Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai

Jeena Isi Ka Naam Movie Review

March 3rd, 2017





Our film is the journey of life and all the emotions that come with us. This film gives a truthful look at the lives of many today. The film shows many different backgrounds a tiny village in Rajasthan, to the center of it all Mumbai, and even travels across the seas to The Big Apple New York. Meeting many new faces along the way that add their own unique twists to the lives of the characters.

A wonderful example of how people though from different backgrounds can have importance and impact in each other lives.

The film includes a wide age range and a variety of casting choices which make it more accessible to a broader audience. Manjari Fandis plays Alia, Arbaaz Khan as Aditya, Ashutosh Rana as Vikram, Himansh Kohli as Alex, Prem Chopra as Mirza, and Supriya Pathak Kapur as Laxmi.

Alia is a beautiful small town girl from Rajasthan.  She has hopes to be famous and in the limelight. However, she doesn’t want to sacrifice her morals and beliefs. She is a good role model for the young women of today.

Aditya is a high powered business man who is in the United States. He has a good heart and is helping others along the way.

Alex is the young hot guy. Who is by Alia’s side and is one of her biggest fans.

Kunmar Vikram is the cocky, hotheaded guy that has always had everything handed to him. He gives a glimpse of the lives of the rich and wealthy.

Mirza is the wise, sage and voice of reason and guidance.  He has much to share about his thoughts and what he has learned along his life’s journey.


Supriya is Laxmi and she gives a powerful and emotional performance. She is strong wise woman who fights on behalf of others. Laxmi does everything in her power to educate and bring awareness about the issues affecting women in her village and in India. She is a quintessential fighter for women’s education and empowerment. Many women look up to her.


This is a great film just in time for “International Women’s Day”. As it focuses on many different women from all kinds of background. Showcasing their lives in a way to empower them and not sexualize them.


The filming and shooting locations were many and included the following: Mumbai, Udaipur, Devigadh, Dungarpur, Jaisalmer India and New York.


The music for the film is beautiful and takes you on a journey. Deepak Agrawal arranged and composed the soundtrack.

The film is beautifully made.


Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama,  Romance

Stars:  Arbaaz Khan, Himansh Kohli, and Ashutosh Rana

Director:  Keshhav Panneriy

Writer/Screenplay:  Purnima Mead, Amreetaa Roy,

Production Company: Bibia Books, Bibia Films Private, Z Music Company

Movie Runtime:  2 hours 53 minutes, 173 minutes

Release Date: March 3rd, 2017, United States



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Commando 2

Commando 2 Movie Review

March 3rd, 2017







 Commando 2: “The Black Money Trail” is an action-packed thrill ride! Filled with non-stop stunts, jumps, and epic feats.

Cast includes Karanvir Dogra (played by Vidyut Jamwal), Bhavna Reddy (played by Adah Sharma), Maria (played by Esha Gupta) and Bhaktawar (played by Freddy Daruwala).

Our film is a sequel of sorts continuing where the 2013 “Commando” left off.  In the first film, he’s deemed as the “One Man Army.” Which is definitely true and the theme continues in “Commando 2.” However, this time Karanvir finds an even greater mission to carry out this time.

A former soldier Karanvir uses his fighting skills to follow the trail of dirty money. The funds have been transferred to banks all over the world. Vidyut Jamwal is back again as the leading man and proves why he is truly the Bollywood Action Hero of the moment.

Karanvir is a lone ranger type trying to find the truth and save the world all by himself. He answers to no one and is considered a highly dangerous loose cannon. As he follows the trail of the money laundering ring and its corrupt leader Vikky Chaddha the stakes become higher. Vikky is ultimately captured by the Malaysian police.

He isn’t happy but the local government leader arranges for an elite team to be is assembled to bring Vikky Chaddha to justice including a local cop, a feisty beautiful girl who likes to fight, an awkward tech genius and Karanvir. Despite his wariness, he decides to go with it for the sake of doing right.

Vikky and his wife are taken to a safe house to protect them from all the people who want them dead for embezzling their funds and using for themselves.


Vikky’s wife isn’t what she seems and promises to have her husband share everything on one condition if Karanvir will get involved with her. Tough Bhavna sees right through what she is trying to play and warns him of her motives. Bhavna really adores and loves Karanvir in spite of his reckless behavior. He ends up running away with them and the government puts a bounty on his head for doing so.

The local cop is suspicious in his behavior and knows more than he lets on even from the beginning. He isn’t so innocent in all of this either and leaves more to meet the eye.


Music for “Commando 2” is arranged and composed by Mannan Shaah and Gourov Roshin. The lyrics are written by Aatish Kapadia and Kumaar. With the background score by Prasad Sashte. T-Series is the music production company. The soundtrack includes seven songs that take you along with and reflect the fast-paced journey of the film.

Rated well by audiences and critics alike. It’s a must see for all the action film lovers out there!


Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime

Stars:  Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, and Esha Gupta

Director:  Deven Bhojani

Writer/Screenplay:  Ritesh Shah

Producer:  Vipul Amrutlal Shah

Production Company: Pen Movies, Reliance Entertainment, and Sunshine Pictures

Movie Runtime:  2 hours and 24 minutes, 144 minutes

Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 in the United States


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Mona Darling

Mona Darling Movie Review

February 17th, 2017



If you like horror, thriller films you will like “Mona Darling.” It takes place in today’s world which is a lot of technology. Focusing on the rise of social networks and its role in our lives. This film is featured as India’s first “social media thriller.” Which, just this fact alone will bring in a not only a big audience but a wide-ranging one as well. It showcases the ever-popular love and even dependence upon social media in the upper classes of today’s youth and young adults in India.

The opening shows the death of students at a local college campus The Indian Institute For Technology.  The college is a good backdrop and even a character in the story as well. Previous to this, our students careless enjoying the freedom that being away from home gives. Partying, hooking up with no thoughts of the next moment let alone what they will do after college.


While this is going on Mona Raheja (played by Suzanna Mukherjee) is deemed as a missing person from her dorm. Her closest friend Sarah (played by Divya Menon) is in a frantic search to discover where she’s gone. Sarah tries everything to find her friend. She even includes another student Wiki (played by Anushman Jha) who is a tech nerd and can find anything on the internet. He is eccentric, to say the least, but he is the only hope she has at this point. He is not only super smart but a genius. So, as Wiki and Sarah work together they come across a Facebook page that is posing to be Mona. This person is also asking everyone to be their friend on Facebook. This person and this page are the keys to finding Mona and what is happening on the campus.

So, who killed these students and where is Mona? How is this Facebook page the key to everything?

The journey to find the truth is suspenseful thrilling and even terrifying as the truth emerges. It’s hard to tell at times who is good and who is bad in the film. As well as, what is the real world or not.

The cast is young and very beautiful. Starring the much awarded and beloved Sanjay Suri.

“Mona Darling” is written and directed by the talented Shashi Sudigala. Which has other films under his belt writing and directing for those as well.

The music doesn’t seem to be a good fit however and could have been done better. Music is arranged and composed by Manish J. Tipu.

The critics have been split on this films some giving it only two stars while others awarding eight of ten starts.


Film Details: 

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Stars: Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon, Suzanna Mukherjee

Director:  Shashi Sudigala

Writer/Screenplay:  Shashi Sudigala

Producer:  First Ray Films

Production Company: First Ray Films, Vashu Bhagnani

Movie Runtime:  1 hour and 49 minutes

Release Date: February 17, 2017


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