3 Storeys movie review: A slice of life film, where you can expect the unexpected

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Directed By:Arjun Mukerjee
Produced By:Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Priya Sreedharan
Cast:Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Sharman Joshi, Renuka Shahane, Masumeh Makhija, Ankit Rathi, Aisha Ahmed
Duration: 1Hour 40 Minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating:3/5

Right now sitting in a CCD, writing this review, maybe I am a part of a story or maybe someone would be thinking that I could be a character in their story. After watching ‘3 Storeys’, suddenly life for me has become a story, a story that I am a part of, a story someone would be thinking of narrating.

Arjun Mukerjee’s ‘3 Storeys’ revolves around the characters of a chawl, the characters that we would relate to in our day-to-day lives. The movie focuses on three stories – first one of Mrs Mendonca (Renuka Shahane) and Mr Naik (Pulkit Samrat), the second one of Varsha (Masumeh Makhija) and Shankar (Sharman Joshi) and third one of Sohail (Ankit Rathi) and Malini (Aisha Ahmed).

The movie starts with the beautiful voice-over by Richa Chadha. She mouths a very profound dialogue, “Har Chehre Par Emotions Hote Hai, Aur Unn Mein Basi Alag Alag Kahaniyaan”. And that’s where I came to know that the movie won’t just be a simple story, and I am in for something exciting. Every story narrated in the film has a twist, maybe a few of you would even guess what the twist is, but the way it has been narrated by Arjun Mukerjee, that’s praise worthy. I haven’t seen any film where the twist in the story has been narrated so subtly without going dramatic.

The only problem here is that while the screenplay in the first half is tight and engaging, the second half loses it’s grip a bit especially in the last story. However, the film manages to surprise us once again in the climax, a twist that none of us expected.

While narration is good, and screenplay could have been a bit better, one department where the film gets full marks is that of performances.

Do you guys remember Pooja from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’? Yeah the same girl who danced on the song, ‘Lo Chali Main Apne Devar Ki Baraat Leke’. I am sure you guys remember her, none other than Renuka Shahane. With this film, Renuka makes her comeback and believe me, you will be left speechless after seeing her on the big screen. It’s actually a role we never expected Renuka in, and believe us she has nailed it. After Renuka, the actress who really impresses is Masumeh. She is brilliant and I wonder why we don’t get to see her in more films. Pulkit Samrat is good in his role, and I am extremely happy to see Sharman Joshi in a good film as he has just been doing some erotic thrillers here and there. Ankit Rathi and Aisha Ahmed make an impressive debut.

And a special mention to none other than Richa Chadha. With a very minimal role, Richa makes an impact and she has looked gorgeous in the film. She will surely make all the men in the theatre drool.

Overall, ‘3 Storeys’ is a slice of life film sans the drama we mostly get to see in movies nowadays.

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'Race 3' Movie Review: This Salman Khan action-thriller is a paisa-vasool Eid dhamaka

'Race 3' Movie Review: This Salman Khan action-thriller is a paisa-vasool Eid dhamaka

Directed By: Remo D’Souza
Produced By: Salman Khan, Ramesh Taurani
Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala
Duration: 2h 46m
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4

A decade ago, the famous duo Abbas-Mustan had treated the masses with an extraordinary vision in their directorial ‘Race’. Produced by Ramesh Taurani, the movie had a complex plot with twist and turns in the narrative, good-looking men and their astonishing ladies. It had picturesque locations which added a lot more to a viewer’s theatrical experience than they may have expected. With the movie collecting over a hundred crores, it called for a sequel, ‘Race 2’ which released in 2012.

After the magnificent success of the last venture, Taurani took a risk by taking the franchise forward with a number of changes in the star cast and the director too. This time around, having Remo D’Souza on board with A-list actors, the producer promised that the film will be x5 times better than its previous parts. Among the ones who were lucky to catch Salman Khan’s action bonanza days before its release were we, and now let us share our experience of watching this almost 3-hour-long action thriller in 3D.

Salman Khan’s latest outing, ‘Race 3’, offers a dhamakedar package including glamour and style with A-listers, who surpass our expectations with their power-packed performances. The extravagant locations, beautiful locales, the mesmerising songs, the electrifying Chase and sizzling chemistry make for an international movie experience.

The movie is based on the story of a family that deals in borderline crime but is ruthless to the core. We are introduced to everyone’s real face as they change with a blink of an eye. Further, we realise that we are in a delusion as the things are not the same as they seem. Moving ahead, we come to know that Sikander (Salman Khan) and his family is on the verge of self-destruction or maybe it is some outsider’s plan to destroy them.

All in all, the movie is an A-rated piece with not just glam but also substance. The best part of the storyline is that the writing of Shiraz Ahmed is complete with a number of surprises and turns. It would be demeaning to point out nooks in the film, as it had everyone’s eyeballs hooked to the screen from the minute it started. The one thing which is worth applauding is that every actor has been given enough screen space. The unique selling point of this extravaganza is that each character has grey shades; they indulge in dangerous games making it an exhilarating cinematic experience.

Ayananka Bose, the man who has made this film larger than life with stunning locations which take your breath away, deserves accolades as well. No one can doubt this man’s cinematography skills. The beautiful localities of UAE are captured brilliantly by DOP. The high-octane action sequences are top notch with thrilling chase scenes which are neat. Talking about the music, it is very soothing, especially ‘Selfish’, which has been shot in serene place of India, Leh Ladakh. Coming to the dialogues, they are ‘Seeti-Maar’.

Moving on to the performances, each actor has fairly done justice to their character sketches. But it goes without saying that Salman Khan is the soul and treasure of this action-thriller. The actor gets into the nick of his character and gives a hard-hitting act on-screen. Anil Kapoor is ‘jhakaas’ as always while Bobby Deol delivers a power-packed performance in his comeback film. Jacqueline and Daisy’s action sequences are a sight to behold and their stunning outfits lured me to connect to their designers right away.

On the whole, Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ is a perfect Eidi for everyone. And at the box-office, the movie is bound to rake in 100 cr over the weekend considering it is a festive one.

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Veere Di Wedding Movie Review: Get ready to raise a toast with your Girl Gang!

Veere Di Wedding Movie Review: Get ready to raise a toast with your Girl Gang!

Directed By: Shashanka Ghosh
Produced By: Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi
Cast: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania, Sumeet Vyas
Duration:2 hours 15 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4 stars

Bollywood has given us friendship tales which are still etched in our memories. Be it ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ or ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, the films have not only touched our soul but have also made us realize how important it is to value and cherish our relations with friends. Unlike the other two which focused on Male friendships, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is an ode to all Girl Gangs out there.

Based on the lives of four BFF’s Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor Khan), Sakshi (Swara Bhasker), Meera (Shikha Talsania) and Avni (Sonam Kapoor), The story introduces you to these four characters and sheds light on their complexities. Not getting into explaining both halves of the movie as it is one hell of a ride.

Movie’s plot not just revolves around the girl gang but also explores the relationship between a parent and child. Kalindi, who is on the verge of getting married to her boyfriend (Sumeet Vyas) for 3 years, calls it quits with a doubt that it won’t work just like her parent’s relationship. On their way to resolve Kalindi’s love life, the gang goes through loads of ups and downs, supporting and sticking to each other no matter what.

From the gorgeous outfits to their dialogues, these Veeres have nailed it! Watching them having fun and emotionally supporting each other at the same time, will remind you of your Veeres.

Overall, with peppy soundtracks which make you groove there and there, some crazy humor and a perfect balance of emotions and fun, Veere Di Wedding is an out and out stunner!

So Yeah! To know, how this Girl Gang survives through it all, you gotta call up your Veeres and watch Shashanka Ghosh’s film right away!

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