It’s A Wonderful Life – Movie Review

Yes! It indeed is a wonderful life.

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In 1946, when cinema was black and white, Frank Capra was capable of showing various colors of life in his movie– It’s a wonderful life.

The story revolves around George Bailey (James Stewart), a benevolent businessmen in a beautiful town — Bedford Falls. George is an illustration of an ordinary man who is honest, happy, courageous, social, kind, and helpful. He sacrifices all his dreams to protect his town and people from evil intentions of the richest man of the town, who is inhumane, selfish, and cunning. He wants to conquer the town and own all the controls.

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James Stewart & Donna Reed-in-It’s-A-Wonderful-Life-1946-Movie

George, despite facing turbulence from all directions, always inhesitantly, not only gives moral support to Bedford’s people but also goes beyond his capabilities to help them in difficulties.

Potter, who always fails to break George’s protection shield and rule the town plans a foul play against him which breaks down George completely and compels him to think that his life is worthless, he didn’t achieve anything, and he should end it. This becomes an instance for George, which makes him truly understand his worth and count his achievements.

The story concludes with these heart-touching words that not only helped George to realize his worth but also, I believe the viewers too, and I am not any exception. I liked these words the most.

“Strange, isn’t it?
Each man’s life touches so many other lives.
When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole.”

In the movie full of fun, friendship and romance, the Potter’s existence offended my eyes. But then, I realized how the above quote justifies his presence.

Reviewed by: Pooja Mishra

Sui Dhaaga Movie Review

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Small Indian towns making a come back in a big way with recent Hindi movies showing us more of the rural life. Director Sharat Katariya under the YRF banner brings us the struggle of the artisans with alternate careers when the traditional crafts of the handloom industry die.

More Than Needle & Thread For The Aam Admi 

Varun Dhawan, Mauji, a skilled artist revives the traditional yarn spinning to handloom weaving to fabric dyeing and competes to bring back to fashion that which is truly Indian. It is evident that Varun has put in a lot to get the skills right as you get totally absorbed in the act. His posture and even his walk is so apt for the role. Simplicity with the tag line ‘sab badhiya heh’ with the special Varun charm is Mauji’s USP.


Anushka Sharma as Mamta, Mauji’s wife, is the complacent ‘bahu’ until she witnesses her husband entertaining his bosses’ family which is downright insulting. Mamta in her simple synthetic sarees, bangles and pallu on head realises there has to be dignity in labour and subtly urges Mauji to revive his heritage skills.

However Anushka doesn’t seem to have been overtaken by the role and strangely falls short. Her constant expression is more like a grimace sadly.


Raghuvir Yadav has portrayed the quintessential disgruntled father, all he wants is a steady respectable living for his family. Yamini Dass, the mother wins your heart with her obsession to run her simple home. Her hospitalisation is what sets Mauji on his tailoring business. Namit Das as the con man and Govind Pandey as the brother make their mark.

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What’s impressive is the detailing of simplicity, Mauji’s home, the charpai on the chhat, the achar bottles and even the rubble. The neighbourhood in the outskirts and commute to Delhi for work. The soundtrack is earthy and rustic enough to blend in.  Love how all things Indian are put together for Mauji’s fashion show finale where the artisans themselves walk the ramp to beat the fashion world at their own game!

Image source: Koimoi

Reviewed by: Shyamala Nawab

6 Facts About Gold Movie That You Don’t Know

Bollywood, to serve the flavor of entertainment in its recipes (movies), oftentimes misses the vital ingredients. Can I get your agreement on this point? The recent release “Gold” movie can be an appropriate and perfect example. This time the Gold movie was unable to satiate us, because it wasn’t real at all.

Yes! The biopic of an Indian legend who got the free India the first Olympic gold medal and waved the Indian flag on the British soil doesn’t justify the purpose. Instead, it is the same traditional Bollywood period drama film with a few biopic elements. The World of Movies addresses the need of all its readers and hence we take you towards an audi of our cinema theater which plays the real story behind the “GOLD”.

Let’s take the way!

Fact 1: Kishan Lal was the man, who captained the Indian Hockey Team in 1948. Under his leadership, the team bagged its first gold medal for Independent India. For the record, earlier in British colonial era, United India already had won medals at Olympics.

Fact 2: Kishan Lal was only a hockey player. As shown in the movie, he wasn’t a part of any selection committee.

 

Do check out our review of Gold Movie here!

 

Fact 3: Despite acing the game, the captain never believed in portraying himself as a hero by making the final goal, instead he often passed the ball to the inside forwards or the center forward to do the finishing touch.

Fact 4: He was born and brought up in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh in 1917. Do update your information of him being born in Bengal.

Fact 5: He was associated with the game for 28 years as a player. Later, he took retirement from competitive Hockey and remained connected with the game as a coach and commentator.

Fact 6: He was honored by the then President of India, Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan with the prestigious Padma Shri Award.

Thanks for reading this article, stay tuned for more such articles!

Written by: Pooja Mishra

Manmarziyaan Movie Review

 

Director Anurag Kashyap has drifted from Dark, Gaalis and Golis with the love triangle of Manmarziyaan.

Tapsee Pannu as Rummi, the hot headed kudi who manipulates her family constantly. She speaks volumes with her eyes, body language and vocals, engages you for all of the 157 mins. Vicky Kaushal as Vicky the DJ kills it with his muscular and juvenile irresponsible lover boy looks. Vicky jumps over across the rooftops to meet his lady love for some fierce love making. They crave sex.. ‘this isn’t love you idiots’, you want to yell. Shown well without being vulgar and bordering on intense, but just falling short of getting the A rating.

Enter Robbie, Abhishek Bachchan as the middle class banker from London seeking homely wife with his mother’s blessings. Expressive in his silence and blessed with patience and maturity to handle this bomb, Rummi He tolerates her rudeness, indecisiveness and supports her madness only because he has fallen in love. Even encourages her to think things through and discuss if she should walk out on her marriage to return to her boyfriend. You wonder if this is typical or is it just the reel world.

A better grip of Punjabi or even subtitles would surely have helped, especially to enjoy the 12 full bodied punju accented songs!

The star cast needs individual mention for each has emoted excellently but then my review will be as lengthy as the movie itself! Vikram Kochhar as Robbie’s bro and the dialogues with his parents are hilarious.

My Rating of Manmarziyaan Movie:

Kudos to the director and cameraman for the closeups of exhalation and vulnerability captured perfectly!

So why wouldn’t I give Manmarziyaan movie a 5 on 5? Cause it falls short on showing the emotions of the family at Rummi changing her mind twice about marriage, later no one helps them even try to reconcile, they just allow them to annul the marriage . There is no continuity in some scenes like the bags that return from London(when did they get sent). The talented dancing twins that pop up without context is a little ridiculous. Switching to animals mating rituals on TV is as bad as covering up sex scenes with flowers in old Bollywood movies.

Though what is sensitively shown is how Robbie takes off his pagdi for a smoke and respectfully picks up the roti that’s fallen on the floor. Rummi’s connection with her Grandfather and Vicky’s Father’s moral lecture to him when he is trying to break up a wedding has been handled well.

You come away from the movie wanting to legalise the marriageable age in India to a sensible 25 and above. Or allow marriage only when both the bride and groom are financially independent and can tell carnal pleasure from real emotions!

Image Source: Eekshanam

Reviewed by: Shyamala Nawab

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