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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Behen Hogi Teri Movie Review

“Behen Hogi Teri” means, she must be your sister. This is an Indian Romantic Comedy Film.

The film starts and begins to follow the premise that every girl or woman needs to be treated either like your mother or your sister. This is the mantra of the surrounding community.

However, unfortunately for Gattu beautiful  Binny  is the girl of his dreams.

He is in love with Binny and not in a familial way. He has loved her ever since they were little. He has been after her since then even though she has never reciprocated even in the slightest. She toys with him and his emotions. She knows very well what she is doing to him.

Binny is beautiful, smart, and a very independent girl. So, it’s no wonder that everyone is infatuated by her. Since she is single many guys are wanting to marry her. So, there is a love triangle between her and three guys.

Everyone is looking for a good match and a groom for Binny. All of the eligible bachelors and their families are involved.

Gattu, since he knows Binny so well is entrusted with things to do for Binny. However, these are expected to be done by a male in the family like a brother. Poor Gattu, he views these tasks as a way to please Binny, do things for her. He is ultimately trying to get closer to her by doing these things.

So, since he has known her all his life and is a true friend no one even considers him to be a match for him.

The anguish he must feel as all of these eligible bachelors and their families are trying to be considered for Binny.

He ultimately decides to stand up for himself and not let them walk over him. We then see him work to show just how much he is in love with Binny. He must really prove to not only her but the whole community that he really is the best choice for her as a life partner.

Throughout the film, you can see how he goes from a guy to being walked in by Binny. To being more assertive and professing his love in a better way for her.

Binny has many choices for a suitable mate for her. But will she end up choosing the right one for her?

Music for the film is arranged and composed by Rishi Rich, Jaidev Kumar,  Amjad-Nadeem, Kaushik-Akash- Guddu, Jam Eight and Yo Yo Honey Singh

This film isn’t a music heavy or focused like many Bollywood movies are. The film only has one or two songs on it.

So, if you enjoy a funny romantic comedy film type then “Behen Hogi Teri” is definitely for you!

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Cast: Rupa Agrawal, Gulshan Grover, Gautam Gulati

Director:    Ajay Pannalal

Writer/Screenplay: Sanchit Gupta, Vinit Vyas

Producers: Tony D’Souza, Amul Vikas Mohan, Nitin Updahyaya

Production Company: Oddball Motion Pictures,

Release Date:  June 2nd, 2017

 

 

 

 

Official YouTube Trailer: