FAST FORWARD 2008-BOLLYWOOD

As 2008 is nearing an end, here is a look at the Hits & Pits from the world of BOLLYWOOD. This rating is strictly based on the fact that these movies made an impact on me. They might have made me dance,sing,cry,have fun, or have done absolutely anything that amused me. So here goes…

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THE HITS

1. ROCK ON

***ing: Farhan Akthar, Arjun Rampal,Prachi Desai.

Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor.

A wonderful movie about the reunion of a rock band that had split due to differences and ego problems with some great music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. A must watch if u hadn’t till now. Rock On takes top honours.

2. JODHAA AKBAR

***ing: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwaria Rai Bachchan.

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker.

A period movie set on the times of King Jalaluddin(AKBAR). A poignant love story with some great chemistry between the lead pair set the screens on fire.

3. JAANE TU YA… JAANE NAA

***ing: Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza, Manjari Phadnis.

Directed by: Abbas Tyrewala.

A story of friendship,love and fun with entirely newcomers in the lead role and foot tapping tunes from A.R.Rahman that made it big at the box office. It also made Imran Khan(nephew of Aaamir Khan),the heart throb of bollywood land. This film takes the honours for being the first big hit of 2008.

4. A WEDNESDAY

***ing: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill.

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey.

A film with a stong social message with power packed performances by nasseruddin shah and anupam kher. The rise of the comman man made an impact at all centeres.

5. DASVIDANIYA

***ing: Vinay Pathak.

Directed by: Shashant Shah.

Loosely based on THE BUCKET LIST, this movie tells the tale of a man whose days are numbered. Watch out for Vinay Pathak in this joyful and soulful tale. The music by Kailash kher deserves special praise.

JUST MISSED IT!!!

These are a group of movies that may not have made it to my top 5 but are the once u shouldn’t have missed this year.

  • AAMIR
  • RACE
  • OYE LUCKY!! LUCKY OYE!!
  • WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR
  • FASHION
  • DOSTANA

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1. TASHAN

***ing: Akshay Kumar,Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor.

Directed by: Vijay Krishna Acharaya.

Arguably the worst movie to have hit the screens this year with a shabby storyline and anil kapoor,s damaged HinGlash(English). Even Akki could not save this box office disaster.

2. LOVE STORY 2050

***ing: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra.

Directed by: Harry Baweja.

A futuristic love story between a guy and his lost lover, even robots acted better than the lead pair. There was no love in this love story and the future was never so bleak.

3. MANN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM.

***ing: Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat,Paresh Rawal.

Directed by: Sanjay Chell.

The purpose of why this movie was made is still not known. What more can in say about this audience killer. I recommend you to not even watch it on dvd or a tv premiere.

4. KARZ

***ing: Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila matondkar.

Directed by: Satish kaushik.

A remake of the old Karz with some unbelievable bad acting and an equally unbelievable storyline made sure the audiences stayed away from theaters. So long Himesh!!!!!!!

5. HELLO

***ing: Sohail Khan, Amirta Arora.

Directed by: Atul Agnihotri.

Based on the novel ONE NIGHT AT A CALL CENTER by chetan bhagat, this movie was the worst adaptation one could ever make of the book. No wonder hello is in the top 5 of the wrong side.

JUST MISSED IT!!!

Some equally bad movies which gave the audiences a nightmare at the movies.

  • KRAZZY 4
  • CONTRACT
  • WOODSTOCK VILLA
  • SAAS BAHU AUR SENSEX
  • BLACK AND WHITE
  • SUNDAY

and the list goes on…………


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JULY…AS IT WAS

Many a happenings takin place in this past month…some good,some bad but all u could ask for…lets peek-a-boo into the past months happenings in a flash

NADAL mowed FEDERRER to lift the Wimbledon trophy…so long for the Federrer era.

Jaane tu…ya jaane na…released and Imran Khan won accolades all over.

The music kings were back with their albums…be it Ilayaraja,ARR,Yuvan or Harris…all gave their best shot in their released albums.

Men in Blue lost as usual in yet another Final…Asia Cup was the occasion and SL,the opponents.

Lewis Hamilton was back in the title hunt after a couple of wins in F1.

How can i miss this, the political drama unfolded in the trust vote which eventually the Govt. survived but left thoughts pondering in many a minds.

INDIA was having a BLAST, 25 bombs in a space of 2 days at 2 different locations, Bangalore and Ahmedabad were made scapegoats. And Surat had scares of unexploded bombs, 20 bombs found and defused.

The Dark Knight released all over and the late Heath Ledger frightened all over with his dark potrayal of THE JOKER…an OSCAR in the reconing.

Federrer is on the Verge of being dethroned from his Numero Uno position.

South Africa won against England to gain the lead in the test series.

India saw their batsmen fail by being crushed to their third worst defeat in all cricketing years…thanks to magical spin bowling by the Mendis-Murli duo…both being equally deadly.

Dasavatharam completed 50 days worldwide and is breaking all records worldwide.

Kuselan has released and is recieving rave reviews.

So with an action packed July all we expect is August to be much more thrilling and rivetting as July…watch out Federrer is going down!!!

Movie Review

Now i have been on a movie watchin spree for the past couple of days and all the movies that i have watched haven’t disappointed…i had watched a couple of Hindi movies and a rare Malayalam movie(as i don’t watch em very often)…now i would like to share what i felt about those movies here…i usually like doin this…being a critic can be fun so ere i go…

JAANE TU…YA JAANE NA

Rating:

Talking portrait…down to earth parents and ordinary people…this movie had it all…a totally fun-tastic movie according to me. Although it did not hav a fantastic storyline to speak of, this movie works because the cliche’s(thousands of them) are saved by the humour and its soulful music(by the great ARR). The humour makes this movie an enjoyable ride be it the scenes b/W Jai’s mom and the talking portrait,the scenes wid the two brothers Baloo and Bhagera(played by the Sohail and Arbaaz khan) or Jai discussin wid Aditi’s parents…all of them leave u in splits. It has been a while since i sat through a film that made me smile or even laughin aloud at times..this movie did both. The lead pair steal the show(when i mean lead pair i denote the whole gang here) and the dad’s and mom’s won my heart…the only drawbacks anyone would find are the over hyped climax and the slowness of the movie(all love stories are can’t help it!!)…but who cares??? Jaane Tu is a feel good film wid ordinary people living ordinary lives and that’s that…missing some fun in life…watch this movie and live life…

SARKAR RAJ

Rating:

Some said he has lost it…some said he was insane…many even wrote him off saying “he has lost it”…but the man RGV has returnes to prove his worth…Sarkar Raj may not be a great film but it has certainly put RGV-the man back on track…frankly speakin i am a big fan of this man RGV..if Sarkar was all about the Nagre’s then Sarkar Raj is all about conspiracy,survival,betrayal and lots more. it lives up to its tagline “POWER CANNOT BE GIVEN, IT HAS TO BE TAKEN” The look and feel of the film, which includes the lighting, the props, the locations have been carefully planned and are consistent throughout the film(love the dark RGV style). And a pat on the back to the dialogue writer! The dialogues especially in the first half pack quite a punch. Overall the film makes a considerable impact. The Bachchan’s have put in riveting performances and yet again Hats off!!! to RGV for making this one a swashbuckling thrillin ride…He’s Back to give others a run for their money. Another must watch esp for the Bachchan fans and RGV too…

so here was my take on my weekend movie watch…keep in touch wid me always…ill be back for more