Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Director: Kshitij Gulati, Deepak Tijori
Cast: Randeep Hooda,
This is Hooda’s first out-and-out romantic film. And, as always, he nails the nuances of his character. The actor dons the role of a part-time boxer in Malaysia, who falls in love with a visually-challenged girl, Jenny (Aggarwal), and goes to great lengths to help her get her eyesight back. But sloppy direction and melodramatic dialogues bury Hooda’s performance. Aggarwal fails to make much of an impact either. Watch it only for Hooda.
— Team Indulge
The Nice Guys
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer
Holland March (Gosling) is going
through a rough patch in 1977 Los Angeles. A private investigator, he finds an unlikely ally in Jackson Healy (Crowe) — a hired enforcer, who makes a living by hurting people — after the mysterious disappearance of a young woman. Hilarious and action-packed, there’s a never a dull moment in this one. Relatively new to the genre of comedy, both Gosling and Crowe have done a good job.
Oru Naal Koothu
Director: Nelson Venkatesan
Cast: Dinesh, Nivetha, Mia, Rithwika
A contemporary take on gender-relationships, the script tracks the lives of three women from different professions and backgrounds, and the men in their lives. Touching on love and marriage, the director has crafted the situations and characters with intuitive understanding. Beautifully filmed almost throughout, it’s the climax that is a tad unsatisfactory in an otherwise impressively-narrated tale.
— Malini Mannath
— Team Indulge