Jun 20 2014

Humshakals- Movie Review

Roochster

This is by far Sajid Khan’s worst film as a director because not just the screenplay but even the acting, dialogues, story and direction but on the whole the movie is nothing but a disaster so please avoid watching it!

Rating- 1/5

Humshakals movie poster

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Mar 17 2013

Mere Dad ki Maruti- Movie Review

Roochster

Mere Dad Ki Maruti posterI should’ve known that naming movies after cars would become a trend. Why, of course! Its movie full of advertising for them! Here’s what I think about the 1 hr 40 mins car ad!

Ram Kapoor is a strict father to a lallu son Saqib Saleem. The boy is trying hard to impress Rhea Chakraborty who is the college hotty. So in order to have the most perfect first date, he along with best friend Prabal Panjabi decides to take his brand new car (which is actually supposed to be gifted to his to-be-jijaji on his marriage day). Unfortunately, the Maruti disappears and then follow a series of misadventures.

Firstly, there’s nothing new about the story. It seems like you’re watching a teenage version of ‘Ferrari ki Sawari’ and of course, a much more exaggerated version (Punjabi style). The first half will make you wonder why you’re even watching the movie because everything is so OTT (Over-the-top) and for what? Even such a short movie felt really long! I agree that the cinematography is very rich and the overall production design is beautiful and so is the styling. But the screenplay falls flat on its face. The last fifteen minutes luckily act as the saving grace in an otherwise boring movie.

Saqib Saleem as the lead actor tries too hard but doesn’t match up to Prabal Panjabi who is naturally funny and cute. I think he was a lot better in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. Rhea Chakraborty who plays the bitchy Jasleen looks her part and to a certain extent acts it too but I guess teenagers and kids will be able to relate to her the most. Ram Kapoor as the scary father is convincing and has even acted well but the very fact that his character’s so over-the-top is a bit annoying. Ravi Kissen seemed a bit out of place in this movie but he’s a good actor and even with the small role did a good job.

There’s not much music in the movie, just a couple of songs but the background music is good and adds alot to the film.   I’m surprised this film is produced by Yash Raj Films because they’ve definitely done better films in the past even if they’re with new actors or a crazy story. This one’s a major let down.

By the end of the film I had seen enough of the red Maruti Ertiga which is spacious, is called a Life Utility Vehicle (LUV) and costs about 6 lakhs. Purpose served I guess.

Rating– 2/5

 

 

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Jul 17 2010

Udaan- Movie Review

Roochster

I decided to go watch Udaan this morning all by myself after everyone who said they’d come, ditched. I don’t regret my decision at all!

Udaan is a simple story, simply told and simply marketed too. If you see, hardly any promotion was done; not just because it was a small budget film with not-so-famous actors, but because the film speaks for itself. Word of mouth is the best way to market a film and that’s what the producers chose to do.

I’m not going to say anything about the story because it’s very simple and predictable. But even though it’s simple and predictable, you’d want to watch it simply because it’s an attempt at telling a story beautifully. Sometimes, no matter how simple, the way a story is told makes a huge difference.

Each character in the movie is very well defined. Right from Rohan the protagonist, the little step brother Arjun to the adorable Chachu (Ram Kapoor) and the dictator father (Ronit Roy) who you feel like slapping because of the person he is in the movie! From the background music to the cinematography to the costumes… everything is just right in the movie.

I’m so glad I went to watch it! I recommend this movie to everyone! A lot of you would even relate to it!

Rating– 4/5

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