Showing posts with label deepika padukone. Show all posts
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Dum Maro Dum

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Rohan Sippy
Language: Hindi
Story: Shridhar Raghavan
Star Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar, Aaditya Pancholi, Rana Daggubati, Mariah Gomes, Govind Namdeo, Deepika Padukone, Anaitha Nair, Vidya Balan
Music: Pritam
Dum Maro Dum is a movie set in Goa. In the movie Goa became capital of drugs in India because of greedy politicians and businessmen. So CM of Goa appoints ACP Vishnu Kamath played by Abhishek Bachchan to hunt down all the drug mafia. Lorsa Biscuita aka Biscuit played by Aditya Pancholi is the main drug dealer in that area. Biscuita uses needy youngsters for drug trafficking. One of such innocent boys is Lorry played by Prateik Babbar who wants to follow his girlfriend to US for higher education. But Police trap him and charge him for drug trafficking. His well wisher Joki played by Rana Daggubati tries his best to get him out of it. ACP Kamath has to find Michael Barbusa, an invisible man who runs this racket through Biscuit. How Kamath does complete his job with the help of Joki and Lorry forms the rest of the story.
Dum Maro Dum is good thriller. Definitely it is not unwatchable. Very well narrated and directed story and well enacted too by most of the actors. Music by Pritam enhanced the movie experience. It has the oomph we associate with Goa. Abhishek Bachchan yet again managed to amaze me with his singing ability. Deepika Padukone in item number was hot.
Aditya Pancholi as a villain did good job. But it left me wanting for little more. I strongly feel Bollywood today missing yesteryears villains like Pran, Amjad Khan or Amrish Puri. Bipasha was almost wasted in the movie. Her role is almost forgettable. Climax of the movie was also little disappointing. Other than that Rohan Sippy did commendable job.
If I have to rate this movie I will give 7 out of 10.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Movie Review “Break Ke Baad” (2010)

Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Danish Aslam
Language: Hindi
Star Cast: Imran khan, Deepika Padukone, Sharmila Tagor, Shahana Goswami and others

‘Break Ke Baad’ is a romantic comedy, so it is as predictable as every other movie of this genre. But still we go for these movies to check out the chemistry and romance between two actors and if there is any new perspective by director. In this movie we see Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone first time together on the screen. And that was the biggest attraction of the movie. Both Imran and Deepika are playing similar characters they played in earlier movies. Imran’s character is similar to his ‘Jane Tu Ya Jane Na’ character. And Deepika played similar charcter in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ and ‘Love Aaj Kal’.

The movie is a story of two childhood friends, Abhay Gulati (played by Imran Khan) and Aaliya Khan (played by Deepika Padukone). They both love each other and are in relationship for many years. Aaliya is an aspiring actress against her mother’s (played by Sharmila Tagor) wishes. Abhay is a bemused guy who works with his father. But he hates his job. Aaliya decides to go to Australia for studies. And because of this their relationship started to fall apart. So Aaliya decides to break-up with Abhay. And how Abhay cope up with it and is he able to win her back?

Well as I said earlier movie is predictable, nothing new to watch. Movie has some good comic, emotional, romantic moments in it. But at the end of the movie you don’t feel much has happened. There are no twists throughout the film. Imran Khan worked well as a lover boy and seems believable. Deepika Padukone supposed to be on her home ground, so did good job. I will like to see her in different characters next time, to see if she can handle it.

All in all BREAK KE BAAD is an average film, if I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.

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.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Movie Review: "Love Aaj Kal"

Movie Review “Love Aaj Kal”

Genre: Romance, Love story

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Producer: Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan

Banner: Eros Entertainment, Illuminati Films

Language: Hindi

Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty

Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor, Rahul Khanna, Vir Das, Raj Zutshi, and others

Release Date: 31st July 2009

‘Love Aaj Kal’ is the latest movie directed by Imtiaz Ali who is lately my favorite director. His Last two movies ‘Socha Na Tha’ and ‘Jab We Met’ listed in my ‘Must Watch Movies before you die…’ list. So I had to watch this movie. I was really eager to watch what Imtiaz comes up with this time.

As the title of the movie suggests movie describes the love story of last generation and today’s generation. The movie starts in London. Jai played by Saif Ali Khan and Meera played by Deepika Padukone met in pub and instantly clicked with each other. They become couple when their friends pint it out to them. But their relationship had to end as they both have to move to different countries, Jai to America and Meera to India for their respective career. As they both don’t want any commitment or maintain long distance relationship. They break-up with each other as any practical couple. They even celebrate their break-up with a break-up party. So they move on with their life. But there is uncompromising love developed between them which they both didn’t realize or rather don’t want to admit because they don’t think it is practical and outdated. So how will their love story be sorted out? Will their love be buried in their hearts forever? So there comes London Restaurateur Veer Singh played by Rishi Kapoor, and by saif ali khan as young Veer Singh. Veer Singh’s love story in 60’s is shown as answer to resolve the love story of Jai and Meera.

The movie is turned out to be a good entertaining movie but this movie was carrying lot of expectation because it was “Jab We Met” fame Imtiaz Ali’s movie. It is not close to ‘Jab we Met’ in any sense but for me it also failed to create the magic of ‘Socha Na Tha’. But still as an individual movie it is a good movie to watch. Imtiaz Ali again gone with his successful formula in this film of unrealized love between Hero and Heroine, which they realized at the end of the movie through many situations. But movie is really slow and sluggish in the first half for my liking. And I felt like almost nothing happened in the first half. I mean story told in first half could have been told in 15 minutes rather than one hour it took. We don’t get to know the characters that well as we did in ‘Jab We met ’. We still remember Geet and Aaditya of ‘Jab We met’; but I doubt that will be true for Jai and Meera.

As for performances Saif Ali Khan brilliantly as expected from him, Deepika did commendable job. Technically film is outstanding, good editing, good cinematography, very good music and background music. Screenplay could have been better considering it is Imtiaz Ali’s forte. If I have to rate the movie I’ll give it 6 out of 10.