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A movie good enough to leave you disturbed, for days. Usual Anurag Kashyap - never cease to amaze.


one star for the noir anime.


" Should have known "


I confess that I had never watched a Devdas movie before, but I could say this would be the best in recent times. Abhay Deol - an intelligent actor, he gave a cult status to the character. At some point, movie goes a bit sloppy, but definitely worth a watch.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

Mystery, Sci-fi thriller, what ever you call it. But this movie belongs to my kind of Horror movies. Richard Kelly, he was successful in creating those eerie, scary moments which we used to see in Hitchcock movies. Sure this movie will give me or you a couple of sleepless nights.


Over the past years, we have seen many sequels and spin-offs to Ridley Scott's 1979 Classic 'Alien'. Barring Cameron's 'Aliens', those movies were so lame and pathetic. And it is so disappointing to see Scott himself adding another movie to the list.


A 1985 classic thriller from Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie is about a series of mysterious murders among a film crew at Pahalgam starring Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar portraying themselves.
I always believe that the Back ground score has a definite role in good movies especially a suspense thriller like this one. Its clear that the director was inspired by Hitchcock style of movies and other Hollywood classics. Some of scenes are real good. But he refused to take the credit away from them. He even had an old black television set showing a screaming Janet Leigh concurrently with Shabana's shower scene... and shows a copy of the novel 'The Godfather' prior to a scene where Shabana Azmi discovers the carcass of a dove under her covers. I'm a bit surprised that no one has ever told me about this movie. Neither a mention among the Bollywood classics. I just got curious when i happened to watch some of the scenes from Doordarshan. And my bro got this movie as per my request. Definitely its Worth a Watch.

Saw 3D
Saw 3D(2010)

Its all about Blood, Badly Mutilated bodies, More Blood, More Badly Mutilated bodies..... Nothing else..... The trademark of the saw series, is its Surprise element. Giving a Shocking revelation, shuffling scenes, playin "Hello Zepp".. And those things were missing... Yes they do show a similar stunt failing to impress anyone. Actually I'm a bit worried now, that nothing have been said about the fate of the fake Jigsaw survivor. I really don't want another Saw movie popping out, explaining about that and Detective Hoffman's return. The series had been draaagged to its maximum for glorifying John Kramer posthumously..
My Advice : Are you a fan of Jigsaw? Watch it and Get over with it.
Never watched a Saw movie? Stay away.


An adaptation of 1969 French movie ' Z '. Shanghai is not a pure political thriller as it claims to be. In fact it deals more about the 'puppets' of politicians. A plot - It got everything you needed - a political killing, inside jobs, thugs, corrupted police officers, honest public servants and the helpless peasants. The script encounters the real kingpins very rarely. Most of the time it respects their positions, referring to them as ma'm or sir, not mentioning a name, and giving you a feel of their mightiness. It is one of those rare instances when the script itself starts behaving like the characters in it - scared to face the untouchables, thus not giving us a piece of conspiracy. Hence the cinematography here is clear, sharp, fancy and colourful, a visual treat, instead of a dark or a murkier frame which usually goes good with thrillers like this. The director had done an excellent job in making the Indian version. And casting is the best part. Each and everyone have done justice to their roles. A must watch.

The Dark Knight

"Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn"

I thought the best superhero movie ever made was Tim Burton's 1989 classic 'Batman' and even believed that no one will ever outplay Jack Nicholson's Joker in the same... until I watched The Dark Knight. What amazes me is Mr. Nolan's consistency in crafting epics like this. Without any doubt, the psychopathic Joker played by Late Heath Ledger would be most evil antagonist of World cinema. Along with that, strong performances from Bale, Oldman, Eckhart and BGM by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard (favourite being 'Why So Serious' - sure it gives you a feeling of an impending doom) makes the movie a near perfect one. The only disappointment is the realization that no more Joker in the upcoming sequences.

Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary(1989)

"A bad adaptation of Stephen King's book".

Love Story
Love Story(1970)

"What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, ...and me?"
Not a great love story, though I liked the characters in it. Unlike other love stories, it lacked a pre-romantic phase. The chemistry, love and those cute verbal brawls between them will keep the movie going. Sure this film can be called the Mother of all Romantic movies. Because we can see a shade of 'Love Story' in every other love stories, be it a happy ending or a tragedy.....

Johnny Gaddaar

The curse of Hindi Movie Industry are none other than its 'lazy' film makers. They are good at making some lame romantic movies with pointless songs and dances. But when it comes to making an action or a thriller, they spare their grey matter. All they do is to 'google' out the latest Hollywood flicks and find someone to translate the script. But Sriram Raghavan's Johnny Gaddaar is something exceptional, original, and a fabulous movie. Its a story of a series of fateful events among a gang of five men, partners of a gambling club when they go for some illegal quick money. The script was carefully crafted out and shot with a talented cast. The film don't play the usual 'Guess who' - game with you, but still good to give you the 'unexpected' at regular intervals. In short, it is an enjoyable treat.

Shutter Island

"Sorry Mr. Scorsese.. You're late"
"How late am I?"
"We say.. umm.. 10 years?"