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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bodyguard Movie Review (BD)

Rating: * * *  1/2

Movie Information: IMDB Link

Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Hazel, Mahesh Manjrekar

Direction: Siddique

Genre: Action, Romance, Humor

Duration: 2 hours 29 minutes

Movie Overview:

After Dabbang and Ready, this film is going to be third consecutive feather in Salman’s cap. The movie, is remade thrice, which itself proves its worth and impact on the box office. This version of the movie, as the other two is good.

But here’s the game, I felt a little disappointed with the treatment of the movie. The screenplay rushed at an odd pace. The first half was intriguing and speedy, but the second half stammers a bit. Again, in the last 20 minutes, we see a hurricane of emotions.

The movie has all the proportionate elements of a Masala Movie, but I seriously felt a letdown in the humor quotient of the movie. The so-called “Tsunami Singh” was a hugh disappointment, rather than him, his T Shirts looked funny. The dialogues were above average.

A die-hard Salman fan might get disappointed, but it was a pleasure seeing Salman in a romantic movie; that too; was totally unexpected. Music boosted the movie, due to which, the faulty screenplay gets sidelined.

After watching this one, my recent favorites from Salman goes in the following order.
1. Dabbang
2. Bodyguard
3. Wanted
4. Ready

Give it a try folks!


Quick Review:


Salman Khan is in top notch here. Kareena is back in the form. Mahesh Manjrekar, Aditya Pancholi, Raj Babbar are remarkable. Rajat Rawail as Tsunami is a letdown. He acts well sans comic timing. Hazel Keech (as friend of Kareena) is noteworthy.

Story And Screenplay:

Story and Screenplay by Siddique are both adopted from the original version. Story is good with strong subplots (though over looked in the movie), where as screenplay is inconsistant. Dialogues needed to be more powerful.

P.S. the phrase Main Maarta Kam, Ghasithta Zyada Hoon was missing in the movie (thanks to my friend who noticed it)

Editing And Cinematography:

Editing by Sanjay Sankla is good, he manages to keep the movie on track inspite of futile screenplay. Cinematography by Sejal Shah is marvelous. 

Music And Background Score:

This section proves to be the strongest backbone of the movie. Himesh Reshammiya has lived upto the expectations from the fans. Background score from Sandeep Shirodkar is top class.


It would be an amateur statement to state Siddique as a debutant.This man has 27 films on his credits (Tollywood, Kollywood and Bollywoood), out of which most of the movies have turned to be a cult hit. He is flawless on the director's chair.

Finally, watch it! Even if you are not a Salman Khan fan, you wont regret watching this one.

Rating:* * *1/2

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Force Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review :Force

Music Director: Harris Jayraj, Lalit Pandit (Dum Hai To Aaja)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
BD Music Rating:***

Khwabon Khwabon
Singer: K.K. ,Suchitra

First of all, the movie is a remake of Surya starrer Khakka Khakka  The music director of the movie, Harris Jayraj (his second Bollywood movie after RHTDM, almost after 10 years) is kept intact for the Hindi version. This song is recreated from Uyirin Uyirae (Cheliya Cheliya in Telugu, I play it too often on my Ipod). The music arrangement, singers and everything else is served without any change from previous versions except lyrics. The lyrics by Javed Akhtar make this song equally beautiful. K.K. as usual is good but female vocals by Suchitra are remarkable.

Chahoon Bhi
Singer: Karthik, Bombay Jayshree

Wow, Bombay Jayshree in Bollywood! I still hear her "Zara Zara" from RHTDM, and it seems that I will be looping this song till her next one comes in the market. The song is beautiful, Melodious, Jazzy; to conclude, the song is a typical Harris Jayraj song. Karthik fills up the bill in the second interlude of the song. The album has progressed well till now.

Dum Hai To Aaja
Singer: Mahua Kamat

This song is by guest composer Lalit Pandit. It's good to hear a rock song from him, but frankly the song is a mediocre attempt. Lyrics and Vocals by Javedsaab and Mahua Kamat are good, but somehow the song lacks the feel and attitude of a rock song. The singer tries too hard to create an impact but the overall ambiance of the song is sub-superior. 

Main Chali
Singer: Naresh Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal

This genre is the fortage of Harris Jayraj. Melody with beats. I have listened his so many Telugu albums and I love his Orange or recently Rangam, this album sounds much like those two. The lyrics fail this time, sounds more like some Tollywood movie dubbed in Hindi.

Dil Ki Hai Tammana
Singer: Vijay Prakash, Shalini Singh, Neha Bhasin

Again a melodious tune from Harris Jayraj. The lyrics are very good this time. Vocals by Vijay Prakash are remarkable. The song lacks new innovations and is thus, an ordinary attempt.

Now, the album comes to a sudden halt. Only five songs in an album by Harris Jayraj!! This is something unexpected. Overall, This is an ordinary Harris Jayraj album. Songs make you feel good, but don't leave a deeper impact on you. RTHDM was a cult, unfortunately, FORCE is not!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande

Rating:* * 1/2

Movie Information: IMDB Link

Cast: Parvin Dabas, Sharat Saxena, Vansh Bharadwaj, Anupam Kher, Ashish Nayyar,
Kuldip Ruhil

Direction: Parvin Dabas

Genre: Drama, Humor

Duration: 1 hours 50 minutes

Movie Overview:

Parvin Dabas’s directorial debut “Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande” is an attempt to mix comedy with a burning issue, but the final output of this, is not satisfactory.

The movie deals with the issue of Real Estate Mafia in a modest way. The movie which could have been an out and out entertainer, fails miserably mainly due to poor screenplay.

The dialogues, which remain a quintessential part of a comedy movie, go ordinary here; which is another prime reason behind the failure.

The story has undoubtedly a huge potential to turn a blockbuster, but lack of treatment says it all.

The main limelight of the movie was Parvin Dabas the actor and Parvin Dabas the director.

Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande is an honest attempt made at a very good issue. The film has solid direction, descent performances and okay-dokay music. However, the film fails because of loose editing, mild treatment and dazzling screenplay.

Overall, the movie is a onetime watch if you like something out of the box.

Quick Review:


Parvin Dabas is phenomenal Vansh Bhardwaj is impressive. Anupam Kher underplays well.And the rests are good. 

Story And Screenplay:
Story by the director himself is the most positive prospect of the movie. Screenplay is okay.

Editing And Cinematography:

Editing is loose. And Cinematography is brilliant. Sub urbs of Delhi are well captured.

Music And Background Score:

Music by Dhruv Dhalla and Siddharth - Suhas is okay. Mast Kalandar and Naino Wali Whisky are good, rest is bad.


Very good direction from a debutant. Though, this one was not a master piece, would love to see more from you Mr. Dabas.

Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande is not so sahi movie and not even a galat attempt, it is a one time watch.

Rating:* * 1/2

Not A Love Story Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Not A Love Story

Rating:* 1/2

Movie Information: IMDB Link

Cast: Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal, Ajay Gehi, Prableen Sandhu, Zakir Hussain

Direction: Ram Gopal Verma

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2 hours

Movie Overview:

Pathetic! This was what I thought when I got out of the movie theatres. I would not be modest to criticize the movie, so do not expect many good things about the movie.

The movie is a bizarre combination of love, sex, angst, ambition and deceit. However, nothing seems to work out of it. The movie is based on the real life story of Neeraj Grover murder case, but it is a total disaster of the story.

The film is utterly disappointing in the first half, where the love story looks more of soft porn. The unconvincing screenplay and slow pace of the movie bores the viewer.

The background score by Sandip Chowta Projects (!?) literally perturbs you. The ailing sounds in the name of digital zing, does not please the ears but makes it increasingly flustering to bear the movie.

The camera angles of RGV are getting increasingly indigent with his every movie. Mr. RGV, there is a big difference between style and sensibility. Focusing on the leading lady’s curves does not make a style. Try to get inside the story rather than getting the cameras inside the leading lady’s skirts.

In the second half, we see a little glimmer where film seems to pace fast during the court room scenes and the drama starts making some sense, but bizarre (in a way, complex) ending diminish all the hopes left.

The only takeway was the performance from the leads. Mahie Gill is brilliant and Deepak Dobrial is apt. One more positive asset of the movie was the most complex and multi layered love story between the Robin (Deepak) and Anusha (Mahie); but the director says its “Not a love story” and I say “Let it be!”

Quick Review:


Good performance from Deepak Dobrial as a passionate and possesive lover and commendable performance  from Mahie as an aspiring actress. Ajay Gehi, Neil Bhoopalan and Zakhir Hussain fit the bill.

Story And Screenplay:
The story is based on real life story. The story looks interesting but inconsistant screenplay spoils it all.

Editing And Cinematography:

Editing is faulty, and cinematography is very poor.

Music And Background Score:

Music is a good deal. Woh Ek Pal and Rangeela Re sound good. Background score is horrible.


Direction is good. Ram Gopal Verma tries to create a multi layered love story but does not get it right this time.

Not a love story is an avoidable venture.

Rating:* 1/2

Arakshan Movie Review (BD)

Rating:* * *

Movie Information: IMDB Link

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar

Direction: Prakash Jha

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Movie Overview:

First, the film will surely have the diverse opinion amongst the viewers. Prakash Jha’s directorial venture “Arakshan” according to me is an ordinary fare.

The film has a very loose screenplay and a poor script; due to which the film could never create an overall percussion of this burning issue. The film remains focused on the issue of reservation until the first half but loses its grip from the second half (where the film diverges completely from reservation point of view to parallel education system, say tuitions or coaching classes).

The director actually presents the Arakshan from a very narrow point of view. He deals with the Arakshan system in the field of education (and he deals well) but what about Arakshan in jobs or economic affairs? Here he arrantly fails to answer the viewers.

Even for the reservation system in schools and colleges, the makers never take a stand for either side; he just displays both the sides of reservation system merely via debate and never concludes for an effective output out of the debate. The film in the second half looks more like the success story of “super 30” (Google it).

As far as performances are concerned, Amitabh and Manoj Bajpayee are the highlights. The whole movie revolves around them. The love angle between Saif and Deepika is side lined and the screen space of Saif Ali Khan is so less that he could have been mentioned as in guest appearance on the rolling titles.

I have never questioned the ability of Mr. Jha to handle the sensitive issues of the society, but I must say he has failed this time.

The movie is still a onetime fare only if you ignore the title of the film.

Quick Review:


Brilliant performance by AB and Manoj Bajpayee. Nothing much to tell aobut Saif as his role was very short ( I feel thats why Ajay Devn refused the movie) and Deepika' dialogue delievery is getting well film by film, must say that.Veterans like Yashpal Sharma are wasted due to uni dimensional script.

Story And Screenplay:
The story is completely predictable and the film has almost no twists and turns in the script. Screenplay is very poor.

Editing And Cinematography:
The editing is loose. The duration of the movie almost three hours, seem too much for a simple story. Cinematography is okay.

Music And Background Score:
Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is an utter flop. Minus "Accha Lagta Hai" all the songs fail to amuse the viewer. Prakash Jha as usual manages to get good background score.

I dont see loopholes in the direction. But the screenplay itself is so weak, that a director cant help it.

Arakshan has no zing thing in it. I rate it a 3.

Rating:* * *

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mausam Music Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se : Mausam Music Review

Music Director: Prittam
BD Music Rating: * * * 1/2

Rabba Main To Mar Gaya
Singer: Shahid Mallaya and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

The song has already made a good hype in the promos. Irshad Kamil has penned very beautiful lyrics (He is consistently brilliant. Refer my previous post, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan). The singer Shahid Mallaya sounds like Roop Kumar Rathod; but has done a commendable job. Indian instruments like flute (so beautiful and melodious) sound very romantic. This one creates good tux for the album! The other version by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is an interesting mix too.

Sajh Dhaj Ke
Singer: Mika Singh

The song is a mediocre attempt, I must say. The lyrics are bang on, and create a good tempo “Sajh Dhaj Ke, Tashan Main Rehna”. Mika is good. The problem lies in the genre of the song. The song starts as a folk song, turns into bhangra track with some electronic beats and Hinglish lyrics in between. Amidst this fusion, the song looses the soul unlike Mauja Mauja and other Bhangra tracks from Prittam and Mika.

Ik Tu Hi Ik Tu Hi
Singer: Hans Raj Hans and Shahid Mallaya and Wadali Brothers

Wow! This one is something good. Thanks Prittam. You shine in this song. The tune itself is mesmerizing. Moreover, lyrics add sparks to the song. I am in love with this song. This song completely impulses me; makes me feel nostalgic; so nostalgic. There are three versions of this song, One by Hans Raj Hans, other one by Shahid Mallaya and the Mehfil Mix by Wadali Brothers. The best one is the reprise version.

Poore Se Zara Sa Kam Hai
Singer: Ustad Rashid Khan

This is something unexpected from Prittam. A semi classical song from Prittam. Lyrics are noteworthy. Ustad Rashid Khan is outstanding. His singing creates new levels for the song. The song expresses intense emotional desires and this is what Mausam is all about, Intense Romance. This will surely be a hard-core romantic flick.

Aag Lage Us Aag Ko
Singer: Karsan Sargathia

This one is again a descent attempt. We have heard this kind of song in the climax of almost every Yashraj Movies and Dharma Movies. The tune is inspired from Gujarati Folk songs. The very famous folk singer ( Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje and Kesariya Balam) does a good job. 

Mallo Malli
Singer: Tochi Raina and Lember Hussainpuri

Now, this is good. Prittam is sure about the genre this time, unlike Sajh Dhaj Ke, the song is electronic Bhangra track. In addition, this one reminds me of Aahun Aahun, Love Aaj Kal. There are two versions of this song, one by Tochi Raina and other by Lember Hussainpuri (Sadi Galli fame). Both the versions sound equally good and it is difficult to pin point the better one.

Four tunes out of six are outstanding, one is average and one is avoidable. Overall, this album reminds me of the romantic tunes of early 2000’s. Welcome back, Prittam!

Rating:* * * 1/2

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review : MBKD

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Music Director: Sohail Sen
BD Music Rating:* * * *

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Singer: K.K.

Matrimonial si aankhein, sabko ab taakein - jaakein…Dil se dilli ho, Dhadkan se ho london… and I am like wow! The lyrics set you in a peppy mood. Music complements the lyrics, but I must say the song is all about Irshad Kamil’s lyrics. Sohail Sen is an ace composer, and I hope he gets it better this time. I loop this song again for its lyrics.

Singer: Neha Bhasin

First of all, to all my avid readers, Dhunki normally means a piece of cotton, but here the lyricist uses it with reference to “cannon” (again, a brilliant word by Irshad Kamil). The song has got a good mix of guitars, drums and lyrics. The video ft. Katrina Kaif is already rocking a big time.This entire thing is nicely enveloped in a good tune. 
O malang hua dil ye mera…

Singer: Benny Dayal, Aditi Singh Sharma

The specialty about this song is the singer. Benny Dayal, I am a big fan of his singing and his range, he is completely versatile singer. Take it Pappu Can’t Dance Saala, or Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi; he has never disappointed me. Female vocals by Aditi is also noteworthy.

Isq Risk
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Now, this is something unexpected from Sohail Sen, A qawwali. In addition, he has brilliantly done it with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; I do not have that dignity to criticize the maestro. Moreover, the song has proved it; Sohail Sen is a damn versatile composer. (I have stopped mentioning about lyrics, as I can’t just praise Irshad Kamil all alone).

Singer: Ali Zafar, Shweta Pandit

From here on, the album gets mono-tonic. The last two songs supply the Desi North Indian flavor to the album. I quit don’t like Dholki and Matki kind of sounds, unless produced for some experimental use. The song reminds me of Khaike Pan Banaras Wala.

Do Dhaari Talwaar
Singer: Shahid Mallaya, Shweta Pandit

The last one is again a Bhojpuri kind of track. I could anyhow, listen both the tracks due to Irshad’s lyrics.

The album proves three things. Firstly, this album is a typical Yashraj Films production, musical yet not path breaking. Secondly, if anyone could replace Gulzar, it is Irshad Kamil (I really mean it). And Finally, Sohail Sen is a multi dimensional composer unlike some music composers who keeps on playing same beats now and then, and do not use variety of instruments in the music. Due to brilliant music produced by Sohail Sen and awesome lyrics by Irshad Kamil, I rate this album a four.

Rating: * * * *

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Soundtrack Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review :Soundtrack

Music Director: MIDIval Punditz, Karsh Kale
BD Music Rating:***1/2

Singer: Gaurav Raina, Karsh Kale

The opening track of the album “Soundtrack” is actually reused here. It was the first track of the album “Hello Hello” by Music Dir. Duo MIDIval Punditz. The name may be new to the layman, but these two youngsters from Delhi rock a big time with Papon (Anurag Manhanta, singer of Jiyein Kyun from Dum Maro Dum) and Karsh Kale. The opening track is a fusion of electronic and Dhol beats. But the lyrics in English don’t fit the bill. Still, a good one.

Banao Banao
Singer: Papon

This is one of my favorite tracks from Papon. The song is featured live on MIDIval Punditz concerts but this studio version is salient. The track is actually a dope song, which we can figure out from lyrics like Gaanja nahi dawa hai, Hawa hai, Gale ka manjan hai, aaknhon ka niranjan hai…

Ek Manzil
Singer:Vishal Vaid

Oh my god! This is what I was expecting! Unlike Atomizer, the song has got good lyrics (actually, brilliant lyrics), soul and Indian touch along with electronic beats. Singer Vishal Vaid is a man to watch out for sure. Now, this is another hotshot from duo. I feel this is the point from where the album gets uplifted. 

Check out its beautiful lyrics…

Main uska woh mera ho
Sehra ho ya dariya ho 

Yeh faasla afsaana
Fasaana hamara ho 

Chand aashik ho, ek paagal ho
Chand khanjar ho, ek kaatil ho
Chand toofan ho, ek sahil ho
Chand ghoongroo ho, ek payal ho
Chand gazlein ho, ek mehfil ho
Chand ehmak ho, ek aakal ho
Chand raahein, ek manzil
Ek manzil, ek manzil

Singer: Vishal Vaid

Now, the theme of the movie gets clear. The film is all about dope and love. This is another dope song after Banao. Lyrics like Jhoom Mastaana, Jhoolelal really makes it a good one. The beats sound more electronic than Ek Manzil (which sounds a bit of rock).

Main Chala
Singer: Kailash Kher

I have mixed feelings about this song. The lyrics are so beautiful, beats are outstanding too. But somehow, the song lacks soul. Music Director doesn’t mean what he is serving to us. Of course, Kailash Kher has done a good job, but due to monotonous music, the song gets boring after a couple of minutes.

Naina Lagey
Singer: Papon

The pride of Assam rocks again. Papon, you are great! The song which could have been a mediocre riff of trance and electronic gets a way too superior due to the vocals by Anurag Mahanta. I got observant on one more thing, the lyrics of the soundtrack are not actually lyrics, but they are just phrases rendered at times and looped throughout the song. Take it Banao, Ek Manzil or this one, lyrics are very small phrases

Symphony Of the Streets

Now this is what electronics is all about. Symphony Of The Streets; a brilliant innovation as a piece, but I wonder how the director will be using this track in the movie. It would be interesting to see the song on screen rather than hearing it.

Soundtrack Theme

The track is the instrumental of the best song of the album – Ek Manzil. Nothing much innovative here, but yet it is a pleasant audacity.

What the F!
Singer: Anushka Manchanda

Yes. This is the name of the track. The song has got good dose of lyrics this time, and music is Pop (I wish It could have been electronic); but the song has no soul. The song sounds like random English Pop number being played in clubs, whose lyrics have no message or no connection. The song sounds situational.

Well, the album has definitely a potential to turn tables. But what it lacks is soul. Moreover, random arrangement of the remixes hinders the progress of the soundtrack. I wonder why two remixes are featured. First of all, no remix can compete with the originals (recent exceptions: Hawa Hawai and Khoya Khoya Chand from Shaitan), and if you don’t arrange the order of the songs well, then you don’t create an overall effect of the album. The album has its own highs and lows, but still it’s a good thing to stumble upon.

Rating:* * * 1/2
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