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Thums Up - Thums Down for the Week - 23 Feb 2010
  ‘Rann’, ‘Ishqiya’ and ‘My Name is Khan’ spellbind audiences, ‘Toh Baat Paki’, ‘Click’ and ‘Striker’ fail to hit the bull’s-eye!
  - Samir Dave
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What a time to be a Bollywood fan! ‘Rann’, ‘Ishqiya and My Name is Khan glue audiences to their seats!

Thums Up - Recent Films Worth Watching :-)
 Rann
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Madhu Mantena
 Music: Jayesh Gandhi, Dharmaraj Bhatt, Sandeep Patil, Bapi-Tutul, Sanjeev Kohli  Lyrics: Vayu, Sarim Momin, Sandip Singh, Prashant Pandey
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Mohnish Behl, Manisha Koirala, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag, Raima Sen
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Have you heard of a director named Ram Gopal Varma? Once an avante-garde directory, he fell victim the worst of enemies, his own ego. After the disastrous Sholay remake of a couple of years ago, RGV (as he is affectionately known) has been busy with his disaster recovery plan. This plan has included films like, “Phoonk” and “Sarkar Raj”, now comes “Rann” a striking hard hitting film on the underworld of media manipulation.

It’s all about the ratings, baby! In this age of sensationalism that we live in, a news story is only worth its weight in gold if it brings in the ratings and ad revenue. The story focuses on Amitabh Bachchan’s character Vijay Malik who is the ethical man caught in an unethical world. His news channel’s ratings have fallen into the gutter, and now is in danger of being used by a politician (Paresh Rawal) who one day dreams of being prime minister (by any means necessary).

Amitabh’s performance is admirable, and this is his second movie, following the incredible “Paa”, in which the legend truly takes his acting to another level. Hats off to RGV for coming up with a mature story that focuses on a mature character. It’s something we don’t see enough of in apna youth oriented fashionista world of Bollywood. Paresh Rawal is devilishly good as the creepy minister, and the jugalbandi between him and Amitabh is wonderful to behold. Mohnish Bahl, Gul Panag, Rajpal Yadav, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, and Simone Singh round off the ensemble cast with riveting performances.

I have always said and still maintain that RGV is one of our most talented directors, his camera angles, attention to detail, his realization of the importance of cinematography (Amit Roy has done a stellar job) and the background score, all combine to give his films a look that is on par with international cinema. This film is well worth a watch, so “Rann” don’t walk and go see the movie. Now, where’s “Sarkar Raj 3”?


 Ishqiya
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhishek Chaubhey  Producer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Raman Maroo
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Ahhh…. I believe that I have passed into the pearly gates of Heaven, while watching a film that combines the rocking talent of Vishal Bhardwaj (this time as producer) with Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan and the highly under-rated Arshad Warsi in a film that breaks new ground and shows that a solid screenplay is always the winning ingredient. Vishal Bhardwaj, fresh off his hit “Kaminey” takes the producers seat and let’s his protégé Abhishek Chaubey direct the action. The result is a wild bronco ride of a film that goes into the darkest emotions of the heart.

I don’t want to reveal too much of the story (by Bhardwaj, Chaubey, and Dhawan), but it focuses on two thieves (Naseeruddin and Arshad) and the widow of their friend (Vidya Balan) in a three way triangle free for all.

On top of all this, the music by Bhardwaj himself is outstanding, especially, “Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji” which will bring the melodies of Raj Kapoor and Shankar-Jaikishan back to the forefront of your mind. The multitalented Bhardwaj also handles the hard-hitting dialogues. The cinematography by Mohana Krishna is amazing and captivating.

Chaubey deftly directs the talented cast, with a story that will have you twisting ‘n’ turning this way and that. At no point does he lose control of the proceedings, and this newly minted Bollywood director does his mentor Vishal proud and adds another feather in Bhardwaj’s cap.


 My Name Is Khan
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria, Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Tanay Chheda, Arjun Mathur
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
My name is Samir and I do not suffer from Asperger’s syndrome, but maybe something worse. I am a Bollywood critic and sometimes people like my reviews and sometimes they do not. That doesn’t mean that I am not a good person…no…no..no….that means that I am highly critical of everything, including Karan Johar’s latest, “My Name is Khan”.

You can (and probably have) read the full reviews for the film by my colleague Gianysh Toolsee and I, so I’ll keep it short over here. Is the film worth your time? Absolutely. It’s the kind of film that falls between an entertainer and a film that deals with serious topics. Yet, Karan Johar never forgets that the aim of the film is not to give a life’s lesson in hard-hitting facts, but to entertain and by way of entertaining, give the audience a chance to question the world around them.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol portray the lead characters with so much care, that the actors disappear, leaving only the characters on the screen. Karan Johar directs with a mature hand. The film could have been a train wreck in other less capable hands.

Though the movie borrows elements from “Forrest Gump” and “Rain Man”, it takes the autistic savant character in another more South Asian flavored direction. “My Name is Khan” never falls into the quagmire of depression that most more “serious” films tend to do, instead Johar cleverly focuses on the fact that hope always springs eternal.


 Veer
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anil Sharma  Producer: Sunil Sharma, Pratik Galani, Kamlesh Kumar
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan , Mithun Chakraborty , Sohail Khan , Jackie Shroff , Bharat Dhabholkar , Zarine Khan , Neena Gupta
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Ahh, I have grown my hair long and worked out my feeble biceps in order to stand tall with Sallu bhai as a barbarian! While some went for Aamir’s “Ghajini” hairdo, I have gone all out…even though I look rather ridiculous! Any other actor would look ridiculous as well, but Salman Khan has proven time and again that he can carry off a look like no other actor in Bollywood. He’s also perceived as the crazy guy with a heart, who tells it like it is…and of course, he is the beloved people’s champion!

Yet, to say that I was not looking forward to this film is an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve followed Salman’s career for the last twenty plus years, and even have most of his movies on DVD (yes, that includes such “classics” as “Jaagruti”). So, I do appreciate his rather eclectic style of acting (or charismacting as I like to call it as it’s mostly charisma that holds the audiences attention). He’s had his moments though, and recently it seems that he’s been putting more of an effort into the films he is in.

Still, from the author of “Chandramukhi”, one doesn’t expect much. If you’ve seen that movie, I feel bad for you. If you haven’t, then you are one lucky soul. That movie came from Salman’s creative side and was a mish mash of the Hollywood film “Big” and every mystical mumbo jumbo Bollywood cliché you can think about. Oh, and did I mention that it also featured Sridevi?

So, when I heard that Salman had the story of “Veer” burning within his creative soul for decades, I at once shuddered and was curious. Would this film, be “Suryavanshi” part 2? If you recall, in that film, he famously said, “Goodbye, Namaste, Salaam…..Sat Shri Akal”, as he donned the barbarian costume and looked absolutely ridiculous.

Well, I grabbed on to my sword (no pun intended), and as the lights went down in the jam-packed theater I let out a barbaric yell in anticipation. Then the movie began and the crowd was (for the most part) mesmerized. There were cheers, some jeers, some laughter, and more. So read on, for the TUTD, action/reaction to “Veer”.

The concept of the film is based on Salman Khan in his avatar as a writer, but Shailesh Verma and Shaktimaan Talwar (dialogues) write the screenplay. Though the idea for the story/plot is intriguing the leaden pacing and dialogue hamper what could otherwise have been a gripping story. It’s not often that Bollywood is capable of producing a non-cheesy variety of period movie (with “Jodhaa Akbar” being a recent exception), and the story borders on campy at times, which isn’t helped by actors hamming up in certain scenes (Mr. Shroff, I speak of you). If there’s one thing that you can’t go wrong with, it’s bashing the British in apna films. There’s a built in cheer factor in any movie that covers that ground, and that is here as well. Added to that foundation is a love story between the children of two mortal enemies. Salman Khan is Veer; the barbaric yet cultured hero and rebel rouser hero of the Pindaris. Zarine Khan (who purely by chance, looks a bit like Katrina Kaif), plays Yashodhara, the daughter of the Pindaris hated (and stereotypically eeeeeeeevil) enemy Madavgarh (played by Jackie Shroff). Mithun Chakraborty is Veer’s dad, whose dishonor by Madavgarh has to be avenged by his heroic and muscular son.

The story takes the audience from the hallowed halls of London, to the blood soaked battles of India and in between is a bittersweet love story wrapped in a sweet roll crème gone bad. What were you expecting? A classic? No, “Veer” is not a classic, but it’s not that bad either. It’s got the right amount of masala to hold onto the viewer’s interest and cheer for Salman’s heroic avatar.

The film suffers not only with its labored screenplay, but also by the lackluster direction by Anil Sharma. Sharma (“Gadar”) is quite heavy handed and shows a lack of fluidity that hurts the choreography of the fight scenes (though that is not completely the director’s fault, but rather of his and the fight choreographer). The director also shows a distinct lack of ability in being able to bring forth the best from the cast. Jackie Shroff is decent, but in a non-threatening love to hate me kind of way. Mithun Chakraborty has a moment to shine, but I wish he had been given more to do. Sohail Khan is simply the court jester that he always is, though the actor has talent if given the right kind of director. Zarine Khan, is a better actor than Katrina Kaif in terms of expressiveness, but is hindered by her having her dialogue dubbed by another actress, which always takes away from a performance.

Now, let’s get to Salman Khan. His performance is not perfect, but his acting’s flawed facets pull the viewer into the character he is portraying. The silver screen sizzles every time he appears, and he is able to make one believe that he is the title character. It’s not a performance that will win awards for best actor, but it is one of his best and one that will appeal to a lot of people as the hero who will win no matter what the odds. Many critics love to trash him, but no one can deny that the man has a lot of charisma, and is able to carry off revenge tales like no other.

The music by Sajid-Wajid is beautiful and engaging, with the highlights being “Taali” and “Surili Akiyon Wale”. The melodies are beautiful (with mood setting lyrics by famed poet Gulzar) as is the musical arrangement (very tricky with a period film as you have to be careful that the instruments fit in with the time period). Monty Sharma composes a thrilling background score, which should be released as an album that could stand on its own. The cinematography by Gopal Shah shows an adept hand at using the right kind of film filters to emphasize the moods of varying scenes. The fight choreography Tinu Verma is interesting when focusing on Salman, but sloppy when focusing on the larger soldier (army) clashing scenes.

So what’s the final say? The movie is better than a lot of films that Bollywood has released, but doesn’t rise to any form of excellence. Salman Khan has to be respected for putting so much into a genre that doesn’t always do well at the box office and it takes guts for the producers to spend so much money on a film that had so much going against it even before it was released (if the rumors of creative differences between Anil Sharma and Salman Khan are true). Yet, the film should be given a chance to live or die on its own sword (merits). It’s enjoyable, with a performance by Salman that will thrill the audiences, and irritate the would be thespians providing critiques. “Veer” is a flawed but entertaining film that is far more enjoyable than it has a right to be, just don’t go in expecting a richly classy film that emphasizes substance over style and you won’t be disappointed. The film is crassly entertaining…and certainly paisa vasool. As the gladiators used to say, those who live by the sword die by the sword, and so it is Salman’s fans that will prove that the sword is mightier than the critic’s pens (or keyboards).


 3 Idiots
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Hirani  Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Mona Singh, Parikshit Sahani, Javed Jaffrey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
What’s that you say? Aamir Khan can’t top himself anymore? He won’t be able to deliver another hit or new performance? I think not!

What’s that you say? Rajkumar Hirani can’t break out of the Munnabhai series to deliver something new? I think not!

It is in this atmosphere of pessimism that a little movie like “3 Idiots” (produced by the always black t-shirt clad Vidhu Vinod Chopra) has come along to deliver a film that you can laugh along with, and not simply at. It’s a comedy and drama that has been fused together to provide a dramedy that will make you laugh one moment, while you wipe away the tears with the next. A big piece of cinema with just the right amounts of fiction melded with beyond belief ideology (vacuum cleaner births being a prime example of cinematic license). A word to the wise, this is not a film that the viewer needs to over analyze or critique. It’s a movie that is meant to make you remember what it’s like to live for your dreams as experienced by your rogue avatar Aamir Khan.

The story is fairly straightforward. Three men go to one of India’s elite engineering schools all under different pretences. One idiot (Madhavan aka Maddie) is forced to go by his father, who coerced him to be an engineer since the day he was born, though he wants nothing more than to be a wildlife photographer. The second idiot (Sharman Joshi) has a paralyzed father and crying mother (plus unwed sister naturally) at home that are relying on him to bring in the extra paisa paisa, by becoming an engineer. The third idiot (Aamir Khan) is an avante garde genius who bucks the system and pushes beyond the boundaries of acceptable behavior to move dreams closer to reality.

Along the way they bump heads with the principal Viru Sahastrabudhhe (Boman Irani), his daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor) and the Ugandan student from hell, Chatur Ramalingam (Omi Vaidya in a scene stealing supporting role). All through the film, the 3 idiots in question follow the basic principle that no matter how bad things get, “All Izzzzzzz Well”!

Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijit Joshi have the unenviable task of adapting Chetan Bhagat’s best selling novel, “Five Point Someone” for the big screen. It’s unenviable, because translating the written medium into the film medium is not always easy, resulting in films that are poor versions of the original novel (ala “One Night @ the Call Centre” which resulted in the disastrous film, “Hello”). Hirani and Joshi do the novel justice and have written a screenplay that in the words of Chetan Bhagat, “retains the soul of the book”. Having read the novel, I have to say there are significant differences in characterizations, and narrative flow; however, one must realize that you can never directly adapt a novel without changes and transform it into a film. Certain changes have to be made, and luckily the screenplay writers of “3 Idiots” have made the necessary changes to ease the transition from one medium to another.

Hirani wears another bigger cap, and that is as director of the movie. He uses innovative points of view, angles, and use of breathtaking locales with some digital effects used subtly to immerse the audience in the world of these idiots (four if you count Omi Vaidya’s character). Along the way, we are treated to the hard facts of life on how parents push their children away from their dreams, how the current educational system stresses learning about what has already been done rather than being innovatively looking towards the future, and how material happiness is not everything.

We move from the future and the disappearance of Rancho (Aamir Khan), to the past and how the characters meet, and ultimately part. Like the winding roads that Farhan (Madhavan), Hari (Sharman), Pia (Kareena) and Chatur (Omi, the over achieving silencer whose bodily excretions can bring tears to anyone’s eyes) drive on, the story twists ‘n’ turns to keep the viewer off balance enough to be interested, yet comfortable enough to be entertained.

The music by Shantanu Moitra, is perfectly utilized by Hirani (though it doesn’t stand up well without seeing the film first). It’s interesting to note, that in the current world of made for promos music, Moitra has actually composed music that supports and moves the narrative forward. He is a true composer, and unfortunately a dying breed in the current world of Bolly music where the culture is to churn out a few promo songs that do nothing for the movie in question. Watch out for the 60’s inspired “Zoobie Doobie”, it will have you moving along in the popular puppet without a string dances of that time.

Cinematography by C.K. Muraleedharan (“Lage Raho Munnabhai”) is excellent as he uses just the right filters to bring out the emotions in various scenes.

The excellence of the film ultimately boils down to is the fact that Aamir Khan makes one believe that he is Rancho, the eccentric super genius who can literally change the world (and people) around him with his approach to life. He simply shines and proves that he is the best actor of this generation (Ranbir better take some notes). He becomes Rancho and you smile when he smiles, and cry when he cries. It’s as simple and complicated as that. Sharman and Madhavan each get their moment to shine. Especially hilarious is the commentary with black and white imagery that is associated with Sharman’s family, the quintessential suffering Indian family from 50s films. Kareena Kapoor delivers an excellent performance as Pia the doctor who is the kind of glamorous nerd all guys would like to meet. Boman Irani is especially funny in a nasty sort of way as the VIRUS. Omi Vaidya (seen on the American T.V. show, “The Office”) steals each scene as the Indian from Uganda whose Hindi is not up to par, resulting in a drop to your knees with laughter scene during his character’s speech to the student body.

Finally, the narrative is a bit uneven at times, and certain scenes (like delivering a baby with a vacuum cleaner) stretch realism, but let’s face it, this isn’t a hard-hitting reality based film. It’s a feel good entertainer that is allowed to be just that. Too many times people start overly philosophizing and try to find hidden meanings of life within apna Bollywood films. Why not just enjoy the amazing performances, sweet music, and witty dialogues. So, dil pe mat le yaar, and enjoy a fun film full of harmless idiots that will have you laughing and crying all the way to your heart. In the end, just put your hand on your heart and repeat after me: All izzz well! All izzz well! All izz well!


Thums Down - Recent Films that Disappointed :-(
 Striker
 Director: Chandan Arora  Producer: Indian Films-Studio 18
 Music: Amit Trivedi, Shailendra Barve, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Swanand Kirkire  Lyrics: Various
 Starring: Siddharth, Aditya Panscholi, Vidya Malavade and Padmapriya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Hmm…. at first thought a movie centering around the “exciting” world of carrom competition and the devious forces at play doesn’t seem very…well…. exciting. I am sure there are fans of the board game around the world (I am one of them), but do we really need a movie about this?

Well, in the hands of a good writer, this could have been a cool film about a new topic that hasn’t been really covered by Bollywood before; however, what we get is a story that falls apart from the first reel onwards. The film is named after the heavy piece on the carrom board that is used to strike the other pieces into the corner pockets.

Honestly, the best part of the film is the eclectic soundtrack that is well worth a listen or three. The movie itself is a bit of a mess, with a story that fails to strike a viewer’s heart in any way.

It seems the director Chandan Arora wanted to strike gold with a unique story, that ultimately fails due to the way it is presented to the audience. Siddarth plays the title character who is hooked on carrom and winds up facing his arch nemesis Aditya Pancholi. The two leads do a really good job, and perhaps the film is worth wasting a couple of hours to watch them, but ultimately “Striker” fails to win your heart over. If you really want to have a great time, play the game of carrom instead and shout, “ribbon it off the wall, and pocket the queen!”


 Click
Smile for the camera and say cho chweet! Ho hum, another day, another remake of a Hollywood film Bollywood ishtyle. This time around it’s a remake of a remake of an Asian film that has a cool premise. Man with a secret past takes pictures that when developed (or digitized) shows the ghost of a tragic figure from his past. Interesting right? Sure, for the first few minutes, but then director Sangeeth Sivan can’t quite figure out how to keep the sense of horror going.

Instead we get cheesy clichés, with some fairly good acting by Shreyas Talpade that is not able to hold the film together. Chalk faced ghosts and a story that just doesn’t hold any punch leaves the audience with a feeling of fright all right, as the realization sinks in that they have spent their hard earned money on a bogus film that should never have been developed. Shreyas, this can’t be the only films that are coming your way. You’ve proven that you are better than this! Boo-yah!


 Toh Baat Paki
Ok yaar. Now laugh. Now stop. Now laugh. Now stop. Now Laugh. Arre, now stop yaar! Not fun is it? Well, you’ll be quite unhappy if you watch “Toh Baat Paki”, a cookie cutter of a comedy film that seems to have been blandly created in the generic Bollywood comedy factory.

The unnecessarily convoluted story focuses on one sister trying to set up another with a man only to find another man who is a better prospect after the first man has already won her sister’s heart. Got it? No? Don’t worry; it’s not worth the brain drain.

It’s been such a long time since we’ve seen the talents of Tabu on the silver screen, what a shame that this is the film that breaks her hiatus from Bollywood films. She deserves better than this and is the one bright spot in the film. As for the rest of the cast, Sharman Joshi follows up “3 Idiots” with this. ‘Nuff said.

Director, Kedarh Shinde’s heart may have been in the right place, but the film is not entertaining and will quickly be forgotten. “Toh Baat Paki”? Nahin!


 Dulha Mil Gaya
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Mudassar Aziz  Producer: Viveck Vaswani
 Music: Lalit Pandit, Pritam  Lyrics: Mudassar Aziz, Kumaar
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Sushmita Sen, Shahrukh Khan (Guest Appearance), Mohir Chadda Ishita Sharma, Johny Lever, Bina Kak, Suchitra Pillai, Viveck Vaswani, Howard Rosemeyer Parikshat Sahni, Anushka Manchanda, Tara Sharma
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Ahhh, what can a nubile young woman want, other than to meet the man of her dreams so that she can shout out loud, “Dulha Mil Gaya”!?!? For that matter, you know that for Indian men, Indian wife is Indian life yaar!

So let’s make another movie on (you guessed it) finding the ultimate soul mate and the hoops we jump through to do that. Director (and writer) Mudassar Aziz drops the ball all the way down with this mess of a film that is tedious and unrelenting in its lack of creativity.

Hear that sound? It must be that truck of cash backing up to Shah Rukh’s house for appearing in a film like this. For SRK fans that are used to his appearance in high caliber films, this will go down like a rock in water. His character (the millionaire with a heart), appears after the interval and he looks like he has sleep walked through the movie.

The film centers around Fardeen Khan, Sushmita Sen, Ishita Sharma (with a literal screeching howl moment featuring Johnny Lever), and Shah Rukh Khan as fireworks fail to ignite when their crosses path.

The only saving grace of the movie is the excellent performance by Sushmita Sen who shimmers. It’s worth watching the film with one eye open just to see her act, she’s that good. Alas, one actor cannot save an entire movie. It’s better to stick with the real life dulha/dulhan dreams than the reel life dream, “Dulha Mil Gaya”.


 Accident on Hill Road
The story in a nutshell: woman hits man, man gets stuck in windshield, woman’s boyfriend is a drug thug, they decide to park the car (with the man in the windshield) in the garage and leave him there. Will the man in the windshield wiggle his way to freedom amidst bone crushing injuries? Will Celena’s character cower and scream in terror? Will her boyfriend simply get high? Stay tuned my friends…if you dare.

What’s that you say? The above synopsis doesn’t excite you? Well what about the thought of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO…P list movie actress Celena Jaitly in the role of her career? She’s got a sexy scene for all you horndogs out there, plus you can hear her scream (stop those dirty thoughts) for terror as director Mahesh Nair tries to give the audience the extreme case of the heebie jeebies.

The sad part of this, is that with a better screenplay, the film could have been a nice little dark trip into the recesses of the human psyche, but instead what we get is a half baked film that is heavy on the blood curdling…..and light on any actual thrills.

If you are still reading this, the film also stars Farooque Shaikh as the windshield man (sadly there is no song pictured on him while he is trapped in the windshield) and Abhimanyu Singh as the boyfriend who is into drugs more than he is into his girlfriend.

Apparently adapted from Hollywood horror flick “Stuck”, “Accident On Hill Road” leaves you shaken by its gore-quotient… but not quite stirred. Watch out for the sequel, “Accident on Underpass Road”!


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