Tag: Rajkumar Rao

Rajkumar Rao Dons ‘Shiva’ Look For ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ 


Rajkummar Rao has unveiled teaser poster of his upcoming film “Behen Hogi Teri”, which shows the actor dressed as Lord Shiva.The actor can be seen painted in the quintessential blue colour like the God and sitting in a pensive mood on a bronze-coloured motorcycle wearing slippers.
Rajkummar took to Twitter to share his different avatar, where he also mentioned that the trailer will be out soon.”Here’s the new poster of #BehenHogiTeri. Trailer out soon”, wrote the actor.
The producer of the film, Amul Vikas Mohan also shared the poster. Earlier Rajkumar Rao had tried his hands at Mata Ka Jagraata with ‘Jai Maa’ song 

Movie Review: ‘Trapped’

By Troy Riberio
Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s film ‘Trapped’ is a minimalist survival film. It is the compelling tale of a man trapped and stranded on the 35th floor of a newly constructed, unoccupied building, in the heart of Mumbai.The film begins on an unassuming note with Shaurya, a shy and timid guy, falling in love with his colleague, Noorie. In his bid to start a new life with her, he shifts from a shared accommodation to a flat in one of the unoccupied skyscrapers. That he is an illegal tenant, is a separate issue.

Designed to cater to an intelligent audience, the film has all the trappings of this genre. It is well made and engaging, but nevertheless, seems contrived simply because the entire setting is far from subtle. What starts of like a realistic film ends up like a fabricated drama — on the face, breathlessly rushed and manufactured.

This is evident, as the director has taken enough measures to ensure the mise-en-scene is perfect. In one of the earlier scenes when Shaurya is leaving his shared accommodation, the television set is on in the background and the host of a television programme states, “a… and the great survive”. This predictably lays the foundation for the events to follow.
Also, what makes “Trapped” seem utterly fabricated is that the story takes place sometime in Mumbai and the time in the film universe seems timeless. So the sudden downpour that enables Shaurya to fill his refrigerator with water seems like deus ex-machina for the plot.
Also, the thrilling factors are trimmed, especially when Shaurya escapes from the flat by scaling down the grills.
The film drags. There are moments of pure agony that make you squirm, waiting for the torturous moments to tide-away. Interestingly, these moments along with the scenes when the tables are turned with Shaurya being a timid guy to a hunter, are probably the best flashes of the film.
As Shaurya, this is Rajkummar Rao’s canvas and yet it is not one of his best performances. An excellent actor, he is stifled with the limitation of the script. He appears dim-witted and portrays a gamut of emotions that are blatantly cheerless, gloomy and far from being intelligent. He excels in being frantic, anxiety driven and desperate. But the desperation comes across as a half-hearted attempt, probably because of the script.
Geetanjali Thapa as Noorie is natural and sincere.
On the production front too, with a simplistic approach, the apartment is not congruent to a flat in a newly constructed apartment. And the background score fluctuates from being realistic to over-the-top.
Overall, the film makes you feel trapped in the auditorium. (IANS)
Rating: ***

Movie Review: ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ by Neha Ravindran

Movie: Dolly Ki Doli
Director: Abhishek Dogra
Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Rajkumar Rao, Mohammed Ayyub, Varun Sharma
Genre: Rom-Com

I love the glitter, noise, colour and excitement around a wedding (to be read as wedding, not marriage). The blushing bride, the dashing groom and the melee of dressed up people who just can’t seem to make up their mind over what to eat first. My personal favourite sights are drunken uncles parading their tushie on the dance floor, bejewelled aunties assessing one another with a wicked gleam in their eyes, little boys and girls running around with total abandon; while our bride and groom sit up on a decked up stage posing to the photographer’s whims and calls. And now that’s all I care about a wedding, what happens after (the monstrous marriage!) is clearly none of my business. Well, as it happens to be, that’s exactly how our dear director, Abhishek Dogra, happens to think. Dolly ki Doli has an interesting first half – fun(ny) and weddingy- and an utterly senseless second half(well, you see, the marriage never really happened).

Dolly (Sonam kapoor) is a con bride. She and her supposed family approach prospective grooms, fix the alliance, arrange a grand wedding and the same night ransack the entire house after Dolly drugs her ‘new family’. Robin Singh (Pulkit Samrat) is the cop investigating the case of ‘Looteri Dulhan’. Will Dolly ever get caught or will more hapless grooms fall prey to her vicious charms?

Dolly ki Doli is based on a true incident that took place in Kerala, so however improbable the storyline may have seemed, this has actually happened. Despite a fascinating theme, the story glides down to a crash in terms of direction and script. The second half is a crudely knotted up affair with a lousily scripted climax and a half baked story. My second half began with a ‘huh?!’, proceeded to a ‘what in the name of hell?’ and climaxed into a ‘oh!lord’. In terms of acting Rajkumar Rao and Varun Sharma deliver good performances as the duped grooms. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub is undoubtedly a brilliant actor but his character does not have enough meat to play with. Pulkit Samrat ends up as a un-Chulbul-ish copy of Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, yet again, brings forth absolutely nothing new to her character. The guest appearance by Saif Ali Khan was pretty much uncalled for and his being in the movie was as good as being amiss. The downright dumbest moment in the movie was that none of the grooms have a picture of Dolly and none of the guests clicked a picture of the bride during the wedding (come on now people, this is the age of smart phones and selfies!). The songs are fun and peppy and you are sure to hear them play at your neighbourhood weddings for a long time now.

The promise made in the first half is shred to bits in the second half, so only if you are a die-hard Sonam Kapoor fan, maybe, then you will enjoy Dolly ki Doli. For the rest more ‘sensible fans’, we can always wait another week!
My verdict: **

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