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A tense espionage action thriller.
Commitment is a tense thriller, mixed together with the young espionage and love story.
Myung-hoon (Seung Hyun Choi) is the son of a North Korean spy who has been killed on the job in South Korea. Myung-hoon and his younger sister are trapped in the North Korean camp and will get the freedom only if he becomes a spy himself. He is now trained and has been sent to a South Korean school as a high school student. He befriends a girl in his class who is being bullied by a group of students. After all He understands that his own country is trying to eliminate him and now he has to save his sister and new friend as a commitment. He is committed to protect his sister and friend even at the cost of his life.
Seung Hyun Choi delivers an exceptional performance with gritty facial expressions and body language. His character remains as powerful as it is writing for him.
We see guns, explosions, martial arts and good action sequences laced with a fantastic espionage genre. However, the love story seems a bit clichéd but it has been managed with somewhat skill as it never goes over the top.
The dirty political between North and South Korea, introduces the plot but has been left aside midway, you may feel the requirement of some more implications.
In a nutshell, it is a real treat for Asian action thrillers, this is a definite must see film. You will enjoy the quick and perfect action sequences.
My Vote 7.2/10
A satisfying, creepy and intense thriller. It keeps you at razor edge
Korean Cinema has been consistently making one of the best thrillers; "Hide and Seek" is an addition to that list. Huh Jung's debut feature as a Writer/Director has every ingredient of a classy and creepy thriller and has been executed with precision. It keeps us at the razor edge for the entire run time; every scene will leave you contemplating with the supreme suspense. It leaves behind the clichés of slasher/horror movies and gives a new tone within the genre.
At the very start, a woman is chased by person dressed in all black, sporting a black motor cycle helmet, following young woman and you will instantaneously feel that it is going to be a sensational ride.
Sung-soo (Son Hyun-joo) is a wealthy entrepreneur, suffering from excessive cleaning and anxiety, living a mundane life with hidden secrets. With his wife and two children, he lives in an affluent life in a very high society and trying to keep the family happy. Until one day, when Sung-soo receives a call informing him his estranged brother has gone missing. This starts his hunt to find him and he is engulfed into the mysterious world. He is chasing the enigmatic black figure thinking that it is his brother. The revelations and symbols keep you startled as frames pass.
The screenplay has perfect timing of revelations, flashbacks and strikes an entertaining chase sequences. The character development and the subplots add values and sometime it jumps the genres. The editing has been done with utmost skill with sustaining the intensity through 107 minutes of decent run time.
"Hide and Seek" is a well-made and satisfying thriller, with god performances. Finally , we get an astonishing thriller with terror and horror.
A must watch for Thriller Genre.
MY Vote - 7.5/10.
Dhoom: 3 (2013)
A new addition to the Dhoom of brainless and gauche cinema .
Dhoom-3, the third installment of Dhoom franchise, is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya (Tashan 2008 fame).
Iqbal Khan (Jackie Shroff) is the owner of a circus and commits suicide when Western Bank of Chicago seizes their auditorium he is unable to pay the loan. Sahir (Amir Khan) takes oath to avenge his father's death and considers that the bank is the reason for his father's death. Sahir becomes a smart thief with only motive of put an end to the every branch of Western Bank of Chicago. Indian Police send two top cops ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday Chopra) to stop him.
Amir Khan is the only reason you can watch Dhoom 3 because everything else is just a clichéd and unbearable. Despite being Mr. Perfectionist, Amir Khan loses it in the first half and we witness some good traits of his character in the second half.
Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra both are really disappointing like their other movies of other Dhoom movies. Abhishek Bachchan's character has become an obtuse now and it does not give any impression of a hard-cop. Unday Chopra is wasting his and everyone else's time, he should stop right now, we do not require his comic timings. Katrina Kaif is again doing the same thing, showing some good dance moves and that is it.
Action and chase sequences defied every logic and with really overboard. An auto-rickshaw is being galloped on the roof of shanties, it looks like all the ideas an innovations have gone astray and people are trying to feed us some bizarre sequences.
It had the worst and strange choice of the director Vijay Krishna Acharya. He took Dhoom franchise into a whole new dumb level and now it is not possible to come back. It lacks all the excitement, there is no attention to details, flawed and lazy screenplay, missing all the ingredients of action sequences.
All the robberies are successful but how it is done, have been left open to interpretation.
The lengthy 172 minutes of runtime is again a negative point where we get many predictable twists except one is convincing.
Grow-up Bollywood and spend the money on some thoughtful and productive cinema. It is high time now and this non-sense should be stopped.
An incredible life story portrayed with courage
Shahid adds another feather in Indian Cinema with its mature and naturalistic theme. The agony and ecstasy of life through the eyes of slain lawyer Shahid Aazmi have been portrayed poignantly and harshly at the same time.
Shahid Azmi (Rajkumar Yadav) raised in the slums of Mumbai (Govandi), in the middle of communal disruption and religious turmoil between Hindus and Muslims in 1993 riots. Shahid had to leave his home at a young age to join a jihadist camp in the mountains. He could not withstand the slaughters and ritual murders happening at the camp; he escaped and l landed into prison for the suspected terrorism. On the other hand the prison and some of his educated friends encouraged him to get the proper education even paying his fees.
He wanted to become a lawyer and he did it with sheer conviction. He took this affliction to get the justice of the people who have been convicted as a terrorist as but on the false backgrounds. He fought as an independent lawyer and dared to challenge the lazy judicial system regardless of constant threats from gangsters. Due to his unconditional hard work, he was on the verge of losing everything, his family, his marriage and even his life.
Writers Apurva Asrani and Sameer Gautam Singh have done a pure justice with the script. They kept realistic leaving aside all the clichéd dialog of traditional Bollywood melodrama. The court room has never looked so real, the conversation and confrontations have been shown with utmost reality.
Raj Kumar Yadav performance is terrific and the transformation from a naïve man to a courageous lawyer is impeccable. He does pure justice to the multi-layered portrayal and leaves a strong impact pushing the limits.
Prabhleen Sandhu gives a notable performance as single-mother who marries Shahid and lives an insecure life, it was really a tangible role played with conviction.
Hansal Mehta leaves an emotional impact on the audience with his gritty and unsophisticated production.
A must watch.
Bullett Raja (2013)
Quirky Dialoges and Fantastic actions scenes- Lacks the depth and execution
Tigmanshu Dhulia started it with 'Haasil' on the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh dirty politics. "Haasil" explored the rural India, leaving the chiffon cinema aside; it showed that that there is real and earthy world beyond the picturesque imageries. He has been consistently trying to give us a taste of unsophisticated and practical realm.
Tigmanshu's first masala film 'Bullett Raja' have same flavor but the effort is mediocre here, mainly due to abrupt editing, loose screenplay and forced songs sequences.
We again witness earthy, rugged and edgy portions which are far from urban and looked truly rural.
"Bullett Raja" is about of two youngsters, Raja Mishra (Saif Ali Khan) and Rudra Tripathi (Jimmy Shergil) who engulfed themselves in the lands of dirty politics of Uttar Pradesh. They rise like heroes and on the flip side it deteriorates they tranquil lives.
Story is merely a revenge drama, but, the writing doesn't hold as the movie progresses. The screenplay is abrupt and flat. The best bit are the action sequences, it separates from the contemporary movies where we can see everything flying with no role of gravity. The action scenes looked really authentic with bullet firing in every 5 minutes. The love track was rushed and abrupt. The other thing which works here are the edgy and fabulous dialogs as always. It has now become the trademark of Dhulia. The climax is predictable; you will probably understand every nuance which the writer tried to reveal at the very end.
The film consists a good start cast (mostly Dhulia's favorite) and peculiar dialogs. Music by Sajid-Wajid is really forgettable as songs do not add anything.
Saif Ali Khan does a wonderful act here, carrying the entire film. He character is very well written. Jimmy Sheirgill is always good and does a fabulous job here. Sonakshi Sinha is common in all the movies now a days and she does the same thing, once again.
Bullett Raja delivers only in parts. The arena was right but it lacked the execution and writing for other actors was not coherent.
Same movie that comes every Friday with different actors
Akshay Kumar has taken an oath to laugh at his own one-liners, do mindless comedies, do gravity defying action scenes, some songs by Honey Singh and all other cheap techniques. Every Friday there is a movie like this, Actors, Directors and Producers or for that matter all the crew members are taking the ingredients from Masala Movie template and cashing the receipts of money. There is something seriously wrong with our Film Industry because they have many movies on the floors; they are merely interested in good cinema. Akshay Kumar has done a great job but he is gradually diminishing his own image.
'Boss' (Akshay Kumar) who becomes a mobster serving jail in his childhood. His father (Mithun Chakraborty) has parted ways from him and doesn't want to see his face again. Surya's younger brother Shiv (Shiv Pandit) is in police custody due and ACP Ayushman Thakur (Ronit Roy) abhors him, as Shiv loves Ayushman's sister Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari). No Boss has to save his brother because blood is thicker than water.
It is a remake of Malayalam movie 'Pokkiri Raja 2010', which itself a very bad movie. The writing is absolutely absurd because many things come and go without any significance. Akshay Kumar enters the screen after 30 minutes and gets the he is the only person on the screen. Jokes and punches are lame, forced songs give screenplay a hard time to manage the narrative.
Sanjay Mishra & Johnny Lever have been wasted completely. Mithun and Danny do what is required. Shiv and Aditi love track never impresses as they both look indifferent. Shiv Pandit has done an astounding Job is "Shaitan" and he should probably refrain from such roles.
The show stealer is "Ronit Roy" as a menacing and ruthless ACP; he delivers the dialogs the perfect body language. He is the only thing which sticks in the mind.
There are some of the scenes which make you laugh. Otherwise it is really a headache to hear the overdone dialogs and emotional scenes.
Overall, it the same movie that comes every Friday with different actors and crew.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
A fun ride_ not great but entertaining
The first part was about Gru, a rather unsuccessful villain, who cultivates himself into a loving father in the course of the film. In the second part there are all those elements that made the first part such a good film. But now these elements are weighted differently. There is one rule: More Minions at any price. That means there are only a few allusions to other films (For example, the homage to Star Wars Episode 2), the story is less exciting and Gru is not that substantial, but the Minions get more space to unfold.
The story of Gru and his children is no longer as interesting and touching, not so strong too, but who bothers. Actually the story of Gru and his children was indeed told in the first part. Although this also means that the story of "Despicable 2 ¨ is not as exciting, but this film was incredibly funny.
The best thing is that the minions work wonderfully as role models. This may be because that they are presented as minimalist as it could have been. All information has been conveyed by gestures and facial expressions. Simultaneously, the Minions are very easy knit and behave like children. This is always something going on, we forgive them every stupidity, and it includes these little creatures straight to his heart. "Despicable Me 2 " is considered a work of evolution , if you really want to give a correct term to the film, as it is a sort of next step in the first film, which was , however, already important issues such as parental responsibility and the problem of children orphans.
Themes like love, the desire to build a family and friendship are treated with a certain maturity, thanks to the valuable work of the writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
The graphics and animations are one of the strong elements of the film and it is a true pleasure for the eyes. Somehow even the music manages to carve out as a living in the movie.
In terms of the narrative, the film is beautiful and engaging, in some respects even exciting, great to spend an evening in total relaxation.
From the beginning until the final sequences are witnessing a great "show" that manages to entertain the paying public in an efficient manner , but this is still a feature of the new generation of cartoon in which the U.S. we are accustomed in recent years .
"Despicable Me 2" is further proof that the U.S. animated family film works quite well , and it is an industry that still manages to dazzle the viewer with fantastic stories and lovable characters.
(7.4 / 10)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Kick-Ass 2- A good and brutal sequel
After the death of his father, Mindy, or the fearsome and ruthless Hit Girl, is forced to live a normal life as a teenager amongst envious and rampant cheerleaders among girls. Dave / Kick Ass is in crisis and inactivity, although he would be back in action teaming up with Hit Girl following his example wherever groups of improvised vigilantes and superheroes. On the other side, Chris, in order to avenge his father's death at the hands of Kick Ass, is reinventing himself in the guise of the improbable "Mother**cker" , enlisting a horde of criminal psychopaths to create his army to exterminate the executioners from district and especially wipe from the face the earth, his sworn enemy : Kick Ass
As in 2010, the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass was released , it had to face the accusations , saying why they would not have stayed closer to the comic. Nevertheless, Kick-Ass has become an exhilarating and pretty brutal film that certainly has its panache. Kick-Ass 2 sets up where Part 1 left off, but also takes the liberty to not copy the literary model in detail.
Director Jeff Wadlow takes the baton from Matthew Vaughn and stylistically adheres to the requirements of the first part. Even Kick-Ass 2 makes no secret of his drawn template. While others try superhero comic book movies as surreal elements in our real world to stage and largely dispense with gimmicks in the staging, Kick-Ass 2 shows its proud roots.
The actors do their thing in the second part convincingly. Especially positive falls again Chloë Grace Moretz , who is fantastic as a curse forming and fighting, 15 -year-old Hit Girl, highly amusing and even Jim Carrey fits well as Colonel Stars and Stripes in the cast. The soundtrack accompanies the action again with familiar songs such as Joan Jett I hate myself for loving you.
On the side of the bad guys you should not miss the absolutely loopy Christopher Mintz-Plasse, this time his Red Mist costume changes against SM clothes of his deceased mother and so acts as a Mother**cker, although he has no special powers, but he has the mafia and his parents' money to throw around. At his side is as beefy with Olga Kurkulina(Mother Russia) an entirely unusual woman. Kick-Ass 2 is right there at where it has ceased Part 1 and leading the story about Mindy, Dave and Chris continued. Both good and bad side to see many new faces masked and in the second part of beloved people must pay for their heroism. Stacked and downright parody is repeatedly discussed in dialogs, how important it is to find his place in life and this is Kick-Ass 2 operated perk to existing patterns of the genre. Technically you do not act binds tightly to the template, by staging the medium of comics is also present in the film at any time.
Whether it comes to high school problems such as bullying and the first kiss or superhero problems - Kick-Ass 2 always goes with a good crop of fun on the subject and does not take itself unlike other superhero films too seriously. In the second part, it is highly entertaining to watch the heroes of some other comic book movie in their struggle for justice. It pays way out, wait for the credits, to be followed by a short sequence that might point to a third part. Definitely not a family film, morality certainly is at the stake and many religious associations could certainly disagree, but the writer Kick Ass 2 liked it, and as well a lot. You might not agree, but remember: "I do not have superpowers, but I can pick you up on your ass."
War Chod Na Yaar (2013)
A praiseworthy effort, pleasant war satire.
Defense Minister of India (Dalip Tahil), wants a media attention and visits the India-Pakistan Border with a channel's reporter Ruth Dutta (Soha Ali Khan). She meets Indian Army Captain Raj (Sharman Joshi) who shares a friendly gesticulation with General M. Qureshi (Javed Jaffrey) belonging Pakistani army, , convoyed by their soldiers. Then there is an involvement of dirty politics and politicians from both the country who make them fight with each other and the sole reason is political gain.
Faraz Haider did a commendable work here in his directorial debut with 'War Chhod Na Yaar'. The concept & script bring a fresh breeze amongst the mindless movies these days. What work here are the intention and some perfect satirical context. The narrative gives us an awareness of the atrocities of war and we can feel the compulsion of soldiers. It clearly indicates that nobody wants war but there are some catalysts that aggravate the reaction.
We witness many elements which are real amusements such as "antakshari" among the soldiers from both sides, playing cards at the border surreptitiously, commander talking about girlfriends some trespassers are being looted every time they appear on the screen by same man.
Most part of the film has been shot beautifully in Rajasthan. The murky desert looks fantastic with the use of torch lights, most of the scene have been shot at night which gives an eccentric feel.
Sharman Joshi does a wonderful work here and looked really authentic. Javed Jaffery delivers a perfect performance with natural comic timing as always. Sanjay Mishra is always a treat to watch with his delightful portrayal and perfectly delivered punches in his peculiar style. Dalip Tahil steals the show playing multiple roles of Indian Defense Minister, Pakistani Minister, Chinese General and as an American Senator with perfect US accent.
'War Chhod Na Yaar' manages to delivers what it desires. It works as a surprise and leaves strong impact that war is always pointless.
"Gravity" is one hell of a ride..
The excellent staging is impressive and disturbing influenced by the strong acting performance by Sandra Bullock. Impressive, especially when you she was not the first choice for the role of Dr. Ryan Stone considering.
For the physician, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) it is the first trip in space. It is with the crew of the shuttle in the orbit Explorer to install a new module on the Hubble Space Telescope. She is with the experienced astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney). Shortly before the completion of their work for outdoor use, the Explorer receives the message from Mission Control in Houston, that in a test, a Russian satellite was destroyed. The resulting debris destroyed in a chain reaction of other satellites.
The resulting debris field races with more than 35,000 kilometers per hour around the Earth in an orbit that crosses the Explorer. Stone and Kowalski are warned but they do have time to react. What remains is the flight to the International Space Station before their oxygen runs out it begins the struggle for survival.
Due to the deafening silence they know that they have lost contact with the ground ... and thus any chance of rescue. Their fear turns into panic, while every breath reduced their small supply of oxygen.
Alfonso Cuaron delivers one of the best films of recent times in which the presentation, the narrative pulse, sound design, installation, photography, everything seems close to the perfection. Stunning images, captivating atmosphere, dramatic events, and all perfectly accompanied by harmonious sounds. No symbols, metaphors, and messages tucked inside the story that asks the audience to interpret themselves.
However, if someone is hoping a futuristic space adventure with plenty of action, will surely be disappointed. "Gravity" is quiet but fascinating, credible and genuine because we get to understand that space is beautiful and cruel at the same time. It is a visually stunning sci-fi drama with grandiose and impressive 3D effects. Most small movements are choreographed and performed with the utmost care, because in many cases the actors as a kind of puppet supported to convey the illusion of weightlessness.
If cinema is a visual media, I think this is the best example we will encounter of this wonder of cinema. The photography by of Emmanuel Lubezki and the music by Steven Price enrich the visual nuances.
With 91 minutes of runtime," Gravity" is extremely short, Alfonso Cuarón focused on a dense narrative that fascinates the first few minutes rather than unnecessary points to draw the story in the length, as soon as the danger is noticeable it grabs the attention and seamlessly goes until the end.