JJ

JJ has rated 20 movies, and has posted 48 comments.

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Ratings

  • Drishyam: Yay! Thumbs Up:
  • Classmates: Not Interested in Watching:
  • PK: Yay! Thumbs Up: Very good but felt mighty short of a potential classic.
  • Lingaa: Not Interested in Watching:
  • Interstellar: Yay! Thumbs Up: Outstanding movie, but fell slightly short of high expectations.
  • Krrish 3: Nay! Thumbs Down:
  • Friday: Nay! Thumbs Down: Wannabe
  • Grandmaster: So-So: Must watch for lal
  • 22 Female Kottayam: Yay! Thumbs Up:
  • Baabul: Nay! Thumbs Down: worst movie ever!!
  • Anjaana Anjaani: Nay! Thumbs Down: boring to the core
  • All the Best: Yay! Thumbs Up: only rohit shetty movie i liked
  • Aagey Se Right: Nay! Thumbs Down: outright bad
  • A Wednesday: Yay! Thumbs Up: A film that respects its audience
  • 99: Yay! Thumbs Up: 100
  • 7 khoon maaf: So-So: poetic alright, but not engaging
  • 500 Days of Summer: Yay! Thumbs Up: fresh and different!!
  • 3 Idiots: Yay! Thumbs Up: Allz welll
  • 127 Hours: Yay! Thumbs Up: A thread developed into a beautiful film. Kudos to Boyle and Franco.
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Yay! Thumbs Up: Excellent and consistent characterisations. This is a true 'Coming of age' film

Comments

  • Brothers:

    Keen to see how this one turns out. Had liked Warrior of which this is an official remake. Felt it did not have any scope for a Hindi remake.

    posted 3 years, 8 months ago
  • Drishyam:

    @Raju, I fail to see any similiarity with Prisoners at all. May be you can mention once the review is out. Anyways both movies were released similar time. So its obviously not lifted from Prisoners.
    There is clear inspiration from a Korean film, but Drishyam succeeded in covering off all the flaws, added a totally new dimension to it and adapted beautifully into a Kerala Christian community, Lets see where the Hindi version goes.

    posted 3 years, 8 months ago
  • Drishyam:

    I dint mean to give anything away. Apologies if I did.

    posted 3 years, 9 months ago
  • Drishyam:

    Just to set the expectations right, there is no mystery nor a whodunit. Just a perfect script.

    posted 3 years, 9 months ago
  • Drishyam:

    Feel the trailers are giving away too much about the movie. Malayalam version was released as a family movie and we were stumped by the end of first half and on the edge of seats in the second half. Eager to see how hindi movie audience react to this.

    posted 3 years, 9 months ago
  • Classmates:

    The main reason the original Malayalam version worked was for the excellent right/left political angle. Anyone who had passed from a college in Kerala few years back could identify well with the campus politics and it invokes nostalgia.
    It was the highest grossing Malayalam movie at that time and also a trendsetter, it did trigger of a series of Alumni get togethers in colleges.
    Dont think it was well recieved in Tamil/Telugu.

    posted 4 years, 3 months ago
  • PK:

    Excellent first half. Raised all the valid questions. But could not conclude well. Climax was too convenient. Given the license to overreact aamir nailed this performance.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    Booked for evening show. Cant wait :).

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    Meetu, you manage to write notes in between a movie? How do you enjoy the movie then.
    In your Talaash review too you mention that Aamir Khan was not Aamir Khan. Your expectations from him is that low?

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    @Fan, so who is supposed to classify them as good or bad? Is there a regulated authority which I am not aware of or is it audience like you and me. If the latter, there's bound to be opinions.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    But is there any point in classifying films as entertainers, good or masala. Its to each his own right.
    So far in this discussion I can make out Haider, Lunchbox and Highway as good films. But to me I loved Haider, Highway was strictly OK and absolutely hated Lunchbox.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    Yeah but next year seems to be good, there are few I am really looking forward to.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • PK:

    @Gokul - Agree on your statememt 'The reason many youngsters(including me)prefer Hollywood is because for every Transformers movie coming out,there is an Interstellar or a Boyhood'. Thats the reason I was looking forward to only 2 films (PK and Haider) this year, whereas in Hollywood if we skip a Transformers or Expendables we know an Interstellar or a Gone Girl is coming.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • Lingaa:

    To be honest this is a pointless review, its nothing more than idol worship. Just because some Superstar has acted it doesnt make it a watchable movie.
    Thankfully I dont go anywhere near a Rajnikanth movie after seeing him butcher a beautiful Thenmavin Kombathu and massacring a classic Manichithrathaazhu.

    posted 4 years, 4 months ago
  • Interstellar:

    Nolan never ceases to amaze. Interstellar is his most ambitious as well as emotional film yet. Think there was a conscious effort from him to outdo Inception in terms of scale, but must admit its way short of Inception.
    Matthew McConaughey was good esp the farewell scene to his daughter, its shot well and a powerful BGM helps. Hans Zimmers BGM is very good but silence is also used in some scenes really well.
    The Matt Damon sequence was bit too long for me and dint help the running time, its almost 160 mins.
    Also things like who placed the wormhole and concept of 5D is not explained well. Its just referred as ‘they’ placed it. May be I can appreciate it better on a repeat watch like most of Nolan movies.
    Another thing I dint find right was Cooper was explained about wormhole in between the expedition. True, it was for the audience to understand the concept of wormhole, but it should have been done way ahead in the movie.
    Overall an outstanding movie, but fell slightly short of high expectations.

    posted 4 years, 5 months ago
  • Interstellar:

    Nolan never ceases to amaze. Interstellar is his most ambitious as well as emotional film yet. Think there was a conscious effort from him to outdo Inception in terms of scale, but must admit its way short of Inception.
    Matthew McConaughey was good esp the farewell scene to his daughter, its shot well and a powerful BGM helps. Hans Zimmers BGM is very good but silence is also used in some scenes really well.
    [part of comment deleted because it gives the movie away]

    Overall an outstanding movie, but fell slightly short of high expectations.

    posted 4 years, 5 months ago
  • Finding Fanny:

    Its criminal to speak of Guzaarish and Earth in the same breath. Former is a snore fest while the latter is a classic.

    posted 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Bangalore Days:

    Quite a while since you reviewed a Malayalam film here. Did you manage to catch Drishyam or 1983?

    posted 4 years, 10 months ago
  • 12 Years a slave:

    I couldnt relate with Shame at all. Cudnt understand whether the movie was about protoganists addiction or his rediscovery of brother-sister bond. 12 years a slave is in my watchlist.

    posted 5 years, 1 month ago
  • Gunday:

    So is this an HR fanboy club?

    posted 5 years, 2 months ago
  • Krrish 3:

    No intent to hurt any fanboys. Just time pass read. http://comicsbyarslan.com/CBA/?q=node%2F449

    posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  • Krrish 3:

    Think this is going to be the first thread in wogma to reach 10000 views

    posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  • Krrish 3:

    Speilberg has made a Schindler's List for a modest budget and that was no 'Toofan'.

    posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  • Friday:

    I found the multiple narratives forced and very much wannabe. Too many half cooked characters and direction also felt amateurish.
    Dint you catch up with any other recenet films? Spirt, Usthad Hotel, Ozhimuri. This seems to be the best phase for malayalam films.

    posted 6 years, 7 months ago
  • Aagey Se Right:

    outright bad

    posted 7 years, 9 months ago
  • A Wednesday:

    A film that respects its audience

    posted 7 years, 9 months ago
  • 99:

    100

    posted 7 years, 9 months ago