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About Aditi Chopra

Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI (Non-Resident Indian) fiction and non-fiction books.

Raid: Movie Review

I had the pleasure of watching Raid in the theaters yesterday and liked it a lot. It is no nonsense drama/thriller inspired from real life incidence of the biggest raid in the 1980s.

This movie is quite realistic from cast to acting to the scenarios played out through the entire screenplay. Ajay Devgn has superbly underplayed the income tax officer’s role. He could have easily been loud and obnoxious given his power as a income tax officer but he played it so realistically, you almost believe he is a real officer. Saurabh Shukla is brilliant as Tauji! You hate his character in the movie which speaks volumes about his acting. Illena hardly has a role in the movie and I am surprised she said “yes” to playing this character. However, she plays her part well.

There was really no need for songs in the movie, they distract from the drama but at least they are not played as full length songs. Special mention for Amma’s character, loved her in the movie!

Overall a nice watch!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Hyena’s Comedy Club: Free Thursday Night!

If you are looking for some laughs and are comfortable with adult humor, checkout Hyena’s Comedy NightClub. They have locations in Plano, Dallas & Fort Worth. And guess what Thursday Nights are completely FREE in the Plano location.

I just happen to run into their advertisement and checked it out last Thursday. The show is completely FREE of charge. You can call to register and their only requirement is that you buy couple of food items. I ordered some onion rings and a Mai Tai which was perfect for me to relax and enjoy the show.

I believe that everyone can use some good laughs. Although we watch comedy movies, it is very different when you are among people in a live comedy club and the laughter becomes contagious.

This past Thursday, Hyena’s Club had three stand up comedians perform. They each had their own flavor of comedy and brought out quite a bit of laughter in the audience. It was my first time going to a stand up comedy club and I enjoyed the experience. I am definitely encouraged to try it again.

If you like stand up comedy, do checkout Hyena’s Comedy NightClub. The Thursday shows are FREE.


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety: surprising entertainer!

Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety (SKTKS) is quirky all the way starting from its title to its storyline to its cast of characters! Its probably going to be a surprising hit of 2018. We have to come to a time in Bollywood cinema where big stars don’t pull the crowd to the theater anymore; fresh content does!

SKTKS promises a fresh story and a completely unusual take on love triangles. It has a good balance of bromance vs romance and keeps you wanting to know what’s going to happen next. There were loud cheers and clapping and laughter in the theater on a number of dialogues! All the actors have done a splendid job and kudos to wonderful screenplay and dialogues!

All the songs are a treat for the eyes and ears! A must see entertainer!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Aiyaary – Well scripted & directed!

It was a treat to watch Aiyaary yesterday at the theaters. The first thing that comes to mind is how well scripted and directed this thriller is! Undoubtedly the hero of the movie is the acclaimed director, Neeraj Pandey. The script is layered and every scene has a purpose and more importantly appears at an apt time in the film. And thank you for not spoiling the narrative with any songs!! What a pleasant surprise.

Talking about performances, undoubtedly Manoj Bajpayee steals the show!! He emotes with his face, sometimes without dialogues and was a treat to watch on screen. Rakul Preet Singh did a fine job and Sidharth Malhotra held his own. I felt that Sidharth needed to give more expressions but he looks amazing! Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah have been utilized very well in the script even though they both have a small role.

Aiyaary is an amazing watch for sure. Don’t leave your mind at home, you will need to exercise it a lot to understand the intricacies of the script!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Padman: Movie Review

Padman, directed by R. Balki is quite an inspiring movie, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.

I didn’t have a lot of expectations going in but after watching the movie and seeing the real life journey of Padman (Arunachalam Muruganantham), I found it quite emotional as well as inspiring.

If we talk about the movie itself, I found the first half a bit hard to watch because reality was quite unnerving. However, the second half of the movie is quite inspiring and entertaining as well. Akshay Kumar did an amazing job of showing earnestness and passion that the protagonist needed to show to portray the real Padman. Radhika Apte, as always did an awesome job but for me Sonam Kapoor stood out the most. She looked elegant and natural as if she was meant for the role.

Kudos to Twinkle Khanna for bringing Arunachalam‘s story to life on the silver screen and making a movie on a subject that is not talked about much. I hope the movie creates awareness as well as improves the situation for rural India.


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Movie Review: “Three Billboards”

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been nominated in various categories at the Oscars and I can understand why. I was a bit skeptical about watching a dark comedy but I went for it anyway today and simply loved it.

Often times it’s not the story that makes for a good movie but rather how it is told which is so true in this case. The pace, the narration and the dark humor makes this movie quite unique and intriguing. Although I have to admit there were couple of scenes where I closed my eyes as I couldn’t handle the dark side of the story but overall it makes you chuckle as well as keeps you engrossed to see what happens next. The performances are brilliant and make up for an Oscar worthy movie!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Judwaa 2 entertains!

To be honest, I was quite skeptical when David Dhawan announced Judwaa 2. My thought was why? But after seeing Judwaa 2, I am thinking why not? In retrospect, it was quite a smart move to cash in on the popularity of iconic Judwaa!

David Dhawan has cracked the formula for comedy movies and his son, Varun Dhawan faces the challenge of walking in Salman Khan‘s shoes and does a very credible job! In fact if there is one actor of current generation who can be as adorably funny as Salman, it is Varun Dhawan for sure. Varun’s dancing is superb in all the songs. Tapsee and Jacqueline did a fine job and overall the movie is entertaining. Editing could have been a bit more crisp especially towards the end of the movie but direction is pretty neat. All the songs are a treat for the eyes and ears.

If you liked Judwaa, you won’t be disappointed with Judwaa 2!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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