Thursday, 25 January 2018

Padmaavat Review

Director :
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer :
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Shobha Sant
Music Director : Sanchit Balhara
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cinematography :
Sudeep Chatterjee
Star cast:  

Deepika Padukone...

Anupriya Goenka...

Ranveer Singh...

Shahid Kapoor...

Aditi Rao Hydari...

Jim Sarbh...
Malik Kafur

Raza Murad...
Jalaluddin Khilji

Sharhaan Singh...
Vijaydaan Singh

Manjit Singh...
Farouk Affandi

SYNOPSIS: Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honour, valour and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north west of India.
The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan-Allaudin Khilji. The sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh.
After a gruelling 6 months, he returns empty handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honour of his Queen and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but it goes in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.

Review :
Introduction: What can I say about this movie, whatever I would say will be less to the effort that Director Bhansali has put into this? There were lots of outrage against the movie, many wanted to kill or hang the Director and the actors of the movie, but after watching it I salute Bhansali who has beautifully directed the movie. The movie celebrates the pride of Chittor Rajpoot and Rajpootana, the movie also celebrates the pride of Chittor women.

Story: The story of the movie is more or less already in the public domain. You can easily google and find out about Queen Padmavati. But let me tell you what is there in the movie.
Alauddin Khilji (Ranvir Singh) becomes the Sultan of Khilji dynasty by killing his uncle Jalaluddin Khilji( played by Raja Murad), one day Alauddin comes to know that there is one of the most beautiful women in Chittor called Padmavati. Upon hearing this he started dreaming about Padamavati and wanted to make her his queen. Will he succeed in his dream or not for that you will have to watch the movie.

Acting: Deepika Padukone in the role of Queen Padmavati has done a superb job. She has completely come out as Queen Padmavati.
Ranveer Singh in the role of Alauddin Khilji has done a brilliant job, acting-wise this is again an award-winning performance by him.  This is one of the most negative character played by an actor on the screen. Don’t know why he chose this role. Does he choose challenge over goodness?
Shahid Kapoor as King Ratan Singh has impressed me a lot, he has not only done the complete justice to the character but has taken the applaud from the audience as well. In the time to come, this movie will be remembered for Shahid Kapoor’s brilliant work.

Direction: The movie is Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. His first movie was Khamoshi in the year 1996, it’s been almost 25 years and in the last 25 years many directors came and disappeared due to lack of understanding of cinema or lack of filmmaking skill and in some cases both, but Bhansali is different from those, he is the one who does not only know about cinema but he has the best filmmaking skill as well. By heart, he is a musician and that is an add-on to his filmmaking skill.

Final Verdict: The movie will be remembered as one of finest work by an Indian filmmaker.
4.5 Star. A must watch.

Trailer : 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Review - Imperfect Misfits By Devanshi Sharma

Title: Imperfect Misfits

Author: Devanshi Sharma

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Pages: 208

Blurb: Tiasha: I am very annoyed.
Aakaash: That’s your job, Tiasha. Good that you are doing it well.Tiasha: And I am very serious.Aakaash: When are you not!Tiasha: Argh! I hate you, Aakaash. Aakaash: Thank God for small mercies! Just like a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes the sizzling chocolate brownie delicious, these best friends complimented each other. A chef by passion, Tiasha jumps and waves through her professional choices, while Aakaash, the witty stand-up comedian, knows exactly what he wants.He was the tranquility which refugees crave to stay in and she was the refugee, who wanted to wander and explore. 
Imperfect Misfits is a story of perfect misfits, food, frolic, emotions and their endless imperfections.The question is, will their friendship survive through this wavy journey of love?

Review: Imperfect Misfits” is a story of two best buddies Tiasha and Aakaash. They have a unique connection between them and they both are very curious about each other which is the unique part of their friendship.
Tiasha a chef by passion who love to cook for friends and for Aakaash especially. and Aakaash a Stand-Up comedian by passion who love to make people laugh with the help of his joke. But while traveling to this journey Tiasha got confused between Passion and Profession. She got selected for a Training season by a top Advertising company and Aakaash also got selected for the same but Aakaash focused on Passion and Tiasha opted to follow her profession and she decided to go for a Training just to experience the something new from it which can help her for her restaurant. Aakaash were getting certain fame just because of his talent of stand up and his videos are getting viral on the internet. 
Tiasha’s parents were very supportive to Tiasha and never forced her to do anything she is free to take her decision, and in the case of Aakaash his family was little different from Tiasha’s Family his father always forced him to get a Job but his Grandpa was supportive to him. They are best friends no doubt but somewhere they are in love Will they confess their love? Will Tiasha get what she wants from life? 
To Know the answer to this question-You have to read this wonderful book by Young Author Devanshi Sharma
This is the first time I’m reading the book by Devanshi Sharma, Cover of the book looks amazing and beautiful. I like the concept and writing style used by her, The combination of Story and Author’s point makes the book more interesting. The combination of Language English-Hindi was beautiful. Characterizations were amazing and interesting both main characters were amazing I like the Tiasha more as she behaves like a kid and her style described by the Author.
I would like to recommend this book to all those who are searching for a good story.


Cover: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

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About Devanshi: Devanshi Sharma is twenty-two years and three books old. She loves talking about writing and has been invited as a speaker to many institutions, including SRCC and IIT Delhi, to judge their competitions. A dreamer by choice and a stubborn workaholic, for her, her family is her lifeline. Hailing from the city of food, Indore, Devanshi is a total foodie and enjoys travelling while she is writing. Her previous book No Matter What I Do is a hot-selling read and continues to charm youngsters and elderly alike. 
You can know more about her or get in touch with her at: 
 Facebook: @authordevanshi 
Twitter: @devanshiauthor

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