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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Must Watch Movies Before you die - 2

21. Munnabhai MBBS (2003) - Hindi

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Boman Irani, Rohini Hattangadi, Jimmy Shergill

One of very best movies made in Indian cinema which made you feel good.

22. Masoom (1983) – Hindi

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Writer: Sampooran Singh, Gulzar

Genre: Drama, Family, Musical

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar, Saeed Jaffrey, Supriya Pathak, Satish Kaushik and others

The movie dealt with infidelity and its consequences. A soulful movie is with equally soulful songs. This was directorial debut of famous director Shekhar Kapur.

23. Forest Gump (1994) – English

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Winston Groom (novel), Eric Roth (screenplay)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robik Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, and others

As the tagline of movie says it is the story of a lifetime of Forrest Gump who might not a be a intelligent man but quite remarkable person and big time achiever.

24. A Few Good Men (1992) – English

Director: Rob Reiner

Writers: Aaron Sorkin

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, and others

Movie with some brilliant acting performances. Movie tells the story of a battle between army men but not on a battle field but in court room. A battle which is not for land but for honor.

25. Vazir (1994) – Marathi

Director: Ujwal Thengdi

Genre: Drama,

Cast: Ashwini Bhave, Vikram Gokhale, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Ashok Saraf,

Political drama, Ashok saraf with his best performance, May be climax could have been better but over all movie is top class.

26. Socha Na Tha (2005) – Hindi

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Writer: Imtiaz Ali

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Cast: Abhay Deol, Ayesha Takia, Ayesha Jhulka, Apoorva Jha, Rati Agnihotri, Sandhya Mridul, Suresh Oberoi and others

Movie is like fresh breeze of air, good light hearted romantic film. No unnecessary drama or glamour involved.

27. A Wednesday (2008) – Hindi

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Writers: Neeraj Pandey
Drama, Thriller

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergil, Dipal Shaw, Aamir Bashir

The solution provided in film against terrorism and terrorist may not be right but film one many hearts as it portrays agony of victims of terrorism.

28. Black Friday (2007) - Hindi

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Writers: Anurag Kashyap, Hussain Zaidi (book)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Adutya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kishore Kadam, Gajraj Rao, Zakir Hussain, Imtiaz ali, and others

The story of the Mumbai bomb blasts, it is one of the most shocking, black and intense movie made.

29. Shwas (2004) – Marathi

Director: Sandeep Sawant

Genre: Drama, Family

Cast: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Ashwini Giri, Ganesh Manjarekar.

It tells us to always keep positive attitude towards life.

30. Tare Jamin Par (2007) – Hindi

Director: Aamir Khan

Writer: Amole Gupte

Genre: Drama, Family, Children

Cast: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Sachet Engineer, Vipin Sharma, Tanmay Chheda.

As the tagline of the movie says every child is special. And Darsheel Safary comes up with exceptional performance. It is also debut od Aamir Khan as Director.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Movie Review: Golmal Returns (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.

Genre: Comedy

“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.