Film: 'Kote'; Cast: Prajwal Devaraj, Dimple Chopade, Gayanthri Rao, Ravishankar, Shivashankar and others; Director: Srinivasa Raju; Producer: Jack Manju; Camera: Datta; Music Director: Raghu Dixit; Ratings: ** 1/2
Director Srinivasa Raju's third film 'Kote', which has Prajwal Devaraj in the lead, is an engaging action film packed with entertaining commercial elements. Raju's first two films were badly directed, but he definitely shows
Film: 'Patiala House'; Director: Nikhil Advani; Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Anushka Sharma; Rating: ****
It takes us just five minutes to get the hang of this film's narrative structure. It is as nimbly-paced as a fast-bowler playing cricket in a wide-open field trying to avoid all the roar and din of the cheering crowds in the stands.
For a film that has a surprisingly large number of characters (after
Film: 'The Mechanic'; Cast: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn and Donald Sutherland; Director: Simon West; Rating: **
There is a crisis of sorts in Hollywood. Even when it picks up a decent action thriller of the past and hires a good director, it fails to deliver a good action film. The case in point is 'The Mechanic', which at best is decent and in need of a major overhaul.
A loner and extremely efficient hit man dec
Film: 'The Rite'; Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds; Director: Mikael Hafstrom; Rating: * 1/2
As a religion, despite its psalms about love, Christianity is based on fear. Fear not of the bad, but of evil and 'the' evil or 'devil'. And it is this devil that 'The Rite' sells its soul to, managing nothing more than a little grab of the audience's attention and not much empathy.
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Film: 'No Strings Attached'; Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline; Director: Ivan Reitman; Rating: **
The world has gone through a drastic change in its value system. The way people look at love and relationships has undergone a sea-change. This thus must be exciting time for filmmakers as it provides them free and abundant material. Sadly, bound by certain notions of filmmaking, they mess it up. 'No Strings A