The day has come, Friday turned
deeper, and box office drew intellects who has some understanding & respect
for cinema. Undisputed perfectionist of Indian Cinema Mr. Aamir Khan is up with
his new venture Dangal a journey of a Mahavir Singh Phogat the famous wrestler
and a father of international champion wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita. Just after five months of Sultan, bombardment
of almost similar subjects lost the interest from viewers. But it’s only Aamir
Khan who has that credibility which sustained deeply into people’s mind. He has
again proven his ability as Mahavir Singh Phogat, his dedication is visible in
Dangal. He lived with pain, suffering and his own volition to win a gold medal
for his country made another masterpiece which stays in heart.
Dangal is based on one time
promising wrestler Mahavir Phogat’s daughter Geeta and Babita who won
commonwealth game gold medal for India. The story is quite simple and straight
but execution wasn’t that simple it has in depth detailing in each scene. We
have already watched some mind blowing wrestling stunt in #Sultan but Dangal is
altogether different from that whether its emotion or stunt. I have never seen
this kind of clean wrestling in cinema. It never seems as stunt to me, I was
enjoying full fledge wrestling of Geeta Phogat which looks so original that it
almost takes you to the real world of Sports.
Dangal reaches the label on can
expect from Mr Aamir Khan but Mr. Director Nitesh Tiwari did fantastic job and
give total justice to this. From the first frame it holds a grip of
storytelling very comfortably showing the societal dissidence, the
heartbreaking jibes and a winning spirit of a father who comes out even more
tougher. Although Aamir is in a lead but wrestling is real protagonist. Almost
169 mins long film is actual hero, it’s the film who acted, who sung and won
hearts. In Sultan Salman Khan dominates with heroism but Dangal spins its own
wheel and all the casts are just the supporting elements.
Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta
Kumari delivers a strong performance, she is beautiful, elegant and tough. Her
fight was sheer treat, it is enjoyable, original and realistic. Amitabh Bhattacharya writes
brilliant words I love the background score and lovely camera work.
In one word Dangal is a movie for Indian Women who stood for
nation and inspiration of Sakshi Malik. A very bold step taken by Mahavir
Phogat and his daughters definitely heat ups our traditional method.
Significantly confined into very
small premises is the only problem about PINK. Coaching the most recent issues
in an almost direct way which are precisely loud, touches the feminine clusters
sharply with the tight storytelling. Pink is dark in making and possibly
enhances the characteristic of prevailing views towards females in a subtle
form. Here I believe that Mr. Director Anirudha Roy Chowdhury dealt a much
wider problem quite narrowly, everything from the dark corner, side by side shot,
mostly focuses the monotonous subject line to the similar emotional quotes.
Although these are the area in my
opinion goes little far from what has been told till now. This is the story
about three independent working girl Minal (Tapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti
Kulhari) and Andria who are circumstantially involve into attempt to murder
charge where they are supposed to be the culprit of charging the guy. All the
characters smartly placed their sufferings, trauma sometimes makes you very
suffocative yes this is the strength of this film this takes you in the
helpless world of females where some are distinctive but their voices are
limited. The grumblings are visible through out the movie which pushes us into
the realm of orthodox mentality but Pink also shows that everyone is not
anti-women some are supporting the new era of women liberation, do be so
cautious about this liberation because maximum number of women are living in
the shadow of somebody like slaves, actually their life is more fricative than Dalits, in our eyes their interactive
accessibility to the world is called freedom for them but it’s again a feudal
mentality which dominates our senses in wrong direction. I think first half is
very slow only just to create the thrill Mr. Director stretches more than what
the story demands. When movie starts with the running titles over black screen
without any music I thought some hard events are going to come but eventually
it didn’t, even audience holds their breath for long to know that what had
happened to the girls?
I love this film not because it
touches some real issues nor for its storyline but due to performances,
especially none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, with his strong stony eyes
just can’t let you figure out what is running into his mind, I like the
performances of all the girls but when Tapsee gets abducted and molested that
too in the running van it simply stuns you but film leaves you there after
showing some after effect! In court room scenes as well argument is confined
basically on the earlier issues.
There are flaws but Ritesh shah’s
story has some genuine questions which shakes you yet if he could have managed
to establish some more plots this would have been more promising.
BATHROOM VERDICT: PRE INTERVAL
#Pink fails to hold the audience…
it is very slow and repetitive. But Yes this is not a full fledge Salman Type
Paisa V asool film.
When every aspects closing their doors someone has to punch feistily.
This concept primarily builds the plot around Akira of Jodhpur Rajasthan. Akira
is nothing but a fight against four corrupt police officer who mistakenly
abducts a college girl Akira and tried to encounter her with two others but luckily
she manages to run, further going through with all topsy-turvy situation it
reaches the old method type climax. So it’s just a simple revenge film, as simple
as that and The End.
But you can’t expect just this much from Director A.R.Murugadoss,
it’s more riveting thriller where some emotional quotes and grisly truth about
the police system comes out nicely. The character of Akira is strong, they
build it very firmly. When she is small she witnessed throwing of an acid on a
girl just in front of her eyes which prompted her to take Karate classes and
eventually one day fighting against one punk, accidently she pours acid on him.
It takes 3 years to prove her innocence. Afterward she lives quietly with her
mother but thrill is still awaiting for her in Mumbai where four police officer
did the crime and somehow their attempts goes entirely wrong. This looks a
perfect conspiracy till when Akira wittingly impinges with them.
Akira is not impeccable action thriller, it lacks surprises,
strong elements and more powerful punches from Akira (Sonakshi Sinha), her behavior
is volatile, and repetitively putting this kind of strong character into the Asylum
was disheartening. The major surprise element is #AnuragKashyap, his screen presence
is literally powerful, as a cruel, cunning drug addict officer he actually
catches the attention, hopefully if he played the role of (Kaizad Khambatta) Karan
Johar in Bombay Velvet he would have definitely made the difference. Other
surprise is Konkona sen sharma, she was awesome in her characterization, I really
enjoyed her watching as a pregnant police officer, her everything was just
perfect, her walk, her talk, her belly. Sonakshi Sinha as a protagonist is just
ok, her performance was average, I think Director was more interested in showing
conspiracy and in the end he was left with unwilling climax.
As a film Mera Naam Akira is another women centric collage
but like heroic entry it lacks the powerful climax. Strongly, I wanted more
punches from Akira.
POST INTERVAL – BATHROOM VERDICT
Morning show in Regent saw
a very fewer response, when I entered into the theatre room It was almost empty
but surprisingly after interval some more people joins me inside the toilet they
were quite satisfied with the film discussing about the 1st half that
it is engaging, if other half continued with the similar pace this would be an interesting
film altogether. So it’s clear that people are liking it and I think Sunday will
be very crucial for Akira… Best of Luck !
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.