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Bard Of Blood : Review


Bard of blood is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta is know for his previous work, Micheal and Te3n. The main actors in this series are Emraan Hashmi, Sobitha Dulipala, Vineet Kumar Singh, Rajit Kapoor, Rajit Kapoor, Danish Husain, Jaideep Ahlawat. This season contains seven episodes with a total running time of 331 minutes.

The first episode of the season starts with a bomb blast where Emraan Hashmi loses his best friend. Four Indian spies in Balochistan discovered a huge scandal against India. So they try to upload a data file containing the scandal from a thumb drive in an internet cafe. Taliban's disguised as Pakistan police raided the internet cafe and capture four Indian spies. The uploading is paused as one of the Taliban pulled out the thumb drive from pc. These four Indian spies are taken to their leader Mullah Khalid (Danish Husain), he ordered to behead the spies.


The pictures of capturing spies have been seen by Tanvir Shehzad (Jaideep Ahlawat) who is an ISA spy work for the Taliban. He rushes to the site to stop killing of the captured Indian Spies. Tanvir Shehzad convinces Mullah Khalid that he has a good plan against India that requires Indian spies. Mullah Khalid, Taliban leader agrees with him and postpone beheading for a week.

Meanwhile, In India, Indian Intelligence Wing came to know that its four spies have been captured by the Taliban from a video posted on the darknet traces back to Quetta a city in Pakistan. Sadik Sheik (Rajit Kapoor) briefs his chief Arun Joshi (Shishir Sharma) that these four spies are in Balochistan on his orders investigating about Taliban and ISA. Arun Joshi advice Sadik Sheik to disown them as IIW agents and create a fake profile as engineers from Kabul.

Sadik came to know that their four agents got a piece of big news for IIW through Isha (Sobitha Dulipala) who is an analyst. But IIW doesn't know what it is. Sadik tries to recruit an old spy who is disowned dishonourably due to a mistake done by him five years earlier. That is none other than Kabir Anand(Emraan Hashmi). Kabir currently working as an English teacher in a school. Isha follows him, kidnaps and transports Kabir to Sadiks house.

Sadik explains hostage situation and tries to recruit him. But Kabir disagrees to join with him and leaves the house. A Taliban surrenders the confiscated thumb drive to Tanvir Shehzad who is a Pakistan spy. He connects Pendrive to the laptop, the uploading of data file resumes. Sadik Sheik receives the data and starts decrypting it. He then quickly calls Kabir that he received a big data file from the four captured agents, something huge is being planned against India and his answers to his friend's death are in Balochistan.

Kabir Anand decides to go back to Sadik's house. By the time he gets there someone killed Sadik and empties the computer hard drive. Police on a disturbance complaint from neighbours came to the Sadik's house and find Kabir Anand in the house doing a crossword puzzle. The situation is informed to the director of the IIW and tries to investigate Kabir.

Kabir denies any wrongdoing to Sadik Sheik, IIW agents left him on a highway and tells him about the funeral timings and date. He attends the funeral, he saw someone taking pictures of the funeral and follows him but he misses. Kabir asks Isha to meet in a nearby hotel and tells her about the crossword puzzle that Sadik is solving before he was shot to death. In that puzzle, Sadik was thinking about a three-man rescue operation to save the four Indian agents. The agent's code name is written in the puzzle. The First agent is Kabir, The Second agent is Isha and the Third is a mystery one. So these three agents go rouge to save the captured agents.


From now on the mission is to save the four captured agents by recruiting the third one from Afganisthan who is undercover for seven years and to know about the data file that is cleaned on the Sadik's personal laptop.  The remaining plot is how they saved themselves from Pakistan government, Taliban's and ISA using each and every clue that can be obtained by three rogue agents whose mission is not sanctioned by their superiors. IIW not willing to help these rogue agents and create further problems to abort this rogue mission. How Kabir and his team try to get these captured agents back to India with little suspense and small subplots make you watch the whole season in a single go.

The Advantages of the series is the emotion carried by the Emraan Hashmi as a lover, as a best friend, as a patriot is excellent. There are a few scenes which seem real, where the true efforts of a spy go unnoticed to the nation. The cruelty of the Taliban's to reach their ulterior motive is shown well enough to understand the original situation in Taliban ruled areas. The role of Kriti Kulhari in Balochistan freedom fighter has weighed equal to the Emraan Hashmi. The things she had to do to keep her younger brother safe as a sister is truly tremendous. The third Spy Vineet Kumar Singh has made his role a perfect justice. I can't imagine anyone else for this role.

The main drawback of this season is the gun shooting scenes. There are almost six to eight shooting scenes in the seven episodes. You can see that everyone is just acting with Ak-47 recoiling in the burst mode. The gun shooting scenes need a bit more design with some action. The main reason these three agents to go rouge is to find the big scandal against India and to save captured Indian agents.

Even though their priority is to save agents the next good thing is to find the data. These Rouge agents only bother about the saving agents, not on the data file. After saving the captured agents no rouge agent is asked about what is in the file you sent to Sadik. The plot mostly turns around emotion and flashback of the hero Kabir Anand. There are too much emotion and less spy work in this series. They just go blindly according to the intel and that gets boring at one point of the time. But the series is straight forward with a bit of less drag comparing to similar genre Family Man.

At last, they find the man who is clicking the pictures at the funeral. He introduces as the killer of Sadik Sheik and someone shoots him. Kabir chases him and finds that his dead friend shot the man. This suspense leads to another season.

My rating:3/5

Rambo Last Blood : Review

Rambo Last Blood : Review

The plot is very simple Yvette Monreal (Gabrielle) searches for her abandoned father. She learns that her father is living in Mexico with the help of her childhood friend Sheila Shah (Alejandra). Gabrielle goes to Mexico in search of her abandoned father and confronts Marco de la O. He rejects her and it upsets her. To get the mood right both the girls decided hit the pub. Alejandra sells Gabrielle to a woman trafficking cartel.


Gabrielle Uncle Sylvester Stallone (Jhon Rambo) realizes that his niece went to Mexico to see her father. He then quickly rushes to Mexico and starts to enquire about his niece starting from her father. Her father replies that Gabrielle was not with her. Then Jhon Rambo goes to Sheila Shah and asks about her niece with a sharp double edge knife on the table.

Sheila shows the person to Jhon Rambo who she sold her friend out. Stallone breaks his ribs with a bare hand by punching a hole with his fingers to get answers from the cartel guy. I can't watch this scene. The white bone-cracking from his ribs are clearly shown in this scene. I don't know whether a regular-sized human being can break a bone with his bare hands and fingers. But you will be convinced that Sylvester Stallone can do with ease.

He found that the cartel is run by Hugo and Victor Martinez. The Martinez brothers traffic woman to the United States. Jhon Rambo asks for her niece by showing her photo. The Martinez brothers and another 25 guys beat up Rambo like hell. You would normally expect Sylverstone to fight and win that fight scene by kicking all of them, but he loses.

From now on the story makes you feel some kind of pain that is hard. You don't want your hero in the to feel helpless. Rambo lies in a coma for four days. Meanwhile, the cartel guys inject a regular overdose of drugs to Gabrielle. The next short fight scene to save his niece. Sylvester knocks with claw hammer makes you so uneasy and suffocate in your seat. Only the strong-hearted can actually see it with eyes open.

When Sylvester bangs a cartel guy in the head with claw hammer you can actually see the skull crushers and actual brain of that guy. Even though all that stuff is computer graphics you can feel the pain of the bad guy and the painful emotion that was carried by the Sylvester is amazing during the scene. Rambo eventually rescues her and takes to home.
But it happens and Rambo's niece dies in halfway to home due to overdose drugs.

Rambo couldn't take that. He seeks for revenge. With the help of an investigative journalist, he took one of the Martinez brothers head off. The other brother tries to kill Rambo. Rambo being Rambo he prepares his house for war against a Mexican cartel. Rambo fills his hand dig tunnels with the booby traps and waits for bad guys.

The Mexican Cartel guys fell in the booby traps set by Rambo and die one by one. At Last finally, Rambo uses his signature bow and arrow to hold the other brother and kills by slicing his heart out his chest. To watch action scenes you need a good brave heart. The computer graphics are way more violent to watch. The exact pain experienced when the man is suffering was perfectly captured by the director. If you are a human being who can't watch chicken die in front of you in the butcher's shop before cutting into pieces. You shouldn't watch the movie at all.

This movie is just produced just to end the Rambo series. If you are a fan of Rambo and you are expecting something like previous Rambo movies its better watch old movies than this one. No rememberable action sequence, Same old revenge storyline, and same old climax fight.

I expected from this movie is a good thrilling action experience, but I came out of fear of slicing my heart out of my chest.

Typewriter: Review

Typewriter: Review

Everyone loves to haunt ghost, not in real life of course but in movies. Have you ever seen a couple of kids almost slove the mystery of killing the ghost but it lives at the end for part II?

The typewriter is directed by Sujoy Ghosh who also directed kahaani, kahaani 2, badla and many more. Sujoy Ghosh directed his first horror web series which is quite good.


An obsessed writer searching for a ghost story that really happened in Sultanpur. Madhav Matthew writes the book on the name the ghost of Sultanpur based on the true story that really happened during his time. The get published and famous among its genre at that time.

The story of the book is based on a man named Fhakir, who is the son of a witch, who can take the life of a human just by her hand. Upon request by a man, she visited his father who is on the verge of passing away. The Father requested the witch to take his life to make his death less painful.

Due to differences in the will, the Man and his siblings who requested to his house confront her in the presence of police.  The policeman says its a civil case and he cannot interfere in the matter. One day he sees the witch's son passing by grabs him and tattoo him as Fhakir.
The Witch scares him by paralyzing for applying the tattoo on his son.

As revenge, the Man tries to burn the witch and his son at their house. She transfers the Blackmagic to his son and escapes him from the house through a window. The runaway Fhakir obsessed with the power of black magic and tries to get more powerful. He needs to kill a few people before the blood moon and complete a black ritual to gain his obsessed power.

The number of missing persons is increasing has alerted the police. A policewoman finds that fhakir planning in an isolated house. The police finally did arrest the Fhakir and discovered the dead bodies of all missing persons in the basement.

The obsessed ghostwriter learns about the Fhakir and visits the jail to know more about him.
The Fhakir asked a piece of wood if the writer wants to know more about fhakir. The writer accepts conditions and begins to the autobiography. meanwhile, the court orders a death sentence to the Fhakir.

After the death sentence, the body of the writer wants the body of the Fhakir delivered to his mansion. The ambulance driver, Inspector who captured the Fhakir, delivers the dead body. During the full blood moon, Fhakir raises from dead and kills Inspector by pulling his heart out. The writer using his typewriter hits fhakir hard as his skull breaks and die. The driver gets shot in the knee by Inspector while falling on the floor. 

A group of four kids and a canine believe that there are ghosts according to the book and form a ghost club to see the real ghost. The strong desire to connect her mortal mother makes Sameera believe in ghosts. How the kids investigated and killed the ghost is the story of this series.
The typewriter is a typical Indian Horror series where the ghost struck between two worlds.
I think this series is of low quality to Netflix. Sometimes the spirit of Sultanpore, like the Indian relative of Scooby-Doo or even the stories of Enid Blyton, is a more childish adventure when the young ghost hunters turn on the school clock.

Then again, there are amazingly brutal and explicit moments that are not child-friendly at all. Ghosh himself is the only one who should be the target group for all of this. For some, this is too harmless, too violent for others, the series never finds a unified line, is nothing half and nothing whole. The Director tries to imitate the Stranger Things but this series is not near to it.

Also, the story is quite nonsense even for horror conditions. Later, when it becomes known that a typewriter is at the center of the disaster - the English title is not without reason Typewriter - not only some of the characters look disbelieving. Even in front of the TV at home, it feels like one.

It would have been easy to make a comedy out of it, or at least consistent trash. This is what the spirit of Sultanpore takes but then too seriously, is at times involuntarily funny - also because of the appearance, the budget is not quite up to date. That, in turn, does not necessarily add to the tension. After all, the whole thing is curious, to compare only a little with the mass-produced, the daily pounces on us. That's why the series is not good.

Rating: 3.5/10

A Button That Killed Thousands At Chernobyl : Review


You may have read in a textbook or answered in a test regarding the worst nuclear human error disaster on the earth. This  HBO’s excellent five-hour mini-series “Chernobyl” ends with the words, “In memory of all who suffered and sacrificed.” It’s a fitting final note for a series that ably pays homage to just those people, from the workers who died in the explosion to those who fought to keep it contained to the scientists who spoke up to make sure it didn't happen again.

At first, “Chernobyl” feels incredibly episodic. We are going to meet various characters in the sphere of what happened on April 26, 1986, when a safety test went very, very wrong. There are the workers directly involved in the test, most of them inexperienced and uninformed about exactly what they’re doing, and led by an abusive jerk who pushes them to make mistakes.

There are the local emergency responders, like the firefighters who run in to stop the flames, unaware that they’re running to their deaths. And then there are the government officials, some of whom immediately swoop in to devise cover stories to maintain the Russian image around the world, claiming that nothing too horrible really happened even as they know otherwise.

The great Harris, so underrated for years in everything from “The Terror” to “The Crown,” plays Valery Legasov, a key Soviet nuclear physicist who is the first to realize what has happened at Chernobyl, and what it means is going to happen now. What “Chernobyl” captures most of all is the events that happened after the incident to contain what could have been a much worse international disaster.

Legasov sees a report of graphite outside the building and knows that the core has exploded, and, after much opposition from officials trying to claim nothing is wrong—including a version of Gorbachev played by David Dencik—is given the freedom to try to contain the disaster.


After the meltdown, there were several ticking time bombs related to Chernobyl, including the likelihood of a massive explosion, the containment of the nuclear radiation leaking across Russia, and the fact that it was headed down into the water supply for most of the country.

If you’re wondering how some of these more disastrous fates were avoided, the answer is often human sacrifice. Men were forced into situations so full of radiation that the machines designed to read levels simply broke.

Some of the most fascinating parts of “Chernobyl” are almost procedural in the way they detail the hurdles placed in front of Legasov and in his team, including Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgard) and Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson).

Skarsgard gives one of his career-best performances as a man who has been a mouthpiece for his government for years, but realizes that party lines won’t get the job done here, and Watson finds a human core in a character who’s really an amalgam of real people who worked not only to contain Chernobyl but to figure out what happened there.

Don't Miss the Last Part of episode 5

Chernobyl (2019) on IMDb


X-Men: Dark Phoenix review


X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the 12th installment in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise. It is sort of a remake of the 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand.

Phoenix = Bird raises from its own ashes.

The story takes place after X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) where mutants are now accepted by the public and X-Men are on good terms with the government. The movie doesn’t recap much and trusts its viewers to have seen the previous films so if you haven’t seen them, you might be confused with a few things here and there.

The plot fully revolves around Jean Grey, who gets a major boost of power after an X-Men mission in space. She loses control to that power and people start to get hurt. Charles Xavier and his team of X-Men have to decide if it is worth it to risk everyone’s life to try to save her from herself.


The film is directed and the screen was written by Simon Kinberg, who wrote X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse and 2015 Fantastic Four.

The biggest issue about the film is the rushed progression of the story. Just like the final season of Game of Thrones and Jean Grey here is basically Daenerys Targaryen who turns into this mad powerful biatch without proper character development. Coincidentally, Sophie Turner, who played the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, is playing Jean Grey.

But even with the rushed development, Kinberg didn’t have enough time in one movie so Jean Grey doesn’t get to become the full Dark Phoenix here. She doesn’t go totally crazy evil. She doesn’t kill too many people. You know the part in the trailer where she says, “When I lose control, bad things happen. But it feels good,” I don’t remember her saying that in the movie itself.

Actually, now that I think about it, I’m not even sure what exactly is making her lose control. I guess it’s just her, deciding to do all the bad things after her power is amplified. Which doesn’t make sense without the proper character development that this story needs?

Some of the other characters’ decisions and thinking are like dumbed down to progress the plot faster. Without Wolverine, it can feel like a strong, iconic presence is missing.



The ending of the film most definitely feels like a rushed job. It doesn’t give us the full aftermath. One of the characters gets injured halfway through the movie and I don’t remember seeing him again after that.

There are two really good action sequences. The space rescue mission at the beginning shows how the X-Men work together with their individual abilities to save a group of astronauts. I actually don’t remember seeing the X-Men being normal superheroes and saving people without fighting a supervillain. I really liked that.

At the start car accident in slow motion, the windscreen glass pieces flying in the air and the entire car crash shot is amazing.

Then there’s this long battle sequence in a train towards the end which I thought was really cool. The mutants really kick ass with their powers and the visual effects are fantastic as well. It’s really fun to watch as a fan.

The performances of the actors are really good.

In overall, despite its flaws, Dark Phoenix is still an entertaining superhero film.

I give it 3.5 out of 5.



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Godzilla the king of all monsters: Review

Godzilla the king of all monsters: Review

The story takes place 5 years after the first film and not too long after Kong: Skull Island (2017) where 17 more of these gigantic monsters are discovered by this agency of scientists called Monarch led by Dr. Serizawa from the first film. The monsters are called Titans by the scientists here and most of them are kept in hibernation at different outposts.

The people, government and military are of course afraid to co-exist with Godzilla and all the other discovered Titans but Monarch believes some of these Titans are the rightful rulers and are here to protect planet Earth. Then comes a group of eco-terrorists who hijack a Monarch outpost and awaken King Ghidorah, the three-headed thunder dragon and ultimate rival to Godzilla, along with many of the other Titans.

One of the main complaints about the first installment was that it’s too slow-paced and Godzilla does not appear enough in it. But a movie can’t do without a proper story and character development. So this sequel tries to offer somewhat of a balance of both.


Godzilla the king of all monsters: Review


Godzilla and King Ghidorah do appear a lot and there are more than a couple of fight scenes between them. Not all of the 17 Titans are shown. Mothra and Rodan are quite involved but the other three or four more featured only make cameo appearances.

As a fan, it’s fun to watch the action of the Titans battling out, crashing hard, biting and killing one another. We get to see them fight in different types of locations as well. Some sequences are even shot in wide angle to show the humans running away or doing whatever while the Titans are fighting in the background.

Godzilla the king of all monsters: Review


The big monster Royal Rumble at the end is quite entertaining. The Titans fight in a city and causing destruction on the skyscrapers and whatnot. And the setting of the final battle felt quite similar to the first film’s. I would’ve preferred a battleground in broad daylight that’s not fully evacuated.

To prolong the final battle, the film cuts to the human characters a lot in between the action but I never felt like I wanted to see what happens to them. Which brings me to the main issue I had with the film.

The performances by all the actors are faultless but the film fails to make me care about the human characters. The Brody family which the first film took a lot of time to develop is not in this sequel.



Only Dr. Serizawa, played by Ken Watanabe, and a couple of the minor characters are back from the first movie. So this sequel has to rush to introduce and develop a new family by starting the film off like how Batman v Superman (2016) does.

Dr. Mark Russell, played by Kyle Chandler, hates all the Titans because his son was killed during the destruction at the end of the first film. His ex-wife Emma, played by Vera Farmiga, and daughter Madison, played by Millie Bobby Brown, are taken by the eco-terrorists and he must work with Monarch to save them. Basically, Mark is just animal behavior and communication expert but he can do pretty much everything in this film.

The film tries hard to be thrilling by putting the family in the dangerous set pieces but never once was I engaged or cared about them and it’s predictable. The eco-terrorist leader Alan Jonah, played by Charles Dance who’s most known for his role as Tywin Lannister in the Game of Thrones series, is even more underdeveloped.


Dr. Serizawa, who bears the same surname as the scientist in that 1954 film, is actually given more important stuff to do that in the first movie. He's so biased towards Godzilla, he mentions and asks about Godzilla in the whole movie as though he’s really Godzilla’s pet.

The script definitely could’ve been better. The movie has a lot of exposition to fill the 5-year gap between the first film and this one, which I’m okay with, but there are times that the characters are just stating the obvious or just being cheesy.

The original 1954 Godzilla film and 2016’s Shin Godzilla both explore themes of nuclear bombings and disasters. And in those films, Godzilla is the metaphor of those destructions. This sequel’s story, however, is more similar to Netflix’s recent three-part Godzilla anime feature (2017 – 2018) where it is pro-environment and sees some of the Titans as nature’s defensive system. Problem is that the film just blatantly calls it out with slideshows that the characters seem to have conveniently prepared, instead of conveying any of it through the experiences of the characters. The religious symbolism is very obvious as well. This version of Godzilla is basically like Jesus.

Anyway, despite the issues I had with this sequel, I think King of the Monsters is the Godzilla movie that both kaiju fans and general audiences can be happy with.

Rating: 2/5

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