Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Album: Bhram: ||~jaane~||~kyun~||~huye~ ||~hain~||~vo~||~khafa~||

This album has six tracks in total, but is not enough to saturate you with all colors of music, all moods, all variations. Overall it is has cheerful, joyful, fast numbers with fresh voices, good music, and meaningful lyrics.
Track no. 1: Jaane kaisa hai tu
Sung by : Shaan
Lyrics : jaane kaisa hai tu, chahe kaisa hai tu, tera hua mein
Maine jaana tumhe, chahun paana tumhe, tera hua mein
Maana ye maana ke kuch na tha mein to aaj se pehle tera
Hona hai hona hai mujhko to aaj ke baad teraSummary : Although Shaan is not a perfect singer like Sonu Nigam but this guy tries to give his full in all his performance and that too sincerely. Guitar starts mildly in the beginning but afterwards it is a fast number. Sung intelligently, this song is a good party number/ dance number. Voice is quite cheerful, joyful and enjoyable and equally good are the music and lyrics.
My Ratings to track no. 1: Voice: 2/5, Lyrics: 2.5/5, Music: 2/5
Track no. 2: I am a bad boy
Sung by: Suraj Jagan, Earl D’Souza, Sunaina, Khushboo Jain & Siddharth Suhas
Lyrics: I am a bad boy, I am rude boy,
aa re is dil yaar behla re, kuch pee ke hosh behka re, kuch kar ;le josh mein,
aa re khud ko na aise tarsa re, masti mein mast ho ja re, kuch kar le josh mein
Summary: It is a rap, it is absolutely fit for Salsa dance, it is full of energy and radiance. It has English, It has Punjabi, It has Hindi. So it can be called a hin-eng-jabi song. It is a party song, it is a dance song, it is totally enjoyable song. The voices are fit to the music, music is fit to the voices, and lyrics go well with both. The coordination, synchronization of voices is quite good. Credit goes to singers to do a full justice with the lyrics, tempo and music of the song.
My Ratings to track no. 2: Voices: 2.5/5, Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 2.5/5
Track no. 3: Meri akhiyan
Sung by: Richa Sharma
Lyrics: ve aaja sajna, sajna, sajna, ve aaja sajna
meri akhiyan sun sakhiyan, roz vaariyan ve pal pal gindiyan har pal akhiyan
ab aaja mere sajna
Summary: fast music,folk music, good to listen, cannot dance on it. frankly it took some time to initially understand the starting stuff as Richa Sharma has a habit of catching sometimes trying Reshma sufi high tome style. Overall it is ok stuff, not too good, not bad too. Lyrics is better here than the voice and music.
My Ratings to track no. 3: Voice: 2/5, Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 2/5
Track no. 4: Teri akhion ki narmi
Sung by: Siddharth Suhas
Lyricsteri ankhon ki narmi, teri sanson ki garmi, pyaas dil mein jagaye, soniye
There is a love when I see you, there is a love when I touch you, there is a love when I kiss you, soniye
Summary: This guy is already present in track no. 2 and has performed well there. From a total fun song he transforms here into a romantic singer here in a Hinglish song. Fast, drums, band and all that. Voice is not unique, or extraordinary. To be a class, this guy will have to work hard and probably create his own style in singing. Otherwise he can be used as a regular, normal singer. But he sang the English stuff better than the hindi one. Before listening to this number when I saw the title of this track, I though it would be a slow number, but it is not at all.
My Ratings to track no. 4: Voice: 2/5, Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 1.5/5
Track no. 5: Lagdaa na ladgaa
Sung by: Kay Kay
Lyrics: lagdaa na lagdaa na, dil mera lagdaa na, Jaane isse kya hua,
tujhko hai khabar kya, Meri to nazar ka...  
Summary: starts with a guitar, this is not one of the best of Kay Kay, not even going to be very popular or hit. Although it is also quite a fast track, and can be used as a dance number for sure. I somehow feel that the lyrics was not given a right music and unnecessarily wasted. That waste has somehow been equalized/balanced by good voice of Kay Kay. This is a hinjabi song (hindi and Punjabi)
My Ratings to track no. 5: Voice: 2/5, Lyrics: 2.5/5, Music: 1.5/5
Track no. 6: Jaane kyun tanha ho gaye
Sung by: Sonu Nigam
Lyrics: jaane kyun tanha ho gaye, sapne kho gaye,
Jaane kyun huye hain vo khafa,begane bewafa,
 jaane kyun chahton ke sare vo pal kho gaye 
Summary: This, I would rate as the best number of this album, although not the best from Sonu Nigam. Probably this style was required as per the situation in the movie to show sadness, desperation, frustration, directionless, hopeless situation. Music is not very special, it is quite plain and straight play of drums, guitars and some other western instruments. Sonu Nigam has used large variation of modulation in this song, at times at a high pitch too.
My Ratings to track no. 6: Voices: 3.5/5, Lyrics: 3.5/5, Music: 3.5/5
My Overall Rating to this album: 2.5/5

Album: Jannat: ~Zara si dil mein de jagah tu~Zara sa apna le bana

Excellent lyrics wasted by a combination of third class music and unmatched singers.
Director : Kunal Deshmukh
Genre : Romance/Drama
Producer : Mukesh Bhatt

Lyrics: Sayeed Qadri, Kamran Ahmed, Neelesh Misra
Music released by: Sony

To be released in the first week of May (2nd May), Jannat is a movie about betting in cricket/ match fixing. Lead role is being played by Safdar Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan. Music is by Pritam. Singers are Rana Mazumdar, KK, Rupam Islam, Kamran Ahmed, Richa Sharma. Overall it seems either Pritam did not get good amount of money and therefore has not given a music of his class. Even the singers chosen are not able to perform accordingly.
1.      Door Na Ja: Rana Mazumdar
Music is too loud, singer is shouting or singing, most of the time it is difficult to make out.        Use of drums and guitar is too exhaustive and loud throughout. Only good part is the beginning of this song when the music is low (only guitar), and the singer sings in low tone (normal tone).

Tera chehra meri ankhon mein basa rehne de
Khud ko thoda sa kahin mere mein bacha rehne de
Door na ja, door na ja, door na ja, door na ja, door na ja, door na ja
Aaj ke baad mera sara safar tanha hai
Aur tere saath ka bhi akhiri ye lamha hai
Aur kuch der mujhe, aur kuch der mujhe khud se judda rehne de
Aur kuch der mujhe khud se judda rehne de
Door na ja – 7 times

Look at the lyrics which is excellent but too loud music, singing style and the high pitch has made it a below normal. Music is purely western, lyrics and voice of the singer is desi, and style of singing is in-between desi and western. It appears as if a immature, newcomer, learner is singing this song. A good singer and style would have made it a very good listening. ‘door na ja’ 7 times at the end of every paragraph is quite painful.
Lyrics: 4/5, Music: 0.5/5, Voice: 1.5/5
2.      Haan tu hai KK

Jo khabon khayalon mein socha nahi tha
Tune mujhe itna pyar diya
Mein jab bhi jahan bhi kadi dhoop mein tha

Teri zulf ne mujhpe saaya kiya
Haan tu hai meri baton mein tu mere khabon mein tu….

In this song dholak has been used extensively. It looks like a mix of marriage song and a fast quawali. A good lyrics has not been justified by a good music and voice.
Lyrics: 3.5/5, Music: 2/5, Voice: 2/5
3.      Jannat Jahan: Rupam Islam

Hey suno na, dil keh raha hai, lalach badi khubsoorat bala hai
Dekho na iski dua hai aasman choo le jo uska bura hai

Drums again are overdone in this song too. Music is inspired by 1970s western country style. Probably there is a competition happening in this album who will shout more...
Lyrics: 1/5, Music: 1/5, Voice: 0.5/5
4.      Judai (Remix): Kamran Ahmed

Char dina da pyar ho rabba, lambi judai lambi judai
Char dina da pyar ho rabba lambi judai lambi judai
Tere bin dil mera lage kahin na, tere bin jaan meri jaaye kahin na
Kitne zamano baad ho rabba yaad tu aaya, yaad tu aaya

Too fast... first two lines are  stolen from a song sung by Reshma. Lyrics again is good as compared to the singer and music. Such a fast pace does not suit the lyrics. A slow version might have done some justice. Voice is a little better. This singer can do better if he sings slow numbers.
Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 0.5/5, Voice: 2/5
5.      Judai: Kamran Ahmed
Lyrics is same as above, singer is also the same, not much difference between remix and this one. A little less speed does not make it better as the music most of the time overpowers the lyrics and singer (and that happened in other songs too). Singer’s voice is shrilling rather than sweet and melodious.
Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 0.5/5, Voice: 2/5
6.      Judai: Richa Sharma
Lyrics is same as above, voice is sweeter and thus makes the number a little melodious but drawback is again that it has been sung in a faster note. Had it been sung with half the speed, it could have been a magical number. The same lyrics in male voice sung above, looks better here when the singer sings it sweetly.
Lyrics: 2/5, Music: 0.5/5, Voice: 3.5/5
7.      Zara sa : KK

Zara si dil mein de jagah tu, zara sa apna le bana,
Zara sa khabon mein saja tu, zara sa yadon mein basa
Mein chahun tujhko meri jaan bepanah
Fida hoon tujhe meri jaan bepanah

Fantastic lyrics, beautifully sung, great music. This is only the winning point in the whole album I found. The way this song has been sung and the music, all the other songs look as if they do not belong to this class. Promos are carrying only this number and probably producers knew that only this number has the calibre to draw people to this movie. Music of this song is very very good.
Lyrics: 4/5, Music: 4.5/5, Voice: 4.5/5
8.      Zara Sa (Power Ballad): KK
As good as the normal number, a little slower, sung with a little sad/serious (painful) mode. I enjoyed the regular number more than this.
Lyrics: 4/5, Music: 4/5, Voice: 4.5/5

If you (still) plan to buy this album even after reading this review, you will be able to listen to all numbers only once, except Zara Sa – that you can listen to as many times as you wish (every time you listen, I am sure, you are going to enjoy this number).

Anand: ~~zindagi ~ kaisi ~ hai ~ paheli ~ haye....~~

This movie was a big hit and has not gone old by the time. The movie is still as fresh as it was when it was released in 1970. 
Directed Hrishikesh Mukherjee and produced by N.C. Sippy, are the two names who used to produce blockbusters during that era. 
Cast: Rajesh Khanna: Anand Sehgal Amitabh Bachchan: Dr. Bhaskar Johny Walker:Isa Bhai/ Murarilal Ramesh Dev:Dr,.Kulkarni Sumita Sanyal: Renu  Asit Sen 
Producer: N C Sippy 
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee 
Lyrics: Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Yogesh 
Music: Salil Chaudhary 
Story: Bimal Dutt, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar 

What I liked:  Story, dialogues, script, lyrics, performance – everything was marvelous and probably that is the reason for this movie getting so many filmfare awards – for best movie, for best supporting actor, for best actor, etc. Songs that I still remember are – “kaheen door jab din dhal jaaye, saanjh si dulhan nazar churaye, chupke se jaaye, mere khyalon ke aangan mein koi sapnon ke deep jakaye… deep jalaye” and “maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne choone, sapne surile sapne…” and “zindagi kaisi hai paheli hai, kabhi ye hasaye, kabhi ye rulaye…” and “na jiya jaaye na… tere bina mera kahin jiya jaaye na…” 

Best moments of this movie: When Anand calls anyone as Murarilal When Anand calls Dr Bhaskar as Babu Moshai When Anand is about to die and begs doctor banerjee for life When Anand recites the poem – ae maut tu ek kavita hai When Anand tells Isa bhai about the philosophy of life When Anand calls mother (instead of sister) to the head sister of the hospital (who is very strict) When Anand meets Renu for the first time When Anand says – Babu Moshai – hum sab upar wale ke haath ki ek kathputli hain…”  When Anand dies.

What this movie conveys: Anand was a patient but in real sense he was a natural doctor who was spreading life even when he knew that he is going to die soon Dr Bhaskar was a doctor, a doctor who is called as next to god in context of giving life… but moments came when Doctor Bhaskar became so helpless Story: Anand is suffering from Lymphosercoma of blood or blood cancer and is about to die in next six months or so. But he is so lively personality that he wants to live every moment that is left with him even when he comes to know about his illness. Infact there are indications at time that he is afraid to die and that is why also tries to make every moment as lively as possible. Dr Bhaskar is a very serious personality, and a capable doctor. Anand is admitted in the hospital and Dr Bhaskar is treating him. Both are just complimenting personalities. Bhaskar on one hand speaks very little and Anand on the other hand cannot be silent even for a second. Ultimately Anand is able to get place in everybody’s heart… and everybody cries to know that he is about to die except himself… Rajesh Khanna, Amotabh, Ramesh Dev, Johny Walker – all did a wonderful performance to make this movie a memorable movie. The movie is 14 reels and almost 2 hrs duration.

Namastey London: ~~Namastey@India~~

Cast: Akshay Kumar: Arjun Singh Katrina Kaif: Jasmeet/ Jass Rishi Kapoor: Manmohan (Jasmeet’s father) Upen Patel: Imran 

Crew: Producer/ Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah Music: Himesh Reshammiya 

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar 

Best scenes: 1. When Arjun asks name of Jasmeet 2. When Arjun is drinking fresh cow milk directly 3. All scenes where Arjun displays his selfless, innocent love towards Jazz 4. When Arjun tells an englishman what India is in a party when that man tries to insult India 5. When Arjun accepts Jazz decision of forfeiting their marriage and her marrying Charlie 6. The Rugby Match 7. The last scene when Arjun speaks english Story: Jazz comes to a Punjab village in India with her parents to her father’s childhood friend’s house. Arjun is the son in that house. Arjun is typically a fun loving punjabi boy belonging to a rich family and hence carefree in nature. Jazz on the other hand is an advanced; london born girl who loves advanced life, music, dance… 

Arjun falls in love with Jazz in first sight of her. Both parents also decide to marry Arjun with Jazz but this is against Jazz wishes who has a boyfriend in London (Charlie). Jazz friend in London suggests her over the phone to get married to Arjun as there is no other choice and come back to London with him and her family, and if she tries to run away from this marriage, she will not be, as they will find her and forcefully marry her to Arjun. 

So better is to marry and when they come back to London, she declares that she does not believe in this marriage and wants to marry Charlie. Charlie has 4 ex-wives in last 2 years and Jazz is going to be his fifth wife and nobody else but Arjun is helping her to marry with Charlie. Does Jazz marry Charlie. Is Arjun able to convince Jazz with his true love, Is Charlie really in love with Jazz – let it remain as suspense. Arjun has an edge over Charile on various fronts – character, integrity, truthfulness, sincerity, culture, respect for elders, respect for love, sportsmanship and finally a disclosure in the last scene which Jazz kept on thinking that he lacks. What makes this movie a must watch: The direction, story, acting, lyrics and the music. Katrina did a wonderful job and for the first time she did not use dubbing of her dialogues. Akshay fits very well in such type of roles and what I feel is he has a potential that nobody so far has been able to explore.

Race: ~~~2 chicks+2 dudes = RACE~~~

A child’s behavior bespeaks about his parents… and the same applies to a movie too… Abbas Mastan, the duo directors of this movie talks about money, sex, crime, crime and crime… 

Music by Pritam is fast and fits well in the story… trend today is hinglish lyrics…trend is to focus it more on y-generation of the country… and moreover it is easy to complete a song with a copied music plus patches of lyrics (original – english). 

Cast: Saif Ali Khan: Ranvir Singh Katrina Kaif: Sophia Bipasha Basu: Sonia Akshay Khanna: Rajiv Singh Anil Kapoor: RD (Robert D’Costa) Sameera Reddy: 

Mini Story: Movie is a suspense thriller with lots of twists and turns. It has more number of surprises than the number of songs. Ranvir and Rajiv are two brothers. The family is settled in South Africa with a huge business and properties in various towns of SA – cape town and Durban. 

Ranvir is elder of the two. He grows into a hard and successful businessman who is fond of betting on horse race. Infact he has his own large base of horses. He never likes any of his horse to lose in the race. Rajiv right from his childhood keeps on losing race (first cycle and then horse) from Ranvir and that hurts his ego and turns him into a distracted personality. He always keeps thinking how to win form Ranvir but everytime he tries, he loses. Although whatever Rajiv needs in life, Ranvir provides him… and that is what Rajiv does not like as Ranvir has always the upper hand that hurts Rajiv’s ego. 

Rajiv makes a big plan where he decides to murder Ranvir, and get 100,000 million dollars from insurance company Ranvir’s secy Sophia love him. Ranvir loves his friend Sophia. Rajiv falls in love with Sonia. Ranvir sacrifices Sonia for Rajiv, Rajiv marries Sonia and tells Sonia to seduce Ranvir for the purpose of getting 100,000 dollars. Sonia agrees and succeeds in seducing Ranvir. 

They both start meeting privately. Ranvir realises that this is not fair to sleep in bed with his younger brother’s wife and tells her not to meet him any further. On one weekend Ranvir has to go with Sophia to capetown to sell off one of his property. Rajiv plans to call Ranvir and tells him that he has come to know about his affair with his wife and thus he is deciding to jump down from their office building. Whereas the actual plan is that when Ranvir comes there to save Rajiv, Sonia will push Ranvir off from the top of the office building so that he dies. They both then will declare to police that he has died accidentally and thus will get 100,000 dollars. 

Sonia and Rajiv are able to kill Ranvir. Case goes to RD of police department. Mini is RD’s innocent secy. Sophia is able to prove to RD (police) that Ranvir had married to her in Capetown (one day before he died) and thus 100,000 goes to her. What happens next, How Rajiv gets 100,000, does he ditch Sonia or Sophia, Is RD able to get to the roots of this all, Ranvir is really dead or… to know all this… you need to watch this fast track movie. Some conclusions: 1. Abbas Mastan duo are fond of crime based themes (as they are indulged into it) 2. Movie is really fast and each moment gives you a new turn. Your imagination can’t hold with the pace of the movie 3. You can’t skip movie for even a second while watching… else you will skip a lot. 4. Even in the world of crime – ultimately good wins and evil gets punished 5. Acting wise Akshay, Anil Kapoor and above all Saif have done wonderful job. 6. shocking… that Katrina can act… 7. another shock… that Bipasha too can act even will least of expressions. Happy ending…

Jodhaa Akbar: ~~Hrithik fits well in Akbar's role~~

Every lion has a day in life when he is worst than a dog Every dog has a day in life when he feels like a lion Akbar and Jodha were two strong personalities in their times. Akbar had a vision of uniting all religions for which he had a respect for all religions, place for all kind of people, strong mission, concrete plans and open mindedness. 

Hrithik has become a legend in him by now, in selecting a role, in playing a role in his unique style, in acting, in performance, in real life… Aishwarya has performed well but not the best of her class. She was not as free in her performance as she was in D2. 

If we take comparison following shall be the chart (our of 5): Act Hrithik Aishwarya Dialogue delivery 5/5 4/5 Acting 5/5 3.5/5 Overall Performance 5/5 4/5 Costumes 4.5 5/5 Ashutosh Gowarikar has really taken the courage to get into conflict about the subject and story but he has come out of it very beautifully without any mull over the issue. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar are excellent same as the music by A R Rahman. 

The best part of the movie is cinematography, Hrithik and the storyline. It is a soft, mild story with hard incidents embedded in-between appropriately. Few scenes to highlight: 1. Akbar’s (Hrithik’s) act of taming an elephant 2. Jodha’s conditions for marrying Akbar 3. Akbar’s acceptance of Jodha’s conditions and fulfilling them 4. Akbar’s last scene fight 5. All fights 6. Akbar’s refusal to accept his mentor’s order to kill his oponent 7. Dialogues 8. Lyrics

Black And White: Bullet in return to a Bullet is the easiest thing.

The movie is from Subhash Ghai. There is an excellent and sincere effort in reflecting the reality of life in good and bad aspect. Good always is loud, clear and sweet, bad always keep you intermingled, thoughtful, pondering, struggling within. 

Cast: Professor Mathur (Anil Kapoor), His wife – Roma, their daugher – a sweet dumb child, Numaid (a disguised terrorist), Shagufta – Professor’s student Location, story etc. etc.– the story revolves around Chandni Chawk, Delhi, India where Professor lives with his wife.

Professor’s stream is Urdu, and hence is quite close to muslim literature and writers. Roma is a very open minded lady and is always brave enough to fight out against anything wrong around, happening with anybody irrespective of a hindu or muslim. Both believe in humans and relations without thinking whether he is a hindu or a muslim. Numaid is assigned a task of exploding a liquid bomb in VIP area during 15th August ceremony at Red Fort thereby killing 300-400 people sitting in the VIP area. For his mission he comes as an innocent person in that area and is able to gain Professor’s sympathy and attention. He starts living at Professor’s house and Roma starts trusting him as his brother. Numaid has to arrange an entry at the day of ceremony through Professor as the professor has a strong say in that area – in public, in administration, in police etc., everyone respects him. 

The love, passion, trust, positive attitude of Professor shatters Numaid’s strong terrorist in him and… One night before, on 14th Roma is murdered in the night, Professor stops this news going in public as he fears communal riots will happen immediately. 15th He goes to Red Fort along with Numaid. Both take their seats in the VIP area. To know what happened afterwards, who murdered Roma, why Numaid became a terrorist, etc. = spend Rs. 150 and watch it. Best Scenes: 

Almost all scenes are excellently performed, few to mention are: 
1. Professor’s effort to avoid crying and stopping his daughter from crying after Roma is murdered 
2. Professor performing last rituals of his wife alone with Numaid, silently 
3. Professor’s calm, the next day, at the ceremony 
4. Professor bursting out to tears at ceremony remembering his wife 
5. Professor telling Numaid about the colors of life 
6. Numaid’s fight within 
7. Numaid’s decision to not to explode bomb 
8. Professor’s saving of Numaid In the Nutshell: 

So in the nutshell it is a movie of just two main characters – good and evil, still others are optimally fit. It shows the win of good over the evil. The fight within the evil, the conscious constantly telling the evil what is wrong and what is right. Best Dialogues: “Agar un logon nein us-e suicide bomber bana kar ham tak ik paigam bheja hai to hamne us-e ek naya insaan banaa kar un tak ek paigam bheja hai” – Professor Mathur when asked by Shagufta – why he saved Numaid from Police “Aaj tak zindagi mein maine do hi rang dekhe the – safed aur kaala, aaj professor ne mujhe zindagi ke aur rang dikhaye” - Numaid Best song I remembered: jise log kehte hain hindustan hai yehi apne khwabon ka pyara jahan hai kai majhabon ka yahan pe nishan hai ye hindustan hai ye hindustan hai allah ishwar tero naam

Taare Zameen Par: !!Tare Zameen Par = Tears + Zabardast Performance!

Most of the stories are far from perfection and raise questions like if it had gone this way or that way, it would have been better. Very few stories impressively leave hard imprint on mind so softly that it remains for years as fresh as the first ray of sunlight. These stories do not die down with the time, do not lose impact, don’t gather dust, are total positive and tell about some force and power that is still unseen and untouched, even if it has been seen and touched it can not be felt in such a manner that can clearly be transformed into words. It can be felt more by heart by leaving mind stunned for few moments and can be explained or worded more through tears and silence.

“Taare Zameen Par…” is one such story. The story has one hero till intermission and that is a small child of around 8-9 years. After intermission it has two heroes but the new hero is just a support. The main hero remains the child throughout.Aamir Khan emerges as a stronger director with a soft role for himself in the movie. Aamir the Director has performed excellently by not letting Aamir the actor to dominate over the story. The role of the boy “Ishaan” performed so perfectly by “Darsheel Safary” as if he has a high degree in acting from an esteemed institute with ample years of experience in cinema. Or the whole credit goes to the director who selected the right boy to deliver the right message. The story is for all – for kids, teachers, parents, guardians, to be parents and youth. Ishaan’s father has high expectations from his two sons. Ishan’s mother understands Ishan’s problem but is unable to do much to improve the situation. Ishan’s elder brother keeps motivating Ishan. Ishan studies in 3rd standard in school and is suffering from a disease Dyslexia. One who is suffering is not able to correlate alphabets and words with their actual picture and shapes, gets confused with multiple instructions (how so ever simple they may be), can’t fix shoe laces or shirt buttons properly.

In a way every one on this earth is imperfect in one way or the other. Ishaan is unable to explain his problem as he himself is not able to understand. He only could understand that he is different from other normal children. Others are unable to understand what is the actual problem of Ishaan and how to cope with it except one person who by chance comes into his life and handles the problem in his own way in such a manner that Ishaan gets transformed so swiftly into a problem free child. This person is Ishaan’s temporary Drawing teacher who not only decides to fight with Ishaan’s problem and win over it but also decides to make others understand…

Gandhi My Father: Rich (Poor) Dad Poor (Poor) Son

More sequels to come (disclaimer: purely as per my imagination):Gandhi my sonGandhi my BrotherGandhi my Father II, III and IV (on Gandhi and his second, third and youngest son relationships respectively)
And so on
Cast: Akshay Khanna (Harilal), rest don’t remember although acting by Gulab, Ba and Mohandas is excellent.
Movie – Overall: Sets, Dialogues, Makeup and performances are excellent. As far as direction and production is concerned, they carry Anil Kapoor marks as his presence in direction is quite visible although his name does not appear Direction.
Story, my take: What about the story? What is the purpose of this story? Story in short is about a fight of ideologies of Harilal Gandhi (who is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s eldest son) with his father Mohandas Gandhi. It is about the struggles of Harilal Gandhi with himself, with his incapabilities to choose right path for himself, with his unstable character. But I wonder that although the contents of the movie are filmed excellently but what was the intent or purpose of this movie – this movie is not a motivating theme, did Anil Kapoor want to show Gandhi as an incapable Father, or Harilal as incapable son, ok even if Harilal was an incapable son, what message does the movie transmit?
StoryHarilal is the eldest son of Gandhi. Gandhi is popular worldwide and is practicing barrister at South Africa. Harilal is matric fail and wants to become a lawyer like his father. He marries with Gulab at Gujarat, India. He moves alone to South Africa to live with his father and persuade him to help him in completing his matric and then learn law. His father sends his cousin on sponsorship to study law in London. Gandhi (father) is highly idealist and treat all people equal and at par, no preference even to his own family. Harilal goes to jail as Gandhi wanted him to do so. Hari goes back to India, starts business, lends money, loses all his money and business, creates bad name in the society, starts drinking heavily. His wife Gulab leaves him and takes away the children with her to her parent’s house.  Mohandas and Kastur come back to India, try to straighten up the life of Hari but of no use. He starts going to bad women. Hari gets converted to a Muslim and changes his name to Abdullah. He gets caught by police as he along with some other badly drunk miscreants is troubling people on the road. Hari gets bailed out, his mother comes and persuades him to return back to Hinduism, he does, but still is pathless and directionless. India gets independence, Gandhi is now a bigger name. Some businessmen convince Hari that if he allows them to use his name (in turn they wanted to use the Gandhi family name) in their business, they will pay him for this. He does it, loses again and starts running here and there. ultimately he falls ill (weak soul, weak mind, weak heart and finally weak body) and gets admitted to a hospital. All the story is in flashback as he gets admitted in hospital right in the start and then remembers the sequences happened in his life.
Unanswered Conclusion: rather some questions: Was Mohandas not able to devote enough time to his family? Was Kastur paying too much attention to Mohandas that she failed in understanding his sons? We are told only about Hari in this movie, what about Gandhi’s other three sons, did they also lost track in their life, did they also complained about their father not fathering properly? Was Hari not able to absorb and digest his father’s fame? Was he jealous with his father’s success? Did this become the main reason of his failures? Was Hari more focused in analyzing between right and wrong and thus failed to act in his life? Was Hari too much driven by others and his father too much self driven? Was Mohandas too good, selfless, honest and truthful and that became the cause of conflict between him and Hari? Was Hari wrong in going to his father in need of help? Was Mohandas right in not giving his son what he was expecting? Was Mohandas as successful father as a person, human being and lawyer? Was Mohandas not too idealistic? Was Hari over expecting from his father? Was Mohandas as Father was incapable of delivering? Was Hari right in not building his career and keep on taking money from his father for his day to day living? Was Kastur not the major cause of this conflict? Was Kastur’s main role to keep her husband happy without bothering or understanding anybody else in the family? Was Kastur too helpless and Mohandas too adamant that even after both of them understood the strengths and weaknesses of Hari they did not do anything and left everything on himself?
Do find out answers to above questions.

Dhoom 2: ~Jo~Pyar~karte~hain~vo~ja an~nahi~lete~

Hrithik looks gorgeous, handsome, heart-throb, perfectionist, intelligent, total positive attitude and gregarious
Abhiskek looks subdued, trying to copy Big B’s attitude, not natural at times, a little sadist as he is not able to put his hands on “A”
Aishwarya is glam girl, but still looks more like a wax doll rather than a real.
Bipasha sparks
Uday entertains
Dhoom 2 is from Yash Chopra Production house, produced by Uday Chopra and directed by Sanjay Gandhvi

Hawa muthi mein hai aur aasmaan hai kadamon ke neecheMeri Parchai na choo sakne ka ranj kaafi hai tumahre liyeEgypt: “A” the Aryan. Aryan bole to Hrithik Roshan
Entry 1: “A” is a hi-sci international thief who believes in himself. He is capable of doing anything, anywhere, anytime. Queen is traveling with her family under high security in a train with her jeweled crown. After dinner Queen gets into her high security compartment and takes away her crown. Hang on folks! this is not Queen, this is “A”, disguise, resembling same like Queen. Then there is a beautiful sequence of fight between “A” and the securitymen of Queen. If you can see skies in it. somebody in skies can see it. and the next moment it is gone is what is told by the Queen to her Guards.
Goa, India: Ali. Ali bole to Uday Chopra
Entry 2: Ali is a tapori, bindaas and brave Cop (Sub-Inspector) having a marvellous Hinglish working with Mumbai Police. He disguises and goes to a gang for the supply of Cocaine. He throws down his I-Card to indicate that he is a cop and starts arguing with them and the comes Jai.
Goa, India: Jai Dixit. Jai bole to Abhiskeh BacchhanEntry 3: Jai is a police officer working with Mumbai Police. His wife Sweety (Rimi Sen) is pragnant. He comes in a stylish manner and saves Ali.
Bipasha Basu – bole to ACP Shonali Bose
Entry 4: ACP Shonali Bose is on a special mission to Mumbai HQs.  To join Jai and Ali for catching Aryan who is in Mumbai with a mission. Shonali is an old college mate of Jai and she used to like Jai during college days.
Aishwarya Rai bole to Sunehri:
Entry 5: She is a small timer thief and is a big fan of Aryan. She falls in love with Aryan, and she acts as a double cross agent for Jai. Ultimately she finds Aryan an honest person and Jai as not a straightforward person. finally she had to decide whom she has to be with – an honest thief or a self centred police officer.

Songs are good, stunts are marvellous. Bipasha has another entry in another role as Monali. Sunehri falls in love with Aryan, Aryan too falls or not, Jai and Ali are able to catch Aryan or not… if you have not watched this movie. Do watch it, it is worth watching. Full enjoyment.
The movie definitely beats any similar style hollywood movie. The disguised makeup of Aryan are extra ordinary. It is a story of guts and glory, trust and distrust, love and war. The confidence in Hrithik’s acting is at peak as usual.

Fool N Final: ~~~Dhai~kilo~ka~haath~~~

Known Kalakaars: Shahid Kapoor: Raja/ RahulSharmila Tagore: Rahul’s mother/ Om Puri’s wifeOm Puri: Rahul’s father/ Sharmila Tagore’s Husband/ Munna’s elder brotherSunny Deol: Munna/ Om Puri’s younger brother/ Rahul’s uncleViveik Oberoi: LuckyChunky Pandey: RockyAsrani: Lalwani/ Choksey’s Sindhi BrotherAyesha Takia: TinaParesh Rawal: ChaubeyJohny Lever: Puttu Pilot/Taxi DriverGulshan Grover: Choksey/ Lalwani’s Gujrati Brother/ Rocky’s fatherArbaz Khan: Mosco ChiknaSameera Reddy: ??forgot??Jackie Shroff: Gun Master G9
Unknown kalakaars: JD Seth/ Don/ Boxing Better
Hajmola – name of the dog of Chaubey
Location: Dubai
Kahani: Rahul (Sharmila Tagore’s son) died a couple of years back in a road accident. Sharmila Tagore who was with her at the time of accident got injured and is being treated in the hospital. She keeps on asking about Rahul, as she is unaware about his death. Munna saw Raju who appears same like Rahul. Raju is a thief by profession. Munna requests Raju to meet Sharmila Tagore as Rahul. Raju asks for regular money to do it regularly. He meets Sharmila Tagore, tells her that he is working for a very big export house and that is why would be coming home once a month or so. Raju has partnered with Chaubey to assist him in small time thefts. Raju is in love with Chaubey’s daughter Tina. Om Puri who runs a garage where he sells stolen cars knows about Raju’s reality. Munna is shown as a very powerful man. Sameera Reddy comes to Dubai for a job but when she reaches there she comes to know that she has been cheated. Sharmila Tagore offers her to stay at their home.
Lucky brings a tall 7 feet man (who is very strong and never faces defeat in Boxing) to JD who organizes Boxing matches and prompts people for betting. That is his business. JD comes to know about Munna and wants him to fight for him in the Boxing ring and win or loose as per his instructions.
Rocky who is coming from India with a stolen invaluable diamond to sell it in Dubai becomes the target of many for that diamond. Now a hunt starts for the diamond with Raja, Chaubey, Puttu Pilot and Tina on one hand, Gun Master G9, Choksey and Lalwani on the other hand. Similar other groups are there for the hunt.
Finally who gets the diamond and what is done with it? Watch it out!

Saaransh:If you have a little appetite, if you believe in yoga, or jogging, or walking (even brisk walking), or kite flying, or bird watching or tv watching or listening to radio or reading light books, or are MS member this movie is for you as the movie is totally reverse and it contains Heavy fighting (minimum dhai kilo ka haath and above), Sprinting, fast forward…
Acting is ok as is the direction. Story keeps you engaged throughout, strangles you, relieves you again holds you tight. Every one has done his part well. Not much to do for some. Too much crowded, too many sailors on the ship.

Good Boy Bad Boy: ~~A~Failed~Attempt~~

Analysis:Had it been a village school instead of a college in a modern city, had all the good and bad boys (and girls) of this school be all in their early teens with knickers and shirts, socks and shoes, no socks only shoes, the story would have well fitted in that scenario. But it does not fit at all, with the ideas drawn from a kkkkk series star serial where any thing can be fit anywhere.

Story:New principal (Paresh Rawal) joins in, in a very poor state of college, where nothing is in place. Studies, sports, curricular activities, nowhere college is doing any good. Principal decides to do something drastically to improve the situation and for that he decides to design different sections in the college – A section will comprise of brilliant chaps, B section will consist of average ones and C section will hold the below average ones. Tusshaar is a briiliant boy (our good boy) and secures always more than 90% and Hashmi is below average. So logically Tusshaar is entitled for A section and Hashmi for the C section. But coincidentally both of them have the same initials R Malohtra (good boy is Rajan and bad boy is Raju). The pictures on their I-cards are interchanged while pasting on their I cards by the college staff and hence the good boy goes in C section and bad by comes in A section. How funny! as if only the I-card is the criteria of identifying the actual person.
Raju and Rajan are expert in dance and quiz respectively and both the names are sent for an inter college competition in dance and general knowledge quiz. Since both identities were interchanged Raju instead of dance has to participate in the quiz and Rajan has to participate in Dance. Both are totally blank in these fields. Both go to principal and disclose their identities for the sake of avoiding this but Principal refuses and challenges them to face the situation.
What next – assume – no need to watch this weak threaded story with poor acting, direction, script.

Further Analysis:Imagine a college where the students had no identity cards – before this principal joined. This can happen only in a remote village primary school. Imagine there is complete chaos, no system in place and still college has students (even good boys also exist there in such a pathetic situation) and performing/functioning.

Conclusion:The story if strongly woven could have been a good example for HR, marketing and sales people in corporate word to show how – when the ego/ conscious of a person is shaken – can do what he thinks as impossible. To show bad is bad only till he accepts himself and is not aware of the good inside lying within untouched, inactive. To show that transformations are possible, only you need to focus and realize (which is difficult) or to understand, analyze and make Bad realize (which is rare)

Final verdict:The intent of the movie/story is good which is spoiled by the content/presentation/script/loose threaded story.

Aap Ka Surroor: ~~~~Innocuous~~~~

Best moments:The hall was almost full (all conies and stalls)
The moment movie started the complete stalls were full of high volume whistles, I think it never happened ever in any of the Amitabh’s movies
Every time when Reshmayya is shown on the screen, same volume of whistling happened
Every time when a song started, the first drop of music again collected huge volume of whistles and shouting.
People were thrilled and over joyous and tempo remained throughout
A very sincere and innocent effort (or successful projection) at HRs end in his very first movie
Equally simple projection by the new girl Hansikaa Motwani. Remember the child artist a couple of years back in TV serials – “Sanjana” in “Shakalaka Boom Boom” and “Tina” in “Des mein nikla hoga chaand”.
Free tour of Germany (Europe looks more or less the same be it Holland, Belgium, France, UK, or Germany – I mean the building architecture, houses, roads, streets)
Don’t miss Reshmaiya’s dance (he did it for almost 60 seconds)
Mallika Shehrawat can act too!

Alarming moments:The person sitting in the next row in front of me was totally drunk and was throwing bouts of gulped alcohol smell in the air, although he was with his wife, son and daughter. Pity on the father of two visible children, husband of a visible wife and himself, how could he afford to drink so heavily and still maintain to get into the theatre.

Sinking moments:Germany is the location chosen and huge crowd of Indians (of all ages) is shown in the shows of HR, but I am sure there are not so many Indians in Germany and Germans do not bother to attend concerts of HRs from India. (may be Indian classical they might be liking)
The German police has been shown as worst than Indian police which is practically impossible

Movie/Story/analysis etc.:The story is a suspense musical thriller (or supposed to be), lyrics is good from Sameer, and better than the music by HR himself. But still the songs are already hit among the Y-gen and movie is doing good in Delhi (don’t know about other places but among 4 movies released last Friday – 3 hindi and 1 english – this one is on the top as per sales records). The hero is different from other heroes – no chocolate face, no kisser, no dancer, no action, no dhai kilo ka haath, not smart like hrithik and khans, but still has something that will keep him stay in his forthcoming movies, one is his unique voice while singing (the nasal maestro), his different style of acting and dialogue delivery and his simplicity. Motwani had not much to do, she is not a beauty icon, had not much to do except displaying her peculiar style of smiling frequently, make sad face and cry at times. But at such a young age if she could do it in a good way, her acting skills can be polished and improvised in times to come.
An Indian Pop Singer comes to Germany for a series of stage performances organized by and event managing organization. Here he meets an indo/german girl Nadia who is working as a reporter for a TV channel and is daughter of a senior retired german cop (an Indian in german police) – Raj Babbar. HR meets 3 more persons also – one – the owner of his events organization which is claimed to be the largest event organizing firm. Second – a lawyer cum party fish – mallika shehrawat, and third his events manager – Ria. He falls in love with Ria, Lawyer falls in love with him, Ria’s father does not like HR to be his son-in-law as he thinks that the people in show biz are not real and having good character. Ultimately with his simplicity HR convinces Ria’s father and he is ready to marry his daughter with him. Then all of a sudden just after a grand performance on stage by HR, as he is coming out, he is caught by German Police for killing Nadia. Why did he kill Nadia? Did he? Or Lawyer? Or somebody else? He is jailed but decides to prove himself innocent! How? And he is short of time as Ria’s father is marrying her in next 48 hours…

Watch it, its different...  

Shootout at Lokhandwala: True rumors – wrong portrayal?

Spurt of energy/power Habilitate for killing innocents Or to Obliterate all the Traitors Of this Universe To an extent After which Thrashers or even a Lubberly man Only Knows How to Acquit the soil Not only from Devils and Wacky but Also Live terror free Afterwards

-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xx-x-x-x-x-x-x-xPromos: Abhishek and Amitabh are a sheer waste in the movie. Their name has been used as a movie marketing gimmick and that worked also, as in Promos Amitabh is shown leading a team of Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and many police officers and it seemed he is having a major role in the movie but actually that is the last scene when he comes out of the court along with this team. This is called height of misguiding people to go to movies through the way of fabricating promos!
Hoodlum:  Viveik Oberoi, Ronit Roy and Tusshaar Kapoor are shown as gangsters who just enjoy, dance, destroy, terrorize, kill and loot rich. Viveik works for the Don of Dubai and Tushaar belongs to another gang. Ultimately they join hands and start their own gang. All bubbly-dubbly dance numbers are filmed with large amount of money and liquor flowing inwards and outwards. They are strong, powerful, emotionless, and heartless.
Oodles: Sanjay Dutt, Suneil Shetty, Arbaz Khan are special skilled cops. Due to increasing terrorists in Mumbai, Sanjay Dutt is made head of a “Special Task Force” who has to build his team and fight against terrorists and eradicate them from Mumbai. In his search for brave, dedicated, and skilled cops he finds Suneil Shetty and Arbaz Khan and takes them in his team.
Story: First encounter is with a group of Sikh terrorists who get killed by Sanjay’s Team. Press gets alerted and a general debate starts in the city – should these brutal encounters be allowed at the hands of Cops or as usual culprits, terrorists should be jailed and then due to weak bureaucratic system, set free and again spread terrorism. Next task for Dutt’s team is “Shootout at Lokhandwala” where the above Hoodlums are hiding and Dutt gets a tip from Dubai Don against whom Viveik Oberoi has revolted. Shootout takes 3 days, bombs, missiles, cop lives and huge number of bullets. Ultimately the gangsters are killed. Lokhandwala where they are hiding is a residential house. The terror spread around the locality is genuine, the huge number of cops deputed around to kill them is surprising. A little more tactic would have allowed 3 cops only against 3 gangsters. Surprising is our Bollywood, at times a single Hero goes and blows a full gang and here a complete army of cops was required to kill three gangsters.
Noodles: The killing creates another debate and this time a special committee sits to analyze – was these killings necessary? Was it right what Dutt did? Was there any other way to handle the case? And with one line in the court our Big B – the analyzing committee and the public prosecutor wins the case and set all the cops free. Most of the times when you are having noodles, you don’t which noodle’s head is which noodle’s tail or vice versa.
Analysis: A bullet when come out of the factory does not know its destiny whether it will go inside a killer’s body or an innocent person. A stone when being cut does not know whether it will go to a temple in the form of a God or will be used to make a house or will be used to break a head. A newborn child does not know whether he will be a terrorist or a good citizen but only difference between a human being and stone/bullet is brain, conscious and intellect. A similar question was asked by Big B in the court that made the judge to give a decision in Dutt’s team favour – and the question was – “if a man with a gun is standing outside your house – what would you like that man to be – a terrorist with an aim to take your life, or a guard with an aim to save your life?”
Direction, Acting, Cast, Script, Cinematography all are good.
Disclaimer: The poem above is my original work dedicated to this movie but only if you approve it as a poem. If you look at the first letter of each line of poem, it makes a word. What is that word? All the correct entries will be entitled for a draw for an additional star mark. This style of writing where first letter of each line makes a word is called something. Anyone who tells what that is called will be entitled for “Superstar” title. -x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: Witty(pair)bitty(story)di tty(songs)mighty(kisses)

Cast: Abhishek Bachachan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta and Amitabh Bachachan = Score 7/10
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (thnx Rohit for the correction!) = Score 6/10
Lyrics/Story/Direction = Score 4/10
The boy touches the girl’s hand by chance: At a magazine shop, by chance the boy encounters the girl at London tube train station and “the love sparks”.
Another hit by another chance: Boy comes with his snacks and finds no seat at the eating joint there except a chair empty at the girl’s table where she is already having her sandwich. And they start chirping. Both sing songs about their respective fiancés who are about to come by the same train coming from Birmingham. Boy’s fiancée is an assistant manager in a big hotel in Paris whereas girl’s fiancée is a big shot – a partner in a prestigious lawyer firm. Boy is Abhishek and the girl is Preity. Abishek’s fiancée is Lara and Preity’s fiancée is Bobby.
Third hit by chance: the train is about to arrive one hour late. They have no other option other than share their love stories. To kill that one hour, Abhishek narrates her how he met Lara for the first time and how he fell in love with her (Anaida). Abhishek is a tapori, settled in London and is involved in all kinds of number two activities. Think for a while some connection between Lady Diana and Anaida”. Preity works in an Apparel Store in London. Now it is her turn to tell Abhishek about how she met Bobby in the famous London wax museum. Use your grey cells and think again some connection between Bobby and superman”. One hour is Over.Another announcement: the train is late by another one hour. They meet again and now decide to play a game. Preity will do something that Abhishek has done before but Preity has not. Similarly Abhishek has to do something that he has not done before but Preity has. Good going so far. The tuning, intimacy and communication graph so far going upwards.
Both realize: by now both realize if they did not have their respective fiancées, they would have gelled well and would have loved to fall in love with each other after exchanging their mobile numbers. Director wanted to keep alive their chances of meeting again otherwise just imagine the probability of a girl meeting a boy in a crowded busy city again after their first meeting.Ultimately: the train arrives. Both say good bye to each other and go to receive their individual fiancée. But hang on. Abhishek receives his friend and Preity receives her friends. Point of suspense: where the hell were there fiancées?Phir uske baad: All four meet in a dance competition to select the best Dancing Couple of Southall and ultimately Abhishek and Lara win the first prize – a free trip to Hollywood.
There is a twist,  some salt and pepper, some masala …
What? Watch the movie!
My take: The way Praveen Bobby rang the bells in Amitabh Bachchan’s heart when they met first time, same bells rang in Abhishek’s heart when he met Preity in this movie. Had Amitabh not been in the movie, it would have been a super flop. His appearance, re appearance, re-re-appearance and all appearances in between filled the big gaps in the movie. Acting by all five is fantastic especially Lara and Bobby in their second role, that is not disclosed here. Story is light but conveys some hidden messages of life. One, love at first sight is very much possible. Second, if it is true love, circumstances and nature works in the favor of love. Third, Khuda meharbaan to Gadha Pehalwan and fourth Mini Skirts, Kisses and Amitabh Bachachan are still important.

There were only few people in the top three rows in the last show of a working day.The staff person while coming out asked in a pitiful tone – sahab bore to nahi hue, khair music to acha hai was something like a bald man purchases a surely effective oil from a merchant to grow hair on his head in 15 days, and when he meets the merchant after one month with the same baldness – the merchant asks him – sahab baal aaye kya?
No ROI @Rs130 per ticket.

Album: Aahat - Pankaj Udhas: Pankaj Udhas@his Best

Aahat” is Pankaj Udhas’ first album which was released in 1980. Aahat means sound. Probably by naming his first album as “Aahat”, Pankaj Udhas tried others to recognize the sound ( “aahat”) of his style, voice and choice. Whether people like his voice or not, his selection of ghazals that he sings has been always good and equally good are titles of his albums, although he sounds monotonous and short of versatility in his voice. In this album he has sung all the numbers very sincerely, innocently and differently (and first time any person tried to deliver in that manner!). Best thing is the lyrics of all these numbers is superb and have been sung very well according to the theme of the lyrics. Lyrics being so strong, I would love to write the meaning of each of the numbers of this album…, so here we go…
1.Ab to insaan ko insaan This is a complaint on what actually is happening today in politics, life, everywhere. Just read it and you may understand what this number wants to convey, and just listen to it to get the taste of pain through his voice.
Ab to insaan ko insaan banaya jaaye, ya koi aur hi bhagwaan banaya jaye - either make human being a human being else let us recreate another God. Shareeke jurm yahan har kisi ka chehra hai, kiska insaaf yahan kis se karaya jaye, ab to insaan ko… - everyone here is involved in wrongdoings, then who will give justice to whom?
Rehnuma khud ko sabhi paak saaf kehte hain, aaina kisko yahan kaise dikhaya jaye, ab to insaan ko… - everybody claims himself to be innocent, how to show the mirror so that one realizes what all wrongdoings he is involved in.
Log chup chup ke yahan roz bika karte hain, shart hai maul ko chup chaap chukaya jaye, ab to insaan ko… - people sell themselves everyday here, only condition is that you make the payments silently without anyone else knowing about it.
2. Kehta hai kaun Kehta hai kaun pyaar ki tabeer chahiye, ankhon ke saamne teri tasveer chahiye - who says that the love in between us has to materialize, I can spend my life just by keeping your picture in front of my eyes.
3. Kaise kah doon Kaise keh doon ke mulaqat nahi hoti hai, roz milte hain magar baat nahi hoti hai – how can I say that we don’t meet everyday, although we pass through each other everyday but without any talk taking place.
Aap lilah na dekha karein aaina kabhi, dil ka aa jaan buri baat nahi hoti hai – you, for god sake don’t look into the mirror else you will fall in love with yourself (being so beautiful)
Jab bhi milte hain to kehte hain ki kaise ho muneer, iske aage to koi baat nahi hoti hai – every time when we meet, you just ask how am I, and that's all, after this we don't talk anything else.
4.Tera uljha hua daman Tera uljha hua daaman meri uljhan to nahi, jo tere dil mein hai shayad meri dhadkan to nahi – your strangled clothes are reflecting the fight of your emotions inside, and the beats of your heart are actually mine.
5.Tum aaye zindagi mein to Tum aaye zindagi mein to barsaat ki tarah, Aur chal diye to jaise khuli raat ki tarah, tum aaye … you came into my life like rain drops and went away like a night passes by slowly into a morning and nobody can stop it.
Baatein rahin adhuri, bichadna pada hamein, Tha yeh bhi itfaak mulakat ki tarah, tum aaye … we could not complete our expressions/talks and we departed, this separation was also a coincidence like the coincidence of our meeting
Shehnai ke suron mein tha maatam ka shor kyun, Sapne to aaye neend mein baarat ki tarah, tum aaye … in between the music of happiness why it seems that there is a music of mourning, i could feel happiness only in my dreams that too momenterily.
Hum bhi to muntzir hain ke, kuch zindagi mile, Aao hamare dil mein bhi zajbaat ki tarah, tum aaye … I also seek some life, why don't you come into my heart like a feeling/emotion.
Ye to kaho ke ahad kiya tha rahenge saath, Ab kyun badal bhi jaate ho haalat ki tarah, tum aaye … atleast admit that you had promised to live together with me, then why have you changed like circumstances.
6. Suraj ki har kiran teri... Music Director: Manhar
Lyricst: Sheikh Adam Abuwala
Suraj ki har kiran teri surat pe vaar doon, Dojakh ko chaahata hoon ki jannat pe vaar doon - I name every ray of Sun in my life for you.
Itni si hai tasalli ki hoga muqabila, Dil kya hai, jaan bhi apni qayamat pe vaar doon, dojakh ko - atleast competition will be there, not to say about heart, I will sacrifice my life to that extreme moment of life.
Ek khawab tha jo dekh liya neend mein kabhi, Ek neend hai jo teri mohabbat pe vaar doon, dojakh ko… I dreamt in my sleep sometime, but I am ready to sacrifice my sleeps for your love.
'Aadam' haseen neend milegi kahan mujhe, Phir kyon na zindgani ko turbat pe vaar doon, dojakh ko… where will I get a beautiful sleep, they why not I sacrifice my life on you
7. Todna toote hue dil kaMusic Director: Pankaj Udhas
Lyricst: Muneer
Todna toote hue dil ka bura hota hai, Jiska koi nahin uska to khuda hota hai, - it is not good to break a heart which is already broken, the one who has nobody in life has god
Maang kar tumse khushi loon, mujhe manjoor nahin, Kiska maangi hui daulat se bhala hota hai, jiska koi … I don’t accept that I should beg for happiness from you, who is happy with anything that he receives in begging from others.
Log nahak kisi majboor ko kehte hain bura, Aadmi achche hain par waqt bura hota hai, jiska koi … people unnecessarily blame a person who is helpless, nobody is bad but has a bad time
Kyun Muneer apni tabahi ka ye kaisa shikwa, Jitna taqdeer main likha hai ada hota hai, jiska koi … why have a complaint on your failures, whatever has been written in destiny is delivered.

Namesake - !~!~!~~Boulevard~!~of~!~b roken~!~dreams~~!~!~!

Front Office Crew: Gogol (Kal Penn), Ashima (Tabu), Ashoke (Irfan Khan), Moushumi Mazumdar (Zuleikha Robinson), Maxine (Jacinda Barrett)
Back Office Crew: Story Writer (Jhumpa Lahiri), Producers (Lydia Dean Pilcher & Mira Nair), Associate Producer (Dinaz Stafford), Director (Mira Nair), Screenwriter (Sooni Taraporevala), Set Decorator (Lydia Marks & Sharmistha Roy), Lyrics (Nitin Sawhney), Casting (Cindy Tolan & Tess Joseph), Cinematography (Frederick Elmes), Music Director (Linda Cohen)
Support Office Crew: Production Designer (Stephanie Carroll), Art Director (Tanmoy Chakraborty), Executive Producer (Ronnie Screwvala, Taizo Son & Yasushi Kotani), Co Producer (Lori Keith Douglas, Yukie Kito & Zarina Screwvala), Art Director (Suttirat Anne Larlarb), Editor (Allyson C. Johnson), First Assistant Director (Michael Decasper & Dylan Gray), Costume Designer (Arjun Bhasin), Supervising Sound Editor (Dave Paterson), Sound (Ed Novick), Second Unit Director of Photography (Jay J. Odedra)
Story: This is a story of two generations of a Bengali family during the era of late 1970s. First generation middle class family moves from Calcutta to New York and trying to adopt the change from tradition to modernity, trying to balance the deep ritual roots versus the modern culture. Ashima is a classical singer and Ashoke is an engineer and both get married in their home town in Calcutta. Ashoke gets a job in US in the year 1977 after their marriage and both shift to New York City. The couple is totally strange trying to accommodate to the changed weather conditions (extreme winter) & loneliness. The funny ways of learning new technologies and culture by Ashima are the lighter moments of the movie. Few years later when Ashima gives birth to a boy in a hospital, they are required to name their son before they leave the hospital, and Gogol is the name given to the newly born boy. (The name comes into existence as many years back in 1974 when Ashoke was visiting his grandparent’s house, before his marriage to Ashima, by train, his train met with a serious accident but he survived. When that accident happened, he was reading the Russian Author Nikolai Gogol and thus Gogol becomes a good luck sign for him). Later they give their son an Indian name Nikhil. After another couple of years Ashima gives birth to their daughter Sonia. It becomes very difficult for the couple to inculcate their deep rooted cultural values in Nikhil and Sonia. Nikhil becomes a rebellion in school and adopts American culture very fast by starting smoking in school and becoming die hard rock-n-roll fan. Nikhil falls in love with an American girl Maxine who is not acceptable to Nikhil’s family. Later he falls in love with another girl Moushumi who like him is away from her Indian roots living in US. Moushumi is as confused about their Indian cultural values as Nikhil and the relationship does not shape well.
My take on the movie: The acting by everyone is really marvelous. Tabu has been consistently acting well since last many years in all her movies. Irfan is a perfect actor. The couple has lived well on screen from their youth to old very swiftly and excellently. Kal Penn and Zuleikha Robinson have acted well depicting as fighting youths between two extremely cultural values. Jacinda Barrett has also acted well as a completely independent girl fully engrossed in American culture not knowing the emotional attachments and believing only in physical relationship. Overall a perfect direction and acting and the scenes where the couple is forced to compromise with their cultural values are putting good impact.
Kids beware there are certain hot scenes.

Nishabd: ~~~A Sophisticated blue movie~~~

RamGopal Verma and his factory: An obsessed director right from beginning freaky enough to show something different every time. His obsession towards female legs, other body parts and body movements is well known by now and the same sickness he carries onto his characters too. 

Story: A 60 years “Nature” photographer Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) happily married to Amrita (Revathi) a caring, sweet, matured and balanced homemaker and both having a young daughter in her late teens Ritu (Shraddha Arya) gets caught in love with his daughter’s friend Jia (Jiah Khan) who has come to their house after their exams for vacations. Jia’s mother is divorced and lives in Australia. Vijay, a 60 years young boy falls in love with a lady of 18 years and that is the movie all about. Story Analysis: The story ends where Vijay after ruining his married life, cut-away from his wife and when his daughter has gone to US dismayed by his stupid move of declaring that he loves Jia, does not realize still what he has lost (his wife and his daughter) and does not want to suicide just because for some more days he wants to live by remembering Jia. 

Had the story been made that when 18 years Jia tells 60 years Vijay that she loves him, Vijay might have tried to console her by presenting him a strong father or brother figure since he had lost trust in males as her father had divorced her mother. 27 years of successful married life of Vijay with Amrita was the first thing that attracts Jia towards Vijay. Or at the end instead of thinking of suicide Vijay feels sorry for what he has done and repents for that by uniting his family back. This is a worst ever character filmed in such a weak manner. The Superstar who has been idol and ideal for so many people of the country has shattered their respect towards him. Is it right that in the name of ART, Amitabh Bachan acts as characterless character. How would have it been taken if Harivansh Rai Bachchan had written some pornographic literature in the name of LITERATURE. WELL DONE MR. AMITABH BACHCHAN BY ACCEPTING THIS “X” RATED BLUE MOVIE. THE DOORS ARE OPEN FOR YOU NOW TO ACT IN XX AND XXX IF YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE "RESPECT" PEOPLE GIVE YOU. 

Character Analysis: Jia is a distorted character that does not think like wise as per her age. She assumes she is matured enough and her confidence shakes the confidence of Vijay in himself and his family. One instance when he see her playing in water makes him mad to start taking her pictures as if he is an amateur zero experience photographer getting infatuated to any thing new or different, one instance when she kisses him makes him feel that he loves her, one tickling on his leg by her feet makes him mad starting laughing non-stop. I think kids today are much more matured than the way he was made to act. Any Tom Dick or Harry of that age could do the character of Vijay and I doubt if any Tom Dick or Harry would have accepted that role. Creativity wise there was nothing to be done by Vijay, except just taking pictures of Jia, talking to half naked or exposed Jia, taking her for outing… what was there to act in that. More powerful acting was of Revathi, Shraddha Arya and the role played by Vijay’s Bro-in-law. Most of the people don’t know the background of Jiah Khan in her real life. She is more disturbed than she is shown in this movie. Would an established female artist have accepted the role played by Jiah Khan?