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YusuF Poonawala, a Senior Vice President with a multinational travel company, authors The Y Factor purely out of his passion for movies and writing. The intent behind The Y Factor is purely to assess movies based on the perception of a paying audience, rather than paid critics.

Tubelight
3

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Tubelight

  When the project TUBELIGHT was announced, but obvious expectations were sky high. We have the dream team of maverick director Kabir Khan and Bhai, Salman Khan teaming up for the 3rd time after the stupendous success of Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The latter not only scored for Salman in terms of performance but also struck an emotional chord so strong that the audiences still love t...[Read More]

Raabta
2.4

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Raabta

Some said it was a remake of Magadheera, some said similar to Mirzya, etc. etc. What in all the film Raabta, is, basically an act of indulgence by its producers because they could afford to. Otherwise nowhere does it make sense for Dinesh Vijan the producer to turn director with this clichéd product. So we have Sushant and Kriti, doing what Ranbir/Anushka and Ranveer/whatever did in their last out...[Read More]

The Mummy
1.3

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The Mummy

  We all have been fed by the 1999, Brendan Fraser/ Rachel Weisz, Mummy; a Indiana Jones style comedy/ horror film, which let loose ancient evil spirits in its first 2 instalments, leading to the launch of today’s highest paid actor, Dwayne Johnson, in its Scorpion King spinoff. The fact that they failed in its laboured third part, led to the demise of a hell lot of fun. Rebooting the franchi...[Read More]

4.1

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Wonder Woman

One of the sensible things done by WB & DC was to get Zack to write and Patty Jenkins (Monster) to direct this film. Not because it is a woman centric film, but it is high time Hollywood took the step wherein they showcase their talented female directors by helming their big ticket franchisees. Patty brings an X amount of character to the film, which had a lot of pre-conceived notions working ...[Read More]

Dobaara
2.4

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Dobaara

  The hit psycho – horror film, Occulus, would give you goose bumps even today, on its umpteenth rerun. That was the impact or power of this horror flick, which played more with your concept of fear, than fear itself. Raman, returns after his crime encounter with Charles, to a genre he debuted with. So one does tend to have high expectations from this talented film maker, when he announced to...[Read More]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
3.2

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

      So Jerry Bruckheimer along with Disney are back with their $3.7billion franchisee, in their fifth instalment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, or as released in India, wonder why, Salazar’s Revenge. So there is a new good looking couple, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, who are on a mission to trace an unknown island and find the Trident of Poseidon. Whilst they both have their mo...[Read More]

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion
3.6

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Bahubali 2: The Conclusion

Well the most anticipated and eagerly awaited movie of the year is here and all are dying to know why did Kattappa kill Amarendra Bahubali? Never before have we seen such a hype or enthusiasm for a movie, leave alone a regional film dubbed in all languages. The cliff hanger on which part 1 ended has had made Kattappa a household name. Will the movie be able to live upto its expectations? In terms ...[Read More]

Begum Jaan
2.1

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Begum Jaan

  Srijit Mukherji remakes his Bengali film Rajkahani into Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan. The story of a brothel bearing the consequences of the partition of the country and the fight of its inhabitants to maintain their home, country and mainly pride. A wonderful concept and some brilliant casting, cannot help this poorly written project. Sometimes only good intentions are not enough. From the wor...[Read More]

The Fate of the Furious
4.2

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The Fate of the Furious

‘Hell Yeah, lets roll’ …. And roll it does right from the word go. I wasn’t a much F&F fan initially. But somehow Furious 4 got me interested with the interquel between part 2 and 3. Still seeing the opening sequence of the hijacking of the fuel tankers gives me a rush. Fast 5 saw the entry of Dwayne Johnson into the franchisee and the series has never been the same again. Who can forget Dom r...[Read More]

Naam Shabana
2

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Naam Shabana

As the serious butt kicking, no nonsense agent, who stole the entire Kathmandu episode in Baby, this prequel was very much required to carry on the franchisee and the story of the only woman agent in an all boy gang. Written by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Shivam Nair, somehow, somewhere there seems to have been a disconnect in what was conceived and what was executed finally. So whilst we all kn...[Read More]

Badrinath ki Dulhania
3.4

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Badrinath ki Dulhania

  This film is a tourism promotional ad for Jhansi, Kota and Singapore. The only difference being, the makers must have milked Singapore Tourism dry and it shows in the second half. Oscillating between Jhansi and Kota in the first half, where the 2 protagonist’s families hail from, Bansals from Jhansi and Trivedis from Kota. Shashank Khaitan nails it to the T with his dialogues and screenplay...[Read More]

Kong: Skull Island
3.7

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Kong: Skull Island

  Directed by Indie maker, Jordon Vogt-Roberts, this new adaption of the historic figure is set in the backdrop of 1973 Vietnam War. A group of people land up on an uninhabited island to discover that there was a reason the island has a wall of storms surrounding it, you cant enter here. With an all star cast of Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mi...[Read More]