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Old 17th February 2009, 12:13   #2641
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There is no point in blaming Priyadarshan. If any non-Malayalis wants to see good humour just grab the original Malayalam DVDs(with subtitles) of all the films made by Priyadarshan till date.

And also watch carefully the subtitles since Malayalam films are always dialogue intensive and not slapstick comedy oriented.
Well, I have watched a lot of Malayalam comedies & liked most of them.
But there is a lot of slapstick in Malayalam comedies also. A typical
dialogue intensive Malayalam comedy has lots of slapstick too.
But yeah, Malayalam comedies are really good. And Mohanlal is probably
one of the best actors ever.
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Amitoj- Its one of my favorite movies brilliant story & excellent performances by Andy Garcia & Meg Ryan. I simply loved that movie. Trying to get a copy since some time but unable to :(
I saw the movie on one of the movie channels few days back. I cant remember which one it was. I am sure it will be repeated. As for the copy, let me know next time you are in this part of the woods
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cool will check out the movie channels for this movie. Thanks for the offer
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Update: Slumdog millionaire / crorepati on Tata Sky at 25 bucks.

Thats all the film is worth actually
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OK so yesterday i had the misfortune of watching 'Yuvraj' at home. Downloaded as was trying the new torrent.
Were you on a suicide mission mission or something?! Why else would you knowingly want to get yourself killed?

And regarding the debate about Aamir and SRK. One plays to his senses, while the other plays to the masses. Each one is equally successful in his own right.

SRK took on the gamble of playing offbeat non-hero roles, and has come a long way now. Now, he enjoys playing the commercial hero and mints money big time. Why change, then? After all, if thats what people want to see.

JFYI, i totally hated RNBDJ, while i adore DDLJ.
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The original Malayalam movie "Kadha Parayumbol" was 10 times better than Billu Barber or the Tamil remake !
I Second that.

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The originals are always great!

Take examples of 'Thenmavin Kombathu', 'Manichitrathazhu' and so on, which were remade in various languages, but none of them were close to the real one.
For that matter even Ghajini in Tamil was much better than the Hindi remake.
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JFYI, i totally hated RNBDJ, while i adore DDLJ.
What d'ya think of Ram Jaane ?
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Who can forget Andaaz Apna Apna? What a movie !!! I dont understand how it flopped at the box office but it is by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I still laugh my guts out everytime the movie is re run on TV. I watch it every time. The characters in the movie are crazy and you can never forget them. Teja, Raabert, Bhalla, Amar Prem and of course Crime Master Gogo. Not one dull moment in AAA.
One of my All time favs.
It flopped cos i guess there werent too many multiplexes that time. But its damn hilarious no matter how many time you see it. In fact i heard few weeks back that Priyadarshan is thinking of making a sequel with Aamir and Salman for this. But can the magic be created again, i guess not because at that time these two were not as big stars as today and acted freely (without ego clashes).

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I still wear shirts under my suits
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Ram Jaane is based on 1938 classic Angels with Dirty Faces.
It was one of the last movies of SRK where he plays an anti-hero. After this he turned into a girly hero .
SRK puts up a very convincing performance. It was the 8th highest grossing Hindi movie of 1995 .
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Nothing surprising considering the protagonist's background.
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Haha! Good one, Eddy!

Between, Yes Boss was a good one from him. I quite liked the movie, although quite predictable, and unoriginal.
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And Baadshah was nice too. Lots of PJs
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I will add Devdas to the list as well. He gave an honest effort in portraying the character. For me Jackie stole the show as Chunnilal but Shahrukhs acting was also good in it. DDLJ for me remains the all time fav.
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I will add Devdas to the list as well. He gave an honest effort in portraying the character. For me Jackie stole the show as Chunnilal but Shahrukhs acting was also good in it. DDLJ for me remains the all time fav.
In my humble opinion, Devdas was a ridiculously bad, loud and gaudily picturised movie. Shahrukh was bad. But J for Jackie was worse.
Madhuri was probably the only saving grace of the movie.
The movie was sheer torture.

Sadly, I saw Devdas on the big screen. I was forced to go by my wife - she
also doesn't like Shahrukh, but the movies trailer fooled her.
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In my humble opinion, Devdas was a ridiculously bad, loud and gaudily picturised movie. Shahrukh was bad. But J for Jackie was worse.
Madhuri was probably the only saving grace of the movie.
The movie was sheer torture.

Sadly, I saw Devdas on the big screen. I was forced to go by my wife - she
also doesn't like Shahrukh, but the movies trailer fooled her.
Oh boy! don't you really despise SRK? Well, i am also in a similar boat but i haven't gone too far as you though.

Since last few years, can practically see him oozing king khan (overconfidence, attitude, fake smile etc) from every pore of his body and that kind of puts me off

Till date, the only SRK movie i loved practically was Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na. Also, i read somewhere, where SRK mentioned it happens also to be his most memorable and favorite movie that he ever acted in.
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Talking of SRK, I would avoid all movies post-KKHH, except CDI.
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