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Director: Indra Kumar
Writer: Milap Zaveri, Tushar Hiranandani
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Rao, Tara Sharma, Genelia D'Souza, Lara Dutta, Satish Shah, Archana Puran Singh, Rakhi Sawant, Divya Palat, Shahbaaz Khan, Suresh Menon.
Cast : Akshay Kumar, Firoz Khan, Paresh Rawal, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Mallika Sherawat, Vijay Raaz, Malaika Arora and others
63. The Invisible – English (2007)
Director: David S. Gover
Writers: Mick Davis, Christine Roum
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast:Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Alex O'Loughlin, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Harrison
Director: Mahesh Manjarekar
Writers: Mahesh Manjarekar, Sanjay Pawar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, John Abrahm, Sharmila Tagore, Sanjay Dutt, Anusha Dandekar, Prem Chopra, Sharat Saxena, Shivaji Satam, Sachin Khedekar and others
Writers:Chetan Bhagat, Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijit Joshi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya, Mona Singh, Javed Jaffrey, Rahul Kumar, Parikshit Sahani, Dushyant Wagh, Achyut Potdar, and others
Director: Sangeeth Sivan
Writer: Sachin Yardi, Pankaj Trivedi
Genre: Comedy, Mystry
Cast: Tushar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Bobby Darling
Director: Purushottam Berde
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Cast: Ashok Saraf, Makarand Anaraspure, Nirmiti Sawant, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Mohan Aagashe and Others.....
Director: Frank Marshall
Producer: David Digillo, Toshiro Ishido
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Cast: Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Wendy Crewson, Gerard Plunkett, Jason Biggs and Dogs
69. Pinjra – Marathi (1972)
Director: V. Shantaram
Cast: Shreeram Lagoo, Ganpat Patil, Nilu Phule, Sandhya and others
Director: Frank Darabont
Writer:Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Cast:Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Movie Review “New York”
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Kabir Khan
Producer: Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra
Banner: Yash Raj Films
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty, Pankaj Awasthi & Julius Packiam
Lyricist: Sandeep Srivastava & Junaid Wasi
Star Cast: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irfaan Khan
Release Date: 26th June 2009
“New York” was first big budget / big banner movie to release after the draught at multiplexes due to the disagreements between multiples owners and filmmakers over profit sharing. Kabir Khan who is director of the movie yet again comes up with very sensitive movie after ‘Kabul Express’. Personally I loved ‘Kabul Express’ and this movie is also base on 9/11 attack on world trade centre. So there was no way I was going to miss the movie. Although movie bit longer to release, the producers manage to retain the hype around the movie alive. It was mainly due to John Abraham’s nude posture in the movie.
Movie is a story about three friends Sam (played by John Abrahm), Maya (Katrina Kaif) and Omar (Played by Neil Nitin Mukesh). Omar who is from Delhi, who gets scholarship in New York University, meets Sam and Maya there who are Americans of Indian origin. They become good friends Omar fell for Maya but Maya is in love with Sam; so heartbroken Omar moves away from their life. But at the same time big disaster happen in New York, twin buildings of world trade centre demolished by terrorist attack. And that change the life of these three friends forever. After the terrorist attacks FBI arrest 1200 men on suspect just because of these people was Muslim. One of these 1200 men was Sam. Then we see how FBI humiliates physically and mentally these suspects. Sam has to go through it for 9 months and then FBI release him due to lack of evidence against him. But these 9 months changes Sam upside down. And what he does next, what Maya and Omar do to help him? Is the New York is all about.
The movie has you hooked from the very first scene itself. The movie keeps you on the edge constantly. You want to know what is going to happen in the very next scene. The movie has some excellent scenes. Especially the torture scenes are amazing and surely will send a shiver down your spine. There is hint of humor in the movie. The chemistry between all the lead actors looks fantastic. The climax is as dramatic as any Bollywood Movie.
All the lead actors gave brilliant performances. Katrina Kaif may be first time came out of her glamorous Barbie doll image to give good intense performance. She surely does not disappoint you. John Abrahm came a long way and now certainly knows his art very well. Irfan Khan is as brilliant as ever. But man who walks away with trophy is Neil Nitin Mukesh. He performed exceptionally well. All in all people should watch this movie if not for content then surely for Neil’s performance.
Director Kabir Khan came out with more commercial film after ‘Kabul Express’ and it surely worked for him. I hope he comes up with more sensitive subjects in future. If I have to rate this movie I will give it 8 out of 10. This is a must watch movie .
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Unforgettable Negative or Villainous Characters in Bollywood , Part - 1
Today I want to talk about villains in Bollywood films. The people whom we love to hate, whose job profile is to destroy Hero and his family, rape or trying to rape the heroine, and in the end getting killed by the Hero. Is that it? No much more to know about these negative characters. The Villains in Bollywood do not get their due recognition all though some of the best actors in Bollywood’s history did villains role. People like Amrish Puri, Amajad Khan, Pran, Ajit, Jeevan are far better actors that many of the Heroes of the Bollywood Films. Indicator of how much these people been neglected is that the Filmfare started to give awards for “Best Actor in Negative Role” only after 90. And the first person to receive the award was Sadashiv Amarapurkar for the role of Maharani in Sadak. And can you believe that legendary actor like Amarish Puri although nominated 6 times could not won the award. I mean if he does not deserve the award then who does?
So just as a Tribute to all these people I am listing “Best of the Negative Characters in Bollywood”
There are also people like Kadar Khan, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapur, Jeevan, Ranjit who excel in their job and in every film by being more and more evil. But I can’t pinpoint any one character of them so they might not be present in this list.
30. Laxmi Devi: Aruna Irani in “Beta”
Her character in the movie is of step mother to Anil Kumar. And who does evil things to him, just to have control on him and his property. She also tries to kill her husband for that.
29. Gulfaam Hassan: Naseeruddin Shah in “Sarfarosh”
Naseeruddin Shah come up with another brilliant performance as Gulfaam Hassan who is well known Gazal singer but also a Pakistani agent who is working against India. He is under wrap in first half but come out as the man who smuggles weapons across the border. Although being the supreme of villains in the movie most evil thing he does in the movie is removing the ears of a lamb. He could be called as most peaceful villain.
28. Abhishek Bachchan in “Yuva”
Abhishek Bachchan in his first negative character, he is not the ultimate villain in the movie but the most effective and eye catching character who can do anything for money and power. His character could rather be called as gray character rather than totally black evil one. He did justice to the character.
27. Priyanka Chopra in “Aitraz”
Priyanka Chopra played a scheming, greedy for money, cheating wife of an old business baron. In history of Bollywood cinema no other villain was as sexy and hot as her. She won “Best actor in Negative Character” award of Filmfare and other awards for this role.
26. John Abrahm in “Dhoom”
Was any villain was better looking than him? Was any villain had more female fans than Hero before this? John Abrahm wasn’t evil in this movie; he was villain just because he was a thief. There was scope for improvement in acting but the character was in itself was brilliant.
25. Kajol in “Gupt”
Kajol played jealous, unsecured, possessive lover who can go to any extent for her love. She received many accolades and awards for this role. She is my favorite actress, I actually does not like to see her in negative role but she did commendable job.
24. Commander Bhandra: Ashish Vidyarthi in “Drohkaal”
Ashish Vidyarthi a brilliant actor played an educated rebel Commander Bhadra. This movie might be unknown to many but if anyone wants to know what is acting watch this movie.
23. Kancha Cheena: Danny Dengzopa in “Agneepath”
Kancha Cheena quite unusual name, Danny Dengozopa (I don’t if it is a right spelling of his name or not.) Danny displayed a stylized Don, with gelled hairs, expensive goggles, shoes and apparels all together.
22. Amitabh Bachchan in “Don”
Amitabh played double role in “Don.” The negative role last only for half an hour but Amitabh never look better in any other movie. “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi …namunkin hai…”
21. Kesariya Vilayti & Chhappan Tikali: Gulshan Grover in “Ram Lakhan & Sir”
Gulshan Grover, the Bad Man of Bollywood. He always comes up with new look and unrealistic names in every movie.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Movie Review: 'Dostana' – 2008 (Hindi)
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Producer: Karan Johar
Cast: Abhishek BAchchan, John Abrahm, Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Kiran Kher, Boman Irani.
Music: Vishal – Shekhar
“Dostana” which is very recently released is all in all good entertainer, it is mad comedy with little seriousness and little romance. It also dares to talked about the taboo around homosexuality.
If we have to talk about USP of “Dostana” it will be two guys who pretending to be gay, and there gay gags, Abhishek Bachchan’s superb comic timing, John abrahm’s hot body, Priyanka chopra in golden Bikini, peppy songs, and beautiful and exotic Miami.
First of all we should appreciate Karan Johar as he decided to come out of his stupid ideas around “K” letter. And now after “Dostana’s” success he and all the others like him infatuated with “K” will know that it is the content what really matters. Second thing he decides to take the homosexuality out of closet and treat it as a normal thing. We should appreciate the courage by Abhishek Bachchan and John to accept this kind of role and perform it brilliantly.
This movie is not at all about homosexual couple it is about two guys Sam (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (John Abrahm) who just pretends to be gay to get a apartment. And after they get apartment they both fall in love with a landlady Neha (Priyanka Chopra). And there is Neha’s Boss (Bobby Deol) who also loves her. So in the end it is story about three guys chasing one girl and one of them gets her.
While watching movie first things come to your mind is the 'Kantaben' episode from Karan Johar's movie ‘KAL HO NAA HO.’ I am sure this movie idea has been derived from there. But in this movie takes ‘kantaben’ episode to next level.
Out of the star cast Abhishek Bachchan stands out big time. This is one of his best performances so far. He brings the house down in some scenes with his immaculate comic timings. The scene in which he narrates his love story with john is hilarious. After disappointment of ‘Drona’ this should urge him do selective and quality films. Priyanka Chopra did good job and gave 100 % to her role. She looks amazingly hot and sexy in every scene. This is her second successive hit after many flops so she must have been relieved. John Abrahm’s acting may be not that impressive he certainly could have done better but his physically being there in the film, did wonders for film. No one else could have managed that. Bobby deol was little dull. Boman Irani and Kiron Kher very small roles in the movie but the scenes involving them are the best of the film. Even the kid who played Bobby deol’s son was cute and lovable. Some of his expressions were brilliant.
Technically also movie was of top class, good cinematography, good music, good editing and good direction. And Shilpa shetty in opening song was very pleasing for eyes.
Overall it was entertaining and one of the very few good movies released this year. May not be the best but I think Abhishek Bachchan can easily get nomination for best actor in comic role and surely should win award for it.
If I have to rate the film I will give 7/10 and it very very good score.