2013 - Top Critic Rated Movies - Page 5
Murder 3 (Hindi)
Release Date:February 15, 2013
A hot-shot fashion and wildlife photographer Vikram (Randeep Hooda) gets into a relationship with a waitress from a lounge, Nisha (Sara Loren). She moves in with him in his palatial house outside of the city. The old world house, made decades ago is as beautiful as scary it is. It holds many secrets which Nisha is soon to unearth; of the life of the man who made it and of Vikram, who is dealing with the mysterious disappearance of his former girlfriend Roshni (Aditi Rao)
Commando - A One Man Army (Hindi)
Release Date:April 12, 2013
Captain Karanvir Dogra, a commando with 9 Para Commandoes of the Indian Army crashes into the Chinese side. Karan is not able to convince the Chinese of his bonafides as they don't find any wreckage. They feel they can brand him a spy and use this excuse to embarrass the Indian Government. The Indian Government feels that under these circumstances, the Chinese will not accept any proof of Karan having crashed during a routine training so they erase Karan's army record and simply deny his existence.
Karan escapes from the Chinese side before he can be sentenced and crosses into Himachal Pradesh at the Lepcha border and travels through Kinnaur to reach his base at Pathankot. As Karan crosses the Himachal - Punjab border, he runs into a girl, Simrit who is escaping from Amrit Kanwal Singh's goons. Amrit Kanwal Singh (a notorious character) wants to marry Simrit for political gains as marriage will lend him some respectability. Karanvir warns the goons to let go off her but they don't listen and bear the brunt of his pent up anger. Simrit far from being pleased tells Karan that he has created more trouble for her and now he must escort her till she feels safe. Amrit Kanwal waylays them on the Andheria Bridge. Finding himself outnumbered Karanvir jumps off the bridge with Simrit into a fast flowing river which carries them into a forest. Karanvir hears Simrit's story and promises to help her. He decides to stick to the jungle route and then get out of it once they feel that the heat on Simrit from Amrit Kanwal Singh and his men has died down. Amrit Kanwal Singh on the other hand decides to pursue them.
Now begins a cat and mouse game between Amrit Kanwal, his men and Karan in the forest. Will Karan rise to the occasion and save Simrit and all the people living under a reign of terror unleashed by Amrit Kanwal and his men or will AK74 as Amrit Kanwal is known in the area continue to let lose his reign of terror.
I, Me Aur Main (Hindi)
Release Date:March 01, 2013
Ishaan is a charismatic, good-looking music producer from Mumbai. He lives a sheltered existence, is the centre of his life, the apple of his mother's (Zarina Wahib) eye, always protected by his elder sister Shivani (Mini Mathur) and stays at his girlfriend Anushka's (Chitrangda Singh's) house. He takes them all for granted!
But there comes a day when his life falls apart like a house of cards. Fed up of his flirtatious nature and being taken for granted, his girlfriend throws him out of her house. He moves into a dilapidated house, his mother leaves his father and moves in with him, his sister and his best friend are upset with him and his new boss Beena (Raima Sen) asks him to resign. His ego is severely damaged and his confidence shaken.
At this point, his new neighbour Gauri (Prachi Desai) comes into his life and from her he learns the importance of relationships. He starts taking initiatives towards mending and maintaining his past relationships.
Ishaan begins to truly fall in love with Gauri. There comes a point when he has to make a choice between his love that made him a better person or being a better person by taking responsibility of the actions he has done in the past.
Mumbai Mirror (Hindi)
Release Date:January 18, 2013
Mumbai Mirror is a cop-drama film, which with its unique screenplay that also manages to fall in the genres of suspense and action. The protagonist of the film is Abhijeet Patil, a police officer; and the film revolves around the rise and falls of his life.
Being a police officer in this big-bad city called Mumbai can be quite some task. Mumbai, contrary to the other parts of the country, works on its own unique little philosophy. People here are the most ambitious and the risks taken for the fulfillment of the same are the most dangerous. Everybody who comes here starts running for an unknown race, and each one aspires to win it. This film predominantly captures this struggle for the survival of the fittest.
When Abhijeet sets out in the beginning of the film, he is one of the best cops, handling an important mission involving drug dealing and being successful in completing it with ease. But as the film progresses we see him rubbing the wrong people on the wrong sides. He messes up with a very powerful man called Shetty, who runs innumerous illegal bars and is involved in drug mafia. Little did he know then, that trying to fool him, could end up being his most foolish mistake. He gets entangled in the hard core drug circuit, where most of his seniors are involved and ends up getting for him a termination from the job.
Abhijeet on one hand is a no-nonsense cop, not allowing illegal activities to run in his territories, but on the other hand, is a notorious cop who does constant cricket betting and later even gets caught up in a severe drug addiction. Abhijeet arrests Shetty, who runs illegal activities. While Shetty is out for revenge, Durani, who heads the betting mafia, is also out there for recovery of his payments.
After the termination, the series of destructing and humiliating experiences that follow leave Abhijeet worried and broken. That's when his loved ones come to his rescue, help him get out of this situation and have a probable fight back.
People and their reach or influences are unpredictable. This is one other factor that gets exposed through the layers of the film, as the screenplay progresses. When Abhijeet starts investigating one of his colleagues' murders, a completely new racket comes out in open.
As the movie a progress, Abhijeet learns to play his cards wisely and thus changes the game.