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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Jan 28 2011

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji- Movie Review


To be honest, I didn’t expect much from this movie. The trailer, which I had seen just once, was quite sad; so the only reason I went for it was Madhur Bhandarkar. I really like his kind of movies. Errr this one…was different.

The story- 3 house mates-Ajay Devgan (the divorced simple man), Emraan Hashmi (the player) and Omi Vaidya (the bhola guy who works at a matrimonial site but is a poet at heart) meet women of different ages and backgrounds and fall in love with them. Unfortunately, things don’t quite happen as planned. Bas I’m not saying more! It’s quite stupid anyway and I’m also feeling lazy to type.

Where do I start from…so many things about the movie sucked!  The ‘Chatur’ we all loved in 3 Idiots was just not convincing enough as the character he played in this movie. All the actresses were bad except for Tisca Chopra who looked lovely and acted ok! Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi were very ok. The music by Pritam wasn’t that good in spite of Emraan Hashmi being a part of the movie. Madhur Bhandarkar’s direction unfortunately seems directionless. Apart from a few scenes which cracked me up, there wasn’t much to get entertained with.

So, yeah the movie is quite bad. But not as bad as Yamla Pagla Deewana!

Rating– 2/5

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