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Bollywood, Hollywood reviews of November, December 2015

Bollywood movies Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Hate Story 3 and Hollywood biggie Spectre released in the month of November and December 2015. The movies had a good run at the box office but here is what our India Express critics Shubhra Gupta and Shalini Langer had to say about these films in their reviews.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Hate Syory 3, Spectre, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein, Yaara Silly Silly, Hotel Transylvania 2, X : Past Is Present, Secret In Their Eyes, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Angry Indian Goddesses, Legend, The Good Dinosaur, Bollywood reviews, Hollywood reviews, entertainment

Bollywood movies Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Hate Story 3 and Hollywood biggie Spectre released in the month of November and December 2015. The movies had a good run at the box office but here is what our India Express critics Shubhra Gupta and Shalini Langer had to say about these films in their reviews.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Hate Syory 3, Spectre, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein, Yaara Silly Silly, Hotel Transylvania 2, X : Past Is Present, Secret In Their Eyes, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Angry Indian Goddesses, Legend, The Good Dinosaur, Bollywood reviews, Hollywood reviews, entertainment

'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', Indian romantic drama film, written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya, produced by Rajshri Productions. Salman Khan's recent release 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in which he has revived the role of Prem from the 90's films 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', witnessed an excellent start at the box office and did good business during its run at the theatres. The movie has already collected Rs 300 crore at the box office. It is Salman's second superhit of the year.

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Hate Syory 3, Spectre, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein, Yaara Silly Silly, Hotel Transylvania 2, X : Past Is Present, Secret In Their Eyes, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Angry Indian Goddesses, Legend, The Good Dinosaur, Bollywood reviews, Hollywood reviews, entertainment

Shubhra Gupta in her review on Indian Express wrote: Drugs. Cops. Gangsters. Youngsters. Mix ‘em up, and you get 'Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein'. The neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Manish Srivastav, starred Naseeruddin Shah, Anand Tiwari, Amit Sial, Manasi Rachh, Disha Arora and was directed by Manish Srivastav. This film has released in India on 6 November 2015 to positive reviews.

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'Yaara Silly Silly' is a romantic film directed by Subhash Sehgal which portrays a two-night relationship between a prostitute & her customer.The cast of the film includes Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam and Vidya Malvade. The film was released on November 6, 2015. Shubhra Gupta in her review on Indian Express wrote: A foul-mouthed whore and a gentle-voiced young fellow are thrown together for a night, and the time they spend together impacts both strongly: the premise has promise, but nothing in the film delivers on it.

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'Hotel Transylvania 2', directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and had voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi and David Spade. Shalini Langer in her review on Indian Express wrote: There are two running gags in Hotel Transylvania 2, and both are not directed at the children. One deals with overprotective parents, the other with over political correctness. Unfortunately, they are also the only two gags that work in this excitable, frenetic film, apparently about finding one’s own true self, that can’t even let that line be said without some activity in the background. The movie was released on November 6, 2015 and received one and a half rating.

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Shalini Langer in her review on Indian Express wrote:We’ve seen a bunch of directors contribute segments in one film, but to have several helmers film portions of a single film? That’s a new one. 'X : Past Is Present' has eleven filmmakers pitch in to create the story of K, a filmmaker reflecting over his past and present during the course of one night.The team of eleven filmmakers includes Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Nalan Kumarasamy, Hemant Gaba, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath and Suparn Verma. The star cast is the film includes Rajat Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Huma Qureshi, Swara Bhaskar, Anshuman Jha, Aditi Chengappa, Bidita Bag, Rii, Gabriella Schmidt, Usha Uthup.

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Shalini Langer in her review on Indian Express wrote: This dreary, and thanks to the Censor chief, sex-less film has Daniel Craig’s solemn Bond shooting up the world during a confusingly circuitous route towards the 'Spectre'. That, Bond fans know, stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, a global terrorist organisation encompassing almost all Bond villains. Director Sam Mendes tries by making a complete break and not giving Daniel Craig the emotional baggage he has been hauling in the last two Bonds, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes and Andrew Scott.

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Shalini Langer in her review on Indian Express wrote: A tighter film would see Billy Ray deploy much cleverer and subtler methods than he does in his pursuit of Marzin/Beckwith. However, that is about the only wrong note Secret in their Eyes strikes. This remake of an Argentinian Best Foreign Language Oscar winner deals with passion and obsession, and how these frame and dictate lives. The movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole, Michael Kelly, Zoe Graham received four star ratting.

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'Tamasha's box office collections are soaring with each passing day and the Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor movie has collected Rs 61.23 cr. in 10 days of release. The much awaited Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone starrer Tamasha released on November 28 to mixed reviews. The Imtiaz Ali's film that traces the journey of two care free individuals has opened on a decent note despite the sizzling chemistry between the two lead actors.

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The film, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2', depicts it well, both the bombed overground and the bleak underworld. Mockingjay – Part 2 works again because Jennifer Lawrence, who has grown as much as Katniss through the course of this series, brings forth the right mix of vulnerability and steel required of her.

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The film, 'Angry Indian Goddesses', directed by Pan Nalin with Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral playing lead roles with Adil Hussain has the lively essence of tried-and-about-to-be-tested friendship amongst articulate women is adroitly captured, even when a crucial plot point is stretched beyond belief, and even when you know they are playing to a type.

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The third edition of ‘Hate Story’ is around two men circle each other over a prize this time. Wealthy businessman Aditya Dewan (Sharman Joshi) is all riled up when another richie-rich fella Saurav Singhania (Karan Singh Grover) makes him a lewd offer involving his, Aditya’s, luscious wife Siya (Zareen Khan). 'Hate Story 3's first weekend collection reached Rs. 26.82 cr.

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Shalini Langer in her review on Indian Express wrote: 'Legend', directed by Brian Helgeland, spends an inexplicable amount of time on the relationship, inter-cut by the Krays' expanding business. The time spent on Frances drags Legend down. That one scene establishes why the charismatic, smart and brutal Reggie will never be able to break way from the schizophrenic, unstable and dangerous Ronnie.

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Shalini Langer writes in her review on Indian Express, "The idea is great, the animation is excellent — from the great floods to the small water droplets dripping off a dinosaur — and there is a clear, broad message thrown in — all no surprises for Pixar. However, this offering from the animation powerhouse falls the shortest on one of its strongest suits, the story." Directed by Peter Sohn with voices of Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand have some of the scenes which are breathtakingly suspenseful, and yet the film can’t resist from having one of its dinos talk about being "rid of unrealistic goals".

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