Saturday, August 24, 2013

Movie Preview: Satyagraha by Prakash Jha: Wake Up Call For Youth India: Now or Never

Prakash Jha has been known for giving meaningful, intense and thought provoking films which are mostly of political or socio-political genre. Usually his movies are multi-starrer and for last few years he has been a regular fan of Ajay Devgn for giving him lead role in his films. Mrityudand, Gangajal, Rajneeti, Damul, Apaharan, Chakravyuh are some of the hit movies Prakash Jha has given so far. And now it is Satyagraha that is planned to be released on 30th August 2013. Prakash is married to Deepti Naval, famous actress for her roles in Chashme Buddoor, Saath Saath, Ankahi etc.

Satyagraha is a waking call for youth of the country to wake up and have a final war against corruption to wipe it out of country once for all. As per Prakash Jha, Satyagraha is a mode of having a dialogue with the youth of the country. This is also a multi-starrer having Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Vipin Sharma in lead roles. 

The famous bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi - Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patita Pavan Sita Ram... has been picturized in Satyagraha in a refined and modernized manner keeping current situation of the country in mind and also the demand of time. In this Bhajan the youth of India prays to God not to give now more patience as has been enough now. It is time to shred off the patience and kill corruption from our country.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Movie Review: Madras Cafe: A Bold Debut by John Abraham

Madras Café is a marvelously woven intrinsic and intense movie with a classical touch. This is a debut launch as producer from actor John Abraham and kudos to him for starting in such a challenging and non-orthodox manner. Madras Café has John Abraham in lead role as one of the most efficient agent in Indian Army Intelligence. The movie has been released on 23rd Aug 2013 starring John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanjay Gurbaxani, Sheetal Malhar, Rashi Khanna, Nargis Fakhri and Leena Maria. It has been excellently directed by Shoojit Sircar. Music Director is Shantanu Moitra. The movie belongs to Thriller genre.

This Hindi Political Spy Thriller action packed extremely fast movie revolved around early 1990s depicting civil war in Sri Lanka. Vikram Singh (John Abraham) is deputed on a special and critical mission by Intelligence Agency of India, RAW to go to Sri Lanka on a secret agenda. During his secret mission of making Anna Bhaskaran (Ajay Ratnam), a rebel leader, a powerless entity; lot of eye opening facts are revealed in life of Vikram Singh. Shoojit Sircar doesn't seem to compromise even on the minutest of the scale when he is required to direct a movie. At times the movie appears as a documentary but that is what the story is supposed to go so as to bring some amount of absorption of theme of the movie in its audience.

If you intend to watch this movie for the sake of some dances, easygoing story and lot of music, Madras Café is not meant for you. You will have to be attentive to capture the main storyline. At many places and especially during the last 15-20 minutes, you will have to hold your nerves to catch some of the most intense situations of the story. Overall I would recommend it as a Must Watch.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Movie Review: Zameen

Zameen directed by Rohit Shetty, released in 2003 is a good, action packed thriller with lot of action and stunt. Lead roles have been played by Abhishek Bachchan (ACP Jaidev), Ajay Devgan (Colonel Ranvir Singh Ranawat), Bipasha Basu (Indian Airlines Flight Supervisor Nandini) and Mukesh Tiwari (Pakistani Terrorist Baba Zaheer Khan). All four have justified with the roles played by them.

Story goes like this: Pakistani terrorists hijack Indian Airlines flying from Mumbai to Kathmandu, having 107 passengers on board in lieu of their leader, Baba Zaheer Khan, who is under arrest with Indian Police. ACP Jaidev is the most daring police officer in Mumbai whose capabilities are known to Col. Ranvir. Nandini is Jaidev's wife and is one of the hostages of this hijacked plane. The plot is based on a real life scenario where in a similar incident having 102 passengers on board on a plan that was hijacked to Uganda by Neo Nazis and PLO jointly.
These two daring soldiers, ACP Jaidev, and Col Ranvir, along with a handful of army rescue all the hostages safely from the land of Pakistan and are also able to kill their kingpin leader Baba who they had taken along with them as a ploy.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Movie Review: Aurangzeb: A Story Of Corrupt Politics And Integrity

Power and money corrupts mind and that has been shown in this movie. Deputy Commissioner of Haryana Police, DCP Ravikant (Rishi Kapoor) has an extremely manipulative mind but has no place in life except himself. He uses relations only for his own sake to drive out his motives. ACP Arya (Prithviraj Sukumaran) has played his lead role excellently. ACP Arya lives to his wisdom and values given to him by his father played by Anupam Kher.

The story is complex, intriguing and quite interesting. This fast moving story keeps your interest alive right since beginning till the last scene.

Movie Review: Aashiqui 2: Interesting Story With Superb Music And Lyrics

The story is about Bollywood. It is about rise and fall of a star singer and how the things change around this star with his changing scenario. It is about obsession and depression. Released on 26 April 2013 under the banner of T-Series and Vishesh Films, Aashiqui 2 is directed by Mohit Suri on the story written by Shagufta Rafique. Lead roles have been played by Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Aditya is Vidya Balan's brother-in-law and Shraddha is daughter of well known actor Shakti Kapoor. So basically both are well conversant with Bollywood.

Both Aditya Roy Kapoor (Rahul Jaykar, RJ) and Shraddha Kapoor (Aarohi Keshav Shirke) have performed excellent roles in Aashiqui 2 with full justification to the roles assigned to them. RJ has been a top singer who is passing through troubled waters as far as his career is concerned. He has given ample business and hits to the industry but somehow he could not sustain to his stardom and get delved into habit of heavy drinking. He goes into a kind of frustration and depression mode with no optimism about his career. While returning from one of his not too successful stage show, he meets Aarohi singing in a bar to earn her living. Rahul finds her voice flawless and hence introduces her to bollywood industry.

Aarohi becomes a top star singer in no time and then story moves to a sad end....

Most of the songs of this movie are a big hit like:
1. Sun raha hai na tu - sung by Ankit Tiwari
2. Sun raha hai na tu - sung by Shreya Ghoshal
3. Tum hi ho - sung by Arijit Singh

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Movie Review: Chennai Express: Big Names Short of Ideas And Delivery

Big names associated with Chennai Express like Rohit Shetty, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Yo Yo Honey Singh etc. fail to create a magic in this movie. First of all it is not clear if the movie is meant for Hindi knowing audience or Tamil. Lot of Tamil dialogues are there in the movie where movie watchers will have no idea and they keep guessing.

Lot of masala has been tried by Rohit Shetty in an effort to draw attention from masses.  Songs, story, dialogues, script - none though are can be called as excellent. Story is quite weak and theme of the movie is light entertainment. Story is about a
Tamil girl (Deepika Padukone) who is running from her home as her father is forcing her to marry with a boy of his choice which she is not interested in. On the same train (Chennai Express) you will find Shahrukh Khan who has planned to get down at Goa though he has promised his grandmother that he is going to Rameshwaram to disperse remains of his grandfather who died recently, in the sea there. Though he promised his grandmother the same but is not serious about it and has planned to go to Goa along with his friends and enjoy there for some time.

But finding Deepika in the same train changes his plans and he decides travel ahead in the same train instead of getting down at Goa. Gradually they fall in love, and next big task for Shahrukh is to convince Deepika's father to allow him to marry with her.

The train in no way is express. It is slower than any slowest of the train. You will have a big fight in deciding which half was more boring, and slower too. Go with a 100% risk to watch this movie. It may totally spoil your mood if you go with some expectations from this movie.