Very Badmash but not Badly Mashed..!!

Awrighty insane title I know… but that’s how I felt when I came outta the theatre watching my darling Shahid in action… Aawww… he’s such a such.. I mean such an uber-sexilicious avatar… looking hot and cute and sweet… and yes acted bloody brilliant too…

It’s an all in all fundooo movies… perfect PAISA VASOOL types… I remember back to back 3-4 Bloggers watching it over this weekend and updating their Facebook status with the movie info 😀

And I must say the responses were the same… “awesome” “Fultoo” “fundoo” “dhinchakk” (errr…the last one was me indeed 😳 )

Wattay movie… Aawww maann… simply fantastic… and for a first time director definitelya it’s a well thought well planned movie… the storyline though a tad clichéd but the treatment is the director’s touch and I have to give it to Parmeet Sethi for coming with a complete commercial masala entertainer…

The acting…

Anushka – a super waste non-required part of the movie… acting wise she’s ok… in some places she sounds like an over-chirpy version of Kajol (kabhi khushi kabhi gham).

The so called electric chemistry and err… whatever… was completely null… infact it looked so fake and put on… As Sree said in his FB status she looks like Shahid’s elder sister… (Thanks Oi laalten 😀 u made my day with that 😉 )

Her effort in trying to look sexy and voluptuous was to no avail… her face of a 30yr old and body of an 18yr old made her look ghastly on screen.. She’s not made for these kinda roles

Vir das – very good acting… Infact in some places he stole the show from Shahid too.

Meiyang Chang – now he was a shocker… new he sang well… even rooted for him on Indian Idol… never knew he could act pretty well too… and the chini-indi fight between him and Vir das sometimes was really cute..

Shahid – superb… fun, suave, debonair errr sexy too 😛

This was an all out Shahid movie… his perfect place to display his histrionics from bubbly chirpy to crying even when he cries he looks cute 😀 the scenes where the success gets into his head.. The confrontation with his dad in the start and the end… too good…

After JWM and Kaminey this has to be his best performance…

The dialogues…

Oh maann… some dialogues were really awesome and they stand out…

Ok I don’t wanna give out spoilers though my devilish mind wants me too but im sorry couldn’t help it…

*Spoiler Alert*

Anushka’s dialogue on “YE BAAT NAI KARTE” ROFL-icious 😆

Shahid’s – “mere mehnat se Meri Company ya boss ko fayeda nai hona chahiye, mujhe hona chahiye” – super punch..

Vir  –  “ Oi chini bevde” the most used line in the movie but the line that stood out was the answer he gives Shahid before the split and the one he gives to make up “Linda ko main sambhaal loonga”

Chang –  loved the end dialogue “yaar boriyat ho gayi hai ab karte hai”

The Bleeding madras and MJ twist was simply superb…

*END OF SPOILERS*

Overall loved the movie.. The songs are apt in tandem with the movie.. You can read my music review of Badmash Company here. Sadly the title song comes only at the end while running the credits. Jingle Jingle and Fakeera rock completely.. the theme and positioning of Fakeera was apt.

It’s definitely a CERTIFIED MUST WATCH movie.. I give it a good 3.5-4/5 rating.. and for those who were tortured with the recent offerings of Phoonk and Housefull you can def make it a 4.5/5 😉

Do watch it guys.. This Badmash is definitely not to be missed…. 😀

Valentine’s Day ~ Love in all Shades..!!

Naah naah.. puhleasse.. no more V-day carnival here… 😀

This is a movie review.. movie is.. well Valentine’s day..

Though I managed to watch it almost a month after v-day I still have no regrets watching it 🙂

It was a fun movie… and the best part was that in just 1.30 hrs it managed to capture the various forms of LOVE and weave them into innumerable short stories strung them into a big one… and presented it like nothing I’ve ever seen before… well something like “Love Actually” but this has more characters and LA managed to capture just romance in the lives of oldies.. Err… ok 20somethings… Valentine’s Day actually manages to capture many aspects of Love from childhood to teenage to young love… extra marital affairs.. Commitment phobic..Best friends realizing they love each other.. People who claim to be anti-v-day falling in love that very day… anything and everything that is LOVE..

So the story weaves and interweaves around the lives of the myriad actors in the movie.. The wonder part is that it has many actors..And of course my fave singer Taylor Swift as an actress too.. Yaayy….

She does know acting as well as she can sing.. Albeit there’s always room for improvement…

With a star cast that ranges from Julia Roberts to Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner.. Anne Hathway.. Kathy bates.. The masculine Jamie Foxx.. The sexy Mr. Patrick Dempsey.. The slurpilicious Bradley Cooper… the cute Ashton Kutcher.. The old but suave Hector Elizondo.. And many many more…

The stories are weaved beautifully.. Ashton loves Alba.. Proposes to her V-Day morning she says yes.. And he harps it to one and all who know him.. He’s a florist and V-day is the d-day for max business…Patrick is a doc married for 15yrs and was having an affair with Jennifer Garner who incidentally is Ashton’s best friend… half way thru the day alba breaks the engagement and plans to leave.. Patrick comes to deliver flowers to his wife and Jennifer and that’s when Ashton realizes Patrick is cheating.. He tries to warn her off but she decides to find out the hard way.. In the end Jennifer is with ashton.. That’s one story..

Ashton‘s character is like a mediator cos him being a florist helps many other stories.. Jennifer being a school teacher there comes a young boy who wants to send flowers to her and stops by Ashton’s shop.. Hector is the boy’s grandpa and his love story involves falling in love with a lady from school and being with her for the rest of his life.. Only to find out on this v-day that she had had an interim affair with his own best friend when he was away for work… Anne Hathway is a PA to Queen Latifah and since she was broke she picks up to Phone Sex to earn fast money.. She is in love with someone whose in the postal dept from the same office but when he realizes she’s into phone sex he kinda leaves her.. Only to get a vital lesson from Hector and his wife that when u love a person u accept them completely for wat they are with all their virtues  and faults… and he finds himself running back into Hathway’s arms…

Taylor swift’s story is completely different the only connection happens to be that she is a college mate of the young boy’s baby-sitter – Emma Roberts.. So there are 2 young college love stories happening one of Taylor swift and the other of Emma’s… meanwhile Jessica Biel whose Garner’s friend has to sort out a problem of a Sport star Eric Dane.. And meets a sports reporter Jamie Foxx.. Both claim to hate V-day as they have been single since the day they remember but by the time this v-day ends.. They have found each other.. 🙂

There are 2 super surprises and twists in the plot which obviously I am not revealing here…

So you gotta watch it to figure out the twists…!! 😉

The romance is breezy.. Emotional undercurrents… comedy interspersed.. A perfect treat for a lazy weekend.. 😀

A Must See for all romantics and from a neutral point of view.. It’s a CERTIFIED WATCHABLE.. I would give it a 2.75/5.. Naa naaah not being generous at all.. Yea yea I know I’m a sucker for romantic movies.. But this one’s definitely above average… and hence definitely worth a watch.. And with such superb star cast course you can watch it.. I would it watch it just for Ashton, Patrick and of course my eternal pretty woman Julia Roberts J

So long guys.. I know looooonnggg review.. Sorry dudes and dudettes.. Couldn’t help it.. It’s about love after all… 😀

Keep Smiling..!!! Keep Rocking..!!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios..!! :mrgreen:

It’s Complicated…!!!But Endearing :)

Its Complicated

How do you think you would feel.. When you realize you are having an affair with a married man.. a man who was once married to you for 20 odd years and later divorced for another younger female..And you realize you are the Other WOMAN now..!!!???!!!

What happens when you have to attend your son’s graduation ceremony… with your 2 other off springs one married and the other studying.. And your ex-husband (of 20previous years together) comes there sans his current wife (the younger woman with a 5yr old kid)… and you both re-discover the passion and lust (not exactly love) on the night before (the graduation you sillies) whilst your kids out having a pre-graduation day party…

And the next day in the honor of your son’s graduation.. The whole family..Errr…previous complete family meets and dines together after a really long time.. And you experience is your ex-husband trying to seduce you under the table… (Bloody hilarious I say 😛 ) and later you end up having an affair and enjoy every teeny weeny bit of it.. to such an extent that your ex-husband is jealous of an architect spending time with you discussing you new wud be kitchen??

This is one helluva movie… believe you me guys… if you guys wanna have some real fun stuff to do on a weekend.. Just pick up some popcorn and head straight to this one..

Ok this is some mature stuff.. Lots of puns.. Lots of adulterated stuff.. But we’re all grown up aren’t we.. Certain nuances in the movie were simply marvelous.. Scenes where the JAKE (Alec Baldwin) tries to call up Jane hiding in the shower.. Playing footsie under the table.. Jealous of Adam (Steve Martin – the architect) superb I say… sneaking into her house like a thief.. Oh my so many of them.. its funny though how a man who has left his wife for over 10yrs now has fallen head over heels again in love with her…he knows her every action-reaction… likes-dislikes..Remembers every inch of their life together like the back of his hand..Reliving every memory..Awwww….maannn…u end up wondering why they ever divorce each other…

Now for the cast… Meryl Streep OMG she’s a Diva.. a perfect Diva.. Maannn.. I pray I age as gracefully as she has… somehow she reminds me of Madhubala-meets-Kate winslet-meet- madhuri… don’t know why guys.. But so I it is…and Steve Martin.. Well, he’s his quirky self but with a touch of melo-drama to that.. And Alec Baldwin.. Big fella (psst…that’s how Meryl calls him in the movie..) 😛

Nice one.. Amply delivered by the actors.. I loved and enjoyed every bit of it.. I give it a 3.5/5…

This movie is a must watch to all those who don’t mind watching some grown up fun.. Who don’t think its gross when a man and woman romance each other in their 50s..It’s such a sweet love story… Awwww…. Choooo cuuuteeee…. I would strongly recommend this one.. But strictly for people who don’t mind it.. The others should rather watch some mindless animation movie…Final verdict – Its Complicated 😉

But worth a watch 😀

A Rocket launched successfully…

If Wake up Sid was one kind of a wakeup call Rocket Singh is another… It’s a nice refreshing story different and yet clichéd in places… the movie has its own charm that can make you wanna watch it..

This weekend I caught up on Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year… lovely movie I must say.. it’s a fresh breath of air far away from the typical Hindi masala movie… the mere lack of soundtrack simply proves that it’s a different kind of movie… Ranbir excels yet again…

His acting skills have been utilized very well.. But he has become a tad monotonous with the same kind of roles.. WUS, APKGK all portraying him as the madcap simpleton seedha saadha guy… he needs to try variety… or maybe his strategy would be to carve a niche for himself… create enough popularity and liking so that later when he does varied roles people would still accept him… but whose complaining… he proves yet again that a simplicity can excel and charm and woo people…

The story is of a middle class guy born n brought up by his granddad played by yesteryears villain Prem Chopra.. The perfect jatt Punjabi with values of simplicity, honesty, sincerity and dedication… much like most of us who do not know how to handle the corporate/work politics which sometimes even question your integrity and ethics…

Rocket Singh is a perfect movie for people like us who believe Honesty Pays… though late but it shall definitely pay.. It’s a hope, a faint light at the end of the tunnel… a regeneration of our belief and faith in God and honesty…

Since I have received enough flak on my previous review of movies, I have not given any spoilers in this one

Not revealed any story bits not the plot… just a brief gist…

The movie is superbly edited and made.. Hats off to Shimit Amin…

Wonderful plot of course… it’s been quite some time since we’ve seen movies like this hit the theatres..

Not sure how the actual audiences have received the movie. But personally I liked the movie.. the actors have excelled in their role and done perfect justice to their roles… Naveen Kaushik who did the role of Nitin Rathore the sales manager has done his roles superbly for a first time actor and doing such an important role is simply awesome.. SPOILER ALERT Nitin’s change of heart is the perfect turning point of the movie.. and the second being that of Manish Chaudhari – Sunil Puri the owner of AYS computer services.. the way he realizes that here is one guy who shall keep his integrity and sincerity intact no matter what and in some ways reminds him of his own success story..perfect twist of the story…SPOILER CLOSE

But the end does seem a little clichéd im not sure keeping in mind today’s work place politics and competition in the market whether the end is a clichéd one or natural one.. cos I don’t think people would in real life do this but nonetheless it’s a feel good movie with a happy ending.., All’s well that ends well types of movie.. do watch it.. its def worth the amount you spend..

I would rate it a 3.5 over 5  I could have given a 4 but I somehow feel the movie could have still been lots better.. there are indeed places of improvement… and definitely the timing could have been worked upon…. In the sense they could have made it a shorter movie than the usual 2 hr length..

Its definitely worth watching.. CERTIFIED WATCHABLE  😀

Paa…You Rock…!!!

A lovely adorable delightful slice of pure unhindered by masala cinema… yes that’s what Paa is…

The very introduction of the movie wrt to its casting, directors, assistants, producers itself proves that Balki is a unique director…A movie maker par excellence.. yes that’s what he is… After CheeniKum he picked up a very dicey topic to start with… and roped in the best actors the industry could offer.. and he proves triumphant . To me Balki comes across as one of those few experimental directors story writers.. Who would create a certain expectation in your mind and heart and deliver it with great élan…

Wondering what’s different with the opening lines of the movie… well…its simple that’s all period… no shoo-shaa…no flashy sets… no blaring music…. no hurting eyes with the lighting….and the striking part… we have jaya bachchan herself sitting on some steps and announcing them…

Just plain jaya, decked in a white sari with a red border with a smile on her face presenting the cast and crew of the movie.…

The movie begins with a school celebrating their 50th anniversary on account of which MP Amol Arte (visionary politician Abhishek) and in order to commemorate the event there is a special Visions of India Competition wherein students showcase perception of India in the future as the future citizens… and the very assortment or ideas that were spewed on screen for this contest was indeed commendable..  with the song Halke se bole lilting away in the background, must say this piece definitely welled my eyes with tears… the ideas if indeed perceived by children was indeed a spellbinder what with concepts like sachin for president to rejoining Pakistan with India using band aids … completely charming …and no prizes for guessing the winner of the contest… Someone who had the indigenous sense to perceive white globe no maps… no colors…no countries… no continents… just a plain white Globe… what a fancy idea that one…a white globe which stands for peace and no partitions…were its one world…one nation… on state…one city.. And that’s AURO…..the progeria inflicted 12year old kid…

And since the event was graced by the MP himself there was media coverage and Auro is constantly pestered  by the media cos of his condition…The mother to the rescue enter Vidya Balan- gynecologist..

Since the news is telecasted on the TV at night that’s when Vidya realizes Auro has received the prize and shook hands with his father… Cut to flash back… a younger Abhi and a younger Vidya both studying in UK for their respective fields… bump into each other at the corner of Brasenose Lane and there begins their clandestine romantic episode… they sure do have some chemistry… well.. as a result of unprotected pre-marital sex Vidya gets pregnant… when she announces the same to Abhor he acts as a complete irresponsible commitment-phobic prize a**… he doesn’t want any glitches and hitches in his career.. a budding politician who wants to prove to the world that politics is not a bad word…yeaa …whatever 🙄 … a politician not ready to take the responsibility of his actions but ready to take over the responsibility of his city, state, country… hear hear….

Cut to… Vidya with her mom… crying and divulging the details of their affair and her predicament… loved the character of the mom… simple… sympathetic… strong… resolved… supportive and yet to the point… no beating around the bush… no grey characterization… either black or white.. u want the baby or not… simple question single answer Yes or No… bang on target… cut to current scenario… to compensate for all the media hassles Abhor befriends Auro and they have their own series of misunderstandings, anger bouts blah blah blah…one such day on the eve of his 13th Bday Auro has a panic attack and the doc says they aint sure how longer he wud survive… that’s when Vidya decides to tell him the truth.. Reveal who his father is… that’s his Bday gift…then starts the scenes where Auro wants to reveal to his Paa who he is but cant cos he doesn’t want to be a hichki in his career… so says Vidya to him…but he does realize at another panic attack at another time… and the movie ends with Auro trying to bring his parents together and the last word he utters is Paa and there he breathes his last… perfect RIP moment….

The movie has many a heart wrenching moment… this is one movie where I laughed with Auro, for Auro , at Auro and cried for Auro too… the moments where on his 13th Bday his mom reveals who his dad is and he says “why now??Oh right you’re not sure if ill live for the next Bday eh??”And when he gets his second panic attack on hearing the word Bastard and learns the true definition of the word… he’s completely adorable…every time hiss ma wakes him he says… “Kyaa ma… why are u disturbing me?”  And when Abhor apologizes to Vidya in front of the media and asks her on TV to forgive him n marry him, Auro says “ma sorry bol raha hai” and he and his granny (bum as he calls her) exchange aankhon aankhon mein ishare trying to hook his parents together…. Maaan I must say both  the characters of Auro n Bumm are a real sport … the last final attack… is the most heat wrenching nerve wrecking one…I was completely in tears in the last 10mins….

Now to the characterizations of the actors….

Vidya breath-takingly beautiful… in GUYS’ terms perfect GF/Wife material…. Immensely portrayed perfect gal in love…Spurned pregnant lover… grievous mom… and gentle supportive mea to Auro…

An act truly laudable…..After Parineeta this is her best performance….

And Abhor pretty good too….. 😉 he has improved as an actor…but his character in the movie…def not a BF/hubby material…

Mann… her mom’s character is simply out of this world… If I were to express her character in a single word it wud be Sport… she is simple… no grays… either black or white    … u want the kid or no… that’s all nothing more nothing else… single answer n the decision is made… society, practicality gayi tel lene… kid or no kid.. is the question…fantabulous character… marvelous…outstanding…She cried in silence on her daughter’s condition…supportive of her decision…funny over the ball zesty granny… but never once let her daughter have even the teensiest idea of her anguish.. She was supportive…caring… teaching her the laws of single parenthood… wat a mother… Maaan… she deserves an ode… hats off to her character she is the backbone for vidya’s life….I bow to thee Madame… and Arundhati Naag has performed the character flawlessly… she’s simply extraordinary…as of now I’m simply out of words to rave her performance… SIMPLY SUPERB..!!

AB has proved his mantle yet again… he is the best the ultimate unequal-able insurmountable untouchable if I may say so SUPERSTAR we can ever have…. For a moment u simply forget its Amitabh, there on the screen, rather its jus a 12 yr old progeria patient Auro… not AB… not Abhi’s father…. not jaya’s spouse… nopes… Jus Auro spreading his Aura everywhere…

AB has proved it yet again that HE’S THE BOSS he’s the superstar of yesteryear or today… he’s the living legend… he is the best… the supreme..The magnificent…un-rivaled…empyrean… he has stolen the show… this can be conferred as the BEST Movie of 2009… rather the best…maan… m running out of superlatives… The best movie of AB till date… forget his yesteryears performances… move over agneepath… AAA…majboor…zanjeer… none of these can match this august…resplendent…out of the world performance… I’m still in complete reverence of the character and the actor himself…

He proved it to the whole industry that even at this old age… when he is actually a Granddad himself he can still act the part of an effervescent vivacious vibrant tad sarcastic pre-teen – teens guy…  there has never been anyone better than him, and I doubt there ever can be….

His voice modulations… the way he tried to behave like a 12 year old… oi maa… m in complete  admiration  full marks to AB on this…

Awwww….shoooooo shwweeeeetttt…. Wat an delightful kiddo…. Jus cos he’s not allowed to have mirchi and his mom loves mirchi he asks her to continue having wat she likes… in Auro’s language “aapko tho mirchi allowed hai naa…then why this unn…unneeceee..unnceesseaaary sacrifice… aap khao”

A standing applaud… Hats off… three cheers… and a BOW..!! AB ROCKS…!!!!

Wat an enchanting alluring gratifying movie… move over TZP…. Paa is here to rule the roost and win the hearts of all masses… a sure winner..!!

PLEASE WATCH IT GUYS IF YOU HAVENT….. I SWEAR YOU WONT COMPLAIN….