Where Fast & Furious 6 differs from its predecessors is that it gives due importance to character development. In a very succinct way, it manages to link many of the characters from the previous editions in order to bring a logical end to many of the open threads. However, this may not sit very well with some viewers as it tends to shift the focus of the narrative away from the adrenaline pumping high speed car sequences in an attempt to give more depth to the recurring characters in the franchise. Surprisingly, everyone gets enough screen time to showcase their abilities and emotions.
When a film, like Bombay Talkies, claims to be a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, it raises the expectations of the audience. Although Bombay Talkies doesn’t fall flat, it barely manages to stay afloat all through.
When viewed in isolation, without the burden of the insanely high expectations, Bombay Talkies is a good movie. It is a good movie because it is a brave and a crisp attempt to venture into uncharted territories, with each of its four stories.
For me, it’s interesting, I have written more drafts of this post, then I did of my last short film. That is till I realized, that a film like this, does not deserve a post, like any other, which is an impersonal spoon feeding talking majorly about the story from a distance. So I decided not to do that, I just will scream what I felt, and continue to feel, hoping that whoever reads this, would have seen the movie atleast once, and if not, will in the most minutest way, just feel my love for the film, if nothing else.
This is a movie which has Katrina Kaif as the lead star. That, by itself says a lot about the movie. Going by her roles in the past films, it would not be too wrong to infer that Katrina Kaif’s main role in any movie is not to act, but to be cute on screen. She does that in this movie too, and does it better than ever before. Imran Khan and Ali Zafar, the male protagonists in the movie, seem to have caught Katrina Kaif’s affliction. Their focus in the movie is on being cute, rather than acting well.
The movie is a time-slice of Ruth’s life where she struggles hard, both as a foreigner in native land and as someone who is lonely and longs for unconditional love. How she manages her job, her eccentric boyfriend, the gangster who comes out of nowhere, the cop, the regular customer who cares for her, and the passport office officials makes up the rest of the movie. Kalki’s attempts to learn Hindi and her sustained efforts to look for her father seem genuine and you can’t help but sympathize with this girl in yellow boots.
Zoya’s brother, Farhan, had made his directorial debut with a similar movie, Dil Chahta Hai, which presented the life of three male friends, their life and tribulations. ZMND is also an out an out male bonding film, with a slightly different take. The three are school friends, who go for a Bachelor trip to Spain, right before one of them is getting hitched. The whole movie revolves around the days these friends spend in Spain, and the changes these days bring about in their personalities.
“There must be some f&%#ing chemical, chemical in your brain, that makes us different from animals…” are the lyrics of the opening track of the movie 127 Hours. The movie celebrates human life in the best possible manner. The soundtrack composed by Free Blood sets the mood racing, and within an instant the director conveys the message that with will power we can survive anything in our lives. 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, is based on the true life story of American mountaineer and public speaker Aron Ralston.
Have you ever had a dream which bothered you for a long time? Or have you ever had a dream which you have remembered forever? Or while you were asleep have you ever had a dream due to which you did a certain thing in your real life?
This is the very theme of Christopher Nolan’s movie, Inception.
Since I entered the theatre late, I don’t really know how but J manages to successfully woo Gina and they are ready to tie the knot. Now is the perfect time for J to get friendly with Gina’s family. Tony, Gina’s brother is the villain in the movie. His level of eccentricity is slightly greater than his dad’s. He’s smug, rich and a brat. His idea of fun is to step down from his chauffeur driven car, shoot some poor fellow and walk away like a badass! He makes it look so simple that I’m considering this as an alternative to Facebook to pass my time.
I have always been a fan of Abhay Deol, and look forward to his films. Maybe that’s because his movies can be harsh, in an in-your-face kind of way, and can also be very close to reality at other times. Dev D and Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye are two of his movies I’m referring to here. It was after these movies were released that I started following his movies. But, I digress… back to the movie review.
Road, Movie is based on a journey taken by Vishnu (Abhay Deol).