Tanu weds Manu Returns: Kangana steals the show twice

 

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After four years comes a sequel of the movie Tanu weds Manu  which  is still fresh in our minds and cherished by all . Seeing all the same actors at their best again was a real treat.

When i first saw the trailer i knew kangana is back with her brilliance after Queen. The movie begins with Tanu returning home from abroad alone, tired of her marital life which is no longer a bliss and a husband who is too slow and passive to her lifestyle. After all, how long can one runaway from one’s true selves. Manu who is so tortured by his marriage made in heaven that he reaches a mental asylum. And boom comes a message from Manu to Tanu, “I hate you Tanu”. Also follows court notices and divorce petitions and hence begins the battles of their egos.

An interesting addition to the movie’s cast is Chintu, who is a lawyer by profession but an unlawful tenant in Kangana’s house. And chintu is none other than Murari of Ranjhana. The same guy who said, “Tumhara pyaar na hua UPSC ka EXAM ho gaya, 10 saal ho gaye clear hi nahi ho raha”. He is popularly the “kandha” in the movie which is euphemism for a guy who gives his shoulder to a girl who is heart broken. Like liquid from pyaar ka punchnama but a ferocious one.

Admist world war between the husband and wife, enters kusum sangwa, a national athelete and is a look alike of Tanu. Kangana speaks fluent english in the movie but her haryanwi is unbeatable. And Manu falls for her, initially for her resemblance with his wife, and later also because she is like his wife. Did he like Kusum or just want another Tanu because he still likes Tanu? Now that’s like a life question, if you fall for a person just like your ex, is it because you still love your ex? Well may be the movie will answer it for you.

Adding colors to the movie are Raja awasti, Jassi and Payal in their own special way. The humor quotient of the movie is at its peak. Where women are shown as bold and independent they are also shown as nagging, cribbing wives and where men are shown as the calm and peaceful race, they are also shown as the confused and emotional husbands:P.

Well the review can go on and on with praises for the movie, but one last mention will be for the songs. My personal favorite : Banno tera swagger laage sexy 🙂 🙂

 

 

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Piku !! A daughter’s story :). A movie review

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Rating: 4/5

Shoojit sircar is back again with a heart warming story of Piku after Vicky Donor and is shot yet again in a Bengali household.

He has served you the Bengali family on a plate just the way it is. I could almost see my family on the screen. Loud, arrogant,  vehement , animated, fierce but yet so true to their heart.  There are scenes in the movie where we would not know if the family is fighting or talking to each other. 🙂 Advocating women empowerment is possibly our favourite topic and giving an opinion on every matter is our birth right, or rather we think its our responsibility .

The theme of the movie , is very carefully chosen and the message that you how much you need to care for your parents is well shared. Though for a major part of the movie we see Piku and her dad bickering on topics like potty( motion) 😛 , you would never for once doubt piku’s love for her dad. Piku so rightly says, “jab ma baap budey ho jaatey hai, unko zinda rakhna padta hai'(when your parents are old you have to keep them alive).

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Amitabh’s brilliant presence on the screen will make you adore Bhaskor, though he is actually an annoying, senile and a old selfish father.  At times when Irfan tries to advise Amitabh on how to avoid constipation you would see effortless innocence in Amitabh’s eyes.

Every actor has been so true to their character. Special mention for Mousami chatterjee in a young vibrant maashi’s role. And Deepika, looked stunning, she can carry any piece of cloth.

Our generation i feel is already very connected to its roots and we appreciate every bit of our culture and no matter how much we rebel against our parents we still love them the most. This movie rightly potrays so.

Every aspect of the movie was carefully crafted and tailor made for any Bengali. And if you are not a bengali , but appreciate art, culture, streets of Kolkata, Deepika 😉  and Amitabh then its a must watch. You will come out of the theatre wondering, if Shit can actually be described with so many adjectives.

Roy!! What a waste of everything. (Movie Review)

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Disclaimer: Please do not waste your money and time watching this movie. After wasting 3 hrs on the movie, i spent 1/2 hr writing this review to take out my frustration and inform my friends and readers not to watch the movie named “ROY”.

Roy, the so over hyped movie is not worth a penny!!. Seems like the director and the actors won a free trip to Malaysia and they were so bored that they made a movie. And hence the ugly script. The director possibly thought, if he takes good looking actors, shows some exotic locations, the story wont be required. It starts off nowhere, ends don’t know where. I watched it till the end with the hope that there will be some story, but was thoroughly disappointed.

What a waste of money, talent(Arjun , Ranbir , Anupam kher and our very own Byomkesh Bakshi (Rajit Kapur) 😛 ) and time. Ranbir(one of my primary reasons to watch the movie) was in a verbal coma and had a blank stare in whatever scenes he was present. The actors who could act were hardly doing anything in the movie, apart from talking meaningless philosophy, and poor Jacqueline who does not know how to act was given all dialogues which she delivered in her so non desi accent.

Anyways there is no mystery, there is no confession, there is only hype and of course there is no story. Just for the heck of dragging it for 3 hrs, both Arjun and Ranbir played the same role and the same story was repeated twice.

Few questions: Was Jaqueline having a double role? Did Ranbir Kapoor exist ? The director and script writer tried so hard that i could not make out one bit of anything.

PS: There is one good thing about the movie: The songs. Please listen to them here, watching the movie is not needed 😛

Finding Fanny..A movie review.

 

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I think the time for no masala and non commercial hindi movies has arrived. Bollywood is now growing up. Finding Fanny is a story set in a small village called Pocolim in Goa about finding Fredie’s(Naseerudin) long lost love, a pretty Goan named Fanny.  And the whole team of not so perfect broken people set out in the search of a girl whom no one else knows apart from Fredie. It is not a very organized story where you have a perfect start and end, but its like an episode from the lives of the characters.

It has an amazing cast, its been really time we saw legends like Pankaj Kapoor, Naseruddin Shah come together on stage. I must say Deepika, Arjun and our very hot Dimple Kapadia did a brilliant job.There is also a Cat which meets a bad end but brilliant acting by the cat too :P.

Every character is portraying a different trait of human kind. Naseerudin Shah is an old man, whose child like innocence just takes your heart away. He is so loving yet  so deperately searching for someone’s love. Dimple is an embodiment of strength, who has faced deceit, loss of family , yet is so compassionate towards every other person. She so simply proves, one who rocks the cradle, rules the world. Pankaj Kapoor is my favorite in the movie. He is like the most amazing artist. Acting is cakewalk for this man.Though he is shown as a gross, perverted old man, he makes the movie so colorful. Deepika, a young widow , trying to make the fullest of whatever she has. We normally would expect her to immersed in sorrow but she is a girl who takes charge to find love for a dear friend and so selflessly sets out on a strange journey. Her character tells us that if you lose people in your life, your life does not end , it goes on and you never know a miracle might be knocking on your door. And finally Arjun , our angry young man, who pretends to be a man of ego and arrogance , but yet is a very kind and sweet person from the within. There is not much to say about the story of movie but its only the beauty and simplicity of life and characters you need to look out for.  Sometimes movies mean more than entertainment.

I saw the movie in english and i must admit, i would have enjoyed it better had i seen it in hindi.  There is amazing goan music throughout the movie, which really suits the movie. It is slow, yet the effortless comedy keeps you going.Its not mainstream cinema.

We all must one day set out on a journey to find our fanny, and to find out they found her , go watch the movie :).

 

 

2 States – A very OK watch.

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By far, the most hyped movie in Bollywood is 2 states, based on novel(true story 😛 ) by Chetan Bhagat. Its a love story of Tam Bram girl and a punjabi boy and the hurdles they go through to get married.

I must say Chetan Bhagat knows how to cater his audience. He knows of his readers very well and what they could relate to most. All his books are made for commercial cinema. Isn’t there at least one love story we all have seen where one party is from the south india and the other party is from the north and each one of will relate to at least some part of the story. I must say i liked the reading the book more than watching the movie or may be the movie just made me realize how average the story actually was. I still would defend chetan bhagat when people call him a blot on the english literature, I feel he writes for people who like stories, who enjoy the simplicity of the english language. If you are really looking a fantasy novel or a national issue or a serious mystery or a piece of literature do not pick his books. He is an author not a novelist.

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The movie is very neatly made, Alia did a good job, she definitely overshadowed her costar Arjun Kapoor. Amrita Singh and Ronit Roy definitely had a brilliant screen presence. College goers would love it, because maximum love stories happen there and the movie being shot in IIM Ahmedabad, makes it even more attractive, since its most sort after college for MBA aspiring college students. The music is average, my favorite being Chaandaniya by Mohan.

I strongly feel parents should watch the movie, to realize the kind of petty issues they fight about when it comes to marrying their children. If two individuals are settled in their lives they are mature enough to choose their life partners and it is always a safer bet than seeking a spouse for your son/daughter about whom you hardly know anything.The concept of marriages, family has revolutionized itself so much, that the borders/cultures/rituals are almost non existent.

PS:Alya’s clothes be it western or Indian are also worth mentioning and so are the locations they have shot the movie at.

 

My Queen..(Movie Review)

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Queen came like a fresh breeze and was a complete entertainer. Kangana has proved all of them who say she can only do phsycho roles wrong. You were brilliant kangana, my queen.

It was very aptly released on the occasion of women’s day. Rahul gandhi was right, we are working towards women empowerment. 😛 Jokes apart, the movie is very nicely shot, very simple storyline, and good cast. This movie brings out a lot of emotions ; happiness, sorrow, anger and madness. Rani’s innocence is also well blended in the whole movie. 🙂

Rani’s(Kangana) life overturns when her fiancee very casually dumps her a day before their wedding, simply because he feels their statuses does not match anymore. The same guy who ran circles around her, felt she did not match up to him. Rani felt her life was doomed, but Paris saved her. 🙂 She sets out on her honeymoon alone :). Though it is very difficult to believe that Rani from Rajouri can conquer Paris but. isn’t reel life all about giving way to our wildest imaginations. Just to think if really the world was safe enough that Rani from a small town could set out to a completely foreign country.

Rani is as pure as a dew drop and her honest intentions, to see Paris and Amsterdam, change her life, make her realize who she really is and who she really can be. Lisa Hayden, the dusky beauty , the hot Veejaay 😛  befirends rani and becomes her first confidant in her journey. Remarkable performance by Lisa. Taka deserves a special mention too.

Music is very refreshing. They have songs of very different flavor, no hip hop but very soothing. I got a deja vous feeling, in the second part of the movie, felt it was a bit like english vinglish, may be because Amit trivedi has composed music for both, but i am definitely not saying that they are similar movies. The heroin single handed has taken charge of the movie.

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A worth watch. The last scene was my favorite. The movie tells us that when all doors are closed, you are just about to open the best one. It gives a new hope, that no matter what,  life goes on and very famously quoted,

“what does not kill you only makes you stronger”.

PS. Paris and Amstredam, you are a pleasure to eyes. Please watch the movie, if you are a Paris fan like me:P.

A very long side affect :Shaadi Ke Side/Effects: A movie review

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Pata hai ki Pyaar aur shaadi karke pachtana hai par phir bhi karna hai 😛 (you know you would suffer in love and marriage but can you escape the tempt of either)

A movie with a lot of expectations has really disappointed us. Shaadi ke Side Effects, sequel of the movie pyaar ke side effects which was a much better watch. Farhan and Vidya, we expected this to be better.

I would not say, the movie was bad or a terrible watch. It was definitely a better watch than the super hits of our salman and akshay bhai, but i expected more creativity and at least a story. Of course , the name says it all, its about the post effects of a highly successful love affair, its a movie about a tragedy called “marriage”. A boy meets a girl, a beautiful love story blossoms, boy proposes to her in a hot balloon in an exotic international location and then get married. Woohhooo.  All of it is sugary and nice till the entry of our baby doll(Their kid). The guy misses his freedom, his long lost girl friend who has now become his boring wife and more importantly his daughter’s mother and of course a life with no bounds. And just to keep his successful marriage on, he invents a strategy and miserably fails in it. Oh by the way in all this the sole culprit is the wife, the movie should have been named, “ladke pe shaadi ke side effects” because the girl is always happy in the shaadi.

“Good Part of the movie: Neither of them cheat though they are frustrated and the funny scenes really are funny, especially the potty color one:P “

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But its a little true too, we only see the guy complaining and sobbing about losing his over hyped bachelorhood even in real life too, because behind this strong macho man, we have a weak stupid creature, who is not prepared for anything at anytime of his life(at least till a guy is 50 years old). The girl on the other hand embraces every change in her life with happiness, she is not pretending and that’s why she is happy be it leaving her parents, becoming a mother(oh yes, she too has a career, which she leaves, she too gives away her flawless figure) with a smile. She knows her priorities. Okay so before i make my blogpost a battle of sexes, i better come back to the movie.

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“Bad Part: Too long, and dude, i thought they were not financially settled, then how do they go to such exotic location, such plush restaurants(okay both of them are working) and their house(okay that’s on house loan), but really are you kidding me, in a place like mumbai, a struggling musician who does not have even one album of his own cannot afford all this. “

Entertaining, funny and amazing music is always guaranteed when farhan is in the movie, but people you stretched it really long. There has to be story, a beginning, a plot, an ending for the audience to watch it for 3 hrs, of course no body wants to sit and watch one single scene, draped in different colors and dialogs everytime. Shaadi is a pain, we get it but what next. The movie may be enjoyed by the guys who have got married young and now think are caged in the shackles of marriage but guys this also is a learning, running away from the problem is not the solution. So guys and girls take your time ,enjoy and then settle down with someone you think with whom you can share your problems with and will have the maturity to understand you.

One time watch but still a 3/5.

My favorite tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_sAIw92Hlg( especially for the location)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXcbBlpIncs (for Farhan’s voice and lyrics)