The Laash

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Change is inevitable. Mostly because people dislike to change their boxers often. Its the comfort of watching something you like, or have developed a taste for that prevents people from realizing that however practical the movie industry is, there is a bit of fiction which has to be digested, though its a bit too heavy and unwanted.

One such movie is Talaash. There were some who went to watch aamir, some for kareena, some for the mysterious build up the trailer gave away, and the rest for the heck of it. I, was of the third kind. I choose a movie for what it portrays, not just in its trailers, but posters, and other PR stuff. Yes, its a bit silly of me, but come on, people are entitled to be happy with their own little crazy things.

Talaash is the story of a police officer who is presented with a very mysterious accident to be solved and is also haunted by his son’s death due to a freak accident which derails his whole family life. Casting is top-notch, the music was marvelous, the story was out of the world and the build up is just breath-taking.His wife, Rani Mukherjee is so natural at it, especially in the scene where she defends her belief that the psychic lady does talk to her lost son.

Aamir khan, as a police officer oozes talent everywhere. Right from his introduction till the last scene where he cries his heart out, you know its aamir khan through and through. I loved his performance in that scene where he tries to change the buildup to his son’s death. That was just heart warming and really well portrayed.

Kareena deserves a lot of applause for her role. I would rate it as her best performance ever. She has found some new found respect. Looks like she can pull of the slut role with a lot of grace. Funny, but true looking at her recent past.

My new-found man crush is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The man knows what to do, where to express and when to deliver. The three most important W’s in the industry which ultimately leads to the fourth of ‘Who’, which I guess he’s already achieved.

Mixed responses are pretty much the spoilers any movie can get. The ending was very well put up. The build up had many clues and tidbits, but covered up really well only to be found at the end of the movie. All of them come in place at the end if you can recollect everything scene by scene. Nowhere did it look wayward or disappointing.

I read it on someone’s blog about Aamir khan trying to teach people not to believe in black magic/ghosts and after life in his famous Satyameva jayate show and him not practicing what he was preaching. Guys, chill, this is a movie. A script which should not influence people considering we are of GenX. The last time I was influenced by a movie/movie star was in my early teens and I still laugh at my foolishness. The next time you see aamir doing something foolish in real life, shoot him down with questions till he’s murdered, until then, enjoy the movies.

Finally, Talaash, a mind-boggler, a chilly ride worth watching it at the theaters. I’m a bit late with the review but it did deserve a standing ovation.

OMG

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With this humongous pile of work and a headache which will haunt me for the next couple of hours, I come up with an interesting review about a really interesting movie. OMG as it says is actually OMG like. Yes, I squeaked like an 18-year-old.

Paresh rawal, Akshay kumar, Mithun da as the lead actors in this film which also has other respectable cast and crew has a lot of meaning and sense to it.

Reality cinema has always been a huge gamble for film makers and this movie is no less. Its attack on Religious sentiments seems to be pretty fair and I’m actually surprised that there hasn’t been a revolt of any kind all through the country, leave alone the world. The plot revolves around Paresh Rawal, a normal business man who sells idols of gods and goddesses by making up stories just to sweeten his meal. In a world filled with god fearing persons, paresh sets his tone loud and clear of him being a god believer and not someone who believes in a black statue which is being treated with special rituals.

A very interesting story line with a perfect cast can be the ideal day at office for a film maker and he’s exploited this situation very well. Paresh loses his entire business due to an earthquake and starts off a journey blaming god and his so-called servants. The story is about his stride against preachers of god who portray him as a materialistic attention monger.

What impressed me in the movie is the quality of the script and the screenplay. Akshay kumar for once actually did justice to the cinema barring his silly second grade jokes and imitations. It’s not the big money which gives great movies but a great will and a vision to make such classy cinema.

On that note, I leave you all with something I’ve learned of this movie. Start loving yourself before you love others, and be god loving, not god fearing.

  • Jab tak thi jaan

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    There are two things in life I’ve decided not to do. 
    1) Watch another SRK movie 
    2) Any form of an Indian love story. 

    Jab tak hai jaan has justified its name. It took away all the jaan from me.

    An aged SRK, a hot bimbo in katrina and a chatter box in Anushka. Typical Yash raj characterizations. What’s new to the movie is.. err.. an unwanted so called ‘bikini’ and the pecks. Supposedly SRK has a no kissing policy, like the Americans were going to let Iran nuke them if he hadn’t done it.

    The plot is simple, rich girl, poor guy, punjabi sentiment, a fortnight of meeting, an underground club dance (I wish I could get away with such pathetic dancing and still score someone like Katrina), a couple of coffees and finally a ride to Katrina’s long lost mother, who apparently found true love after living for 12 years with her husband.

    The movie has so many loopholes that katrina had to use all the plastic on her face to keep it running. Anushka has done so much justice in her role that I almost thought of considering an Army job. Damn, if only such hot ‘instant makeout instant break up’ chicks were a part of any job, leave alone the Army.

    I’ve heard that in recent times ARR reads the scripts of movies before going ahead with the music. I doubt how he said yes to this. The BGM is so poor that I started hating the only good song of the movie at the end of it. 

    You know what could have made this movie a good one? A script with some logic and sense. Also, if I’m going to see comments on Yash jis death and me respecting his movies? I’m sorry folks, you can unfollow me. I don’t fall for sentiment. Its a pure opinion, rather fact based society we live in and this movie was as good as SRK’s last one in My name is khan. 

    Raw deal: Go ahead and watch it if you are a) blonde b) bored out of your guts c) for katrina’s hot legs and slutty clothes and d) Anushka’s Incest trials. Definitive paisa wasool in that case.

    Argo, F*ck yourself

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    I’m elated to be a part of the 21st century cinema industry that I get to see some of the greatest movie makers, actors, and actresses give their best in every movie they come out with. Some click and the others just don’t.

    One such mellowed click is Argo. Under rated with little or no publicity in the Indian market, Argo has to be one of the best movies made in 2012. The essence in Hollywood is that every hero gets a chance to make his mark, which is completely biased in the case of Indian cinema.Ben affleck, Breaking bad’s Meth Guru Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin with his wit, charm and George Clooney with an intelligent investment, have made this masterpiece with such excellence and flair.

    Politics aside, Based in the 80’s, Argo is about saving 6 American diplomats trapped in the war-zone of Iran. Its a movie in a movie but a fake one. The entire movie revolves on that previous line I just wrote. I do not want to roll out any more of this amazing bundle of surprises, twists and turns which will enthrall you all through the running time of 2 hours and a pinch more. 

    If you’ve got time, a real good appetite for good cinema, and a sense of spending money wise, all you got to do is book tickets to this thriller. As the movie finishes, all y’all would be out screaming, “Argo, F*ck yourself.” If you didn’t, well, you could just do that last bit of the screaming to your inner self.

    In Argo, we believe. 

    P.S: Empty your bladders because you don’t want to miss even a 100th of a second of this movie.