Monday, November 30, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Directed by: Nishikant Kamat
Produced by: Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare, Abhishek Pathak
Written by: Upendra Sidhaye
Story by: Jeethu Joseph
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor
Music by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Background Score: Sameer Phatarpekar
Cinematography: Avinash Arun
Edited by: Aarif Sheikh
Production company: Panorama Studios
Distributed by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release dates: 31 July 2015
Friday, May 20, 2011
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Story: Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Pandey, Neeraj Udwani
Star Cast: Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Tisca Chopra, Shazahn Padmasee, Shruti Hassan, Shraddha Das
“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.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Director: Milan Lutharia
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.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Golmal Returns (2008) - Hindi
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Kareena Kapoor, Tushar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Amruta Arora, Celena Jetley, and others.
“Golmal Returns” is clearly a effort by director and production house to cash on the success of its prequel “Golmal” which was released two years back and made by same director and production house.
Now “Golmal” was a good movie appreciated by crowd and did some very good business although it was also no brain comedy. So when same director, production house and almost same cast (except Sharman Joshi, who was brilliant in first part) comes up with sequel of that movie we start expecting more out of “Golmal Returns”. But not only this movie failed those expectation but it cannot maintain the standard of Golmal. It is not 10 % good as prequel.
By this I don’t mean movie is unbearable altogether, there are some good moments in the films. There is good performance by Tushar kapoor. Shreyas Talpade also stands out of bunch of star cast. But on the whole movie is no good. When I walked out of theatre I feel lost and irritated with myself that why I choose to watch this movie. I feel like someone robbed my money and even more so because it was my treat to my cousins and friends. It was 180 Rs. Per head in movie time. I feel like my money was wasted.
We understand that director wanted to make no brainer movie but how can you be so obvious. The film might have earned very well on box office but it was all because it’s prequel “Golmal” was very much fresh in peoples mind. And other thing benefited them is that they released it in Diwali festival. That help them big time. It has only one competition “Fashion” which also released on same day. Although “Fashion” is far better movie family crowd prefer “Golmal Return” as “Fashion” supposed to be a very intense movie. And people prefer light hearted movie in festival time. Although after festival week “Golmal Return” will die its natural death as it don’t have content to survive.
Issues with the films are that actor like Arshad Warsi who is sure shot crowd puller is not utilized at all. I couldn’t understand why actors like Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor do this kind of films don’t they feel they have some kind of responsibility towards crowd as people spent there money on reading the star cast. There is a song called ‘Tha Karke’ on which they spent 5 corers of Rupees. The song was not at all necessary for the film. Film could do without this song. So why director does spends so much money in vein. It seems these corporate houses are negligent about investors money that too in these trying times of global meltdown.
Anyways if I have to rate this movie I will give 2/10 and this only for Tushar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade.