Qarib Qarib Singlle movie review: An enjoyable, refreshing and light-hearted journey

Directed By: Tanuja Chandra
Produced By: Zee Studios, Sutapa Sikdar, Shailja Kejriwal, Ajay Rai
Cast:Irrfan Khan, Parvathy
Duration:2 hour 5 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating:3.5/5

We all are aware of our inner self and its need of being single. But there comes a time in our lives when we do feel the urge of being with someone. Someone with whom we can chat, someone with whom we can travel, someone with whom we can live in our house. Who likes to be lonely anyway? So, thanks to all the dating websites and apps we have today, being single should hardly be an option. But, do we really get someone worthy enough to spend the life with, on a dating app? Well, we might!

Today after watching Tanuja Chandra’s ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’, we definitely feel that hint of smile on our face as we step out of the theatre. This Irrfan Khan-starrer is a great slice of life film and that just pans out smoothly.

So, what is ‘QQS’ about? It is about a 35-year-old, no wait a 34-year-old, no wait actually a 33-year-old woman named Jaya (Parvathy) who is widow and now a single woman. Her friends advise her to date someone and then she finally creates an account and logs in to the world of a dating site. She soon meets a guy named Yogi (Irrfan Khan) in the digital world who is diagonally opposite to her. After a couple of meetings, they decide to go for a trip. This trip is more than just a trip. Both opt to meet all the ex-girlfriends of Yogi. These two whose lifestyles are totally different embark on a journey. Where will this journey take them in their lives? Watch the movie to find out…

Written by Kamna Chandra, the story of ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is sweet and simple. The characters of Jaya and Yogi are someone whom we usually meet in our day-to-day life. It doesn’t get dramatic at all, making it a relaxing and realistic experience. When was the last time you watched a film and didn’t think,ab aage kya hoga,or when was the last time you really wanted a movie to go on and on? Well, that’s the effect of ‘QQS’. There are many laugh out loud sequences, and even if you are not laughing, each and every scene in this movie will at least make you smile.

Not many filmmakers would opt to make a rom-com which has characters in their 30s and 40s. But, hats off to Tanuja Chandra for doing that. She narrates the story of Yogi and Jaya beautifully. Chandra has shot the film at some wonderful locations and a special mention to cinematographer Eshit Narain for capturing those places brilliantly.

While the movie is very good, there’s just one thing that leaves us with a question. Will a woman get ready to go on a trip with a man whom she has just met twice? This being a personal choice will definitely not find many buyers.

When you have Irrfan Khan in a comedy film, then you can surely expect some amazing one-liners. Whenever we feel now the film is taking a serious turn, Irrfan’s one-liners with a poker face will leave you in splits. Parvathy makes an impact with her performance as she stands equal to Irrfan in comedy sequences. Neha Dhupia looks gorgeous in her cameo and we really wanted to see more dance moves of Isha Sharvani who also has a special appearance.

The music of the film is quite good and suits the film’s theme. ‘Khatam Kahani’ is the track you will love the most.

Overall, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a must watch, especially for the people who love sweet-simple rom-coms. Watch it this weekend and relax yourself for those 2 hours 5 mins.

P.S. You will get the craving to eatpakodaswhile watching the film. 😉

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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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