Mahaveer has rated 5 movies, and has posted 6 comments.

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  • Margarita With A Straw: Want to Watch: Abhi to - can't wait to watch
  • Ram-Leela: So-So: Something that could have been 'great', killed badly, but worth a watch for the experience
  • Bombay Talkies: Yay! Thumbs Up: not sure if I'd pick Bombay Talkies for a tribute to Indian cinema, but loved the effort.
  • Chashme Baddoor: Nay! Thumbs Down: If you are going to this one for the original, I urge you to buy the DVD of the original instead.
  • Ferrari ki Sawari: So-So:


  • Margarita With A Straw:

    Loved the too, can't wait to watch. :)
    And ohh, loved this - "disassociate the disability from the disabled" fab use of words. :)

    posted 9 years, 3 months ago
  • Ram-Leela:

    @Fan: I totally understand and accept what you might feel/felt for Ram-Leela but I did not, really. I am a huge fan of romantic cinema but this one just did not touch me, as I said, maybe Ram-Leela went too far in their love/hatred/antics and their characters were too volatile to connect with me. [SPOILERS] [comment edited because it gives away too much of the movie] I mean it all seemed fine before....and whatever happens after that. Just put me off.

    posted 10 years, 7 months ago
  • Ram-Leela:

    Nice review; I agree.
    Something that could have been 'Watch on Big Screen', killed 5 cents:
    - every now and then Bhansali brings beauty on the celluloid and this one seems to be prettiest (and so are Deepika and Ranveer) of them all, I can foresee a lot of other makers taking a leaf or two from this one
    - Why, Why, WHY.... Mr. Bhansali; you could have taken it somewhere amazing, why kill the second half with a confused story and equally confused characters and worse (over dramatised) climax. It was the second half of Hum Dil De... that I still like you for and you spoiled it this time....badly
    - I don't know why, but a few recent movies come to mind while watching this one, and I so wish you could learn from them a bit Mr Bhansali (may have Spoilers)....
    Raanjhana - I was listening to each word uttered by Kundan at his deathbed and here I didn't care what Ram/Leela said to each other at the end.
    Ishaqzaade - I disliked the movie but felt for Zoya/Parmar throughout, here I guess Ram/Leela went too far in their love/hatred/antics and were too volatile to connect with me.
    Dev D - agreed, you are inspired by an epic novel but you don't have to necessarily kill the protagonists
    - I don't think it's very cool to start the movie with an SMS joke (khud hi pakdna padta hai), especially when you have pretty good one liners later on
    - I think the quality and timing of the music sucks....only the visuals are good

    posted 10 years, 7 months ago
  • Bombay Talkies:

    Wow Meetu, after ages of reading your reviews comes one-rare-review, where I seem to be in disagreement with your views. For me, Dibakar's 'Star' was the star of this collaboration - a solid story equally solid storytelling; amazing casting (not sure when was the last time I was so moved by so many actors' performances in such limited time - Nawaz, we all know is amazing but his wife, Amarapurkar, the little girl and even the bird - were all trying to tell me something, something valuable); fitting opening scene and a level defining scene between a dead father and a seemingly alive son. For me DB's 'Star' itself was a fitting tribute to Indian cinema.
    Also I think despite sticking well to the theme, I (being a big cinemaholic and huge fan of AK's storytelling) could not just connect to Murabba story. I went to the hall being an ardent Kashyap fan but left appreciating Karan Johar’s work; such was the impact of KJ's; I so wish the editor had got rid of a couple of lines at the start "gale me mangalshutra....." being one.
    Also I'm not sure if I'd pick Bombay Talkies to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, but the effort definitely is worth a watch (maybe more).
    Last thing - I think Luck by Chance opening credits scene OR Om Shanti Om (collage song) were maybe better fit tribute to cinema than the silly work at the end; which only seems to justify one aspect of Bollywood that makers did not want to miss - >>take some stars >> do something....anything with them and people will come watch.

    posted 11 years, 2 months ago
  • Chashme Baddoor:

    @Meetu: completely agree with your views on this one. I too feel, its time we should tell some movie-makers that we are much smarter than they think.

    @Keyur: I don't think Meetu gave this one a bad review because she does not like the genre. I think the point here is simple, the film is either good or bad, the story/performances are either gripping or haywire. And trust me my friend, this one is hell bad, so would probably be Himmatwala remake. I saw this because I am a fan of the original Chashme Baddoor but now I feel that watching the older version again would have been a better choice.
    I too am not a huge fan of slapstick cinema but liked Delhi Belly (you might want to see Meetu's review of the film - Please forgive me for my limited technical knowledge of movies if they both do not fall in the same genre.

    posted 11 years, 3 months ago