Toofaan Review | An Emotional Punch

NextWatch movie review Toofaan

Today, we are going to review latest Bollywood Hindi movie Toofaan. This is story about a boxer’s life struggles. How a local extortionist guy reaches to the national level championship of boxing sports.

Story starts with Dongri’s local goon Ajju bhai who is an orphan works for Jaffar bhai to extract extortion money. Once he watches a legendary boxes Muhammad Ali’s boxing video and which developes interests for boxing in him. In between he meets Dr Anaynya Prabhu who asks him what he wants to do in his life to be a local goon only or a respectable boxer Aziz Ali. With these inspirations he starts practicing for boxing under super coach Nana Prabhu and wins the state level championship.

Meanwhile Dr Ananya and Aziz Ali gets more closer and their friendship blossoms into love. Even there is wonderful song with title Ananya in this movie. Here comes first twist when Aziz Ali and coach Nana Prabhu gets to know that Aziz’s love intrest Ananya is Nana Prabhu’s daughter. These creates conflict between coach and boxer to the level of Hindu Muslim love jihad conflict which is depicted here.

In another twist Aziz Ali gets banned from boxing for 5 years due to match fixing. In this difficult situation Aziz gets married to Ananya and have 1 daughter and gets settled in life but his becoming champion boxer gets crashed.

What happens after 5 years. Does he gets another chance? Does the relationship between coach Nana Prabhu and Aziz Ali and Ananya Prabhu mends? And what happens to Aziz Ali’s dream of national level boxing champion? You can watch this movie on Amazon Prime Video.

Toofaan movie is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who is also performing a small role of IBF Secretary in this movie. Farhan Akhtar is performing role of as Aziz Ali aka Ajju Bhai aka “Toofaan”. Mrunal Thakur as Dr. Ananya Prabhu. Paresh Rawal as Coach Narayan “Nana” Prabhu. Sonali Kulkarni as Nana’s wife Sumati Prabhu. Vijay Raaz as Jaffar Bhai. Hussain Dalal as Munna. Darshan Kumar as Dharmesh Patil. Supriya Pathak as Sister D’souza. Mohan Agashe as Bala Kaka. Deven Khote as Merchant Sir. Gauri Phulka as Myra Sumati Aziz Ali who is Aziz & Ananya’s daughter. Gaganpreet Sharma as defending champion Boxer Prithvi Singh.

Overall Toofaan is a one time watch movie which is full of Bollywood masala and lots of emotions and litle stretched.

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Drama

Samantar Review | A must watch for Mystery lovers

Today, we are going to review Samantar web series. This web series is based on Suhas Shirvalkar’s Marathi language novel Samnatar.

In Samantar web series, you will get to see two legendary actors who played role of Lord Krishna. Nitish Bhardwaj perfomed the role of Krishna in world famous Mahabharat and Swapnil Joshi played the role of lord Krishna in Shri Krishna TV serial respectivey.

If two persons are sharing same hand lines and same destiny then what will happen?

Samantar story is about Kumar Mahajan, who is married and have 1 kid and a good friend Sharad who always stood by him in all situations. Due to not so good financial situation his life is not going smooth. His friend Sharad took him to Swami who is good with palmistry and can tell future. Kumar is an atheist and don’t believe in such stuffs but goes to Swami as his friend insist.
After seeing his hand, Swami tells him he has already seen this hand long back and cant tell the future. This angers Kumar and he abuses Swami. Anyways in all this he gets to know he shares his hand lines with Sudarshan Chakrapani and probably same destiny.

Few more bad incidents happens with Kumar and he gets to know that same thing did happened with Sudarshan Chakrapani also. So he starts his search for Chakrapani.

After travelling Mumbai, Panhala, Kolhapur, Karjat he eventually reaches Chiplun town of Maharashtra where he meets Sudarshan Chakrapani. Sudrashan shares his old diaries with Kumar where he had written his daily routines. What more a person need if you get to know what is going to happen next with you and accordingly you can prepare for it. But Chakrapani put a condition to Kumar that he can read only one page a day. Kumar accepts it and starts following it. This diary really helps Kumar. He gets promoted, He gets a new car, his wife Nima and kid also gets happy. Overall Kumar’s life gets settled.

After few days, there was a page which says that an another woman will come in his life. Now this upsets Kumar’s whole good going situation. He tries hard to avoid any contact with any other women, but eventually a businessman’s frustrated hot wife Meera Baviskar comes into his life. This twist in story makes this series more interesting. Now you have to see what happens with Kumar Mahajan. Does his whole life moves parallel to Sudarshan Chakrapani or he manages to change his destiny with advance knowledge from diary?

In Samantar web series, Swapnil Joshi is performing main role of Kumar Mahajan, Ganesh Revdekar performing role of Kumar’s friend Sharad Wafgaonkar. Jayant Sawarkar playing role of palmist Swami in Mumbai. Tejaswini Pandit is performing role of Kumar’s loving wife Nima Mahajan. Nitin Bodhare is a servant Hanmya in Panhala, Kolhapur. Sai Tamhankar performing two roles, one is Sundara Bagal and another is Meera Baviskar. Nitish Bhardwaj performing role of Sudarshan Chakrapani who stays in Chiplun.

Samantar web series is a unique story and has a good concept. It has good grip and keeps you on edge of the seat. You get sympathy for Kumar Mahajan that where he got stuck and also you feel angry for Kumar that why don’t he listens to anyone.
There are some horror effects created in first season which makes it over drama. But second season is quite smooth and sticks to mystery. This series is originally made in Marathi so it will have maximum effects in that. Its dubbing is also available in other languages like Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Hindi dubbing is lose on some parts which is not able to create enough effect or intensity of the scenes in some situations.

Overall we will recommend a watch for Samantar web series and for mystery lovers this is another must watch web series available freely on MX Player OTT VOD platform.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

The Tomorrow War Review | A time travel science fiction with aliens

The Tomorrow War

You must have seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie Terminator where machine men comes from future to current world. This movie is just opposite of that where humans goes to future world from present world. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son in law Chris Pratt is performing main role in this movie. Interestingly it has one of the famous dialog also in this movie: “I will be back“.

The Tomorrow War is an American military science fiction movie with full of actions. It is a fantasy film where today’s humans are moved to future world for war against white spikes aliens army.
From 2051, humans comes with an urgent SOS message in current time like Dec 2022 for getting help in was with aliens which is about to destroy whole human race.

So for his daughter’s future, an Iraqi war veteran turned high school science teacher Dan Forester goes to future world to serve in war against aliens army. Here he mets her daughter Muri who is scientist. It is an interesting situation where both are almost of same age. Daughter knows evrything about her father while father dont know much about daughter. Muri and team has captured a female queen alien and they are trying to create a toxin from alien body sample to win this war.

Now you have to watch if present day people can win war against aliens in future world can save future future world?

The Tomorrow War is directed by Chris McKay. Chris Pratt is performing main role of Dan Forester. Yvonne Strahovski performing role of Dan’s daughter Muri in future world who is also a brilliant scientist aka Romeo Command. Ryan Kiera Armstrong is Dan’s curent world’s daughter Muri. J. K. Simmons perfoming role Dan’s father James Forester who has strange relationship with his son. Betty Gilpin performing role of Dan’s wife Emmy Forester. Sam Richardson performing role of comedian friend Charlie. Edwin Hodge is Dorian and Jasmine Mathews is performing role of Lt/ Hart whoc came from future with SOS message. Keith Powers as Major Greenwood. Theo Von as Dixon Hart. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Norah. Seychelle Gabriel as Sergeant Diaz. Mike Mitchell as Cowan.

The Tomorrow War has a good storyline and interesting concept. It has all the ingredients like time travel, science fiction, sound effects, visual effects, CGI animations, war with aliens and emotional bonding to keep you hooked up. In fact this movie could be a visual treat in big screens of theater but for now you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

Genre: Time Travel, Sci Fi, Aliens

Sherni Movie Review | An offbeat Jungle Ride with Vidya Balan

Vidya Vincent is a Divisional Forest Officer who just got posted in Madhya Pradesh’s jungle. A tense situation is going on in nearby villages due to terror of man eating tigress T12 in this jungle. Elections time is going on and GK Singh and PK Singh’s parties are taking benefit of tense situation for their election gains. There is immense pressure on Vidya to find the solution for tigress T12 and get it settled. One of the political party has hired private shooter Pintu bhaiya to hunt down T12.

Vidya, Hasaan Noorani and other forest guards wants to move tigress T12 away from villages and to nearby national park while political parties wants to hunt down T12 to gain support of voters. Pintu bhaiya wants to hunt down tigress to maintain his heritage pride.

Now in all these difficult situation, you have to see what happens to Sherni T12 and forest officer Vidya Vincent?

Sherni movie is directed by Amit Masurkar who has also directed Newton movie before this. Forest officer Vidya Vincent’s role is performed by Vidya Balan. Mukul Chadda is Vidya’s husband Pawan. Vijay Raaz performing role of zoology professor Hassan Noorani. Neeraj Kabi is an additional principal chief conservator forest (APCCF) Akhil Nangia. Sharat Saxena is Ranjan Rajhans aka shooter Pintu bhaiya. Brijendra Kala is performing role of Vidya’s boss Bansal. Ila Arun is Vidya’s mother in law. Ashwini Ladekar is performing role of female forest guard in Sherni movie. She is a software engineer and belongs to Sausar, Madhya Pradesh. Sampa Mandal is performing role of a villager in Sherni. Satyakam Anand is performing role of one of the politician PK Singh in movie Sherni.

Sherni movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video in India. Vidya Balan’s last movie Shakuntala Devi was also released on Prime video only.

Sherni is not a regular Bollywood mainstream masala movie instead it is an interesting movie on offbeat topic. Characters are casted well and acting is good for all the actors. It easily depicts the day to day life and challenges of forest officers and guards. Rotten system and politics associated with forest and nearby villages. Sherni movie beautifully captures Madhya Pradesh’s jungle.

Second half of Sherni movie is little stretched. Many of the scenes looks like just filler and breaks the rhythm of movie. For e.g. showing Pintu bhaiya sleeping, brushing teeth, surprise visit of Vidya’s family in jungle are all unrequired content and could have been edited out.

Overall Sherni is realistic kind of movie which puts a question mark in your mind for current situation in forest. One of the interesting dialog from Sherni movie is “You could go to the forest 100 times and perhaps spot a tiger once, but be rest assured that the tiger has spotted you 99 times” and this clearly reflects who is infiltrating in whose region.

Khwabon Ke Parindey Review | Road Trip

You must have heard Khwabon Ke Parindey song from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara movie starring Hrithik Roshan, Kartina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhey Deol, Kalki Koechin. That song and this web series Khwabon Ke Parindey both are based on a road trip.

Khwabon Ke Parindey is road trip journey of 3 best friends in Australia from Melbourne to Perth city. Bindaas girl Bindiya Mathur wants to do something adventurous in life before moving to her hometown in Malad, Mumbai, India. So she arranges a road trip with friends Dixit Gote and Megha Kapoor. A quirky, witty and rugged hitchhiker Aakash joins them. Aakash lives a nomadic life and collects different type of coins in remembrance of his father.

In this road trip they have conflicts, they fight, they understand each other and finally strengthens their friendship with some memorable moments. What is life without friends and a few ups and downs!

Overall its a feel good road trip with some good moments which you will surely enjoy.

Khwabon Ke Parindey is Voot original web series streaming on Voot Select OTT VOD platform, directed by Tapasvi Mehta and Amandeep Ahluwalia starring Asha Negi, Mrinal Dutt, Manasi Moghe, Tushar Sharma.

Khwabon Ke Parindey web series beautifully captures some of the scenic places of Australia and it is a light drama series which you can watch with family.

Genre: Road Trip Drama