Horror Story review

Horror Story 2013 Movie Review

Ratings : 3/5 Horror Story Review by Taran Adarsh

Paranormal phenomenon has a mix of the believers and the non-believers, as were these seven youngsters. They were friends from their school / college days and were meeting after many years to celebrate. One of them was leaving to pursue his goal and career abroad. The night of their reunion was supposed to be a farewell party, however it turned out to be just something else.

A chance news announcement on the telly that was playing at the pub caught their attention and soon resulted in a drunken debate and before they knew it they were gate crashing into a hotel, that was popularly believed to be haunted. Their objective was just to have some fun; little did they know that this will turn out to be the most horrendous night of their life, rather, the last night of their life!

Cast & Crew

Director – Ayush Raina
Starring – Karan Kundra, Ravish Desai, Mangesh Hasan Zaidi, Nishant Malkani
Banner – ASA Production and Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Producer – Vikram Bhatt
Release date – 13 September 2013

Horror Story 2013 hindi movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Karan Kundra, Ravish Desai, Mangesh Hasan Zaidi, Nishant Malkani, Nandini Vaid, Sheetal Singh, Aparna Bajpai, Radhika Menon.

John Day review

John Day Movie Review

Ratings : 3/5 John Day Review by Taran Adarsh

A mysterious death of a young girl unfolds a web of secrets and a conspiracy. The father of the girl, Johnday, a simple, honest & god fearing man; Gautam, a nihilistic cop, the key player behind the tragic incident get embroiled and sucked into the deep abyss that turns lethal. The thin line that separates the saint and the beast now stands blurred, broken forever.

Cast & Crew

Director – Ahishor Solomon
Starring – Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel
Music – Kshiti Tarey, Strings
Producers – K. Asif, Anjum Rizvi, Aatef A Khan
Release date – 13 September 2013

John Day movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel, Sharat Saxena, Vipin Sharma, Elena Kazan, Makarand Deshpande.

Grand Masti review

Grand Masti Movie Review

Ratings : 3/5 Grand Masti Review by Taran Adarsh

After a hiatus of 9 years, taking forward the legacy of the brand, the ‘Masti’ team is back again with a sequel ‘Grand Masti’ which promises to be bigger, funnier and dhamakedaar.

Punjab and Haryana high court stayed the release of Grand Masti, scheduled for release on September 13, in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on the grounds of vulgar dialogues and obscene content besides scenes that degrade women.

The high court has directed the Central Board of Film Certification, union ministry of information and broadcasting and Maruti International Films Private Limited, Mumbai, to file their replies on the allegations made in the petition by September 20.

Cast & Crew

Director – Indra Kumar
Starring – Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani
Music – Anand Raj Anand, Sanjeev-Darshan
Producers – Ashok Thakeria, Indra Kumar
Release date – 13 September 2013

Grand Masti movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Manjari Fadnis, Karishma Tanna, Sonalee Kulkarni, Bruna Abdulla, Maryam Zakaria, Kainaat Arora, Suresh Menon, Pradeep Rawat.

Zanjeer 2013 review

Zanjeer 2013 Movie Review

Ratings : 3/5 Zanjeer 2013 Review by Taran Adarsh

Vijay is a brutally honest police officer who has been transferred yet again by the system for chasing the corrupt underworld goons. He is in charge of a case where the key eye witness [Mala] has seen a murder by [Teja]’s Gang and refuses to co-operate. Teja is the head of an oil mafia operation and doesn’t want Ria alive. Vijay manages to convince Ria to give a statement which makes her perpetrators come after her.

He gives her shelter in his house to protect here and soon realizes that she is slowly becoming an important part of his life. He also encounters [Sher Khan] who is into buying and selling of illegal cars. Seeing Vijay’s honesty and determination, Sher Khan turns over a new leaf and mends his ways to transform into a person who now only goes by the book. He has made Vijay a friend for life and will do anything to help him out.

Vijay on the other hand is also battling his inner demons where he is searching for his parents killers. He witnessed their cold blooded murder as a child and the nightmares continue to haunt him till date…

The film revolves around Vijay’s struggle against the system, his battle against his inner demons and the his chase after Teja.

Cast & Crew

Director – Apoorva Lakhia
Starring – Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Mahie Gill, Prakash Raj, Atul Kulkarni
Music – Meet Bros Anjan Ankit, Chirantan Bhatt, Anand Raj Anand
Producers – Puneet Prakash Mehra, Sumeet Prakash Mehra
Release date – 6 September 2013

Zanjeer 2013 movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, and Prakash Raj.

Shuddh Desi Romance review

Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Review

Ratings : 3/5 Shuddh Desi Romance Review by Taran Adarsh

Shuddh Desi Romance is the journey of three restless young people who junk the society’s syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.

Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput), a tourist guide in Jaipur, wants a love in his life, and that’s it. The rest he’s going to figure out along the way.

Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), a part-time instructor in an English speaking institute, has been around the block a few times and knows the scene, warts and all.

Tara (Vaani Kapoor), who’s dying to get out there and fly, knows what’s right for her, but a little experimenting never hurt anybody, did it?

When their lives crisscross, their beliefs get challenged, and their loves, tested.

We all want it all – the love, the attraction, the relationship, the commitment. But when we get it, it may not be in the way we recognise.

From the director of Band Baaja Baaraat and the writer of Chak De! India, comes a very real love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.

Shuddh Desi Romance: a romantic comedy which tells it like it is; and like it isn’t.

Cast & Crew

Director – Maneesh Sharma
Starring – Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Music – Sachin-Jigar
Producer – Aditya Chopra
Banner – Yash Raj Films
Release date – 6 September 2013

Shuddh Desi Romance movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor.

Satyagraha review

Satyagraha Movie Review

Ratings : 4/5 Satyagraha Review by Taran Adarsh

SATYAGRAHA is the story of a man who is a firm believer of Gandhian principles (Amitabh Bachchan), an ambitious entrepreneur who represents the modern India shining philosophy (Ajay Devgn), a social activist who aims to be a politician (Arjun Rampal), a fearless political journalist (Kareena Kapoor) and a wily politician (Manoj Bajpayee) who uses every means to break the system.

Executing a political thriller seems like a cakewalk for Jha, who, by now, is a veteran in this genre of cinema and executes a variety of sequences with aplomb. Note the point in the narrative when Amitabh is released from police custody after Manoj Bajpayee intervenes and the sequence that ensues. There’s another pertinent moment between Amitabh and Ajay – an emotional one, in fact which gets you all moist eyed.

Amitabh Bachchan is incomparable and unmatched yet again, delivering a performance that’s easily one amongst his finest in the recent times. He’s fantastic and also the scene stealer. Ajay Devgn underplays his part brilliantly. He breathes fire where required and handles the poignant moments with extreme care, without going overboard. Kareena Kapoor is effortless yet again, displaying a natural streak while interpreting her character. Arjun Rampal also stands out in a film that boasts of towering performers. That speaks volumes of his range as an actor of calibre and competence. Manoj Bajpayee is vicious and sadistic to the core, flaunting the evil streak to the optimum. Here’s another power-packed performance by this splendid actor. Amrita Rao sparkles in a noteworthy role, leaving a strong impression.

On the whole, SATYAGRAHA is an all-engrossing, compelling drama that mirrors the reality around us. For the splendid drama and the electrifying dramatic highs, I suggest you must watch this hard-hitting fare. Absolutely recommended!

Cast & Crew

Director – Prakash Jha
Starring – Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao
Music – Salim – Sulaiman, Aadesh Shrivastav, Meet Bros Anjan Ankit, Indian Ocean
Producers – Prakash Jha, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Release date – 30 August 2013

Satyagraha movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao.