• ** No spoilers!

    Actors: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif
    Genre: Action Thriller
    Rating: 2.5/5

    The purpose of TAKT time, in Lean manufacturing is to match production with demand. D2-D1 = 2 years, and D3-D2 = 7 years, and for good reasons. TAKT, incidentally, is also an abbreviation for “Teri Aisi Ki Taisi” – which is protagonist/thief Sahir Khan’s message after every heist, and which singlehandedly brings Indian Mumbai top cops Jai and Ali to Chicago to decipher this case... [read more]

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Naayak

Actors: Ram Charan, Pradeep Rawat, Kajal Agarwal, Amala Paul, Brahmanandam, Posani Krishna Murali, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Ashish Vidhyarthi Genre: Action Drama Rating: 2.5/5 The plot, written by Shiva Akula, involves 2 lookalikes leading parallel lives, one (Siddharth Naayak) as a self-directed organ grinder to Calcutta’s power brokers and with a motive to ward off goondaism … Continue reading

Race 2

Actors: Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Amisha Patel Genre: Action thriller Rating: 2/5 “Race jahan khatam hoti hai, wahin se shuru bhi hoti hai”, said John Abraham, in the end. If that did not give anything away, Race 2, written by Shiraz Ahmed, runs on a contrived plot. The … Continue reading

Dabangg 2

Actors: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raaj, Vinod Khanna, Arbaaz Khan Genre: Action Comedy Rating: 3/5 If you are like me you’d be interested in peripheral aspects of a film, big or small. I could not locate autowallah Ram Lal in the entire film, let me know if you can. This Salman Khan outing as … Continue reading

Talaash

** No plot revelations in this review ** Actors: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Genre:  Suspense Drama Rating: 2.5/5 Written by Zoya Akhtar & Reema Kagti, Talaash is about Surjan Shekhawat, a cop tasked with solving a freak car accident. Set completely in Bombay, involving prostitution for a backdrop, how Suri (short for Surjan) … Continue reading

Thuppakki

Actors: Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan, Jayaram Genre: Action Thriller Rating: 3/5 Written by A. R. Murugadoss, Thuppakki centers around Jihadists, the not-so-well-known sleeper-cell network that is prevalent in India (Mumbai, more so) , and a pumped up captain in the Indian Army who decides to decode it by taking the problem head on. The … Continue reading

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Actors:Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma Genre: Romance, Drama Rating: 3/5 Written by crown prince of Bollywood romantic drama, Aditya Chopra, JTHJ is no less a complex saga of undying love, moral fight, time lapse (a decade, to be precise), a love triangle, set partly in London & partly in Jammu & Kashmir, and is … Continue reading

Rowdy Rathore

Actors: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar Genre: Action-Comedy Rating: 4/5 It’s not so much about herd culture as much it is about make hay while the sun shines. Dabangg and Singham, respectively, had for a protagonist, a moustache-bearing police officer with overbearing mannerisms, always involved in hyperbolic action sequences, interested in a small-town girl, and … Continue reading

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