Friday, April 30, 2010

Housefull - Movie Review

Read more! Cast :: Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani, Randhir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta,Jiah Khan

After a long painful drought (thanks to the exam season and IPL matches) of plain boring to irritating films arrives Sajid Khan’s Housefull. While in totality it does fall short of being the big great summer entertainer that it is been claiming to be, it however manages to bring many laughs for you. However, eventually it settles down in familiar territory.

Housefull narrates the tale of Aarush (Akshay), a perpetually unlucky bloke and a loser in life who moves into the house of his best buddy cum another loser, Bob (Ritesh) and his wife Hetal (Lara). But things continue to go wrong for Aarush. Convinced that true love can fade away his bad luck jinx, a desperate Aarush enters into many complicated situations while seeking it. Thus enter Sandy (Deepika) and Devika (Jiah) in his life. Things complicate further with the arrival of Sandy’s angry brother Major Krishna Rao (Arjun Rampal) and Hetal’s estranged dad Batuk Patel (Boman Irani). How Aarush and Bob in an attempt to hoodwink Krishna Rao and Batuk go on creating more confusion leading to a mirthful chaos forms the rest of the plot.

Much was expected from Sajid Khan who has been literally claiming from rooftops for weeks now that he has made the year’s biggest blockbuster. Though he has not entirely let us down, you do wish he could have opted for a more innovative plot. The second half ends up being more of an Anees Bazmee film what with characters trying to hide identities and going on a lying spree. Sajid Khan also seems to have taken the slap stick humour bit quiet seriously what with so many slaps happening within the film. A ‘slapathon’ sequence reminding of his Heyy Babyy takes place too. The film loses its tempo with the introduction of Jiah’s character. But thankfully gets it back right in the second half where Akshay and Ritesh’s histrionics to hide the truth from Arjun Rampal and Boman Irani.

To give Sajid due credit, he has created many rip roaringly funny situations that are further elevated by his actors. Amongst the most hilarious sequences are most of the scenes featuring Akshay and Ritesh together. They share terrific chemistry. The climax set in the Queen of England’s Buckingham Palace is a laugh riot (literally). The film is high on glamour quotient what with three attractive bodied heroines (Deepika, Lara and Jiah) parading in skimpy outfits most of the time.

Akshay Kumar is back in terrific form, evoking huge laughter with his faced humour. Ritesh Deshmukh is another great comic talent who often gets his timing right. Arjun Rampal suits the part and looks dapper. While Deepika looks sizzling hot, Lara manages to score over her in the comedy department. Jiah tries hard and ends up being just about passable. Boman Irani goes over the top as usual. Making a come back on screen after a long gap, Randhir Kapoor playing Jiah’s Sindhi dad doesn’t get much scope. Chunky Pandey is plain irritating playing Akhiri Pasta an Italian hotelier. His fake Italiano accent grates on your nerves.

Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music perfectly syncs in with the mood of the film. Mika sung foot tapping number Apni To Jaise Taise featuring Jacqueline Fernandez is a sure shot chartbuster and is fun to watch on screen. The editing could have been tighter especially in the first half. Vikas Sivaraman’s camera work is good especially while capturing the Italy locales.

Finally, what makes Housefull a watchable film is the fact that it aims to entertain and succeeds in doing so irrespective of its negative points. Go watch Housefull if you seek pure no hassles entertainment.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Raavan - Music Review

Read more! Cast :: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Govinda, Manisha Koirala, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi, Tejaswini Kolhapure

Raavan is an upcoming Hindi movie of Bollywood starting with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram in the direction of Mani Ratnam. A. R. Rahman is the music director of the movie. Music of the movie is launched on 24th April, 2010. Raavan will hit Indian cinemas on 18th June, 2010. Lyricist of the film is Gulzar.

Behene De” song of Raavan music is sung by Karthik and Mohammed Irfan. The song tunes on very slow-paced Nagara music. The song has clap music on mix voices lyric. Lyric of the song is very fast on its thematic music. Resembling the style of Taj Mahal’s Kuliridhu is a massive advantage, even as it takes many fascinating turns mid-way. Karthik is in dazzling form in this track!

Ranjha Ranjha” song of Raavan Album is sung by Rekha Bhardwaj and Javed Ali. The song also tunes on slow-paced band music. Lyric of the song is inspired by folk songs. The song has introduced a poetic lyric just like “Behene De” song. Javed Ali’s polished vocals, some scintillating interludes and sheer lyrical drama by Gulzar – this is a clear winner

Kata Kata” song of Raavan Hindi music is sung by Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi and Kunal Ganjawala. Music and lyric of the song is very similar to “Behene De”. Lyric of the song is very different from all songs. “Kata Kata” soundtrack of Raavan Hindi Album tunes on a very different Nagara music and folk lyric. Kata kata, is a euphoric victory, but; immediately catchy and hummable, with enough mind-boggling layers hidden to unravel on multiple listens. Mani, as always, continues to bring the best out of Rahman

Beera Beera” song of Raavan 2010 music is sung by Vijay Prakash and Mustafa Kutoane. The song also tunes on Nagara music. Lyric of the song is also inspired by folk songs. Music of the song tunes on band instrument. “Beera Beera” is the most popular song of Raavan 2010 Album. Beera, in true Rahman style, takes a spirited, free-flowing life of its own; the energizing tune.

Khilli Re” song of Raavan music is sung by Reena Bhardwaj. The song tunes on very slow-paced instrumental music. Lyric of the song creates a beautiful scene of romance and love. Lyric of the song is just lie a poem.

Thok De Killi” song of Raavan music is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Am'Nico. The song is very different from all soundtracks of Raavan Album. Lyric of the song tunes on very fast track just like its music. Thok di killi’s exotic sounds and energy have it in great stead even beyond those occasionally predictable Arabic’esque phases, thanks in large doses to the energizer bunny-level liveliness of Sukhwinder Singh. The way it ends, in almost a frenzy, is a nice touch

Overall, all songs of Raavan music have introduced something different. Music and lyrics of all soundtracks of Raavan music are appreciating. Music director of the Raavan - A. R. Rahman again has proved his talent to introduce some rhythmic and unique music in this film. Raavan music is the best creation of A. R. Rahman after Slumdog Millionaire and Delhi 6 music. A. R. Rahman has tried to introduce his creativity and experiment with Tribal music and folk lyric in Raavan music.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Paathshaala - Movie Review

Read more! Cast :: Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Ayesha Takia Azmi & Swini Khara

Paathshaala, new Hindi film of Bollywood is a presentation of Milind Ukey. Paathshala movie will release on 16th April 2010 in Indian Cinemas with the stars like Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar & Ayesha Takia. Paathshala 2010 is based on the concept of Indian Education System to sort out a better solution.

Hanif Shaikh introduces his music, lyrics and background music in the film Paathshaala 2010. Ahmed Khan writes the story of the movie and also he gives the screenplay. There is also the official website of Paathshaala movie, which has the synopsis of the PAATHSHAALA movie and also assumes “Teaching is a noble profession.”

In the movie-review of PAATHSHAALA, there is the new English Teacher Shahid Kapoor (Rahul Prakash Udyavar) in Swaraswati Vidya Mandir School, located at the border of Mumbai. Though Rahul establishes the good bonding of Teacher-Student relationship, but he feels that there is something which is deficient. So, in his searching, he finds out that Saurabh Shukla (manager of School) makes several money obligations needed on the parents in the name of many extra-circular activities. He too gives punishment to the students when they do not summit the demanded things.

Per day pressure level among the students raises several folds which lead to the unanticipated and serious results. At the end, condition becomes so terrible that at last it becomes a national matter of concern. Paathshaala attempts to reply several queries concerned to the sanctity of today’s Education system. The high ethics and basic principles of the teachings have taken back seat. Profit & gains have become a new way of education institutions. Paathshala is not afraid of revealing out the truth of wrong jobs of the hungry money-minded educational institutes; neither has it left them from highlighting over the utilization of immoral media behavior towards the children who are yet not well-prepared for it.

Rahul Udyawar, in this condition gathers teachers against the school management. Principal Aditya Sahay defends the judgment of management. Will Rahul uproots the prevalent Education System?

Milind Ukey, the director of Paathshala film – is stimulated by the sequence of newspaper articles that he collected over periods of 2 years. Paathshaala movie attempts to construct a platform for the group introspections of educators, parents, students and intellectuals.

Nana Patekar in Paathshaala movie is shown as a very harsh principle as Virus of 3 Idiots. He can go to any limitation for good education and discipline. Paathshaala movie has selected the very responsive concept just like Rann movie. The movie raises many questions on the current education system. To know how to handle out the prevalent Education System in our society.

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05 - Paathshaala - Teri Marzi (Aye Khuda)
06 - Paathshaala - Aye Khuda (Remix)
07 - Paathshaala - Teri Marzi Aye Khuda (Remix)
08 - Paathshaala - Mujhe Teri (Remix)
09 - Paathshaala - Bekarar (Remix)
10 - Paathshaala - Paathshaala (Theme)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Prince - Movie Review

Read more! Cast :: Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Shields, Nandana Sen, Niroo Singh, Isaiah, Sanjay Kapoor,Dalip Tahil, Manish Anand, Mayur Puri, Rajesh Khattar, Mohit Chauhan

Hollywood has come up with so many movies on memory loss, while Bollywood too has had its share of films which depicted the protagonist losing his memory, GHAJINI being the most recent example. But what if someone robs your memory? Quite an interesting thought, isn't it?

One of the advantages of having a GenNext director is, he's ready to take risks, ready to tread the untrodden path, ready to go where no one has been before. But there's a disadvantage too: Visuals and technique take precedence, while story takes a backseat. PRINCE has a terrific first half, where technique and content go hand in hand, but technique overpowers the content in its post-interval portions.

What surprises you is that PRINCE is penned by the writer of RACE [Shiraz Ahmed] and like RACE, PRINCE too has several twists and turns every 15 odd minutes. But the twists and turns are a mixed bag here - captivating at times, not captivating at some places. More on that later!

On the brighter side, PRINCE has great stunts and chase sequences [Allan Amin], fantastic visuals of South Africa and of course, a chartbuster musical score [Sachin Gupta]. And these three factors, coupled with Vivek Oberoi's convincing performance, should take the film to safety!

One of the savviest thieves in the world [Vivek Oberoi] commits the biggest heist of his life. He wakes up next the morning to realize he has a gunshot wound on his arm that he doesn't remember getting. In his quest to find answers, he discovers his name is Prince, he used to work for a man named Sarang and his girlfriend's name is Maya.

He is being hunted by the secret service of India, the CBI and the biggest white collared criminals in the world. He is the most wanted man in the country because only he knows the whereabouts of the heist, which contains a secret that is linked not only to his loss of memory, but threatens the future of the human race.

Every day he meets a new girl claiming to be Maya. He doesn't remember where he has hidden the Heist. He has just dive days of his life. Time is running out...

Although PRINCE stands on a novel premise, flashes of the Dev Anand starrer JEWEL THIEF do cross your mind. PRINCE starts off with a heist and soon after, Vivek realises that his memory has been 'erased'. The mystery only deepens when he meets three different women, all posing as Maya and all having a new story to tell. So far, so good!

But the difficult part is to keep the viewer's interest alive till the finale and that's where PRINCE starts crumbling. The second hour - the entire journey of Prince and the real Maya going on a wild chase to trace the coin and also regain Prince's memory - is exciting in bits and spurts.

The concept of erasing a person's memory and then inserting it back with chips and gizmos sounds wow, but the way it has been projected in the film is ludicrous and far from convincing. Ditto for the climax, when Prince traces the villain to the Afghan-Pakistan border. He does so after he had hidden a device in the villain's shoes, while he was being bashed in the earlier sequence. Also, showing Prince having the same qualities as Spiderman [he can cast a web anytime he's in distress] makes you wonder, is he an ordinary mortal or a super human?

Director Kookie Gulati has an eye for visuals and that's evident from the very start of the film itself. The film looks magnificent and wears an international look as well. Shiraz Ahmed's screenplay is watertight in the first hour, but leaves a lot to be desired in the latter portions. Dialogues [Mayur Puri] are well worded. Cinematography [Vishnu Rao] is top notch and the eye-filling locations are a visual treat. Allan Amin's stunts and chases are mesmeric. Sachin Gupta's musical score is trendy and catchy.

Vivek is super in a rather difficult role. He is excellent in dramatic portions especially and carries off the stunts with remarkable ease. Nandana is effective. Neeru doesn't get much scope. Aruna is the best of the lot. Sanjay Kapoor enacts his part well. Dalip Tahil is alright. Isaiah has screen presence and looks ferocious on screen. Rajesh Khattar is hardly there.

On the whole, PRINCE has great music, super stunts, Vivek Oberoi's bravura performance and terrific promotion as its trump card, but where it falters is in its writing. Yet, all said and done, the film has the merits to strike a chord with the youth and lovers of masala movies.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Badmaash Company - Music Review

Read more! Cast :: Shahid Kapoor , Anushka Sharma , Meiyang Chang and Vir Das

Badmaash Company is an upcoming Hindi movie of Bollywood. The movie is directed by Parmeet Sethi starting with Shahid Kapoor and Anushika Sharma. Badmaash Company music is composed by Pritam. Anvita Dutt is lyricist of the film. YRF Music launches Badmaash Company Album 2010 on 9th April.

When Pritam composes for YRF, things somehow don’t happen to be his best. At least for past sometime, with an exception of New York to some extent. Dil Bole Hadippa went bad, and Badmaash Company doesn’t look too good, though the soundtrack of Badmaash Company is good enough to hear for some time.

Badmaash Company starts with a fast and likeable for a few days/weeks Ayashi. KK sings the song well and it may stick to your tongue after a few listens.

Ayaashi” song of Badmaash Company music is sung by K K. “Ayaashi” song tunes on fast-paced lyric. Music of the song tunes with “Jhankar”. The song introduces a very unique rap also. “Ayaashi” song is dedicated to the Badmash Company movie theme.

Badmaash Company” song of Badmaash Company 2010 Album is sung by Benny Dayal. Music of the song is very similar to “Ayaashi” song. Lyric of the song is dedicated to the movie title. You will hear many times “Badmaash Company” phrase in this soundtrack.

Chaska – Remix” song of Badmash Company 2010 music is sung by Krishna & Julius. The song tunes very fast-paced band music. Lyric of the song tunes in the background of music. Blinking music is also very effective in this song. Krishna sings in quite an open voice in the song and finds himself quite at ease with the Punjabi style song

Jingle Jingle” song of Badmash Company music is sung by Mohit Chauhan, Master Salim and Farhid. The song tunes on a very thematic lyric and music. This is a poetic song of Badmaash Company Album. Music of “Jingle Jingle” song is inspired by Punjabi Bhangra. The song has introduced very unique rap music also.

Fakeera” song of Badmash Company 2010 music is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song is inspired by Sufi lyric. The song has introduced very effective lyric on the thematic music.Pritam looks like in a mood to experiment a bit as you find Rahat singing some wonderful alaap in the racy-rocky song

Chaska” song of Badmaash Company music is sung by Krishna. The song is inspired by Punjabi lyric. Music of the soundtrack is also inspired by band music. “Chaska” song is very different from its remix version.

Ayaashi – Remix” song of Badmaash Company Hindi music is sung by Abhijit Nalani and KK. Music of “Ayaashi – Remix” soundtrack is very fast comparatively its original version.

Overall, music of Badmaash Company has introduced very different soundtracks. Lyrics of Badmaash Company Album is also really very appreciating. In the music direction of Hindi film, Pritam already has gotten the biggest popularity in 2009. Album of Badmaash Company will create a new era again in 2010 for Pritam. Badmaash Company is good if you talk about short term but doesn’t offer much for longer run. Almost all the songs of the album are average to above average and neither sounds bad though Pritam doesn’t give anything close to APKGK/LAK for now

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai - Movie Review

Read more! Cast :: Ritesh Deshmukh, Jaqueline Fernandes, Farah Khan, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Satish Shah, Sonal Sehgal, Vishal Malhotra, Supriya Pilgaonkar

Love stories seem to be the fav genre of dream merchants here. I've a hunch, if we ever do a count of romantic films made in Bollywood, it would easily score over other genres. The question is, how innovative can a love story get in today's times? Milap Zaveri provides the answer: Man from Earth, woman from Venus.

Having penned some likable comic capers in the past [MASTI, HEYY BABYY], Milap's directorial debut JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI has liberal doses of light moments dominating the first half of the film and heartache and reunion following soon after, in its post-interval portions.

JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI works for its light moments mainly. It's bizarre to think of a love story between a human and an alien, but Milap garnishes it well with assorted characters, sets the story in the film industry and has several laugh-inducing moments. Resultantly, the first half is paisa vasool in filmi lingo.

But the problem arises when the focus shifts to the prem kahani in its second half. For, the story follows the trodden path [it becomes a love triangle] and embarks on the same old route that all love stories usually embark upon. If Milap had the courage to think out of the box, he should've ensured that the film remained true to its essence. Why didn't he think of an equally wacky second hour?

Notwithstanding its predictable second half, JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI is a decent watch that provides ample laughs.

JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI is the story of Rajesh [Riteish Deshmukh], a simple Gujarati boy who's been looking for love since he was a baby. Thoroughly unsuccessful in his endeavours, he nearly gives up till he meets Natasha [Sonal Sehgal].

Desh [Ruslaan Mumtaz] is the youngest superstar in the country. Mothers want to adopt him and their daughters want to marry him. But when will he find the girl of his dreams? Their worlds turn upside down when Tara [Jacqueline Fernandez], an alien from Venus, lands on Earth in the search of true love.

Milap tickles your funny bone at the very outset. The story of a loser, his search for true love, his 'naughty' father, his 'oversexed' friend and his experiences at his work place [on a film set] bring a constant smile on your face. In fact, one of the key factors why the first half works is because the casting is just right and the actors carry off the assigned roles so well.

But the second half fumbles because the story gets very old-fashioned. If the alien could travel all the way to earth to find love, why couldn't she profess love to the man she loves the most? Why develop human emotions all of a sudden?

This is Milap's directorial debut and he clearly shows a flair for comic entertainers. Sajid-Wajid's music is pleasant, with the title track standing out. Attar Singh Saini's cinematography is perfect.

Riteish enacts his part efficiently. That he's at home in comedy is well-known by now, but the actor is equally at ease in emotional moments and also romantic sequences. Jacqueline is easy on the eyes. In fact, she seems more comfortable this time. Vishal Malhotra is superb and contributes enormously in making the proceedings lively. Ruslaan carries the teen heart-throb look very well. Sonal Sehgal is competent.

Farah Khan is a complete natural. Satish Shah is excellent. Supriya Pilgaonkar does well too. Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Sajid Khan and Amrita Rao make special appearances in the film.

On the whole, JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI is a light-hearted entertainer targeted at the youth. It has a thoroughly entertaining first half, but a routine second half. A decent watch!

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