London Dreams - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

There's drama. There are moments atypical of Hindi films. There's the regular Bolly-masala. It entertains and it engages but not for the entire length. Ultimately like many films longer than 2 hours it doesn't arrest you in your seats.



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Plot Summary

Arjun (Ajay Devgn) is passionate about music. So much so that he's willing to hurt himself to reach his self-assigned aim. Manu (Salman Khan) is fun-loving, carefree. He too has a natural ear for music. They are friends. Does music bring them together or tear them apart?

What Worked

  • The film was full of lovely montages in long shots. Really added to the experience and kept your eyes glued to the screen.
  • The lighting in the night shots was very well done.
  • Showing 90,000 people from UK dance to pop-Hanuman Chalisa while a muslim actor is syncing to it.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • What kind of music school in London has fees that can be paid in coin change?
  • When will we stop making an entire city dance to the tunes of our lead character?
  • Ajay Devgn's wardrobe.
  • The shot of the nose of the airplane!
  • Asin's make-up and her overall look.
  • The sky that's colored a little too pink when Priya faces her dad. Looks too artificial. And what a shame if those are natural colors.
  • The Eiffel Tower shots.