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  1. Film Review- Mrs. Serial Killer on Netflix I like the vastness of Bollywood cinema and the offerings mushrooming on Netflix, a platform for some real good cinema for viewers who love to explore different genres. This one from Shirish Kunder deserves applause, for it revamps the dark film category coming out of Bollywood and also highlights the blooming of some slow paced films, in the zip-zap-zoom world of edged-editing in recent cinema. Shrish Kunder brings to the viewers, a film which moves slow as modern-aged snail yet catches the darkness in its most candid form! The star cast is riveting and adds charming darkness to the film equalizing on the pace factor. Thanks to all the Netflix Originals, viewers are having a great time with all the varied offerings on the platform, satiating the need of good cinema across categories. The film opens up with Jacqueline Fernandez fully-zoomed onto, to personify madness, gloom, darkness, despair and a touch of psychotic feel. The first act will engage the audience to sift through the oncoming misery meted out to the lady who's made captive and layer by layer, progresses to the suspense connected to the kidnapped girls in the small hilly town. The film revolves around Mrs.Sona Mujkherjee (Jacqueline Fernandez), Dr.Mrityunjoy Mukherjee (Manoj Bajpai) & Inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina). The star-cast sustains the darkness of the script and unerringly delivers the murder mystery, revolving around the Doctor and his wife. Most of the film runs on the dainty shoulders of Mrs. Sona Mukherjee and she glamorously takes the onus of helping hubby dear, Doctor Mukherjee. The battle for proving his innocence or rather unimaginable twist in the tale intensifies with the presence of Sona's ex-lover in the guise of Inspector probing the murder mystery behind the missing girls and the torturous crime! Part of the film's shot in Uttarkhand's beautiful hilly locales which adds to beauty to an otherwise dark film, especially the pretty old-world British cottages shown in the film. Jacqueline Fernandez, as the wife, the sufferer, the patsy, is fresh, convincing, suave and lends enough mettle to the character of Sona. Manoj Bajpai was born to act and as Doctor, he gets into the skin of the dark character. He is city's famous male gynecologist and not to miss the dialogue of Dr. Mrityunjoy Mukherjee, "a bald hair-stylist." Dr. Mukherjee is in love with his wife and absolutely adores her but the twists in his story creates confusion in the beginning for the viewers suddenly changes, adding intensified darkness to not only the film but also the character. The ex-lover aka Inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina), lends a lot of muscular action to the dark mystery of the missing girls and ensures the viewers, till the end, blame goes to the poor damsel in distress, his beautiful ex-love! The reasonably well toned body in uniform is all out to bang a few tables and crush a few bones while investigating the mysteries and sometimes even falls in the circle of serious doubt.... The praise worthy supporting characters like the sole alive, abducted victim, Ansuhka Tiwari (Zayn Marie Khan), the Lawyer of Dr. Mukherjee, Mr. Brij Rastogi (Darshan Jariwala) are all well balanced out in their deliveries adding extra dark charm to the film ensuring the viewers are not left to suffer on account of slow pace of the film. But hold onto, till the end inches nearer and the viewers are engulfed into the darkness, craving for the closing of the investigation and revealing the real killer !! Get a dose of some dark mystery on Netflix with Mrs. Sona Mukherjee Cast & Crew: Director, Writer, Editor, Music-score : Shirish Kunder, Producers: Farah Khan, Shirish Kunder, Nischay Kuttanda Cinematography: Ravi K. Chandran & Kiran Deohans Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpai, Mohit Raina, Zayn Marie Khan, Darshan Jariwala, Chanda Joshi, Deepak Arora, Anuradha Rajadhyaksha, Rajesh Mavani, Aparajita Bajaj, Nihil Dave
  2. KEDARNATH - The Film Mother Nature knows no boundaries or religion or caste or creed. Humans may invent anything in their best of capabilities but at the end of the road , every living form has to bow down to its creator- the Mother! The film is set in the scenic Kedarnath, a place located in the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river. Beautiful as it is, in its natural form, the place is known for the famous Shivling which looks over the river and attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims and Lord Shiva's followers every year. Mansoor (Shushant Sing Rajput), a shy, reserved and honest Muslim porter gets attracted to the beautiful but rebellious daughter of the local Hindu priest, Mukku (Sarah Ali Khan). The two beautiful souls fall for each other deeper and deeper on the winding roads to the temple. The love story blooms amidst the mountains and the valley leading to bonding of the hearts and thus, romance. Lord Shiva showers enough love on the couple cruising from mundane work to chatting by the Tattu (Mule) trails which Mansoor arranges for the pilgrims and his lady love. He being the strong man in town not only woos our beautiful petite girl but also touches every heart visiting the temple. His motto, to bring a smile on the face of his customer and then running to ring the bell at the temple's gate every time he achieves his goal symbolizes the character's belief in Lord Shiva, as innocent as Shiva is, our man portrays the genuineness with elan.There are sweet, romantic moments between the two Sweethearts, which are beautifully captured by the camera alongside flirting with the sublime scenery. Sara Ali Khan does justice to the bubbly, rebellious yet soft hearted, romantic Hindu girl, who gives up everything for Mansoor. Sushant Singh Rajput on the other hand maintains the bareness of a poor porter while managing to woo the audience from his straight-from-the-heart performance. He not only makes it clear that religion knows only the language of love, not the boundaries set by manipulating and corrupting minds, trying to disrupt peace of humanity, but also tries to bridge Hindus and Muslims of the area surrounding the temple for community's harmony. Director (Abhishek Kapoor) doesn't leave a single frame in the film where the beauty of the place is not heightened by the mesmerizing background score and music tracks created with a lot of love for Shiva by the maestro Amit Trivedi. The track- Namo Namo is energetically soulful, taking the head and the heart closer to Adiyogi. The track is filled with a lot of love and energy that will create a soothing audio-visual effect on the audience. Amit Trivedi takes it one notch higher with every single track. But as the saying goes, every good thing must end, the love story is struck by the wrath of nature leaving the couple devastated as the fury is unleashed on the valley, taking with it everything that falls in its way. The real event was an eye opener to the entire nation to yet another catastrophe caused due to the ill effects of human civilization and growth. When will man instead of creating irrational boundaries of caste-creed, money-status, go down to the real issues of human existence and work towards creating a safer, wiser and cleaner balance between environment and progressive growth? The film will not only evoke strong feelings of devotion for Shiva but will also engulf the audience with visual simplicity, leaving the viewers to ponder and work on ways of symbiotic existence with Mother Nature! Actors: Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Alka Amin, Nitish Bharadwaj, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya, Sonali Sachdev Director: Abhishek Kapoor Cinematography by: Tushar Kanti Ray Story by‎: ‎Abhishek Kapoor‎; ‎Kanika Dhillon Produced by‎: ‎Ronnie Screwvala‎; ‎Pragya Kapoor Music by‎: ‎Amit Trivedi‎; Score By: ‎Hitesh Sonik
  3. Romeo Akbar Walter Official Teaser John Abraham Jackie Shroff Mouni Roy Releasing 12th April.mp4 RAW: Romeo Akbar Waltar Director: Robbie Grewal Actors: John Abraham, Jackie Shroff, Mouni Roy, Sikander Kher, ALka Amin & Suchitra Krishnamurthy Plot: Spy thriller Robby Grewal's film is an interesting human/psychological drama that spins around unsung heroes (spies) of Indian forces.But has a languid pace and so struggles to keep the audience engaged, especially in the first half. The second half of the movie compensates for the first half and proves John Abraham as the suave, rock solid, never-say-die performer backed by Jackie Shroff's well-balanced, stylish & boisterous role as the Chief of RAW, building intrigue which leads to a satisfying end where Walter comes to the forefront revealing a lot about what was going on until the end in subtle ways! Set on the espionage happenings of 1971 Indo-Bangladesh war, the movie revolves around the protagonist Rehmat Ali aka Romeo (John)a bank teller, who is handpicked by the RAW chief Shrikant Rai (Jackie) to serve the nation on foreign soil because of his two significant capabilities - his admirable ability in the art of defense & his skill of mingling in the crowd without a trace. The drama unfolds with a gut wrenching scene where a prisoner is being tortured by the Pakistani counterpart special officer (Khudabaksh Khan), pulling the nail off the nail-bed. There are high and low moments in this film from the performers point of view but storytelling lacks the lusture, leaving the audience wanting for more, especially to cater to the present world audience with extended conscious sensibilities. Lead actors - John and Jackie have justified their roles but the ladies don't impress much with their limited screen presence and short pop up roles weaved around the protagonists. All in all the movie does give a heartfelt tribute to the uncelebrated spies of the nation and manages to connect towards the patriotic feeling, though faintly. Unfortunately the screenplay doesn't strike a chord with the audience inspite of the personal connections of the director with war veterans! Medhavini
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