Ok Jaanu (2017) Reviews

OK Jaanu (2017) is a 2017 Indian romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali, story and screenplay by Mani Ratnam. Produced by Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar under their banners Madras Talkies and Dharma Productions respectively. It is an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. The film stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, portraying a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai with Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play supporting roles as an older couple in the film, portraying the younger couple’s landlords. A. R. Rahman composed the film’s score and soundtrack while Gulzar is the dialogue writer of this film.

The first look was released on 29 February 2016. Principal photography commenced in March 2016.The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 13 January 2017. The filming has been officially wrapped up on 29 May 2016, with actress Shraddha Kapoor sharing a photo from the film’s set.

Director: Shaad Ali
Writers: Mani Ratnam (story and screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue)
Stars: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 13 January 2017 India

OK Jaanu (2017) Story Line
Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams. A chance meeting sparks off a heady, no strings attached romance until their careers pull them apart. Will ambition prevail over matters of the heart?

OK Jaanu (2017) Reviews
Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor’s pairing has been a hit ever since the duo worked together in ‘Aashiqui 2’. Everyone loved their onscreen chemistry and have always wanted to seem them do more projects together. Another reason for them to stay in buzz was their off screen chemistry as well. On and off there have been buzz that they are dating each other but nothing was ever confirmed. No matter what, if not off screen, we are soon going to see this lovely pair once again together on screen in the upcoming romantic drama ‘OK Jaanu’ and the trailer of the film is also out!

The duo upped our excitement with some amazing fun loving posters of ‘OK Jaanu’ and now with the trailer. Speaking about it, Adi and Tara the role played by Aditya and Shraddha respectively, these two youngsters move to the most happening city Bombay in order to pursue their dreams. The story revolves around the life of a young couple who plan to stay together. Before moving to abroad to pursue their dreams, this adorable couple wish to stay together and their landlord is none other than Naseeruddin Shah. He is bit stunned seeing the attitude of this young generation couple who decide to go in for a live-in relationship.

The trailer of ‘OK Jaanu’ is super cute. There is friendship, romance, fun and all the elements that is seen in today’s couples. They are carefree yet cannot manage to stay without each other. But as days come closer to part ways, the decision between to chose between career and love becomes difficult. This trailer’s is similar to the Tamil version including the background score. Yet, you will fall in love with this trailer because of Aditya and Shraddha’s sizzling chemistry.

Trailer

Passengers (2016) Reviews

Passengers (2016) Reviews.  A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Jon Spaihts
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen

Passengers (2016) Trailer

Passengers (2016) Reviews

Passengers is something of an anomaly. It’s a big-budget original, costing anywhere from $90 million to 120 million depending on who you ask, from a major studio that is being sold entirely on star power. The trailer, which dropped a few hours ago, shows off a certain amount of sci-fi razzle-dazzle. But the core selling point, arguably the only selling point, is the idea that audiences will flock to see Jennifer Lawrence (who got $20m plus 30% of the profits once it breaks even) making outer-space whoopie with Chris Pratt (who will starve with a mere $12m payday).

There’s no IP, no franchise potential, and no previously established universe or characters. Passengers is an honest-to-goodness “star vehicle.” Jon Spaihts’s much-liked screenplay has been making the rounds for nearly a decade, with a bunch of theoretical pairings (Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams, for example). I don’t know (vague spoiler warning) if the final film kept the somewhat creepy central premise intact, but it’s not my place to discuss what may be a late-in-the-game reveal.

Morten Tyldum got the directing gig after The Imitation Game, and this is Sony’s big Christmas gamble. In a world of franchises and superheroes, is there still any worth in pure star power? Jennifer Lawrence is arguably one of the most famous women on the planet (and the world’s highest-paid actress) with the X-Men and The Hunger Games franchises under her belt and four Oscar nominations (and one win) since 2010.

Chris Pratt is one of the Internet’s most beloved celebrities, and he is unquestionably a big reason why Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.’s The LEGO Movie, Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Jurassic World all soared to unexpectedly large box office glories. But is he worth anything starring in a movie that isn’t an explicit brand name play?

Even Sony’s The Magnificent Seven won’t prove much, despite the fact that I’m expected it to break out pretty well this weekend. Denzel Washington has a long list of seemingly popular white male co-stars (Russell Crowe, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, etc.) who flourish with him only to stumble without him.

And even Lawrence’s successful David O.Russell collaborations (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) had the advantage of mostly solid reviews, ensemble casts, the Oscar season heat and a long and leggy award season release. Absent those things, Joy “only” made $101 million worldwide for Fox last year on a $60m budget, albeit she gets credit for every dime of that.

And Pratt has never had a “just me and my star power” test, although to be fair he’s only been “a name” since early 2014. Point being, lot is riding on Passengers, including the notion that we can make new movie stars today outside the realm of cheap(er) comedy vehicles.

Can Sony still score a big-scale blockbuster that isn’t a James Bond movie or a Spider-Man picture? Will Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt prove themselves to be more than franchise supplements and/or Internet famous (to the extent that actual drawing power even exists in 2016)? Will audiences show up for one of those big-budget adult-skewing star-vehicles they always say Hollywood doesn’t make or were they just bluffing?

All of these questions and more will be answered when Passengers arrives in theaters on Dec. 21.

The Space Between Us (2016) Reviews

The Space Between Us (2016) Reviews, Read All about it. The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Writers: Allan Loeb, Stewart Schill
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson

The Space Between Us (2016) Trailer

The Space Between Us (2016) Reviews

Sarah Elliot and 5 other astronauts are going to embark on a 4 year mission to colonize Mars. This has been the dream project of Nathaniel Shepard, creator of Genesis Space Tech, since he was 12. Unable to go to Mars himself, he sends Sarah and the team with the approval and backing of NASA to Mars. After successfully landing on Mars, 2 months later, Sarah learns she is pregnant. Learning the news, Nathaniel and Director Chen argue of what is best for the baby, Sarah, and their mission. They decide to keep the pregnancy a secret from the public and let Sarah have the baby on Mars. Moments after Gardner Elliot is born, Sarah dies. 16 years later, after “being raised by scientist in a bubble”, Gardner, a romantic, is longing for a real connection on Earth. The closest he can get is FaceTiming a girl nicknamed Tulsa. Tulsa is a foster child who takes care of herself. She would rather be anyplace but Earth. When Gardner starts acting out, Kendra, his pseudo-mother and astronaut, convince Nathaniel and Chen to let him come to Earth. Once on Earth, all hell breaks loose. Gardner runs away from the base and starts a mission to find Tulsa, the father he never knew, and discover people’s favorite thing about Earth. But what Gardner doesn’t know is Earth’s gravity is making him sick. If he doesn’t get back to Mars, he could die. Kendra and Nathaniel will do anything to find and save him.

This film covers wanderlust and love expertly. You are allowed to see the beauty and scariness of Earth through Gardner’s eyes with breathtaking landscapes and surprising discovers of horses and trucks. The conversations between Tulsa and Gardner do not go beyond their years in order to point out the hypocrisy of human interactions. Some may have an issue with the “John Greene” ending, but the ending is realistic. It is worth seeing in theaters to enjoy the cinematography of Earth’s and Mars’s landscapes and the actor’s performances. The downfall is the build. Understanding Gardner on Mars takes half the film. You may tune out but this is a mistake. These scenes are very important for the 2nd half of the movie. So keep your eyes and ears open and see this movie before someone ruins the ending. You may be able to guess it, but its still worth watching.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews, The Best Reviews. Read Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews. Set in Paris, Befikre is a free spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam and Shyra, who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences. Doused in the spirit of Paris, it celebrates love- sensual, carefree and focused on living life to the fullest.
Director: Aditya Chopra
Writers: Aditya Chopra (story and screenplay), Aditya Chopra (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor, Elisa Bachir Bey

Carefree (2016) Movie Trailer

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews

Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor play the roles of Dharam and Shyra respectively in the movie, who go on a dare to love adventure in the city of love, Paris. Ranveer Singh is a well known name in Bollywood with movies like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Kill Dil and Bajirao Mastani among others, while Vaani Kapoor is lesser known with only three movies in her resume including Shuddh Desi Romance opposite Sushant Singh Rajput and a Tamil film Aaha Kalyanam with Befikre being the latest one. This movie looks like a promising step forward for her and can catapult her career as an actress. Both Ranveer and Vaani’s performances look a bit above mediocre, but as it is a comedy movie, it can be well understood that they had to act in a carefree way. The songs are composed by Vishal and Shekar, a music directing duo, who have made the music more for dance and enjoyment. A more mushy, love dovey, emotional song might be in there too, but we don’t know yet until the movie itself comes out and we go see it.

The movie’s been shot in 50 days with locations being the all familiar ones including the Sacre Coeur from where a full panoramic view can be taken of Paris including the rooftops (which I personally love looking at), River Seine (I think all the boat scenes are done there because there is no other river in Paris!!), Notre Damme (Where Vaani dares Ranveer to slap the police officer in order to go on a date with her), Latin Quarter (some filming might have been done there, including the songs), Louvre Museum (It’s just outside in the front of the museum where Ranveer is seen riding his bike in a semicircle) and a few of the iconic bridges including the world known Eiffel Tower (well, of course, without it there is no Paris).

The movie is releasing on 9th December, 2016. So, I think it should be watched for entertainment purposes. No idea how it will do on the Box Office in India, but people in Europe, France of course would love it. Thumbs up and fingers crossed!

BEFIKRE Trailer Review.

 

Bridget Jones’s Baby 2016 Reviews

After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget is single again, 40 years ago, more focused on his career and his friends on his love life. For once, everything is under control! Until Bridget meeting Jack… Then find Darcy… Then discovers that she is pregnant… But from whom?.
And if Batman and Superman became the lovers of the future mother Bridget Jones? It’s the preposterous idea that came to mind of Jimmy Kimmel. The presenter of the Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to cross the heroes of two films that make the news in 2016, all in the same band ad. Taking up the trailer of Bridget Jones Baby unveiled last March, the star of the small screen slipped into the video of excerpts from the band announcement of Batman v Superman: the dawn of Justice. We’ll let you discover the rather surprising result of this “cross them” a bit special.

Expected on Sep 16 in theaters, Bridget Jones Baby will see the heroine created by Helen Fielding get pregnant without knowing who is the father, between his former and his new love. To keep it a surprise until the end, the production also turned three purposes different story to cover their tracks and to avoid any leakage. “It’s brilliant. No cast knows who is the father of the baby of Bridget, or who she will choose. The idea is to keep us in the dark until the first”said René Zellweger, who plays Bridget Jones, the Sunday Express a few weeks ago.

The story of Bridget Jones Baby de Sharon Maguire:

Bridget, anguished by the forty, decides to have a child until it was too late.

The Bridget Jones’s Baby 2016 movie trailer:

Love & Friendship (2016)

In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).

Release date: May 13, 2016 (USA)
Director: Whit Stillman
Adapted from: Lady Susan
Story by: Jane Austen
Distributed by: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions, Curzon Artificial Eye

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

Catherine Vernon (nee DeCourcy) describes Lady Susan, per Jane Austen:
“She is really excessively pretty… I have seldom seen so lovely a Woman as Lady Susan. She is delicately fair, with fine grey eyes & dark eyelashes; & from her appearance one would not suppose her more than five & twenty… I cannot help feeling that she possesses an uncommon union of Symmetry, Brilliancy, & Grace. Her address to me was so gentle, frank, & even affectionate, that, if I had not known how much she has always disliked me for marrying Mr. Vernon… I should have imagined her an attached friend… Her Countenance is absolutely sweet, & her voice & manner winningly mild. I am sorry it is so, for what is this but Deceit?”