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Manto Movie Review

 

Manto: An honest effort to understand Manto

Manto is the story of Saadat Hasan Manto, a noted Pakistani author and playwright. Born in 1912 in a small village in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India, Manto died at an early age of 42 in Lahore, Pakistan. This movie is a tribute to the prolific writer born and brought up in India.

Story 

Saadat Hasan Manto is on top of his writing career in Mumbai when the news of partition and making of Pakistan breaks in. Unaware about the consequences of the partition, Manto keeps enjoying his association with his actor friends including Shyam Chadda and Ashok Kumar. He also allows his wife to attend her sister’s wedding in Lahore amid the uproar of partition.

Unaware about his Muslim identity, Manto remains unmoved by creation of Pakistan until his religion makes him a foe for his Hindu friends. Shaken by the harsh reality, Manto decides to leave for Pakistan to start a new life but it never starts. Pakistani law strangulates the writer in Manto resulting in him becoming an alcoholic. Finally Manto admits himself into a rehabilitation center in Lahore to …

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Movie Review

 

Batti Gul Meter Chalu: The courtroom drama of Shahid Kapoor

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is the story of three friends combined with the story of dismal electricity conditions and a total failure of the service in India. Director Shri Narayan Singh should be credited with making an issue-based movie out of a simple story.

Story 

Three childhood friends Sushil Kumar Pant a.k.a. S.K. (Shahid Kapoor), Lalita Nautiyal a.k.a. Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor), and Sundar Mohan Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) have big dreams in their eyes but the destiny has something else for them. S.K. becomes a lawyer but instead of practicing law, he starts negotiating out-of-court-settlements to earn quick bucks; Nauti wants to become a top fashion designer and Tripathi opens his printing press. But they are joined with a common thread, electricity.

Faulty Electricity Bill 

Excited to run his press, Tripathi works hard to get orders and make clients but his electricity bill shatters his dreams. He receives a huge bill of 1.5 lakhs for consuming electricity and soon it increases to 54 lacks due to non-payment. Unable to correct the bill, Tripathi feels cheated and commits suicide. S.K. feels …

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5 Weddings Movie Review

 

5 Weddings: Indian weddings complete with singing and dancing of hijras

An American publication sends its Indo-American journalist on an assignment to India. The journo is tasked with writing an interesting feature on Indian weddings. 5 Weddings is an American based movie based on an India theme. Nargis Fakhri is playing the journo Shania Dhaliwal and in the supporting cast, there are Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek and Candy Clark.

Story 

Shania Dhaliwal is in India to write a feature on Indian weddings. And she often needs help of apolice officer Harbhajan Singh (Rajkummar Rao) in her job. She has to travel a lot, meet people and attend weddings to get a first-hand account of wedding ceremonies in India. She writes extensively on the lavish spending on wedding dresses, venues, decoration and food and also on the unwanted guests, hijras. The story takes a serious turn when she decides to highlight the plight of the transgender community.

Highlights of the movie:

  • Dialogues in English-Hindi accent
  • Extensive coverage of weddings, rituals and cultures
  • Role of hijras in highlighted with a comic flavor

Rajkummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri 

Rajkummar Rao is a distinguished actor that can …