Aug 13 2016

Mohenjo Daro- Movie Review

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Mohenjo-Daro-posterHrithik Roshan’s personal life has pretty much taken over his acting career. Whether it’s his divorce with Susan or his affair with Kangana that caused it, he’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Whatever said and done, it’s good to see Hrithik back on screen.

Plot in short– Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) an Indigo farmer from a small village called Aamri in the Indus Valley falls in love with Chaani (Pooja Hegde) a priest’s daughter from Mohenjo Daro, a township built for traders and businessmen. As the truth of their past unfolds, things get pretty messed up. Will their love survive through it all? Oh wait, will Mohenjo Daro survive?

The Good– Hrithik Roshan, Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh’s performances are definitely the better things in the film. The grandeur of the sets, costumes and overall look of the film is brilliant. Some of the locations are gorgeous, especially that of the opening sequence. I didn’t really like any songs except for ‘Tu hai’ which is a typical ‘Rahman’ song and has a great melody.

The Not-so-good– There are so many things that don’t work for the film-The length of the film, the visual effects, screenplay, music and the fact that it just can’t connect with the audience of today. Actress Pooja Hegde looks pretty with her huge head gear but has quite a lame role to really be noticed as for her acting. Ashutosh Gowariker as a director wants to say so much but unfortunately the content is not strong enough to make it work like he’d have wanted it to. There are so many moments where you would laugh at the sheer stupidity of the scene. I feel bad because Ashutosh Gowariker is such a good, serious director who visualizes big. There’s so much history related to Mohenjo Daro & Harappa which could have been given more importance rather than highlighting the love story so much.

Verdict– As a film, Mohenjo Daro is long, predictable and a bit over the top but visually stunning.

Rating– 2.5/5

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Apr 4 2014

Main Tera Hero- Movie Review

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Main tera hero posterMore than it being a Varun Dhawan film, I was looking forward to watching David Dhawan directing his son and also to see if ‘Main tera hero’ would be as crazy as all his other films. Well, I must say he did live up to my expectations! Here’s my review.

Plot in short– Seenu (Varun Dhawan) is a brat from Coonoor, a small town in South India and wants to go to the big city- Bangalore to get a college degree and also prove to his parents that he is no vagabond. At his college, TIFT, he meets Sunaina (Ileana D’Cruz) whom he immediately falls for, hard. Little does he know that there’s a giant of a police officer, Angad Negi (Arunoday Singh) who would kill for her and does everything he can to keep everyone away from her. Things only get more complicated from thereon and it only gets more difficult for Seenu to be with his lady love.

The Good– I’d like to say that David Dhawan has stuck to his style of film making. Over-the-top acting, humour, dialogues and background music are enough to label ‘Main tera hero’ as a typical David Dhawan film. Now, Varun Dhawan was launched with Student of the year but this is a proper Father-Son debut film which launches Varun in a grand way. I loved the background music, cinematography and styling. The actors all look really good. Actingwise, I’d say Varun Dhawan has the potential to act well but by putting on the Govinda act, he just didn’t seem natural. Ileana DeCruz on the other hand looks stunning and can act well too. Arunoday Singh is a hottie and I think I’d faint if I saw him in person. I really like him because he acts well too but I’m not sure if I liked him in this role. Either way, he was good. Nargis Fakhri with her pouty lips and gorgeous face had her accent all over place and the Hindi kind of disappointed. She was very good in Madras Cafe but the bar just went down a few notches with her performance in this film. All the other actors- Saurabh Shukla, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav and the rest do justice to their parts with a whole lot of over-acting of course. The choreography for all the dances is very good, especially ‘Besharmi ki height’.

The Not-so-good– I have no shame in admitting that I have loved some of David Dhawan’s films. Main Tera Hero unfortunately is not one of them. The screenplay isn’t too well written and the story seems unoriginal, constantly reminding you of Housefull, directed by Sajid Khan. I would have liked there to be some uniqueness in the plot. I barely found any scenes funny because they were so badly exaggerated and pretentious. Also, looking at Varun Dhawan in every frame did get a bit annoying even though he has a good body and all that. I wouldn’t quite put it in the romantic comedy category. The music by Sajid-Wajid is ok. The song “Tera hero idhar hai” was fun.

Verdict– All in all, an average masala film that could have been way better and shorter.

Rating– 2.5/5

 

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Aug 3 2012

Jism 2- Movie Review

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I think the movie should have been called Sunny’s 2. More on that. Read on.

So, umm, the story, right. Sunny Leone places Izna, a sexy porn star who fasaos this psycho assassin (Randeep Hooda) in her love, rather sex ka jaal for an Intelligence Officer (Arunoday Singh).

Looks like Pooja Bhatt wanted to take Jism one step ahead and so chose Sunny Leone, who is sexier, bustier and more famous as compared to Bipasha Basu who got extremely popular with her smooching scenes with boyfriend John Abraham back then. The look of the film is good, cinematography, locations, styling, acting, make up all good. The problem is the story, screenplay and lack of focus. The dialogues were cheesy and sleazy. Also, the music is very ok, not half as good as the music in Jism. It feels like the only reason for making this film was Sunny Leone. She’s probably in every scene, wearing push-up bras, low neck tops and short skirts to titillate every man sitting in the theatre. It was clearly expected which is why the theatre was almost full with 90% men and only 10% women that too for a 1:30pm show.

Sunny Leone looks sexy and we all know that, but the good part is that there was scope to see her acting also which was not bad at all. Even though her voice was dubbed, she acted really well and if I didn’t know she was a real life porn star, I would have just thought she’s another model. Her make up was superb! Randeep Hooda was very good as usual and has that intensity in his eyes which speak a thousand words. Arunoday Singh is a good actor but it seemed like he was struggling with his Hindi.

The music was ok. Unfortunately, even though it’s supposed to be an erotic thriller, it seemed more like a Sunny Leone commercial. It really should have been called Sunny’s 2, if you know what I mean! So yeah, avoid.

Rating– 2/5

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Aug 1 2012

Jism 2- Movie Preview

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So, Jism 2 directed by Pooja Bhatt  releases this Friday and I’m looking forward to see whether it’s actually a movie worth watching or just focusing on Sunny Leone the pornstar. Here’s what I think after watching the trailer and songs.

 

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Feb 6 2011

Yeh Saali Zindagi- Movie Review

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Ok sorry but this time I’m not writing my review of the film… I’m just gonna bitch my heart out!

Ek toh I went thinking it would be an interesting thriller with Chitrangda Singh, directed by Sudhir Mishra and that I’ll really like it, but what I saw was crap! In the first half of the first half itself I was bored and confused and clueless about what’s happening. There are 10000 different characters with 10000 different stories, all interconnected and leading to a stupid ending which is at the beginning of the movie. Haan so theek hai; there have been movies edited like that in the past and this was probably meant to be one of those but hello! This was really really ridiculous! I had to ask my friend ke kya ho raha hai bhai!

Haan so the story was anyway super confusing, upar se most dialogues had maa behen ki gaalis in them which all the boys in the theatre found very amusing and were laughing out loud like jackasses! Ok some dialogues were funny, no doubt, but even if they weren’t, and still had a gaali in them, there would be guys laughing like idiots. Hmmm…maybe laughing at abuses is a guy thing.

So anyway, besides that, Chitrangda Singh looked hot, Irrfan Khan acted well with his big eyes bulging out and the cute guy Arunoday Singh looked really cute lekin kya faayda?!

The music was bakwas, the cinematography was still decent but as a movie, to me, it was completely bakwas!

I will not rate it and I will not even write a summary of the story for you (cause I didn’t fully get it myself).

Bas ho gaya. 😛  Thank you.

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Dec 17 2010

Mirch- Movie Review

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The movies this week weren’t too interesting and I wasn’t too keen on watching Tron Legacy cause it’s just not my type of movie so I chose Mirch.

There are like 5 stories in this movie so I’m not sitting and typing so much. I’ll tell you in short. A struggling writer approaches a producer with his rejected script with too much hope. The producer says sorry boss, give me a script which is solid. The only way to make money from a film is a dumdaar actor or sex.  So the writer thinks up 4 different stories, inspired from Panchatantra, in which there’s infidelity, sex and smart women.

Now coming to my review. The beginning of the movie almost made me snore. The title credits were simultaneously rolling with the protagonist waiting for his girlfriend and drinking beer at the same time. So for the first five minutes, all I could see was his hand and a glass of beer and car keys. But don’t worry… it could only get better from there. And it did. The stories were genuinely good. Ok the 2 stories after the Interval were a little weak compared to the first two.

There are some really talented actors in the movie- Konkana Sen Sharma, Raima Sen, Rajpal Yadav, Boman Irani, Shreyas Talpade, Shahana Goswami, Sushant Singh, Prem Chopra, Ila Arun, Arunoday Singh and Tisca Chopra. Director Vinay Shukla’s very smartly used most of them more than once in all the stories in the movie and they’ve done a good job, except for maybe Arunoday Singh who was just ok.

Cinematography could have been way better considering the beautiful locations they got. The music was pretty good and went well with the movie theme.

Overall, Mirch had quite a bit of masala to make it entertaining but it would’ve been better if the pace was faster too.

Rating– 3/5

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