Movie Review – Stepfather

Every so often a movie comes along which is made, in my opinion, just to keep the ‘bad movie’ genre alive. Stepfather is one of them. This movie, a remake of the 1987 slasher/thriller of the same name personifies predictability. Dylan Walsh plays….

Every so often a movie comes along which is made, in my opinion, just to keep the ‘bad movie’ genre alive. Stepfather is one of them. This movie, a remake of the 1987 slasher/thriller of the same name personifies predictability. Dylan Walsh plays the ’stepfather’ who preys on single mothers and eventually slays them all with dramatic brutality when they ‘disappoint’ him in his never ending quest for a ‘family’. Presently, Stepfather has found Susan who is a recently divorced mother of three children, Michael being the oldest who is perpetually suspicious of his new stepfather. A done to death story where ‘the stepfather’ goes on a killing rampage doing away with anyone who seems likely to threaten his anonymity and his new identity, Stepfather is more disappointing than it is entertaining or thrilling.

Trying hard to be a wolf in sheep’s disguise is Dylan Walsh who plays the stepfather. Yeah, he just annoys more than scares. Sela Ward as Susan gives women a bad name with her unsuspecting attitude and complete blind faith over a man she just met. Her character thoroughly put me off. Penn Badgley as Susan’s son Michael only offers his greek body to the screen every time he goes swimming which is very often. Unfortunately, he couldn’t pull off being the angst ridden teenager very well.

Music for the movie could have been a little more eerie which could have heightened the mood for some of the scenes, but it wasn’t. There was almost no gore for the brutality fans, little or no blood was spilled.
While I was on the edge of my seat, mind you with impatience and not fear, waiting for anything that remotely would awake my sleeping senses, I was left with disappointment. The entire movie, although supposed to be a slasher, is underplayed and cushioned. All in all, a banal movie, full of plot-holes and passable.

The Stepfather releases in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa on the 1st of Jan, only those who want to kill a few hours or are dying with the heat and want some air conditioning might want to catch it. Or, you really love ALL kinds of movies, even the lame ones. In either case watch it at your own risk. We mean risk of boredom, by the way, be not mistaken.

Movie Review – Year One

Year One starts off with Zed (Jack Black) and Oh (Michael Cera) getting banished from their village because Zed eats the ‘forbidden fruit’. What follows next is their long and ridiculous journey through some of the bible’s notable events like……

Year One starts off with Zed (Jack Black) and Oh (Michael Cera) getting banished from their village because Zed eats the ‘forbidden fruit’. What follows next is their long and ridiculous journey through some of the bible’s notable events like Abraham sacrificing Issac, Caine murdering Abel. Then they get sold into slavery which brings on new twists and turns. Add to that the pursuit of their love interests and the challenge of proving themselves. Lastly, pour in a lot of in-your-face humour and you have Year One.

What’s notable about the film is that it never once tries to be anything it’s not. It continues to be juvenile, hilarious, gross and stupid and I mean this in a good way. Without pretence and full of ridiculous jokes, the movie just works. It also helps that the cast is filled with A-listers which apart from Black and Cera includes Paul Rudd, Hank Azaria, David Cross, Olivia Wilde, Vinnie Jones and Oliver Plath among many others.

The entire setting of the movie which is pre-historic from the start and then advances to biblical periods has modern day language and jokes which gives the movie a lovely flavour. Black’s hysterical behaviour compliments Cera’s dead-panned attitude which is thoroughly entertaining till the end.

The music enhances every comical setting and the performances are brilliant. Every character has done a fantastic job particularly Michael Cera with his dry dialogues. Secondly Oliver Plath as the high priest will leave you dying with laughter all the while squirming with disgust, a strange combination which Year One makes work.

Year One has circumcision jokes, vomit, poop-eating, rubbing of oil on a very hairy man and so many other funny things which makes this movie a fantastic way to spend an evening forgetting all your troubles. Delicious and stupid with funny people being extremely hilarious, a must-watch if you want to laugh your guts out.

What to watch out for : Oliver Platt as the high priest trying to molest Michael Cera at every chance he gets. Secondly, pay very close attention to his dialogues.

Year One releases in Delhi and Chandigarh on the 1st of Jan, please catch the movies whenever you can. You’ll leave the theatre feeling happy.

Powder – Powder on Sony TV – Powder New TV Serial Introduces a New Aspect of Crime

Powder is introduced on 3rd January, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television. Powder on Sony TV is aired every Sunday at 9 PM in India. Powder new TV serial introduces a new aspect of crime on Indian Television.Powder Casts:Usmaan Ali Malik:Usmaan Ali Ma…

Powder on Sony TV
Powder is introduced on 3rd January, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television. Powder on Sony TV is aired every Sunday at 9 PM in India. Powder new TV serial introduces a new aspect of crime on Indian Television.

Powder Casts:

Usmaan Ali Malik:

Usmaan Ali Malik is a Superintendent in Narcotics Control Bureau in Powder. He is the most experienced and efficient officer of the NCB. He is the perfect example for his team in Powder serial.

Naved Ansari:

Ansari has played the character of big thing in the underworld in Powder on Sony TV. He is the drug lord in underworld.

Brinda Sawhney:

Brinda Sawhney has played the character of Intelligence Officer in Powder TV serial. She has gorgeous looks, stable career and comfortable lifestyle. But she wants to do something more than usual. Brinda is not an ordinary girl in Powder TV series.

Mahendra Ranade:

Mahendra Ranade has also acted as an Intelligence Officer in Powder series. He hates crime and criminals. He is young, smart, loyal friend and protector of law. His rule is very clear – an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a hand for a hand in Powder.

Leading Powder casts are Manish as Usmaan Ali Malik, Geetika Tyagi as Brinda Sawhney, Rahul Bagga as Mahendra Ranade and Pankaj Tripathi as Naved Ansari. Powder characters are very professional in their looks also.

First Episode of Powder:

First episode of Powder begins with a drug delivery which is done by Washim. He is younger brother of Naved Ansari. Washim and Rajesh are captured by Mumbai police.

On the other hand, a meeting against Brinda’s attitude is held in the office of NCB control. Everyone has a problem with the working style of Brinda. Mahendra is a very hard officer who tells her that crime is not the field of female.

This day, Mahendra and his friend capture some drugs from a beach. Now, they have planed to arrest Naved Ansari who is the head of drugs business in India. Legally, he has nothing but the whole organization is handled by him. He and his family are not involved directly in a case. Naved had started his business from garments but now he is the king of drugs business in India.

No one knows the exact location of his centre. He never involves in a crime also. So, it was the hardest work for NCB department to capture him.

Washim is a new twist in the story of Naved Ansari. Rajesh is killed in the cell already and a case of his murder takes place as suicide.

Now, NCB department takes the case of Washim from Mumbai police. Now, Naved will try to release his brother at any cost. After that, he has to shift in Karachi.

About Powder:

Powder is the production of YRF on Sony TV. Already YRF has introduced Lift Kara De, Seven, Rishta.com and Mahi Way new series on Sony Entertainment Television. Powder has been introduced with a new aspect of crime and criminals in the modern world.

Powder on Sony TV is the biggest crime serial on Indian Television. According to the serial, every year, 5 billion dolor dealing takes place in drug business in India. Every year, a Mafia earn 300 crore from the business.

Powder TV serial has tried to give some real fact of our current system also. Some police officer fight to control crime where some honorable people of our society support the crime. Powder is sponsored by head & shoulders.

Powder on Sony TV has tried to show the internal contradiction of police department or other law protector department. Basic concept of Powder TV serial is controlling of drug crime. So, watch Powder on Sony TV every Sunday at 9 PM in India.

Powder is produced by Aditya Chopra. The serial is written and directed by Atul Sabharwal.

Rishta.com – Rishta.com on Sony TV – Marriage Consultancy on Sony Entertainment Television by New Serial Rishta.com

Rishta.com is introduced on 3rd January, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television. Rishta.com on Sony TV is aired every Sunday at 8 PM in India. YRF has introduced marriage consultancy on Sony Entertainment Television by Rishta.com new series in India.Ris…

Rishta.com on Sony TV
Rishta.com is introduced on 3rd January, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television. Rishta.com on Sony TV is aired every Sunday at 8 PM in India. YRF has introduced marriage consultancy on Sony Entertainment Television by Rishta.com new series in India.

Rishta.com Casts:

Shruti Seth:

Shruti Seth has played the character of Isha Mirchandani in Rishta.com. She is a beautiful, confident, soft and highly compassionate who is a true believer in the institution of marriage. She works in Rishta.com.

Kavi Shastri:

Kavi Shastri has acted as Rohan in Rishta.com serial. He has cool attitude and good looking face who is the partner of Isha in Rishta.com on Sony TV.

Kavin Dave:

Kavin Dave is the boss of Rishta.com institution. He is cool guy with managerial skills. He has very professional attitude in Rishta.com TV serial.

Kiren Jogi:

Kiren Jogi has acted as Ruchika in Rishta.com on Sony TV. She is very stylish and Isha is her good friend.

First Episode of Rishta.com:

First episode of Rishta.com introduces a very practical life in the current world. Isha Mirchandani is very sincere towards her life and career. She runs a marriage consultancy – Rishta.com. She offers a service by this institution to people. She becomes the medium of people’s life.

On the other hand, Rohan who also works in Rishta.com is very lazy, cool and practical. He doesn’t believe in the marriage institution. Work is very boring for his life. According to him, marriage consultancy is just like a broker.

Rohit Gupta comes in the office of Rishta.com in the search of a perfect bride for him. He was in hurry and he had only 3 weeks.

He explains a false story to the institution about his grandfather. According to him, his grandfather was suffered from cancer and he had only 3 weeks. His grandfather will expire in just 3 weeks.

Isha suggests him to fulfill all information. Rishta.com takes whole information about a client and prepares a profile. The consultancy matches the profile with other suitable clients and makes them meet together.

Now, Rohit shares his time bond and gives a check to Rohan on the name of Rishta.com. Isha was not ready to receive the check but Rohan accepts.

Now, Isha gets anger on Rohan. Suddenly, Ruchika enters in the cabin of Isha. Both are the best friend. On the other hand, Rohan is very bothered by his new girl friend, Gauri. He just ignores her but she calls him again and again.

Now, Rohan goes for a coffee where his boss already is taking a cup of coffee. Boss is very friendly to Rohan rather than a boss. He talks about the time management. He calculates that every day 650 minutes time is spent by the employee of Rishta.com in coffee. So, he has decided to make coffee arrange on the table of each employee.

A new client, Mr. Vinod Haldi Ram is introduced in Rishta.com TV serial. He is about 65 year old retired man. He has everything in his life except a life partner. His wife is no more. Before 1.6 years, his wife left the world. Now, he is in the need of a life partner.

Isha is very amazing to hear about the case. She is a little bit confused but finally she has to deal the case.

Again, Gauri calls Rohan but this time also he tells her that he is in meeting. Now, Gauri comes to him from his back and truth is very clear. Finally, she leaves him.

Isha thinks that her father is the best father in the world. According to her, her father has no interest in a life partner after his mother death that was happened before 13 years ago.

Isha tries to consult some girls but no one accepts the proposal to hear the time bond. Now, Rohan suggests her to not tell time bond. He suggests making them meet together. In this meeting, Rohit Gupta has to tell about his time bond.

Neha’s meeting fixes with Rohit. In the first meeting, both impress each other. In the meeting, Rohit doesn’t tell the truth about his grandfather. This time, Rohan suggests him to tell everything very simply. He knows that any girl, who has some interest in someone, can accept the truth.

Next day, Mr. Haldiram meets Isha and asks about his case. Isha shows a great sorrow towards him because there was no client for his match in Rishta.com center. He makes her understand and tells that any lady who is about 40 year or above will work for him. Now, Isha understands his problems and demands for some more time to deal his case.

Next day, Rohan and his boss go to play badminton. In the coffee house, Rohan sees Rohit Gupta with his grandfather. He was in hurry. Now, the whole situation of Rohit’s life comes very clearly to him.

Rohan was very angry now. He tells many practical words to Rohit. Now, he ignores to deal his case on the behalf of Rishta.com.

In the meanwhile, Neha comes in the office of Rishta.com and asks about the case. Now, Isha and Rohan had to make her understand about the reality of Rohit.

This was the very critical situation for Isha and Rohan. Both were not able to convince Neha. To hear the whole facts, Neha was very anger now. She makes a plan to charge a case on Isha and Rohan.

Suddenly, she asks about the wealth amount of Rohit. Now, everything was very clear to Rohan. He was very stuck today to deal the case. He gets emotional and says that the world is very practical and human life is also very practical.

On the other hand, Isha reaches his home and sees a new lady. She is Naina. She is a new girlfriend of his father. Today, Isha’s moral and ideal take a new turn.

Neha and Rohit get marry. Overall, 1st episode of Rishta.com serial was very practical and interesting on Sony TV.

About Rishta.com:

Rishta.com is a new series of YRF on Sony TV. The Show is based on marriage consultancy. Rishta.com on Sony TV is introduced by two contrasting individuals – Isha and Rohan Mehra. They open a matrimonial agency and try to unite the matches. Isha and Rahul encounter extreme cases and illogical requests also of their clients by Rishta.com TV serial.

Rishta.com on Sony TV is sponsored by Alpenliebe. Watch Rishta.com on Sony TV every Sunday at 8 PM in India. Rishta.com on Sony TV is written and directed by Rishab Seth. The serial is produced by Aditya Chopra.

Rishta.com TV serial is not only about the marriage consultancy but also it has a perfect story about the life of human being. Reality of life is introduced in a very real sense in Rishta.com on Sony TV. The serial is based on a domain name – Rishta.com. It is not first serial in India that is based on a domain name. We already have watched a comedy TV series which is also based on a domain name – Maniben.com.

Rishta.com is a perfect drama of our real life. What is marriage? What is love? What is ideal? What is morality? Many topics have been introduced by Rishta.com new TV serial on Sony Entertainment Television.

Mahi Way – Mahi Way on Sony TV – Mahi Way New Serial Introduces Modern Outlook of Love

Mahi Way is a new TV serial which is introduced on Sony Entertainment Television on 2nd January, 2010. Mahi Way on Sony TV is aired every Saturday at 9 PM in India. Mahi Way new serial introduces modern outlook of love in our society.Characters of Mahi…

Mahi Way on Sony TV
Mahi Way is a new TV serial which is introduced on Sony Entertainment Television on 2nd January, 2010. Mahi Way on Sony TV is aired every Saturday at 9 PM in India. Mahi Way new serial introduces modern outlook of love in our society.

Characters of Mahi Way:

Mahi Talwar:

Mahi Talwar is the leading protagonist of Mahi Way. She is a cute and 25 year old girl. She is fun loving and creative girl in Mahi Way serial. She loves to eat. Mahi Talwar has no boyfriend. She has a small circle of friends and family. She works in an office for fashion magazine. She writes a column – Mahi’s Way. She has a hard core of romance. She is optimistic about her prince charming. Fun, sarcastic, imaginative, creative is the way of Mahi Talwar that is called – Mahi Way. Mahi Talwar is afraid that she might just die a virgin.

Roshini Singh:

Roshini Singh has acted as the best friend of Mahi in Mahi Way on Sony TV. She is slim and beautiful girl.

Sidarth:

Sidarth has played the character of Mahi’s best fashion friend in Mahi Way TV serial. He is just like a girl.

Anjali:

Anjali has played the character of Mahi’s sister in Mahi Way. She is slim, beautiful and modern girl. She always ignores Mahi. Anjali is the best daughter for her mother.

Ankur:

Ankur is the brother of Mahi. He is simple guy in Mahi Way serial.

Tamanna and Mahi’s boss are also the leading casts of Mahi Way on Sony TV. Mahi Way characters are very modern just like Dil Mil Gaye and Mile Jab Hum Tum.

Mahi Way Story Theme:

Story theme of Mahi Way revolves around the character of Mahi who is healthy and fun loving girl with modern outlook Mahi Way is a love story just like Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam.

Mahi Way is a love story of an over-weighted girl who is 25 year old. She has a small family and friends circle. She has a dream about a charming prince in her life. Till now, she has not a boyfriend and she is afraid that she might die a virgin.

Mahi works as a journalist in a fashion magazine and writes a column – Mahi’s Way. She works under never appreciating boss. Story of Mahi Way serial is based on Mahi and her dreams. Will ever Mahi be accepted by her dream boy friend? To know, watch Mahi Way on Sony TV every Saturday at 9 PM.

First Episode of Mahi Way:

First episode of Mahi Way starts from a very different girl whose name is Mahi Talwar. She is bout 25 year old girl. She is over weighted girl who has no boyfriend. She loves to eat.

Mahi is in dream of a handsome guy Mahi Way serial. In the meanwhile, her Bhua comes to call her. Her dream is not real, it is dream only. She comes for a breakfast in the morning with her family.

The family is well-educated and modern. Always, a cold war takes place on the table of breakfast. Each member of the family tries to show their superiority. It is “Nok-Jhok” just like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

Suddenly, Anjali who is the sister of Mahi enters into the house and calls everyone in drying room. She has to tell about her contest. She is to be a part of Ms Delhi. She is the perfect daughter for her mother. Once upon a time, her mother, Kapur Thala was also the winner of Mrs. Delhi.

Now, Mahi enters into her office as usual in Mahi Way on Sony TV. Everyone laugh on her overweight. In the evening, Mahi runs to see her dream boy friend. Today, she finds her boyfriend in lift. She is stuck to see him.

Mahi enters into the lift and talks with herself. In the meanwhile, the guy leaves the lift. Whenever, Mahi sees him, a dream comes in her mind in Mahi Way TV serial.

Sona and Mona is her rival who always make her irritating on her over-weight. In the office, she writes a column – Mahi’s Way in a fashion magazine. In the column, she solves some personal or family problem.

Roshini Singh is the best friend of Mahi. They go for shopping. Mahi wanted to shop the best dress for her. She enters into trail room to check the dress but her over-weight takes place in her life again. They run away from the shop without buying anything.

Today, Mahi tries her best dress in her room because she has to go for Thursday party. Sidarth is the best friend of Mahi for her fashion and dress. Roshini has many boyfriends but she has not even one.

Overall, 1st episode of Mahi Way introduced Mahi and her character. The serial gives a modern outlook which is based on love story of an over-weighted girl.

About Mahi Way:

Mahi Way is a new series on Sony TV which is produced by YRF Television. The serial is introduced on 2nd January, 2010. Lift Kara De and Seven are also two new series on Sony TV which is introduced by YRF.

Mahi Way revolves around the modern society with a new outlook towards life. Delhi is introduced in a new form in Mahi Way just like 12/24 Karol Bagh.

Mahi Way is a romantic series of YRF on Sony Entertainment Television. The serial represents modern class and life style of our society. I appreciate YRF for the best TV serial on Indian Television.