hindi MOVIE PREVIEWS
“Force 2” Starring John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin; directed by Abhinay Deo; music by Ram Sampath.
This action thriller is a sequel to the 2011 film, which featured John Abraham and Genelia D’Souza. Abraham reprises his role as ACP Yashvardhan and is the co-producer. While there’s plenty of high-octane action and stunts, Abraham says this film has more brains than brawn. Joining him on his quest is Sonakshi Sinha as KK, a tough RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent. After doing martial arts in “Akira,” Sinha who’s said she loved action films, performed several stunts herself. If the trailer is any indication, she excels in them. Last seen in “Mardaani,” Tahir Raj Bhasin plays the antagonist, a dangerous terrorist named Shiv, who uses mind games to further his agenda. Filming took place on location in Budapest, Thailand and China. Abraham looks to “Force” becoming a franchise and has his sights on a third installment to the series. You’ll hear Abraham voice in the patriotic song “Rang Laal.”
“Dear Zindagi” Starring Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Angad Bedi; directed by Gauri Shinde; music by Amit Trivedi.
We loved director Gauri Shinde’s maiden venture, the critically acclaimed “English Vinglish,” with Sridevi, so expectations are high. While it’s not the typical love story, if the teasers are any indication, the audience is in for a treat. Alia Bhatt plays the protagonist, Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. She meets Jahangir Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, by chance. Jug, as he is also known, is an unconventional thinker, who helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections. Bhatt and Khan revealed a bit about their characters through a Twitter conversation last month. Jug appears to be some sort of mentor or life coach to Kaira, guiding her through life’s ups and downs. Reports say the film revolves around Kaira’s different relationships and how her nature changes. Here’s to director Shinde for bringing the audience something different with heart.