Oct 2 2014

Bang Bang- Movie Review

Roochster

Bang Bang-PosterI confess! I was super excited to watch Bang Bang only because of the star cast and of course because it was going to be a typical Bollywood film! Was it worth the excitement? Read on.

Plot in short– Harleen (Katrina Kaif) is a bank receptionist and bored with her life. In order to find herself true love, she sets herself up on a date with the help of a site called ‘Trueluvv.com. Cut to entry of Rajveer (Hrithik Roshan), her date and the thief who stole the Kohinoor diamond and has people chasing him everywhere. Harleen must make a choice. She can either go back to her routine, dull life or be with this crazy man and travel the world with him and his escapades.

The Good– Well, the cinematography definitely tops the charts. Glossy, rich and sharp, the visuals are stunning! I thought the performances were decent but not wow! I must admit though that both Hrithik and Katrina looked droolworthy! They look great on screen! Even the styling, hair and make up is amazing! Beautiful locations too! So I’d say lookwise, the film is bang on! The music and background score is not bad either. There are barely any songs in the film but the songs ‘Tu meri’ and ‘Meherbaan’ are foot tapping and melodious.

The Not-so-good– Bang Bang is clearly a mix of a number of action flicks that have released in the recent past such as Dhoom, Ek Tha Tiger, A Holiday, etc. There goes the originality. The direction by Siddharth Anand is very ok. Sadly it has to rely on the weak screenplay which is nothing but a sequence of chase scenes. Keep an eye out for all the ads you get to see in the film such as Pizza Hut, Mountain Dew, Johnson Tiles, etc. which didn’t have to be so ‘in-your-face’.

Verdict– Overall, Bang Bang is nothing but a time pass film which is high on glamour and low on substance. It may be a treat for all the Hrithik, Katrina, Barbie and Ken fans though.

Rating– 2.5/5

 

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Oct 1 2010

Anjaana Anjaani- Movie Review

Roochster

I can’t tell you how excited I was to write my review for Anjaana Anjaani after watching it. Excited because after a long time I saw a nice romantic comedy. Light-hearted and totally worth watching! What made it more exciting was that I went to Eros (theatre) which was Housefull and people (mainly, college students) were literally clapping, whistling and dancing!

The story is simple- Strangers meet randomly, stay together for about 20 days and then realize something’s wrong so part ways. One has fallen for the other and the other takes some time to realize that maybe they feel the same about each other. And then of course, there’s a happy ending.

This movie’s story totally reminds me of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge not entirely, but quite a bit. This is my kind of movie! Romantic, funny, sweet, emotional and just something you’d like to watch again. Great music, beautiful cinematography, good dialogues, lovely art direction and overall, the movie has a nice warmth to it that makes it appealing to people of all ages. I like the pace in the second half of the film which covers the little bit of slowness in the first half.

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are both great actors but to be honest their chemistry is nothing like Shahrukh and Kajol’s in DDLJ! It seemed as if they were both aiming for the spotlight which sort of spoilt the romance that could have appeared to be more real on screen. For the first time I thought Ranbir was not as good as he usually is in all his films. They both look good, no doubt; but not together.

The song ‘Tujhe bhula diya’ is beautiful.

Overall, Anjaana Anjaani is a hit for me. I totally enjoyed myself watching it and I recommend this movie to all you romantics out there! Go watch it!

Rating– 4/5

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