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Padmaavat - Mingle Reviews - 2018 Film

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Released Date: 25 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 2 hrs 43 mins
Categories: Drama, Period

Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honour, valour and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north west of India.

The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan-Allaudin Khilji. The sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh.

SLB proves his magic yet again. Padmaavat is one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's dream projects, apart from Black and Bajirao Mastani. After the 2015 historical drama, he returns with two of his favorite actors - Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh - but this time, they are not cast opposite each other.
TOI Review:4/5 - Critics Rating
4.6/5 - Avg. Users Rating

The Indian Expre…

Paddington 2 - Mingle Reviews - 2018 Film

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Released Date: 12 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 1 hr 43 mins
Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

An adorable sequel that will make you hungry for a Marmalade sandwich. Move over toys and emojis, the cuddly bear is back in town. There are very few movies where kids and adults can both have a great time and Paddington in 2014 was one of them.
TOI Review:4/5 - Critics Rating
4/5 - Users Rating

Indian Express Review:Rating: 3.5/5

IMDB Review:Rating: 8.2/10 (With 10680 us…

Vodka Diaries - Mingle Reviews - 2018 Film

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Released Date: 19 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 1 hr 58 mins
Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In the misty town of Manali, ACP Ashwini Dixit attempts to solve a series of mysterious murders happening in a single night, which might be connected to the night club, Vodka Diaries.

Vodka Diaries is a film so preposterous that within a few minutes I started to feel a little embarrassed for the actors on-screen.

I felt especially bad for Kay Kay Menon – a fine actor who has done stellar work in films like Paanch, Black Friday, Sarkar and Haider.  But here he is cheerfully hamming perhaps because he is saddled with a role that is entirely logic-free. Vodka Diaries begins with an overhead shot of Kay Kay running, like a man possessed, through the snowy mountains of Manali. He is either being chased or chasing but there is no one else in the frame.
TOI Review:2.5/5 - Critics Rating
3/5 - Avg. Users Rating

The Indian Express Review:1.5/5 - Critics Rating


Hindustan Times Review:2/5 - Critics Rating
IMDB Revi…

Mukkabaaz - Mingle Reviews - 2018 Film

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Released Date: 12 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 2 hrs 34 mins
Categories: Drama, Sports

In the city of Bareilly (UP), aspiring boxer Shravan (Vineeth) slogs day and night to achieve his dream of being a recognised boxer. Things go awry when he falls in love with a high caste, mute girl who happens to be the niece of his arch nemesis, the head of the state boxing federation, Bhagwandas Mishra.

As I exited the theatre after watching Mukkabaaz, I wondered, will any actor this year be able to top what Vineet Kumar Singh has done in this film? There is of course the remarkable physical transformation – his granite body seems built to be punished in ring. But even greater, the internal transformation. There is no hint here of performance or trace of strain, no posturing of look at me, I trained two years to act as a boxer. Vineet has completely transformed into Shravan Singh, UP ka Mike Tyson. When an enraged Shravan tells his uncomprehending father, passion hai hamara, there is not a smidgen of doub…

1921 - Mingle Reviews - 2018 Film

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Released Date: 11 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 2 hrs 24 mins
Categories: Horror, Thriller

A chilling story along with a thrilling performance. There are very few horror movies that can scare the living daylights out of you. Bollywood horror movies have never been the best Hindi cinema has to offer more often leaving us with smiles rather chills down our spines.

There are very few horror movies that can scare the living daylights out of you. Bollywood horror movies have never been the best Hindi cinema has to offer more often leaving us with smiles rather chills down our spines. But they have been doing better. With a stellar VFX team, Vikram Bhatt delivers yet another installment in a much-admired movie franchise titled 1921. The fourth of the 1920 series, which started in 2008, takes place in York, Britain in the year 1921. The thrills and chills have been upped this time with twists in the story you won't see coming.
TOI Review:2/5 - Critics Rating
2.5/5 - Avg. Users Rating

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Kaalakaandi - Mingle Review - Film 2018

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Released Date: 12 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 1 hrs 52 mins
Categories: Satire, Thriller

This is a story where fates intertwine, destinies bump into each other, chaotic ironies result and in the end - order is restored by a beautiful stroke of poetic justice. The story plays out in 12 hours, with six characters from different worlds, from urban, ambitious upwardly mobile Bombay and its dark, neglected under-belly.

In this dark, funny tale, the lives of complete strangers intersect for a few frantic moments and lead to consequences not improbable but extraordinary.

TOI Review:2.5/5 - Critics Rating
1/5 - Avg. Users Rating

Hindustan Times Review:Rating: 2/5

IMDB Review:Rating: 7.7/10 (With 131 users)

BookMyShow Review:Rating: 55% (With 1370 votes)
Critics Rating: 2.5/5
Users Rating: 2.9/5

Insidious: The Last Key - Mingle Reviews - 2018 film

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Released Date: 4 Jan, 2018
Movie length: 1 hr 43 mins
Categories: Mystery/Thriller

An origin tale of sorts, the fourth instalment in the Insidious series actually works as the first part of the horror franchise that leads us to Insidious (2010). It takes us back to the beginning, when gifted psychic Elise's (Lin Shaye) troubled childhood gets back to haunt her.

Insidious: The Last Key, directed by Adam Robitel, is the stuff you watch on a sleepover with friends where you just want to make fun of the so-called horror moments.


TOI Review:3/5 - Critics Rating
3/5 - Users Rating

Indian Express Review:Rating: 1/5

IMDB Review:Rating: 6/10 (With 3875 users)

BookMyShow Review:Rating: 59% (With 9629 votes)
Critics Rating: 2.2/5
Users Rating: 3.1/5

Rotten Tomatoes:27 % with Avg Rating: 4.9/10
Audience Score: 57% liked it, with 3.4/5 avg rating.

rogerebert.com Review:
Rating: 2.5/5

Jumanji - Mingle Reviews - 2017 film

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Released Date: 29 Dec, 2017
Movie length: 1 hr 59 mins
Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and get pulled into the game's jungle setting. They soon realise that they don't just have to play the game as the avatar versions of themselves- they need to survive it too.

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' ends up being a fun, holiday film that will keep you entertained enough to make it worth your time and money.


TOI Review:4/5 - Critics Rating
4.3/5 - Users Rating

The Guardian Review:Rating: 3/5

IMDB Review:Rating: 7.3/10 (With 37428 users)

BookMyShow Review:Rating: 81% (With 60740 votes)
Critics Rating: 3.1/5
Users Rating: 4.2/5

Rotten Tomatoes:77 % with Avg Rating: 6.1/10
Audience Score: 90% liked it, with 4.4/5 avg rating.

Tiger Zinda Hai - Mingle Reviews - 2017 film

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Released Date: 22 Dec, 2017
Movie length: 2 hrs 41 mins
Categories: Action, Thriller

The Katrina and Salman starrer is an enjoyable fare, several steps ahead in creating a channel between India and Pakistan: if their spies can bond in the face of a common enemy, why not the two estranged nations?

TOI Review:3.5/5 - Critics Rating
3.5/5 - Users Rating

Hindustan Times Review:Rating: 2.5/5

IMDB Review:Rating: 6.8/10 (With 9759 users)

BookMyShow Review:Rating: 79% (With 274428 votes)
Critics Rating: 3/5
Users Rating: 4.1/5

Rotten Tomatoes:67 % with Avg Rating: 6.8/10
Audience Score: 65% liked it, with 3.7/5 avg rating.