Friday, June 25, 2010

Movie Review: "TWILIGHT"

Movie Review “TWILIGHT”

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg (Screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)

Language: English

Star Cast: Kirsten Stewart, Robert Pattison, Billy Burke, Peter Facinellli, Elizabeth Reaser, and others

Released in India: 20th November 2009

“Twilight” is a movie based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of same name. I read the book before watching the movie. I enjoyed the book very much. While reading the book you gets the feeling this is a story for movie. It has teenage romance, mystery, thriller, action and drama, all good for making a movie.

Twilight is a story of awkward teen Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). She makes a hasty decision to move to Forks, Washington with his father. She hates Forks but still persists staying there for the sake of her mother. While in school she inescapably falls for a mysterious boy named Edward (played by Robert Pattinson). As the mystery unravel during the course of movie Bella come to know Edward is a Vampire. And one part of Edward loves her and some part certainly lust for her blood. How long can she carry on this fatal affair? Can she suppress her feelings? Can Edward be safe for her?

I enjoyed the book thoroughly; but I can’t say that about movie for sure. Director Catherine Hardwicke could not manage to convert excellent book into good enough movie. Some of its responsibility goes to screenplay also. Director did not able to portray the characters as well as in the book. This may be because of time limit but I won’t have mind watching the movie for half an hour more instead. Kristen Stewart was brilliant and natural. Robert Pattison was good. Special effects could have been more convincing.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Marathi Muli in Bollywood ........... Part 6

41. Vidya Malvade

42. Sayali Bhagat

43. Mrunmayee Lagoo

44. Amruta Patki

45. Smita Jaykar

46. Reema Lagoo

47. Kartika Rane

Monday, June 14, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Movie Review “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

Genre: Adventure, Action

Director: Mike Newell

Language: English

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina and others

Released: 28th May 2010

‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ is a movie based on a popular video game ‘PRINCE OF PERSIA’. So if you are into games you will know what to expect from this movie. It is a full entertainment movie. It just demand from you is, buy your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the safari. No questions asked. The movie has Arabian flavor. It is colorful, exotic frames with scenes with lots of sword fighting, horse riding, snake fighting. You even can see ostrich racing.

Film is a story of Dastan (Played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who is orphan. The king of Persia found him on street and makes him Prince of Persia, his son. Dastan with his other two prince brothers wins war for Persia. They even ransack a beautiful spiritual city Alamat, ruled by Princess Tamina (Played by Gemma Arterton) as they suspect Alamat is helping Persia’s enemy. While in the conflict Dastan come across a mystical dagger which has the power of unleashing time travel and world destruction. After winning the war at home in Persia the king has been killed, and Dastan is on the run as he is the suspect. And Dastan suspects his older brother who his next in line to crown. Next you see how the murder mystery and mystery of dagger solved, and how Dastan saves the world.

All though this is brainless movie, it is worth watching. Certainly entertaining. Movie is very well directed by Mike Newell, amazing cinematography by John Seale, very well crafted action scenes. We had seen better special effects in many other movies. So it could have been better. As for the acting Jake Gyllenhall was good, he was athletic but he could have brought little more weight in the character, I don’t mean physical weight here. But just bit more profound, intense presence on the screen would have made the movie far better. Gemma Arterton was exotic, as she was expected to be. I think Ben Kingdley was little wated, he could have been utilized more.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 7 out of 10. It’s pure masala movie, go catch it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Saving Private Ryan

Movie Review “Saving Private Ryan”

Genre: War, Action, Drama

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Robert Rodat

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn

Language: English

Star Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Music: John Williams

Released: 1998

Saving Private Ryan is a war film set during the World War II which is directed by Steven Spielberg. I love war films and ‘Steven Spielberg’ is one of my favorite directors. So I had to watch this movie.

Movie starts with intense battle scenes. We see lot of blood and lots of dead bodies from the start. And among these we meet Captain John Miller (Played by Tom Hanks) who runs a successful mission of taking over a fort which was occupied by the Germans. After this he is given an even more difficult mission, which is to find a Private Ryan (played by Matt Damon). Private Ryan is the only surviving son in a family that has already lost three children in World War II. Returning the son alive to his family would mean a good public relations move for the Army, would make the son's mother happy. And after this mission Captain Miller, would finally be allowed to return home. Captain Miller and a team of seven soldiers set out to track the elusive Ryan who is lost somewhere in Normandy. So will they able to find Private Ryan? And will they able to save him and return home? That’s what movie is all about.

Movie has some rigorous, intensive and realistic war scenes. Steven Spielberg as a director did amazing job yet again. Cinematography and editing is excellent which is must for a film of this caliber. Tom hanks performance was exceptional. All in all I think this one is must watch movie. Don’t miss this. If I have to rate this movie, I will give it 9 out of 10.