The weekend is here again and we have a cracker of a Friday at the box office. Prakash Jha's multi-starrer Raajneeti opens in theatres alongwith Martin Scorcese's psychological thriller Shutter Island. There's cheer for movie-goers as critics have given a thumbs-up to both flicks and considering the variety on offer, we recommend you catch both of them over the weekend.
Raajneeti - View trailer
"We’re unlikely to get a more authentically insider account of the intrigues within state politics, suited still for blockbuster cinema. Jha knows a thing or two about producing shock and awe on screen. This helps. It’s clearly possible, the filmmaker smartly suggests here, to set the Mahabharat around India’s present democracy, given the business of competitive politics is just as dynastic."
Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times
"Raajneeti is a film with ambition and scale but it works in fits and spurts. Raajneeti sources as much from The Godfather as it does from the Mahabharata."
Anupama Chopra, NDTV
"Raajneeti makes a sweeping impact. A truly admirable effort, this brilliant film is not to be missed. Cinema is all about narrating interesting stories on celluloid and for that very reason, the film deserves distinction marks."
Taran Adarsh, Bollywoodhungama.com
"Raajneeti marks the return of twist-and-turn drama to contemporary cinema, which indeed is a refreshing turn of events. Take time out for a serious and compelling celluloid experience."
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
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Shutter Island - view trailer
Shutter Island reviews
"If you are intrigued by gripping and intense psychological thrillers, Shutter Island is an absolute must watch. Martin Scrosese, once again proves he is a master of his craft. Ironically, this one’s way scarier than another horror release of this week, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’!"
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
"Shutter Island" isn't the work of a great artist, but it is the work of a master craftsman, one who knows how to move your heart even as he rattles your nerves. It's not the smoothest or most carefully crafted movie, but it's undeniably gorgeous, and shot through with flashes of brilliance like lightning in the dark."
James Rocchi, MSN Movies
"You may read reviews of "Shutter Island" complaining that the ending blindsides you. The uncertainty it causes prevents the film from feeling perfect on first viewing. I have a feeling it might improve on second."