How I spent Friday night, watching middle-aged wannabe Casanovas – Rascals

Take a Deewana Mastana story, twist it a bit so the third guy has a more active role in the film. Take two middle-aged leading men who have lost all sense of maturity, and throw them in with two young girls who are not afraid to strip down to their skivvies at the least provocation. Continue reading

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Retelling the story of a hero – The Legend of Bhagat Singh

The struggle for independence rested on the twin pillars of Gandhi’s non-violent protest and the ‘tit-for-tat by any means possible’ protest spearheaded by Azad, Bismil and Bhagat Singh. The Legend of Bhagat Singh traces the life and times of Bhagat Singh. Continue reading

Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge – this one overstays its welcome by a bit!

Ashwini Dhir’s second directorial venture, Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge is touted as a laugh riot and worthy successor to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s family oriented comedies. It turns out to be neither of those. However it is a languid comedy well suited to family audiences and fairly engaging for the most part. Puneet (Devgan) and Munmun (Konkona Sen Sharma) live in Mumbai in a flat and have one kid. The Hindi teacher at school admonishes the parents for not having imparted any “sanskriti” to their child as the kid does not understand the meaning of Atithi Devo Bhava! And an atithi finally does show up at their door – it is Chachaji from Gorakhpur!
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