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The Zoya Factor
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I watched Wazir on the big screen and loved it. I too didn't see the twist coming and it was a nice surprise. The movie moves along petty quick. It feels good to watch movies with kicker endings like this one and Drishyam. Way better than the mindless crap that Dilwale was.
I thought your lowest rating was reserved for low iq toilet humor filled crappy movies. Does this really deserve to be bundled in the same rating category? I don't think so.
I usually agree with your reviews, but I'm glad I went ahead and watched this despite your poor rating. Agreed some of the dialogues were cheesy, and could've been replaced with more realistic dialog, but on the whole, the movie was very emotionally intense. It did a good job of explaining the motivations of all the characters, and made me care about the 2 main characters. The 'pain in love' emotion was conveyed so effectively. I thought the ending was poetic. This definitely deserves atleast 4 stars in my book, and I would rate it on par with Ashiqui 2. Yes, they could have done away with some of the more cheesy dialogues, but those are just minor blemishes in an otherwise very well made film.
@Anuj: Masala movies with over the top dialogues and exaggerated action sequences are not the only means to entertain. Some of us are entertained by movies that portray slices of real life with no added masala. Why can't you come to terms with the fact that other people might have their own definitions of 'entertainment'?
Hi...Here's a thought: While there are tons of movie review sites to read BEFORE watching a movie, there are hardly any sites that are meant to read AFTER watching a good movie. For Hollywood movies, the IMDB forums are very active, and full of intersting observations. So here's an idea: why don't you start a separate section on your site called 'After Watching the Movie' (Leave it to you to come with a catchy acronym like Wogma). Maybe you can let users contribute a Notepad section!
@Tim: I sent you a Facebook friend request a while ago...My bad, I should have introduced myself first. I've been living in the US for the last 5 years, and there's no shortage of theatres screening the latest Bollywood movies here in the NYC/NJ area. The audience is mostly desi, but sometimes I see a few Americans in the audience. I've always wondered what Americans think about Bollywood movies- so your comments on this site are quite interesting to read. I try and avoid the gimmicky masala movies (Rowdy Rathore / Singham ), but love watching movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani that are made with more mature sensibilities. I'd love to hear your opinion on more Bollywood movies, and your Indian movie group sounds like fun :-) Cheers,Parikshit
Meetu...Just wanted to let you know that I visit this site every week to read YOUR take on movies, and what you liked and what you didn't. I choose THIS site because my tastes are mostly similar to yours, and I more or less agree with your ratings. (used to love your NOTEPAD section. Any chance you could bring it back?). I'm not interested in knowing the "pulse of the masses". Just coz a film makes a lot of money at the box office, it is not necessarily worth my time.
Totally disagree with a comment above saying reviewers should look at a film from the perspective of what supposedly works at the box office. That's the exact opposite of what I expect from a review site. I just want to know the personal opinion of a person with similar taste in movies - that's it. Nothing more,nothing less.