Posted in Action, Based On True Events, Biographical, Drama, Hollywood, Sports

Le Mans ’66/Ford vs Ferrari – One for the automobile enthusiasts.

It becomes intriguing for even a normal moviegoer when a couple of huge motor company names are involved in the title of a film, let alone the excitement of the audience who actually are the motorcar aficionados.

What the trailer and poster clearly depicts is completely contrasting to what you actually see in regards to the story and the role of the actors. The plot showers light to one of the most epic actualities happened in the history. Brought to you by Jason Keller and the Butterworth brothers, this story will blow your mind when you witness the kind of events that took place in the 1960’s.

Named Ford vs Ferrari in many countries, Le Mans ’66 gives us an epic sports drama which explains how the two motorcar giants were actually at war, when they stood face-to-face on the racetrack of a legendary race called as 24 hours of Le Mans – which actually lasted for a period of twenty four hours. It also shows the twists and turns and politics within the corporate world of the leading automobile companies.

You are in for a full throttle of races, drama and some superlative performances. Praises fall short when we speak about both Christian Bale (as Ken Miles) and Matt Damon (as Carroll Shelby) because they have, in their own style and kind of films, given us noteworthy portrayals over the period of time. And this surely will be written in the books as one of their career’s best. May it be the direction of James Mangold or the support of the side cast – Jon Bernthal (as Lee Lacocca), Catriona Balfe (as Mollie Miles), Tracy Letts (as Henry Ford The Second), Josh Lucas (as Leo Beebe), Noah Jupe (as Peter Miles), Remo Jirone (as Enzo Ferrari) and Ray McKinnon (as Phil Remington), both are stupendous in their own way.

4/5

Posted in Bollywood, Comedy, Drama, Fiction, Inspirational, Psychological, Reality Check, Romantic, Sports

Chhichhore – Entertainingly inspirational.

The writer and director of Dangal enters the ring again and this time without the ‘A’ factor. Could he (Nitesh Tiwari) actually do something as wondrous as his last directorial? Let’s find out.

First of all, full points to the casting director and the cast itself. Not only the the extremely talented Sushant Singh Rajput (as Anirudh “Anni” Pathak), Shraddha Kapoor (as Maya), Prateik Babbar (as Raggie) and Varun Sharma (as Gurmeet “Sexa” Singh Dhillon) gave great performances but the newbies and the lesser experienced Tahir Raj Bhasin (as Derek), Naveen Polishetty (as Acid), Tushar Pandey (as Sunder “Mummy” Saxena), Saharsh Kumar (as Bevda) and Mohammed Samad (as Raghav) too were exceptional.

The predictable plot inspires us with a message which is mostly directed towards the young students of India. Chhichhore is surprisingly funny. It gets serious when necessary. It generates hope. It has concentrated on a topic which has just been a tad part of a few films before. Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra, the screenplay writers, enhance this topic with grace and successfully keep it peppy at the same time.

The music by Pritam is not too bad. It doesn’t interfere in anyway in the film. Just graciously plays as a background score, adding the required emotion to it. Plus, the kind of reviews I have been hearing about last week’s Saaho, I surmise it is safe to say that this one’s a better watch.

3.5/5

Posted in Bollywood, Crime, Drama, Fiction, Political, Sports, Television

Inside Edge – Fact or fiction?

After a couple of recommends and repeated torture by my younger sibling, I finally started to watch this, since it is related to cricket and match fixing. And mainly because IPL was trending last month.

Vivek Inside

With quite a few masterful performances by Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Suri, Richa Chaddha, Tanuj Virwani, Sayani Gupta, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Angad Bedi, Sarah-Jane DiasKaran Oberoi, Amit Sial, Manu Rishi and Jitin Gulati, I was rest assured that the show will impress me completely. I really wanted to love the plot, but at the end of the day, it brings us to one important question that whether all of this is true or not.

Ins

It is quite admirable how Karan Anshuman, the creator of Inside Edge, brings about an element of suspense and thrill to what is being depicted with every episode. The ups and downs of the game and a fictional portrayal of what it could be in actuality, behind the stage, or in this case, the stadium. He is not alone when the screenplay is concerned and is aided by Ameya Sarda, Puneet Krishna, Sumit Purohit and Saurav Dey.

3/5