Aug 31 2012

Joker- Movie Review


I was half expecting no one to come with me for this movie but luckily my friend Komal called and said she was coming! I couldn’t have been more thankful!

As we’ve seen from the trailers, Joker is about this village called Paglapur which is full of ‘pagal’ people but it does not exist in the map of India anywhere! Akshay Kumar (scientist in the USA) and also born and brought up in Paglapur along with girlfriend Sonakshi Sinha (sit at home girlfriend) go to India to meet his father who pretends to be dying. When they reach, they realise, that Paglapur is in a lot of shit and the people deserve a better life. Then they start weaving the alien story and things change for the good.

Ok so Shirish Kunder thinks differently from other directors. His stories are unique and might sound bizarre to most. He’s made Jaan-e-mann in the past which was worse than vomit. Joker looked quite retarded too but there was something about it which made me wanna go watch it. The story is not something I’ve heard of before. The dialogues are below average. The cinematography is very good and even the set design is quite interesting.  Shirish Kunder as a director seems a little shaky just like the script. Too much madness in the film and very kiddish humour but not that bad also.

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi are back together after Rowdy Rathore and they were ok in this one. Anyone could have done their roles. Vindu Dara Singh is annoying as usual. Shreyas Talpade who’s supremely talented has got the kind of role Tusshar Kapoor gets but he still manages to do it well.

The songs are pathetic, even the item song with Chitrangda Singh.

Overall, Joker is just ok. It’s not that bad also. I didn’t get bored watching it and laughed at some scenes.

Rating– 2.5/5

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Dec 24 2010

Tees Maar Khan- Movie Review


My name is Sheila…Sheila ki jawani…I’m too sexy for you…main tere haath na aani! This song has been stuck in everyone’s heads since atleast a month and now after watching the movie, there’ll definitely be more fans of the song if not the movie.

Tees Maar Khan (TMK) a.k.a Akshay Kumar is a con artist who plans to rob a train loaded with antiques that can fetch him enough moolah for the rest of his life. In order to rob the train, he disguises himself as a film director and cons Bollywood superstar Aatish Kapoor (Akshaye Khanna), desperately wanting an Oscar and Sheila (B grade actress and TMK’s girlfriend), with a lead role in a ‘period film’ called Bharat Ka Khazana (supposedly based on the Kakori conspiracy case of the pre-Independence era).

Farah Khan’s known for her masala movies and she’s made 2 really good ones. I don’t understand why this went wrong. It’s funny in parts but not funny enough. There’s drama and action but not enough. Somehow, I just couldn’t enjoy this movie completely. The dialogues are very ok. I didn’t find myself laughing at most jokes. OK I laughed a lot at the ‘Mere desh ki dharti scene’ and I must admit it was very funny.

Coming to the acting part…There’s Akshay Kumar who’s acted better in the past and there’s Katrina who’d have made atleast 10,000 people watch the movie only for her item song- Sheila ki jawani. Her role has no matlab only. I think the supporting actors- Raghu & Rajiv, Aarya Babbar and Akshaye Khanna were way better!  The music is not that great except for Sheila ki jawani, Wallah re wallah and the title track which are good but not excellent. I still think Munni’s better than Sheila in all respects.

So yeah, Tees Maar Khan is just average and I’m quite disappointed. I expected more from Farah Khan.

Rating– 2.5/5

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