Film Review

Film Review

Film Review

Film review is an expression of viewers personal views towards a particular film, documentary, or movie.

A film review gives viewer an opportunity to express opinions about the movie, including its characters, plot and background.

A film review helps others to decide to watch the film or not.

Important things about writing a Film Review:

1) In the exam no name of the film will be given.

2) Students can choose any film to write review.

3) Students can use any points to write the review of the film.

4) It’s open-ended question so students can express their own views.


Film Review-

A film review is a critical appraisal of a film published in newspapers, magazines, or online networks. It analyses a film and describes its important components. It provides some basic information about the film. It includes the name of the film, year of release, director, story line, action, music, performances of the actors, some special features, etc. It evaluates the film based on its strong and week points. It may end with a recommendation giving rating.

A film review gives us an opportunity to express opinions about the movie, including its characters, plot and other technical aspects.

Format of Film Review-

There is a flexibility for writing a film review. There is no fixed format to write a film review. But we can use certain common elements that most film reviews include.

Parts of Review Writing-

1) Introduction

2) Plot summary

3) Analysis

4) Conclusion or Evaluation

Explanation of each terms-

Introduction

At the beginning provide some basic information of the film. It may include the movie’s name, name of the director, producer, actors and year of release. You can also add its genre (type of film).

Plot Summary:

Provide a brief description of the events in a story. Do not reveal the ending or any secrets of the story and spoil the viewing for your readers. Keep the reader curious about the film.

Analysis:

Give a brief description about the cinematography, lighting, music and sound, direction, characterisation, performance of actors, songs, dialogues, setting etc.

Conclusion / Evaluation

Give your readers your general thoughts and impression about the film. You can highlight what was the most significant or major theme that the movie focused on and what was it that touched you or inspired you the most. Mention whether you recommend the film or not. Give your rating for the film.


Q. Write a review of any film that you have watched recently.

Answer-

Film- Padmaavat

Padmaavat is a 2018 Indian period, romantic and action-drama film.

Cast:

Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, etc.

Director:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Story:

Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) murders Jalaluddin and grabs the throne of Delhi Sultanate. King Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) marries queen Padmavati (Deepika Padukone). Blessed with immaculate beauty and great intelligence, Padmavati becomes the talk of the town as soon as she enters the kingdom of Mewar. Ratan Singh’s guru is also fascinated by her beauty. After banishment guru reaches to Alauddin’s court in Delhi and describes the unrivalled beauty of queen Padmavati. Khilji wants to get her at any cost. To know what happens next, watch the film.

Performance:

Deepika Padukone is the backbone of Padmaavat. She has performed Rani Padmavati as graciously and brilliantly. Ranveer Singh, on the other hand, is also outstanding. He just nails his character and looks menacing from start to finish. Shahid Kapoor has done a good job. Actors like Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh and Raza Murad have minor but important roles to play and they do their work effectively.

Direction:

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given us some of the best cinematic pieces of Hindi cinema. Every shot of his latest film is captivating. The director handles his actors intelligently and gets best out of them.

Music:

The film presents outstanding music. Songs like ‘Ghoomar’ and ‘Ek Dil Hai’ are pleasing to ears as well as eyes. Other songs in the album are also good.

Action:

Action scenes are thrilling and enhancing the beauty of the film. These scenes created good historical atmosphere. The war scenes are worth to watch.

My opinion about the film:

Padmaavat film is a great work of art. It brings historical atmosphere before the audience. The film is full of dazzling visuals, elaborate dance sequences and imposing sets. Padmaavat entertains the audience. My retting for the film is 4.5.


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HSC Board July 2023 Exam Activity Sheet

Q. You have recently seen a ‘Short Film’. Write a ‘Review’ on the same with the help of the following points:

Title of the film

Subject/story/ plot

Presentation/photography/music

Message

Answer-

A short film- Laddoo

Title of the film:

The title of the short film is ‘Laddoo’. The title is the important thing of the film. The story moves around it. The child wants to deliver laddoo to his grandpa so he is carrying them thought the film.  

Subject/story/ plot:

‘Laddoo’ by the director duo Sameer Sadhwani and Kishor Sadhwani is the story of a curious young boy. As per the Hindu Rituals, it is believed an offering made to ancestors on their death anniversary reaches them through pandit but the young boy fails to understand how this happens. Even as he struggles to comprehend this concept, he is entrusted with the imperative task of delivering lunch to the pandit on his grandfather death anniversary. Being the curious person, he does not give up and sets out on a little adventure to figure out the answer to his questions.

Presentation

The presentation of the story and its theme is really noteworthy. In the form of the child’s thinking and dialogues, viewers get a clear idea of the story.

Photography

The photography is effective. It shows the emotions and journey of the child to fulfil his queries.

Music

Being a short film, there is no scope for songs. The background music is supportive to the story.

Cast:

Kumud Mishra – Maulvi

Kabir Sajid – Kid

Mansi Parekh – Mother

Rajkumar Kanojia – Begger

Alok Pandey – Watchman

Message

The short film ‘Laddoo’ is a food for thought. The film gives a message that no matter the name we choose for God, Bhagwan, or Allah, they are all the same indeed. The strength of the film lies in its writing. The innocent questions of a child remind grownups the truth they have forgotten while raising imaginary walls and boundaries on the basis of religion. As per my opinion ‘Laddoo’ is a very good short film.


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  1. Really a very helpful and guiding writing for all kinds of students and teacher also. It is a worthwhile for scoring higher in the exam.

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