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Iron Man

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Super Hero, ActionStarring:
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff BridgesStory:
Tony Stark(RD) is a genius at weapon designing and the CEO of Stark industries, the biggest and the most advanced in the weapons business. While on a visit to Afghanistan for a live demo he is kidnapped by terrorists and asked to develop misciles. Instead he works on a prototype to design a iron armoured suit. He escapes.The incident changes his life. On getting back he announces that Stark industries is getting out of the weapons business. He works further on the suit to take it closer to perfection. His two cornerstones are his friend Rhodey(TH) and Secretary Pepper Potts(GP). Both unaware of his adventures till the very end of the movie. For business he trusts Obadiah Stane(JB), his father's friend and partner. But it turns out that he is the man who all this while was trying to get him killed. And he's the person who's been selling weapons t…

Anger Management

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
Drama, ComedyStarring:
Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa TomeiStory:
Dave Buznik(AS) is the secretary in a fashion design firm. He is working really hard but not getting promotion. He is a self-conscious person. One day in the flight an incident occurs, because of which he is wrongly forced to go through an Anger Management program. The program is run by Dr. Buddy Rydell(JN), who has his own crazy ways. Dave has been unable to propose to Linda(MT). He is procrastinating it using the pending promotion as an excuse that he is giving to himself. Everything goes crazy when Dave is asked by Buddy to go for a 'Trial Separation' with Linda, and he later finds out Buddy is dating her. Watch the movie to find out how he gets her back.Comments:
A good movie.

Billu Barber

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
DramaStarring:
Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Asrani, Om Puri, Rajpal YadavStory:
Billu(IK) is a barber in a small village named Budbuda. He is working very hard but unable to make ends meet. His life takes a turn when his childhood friend Sahir(SRK), who is now a superstar, lands up in his village for shooting. Thanks to his naughty children the word spreads like fire that Sahir is his friend. And all of a sudden everyone starts finding this hitherto ignored family of some value. He says nothing about Sahir. But people forcefully take promises from him to meet their favorite superstar. Soon their patience runs out and they accuse him of lying and thugging. And then there's a twist. Comments:
After a long long time SRK has come up with a movie which is nothing more but timepass stuff. A disappointment. Only two things could have made this movie better: increase in SRK's screen time and change in screenplay. Though there's one g…

¿Quién dice que es fácil?

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama, RomanceStarring:
Diego Peretti, Carolina PellerittiStory:
Aldo is a manager in a car wash who owns a couple of neighbouring flats in a building. He lives in one and rents out the other to earn some money. He is a conservative guy and fussy about everything.His life changes when Andrea, a freelance photographer, moves in as a tenant. She is a modern, smart girl with a more 'freer' outlook towards life and all related matters. Someone who refuses to follow the norms of the society. She is pregnant, believes in natural medicine and wants to feel her baby being born. They fall in love with each other but problems arise when they realise how different they are. Will they manage to stick on? Who says it's easy?(that's the English subtitle)Comments:
An Argentinean movie which I saw in a public screening during Kalaghoda Arts Festival 2009. The movie is so fantastic that I barely realised that I was reading subtitles to know what'…

The Guns of Navarone

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama, War Movie, Book2MovieStarring:
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Anthony QuayleStory:
Capt. Keith Mallory's(GP) leave is cancelled and he is called upon to be the lead climber in a team of six. The team's job is to destroy the German guns at Navarone which have been wreaking havoc for the allied naval forces. The guns are so strong that they can destroy entire ships. Two thousand British soldiers are stranded on an island in the vicinity of Navarone and the allied ships are being sent to rescue them before the Germans attack the island in one week. That's all the time the team has. All other options have been exhausted. So they set out on this near impossible mission.Things start going wrong with there being internal differences in the team. Major Roy Franklin(AQ), who is leading the team gets injured. Keith takes charge. There are several problems ahead and one of them is a traitor. Will they be able to complete the job... that…

Seven Pounds

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
DramaStarring:
Will Smith, Rosario DawsonStory:
Ben Thomas(WS), an IRS officer is going around helping people in severe trouble. He is looking for people who are good at heart and helpful by nature. He has donated every part of his body, that he possibly could, to people who are strangers. Emily Posa(RD) is one of them. She has a congenital heart problem. While helping her Ben comes quite close to her.And then we come to know why he is doing it.... well actually he is not even Ben, that's his brother.Comments:
This is not entertainment at all. A nice movie but very serious stuff. No morals, no ending or beginning. Watch-able because it is well made.

Dus Kahaniyaan

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Romance, DramaStarring:
Aftab Shivdasani, Neha Dhupia, Anupam Kher, Nana Patekar, Rohit Roy, Anita Hasnandani, Arbaaz Khan, Mandira Bedi, Sudhanshu Pande, Naseerudin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh Makhija, Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza, Minissha Lamba, Amrita Singh, Parmeet Sethi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Neha Dhupia, Dino Morea, Tareena Patel, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel ShettyStory:
The movie does not have one story. It has got 10 totally unrelated short stories. About extra marital affairs. About following your heart About love and fights in marriages About hatred based on religion About love and drugs About love and AIDS About love, an illicit relationship and its effect on the people around About riots, and sex About ghosts About friendship and power. Comments:
All the stories are good and well made. Some outclass the others, but overall they are all fantastic.

Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Romance, Comedy, DramaStarring:
Ruslaan Mumtaaz, Hazel, Kanwaljeet Singh, Neelu KohliStory:
Rohan Sood(RM), a naughty guy in Class 12th falls in love with Ayesha Mehra(H), the daughter of his mother's childhood friend. She's from UK and in the 11th class in the same school. The movie is about how they come close and finally acknowledge that they love each other.Comments:
Puppy Love. That's the first term that comes to mind. A nice movie, with nice music. Enjoyable.

Raging Bull

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama, BiographicalStarring:
Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarti, Joe PesciStory:
Jake La Motta(RDN) is a head-strong pugilist. He listens to no one. Not even his brother Joey(JP), who is also his manager. He plays on the sympathy factor of the crowd. Looses the initial rounds and makes a comeback in the end, often losing games but winning the hearts of the crowds in the process. He sees a beautiful girl, Vickie(CM), falls in love with her and marries her. He becomes absolutely possessive about her and does not trust anyone. And this results him in breaking relationship with everyone he knows. He goes on to win the world championship. But will he be able to defend it, will he be able to save his family life, will he be able to give up his self-centered ways? Watch the movie.Comments:
A captivating story.

Iqbal

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
DramaStarring:
Girish Karnad, Naseerudin Shah, Shreyas TalpadeStory:
Iqbal(ST) is a deaf and dumb child born to a cricket loving mother. He is even more passionate about the game than his mother and dreams of making it to the Indian Cricket Team. With stroke of luck he is admitted into the academy of Guruji(GK). There he develops animosity with Kamal who is the son of an influential person. As a result he is thrown out.Just when he had lost all hope he finds out that Mohit(NS), the local drunkard, was once a cricketer. After a lot of pleading he agrees to coach Iqbal. The rest of the movie is about how the passion and determination of Iqbal help him counter the politics and pressure from his father to help him in farming.Comments:
Another underdog making it to the top story. Well made.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama, Book2MovieStarring:
Brad Pitt, Cate BlanchettStory:
On the day which marked the end of WW-I Mr Button's wife dies in childbirth. The child has all the features of an old man. So he thinks that a child is a monster. But because he's promised his wife that the child will be safe he does not kill him. Instead he keeps him outside an old-age home. The caretaker of the old-age home adopts him and names him Benjamin(BP).Everyone expected him to deteriorate and die, instead he grows. While everyone around him is growing old, he is growing younger. He falls in love with Daisy- the granddaughter of one of the old ladies. Soon he moves out of home and travels the world. He comes back after the end of WW-II. From then on its about Daisy and Benjamin's love for each other. My Comments:
It's the acting of Brad Pitt and the work done by the Special Effects team that makes this movie great!

Notting Hill

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
RomanceStarring:
Julia Roberts, Hugh GrantStory:
William Thacker(HG) owns a small travel-book store in Notting Hill. His life changes when one day Anna Scott(JR), the most famous celebrity of the world, enters his book store. A small incident brings them close. And the most famous celebrity in the world falls in love with an ordinary guy. But as with all fantasy-like stories things go wrong. Is the love strong enough to bring them back together?My Comments:
Live a Fantasy! A well-made movie.

Shaurya

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama, ThrillerStarring:
Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Deepak DobriyalStory:
Javed Khan(DD) is a bright and brave army man. One of those whose entire families have dreamt of serving the country. He is labelled as a traitor and arrested for the murder of his senior Rathore. Maj. Siddhant Chaudhary(RB) is a 'chill-pill' guy who is in the army for a short while and is not at all serious about it. He is appointed as the defence lawyer for Javed Khan and from thereon his life takes a turn as he realises what some people are up to under the garb of the army uniform.Comments:
This movie is not perfect. It is not a classic by any means. No development of characters and unnecessary diversions like the friendship between Siddhant and Akash. But the story and the sheer pace along with Menon's acting get a green for this movie.

The Day After Tomorrow

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Sci-Fi, ThrillerStarring:
Dennis Quaid, Jack GyllenhaalStory:
Humans have played too much with nature. It is time for penitence. As there is a huge storm due to the melting of the polar ice caps. The storm envelopes the entire northern hemisphere bringing in a new ice age there. All climate forecast models fail. Jack Hall(DQ), a climatologist, walks in with a model based on pre-historic data. After being rejected a multiple number of times his theory is finally accepted after the storm actually hits.The entire northern part of US goes under ice even as people struggle to survive. The people from the southern half of US are evacuated into third world countries like Mexico. The people from the northern half can't even be evacuated, its already too late. Watch what happens as Jack sets out to rescue his own son Sam(JG) who is stuck in New York city.Comments:
A well made movie. Must watch.

Sorry Bhai

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Romance, DramaStarring:
Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi, Chitrangada Singh, Sanjay Suri, Sharman JoshiStory:
Harsh(SS) is a businessman trying to settle his business. He is set to marry Aaliyah(CS) a student with whom he's been in a relation for 5 years. He calls his family to Mauritius for the marriage.His parents Navin(BI) and Gayatri(SA) and brother Sid(SJ) reach Mauritius a week before the marriage. In that week things change a lot, Gayatri starts liking Aaliyah whom she had earlier been skeptical about. And more importantly Sid and Aaliyah fall in love with each other, just as Aaliyah realizes she does not love Harsh anymore.My Comments:
Simple. Nice. Well Made