Review of the Week

JHOOTHA KAHIN KA

Banner: Soham Rockstar Entertainment, Shantketan Entertainments
Producer:
Deepak Mukut, Anuj Sharma
Director:
Smeep Kang
Cast:
Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi\, Nimisha, Mehta, Pujita Ponnada
Review
: Much confusion en   sues when best friends Varun and Karan swap identities hoping to carry on with their romances without any hitch. The film is positioned as a story of comedy of errors. However, saddled with lackluster screenplay, predictable twists, an annoying background score, continuity issues and repeated gags the film falls flat at places . Most of dialogues are enjoyble. Sunny Singh, manages to pull off an act of the confused, innocent sort convincingly, whereas Omkar Kapoor’s over expressive face may get a tad much for you. lilleta Dubey, Manoj joshi had limited scope . Jimmy Shergill is effective with limited screen time. But finally, it is Rishi Kapoor who saves the day here with an assured performance.
The film  has  good  moments of comic relief towards the end but overall the film is enjoyble for youth and family audience.
Analysis: Performance and technically good attempt by all.
verdict: It’s a one time watch family film.

FAMILY OF THAKURGANJ

Banner: Lovely World Entertainment
Producer/Director:  
Manoj K. Jha
Cast: 
Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla, Sudhir Pandey,Supriya Pilgaonkar, Pavan Malhotra,     Nandish Singh, Yashpal Sharma, Pranati Rai Prakash, Manoj Pahwa, Mukesh Tiwari
Review: Set in the small town of Thakurganj, this drama revolves around the story of two brothers Nunnu (Jimmy Sheirgill) and Munnu (Nandish Singh). With different ideologies in life will they part ways or be together to fight against the injustice they suffer?
Analysis: It’s a weak woven story. But actors like  Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla and Supriya pull off fine performances.  Director failed to keep the lengthy story engrossing.
Verdict: The film has limited scope.

PENALTY

Banner: Tenzanite

Producer: Nilesh Sakhiya, Aditya Shrivastava, Ritu Shrivastava
Director:
Shubham Singh
Cast:
Lukram Smil, Kay Kay Menon, Shashank Arora, Manjot Singh, Aakash Dabhade      
Review
: The story is based on true events. And director has successfully brought this true story on to the big screen. The music directors  have carried a high feel throughout the movie. The football scenes are absolutely realistic and don’t make you feel that it is staged.
Analysis: The performance of the lead cast, Kay Kay Menon has given one of his best performances as the coach,. The movie is must watch.
Verdict: It’s a another sports film on racism, the film lacs face value, opened to average houses may does well with the word of mouth publicity.

SMILE PLEASE

Banner: Hashtag Film Studios, Krtyavat Producer
Producer: 
Nisha Sujan & Saanika Gandhi
Director:
Vikram Phadnis
Cast:
Mukta Barve, Lalit Prabhakar, Prasad Oak

Review: Nandini Joshi, an award-winning photographer, is going through a personal crisis. Even as her busy husband and stubborn daughter continue to neglect her, Nandini struggles to find a sense of purpose and dignity. Will she ever rediscover the lost verve for life?
Analysis: Director successfully handles the chemistry between these characters. He has an eye for visual composition, which makes the film looks rich. The film  can still be recommended primarily for the subject and the performances.
Verdict: The may do well with the Marathi audience

THE LION KING

Banner: Walt Disney Pictures, Fairview Entertainment
Producer: Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani

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