Kismat Konnection *ing VB and SK :)

Ahh…So this is the new movie *ing Shahid Kapur and Vidya Balan….which was apparently the reason behind one of the most famous break-ups – KK and SK (Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur). The trailer looks interesting…seems to be a ‘fun’ movie..and for all those thinking…’Doesn’t Vidya Balan look like Shahid’s older sister’…I think NOT…they make a good pair. Check out the trailer.

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Movie Review: Tashan

Ok..before i start…let me just clarify that my image header actually reads ‘Deccan Chargers’.

Coming to the movie, I did not have a good feeling about it from the beginning…since I saw it’s rushes. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. But what the hell, I had the unlimited movies card and I could watch as many number of movies I wanted……never mind how crap they were.

The movie starts off with obviously the titles which had quite a resemblance to Kill Bill or Sin City…like the titles rolling and in the background you are shown actual scenes from the movie…as in a heads up of what we could expect.

The movie starts off with the story of Saif Ali Khan aka Jimmy….how he works in a call centre…how he loves sleeping around with women etc etc…meaning he leads a pretty ‘bindaas’ life. And one day, he gets bored with the regular dumb girls he usually goes out with and wants a ‘hindustani woman’…wearing a shalwar…really long ear rings and is a jeegtha jaagtha example of the ‘so called’ Indian traditions and cultures. And that is when he meets Kareena Kapoor aka Pooja Singh aka Gudiya. Pooja works for Anil Kapoor aka Bhaiyyaji aka the villian. Bhaiyyaji recruits Jimmy to teach him English to show off in front of his Foreign delegation due to arrive in a few months. After a couple of songs…Jimmy and Pooja fall in love and end up stealing 25 crores from BhaiyyaJi to repay the debts Pooja’s murdered father owed.

This is where Bachchan Pande aka BP aka Akshay Kumar comes in…arguably the best part of the film. He is hired by BhaiyyaJi to get back the money from Jimmy and Pooja. After a few more songs and fights, BP and Pooja realise that they were childhood sweethearts who were torn apart by destiny. They re-kindle their love for each other and vow to take revenge on BhaiyyaJI who is the person responsible behind Pooja’s father’s gruesome murder. The rest of the story is about how the three (Jimmy, Pooja and Bachchan Pande) do it.

So did I like the movie? I didn’t.

Usually, on a weekend, S and I watch 2 movies in a row. So the next movie we were supposed to watch was Leatherheads starring the irresistable George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. By the end of Tashan, our Bheja was deep fried so badly that we had to go home and instead of Leatherheads…watch Dirty Sexy Money. So, what didn’t I like about the movie. Here goes

  • Anil Kapoor’s HINGLISH. Though it was amusing in the beginning, after 1 hr, it got really annoying. Thank God there were subtitles. I tried ignoring the subtitles for a while but could not understand a single word of what he was blabbering
  • The action sequence at the end of the movie. I have heard so many people make fun of Rajnikanth’s movie because of his fights…like when he kicks…20 men go flying in the air and he comes out without a scratch…? Tashan is exactly like that. Just because it stars the big wigs of Bollywood..there are no comments. The prolonged fight scene at the end was terribly funny (in a bad way) and at times BORING!
  • Kareena. I don’t know if I should include this aspect or not…but I didn’t like her. She looked really pretty in Jab We Met. But in Tashan, she looks like a dried Drumstick. So thin! And the costumes she wears in the song ”Challiyan’ are out right Ugly!

One of the reasons for me to go and watch this movie on friday itself was Raja Sen’s review on rediff. He gave it a three star…which was really surprising. I know he critically rips apart most of the movies….but this one? C’mon…definately not worth a three star.

I’d give it 2/5.

Just another day…and the filmfare awards

Well today…as always…I woke up late…had breakfast and watched 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards because my parents told me it was very funny! Esp Srk’s and Saif’s gig. It was not bad…I admire the way these two manage to poke fun on others and also on themselves. I was happy that Darsheel Safary of TZP won the Best Actor Critics award. He deserved it. I think filmfare awards are almost always rigged….since most of the awards go to the big banners and the big actors even though they haven’t done any worthwhile acting.

Well, this year was probably a little different…SRK for  Chak de deserved it. Darsheel could also have won it..he was fabulous in TZP. Best Film and Best Director went to TZP and Aamir Khan…which was again well deserved. Kareena for Best Actress was not a bad choice either…she was good in the Jab We Met.

I was laughing like a crazy woman whenever SRK and Saif came up on stage! How they manage to annoy so many people and still survive in the industry is a wonder to me 😀

I am watching Amar, Akbar, Anthony….one of my all time fav classic hindi movies. I love the songs…esp Parda hai Parda and My name is Anthony Gonsalves….and Vinod Khanna…how good looking he was in the movie 😀

I am also in the process of updating the pictures to my page. So have a look and let me know if you guys like ’em.

Till then…cheerio, keep smiling and enjoy the music 🙂

 

Movie Review: Jab We Met

Jab We Met poster from Indiaglitz.com

After watching ‘THB’ we went to watch Jab We Met (JWM) which felt like breath of fresh air. What can I say…I loved the movie and S did too. It was wonderful to watch a movie which did not have any skimpily clad women(except in the song ‘mauja hi mauja’ which can be discounted because of the wonderful music given by pritam), sadistic villians and all the regular rona dhona. What it did have was wonderful acting from both Shahid and Kareena (though I thought Kareena was a little loud in a few scenes), fantastic music by Pritam (I’ve always loved his music, be it Life in a metro, Ankahee or Gangster etc), lovely locales (no…not Switzerland or Paris but our very own India) and the punjabi culture in all its flamboyance!

It’s a cute love story…which you can’t help but fall in love with. A talkative girl full of life (KK) meets a boy (SK) who’s lost everything in life..his girl…his business…everything. The story of their journey and hoe they fall in love is what the Jab we met is all about. You might think it is like any other bollywood movie….and you are not wrong…it is…but want differentiates it from the rest is KK, SK and Pritam and the wonderful direction of Imtiaz Ali. To be frank, I never thought KK and SK made a very good pair…but after watching the movie, I actually felt a little sad wondering why they split (if all the rumours are true)…and Pritam…Woww…whattaa music…you gotta hear it to believe it…so young…so hip…and so full of energy…but at the same time…they will touch your heart…esp…Aaoge jab tum sajna sung by Ustad Rashid Khand and Tum se hi by Mohit Chauhan will leave you yearning for more…and Mauja hi Mauja and Yeh Ishq Hai will make you want to get out of you seat and dance 😀 Though I thought Tum se hi could have been pictursed better…yesh ishq hai…shot in Sikkim ( i think) is a beautifully shot song.

Overall, I give it – 4/5… Go Watch It!