Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: The film
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Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Adil Hussain
Direction: Vikramaditya Motwane
‘Lootera’ oozes with the allure of an old-world charm and Sonakshi befittingly plays the heroine of this epic drama. Vikramaditya Motwane’s subtle love story has an inherent appeal but is weighed down by a labored pace.
Sonakshi Sinha is the pampered daughter of a Bengali feudal lord; when a young archaeologist visits, she falls head over heels in love with him. In her previous roles as Rajjo Pandey (Dabangg) and others, she is at best been an effective prop supporting the big superstars. As Pakhi in ‘Lootera’, Sonakshi has ample scope to display her histrionics. Does she do justice to her role? Appearance-wise, there couldn’t have been a better choice; she doesn’t need to make any effort to look her part. Entrusted with a nuanced-role, Sonakshi effectively essays an understated performance.
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Direction: Raj Kumar Gupta
‘Ghanchakkar’ is an unusual film and needs a little patience because the pace is quite slow. In fact, it’s a little too long for a thriller and considering it hardly has any songs to break the monotony, it starts too feel a bit tedious in parts.
The director Raj Kumar Gupta and the lead cast Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi have a very flattering filmography at the moment. Raj Kumar Gupta’s previous films were ‘Aamir’ (2008) and ‘No One Killed Jessica’ (2011) and both received huge critical acclaim. After ‘The Dirty Picture’ and the ‘Kahaani’, it’s as if Vidya can do no wrong. And Emraan has had some of his career’s best roles in recent times, experimenting with unconventional characters in ‘Shanghai’ and ‘Ek Thi Daayan’. Needless to say the anticipation was quite high in ‘Ghanchakkar’.
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Emraan plays the title character in Ghanchakkar - a suave safe-cracker who likes the finer things in life. He decides to pull off one last heist which leads to unexpected confusion and chaos. The question is does he get out of it without losing it and who is conning who? Is Ghanchakkar really Ghanchakkar?
Ghanchakkar: The film
Emraan HashmiOnce tagged as the serial-kisser, Emraan Hashmi is now experimenting with all kinds of roles. He talks to us about this exploratory stage in his career and his experience of working with the Vidya Balan.
Excerpts from the interview:
After films like ‘Shanghai’ and ‘Ek Thi Daayan’, how was the experience of working in a film like ‘Ghanchakkar’?
It’s been great, I have always wanted to do comedy, I don’t like the typical theatrical over-the-top comedy, Bollywood is known for. I knew that when I get a comedy, I would want a film with a great story, with a great character and a film that has different elements in the film, which is a rarity. When the script came to me I just felt that it has got elements of thrill, suspense, comedy, it’s got a mix bag of things and that made it very exciting for me.
What kind of roles does Emraan Hashmi get these days? Do you think filmmakers have a certain slot for you?
There has been an element of surprise in my films and I don’t want to be slotted as anRead More »from Face-to-face with Emraan Hashmi