Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, 2014 : Just another one time watchable romcom from Dharma Productions. The movie is trying to sell “DDLJ is a Cult” and the formula works at some points. Varun Dhawan did better than his previous movies and Alia made movie entertaining, while the role was kind of stereotype. Watch if you are ‘that’ crazy about DDLJ and Rom-coms
2 States , 2014 : Someone draws inspirations from B’wood cliches and make it into a book and book later become a movie. A typical rom com with exaggerated culture based humour, the movie is bright, colourful and entertains. While hero and heroine did their roles neatly Alia Bhatt misses the ‘Tamilian’ touch, so does her dressing. Pros, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music and two mothers – Amrita Singh and Revathy. The charm, subtle expressions and controlled performance made even the cliché-st incidents watchable. PS : Big hugs to Karan Johar for not writing his movie threads as novel.
Queen The Film, 2014 : One of the brilliantly told feel good Hindi movie. The concept of loosing, gaining and living is brilliantly told and well narrated in the movie without using the usual cliches. Kangana Ranaut did brilliant, raw, close to heart performance making herself the back bone of movie. Lisa Haydon’s charm and hot sexy look was apt for the role she played and did a clean performance. Vikas Bahl, just like his Chillar party, did a great job. Special mention to Bobby Singh, the cinematographer – You will be remembered for each frames you shot for Queen.
Shaadi Ke Side Effects, 2014 : A truly engaging first half with stunning and subtle humour and well performed dialogs. But the second half misses the charm and crispness with unwanted melodrama making the movie an average flick. Farhan Akhtar, Ram Kapoor and Vidya Balan did a great performance. And her dressing was BLAH !!
Highway, 2014 : A Bliss. The visuals are stunning, the music is “real” and sounds are fine tuned by silence. The cute, amazingly performing heroine and naturally performing hero along with a dozen random great actors in supporting roles makes the movie a true, from the heart, feel good movie with a bit dramatic climax.
Special mention to the awesome performance of Alia Bhatt, who did a brilliant performance, which could be considered as an amend to all sins Bhatt family did with shitty crappy movies. And hats off to Imtiaz Ali, who showed the courage to go one step deeper to human relations and a dozen step away from usual Hindi flick thoughts. And finally A.R. Rahman, Resul Pookutty you both again proved how magical the sounds are!