Bhaveen Sheth reviews television series -The Missing Season 1

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For any parent nothing can be more devastating than loosing a child but worse is when the child goes missing. This British television series brings out a tragic poignant story of a British family that goes on a vacation in France where their 5 year old son goes missing. What may look as an act of minor carelessness leads to full scale search for the boy. It shows what the parents go through, the feelings of helplessness, depression, hopelessness and loss. The police and administration does its best to search for the boy.

The series shifts between 2006 (when the boy goes missing) and 2014 (the present). It shows how the father never gives up the search for his son even after 8 years of his disappearance. Supporting characters have also done a brilliant job.

This series is highly recommended for all those who want to watch a meaningful mystery thriller where real life meets fiction.

Please watch the trailer in the link below:

The Missing Season 1 Trailer


Wazir-Movie review by Bhaveen Sheth



Farhan Akhtar plays the role of Daanish  an ATS cop with the Delhi Police. He is a happily married to an artistic dancer to Ruhaana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and has a small daughter Norrie. On just a normal day when he is having a family outing, his daughter is killed in a crossfire when he tries to pursue a suspected terrorist Rameez. Blamed for the death of his young daughter and distanced from his own wife, he gets depressed and tries to commit suicide. But as fate will have it, a distraction saves his life. A lost purse found near his daughter’s graveyard takes him to the home of Mr. Pandit Omkarnath Dhir (Amitabh Bhachan). Pandit Dhir is  paralysed, bound to a wheel chair and teaches chess to young children. He befriends Danish and helps him recover from the grief of his daughter’s loss.

As their friendship becomes stronger, he tells his story on the mysterious death of his daughter at the house of welfare minister Yazad Qureshi ( Manav Kaul). While the police try to close the case stating that it was a mere accident, Pandit Dhir thinks otherwise. As the movie progresses, the mystery deepens and Danish takes on to avenge the death of Pandit Dhir’s daughter.

This movie is not for the bollywood rom com masala watchers, it is for the intellectuals. Both Farhaan and Amitabh has done justice to their respective roles. Aditi Rao may have limited movie time but she leaves a strong impact on the viewers. Manav Kaul as minister Yazad Qureshi shows the real face of political terror. It is nice to see him back after Kai Po Che, where once again he had essayed the role of a villain.

The songs leave mesmerized, there is a strong sufi mixture in them. Cinematography is wonderfully shot in the backdrop of Delhi and Kashir. All supporting actors have played their roles very well.

This movie is a must watch. Don’t go by the reviews written in newspapers, see the movie and then decide.

Happy to see the new year start at such a good note. I promise all my readers that there will be more reviews from me this year.

Hope to be back with more.

Bhaveen Sheth

Bhaveen Sheth reviews Welcome 2 Karachi

Welcome To Karachi Movie Cast, Review, Poster, Songs, Trailer, Wiki

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jacky Bhagnani, Lauren Gotlieb, Ayub Khoso, Imran Hasnee, Dilip Tahil

Director: Ashish Mohan

Genre: Comedy

There are some movies that you should watch with your brains left at home. Welcome to Karachi is one of them. Stupid humor and foolish comedy. The trailer seemed to be hilarious but the movie is definitely good.

Shammi (Arshad Warsi) aka genius stars as a naval officer who has been recently court martialed for apparently drowning a submarine all by himself.  Kedar Patel (Jacky Bhagnani) aka super genius stars as a typical Gujarati desperately wanting to go to USA, so much is his desperation that he goes all the way in changing his surname from Patel to Desai and even bribing an American Immigration officer. Kedar’s father , the miserly gujju businessman Dilip Tahil runs a cruise boat business providing cruise boat services to rich gujju families to celebrate marriage ceremonies on high seas. The movie is set in Jamnagar, Gujarat whose coastline is near the Pakistan. I wonder how does the Indian Navy allow a rogue gujju businessman to operate on disputed waters.

Well , as the movie progresses, our lead heroes Arshad and Jacky take the streamer on high seas without the guests and dance with white girls (mostly Russians and East Europeans). The background title will become a hit among the gujju community during the upcoming marriage season. A thunderstorm strikes, the girls escape on emergency raft, our heroes are left to drown. But as destiny would have it, they survive and make it to
the coast of Karachi. Everything looks odd and different for them, The movies then goes on as our friends have varied experiences as the hands of the Pakistani people, militants, mullahs, ISI agents, Baloch mafias, CIA operatives and Pakistani politicians.

This movie is definitely a must watch considering the comedy and the context. Arshad Warsi has shouldered the entire movie on himself. Jacky Bhagnani still needs to learn the tricks of the acting trade as he overplays his gujju role. Lauren Gotlieb (American actress last seen in ABCD) is definitely an eye candy playing the role of an Intelligence
officer. Dilip Tahil has a limited role.

The music is average. The movie gets stretched in the end for nor reason. It could have been better if it had been well directed.

My rating : 3 out of 5

Tevar-Movie review by Bhaveen Sheth

The year 2015 seemed to be quite promising in terms of what Bollywood would have to offer to its audiences. The first movie of the year TEVAR released on 9th of January 2015 was much awaited by movie buffs who have been starved of seeing PK being in the cinemas for more than 15 days. Here is my review:

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Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonkakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajesh Sharma, Raj Babbar, Deepti Naval

Director : Amit Ravindernath Sharma

The trailer shows it all. A typical bollywood movie with a story from the 80’s or the early 90’s. The nice hearted guy, a lovely female, gang of villains. Bad guy likes the heroine, falls for her head over heels and forcibly wants to marry her. Enter the Hero who will rescue the lovely damsel in distress, beat up the bad guys, win the heroines heart and live happily ever after.

The director Amit Sharma should have tried something different than just copy and paste the 2003 Telugu film Okkadu with  change in language from Telugu to Hindi.

Set in the badlands of North India, Uttar Pradesh the backdrop of Agra and Mathura are beautifully shown. There is our Hero Mr.Pintoo alias Ghanshyam (Arjun Kapoor) who does not have any work other than playing kabbadi and picking up fights with local hoodlums. A loving sister who fights with him on sharing room space. A semi strict father (Raj Babbar) who is the local Superintendent of Police and not to forget a loving mother (Deepti Naval). A perfect happy Indian family. On the other side you have Home Minister of UP Mahender SIngh (Rajesh Sharma) and his nasty younger brother Gajender Singh (Manoj Bajpayee)  who goes on killing and murdering people in full view of the media.

As the story goes our villain Ganjender Singn goes to Mathura  along with his brother for some political rally and happens to  see girl Radhika (Sonakshi Sinha) dancing to the tunes of “Radha Nachegi” on the day of Janmashtmi. Gajender is so impressed by her and her dance moves that he decides that she is his soul mate and will marry her by hook or crook (means force , coercion, threats, pistol, gun , knife).

The rest of the movie turns to to be predictable. Gajender uses all his powers and forces to get the girl and our hero accidentally crosses his path and saves the heroine. All hell breaks loose. Gajender Singh hires his goons and the police force at his disposal to get the girl and kill the guy. The movie drags on between Mathura-Agra-Delhi-Mathura.

The story starts out to be promising but losses the interest of the viewer mid way. The actions scenes are brilliant. Agra and Mathura are nicely shown with its small lanes, festivals, fairs and the Taj Mahal.

Arjun Kapoor tries to emulate Salman Khan and Madhavan but fails terribly. He is getting stereotyped into the role of the small town lafangaa hero. Sonakshi plays the simple as always Indian woman in distress who is dying to be rescued. Raj Babbar is good and so is Deepti Naval who has now t] switched to playing roles of a mother and senior citizen.But the person who walks away with the trophy is Manoj Bajpayee as Gajender Singh alias Mathura ka Gunda. He clearly represents the existing criminal politicians in UP.

Overall an average film. You can certainly give it a miss and catch it on your televisions.

Sad to see that the year started out with a flop or what I would say a stink bomb