Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Moon

Movie Review “NEW MOON” (2009)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director: Chris Weitz

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Steaphenie Meyer (Novel)

Language: English

Star Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrik, Ashley Green, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and others

‘New Moon’ is second series of Twilight Saga which are adapted from Stephnie Meyer’s bestselling novels. Picking up where Twilight left off, ‘New Moon’ follows gloomy teenager Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). In this movie Bella is dumped by her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattison). He dumps her for the fear of hurting her. So Bella as goes through emotional turmoil after Edward moves away from her leaving no traces. While going through this confusion Bella finds comfort in friendship with another boy Jacob Black (played by Taylor Lautner), who is in love with Bella. But Bella isn't tdestined to have a normal relationship as it turns out the hunky Jacob Black is also not normal human. He is a werewolf. Will Edward comeback? Will Bella able to forget Edward? Will Jacob win Bella?

This film has better action sequences than the first film. The scene in which Jacob first morphs into a werewolf and leaps onto another warewolf are absolutely stunning. And also werewolves chasing the Vampires were amazing to watch. But the novels strong points were romance and drama which wasn’t came out that well in this film. And I will say it was because of average acting skills. It could have been lot better. This movie is actually nothing but a link between first and third part. It was just to help you understand next part and as per novel it has much more drama and action. So I am looking forward to it.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 7 out of 10.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Movie Review “RAJNEETI” (2010)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Director: Prakash Jha

Writer: Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali

Language: Hindi

Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Vinay Apate, Kiran Karmarkar, Shruti Seth, Sarah Thompson, and others

‘RAJNEETI’ is nothing but story of well known epic saga Mahabharata placed in today. Like Mahabharata ‘Rajneeti’ shows the power struggle in the family of ‘Pratap’. Two ‘Pratap’ brothers established the political supremacy over the region for decades. The older brother had charisma and younger brother had brains which gave their family unlimited and unchallenged political power. But when the time came to hand over this power to next generation and select the successor the battle begins. Elder brother’s son Virendra (played by Manoj Bajpai) who thinks he should rightfully crowned as party supreme after his father, gets furious when his uncle takes over the party and devalues his position in party. So his lust for power makes him kill his uncle with the help of a Dalit friend Suraj (played by Ajay Devgan). He even wants to destroy his uncle’s sons Prithvi and Samar (Played by Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor). So the both sides want each other’s blood at any cost. Who will win and at what cost?

As we all know Mahabharata very well, movie does not able to shock us, no twist are unknown or good enough. But acting performances are brilliant which makes you survive for almost 3 hours. Out of all actors Manoj Bajpai stand out brightly.

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

Monday, August 2, 2010

Must Watch Movies ........... Part 9

81. Verticl Limit - English (2001)

Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Robert King

Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller

Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Robin Tunney, Stuart Wilson, Augie Davis, Temuera Morrison, Roshan Seth, and others,

Fear will Fall. Courage will Rise.

82. Paa - Hindi (2009)

Directors: R. Balki, Ricky Sandhu
Writer: R. Balki
Genre: Drama
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundathi Nag, and others

A very rare father-son son-father story...

83. Body of Lies - English (2008)

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Ali Suliman, and others

Trust no one. Deceive everyone.

84. Quantum of Solace - English(2008)

Director: Marc Forster
Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis
Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, and others

85. Reservoir Dogs - English (1992)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, and others

Seven Total Strangers Team Up For The Perfect Crime. They Don't Know Each Other's Name. But They've Got Each Other's Color

86. Push - English (2009)

Director: Paul McGuigan
Writer: David Bourla
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Cast: Colin Ford, Joel Gretsch, Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning, Robert Tsonos, Camilla Belle, Neil Jackson, Chris Evans, Scott Michael Campbell, and others

One push can change everything.

87. Runaway Bride – English (1999)

Director: Garry Marshall
Writers: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott
Genre: Comedy | Romance

Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, and others

Catch her if you can.

88. Flight Plan – English (2005)

Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Cast: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Michael Irby, Assaf Cohen, Erika Christensen, and others

If Someone Took Everything You Live For... How Far Would You Go To Get It Back?

89. Bombay to Goa – Hindi (1972)

Director: S. Ramanathan
Writers: Rajendra Krishan (dialogue), Usilai Somanathan (story)
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Shatrughan Sinha, Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Nasir Hussain, Manmohan, Keshto Mukherjee and others

Bollywood Comedy at its BEST!

90. The Patriot – English (2000)

Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Robert Rodat
Genre: Action | Drama | War
Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, and others

What would you do if they destroyed your home, threatened your family. Where would you draw the line?