SPYder First Review by Umair Sandhu

SPYder (Telugu ) 

Genre: Thriller

Director: A.R. Murugadoss

Cast: Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh.

Bottomline: Racy entertainer

The hero as the social angst-driven executioner is nothing new to South cinema. A.R. Murugadoss’ Spyder is almost a safe bet after his last experimental Akira. But credit to him and his team for packaging something racy for the blockbuster-starved film audiences in a year that has been a death-knell for hero-worshipping scripts.

Despite having a popular leading man in Mahesh Babu, the hero of Spyder is the script, which is probably as intelligible as it can get in mainstream cinema. As with other such ‘masala’ films (as they are called popularly), logic takes a backseat and at times completely disappears.

First Half has lil bit drag but 2nd half is full on Racy. Top-notch technicians in cinematographer Santhosh Sivan and editor Sreekar Prasad have shouldered their responsibilities well. Music director Harris Jayaraj, though, seems to have had a surprisingly off-time with the songs. The background music is apt though it is significantly reminiscent of several popular scores.

Mahesh Babu has done his best to appear the part of a hero who combines brain with brawn. The song-and-dance and the stunts sequences bring out the best in him. But in this outing, he has toned down his humour, and rightfully too. His Fans will go gaga over him. Rakul Preet looking beautiful & acts well. Good acting by all supporting actors. 

Climax is simply the Best Part of the film. Totally loved it ! 

Overall ! Spyder will be Liked by Masses & Classes. Mahesh Babu gave Top Notch Performance. Go for it ! 

Umair Sandhu Ratings : 3.5*/5* 


First Review Jai Lava Kusa by Umair Sandhu

Much awaited Jai Lava Kusa is coming to rock theaters this thursday. It was surrounded by gargantuan expectations for many reasons. 

● JrNTR ” Triple Role “

●Chartbuster Music by DSP 

Dialogues are good in key scenes. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is one of the highlights of the film. His background score also is a plus. Editing could have been better. The film is drag in some moments. Otherwise it has Racy Screenplay. Cinematography is particularly impressive. Lighting and color patters are in tune with the mood of the film.

Ditection by KS Ravindra is First Rate. Story & Screenplay has alot of Mass Moments. But there are also some loopholes in Story. Overall it’s Paisa Vasool flick. Climax is the USP of the film. Action Stunts are Fantastic.

● Jr. NTR gave Career Best Performance ever as Jai, Lava & Kusa. He Steals the Show all the way. Even Best Performance of the Year in Tollywood by so far. His fans will go gaga over Triple Unique Role. Simply AWARD WORTHY Performance. His dances in a couple songs will be a treat for his fans.

Good Performances by all Leading Actresses & supporting actors but Ronit Roy Rocked it ! Tammannah looking HOT in Item Song.

● Overall It will impress Jr. NTR fans and the audience that likes Comedy action dramas ! As per me ! It will ROCK the Boxoffice ! Sure Shot HIT. A PURE FAMILY  ENTERTAINER  👏

Umair Sandhu Ratings : 3.5*/5*

First Review Vivegam by Umair Sandhu

Vivegam is an action-packed film that will delight Ajith’s fans. The first half of VIVEGAM is dangerously fast, loaded with action and excitement, and keeps you guessing. First & Second Half is full on Racy. No Dull Moment throughout the film. A Full on Seat Edge Thriller all the way. 

Sleek editing by Ruben, stunning & Outstanding action sequences, and the impressive visuals of Europe captured by cinematographer Vetri are some of the highlights of the film. Dialogues are CLAP WORTHY. Watertight Story & Screenplay by Siva. Ptoduction Designing is Classy. Direction by Siva is simply Fantastic.
Ajith gave Career Best Performance ever in Vivegam. He Steals the Show all the way. Award Worthy Performance by him. Kajal Aggarwal looks gorgeous and does full justice to her role. 

Akshara Haasan & Vivek Oberoi also gave Top Notch Performances. Good actings by all supporting actors. Climax is the USP of the film. 

#Vivegam is a crowd pleasing & hugely mass appealing tale with a thrilling plot, rich & imaginative screenplay. Terrific Action Stunts. It’s the BIG DADDY of all entertainers. Miss it at your own Risk. 

Umair Sandhu Ratings : ☆☆☆☆

First Review of Jab Harry Met Sejal by Umair Sandhu

Love story to work wonders, it ought to have the germs to make the viewer jump with joy and participate in the goings-on. And the principal characters here — Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma — are so real, so natural, so believable and so winsome that the viewer gets absorbed into their world as minutes pass by. 

To sum up, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL is as refreshing as an ice-cold watermelon juice in scorching heat. Imtiaz Ali’s expert storytelling coupled with Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma sparkling performances make this film a must-watch! 
The highpoint of JHMS is its story. The sequence of events in the first hour is akin to a roller coaster ride. 

But the pace slackens in the second hour. Partly because the goings-on get dramatic and serious. Also, things seem to be stretched in this hour. The love story takes its own sweet time to reach its destination, when the fact remains that it could’ve [and should’ve] reached the finale earlier. Thankfully, the end is expertly executed and takes the graph of the film higher. 

Imtiaz Ali deserves brownie points for handling the subject with such maturity. The fun-laden scenes are truly funny and the emotional ones make you moist-eyed. Striking the right balance between light and heavy moments is akin to walking on a tight rope and Imtiaz handles the two extremes with remarkable ease. An accomplished storyteller undoubtedly! 

Pritam proves his versatility yet again. Radha & Hawayein is already SUPERHIT Songs. Cinematography of Europe is simply Eye Catching. Editing is Sharp & Crispy. No Dull Moment throughout the film. Production Designing is First Rate. 

Both Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma deserves for top honours. SRK delivers his career-best performance in JAB HARRY MET SEJAL. He goes for a complete transformation his looks and attire to look the character he has chosen to portray and the understanding with which he enacts his part is worthy of lavish praises. 

Anushka Sharma is in top form as well. JHMS is a turning point in her career [personally as well as professionally]. Good Performances by all supporting actors.

On the whole, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL is one of the finest [romantic] films to come out of Bollywood in 2017. At the box-office, it has the merits to work big time. Strongly recommended. 

Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆

First Review Tubelight by Umair Sandhu

There are somethings that are just meant to be together. Over a period of time, they not just become synonymous with each other but also complement each other to the fullest. Amongst the many examples for this, one such combination is the release of a Salman Khan film during the auspicious occasion of Eid. Like almost every year, this year too, Salman Khan has gifted his fans their ‘Eidi’ in the form of TUBELIGHT.

First things first. Director Kabir Khan captures the attention of the viewers right from first shot of this character driven film. The impeccable camaraderie between him and his lead star Salman Khan was seen in their last blockbuster film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. This time round, the camaraderie has grown by leaps and bounds, which can be seen in this film.He has very sensibly handled the emotional scenes, without going overboard. While the tempo of the film is set in the first ten minutes, it is very rare that any film has ever started on such an emotional high.

The film’s storywriter (Kabir Khan ) deserves applauses galore for having come up with such a fresh story that has the right mix of patriotism, love, emotions and brotherhood. Eye Catching Cinematography. Crispy & Sharp Editing. First Rate Production Designing! 

If it’s a Salman Khan movie, then, songs and music become very crucial. TUBELIGHT music (Pritam Chakraborty) definitely works by all means, majorly because it has all the elements that are required of a typical ‘Salman Khan film’. Music gels extremely well with the film and also the flow of the film. The film already boats of a chartbuster track in the form of ‘Radio‘. 
As far as the performances are concerned, absolutely no prizes for guessing that the film belongs to the one and only Salman Khan, who makes no mistakes in delivering an outstanding performance in this film. His innocence is unmistakably charming. And it is this innocence that unfailingly captures melts and ultimately wins over the audiences’ hearts. Simply He gave National Award Worthy Performance. Terrific Performances by Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu & Om Puri. Good Performances by all supporting actors. Shahrukh Khan looking Amazing in Cameo Role. His Fans will go gaga over his entry.

On the whole, TUBELIGHT is a not to be missed ‘Eid’ treat from Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. This film easily qualifies to be Salman Khan’s BEST movie till date, featuring his career’s best performance. The film wins you over completely. Do not skip.

Umair Sandhu Ratings ! ☆☆☆☆

First Review of Baahubali 2 by Umair Sandhu

Making a film is no easy task and making one that boasts of being India’s costliest and grandest film till date on both budget and scale, definitely is a humongous challenge.

Talking about the CGI used in the film, BAAHUBALI 2 is easily comparable to the Hollywood greats like THE LORD OF THE RINGS series and even the HARRY POTTER series that featured entire towns, cities and regions artificially developed to look realistic. Compared to the usual Indian standard of CGI work in films, the effort and detail that went into making BAAHUBALI 2 is visibly evident in the stunning waterfalls, the spectacular city of Mahishmati, and the sheer cliffs. 

Coming to the performances in the film, the casting of BAAHUBALI 2 is just perfect with every actor doing a brilliant job in their respective roles. Here a special mention goes to both Prabhas and Rana, for some outstanding work, especially for Rana who excels in portraying the angry smouldering eyed King Bhallala. Ramaya Krishnan, despite being in a supporting role manages to leave an impact. The other two supporting cast members Nasser and Satyaraj as Bijjaladeva and Kattappa are impressive as well. No Indian storyteller comes close to what S.S. Rajamouli envisions and executes on screen.

 Every sequence of BAAHUBALI 2 is a marvel that can easily be compared to the best of Hollywood. The grandiose sets, VFX, sound, edit, cinematography and most importantly, the screenplay of BAAHUBALI 2 is beyond fantastic. Mindblowing Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Music & Screenplay.

Prabhas gave Career Best Performance ever. Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty & Tammannah are Fantastic. Sathayraj is Outstanding ! Good acting by all supporting actors. 

On the whole, BAAHUBALI 2 makes you proud that an Indian filmmaker dared to dream big and accomplished it. BAAHUBALI 2 is definitely not to be missed. Call it a box-office blockbuster today, but tomorrow, it will be remembered as a classic.

Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆☆ 5*/5*

First Review Katamarayudu by Umair Sandhu.

This movie is an out and out commercial entertainer. Director Kishore Kumar has ensured that there is plenty for Pawan Kalyan fans and the family audience. Pawan Kalyan has punch dialogues, high octane action sequences and all the right dance moves. He plays the good and the bad with ease and is a treat to watch on screen.The storyline may not be new for Tollywood cinema, but the director has tailor-made it for Pawan Kalyan and the mass audience. 

Pawan Kalyan is portrayed as a beefed up, invincible superhuman, who annihilates the enemy with his brute strength. Every frame seems to worship the actor, highlighting his smile and charm, much to the delight of his fans. He Steals the Show all the Way. He is in Terrific form. He Nailed it ! 

Shruti Haassan looks Stunning & gave Award Worthy Performance. Good Acting by all Supporting actors. Terrific Cinematography, Rocking music, Sharp Editing & Paisa Vasool Story ! 

Though loaded with fantastical commercial elements catering to Pawan Kalyan mass hero image, the decent plot, stunning music and spectacular visuals captured by cinematographer make Katamarayudu an enjoyable treat.

Seriously ! Pawan Kalyan gave One of the Best film & Performance ! He is Back with Bang ! His Fans will go gaga over him.

BLOCKBUSTER Written all over it 👏👏👏

Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆