Category Archives: MOVIES

02Sep/17

The Dark Tower:

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The dark tower is science fiction movie depicting a boy who has visions in his dreams about a tall tower at the center of the universe .It protects earth from the dark side of the life which stays outside the universe . If this dark tower falls, the evil , the dark will enter the earth and predominate its natives. The Gunslingers protects the tower from falling. The Man in Black is a sorcerer who has managed to kill all the Gunslingers except Roland Deschain . Roland is the only Gunslinger on whom his magic doesn’t work.


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16Jul/17

Queen of Katwe

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Queen of Katwe is an inspirational movie based on the life of Phiona Mutes . It is the story about journey of the Ugandan girl , Phiona Mutes , from a pitiful life of slums of Katwe to the becoming of the Grand Chess Master. It is the story of a dedicated master who trains the children coming from poor background to become chess champions.
Learning from the movie:
• Tough situations cannot mar ones journey to success. Tough conditions do not last but, tough people do.
• Never run away stand up and face
• Be humble when victorious. Pride leads to fall.
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The movie is based on Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers
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04Jan/17

Dangal :

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Dangal is a true story about the making of the two Indian Women Wrestlers , Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari from a small village in Haryana , India. Their father , Mahavir Singh Phogat himself being a National Champion in Wrestling always dreamt to get a gold medal for India in the International Arena but, could not pursue wrestling due to financial constraints of the family. He wished to have a son who could fulfil his dream of getting a gold medal for India in wrestling. His dream of having a son was dashed as his wife gave birth to two beautiful daughters.

One day he saw some parents waiting for him in his house . On enquiring it was found that they had come to his home to complain him about his daughters, who had beaten their son black and blue . Seeing this Phogat becomes exited and realises that he doesn’t need a son to fulfil his dream getting gold medal for India in International Wrestling He starts training his daughters very hard and finally they move on to become National Champions in Wrestling. They are sent to National Sports Authority for further training where they train under a new coach who is not as great and committed as their father. Geeta for sometime loses her focus and doesn’t follow the discipline required in sports. As a result she starts losing in International Arena. With the losing streaks, she starts losing her confidence and starts doubting her capabilities. She talks to her father about this .Seeing his daughter in this situation Phogat takes room on rent near NSA for training his daughters. The two sisters move out of the National Sports Authority campus daily without permission to train under their father. But, soon this comes to the notice of the coach and the duo are required to give an explanation. Warning is issued to Phogat and he is told to not come inside NSA premises. He is unable to train his daughters but, doesn’t give up . He finds a way to train them remotely by watching their videos and instructing them on mobile phone. Finally , Geeta Phogat is able to get the gold medal for India in wrestling in Common Wealth Games 2010 against the hopes of everybody.

Learnings :
• Work hard and never give up on your dream
• Losing is never the end , each one of us has the capacity to turn the tables
• Focus and Hard work are the keys to success
• Where there is Will there is a Way. Lack of means cannot stop oneself to achieve one’s Dreams.

Extra bytes : Movie is based on the True Story of the making of women wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari

PLATINUM METER

Genre: True Story , Sports , Motivation , Biopic
Language: Hindi
Rating : U
Running Time: 160 minutes
Directed By: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced By: Aamir Khan , Kiran Rao ,Siddharth Roy Kapur
Cast: Aamir Khan,Sakshi Tanwar,Fatima Sana Shaikh,Sanya Malhotra,Zaira Wasim,Suhani Bhatnagar
Release Date: December , 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/Intense scenes: 0/5
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: 0/5
Profanity: 1/5
Adult Intimacy: No
Rating on Family Values: 5/5
Rating on Motivation : 5/5
Suitability for age groups:
5 -12 years: Yes
12-18 years : Yes
18 years and above : Yes

09Dec/16

Moana – Movie Review


Moana is a 3D Animation movie .
Storyline :
The movie is a about a little girl named Moana . She is the daughter of the chief of a Polynesian island of Motunui and is chosen one by the sea to save her people from being lost into the darkness.

The story starts from the point where grandmother is telling the children about Te Fiti , the island goddess whose heart had the power of creating Life. The demigod Maui , stole Te Fiti’s heart but , was overpowered by Te ka , the lava demon and in this process lost the Te fiti’s heart as well as his power which was in a fishhook. Grandmother tells children to get that heart back from Maui when they grow up. Moana enjoys this story very much . As she is growing up she gets several indications that she is the one chosen by the sea god to restore Te Fiti’s heart. She is always drawn to the sea and yearns to sail beyond the reef but , is always dissuaded by her father. Her father loves her a lot . He is very possessive about his daughter and doesn’t want her to be into any kind of trouble. He has lost one of his friend’s to the rough sea beyond the reef. Moan’s grandmother sees Moana’s yearning for the sea and the several indications given by the sea to her. She encourages her to take up the responsibility of restoring Te Fiti’s heart back so that the whole of humanity is saved from the doom. Moana leaves for her journey for restoring the heart and is successful in placing the heart back to Te Fiti. As soon as the heart is replaced the Life comes back to its full swing and darkness starts vanishing .

Extra bytes : Walt Disney Pictures
PLATINUM METER
Genre: Adventure , Fiction, Fable , Motivation
Language: English
Rating : U
Running Time: 103 minutes
Directed By: Ron Clements , Don Hall
Produced By: Osnat Shurer
Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House,Temuera Morrison , Jemaine Clement , Nicole Scherzinger,Alan Tudyk
Release Date: November , 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/Intense scenes: 1/5
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: 0/5
Profanity: 0/5
Adult Intimacy: No
Rating on Family Values: 4/5
Rating on Adventure : 5/5
Suitability for age groups:
5 -12 years: Yes
12-18 years : Yes
18 years and above : Yes

25Jun/16

Dhanak:


Dhanak
Story Line:
Dhanak is movie about two orphan siblings , living in a small village of Rajasthan along with their uncle and their journey towards their goal.
Pari is shown to be a very caring and understanding sister . Chotu is blind, not by birth, but, has lost his eye sight at a tender age of four due to some reasons. Pari takes care of Chotu and is always there for him through thick and thin of Life. She has made a promise to his brother that before he attains the age of nine she will get back his eye sight. Being poor they can not afford his treatment. One day while on a family outing she chances upon an eye donation poster with the picture of brand ambassador actor Sharukh Khan. Pari takes off that poster from the wall and starts writing letters to Sharukh Khan and giving them to the postmaster, beleiving that her letters are reaching to Sharukh Khan .One day she sees all the letters she had written in her uncle’s secret box and from there starts her journey of getting back the eye sight for her brother. Both the children leave their home and start alone for Jaisalmer where the shooting of Sharukh Khan is going on.Their journey has various twists and turns, but, they finally reach their destination Jaisalmer .On reaching Jaisalmer they come to know that the shooting team has winded up and has gone to new location Kutch which is near Jaisalmer . Both the children again start their journey and are near their destination when both of them faint due to dehydration. When they open their eyes they find themselves in hospital where someone has sponsered for Chotu’s treatment after reading the letters Pari had written to Sharukh Khan .The operation is carried out and Chotu gets back his eye sight.
Extra Bytes: Movie seems to be based on Alchemist
Learnings:
• Stop not till the goal is reached
• Everything that is dreamt with open eyes is possible

PLATINUM METER
Genre: Motivation ,Entertainment
Language: Hindi
Ratings: U
Running Time: 106 minutes
Directed By : Nagesh Kukunoor
Produced By: Manish Mundra ,Nagesh Kukunoor,Elahe Hiptoola
Cast: Hetal Gadda , Krrish Chhabria , Vipin Sharma , Gulfam Khan ,Vibha Chibber ,Vijay Maurya

Release Date: 17 June , 2016
Frightening/intense scenes: Nil
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Nil
Profanity: 1/5
Violence: Nil
Adult Intimacy: Nil
Ratings on Motivation part: 5/5
Ratings on Family Value: 3/5
Suitability for age groups:
5-12 years: Yes.
12-16 years: Yes.
Above 20 years: Yes
Can watch with family: Yes

21Mar/16

Zootopia – Movie Review

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Zootopia is a 3D animation movie based on the theme that one should try out what one wants do in one’s life . There are many chances that one may make a mistake the first time one is trying out something new but , the message from the movie is that one should not stop trying out . We must be ready to make new mistakes and learn from our mistakes when trying out to reach our dreams .This should not deter us from venturing out and trying out better things in life.
The story line revolves around Judy Hopps , a bunny from rural Bunnyburrow who chases her dream of becoming a police officer and fulfils it inspite of all odds to become the first Bunny Police officer.
Platinum Meter
Genre: Adventure , Motivation , Entertainment , Animation
Language: English
Censor ratings: U
Running Time: 108 minutes
Directed By: Byron Howard , Rich Moore
Produced By: Clark Spencer
Release Date: March 2016 (India)
Frightening/intense scenes: None
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: None
Profanity: 0/5
Violence: None
Adult Intimacy: None
Ratings on Motivation: 5/5
Ratings on Family Values: 4/5
Suitability for age groups:
5-12 years: Yes
12-16 years: Yes
16-20 years: Yes
Above 20 years: Yes

22Feb/16

Movie Review : Neerja

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Neerja:
Neerja is a movie based on true story of heroism of Head Purser Neerja Bhanot , who foiled the plan of plane hijack and subsequently saved the lives of most of the passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi on 5 September , 1986 . Neerja was shot dead by terrorist while saving the lives of three children onboard .

PLATINUM METER
Genre: True Story, Biopic
Language: Hindi
Censor ratings: U
Running Time: 2 hr
Directed By: Ram Madhvani
Produced By: Atul Kasbekar ,Shanti Sivaram Maini , Bling Unplugged , Fox Star Studios
Cast: Sonam Kapoor (lead role of Neerja Bhanot) ,Shabana Azmi ,Shekhar Ravjiani
Release Date: February, 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/intense scenes: Violence is there . Brutal Killing of onboard passengers by the terrorists is shown.
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Nil
Profanity: 2/5
Adult Intimacy: 0/5
Ratings on Message Delivery : 4/5
Ratings on Family Values: 4/5
Ratings on Motivation : 4/5
Suitability for age groups:
5-12 years:
Yes
12-16 years: Yes .
16-20 years: Yes
Above 20 years: Yes
Can watch with family: Yes

24Jan/16

Airlift: Movie Review

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Airlift is a true story of survival of above one lakh Indian people in the war zone in Kuwait , when Kuwait was occupied by Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussain .
The survival of the Indian citizens and their return to the motherland India , is credited to the heroic efforts of Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) . Ranjit Katyal proved to be a messiah for all these people in the war zone. This movie is capable of arousing the feelings of patriotism in oneself and shows how circumstances can lead to a personal transformation as in case of Ranjit Katyal, from a ruthless businessman to a messiah of the survivors.
PlatinumMeter:
Genre: True Story
Language: Hindi
Censor ratings: U
Running Time: 125 minutes
Directed By: Raj Krishna Menon
Produced By: Nikhil Advani , Monisha Advani , Aruna Bhatia , Madhu G. Bhofwani , Bhushan Kumar,Krishana Kumar , Vikram Malhotra
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Nimrat Kaur , Feryna Wazheir
Release Date : January 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/intense scenes: War Scenes
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: Yes
Profanity: 1/5
Adult Intimacy: 0/5
Ratings on Message Delivery : 5/5
Ratings on Family Values: 3/5
Ratings on Patriotism : 4/5
Suitability for age groups:
5-12 years: Yes .
12-16 years: Yes .
16-20 years: Yes
Above 20 years: Yes
Can watch with family: Yes