Wednesday, 27 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Siaa

Place: Siaa
Location: Opposite Chiranjeevi Blood Bank, Jubilee Hills
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Dinner (with family)

Food: 9/10
Service: 7.5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Meal for 4: Rs. 1443/-

Verdict: 8.5/10

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Saturday, 23 June, 2012

Movie Review: Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur absolutely had no story. Except for people from 1940′s looking still the same even in 1980′s, a lot of swear words, vulgar dialogues, and infidelity, there is nothing the film has to offer. The screenplay is very haphazard, and so bloody slow. I just can’t describe how disappointed I was. The acting, music, cinematography, thankfully, were good, and helped me survive! There’s no point writing more. If you happen to like the movie, be my guest and finish the review for me 

Acting: 7.5/10 
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 3/10 
Technical Aspects: 6/10 
Is it worth your time and money??: NO!! No matter what other reviews say, people started walking out of the theater post interval. Unless you like such dark, vulgar films with no story, stay away.

Verdict: 4.5/10

Movie Review: Brave

Brave is just a good film. A better script/fairy tale could have made this another Pixar classic, but that is not to be. The direction is brilliant, and the emotions are perfect. Go watch it without any expectations, and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

Acting: 8.5/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 8.5/10
Technical Aspects: 9/10
Is it worth your time and money??: Absolutely. It ain’t like any of the other Pixar films, but is a good movie nevertheless. Go watch it!! (PS: Take your mom along, she’d love it!!)

Verdict: 8.5/10

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Friday, 22 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Dwaraka

Place: Dwaraka Hotel
Location: Lane adj. J.C. Brothers, Ameerpet
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Dinner (with bro)

Food: 9/10
Service:8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Meal for 2: Rs. 290/-

Verdict: 8.5/10

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Restaurant Review: Ice n Spice

Place: Ice n Spice – Hotel Inner Circle
Location: Behind RKS Saboo Motors, Raj Bhavan Road
Cuisine: Buffet
Meal: Lunch (with family)

Food: 8.5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Buffet for 1: Rs. 258/-

Verdict: 8/10

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Thursday, 21 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Haveli

Place: Haveli
Location: My Home Tycoon (Lifestyle Building), Begumpet
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Dinner (with amma and bro)

Food: 8.5/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Meal for 3: Rs 852/-

Verdict: 8/10

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Movie Review: Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a decent film and one might actually enjoy it, but it’s very long and dramatic. It starts off with great intent, but becomes too much of a fantasy towards the end. It’s nowhere close to the recent films from the Vidhu Vinod Chopra films (3 Idiots or the Munna Bhai series), but is a modest effort nevertheless. 

Acting: 7/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 7/10
Technical Aspects: 8/10
Is it worth your time and money??: Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a movie with its heart at the right place, but it just doesn’t deliver enough. It’s a family movie, for kids and parents will enjoy it, but I don’t think youngsters will like it so much. Unless you want to take along your parents (like I did) or kids, wait for the DVD.

Verdict: 7/10 
Amma’s Verdict: 8/10

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Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Viva Italia

Place: Viva Italia
Location: Ground floor, White House, Next to Lifestyle Building, Begumpet
Cuisine: Italian
Meal: Dinner (with couple of friends)

Food: 9.5/10
Service: 9.5/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Meal for 3: Rs. 628/-

Verdict: 9.5/10

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Tuesday, 19 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Heart Cup Coffee

Place: Heart Cup Coffee
Location: Above McDonald’s, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad
Cuisine: Cafe & Lounge
Meal: Lunch (with a friend)

Food: 8/10
Drinks: 7.5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Meal for 2: Rs. 780/-

Verdict: 7.5/10

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Monday, 18 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Hotel Abhilasha

Place: Hotel Abhilasha
Location: Next to Sandhya Theater, RTC X Roads
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Dinner (with couple of friends)

Food: 7.5/10
Service: NA
Ambiance: 8/10

Verdict: NA (it's my friend’s restaurant)

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Saturday, 16 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Urban Asia

Place: Urban Asia
Location: Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills
Cuisine: Chinese
Meal: Dinner (with amma and bro)

Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance:9/10
Meal for 3: Rs. 1277/-

Verdict: 9/10

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Restaurant Review: Mocha

Place: Mocha
Location: Road No. 9, Banjara Hills
Cuisine: Cafe & Lounge
Meal: Lunch

Food: 7/10
Drinks: 8/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Meal for 1: Rs. 479/-

Verdict: 6/10

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Friday, 15 June, 2012

Movie Review: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Acting: 7/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 6/10
Technical Aspects: 9/10
Is it worth your time and money??: Well, if the innocent child in you is still alive, then you’ll love this movie. All the kids around me did. For me, it was good, but nothing extraordinary. The animation and 3D effects are great, but in simple terms, the film is absolutely dumb. If you no kid, then wait for the DVD :)

Verdict: 7/10

Sunday, 10 June, 2012

Movie Review: Prometheus

Acting: 8/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 7/10
Technical Aspects: 9/10
Is it worth your time and money??: Prometheus is an entertaining film. Its got its moments in abundance, has some great cinematography and some decent acting performances. But its the clumsy screenplay which pulls down the film. The effects are great, and so are the 3D effects. If you like alien movies with not much story-line, this ones’ for you. It’s two hours of spooky entertainment. Give it a shot, you might not regret it!

Verdict: 7.5/10

Friday, 8 June, 2012

Movie Review: Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the finest films made this year. Dibakar Banerjee’s drama less way of story telling and some brilliant performances by its cast act as the positives. On the other hand, the slow pace of the film, and its serious monotone might not help it sink in with all kinds of audience. Though I thought it was slow, I liked it. You might too.

Acting: 9/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 7.5/10
Technical Aspects: 8/10
Is it worth your time and money??: Shanghai is a very well made film, bordering on artistic genre. Its problem is the pace and a very predictable script, but some fine performances by all the artists makes it watchable. It’s a one time watch, provided you like such kind of dark movies.

Verdict: 8/10

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Tuesday, 5 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Rajdhani

Place: Rajdhani
Location: First Floor, Uptown Banjara, Opp. TV9, Banjara Hills
Cuisine: Rajasthani, Gujarati
Meal: Dinner (with bro)

Food: 9/10
Service: 8.5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Meal for 1: Rs. 274/- (all-inclusive)

Verdict: 9/10

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Monday, 4 June, 2012

Restaurant Review: Singh's Restaurant

Place: Singh’s Restaurant
Location: Opp. Gandhi Statue, M.G. Road, Secunderabad
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Dinner (with bro)

Food: 4/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Meal for 2: Rs. 420/-

Verdict: 3/10

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Restaurant Review: All Seasons

Place: All Seasons
Location: 2nd Floor, SBR Gateway, Opposite Motorola, Hitech City
Cuisine: Buffet
Meal: Lunch (with couple of friends)

Food: 5/10
Service: 2/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Meal for 1: Rs. 299/- + Taxes

Verdict: 4/10

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