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Old 10th September 2017, 18:53   #3046
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Just returned home from watching Daddy.

The good: Storyline (I LOVE gangster movies) & Arjun Rampal's acting.

The bad: Slow pace. Story lacks punch - it's certainly no 'Satya' that has you on the edge of your seat.

But definitely worth one watch. Rating = 3.5 / 5 stars. If you watch it in the theatre, you won't regret it. If you watch it on TV later, you won't regret not going to the theatre.

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Just returned home from watching Daddy.
I watched it on Saturday. As you rightly pointed out, it lacked the punch of the original gangster movies like Satya OR depicting violence like it was shown in Rakhta Charitra.

I reckon it's not easy to make these movie like RGV as he specializes in this category

Overall the movie was slow and not gripping at all

Arjun Rampal did a fabulous job and there were quite a few unknown faces in the movie who too stood out briefly and I particularly like Babu Resham

If you decide to skip it. No big loss

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Sameer has been getting good reviews but is being shown only on ONE screen in Delhi and that too in the morning. Really want to catch up with this one. The lead actor is someone I like - he was the one who played Jessica's killer in Nobody Killed Jessica.
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Just returned home from watching Daddy.
I too love gangster movies. Just watched the making videos of Daddy on youtube. Looks like it was an adventure in itself.

Shooting in shady locations with shady characters. Some local dada threatening to break off Arjun's legs. Rats falling off the ceiling with Arjun having to pick it up. Receiving a call from the real Daddy. These are some of the behind the scenes included in the videos.

These kind of videos makes one realise that making films is not all fun and laughs and these people go to extreme lengths in order to make a film.
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If someone plans to watch Lucknow Central, please share a review here.

Am a big Farhan Akhtar fan and used to watch all of his movies without checking reviews (Rock On, Luck by Chance, Bhaag Milka Bhaag etc.). However, after wasting a couple of hours on that disaster called Rock On 2, I've learnt my lesson.

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Hindi Medium.

Watched with no great expectations but movie picks up pace slowly and it was a laugh riot in places. Overall, a good engagement throughout and worth a watch, especially if you can relate to Delhi/Hindi speaking belt. The story line is simple and conveys a subtle message about inequalities in our society.

3.5/5
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Watched "Newton" today.

A political comedy satire, which is India's entry to the Oscars, is definitely a worth watch for its depiction of the election process in the Naxal affected Chhattisgarh forests.

Excellent acting by all the actors, especially Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi. Photography is excellent.

Rating : 4.5 / 5
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If someone plans to watch Lucknow Central, please share a review here.

Am a big Farhan Akhtar fan and used to watch all of his movies without checking reviews (Rock On, Luck by Chance, Bhaag Milka Bhaag etc.). However, after wasting a couple of hours on that disaster called Rock On 2, I've learnt my lesson.

Thanks!

I did watch it, and frankly was not that impressed. The story line is engrossing in parts but overall the movie is really predictable!

I am the same, a big Farhan Akhtar fan, but still could not bring myself to watch Rock on 2 and that seemed to be a good decision!
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Saw Newton today.

I'd heard and read a lot of the movie so went to the theatres and was frankly disappointed.

Sure, the movie brilliantly captures the sad state of affairs of people caught in the crossfire between the Govt. and the rebels (Maoist/Naxals). But that's only for a fleeting couple of minutes.

The bulk of the movie is about how an idealist (Rajkumar Rao) wants to go about things according to textbook: he will fight the Army men (who are reluctant to risk their lives just so some votes can be cast) sent to protect him just so can get people to vote, will make sure the polling booth is operational for the entire time that is expected to be such.

The movie is less about the life of the tribals, and more about how this one person wants to be punctual and diligent.

A few laughs here and there, some touching photography and some punch lines. And very slow.

Definitely not worth the hype.

In fact, when the movie ended, a lot of people were surprised it did.

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Precisely why I watched Judwaa 2 by spending 14$ ! I expected Newton to be good, but slow to watch in a theatre.

Coming to Judwaa 2, same story line as the first one. Varun Dhawan is a treat to watch. I see a bright future for him. He does his coming acting as well as serious roles with perfection. He can become the next door boy and the next door gunda ! Jacquiline is becoming the comedy queen, mostly seen in comedy movies !

Overall, all the desi people laughed heartily in the theatre along with me ! If you want some relaxed evening, good punchlines and good cominc timings, go watch Judwaa 2. (It is one of the better Sajid Khan movies )
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Watched Judwaa 2.

First things first I like Varun Dhawan and enjoy his movies. This one was ok. I tried not to compare it with the original with Salman but they kept too many references to that movie and that's what made it more and more obvious on how this movie is desperately trying to cash in on the original. Nothing wrong with that except that it only made me feel how better the original was & Salman was simply great in that role.

Too many cliches and artistic liberties which is not new for DD movie but felt a little out of place after his recent movies.

Anyways overall its a nice watch just wish they had kept it more original & Varun wasn't forced to mimic Salman's mannerisms.
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Overall, all the desi people laughed heartily in the theatre along with me ! If you want some relaxed evening, good punchlines and good cominc timings, go watch Judwaa 2. (It is one of the better Sajid Khan movies )
It is not a Sajid Khan movie.

It's directed by David Dhawan (Varun's father), the same guy who made the original Judwaa.
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Watched Judwaa 2...... wish they had kept it more original & Varun wasn't forced to mimic Salman's mannerisms.
Totally agree on that point. The ending extra scene was so damn unncessary.
Felt like a Salman Khan paid act

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It is not a Sajid Khan movie.
It's directed by David Dhawan (Varun's father), the same guy who made the original Judwaa.
Oops ! I thought it was Sajid's ! My bad. Makes me more happy then
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Had the misfortune of watching Golmaal Again (tagged along with the family who had liked one of the golmaal movies). You would do yourself a great favour by skipping it, unless you are a great fan of such kind of movies. Even my family was feeling bad that they spent time and money to watch this one.

I did not like "Judwaa 2" one bit. The original Judwaa was still quite good in both Telugu (the original version) and Hindi too.

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Had the misfortune of watching Golmaal Again
Oh my god, what a headache of a movie! I wish your post was a couple of hours earlier; would've saved me the agony.

Incredibly stupid, old & tired-looking actors, nonsense story & everyone trying too hard to make you laugh. I walked out after the interval preferring to spend my time behind the wheel instead .

Sure, the 1st half has a couple of laughs, but I can get more of them from a 10-minute YouTube video. Even Johnny Lever (who I'm a big fan of) failed to make anyone laugh .

Rating = 0 / 5 stars. An insult to the audience's intelligence. Sad because I loved the earlier Golmaals.
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