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Kaminey! Really Slick!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Today I watched KAMINEY. My first impression was…”Wow! This is pretty original.” The story was pretty good. The acting was good. But i guess shahid kapoor can emulate a little less of SRK. Priyanka was good as usual. The anti-social elements were portrayed in a near hollywood style. My favorite part would be the abundant use of regional languages. Especially bengali. No babumoshai and such crap. Real contemporary dialogues. I guess same goes true fot the Marathi as well. The only complains I have is the excessive use of gun-violence which at some points seemed unnecessary and the running time. The film would have been better if it would have been wrapped in 100 minutes. All in all, a good movie. A step in the right direction. And a pretty big one at that.

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“Babumoshai” and Regional Bias!!!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I recently realised that I hate the picture “Anand” (the one with Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan). Why Sameek? It was a great picture and  one of the landmark films of India. Well, I don’t care. The hell with stupid “Anand”! Ever since that film, people from all around India cant seem to remember any Bengali’s name! So always call them “BABUMOSHAI”. And it is really pissing me off. I have a name morons! It just goes to show the subtle regional bias that people possess. Ow..U are a bengali?? How can you guyz vote for those Commies? Like I ever did that? Its annoying. Stop it. “Haha! Lets make fun of the Bengali”, “Hey babumoshai! Did you have any rosogollas?” Maa Kaali ki kasam, next time I hear something like that I will kick that person in the nutsack. I won’t take any more crap from you all. So Beat it!!

Ghajini!! A test of patience!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Even though I knew that Ghajini was a remake of of the Tamil film “Ghajini” which again borrows heavily from the English film Memento, I was expecting a lot from Aamir’s new venture. My verdict……”UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT”. Asin was good. Even though i felt she over-acted a bit, but the comedy was kept me to my seat.. But after the fun part was over, it seemed like a never-ending ordeal. Aamir gave a solid performance but…it was just too damn long.

The English Memento was an awesome film. Needless to say,  the director did a smart job by not following the plot line of the original film. The worst thing was the namesake villain. Total useless. What a lousy way to start the new year! Thanks a lot! Next time aamir’s film comes, I will wait till it comes on tv.

AND not to forget……..

“HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!”

May 2009 suck less than 2008!

Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto!

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The Passion of the Christ
This weekend I saw a very graphic film, “Apocalypto” directed by Mel Gibson. It is the story of a Mayan Village during its downfall (just before the Spanish Conquistadors came and decimated their Culture). Though the movie was released in 2006, its only now that i saw it in full. And boy! I regret not watching it before. I have a soft-spot for this kind of historical film full of violence and gore. I still can’t recall why I didn’t watch it when it was released in 2006. The last Mel Gibson movie that i saw was “The Passion of the Christ“. I remember going to the theater to watch it with all my family. It was a big mistake. My mother and sister were sobbing as if one of my relatives passed away. So was my bhabi (cousin’s wife). My cousin (bilwada) and I were in utter shock. I couldn’t believe what i was seeing. The film was powerful. The message was clear. The images were graphic and the aftermath etched deep in the viewer’s mind. Even though I didn’t see anything anti-semitic about that film, I could understand why any Jewish person would disagree with me. By the time the movie was over, we were all unusually quiet. The beverages remained untouched (even I couldn’t stomach the pop-corn and soda after watching the harrowing punishment of Jesus). The film was so powerful that its effect lasted for about 1 week. I couldn’t do anything without thinking of the passion. Later I realized that it was not that i had a spiritual calling, It was simply because of the way the last moments of Jesus were portrayed. One thing i really liked about the movie was that the Language was in Aramaic, which is hardly spoken these days. Even though i was stunned by the film, i thought it was an extremely well-made film. I however disagree with one crucial point of the film. It shows the entire Jewish clergy as basically “evil”. I am quite sure that it was not the case.

Apocalypto

Coming back to “Apocalypto”, Again I liked the fact that it was made in the “yucatec maya” language. I wonder how they wrote the dialogues. This makes a whole lot of difference. I don’t think I would be able to accept the movie if i would have seen the characters speaking English.
The scenes where the human sacrifices were being performed were again characteristically “Mel-Gibson-ish” brutal. But then again, you cannot show a scene where “a human being’s abdomen being pierced with a obsidian blade and his still-beating heart is pulled out of his body and then his head severed and rolled down the steps of a pyramid”, without being clinically brutal. The story was exceptional even though it had a few cliches. For example the part with the solar eclipse was boringly predictable. Why does so many stories about the Mayans, Aztechs and Incas have Solar eclipses? The movie was well-done, though there were a few mistakes which i could immediately point out.

  • Solar-Eclipse doesn’t happen so suddenly and It takes quite a lot of time before the SUN comes out again.
  • Again, the night of the Solar-Eclipse had a full moon. Which is totally impossible.
  • Later I found that the movie had a lot of mistakes. To check them out, click here.


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All in all, I have to say that both the films were exceptional. The violence portrayed was totally believable. It was film-making and story telling at its most powerful form yet. A job well done by Mel Gibson.