• Mr Khan has been the undisputed action star for a while but with Jai Ho the actor is keen to expand on his Being Human avatar and force on viewers a social message. Don’t accept the gratitude of those who you help, instead ask them to help three people in turn. Given that audiences didn’t react to these words of wisdom in the theatre and instead cheered and clapped when Khan tore his T-shirt and screamed and broke bones of his many opponents, we don’t know how much of it will be soaked in.

  • Dedh Ishqiya’s success can be attributed to the taut story of Darab Farooqui which is aided by Chaubey’s fine screenplay, Vishal Bhardwaj’s rib-tickling, naughty dialogues and Dr Bashir Badr’s lovely Urdu poems. Chaubey conjures a quaint, lyrical and extravagant world, which he uses to highlight the waning wealth of feudal society. The film is at its best when characters poke fun at each other.

  • If there is one thing that director Gurmmeet Singh gets right about his film, it’s the title. What the Fish is filled with absurd situations and an array of supposedly quirky, certainly irresponsible characters whose job is to annoy you. Do they succeed! Their accomplice in this crime is a script which prides itself in being inane but fails terribly in being even remotely funny.

  • Everything is heavily choreographed: from the songs to the action sequences. Kapoor demonstrates that he is the best dancer in Bollywood with fluid moves and energy in “Gandi Baat” and “Sari Ke Fall Saa”. But the action soon becomes tiring as there are only that many flying and rolling bodies that you can see. Towards the climax, one feels one is watching a bout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship whose result is long known.

  • The film is full of absurdities which border on ludicrous. A Virar train has never looked this empty. A parrot dies and his remains are eaten by a cat. A sugarcane vendor does shayari.

  • The film does occasionally seem like a battle of good vs evil and might vs mettle. As much as it is about Phillips’ ordeal, it is also a battle in which the well-equipped American Navy SEALs take on four skinny Somali men stuck in a lifeboat. It’s a sight that inspires as much awe as amusement.

  • Traditionally, Bollywood is known to turn biopics into hagiographic accounts of the subjects. But Shahid stops short of hero worship and is a fitting tribute to an inspiring figure.

  • Manjule also offers a vivid, real picture of life in rural Maharashtra. There is Jabya ironing his clothes with the base of a hot glass. Or when the family goes out to collect wood to weave baskets. Proving that is a great storyteller, Manjule especially creates endearing scenes between Jabya and Piraji, who engage in fun and candid conversation about yearnings. Watch out for a lovely dream sequence which both tickles and moves.

  • Watch the first half of Ragini MMS or get hold of The Conjuring. These films accomplish in doing what Ragini MMS 2 fails to.

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