Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tanu Weds Manu

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Anand L Rai
Language: Hindi
Story: Himanshu Sharma
Star Cast: R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill, Swara Bhaskar, Deepal Dobriyal, Ravi Kissen, Ejaz Khan, and others
Music: Krsna

Manoj 'Manu' Sharma played by R. Madhavan is a NRI Doctor living in London. He comes back to India on family pressure to find a bride to be and get married. He begins meeting girls lined up by his parents with his parents and his friend Pappi played by Deepak Dobriyal. First he met Tanuja 'Tanu' Trivedi played by Kangna Ranaut. While this meeting, her parents claim that she is ill so has to take tablets which made her drowsy. While Manu goes on to talks to her, he finds out that she is asleep. But he falls in love with her anyway and agrees to get married. But Tanu does not want to marry him and ask Manu to call off the wedding because she loves Raja played by Jimmy Sheirgill. Manu unwillingly calls off the wedding. But he could not forget her and get depressed. So his friend Pappi tries to get him out of it. He suggests that they should go to their friend’s Jassi played by Ejaz Khan wedding in Punjab. But the destiny brought together Tanu and Manu again. Tanu turns out to be best friend of bride to be Payal played by Swara Bhaskar. So Manu again fall back in web of love. Will he able to win back Tanu?
Main character in this movie was of Tanu. She is loud mouthed, tattooed, rebellious small town girl. Kangna Ranaut did great job in parts but her performance was not consistent enough. She played depressed girl in earlier movies so naturally but this character does not seem to come naturally to her. If she could have done little better the movie could have been outstanding. R. Madhavan was good as usual. But Deepak Dobriyal steals the show in various scenes. Director Anand L Rai did very good job. I will like to watch his next movie. Krsna put together good Music Album.
If I have to rate this movie I will give 7 out of 10.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dil Toh Bachha Hai Ji

 Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Language: Hindi
Story: Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Pandey, Neeraj Udwani
Star Cast: Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Tisca Chopra, Shazahn Padmasee, Shruti Hassan, Shraddha Das
Music: Pritam

“Dil To Baccha Hai Ji” is first attempt from well known and appreciated film director Madhur Bhandarkar in light hearted romantic comedy genre. Before this he made very hardcore serious film and was very successful at it. So what made him try for a change, only he knows; but I am happy he did not opt for crazy slapstick comedy.
This movie is about three guys sharing a room. Naren played by Ajay Devgn is a divorcee who is going through a midlife crisis. He falls in love with his office secretary June played by Shahazn Padamsee. But in the end he finds out she was never interested in him. Then there is Milind a goofy guy played by 3 Idiots fame Omi Vaidya.  He falls in love with an aspiring actress cum RJ played by Shradha Das. She exploits Milind’s money for her advantage. Then there is playboy Abhay played by Emraan Hashmi. He becomes a toyboy to famous socialite played by Tisca Chopra and enjoys all the privileges from this relationship until he falls in love with the daughter of same socialite played by Shruti Hassan. Who also use Abhay as Toyboy for time being and dumps him.
So this is a story of how all of them fall in love head over their heels and eventually gets heartbroken by girls. Although the script tries to be funny, it failed to do so in various scenes. But as for acting all 3 major actors did great job.
If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.