Crazy Star Ravichandran has had an amazing year so far. His movies Maanikya along with Sudeep has been the highest grosser of all times. His second movie in the year, Drishya also became a super hit and managed to get rave reviews from the critics and viewers. The star is back with his
Whatever the fate of a Ravichandran movie, two things would never disappoint the audience. One, the songs; it doesn't matter if the music is scored by Hamsalekha or Ravichandran himself. Two, the technical brilliance and visual appeal. Even a basic scene would be shot like a lavishly
That Erode Sundar’s moth-eaten maudlin tale is a throwback to nearly 50 years of yore, should in now way deter enjoying its treacly tinged soulful saga. In Paramashiva, three blood brothers are so fond of their sister they will not even allow a pin hurt her. They will not disobey her commands.
The story revolves around three brothers and a sister. Shiva (Ravichandran), son of Parama Shiva, who always stood by family principles, has two younger brothers --- Raghu (Vijaya Raghavendra) and Shankara (Yashas) and sister Swathi (Sharanya). He marries off Swathi to Chandru
Pocolim is a village where pointless conversations are a way of life. Nothing ever really happens here and the people of Pocolim, well, they just exist.
One night, the old postman Ferdie, receives a letter that is slipped under his door. He realizes that it is the letter he had written 46 years ago to the love of his life, Stefanie Fernandes, asking for her hand in marriage. To his utter shock, he discovers that had never been delivered. All these years Ferdie has lived a life of melancholy regret, believing that Stefanie had rejected him. He decides to find his beloved Fanny (as he fondly called her) and tell her the truth. Where would she be after 46 years? Dead? Happily married? Would she even remember him? Or is Stefanie Fernandes merely a figment of Ferdie's imagination?
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Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
Pocolim, a quaint, fictitious village in Goa symbolizes what FINDING FANNY is all about. Far away from the maddening crowd, unhurried languid pace, the meaning of 'competition' doesn't exist in their dictionary and the inhabitants are kings/queens of their own sweet-sordid world.
So, Finding Fanny reveals not one but two surprising ladies - Deepika and Dimple, who run away with this lustrous film. Angie (Deepika) is the daughter-in-law of Madame Rosalyn (Dimple), two lovely widows living in the Goan village of Pokolim, a place that's gently fallen off the map. Read full review at times of india
Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-7
Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny has survived all those censor controversies and is finally set to hit theatres on Friday. And if the film's line-up is anything to go by -- what with veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapoor sharing screen space with Deepika Padukone,
Some beholders like it big.Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a fine fetishist of the fleshy, spent decades drawing and sculpting the ornately obese, men and women chubbily camouflaged from the world by an abundance of curves -- and by unexpected softness.Botero’s influence in Homi Adajania’s
To start with I am impressed with the fact the director who made a commercial masala film like Cocktail actually made this film. Finding Fanny is not a regular Bollywood film, it's for a very niche audience. Most filmmakers say that their films are different but take my word for it because
Finding Fanny is the cinematic equivalent of enjoying an impromptu island getaway to a destination such as the Maldives. On such a vacation, suddenly your life, which moved at a frenetic pace in the city, becomes languid as you soak in the ocean views and you are lulled into thinking
Finding Fanny revolves around five interesting people from Goa. Finding Fanny by now we all know is not that commercial film, where bullets fly, cars fly, and yes humans too fly (and they do without any superpower, watch Salman Khan’s films for reference). We knew what was on our platter
By the look of things here, you may be forced to believe Goa, or at least the village where this film is set, must be one heck of a sexless place to live in. Every character you meet in this film seems to have a serious problem getting laid. Old man Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah)
Imagine a puppet show as large as a village", says young widow Angie (Padukone) in an introductory voiceover. She attempts to nudge us into the idle world of a Goan village named Pocolim-an off-the-map giant retirement home where Angie is perhaps one of two surviving youngsters.
Finding Fanny is all about love, life and of course Fanny! Five people who are like cheese and chalk go on a road trip to find Fanny. Ferdie (Naseerudin Shah), who is a postman in a quaint Goan village – Pokolim, is shattered when he gets back his love letter unopened after 46 years.
‘Finding Fanny‘ is fashioned like a serio-comic journey, featuring a wooly romantic, a lusty painter, a middle-aged matron, a lithe maiden, and a sulky young fellow. It is an unlikely bunch, getting together for an unlikely reason, and in the way of this kind of film, we are supposed
There is an undeniable pleasure in watching a film that remains true to itself in every frame. Where there are no insecure songs, superfluous characters, overwritten scenes or obvious plot points. Finding fanny is such assured film making that whether you like the movie or not you
For most part of this film, a bunch of fantastic actors are together in a frame, sitting in a blue beaten car, presumably to find Fanny but largely to give us a delightful dollop of entertainment. Set in a sleepy village Pocolim tucked somewhere in the interiors of Goa, 'Finding Fanny'
It's a story of five people on a road trip who set out on a journey with different agendas and discover love, themselves and each other. Angie (Deepika Padukone) plans the trip to help find the love of Ferdie's (Naseeruddin Shah) life. Her friend Savio (Arjun Kapoor) is drive them to their
Catching a team of distinguish talents like Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia with raging superstars like Deepika Padukone and hot favorite Arjun Kapoor in their best powers as actors, servicing not for opening day numbers but for a rich, evocative, quirky,
Set in a picturesque and fictional town called Pocolim, Finding Fanny traces the journey of five peculiar and endearing Goans on their quest to — as the name suggests — find Fanny. While the primary purpose of the road trip is to track down Ferdinand’s (Naseeruddin) long-lost love
The script isn’t a work of genius I admit and so are the caricaturish characters in the film. But they are unpredictable and plotted to care and love. That’s what works. More than anyone it is Don Pedro who has a certain affinity towards large women who work as his muse. A self proclaimed lover
FINDING FANNY is unintentionally funny. There are moments in the film (and many at that) when you can't stop yourself from spontaneous laughter. The scenes are so natural and innovative that you cannot but applaud the genius of the cast on screen as well as director Homi Adajania.
Let's start with the controversy. In the days that have just gone past, a complaint against the movie was registered. The complaint - that 'Fanny' is slang for something not all too pleasing to the ears, and how today's young lot could get affected by this word. That said, the word Fanny
What do you get when you pit one eccentric person, against another? In most cases, you would probably be unsure of how to answer a random question such as this, however, the answer can be found in a 102 minutes of Finding Fanny. Take time out this weekend to watch 5 oddballs
Homi Adajania’s uncanny ability to weave a narrative in a manner that forces your psyche to look for joy, even as it leaves your mind to ponder over the finer nuances of life, has resulted in the film called ‘Finding Fanny’. How often have you thought of extending a helping hand to someone
Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas Naqvi, Mukul Dev, Deepraj Rana
Vikram Bhatt, Sukhmani Sadana
Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
In the midst of the hilly terrains of Summer Hill, a young and enterprising girl AHANA (Bipasha Basu) launches her new, warm and cosy boutique hotel called 'Glendale Forest Lodge' where she meets KUNAL(Imran Abbas) ; a famous author who is one of the first guests at the hotel. All goes well at Glendale till one day, Summer Hill gets attacked by 'something'. Ahana is traumatized by the deaths of her guests and the havoc created because of hotel turning 'unsafe' for visitors. A professor of Zoology, Professor Sadana (Mukul Dev) comes to Summer Hill to help. It's time to fight. She knows her competitor is the epitome of power and danger but she decides to attempt to fight.
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Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
Post a series of horror films in the past (1920, SHAAPIT, HAUNTED, RAAZ), Vikram Bhatt has tried his hand in a completely new genre of monster films with CREATURE. As the title suggests, this time, fear not just has a new face but also is more fearsome as the film is in 3D.
The forests of Himachal Pradesh are not only about their scenic beauty as they are also supposed to take you back to your roots. And, I am not talking about any ordinary roots here. But, before dissecting a movie, which delivers what it promised in the promos, with our logical lenses,
The plot revolves around folklore that there are Brahmarakshas—some kind of creatures who are suffering from the curse of Lord Brahma. These half-men, half-animal creatures, according to the film's story, still exist in Indian jungles because they cannot find salvation.
After watching Creature 3D you will not remain a homo sapiens but will change into a new creature. Let's understand through a story why this will happen. A woman named Ahana, trying her best to look like a girl, has come to Himachal from Mumbai. She has opened a boutique hotel.
With the exception of the ambitious Dangerous Ishq (2012), Vikram Bhatt has, for years now, made the same film over and over again. I'm pretty sure he shot the Raaz series and Haunted 3D on the same Ooty set at one go, lost the footage post-Raaz, reclaimed it and edited it into
For once, while watching Bipasha Basu’s Creature 3D, we loudly laughed at what Vikram Bhatt would have thought would be an extremely horror moment. In the scene, a 10-feet long (as defined in the film), green-coloured lizard-like creature was running on a road like a wild animal
Bipasha Basu‘s upcoming horror flick Creature 3D, directed by Vikram Bhatt, did not give a lot of hopes with its trailer, but the music surprisingly seems quite likeable. Vikram Bhatt is known for having a good ear for music. The compositions and vocals also boast of very big names
I wish I had some knowledge of the Brahmrakshas and their evolution but I am certain that the Vikram Bhatt version isn’t true. Somehow I couldn’t bring myself to believe that priests who couldn’t control their greed turned into monsters! The sequences never adds up to the right number
The 3D in the title is positioned such that it draws your eye immediately, and you know why as soon as the film begins. The Creature, a scaly, long-tailed lizard-type with a semi-human face and green eyes and a loud growl, swishes its tail in your face, just where your 3D dark glasses end
This film is advertised as India’s first ‘creature film’, as if pictures like Jaani Dushman and other ‘nagin’ stuff were about real snakes. But the filmmakers are sort of correct in their claim. The creature in this movie is something we haven’t seen in a Hindi movie before: Half Hulk, the other half dinosaur,
We have seen the posters and the promos, so we know what to expect from Creature 3D. Bollywood's first indigenous creature flick, the film uses director Vikram Bhatt's favorite elements - a hotel/palace in the woods, legendary folklore about supernatural phenomenon, romantic songs,
Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt seems to be following what the popular Ramsay Brothers did in the 80s. Of course now, he has the help of computer generated special effects, which he uses to create weird creatures. The big creature in the movie Creature 3D is a lizard man who is actually
As far as monster-thriller flicks go, Creature (3D) sticks to the basic formula to engage the viewer. It starts off on a promising note, and it feels like writer-director Vikram Bhatt has a story to tell. The ‘Creature’ is introduced in the opening scene itself to let the panic set in early.
Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Rain, Jessica Lowndes, Jonathon Schaech, Gia Mantegna, 50 Cent
Brian A. Miller
Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore
Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore
The Newton Brothers
George Furla, Adam Goldworm, Ho-Sung Pak, Fred Song
A retired New Orleans crime boss and widowed father (Patric) is forced to team up with his best friend (Cusack) to return to the crime world when his daughter (Mantegna) is kidnapped by an old rival (Willis).
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Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-4
The Prince follows a fairly by-the-numbers plot of the angry dad (remember Liam Neeson in *Taken*?) who will break as many bones as necessary and let loose a hail of gunfire in order to bring his daughter to safety. Paul's daughter seems a nice enough college-type girl, but as is always Read full review at times of india More Reviews to Come; Bookmark The Fastest Indian Movie Review Aggregator on The Planet!
Bollywood has over the years been known for its commercial 'masala' films, however, every once in a while, the industry also gives birth to films that tell the real life stories which touch your heart and soul. While the former gets many takers, the latter is fast becoming popular.
When adapted for the big screen, a biopic has to tread its own path. Debutant director Omung Kumar's Mary Kom is based on the incidents in the life of MC Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra), India's most high-profile female pugilist between the years 1991-2007. The film has been shot for the Read full review at times of india
Bollywood Life -Srishti Dixit Rating-8
I was slightly alarmed when I heard about Mary Kom’s run-time being a little over two hours. To package a living person’s story convincingly in that short duration seemed like a Herculean task to me. But as I walked out of the theatre I realised that I had under estimated Omung Kumar’s
Mary Kom is a biographical sports film based on the life of Indian boxer MC Mary Kom also known as Magnificent Mary. There was never a doubt that her story needs to be told. It indeed is an inspiring one. Omung Kumar tries hard to recreate it on celluloid.Mary Kom's father is against
I woke up this morning still thinking about Mary Kom the woman, the Champion, the inspirer who achieved all she did on "Kela and Chai". Of course, all of us know about petite Mary's magnificence, of her incredible struggles, of her defiance of stereotypes and of her disregard for the
Priyanka Chopra isn’t scared to look ordinary or battered for her art’s sake. Her role in the award-winning Barfi!, in which she played the adorable-but-mousy Jhilmil, or her role as a disturbed model in Fashion, earned her that badge of honour.So you are slightly taken aback when you watch
Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar, is a fiercely melodramatic representation of a life too large, multilayered and complex, to be effective in 120 screen minutes. It is an impassioned biopic-powered by an energetic actor (Chopra) who leaves nothing to chance or imagination.
By now ‘Bollywood-ise’ ought to be a word in the Indian dictionary. There are multiple possible definitions of that word. To me, it roughly means making a larger-than-life song and dance out of any subject in order to “entertain” the masses, as it were. My biggest fear before getting into
Biopics are always tricky. They follow a predictable graph, telling the story of a legend that has already been much talked about. How then to still tell a story and make it count? There’s no doubt Magnificent Mary’s story needed to be told. A girl from a forgotten village in Manipur,
Based on the life of five-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom, Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom does punch hard, but somehow misses the right spot. MC Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) is strong, indomitable and madly in love with boxing. From a small village in Manipur, Kangathei,
How many times has a movie touched people in a way that they cried with the characters and rejoiced with their victories? And how many times do they recite the national anthem when the athlete wins yet another gold medal, the country's flag goes up in the stadium and makes the
If you are not aware of the venerated Manipuri boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom, then don't boast of your ignorance. Kom's amazing exploits certainly merit a feature film, given her inspiring journey from Kangathei, a small village in Manipur,
There is no doubt that MC Mary Kom is among one of the finest sports persons India has ever produced, and her achievements can be chronicled on celluloid, but are we ready to visualise a girl from a poor Manipuri village as it is? Director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a highly fictionalised
Mangte Chungneijang Kom, better known as Mary Kom, the gutsy boxer from a remote corner of Manipur, who made her way to the Olympics with merely the power of her passion for the sport, is definitely worthy of a biopic full of reverence. But alas, ironically, debut director Omung
In a scene in the film, Mary’s baby pees on an old paper clipping that was a glimpse of her former glory. In one scene minus any words, the heart wrenching moving story of Mary Kom was conveyed with such brutal conviction. It takes that little to create an impact.
The last time Sanjay Leela Bhansali cast Priyanka Chopra in a film, she was seen swaying and swinging like a ribbon as she danced to Ram chahe Leela Chahe. From gorgeous to gritty, from sensuous to scarred, Priyanka takes a full U-turn and plays the titular role in the much-talked
A searing, powerful and magnificently motivating on screen inspiration on the life, incidents and spirit of India’s boxing pride Mary Kom- five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘Mary Kom’ by debutant director Omung Kumar
The obviously questionable casting of Priyanka Chopra as the lead actress and the choice of the principal shooting locations (Manali, Dharamshala, et al) are the least of the numerous glaring problems that mar first-time director Omung Kumar’s well-intentioned but excessively effusive Mary Kom.
A biopic which starts with the caveat `based on the life incidents of’ immediately makes you suspicious. Why not just say : `based on the life of’? Is it because too many cinematic liberties have been taken in the telling? In other words, is ‘Mary Kom’ really the story of Mangte
Part of the reason why this movie might not make an epic impact like CHAK DE, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG or even PAAN SINGH TOMAR is for the simple reason that a biopic on Mary Kom the boxer is too early in the day. The lady is just 31 years old. Nevertheless [having said that] the
My favourite thing about the film is the genre. Sports, more than biopic. There are so few sports films made here (Chak De! Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Hip Hip Hooray), and I think it should be applauded and encouraged. We celebrate American sports films based on real people
I am delighted. What I have been so long upset about turns out to be least of the problems in Mary Kom. I have had many arguments in the recent past over why casting Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom is a casting disaster. Funnily enough, it is Priyanka who saves this movie, pulls it out of
Look at it from any angle and it's an inspiring story of an individual overcoming a series of odds to triumph.Hailing from an underprivileged background of India's most neglected regions, wanting to excel in a sport considered inappropriate for women by her prejudiced
No other Bollywood actress other than Priyanka Chopra could have fit the character of Mary Kom. After watching the movie, that's the only thing that will cross your mind. `Mary Kom` directed by Omung Kumar is a tribute to the living legend MC Mary Kom. The biopic which traces the
This movie has some good punchy moments with a fantastic performance by Priyanka Chopra. Also, it's not a bad film, but fails to create the magic which was created by 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. 'Mary Kom' is no where close to 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' nor the daredevil efforts of the real life
In one scene in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra, playing the titular boxer, has just received a letter in the mail with promising news. Too excited to wait till her husband is out of the shower, she relays the information to him even as he cranks open the bathroom door a little, still dripping wet,
There’s been a lot of chatter about debutant director Omung Kumar’s decision to cast a glamorous Bollywood star who looks nothing like the actual Mary. This could have gone horribly wrong, but Priyanka meets the challenge head-on. Her shoulders and arms are sculpted to look lethal.
“I lub boxing.” That’s reason enough for Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom to rush through her morning chores — which includes milking a cow — and run to her “coach sir”. She is a rookie with gloves. But no, punches are not new. She has planted plenty of them on village boys who act smart.
Mary Kom deserved better than this. As a sporting icon, as an Indian woman - the two traits this self-proclaimed biopic overtly harps on to serve mediocre melodrama. Mary Kom deserved much more than a Bollywood load of tripe that manipulates every reality of her life to turn her story
Once a boxing champion, Mary Kom, hailing from Manipur, is busy bringing up her twins. At one stage of her life she may have been left trembling with anger because when she went looking for a job, she was offered the post of a havaldar. She grabs her file of important papers,
Last year the biopic on legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag made everyone a more aware than what they already knew about the sportsman. Today, art director Omung Kumar in his directorial debut captures the life of five times world champion boxer Mary Kom
First things first, loud applause for debutant director Omung Kumar – attempting a biopic on a boxing champion most of us had never heard of before her Summer Olympics bronze medal is worth plaudits. Then again, you can see why Kumar chose Kom as his subject – her life reads