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Friday, February 17, 2012

Ekk Deewana Tha Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Ek Deewana Tha

Give me my money back! I felt cheated!

Rating: ❤ ❤
Movie Information: IMDB, Wiki
Cast: Prateik Babbar, Ammy Jackson, Manu Rishi, Sachin Khedekar
Direction: Gautam Menon
Genre: Romance

Movie Overview:

First of all, I heartily apologize to all the people (my friends, colleagues and blog mates) for seriously recommending you the movie; I did it just because I thought (like every Kollywood fan) that the movie is a remake of Tamil super hit “Vinnaaithandi Vaaruvaayaa”. To my utter disappointment, the movie is actually remke of Telugu semi hit “Ye Maaya Chesaave”.

To all those who have no idea about VTV or YMC, let me clear the clouds. Gautam Menon directed VTV (Vinnaithandi Varuvaayaa), starring Silambarasan and Trisha. The movie due to its unusual climax is considered to be a classic love story. Next, Gautam directed the same movie in Telugu language with Nag Chaitanya (on recommendation by his father Nagarjuna) and Samantha, with exactly opposite ending than the Tamil one. YMC received an average response from public as well as critics.

Now, Gautam Menon has selected the conventional climax of Ye Maaya Chesaave, rather than VTV, and that is what will make this film a sure deserved flop! I personally did not like YMC at all, and this Hindi movie is actually a remake of YMC! I am feeling cheated Mr. Menon!

It takes a lifetime of a filmmaker to deliver a masterpiece movie. But if the filmmaker himself doesn’t cherish about it, then it seems that the movie was a masterpiece rather by fluke.

I am not even interested to review this movie further, but I will do it just for the sake of formality.


Quick Review:

Prateik Babbar excels as Sachin, the lesser said about Ammy Jackson is better. Manu Rishi is noteworthy.

Story And Screenplay:
Nothing new in "this" version of movie and the screenplay is extremely weak with no subplots and overdose of songs. Dialogues by Manu Rishi are good.

Editing And Cinematography:
Editing is poor, cinematography is first rate.

Music And Background Score:
I chose not to review EDT's music as I can't  move on from VTV and YMC's music. Background Score is remastered and is brilliant.

Sorry Mr. Menon, you have just lost a loyal fan!

Final Verdict:
Please avoid this movie.Period.

Box Office collection report:
It would not last till next Friday too.

Rating: ❤ ❤ 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

A perfectly "Above Average Movie"

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

Cast: Imraan Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ram Kapoor
Direction: Shakun Batra
Genre: Romance, Humor

Movie Overview:

I honestly, did not have many expectations from this flick, mainly because, as from teaser, it seemed to be a remake of “What Happens In Vegas” but the movie hasn’t disappointed me.

Fresh writing, to begin with, makes the movie sustainable in first half. Lingos like PMSing, BUM, SEX etc., which were once upon a time a myth, are frequent here. Thank you censor board, for showing maturity.

Cinematography and Editing are par excellent to any Hollywood romcom. Mubai and Vegas look equally beautiful.

Background score is breezy and songs fit the bill.

So, the film is actually, a technician’s delight. But film falls flat on two terms, Story and Screenplay. A good story is least expected in a romcom, but absence of engaging screenplay is a major drawback here.

The story unfolds very slowly. Writer seems to have paid enough attention over dialogues but script is weak. Nevertheless, I felt entertained throughout the movie and that’s all what I expect from romcoms.

Kareena and Imran play their part very well. Both the characters are contradicting yet complimentary to each other.

So, what makes this average movie, a worth watch? Last half an hour, especially climax. I wouldn’t discuss much about it, as I don’t want to hint out any spoiler.


Quick Review:

Imran and Kareena are highlight of the movie. Ram kapoor and Boman Irani hasn't much scope here. Ratna Pathak Shah is good as always.

Story And Screenplay:
Story remains predictable most of the time. Writing is fresh and thoroughly entertaining.

Editing And Cinematography:
One of the most tightly edited film this year. Cinematography is simply excellent.

Music And Background Score:
Amit Trivedi brings the required freshness. Clinton Carejo's background score is peppy.

Good debut by Shakun Batra, He chooses a safe genre to fly with. Karan Malhotra made a brave attempt to remake Agneepath. Dharma Productions has evolved much in last couple of years.

Final Verdict:
A "perfectly average movie" + last half an hour = A "perfectly above average" movie.

Box Office collection report:
Last four films of Kareena Kapoor are in "Mighty 100 Crore League", this film will surely not hit the mark, but due to moderate budget, will emerge as an average movie at box office.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ½

Thursday, February 2, 2012

London Paris New York Music Review

Bollywood Dil Se Music Review: London, Paris, New York

London, Paris, New York
Music Directors: Ali Zafar
Lyrics: Ali Zafar
Bollywood Dil Se Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤

London Paris New York
Singers: Ali Zafar and Sunidhi Chauhan

I heard this riff when screen award aired on television, and was waiting since then, to check out a full fledge music album of Ali Zafar as a Bollywood music director. Opening track is definitely impressive with good mix and simple composition. Ali and Sunidhi crooning this track, makes it better. Ali Zafar as lyricist does a nice  job here. Not particularly this one, but all the songs are significantly smaller on length. Anyway, a good start!

Voh Dekhney Main
Singer: Ali Zafar

Well, times are changing, and so are the wordings. “Who” is spelled here as “Voh” and "Dekhne" as “Dekhnay”; lyricist Ali Zafar didn’t give a thought about it, I guess. The tune sounds too familiar, may be a mash up of two or three tunes, like Main Jiyunga from Break Ke Baad, might not be intensional. Lyrics are peppy with descent music and composition. Song boosts up from 2:19. Interlude sounds misfit but goes audible with the mood.

Ting Rang
Singer: Ali Zafar

This song definitely sounds like Madhubala (MBKD), unless this has got a touch of Punjabi lyrics. Music production is ordinary this time unlike previous two, song somehow lakes the verve and thus, this track is easily a skip.

Maddham Si Madhoshi
Singers: Ali Zafar abd Aditi Rao Hydari

Album seems to be getting back on track. With profound lyrics, addictive tune and pleasant music arrangement, song sounds a bliss. Vocals by Aditi Rao Hydari herself are surprisingly harmonious. She sounds too polished thanks to audio digitalization. Her unique voice texture and meaningful lyrics make this track an ear candy.

Oo Lala
Singers: Sanam Marvi, Hadiqa Kiyani, Ali Zafar

I see name of Hadiqa Kiyani and I am thrilled. I am in love with her songs from Bol : Dil Janiya and Hona Tha Pyar, Wanjli from her album Aasman is on my playlist too (soon will write a post on her), but this time she is not singing a pop song, but for trans genre. This song marks debut of two Pakistani singers in Bollywood, Sanam Marvi and Hadiqa Kiyani. But I must say, Hadiqa Kiyani is wasted here! Song is good and gets really catchy from 2:05 to 2:55, but unlike her previous ones, this track will not remain for a longer span on my ipod.

Singer: Ali Zafar

Aaja starts well and picks up the pace after about a minute. The credit for lyrics should go to Bulle Shah this time. Song is quite addictive and grows on you slowly. Songs and music by now, has remained mostly situational and one can easily imagine them fitting between the scenes and background score!

Voh Dekhnay Mein (Female)
Singer: Aditi Rao Hydari

A sweet rendition of Voh Dekhnay Main, but the acoustic version of song this time, reveals uneasiness of Aditi, flawed singing might be intentional but is definitely unconventional.

There are not many variations in the movie, keeping in mind the theme of movie, Ali Zafar gets benefit of doubt. LPNY seems to bring in the trend of Hollywood rom-coms in Bollywood.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ 
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