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Kedarnath movie review: Sara Ali Khan is ‘okay’ as a debutant, but the film is a washout

Kedarnath
Director 
– Abhishek Kapoor 
Cast
 – Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Pooja Gor, Nitish Bhardwaj
Rating
 – 2/5

Sara Ali Khan, daughter to Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, makes her debut in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath. She stars opposite Sushant Singh Rajput — a leading man famous for playing on-screen cricket — who plays a character named Mansoor Khan, rather like her legendary India-captaining grandfather. However will this child escape granddaddy issues?

 

As first-timers go, Khan is okay. Her character Mandakini is exaggeratedly feisty, the sort often played by Parineeti Chopra and Anushka Sharma, and, in another time, by Khan’s own eternally plucky mother, Amrita Singh. Talking nineteen to the dozen is tricky, and Khan isn’t spontaneous enough. The actors around her are markedly natural — Pooja Gor, playing her stern elder sister, is so damn real — while Khan is playacting. She is fine when silent and sad, and, from time to time, displays an interesting awkwardness. She is certainly atypical, though, and that may hold promise.

This film claims to be about the Kedarnath floods of 2013, but the catastrophe serves as an afterthought, coming in at the very end of a 1980s-type star-crossed romantic melodrama. This is another tired story about disapproving Hindu-Muslim parents tearing lovers apart, the only twist being that the pandit patriarch is played by Nitish Bhardwaj, Lord Aquaguard Krishna himself.

The boy, Mansoor, is played by Sushant Singh Rajput, a reliably solid actor making his most in a badly written film, looking suitably overwhelmed at the possibility of romance. He’s a porter who carts people up and down the mountain on a stool strapped to his back. The film is so slow that we found ourselves asking questions about his apparatus, a wicker chair converted into a rucksack: basically, a palanquin for those who travel solo.

Kapoor’s films feature moments of poetry that seem accidental. Here, the boy who never speaks up for his rights begins to hold court in front of a council of elders, directly after having kissed the talkative girl; as if she literally gave him her tongue.

Then, the rain. For the last twenty minutes, the screen floods and the sound of the torrent is incessant enough to strain the bladder. This visit to the restroom, however, may be the only impact it generates, since the devastation is too dimly lit to be visually impressive or emotionally evocative, while our hero seems to have developed the ability to breathe underwater. Let’s call him Aquamansoor.

Kedarnath is a forgettable film, but some may remember the girl fondly — which might be the film’s only goal. In one scene, Khan rides down the mountain on Rajput’s back, and he calls her the heaviest load he’s lifted. She smiles and tells him to get used to it. Indian Cinema to carry on .

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SOTY2 review: Audience laud Ananya Pandey and Tiger Shroff. Watch it if you want to relive your college days

Much awaited movie of this year, Student of the Year 2 releases today. Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey starrer has created quite a buzz for its fresh cast, debutants and buzz from the sets. Being a Dharma Production, there is a lot of expectations from the film.

Karan Johar’s Student of the Year released in 2012 (film’s prequel) had also created quite a stir with a power packed cast of newcomers Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra who made their debut with this blockbuster. The film is loved even today. Student of the Year 2 has been directed by Punit Malhotra. Take a look at the trailer:

From the first hand the Ananya Pandey has been lauded for her acting as debutant and Tiger Shroff steals the show with his acting, dance and fight scenes. The story line however looks a little weak for holding the audience for two hours. Take a look at what audience has to say:

Stay tuned for detailed review of the movie

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Home movies Reviews ‘Kesari’ enters 100 crore club

‘Kesari’ enters 100 crore club

Akshay Kumar-starrer “Kesari”, based on the historic Battle of Saragarhi, has registered business of over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office within 7 days of its release on March 21.

According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Kesari” has become the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser of 2019. The movie is also the higher weekend grosser of the year till date.

He tweeted: “‘Kesari’ … crosses Rs 100 crore on Day 7 … Thursday Rs 21.06 crore, Friday Rs 16.75 crore, Saturday Rs 18.75 crore, Sunday Rs 21.51 crore, Monday Rs 8.25 crore, Tuesday Rs 7.17 crore, Wednesday Rs 6.52 crore. Total: Rs 100.01 crore (India business).” 

The movie, backed by Dharma Productions, depicts the bravery of 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of Sikh Regiment) of British India defending an Army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.

Akshay expressed his happiness with a tweet: “It’s been overwhelming, this journey of ‘Kesari’ and your love.” 

Karan Johar is elated over the successful run and shared: “Thank you for believing in the spirit of ‘Kesari’.” 

Kesari was released with 4200 screens globally with 3600 screens in India and 600 screens in other countries.

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Gully Box crosses 50 crore mark in 3 days: Strikes right chord with audience

It seems like Ranveer Singh’s charm with audience has worked once again as Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully boy has impressed the audience with its easy-to-connect storyline, performances and impactful rap numbers.

The film garnered Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day and has received good reviews from critics as well as the audience.

Gully boy earned Rs 18.65 crore on the third day of its release, taking the total collection to Rs 51.15 crore.

As per film critics Ranveer Singh brings a restrained swagger to the part: there is a gentleness to his anger. His Murad shows that Singh can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show.” Ultimately, this is a film to enjoy. In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.”

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