Wednesday, April 30, 2008

U Me Aur Hum (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 1.5/5

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Kajol
Director: Ajay Devgan
Music: Vishal Baradwaj


So everyone claimed that this movie is an adaptation of Notebook...Just in traces it is...otherwise it is in a very specific genre of Indian movies called "CRAPPY MOVIE." Ya Ajay Devgan trying to carry off as a stud, Kajol with her funny English accent, the cruise liner, and the Alzheimer all drive you more than just crazy...Notebook albeit being a very average story was well directed and more importantly well acted in...but this one can claim neither. Ajay trying to give the movie an Indie touch lost the plot totally and the movie ends up being a drag filled with boring dialogues and no suspense whatsoever.

Ajay is old and so is Kajol. He goes up to her while in a cruise liner and starts in a flirtatious way a story about two lovers who had met in a cruise liner too...25 years ago. Neither look young as they are supposed to be in the movie...anyways...Ajay a doctor falls in love with Kajol and they both get off the ship with Kajol having Ajay's contact information. One fine day Kajol shows up at his door step...they get married and also have a son...but as fate would have it Kajol gets (?? or develops...don't know what to say exactly) Alzheimer's and Ajay puts her away at a special care home...feeling all guilty and all that he brings her back home and raises both her as well as their son...

This is the story...in Notebook...you don't know till the very end who the old couple are and how they are related to the story...but here it is obvious from the very first scene giving away the crucial plot of the film...if you are going to remake an English movie which was highly successful then why are you wasting time trying to give it your own touch? From now on don't do that...it should be fairly obvious to you now that creativity is certainly not your strong point...

The movie has more sob-side to it than fun-side and the fun-side is actually very gay (not that there is anything wrong with it...) I for one surely regret seeing this movie...if you think otherwise do hit back...
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Krazzy 4 (2008) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 2.5/5

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Irfan Khan, Suresh Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Rajat Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Dia Mirza
Director: Jaideep Sen
Music: Rajesh Roshan

The story is about four socially challenged people who home in an institution under the hands of a nice doctor Juhi. Each of these patients have a past...Arshad has a raging temper and cannot hold back his anger, Irfan is a clean freak and keeps yelling at people about keep things in order and neat, while Suresh Menon has not spoken a word in years and Rajpal Lives in the past around the Indepence era.

Juhi speaks with the management and implores them to let her take the four of them out to watch a cricket match. On their way to the stadium she stops to pick up some papers from her office leaving the four alone in her car...but she does not return to the car. Four of them get out start exploring the city and set some things in their lives in the right direction...

Juhi is kidnapped and the four of them are out to get her back and they also try contacting her husband who tries to keep them away...how do four people branded as mentally challenged help Juhi out forms the rest of the movie.

The movie is half decent. There are boring parts, a few laughable parts, a few WTH parts, and a few whatever parts...so not bad...surely can be viewed with family and the song "o re lakad" is certainly a catchy tune that even kids will like...save it for a rainy day when you have nothing better to do and would rather watch a half baked desi flick.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Finally...

So finally here I am after a what I feel like forever back to blogging. I almost forgot what it was to write...anyhoo...I guess I am back for sometime...

What can I say as the reason for the break other than the fact that my daughter was sick, sicker and sickest for the last 2 months of her 6 months outside of the womb. I feel terrible for the suffering and pain she went through but I think that we have gone past the bad thing...well...at least for now...kids they say are unpredictable so I cannot make any guaranteed statement...

All that apart...I haven't had anything fun to write about either...because I have been home bound for the last month almost, away from work, away from friends, and literally detached from the outside world...but I am hoping to spring back in when the spring season filled with allergies is put behind me...

So hopefully you will see/hear/read more of me starting now. I saw sooooo many movies that it is not even fun and I have atleast 15 movie reviews to catch up with...busyyyyy beeeeeeee me!