This week saw two Bollywood films come out – Priyanka Chopra’s Jai Gangaajal and the little known Zubaan. For the Hollywood fans, there was a deluge in the Indian market – Disney’s Zootopia, destruction porn London has Fallen, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours and Oscar nominee 45 Years.
Faced with so much choice, what should you spend your hard-earned money on?
HT recommends Zootopia – the brilliant animated film which gives the message of exclusivity with enough of verve, wit and style.
The film has got an affirming 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and a big thumbs up from our in-house reviewer, Soumya Srivastava. She writes, “This one is a perfect choice for a movie night with the entire family. Your dad and mom will enjoy it for the commentary it makes on society and its illogical prejudices, all the while cracking witty jokes on animal puns. Your kids will love it for the adorable animation and the thrill of an adventure while you will love it for both of these things.”
And here’s what the film is all about: “Our window into this world is Judy, a little she-bunny, Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) who always dreamt of becoming a police officer. However, everyone seems to think her dream is too far-fetched. How can a ‘cute’ (which is a politically incorrect term to address them with) and frail rabbit punch goons and fight crimes? Well, she does become an officer but to prove herself to her seniors, she has to crack a case of missing persons in just two days and helping her out is a popsicle-hustling fox, Nick (Jason Bateman).”
The film gets four stars from us, an infinitely better performance than Priyanka Chopra’s Jai Gangaajal which deserved 2.5 out of 5. Its falling: Despite Priyanka’s gritty, on-the-dot performance, the film feels like a rehash of Prakash Jha’s earlier Gangaajal.
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