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...A pistol in hand is more than he can ask for, to fight 20 odd beasts (no one questions why they won't get him all together instead of trying their luck one by one); a spin of his arm gets his opponent down in one fell swoop; his presence most times, is enough to scare away the scariest looking brutes. He's as macho fighting the goons as romancing his wife with all the smirkish liveliness and the giggles, that by the way, does not make you balk. It only makes you fall more in love with this Chulbul 'charming' Pandey... http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.in/2012/12/back-with-dabangg.html
"Yet, another film where the makers seem to not want to take the concept all the way. Why not make it all about the 'sexual harassment'? Why not make it all about what it really wanted to be about - the part that I cannot give away? Why oh why, lessen the weight of the issue or the depth of emotions?"
Couldn't agree more!
Inkaar starts off on a compelling note. The director wastes no time building up characters. You meet and get to know them as the film progresses and even then you're not sure you can tell the black from the white. That's the USP. You hope you can put together the scattered pieces as the film takes you back and forth. Unfortunately, while it does so, it gets trapped in a cliche-land. And the climax commits the worn-out Bollywood folly....http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.in/2013/01/inkaar-2012.html
Amazingly reviewed... I absolutely loved the film... English Vinglish is an honest effort beautifully executed. It casts a spell on you right at its outset and charms you through to the end, walking you through every emotion - love, hatred, happiness, sadness, fear, anger, aggression, submission. It isn't quite the script but the execution that's makes all the difference!
Empty theater dampened my spirits, as I waked in hoping for at least something watchable. Bitoo Boss, sadly, is a let down. It felt like watching a B-grade film. The subject is good but not enough to make you want to come to the theaters. Honestly, it's not even worth your time on the DVD except for Pulkit Samrat (of ....Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi fame where he had a tiny role). He was the only USP of the film and the one reason I went to watch BB. Amita Pathak is disappointing. There's no doubt she can act well but I'm not sure I'd even like to watch her on the small screen. If there's an award for the worst couple award, it indisputably goes to our lead pair.http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.in/2012/04/bittoo-boss-review.html
Even before you've seen MBKD, you know you can expect only so much from a film like this. A YRF film, after all, is supposed to be enjoyed like a YRF film. Just like you can't imagine Amir doing a Chulbul Panday and/or Shahrukh doing a Ghajini, it's only feckless to expect serious highbrow cinema from a YRF banner.
Yes, it's got cliched characters (very!) and the most predictable plot, but MBKD still makes for a fun film. (If critics are liberal enough to shower a 4 on 5 stars to a film like Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, this one, surely, deserves lot more love).
Nice elaborate review, meetu...While the performances were good, i thought the film wasnt as great as it was made out to be by the media...here's what i thought - http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.com/2011/07/delhi-belly-2011.html
Agree with every bit of your review. Here's mine - http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.com/2011/06/bhindi-bazaar-inc.html
Nice review as always! love the way you bring out even the most subtle points.
Here's what I thought:http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.com/2010/12/one-up-for-band-baaja-baraat-2010.html
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After my tryst with sawariya I decided to go in with zero expectations but absolutely louved it!!
here's what i thoughthttp://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.com/2010/11/guzarish-2010.html