Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sad Story 2008

It takes no time for sad happy to become happy sad and any such nonsense, which only the kid of 'Cheeni Kum' could understand. It took no time for LoveStory 2050 to become the SadStory 2008, a 50 crore disaster. I feel sad for them that they wasted so much of money making this. The film starts at 2008. The ladies watch a cycling race. They sit in one place but they seem to be cheering the guys when they ride over rocks and boulders. How could they see it all?

Mr. Baweja or Karan chases Sana urf Piggy Chops Urf Priyanka who is seated in a train by jumping through buildings, roads, traffic, cars and what not? They do the entire dance and song sequence, the bollywood jig and play the wooing game. She is in the railway station; he is supposed to go to the airport, but decided to go to the railway station instead. Oh by the way, they are in Australia. The year is 2008, but he doesn’t have a mobile phone and he simply runs again to stop her and she waits patiently in the station. Silly, how can there be a mobile phone? This is a sci-fi movie and you cannot ask for an obsolete stuff called mobile phone. Wait and watch where you are transported to!

Piggy dies in the first half in a fatal accident. The impact looked like she’d be torn into pieces but all you can see is blood oozing out of her head and she is conscious enough to say ‘I love you’. He doesn’t think of taking her to a hospital but holds her and reaffirms his undying love to the dying lady. I am a person who can even cry over a Govinda movie. Hell, this was a love story and the lady love was dying, but I did not even feel like sneezing.

Boman Irani, the scientist Uncle of the hero creates a time machine and Karan goes to search and get back his lady love from Mumbai 2050. You are transported to a world of video games. You have robots and virtual maids and a lot of Phirangs in the streets of Mumbai. Piggy Chops is a rock star with red hair and teddy bear and I decided to sleep, literally.

I won the Gallantry award for having the courage to watch it and stay awake till wherever I watched.

Where compliments are due, I must say Harman dances well but his talking, body language and style was similar to Hrithik Roshan to uncomfortable limits. Sometimes, I felt he tried to copy SRK's exuberance of DDLJ too. All in all, this was a movie to sell Harman even when the romance or the story took desultory prominence. I personally didn’t like him but he may get noticed because of his dancing skills.

I have already got the gallantry award, so don't even be motivated to take your chance.

11 comments:

austere said...

wah Taaj.
That sneezing part was great.
:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Arunima..lovely review..perhaps I'll see the movie after all the,err,build-up that you gave it.LOl at the movie being so advanced that there were no mobile phones.:)Another LOL at your not even sneezing,forget shedding tears,when the hero's gf was dying.

manuscrypts said...

i share the pain.. of sitting through the bludy bewaja movie!! :(

Khuman Ngakpa Oinam said...

Go for "Jaane Tu.." to get over that film. I did the same after watching "Love Story 2050". "Jaane Tu.." is refreshing enough to take away your gallantry award.

shub said...

but WHY did you voluntarily go watch it?!!

Arunima said...

@Shub:very good question. What is your next question?

@Oinam: I have watched Jaane Ya...

dinu said...

ha haha nice title .. sad story 2008 !!
hmm I don't watch movies much :D so, I am safe here

Gayatri said...

LOL! =)

why did you go for it, is the question now. any flick which has the female protagonist looking like a Martian from Neptune is a hell no-no!

shweta said...

I walked out mid way..after he arrived in mumbai..The talking teddy bear squealing "my bummies" was the last straw for me..!

The thing is.. Shekhar Kapur , the most creative film maker , was present in the hall at that time and i was dying to go up to him and say.." what are you going through right now..????!!"

Pallavi said...

Shudder !! i am glad I missed watching that movie.

White Magpie said...

Welcome to the hall of fame. Now I know where to go if I don't want to be disturbed.