Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mera Bharat Mahaan!!!

We live in a nation ,
  • Where Pizza reaches home faster than Ambulance police,
  • Where you get car loan @ 8% and education loan @ 13%,
  • Where rice is Rs 40/- per kg but sim card is free,
  • Where a millionaire can buy a cricket team instead of donating the money to any charity,
  • Where the footwear, we wear ,are sold in AC showrooms, but vegetables, that we eat, are sold on the footpath,
  • Where everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to follow the path to be famous,
  • Where we make lemon juices with artificial flavours and dish wash liquids with real lemon.
  • Where people are standing at tea stalls reading an article about child labour from a newspaper and say,"yaar bachhonse kaam karvane wale ko to phansi par chadha dena chahiye" and then they shout "Oye chhotu 2 chaii laao....."

Incredible India,

Mera Bharat Mahaan.

(Source: An email forward worth sharing)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Movie Review - Badmash Company

Well friends, just came back after watching a late night show of "Badmaash Company". On my way back from the theater, I was contemplating on tweeting about the movie, since that's the usual way of me sharing my views with my friends, of the movies I watch. But this time I thought of taking a more detailed approach. I thought this time 140 characters won't suffice; also its been ages since I wrote my last blog ;p
So here goes my review:

Yash Raj Films
Status:Released on 07th May 2010
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama
Producer: Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra
Director: Parmeet Sethi
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Anupam Kher
Music Director: Pritam
Cassettes and CD’s on: YRF Music
Release Date: May 7, 2010

Let me clarify here itself that I ain't going to reveal the plots here, so those of you who are looking for the details of the story, I would suggest you please try another page.

So, now that the modalities are over, let's get down to business; the movie is very fast paced, switching from one sub-plot to another, which some might find annoying, but for me it was really cool and saved me from getting bored.
Best part was that Shahid wasn't over-acting for a change. He stuck to his role and played it perfectly. Yes, even I am surprised with myself; why am I singing paeans of Shahid, when I had vowed to not to watch any other of his movies after watching the disaster called "Paathshala", which I would rather not talk about (Just like my sister had written in my Autograph book a long time ago - "Sad thoughts better lost"; I know its cliche' but I had to use it to get over with the trauma). Anyways, coming back to the topic, though I was a bit hesitant at the thought of watching another Shahid flick, my wife conned me into it.
About the movie, well its a regular story of rags to riches with a few pitfalls, fights with friends and grilfriend and all the regular masala that you can expect in a "Junta Movie".
One miore thing that I would like to point out was the surprise I got in Anushka Sharma; she was in a completely opposite role from "Rab Ne Banaa Di Jodi", she was looking super hot in those ultra mod dresses that show more and hide less, leaving very little for imagination. There were lots of liplocks thrown in to raise the thermometer a few more notches, which could have been completely avoided, though the couple were sizzling on the screen. One thing I didn't understand was, why was Anupam Kher wasted in such a weak role. The director could have made better use of the seasoned actor.
The music was very mediocre, bordering on the edges of "Boring" which was never expected from a talented music director like Preetam. None of the songs were engaging, in fact they were so mediocre that its not even been 2 hrs since I watched the movie and I fail to recollect any of the songs except Aiyyashi, which I had already heard courtsey Mumbai FM channels.
The build up for the climax was very boring, wherein Shahid becomes a good guy and goes on an apology spree only to take his friends' help in the climax plot.
The "Bleeding Madras" was hilarious and the Michael Jackson show was unasked for! One thing that i would like to ask Mr. Story writer/ Director saab is how can "Insider Trading" be classified as a "seedha" act? In my opinion, that was the biggest scam the "Badmash Company" pulled off!
Anyways, overall the movie was a good entertainment and I would recommend this movie as a Once watch option for sure. So, if you don't have an AC at your home, or are getting bored and dont want to brave out the Sun, its a good option to enjoy the flick in an AC theatre with your own "Badmash Company"!!

Performance: 4/5
Music: 2/5
Story: 4/5
Cinematography: 3/5
Dialogues: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

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