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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kabul Express


With Arshad Warsi and John Abraham you can expect a bit of fun here and the movie lives up to this expectation. Arshad once again displays his great comic timing, John is OK. The story is OK too, about two Indian journalists going to Kabul to cover the war story, till they find themselves and their local afghan guide in troubled water, kidnapped by a terrorist. What follows is sheer entertainment as an unlikely bond soon develops between them and makes the movie extremely interesting. About 2 hours and no songs except for the one used for promotional purpose which comes right at the beginning, means the movie is very well paced.
Verdict: Well worth a watch.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Rating 9/10

I delayed seeing this movie as it does not have a great cast, I thought; but the story here is good and leaves an impact on you. Although I had seen it about 5 weeks back, my impression about the movie is still good. It’s a story about an unlikely friendship between two women to whom destiny hasn’t been too kind to. Women oriented sad depressing art film you might think, but this is definitely not in that category. Shreyas Talpade (of Iqbal) lends some good comedy; Ayesha Takia and Gul Panang have acted well. The tag line 'Dor - how far will you go to save your loved ones?' is very apt. Directed by Nagesh kukunoor this is definitely not to be missed.

Verdict: Don’t miss.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Khosla Ka Ghosla

Rating: 8/10

“A very cute movie”…as a friend of mine quoted. And I totally agree with that. A story about a middle class Khosla (Anupan Kher and co.) family who put their entire life’s saving to buy a plot of land to build a bigger house, but few days later they find their land has been encroached by a certain Mr. Khurana (Boman Irani). The Khosla family then tries all possible ‘P’s plead, police, Pehelwans and political organization but all leads to nothing. In a desperate last ditch attempt they try something new….and that I am not going to spoil it for you….The movie is light hearted and while you feel the pressure on the family there is also a smile and laughter on your face…kudos to the director and the cast for this. The story is very orginal, Boman Irani is at his best, Anupam Kher and his two sons are brilliant. This guy Ranvir Shorey who plays the younger of the two sons has a great comic timing; he also featured as Nanoo in Pyar Ke Side Effects. Tara Sharma as Megna, elder son’s love interest, looks very effortless and surely much above my expectation, after Masti I thought that would be her last movie. See this for the story, for a good laugh and Boman Irani.

Verdict: Must See.

Pyar Ke Side Effects

Rating: 7/10

Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat would sound an odd couple and for that very reason an interesting one too. The comic timing of Rahul and Mallika is great and this makes this a brilliant comedy movie to watch. Mallika is a runaway bride from Delhi and Rahul is a small time DJ from Mumbai. Girl bumps into boy a couple of times and this leads to love. Boy is not sure whether he is ready for marriage and this leads to problems. The movie keeps you interested through out and tickles your funny bone all the way through. The pub scene where they discuss the difference between Bombay and Delhi is hilarious, so is the scene where Rahul’s friend is giving advice why super heros aren’t married yet!
Verdict: Don’t miss.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK)

Rating: 4/10

With a star cast like SRK, AB, AB Jr., Rani, and Preity it’s a bit hard to avoid this film. However in the end it just turns out to be a glorified extra marital affair story which is a bit hard to digest. Rani is married to AB Jr. and SRK and Preity are the other couple. Things are not very smooth in their marriage but not bad enough for the story to progress in the direction it goes. Looks like Karan is fast running out of fresh ideas and it all seems a desperate attempt to churn out some kind of movie with the current bankable stars. However there is some amount of chemistry between SRK and Rani, and in the end you do feel a bit for Rani. The New York back drop tries to land some kind of authenticity to the story but doesn’t go a long way. However there are a couple of hilarious scenes when Rani learns a few tricks from Shahrukh and tries to seduce Abhishek…..this one you got to see!!
Verdict: Avoid if you can..

Ladies Tailor

Rating: 0/10

Rajpal Yadav stars as the lazy ladies tailor, whose life is too mundane and nothing to look up to until a clairvoyant tells him he needs to marry a Padmini girl, who should have a mole in her right thigh!! Well apparently according to the film there are 5 categories of girl in the world, Juhi, Madhuri and Aiswarya fall under Padmini category, and Mallika Sherawat and Biphasa Basu as another type and so on…sorry forgot the types and can’t be asked to sit through the movie again to get it And so begins the search for such a girl, what could have been a funny movie has turned out to be an utter hopeless one.
Verdict: Avoid.

Friday, October 27, 2006



Slick, stylish, great location, good action and the original Don punch lines make Don a really cool movie to watch. I wasn’t expecting it to be this good, a great effort by Farhan Aktar, even SRK manages to impress, but just about. At places you do feel he is out of sorts especially when he is playing the Benaras Bhaiyya. The movie is an adaptation of Don, something I didn’t knew so don’t want to spoil it for you so will leave the discussion on any new twists right here. If you haven’t seen the trailer its right here “I am the K..K….King". Frankly SRK is becoming more and more unbearable; so far I have resisted seeing KANK. I had thought Bacchan Jr. would have been a better choice for Don, but SRK managed to hang in there. Priyanka Chopra looks good and shows a few martial arts tricks as does SRK. Arjun Rampal has done well but I wasn’t convinced with Boman Irani doing the Inspector’s (!) role the guy appears almost always to be just about to deliver something funny and IMHO I could see how difficult it was for him to keep a straight face. After the interval the movie looses a bit of pace and in a few places you do miss Amitabh but on the whole it’s a great package. See it on the big screen for max effect. To close it off and to answer your question I would say this movie is as good as the old one, but can’t say the same for SRK.
Verdict: watch it!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Golmaal (2006)

Rating: 7/10

This one is a story of 4 friends!! I think there is no story in here as none was required. It does bring to your mind fond memories of 'Chasme Baddoor'. Take Ajay Devgan out of the equation and this becomes a good comedy movie to watch. Arsahad Warsi in true terms is the main comedian (or hero if you wish) of the movie, this guy is on a roll, make the most of it while it lasts. Some scenes between Tushar Kapoor (who plays dumb) and Arshad warsi is too funny, especially the one where the plot to get rid of Ajay Devgan flops and Tushar is trying to tell Ajay it was Arshad behind the plot .....just watch that moment. Ajay Devgan's comic timing was always a suspect, here it is out in the open, he just shouldn't have been here, sometimes you wish Arshad's plot had succeeded!! Sharman Joshi (the 'Style' and 'Excuse Me' guy) is good too. Paresh Rawal is the blind guy here, in whose house all four are staying pretending to be one guy and that also his long lost son. Kitty (from Karamchand) has done well too.

Verdict: Worth a watch for Arshad and Tushar.

Tom Dick and Harry

Rating: 1/10

Story of 3 friends, one dumb(Jimmy Shergill), one deaf (Dino Morea) and one blind(some new guy). The story had some potential but this one falls flat on its nose. The jokes are too vulgar, funny moments are too few and far in between. However I must admit its not fair for me to write a review for this movie having slept through half the movie.

Verdict: Avoid

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Munna Bhai Lage Raho

Rating: 9/10

I was thinking of giving this movie 8/10, but when you look back at the movie, there are no obvious flaws, in fact it does warrant a second viewing just like sixth sense to check if the director left any gotchas. But with Vidhu Vinod Chopra at the helm you can expect a good film. Here Gandhi’s principles are put to litmus test to see if it is still valid for today’s world. A boring exercise it might sound, but when you put Circuit and Munnabhai into the fray it assumes a totally different and hilarious dimension. I think the ‘Munna Bhai Lage Raho’ team has struck gold here. The movie is not a continuation of the first part, more in the Laurel Hardy league, where the main characters are same but a different story each time. I think this is cool, it leaves you wanting to see the duo more. I don’t have enough words to describe how good Arshad Warsi as Circuit is, he compliments Munnabhai’s character so well that without him you can’t image this or the earlier prequel. The songs are average and forgettable, probably the only downside of the movie. Vidya Balan in her second movie feels very much at home. The movie will bring to your mind a recent English movie, but that might give away the fun, but if you have to guess, one of the words in this sentence is part of the name of the movie ;-)

Shaadi Se Pehle

Rating: 5/10

Shaadi se Pehle starts of well, like a formula one racing car, the cast appear perfect for a good comedy film, Akhsay Khanna, Rajpal Yadav, Aftab shivdasani, the plot appears funny too, but quickly runs out of steam, and towards the end its almost like you are pushing the car across the final line. Sunil Shetty as the underworld don and brother of Mallika Sherawat does well. Akhsay Khanna, since Hungama has been good with comedy, there is hardly any role for Aftab with Rajpal Yadav getting more airtime then him. Aayesha Takia as the lead fails to make an impression, Mallika Sherawat as the wamp is funny at best, but doesn’t look ravishing or anything. The basic plot is about a guy who is too finicky about his health that even a sneeze would compel him to visit a doctor. During one such visit things go wrong for him and then you are left with 3 hours to watch his antics. A couple of songs like ‘Mundaya…aa bhi ja..” is good.