Tuesday, November 29, 2005

To watch or not to watch

Deewane Huwe Pagal:
First thing that comes to mind- There’s something about Mary. Tanya, in this case.
The basic plot or theme is copied, so is the music.
Border and Refugee doesn’t happen everyday. Therefore, Anu Malik has resorted to what he does best: copy.
Vivek Obey-Rai (courtesy manuscrypts) is the Sutradhar. He is definitely not getting enough movies. I won’t give him even a 502 Pattaka Biddi ad to do.
Kareena Kapoor’s 'son-looking' boyfriend, Shahid Kapoor is in the movie. I can’t stand her and I can’t stand him for no fault of his.
Too many characters careen in and out of each other's lives.
I would have preferred Sushmita Sen in the lead and not Rimi Sen. She can be the cynosure of the entire cast. Rimi sen wore long skirts. I wouldn’t mind short ones from her.
Most of them act as if they are physically challenged.
Fight scenes did not look like fight scenes but rather a bike show.
Akshay's name is rocky, Paresh Rawal's name is Tommy and the dog's name is Jayanty Lal. So funny, nooooo?

Watch this movie for Akshay Kumar alone. Rocky rocks. There is one more scene near the swimming pool from Paresh Rawal that was real good.
The dance sequences are good.

My favourite scene: Akshay knows that the girl would like her man to be an architect. So, the next day, he comes with a bag with ARCHITECT written big and bold. He makes her hold it as he bashes some hired goons. Later the girl asks him,”You are an architect?” He replies, ”How did you know?” The girl showed the bag and he comments, ”Sharp eyes!!”

One time watchable preferably at home. (Roomie slept in the theatre but she ate the pop-corns)

A good woman: A young couple's marriage is put in jeopardy by high-society gossip of an affair blossoming. The combo of Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johannson cannot fail us. Based on a play by Oscar Wilde, it is an amalgamation of comedy, witty dialogues, good script and acting. A must-watch.

Some lines: Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.
The best way to keep your word is by not giving it away (food for thought)
Sometimes marriage is a burden and it needs to share the load between three people.

Deleted yesterday's post. It was therapeutic but I didn't like it.

22 comments:

zypsy said...

"Sometimes marriage is a burden and need to share the load between three people." - the french has a word for this, menage a trois :-)

d4u said...

Aven't watched "Deewane Hue Paagal"...not interested too:)!! The marriage line was interestin!!

s! said...

hmm.. hope it really is worth the time and effort it'll take me to get to watch it!

am back, and running on the new site! :-)

burf said...

hey arun dear, it feels so very gud to be back at ur blog after soooooooooooo long.... and u nd ur posts are as nice as they were

Caesars Box said...

Some of the good movies to watch this holiday season are

* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (you have seen that)
* Narnia
* Zathura (a bit below my expectation)
* Your, Mine and Ours

Caesars Box said...

Sorry for the wrong link to Narnia.

Stone said...

read yesterday's post...It was therapeutic!!!

LOL@Kareena Kapoor’s son looking boyfriend!!!

Hemanshu said...

Good job. Kareena was enjoyable only in 'Chameli'.. maybe that tells me something about her.

I'll check out good woman this friday or so.

Ardra said...

dunno abt the movies- but sure enjoyed readg u'r take...
i love reading delete-worthy, therapeutic blogs- missed it :-(
have been a regular visitor here for some time now...
ardra

shobz said...

i wanna read that therapeutic post... it is unusually calming when i read your posts.. :)
i missed this :(

|| sbk || said...

"Sometimes marriage is a burden and need to share the load between three people."

Gets you thinking...

Cheers!

Parna said...

lol @ your hindi flick review. likewise about kareena and shahid (especially the latter. big head compared to body maybe? and a tad too confident?)

am watching LOTR - the two towers. yes, i know am a couple of years too late :) i watched HP and The Goblet Of Fire last week, so thats kinda makes up for the lag.


btw, the camera is a fujifilm slr 4 megapixel.

Anonymous said...

oh..dont even remind me about that!!!Had literally spoilt my weekend going for this movie. The movie shud have actually named "thumhe bhi kadenge paagal". This time I paid to doze. ;)

jas said...

oh..dont even remind me about that!!!Had literally spoilt my weekend going for this movie. The movie shud have actually named "thumhe bhi kadenge paagal". This time I paid to doze. ;)

AmitKen said...

thanks for the warning :))

btw, i've started blogging at a new address now. Its http://amitken.wordpress.com

hope to see you there :)

Elf said...

I dont like Shahid either, but I'm sure its his fault!

Nice post:)

infinity said...

"every saint has a past,every sinner has a future"...i definitely have a bright future...:D

akash said...

i liked shahid in ishq vishk. well actually i liked amrita rao more. i was so crazy i created a fan page for her.

i think i have read the play the other woman. is it by the same guy who wrote "the importance of being earnest"?

Arunima said...

@akash:yes, shahid looks good with Amrita Rao and the guy is Oscar Wilde

pallavi said...

have to catch up on some of these

n.g. said...

the film is vomit.

Ashish Gupta said...

sucks big time. had to cut if off in first 15 min only.

why do they have to copy? *sigh*