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Bang Bang Movie Review

Bang Bang trailer beats Mary Kom and Singham Returns to become the most viewed trailer

Bollywood has always seen competition. There’s competition between actors, directors, film stars and movies. Now, trailers of movies are just as important as the movie itself. By watching the trailer we get a gist of the movie and what we should expect from it. The trailer also become a deciding factor for the audience and tells them whether or not to watch the movie. Forthcoming movie releases include Bang Bang, Mary Kom and Singham Returns. While Mary Kom and Singham Returns have released full fledged trailers, Bang Bang has only released a teaser that ends at one minute. The most interesting part about this is that the teaser of Bang Bang has received more views than Mary Kom and Singham Returns.

Bang Bang Movie Review

In one minute of this teaser presented to us by the filmmakers of Bang Bang, we see action packed sequences and this gives us hope of finally having a fully fledged action movie in Bollywood. Critics and action lovers are expecting a lot from this film after watching the teaser trailer. This film is actually a remake of the international action film ‘Knight and Day’. We believe this sudden change in the quality o action sequences we are about to receive is because we intend to match up to the standards of international action movies. It will be interesting to watch how this action packed film will work with the Indian audiences.

In this teaser trailer we see Hrithik Roshan performing hard core action sequences on various locations. We also see glimpses of Katrina Kaif in the trailer accompanying the actor. From this we can see that the chemistry between them in the film will be great on screen. In this, we also see glimpses of Hrithik performing stunts on water as it was much hyped in the recent weeks. With the fancy tagline ‘On the most peaceful day of the year, bullets will fly’, our attention was captured. As this film releases on the 2nd of October which is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti, the release of an action film on this day much unexpected.

This teaser got a considerable amount of views on the very first day of its release. It was almost record breaking. On the other hand, the trailer of Mary Kom garnered a lot of critic acclaim and gave the audience a gist of how authentic the film is in terms of matching up to the true life events of the champion boxer Mary Kom. Singham Returns also has an action packed trailer but didn’t impress as much as ‘Bang Bang’ did with its teaser. We can see that Bollywood is venturing into action films now more than ever and it will be nice to see whether we our filmmakers are actually capable of producing a pure action film without the usual Bollywood Masala we all are used to. Let’s see which film fially makes it big at the box office this year and whether the trailer gave us a genuine glimpse of the whole film.

Singham Returns is the sequel to the 2011 super hit Singham

In the year 2011 Bollywood witnessed a one of a kind action film titled ‘Singham’. Now Bollywood is in for some more action as the sequel of this film titled ’Singham Returns’ is set to hit cinemas soon. Rohit Shetty managed to give his audience a good serving of action with the original flick and now he is about to give some more of the over the top action Bollywood fans love. In this sequel there are a lot of expectations in terms of action and story. The makers of this sequel have released posters and a trailer of this film. Ajay Devgn plays the role of cop in this film that will stop at nothing to save society from political turmoil.

Singham Returns Movie Poster

About 6 posters of Singham Returns Movie were released each carrying action packed images depicting the film perfectly. One of the posters depicts Ajay Devgn amidst an army of cops and a background filled with flipping cars and a lot of dust. In this poster we also see Dayanand Shetty a.k.a Daya from the popular television series C.I.D. It is nice to see television actors and film personalities exchanging their place from small screen to the big screen and vice versa. Recently a television series that went on air has Amitabh Bachchan playing the lead character in the series. In the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ we also see television actor Sushant Singh playing a character in the film which received a lot of positive response. It will be interesting to see whether Daya’s role lands him further projects in Bollywood.

In another poster we see Ajay Devgn posing with Kareena Kapoor who also plays a leading character in Singham Returns Movie and her character is said to have importance according to the director. The actors are seen wearing trendy shades in this poster and look good. Kareena plays the role of a Maharashtrian girl before. The actress has never played such a role before and required a little training in terms of learning the Marathi language. The actress chose to interact more with her Maharashtrian friends to be able to speak the language fluently and with confidence. It will be interesting to watch the actress in this avatar for the first time. Kareena is always up to take up challenging roles. She will also be seen driving a rickshaw in for a short sequence. The actress expressed that she thoroughly enjoyed this experience even though it lasted for a short while.

Rohit Shetty promises to put his best foot forward while delivering the best action sequences and so we see in the trailer. It will be interesting to watch whether this sequel does better than the original Singham at the box office and with the audience, the makers of this film have also released a short video that showcases real life policemen as the Singhams of society. It’s a very inspirational video and will appeal to the audience. This video makes a perfect connect with the action packed character of Ajay Devgn in the film.

Mardani Movie story is based on the women oriented subject

The makers of the forthcoming film Mardaani is more than just another entertainment film. This film starring a strong female character in the lead is about a woman oriented subject. Through this film, the makers want to shed some light on the much neglected social issue of female trafficking. Rani Mukherji who plays the character of a cop in the film, portrays a very strong character of being a woman. Her fearless attitude in the film is meant to inspire other women to follow in her footsteps and fight social evil against them.

In the poster we can see Rani donning a very serious look wearing a black kurta and pants. In this poster we can see her giving a fierce expression, which is apt according to the film. The very title of the film ‘Mardaani’ exudes the power of being masculine and the very fact that a woman is the lead character says it all.

Rani Mukherji Looks in Mardaani Movie

Rani’s look in this film is very simple. Her look is stripped off any glamour and kept minimalistic. Even in the poster we see that her makeup is as good as invisible. We also see her confident holding up a gun in her hand in the poster; here her expression says that she is ready to take down any evil coming her way. Her look in this film required to be simple in order for her character as a cop to come across as authentic on screen. As far as we know, Rani is not one of those actresses who would put glamour before a good performance.

Critics are expecting a lot from this film since it has an element of social responsibility to it. We are yet to see if the film manages to successfully engage us or turns out to be just plain preachy. Rani has performed many action sequences by herself for this film and even sustained an injury. The actress continued with her performance without caring too much about her injury that caused profuse bleeding. According to the director the shot turned out to be perfect and the injury actually added to her performance.

It will be nice to watch a film that is more than just plain entertaining. It is a fact that movies and the media can have a big impact on society. The efforts made by the filmmakers in doing so are commendable. The crime branch also appreciated their efforts to bring about a change through this movie. Mardaani is scheduled for release on the 22nd of August and the critics have set their expectations high. This film will be like ea mini comeback for Rani Mukerji and it look s like the actress is in no mood of taking the role lightly. In an interview she expressed her thoughts about how she gives utmost priority to her career even after her marriage and will continue to do her best when it comes to pleasing he fans with outstanding performances. It will be interesting to see how this film will be received at the box office.

Finding Fanny starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur

Finding Fanny is an upcoming film in Bollywood starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naeeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor. This film also stars Dimple Kapadia. The first look of this film is unusual and took the critics by surprise as it was not a typical Bollywood movie. From the trailer, we see that all of the dialogues are in Hindi. The entire look and feel of this film is fresh and it looks like Bolywood fans are in for some relief from typical Bollywood romance and drama.

Finding Fanny Movie First Look Poster

In this film Deepika Padukone plays the role of a young widower who is still finding her way into love. In the trailer we hear her saying that her husband died right after their first kiss on the wedding day. Though not many people noticed but the fact remains that Ranveer Singh makes a short appearance in the trailer as her dead husband. Her character in this film seems intriguing. Deepikas’s look in this film is different and inspired by the Christian culture. This is the first time we will see Deepika in this avatar. Her style in this film is very quirky and involves a lot of floral prints as seen in the poster.

Naseeruddin Shah also plays a quirky character in this film as we see that he is an old man who is in search of the only love of his life. According to the plot, the five characters are in search of the love of his life through a road trip in Goa. This journey sets the plot of the story and promises to entertain us along the way. The story of  Finding Fanny  Movie seems both interesting and entertaining at the same time. Dimple Kapadia also plays an interesting role of a lady named ‘Rosalina’ who is quirky as seen in the trailer. Deepika Padukone plays the character named ‘Angie’. Fanny is actually short for Stephanie Fernandes, the woman they are looking for and hence the title ‘Finding Fanny’
It will be interesting to watch how this experiment will work with Indian audiences. This film has been directed by Homi Adajania, who was also the director for ‘Being Cyrus’ and ‘Cocktail’.  A lot of critics have been comparing this film to ‘Being Cyrus’ even before its release. We believe that both the films are completely different genres and are less likely to be similar.

The trailer also shows a catchy tune inspired by Goan folk music. The tune is both melodious and pleasing to the ears. Speculations are rife that the makers of this film will have two different versions of the film. One version will have an edit which is suitable for the Indian audience, while the other version will be edited to appeal to the Global audience. This film is set to release on the 12th of September right after the release of ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ and’ Mary Kom’ on the 5th of September. Let’s see if Finding Fanny finds its way into the hearts of the Indian audience.

Daawat e ishq cast on Zee Tv Serial Set

Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor promoting ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ on the sets of Zee TV’s ‘Daawat-e-Eid’

The forthcoming film ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ has been in the news for quite some time now. This film has Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead roles. This is a romantic movie that is set to take the audience for a filmy ride. Recently we saw Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur promoting the film by making a special appearance on the sets of the film ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’.

The lead actors made an appearance on Zee TV’S Eid special ‘Daawat-e-Eid’. Parineeti performed with Karanvir Bohra, the lead of a show titled ‘Qubool Hai’. She seemed to bond with the television actor during rehearsals and on the sets of the show. Actor Karanvir expressed his excitement as he said, “When I first met her I was glad to have met a girl who has an amazing sense of humor. While the two of us got along really well, I wish I could have had my wife meet her too. I’m sure my wife would have got along equally well with her. None-the-less, it was great fun to be shooting this Eid special. I wish everybody a very Happy Eid and hope everybody enjoys a delicious Eid with Dawaat-e-Ishq releasing  date around the same time.”

This film is a love story between a girl and boy belonging to different cultures. The trailer of this film is out and gives us a gist of what the film will be like. From the trailer, we learn that this film is filled with filmy romance. The first half of the trailer shows a smooth sailing love story that later takes a twist as we see conflict between the couple. The reason for this is unknown and will only be revealed when the film releases. The central focus of this film happens to be the delicacies that are cooked by Aditya Roy Kapur’s character who is a chef in the film. The Movie Daawat-e-Ishq is therefore aptly named after this whole concept and literally translates to ‘Feast of love’.

It will be interesting to watch whether this film will offer us typical Yash Raj romance or more than what we expect from a love story. This film will also be a refreshing watch after all the horrors and thriller flicks we have been exposed to in the recent past. This film is expected to well at the box office as it will universally appeal to most Bollywood fans.

Dawat-e-Ishq’ is set to release on the 5th of September, which happens to be the same day that ‘Mary Kom’ releases. Parineeti’s cousin Priyanka Chopra plays the lead actor in the film ‘Mary Kom’. This means both the filmy family members will be at war at the box office. One film is a romantic tale of filmy love and the other stands as a biopic of one of the most successful female boxers from the Olympics. We sit back and watch which of the sisters wins the battle at the box-office. As far as Dawat-e-Ishq goes, we are keen on watching if this can finally give Bollywood a love story with a twist.

Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat

Bollywood has seen a line-up of remake and sequels. A lot of effort has been put into recreating the same magic that original films created maybe with a new twist added to it. Some of these remakes are worth the efforts while the others fail miserably at the box office and they also disappoint audiences that had high expectations from them. One such film added to this list is ‘Khoobsurat’. The remake of this film will be starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead role. A lot of excitement has been created because of this remake since the posters of this film show a clear association with the famous ‘Disney’. The tagline of this film reads ‘A royal Misfit’.

Considering Sonam’s ultra-high fashion style sense, we have a feeling that this film will be a delight to watch for any fashion lover. From the posters we can see that there are hints of a very light-hearted film that most women would love to watch. According to reports this film is set to hit the theatres around September.

Sonam Kapoor has stayed away from films since a long time now and this will be her onscreen which will bring her in the limelight of Bollywood once again. Though Sonam kapoor stylish appearances at international events on the red carpet were enough to keep the shutterbugs happy, this film will only add to the attention she has always been getting. It will be interesting to watch Sonam’s avatar in this Khoobsurat film. Her whole avatar is not yet revealed from the posters. The posters of this film are more like teasers and only give us a gist of what we should expect from this film.

Sonam Kapoor's Khoobsurat Movie review

With these teasers, critics have been trying to predict weather the film will match up to the original or prove as a dud. Chances are likely that this may actually prove to be better than the original and have a new modern twist in it. Recently we saw ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ which was not exactly a remake but had many resemblances to the famous ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. This film was received well by the audience as well as critics and it did not suffer from being heavily compared in any way to DDLJ.

The trick to making a remake lies in retaining the same old story but adding a new and refreshing twist to it which will appeal to the audience and not have them compare it to the original. Remakes having everything in common with the original do not offer anything different from what we expect and thus remains flat when it comes to entertainment. The first teaser trailer of this film is out and it shows Sonam in a fun avatar as she kisses the cheek of her co-star Fawad Khan. It will be interesting to watch the chemistry between the two in this film. It sure seems like a remake worth watching. The teaser trailer gave a very fresh and positive vibe which we hope rubs off on the entire film.

Aamir Khan in Love with Mardaani

Mardaani is already generating interest in public as well as sections of the film industry. Nobody has ever twitted so much about a movie before. After receiving praise from industrialists, crime branch officials, and actors of Bollywood, Mardaani’s trailer made an official entry as a status update on Aamir Khan official Facebook fan page. He, after posting the link of the trailer has recommended his fans to watch the movie.

It looks like the perfectionist and the intellectual actor, with a vision of a film director, has found Mardaani Movie intriguing. This is a women oriented film based on the true story of a female cop who has rescued many children from the network of flesh trade. This movie focuses on this issue and deals with it seriously through this film. With some hard-hitting dialogues depicting reality and gravity of these events like they are, Mardaani is said to have an impact on the audience.

Most of the celebrities are already appreciating Rani’s acting in the trailer. Most of the actors like Aamir Khan are said to be in love with Mardaani. They are so taken by the trailer itself that they are aggressively promoting the movie. Such is the affect of this movie. Rani Mukerji mouthing dialogues to show her daring stance in the movie is commendable.

Mardaani Movie First Look and Posters

With a husky voice, Rani Mukerji and gripping dialogues, Rani is set to make her come back looking bold and beautiful. Her rugged persona for this movie is already making raves. From the looks of the trailer it looks like the movie is going to be a hit leaving, the audience appalled at the kind if atrocities little children face in the ghetto streets of Mumbai.

Aamir Khan has never spoken so much about any film, though Salman Khan’s movies are an exception. If the trailer of this movie impresses a visionary and a genius like him, sure he has seen the bottom line and the message this movie is trying to give. This movie is a cry out for humanity where the lives are objectified and traded in the most sinister way.

Though Rani Mukerji was on a long hiatus, given her relationship with Aditya Chopra, she has polished her acting skills so well that the trailer says it all. She has been often rumoured to be in a relation with Aditya Chopra, and the rumours died a scared death when she tweeted about the news of being the official Chopra bahu. But nothing is a secret now, that the husband wife together are set to create waves, heading in a new direction like never before. Rani has acted with Aamir Khan in the movie, Gulam. Her role was that of a rebellious child who is in love with a goon, played by Aamir Khan. Most of the characters Rani Mukerji has played in her films are that of a rebellious and assertive kind, be it Sathiya, Bichoo, or Mardaani. Rani Mukerji can be slated as an actor who does the role of rebellious characters.