Friday, March 23, 2012

Agent Vinod - Finaly Bollywood Delivered !!!

Booked tickets for Agent Vinod on Thursday night, once I reached home from office. Was feeling good because of long weekend (Ugadi festival). Once tickets were booked, out of curiosity, started looking for any reviews for the movie, and there I found some stupid reviews again.

I am just back from the movie, and to be honest, now I really wonder, what is the actual basis of these reviews, whether even for the reviews, these so called self-authorised reviewers look to grab bags full of currency, or is it in some other form of payback, based on what they write in their review. Something has to be there, otherwise why would someone write such stupid reviews, with no connection to reality. Saw one review on yahoo, some jerk gave this movie "1 star", my advise to that guy is - "Buddy write reviews for the movie, if you have actually watched it. Jerk !!!" 

After trying lot of times (if you can recall movies like Dec 16), Bollywood has finaly delivered an actual spy thriller. No doubt, it is not the "best movie ever made on spy genre", but definitely it has got pace, thrills, twists and on top of everything, it makes you feel "worth my money".

Review shouted that Saif was expressionless, come on guys, Saif is not playing Devdaas or Mr Bean here !!! After watching the movie, I am convinced, he actually pulled it off. As for Kareena, she did an average job, nothing great but at the same time, no major problems either. Rest all star-cast did not had any major screen presence, It was major-ly Saif's show, and he did not disappoint at all.

Few things there, cinematography, editing could have been sharper, length of the movie should have been reduced, at least by 20 minutes. The very first scene in Afghanistan, camera-work was shoddy, you could barely watch, what was happening, scenes were just zipping by.

However, all in all, Agent Vinod was way better than Don 2 and Ra-one. In recent times, one movie which I can rate higher than AV, would be Kahaani.

If you have time, have got taste for Ethan Hunt and 007, go ahead for Agent Vinod with realistic expectations, it would not disappoint you.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rockstar - Why it was made ?

This was my second movie, in which I just wanted to leave even before the first half was over. The other one was "We are family". Spent around 1,000 Rupees on "Rock-star" last night, each and every penny was a sheer waste. Did not had any high hopes from Ranbir Kapoor, but took a risk because of Imtiaz Ali. However, it turned out that Imtiaz's touch was nowhere to be seen in the whole movie.

After sitting in the theater for initial one hour, I have lost confidence in all these self-acclaimed movie reviewers spread across, news papers and review-websites. I won't be surpised to know if most of them do not even watch the movie, for which they come up with a review, using some uncommon words from english language to impress common people like us. May be they are also getting paid (handsomely), as the marketing department is paid by producers of a movie.

Some of the reviewers have gone gaga on Ranbir Kapoor's acting in the movie. Excuse Meeeee !!!!

In a nut-shell, Rockstar has absurd story-line, confused direction, horrible acting from the protoganists, all in all a perfect mess. Movie starts with Ranbir Kapoor shown as a struggling artist, carrying his guitar everywhere. That's the only thing you can understand about the movie, after that everything is thrown at the audience out of nowhere - there are Ranbir's flashbacks, auditions, stage performances, song-sequences, his on-and-off bizzarre relationship with Nargis. You get a feeling of disorientation because there is no connection between a scene and its next scene. You never know from a struggling artist how and when he became a Rock-star, why is he showing around tantrums all around, with fake anger. He is playing guitar and singing in a dargah, then he is shown standing in front of his home, at least ten times. Out of nowhere there is a journalist who is being forced by her boss to find out all the information on Ranbir Kapoor. Then there are cancellation of stage shows and therefore Police is there to take Ranbir into custody, when Nargis is getting operated for some unknown problem related to blood cells.

How can someone come up with such an incoherent movie ........

On top of it, length of the movie is 3 hours .......................

Sheer Torture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

This is my first blog ( created today only ) and to be honest at this point I can not classify this blog into a category. This blog may have completely different edits from different walks of life. Thats why I named this blog as "Evolve", and this is what all of us do, we all "Evolve" over time - learning new things, getting new experiences.

Everyday, we all "Evolve" and this goes on and on and on ...