Cast- Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mahesh Manjrekar, Paresh Rawal & Adhyan Suman.
Director- Sajid Khan
Plot- An honest temple priest takes on more than he can handle when he bears witness to a murder and gives evidence in a court of law against a powerful landlord in his village.
My Take- This remake of an 80s film, Loud mouth Sajid Khan’s biggest damp squib, making it the years worst film! You need to be brave, courageous and strong to watch this Movie. This more like a Torture than an Entertainer. Sajid Khan Claimed that this is the best movie he made! Unfortunately after giving three back to back entertainers he fails big time!!Presence of Paresh Rawal doesn’t help with comic quotient of the movie. Cant believe why Ajay and Pervesh would do such a film. Only Good thing is songs (those reused)are reasonablly well. Tamanaah look very good but cant be said about her acting.Should you watch this movie? Well, go ahead if you want to see how an illogical movie is made to abuse human brain. I lost my senses after watching this movie and had to wait 24 hours before I could gain some of it. Oh God my Eyes!!
Cast- Ram Charan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj, Mahie Gill & Atul Kulkarni
Director- Apoorva Lakhia
Plot- ACP Vijay Khanna is transferred to Mumbai where he will have do deal with the oil mafia led by Rudra Pratap Teja.
Our take- After super success of Agneepath remake and failure of Himmatwala it is the turn of Zanjeer to continue this remake culture.To execute the original same plot in modern style is not at all easy, especially Amitabh Bachchan classics. Just when you thought that there is some good left in the world, the movie Zanjeer punches you hard and brings you face to face with the disastrous disaster of Hindi Cinema. They Practically Screwed this Remake. I believe that Ram Charan has a good personality but sadly he hams badly with a single expression. Priyanka Chopra is a fine actress we saw her in Barfi but does she have to shed clothes and be an arm candy in the movie? Why? Prakash Raj is Stereo-typed, this is the 7th time he is playing the same role. Mahie Gill is wasted. Unfortunately its Sanjay Dutt who I think has finally portrayed his worst role yet! Apoorva Lakia is one of the worst directors to enter Bollywood, even the best of plots have sucked under him (except Shootout at Lokhandwala, produced by Ekta Kapoor, so figures!). This flick is a fitting example of why remakes have to be made as carefully as possible!.
3. Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Cast- Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma & Kristina Akheeva
Plot- The trio of Dharam (Dharmendra), Paramveer (Sunny Deol) and Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) reunite, this time in the UK. Paramveer opens up the “Yamla Pagla Deewana” club and re-encounters a visit with Dharam and Gajodhar, after their last visit to Canada. Now, the trio are back with double the fun, double the action, with the presence of a fool (Johnny Lever), and double the romance, with the Suman (Neha Sharma), and Paramveer’s love Reet (Kristina Akheeva).
Our take- Remembering the first installment of YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, I enjoyed watching it to a large extent as the film did have many entertaining moments to offer, especially in its second half. And the purpose of mentioning this 2011 hit here is to admit that at times I am really willing to enjoy such illogical comedies ‘leaving the brains behind’ as widely quoted in the trade, when it comes to films like YPD. So expecting a crazy funny film from the Deols, I was there sitting in the theater like a child, eager to laugh along the trio with full spirits. But unfortunately, nothing of that sort happened even after one hour into the film and the Deols failed to give me anything more entertaining than what I had already seen in the promos running on the channels. Actually YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2 turns out to be a complete non performer because its fails at various levels. The star cast is wasted, although I cant expect much from the Deols. Dharmendra should stop acting because he’s fell into a stage where he is making fool of himself. ditto for Bobby Deol who looks & behaves like an idiot in most of the film. Sunny Deol is the only credible guy. I can’t understand what Anupam Kher was doing there. Neha Sharma & Kristiana look pretty & do well. Johnny Lever should stay at home. The monkey exasperates but I would love to frame it as one of the Deols, only with better acting. rritatingly brought-up dialogs, made-up action scenes, CGI, large number of goofs, bad editing, useless songs, even poorer dancing, timid references to Bollywood movies (Golmaal), songs, cleavages, poor depiction of relationships, bad direction, dramatic screenplay, weird sequences, confusing locations, long running time and a parade of counter-attacking humor – that is what YMD 2 is all about. Sangeet Sivan has made a very bad example of a comedy film. Terrible!!!
Cast- Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha & Sonali Bendre
Director- Milan Lutria
Plot- The story of Shoaib, an underworld don who came to power by killing his mentor and has extended his kingdom with the help of his best friend, Javed, and his former lover, Mumtaz.
Our take- With no storyline, no script, bad acting and boring dialogue the movie was doomed to bomb at the box office. The movie could still have managed to evade this ignominy , had it featured good music. It didn’t . The music is bad. It drives you crazy and out of the theatre. The first few minutes of the movie act as a fitting prologue and only the very brave can venture beyond it. Akshay Kumar’s performance is ignorable , stale and dull. Imran Khan is Naturally Unintelligent . Sonakshi misfits in beautifully . The 1st installment was not a perfect movie, but was more on the positive side of gangster movies, but this one is more of a romantic comedy!!There are cheap and childish jokes. Brow beaten and drab one liners. Clichéd depictions of filmy virtues present in 70s movies. Its a task in itself to survive this ordeal .
Cast- Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Namit Das
Director- Raj Kumar Gupta
Plot- A safe cracker claims he has lost his memory when two criminals come calling for their cut of the bank heist loot.
Our take- Ghanchakkar has a very original and interesting premise plus has two of the most versatile actors as the leads. But somehow on screen, the movie didn’t turn up well. Something was lost in translation. In the 2nd half, it became confusing because of various subplots such as Hashmi thinking that Balan is cheating on him. It also seems as if the writers just wanted to kill time with random sequences before the climax.If the 2nd half has confusing moments, the climax is bizarre to say the least. A few dialogues were good and funny but other than that an embarrassment. In the end its a disaster from this two wonderful actors, a disaster leading it upto being among the worst of the year!
Cast- Naseerudin Shah, Sachin Joshi & Sunny Leone
Director- Kaizad Gustad
Plot- Jackpot is a fast-paced thriller con, with sharp comic one-liners and crazy characters, set entirely in Goa against the backdrop of casino boats.
Our take- WOW!!Seriously a movie cant be soo bad!! Dont the people involved in making the film realize what they are doing? Its surprising to see an actor of Nasserudin Shah’s caliber & who is know to select distinct movies plays a pivotal role in this horse shit! Sunny Leone tries hard & eventually turns out to be the best performer here. A serious note to Sachin Joshi, this is your 3rd disaster, the quality of your films keep degrading (He has produced every film he has starred in) you cant act!You dont have a screen presence! You never look the part (I dont want to say you are ugly)! & worse you cant even lip-sync in songs (even the worst actors can do that!) please save your money for some good cause! Dont even wanna start on the mentally challenged direction! The only saving grace is one particular 3 minute romantic song by Mithoon.
Cast- Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel & Bipasha Basu
Director- Abbas Mustan
Plot- Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.
Our take- Sure this made money at the BO & entered the prestigious 100crores club,but does that make this a good movie? Unfortunately no! Sequel to one of the best thrillers in Hindi cinema, this film is a sad excuse of thriller! Based on a shoddy script & pretentious going, this film has everything going against it, to make matters worse the film turns into a unintelligent revenge drama, unlike its predecessor! Saif pulls off another mighty performance but is lead down by a weak script. John Abraham tries really hard, but is hardly convincing as the film antagonist instead looks dumb. The girls Deepika & Jacqueline look sexy & carry their roles well! Anil Kapoor & Ameesha Patel are backed into mouthing some of the most vulgar dialogues & providing some unhumorous comic relief, epic fail! The music is lightning but are clearly forced in the screenplay. Abbas Mustan are known to have given us some of the most finest thrillers agreed they are not always original, but are sure to make you gasp & enjoy with their films, sadly they have failed miserably this time! Better luck next time dynamic duo!
Cast- Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda & Javed Jaffri
Director- Abhinav Kashayap
Plot- A car thief falls in love with a woman whose car he has stolen.
Our take- Yeah! The mentioned above is literally the plot! Agreed many other films have less than that, but alot was expected from this mediocre crass film. Fresh after a string of different roles, awards & success the Kapoor Jr turned towards the mass appeal with this crude film & what is it with him showing his butt again? Another highlight was the inclusion of Ranbir’s real life parents, Rishi Kapoor who has been doing a variety of roles (#respect Agneepath & D-Day) & Neetu Singh who now days appears only in blink a miss roles are degraded to obscene characters, really disheartening! Debutant Palavi Sharda is a pretty face & can act too but her weirdly odd pairing with Ranbir turned the tide against her. Ofcourse, yes the music is terrible! Abhinav Kashyap who had debuted with the super successful Dabangg does a really bad job!Agreed Dabangg was no fancy fare, but at least it entertained! Hopefully this debacle will not hamper the future star of Bollywood – The Kapoor Lad!
Cast- Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan & Anushka Sharma
Director- Vishal Bhardwaj
Plot- Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry’s man friday, Matru. Bijlee’s plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Our take- Vishal Bhardwaj is a maverick director especially for his Shakespeare inspired works & ofcourse Kaminey!!Don’t know what he was thinking when he decided to make this mess. To many cooks spoil the broth is a saying fit for this film, as this film has no particular genre, it shifts between raw drama, romantic comedy & a social film. Pankaj Kapur is a seasoned actor respected & loved by all, but this can be considered his second disaster in row after directing Mausam. Imran Khan tries really hard to get into the character but alas his boyish charms & restricted acting skills make a fool out of himself. Anushka Sharma is the only saving grace here as she portrays the lustful, naughty & cunning top notch. Worse Vishal B is not able to give a sensible ending leading to a soar mouth.
Cast- Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi & Evelyn Sharma
Director- Rohan Sippy
Plot- An actor’s life changes dramatically when he saves a stranger from suicide.
Our take- Rohan Sippy has given us some of entertaining intelligent films & alot was expected from Ayushman’s 2nd film after a successful debut. But it feels as if “Nautanki” was done with us. There is no story as the plot is driven out of punch lines & slapstick, but who can sit through that for 120minutes? The music is melodious but not much to talk about. Ayushman, Siddhart & Pooja Salvi give their 100% to their roles, but what can an actor do with a shoddy screenplay. Nautanki Saala! is a very poor entertainer by Rohan Sippy.
Cast- Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel
Director- Ahishor Solomon
Plot- An average man out to discover the truth behind his daughter’s accident & a corrupt cop trying to uncover stolen goods cross paths.
Our take- What happens when producers of one of the best thrillers of all time A Wednesday & two of the most seasoned actors come together & create a great mess? Its called John Day. The film literally has no sense moreover, it takes around 60 minutes for the film to actually move towards a plot & ends up giving nothing. Its sad to see actors like Nasserudin Shah & Randeep Hooda ham all the way in this unnecessary gore fest of a crap movie.
Cast- Puneet Singh Ratn, Sharvanand, Anaika Soti
Director- Ram Gopal Verma
Plot- A man who comes to 2013 to reinvent the underworld. Armed with the knowledge which he has acquired through research and studies of mistakes made by all previous underworld dons, he starts a company.
Our take- Give to RGV to destroy the memories of his own well made movies, Satya (1998) was a path breaking film in its own right. Here, the sequel with no connection digs deep into the roots of what was left of his legacy. The film does start off well, with an intelligent plot & then suddenly drives into mediocre & mockery cinema. Puneet Singh Ratn has to be the worst leading man of a Hindi language movie ever! who the hell selected him??He is just terrible! One simple question to the producers out their, why the hell do you all still finance a man who has lost his charm, hold on reality & clear sense to make a good film? Why??
Cast- Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan & Himani Chauhan
Director- Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Plot- Sam purchase’s a second hand cellphone and starts getting mysterious calls.
Our take- Another Neil Nitin Mukesh Disaster!!Its surprising to see the directors are actually the writers of the one of the years sleeper hit Table No. 21 & then turn & direct a disaster!!The film does have some of its creepy moments, but most of it is unintentional humor. I remember watching this in the cinema with people laughing & giggling during the supposedly intense sequences. Shame!
Cast- Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel & Puja Gupta
Director- Susi Ganesh
Plot- A struggling artist decides to blackmail a cheating wife of business tycoon. Things never go according to plan.
Our take- Weird films like this raise many big questions in your mind regarding their making and all the people involved in the creative team, behind the screen. Like why??Neil Nitin Mukesh was considered to be the most conventional upcoming star alas his failed option of doing good movies has ended that hope. Ameesha Patel tries to make her comeback after a long hiatus, to her credit she does well.Puja Gupta is just reduced to a pretty face. The film is so idiotic that…damn..i cant come up with a good joke.
Cast- Santosh Barmola, Jitin Gulati & Manjari Phadnis
Director- Gurmeett Singh
Plot- A group of school friends unite for a sea adventures with circumstances lead them into being stranded in the middle of the ocean.
Our Take- The film promised a 3D adventure but instead gave us a comic boring adventure which goes on & on. What do you say about a survival film when you end up rooting for the Sharks & oceans instead of the cast! Epic fail!
Cast- Preity Zinta, Isabelle Adjani & Rhehan Malliek
Director- Prem Soni
Plot- Akash (Rhehan Malliek) and Ishkq (Preity Zinta), two complete strangers, after having met on a train from Rome to Paris, end up spending the evening together in the romantic city. However, owing to a no baggage pact set by Ishkq, the two part ways the next morning without a proper goodbye. Ishkq, being the strong-headed independent girl, moves on, while Akash ends up falling for the girl he spent the evening with. They cross paths once again in Paris but will there be Ishkq In Paris?
Our take – Well what do you expect from the guy who had directed Salman Khan & Kareena Kapoor’s biggest failure Main Aur Mrs Khanna! Produced by Preity Zinta herself, the movie promises a romantic film in the most romantic city of the world, well EPIC FAIL!!The movie is a disaster from the word go. The chemistry between the lead couple is zero as Preity Zinta looks too far fetched for such a role now maybe a couple of years back! Rhehan tries too hard to be the cool guy next door.Plus the music is terrible!. Even a cameo from Salman Khan cant save this disaster in Paris.
Cast- John Abraham, Chitranda Singh & Prachi Desai
Director – Kapil Sharma
Plot- As Ishaan, a music producer who has commitment issues with the women in his life, feels a connection with Gauri, his next-door neighbor, he begins to learn the importance of relationships.
Our Take- Frankly, expectations were not high from this one. A successful man having commitment issues meets the perfect girl with some emotional scenes thrown it, well who hasn’t seen that before.Well i guess that is what the problem is the movie just drags on for 95 minutes or so trying to make us believe this is one of those ” feel good” movies! Guess what we felt good finally walking out of the cinema.
Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Viviek Oberoi, Minnisha Lamba & Paresh Rawal
Director- Anand Kumar
Plot- In the city of Ghaziabad, gang war breaks between two rival groups led by Satbir Singh and Fauji. Thakur Pritam Singh, a corrupt police officer, is transferred to the city to handle the situation.
Our Take – Frankly none had any expectations from this film judging by its idiotic promos, but after watching some misleading efforts undertaken by Arshad Warsi to prepare for this role..damn I am a fool!!..there is nothing much to say about this film, just that it was ridiculous with over the top action scenes with literally every cast member flying around. Sigh! The films people make without thinking.
Cast – Arjun Rampal & Chitranda Singh
Director – Sudhir Mishra
Plot – At a leading ad agency, the battle for the top job between Rahul Verma, the advertising CEO, and Maya Luthra, his ambitious protégée, takes an ugly turn when Maya files a sexual harassment complaint against Rahul.
Our Take – Alot from expected from the maverick director Mr Mishra, alas the film failed on all accounts. A social issues erratically handled turns into a damp squib in the final acts. To their credit Arjun Rampal & Chitranda stood their own with exceptional performances.
The Cast – Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari & Sara Loren
The Director – Vishesh Bhatt
The Plot – A hot-shot fashion and wildlife photographer Vikram gets into a relationship with Nisha. She moves in with him in his palatial house outside of the city. The old world house, made decades ago is as beautiful as it is scary. It holds many secrets which Nisha is soon to unearth; of the life of the man who made it and of Vikram, who is dealing with the mysterious disappearance of his former girlfriend Roshni.
Our Take – Even though the whole franchise are rip offs of certain English, Korean Language movies, both installments were stepping stones in their own ways in matter of music, acting & the way they were portrayed, the 3rd installment is a complete stop to the which could have been a very successful franchise. The funniest part is their is no literally speaking Murder in the whole film! SBAG & Jannat 2 breath a new life into the career of Randeep Hooda, but here he is given the back seat & has less screen time than the female leads!Dont know what prompted him to say Ok to this film. Aditi Rao Hydari & Sara Loren are pretty ladies but its clear how limited talent they have. Vishesh Bhatt, son of Mukesh Bhatt makes his debut as a director with this film, I think he should stick to being among the producers. Music is usually a selling point for films by Vishesh Banner & The Bhatts, here the music is just dull & slows the paces even more. Made at a meager budget, the film managed to reach the profit zone, but clearly this has to be among the worst to come out of the banner.