May 25 2013

Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke- Movie Review


hum_hai_raahi_car_ke posterSometimes you just know that a movie is going to be really bad before even seeing it and yet you muster up the courage to go and watch ‘Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke’ on a Saturday morning when most people are either sleeping still or heading to work. Here’s my review.

Priyanka (Adah Sharma and Shammi (Dev Goel) are chaddi buddies (childhood friends) who stay next door to each other. Shammi must go to Pune to attend a wedding which happens to be on the first day of the New Year. He drags Priyanka along who is bound with work responsibilities and decides to attend calls while on their way to celebrate the New Year travelling and at a party in Khandala. Shammi decides to take the old highway route and that’s when their misadventures start.

Director- Producer Jyotin Goel is still an amateur director and you’ll be able to see that when you watch Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke. The story is very simple so what was needed was a good screenplay. Sadly, that’s missing big time. The execution as a result suffers. It starts off decently but gets really annoying and boring very soon. Some of the characters are very badly written! It’s supposed to be a comedy but there are barely any funny scenes. For instance, all of Chunkey Pandey’s roles in the movie are supposed to make you laugh but they will annoy you big time. The cinematography is perhaps the only good in the movie. The movie lacks in so many ways that I can’t sit and list them down here. The music by Sangeet and Siddharth Haldipur is strictly ok.

Adah Sharma is likable in the start but loses her charm in the second half of the movie. She’s not that great an actress but way better than her co-actor Dev Goel. He cannot act and gets very irritating with the way he talks with smile plastered on his face all the time. He looks like Ranveer Singh+Akshay Kumar and has a good body but that’s it. Chunkey Pandey is as I mentioned earlier, annoying. Juhi Chawla’s role in the movie will make you sick! Sanjay Dutt looks like he’s just doing a favour by being in the film and I don’t doubt that’s the case.

I obviously wont recommend a film like this. Not worth your time or money! Avoid!

Rating– 1/5



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May 24 2013

Ishkq in Paris- Movie Review


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It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Preity Zinta in a movie. The last popular film we saw her in was Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in 2007. The she got busy with her love life (Ness Wadia), IPL, her chat show which bombed, and of course starting her new production company- PZNZ Media of which Ishkq in Paris is a product. So how was her comeback? Let’s get on with the review and find out.

Ishkq (Preity Zinta) who is half- Indian-half- French is a photographer who stays in Paris with her single French mother Marie (Isabelle Adjani). In a metro she bumps into Akash (Rhehan Malliek) who is an “agent” like in Jerry Maguire and since they’re both commitment- phobic and just want to have fun, they instantly hit it off. They decide to spend an evening in Paris (Before Sunrise, Hum Tum, Ekk Main aur Ekk Tu, Jab We Met, Anjaana Anjaani, anyone?) While they’re walking the beautiful cobbled streets of Paris, they meet a weirdo (Chunky Pandey) who sells them a dice. This dice tells them what to do- party, dinner, coffee, movie, sex…In that order, with no repetitions of course. Then it’s time for Akash to go back, only to meet again a few months later. Need I say what happens next? Of course, you already know!

Prem Raj as a director is as lost as the screenplay. What can they do when the story itself is so unoriginal and done to death? Paris looks beautiful though and cinematographer Manush Nandan has captured it so well that you’d it looks like a long advertisement to promote tourism in Paris. The locations, the art direction, the colours, the styling is all aesthetically done barring Preity Zinta’s hair. That didn’t make her look young. It just made her look stupid. Also, whoever did the casting forgot to get a male actor for the role.

Rhehan Malliek is so expressionlessly good looking that he should do modelling in Paris instead of trying to act. The chemistry between him and Preity is like tomato ketchup on a strawberry muffin. You get the drift? Preity is too old for roles like in this film and she might look very fresh with her mascara-filled eyes puffy lips but when she tries to act all young and bubbly like before, she looks like a wanna-be youngster! She only looked her normal self in the Salman Khan song. In fact, I think there was more chemistry between her and Salman in that one song than with Rhehan Malliek in the full film put together! Isabelle Adjani with her strange hair and dubbed Indian voice makes you wonder if you’re watching a badly dubbed Hollywood flop film.

The music in the film by Sajid Wajid is alright. Salman Khan only made the Punjabi song ‘Soni kudi’ better.

As a film, Ishkq in Paris fails to make a mark; but that was expected the moment you saw the trailer! Don’t watch it!

Rating– 2/5



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Aug 27 2010

Hello Darling- Movie Review


Gul Panag, I have a question for you… WHY?! As much as I knew this movie would suck, I went to watch it only thinking that Gul Panag wouldn’t ever do movies like this! But well, popat ho gaya!

The movie is about 3 so-called “hot” women working together at some Fashion House and their boss who’s a horny bugger (Javed Jaffrey whose name is Harddick in the movie), trying his luck with all the women in the office. So basically these women do stuff to teach him a lesson.

The movie was so uninteresting that I don’t know what to say! Celina Jaitley can’t act and her fake eyes and ugly hair make her look stupid and I felt like slapping her! Eesha Koppikar was ok…her Marathi accent came in 2-3 times by mistake instead of a North Indian accent. Also, her stylist was pathetic and she didn’t look like someone working at a Fashion House from any angle! Gul Panag has acted well in the past… I wonder what went wrong here…Sad! Javed Jaffrey is a brilliant actor and he does comedy well but a movie like this…Tch tch tch! Chunkey Pandey is a monkey. He tries to act funny, but he really gets annoying! For the first time I thought Divya Dutta didn’t act well! She can’t play a Guju woman! Seema Biswas was wasted in the movie! Oh and Mr. Sunny Deol has a guest appearance in the end. His voice was dubbed and that was probably the only part when the movie was a little funny!

The songs are sad! The story is pakao! The jokes aren’t funny! The acting is pathetic!

Verdict– Waste of money!

Rating– 0.5/5

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