Wednesday, July 30, 2008

De Taali (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 3/5

Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimii Sen, Ayesha Takia
Director: E. Niwas
Music: Vishal-Shekar

Some movies are funny only if you are in the mood for them, else they are boring and annoying. This movie certainly falls into that category. It can crack you up if you are in a silly mood...

All said and done, Ritesh has good comic timing. His facial expressions and body language just work well with his sense of humor. This movie once again showcases it...Aftab is also not bad in the movie but does come out as someone who has bulked up too much and hence looking a little too chubby. Ayesha on the other hand has always been chubby and is known for her nun-like dress sense...and to create the oomph and sex that is otherwise missing in the movie we have Ms. Sen who is more than ready to compensate for what Ayesha is hiding under he three layered tops and high jeans pants...

This is a very simple story...Amu (Ayesha), Paglu (Ritesh) and Abhi (Aftab) are best friends and spend most of their time together. Abhi keeps falling in and out of love while Paglu and Amu stick around him. Abhi is the rich kids son and he makes sure that his best friends are well kept for. Abhi falls in love with Kartika and starts ignoring his friends thereby ticking both Amu and Paglu off...

Amu has another problem, she is in love with Abhi and only Paglu knows they plan to overthrow Kartika in order to get Amu and Abhi married...They realize during the course of their many plans that Kartika is a gold digger and have to save Abhi from her...The struggle starts...

Do they hold Kartika back? What happens to Abhi? Does he marry Amu? What happens to Paglu?

There are many funny scenes and the movie is a tad too I said is funny if you are up for it...else take an aspirin and go to bed...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Brahm (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 2.5/5

Cast: Dino Morea, Milind Soman, and many unforgettable cast

The story is about two loving brothers, Milind and Dino. Milind is the serious type who is a successful industrialist while Dino is his flirty younger brother who spends more time and energy chasing girls, mostly models, one after the other. One day Dino falls in love with an evasive drunk and into-drugs model. From then on he chases her and finally convinces her to fall in love with him. He is also sure that she is the one for him.

He takes the girl with him to introduce her to her brother and his wife. But the minute the girls sees his brother she calls him a murderer and runs away from there. Shocked at this accusation Dino sets out to find the truth while Milind's wife does not stand by his side.

What does a brother have to do convince his brother and wife otherwise? What does Dino find? Who is the girl he is dating? For all this and more boring information please watch this movie...or maybe not!

The movie, I am sure started with some good intentions...but somewhere in the middle it looses the plot. For some odd reason it comes across as a dark movie...I do not mean a movie with dark humor but otherwise. The acting also is a little ordinary and the story line looses strength as the plot thickens...I will not say that this movie is a complete is definitely better than watching Sawariya anyday but what I am saying is that this movie could have been done much better than what it is.

Aamir (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 4/5

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal
Director: Rajkumar Gupta

I have to say...what a day you watch a very average movie like Woodstock Villa and the next day you are taken aback by the wonderful direction, story, tight screenplay, and not to forget brilliant acting in Aamir. This movie surely made a mark...a point...and a very bold statement at that...

Aamir returns to India from UK...a doctor returning to his family of mom, bro, and sister. From the very minute he lands the trip is not going his way...and the minute he steps out of the airport his bag is stolen, a cell phone is handed to him and he has to follow orders as said in the cellphone if he wants to see his family alive. He goes through a lot of trouble and visits places he has never been to blindly following orders...What is the ultimate goal? If I tell that then there wont be a point in you watching the movie now will there? So definitely go and catch it!!!

Like I said in the beginning...a brilliant must watch movie. Rajeev Khandelwal is awesome in portraying Aamir and the director is so brilliant too...and kudos for casting a newcomer and not any usual Bollywood hero...whoever the scriptwriter is...ek dham brilliant!!!!

Woodstock Villa (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 3/5

Cast: Sikhander Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Neha Uberoi
Director: Hansal Mehta
Music: Annu Mallik

First off, the music is so insignificant in this movie that I am not even going to make any mention of it other than this line...there! Done...

I should probably say the same about the direction too...and the acting...hummm...probably a few lines...what the hell!

Sikander Kher better be good in acting like his dad or his overacting mom else he is gonna see the way out soon with god having bestowed him with not-so-favorable-in-bollywood looks...On the other hand Ms. Uberois need to do something about her acne...oodles of make up did not help hide them...poor girl...but what about her acting skills? Haven't you noticed? I am trying to spare her the humiliation...

A rich man's wife (Uberoi) gets kidnapped...the players are the wife and a man the wife befriends (Kher) at a bar...the police think that the rich man (Khan) is the suspect and keep giving cheap dialogues to him...anyways Kher sees that Khan has a couple of cops with him and calls and lets him know that his wife is gone from this world forever...Kher goes back to inform Uberoi that her husband had the cops with him only to see that she is dead herself...

Now Kher is in trouble for murder and kidnap...fear grips him while he realizes that he has been conned. A phone call tells him to dispose the body in half hour or he will be in trouble...

What happens to Kher's future? What happens to Khan and his dead or not wife forms the rest of the movie. The story is actually half decent...reminds you of movies like Jhonny Gaddar...but the direction fails miserably...probably the cast might have done better at acting...after all the director is the puppet master...but well...too bad for these guys...

It is a definite one time watch...but nothing more than that...dont pine too much is an average fact a wannabe cool movie!

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