Toonpur Ka Superhero: Music Review

With Toonpur ka Superhero, Anu Malik gets an album after a long gap that was running from last year’s Kambakkht Ishq. As the movie is a live action-animation, the songs have to be made according to children’s choice and to some extent Anu Malik, and more than that Rishi Rich succeed in that. Here is a review.

The album starts with Let’s go to Toonpur, the only song composed by Rishi Rich, performed by Veronica, Mumzy and H-Dhami. It’s a song with the movie’s story running in it while the light pop music of the song should be liked not only by children but may prove addictive to all.
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Rajneeti: Review

When i was in school and we were asked to write essays on our favourite books i always wrote Mahabharata. There is a saying in Bengali :”Ja nei bharate, ta nei bharate” which means anything that did not find a place in the great epic, does not exist in India. Politics forms the crux of the epic. Dynastic politics, feud over property, power tussle between blood relations make each page of the greatest story ever told so gripping. But an adaptation of the same with Indian electoral politics as the backdrop fails to impress much. Specially so because this film comes from the kitty of Prakash Jha (who had raised the bar of film making with Gangajal). Had Karan Johar made this film i would have been all praises (like i was in MNIK; that film was pathetic too). Rajneeti works because Mahabharata works.

I will not go into the story of the film. I would just try to talk about certain aspects of the film which if absent could have made Rajneeti a classic. First is the screenplay. In the first half of the film it almost resembles a Yash raj drama! Specially the scenes between Ranbir and Katrina! The scenes went by too fast and editing was really bad which hampered the flow of the film. The songs were complete misfit and could have been given a miss! Prakash Jha should really learn how to use songs as background scores. Some concepts were cliche ridden. Dialogues were stale in most parts and evoked laughter in some serious scenes (like “tum mere jyesth putra ho”). The director’s attempt to adapt Mahabharata boomerangs. He lets many strings loose which becomes very difficult for him to sort out by the end of the film.

This is an extract of Aagan‘s review. Complete Review at Aaganzworld.

Update: I watched Raajneeti and absolutely loved it. My suggestion, Do watch it, if you like or have any interest in that bad game called Politics. I have. 🙂

Road, Movie and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge: Movie Review

It was a bit strange Friday as neither of the two movies I saw today had a strong storyline even though both had strong actors. While Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge was expected to be so, Road, movie was a not-so-pleasant surprise as time and truck kept moving but not the story. Here is my review, or reviews as you may call it, of the two movies, in the order I saw them. So Atithi comes first.
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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge: Preview and trailer

In class 9th, I had read a Hindi story of Uday Shankar Bhatt, called Naye Mehman. In the story, two guests comes to a household on an extremely hot summer day. The God and society fearing members of the household do their best to keep the guests happy even though they pray for their departure. The best part, they’re not clear who exactly these guests were.
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Rajneeti: Trailer

Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti might be awaited, but NOW, it will be really awaited. I think we need such trailers for movies to be hit. The trailer reminds me of Mahabhrat (intendedly, of course) with a wonderful voice over that sounds like that by Nana Patekar. Well, no discussions on that for now. Watch the trailer. Listen to the voice over. To Vande Mataram. And wait for May 28th.
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