Louder Than Bombs |Review| Eu4ic Entertainments


Film : Louder Than Bombs

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert & Jesse Eisenberg.

Director: Joachim Trier.



A famous war photographer –  “Isabelle”/Mother

A former actor turned, teacher – “Gene”/ Father

A young man who’s trying to get a hold of his responsibilities- “Jonah”/Elder son

An introverted teenager – “Conard”/Younger son

A tragedy strikes. The mother/Isabelle ( the famed war photographer) dies in a car accident.

3 years, later…

These 3 men are trying to cope up with their loss.  New details emerge from the death, and how these 3 men deal with it forms the crux of the story.


The dynamics between these three men are now very different.

Much more than that,  they have their own issues to deal with it.


Gene begins to have an affair, with his younger son’s teacher. She’s a lady much much younger to him.  He is also at the same time very concerned about his younger son. So he ends up getting too much into his space.



Jonah seems to be struggling with his newly found fatherhood. He is also not sure about his marriage , He subtly tries to avoid his wife, whenever he can. He’s doesn’t know how to deal with either fatherhood or marriage.


The younger son- Conard has completely withdrawn himself from reality. He prefers playing video games on his PC instead. He doesn’t talk at all to his father, and there is a huge communication gap between the two. He likes a girl in class, but he’s too shy to even talk/approach her..

3 years after the tragedy, Jonah comes home to visit his dad and little brother. There is an article which is going to be written about Isabelle (wife/mother). The incomplete work/photos of Isabelle has to be re-looked by the family, before giving it to a journalist/friend who is to write the article.


Memories of the past keep popping up.

Everybody has had a different relationship with Isabelle. Jonah recollects the time when his mother found solace visiting him during his college.

The Younger son, always missed  playing hide n seek with his mom, and immensely missed her warm hugs.


Gene had a different relationship altogether, as Isabelle used to keep travelling from one place to another. Her passion for photography was so strong, that sometimes there used to be days when she wasn’t at home. They used to have occasional rifts regarding  her travelling for work,


& when Isabelle was home, she sort of had this strange feeling and thinking why she isn’t out clicking photos instead . It took her time to adjust to the environment of home, even though she loved her family very much.

This is a slow brewing film. Every emotion, every action , every frame has been very sensitively dealt with.

The scenes bring out the raw emotions from the actors. The conflicts of the characters are internal. There are no heavy crying scenes, or scenes where the characters are screaming at each other.


The film is an intersection of grief and memories. Life will keep moving on, it’s how one moves along with it.

Isabelle Played by the beautiful Isabelle Huppert is mesmerising. She appears only in flashbacks of the film. Her look, her eyes, the way she talks, and her passion as a photographer is very well depicted.

Gene played by Gabriel Byrne , does complete justice to his character. He portrays the emotions of a troubled father/husband beautifully. He plays the most understanding character in the film.

Jonah played by Jesse Eisenberg , gives a brilliant performance. He conveys every emotion through his body language. His confusion on dealing with responsibilities would be relatable to every young person out there.


Conard played by Devin Druid is the surprise package of the film.  He plays the introverted teenager perfectly. There’s a scene in the film where Jonah gets to know more about his brother by reading a write up on conard’s PC which reveals what exactly runs in the mind of Conard. This scene will definitely blow you away.

The screenplay of the film has internal monologues of all the characters, which is what sets it apart from the rest. There are no major conflicts nor there is an intense resolution in the film.

The camera work is phenomenal.  No! it’s not the stunning visuals, but a stunning view to how humans are and can be. The camera work  gets into the personal spaces of these characters.


The family drama is carefully crafted by Joachim Trier. Its like a beautiful painting with strokes of black, white & colour all over, but these aren’t just random strokes, Every stroke has a reason and has a meaning.

If you want to watch a drama, without all the melodrama , go ahead and give this one a look!

Watch the trailer here:




The Mummy & The Future Of The Dark Universe | Eu4ic Entertainments


Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.

Universal studios has created it’s own universe, It will have a line up of films, which will revisit classic monster characters and cater it to our generation. They are going to reboot iconic characters which were ruling the roost in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Sounds exciting? Well, it c’ant get better than this! 

They have signed up top end stars, for these series of films like Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe , Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp.


So , the core team behind the Dark Universe comprises of  creative people like

  1. Alex Kurtzman– This guy has written for The Amazing Spiderman 2 & has been the producer for the Now You See Me Series, Whats more..He has also helmed the first film in this universe, The Mummy, which has already released in theatres.

There are also big wigs behind this fascinating universe like-

2. David Koepp, who has screen written blockbusters movies like War of the Worlds, Spider-man (2004),  Indiana Jones & the kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

3. We also have Oscar winner Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie who wrote movies for Valkyrie and Edge of Tomorrow,

4. Bill Condon who helmed the recent blockbuster Beauty & the Beast, & the Twilight Series Part 1 & 2.

So the first film in this universe “The Mummy” has had a rocky start. Critics are lashing the film up, right and centre, neither the film is minting money at the box office.

With so many creative people backing up the project, how did things go downhill with the very first film in the universe?



Well, the wafer thin plot in the film is a major concern. The film tries to tell too many things at one time. It’s not only about the mummy but it’s also about establishing the dark universe, which isn’t a bad thing per se, but only if the screenplay and the direction would have been a little stronger, things could have worked in it’s favour. Not to forget, that Brendan Fraser’s Mummy is still fresh in our minds, which still has a certain following.



So The Mummy is not that bad a film.

It has stunning action sequences and there are moments which are thrilling,  the cherry– we have Tom Cruise who is still kickin’ ass at 55!

He breathes life into this film. Unfortunately, the story is what kills the pace of this action-adventure film. But thankfully, somehow it has kind of set a base for the other films which are lined up.

Next we have in line is Bride Of Frankenstein which is being helmed by Bill Condon. The cast has not been decided yet, but the film has already got a release date ..It’s Feb 14th 2019 folks! Save the date!


Then we have, the super charismatic Johnny Depp playing The Invisible Man which would be fascinating to see on screen..

.. &  The one and only Javier Bardem playing a monster in Frankenstein. 

Russell Crowe will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll similar to what Nick Fury is to the Avengers series.

There are also going to be reboots of  iconic characters like Van Helsing, WolfMan, Dracula & The Phantom of The Opera as well!!

So with The Mummy, not doing wonders, does this spell doom for the universe?

Well, we hope not!! these films are going to be made. More than that, it has such an exciting space filled with iconic characters. Reimagining these monsters for our generation will certainly be a challenge, but it’s also going to be interesting to see how the creative team portrays them. Will these films somehow be interlinked with one and other? Yes, we guess that’s the plan..but only time will tell!


At the end of the day, nothing can succeed if the film doesn’t enthral or entertain the audience. At this day and age, not only the visual effects & the huge star cast is important, but above all it’s the vision and the plot of these movies which will be a major puller.

So what if  The Mummy isn’t all that great..


The Dark Universe does seem exciting & we c’ant wait to watch these thrilling line up of films…..

let's hope they spell magic!!

Watch the monster legacy here:

Honeymoon (2014)|Eu4ic Entertainments

So…there are many movies about couples. Boy meets girl.. ..how the boy tries to win over the girl’s love/ how they mutually get attracted to each other….overcome an obstacle and get married …Happily ever after.

Then, there are some movies which talk about the dynamics of a couple who are already married. So the happily ever after doesn’t end there…Practically these filmmakers show that there is no happily ever after -after marriage…and how couples start growing distant from each other or somehow try to pump in back some excitement in their stale lives…or.. Well..some just go out and have a passionate affair. At the end of the film either things work out for the lead characters or they just move on with life. So these movies talk about their issues and problems. Usually these films are dark and hard hitting.


Then there are filmmakers like Leigh Janiak. Her film the “Honeymoon” is somewhat different. She kind of mixes elements from the above two styles and adds a dash of horror to it.

It talks about a young couple who are newly married, they decide to go for their honeymoon to a secluded place in the woods. They make a lot of love as soon as they reach the place. Oh c’mon don’t twist in your chairs..it their honeymoon for god-sakes! There’s a lot of love and mushiness between the two & honestly they do make a great pair. The wife is the one who leads, and the husband may not be particularly macho, but is nevertheless caring and sensitive. They go for short treks, boat rides and are completely one with nature. They also make their own breakfast and enjoy cozying up in the wooden bedroom.


But things take a terrifying turn on one unfortunate night, the husband gets up from his sleep and realises his wife is not beside him. He looks around for her in the house but doesn’t find her. He takes a torch light and goes out in the woods looking for her. He assumes maybe she is playing around with him. He shouts out her name, but there is no response. He looks around, and this time he is really concerned and afraid. Just when he has lost all hope, he spots her at an eerie place in the woods, and she is standing naked with marks on her thighs. Later, what transpires, is what the “Honeymoon” is all about. Mind you things get really scary and creepy.

The filmmaker somehow merges a few genres in this film. Not two. But three genres. That’s a pretty tough thing to do! I mean there are filmmakers who struggle doing justice to one genre, but this lady somehow completely justifies the film by blending three into it.


This film is made on a limited budget with just a handful of actors. The lead characters played by Rose Leslie & Harry Treadaway hold this film together. Their impeccable chemistry and timing is unmatchable.

The conventional way of making a horror film is broken here very cleverly by Leigh Janiak.  Being a first time director she has completely nailed it.

Yes, there are few questions which are left unanswered at the end of the film & there are a few bumps in the screenplay which makes the film slightly predictable but the creepiness, the tension and the chills are in plenty & they do not disappoint.

Watch this with your close one …….


Watch the trailer here:


Kaatru Veliyidai|Eu4ic Entertainments

Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai is a visually dazzling film. Ravi Varman the cinematographer has done a splendid job on this film. His previous works have been great too, but this film somehow surpasses the earlier ones. Your jaw will drop from the very first scene of the film, and it will be hard to bring it back to it’s place, as the film has countless such scenes.

You’d be awe struck by not only the visuals, but also with the performances of the lead characters played by Karthi & Aditi Rao Hydari.

Mani Ratnam tells a mature love story set in the time of Kargil War.

It’s a love story between an air force pilot & a doctor. It’s a love story between Varun VC & Dr. Leela Abraham.

Varun is a self centred, arrogant and a competitive man. He has a charming personality though. His magnetism and powerful presence c’ant be easily ignored. He commands attention and he gets it.


He is a military pilot, he takes lives

Whereas Leela is completely opposite. She is soft spoken, determined, loyal and committed to whatever she does. She is drop dead gorgeous, and is always overwhelmed with her surroundings.C8f2vR1VYAArA4d She is a doctor, she saves lives.

This is their story. How two people with contrasting personalities fall for each other, but how difficult it is for them to be in that relationship, without drowning each other, without destroying one and other? Can both of them handle a relationship which might soon intoxicate their lives? Or is the love strong enough to overcome any obstacle?

Both of them have a different take on life, which eventually shakes their relationship.

The characters in this film have many layers. It’s a complex love story, and who better to narrate it other then Mani Ratnam.

Mani Ratnam’s poetic approach to the movie, might not impress everyone. The screenplay has a few bumps. VC escaping Pakistan, again, is not completely justified. The action sequences aren’t all that get great, they seem rushed.


But Mani Ratnam tries to tell a different tale. This film shows love, which is never seen before. It shows a relationship which is very relatable.  Karthi plays his grey shaded character to perfection. The screen sparkles when he is in the frame. Aditi Rao Hydari is stunningly beautiful in this film. Her eyes do all the talking. She has played her character wonderfully. Rukmini Vijaykumar makes an impressive mark & the rest of the actors justify the roles given to them.

`Mani Ratnam has narrated the film against gorgeous locations. His lead pair is awesome. The music strikes a chord.  but is the movie perfect? No it’s not, it has a few flaws. but sometimes perfection is boring, and this is why you should give this film a watch.

Also, Mani Ratnam has not lost his touch. His take on romance is refreshingly different, and he succeeds this time as well.

Just watch the magic unfold in front of you, poetically crafted by Mani Ratnam.


Nocturnal Animals Review| Eu4ic Entertainments

nocturnalposterMovie : Nocturnal Animals

Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Micheal Shannon & Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Director : Tom Ford

Micheal Shannon.  The guy who gave  stellar performances in the “Revolutionary Road“, “Take Shelter” & “The Iceman” is at it again, playing the role of Detective Bobby Andes.


Micheal Shannon at his best.

He nails it and how!

Like the above, there are applaud worthy facets to Nocturnal Animals. Director Mr Tom Ford, aces at almost every department.  His screenplay is taut, tense & gripping.  The narrative is so different,  it likes it has a rhythmic pattern to it.

This psychological thriller is based on the book “Tony & Susan” written by Austin Wright.

The film has an interesting line up of actors.

Amy Adams who plays Susan Morrow, an art gallery owner, lives an extravagant lifestyle. She has a large mansion, a dashing & handsome husband who in evidently always busy with work.  She’s doing extremely well in her career. But, she is not content with her life. She’s alone most of the time, her husband seems to be meeting other women on the pretext of business meetings, she also has trouble sleeping at nights.


A still from the film

One day, she receives a novel from her ex husband Edward ( Jake Gyllenhaal). She opens the novel, to realise the novel is dedicated to her.

She slowly starts getting consumed by the novel. Which subconsciously takes her back to the marriage she had with Edward. She relives those memories all over again, and begins to weigh her current life to the life she had before.

The film also deals with an important topic of art & reality, which is subtly yet effectively seeped into the screenplay.

Would you be able to listen to your heart every time? Does life turn out to be the way you expect it to be? The things you always want in your life, maybe when you get it , you realise that its not what you expect it to be….

The film revolves around these above questions, which are faced by everyone at a certain points in our lives.

There is an interesting dialogue told by one of the characters to Susan earlier on in the film which describes her state of mind-

‘Susan, enjoy the absurdity of our world. It’s a lot less painful. Believe me, our world is a lot less painful than the real world.’

Her marriage with her ex husband Edward, had hit rockbottom very early on in her life. He was the only one who believed in her, which ironically, in her current life no one does.


Jake Gyllenhaal gives a knockout performance.

Amy Adams doesn’t have many dialogues as such, but she mesmerises with her expressions, her body language, and her eyes. She plays the character of Susan beautifully.

Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Edward & a fictional character in the novel is brilliant.  The movie constantly shifts from Susan’s present world- to the premise of the novel & to Susan’s past.


A still from the film.

Armie Hammer who plays Susan’s husband suits the character. He gives a decent performance.

Aaron Taylor -Johnson gives in a terrific performance as one of the fictional characters in the novel. He’s terrifying & cunning.

The show stealer is Micheal Shannon, who just doesn’t fail to surprise.

The captain of the ship Mr.Tom Ford has dished out an excellent film, with an extremely stylish narrative.

I haven’t seen all the oscar films, but i’m quite surprised how “Nocturnal Animals” didn’t make it to the list.

With it’s subtle performances, interesting screenplay & beautiful cinematography, this film should definitely be on your not-to-miss list!

Top 5 Bollywood Movies of 2016|Bollywood Dairies|Eu4ic Entertainments

Our handpicked Bollywood movies for the year 2016.

These movies have been selected on the basis of overall performance in all the departments of filmmaking ( including commercial success)



  1. Udta Punjab

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor & Diljit Dosanjh.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey

  • Crisp Screenplay.
  • Alia Bhatt’s mesmerising performance & Shahid’s comeback after the debacle “Shaandaar”
  • Amazing subtextual shots.
  • Shahid & Alia’s confrontation scene.
  • Fantastic music!



2. Dear Zindagi

Cast: Alia Bhatt , Shah Rukh Khan 

Director: Gauri Shinde

  • A simple narrative with a big heart.
  • Great chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan & Alia Bhatt.
  • Amazing Cinematography!
  • An insight into confusion’s,problem’s & illusions of early 20-somethings.




3.  Dangal

Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Talwar

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

  • Aamir’s transformation.
  • Speechless”Naina” Song!
  • Child artistes who played Geeta & Babita gave power packed peformances.
  • One of the best indian sports film to be dished out.
  • Universal appeal.



4. M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story

Cast : Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, & Kiara Advani

Director: Neeraj Pandey

  • A chilling pre-interval scene!
  • Sushant’s batting style resembled MS Dhoni to perfection.
  • Sushant’s career defining role.
  • Unknown facts about dhoni revealed.
  • Yuvraj singh’s look alike.



5. Neerja

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi.

Director: Ram Madhvani

  • Excellent direction by Mr. Madhvani.
  • A gripping screenplay
  • Shabana Azmi’s climax scene.
  • Jim Sarabh & Abrar Zahoor ‘s thrilling performances.




Kahaani 2:& the thrill continues.. |Review |Eu4ic Entertainments

Film:Kahaani 2:Durga Rani Singh

Cast:Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal & Jugal Hansraj.

He started his career as director with the evergreen musical romantic “Jhankaar Beats”. Didn’t quite hit the right notes with his second and third film. He bounced back in 2012 with the thriller “Kahaani”, which turned out to be a major money spinner.

After 4 years he’s back with the franchise. “Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh” .

Sujoy Gosh has had quite the bumpy ride in bollywood. I guess he’s found his forte in the thriller & mystery genre.

This year he had also produced a film called “T3en” Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, which didn’t fare well at the box office.


But he created a major buzz with his short film “Ahalya”, which impressed the audience & critics alike.

So Mr. Gosh is back to doing what he does best, & he doesn’t disappoint.

Kahaani 2:Durga Rani Singh has all the trappings for a thriller.

The first half will have arrested to your seats. The second half doesn’t do that , but provides for a fairly engaging viewing.

Mr. Gosh has etched all the characters beautifully. From the character of the beggar to the main protagonist, all of them are well-layered & with substance.

This film has a familiar setting like his previous films. But yet Mr.Gosh has delivered something new to the table.



Vidya Balan who has played the role of a mother is downright outstanding. She has delivered a stellar performance. You feel the same emotions as her as the movie progresses.

Arjun Rampal who has played the role of a cop, is pretty impactful. His performance is something to watch out for. He has really raised the bar. The choices of his films and the characters he has been playing lately is worth mentioning.


Jugal Hansraj who is there as well in the film,has made an interesting comeback. His performance has a nice range.

The film is more dark & creepier than its predecessor.

I don’t feel like revealing much about the plot of the film, but well there is a message in the film.

There are no doubts, about the certain flaws and the predictability in the film. Overall, it is a satisfying watch.

Making a thriller is not an easy task, and making the suspense last is even more tougher . Mr. Gosh has done a commendable job.

Have a thrilling weekend guys!


An Unusual Spin To The Horror Genre | Eu4ic Entertainments

The Babadook (2014)

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

Cast:Esse Davis, Noah Wisemen, Daniel Henshall

A Book. A Monster. A House. A single Mother & her 6 year old son. The perfect recipe for a psychological horror film. You think you’ve guessed the plot? Well, guess again!

A single mother who can’t forget the past. The  disturbed son who loves magic, has troubles of his own.

The problems crawl in when the son tell his mother to read out a book called the “Mister Babadook“.


“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook.”

That’s exactly what happens.

The film creeps into your system.The curiosity, the excitement , the tension is mind boggling.

This film gives an unusual spin to the horror genre. The setting and the atmosphere of the film is terrifying.


Radek Ladczuk , the cinematographer, has used lights effectively, giving the perfect mood to the film.

The music by Jed Kurzal is effective.

The screenplay and the depiction of a single mother’s life makes it an engaging watch.

The entire film is told through the mother’s perspective.

It has a great ending. You will surely take something back from it.

It’s a masterpiece!

The Babadook

Have nothing to do over the weekend? Watch it. Have a lot to do over the weekend? Take out time, and Watch it.

Watch it with someone, if you’re weak hearted.

We recommend you watch it alone instead. We bet you won’t regret it!


Watch the trailer here:

Rock On 2| Trailer |Eu4ic Entertainments

Film:Rock On 2

Director: Shujaat Saudagar

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai, Shraddha Kapoor & Shashank Arora

We bet all of you have seen Rock On . It was a successful debut for Farhan Akhtar. The Director Abhishek Kapoor made a solid come back. Arjun Rampal won a national award. Purab Kohli stole hearts with his charming peformance. Prachi Desai made a swift transition from TV to Films. Shankar-Ehasaan-Loy’s catchy compositions were hummed by almost everyone.

If you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend you watch it.


“Magik” is back again after a gap of 8 years. The sequel is helmed by Shujaat Saudagar, who is making is debut in bollywood.

The trailer is out. It looks intriguing. There is a more serious tone to the sequel. The chemistry between the characters seems is crackling. There are two new additions to the cast, Shraddha Kapoor & Shashank Arora.


It will be interesting to watch Shashank Arora, as he had really impressed the audience and the critics alike with his performances in “Titli” & indie film “Brahman Naman”.

Despite 8 years, the cast looks much younger.

Arjun Rampal looks dapper & Farhan Akhtar brings in the rawness.

The songs haven’t yet caught up much with the audience. But the songs are composed beautifully by the Trio, and we are sure they will slowly and steadily make an impact.


With a new director helming the film, we are curious to know how he is going to take the story and its characters forward.

Magik is back. But will it create the magic of its predecessor. Well, we will have to wait and watch.


The musical drama is slated to release on November 11th 2016.

You can watch the trailer here:

Dear Zindagi Teaser| Eu4ic Entertainments


Film: Dear Zindagi

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan & Alia Bhatt.

Gauri Shinde’s last outing “English Vinglish” won hearts when it released in 2012.

After a gap of 4 years, She is back with “Dear Zindagi”.

The Teaser which released recently has created quite a flutter online. Interestingly its called Dear Zindagi Take 1: Life is a Game.

The makers are going to release Take 2 & Take 3 soon.

This film has an interesting mix of actors. Alia Bhatt & Shah Rukh Khan play the lead roles with Kunal Kapoor , Ali Zafar & Aditya Roy Kapoor supporting them.


The teaser has an unconventional start with a sound overalap of the waves hitting the shore, chirping of  birds and the gushing of the wind.

It starts of with a scene from the movie, which again is a path not taken often. The scene executes a certain kind of adrenaline in the stomach and there is an instant connection with the characters.

Once the scene is over, the teaser rides up the excitement  with a song from the movie, with accelerated montages of alia bhatt.

The Teaser ends on a light hearted note, which gives an essence of not brooding about life and it’s difficulties, but how to surf over them in joy no matter what the situation is.


This breezy teaser will surely leave you wanting for more.

The film is slated to release on 25th November.

You can watch the teaser here: