REVIEW OF THE WEEK

Badla

Banner : Red Chillies Entertainment & Azure Entertainment
Director : Sujoy Ghosh.
Producer : Gauri Khan, Sunir Khetarpal, Akshai Puri & Gaurav Verma.
Writter : Sujoy Ghosh ,Raj Vasant & Oriol Paulo
Star Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu and Amrita Singh
Music By : Amaal Mallik, Anupam Roy & Clinton Cerejo
Story : The film is adapted from a Spanish film filed as ‘The Invisible Guest’. It is based on a young married entrepreneur finds herself in a locked hotel room next to the body of her dead lover, she hires a prestigious lawyer to help her solve the my  stery of what had really happened.Amitabh bachchan and Tapsee pannu have performed brilliantly. Throughout the film their conversation scenes are well executed. Amrita Singh has done a good job. Credit must be given to director Sujoy Ghosh for making an exceptional murder mystery and a great thriller. Suspense drama dominates till the last scene of the film.story by Oriol Paulo has its novelty,Screenplay & dialogues are well placed,Cinematographer is well captured,Production Values are rich and editing is sharp.The doesn’t provide any relief at any time and even pace gets low at few times and too many flash forward .
BOX OFFICE:The film is targeted at the multiplex audience,youth those who like thrillers, this film is a treat for them, morning shows were average, but later shows improved, may be with the word of mouth publicity film may do good business
(Ratings: 3/5)

Captain Marvel (3D English)

Banners : Marvel Studios
Producer : Kevin Feige
Directors : Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast : Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana, LynchGemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude LawStory : The Kree Empire is threatened by a group of Skrulls, alien shapeshifters.  Vers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is part of a Kree military unit called Starforce. S

he has developed special powers. Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) her mentor, trainer, and commander of Starforce, sends her on a mission to destroy Skrulls led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn).  They capture her. She escapes and lands on the Earth. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) encounter her. They don’t believe in what she tells them about Skrulls but soon realise she is right. They co-operate with her. Vers learns the reason behind her nightmares and about her past. She was a US Air Force pilot and her name is Carol Danvers. She worked with her friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) on a project of Dr. Wendy Lawson (Annette Bening). She also discovers Skrulls are not enemies but refugees fighting for their survival. She also gets to know the reality of Yon and what he is after and the source of her special powers.
Analysis : The film follows the familiar template of such super hero(ine) sci-fi thrillers. The special effects and CGI work is also routine. For the cult followers the most exciting part of the film is the appearance of Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics characters, in some frames. The stunts and action sequences have nothing new to offer.

Verdict : It’s a well-known film franchise. The film’s box office performance is entirely dependent on it.
(Ratings: 3/5)

Phir Ussi Mod Par

Story : It’s the story of Naaz (Jividha) a victim of the scourge of triple talaaq. She falls in love with Shahid (Parmeet Sethi), her childhood friend. They get married secretly.  Shahid’s rich father (Govind Namdev) wants him to marry another girl. Shahid divorces her by announcing triple talaaq.  Pregnant and abandoned by her husband Naaz tries to end her life. She survives somehow. Rashid (Kanwaljit Singh), who runs a dairy and suffers from a terminal illness, supports and marries her. She gives birth to a boy. However, the travails and turmoil of her life don’t end as goons of a Maulana destroy Rashid’s business. He dies. Naaz brings her son up to fulfil Rashid’s dream of making him an engineer. But yet again she finds herself at the crossroad of triple talaaq but this time she decides to fight back.

Analysis : It’s a strong and highly relevant subject. Badly developed screenplay, treatment and direction of the film are its big negatives. It’s full of ‘retro-style’ songs that slow its pace and take the focus away from its strong subject. However, the climax scene is effective. The ‘B’ grade production value and technical standards further degrade its impact and effectiveness.
Verdict : The film may not find much purchase at the Indian box office.
(Ratings: 2/5)

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