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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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Johnny Mera Naam

December 3, 2007 Leave a comment

As already mentioned in my previous post I seldom find time and money to watch a movie and when I do watch movies copied or shared from someone, I really do not appreciate half cooked stories served in the guise of a suspense thriller. Thrillers are the latest craze in Bollywood-all variants of it; romantic thrillers, suspense thrillers and vanilla thrillers you name it. And Sriram Raghaban is pretty promising on that. In fact what I feel is ,his works are usually influenced heavily from high adrenaline English thriller novels. The plot looks like some Hadley chase script and we find our hero (or anti hero) reading the same in his leisure to fine tune his traitor skills. The previous movie of Sriram Raghaban was ‘Ek haseena thi’ which was also loosely based on one Sydney Sheldon novella. But I liked that movie. That movie was fulfilling in the sense that the movie had a history, character presence and a purpose for the characters. But Johnny Gaddar is a major disappointment in that department. Neither does it have the silicon induced masala of the Rakhi Sawant brand nor does it have a gripping storyline which has a satisfying conclusion. I have had heard from a few colleagues that this was a good movie that is worth keeping a copy of. Also went through some reviews long before I watched the movie which said that one of the major strengths of the story line was that everyone knew from the beginning who the real culprit was. But I’d say this was the major weakness of the movie. At least keeping it in suspense might have had put in some value in the 2 hours I spent on it. Sans that what we have is a stupid self defeating purposeless storyline, easy kills, Dharmendra’s death scene (self note: Needs elaboration here) and a title song from some NRI sister of Pinocchio called Hard Kaur. Read more…