Blog Posts by Kunal Guha

  • Miley Naa Miley Hum review

    Cast: Chirag Paswan, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Poonam Dhillon, Sagarika Ghatge, Neeru Singh, Dalip Tahil, Suresh Menon, Kunal Kumar, Shweta Tiwari

    Directed by Tanveer Khan

    Rating: 0.5 *

    Hindi films have always showcased estranged families in a distinct manner. The child, whose parents are parting, has to cry aloud, 'I love mummy and daddy equally' and 'Why can't mummy and daddy live together?' And invariably, he/ she would grow up with a healthy contempt for relationships and an unhealthy addiction towards his/her passion. But Chirag Paswan's acting debut, 'Miley Naa Miley Hum' has his character embrace all these stereotypes and also has him estranged from any facial expressions and from a recognized acting school.

    The story is as banal as a calendar with no pretty pictures. Chirag (Chirag Paswan) leads a dual life. From growing 'angoor' to playing business tycoon, he hops between daddy's (Kabir Bedi) vineyard and mummy's (Poonam Dhillon) palatial sea-side home through the film

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  • RA.One review

    Ra.One

    Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma, Shahana Goswami, Tom Wu

    Directed by Anubhav Sinha

    Rating: Not even One

    Science fiction is an oxymoron. And when this genre is sprinkled with moronic humour and logic takes a beating from hell, you know you've punched your tickets for 'R.A.One'. With metallic blue and red costumes right out of Falguni Pathak's wardrobe, this out-of-console experience offers laughs, dances and androids touching humans in more ways than considered socially acceptable.  Insert coin to read more.

    The film sweeps us into a video game fantasy where anything is possible (with a 175-crore-budget, it better be). Game developer, Shekhar Subramanium (Shahrukh Khan) wants to earn his son, Prateek's (Armaan Verma) love and respect. And the only thing that gives Prateek joy is to see his joystick twiddling to spell doom for the most impossible super-villain ever. So daddy makes a baddie just like that and calls it R.A.One (Arjun Rampal). The game also

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  • Loot review


    Cast: Govinda, Javed Jafferi, Suniel Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mahakshay Chakraborty, Shweta Bhardwaj, Ravi Kissan, Prem Chopra

    Directed by Rajnish Raj Thakur

    Rating: *

    'Jab main lighter jalaunga, toh itni roshani ho jayegi, ki lagega ki Hrithik Roshan aa gaya hain.' When a movie begins with this line, you know you're in a 'comedy of confusions' where the humour has been purchased from a garage sale. If you still have expectations from a Govinda movie, you'll probably even like it, for he does play the kind of role he has before in a trillion films: oversmart, blunt motor-mouth and unpardonably goofy. But if you've reserved those trillion movies for TV, then hang around, this one shouldn't be a while. Sunday blob-buster, anyone?

    Bollywood's second favourite genre after song-and-dance-romance, Crime and comedy, spread over each other like Mallika Sherawat and wet sand. And just like the example, either doesn't shine with or without the other. But 'Loot' actually manages to hit a new

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  • Rascals review

    A still from 'Rascals'RascalsCast: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Chunky Pandey, Satish Kaushik

    Directed by David Dhawan

    Rating: *

    Brand David Dhawan has always urged moviegoers to leave their brains at home. It's easy to pick a hole at this suggestion, who packs to go watch a movie, anyway? But assuming this was possible, can the remaining organs collectively make his movies an enjoyable experience? This is clearly an open debate for another forum. For now, 'Rascals' is yet another from the Dhawan stable that sticks to the staple ingredients that make his films what they're known for: silly gags, women in minimal clothing and rhyming one-liners which are usually insults. Having said that, don't expect anything more or less than just that from this one.

    The film features conmen Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgn) who both spend some time conning others and then each other before landing up in Bangkok. Here, between trying to one-up each other, idiotically duping

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  • Love Breakups Zindagi review

    A still from Love Breakups Zindagi

    Cast: Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza, Cyrus Sahukar, Tisca Chopra, Satyadeep Mishra, Pallavi Sharda

    Directed by Sahil Sangha

    Rating: **

    There are some movies that don't surprise, particularly delight or even entertain but still leave you with little to complain. 'Love Breakup Zindagi' (LBZ) may seem like an excuse for a title by a lazy writer but it is just that kind of a movie. Unobjectionable yet not very appetizing. A bit like the relationship explored in the film. No adultery but no fizz either.

    The film's lead pair is comfortably bored in their respective relationships. Delhi boy, Jai (Zayed Khan) plays tormented boyfriend to a girl who is a female dictator, and an extremely picky and fussy one at that. Yet his only complaint, "She's attractive, successful etc. But meri ghanti nahin baji!" This is Delhi-speak for, "I'm committed but I am still looking." Mumbai girl, Naina (Dia) on the other hand, has the most predictable boyfriend: career driven, successful and preoccupied enough to have

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