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Great, now I really really want to watch this film. Of course, it won't release here so I will have to guiltily download it.
The music really sucks the life out of this film. I know Rajesh Roshan is dated, but this has to be his worst effort.
Bravo Meetu! Well done for not wasting your money on this one.
For your own sake, don't watch it.
The reviews so far have been outstanding. Expecting you to like this one. :)
I so want to watch this movie. Everyone's tweeting about how awesome it is. Anurag Kashyap is not helping by continuously retweeting everyone's opinions about it. The short Prakrit song is beautiful. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMvNfytKRBQ
But I am stuck in a country where this is not going to release. So angry.
Liked Shaitan, will probably end up watching this one when it is out on DVD.
Oh, and hate to bug you, but the issue with "Not interesting in Watching" translating to "Thumbs up" is not fixed. :)
Tried watching the trailer for the first time, couldn't finish it. Looks stupid.
And please, fix this rating issue. I again said "I am not interested in watching this movie". Definitely not a thumbs up!
Must be tiring to see mindless nonsense like this nearly each weekend! Here's to hoping that the coming weeks bring along something better.
Aarggh, I meant 3.75/5. Wish I could edit comments.
A word about the Music - it is an enjoyable soundtrack. I don't understand why has it not garnered any reviews so far. Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire are quite good. I would rate it as 3.75/4.
Finally watched this film, I would rank it as one of the best Hindi films this year (might even be the best). It tells us a story that all of us are familiar with, because we have seen similar tales unfolding in our very homes. Some of us might even have been that teenager who were uncomfortable with their mom's English knowledge (though not necessarily at that age, maybe when we were younger) or made fun of mom's pronunciations. Did we for a moment stop and think how she would feel about it? Probably not.
This film might make us think, it certainly did that for me.
Aapne to le li movie ki.
Oh my, you are being too kind and optimistic. I have no hopes from this.
And "Thumbs Up"? I have clearly stated that I am "Not interested in watching" this film. Do take care of this error.
Sadly, the worth of the film does not even matter. That it will be a major hit, we all know. On the other hand, films like Udaan are declared a flop at the Box Office.
Was fortunate enough to catch Part 1 in Geneva. They were screening it in a theatre and in Hindi. In spite of the insanely high expectations that I had from the film, it was immensely enjoyable. Each shot is lovingly crafted and the background score is exemplary. An engaging screenplay, quirky dialogues and brilliant acting only embellish it further. A must watch, and I enjoyed it.
In short, can't wait for the 2nd part, whenever they screen it in this part of the world.
On an unrelated note, Bollywood Hungama should get a new music reviewer.
When films like this come, I hate being outside India. Either watch a shitty rip or wait months for the DVD. :(
Gayi bhains paani mein!
Ek Haseena Thi as well! Now I have preconceived notions about this film being good.
Wait, wait, the Johny Gaddar guy is directing this! That changes my preconceived notions about this one. Might actually turn out to be good.
@Vishal and Meetu: As I said, I am nitpicking. I didn't really "mind" the accent (what with me not being a native speaker at all), it just sounded off to me. It just could have been done better. That's all.
@meetu - I am no expert, it just did not sound right to me. Found this article, this captures the essence of what I meant: http://www.firstpost.com/living/et-tu-bachchan-saab-then-fall-tagore-238244.html
Nit-picking, I know, but still. :)
Also, there was no need for the Durga parallel in the end.
@meetu - The accent for Ekla Chalo Re didn't sound right.
Watched it, definitely a very good watch. Will definitely see it again once the DVD is available. I could see why comparisons were made to Kill Bill, but the treatment is quite different.
Also, it was nice to see the film remain intelligent throughout. The hacking bit was portrayed rather realistically as well.
Only grouse - Amitabh Bachchan.
Wohooo! After a long time it feels that there is a movie that you really really love. Will have to wait for a rip (the sad travails of studying in a country where there are no bollywood releases, except SRK :@)
:(. I was expecting a lot from this.
Watch "Socha Na Tha". And I think Rockstar will be great. Another reason to believe so is Taran Adarsh's review - it seems he could not understand the movie. :)
Happy Birthday! And keep up the good work. This is the only site I trust for Bollywood reviews. :)
Sigh ... one more movie that I won't have to bother about hunting on the torrents. And before I get chastised, no Bollywood movie releases where I live. :)
Taran Adarsh's review of Aarakshan - http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/review/14307/index.html
Really looking forward to this movie.
From what I have heard, the Desi Version is "toned-down" so as to be in sync with the "desi audience". So you did watch the right version.
I loved that aeroplane scene in the first movie. Looks like there will be nothing similar in this one. :(
It was not as over the top as Singh is King (the last Anees film that I watched), nor was it all over the place as Dabangg was. Of course, the side characters are dispensed off without an explanation, and each character is a caricature. Nothing unexpected happens, yet somehow it does not get boring.
Then there is Asin, so why not watch it! :P
I am shocked. You make the film sound almost "watchable". I might actually see this now.
The music (apart from that track by "Bhayanak Maut") is quite enjoyable. And as you say, if it's got Anurag Kashyap it can't be bad.
Another senseless movie that will rake in the moolah at the box office. :(
Here - a music review for you!
Can't wait for this one, just can't.
I guess I entered a wrong email address previously - was surprised to see I had only posted one comment previously! :P
"Add to must watch list", "watch again and again and again". Seriously. It was a decent movie, nothing more than that. Typical Hollywood comedy with nothing special in it. There was nothing in it to justify the "must watch" tag that seems to have given rather generously.
It might have to do with the volume, but I do tend to notice the trend that all Hollywood movies are rated very favourably on wogma. Sorry, but most of them are not that great - I see too many "must watch" and "buy the dvd already" there. Seems like we Indians enjoy watching Bollywood nonsense (see the success of Golmaal 3, Housefull and compare it to mostly unfavourable reviews) but like praising all that is Hollywood.
Watched it yesterday, the court scenes were definitely stale. The emotional scenes were mostly good, but the movie felt undercooked. Here was a novel idea (at least for mainstream bollywood) but it was not developed further. The performances (apart from the doctor - I didn't like him at all) were good.
Nonetheless, it was a good watch. Could have been a lot better though.
I watched this movie last night and I must say that I loved it. It moves along at a fast pace, respecting the intelligence of the viewer as events roll along at a fast place. The fast geek talk is actually enjoyable (to me), interspersed as it is with technically accurate terms.
The dialogues are witty and fun. I would say it is a must watch.
As I see it, this sounds like it is "inspired" from Back to the future. I don't see the charm in this movie.
And I just realised that I have been using two email accounts on this site. So now there are two Rahuls here. :D