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We were kind of planning to watch this movie. I wasn’t bothered with it anyway. I’m not a great fan of Wolverine though I did enjoy the second Wolverine movie (the one with the Japanese girl). The Origin movie was a terrible mess I do not want to recall right now. Let’s just focus on Logan please. So I had no prep for this movie. I didn’t know the plot, the director or what kind of movie this was. The only thing I knew was that it had Hugh Jackman as Logan and there was Laura X-23 in it (and of course Charles Xavier). 

The first jolt we experienced was when the adult themed adverts started playing. My brother who was sitting next to me started to wonder if we were in the right screen. He actually went out and check. It was kinda hilarious but even I wasn’t sure. The movie was actually 15 or 18. The second jolt was the superb opening sequence. OK, the movie is definitely 15 with bloody violence. I feel like watching the real Wolverine. Justice has been done. 

Logan is a limousine driver trying to live his life as normal as he can in the year 2029 or something. He has a sick Charles Xavier to take care of and everything is fine until a nurse approaches him with a young girl and terrible things happen resulting in a chain of events.

The pace of the story is really good. So are the action scenes (very bloody). Laura, the girl X-23, is violent like she is supposed to be. I’ve read a lot of X-23 in the comics and it does justice. The movie isn’t dragging and there are really good moments. The moment of the true Wolverine brought all the classic memories back and that made the movie ‘whole’ for me. I have to say Hugh Jackman has delivered a final life time performance of him portraying The Wolverine. Hats off to him and I bid him farewell. 

I give this movie a 10/10. Seriously, I fail to criticise a single bad thing out of this movie and I have been growing very critical of movies. 

The only thing I wished that at the start of the credits they played hurt from Johnny Cash (I haven’t watched the full credits). 

A lot of fun facts about this movie. The ones I know are that this very low budget film was shot in 16 days, Nawazuddin Siddiquie charged 1 rupees for this and Shweta Tripathi who plays a school girl of 14 was 30 years old in real life. 

Haraamkhor is a strange and dark movie but at the same time, it is fun because the point of view from it is told is of two young kids of about 13. The movie touches the subjects of the forbidden relationship of teacher and student, spoiling the innocence of a student and that is what happens in this movie. 

Shyam played by Nawaz corrupts Sindhiya who is 14 and his student. He attacks her innocence and then leaves her because he has a wife also to look after. Basically he uses her and she, as a 14 year old, has no option but to cry about it. Luckily, she has a very nice step mother who has been through the same and there is some comfort there. On the other hand, you have Kamal and his friend, who always keep an eye on Shyam and Sindhiya. It’s like the film is being told through their eyes and perception. They also do a lot of childhood shenanigans which reminded me of my childhood, though I wasn’t that naughty. (we did, however, put our trousers down and compare our small manhoods. I’m sorry if that is too much information haha). 

Acting wise, both actors were perfect. Nawaz is just genius and Shweta is a beauty to be looked at. Sound in the film is non existent. What I love about this movie is the camera angles. They are so creative and raw. Also, you need to keep your mind awake throughout the movie because the editor has done a bit ‘too good’ of a job. Some places it felt like parts of the movie were missing. You keep wondering where was the build up to this particular scene. You just need to imagine the build up yourself. The climax was a bit shocking and hurried up. There wasn’t enough explanation but I enjoyed it nonetheless. 

Overall, I would give this movie a 7/10 for being so nature like and raw. I surely loved it. Oh, and haramkhor means someone who does something forbidden constantly.

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So two veteran and versatile actors go head to head in this movie. Yes, I mean the amazing Tabu and my childhood hero Ajay Devgan (oh I remember fighting like him after watching ‘Jaan’ and ‘Jung’, even my grandmother caught me acting like him haha). This film is just amazing. There are a couple of faults in it but acting wise, Ajay nailed it. I just love him in a serious role. All those comedies are useless and Singham, just please don’t embarrass me.

This movie is about family and what’s right and what’s wrong. Drishyam basically means visuals and it is, I believe, used in a deceptive way. I don’t know much hindi.

The whole movie Ajay and his family put a mask of innocence on from the police and they get away with. I won’t spoil much for you but let’s say they had to do acting in an acting role. That’s hard.

There wasn’t much music to it but one song particularly stick with me. Ajay had a beautiful wife and two daughters and they were all amazing. The actress who plays his wife is from south so her hindi was a bit out of place and I think the whole her was out of place. She was two beautiful to be his wife (he is a fourth fail and some cable guy and they have a huge house and throughout the movie they show the struggle with the money. Doesn’t make sense).

Tabu handled her role really well being a police officer and an emotional distressed mother too. She played with her character really well.

Overall, I loved this movie. Kept me glued for 2 and a half hours. I’m sure it will keep you glued too. There were things in it which were pretty much predictable but one thing in particular will blow your mind and you have to praise the story writer for it. I’ll leave that thing to your imagination. Peace.

7/10

Film: Deadpool (2016)

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Deadpool and me don’t go a long way back. In fact I started reading Deadpool on and off was when UK publisher was publishing Wolverine/Deadpool. It was about Civil War time. Since then I read him on and off. I don’t know much about him but this film gave me a good insight about him.

Personally, let me tell you something about me. I’m not a humour fan (Bollywood spoiled it for me, seriously) but crude humour is something I could go with. But still the genre here is action/comedy. I would rather watch some dark serious film rather than a comedy. Having said that, this movie was not that bad. Deadpool is just being Deadpool, this crazy mercenary with a mouth which runs like a motor.

This is an origin story and a love story. This is also an R rated movie but 15 in UK (that was a surprise, I was expecting 18). It had a lot of fucks and motherfuckers and shits in it, had a sex scene and some sexual humour which you really expect in a Deadpool movie.

I liked the movie for its action sequences and fast paced story. It was awesome. I didn’t get all of the one liners and references so I think the humour was a bit advanced level. You couldn’t understand unless you know the reference like one reference which was my favourite is ‘Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret’ and there was blood involved. Of course it is from a novel by Judy Blume (which I used to read embarrassingly) and it dealt with a teenage girl who experienced her first period (and thanks to Stephen King for introducing me to girls periods from Carrie lol).

The music is awesome. The first one is an Indian classic, ‘Mera joota hai japani’ being played in Dopinder’s taxi. The best was DMX’s X Gon Give It To Ya. Took me back to when I was 16 and when we would blast DMX out (remember Exit Wounds?)

The love story element was good and in place. There was a kinky chemistry between Vanessa (Deadpool’s love interest) and Wade Wilson. The particular sex scene was just amazing and the chemistry was just superb and the sequence it was shot in was good. I loved how they started off really crude mentioning the uncle/uncles bit and that decided their relationship. I think that was particularly hot. Thank God, she had her proper hair later on in the movie. I just had Halle Barry hairstyle.

Okay, now we come to the best bit of the movie and the bit which I loved the most. It was the addition of Colossus as an X-Men. Colossus and his trainee Warhead appeared throughout the movie correcting and sometimes helping Deadpool. It actually showed the true meaning of being an X-Men because Deadpool can’t be an X-Men because he kills all the time but Colossus thinks he can be a part of their team. Just having to watch Colossus there was amazing. It gave me a 70s X-Men comics feel where everyone worked together to get things done. Also the battle Colossus vs Angel, how Colossus eventually overcame her was amazing because you could actually see the experience shining out from Colossus. Made me think of all the Danger room training sessions he had been gone through. Truly amazing.

So overall it was a good film. I was expecting more over 18 stuff and all that but they can’t really show serious dark violence with a comedy going on. But it was good. I’ll give it 6.5 out of 10.

But one day what I would like to see is a dark and disturbing over 18s psychological Batman thriller. That’s what I wanna see..

Movie: Justice League Throne To Atlantis

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The latest installment from DC comics. This is an animated movie with a running time of roughly 75 minutes. A straight forward movie with no plot twists or anything.

Basically Arthur is a loner who doesn’t understand himself and the latest trauma he was hit was the death of his dad and oh yes, he talks to fish and another oh yes, he is blonde (as he’s suppose to be unlike the new guy for the JL movie). Yes he’s Aquaman but that term is used till the very last of the movie.

Arthur’s half brother takes the trident and marches his army on the surface. Now it is upto Justice League to stop him.

It is a nice but dark and gloomy picture. Most of it is under the water with a contrast of blue and gloomy green. The humour is just alright. Nothing new there. The romance between wonder woman and Superman is amazing as always (I’m a big fan). Batman is an ass and he actually does something. People say he’s useless but at a couple of spots, he’s shown to be more intelligent than Superman and Cyborg. Overall. It’s an OK movie.

5/10.

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

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Let me get one thing clear, if you haven’t watched this movie, your life is incomplete. It is that good. A classic and a masterpiece. It is simply flawless.
Andy is sent to prison for the murder of his house but he never admitted to the murder because he never murdered her. He meets a guy named Red who is the narrator in this movie (and the story by Stephen King). Red is like the guy who can get everything for you in the prison so Andy asks for several things with a little pick axe being one of the things. Soon the staff at the jail began to see Andy’s intelligence (he was a banker before). Andy begins to help the officers with their finance, charity and insurance. He creates a network of dealing with illegal money for the Jailer.  But who knew he was creating a nobody from all that work and once he escaped, he would use that nobody to start a new life.

As I said, this movie is a classic and is flawless. It is violent at parts and emotional at others. Especially the scene where old Brooks goes away. I felt like crying and crying because it is superbly shot. The ending was great and satisfying. Morgan Freeman played Red very well.

10/10.

Notice how I watched Gone Girl and The Shawshank Redemption back to back and notice how there is one theme in common. Both characters in the film take their time escaping from the current situation creating a nobody. It’s just a negative character in Gone Girl and positive in The Shawshank Redemption.

Movie: Gone Girl

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Seriously can a movie be more fucked up than this? When I meant fucked up, I meant it in a good, sick and twisting way. This had me on the edge of my bed all the time. First half was just the suspense building and second half was just gripping and last 20 mins were just mental. No wonder it got like 8.5 out of 10 by the film critics.

A wife is gone missing and the husband comes home to find her gone. He calls the detectives and they start investigating. Things turn out that the murder of the woman is caused by the husband. The husband, meanwhile can’t take the pressure the people and media are putting on him. Ben Afflick plays him and he is seriously stressed out.

But the second half, things turn out to be seriously opposite. It seems the wife had framed the murder of her husband and escaped successfully.

The dialogue was written superbly and the thrill was most definitely there. The music was bang on and add to the horror of the situation. Especially the lake house scene. I would never forget that scene in my whole life. Plus the ending was really gripping. I’m not disappointed in the ending. They managed to end it really good. I really liked this movie and would watch it again.

9/10


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