Friday, September 26, 2008

Movie Review: THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (2004)

“The Butterfly Effect (2004)”

Technically the "Butterfly Effect", means the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions". And whole movie revolve around this theory.
Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Grubers
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart and other brilliant actors sorry I couldn’t name them all.

Even before starting to comment on film, guys this is one of the must watch movies and not only to watch but also for archiving it’s DVD. Its thrilling experience to watch this movie. Well written, well directed, brilliantly acted film. Film always keeps you guessing what’s next, keeps you interested all the time. So bravo for cast and crew, director, producer, technicians everyone.
This is a story of a boy growing up in a small town with his single working mom and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts and more importantly something bad always seems to happen during these blackouts. He has habit of writing all these incidents down as much as he can remember. As he grows up it gets lesser until he seems to have recovered. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him and he can recollect what happened in one of those blackouts. Not only that he also finds the way change the things all over again and fix things again. But how much hw tries to fix the things situation always worsen. And he finds himself in big mess and in Asylum where his father used to be for same reasons.

Every frame of this film is so thought of, its amazingly brilliant story, brilliant editing and it has perfect pace to keep drama going. All the actors gets opportunity to play so many different shades in single roles and they does it so effortlessly not only by appearance, facial expression, accent but also with body language. This movie has little bit of everything drama, romance, comedy, psychedelic fantasy, science fiction.

In the end you might feel that it is just imagination, a fantasy but the theory stays with you successfully. Like when I thinks today I am an engineer but in my teens if I had decide to be a Doctor or a Banker or anyone else for each condition my life would have been so much different. My friends, my workplace, even the way I think now, would have been so much different that I won’t have recognize myself. What do you think?
As for rating I’ll give 10/10 points.

Don’t forget to watch it. I heard there is sequel to this I can’t wait to watch it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Jane Tu Ya Jane Na"

Last weak end I had really good time, as I watched the movie “Jane tu ya Jane na….” I really enjoyed the movie and feel like paisa vasool. Movie has array of new comers, top lining Hero of the film Imran Khan which was known more as Aamir’s nephew, rather than Imran Khan himself. But after this movie he will certainly have his own recognition.

The movie has some fierce competition with another new comer’s movie “Love story 2050” top lining Harman Baweja. Who always looked like a Hero material. As compared to him Imran Khan never look to have that oomph factor but he certainly make up with his understanding of every scene and talent.

When the first promo come out of “Love story 2050” which shows Mumbai in 2050 with skyscrapers, flying planes and Harman Baweja posing with his name revolving around him, I was really excited about the movie. I thought, wow here is bollywood’s real Sci-fi movie. But when next promos start coming it wasn’t thrilling enough, they actually failed to lead me to the theatres. It seems Harry Baweja, the Director of the movie and also the father of Harman tried to hard to launch his son as a Hero. He seems to be want to give him great launch so he has to dance well, he has to have great body and everything else. And may be other stuff took back seat. Anyway I never watched the movie so I shouldn’t comment on it any way. But as I seen “Jane Tu….” Lead more people to the theatres than “Love Story 2050”, as for all weak-end “Jane Tu…” was houseful and “ Love Story..” was secondary thought for people.

On the contrary to “Love Story…”, first promo was “ Jane Tu…” wasn’t that good. But excitement build up with the promos after that. Promos tell me that its on youth, Light Hearted romantic movie. With catchy songs by A.R. Rahman. And then the producer was Aamir Khan which is almost equal to quality movie. Which I don’t think is true for any superstar in bollywood. I am big fan of Amitabh Bachchan but he also does movies like RGV’s Shole. Anyways that’s a different story. Aamir Khan was did great to promote this film, he even get along with media which he normally doesn’t do. If this movie has good start it is because of Aamir’s Brand image. But when you are in theatres and movie starts, never it occurs to you that Aamir is associated with this movie, and you don’t feel any need for it.

As for the movie, you always know the story even before going to movie; but you like to watch romantic movies and you like the new treatment every time. Movie is always a director’s medium of expression and Abbas Tyrwalla done amazing job. Being writer certainly help him. The movie has very good screenplay and you enjoy every scene. The casting of the movie also spot on. Everyone did fabulous job. It was flawless performance by everyone except Genelia, I think being experienced in the young cast she could have done better. The movie is in the league of these new era of romantic movies of Imtiaz Ali like “Socha Na Tha” and “Jab We met”.

I think success of any movies lies in the fact that you never want to end, you will like to go on or you wonder what might happen next. And “Jane tu …” give me that feeling. So it is certainly well made movie. And of course as usual music by A.R. Rahman is best.

What I can say more…It is must watch movie. And I will also advice you to archive th DVD when it comes out.