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Aa Dekhen Zara : The Review

April 21, 2009 Leave a comment

People who read my previous rant should know that this was coming. A detailed and engaging view on “Aa Dekhen Zara”.I cannot recall when in recent times I have written two reviews back to back but it seems that happy times are back for my blog.  Anyway, more than a year back I wrote a review of the Neil Mukesh Starrer  “Johnny Gaddar” . I have mentioned there that this new lad showed promise. And he doesn’t disappoint here either. The only things I didn’t think has gone quite right here is the fact that his role has become a lot stereotypical. He is dirt poor, he gets a means to make lot of money not through conventional means and finally pumping up adrenaline to make the end justify the means. But this movie is not about Neil only-theres a lot into it.Lets start with the trailer:

Synopsis: Neil is an extremely poor  freelance photographer often having his a$$ boned by camera thieves,goons and of course,credit card recovery agents. Whatever meager means he has is because of a not so generous editor of a newspaper. One fine day he gets  a news that his photography mentor- his grandfather has expired and he should be there at his house to pay his respects.He goes there and comes to know from his advocate that his grandfather was working on something that made him take huge loans against his assets. Also he left a letter for Neil.

The letter...

The letter...

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8X10 Tasveer : The review

April 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Haven’t been following up with the latest bollywood releases lately. However the occasional trailers that forcefully numb you senses when surfing through the available bouquet of mostly useless and uninspiring satellite channels made me put two movies in the “should watch” list and 8×10 being the one- the other is “AAn dekhe Zara”. Now when it comes to Akshay Kumar movies, I find them as a sadistic orgasm of inflections with a bully-ing drawl and attitude , attitude and some more attitude- all the while every other co-actors cowering to the cornermost part of the frame to save their pony a$$es from the entire me-me-me blastorgasm. But you cannot deny the fact that despite his stereotypical bullying and drawlish inflections , he is one of the top tier paid actors in Bollywood today. So usually given a choice I tend to pass Akki-movies.However this time even the trailer was replete with intellect-as well as an indication of a possible mind f*ck… so this time I decided to treat this as an exception and watch this movie.

A short synopsis: Akshay Kumar is Jay- the only immediate heir to a very rich oil tycoon. He has chosen his life with the environment and works as a Forest Ranger to earn his living in the deep woods of  Canada. He is married/living together with Ayesha Takia in a small forest cabin and has dislike about his father’s business possibly due to the eco reasons. Also Jay can look into a photograph and figure out the few moments surrounding the time the photographs were taken. Literally he gets into the picture -though for only 60 seconds beyond which he barely has a chance to live nay longer.In this premise good old dad dies in a fell-from-boat-and-died-of-heart attack-in cold water event. People see this as an accident converging with the fact that dad already survived two strokes. In comes Happi (Happy with an i)- some paranoid ex police guy once helped by dad and thinks that this may be a murder since Jay’s mom denied a post mortem. Also a picture of the entire group was taken moments before the accident.Armed with it Jay sets out to find the killer and what follows is a rare cocktail of suspense and thrill coupled with a big time(though formula oriented) revelation that takes the viewer through a wonderful joyride of entertainment. Read more…

Top 5 actors fit to be a Batman in Bollywood

July 20, 2008 3 comments

This article at cracked got me really thinking.What happened if a batman movie would have been made in Bollywood.Who would have been the eligible casts for the role ? What could’ve been their trademark ?? Lets find out. Read more…

2007-A numbskulling story ! – Episode I: The Bollywood Menace

December 9, 2007 2 comments

*All Rakhi Sawant related links are NSFW.Please do not click on them if you are in office* 

We are at the end of the year. Television channels are at a frenzy. After all they need the TRP ratings to keep them all hot and cozy in the chilly winters. All of them are announcing or in the process of announcing what major ‘blast’ they are going to offer .Production managers are losing work life balance trying to figure out how to punch the Christmas and the new year festivities into a compact package. Project managers are forcing Software Engineers to lose work life balance on the pretext of mid year appraisals. BCCI is laughing out loud at ICL over the pink designer uniforms. The government is losing sleep over nuclear pact, Narendra Modi, SEZ and Left Front. Nothing’s going’ right’ for the ‘Left’ front in an iconic self defeating way. Medha Patkar has lost her way home and wandered off into the killing fields of Nandi gram where she  was fortunately not killed. Didi is at her career best performance sniffing out the smell of the ‘left’ hand from each and every step towards progress. Rakhi Sawant has admitted to (among a lot of other things) her deep knowledge of Silicon and how a cosmetic over dosage of the same can add an unwanted extra bounce to ones ‘bathroom dancing’ career. India is thinking of going to the moon just to make sure they can do what the big brothers did in 1960s a la Sharukh khan in DON way. Sahrukh khan has become the six pack man of wet dreaming teenagers (ahem……this time boys included).And TCOBB is online.

 

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