Dec 30 2012

Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2012

Roochster

Best Movies of 2012

1)      Kahaani- Mind blowing story and well paced thriller. Starring Vidya Balan. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh.

2)      Rowdy Rathore- Paisa Vasool masala film. Starring Akshay Kumar & Sonakshi Sinha. Directed by Prabhudeva.

3)      Ek Tha Tiger- Entertaining thriller. Starring Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif. Directed by Kabir Khan

4)      Barfi- The performances make the film fun to watch. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’cruz. Directed by Anurag Basu.

5)      OMG Oh My God! – Very Good movie with a beautiful message. Starring Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar & Mithun Chakraborthy. Directed by Umesh Shukla.

6)      English Vinglish- Simple, emotional and moving. Starring Sridevi, Priya Anand & Mehdi Nebou

7)      Talaash– Slightly slow but superb thriller! Starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji & Kareena Kapoor. Directed by Reema Kagti.

8)      Paan Singh Tomar- Unpretentious & endearing with a great story and gripping  performance by Irrfan Khan. Starring Irrfan Khan & Mahie Gill. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia

9)      Vicky Donor- Surprisingly fun and real with natural performances. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gupta & Annu Kapoor. Directed by Shoojit Sircar.

10)   Ishaqzaade- Charming, different and entertaining. Starring Parineeti Chopra & Arjun Kapoor. Directed by Habib Faisal.

 

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Sep 14 2012

Barfi!- Movie Review

Roochster

I was super eager to watch the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Barfi! because of how awesome it looked from all the promos. Here’s what I think.

Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) plays a lovable and full of life deaf and mute guy who is in love with Shruti. She feels the same but because of parental pressure; she succumbs and marries a normal guy who’s rich. Then, Barfi meets Jhilmil, a simple girl who is mentally challenged. Years later, Barfi bumps into Shruti and sparks fly again, this time only from Shruti’s side. I will not disclose more than this.

Let me be completely honest with you. I am disappointed. Yup! The story is simple and nice and the treatment is good but the pace is not how I imagined. Yes, the background music and comedy is good but the screenplay is a bit of a drag. In the course of the movie, you’ll be looking for the direction the film is going in. I really liked the production design and look of the film though and Anurag Basu has directed the film well with whatever content he had in hand.

Ranbir Kapoor, as usual shines with his performance. He’s effortlessly lovable and totally convinces you that he is indeed Barfi! and no one can play it better than him. Priyanka Chopra’s performance is shockingly superb! I can say it’s her best performance till date because there wasn’t even a spoonful of Priyanka I could see in her acting. She’s played the character of Jhilmil very very well and even looks it! Ileana D’Cruz was also quite decent in her acting and looks so delicate and skinny that Priyanka looks like Tuntun in comparison. All the other actors also have acted well.

The music by Pritam is different and refreshing, especially the song that plays before the movie starts with the credits. I like the title song and another one that has a bit of a classical edge to it.

So, Barfi! is sweet as the name suggests with outstanding performances from Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor who definitely deserve awards.  Only, I wish the pace of the film was quicker and I wish there were more funny scenes with Ranbir Kapoor.

Rating– 3/5

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