Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Shaadi No. 1..Humour undone

After giving us a little hope with
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi & scraping through with Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya..with Shaadi No. 1, David Dhawan dives to rock bottom.

The actors did a riduculous job which exaggerated the crappiness dished out by the dialogue, song & story writers.

Shaadi No. 1,
makes you wanna kill yourself with a gun.
That isn't exactly fun.
So hun,
if someonez trying to get you to see this one..
Run!

If you think my poetry sucks, try watching the movie.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Holiday goodies from Bollywood

HOT videos..HOTTER guys... oh ya I think there are some girls in there too...

- Abhishek Bachchan in
Right Here Right Now from the Bluff Master OST.
Note the
Raghav-ish Ritesh Deshmukh in the Bluffmaster video and then (if you care to) check out this probably pre-movies video that I found of him from donno how long ago.

- Arjun Rampal in
Mama Told Me from the Ek Ajnabi OST.

- John Abraham in
Yeh Hai Meri Kahani (Strings) from the Zinda OST.

Since Baby B is so hot..my new name for him is WasaB...
get it?

Monday, November 28, 2005

This long weekend confirmed that I am in an abusive relationship with Bollywood. Here is a list of what I subjected myself to..

Barsaat - Brain Drain Rain
Just when you think Bollywood is moving away from old set formulae, a Barsaat comes along to keep your expectations from Bolly in check.
This Bobby-Bipasha-Priyanka starrer is a mediocre production. Totally avoidable.
Recap - Bobby Deol's
debut film was titled Barsaat too. Full (or should I say fool) circle?

Naina - An eye for "The Eye"
Ok so this Urmila thriller is not an old Bollywood formula..but a newish Japanese one. Bad enough the story is a rip-off, but not even using any originality for the title, now that is just plain sad.
The good thing was it was songless & short like the original. Unfortunately the short reel-time wasn't used well. The speed was very inconsistent. While some scenes seemed kind of slow, others seemed very rushed.
It is watch-able, but is it enjoyable..now that is debatable.

Kyon Ki... Priyadarshan films bhi kabhi achi thi
Priyadarshan gives his
1986 Malayam film Thalavattam a new direction in the form of his 2005 hindi release, Kyon Ki.
I don't know how the original was but this one lacked soul. None of the emotions felt realistic. Salman Khan is the only factor that made the movie watch-able.
Rimi Sen needs to work on her dialogue delivery and Kareena needs to be more picky about her roles. Then maybe I should just be more picky about the movies I watch :S

Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh - a simple long story about a complexed short man
MMPAW reminded me of the simplicity of the
Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee movies from the 70's. It is hard to criticize this honest and sincere looking attempt made by director Chandan Arora. I like the director's unpretentious style which was even seen in his debut "Main Madhuri Dixit Bana Chahti Hoon". Rajpal Yadav is a fine actor and in this movie he is supported by other very efficient actors like the female lead, Rituparna Sengupta, and Kay Kay Menon.
This movie is like a bowl of khichdi. If you are in the mood for something basic, this would be a good pick but if it is masaledar body parts of a chick(en) your heart desires, skip it.


Weekly score: I get an A for patience and D for selectivity

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hi Hello.. Salaam Namaste!

After hoping to catch it on the big screen for all these weeks, I finally saw this Saif-Preity flick at home.
+ cute, progressive, catchy music, funny guest appearances
- story not smoothened out, slightly draggy in parts
+/- flashes of Hugh Grant's Nine Months
= a movie that is a decent timepass watch and a soundtrack that is a fun listen

Special mention - Arshad Warsi. IMO, he has a fine sense of timing for comedy and is a pretty good dancer. Under-utilised methinks.

Tit-bit - Preity's real-life hero (Ness Wadia) made a lil special appearance in the
'Preity in the bus' scene. He is the one seated next to her. I saw this info on the Internet, wish I was observant enough to notice that on my own.
Guess the director was making the most of all the crew's visitors, coz even
Arshad Warsi's wife Maria Goretti & toddler son Zeke were roped in for a scene.

Talking about movies with pre-marital pregnancies, I even saw
Ekta Kapoor's latest film production, Koi Aap Sa. This K-queen film might not have her brother dear but it still has her other favourite person, special gal-pal Natassha. The main male lead of the film is Aftab, who hasn't (ever) had much luck with being solo hero.
I remember watching a
TV talk show with Tarot reader Sunita Menon & Ekta Kapoor, where Sunita told Ekta that as per her astrological reading she should wait a while before she dabbles with Bollywood. Ekta, for your own good and ours, listen!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Meet the Joker

So I hear Bollywood is making a movie inspired by "Meet the Fockers". I wonder what the Indian version of the Fockers will be..Choudharis maybe? Get it? :")

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

KISMAT - dekho mat!

Call it bad luck or mere stupidity, I spent today afternoon watching this disaster from 2004. Kismat is the kind of movie that even the crew might not have made through awake.

This Bobby Deol-Priyanka Chopra starrer is a super tacky production with absolutely no saving grace.

Talking about Priyanka Chopra movies, 1 that I thought deserved a little more attention than it got was
Karam. It was slickly picturized and the music was pretty good.
Check out the song videos @
http://ww.smashits.com/index.cfm?Page=Video&SubPage=ShowClips&VideoID=1365. Make sure you watch 'Tera hi karam'.

Moral of the story: If your kismat is bad your good karam goes unnoticed.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hello hello hello...

I went to LA this week and made an interesting observation. The Hollywood film industry seems to be looking @ Bollywood for inspiration for naming their new movies. There is Doom (Dhoom), Prime (Prem), Cars (Karz)...

Ok so maybe I am pushing the corny limit here..but hey..I did give you guys a break for a week.

So today I watched a C grade movie..ummm..with what
Meghna Naidu had to show, maybe I should be calling it a D grade film :S Though going by what I really thought of the movie, it should be an F grade.

Yes, I did actually watch the
"Kaliyon Ka Chaman" gal's latest debacle - Mashooka.

My advice, rent a porn flick instead. The storyline will probably be better.

Sucker for punishment? You can watch video clips of the movie at:
http://www.bollyvista.com/movieclips/s/288/1