I totally concur TCMG. Even though movies are art they are a multi-billion dollar business too. At the end of the day, even though I love McDonald's fries, I would still be unsatisfied if it tasted horrible tomorrow. The same applies to movies as well. I don't let blind fandom overshadow quality because my favorite actor thinks otherwise. Sometimes, herd mentality is what drives their egos up to the point where they buy into their own bullshit.
Jeevi's reviews are the blandest and most brand-safe ones you can find because of how this site works. By the looks of things, their site is used for a lot of promotional material and that generates revenue. Bad reviews to big star movies mean they lose the content and in turn revenue so they do their 3/5 for every movie.The safest number.
From my end though, I love the fact that I'm allowed to analyze and express more than just talking about the most superficial elements. It aids in me having conversations about ideas and opinions with people like you which aids in us appreciating the medium so much more.
That being said. Jai Lava Kusa was average for me for that needlessly long first half. NTR was the best part by a mile.
Dhruva is just a god awful movie in my book by how stupid it is after calling itself a smart movie. Like the hero wears no protective gear when sleuthing, the villain doesn't clean up a crime scene where people come to work the next day etc. Because it called itself smart I looked into it deeper so it pissed me off so much more.
I liked Arjun Reddy for its fresh ideas and some unique filmmaking techniques but that horrid ending and some points in the movie undercut all its supposed "modern" sentimentalities. its a 6/10 for me.
I loathed DJ for so many reasons. Khaidi 150 was fine but dumb at places and have not watched Gautami Putra.
Movies like Jia Aur Jia make me sad. They make me sad because I am one of those D-bag film goers who never fail to whine and moan about women not being represented well in film. I write my reviews and complain that the other gender is mostly one-note and used as eye candy in films that preach feminism but choose to not practice their preachings. And yes, sooner or later, bolstered by the changing times and the power of collective whinging, we do get female-led films.
Vidya Balan all but cornered the market on all the half-decent roles written for women in their late 20s to late....