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October 2018 – Movie Review

Movie: October

Releasing Year: 2018

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Writer: Juhi Chaturvedi

Country of Origin: India

Running Time: 115 minutes

Language: Hindi

Genre: Romance, Drama

My Two Cents on October Movie:

Some days it is important to pen down your heart-wrenching feelings. Be it about a movie or book, feelings do come to you like waves. I am glad I am amongst those wonderful souls who happened to watch October movie. Words are not enough to define the human emotions I did experience while watching this masterpiece. What a surreal and subtle way of touching the strings of your heart? What a splendid way of portraying the real characters and opening the thread of relations one after another? I am not sure how one director or actor ends up in justifying the fit-to-role emotions perfectly from genesis till the end.

October 2018 Movie Review:

I was amazed by looking at the promo and trusted my hunch enough to watch it this weekend on the theater. I am writing this review with a heavy heart because this movie made me laugh out louder, took me to journey of friendship, taking me back to the road of love and finally disappearing in the face of the death, like everybody else disappears. I could relate it to more because somehow I was expecting this movie to be extra-ordinary. Varun Dhawan deserves a standing ovation for delivering such a powerful performance. His dialogue delivery and eye-to-eye meet expression made me believe actors like him do exist and they move people like me just being on the screen. I would applause every character as their emotions were so real and dialogues let you step into their shoes as if it was happening with one of you.

Some stories don’t start with an agenda nor do they end with one? October movie started on such a hilarious note and ends by leaving you teary-eyed. I feel like watching it again because it’s beyond the concept of usual love stories and dramatic family movie. It holds the truth which only few of us live and that’s “The power of being real and following your heart”, “The taste of courage which only few shows”, “The feelings which are hidden deep inside, yet you don’t forget to feel them”, “The people who you love the most and miss them while in pain or joy”, “The person who once left unannounced and never came back”. I believe it’s a plethora of emotions which you can only feel while watching and once you step out of the theater, it’s your heart you are going to feel the most inside your body.

I may someday, somehow, after gathering courage, would watch it again! It’s too heavy for me to go for next show again. I am going to let it sink in me completely.

Reviewed By: Gurpreet Dhariwal

About Gurpreet Dhariwal: I am a free soul who likes to write about anything under the skin of the sky. I always believed in myself knowing if you trust yourself, you can definitely aim for the sky. I am the courage that I seek in others no matter what!

Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Movie Review

Movie – Badrinath Ki Dulhania (बद्रीनाथ की दुल्हनिया)

Directed by – Shashank Khaitan

Language – Hindi

Country – India (Bollywood)

Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance

Releasing Year – 2017

Movie Review “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” –

Last week, Kangana Ranaut accused this film’s prolific producer Karan Johar of nepotism. After watching ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ today, I’m inclined to believe that if Karan has to be accused of something, it has to be of being utterly derivative and unoriginal…

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘ (1995) – a film, I revered as a kid but can’t sit through today – has been the creative cow for the YRF as well as Dharma camp since the past two decades. Invariably, every YRF film still references the Aditya Chopra debut hit. KJo has built his own empire out of that very movie right from his ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ (1998) which was basically ‘DDLJ’ set in Archie’s world to the recent ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania‘ (2014) which even had the same cast as this franchise follow up.

Undoubtedly, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are hot property today. They are fine actors, look cute as a couple and suit their roles perfectly. Badrinath Ki Dulhania was probably conceived as a “project” to cash in on their current craze (Dependably, the Alia-Varun chemistry is super hot) while milking the same old formula of ishq wala love adding a tadka of dahej (dowry) ki buraai.

By the way, the dowry theme is directly lifted from ‘Daawat-e-Ishq‘ (2014), another YRF production. Infact, quite a few situations in ‘Badri..’ play out exactly as in that Aditya Roy Kapur – Parineeti Chopra flop.

There’s nothing more for me to write and whine about as you guys already know the plot, you know how exactly it will play out on-screen, you have heard and seen the songs on your tv/ smartphone (admittedly, Tamma Tamma remix is well recreated) and you know how it will end.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania offers nothing and I mean it, absolutely nothing new in terms of content. I guess box office revenues are the only thing that matter to Mr. Johar, originality and novelty be damned!!!!

Ratings on some key aspects of “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”:

  1. Acting: 3/5
  2. Direction: 1.5/5
  3. Music: 3/5
  4. Story, Screenplay and Dialogue: 1/5
  5. Cinematography: 3/5
  6. Production Quality: 3/5

Here’s the Hit Song Tamma Tamma

 

Reviewed By Sumeet Nadkarni. He has his own Movie Review Facebook Page SN Ratings. You can follow him on Facebook.