Udta Punjab is an extremely well made mainstream film that deals with the drug-addiction epidemic plaguing the state of Punjab. The way the drug-smuggling mafia is unraveled amidst the travel of a 4 varied characters across Punjab without any loss of the engagement factor, shows the strong writing behind the core theme.
While it is fairly common to have a pleasant or even a shocking family drama, it is extremely rare to see Kapoor & Sons, a thrilling family drama that too in the mainstream space with established actors. The film doesn’t have a protagonist or an antagonist but embraces the differences between characters whole-heartedly giving a fabulous experience as a whole.
Tamasha is another addition to one of those breezy and light Imtiaz Ali trademark movies; just that it does not create the impact that his old movies did. Slick, power-packed performances by Ranbir & Deepika and A R Rahman’s scores are not enough to hold a crumbling screenplay.
Airlift in all its essence is like a well-oiled machine. With a gripping real-life story and a narrative as nail biting as it can get, it is surely a winner, for it has all the essentials that a thriller needs.
Wazir tells the story of a weak pawn(Omkar) taking the help of a strong pawn(Daanish) to bring down the opposition king(Yazaad) like how the fairy piece Wazir does in classical chess. Though simple, it is effective in its storytelling with some packed performances by its cast and crew.