. Sarkar (2005)

6. Deewar (1975)

7. Shakti (1982)

8. Kaala Patthar (1979)

September 11, 2022

Sita Ramam - (5/5) - {Telugu}

Sita Ramam - Soldier in Love
Sita Ramam is an Indian Telugu-language period romantic drama written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The movie is set in 1964 and travels between 1985 and 1964 as the story unfolds. The movie starts from the time of 1985, when a Pakistani National Afreen (Rashmika Mandhana) has to fulfill a condition written in her Grand Father's will to deliver a letter written by Ram (Dulquer Salmaan) to Sita (Mrunal Thakur) in Hyderabad, India. While she struggles to find Sita's whereabouts she discovers the story about Ram, who was a soldier serving at the Kashmir border, who gets anonymous love letters from Sita Mahalakshmi and how he finds Sita to propose his love and story thereafter. The story has so many twists and turns, thriller, and suspense, any more information can be a spoiler.

The main backbone of this movie is the very strong screenplay and direction which was superbly done by Hanu Raghavapudi. The Production Design, Background Music, Cinematography, and Handling of Narration were just perfect to make the entire movie interesting from beginning to end. It has all the ingredients for full entertainment be it the way they show characters falling in love, songs, the beautiful locations of Hyderabad and Kashmir in the 60s, sequences where you wonder what can happen next, it was simply a delight. All leading character Dulquer, Mrunal Thakur, and Rashmika has delivered their best performances. 

It's a pure Romantic Movie with the flavor of Patriotism, a little bit of Action, and lots of emotions. Another great one by Telugu Cinema, A MUST-WATCH!!!

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August 13, 2022

777 Charlie (5/5) - {Kannada}

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777 Charlie: A Bond of Unconditional Love
Streaming Platform: Voot

777 Charlie is a Kannada film about a friendship between a dog and a man, directed by Kiranraj K. 777 Charlie is a story about a Labrador Puppy who escapes from a breeder where many dogs are caged and tortured. He struggles to survive and lands up in a housing colony where Dharma (Rakshit Shetty) resides. Dharma is a loner who doesn't have any friends and is hated by everyone around him. After one incident the puppy sees Dharma as a savior and follows him to his house and takes shelter outside his house. One road accident makes Dharma take Charlie to a vet who without his wish has to keep the pup for a few days before the vet doctor finds any family who can adopt Charlie. It shows how it is difficult to keep a pup and at the same time how it develops a bond for life. The story is about how Charlie and Dharma develop bonds that completely change Dharma's life around him, till the time Dharma founds out that Charlie has terminal cancer. This news shooks Dharma and he starts a road trip with Charlie to show her snow in Himachal which Dharma thinks it's her last wish. 

This movie is perfect in all aspects and the most strong point of this movie is its screenplay and direction. In this one movie, the director covers all the issues regarding pet dogs such as Acceptability in Housing Colonies, Illegal Breeding, Impulsive Adoption, Dog Shows, Animal Activist, Army Dog, and how a Dog can change the life of a person with unconditional pure love. The emotions are high and handled in a perfect way without making them melodramatic and showed how a human and dogs understand each other with their emotional bond.

This is one of the kinds of movies that are rarely made in India and everyone MUST watch this. If you are a pet parent you will understand how one can go to any extent for them and the one who doesn't have a pet will learn how deep this bond could be. 777 Charlie may lack the finesse of top world-class movie-making however its screenplay has all the ingredients to qualify for the Film Festival and International Award circuit. 

May 28, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick (5/5)

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick -  Perfecting the Perfection

Top Gun: Maverick is a 2022 American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski. It is the sequel to Classic Cult Top Gun (1986) film. The film stars Tom Cruise as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a test pilot, alongside Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Monica Barbaro, and Val Kilmer. Set 36 years after its predecessor, the movie follows Maverick's return to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (also known as "Top Gun") to train the best pilots for a very critical mission. While he prepares the pilots for the mission he must also confront his past as he trains a group of younger fighter pilots, among them the son of Maverick's best friend Goose.

This movie is more than a perfect one in all aspects, it has an amazing screenplay by Peter Craig and Justin Marks where they kept the soul of the classic hit and build an amazing story on that which itself is a great tribute to Top Gun of 1986. The movie is well directed and full of aerial encounters which are amazingly choreographed with perfect sound effects and cinematography. The camera work, aerial dogfights, and special effects keep you at the edge as if you are sitting behind cockpits.

This movie is all about Tom Cruise who defies the age and gravity by having a great time presenting the maverick in such an amazing way. It really takes quite a courage to build a sequel of such a cult, that too after 36 years and acing it up. 

This movie was one of my favorites as a teenager and it kept the swag of Maverick Characters with his wits, rebels, bike scene, aviator glass, and jacket. My full thumbs up for this, it is a must-watch and also to keep in your movie collection. 

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