This Cocktail comes with a Hangover of Love Aaj Kal

First things first. It’s quite a Cocktail.

And secondly, after a certain point, or maybe even before it, the movie has got a huge hangover, that of Love Aaj Kal.

Meera. Saif. Imtiaz. Delhi. Just so much.

But besides this, Cocktail is almost what you expected. Probably more than what you expected, because you probably didn’t expect anything more than some good songs and light comedy in the movie. However, the movie seems to have some story, though courtesy Imtiaz, who is the writer here too, we have already almost seen it.

Still, storywise, the movie goes fine. The screenplay is light in the first half, but doesn’t remain so tight in the second. The locations are nice, and the songs are not just beautiful, but quite fit in the movie. The cinematography is nice and in certain places the story is told simply with cinematography. At least in one place I remember seeing that.

Actors are good. Saif knows what he’s good at though goes overboard at times. Deepika seems like the role could have been written keeping her in mind. Diana is pretty, the cute girl of the movie. Dimple looks quite natural even with a little overacting thrown in for her role, but it’s Boman who speaks so less and still looks all natural and perfect in his small role, mostly with his expressions and his varied funny voices.

Basically, if you don’t mind a little LAK hangover, this Cocktail might be perfect for your weekend. Or whenever you want to have a little weekend.

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey: Music Review

Khelein Hum Jee jaan Sey starts with a blow. The composer of What’s your Raashee and now this, Sohail Sen, comes up to sing the first song, Yeh Des Hai Mera, himself. The good thing about the song is that the words in the song are quite good, and music is beautiful, while Sohail has done quite effective work on his voice, though quite a lot of it seems done with the machines out there. Still, the song is lovely. Nice to have a patriotic-positive song with some soft music at the time when even romantic songs are moving towards rock. Do listen to this.

The next song, Nain Tere, sung by Pamela Jain and Ranjini Jose, is something traditional, that tries to sound a bit like Lagaan’s O ri Chhori, but since the song doesn’t have a male voice, it doesn’t quite go that way, keeping the song a bit different. The traditional style of music is good but the attention it requires will be available to the song is doubtful. Like it.
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Lafangey Parindey: Music Review (R Anandh)

It’s strange to see how Yash Raj Films suddenly picked an unknown composer called R Anandh for their new project Lafangey Parindey. Lafangey Parindey is the new movie of Pradeep Sarkar who has made Parineeta and Laaga Chunri mein Daag and this time moves to a totally different genre.

The album starts with a rock-ish title song sung by another newcomer called Rohit Sarkar. The song has a punch feel attached to it and Swanand Kirkire’s lyrics quite help that. Nothing great but the song certainly sounds good as a background in the promos. I think good promotion will make the song popular for at least some time, till the release or so.
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Lafange Parindey: First look

YashRaj’s next is here. A boxer and a blind girl, sounds different and looks different too. Pradeep Sarkar, the director of movies like Parineeta and Laaga Chunri Mein Daag, has attemped something different compared to his previous movies. The trailer of Deepika and Neil Nitin Mukesh’s next movie Lafangey Parindey is out, and looks good to me.