The fulcrum of #HappyBhagJayegi
was totally choppy. It has many things which would have made this a terrific
film but sadly it didn’t happen. When lots of expectation hovering inside the
brain it is obvious that there is some somber feeling hiding around. I am out
of Mumbai for very long and it is too difficult for me to watch cinema but my
passion never let me down, it keeps my aficionado awake, that fights with some
of my jaunty feeling, So here I am and that’s how I went to Happy Bhag Jayegi
but Mr. Director Mudassar Aziz was basically confused about everything and he also
let audience into perplexed mode, where they laugh, why they laugh and what is
this journey all about? Is only Pakistan Subject matters? Not very similar to #BajrangiBhaijaan but narrative has blended with mix characteristics.
A girl from #Amritsar (Punjab) run
away from her own wedding ceremony but by mistake she jumps on the wrong truck
which was carrying delegation of Pakistan so very obviously Ms. Happy #DianaPenty opens her eyes literally in Lahore and BOOM! Right? But it simultaneously
lost the plot very miserably. #AanandLRai was one man who produced good and
sensitive film like #NilBatteySannata but this time he fails to understand the
strength of script. This entire film was suffering with wrong comic timing,
under constructed plots and fused emotions.
Even after having an interesting
story, few funny trickles and precisely a good performance by #JimmyShergill
who looks attractive as well, other than him all other artist fails to convince
their characters, Diana Penty has very similar role like Anushka Sharma of Band
Baja Baraat but she intermittently pulls-out freshness and the most upsetting part
was to see #AbhayDeol, I just couldn’t believe how depressing he was? He looks
unbearable, non-refreshing and very much frightened. And look what Piyush
Mishra is doing which reminds you of #PankajKapur as Technicolor in “Ram-Jane”
was worst in it.
Music was not memorable, very
poor editing especially when Piyush and Abhay landed for the 1st
time in India, Cinematography is ordinary.
I am not going to recommend this
film to any one…
POST INTERVAL – BATHROOM VERDICT
This is the time when
people are engaging with many others and what they clamp something very urgent after
watching almost one and a quarter hours of movie which needs to come out with
abstract reactions and I feel it should be marked so here I am going to launch
another section which must be more authentic than our feelings on the parameter
of entertainment. But I am sorry in my theatre nobody was with me so the
silence is more vociferous…
This movie began with some media
reports about kidnapping of home minister’s son then suddenly turns to other disaster
report, flashing about some corruption new and all that. Then we see the
fantastic entry of Irffan Khan in his long curly hair, heavy bearded, wearing
cap sitting at the side berth in Train, that was indeed an exciting throw but
just like the bouncing ball it lacks consistency. It looks slightly habitant affair
for Mr. Director Nishikant Kamat to show this whole narrative with the balance
between political functionaries and thrill. Nishikant Kamat just did the feeble
film “Rocky Handsome” and comes up with #Madaari which has some strong abbreviations
but here once again his script fails to deliver to expectations. Very similar
touch of a cult movie Rang De Basanti, here we all saw the reasoning behind
this corruption theory and just like ‘A Wednesday’ he puts the ‘Aam Adami’ to
take charge to fight against the system.
Nirmal Kumar is a simple networking
technician, a single parent who devoted everything for his 7 year old child who
was killed in an accident, this is where he decides to take revenge just to
show the apathy of political class. For very long time this bingo attracts many
directors and even the general public experiences it once in a lifetime at
least. This may was the risk for both director and maker but I was somehow convinced
with entire concept, every small person wants to see politicians being punished,
their own catharsis explodes after watching this kind of cinema. The storytelling
is only the way to stage yourself differently amongst others. Here we see the
little different storytelling with many small punches, major twists and of
course the emotional quotient. There are many things which dramatize your mind
but certain portions are too slow.
I always wonder about Nishikant
Kamat that how he crafts the characters behavior which is usually new to the audience,
the whole characterization of Irffan Khan is very impressive, even Irffan
crossed all his limits, his terrific performance has many blends whether he is
crying or talking with self. His outstanding presence is enough for any film,
he knows how to adopt the story in his way. Child artist Vishesh Bansal looks
cute but unable to touch my heart. On the other hand Jimmy Shergill was powerful,
sleek and smart. But the problem starts with the chase, on this front Director
fails to grapple the anxiety, he may want to show the face of every simpleton
who is all unknown to the world and it’s very intricate to find out who is
whom. Logics may transform the thought but for general people thrill means when
you are dragged for what extent you don’t know!
I am confidently stating
this that you can splurge for it….
Once again he proves himself as an undisputed Sultan of Bollywood, believe me nobody is close to him. His swagger movement, groaning attitude and power of being #SalmanKhan is what people wants. I always questioned him for his acting skills, but he is a champion of entertainment, so again in the midst when Bollywood is actually suffering from big crisis and desperately needs Magnum opus hit Salman Bhai reins their appetites with his multi-fashioned styles.
#Sultan is a kind of fictitious biographical drama, about a self-styled wrestler living in Haryana who wins Olympic and become world champion. His girlfriend (#AnushkaSharma) cum wife plays a very important role in his life to become a greatest wrestler. This film starts with the early climax, Director already set the premises where I was little annoyed because this similar establishment had already been put in movie ‘Brother’ but this is the only analogy which complicates me but when Mr. Director #AliAbbasJafarpulls us back to almost 8 years and shows the inception of Sultan (Salman Khan) I felt calm, so the simple 30 year old unemployed village man still runs to catch the kite has no proper mission in life suddenly falls in love with female wrestler (Anushka Sharma) who is preparing for #Olympicswith full passion, once humiliated Sultan in front of his friends and from there his successful journey begins but tragic mid time crisis destroys his life, but you know he is Salman Khan so he must come back….
The most powerful elements of this film is Haryanavi Dialogues but those are not only dialogues or a matter of communicating things but what I learn was the actual theorem of language that it comes, delivers or shows you nature and even temperaments of society, and Mr. Jafar goes very far with this, he abbreviated an all new things where we can feel the nature of Haryana and that is commendable. As a gritty female Anushka Sharma was just fantastic, she was so adorable in this film that sometimes you take liberty to shift your eyes from Salman Khan, even long time missing from screen #AmitSadh looks good and smart but again playing as a special guest appearance #RandeepHooda won the heart of people, he was just charismatic. And i specially mention #Anantsharma (Sultan's Friend) actually did the most fantastic and fascinating performance and clearly a winner in supporting role.
Over all and above all It’s a Salman Khan film and he knows that people loves him in any which way. He single handedly carried this film not just as Salman, the Charmer but also as a performer, it is as if everybody was doing this from the bottom of their heart. Even the film Director does not show Salman Khan as an arrogant messiah of masses, he used simple tools to lure people that How humble Bhaijaan is ?
Some intense fights were remarkable, and Salman khan did them with full of energy, I loved that shot where for the first time he takes off his shirt not to show his packs but his unshaped belly. That was the point I felt that he has acting skills but very few in this Industry has shown.
This film is an accumulation of emotion, action and stardom, little slow in first half but doesn’t matter that pushes this to not a regular action film, it shapes Salman Khan in different way.
If you want to reach-out for sober entertainment, go for it, you will definitely not get disappointed.
But in a more simplified way.Here Manoj Bajpai urf Raghavan turns to Raman
and Mr. Bachachan turns to Raghav, when I saw Aks, truly I didn’t understand it
then but with the passing time I fomented my desire to explore the 4th
world and I bought the DVD of “Aks”, thoroughly traversed to the other
perspective which changed me a lot but When it comes to Mr. Director
#Anuragkashyap, he binds the lace of soul mates in just 8 chapters. In prima facie
it looks like a perfect blend of psycho-thriller but if you already gone by the
posters of #Ramanraghav2.0 then you realizes that the “AKS” is transferred.
#AnuragKashyap is known as a difficult filmmaker, his grainy
approach towards characters, successfully following the dark shadows, his
extreme obsession about fret mentality which some how automatically falls under
his own shadow, where all his grimy abstract ideas exists in the form of ‘Scorsese’,
if you remember Max Cady of ‘Cape fear’ or Jake of ‘Raging bull’ then only you
will be able to cross the viaduct otherwise would meander into the lawful and
lawlessness only to bring black & white rectangles of a chessboard where at
the end Raman is brandishing his bent iron rod. Actually these darker shades
were already told many times by #Anuragkashyap, so overall atmosphere, drugs;
self-destructive pustule characterizations are all similar.
Here his definition is clearer to me, the one who killed
naturally and the other who killed in hiding. One is free from any fear and the
other is disturbed by the fear and at the end both become a necessity. In the world of #Anuragkashyap both the identities doesn't want any redemption or feeling any remorse, they are just indecent.
If I saw
this film in holistic way then it started well with some catchy dialogues,
exploration of a mindset with small disturbing thrills but slowly it was
fading-out with some predictable moments. But the strongest things are performances
that maul your imaginations very badly. Nawazuddin Siddqui was terrific, tragic
and horrifying, he carries this film solely, his walk, his run, his dialogue
delivery, his glaring eyes were just mesmerizing, although I have always been a
great admirer of Irrfan Khan but now Nawaz stole that seed from me, Vicky
Kaushal as Raghav is also brilliant in every form whether his addiction to
drugs or his unknown guilt or even strange relationships, he excels. Other
characters are also good. I love Ram Sampath’s music that lances my instincts.
So overall this film doesn’t have hardcore substance but it
has height of performances. I am not going to write story of this film because
that may haze your thrills.
If nonsensical-sexiest films bores you then go for this
hardcore greenish film. Which is not RED.
crafted, seems deliberately enacted with marketing strategies. It is too lighter
than the gruesome truth that Punjab is facing. In this documentary cum episodic
plot I kept my mobile on and scrolled it just to avoid being repetitive.I am thinking if Mr. Nihlani has given this
film a smooth go then what would have been the fate? This movie is not worth of all the hype which
was rigorously circulated by the media. Why Mr. Nihlani gave-away the much
practisized tools to the makers, who already knew that #Udtapunjab will squat just
after its release, but controversies draws attentions yet it’s still unable to
create buzz in people’s mind. I was sitting in the vacant theatre, rolling my
thoughts up and down, frequently pulling the bathroom door, spraying the
commode, styled my moustache, refraining myself to enter the screening room but
when I managed to set-in, the similar plots were showering…. What the “F” ?
problem is not only to understand situation of Punjab but in a more vigorous
way it lies being an aficionado of International Cinema, when it comes to
characterization it becomes so unrealistic where you couldn’t possibly attach a
bit with it… unwanted madness, lame graffiti of society, still fearful to reach
in-depth. This is certainly not a Chaubey’s style of filmmaking he was surely
under the influence of those cinemas like Requiem for a dream. This must have
thrived his mind so badly that the result was pathetic, far away from the core
matter just take a character of Tommy (Shahid) a singer, he is extremely
volatile, boorish, turbulent, drawn by cocaine, suddenly gets enlightened in
police cell and throw lectures during his show. When u keenly observes this
entire episode, you got amazed that there is no SEX exists in the so-called
drug ghettos. The minute your thought goes minus sex, you lost the way then and
there. The wildness of drugs are very much proportionate
to sex and women.
I have no intention to write its storyline,
because it’s again a torture. Different-2 characters placed into circumstantial
conditions, moving along with director’s demand not by their own merits.
Exercising with ongoing situations and finally they all gathered like Priyadarshan’s
climax. The End.
But there are some “Aha’ moments like Shahid’s
performance was remarkable, I love the way Alia spoke in Bihari slangs, her
efforts were visible. Kareena Kapoor looks old and pitty, Diljit was very
natural and I must say he left his presence.
It’s a very melodramatic film, relying totally on
editing but sometimes those cuts were so sharp that left you empty handed.
After all very edgy cuts it’s a very lengthy film and if you want to know the
Punjab’s problem in a superficial way then go and watch.
I saw Mr. Bachchan’s entry, I must tell you his still wary eyes, entangled
wrinkles, jaw-dropping expression takes me away from theater to his own world.
He was so high in his performance that stomps us into his long wait for
justice. Almost eight years back his grand daughter was kidnapped and killed by
a stranger, no leads were found by the police and it was shut case, but Mr.
John Biswas still a seeker of truth and his firm belief pushes Father Martine
played by solid Nawazuddin Siddique to look for truth, a one-time police officer
who investigated the matter and to come out from the grieves of not performing,
Nawazuddin’s performance as a strict denial character is rock solid and
looks like a very simple story and believe me it is, but the way it is executed
is engrossing. A quiet milieu is very supportive to craft the thrill, just like
Kahaani, it grabbles with local elements old fashioned houses, tortuous shabby
aisles and very importantly slow moving life of Kolkata “ Yahaan Jaldi Kuch
Nahi Hota”. Te3n is a remake of a Korean film ‘Montage’ but it gives almost
justice to that. The first half was little slow, showing Mr. Bachchan’s daily
struggle with decrepit scooter, continuously listening his granddaughter’s
voice, fulfilling his daily needs, caring his crippled wife went unexpectedly slightly
far which was not mending with the situations, Te3n even suffers with its lame
climax. After finding the culprit, it goes unnecessarily into tying up the
loose ends. A short of predictability surely weaken its intent but presentation
cinematography is very much close to life’s of Kolkata and even divulges the
entire ambience the way it is. Vidya Balan (Sarita) is another character in the
film which balances the proximity of lose but she is little heavy for the film,
I am totally disappointed with her out of the sink performance. This work of
art has mix flavor, at some instance it may give you a jerk or it slides away
without catching the emotional transcendence.
wish it could hold the mystery for some more time.
think we shouldn’t see this mirror in any critical manner; some perspective has
bigger pain than analyzing the film. Our thrust should never be to torn
something. Omung Kumar’s Sarbjit is a second biopic after Mary Kom which was
not as deep like this, basically I was very disappointed with Mary Kom, Though
this comeback is certainly not his best but it’s strong. I admire Omung Kumar
for making Sarbjit alive once again in our moist eyes. Every biopic already has
enough strength to convert into a good visuals whether it’s a story of a sports
person or some politician or even business tycoons but very few has heart
breaking quench and Sarbjit falls in this category. How he languished for more
than two decades as a prisoner in Pakistani jail, convicted for espionage and
every Indian knows about Sarbjit and how his life made news headlines here,
which exuded his life in diplomatic monsoon. Screen opens with a search of Sarbjit
dissolved into a beautiful backdrop of Punjab, where Director started back from
1984, how Sarbjit’s family happily moving with their small wishes. Here we saw
a tragic story of his sister Dalbir Kaur but we suddenly moved to the main
storyline. Over all 1st half was little howling, Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan who is playing Sarbjit’s sister role was sometimes over dramatic, why
Director wants her to scream, please do not do it, her beautiful face is not
just to yell, she has more depth than that. But after interval when suffering
gets some light automatically our senses start fighting with the emotional
through Sarbjit’s sister we saw this journey but at the same time the negation
of humanity, senseless political system and never ending fight of a normal
people. One can easily understand the feeling of a family who is battling
against all odds and the person who don’t know why he is in prison and for what
he has been punished for so long.
Hooda is at his best, I am watching him since ‘D’ and I must appreciate his
endeavor that lingers him in a good league of actors. Richa Chadda played his
wife’s role, she is not very vocal but her silence makes you cry for sure, a
shot when Dalbir Kaur attempts suicide, the performance she delivers is a crux
of her acting skills. Cinematography is good, some shots are memorable, the one
where we have 1st encounter with the cage of Sarbjit.
this film looks little lengthy but suffering is endless.