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The Big Bull | A Critical Movie Review | Disney + Hotstar

The Big Bull 2021 Disney PLus Hotstar Movie
The Big Bull 2021 Disney PLus Hotstar Movie

Reviewed By: Suraqua Fahad

The Big Bull is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language crime drama film directed and co-written by Kookie Gulati and produced by Ajay Devgn, Anand Pandit, Vikrant Sharma and Kumar Mangat Pathak. This movie has very well projected the loopholes of the share market and its consequences on the economic system of the country. This movie is a well defined example for describing “the Life of the Dreamers” (i.e. common man) that completely depends on the physiological needs which is well described by Maslow’s Hierarchy need theory

The Big Bull movie is also trying to depict the involvement of the administrative structure in the scams and how the white collar criminals take the clean chit from the judicial authorities through manipulation of the laws.

Abhishek Bachchan impresses with his portrayal of Harshad Mehta
Abhishek Bachchan impresses with his portrayal of Harshad Mehta in The Big Bull 2021 movie.

Comment of the last dialog of the movie communicated by Meera (Journalist, played by Ileana D’Cruz) “this 2020 is changed and I am happy that country is in such an inspiring MBAs” is itself a scam for those dreamers who want to made changes in the country against monopolization, capitalization, bureau-democratic self-ideologist economic system and mafia of privatization in the economic system. On the basis of empirical evidences in contemporary scenario, proletariats are still struggling for their survival needs and bourgeois are taking all the expensive facilities, just because of the wide gap between the distribution of power and resources and this is not something fresh or new served on the table of power as already many examples are there like Harshad Mehta’s Scam, Vijay Maliya’s Scam etc.

This discriminative theory is still practiced in the 21st digitalized century because of monopolization of resources and biased use of political power for the self-profitable interest by the different politicians. Have you ever heard that politicians suffer due to hunger, poverty or any other basic need deficiency? Have you ever read that the politicians from the authoritative political party are in jail because of scam charges? You get yourself the right answer. So SCAM is nothing, it is just a synonym of ‘use of biased power’ and the culprits automatically are those who don’t have any power i.e. common people or we can say ‘Dreamers’ and they are the culprits because of putting their legs in other’s authoritative person’s shoe.


The World of Movies Rating – 08/10


Movie Title: The Big Bull

Directed by: Kookie Gulati

Written by: Kookie Gulati & Arjun Dhawan 

Main Cast of The Big Bull Movie: Abhishek Bachchan as Hemant Shah, Ileana D’Cruz as Meera Rao, Nikita Dutta as Priya Patel Shah, Sumit Vats as Hari Vyas, Mahesh Manjrekar as Rana Sawant, Ram Kapoor as Ashok Mirchandani, Sohum Shah as Viren Shah, Lekha Prajapati as Tara Shah, Supriya Pathak as Amiben Shah, Saurabh Shukla as Mannu Malpani.

Year of Release: 2021

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Country of Origin: India 

Languages: Hindi, Gujarati (few dialogues only)

Running time: 154 minutes

Production Company: Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures

Distributed by: Hotstar

Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.


About the Author:

Suraqua Fahad from Aligarh, UP (Founder member of Pranayak and Praksh-Pratyaksh) is a social philanthropist and social activist, accomplished Post Graduation (with specialization in Human Resource Management and Community Development) in Social Work from Gautam Buddha University. He had done different research projects on different social issues in collaboration with distinctive national and International organizations. Moreover, he had a vast contribution in publications based on empirical research. 

Emily In Paris | Season 2 Review

Netflix's Emily In Paris Season 2
Netflix's Emily In Paris Season 2

Reviewed By: Namita Tribhuwan

Emily in Paris Season 2 continues from Season 1 with the entertaining incidents around seemingly flippant Emily. The show has all the seemingly insouciant and delightful regular Parisian personalities, my personal favorite Mindy – Emily’s Chinese friend, with the addition of a new romance for Emily with Alfie (Lucien Lavisconte), a banker from London in Paris.

Missed Season 1 Review? Check it out here!

My Take On  Netflix’s Emily In Paris Season 2

Season 2 is quite an exquisite piece of the series. It falls smoothly into the category of rom-com types, toppled with the tinge of business and the role of social media functionalities. 

Lily Collins, our Emily Cooper or Em, in this is trying hard to find solutions on the social front, as she works in Savior marketing firm.

Lily Collins wins hearts once again in Season 2 of Netflix's Emily in Paris
Lily Collins wins hearts once again in Season 2 of Netflix’s Emily in Paris

The Season 2 of Emily in Paris has a continual level of fairly adult humor which is fun but not always easy to catch. Silvie is by far the best character, though mainly because she is multi-layered, not stereotypical and probably the most realistic. This show is at its best when it delves into the layers of the characters to reveal something not seen before.

Now that the entire series is shot in France, the glittering shenanigans of light, fashion, love, and a lot of sex obviously is quite resonating. 😊

In Season 2, Emily is romancing two handsome men. She is in love with Gabriel but is dating Alfie to bring back Gabriel and Camille! I really wished Gabriel and Emily were together but after this season I am not sure anymore. Mindy’s story was the best part of the series. 

Well, in this season too, I have some practical questions – Why is it that Emily never declares what she really wants – get Gabriel? Where did Mathieu go and why was he out of the series so fast? 

Well waiting for Season 3 to see how Emily decides her fate.


The World of Movies Rating – 9/10

Title: Emily In Paris

Year of Release: 2021

Created by: Darren Star

Emily In Paris Cast: Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie, Ashley Park as Mindy Chen, Lucas Bravo as Gabriel, Lucien Laviscount as Alfie.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Web Series, TV Series

Number of Seasons: 02

Number of Episodes: 10

Episode Length: 24-38 minutes each

Original Network: Netflix

Production Companies: Darren Star Productions, Jax Media, MTV Studios

Distributor: Netflix Streaming Services


*Images created from screenshots captured from the series.

Star Wars – The Prequel Trilogy Review

Star Wars – The Prequel Trilogy Review
Star Wars – The Prequel Trilogy Review

Reviewed By: Anantha Alagappan

STAR WARS Review – Movies 1,2, & 3

The prequel trilogy to the original STAR WARS Trilogy, was released between 1999-2005. This trilogy explains the discovery and the rise of the dark knight, Darth Vader aka, the Jedi Anakin Skywalker.

The trilogy consists of Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Our Cute Yoda in Star Wars Won Hearts All Over
Our Cute Yoda in Star Wars Won Hearts All Over

Star Wars – The Prequel Trilogy : The Storyline

Set 32 years before the original trilogy, the story is set at the time when the Jedi council is in full power and is overseeing the welfare of the galaxy. A corrupt Trade Federation is spreading its tentacles and creates a blockade to the planet Naboo, ruled by a beautiful queen Padme.

Two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon and Obi-wan Kenobi journey to Naboo to save the queen and her kingdom. They escape the blockade set by the Sith-Lord Sidius, and along with the queen land on another planet Tatooine, to repair their warship. They meet a nine-year old slave, Anakin Skywalker, who seems to be performing super natural feats with ease. Realizing that the force is very strong with Anakin, Qui-Gon believes that he is the chosen-one.

Anakin is presented to the Jedi council and his official training as Jedi commences and Anakin becomes an apprentice to Obiwan-Kenobi. As he grows older, Anakin becomes a very powerful Jedi knight and accompanies Obi-Wan Kenobi in all battles. He also develops romantic feelings for Padme.

After a series of battles against the Sith, a couple of incidents cause Anakin to question his own beliefs on the force and how he can control it. Finally, he falls for the dark side of the force and his own greed and power causes him to switch sides and transform into the dark knight, Darth Vader.

A Scene From Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
A Scene From Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

My Two Cents On The Prequel Trilogy

The story ties up neatly and culminates in the rise of Darth Vader, stage set for the original trilogy to start. The creation of the most adorable droids of STAR WARS, R2-D2 and 3PO is elaborately explained.

The movie ends with the birth of the twins, Luke and Leah Skywalker, who take on critical roles in the actual trilogy. The prequel trilogy is much technologically advanced compared to the original trilogy, the screenplay is tight and action sequences and visuals are a lot more elaborate.

Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader

The actors have done a wonderful job. It is difficult to take on a role of already established legends and not let the expectations come down. Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Ewan McGregor as young Obiwan Kenobi have done a wonderful job. Natalie Portman is a feast to the eye as Padme.

Our hearts swell with happiness and seek more action and adventure when we watch STAR WAR movies and this prequel trilogy is no exception. We, as viewers, keep chanting the same line again and again, “May the force be with you”.


The World of Movies Rating – 10/10!

Suleiman Mountain | Kyrgyz Movie Review

Suleiman Mountain Kyrgyz Movie
Suleiman Mountain Kyrgyz Movie

“An intelligent and skillful portrayal of Kyrgyz traditions, shamanic rituals, and folklore themes in a road trip movie with a sufficient pinch of family drama and sporadic comic elements”. Absar Ahmad 

I watched Suleiman Mountain during the 2020 Pune International Film Festival. It was my first and to this date last Kyrgyz movie. Directed by the talented Elizaveta Stishova, Suleiman Mountain has won awards at Eurasia International Film Festival. 

The film tells the story of Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) and his troublesome relationship with his family. It starts from an orphanage. Zhipara (Perizat Ermanbetova) is excited to find her long-lost son Uluk (Daniel Dayrbekov) in an orphanage. For Uluk, this is the best moment in his short life so far. He thinks his dad to be the best person and a hero after hearing about him from his mother. However, this joy does not last long as he faces the harsh reality of life. His father, Karabas, is nowhere where he would have wanted him to be.

Daniel Dayrbekov is impressive and expressive in his portrayal of Uluk
Daniel Dayrbekov is impressive and expressive in his portrayal of Uluk

Karabas is an instinctive gambler, erratic, and sort of insensitive man. To make things worse, he even has a young second wife and is known for his philandering nature in society.

Throughout the movie, we experience different shades of emotions in each relationship. The relationship between Uluk and Karabas where a young boy needs his father’s attention and love. The relationship between Turganbyubyu (Turgunai Erkinbekova) Karabas’ second wife, and Zhipara is fairly complex where the latter is highly insecure about her position in the presence of the former’s presence in her husband’s life.

A Scene From Suleiman Mountain Movie
A Scene From Suleiman Mountain Movie

The thing that I like about Suleiman Mountain is the fact this movie has authenticity and an appealing countryside flavor to it. What makes this movie even more interesting is the fact that it is directed by a person who is not even remotely related to Kyrgyzstan. Elizaveta Stishova is a Russian director and at no place in this movie, you would find any flaw in depicting the Kyrgyz life or culture. She has done a commendable job.

For this reason, I feel this movie deserves to be in my collection of CrossCulturalConnection cinema.


The World of Movies Rating: 07/10


Original Title: Sulayman too

English Title: Suleiman Mountain

Directed By: Elizaveta Stishova

Genre: Drama, International Cinema

Country of Origin: Russia, Kyrgyzstan

Languages: Kyrgyz

Year of Release: 2017

Suleiman Mountain Cast Members: Daniel Daiyerbekov, Perizat Ermanbetova, Asset Imangaliev, Turgunay Erkinbekova

Production Companies: Aitysh Film (co-production) Laeto Films (co-production) Virtual Kick Studio (production) Y-Yatsura (production)

Distributor: ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution