Sep 21 2012

Heroine- Movie Review


Heroine was one film I just had to watch because the subject was so interesting. But the film was so disappointing! Here’s why.

Heroine is about this superstar who can’t act, much like some of our very own Bollywood stars. She’s hot and gets endorsements and movies just because she’s a star. Her love life sucks and as a result she’s always moody and not the first choice when it comes to working with other actors and directors. A PR person comes in who helps her reach a better stage in her career only to be let down because of Kareena’s erratic mood swings and what she does with them. And of course, Madhur Bhandarkar style we see various phases of a ‘heroine’ and those around her in the industry.

Ok now, what was Madhur Bhandarkar thinking?! Yes Chandni bar, Page 3 and Fashion worked because somewhere they were realistic and gave an insight into a world we all want to know about. Heroine is nothing but negative all through! Kareena Kapoor plays a star who has no friends even outside the industry, she gets big films like Katrina Kaif based on looks, she smokes and drinks a lot, she’s moody, she’s insecure about love and even career, she’s had a bad past and what not. So basically there’s nothing positive about her except the fact that she looks good. Madhur Bhandarkar must really hate people in Bollywood to show what he’s shown in the film. All make up men and designers are gay, a small budget film director has that unkempt look and is always more respected as compared to other directors, the main heroine has no friends only, everyone in the industry is a compulsive smoker… how many more clichés ya! To top it all, there’s a lameass ‘item number’ called Halkat Jawani which falls flat on its face because it’s as bad as the songs in his earlier movie ‘Page 3’. Remember ‘Kuwan ma doob jaaoongi’?

So yeah, Madhur Bhandarkar is somehow losing his tag of a ‘realistic film maker’. Heroine is incredibly exaggerated and negative, as if made to remove his bhadaas on some people in the Bollywood film industry. All the actors except for Kareena Kapoor look like they’re from the 90s and even dress like that. The story takes too long to end!

Kareena Kapoor is obviously the star of the film. She looks great and has even acted well but we’ve seen Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut doing the same thing in Fashion, Bipasha Basu in Raaz 3 and Vidya Balan, who was so much more realistic and better in The Dirty Picture if we talk about recent similar films.  Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda have done a good job even though they had small roles. Mugdha Godse said, “Shits!” which sums up her acting skills and how she talks in real life.  Lillette Dubey, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey and Divya Dutta are superb! Other than that, there are just a bunch of dumb actors excited to work with Madhur Bhandarkar.

Honestly, there could have been so much more to make Heroine a sure shot superhit but Madhur Bhandarkar screwed it up with stereotyping almost everything and creating a film full of negativity and the bad side of Bollywood. Not cool!

Rating– 2/5

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Feb 24 2012

Jodi Breakers- Movie Review


To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything from this movie after I saw the trailer. It looked quite stupid. Now the question is… was it?

Predictable as it seems, Bipasha and Madhavan play the Jodi breakers who successfully makes unhappy marriages end in divorce. The twist comes right before the interval when we find out that Madhavan has a ‘maksad’ behind splitting one of the jodis and oops! It’s too late cause Miss Sexy Bips has fallen head over heels in ‘lou’ with Mr. Chashmish Motu. Bas haan now enough said. Let’s get to the review.

The story is as I said, predictable. The beginning is a little dull and slow but it gets better. I think what keeps the movie going is the fact that the locations and sets and all the actors’ hair, make up and clothes are all superb! Of course, the director has done a decent job too. The music by Salim Sulaiman is very ok, not something I’d download and listen to.

Bipasha has never looked so sexy and Madhavan has never looked so fat and out of place. I’ve always enjoyed Madhavan’s performance in his earlier films but this one was just ok. Bipasha Basu tried to act a little cute and was pretty good at it but her performance overall is consistent with the earlier ones. I really liked Milind Soman though. Besides looking smashing, he’s also done a pretty good job as an actor. Omi Vaidya’s only funny scene was the Kamdev Baba one apart from which all the other ‘supposed’ funny dialogues of his were not funny at all! Dipannita Sharma is also a pretty decent actor even though she’s super skinny.

Overall, Jodi Breakers is a timepass chick flick. Watch at home types.

Rating– 2.5/5


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