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Old 13th January 2011, 12:41   #1336
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Watched "Hissss" over the weekend. Wow, that was the worst movie i have seen in some time, by a long way. I cannot believe this was directed by David Lynch's daughter. This was worse than some of the worst regional and bollywood movies i have seen. The graphics were bad, the story was bad, the acting was bad. Everything was so bad, it wasn't even funny. I was wondering what Irfan Khan was doing in this movie.
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I really wonder if its the same Farah Khan who gave us such nice movies like Main Hoo Naa and Om Shanti Om.
Pavan, both MHN and OSO were just tolerable in terms of content, and it was SRK who kinda made them watchable. Looks like him being left out of TMK actually saved him the blushes.

Just imagine the amount of money they blew up making the set for the last rap song or something in TMK! Remember reading somewhere it was quite an expensive set.
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Old 13th January 2011, 13:02   #1338
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I thought OSO was actually quite brilliant in terms of the satire and parody, with SRK or without him. I had hight expectations for Tees Maar Khan, based on OSO. Thankfully, I didn't watch the movie after reading the initial bad reviews .
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I thought OSO was actually quite brilliant in terms of the satire and parody, with SRK or without him.
Was there any story in OSO.?I have never seen such a horrible movie in my life.
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Waiting for Aamir's "Dhobi Ghat" and Madhur's "Dil To Bachha Hai Ji" both releasing this month. I do have a lot of expectations from them.

BTW Yamla Pagla Deewana releasing this week has gained quite a hype.

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Dhobi Ghat - 0/5

No acting, no direction. Just a bad movie. No words to express my disgust. Horrible.

Aamir must have been out of his mind to act in this movie. Kiran Rao should stay home !!!

The movie is depressing and bores you in the first minute.
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I always thought that Sunny Paaji antics were forced on him by directors.

But after seeing Yamla Pagla Deewana (Yes I saw it in theater) I feel he must also be enjoying doing that stuff.

Samples:

1. You all must have seen "Matrix" with Neo seeing bullets around him and dodging the same. Now replace Neo with Sunny Paaji. And replace ultra slick bullets with "Round Earthen Pots". Can't imagine??? Go and see this movie then. Watch as pots stay still in air and Sunny paaji smashes them with his bare Fist.

2. There was a movie called "Shout" (don't know if i got the name right.). The Guy can shout so loud that the living things around him Die. I remember seeing that movies a long time ago on Star. Maybe the name is different.

Well How is it related to Sunny Paaji??
He SHOUTS. And shouts so loud that guys around him are all blown away.
Need I say more???

Watch this movie only for Dharmendra.
And I felt rather sad seeing him so Old.
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Watch this movie only for Dharmendra.
And I felt rather sad seeing him so Old.
Will definately add to my list.
Everybody has to pass this phase someday or other. No need to feel sad.
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Dhobi Ghat - 0/5

No acting, no direction. Just a bad movie. No words to express my disgust. Horrible.

Aamir must have been out of his mind to act in this movie. Kiran Rao should stay home !!!

The movie is depressing and bores you in the first minute.
Finally what i expected.
The moment i saw the promos it seemed a bore movie.
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I have booked the tickets for morning show, lets see how it turns out!! Looks like it is subtle movie!
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Yamla Pagla Deewana: Good movie with some nice jokes thrown in. Sunny deol is the rockstar in this with Dharam ji giving him good company and Bobby being bobby in the movie.

Will keep you entertained for sure. Better than a bore like Dhobi ghat atleast. The music in the trailer itself put me to sleep and news channels called kiran rao the next big thing
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I tell you what? There are sometimes those moments in life which you cannot describe, like the first time you balanced the bicycle and rode it or may be proposed someone or watched that first porn movie and may be seen the Taj Mahal et al. These moments are beyond comprehension and such moments may be different nature and magnitude for different people. Dhobhi Ghat is nothing but compilation of such moments of four characters.


Now don’t get me wrong, but I will have to give a few references to Mr Satyajit Ray, this does not mean that I am really comparing Kiran’s work with Mr.Ray’s, but this work does scratch the surface of what Mr.Ray did. I will tell you why.
The movie had got no story, yes it does not. It just introduces us to four different characters from different strata of society and a few phases of their lives and how they affect at least one other character.


So my reference to Mr.Ray comes to the way the characters are introduced. Kiran here takes her own sweet time to introduce the each character and how she does that is the one of the main reasons one should watch the movie. You just do need to be told any story about someone, there are no melodramatic moments, no need of cooked up humor tracks, in fact there was no back ground score for most part of the movie.


In spite of all of this, within moments of introduction of each character you start feeling like them. Like for example in the very first scene where Arun, a modern painter played Aamir meets Shia, an investment banker in US who is on sabbatical to pursue her passion of photography. They have sex that night and that next morning Arun wakes up before Shia and starts musing. You start thinking like Arun the moment he is shown on the screen, you know that he is uneasy, he did not like what happened, he just apologizes to Shia and she moves away pissed. You instantly connect to Arun and at the same time empathize with Shia, it is not a one night stand but you are left with a desire to know why these two characters acted like the way they did.


Incidentally, all the main characters in this movie have an artistic inclination. I have already introduced you to a painter and a photographer, and they are relatively well to do. The other two are from the other end of spectrum and become muses to each of the above.


The first one of the muse is Yasmin (played by Kriti Malhotra). She is not an artist, but turns into one when she gets hold of a video camera. The beauty of the character is that, you will get to know about her whole life, her dreams, her feelings through her innocent video letters to her brother, which never get posted. Arun gets hold of them and watches them, when I say he watches them it is not mere watching; you actually get to know how he is feeling when he is watching those very personal video memoirs.


The beauty of the movie is that you could see yourself reacting through Arun, the moment you see a video memoir of Yasmin, your reactions would be instantly seen through Arun the painter. These are the moments that I was talking about in the beginning of the review; these are the moments that make Dhobi Ghat a special occasion in your life. You inadvertently get interested in Yasmin, what she is going through and why she never been able to deliver those “video letters” as she calls them to her brother. And you get just swept away with artistic brilliance when Arun completes the painting with inspiration of those “video letters”.


The second muse is Munna (played by Prateik Babbar) Dhobi in the morning, a rat killer in the night and an actor in his dreams. Shai wants to make his profession as her theme for photography and what transpires is an immaculate comparision between what Arun experiences with those Video letters and what Shai and Munna experience with each other.


Do you see Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra in the movie? NO! What you see is Arun, Shai, Yasmin and Munna, how they feel, what they feel and in the process you inadvertently feel the fifth character that is Mumbai.


It is evident that there is a huge amount of thought that went into this movie. Say for example the cinematography the way director shows how Yasmin records her memoirs is really touching and involving. Even the painting that Arun finishes actually opens up a vacuum somewhere deep inside you. Now that is really some art! All the scenes involving rain were shot when it was actually raining, there were no sets, no jazzy lights, when you see each character you feel as if you are there along with them and this I must say is a great achievement.


There was hardly any background score, but whenever it is there it goes along with the mood. I feel Dhobi Ghat is not a movie, it is an assortment of feelings of the characters who are artistically inclined. If you are one with a healthy heart that aches to come out of the vacuum that it gets sucked into more often than not, Dhobi Ghat is for you. If you do not understand why your friend is so passionate about photography, or if you laugh at a person who madly goes to art exhibitions or the one who savor soap boxes then Dhobi Ghat is not for you.
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Saw Rakta Charitra 1 at last - on DVD. I liked the movie - not in the same class as Satya or Company but better than any of the crap RGV has been making in the last 4-5 years. Also better than any other Hindi movie of the last few years. The voice over is rather jarring. The background music is again jarring - a little bit of overacting by Vivek sometimes, but otherwise a movie I wouldn't have regretted going to the theater for which isn't what I can say for any other movie I went to the theater in the last few years.
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The movie had got no story, yes it does not. It just introduces us to four different characters from different strata of society and a few phases of their lives and how they affect at least one other character.
Just got back home from watching Dhobi Ghat and I tend to agree. I thought it was a very different and very interesting movie. Never did I feel bored. Portrayal of characters is supremo.

Its a very artsy movie and for sure it will never be a mass success. The usual bollywood fans should stay away..no masala/formula here. . The first half hour was all in English. No songs and no fights

I was hoping for some kind of climax towards the end but the movie is short and ends abruptly. Its still not clear if and how Yasmin dies other than Arun's assumptions.

Also felt Munna guy's night job was not very believable and unnecessary.

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Watched "Yamla Pagla Deewana" last week

I am glad that i watched this movie in theatre. It's an excellent, light hearted, colorful and lovely comedy + drama in recent past.

It's endearing to watch the deol's together and as its well known fact that their family bonding is strongest in industry and that flows out in abundance in this movie.

Great acting by Dharamji and unbeilevable to see him so fit and fine at 70+ and he still got his impromptu comedy timing and there are quite a few such instances in this movie

Sunny also played his part very well. Whereas, Bobby was bit on mediocre side as he was dwarfed by other deols.

Kulraj Randhawa ( phew..heavy name) is below average in looks and acting skills

For me, the highlight character and acting in this movie is none other than the great-Anupam Kher ! He plays a sardar with perfection including his accent, dialogue delivery and his eccentric habit of holding a pistol in his hand at all times ( must be so true in punjab heartland). He is the real hero of this movie and keeps you in splits.

A few words of appreciation of the band of brothers of Anupam Kher. Himanshu Mallik ( that greek god model) & Mukul Dev. Great support from them as ever ready for a grapple at drop of a hat but, no brains sardarji's

Not a boring moment though bit slow during first half but, more than makes up with a breezy second half, this movie is a great tribute to deol family

Go watch. I am sure you wont be bored at all

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