Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It! movie review: Just good acting can’t save a movie
Directed By:Remy Kohli
Produced By:Remy Kohli
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, Parvin Dabas, Priyanka Setia, Gulshan Devaiah
Duration: 2 Hours 07 Minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 1/5
While the whole country is still in awe of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, there’s a small film that will be hitting the screens this Friday titled ‘Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It!’. The movie stars Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, Parvin Dabas, Priyanka Setia and Gulshan Devaiah. With such a talented cast we had expected this film to be at least good if not great, but this one just turned out to be yawn fest.
The movie starts with a rally where Chief Minister Varun Chadha (Parvin) is shot dead, and Kuldip Patwal (Deepak) is arrested for killing the CM. Well, Kuldip claims that he doesn’t remember anything and he has not killed the CM. Then starts courtroom sessions where CM’s wife Simrat Chadha (Raima) is the prosecution lawyer and advocate Parduman Shahpuri (Gulshan) is the defence lawyer.
‘Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It!’ clearly had potential to be a good film, but then the weak screenplay and bad narration makes this film one of the worst films that we have recently seen. Remy Kohli’s directorial is simply bad. While watching the movie I was literally questioning the fact that what was the aim to make this film because at a point you might feel it’s trying to show how changes in the system affects the common man, but then the confusing narration takes the movie to a totally different tangent.
The only good thing about the movie are the performances. Gulshan Devaiah is simply outstanding in the film. Deepak Dobriyal is also quite good, and Parvin Dabas leaves a mark. Talking about actresses Priyanka Setia and Raima Sen, both are really bad. The latter looked like she is forcefully doing the film and was totally disinterested.
Overall, ‘Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It!’ is a film that actually doesn’t deserve your attention. Just skip this one, and better watch ‘Padmaavat’ again this weekend.
'Bioscopewala' movie review: Danny Denzongpa's stellar act saves the film from sinking
Directed By: Deb Medhekar
Produced By: Sunil Doshi
Cast: Danny Denzogpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2 stars
First time director Deb Medhkar’s ‘Bioscopewala’ is a modern day adaption of Rabindranath Tagore’s famous short story ‘Kabuliwala’. Though not completely based on his work, Medhkar has crafted the movie by taking the narrative ahead. The film’s premise is set in Kolkata and Afghanistan.
‘Bioscopewala’ talks about Rehmat Khan (Danny Denzongpa) who reaches Calcutta due to conflicts in his land. Rehmat is a man who loves cinema and wishes to change people’s perception through the same. Loosing all his cinematic setup in Afghanistan, he flies off to Calcutta. In the city, he runs into a 5 year old girl Minnie, eventually turning into a special someone who shapes her childhood.
The story starts with Robi Basu (Adil Hussain), a renowned fashion photographer. He sets off to Afghanistan, with a hope to repay to Rehmat. Robi pens down few unsaid things for his daughter Minnie Basu (Geetanjali Gupta). Things take a U-turn when Robi passes away in the plane crash. With his father’s sudden demise, Minnie returns to her home all the way from Paris.
On reaching home, Minnie meets Bholla Kaka. He introduces her to an old man ( Rehmat Khan) who suffers from Alzheimer’s. At first, Minnie refuses to keep the man at home, the reason being he was convicted in a murder case.
A few flashbacks from her childhood and Minnie eventually realizes that the old man is her own ‘Bioscopewala’. The man who taught her the art of storytelling.
The story gets on track with Minnie’s mission to know more about her Bioscopewala. Here begins, her search to find Rehmat Khan’s family and reunite him with his daughter Rabeya (which was the actual reason of Robi going all the way to Afganistan).
What were the few unsaid things mentioned by Robi? Did Minnie manage to reunite ‘Bioscopewala’ with his daughter?
To know the answers to these questions, you need to see this tale at the nearest cinemas.
The storyline seems to be a bit stretched but Danny and Geetanjali’s work manages to save the film from sinking. It strikes an emotional chord within few minutes but fades away with the slow track. Overall, Deb Medhkar’s directorial has left me a bit disappointed. The tale could have been presented in a better way.
Anyway, everyone has their own point of view. I would highly recommend this film to the ones who love story-telling.
Watch the trailer of the film here:
'High Jack' Movie Review: This TRIPPY flight journey is bound to tickle your funnybones!
Directed By: Akarsh Khurana
Produced By: Nickhil Jakatdar, Arun Prakash, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Mantra, Sonnalli Seygall
Duration: 1 hrs 42 mins
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3
As I sit to watch Akarsh Khurana and Sumee Vyas’ second venture, In my head I was already ready for a laughter ride. The duo had earlier entertained the masses with The Viral Fever’s web series ‘Tripling’ . The ones who had their eyes hooked on-to the director – actor’s previous work can expect more from this comedy-drama. If you are the one who enjoys pun-intended and non-veg jokes, then it is a go-to movie.
The light heart serious-comedy starts off with our lit DJ Rakesh (Sumeet Vyas). The actor’s comic timing and screen space was one thing that left me and everyone amazed in the theater. After this movie, I admit being a fan of the actor (not die hard). After the LIT start, the movie inches towards the introduction of Udaan Airlines and the terrible state of its employees, who wish to get their unpaid dues. A revengeful yet kind-hearted staff of the airlines plan to HIGH-JACK their own flight.
The movie’s plot revolves around DJ Rakesh (Sumeet Vyas), his creepy co-passengers and the High Jackers. Apart from Sumeet, characters of Kumud Mishra and Taaruk Raina were the highlight of this stoner-comedy. Director Akarsh Khurana has done justice to every character of his film.
Speaking about the music, you will feel as if you were actually in a RAVE party. Akarsh has presented a serious issue in a funny and witty way! Well, there were few offs in the movie viz no background score in some scenes and the lack of songs. Overall, the movie is a perfect pick for a lazy weekend.
This flight from Goa to Delhi is bound to tickle your funnybones. To know, if DJ Rakesh’ dream to be popular is fulfilled and whether the employees of Udaan airlines succeed in HIGH Jacking, you need to get out of your couch and head to the nearest cinema.
If asked to sum up the movie in one sentence, it will definitely be- Get ready to board a TRIPPY flight from Goa to Delhi!
Watch the trailer here: