Death In The Gunj Movie Review

 

Winter in the year in 1979. Our story follows a young man (Shutu) on a road trip with his family.  He is a painfully shy young adult. A regular trip with his family leads to his life falling apart. A story of transitioning into adulthood. Shutu is played by Vikrant Massey.

A reflection of the family dynamics in the midst of a vacation where everyone is in close quarters whether they like it or not.

Vikrant does a great job of leading us on the journey of emotions of the life and mind of Shutu. He is the quiet, reflective introverted type while his family is loud and weird.

 

Shutu has a conflict of identity and is in the search of what masculinity is for him. He struggles with navigating his life and the societal norms. Shutu begins to debate the importance of his part in his family and in society at large.

His family is very dysfunctional and isn’t supportive of him in any way or form. They are harsh, and inflicting with their words even to the point of emotional and verbal abuse. These words are especially geared toward Shutu by his male relatives.  These behaviors from Shutu’s family lead him to withdraw and feel totally alone. Even though, he is with his family.

Shutu does relate to one person however. He is close with his young cousin. Other than that, he feels all alone and like he had no one on his side.

Eventually, everything catches up to Shutu the insults the mean pokes and he has a breakdown.

The film is a deep look into everyday how we individually treat though in our immediate sphere. As well as the society’s negative input even on a daily basis how it does affect others even to the point of harming their life not just emotions and well-being.

This is a dark, depressing, moody, and melancholia filled film. It certainly captures what our lead Shutu goes through. The mask of trying to but on a brave face when everything seems to be overwhelming and the last things you want to do it be with people.

One of the most the anticipated Indian movies of the summer. It has already received  great reviews since just coming out.

This is Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut. She already has had a great acting career.

It was filmed in McCluskiegani in Jharkhand. Many of the families there are of mixed culture. Predominately, the families there migrated from Kolkata and other countries making this is a diverse community. Our film “A Death In The Gunj” is based about a true story and a death in McCluskieganj.

The film is also written and based somewhat on the director’s childhood and her experiences growing up.

“A Death in the Gunj” has been featured in many film festivals as well.

 

Film Details:

 Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Period Drama

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah, Om Puri, Kalki Koechlin, Ravir Shorey, Tanuja, Jim Sarbh

Director:    Konkona Sen Sharma

Writer/Screenplay: Konkona Sen Sharma (screenplay), with Story by Mukul Sharma

 

Producers: Ashish Bhatnagar, Vijay Kumar Swami, Raagi Bhatnagar, Honey Trehan, Abhiskek Chaubey, Neil Patel

Production Company: MacGuffin Picutres, Studioz IDrream, Moh Maya Films

Movie Run-time:  110 minutes

Release Date:  June 2nd, 2017

 

Official Trailer:

 

 

 

 

Sweetie Wed NRI Movie Review

 “Sweetie Weds NRI” is a fun fresh take on young love. It’s a quirky, funny romantic comedy that Bollywood is famous for.

Sweetie is played by the lovely Zoya Afroz. This is her first film as an adult actor. Aforz, has already had an established career in film and TV as a child actor.

Sweetie is young, beautiful and independent. She wants nothing more than to have fun and live her life. The thought of marriage is the last thing on her mind.

However, for her father that’s all he thinks about it finding the best match for his daughter. So, it’s basically the story of a young girl whose family wants her to marry someone she’s never met.

You will follow Sweetie and her intended and betrothed. As well as the other men that seem to come into her life right before she is supposed to get married. Love triangles from of course and hearts are broken in the meantime.

The “NRI” quickly falls in love with Sweetie and we will see he will do anything to prove that. Even if he ends up stopping the wedding and making himself look like a fool for love he will do it to win Sweetie’s heart.

With a beautiful marriage and wedding already arranged and planned out the perfect details. What could possibly go wrong?

The road to preparing to go down to the aisle might be bumpier than most of them could imagine.

Mishaps, confusion and chaos irrupt as the wedding draws closer. It’s a funny look at just how well-planned weddings can be life always throws in some surprises.

 

The film’s plot is written by Tariq Mohammad as well as the story, dialogue and screenplay. Tariq also lent his skills to the production staff of the film.

Hasnain Hyderabadwala is the director for Hyderabadwala has six other films under his belt as a director. As well as the highly rated historical television series “Razia Sultan.” His films have ranged from comedies to romances and even political thrillers. Now, with “Sweetie Weds NRI” he is back to the non-traditional romantic comedy.

 

Music for the film includes the talents of Raaj Aashoo, Sha Jahan Ali, Jaidev Kumar, Palash Muchal, Arko and Pravo Mukherjee.

The talented singer from Pakistan Atif Aslam showcases a  new romantic song for the film. “Musafir” has received a great response. “Musafir” had over all million views on YouTube when it was first released. The song really showcases the journey of love the couple takes during the movie. It embodies the romance, the longing, and of course the heartbreak of the relationship.

The soundtrack includes a wide variety of songs that take you along with the journey of the film.

The film includes over nine tracks. Featuring, a few upbeat dance tracks, traditional sounds, and our course the romantic ballads.

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Cast: Himansh Kohli, Zoya Afroz, Darshan Jariwala, Kiran Juneja

Director:    Hasnain Hyderabadwala

Writer/Screenplay: Tariq Mohammad

Producers: Sada Bhuvad, Cyrus Dastur, Tariq Mohammad, Dhaval Patel and Sharad Patel.

Production Company: Asmiy Entertainment, Grand Motion Pictures

Release Date:  June 2nd, 2017

Official YouTube Trailer:

 

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Bachche Kachche Sacche Movie Review

The title “Bachche Kachche Sachche” means we do what we see.

The story and film focus on a research study and survey that took place over two years. The survey takers went to many locations to gather data. The goal of the study was to take a deeper look at the behavior of young Indian adults.

The cast of the film is a group of nine kids. However, throughout the filming include over one thousand kids in its production.

Also, adding to many people looking toward the release of the film some well know actors have been included in the cast. Ashish Vidyarthi who is a national film award winner and Dilwale fame Mukesh Tiwari. These are wonderful established actors with will no doubt bring authenticity to the film.

The film is told in a heartwarming, inspirational and educational way.

Filming took place at over 100 plus locations. With the primary locations being throughout Mumbai. However, the film also branched out not only throughout Mumbai but around the world. With locations including New Jersey, New York City, Virginia and even Budapest.

Music for the film includes four songs on the soundtrack. Songs included are Tere Pass Yeh Nahi Voh Nahi, Zindagi, Waqt, and the title song, Bachche Kachche Sachche. With the movie, main theme shooting was a feat taking five days throughout locations in Mumbai.

The film takes on the importance of education in children’s lives. But, it showcases it in a light and funny way. There are good messages throughout the film that parents and kids can get behind as well. Even though, the movie does have a serious plot its told in a light-hearted way.

To make the film even more impactful social justice and community advocate Sri Anna Hazare will make a surprising cameo in the film.

 

This will be a film that the whole family will enjoy seeing. Then they can begin to discuss even further the topics that it brought up. How education effects and impacts a child and a family’s future. Certainly, a film that encourages the importance of education at any level. Promoting thankfulness for those who have access to studies as well as helping those who aren’t able to.

Also, showing the importance of families and parents is a good example for their children. As it says, “We do what we see.” Children learn by example and by their parenting modeling good behavior for their children.

This is a good story about kids dreams and hopes as well.

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, True Story, Bio-Pics

Cast: Ashish Vidyardhi, Mukesh Tiwari, Aryan Kataria, Bhavesh Babani, Chirag Bolakani, Lokashit Patnaik, Yash Chugh, Nikunj Pondaya, Nishikanth, Atif, Tarannum Shaikh & Isha Sharma

Director:    Ravi Sadsivuni

Writer/Screenplay: Ravi Sadsisvuni

Producers: Meena Udanda and Ravi Sadsivuni

Production Company: Zee Music Company, M/S. Ravees

Runtime: 2 hours and 1o minutes

Release Date:  June 2nd, 2017

 

 

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