Khuda Haafiz (2019) Review


Khuda Haafiz (transl. May God be your protector) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed by Faruk Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak under Panorama Studios.
It stars Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi, with Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra and Shiv Panditt in supporting roles.
Set during the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the film is inspired by true events and follows Sameer Chaudhary, a young man who races against time to rescue his kidnapped wife Nargis from flesh traders.
The film premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on 14 August 2020 and it received largely positive reviews from audience but mixed reviews from critics.
Detained by cops in a fictional Middle East country named Noman, Sameer Choudhary (Vidyut Jammwal) agrees to reveal everything that led to his arrest, to I.K. Mishra (Ikhlaque Khan), an Indian embassy official.
A flashback unfolds, where Sameer is a qualified software engineer and a software businessman who marries a woman named Nargis (Shivaleeka Oberoi) in 2007. Their lives turn upside down when a financial crisis in 2008 leaves them both jobless. Three months later, they get jobs in Noman with the help of Nadeem (Vipin Sharma), an employee at Ansaar Overseas Recruitment.

The Mask (1994) Review

The Mask is a 1994 American neo-noir hero parody movie coordinated by Charles Russell, delivered by Bob Engelman, and composed by Mike Werb, approximately dependent on the Mask funnies distributed by Dark Horse Comics.


The principal portion in the Mask establishment, it stars Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, and Cameron Diaz in her film debut.


Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a hapless bank representative who finds a supernatural cover that changes him into a naughty miscreant with superpowers, yet who unintentionally becomes focused by the mafia when criminal Dorian Tyrell means to utilize the veil to oust his chief.

The film was delivered on July 29, 1994, by New Line Cinema, turning into a basic and business achievement. The film earned over $351 million on a $23 million spending plan, which made it the second most productive film dependent on a comic up to that point, behind Superman (1978).

It solidified Carrey's standing as a critical entertainer of the 1990s, and it set up Diaz as a main woman. Carrey was designated for a Golden Globe for his job, and the film was named for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects yet lost to Forrest Gump. An independent spin-off, Son of the Mask, was delivered in 2005.

13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) Review


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (also known simply as 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical action thriller war film directed and produced by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on Mitchell Zuckoff's 2014 book of the same name.
The film follows six members of Annex Security Team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya after waves of attacks by militants on September 11, 2012. The film stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, and Max Martini, with supporting roles by Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, Pablo Schreiber, Alexia Barlier, David Denman, and David Costabile.
Filming began on April 27, 2015 in Malta and Morocco. Known colloquially as "the Benghazi movie", the film was released on January 15, 2016, by Paramount Pictures. Upon release, 13 Hours received generally mixed reviews from critics and grossed just $69 million worldwide against a production budget of $50 million (not including advertising and distribution), becoming Bay's lowest-grossing film to date, with particular criticism directed at Bay's bombastic direction.
The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Mixing at the 89th Academy Awards.

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Review


Raman Raghav 2.0 (released internationally as Psycho Raman) is a 2016 Indian neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap. Produced by Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, and Madhu Mantena, the film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, and debutante Sobhita Dhulipala.
It depicts in eight chapters the cat and mouse chase of serial killer Ramanna (Siddiqui) by corrupt cop Raghavan (Kaushal). Real-life killer Raman Raghav, who operated in Mumbai during the 1960s, inspired the film.
Kashyap initially wanted to make a period film about Raman Raghav, but after the commercial failure of Bombay Velvet (2015), his previous film also set in the 1960s, he realised that he would be unable to find financing. Abandoning the period-piece concept, he co-wrote the film with Vasan Bala, setting it in the contemporary time.
The film's music was composed by Ram Sampath, and Varun Grover wrote the lyrics. Jay Oza served as the film's cinematographer and Aarti Bajaj as its editor.
Raman Raghav 2.0 premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It also screened at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, the Singapore International Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
The film was released in India on 24 June 2016, received high critical acclaim, and proved to be a moderate commercial success, grossing over ₹70 million (US$1.1 million).

Sarvam Thaala Mayam (2018) Review


Sarvam Thaala Mayam (transl. Omnipresence of Rhythm), also titled Madras Beats, is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language musical drama film written and directed by Rajiv Menon.
The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Nedumudi Venu, Vineeth, Kumaravel, Santha Dhananjayan, and Dhivyadharshini. The film features music composed by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by Ravi Yadav, and editing by Anthony.
Returning to direction after 19 years, Menon makes a comeback with a film that is relevant, entertaining, and inspirational in parts.[1] The film released on 1 February 2019. The film was a box office success.
This is a story about a famous mridangam player named Vembu Iyer and his student Peter Johnson, son of an expert mridangam maker named Johnson who is a crazy Vijay fan, collide.
Earlier Peter is a care-free brat who neither has any interest in his father's Mrudangam making business nor in his own career. He started wooing a nurse called Saara while she kept him some distance due to his approach.
Then one day, on his father's insistence he went to deliver mrudangam to Vembu Iyer's concert where he was allowed to watch his program. After observing Iyer's concert, Peter started admiring him and decided to join as a student to learn mrudangam from him.
After observing Peter, Iyer had understood that he has talent but rejected him due to lack of consistency. To prove Iyer wrong, Peter tried hard to change himself which constoned by his mother and worried about his future. Finally Iyer allowed Peter as his student.

Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship (2019) Review


Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language horror thriller film written and directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and jointly produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Shashank Khaitan.
It is based on a true incident that took place in Mumbai, about the MV Wisdom incident in 2011, and tells the story of an officer who has to move an abandoned but haunted ship lying static on Juhu Beach. The film features Vicky Kaushal in lead role and is the first film of a planned horror film franchise.
Principal photography began in December 2018 and was wrapped in September 2019. It was theatrically released in India on 21 February 2020.
Meera's third birthday is celebrated on the Sea-Bird by the ship's merchant crew. Drawn away from the party by a sound, Meera is attacked by a ghost and screams. Years later, shipping officer Prithvi Prakashan (Vicky Kaushal), with the help of friend and colleague Riaz, elopes with his pregnant girlfriend Sapna.
Prithvi foils a human trafficking operation but Riaz warns him against such dangerous adventures. Prithvi and Sapna have a girl, Megha, and are shown raising her.
Some time later, Prithvi is living alone. He and Riaz investigate the Sea-Bird, which was mysteriously found abandoned at an unmanned port, and recover its logbook. A couple are shown having a romantic adventure on the ship before being killed by a ghost. The body of a girl is found buried on the beach. Prithvi and Riaz attempt to tow the Sea-Bird for disposal, but their salvage ship is damaged. Prithvi is injured saving a drowning man, and sees a girl through a hole in the ship.

Don't Breathe (2016) Review


Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror thriller film produced and directed by Fede Álvarez, co-produced by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, and co-written by Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
The film stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang, and focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man's house while breaking into it. The film was produced by Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
In contrast to his previous work on Evil Dead, director Álvarez decided the project would have less blood, an original storyline, more suspense, and no dependence on spooky supernatural elements - which he felt was currently overused.
The project, originally titled A Man in the Dark, was later announced in early 2014, with Álvarez directing, Sayagues writing, Raimi and Tapert producing, and Levy starring. Principal photography began on June 29, 2015, and wrapped in July 2015 in Detroit.
Don't Breathe premiered at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016, and was theatrically released on August 26, 2016, by Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films.
The film grossed over $157 million and received largely positive reviews from critics, with many praising the performances (particularly Levy, Lang, and Minnette), direction, screenplay and tense atmosphere. A sequel is scheduled for release on August 13, 2021.

Tanhaji (2019) Review


Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language historical action film directed by Om Raut and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ajay Devgan under T-Series Films and Ajay Devgn FFilms.
This film was also released in Marathi-language following popular demand. Tracing the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare, it stars Ajay Devgn in the titular role along with Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. It also features Sharad Kelkar and Luke Kenny in the pivotal roles.
Set in the 17th century, it revolves around Tanaji's attempts to recapture the Kondhana fortress once it passes on to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who transfers its control to his trusted Rajput guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore.
Principal photography commenced on 25 September 2018, and the film was released in India in 3D and conventional theatres on 10 January 2020. Tanhaji grossed ₹367.65 crore (US$52 million) worldwide.
Earlier marketed as Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, it was revealed on Twitter by Ajay Devgn that the film will be known as Tanhaji.[5] In December 2017, the release date of Tanhaji was revealed as 22 November 2019 but was postponed to December 2019 due to shooting problems.[12] Amar Chitra Katha released the film edition comic book in 2019.

Savyasachi (2018) Review


Savyasachi (transl. Ambidextrous) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language psychological action thriller film directed by Chandoo Mondeti and produced by Naveen Yerneni, C.V. Mohan and Y. Ravi Shankar under the banner Of Mythri Movie Makers.
The film features Naga Chaitanya, Madhavan (in his Telugu debut), Niddhi Agerwal and Bhumika Chawla. Savyasachi was made with a Budget of ₹24 crore (US$3.4 million) as per Mythri Movie Makers.
A bus meets with an accident with 21 passengers. Vikram, was the only one that survived the accident. Vikram has vanishing twin syndrome, which makes Aditya, Vikram's invisible twin brother, control his left hand.
A few days after the accident, Vikram is shown to be an advertisement director with his assistant Kittu. The latter gets a client named Chitra. He reveals that Chitra was his love when they were in college.
He makes an ad that shows everything from the 80s to the 90s. The ad becomes a hit, and an ad company asks Vikram to take the ad in America. The latter takes the shot in America with Kittu as the director. Vikram then reconciles with Chitra.

Train to Busan (2016) Review


Train to Busan (Korean: 부산행; Hanja: 釜山行; RR: Busanhaeng) is a 2016 South Korean action horror film[4] directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
The film mostly takes place on a train to Busan as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country and threatens the safety of the passengers.
The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May. On 7 August, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million theatergoers. The film serves as a reunion for Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi, who both starred in the 2011 film The Crucible. A sequel, Peninsula, was released in South Korea on July 15, 2020.
A chemical leak at a biotech plant causes the start of a zombie apocalypse that slowly spreads across South Korea.
Fund manager Seok-woo is a cynical workaholic and divorced father. His daughter Su-an wants to spend her birthday with her mother in Busan. After being overcome with guilt after watching a video of Su-an suffering from stage fright while singing "Aloha 'Oe" at a recital due to his absence, he decides to take her to Busan via an early KTX 101 from Seoul Station.
Other passengers include working-class man Sang-hwa and his pregnant wife Seong-kyeong; selfish COO Yon-suk; a high school baseball team, including Yong-guk and team cheerleader Jin-hee; elderly sisters In-gil and Jong-gil; and a homeless stowaway.

The Nun (2019) Review


The Nun is a 2018 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, from a story by Dauberman and James Wan.
It is a spin-off of 2016's The Conjuring 2 and the fifth installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise. The film stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet, with Bonnie Aarons reprising her role as the Demon Nun, an incarnation of Valak, from The Conjuring 2. The plot follows a Roman Catholic priest and a nun in her novitiate as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania.
Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema announced The Nun, a spin-off film to The Conjuring 2, which had opened five days earlier, with Safran and Wan producing.
The initial script for the film was written by David Leslie Johnson. Hardy had signed on to direct The Nun with a new screenplay from Wan and Dauberman. Principal photography began in May 2017 in Bucharest, Romania, and during filming, the set was blessed by a Roman Catholic clergyman.
The Nun was released in the United States on September 7, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Critics praised its performances and atmosphere but criticized its weak narrative and over-reliance on jump-scares. It grossed $365 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of the series.
A sequel is currently in development with Akela Cooper penning the script and James Wan and Peter Safran co-producing the project.

Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018) Review


Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu (transl. Fierce punch in a dark room) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language adult comedy horror film, written and directed by Santhosh P. Jayakumar and produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja.
The film stars Gautham Karthik and VJ Sha Ra. With Yashika Aannand, Chandrika Ravi, and Vaibhavi Shandilya are in the female leads. The music was composed by Balamurali Balu with cinematography by Ballu and editing by Prasanna GK. The film was released on 4 May 2018.
The film was later remade in Telugu as Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu by Jayakumar himself, while a spiritual sequel Irandam Kuththu was released in November 2020.
Veera is a playboy who is rejected by every potential bride because of that reason. Thendral accepts his marriage proposal with one condition. She demands that he impress her and asks him to take her on a trip in order to know each other better.
She also suggests him to bring along another couple. Veera informs his friend Vasu, who tells him that he has a girlfriend named Kavya, who is Veera's ex-girlfriend.
When Kavya learns about Vasu's friendship with Veera, she vows to get her hands on him during the trip. The couple then travels to Thailand and rents a bungalow. Their host asks them not to go into a particular room in that bungalow.