Monday, January 27, 2014


Trend(y) Setter...!

Hi All,

Posted on January 27, 2014 on FB... About 59th Filmfare Awards

59th Filmfare Awards 2013 - 24th January 2014

Best Supporting Actor Nomination - Pankaj Kapoor for Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Review on January 12, 2013 - Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola - ...weak direction, leaky concept, meek performances; except Pankaj Kapoor's rich acting. He is exceptional but the story is predictable...

Best Supporting Actor Nomination - Anupam Kher for Special 26
Review on February 09, 2013 - Special 26 - Might be inspired by true incidents... but mighty impressive stuff by the team. Clever Story, Clear Screenplay, Creamy Performances...

Best Supporting Actor Nomination - Rajkumar Yadav for Kai Po Che!
Review on March 02, 2013 - Kai Po Che - ...this adaptation of three mistakes does not meet the expectations... Though the performances by the new-comers are appreciable...

Best Actor Male Award - Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Supporting Actress Nomination - Divya Dutta for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Review on July 16, 2013 - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - ...To appreciate; the efforts of Farhan Akhtar for his acting as the 'Flying Singh' and body building, should fetch him a filmfare nomination. But for sheer performance; more than a nomination should be for Divya Dutta...

Best Movie Critics' Award - The Lunchbox
Best Supporting Actor Award - Nawazuddin Siddiqui for The Lunchbox
Review on September 23, 2013 - The Lunchbox - ...Performances - Laudable, Screenplay - Good... Nevertheless, this lunchbox though not stomach filling, is better than other so-called creative out-comes...

Best Special Effects Award - Dhoom 3
Review on December 23, 2013 - Dhoom 3 - ...this movie gives it all, for an ardent 'Dhoom' fan. Racing Bikes to Chasing Choppers, Flying Cars to Prying Gadgets, Amazing Acrobatics to Cool Tactics, Pretty Songs to Crafty Dance...

Well well, a trend is being set! :)

With best wishes,

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Movie Review - Jai Ho...

Movie: Jai Ho (Hindi)
Directed: Sohail Khan
Produced: Sohail Khan/Sunil Lulla
Story: A R Murugadoss
Based on: Telugu Movie 'Stalin'
Music: Sajid-Wajid/Devi Sri Prasad
Cast: Salman Khan/Tabu/Daisy Shah/Nadira Babbar/Danny Denzongpa/Sameer Khakhar

          Jai Ho (People's Man) - One small idea that multiplies into a big thought to keep people together, to see them extend help, an aim to claim 'being human', to act on what is right as a Veer/Hero, to go beyond fear (Darr ke aage Jeet hai); is what this movie about. Rest all elements do not matter. The fact that this movie is a remake of not so successful attempt made earlier itself is appreciable, to see that the concept should reach more audience and people should get that strongly and put it in practice. Well, practice makes a person perfect and practicing this thought, makes a Person. This film is not for profits and the commercial elements included in it are to ensure today's viewers are pulled together to get the actual thought in it. Salman surely is a People's Man on this act. Those who cannot act on this thought, least they could appreciate his act by watching it. Possible that it awakens the 'Sota hua Sher/Sleeping Tiger' one day. 'Jai Ho' means 'Be Victorious' and it is only a treat and no retreat for the fans, but with a message.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Movie Review - Dedh Ishqiya...

Movie: Dedh Ishqiya (Hindi)
Directed: Abhishek Chaubey
Produced: Raman Maroo/Vishal Bhardwaj
Story: Darab Farooqui
Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah/Madhuri Dixit/Arshad Warsi/Huma Qureshi/Vijay Raaz

          Dedh Ishqiya - Bolder than the older, this movie has got gripping story, smooth screenplay, performances worth complimenting and other elements ably complementing. Shah and Arshad find their match in Madhuri and Huma as partners in crime in rendering their roles without hindering loop holes. Dialogues of 'A' grade add more spice to reach the target audience. The settings and costumes truly depict the time and protrude the admirer and dame. Once again Arshad gets into the skin of the character with such an ease to please the viewers, Shah aptly competes punching above his age, Huma is pretty in her role of petty presence, Madhuri is assuring in glimpses and Vijay Raaz is Lajawaab as the Fake Nawaab. The Urdu language used for most part of the script is of high quality and seems of over quantity though sub-titles are given (which actually prove to be a distraction) and very little scope for Madhuri to showcase her dancing skills (during end credits and a fraction) seems unforgiven. Well, understandably Madhuri as Begum Para could not rise body's Para (temperature) indicating that age catches up everyone fast even if someone is matchless in the past. Nevertheless, the movie is Dedh (1.5) times worth the cost.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Movie Review - One Nenokkadine...

Movie: One Nenokkadine (Telugu)
Directed: Sukumar
Produced: Ram Achanta/Gopichand Achanta/Anil Sunkara
Story: Sukumar
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cast: Mahesh Babu/Kriti Shanon/Gautam Krishna/Nassar

          One Nenokkadine - One movie, more than One view - Technically impeccable, Logically despicable, Largely watchable, Definitely arguable.
One View - Superb picturization; attention to minute details such as splashing water on road, flashing lights under pass, when truth is a lie and firing sound in thoughts when a lie is truth; proved emotional brilliance and improved dancing finesse by the lead actor; latest trend in action and chasing sequences on water, road and air borne; music beating fast and supporting cast; compact though complicated, plot and richness in making with an underlying innovation in science for the taking... nice.
Other View - Illogical screenplay with acts of downgraded journalism playing with lives of farmers and famous; antagonist's wait for two decades - to just get a Rubik's Cube solved and to kill a taxi driver with his own taxi; a boy who could not even remember his way back to home, develops a perfect photographic memory all by himself (since director seems interested in copying photos just like the Mom-Child snap!); protagonist showcased as a Rock Star has only one song to display that image, but numerous lengthy chases as a Rocket Star; and then we have the same Rotary act of Hero shooting all targets around him with a gun in each hand without getting hit/hurt (shades of Pokiri/Dookudu/Business Man - again and again, why man?) and all the race for just a grain of rice!
Well, the attempt is absolutely new; but can tempt only few... This is just, my review.

Friday, January 17, 2014


Movie Review - Yevadu...

Movie: Yevadu (Telugu)
Directed: Vamsi Paidipally
Produced: Dil Raju
Story: Vamsi Paidipally/Vakkantham Vamsi
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cast: Ram Charan Teja/Allu Arjun/Shruthi Haasan/Amy Jackson/Kajal Aggarwal/Sai Kumar

          Yevadu (Who is he?) - One movie, Two stories, Three heroines, Four targets, Five minute appearances, Six songs, Seven postponements of release date, Eight million budget, Nine fights, Ten month transformation, Multi-lingual release and Much speculation; only to end with a response... Ayyo Papam (Oh my bad!). A mix of plots and screenplays taken from films like Face-Off, Kahona Pyar Hai, this movie becomes so predictable and lengthy in second half that the first half becomes totally delinked by the end. Horrible fights, Terrible taking, Undurable music and Unsurable logic. The movie seems over-paid by interval and over-made by the end. Ilanti 'Yevadu' nunchi 'Brochevadevadu...'!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Movie Review - Uyyala Jampala...

Movie: Uyyala Jampala (Telugu)
Directed: Virinchi Varma
Produced: Akkineni Nagarjuna/Ram Mohan P/Daggubati Suresh
Story: Virinchi Varma/Ram Mohan P
Music: M R Sunny
Cast: Avika Gor/Raj Tarun/Punarnavi Bhupalam

          Uyyala Jampala - A short and lovely film about long lasting love. Lively performances by the cast blending with the natural scenic background. A complete family entertainer with neat taking and cute narration. But for some technical glitches, the movie provides a good impression overall on all the aspects including screenplay, comedy, dialogues and songs. More watchfulness from the director and more finesse from the actors and we can expect some more good stuff as this from them. Simply and sweetly rocking.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Wish you a very Happy New Year 2014 wishes....

Hello All,
I wish you and your family, friends, near and dear........
A very happy, prosperous, joyful and peaceful new year (2014) wishes.
Below is a small write-up inspired by the work of a Nobel laureate and a noble literate, Mr.Tagore… Wishes Galore…
When mind overcomes fear and head is high
When world is together and no separations by
When truth is spoken out and people are outspoken
When practice of every person is towards perfection
When wave of reason prevails over feeling of region
When wide gaps are buried; of race, caste and religion
Brotherhood wins over the hatred and ego barrage
Relations get strong and long in love and marriage
Wish this new year brings such thoughts in carriage
When people wake up to actions of logic and courage
Being human and be responsible to govern and manage
It is the time when we truly see the dawn of a new age…
Many many happy returns of the YEAR.
All the best and take care….
With thanks, regards and best wishes,

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