Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lafangey Parindey

Movie Review “Lafangey Parindey” (2010)

Genre: Romance
Director: Pradip Sarkar
Language: Hindi
Star Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone and others
Banner: Yash Raj

“Lafangey Parindey” is one catchy name for any movie but sadly the movie could not live up to its title. This movie is set in the chawls of Mumbai. So we find all that happens in slums and already seen on screen many times in this movie also.

This movie is a story of One-shot Nandu (played by Neil Nitin Mukesh) who is a local fighter of Tilak Wadi. He always fights his opponents blindfolded so naturally takes lot of thrashing. But he is a Hero so in the end one deadly blow from him and the opponent is knocked down. These fights is his way of earn his food. Then there is Pinky Palkar (played by Deepika Padukone), who is ambitious and hates her surrounding at Tilak Wadi. She’s a talented dancer and has the dream of winning a talent show with her roller-skating skills. Then one accident entangles their life together. An accident caused by Nandu which made Pinky blind and crashed all her dream. So out of guilt Nandu decides to help Pinky to achieve her dream and start to train her. While this training they start to love each other. But what will happen when Pinky knows the truth? Will her dream ever come true?

There are some cool stunts on bikes, some funny and witty lines. I love the child actor with slang and witty lines. He was the best thing about this movie. Neil Nitin Mukesh is good, Deepika look beautiful; acting could have been bit better. Pradip Sarkar has lost a tack a little after ‘Parinita’. Actually this does not seem like his type of movie.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 5 out of 10.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography ........ Part 4


31. Zameer (1975)

Director: Ravi Chopra
Writers: Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue), C.J. Pavri (story)
Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Amitabh Bachchan, Madan Puri, Indrani Mukherjee, Ramesh Deo, Jagdish Raj, Alankar Joshi

32. Sholay (1975)

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Cast: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan, A.K. Hangal, Satyendra Kapoor, Iftekhar, Leela Mishra, Mac Mohan, Keshto Mukherjee, Sachin, Alankar Joshi


33. Do Anjaane (1976)

Director: Dulal Guha
Writers: Shafiq Ansari (dialogue), Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Pradeep Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Lalita Pawar, 

34. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Cast: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani, Nandita Thakur, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and others
Amitabh Bachchan in Guest Appearance.

35. Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976)

Director: Yash Chopra
Writers: Pamela Chopra (story), Sagar Sarhadi (written by)
Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Naseem, Simi Garewal, Parikshat Sahni
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award

36. Hera Pheri (1976)

Director: Prakash Mehra
Writers: Satish Bhatnagar (dialogue), Vijay Kaul  story and screenplay
Cast: Saira Banu, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Shreeram Lagoo, Pinchoo Kapoor, P. Jairaj, Yunus Parvez, Urmila Bhatt, Mac Mohan, Randhir, Goga Kapoor, Tun Tun, Padma Khanna,

37. Adalat (1976)

Director: Narendra Bedi
Writers: Narendra Bedi
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Birbal, Anwar Hussain, Pinchoo Kapoor, Kader Khan, Viju Khote, Manorama, Waheeda Rehman, D.K. Sapru, Neetu Singh,
Nominated for, Filmfare Best Actor Award.


38. Alaap (1977)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Bimal Dutta (screenplay), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Chhaya Devi, Asrani, Lily Chakravarty, Farida Jalal, Om Prakash

39. Charandas (1977)

Director: B.S. Thapa
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sunil Dutt, Manorama, Vikram
Special Appearance  of Amitabh as Quwwali Singer

40. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Director: Manmohan Desai
Writers: Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai (story), Kader Khan (dialogue)
Cast: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Yusuf Khan, Mukri, Nasir Hussain,
Amitabh won, Filmfare Best Actor Award.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Southern Sirens in Bollywood ......... part 4

25. Revathy

26. Sameera Reddy

27. Shamita Shetty

28. Shilpa Shetty

29. Shobana

30. Shruti Hassan

31. Saundarya

32. Shridevi

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Once Upon Time In Mumbai

Movie Review “Once Upon Time In Mumbai” (2010)

Genre: Drama

Director: Milan Lutharia

Language: Hindi

Star Cast: Ajay Devgan, Imran Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, Randeep Hooda

“Once Upon Time in Mumbai” is another underworld movie. We had already seen bunch of movies based on Mumbai’s underworld. We already had seen almost everything but still this movie is lot different than the others because of its larger than life presentation. Movie is more direct than most of the other films. Although filmmakers are presenting the Movie and its characters as fiction, we could easily make out the similarities between film characters and real life characters and situations. The character played by Ajay Devgan is based on ‘Haji Mastan’ and the character played by Imraan Hashmi is based on ‘Dawood Ibrahim’.

Watching this movie was fantastic experience. Highlight of the movie is not only the characters but also the dialogues. You could not help feel like era of famous Salim-Javed is back. Technically movie was amazing, good cinematography and editing, excellent music. All the actors played the characters brilliantly. But I loved the kid actor who played child Imraan Hashmi the most, as he set the tone of ‘Imraan Hashmi’s’ character right from the start. Above all congratulations to Milan Lutharia for binding everything together. There are no weak links in the movie; he hit the nail on its head.

I will suggest this is a Must Watch Movie, don’t miss it. If I have to rate this movie it will be 9 out of 10.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography .............. Part 3

21.Kunwara Baap (1974)

Director: Mehmood
Writer: Aziz Quaisi (written by)
Cast: Mehmood, Bharathi, Manorama, Bhushan Tiwari, Abbas Ali, Nasir Hussain, Mukri, Lalita Pawar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Yogeeta Bali, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Vinod Mehra, Dara Singh
Amitabh in another Guest Appearance in it.

22.Dost (1974)

Directed by: Dulal Guha
Writers: Shafiq Ansari, (dialogue), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay, story)
Cast: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Ravindra Kapoor, Kanhaiyalal, Amitabh Bachchan and others
Yet another Guest Appearance by Amitabh Bachchan…..

23.Kasauti (1974)

Director: Aravind Sen
Writers: Satish Bhatnagar (dialogue), Suhrid Kar (screenplay)
Cast: Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Pran, Sonia Sahni, Ramesh Deo, Sulochana Latkar, Murad, Bharat Bhushan, Shubha Khote

24.Benaam (1974)

Director: Narendra Bedi
Writers: Narendra Bedi
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Satyendra Kapoor, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Shubha Khote, D.K. Sapru, Rajpal, Viju Khote, Sharat Saxena

25.Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

Director: Manoj Kumar
Writer: Manoj Kumar
Cast: Manoj Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee, Prem Nath, Shashi Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Madan Puri, Sulochana Latkar, Raza Murad

26.Majboor (1974)

Director: Ravi Tandon
Writers: Javed Akhtar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Farida Jalal, Satyendra Kapoor, Sulochana Latkar, Iftekhar, D.K. Sapru, Mac Mohan, Murad, Jagdish Raj

27.Chupke Chupke (1975)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Shakeel Chandra (dialogue director), Upendranath Ganguly (story)
Cast: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, David Abraham, Usha Kiran, Keshto Mukherjee, Om Prakash,

28.Faraar (1975)

Director: Shankar Mukherjee
Writers: Gulzar (written by), Madhusudan Kalekar (screenplay)
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Sulochana Latkar, and others

29.Mili (1975)

Directed by - Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Written by - Bimal Dutta, Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza, Mohini N. Sippy
Cast: Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Shubha Khote, Suresh Chatwal, G. Asrani, Aruna Irani, Rajnath, Naina Apte,

30.Deewaar (1975)

Director: Yash Chopra
Writers: Javed Akhtar
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar,
Amitabh was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award for this movie.