Two Movies in two consecutive weeks , both Suspense Thrillers and both being very Different from each other , yet fantastic entertainers . My last review was on Manorama .... & that one was a surprise package and now this one is on Johny Gaddar which is another surprise package coming from a director who has made only one movie i.e. Ek Hasina Thi ( Urmila & Saif Starrer ) .
Johny Gaddar as the name suggest involves a Traitor & the whole movie surrounds It ( I am not mentioning the sex bcoz that's the secret ) . Well the movie involves a gang whose leader is Dharmendra (as Sheshadri ) and it involves four other members Star Cast
Neil Mukesh...... Vikram
Zakir Hussain ...... Shardul
Vinay Pathak ...... Prakash
Dayanand Shetty ... Shiva .
The movie revolves around a Drug deal worth Rs. 2.5 Crores and how things happen dramatically around this deal . The movie is inspired from Old Classic Thrillers like Parwana (*ing Amitabh Bacchan & Naveen Nishchal ) and Johny Mera Naam ( *ing Dev-anand ) . The storyline is a typical Pulp Fiction Novel type involving Sex , Crime & Violence yet it keeps the Viewer bound to it due to the Suspense element in it . The movie is shot in Film Noir genre , much like Quentin Tarantino's (Kill Bill fame ) Movies . This seems to first of its kind yet there have been similar attempts in the 70's and 80's in Bollywood itself .
Apart from everything , the movie is a worth a watch and will be liked by suspense and action lovers . The new boy Neil Mukesh ( Son of singer Nitin Mukesh ) performs quite well & makes his presence felt among other great actors . The movie is well shot and well directed . Sriram Raghvan comes out of the Shadow of RGV and proves his Mettle as a director . Considering Ramu's movies going nowhere maybe he should appoint him ( Ramu ) as an assistant . Rimi Sen plays her part well and the remaining cast also does well . The common factor among Manorama.. & Johny Gaddar , Vinay Pathak , again proves that he is more than a mere comedian .
On a whole the movie is one of its kind & worth a watch , go for it , you'll love it . After this I hope Sriram Raghvan will get some courage to make another of this kind , perhaps on a bigger scale . The movie gets three Stars ( *** ) from my side for its distinctive style & fast paced storyline .
Rating : *** Worth a watch .
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
And as the DJ played the title track from Chak de! India, there was not a dry eye in the stadium. The Pakistani fans were in tears that Misbah-ul-Haq took the side so close and could not seal the win. The Indians could not control their emotions any longer and let the tears flow. Some tried to sing along and realized their voices were choked.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Aaja Nachle --- Madhuri is Back
The much awaited comeback film of Madhuri Dixit , Aaja Nachle's trailer is out now and to be fair its not that good . The teaser trailer is too short and can appeal only to die hard fans of Madhuri which I think exist in small numbers today. Its been a long time since any one has seen her onscreen & I don't think this trailer would do any good. I don't think she is that big a star in today's scenario and hence would not be able to attract the masses on her own. The teaser should have had some hint of the story line to work. The film is written by Jaideep Sahni who also wrote Chak De India . Considering chak de's success one thing is sure that at least the writing would be good for this one.
Yet the trailer is a disappointment and I think Laga Chunari Mein Daag (Yashraj's Next) had a better trailer than this one . Aaja Nachle is been directed by Anil Mehta who is a well known Cinematographer and this is his Debut film. Anil has done cinematography for several films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam & Veer Zaara. The movie also stars Akshaye Khanna , Konkana Sen & Kunal Kapoor.
Lets see ahead. Will Madhuri's Charm hit gold or not will depend on story of the film. The trailer is even worse than Om Shanti Om's trailer. Thumbs Down for this one.