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The 5 Star PK Review

PK
Film Review

The last film I saw was in mid-November, Kill Dil, the film wasn’t ‘so bad’. I seem to have said this a bit often towards the end of this year…February 21, 2014, I had not seen another “best film” of the year quite yet. Only little did I know that walking into the movie theater today was going to change that.

PK, who is he? A strange, different personality we have yet to meet. Sometimes he reminds you of a little kid just beginning to understand life as it comes, sometimes he reminds you of a best-friend you wish you could always have and sometimes he says such nonsense things you feel is ‘tipsy’ or ‘peekay’! Funny enough, he’s never had a drop of alcohol in his life…

The story and the concept of the film was grasping, flawless and heart-touching. The idea had the audience think twice about the ways of life. The entire film had me at all parts of my seat as I was hysterically laughing at one point and then shaking my head at the truth of life. Me feet were tapping to the melodious tunes and there were points where I was smiling for long moments.

As director Rajkumar Hirani & producers Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Siddarth Roy Kapur and also Rajkumar Hirani himself did not promote this film like most Indian films do, through television reality shows, but instead quietly popped a banner on every television channel every now and then on the bottom of your TV screen. The songs popped up between ads and the TV show itself and if you are a social-media junky then you saw a new Film poster every now and then and links to a new song. The house was full from the beginning showtime this afternoon at 1:00pm to an added showtime, 10:20pm where I found myself searching for three seats for me and my family.

I will not say any more about the film than the little I have felt after watching the film. It just left a really good feeling inside when I walked out that theater and the last time I had this feeling was when I saw the film, Barfi! in 2012.

Anushka Sharma as ‘Jaggu’ and ‘Aamir Khan’ as PK, brought a fresh chemistry on-screen, but more than just their chemistry, they both excelled the title of what they do as actors. Supporting cast, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla & Sushant Singh Rajput, added the perfect amount of magnitude to the film. Without the supporting cast, such a film could not have come together as one.

As a film reviewer, I sometimes become bias when watching certain films, if it has a Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra or Alia Bhatt, I typically look past any flaws and automatically add an extra half star (I am being honest).

But, with PK, I have no one to be bias towards. I do not, not like any of these actors but I respect them because no matter what, this specific team always creeps up with a really good film all the time that gives off a message to India. As we all know, in the film fraternity, Aamir Khan never fails to release a good or perfect film. Inside, I always have a ‘hate-love’ thing for Aamir, only because he does not show up publicly to awards, etc. But, at the end of the day, an actors performance is depicted by the audience and not a trophy.

PK, is Aamir Khan’s BEST film he has ever made throughout his film career. Yes, I believe this film was 100-times better than Lagaan!

I hope by now I have convinced you enough to go see the film. Do not expect elaborate item songs, wonderful flashy costumes and corny-dialogue. I promise though, you will be crying some moments, you will sing to the beautiful music, you will be soaked into the story and will be a hundred-percent entertained by, PK.

If I could, I’d give this a 10 star Review, but because I have always given films a 5 Star review, this film deserves the best!

A New Girl in a City’s review for PK the Film is

5 stars

Nanga Punga Dost

 PS: When you go see PK, see if you recognize a special someone in the last scene! 

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Roy – {New Trailer}

Roy

R O Y

A Romantic Thriller Action Film 

Starring
Arjun Rampal as Kabir
Jacqueline Fernandez as Ayesha/Tia
&
Ranbir Kapoor as Roy

Releasing in cinemas on February 13, 2015

Directed & Written by Vikramjit Singh
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishna Kumar & Freeway Pictures

Music by: Ankit Tiwari, Amaal Malik, Meet Bros Anjjan

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D E C E M B E R

It’s December! One of my favorite times of the year, Christmas!

My excitement and happiness level is beyond a hundred percent today and honestly, I have no idea why because all I did today was sleep in til noon, go to class, come home, do homework and work on posting my third Vlog! But hey, can’t complain, whatever makes me happy! :)

My Thanksgiving break had to be one of the best, I was with family-friends I can call family. I worked a lot, which wasn’t the best thing ever, but it wasn’t all that bad either. I got a chance to Vlog this week, which wasn’t all that successful either, but it’s a good kick-start.

I have never been so sad though for a year to end. If you’ve been reading my blog for the last 5 years, you know how eager I get when the year ends and am all set for the next one to begin… but now, that’s not the case. This year had been so wonderful, I don’t want it to go away. At the same time, I believe and feel this is just the beginning to “my time” in life. Last year around this time of the year, I was working on my first short film, In Search of Simplicity (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8HnOZFDH7Q), and now again I am working on another project ahead…which for now will be unspoken of.

Lately, spending more and more time with myself, I have come to realize I have so much potential to do it all, I just need to line up my focus in the right direction. I’ve been reading a book, The Secret, I’ve also been watching an Indian TV Serial, Nisha Aur Uske Cousins. Both the book and the show emphasize on focus. It is so important to just focus on one thing. My entire life I talk about how I want to be the next Karan Johar or Ayan Mukerji, but not until the beginning of this year did I actually work towards that goal. My entire life I have said I am an independent person, but not until I stepped out of this country for a month did I become one.

I am truly looking forward to the year of 2015, and hopefully will be able to share my excitement with you all very soon. For now you can check out a few things below…

First things first, my crazy new venture into Vlogging! I will say, I have been watching iiSuperwomanii for about three or four years, but her vlogging has to be my all time favorite thing! It’s natural, you can say whatever you want and it’s okay to just be a normal(or weird) human being in-front of the camera. I have my small Cannon Power Shot camera sitting around doing nothing, so I decided to pick it up and to start Vlogging with it! While I am writing this, in just 4 hours, I hit about 85 views on Vlog 3…while Vlog 1 had only hit 10 views in 4 days. I guess someone is enjoying it?

Vlog 3 

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Second thing on the list, I am now associated with CXC Productions. That’s all I’ll say for now but check out their website which released on Thanksgiving, you may see a familiar face (me)! http://cxcproductions.com/

Keep reading & keep watching films! See You At The Movies!

- A New Girl in a City -

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KIll Dil – Film Review

Kill / Dil
{Film Review}

A film directed by Shaad Ali

Produced by Yash Raj Films

Music Director: Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics by Gulzaar

I remember the first time I heard about Kill Dil, I was sitting in my car driving Singer & Guitarist, Ehsaan Noorani to a drug store to pick up allergy medicines. He was telling me how the album of Kill Dil will be a taste of old 90’s feel fused with the latest feel of music. He even told me how the entire film itself will just be a whole different taste itself, after watching the film today I definitely felt that it was a whole different taste in the mouth.

For starters, the story of the film was really good, I was entirely intrigued by the film and was afraid that if the story wasn’t powerful enough, I’d have fallen asleep as since morning I had been up since 7am. But the story did justice and I give half a star just for that!

Moving to the acting platform, every time I see a Ranveer Singh film, I hope he will do something a bit different, but at the same time the comic-action-charming roles do fit him and his personality well and he did just enough justice to that. Ali Zafar, an actor I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing and listening to way before he even became an actor. I remember when he released his first private album with YRF, I was floored by his romantic voice. Even though the few films he has done may not have been the audiences favorite, I have always enjoyed seeing him on screen and again I enjoyed his performance, this time his performance had a different suave feel to it– another half star to just Ali Zafar himself. Seeing Parineeti wasn’t anything different, but she definitely made a good addition to the team and story as well. What most of us are excited about seeing Kill Dil is Govinda! It was definitely good to see him back on the big screen and he never fails to just make us smile even if he is in a negative-comic role.

What kept me sitting in my seat and had my eyes glued to the screen? It’s simple, the very first thing I mentioned, the music! Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy, always have a consistency when it comes to music and not only that, but always manage to create music which fits with the kind of film that is put together. I give one star itself for the music and one of the key components that kept the entertainment factor of the film going. I really enjoyed the music though, it was catchy, the words fit perfect per-situation and I also really liked hearing the infused singers of Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Shankar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami, Arijit Singh, Rasika Chandrashekhar, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Mahalaxshmi Iyer, Sukhwinder Singh, Ali Zafar & the beautiful poems by Gulzaar. Again it was a good mix of the old and new styles of music.

The film wasn’t bad, but it was not the best action-romantic-comedy film I have seen. It definitely had a lot of potential to be a bit better but it was just a good film. I definitely wish Ranveer and Parineeti would try out different kinds of roles, but these kind of roles still suit them!

A New Girl in a City’s Review on Kill Dil is

2 stars

“Sajde”

Arijit Singh & Nihira Joshi Deshpande

Kill Dil Juke Box

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Filmy Updates!

New Song – Mileya Mileya | Film: Happy Ending

Here’s a new song from the upcoming film, Happy Ending! I’ve been eagerly waiting to share this song with you all as I just recently heard it about a week ago and have been non-stop playing it everywhere I go and humming it when the stereo system isn’t around. It’s catch, soulful and beautiful.

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Happy Ending Team in Conversation with Bollywood Hungama

Kalki Koechilin, Illena D’cruz & Saif Ali Khan talk about their upcoming film, Happy Ending releasing November 21

 New Song – Dhoom Dhaam | Film: Action Jackson

Releasing December 5, 2014

Film Companion in Conversation with Saif Ali Khan

New Song – Sajde | Film: Kill Dil {Releasing this Friday Nov. 14}

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What’s Happening in B-town?

Official Trailer of
Tevar

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Sonakshi Sinha & Arjun Kapoor
Directed by: Amit Sharma
In Cinemas January 9, 2015 

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New Song from: PK
‘Tharki Chokro’

Releasing December 18, 2014

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Behind the scenes with Ungli

Releasing November 28, 2014

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Kill Dil Releasing November 14, 2014
In Conversation with Bollywood Hungama

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Film Companion Directors Choice

Imtiaz Ali presented Junoon and spoke to director Shyam Benegal, cinematographer Govind Nihalani and the cast of the film which included Naseeruddin Shah, Nafisa Ali and Kunal Kapoor about making the film.

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Smile, because its okay to do!

It’s Monday, I woke up this morning as always dreading to go to class… but nothing like a beautiful day, good music and a smooth drive through a busy road makes me happier!

I find it rather interesting how much I have changed as a person this whole year. I remember at the age of seventeen, I landed in the hospital for my birthday due to an ulcer in my stomach which was caused by stressed and too much coffee. Four years later, I finally have learnt how to not be stressed, and this is truly a big deal for me…

In the beginning of this year, all the stress I ever had boiled up really fast on New Years and took me almost two weeks to sort it all out, I could not simply understand what was wrong with me. Good help from my friends, who tolerated my insanity, made me realize what I was doing wrong. I created some space between myself and everyone else, but not a lot of space that made me weir away from the world but just enough space where I could breath and think before my actions and just be happy with me.

On February 23, I released my first short film, In Search of Simplicity. I went into making the film and hoping to get around two-hundred views on the film, instead I hit two-hundred views within the first two hours I published it and a week later hit around five-hundred views. I got a lot of positive feedback and the idea that was created in my head about being a filmmaker all came alive in February, thanks to all who always support me.

In March, I was determined to go on some ‘Natural Adventure’. What does that mean? Well in February, Imtiaz Ali’s Highway was released and I was more than inspired by the journey he took me on through his film. I felt after making a film like In Search of Simplicity, I would be able to find this simplicity of mine if I venture into a more simplistic world. So me and a group of friends went to Asheville, North Carolina and spent about three days in the mountains. It was just lots of beautiful and simple moments for me and a huge “de-stress” journey for me.

April, this month was quite normal, I was busy with classes and work. But when I got an email from TiE Atlanta, which stated I was selected as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs at TiECon South East, through my event planning business, Dreamwork Planners. I drove to Atlanta, attended the conference got a super cool looking plaque and enjoyed an evening at Stone Mountain with friends in Atlanta.

May through June, I was recovering from a minor ear surgery plus, flooded with weddings and exams! I was also, building up my excitement for my best friends wedding or as I was referring it as: The A Team Wedding AKA: Aparna & Ankith’s Wedding!

Snapchat--7995825608028045161I left on June 24 to the UK all excited for the wedding and returned home on July 24 as a whole different kind of person…

I feel like all everything that has ever happened in my life before June 24, 2014, was all a build up for that day. I waved goodbye to my mom and brother at the airport, went through customs, security like I do it on a daily basis and was just sitting at gate 24, waiting for the 6pm flight to arrive so I can take upon an unknown journey. I left my planner at home, I left my worries at home, I left everything behind me and just stepped forward with absolutely no expectations of whether I’d like the UK, whether the wedding would be good or whether I’d adjust to some elsewhere for thirty-days.

Instead, I got too comfortable with everything in the UK and now as I write this blog post, I am wondering whether I feel too uncomfortable here.

But then today, I was driving listening to my favorite song, Kabira (of course), and enjoying the cool-sunny weather. I take every class lecture these days and apply it to my everyday life. I go to work as a “almost” happier person. I see people and am just happy, simply happy! It’s all thanks to the UK and more importantly London. Everything I feel in me is indescribable, I think I have a friend or two who also recently traveled to London and can surely agree with me, the rest of you are reading and saying, “this girl is just living a vacation in her head” but I’m not. I’ve been to different places, not a lot but a few and never had I experienced what I now experience being back home.

I’ve come to realize, spreading a smile, being happy and being positive can only make another persons day slightly better. Throw the negative away and enjoy what you have and explore the world a bit, who knows you may find your happiness in a different city, mountain top or just simply jamming out to your favorite song in your car!

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