Below Average Movie Becomes Blockbuster by Public Emotions
Public emotions made this below average movie a blockbuster. Talking about the performance by the lead duo (Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi), it is nowhere close to the original film 'The Fault in Our Stars (2014)' starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Songs and score are mediocre and expectation was higher specially when it is done by A.R. Rahman.
The film is a celebration of the grand hit first installment 'Baishe Srabon (2011)' and that's all. Poor screenplay as well as the silly twist ending ruins the entire film. I think this is Srijit Mukherji's 2nd unnecessary film after 'Begum Jaan (2017)' which is just a Hindi remake of 'Rajkahini (2015)'.
Superb editing. Almost looks like a one-shot movie. Deserved at least a nomination in the Editing category at the Oscars. Roger Deakins' fascinating cinematography is a perfect treat for the eyes.
Before the Oscars 2020 ceremony a large number of people was saying this film would win Best Picture. Well, in my opinion, this film is nowhere near to 'Parasite' in terms of story, score, direction and screenplay.
Making a film on a true story and then turning it into a fiction by changing the name of the characters is surely an example of coward filmmaking and this is a known virus that affects Indian filmmakers most of the time when they decide to make a biopic. People need to know the names of the actual people whose lives are being portrayed on the screen.
The best part of the film was the End Credit scene showing the actual photos of the ISRO scientists involved in the Mars Mission and a part of Narendra Modi's speech. The rest of the film is full of same Bollywood melodrama, annoying songs and rubbishness from the production team. Again a great plot goes in vain.
Truly Original and A Fascinating Treat for the Eyes
Cinematography, sound and VFX is quite fascinating specially for an Indian movie. Story was original and no wonder why people are saying that Indian Film Board should have sent this to the Oscars instead of 'Gully Boy'. Academy loves original stories and 'Gully Boy' is somehow copied from Eminem's movie '8 Mile (2002)'. Anyway, a sequel of the film 'Tumbbad' is in the making and I'd love to watch that too.
A passionate love story against the backdrop of WWII comes as flashback in the mind of protagonist (Fiennes) as the current situation revolves around him. The performance by the whole cast specially Fiennes and Kristin is much appreciated. Gabriel Yared's charming background score completes the mood of the film.
Zellweger Shines but Can't Save the Boringness of the Film
The story lineup is boring as hell but an amazing performance by Renée Zellweger makes everyone watch the movie. She must and will win the Oscar for Best Leading Actress this year for her performance as legendary Judy Garland.
The 'classic' Martin Scorsese is back and the film is full of magnificent acting performances from the all-star cast. We can expect the 2nd Oscar for supporting performance for Joe Pesci. There are some negative comments regarding the length of the film on the internet, but it was required as the film shows every last details of the events.
A blockbuster dull movie having a pretty average kind of story. The film genre says "Action Thriller" but Tiger Shroff's almost expression-less acting makes it "Comedy" in some of the scenes. Hrithik Roshan's performance is good as always. Overall it is a "Watch & Forget" kind of movie.
Shashi Tharoor has some serious sense of humor. His performance was the best out of the 5 celebrity performers. Bhuvan Bam's performance is at number 2 and then comes Taapsee Pannu's. Vishal Dadlani's was the worst. He forgot his lines multiple times and was using foul languages in every sentence, making it a vulgar comedy.
Should Have Deserved Some Recognition from the Academy
There are a very few films which can't be expressed in words. 'Antichrist' is one of those. Brilliantly made by director Lars von Trier and wonderful performance by both the actors, specially Charlotte Gainsbourg. I think the film should have deserved some recognition from the Academy, at least for Charlotte's performance. Also, I found it little underrated.
A well researched, nicely directed, low budget film that Indian film directors make more and more instead of those silly mega budget films without a decent storyline. Stunning performance by the whole cast.