Raat Gayi Baat Gayi: Movie Review

So Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, I mean RGBG won the best film award at the New York Film Festival. OK. No big deal. Maybe there wasn’t a better film this time. Anyway it was a South Asian affair, this film festival, so a good possibility exists.

Well, to me, the film was not a best-film thing. But a regular, good film. OK not regular, but a good film. So here I start my review of Raat Gayi Baat Gayi.
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3 Idiots: Review

The review doesn’t have the story, but some little points about it. If you want to avoid spoilers completely, leave the parts appearing between <spoiler> and </spoiler> tags.

Do you know what is Aamir Khan paradox? Simple. It’s unfortunate that we make a movie on college students with a 44 year old Aamir Khan, not believing any young actor to be able to perform the role and wondering how a 44 year old will look 22 (actually even less, 17-18 if you talk of first year of engineering) but end of the day he performs there and fortunately, looking 22 or not, he manages to make himself fit in the role, not even making people think if the role demanded a younger actor, of the age of Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan.

Yes. 3 Idiots is a good film, though solely for entertainment. And this, too, belongs to Aamir Khan aka Rancho.

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Paanch: Movie Review

As the sentence of some guy at PFC goes, we started watching the film as critics, but Paanch turned us into mere audience very soon. I think the sentence describes Paanch quite well. I must say, had I seen Paanch before all Anurag’s movies, I would not need a Black Friday and a Dev.D to be his fan.

Paanch starts with prologue that says Evil is perhaps a child and that the film is a warning to the society in which urban ambitions and estrangement are always on the rise.

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Avatar: NOT a review

I don’t see many English movies, or at least did not use to, until a few months back. So I do not think I am good enough to write a movie review for a normal English movie, let alone Avatar. The Avatar.

First thing, I loved the movie. I loved the effects, and even with those strange glasses, I loved the whole experience.

But, I do not think Avatar is one of the best movies ever made, and most probably, future will have things more in favor of the sentence.

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Movie Review: Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year

Warning: Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year is NOT Chak De India.

Rocket Singh is not a typical Yash Raj product. It’s real time, not larger than life, and it has small people. The way Rocket Singh says in the advertisement, 37 percent, with grace marks. So do not expect a Shahrukh Khan who spreads his hands and the world falls between them. Rocket Singh is not about Spiderman, it’s about a salesman.

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Movie Review: Paa

And the question rises once again. What are movie reviews for? To give one’s opinion on whether a person reading the review should go and watch the movie or not. Isn’t it? So I can finish reviewing Paa in one, two or three words. Here are the three reviews.

3 Word Review: Just Loved it!

2 Word Review: Go, Watch!

1 Word Review: Paa.

Rating: 9 on 10. In the hope that Mr Bachchan may still have some surprise someday.

My WORK is over. But if you still want to read on, you sure can.

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Radio – Love on Air: Movie Review

Is it really going to affect you what I write here about the movie? Well, if it doesn’t and you think Himesh Reshammiya cannot be any good, this is the end of the review. But if you still think there is a chance, here I go.

The last movie I had seen in a cinema hall was De Dana Dan. And though De Dana Dan came from a master filmmaker, I think this attempt of novices which is called Radio – Love on Air, was better than De Dana Dan and I would give them both at least equal stars. My reason: It was fresh. Additional, could be Reason: I had expected a big fat zero from Radio, as I had gone to see an experiment and not a movie.

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Movie Review: De Dana Dan

A typical Priyardarshan movie, De Dana Dan is yet another piece where you feel like going inside the 70mm screen and telling the characters “Stop, please stop the unnecessary confusion.” Yes, this is what happens, nobody in the movie knows why, how and from where things are happening.

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Kurbaan: Movie Review

I had huge expectations. They didn’t get fulfilled. But I saw a good movie.

I think that was my mistake when I went to see Kurbaan. I wanted things to be perfect, but expecting perfection from a debutant director is not always a good idea. Still, the movie is overall good and in some places even outstanding. At least when u r sitting in Saif’s class.

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Movie Review: Tum Mile

Tum Mile

How to make a good movie? One of the first requirements of a movie is a good story. Though there are film makers who have the talent to make a movie worth a watch even with an okay script, not every one can do that. And Kunal Deshmukh is not that great. At least not in making Tum Mile.

Tum Mile is a story of a modern day couple who are in a live-in relationship and facing real life problems. They have their good times, and the bad ones. And even though it’s not been perfect, director has been quite successful in reaching his audience with this one thing. He succeeds in showing that the problems we face after marriage exist almost as big even in a live-in relationship.

But then, he’s given the story a backdrop of Mumbai storm of 26th July 2005. This is the part where the director fails. The movie starts in the plane, goes into flashback, and keeps on moving back and forth from thereon. The flashback parts have good mixture of emotions, music and the daily problems of the couple, but the picturization of storm starts from okay and keeps getting worse as the movie proceeds. By the time of climax, Soha is breathing with a pipe in water and Emraan Hashmi seems to be part of the cast of Blue rather than Tum Mile.

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Jail: Movie Review

JailWhen I came out of Jail in Interval, the only question on my mind was, what am I going to write in the review? Well, that proves two things. The movie was just like a normal Madhur Bhandarkar movie and I had almost nothing new I could think of writing at the point. And, the movie wasn’t good enough to completely capture me. But then, thankfully, things got better in the second half and I had things worth writing.

One thing that is different about Jail than other movies of Bhandarkar is that here, most of the time goes in the title location. While Chandni Bar is not entirely shot in a Bar, Fashion doesn’t show the ramp all the time, and Page 3 doesn’t end up being a three hour party, Jail becomes the victim of its own bars in the first half Continue reading “Jail: Movie Review”

Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani: Movie Review

If you think Rajkumar Santoshi is the director of so-serious-movies like Ghayal, Damini, China Gate, Pukar, Lajja, Legend of Bhagat Singh and Khakee, you are missing something. He’s the man who gave us Andaz Apna Apna. And now he’s there with Ajab Prem ki Ghajab Kahani.

Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani

OK. Frankly, Andaz Apna Apna is a classic and nobody, I repeat, nobody can make it again. So let’s see APKGK from a new frame.

First things first. All good movies don’t need things like mind and reasoning. APKGK is one of those movies.

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Aladin: Movie Review

AladinWarning: If you are above eighteen and proud of it, the movie may not be for you.

Yes. Aladin is not for those who remember the length of reel of the movie is 3646.35 meters. It’s for those who do not mind the Khwaish town which is somewhere near Delhi and Chandigarh falling somewhere near Nainital and Almora in Uttaranchal.

In short, if you are searching for an error-free, technically sound, perfect movie, DO NOT watch it.

But if you’re up for seeing and believing in whatever is happening on the screen as long as you’re in there, you’d probably love it.

I’d seen many reviews of Aladin and I would probably not see the movie at all had it not been for Vishal and Shekhar‘s huge recommendations on Twitter. Though I had to unfollow Vishal on my phone due to excess advertisement of the movie.

OK. I had gone to the movie with near absolutely zero expectations, just to see what were the effects everybody was talking about. It was a morning show and even though the hall was less than one third filled, I could see a lot of children and mostly their faces were as happy Continue reading “Aladin: Movie Review”

London Dreams: Movie Review

Dear Vipul,

If only you knew that we, the people of India, who happen to be your audience, are living in the 21st century and not in ’70s or ’90s, London Dreams would be a blockbuster. Still, your effort was good, and I must congratulate you for a better than average movie you made.

That was all I had to say to Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the Producer-Director of London Dreams. It was a great story, and Suresh Nair deserves appreciation for that. And while Vipul has done a lot good in the movie, there have been some spoiler moments that make the movie an above-average from a blockbuster-to-be.

WIth London Dreams, the first thing I was in doubt about was the cast. This was the first film of Vipul where he didn’t have Akshay Kumar. And Ajay Devgan, Sorry-Devgn, was not considered a good choice for a rockstar by many, probably most. But the intensity of Ajay’s character is something that would be difficult to find with Akshay. So I sort of agree with the idea of taking Ajay, and in time, he sets himself in the movie well. Salman has lived his role fine, but in parts he’s made to play Govinda which becomes too much at times. Asin is fine in her not-so-much-to-do role and looks fresh. In fact as Priyanka cannot be there in every movie, Asin seems like a good choice.

Om Puri, though, is just for adding weight to the cast and hardly has a role. He is limited to giving free advices to Ajay which he only listens to at the end of the movie.

London Dreams

When I started the movie I had zero expectations but as the movie grows up, it gets better and your expectations rise. Ten minutes before the interval, during Barso Yaaron, the movie reaches its peak and for once you feel it’s the end. But then, the movie proceeds, story going in a somewhat Shakespearean style and keeps you sticked to the chair until the on-stage one-way fight between Ajay and Salman. And that is where the movie falls apart. Continue reading “London Dreams: Movie Review”