Oct 16 2013

Boss- Movie Review


Boss posterWho would’ve thought that Boss would be a paisa vasool entertainer? Only Akshay Kumar fans, of course! Well, I’m not much of an Akshay Kumar fan, to be honest. Anyway, here goes my review.

Boss tells the story of Surya (Akshay Kumar) who grew up with his father (Mithun Chakraborthy) and brother Shiv (Shiv Pandit) but due to some mishaps, was thrown out of his house and so started living with a gangster Big Boss (Danny Denzongpa) who then named him Boss. A situation arises where bad cop (Ronit Roy) is harassing his real brother Shiv because he’s in love with sister Ankita (Aditi rao Hydari). The father is no match for the cop and has no option but to hire a gangster to get rid of the bad cop, influenced by a politician. The gangster turns out to be his own son- Surya a.k.a Boss.

I must say that director Anthony D’souza has worked in perfect tandem with his production team and technical department. The story is a little lengthy with dialogues that aren’t the best but they do crack you up. There’s a scene in which Akshay Kumar wipes his forehead and some sweat falls on the grass. A plant shoots up. Man says, “Paseene mein itna power ke plant ug gaya?” to which Akshay Kumar says, “Issey ‘Power plant’ kehte hain”.  So yes, now you know what to expect! Haha! I did laugh a lot at this one though and immediately sent it to a couple of friends on Whatsapp who gave me gaalis for it!

The screenplay is a bit shaky but still makes an entertaining film because of so many things put together. The action sequences for one are brilliant! Action director Anal Arasu has done a great job, especially the last action sequence. Cinematographer Laxman Utekar has worked his magic with the camera and the slow motion shots look beautiful! The way he’s captured every frame makes the film look very rich. Also the background score and sound effects work miraculously with the flow of the film. Good job Sandeep Shirodkar and Leslie Fernandes!

I just felt that the music was average. The songs ‘Har kisiko’ and ‘Boss’ stand out and have been shot very well. The costumes are good except for the stupid looking ‘Boss ring’ Akshay Kumar keeps flashing throughout the movie.

Coming to the best part about the film… the performances. This is one of those films where the hero and villain must have great screen chemistry and we get to see exactly that. Ronit Roy is perfect as the bad cop and super convincing. Akshay Kumar is good as Boss and the way he does the action scenes is just fantastic! Shiv Pandit is natural and gives a good performance. Mithun Chakraborthy and Danny Denzongpa are superb! I also thought that the young Akshay Kumar did a great job too. Aditi Rao Hydari is not too bad either. In short, every actor in this film contributes largely into making it a performance-driven film.

Overall, Boss is a paisa vasool entertainer on the lines of Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore and Singham and I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was slightly long.

Rating– 3.5/5

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Sep 28 2012

Oh My God! – Movie Review


OMG! Surprise Surprise!

So, Kanjilal Mehta is an atheist who lives life on his own terms. He owns an antique shop in Chor bazaar and fools people into buying God’s statues for a heavy price. Things change when his shop is the only one destroyed by an earthquake. To claim money for the damage, he approaches an insurance company which blatantly refuses saying its an act of God. Now his only way to get the money is to fight a case with God himself.

So, the film Oh My God is based on the famous Gujarati play- Kanji Viruddh Kanji. The director Ashvini Yardi has done a good job with it thanks to the powerful script and screenplay. You wont expect it to be that good but it is, surprisingly. The second half is very good. There is substance in the story and that’s what entertains you throughout without getting bored. The social message also comes across well.

Paresh Rawal as an actor is brilliant! He’s a natural and completely effortless in playing his character. Akshay Kumar also has acted well. His role sounds and looks very corny but he’s convincing enough to look the part (Krishna bhagwan). I also thought Mithun Chakraborthy was fantastic! He barely had dialogues and conveyed alot through his eyes and expressions. All the other actors are also very good.

The good part is that there aren’t any songs in the movie apart from ‘Go Go Govinda’ which is a fun track with Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhudeva.

Overall, OMG Oh My God is a good film. It was surpringly entertaining and fun to watch!

Rating– 3.5/5


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May 4 2012

Housefull 2- Movie Review


Stupid glossed out movie with decent performances and songs, good styling, beautiful locations, lame jokes and a very annoying Chunkey Pandey!

Rating- 2.5/5

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Nov 9 2010

Golmaal 3- Movie Review


The Golmaal movies have always been in the ‘stupid-comedy’ category. They’re obviously not meant for everyone so do not judge me when I say that I liked it, especially if you make faces at stupid jokes!

I’m feeling lazy to type the story but in short its basically about these 5 orphans (Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor & Shreyas Talpade) with the help of Kareena Kapoor (also an orphan) bringing two old lovers (Mithun Chakraborthy & Ratna Pathak), who had to break up because of the girl’s villainous father together.

The story isn’t really something to brag about. It’s predictable and there’s no “wow” thing in it. The ending isn’t that great but what makes the movie a hit for me are the dialogues, the way all the actors look (except Shreyas Talpade) and the camera work. It has been shot really well, especially the action scenes.

The comedy timing of all the actors and dialogues are kick ass! There was this one scene after the interval which totally cracked me up- The Hum saath saath hai scene. If you’ve seen the movie, you’d know which one I’m talking about.  Some of the dialogues are legendary! Mithun Chakraborthy is truly a star!

Coming to the way the actors looked… I couldn’t take my eyes of Kareena… she looks gorgeous in all the scenes! For the first time I think I actually thought Ajay Devgan looked good! Kunal Khemu also for some reason looked pretty decent… otherwise I think he looks like a servant! I had a problem with Shreyas’ styling. Whoever did it, probably hated him ‘cause he looks so ganda! His hair and clothes look really really bad!

The songs aren’t that great but its ok. The movie is not about the music anyway.

Rohit Shetty has done it again! Golmaal 3 as a movie was howlarious in the second half and decent in the first half. I’d say it’s a little above average for me.

Rating– 3.5/5

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