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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Agneepath Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Agneepath

Agneepath: works in parts

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤  ½
Movie Information: IMDB, Wiki

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri, Katrina Kaif (cameo)
Direction: Karan Malhotra
Genre: Action, Drama

Movie Overview:

Tu na thamega kabhi, tu na mudega kabhi, tu na rukega kabhi,
Kar shapath, Kar shapath, Kar shapath,
Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

Yeh mahan drushya hain,
Chal raha Manushya hain,
Ashru, Sweth, Rakta se lathpat lathpat lathpat..
Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

Wow! Lines of Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan has created magic. Once? No. Twice! This time in a different way. Agneepath (1990) to begin with, is remembered majorly for Mr Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Agneepath (2012), however, will be remembered for Sanjay Datt as Kancha Cheena and Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala.

Karan Johar, has "tried" to remake a commercially average yet classic "Agneepath" but ends up making it a good-to-watch-easy-to-forget film. The reason? Lack of proper treatment.

First half of movie, is racy,compelling and entertaining equally, thanks to brilliantly shot sequences, tight screenplay, heart-throbbing background score and power packed performances. Sanjay Datt excels throughout the movie, this is probably his milestone performance. Rishi Kapoor on the other hand, after showing brilliance in Do Dooni Chaar, again proves that a star remains a star! How about Hrithik?

Hrithik chooses expressions rather than words. He may not have mass - appealing dialogues but his expressions works like wonder! If you compare Hrithik directly with Amitabh Bachchan, he has, still, done a commendable job.

So where this movie lags? Post interval. Movie misses the thrill that it creates prior to interval, slows down its pace to focus on sub plots, which rather adds melodrama that is unneeded. Film seems dragged a bit too. Story, predictable and yet entertaining, somewhere challenges your logic. Climax, which seems to be written for justifying Sanjay's role, is not grand.

Music is good, backgroud score is really thrilling.

Overall, a deserved watch for sure, but somehow keeps you longing for more.


Quick Review:

Sanjay Datt, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan are outstanding, Om puri fits the bill, Priyanka's character gets sidelined. Deven Bhojani and Zarina Wahab are noteworthy. Katrina Kaif's appearance in Chikni Chameli  song adds masala (makers removed the Iyer character to avoid masala factor, crafts new villain Rauf Lala instead, which works too).

Story And Screenplay:
Predictable story overall, with few twists that actually adds the thrill. Screenplay is engaging and makes an otherwise lengthy movie, a fast paced action-drama.

Editing And Cinematography:
Editing is good, could have been tighter (only an opinion, not a loophole) where as cinematography completely overshadows many loop holes in direction and story (whom to credit? Ravi K Chandran or Kiran Deohans, Mr Malhotra?)

Music And Background Score:
A strong aspect of the film. Ajay - Atul does, less or more, the same job as they did in Singham. Well done!

Good in parts, over okay.

Final Verdict:
There is nothing that you haven't seen before, but yet the movie manages to hold attention thanks to performances, music score and splendid DOP.

Box Office collection report:
Agneepath, will be a hit this time, for sure! Opening records are likely to be massive and will cruise easily in first week.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ½

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bilal Khan and Bilal Saeed: Music Across The Border

Music across the border has always received appreciation and applause in India as well as world. Many musical geniuses from time to time have left their own impact on a listener. Take it Reshmaji or Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Saab. Adnan Sami or more recently, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; these artists are blessed with enormous love and support from Indo-Pak people.

Apart from some much popular artists like Aatif Aslam and bands like Jal, there are some brilliant artists that need to be heard and praised.

Here are two of my favorite artists from Pakistan. Many more to come later on this blog! Till then, enjoy!

Bilal Khan

The John Mayer Of Pakistan; Young Pop Sensation; Bilal Khan is most famous for his vocals and guitars. Apart from Audio, his videos have always been trend setting in terms of direction and DOP.
Here is his most famous one, Bachana with more than 1 million views on YouTube:

and the Coke Studio version of Toh Kya Hua, speechless (1 million + on YouTube):

Bilal Saeed

The upcoming Pop sensation, he got his big break in Pakistan from PMR (Pak Media Revolution) and truly, he deserves it. 12 Saal -his masterpiece, written,sung and produced by himeself, is a rage on YouTube.

His most famous one 12 Saal:

another one Ranjha, not a rage, but definitely worth checking (bear with quality):


More artists coming soon, your recommendation is most welcomed!
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