Friday, 26 April 2013

Bombay Talkies Title Song Video

From Aamir to Shahrukh, from Sridevi to Madhuri, from Shahid to Ranbir, from Rani to Deepika... a potpourri of stars.

The song itself is very average. 


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Ek Thi Daayan Review Scary To Scary Movie

Director  Kannan Iyer

Starring   Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin, Pawan Malhotra

The most irritating part of watching a noon show of a horror film on a weekday is the giggly teenager gang sitting right behind you with girls shrieking I believe not due to the film but largely due to their boyfriends suddenly touching them. One of the tards had seen the movie and was giving constant spoilers till he was asked to shut up, politely.

Ok no more ranting about the uncivil movie watching habits of Indians.

Lets get down to Ek Thi Daayan. I am not a brave heart, I am quite a "Fattu" when it comes to real horror. Well made horror films have haunted me for days after I have watched them. But the Keeda to watch horror is very much there. So I was ready to get the thrills and chills.

ETD  revolves around Bobo The Baffler (Hashmi) who is a celebrated Illusionist and Magician and his belief in Daayans. He has had a traumatic childhood where a Daayan had ruined his life by killing his father and little sister. Now 25 years later he believes she is back to take him to the Shaitan. Who is this Daayan, is she just a figment of his imagination and will he find closure is the story.

The film deals with innermost fears specially those rooted in us at a young impressionable age. As kids it takes one scary tale to keep the lights on while we sleep for years, the lovely Bargad ka ped looks sinister and you look under the bed to see if anything lurks there.

The story unfolds interestingly and keeps you glued, there are moments of genuine spook and chills running down your spine. The camera travels to the scary dark corners and the characters make you hold on to your armrest. You are taken on a journey where you forget your logic and start believing that Daayans live in urban buildings and travel in a lift to hell filled with sinister evil.

That I am afraid is the first half. Post interval the film suddenly changes into something else. The controlled direction, the atmospheric pace, the convincing scenario and good acting all goes downwards, leaving a giggle inducing tale which totally becomes cringe worthy by the time it all ends.

With a maniacal Bobo screaming "Teri Choti kaat doonga" there is no horror of the real kind left, it all becomes way too predictable, over the top and "Aahat" like. The songs and dances, not required. Apart from Kaali Kaali Ankhon main. As a music album, it is a great listen, with my favorite being Yaaram. Gulzar and VB deliver, yet again.

On the acting front, Hashmi has given a constrained performance, Huma is good as his girlfriend/wife and has a lovely screen presence, curves et al. Kalki... aah, wasted mostly, though she puts in real effort and is pleasing on the eye. Konkona Sen is Brilliant, as usual. The scene stealer for me is the kid who plays young Bobo, Vishesh Tiwari. Excellent acting for such a young age.

A film which is definitely worth a single watch, but be ready to be disappointed in the almost WTF end.

My Rating  2.8/5 

Raanjhanaa Official Trailer Sonam Kapoor Dhanush Abhay Deol

Aanand Rai, the director of Tanu Weds Manu returns with another love story.

Starring Sonam in a de-glam look and the Kolaveri Di Dhanush, the film also has Abhay Deol.

The music is by Rahman and I like the track used in the trailer. My only problem, Dhanush's accent while playing a UP ka launda.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Goynar Baksho - The Jewelry Box Trailer Dir Aparna Sen. Konkona Sen, Moushumi Chatterjee

Director Aparna Sen returns with the delightful Goynar Baksho (The Jewelry Box). Starring Konkona Sen, and Moushumi Chatterjee in a fun avatar, also my favorite Saswata Chatterjee (Bob Biswas).

The film is based on a story written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay.

The film will be releasing in Mumbai too, hopefully with Subtitles.


Saturday, 13 April 2013

PSY Gentleman Music Video

Nothing can beat Gangnam style but this video takes mean to another level. He is anything but a Gentleman here!


Friday, 12 April 2013

"Fukrey" Theatrical Trailer

Excel Entertainment presents Fukrey. Lot of new faces and then there is Richa Chadda, in the frolic filled caper. Directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba whose debut was a very ho-hum "Teen Thay Bhai".

Set in Delhi (looks like in the trailer), with a Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and Vicky Donor flavour. Which I definitely do not mind.

I am glad Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar stuck to the name "Fukrey" despite it sounding like that word we use so often!

Fukrey releases 14th June 2013


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

ELYSIUM Official Trailer. Matt Damon Jodie Foster

Neill Blomkamp is back after the excellent District 9. Elysium stars my favorite Matt Damon, and Jodie Foster.

Set in the year 2159, it is a science fiction film, looks stunning, great special effects and a story that finds a connect with all of us.

Elysium is according to Greek mythology means a paradise, reserved for special people, after life.

The sufferings on Earth, the painless beauty of life on Elysium. Contrasts which thematically have always been explored in Sci-fi, the better future for the Human race.

Film releases on August 9, 2013.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Badtameez Dil Song Video Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Directed by Ayan Mukherjee, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani sees the exes Ranbir & Deepika get together again.

The song Badtameez Dil has a 70's flavor to it, even earlier "Twist" references. It has an infectious appeal, though I find it very mediocre as a melody.

The video itself has some cool moves by Ranbir.


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Only God Forgives - Red Band Trailer. Ryan Gosling

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives, sees him and Ryan Gosling coming together after Drive.

Intriguing Trailer, teases you and draws you into its Red Band world.

For an unabashed crush holder on Ryan Gosling, its a must watch.


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Aurangzeb Official Trailer.

Arjun Kapoor returns in Aurangzeb. In a double role. Pretty gutsy to take this cinematic challenge so earlier on in ones career. This launches Salma Agha's daughter Sasha Agha.

Directed by Atul Sabharwal, Aurangzeb has a some big names, and sees Jackie dada in a good banner after a long time. Amrita Singh. Rishi Kapoor, Prithviraj Sukumaran are there in pivotal roles too.

Aurangzeb releases on 17th May 2013 as per latest reports.


Go Goa Gone Slowly Slowly Song Video

Slowly Slowly from Go Goa Gone. Trippy! Dance is ON!!


Monday, 1 April 2013

Ek Thi Daayan - Totey Ud Gaye Song video

Here it is, the video of Totey Ud Gaye from Ek Thi Daayan.

Starring Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Kalki & Konkona Sen, the film is a horror flick.

The song is reminding me of Vishal Bhardwaj's earlier Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale from Maachis and Raat Ke Dhai Baje from Kaminey.

But the song has already become quite popular.

Enjoy the video.

Gippi Official Trailer

Directed by Sonam Nair comes this small yet fun looking film. Teenage, crushes, heartbreak, coming of age.

I like the energy of the Trailer, though the film looks like a lot of stuff I have seen before, some here, some in Hollywood coming of age films.