Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Aashiqui 2 (2013) - Drama / Romance

I was 14 when Ashiqui came and can never forget what magic it had on all of us, songs were awesome, Rahul Roy was too good, always wanted to keep my hair like him – at times I still try to explain the same to my barber and fail. Today while watching Ashiqui 2 – I realized the maximum people in the hall were teenagers or in the early 20’s. Somehow I had my full trust on Mohit Suri because of the background he comes from and for the kind of movies that he has made – most of them I indeed end up liking if not loving. Here he totally bowled me over – what a Fantastic movie he has made – superb! Right from the very first frame he made sure that one falls in love with the characters and develops a deep connect. I never checked its songs earlier but now I am doubly sure that they will be a permanent part of my collection. I sincerely believe if a movie is able to make you breathless half a dozen times, makes you smile a lot like the way it does and still breaks your heart in the end and then you realize what the title actually stood for – its worth all the money you put in watching it. What I missed today big time was presence of my wifey – who is vacationing with my kiddo – I wish she was with me – watching this kind of a movie holding her hand would’ve been a dream come true. Another thing that I loved about the movie was – the kids sitting besides us kept singing every song word to word – I tell you – this guy has some following, Looking forward to it again some time soon. If you loved and lost – go for it, even if you have never loved – go for it – its one of those rare movies made in our part of the world where you see a Director’s passion in every frame but if you hated “Rockstar” – leave this one alone too – you aren’t missing anything and its seriously not for you. Btw if you do see – check out the last scene of the movie where Shradha is sitting on a tree trunk at the beach – we were standing right behind her while that scene was shot. I will definitely give it a damn good 4/5 with a must watch recommendation for those - who like watching Drama cum Love Stories. Two great things this movie is surely going to do – One – Aditya Roy Kapoor has finally arrived and Shradha Kapoor is one stunning beauty with very expressive face – kudos to them – they are definitely going a long way in Bollywood.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Chashme Buddoor (2013) - Comedy

Three generations of our family saw the movie together so the reaction had to be different. First things first – I went along with my teenage nephew and parents to see the old Chashme Buddoor but wanted to keep it a surprise for both the parties. But the moment I stepped in the queue – my mom who I always believed was a big Farukh Sheikh and Dipti Nawal fan said “Let’s check out the new one, original we have already seen couple of times”. I was shocked and kinda surprised too. I actually like Ali Zafar, love his style of dialogue delivery, body language, my wife loves his voice big time, hence I did not complain plus that other guy Siddharth who made his mark in Bollywood with “RangDe Basanti” is anyways a good actor down south, plus the 3rd dude we all have seen and loved in “Pyaar Ka Panchnama” and to top it all with David Dhawan the comedy king behind the whole movie – it had to be a laugh riot from the very start. Although it was way too loud beyond my taste but was able to make me laugh and love it anyways. Just that I wanted the Cineplex guys to keep the volume a little low, my parents loved it big time and trust me – they actually said that this one is better than its original counterpart, although the original has its own sweet flavor but this was an apt remake as per them. I found it to be too loud, rash but yet entertaining, loved the one liners, chick is cute, guys did their part pretty well, songs were unwanted and crappy, my nephew had “WTF” expressions on his face throughout. Yet he managed to sit thru the movie, but not recommending anyone I believe. I will definitely give it a good 2.5/5 and will call it a nice one time watch. If you like comedies – chances are – you wont mind this one much, wont remember it for long but will come out of audi smiling for sure.