2 States is a story about journey of a couple, Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad and during the course they fall in love. Complications arise after the course comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai.
The movie begins with a flashback sequence which shows a collision between two buses and conveys a message about the hazards of rash driving and drunken driving. Then the audience is introduced to lovebirds Suri (Vivek) and Sowmya (Deepa Sannidhi), the girl next door. Read full review at times of india
Deccan Herald -BS Srivani Rating-6
Take the scenes involving the horrible highway accident, its immediate aftermath and subsequent surfeit of emotions. The duo better the government intent of educating the masses on the peril of rash driving, with an almost rendering of the mess. Read full review at deccan herald Other Reviews-
Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am
Carlos Saldanha, Don Rhymer
Carlos Saldanha, Don Rhymer
Bruce Anderson, John C. Donkin
Blu, Jewel and their three kids leave their domesticated life in the city of Rio de Janeiro for a journey to the Amazon rainforest where they encounter a menagerie of characters born to be wild.
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Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-7
Geeky ornithologist Tulio (Santoro) and his wife Linda (Mann) are busy trooping around in the Amazon jungle one day when quite by accident, they come across a group of the extremely rare blue macaws. Soon, it's on the news and Jewel happens to see it on TV one morning
Like its 2011 predecessor, it's a charming and cheerful film that really doesn't aspire for much more. It's only been a few years since the first film left off, and Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) appears nicely settled into domestic life with fellow macaw Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three baby birds.
Rio 2 is one of those sweet, generic, full of important lessons about family, ecology and bravery type of animated films that you might enjoy if you have children. It’s visually rich, absolutely undemanding and so stuffed with formulaic plots and sub-plots that even small children will be hooked.
In 2011 Rio won us over with its carnival laden colorful spectacle about a story of two blue macaws Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) whose love story is anything but ordinary. Three years down the line the feathered couple is living it up in a bird sanctuary in Rio De Janeiro,
Blu and Jewel are back. But not alone this time. Three clamorous chicks – Bia, Carla and Tiago, their children accompany them in the sequel Rio 2. It is a brilliant, colorful yet crammed 3-D animated movie with euphoric music set against a story of family reunion and environmental predicaments.
There’s a scene in Rio 2 where when Blu exclaims, “I’m going to the Amazon,” his friend Pedro, says, “Like the website?” That’s how human and domesticated this family of blue macaws is. If you have seen the prequel, you’d know Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel
Blu (Eisenberg), and Jewel (Hathaway), the last Spix’s Macaws in the world now have three kids. While Blu loves civilisation and pancakes, Jewel prefers the jungle and the nuts. When word comes about the possibility of a hidden community of Spix’s Macaws deep in the Amazon,
Katee Sackhoff, Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, James Lafferty, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan, Miguel Sandoval, Katie Parker, Kate Siegel
Mike Flanagan, Jeff Seidman
Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
The Newton Brothers
Marc D. Evans, Trevor Macy
Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' deaths were caused by something else altogether
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Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-7
To begin with, Oculus bears no resemblance to 2008 horror film Mirrors. It is by far one of the most cleverly executed psychological horror films that puts you through hell without resorting to gore. The non-linear narrative structure sees the past overlapping with present, real with unreal,
Developed by Mike Flanagan from a much-liked 2006 short film of his, Oculus’s success as a horror thriller lies in how well it keeps its characters and consequently the audience on their toes. It raises the questions that matter without letting you feel settled about any of the answers it offers.
Mirrors have always caught the fancy of writers who deal with the horror genre. There is something beyond an ordinary reflection that can take you to a dark place. In Oculus we are introduced to one such object that is responsible for multiple deaths over the year.
The thing about most horror films is that there is always that one victim, that one thing that causes people to believe that there is possibly something that is not right about the surroundings. One such story is that of brother-sister duo, Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillian) and Tim Russell (Brenton Thwaites)
Set in the future many years from now, in the fenced-off remnants of a post-war Chicago, the powers-that-be headed by the joyless Jeanine Matthews (Winslet) have society organized into factions. Each faction (Amity, Candor, Erudite, Abnegation and Dauntless) is populated by people
'Divergent' follows the trend of young adult films, set in a dystopian future, where after a great war, the human race has gone through many changes. The remains of the population are segregated into five ‘factions’.People are divided into these factions based on certain inherent qualities
Name this film. Somewhere in the post-apocalyptic future, a select batch of youngsters is put through life-threatening challenges as part of the rigid designs of a controlling society. But one teenage girl dares to defy the system and rebels against the government. You're thinking "The Hunger Games"
If The Hunger Games had never happened, then perhaps Divergent would have been a more compelling experience. But this film treads on much of the same ground - dystopian future, gutsy, teenage warrior heroine, dueling factions, an ominous, omnipresent Big Brother style government.
Based on a popular book series, Divergent is a story set in a dystopic world sometime in the future when society is divided into factions, and as teenagers, you choose which faction would you like to belong to. It is a choice you make for the rest of your lives and it is as good as patriotism,
As Bhoothnath returns to 'Bhoot World' he is greeted with taunts and condemnation from other ghosts for bringing disrepute to the ghost-community for getting bullied by a kid on Earth. Post the humiliation, Bhoothnath decides to redeem himself and come back to scare a bunch of kids.
To counter the dearth of hits year after year, film-makers and leading Studios -- also actors -- have formulated a strategy to woo spectators in hordes: Sequels. The general feeling is, a follow-up to a successful film, by and large, rakes in enormous moolah at the ticket window.
Bhoothnath is one depressed ghost. Deeply humiliated at not having been successful at the one thing all ghosts manage so effortlessly– scaring children —he asks permission to descend from on high, back to earth, and go boo.Upon which he manages (once again, just like in the prequel ‘Bhoothnath’)
All this doesn't go down too well with Bhoothnath who now wants to earn his respect for which he will go back to earth and will have to scare some kids. When he is back on earth, the only kid who can see him is Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao) who is a street smart lad who is not scared of Bhoothnath
If there’s a cute child or adorable puppy in the frame, it’s tough for adults to remain in the spotlight. Something along those lines happens with supernatural comedy Bhoothnath Returns. On the one hand, there’s Bollywood’s seasoned actor Amitabh Bachchan who returns
In our country, movies related to kids were termed as ‘kids flick’ or ‘cartoon films’. There used to be some occasional kids loving films like ‘Bhramachari’, ‘Mr.India’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and few more. But with films like ‘Hanuman’, ‘My Friend Ganesha’ ‘Taare Zameen Par’ & ‘Bhoothnath’ the whole
How do you like a film like Bhoothnath Returns when it’s so difficult to believe in the title of the film, the fact that ghosts exist or even worse that they can contest elections? Off late I have believed in far more astonishing things, like Harman Baweja can STILL act or Ragini MMS 2 did better
Firstly, we feel that the title of this Amitabh Bachchan starrer film is a bit confusing. ‘Election Returns’ or ‘Any Body Can Vote’ could have been the better title for the film. Secondly, we felt that director Nitesh Tiwari forgot that Amitabh Bachchan is playing a ghost in the second half.
Off the screen, the general elections are in full swing. So, on it, silly season, willy-nilly, is well and truly underway. In early March, we were witness to a bitter battle of attrition between a feisty vigilante and a creepy lady politician in a rural outpost in Gulaab Gang.A couple of weeks back,
The film starts off from the conclusion of its first part, following the journey of Kailash Nath to Bhoot world. He has become a butt of jokes for being unable to scare off Banku. As the trailer had suggested he is sent back to earth to clear his name but the ‘technical fault’ of the Bhoot machinery
A conscientious ghost decides to contest elections opposite a criminal candidate and seeks mandate from the gullible public while emphasising on how a worthy candidate shouldn't be judged by the nature of his existence but by his scruples and merit.A dead man versus a dead conscience
Have you ever been stuck behind those overloaded, flopped-all-over gunny sack-on-a-truck thingies? The ones that move slowly, gobble up the road and make you trudge behind slowly, fatigued and frustrated? If you have, you’ll experience deja vu while watching Bhoothnath Returns.
'Bhootnath Returns' displays a bit of heart and a bit of good intention. In this film, Bhootnath (Amitabh Bachchan), the infamously friendly ghost, is desperate to be born again, but the boss of the ‘ghost house’ (which looks eerily similar to Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry)
A spoof within a spoof ? Bhootnath Returns is perhaps one of the most relevant and original ideas to have come out of Bollywood in recent times. Mixing the potent formula of a superstar's charisma, a brilliant child actor who is a natural and touching some sensitive yet necessary social topics,
It is disconcerting to suddenly be told that ghosts don't always result in horror films. In India, they almost never do, because we end up laughing at the screen anyway. Perhaps the term 'horror comedy' generates from here. This is also the self-referential humour Bhoothnath Returns,
It’s a cute concept, and our children’s films could certainly use more panache, but while in the hands of a Rajkumar Hirani this idea would have been gold, and made with brevity this could have been another OMG Oh My God, what we’re given turns out to be merely, wastefully exhausting.
`Bhoothnath Returns` picks up from where `Bhoothnath` left off. A ghost mocked for his inability to scare kids in heaven, returns to the mortal world to try his hand with some urban Mumbaikars. With little success in scaring children, the ghost turns to change lives of the oppressed
There was a time in Hindi cinema when any film with a message, patriotic or otherwise, ended up being jingoistic and sermonic. Then Rajkumar Hirani happened and he crafted an impeccable blend; his satires were perfectly pitched, they addressed real issues and at the same time
BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is a bit trite when it begins, but as the film progresses, especially, deep into the first half itself, the true meaning of the film emerges. And although it ends up preaching, this is one instance when you will not mind this sermon.
The twist, of course, is that it's a 60-something-year-old invisible ghost who's seeking votes. Having humiliated himself in the ghost community for failing to scare a little boy the last time around (in the 2008 film), our hapless hero Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) is dispatched once again
Bhootnath Returns is unnecessarily bloated. It has far too much sermonising. The narrative is simplistic and naïve. And yet I recommend that you see the film — because it is also heartfelt, genuinely moving and, for the first half at least, slyly funny.
After his last visit to earth (prequel), Bhoothnath (Bachchan) goes back to exotic Bhoothworld, where ghosts lavishly live it up. Though it's run like a sarkari organization with departments like 'Reincarnation Section', 'Bhooth Mail', et al. Lol!. 'BN' is ridiculed by his gang-of-ghosts at his
The timing is correct. At a time when the country is in the throes of an important general election, director Nitesh Tiwari's (who had earlier co-directed Chillar Party with Vikas Bhal) second directorial venture Bhootnath Returns (worthy sequel to Bhootnath, 2008)
The fad of funny ghosts seems to be catching up in Hindi cinema. Only recently we had Gang of Ghosts, a supposed comedy cum satire on the growing commercialisation of India and now we have yet another social satire, this time in the form of a sequel Bhootnath Returns.
This sequel takes off from here the first part, 2008's Bhoothnath ended. Kailash Nath a.k.a Bhoothnath is unsuccessful in scaring of a little boy named Banku, and eventually ends up becoming his friend. His family carries out a prayer meet for him, and Kailash Nath eventually reaches
So, in effect, there are two films in one. The first half is breezy. When Akhrot warms up to Bhoothnath he wants to know if ghosts sleep, shower, or feel hungry. Their equation is superb – they sing a rap song about Dharavi, solve crimes, and at times, the ghost is admonished by the
Bhoothnath Returns couldn't have come at a more topical time. With election captivating the imagination of the country, the film raises pertinent points on how politicians need to be more accountable to the public and do their job and the people in turn need to be responsible citizens and vote.
In his election campaign speech, Bhoothnath, the ghost played by Amitabh Bachchan and who decides to contest elections against corrupt neta Bhau (Boman Irani), explains to the crowd the quandary our country faces often – we never vote for the best candidate, but for the least worst.
Kailash Nath a.k.a. Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) is back in town with Bhoothnath Returns. After spending some quality time with Banku (Aman Siddiqui) and all wishes fulfilled, Bhoothnath returns to bhooth world. But he is unaware what the management in bhooth world
One walks into the theatre to watch Bhoothnath Returns with a lofty promise thanks to the presence of the major draw of the movie-Amitabh Bachchan! But barely have you rested your posterior and have started warming up the seat, then you realise that the real star of the show is somebody
You expect the film to be good when its makers utilise good acting, dialogues, story-telling and music to develop a good premise to have you hooked within the first 20-25 minutes.The achievement appears bigger considering that the this has happened without a single vulgar act or a topic that
Sir.. Not Again.. hoping to grain on supernatural comedy field the much awaited Big B starer 'Bhoothnath Returns' comes with some humour smarts giving an impression of a classic comedy vehicle but as the reel moves on the movie fails to remove its previous stains of getting too dramatic,
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Bhoothnath Returns (2014) 5.7 out of 10
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