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 : ☆☆☆☆


First Review of Badrinath Ki Dulhania by Umair Sandhu

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is a quintessential Bollywood romance and ticks all the customary boxes that make a love story work. Yet, Shashank Khaitan makes sure the screenwriting incorporates several amusing and compelling episodes that steer clear of rusty formulas that we are used to watching in films of this genre. Shashank also steers clear of full-scale melodrama, loud and familiar masala and earsplitting background score, which could’ve seeped in naturally, given the genre of the film. He keeps it subtle, but makes sure the film wins you over. As a storyteller, Shashank knows his fundas right and he gives his lead actors a well-knit, cohesive screenplay to peg their acting skills.

Furthermore, the soundtrack compliments the proceedings delightfully. ‘Title Track’ is hugely popular, while ‘Tamma Tamma ‘ has caught on big time too. Cinematography is Eye Catching. Editing is Sharp & Crispy. Production Designing is Classy.

Varun Dhawan gets the attitude of the character spot-on and pulls up a winning act. He reveals a sharp timing for comedy, but springs a big, big surprise in the emotional ones. In short, he makes you sit up, watch and applaud his act. Alia seems to be making the right career choices. UDTA PUNJAB, HIGHWAY and 2 STATES specifically proved that she could transcend the glamour quotient and  BADRINATH KI DULHANIA substantiates the fact that she will be the top contender at the awards season next year — with as many as three diverse performances getting nominated for the top honors. Their Chemistry is TERRIFIC. 

On the whole, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is a beautifully textured love story that wins you over. There’s no stopping this one from hitting the bull’s eye. Sure-shot winner!

Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆ 

Rangoon First Review by Umair Sandhu

This week’s release RANGOON comes from the stable of the ‘thinking’ filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. After his earlier films OMKARA and HAIDER. Rangoon shows that Vishal is a brilliant storyteller, who has a terrific command over technique too. In fact, it wouldn’t be erroneous to state that every sequence in the film bears the stamp of a genius and most importantly. 

Vishal’s storytelling is equally noteworthy. The transition from a simple story to a complex tale and from a plain love story to a shocking, tragic culmination is what generates a terrific impression of the film. Fantastic Story & Screenplay, Rocking Music, Eye Catching Cinematography. First Rate Production Designing & Crispy Editing.

Rangoon definitely is Shahid Kapoor’s best performance till date. It is one of the complex roles that he has taken up till date and he definitely gets into the skin of the character. Kangana Ranaut gave an Award Worthy Performance. She Steals the Show all the way. Said Ali Khan is OUTSTANDING ! He is Back with Bang. Good Performances by all supporting actors. 

On the Whole, Rangoon is a Well Made film !

A Cult Classic Film I’ve ever seen in Recent Years. Go for it ! 

Umair Sandhu Rating : 3.5*/5* 

First Review of Singam3 by Umair Sandhu

Singam 3 is PASIA VASOOL Mass Entertainer..!! 

Suriya ” ROARING Lion of India ” is Back with Bang ! Suriya Steals the Show all the way. He gave Mindblowing Performance. Seriously, He gave Award Worthy Performance. His fans will go gaga over him. Anushka Shetty & Shruti Hassan gave fine Performances. Good Performances by all supporting actors. First and Second Half is full on Racy. No Dull Moment throughout the film. 

Rocking Songs, Bone Breaking Action Stunts ! Simply Best Action Sequences i’ve ever seen in Kollywood. Hatsoff to Action Director. Eye Catching Cinematography, Excellent Direction by Hari. Sharp & Crispy Editing & Clap Worthy Dialogues.

Overall ! Strongly Recommended to all of u. It will ROCK the Boxoffice this Weekend in India & Overseas. Don’t Miss it.

My Rating ! ☆☆☆☆ BLOCKBUSTER

First Review of Kaabil by Umair Sandhu

Kaabil is a revenge saga, one ingredient that has been the staple diet of Hindi films since time immemorial. It is a powerful film. It has the power to sweep you off your feet from the word ‘go’. It has a riveting story, which has been told with flourish by director Sanjay Gupta. And, of course, it has a knockout performance by Hrithik Roshan. 

There’s so much happening in every scene and the screenplay is so gripping that you don’t feel the need to look at the auditorium ceiling or at your watch at brief intervals. You aren’t restless. As moviegoers, we’ve watched countless good versus evil fares over the years and although Kaabil belongs to the same family, not once does it take the beaten track. The story has been told differently and most importantly, the story offers so many twists-n-turns that you just can’t guess what would unfold next. 

Director Sanjay Gupta deserves brownie points for not just coming up with an interesting story, but also presenting it [refreshingly] differently. The storyteller balances the light moments and the ones demanding intensity with expertise.

Cinematography is stunning. The film bears a stylish look all through. The action sequences are brilliantly executed. Music by Rajesh Roshan is Top Notch. Editing is Sharp & Crispy.

Hrithik Roshan Steals the Show all the way. One of the Best Performance by him. An Award Worthy Performance by him. Yami Gautam is Fabulous. She looks fresh and photogenic and acts her part brilliantly. Ronit Roy & Rohit Roy, the villain, is first-rate. Good Performances by all supporting actors.

On the whole, Kaabil is a winner all the way. Strongly Recommended to all of u.

Umair Sandhu Rating : 4*/5*


First Review of Raees by Umair Sandhu

Raees is a typical Bollywood film. It’s the kind of cinema we relished in the 1980s and enjoy to this date, For those who adore masala movies, celebrate mainstream cinema, relish the cinema of yore and of course, hero-worship Shahrukh Khan Khan, Raees is your ticket this season. Like I pointed out at the outset, Raees is a hardcore masala entertainer that’s desi at heart. Shahrukh Khan die-hard fans and also fans of mainstream cinema, are, to put in filmi lingo, absolutely paisa vasool. In fact, SRK star power is so so so strong that you’re ready to overlook and forgive-and-forget any blemish that you may encounter in the movie.

Outstanding Direction by Rahul Dholakia. Music is Soulful specially ” Zaalima ” is already Chartbuster. Laila Main Laila is already a rage and Sunny Leone’s presence in the song only acts as sone pe suhaaga. The action/stunts do complete justice to Shahrukh Khan persona. The action plays a crucial role in a masala entertainer and adds so much power to those scenes. Dialogue are Clap Worthy. Terrific Story & Screenplay. Cinemtography is Eye Catching. Production Designing is First Rate. Editing is Sharp & Crispy.

Honestly speaking, Raees is a Shahrukh Khan vehicle and the actor is the Big Boss here. You cannot imagine anyone else doing what he does. And every time he plays to the gallery, many in the audience [especially at single screens] are sure to fling the loose change on screen as a mark of appreciation for his on-screen antics. He defies logic and gets away with it! Award Worthy Performance by King Khan SRK. 

Mahira Khan has the infectious charm and radiates confidence all through the enterprise. She looks HOT & Stunning throughout the film. Nawazuddin Siddique gave Top Notch Performance. He Nailed as a COP. Good Performances by all supporting actors.

On the whole, Raees has Shahrukh Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Shahrukh Khan + Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment in large doses. The film has the masala to work big time with the masses. This one will rewrite history. Sure shot Blockbuster!

Umair Sandhu Rating : 5*/5* ☆☆☆☆☆