Sep 26 2014

3 A.M.- Movie Review

Roochster

I went to watch 3 A.M. only for Rannvijay but was rather disappointed to find a poorly written screenplay with average performances and barely anything to make you want to watch it.

Rating- 2/5

3-AM poster

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Oct 14 2011

Mod- Movie Review

Roochster

2 reasons I went to watch this movie- Rannvijay and Nagesh Kukunoor. Did they let me down? You’re just about to find out!

Mod is a small town story about a girl named Aranya and a boy named Andy. It all starts when Andy visits Aranya’s little watch-repair store and starts going there everyday just to see her. Aranya slowly gets used to it and finds it cute that someone’s giving her so much attention. Soon they start seeing each other and when love happens, life takes a turn (Mod). There’s more to Andy than Aranya thought and she soon finds out a lot that might change what they had.

As a movie Mod is lovely! The story is powerful and has been directed just as well. I’ve watched quite a few of Nagesh Kukunoor’s films and personally feel there’s a message in all of them. This one has the message of love and faith. Except for maybe in the second half where you might feel that it’s a bit slow, the movie runs at its own pace. The cinematography and setting is brilliant! I wouldn’t say much about the music except for the song ‘Tu hi tu’ which is quite nice.

Coming to the performances… I’ve seen Rannvijay’s Toss and London Dreams and to be honest, I didn’t think he had the chance to show his full potential in them. In Mod, however, he’s got to play a great role that has enough to prove a point- Rannvijay is not just a vj. He can act and he’s very good! Also, I love him even more now! Ayesha Takia is one of those actresses that is effortless in her acting ability and is both subtle and charming. I can’t imagine anyone but her as Aranya. She just fits right in.

To me, Mod was an interesting movie with a big heart. I really liked it!

Rating– 3.5/5

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Nov 10 2010

Action Replayy- Movie Review

Roochster

To be very honest, I thought this movie would be awesome because it not only looked different but also because of the whole 70s theme. Lekin… itna disappointing it was! Haaaayye!

Action Replayy is supposed to be a light-hearted comedy about Kishan and Mala who’ve had a bad marriage since 35 years and their son Bunty tries to make it right by going back to the 70s when they first met and solves all the problems.

Getting down to what I thought about the movie… The story was lifted from a Gujarati play called Action Replay and before that a Hollywood movie called Back to the Future so there’s nothing mahaan about the story. I barely found myself feeling connected to the story in any way and rarely laughed at a “supposed-to-be” funny scene.

The setting is great though! The set designer and art director should be given due credit for making the setting look so real and colourful. It’s not an easy job so, kudos!

I wouldn’t say the same about the costumes, acting and everything else. Akshay Kumar looks like ulti and was even a little annoying with the bunny teeth and ugly glasses. I didn’t wanna look at him at all, forget the lallu boy acting. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks beautiful and I think she’s looking prettier by the day! Even as an old woman, she looked gorgeous!  She’s done a decent job actingwise. Aditya Roy Kapoor was good and Rannvijay Singh Singha was ok… they deserve a movie which brings out their real talent!

The music by Pritam is very ok except for 2 songs. ‘Zor ka jhatka’ is a great number and I toh start dancing only whenever I hear it! The song ‘Nakhre’ is perfect for the 70s and is pretty good too.

So, Action Replayy didn’t really work for me. It was well below average.

Rating– 1.5/5

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