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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Movie Review

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Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Releasing Year: 2016

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Languages: English (Main), Greek (Few Dialogues Only)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review & Plot:

This film is a sequel that is made almost 14 years after the success of first part named “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was released. I had great expectations from it as I found the first part “unexpectedly” wonderful. But to my utter disappointment My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a “below par” movie that fails to entertain. Somewhere, I feel as if  Kirk Jones directed this movie just hoping to cash on the success of first part.

Now talking of the plot, it is somewhat not comic as well as looks weak. Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are now going through midlife crisis. Their daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) is their main concern as she is looking to apply for university education in some other city. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Toula’s parents are not “officially” married as the priest never signed their marriage agreement. And starts the “adventures of Portokalos family” as they prepare for the marriage of their parents.

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Portokalos Family Planning Gus & Maria’s Wedding…!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has few “laughing scenes”, but as a whole it is just boring. One feels as if the movie is stretched without any reason at all.

My Rating & Verdict of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2:

I rated My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 only 6 out of 10 and that too very “generously”. I liked the first part and rated it 10 on 10. I am quoting a line from Rogerebert.com about Nia Vardalos Her script is a mess, and no amount of Windex can clean it up. And, I too fully agree to this thought the script is really messed up. The only reason one would end up watching this movie is because of the fact that they loved the previous part and believe this too will be on par with it. Midway in cinema hall I felt like going back to home, but as I already paid a big money for the tickets I somehow managed to watch this film till the end. In my view all you guys need to do is just “SKIP” My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. In case, you have nothing better to watch then go for it, but at your “own risk”….!

 

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Nil Battey Sannata – Movie Review

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Movie: Nil Battey Sannata

Releasing Year: 2016

Country of Origin: India (Bollywood)

Languages: Hindi (Khadi Boli Dialect of North India)

Genre: Drama, Social, Comedy

Nil Battey Sannata Review & Story:

Nil Battey Sannata is a Hindi saying or you can also say proverb that means “absolutely nothing”. This is often used for students who are not so good at studies. Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari‘s, Nil Battey Sannata, is a touching story of a mother and daughter who love, hate and eventually explore each other in the movie.  Apeksha Sahay aka Appu is a teenage girl who is now a student of class 10th, but the problem with her is that she doesn’t takes her studies serious.

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Appu lost in her own world… Distant from the “realities” of this world..!

And this is bothering her mother, Chanda, a poor woman who do lots of pity jobs to make her end meet. Taking notice of Chanda’s problem, Dr. Deewan (her employer where Chanda is a housemaid) suggests a solution. And, here starts Nil Battey Sannata’s wonderful journey which is enjoyable till the very end of it. Chanda, despite being opposed by Apeksha finally decides to join her school as a class 10th student.

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Dr. Deewan suggesting Chanda to join Appu’s school…

Apeksha, is not so impress by Chanda’s decision and stops talking to her. At school, Chanda spreads her magic and slowly becomes popular among the other classmates as well as teachers. Seeing this Appu gets jealous of her and proposes a bet to her. The bet is that, if Appu can score better than Chanda in Maths then Chanda will stop going to school.

Chanda looses the bet and stops going to school. But, things take an ugly turn between daughter and mother’s relation when, Appu steals money from home and again gets bad marks in school test. This time, Chanda takes an oath to show Appu her true value by beating her in rest of the exams.

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Chanda, doing her best to make her daughter’s life…

One day, Chanda, meets an IAS officer and asks him what she can do to make her daughter like him? He replies that only hard work and right approach towards the goal can make Appu like him. The movie ends when Appu is giving interview, and someone asks why she wanted to become an IAS and she replies because she doesn’t want to become a “housemaid”…

 

What Makes Nil Battey Sannata Worthy of Watching:

Excellent acting by Swara Bhaskar, Pankaj Tripathy and Riya Shukla is not just the only reason to watch this Bollywood film. The movie has some great laughing stuff in the form of “one liners” and some funny Hindi stuff which burst you into laughter. One thing that is commendable about Nil Battey Sannata is that this movie turns out to be a team effort. Every character seems dependent on as well as supplementary to each other. The music too is fine and very “situational“. It takes the movie forward and one never feels that songs are kind of “stumbling blocks” as they often are in Bollywood flicks. For me, I enjoyed the acting of Pankaj Tripathy as the school Principal. He looks exactly like a true “Uttar Pradesh Government Teacher”, of course with no disrespect to UP Government teachers.

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Pankaj Tripathi as UP Government Teacher is an absolute delight to watch…

Nil Battey Sannata Rating & Verdict:

I have rated this film 10 out of 10. Yes, I really feel anything less than 10 would be an injustice to this film’s director as well as cast and crew. The movie set in Agra is a wonderful watch. I would recommend Nil Battey Sannata to anyone who love “low-budget” Bollywood movies. So, forget everything and watch this beautifully directed and wonderfully written  film this weekend.

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Les Visiteurs – Movie Review

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Movie: Les Visiteurs

English Title: The Visitors

Year: 1993

Country of Origin: France

Language: French (Mainly) English (Few Dialogues)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History Fiction

Les Visiteurs Movie Review & Story-line:

Les Visiteurs is a comedy movie based on “time traveling”. The movie is set in early 12th and late 20th centuries. It is 1123 and a brave Knight named Godefroy Amaury de Malfête saves his King’s  (Louis VI “Le Gros”) life. For his “extra ordinary” feat King gives him the title of  Count of Montmirail. He also gives him permission to marry the woman he for long fancied. Here, comes the tragedy in the life of Godefroy as under the spell of a potion he “accidentally” kills his would be father-in-law. Frénégonde de Pouille (the countess with whom he was about to marry) tells him that she can’t marry a person who made her orphan. This makes Godefroy very sad he also decides not to marry anyone else all his life. After this, Godefroy goes to a  wizard named Eusebius and asks him if he can bring back his father-in-law? The wizard replies indeed he can’t, but he can sent him through the “tunnels of time” from where he can stop himself from shooting (with a crossbow arrow) his father-in-law.

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Godefroy under the “spell” of a witch…

Eusebius gives him a “magic potion” upon drinking of which Godefroy along-with his valet Jacquouille la Fripouille by wizard’s mistake comes into the year 1993. Here, starts the real drama of Les Visiteurs as they gets confused seeing the modern world with latest technologies and mistake them for “devil’s machines”. After reaching the 1993, Godefroy and Jacquouille la Fripouille encounters police and fights with them. Godefroy is taken to a mental asylum while Jacquouille meets a vagabond called Ginette la clocharde (Marie-Anne Chazel).

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Godefroy & Jacquouille destroying a car thinking it as “Devil’s Chariot”…

The twist comes when Godefroy meets Béatrice de Montmirail (who is exactly same as Frénégonde). Beatrice thinks of Godefroy as her long-lost cousin Hubert and takes him from asylum to her home. At home Jacquouille (Christian Clavier) do some stupid stuff which is something worth watching with your own eyes rather than me narrating it to you. Soon, Godefroy realize that Beatrice is his “descendant” and he has come to future. Now, he gets worried about going back to is time. He asks Beatrice to take him to his castle (which is now turned into a heritage hotel) run by a man Jacques-Henri Jacquard (who looks like Jacquouille because of being his descendant). In the castle, Godefroy finds the secret passage he was looking for going back to his time. How will he and Jacquouille return to 1123 again ? Is something you need to find out by watching Les Visiteurs. I would like to disclose one thing that Les Visiteurs ends when Godefroy corrects his mistake of shooting his would be father-in-law, but Jacquouille remains in the year 1993 instead he tricked everyone to send Jaquard back to past…

Les Visiteurs Rating & Verdict:

In my assessment Les Visiteurs (The Visitors) is worthy of  7/10 rating. Les Visiteurs is a good to watch “one-time” stuff, but never a complete cinema as anyone would love to see. The film relies heavily on two lead characters and the music too is not very pleasing. In fact, as for my liking there was very “dim and light background score” in Les Visiteurs. Coming to special effects, it is very much clear that the movie is old and as a viewer of today’s age to me they seemed very “ordinary”. At last, I would recommend it to all age groups as it is a funny film to enjoy either with your friends or family.

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Bewakoofiyaan – Movie Review

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Movie: Bewakoofiyaan

Year: 2014

Country of Origin: India (Bollywood)

Language: Hindi (Mainly) English (Few Dialogues)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Bewakoofiyaan Movie Review:

Every now and then we come across a movie that is not very successful and yet it proves a good stuff to watch. Bewakoofiyaan is one such movie that is not a “commercial hit” neither it was appreciated by masses. But, I found it very good as well as “close to life” movie. Bewakoofiyaan is a modern Indian film that tells about the complex lifestyle of our youth living in big cities and the ups and downs they through it. Mohit (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Mayera (Sonam Kapoor) are in love with each other and they are planning to get married. The only issue is Mayera’s father Mr.V.K. Sehgal ( A High Ranking Government Official). Mohit is expecting a good promotion at job and Mayera asks him to talk to her father about their marriage. One day they go to a picnic where Mohit tells V.K.Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor) that he loves Mayera.

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                     Bewakoofiyaan Movie Still

Mr.Sehgal gets angry and soon leave the place with his daughter. Later he tells her daughter that he will not let her marry that “middle class” guy. Mayera also tells him that she will not marry anyone except Mohit.

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                  Bewakoofiyaan Movie Still

Now, Mr. Sehgal visits Mohit at his office and gives him an ultimatum whereby he will check his “eligibility” for her daughter and if, Mohit fails in this test he will have to forget Mayera forever. Meanwhile, after getting promoted just a few days ago Mohit loses his job as his company goes through a crisis and fires many employees as part of the austerity measures. Now, Mohit faces a dilemma to pretend to Mr. Sehgal that he is not fired and still works at his office. On the other hand, he also has to help his would-be father-in-law to get a new job (as he is retired from his Govt job and wants to do something for earning money as well as passing his time). Amidst all this Mohit is unable to get a new job and soon ran out of money (as during his hay days he didn’t manage his expenses well and had no substantial savings too). He asks help from Mayera for his expenses and installments. She gladly comes to his rescue and everything is going on track except that Mohit is losing his patience as well as confidence every day he goes through without a job. As a result, after some time their relationship gets strained as Mohit and Mayera get into an argument over his joblessness. After this, they decide to call it off and Mohit sells his car to return Mayera’s money. Mayera leaves for Dubai while Mohit takes up a small job at a cafe. Mr. Sehgal gets hurt seeing this as in his heart he has accepted Mohit as his son-in-law. The climax of Bewakoofiyaan involves how V.K. Sehgal again gets Mayera and Mohit together. While doing so he himself gets a job as a CEO in a company.

My Rating & Verdict of Bewakoofiyaan:

I rated Bewakoofiyaan 9 out of 10, this film has everything a movie lover would love to watch. The only thing that wasn’t good about this film or at least that I didn’t love was its songs. They are okay to listen but not something to remember forever. Bewakoofiyaan is a movie that is very close to today’s reality. It’s a funny romantic drama with some good acting by Rishi Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor. One a boring weekend Bewakoofiyaan is a perfect Bollywood Masala Film to watch. So, add it to your watchlist and see whenever you want to…!

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