There is not a day in my life that I do not watch movies :) or read books :)
As per me - its criminal to not to watch movies & read books.
Give me any good movie or a book any day and I will be more than glad to go through them.
Be it an Indian, a Western, European, Japanese, British - anything but in English for now.
Suggest a good one & you will see my take on the same within a week on this Blog :)
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Ajab Gazabb Love (2012) - Comedy
The day Jacky Bhagnani’s first
movie “Faltu” came – it made me realize that another “Uday Chopra” was born
that day. All his movies will have a tag line in big bold silver letters saying
“My Dad is Vashu Bhagnani and we can buy any Director to make a movie for me”.
Imagine for this movie they actually hired Sanjay Gadhvi – the same guy who
gave us fantastic movies like “Dhoom” and “Dhoom 2” and what a disaster this
one turns out to be. More than entertainment it shocks you with its cast,
story, songs, handling and almost everything associated with the movie is total
crap. Imagine this for the starters – his royal entry into the movie right
after all the characters are self introduced – he walks in showing his 8 packs
with 4 Ferrari’s parked on each side with 4 bikini babes each side dancing in
front of them – WOW – what else one wants with a dad like that. Still, the
freaking movie and story goes nowhere – he and the rest of the idiots in the
movie (Will call them that for signing a movie with him in lead) try to put
their best foot forward to make this work yet – it was destined to sink without
a trace and I guess that’s exactly what happened to this one. Still, his next
will be ready for a royal release in couple of months, if I am not wrong.
The Movie: Same old story of a
girl who hates rich guys, so our Rich dude who drives a range rover becomes a
poor guy, immediately she falls in love and wants to meet his poor family, he
ends up renting a house in some slum to impress her, she wants to meet his
family, finally everyone in his family including the super rich dad agrees. His
super rich dad becomes a banana seller and learns a lesson himself, starts
donating 30% of his income for poor people. In the meantime comes the twist in
the tale as we could predict it – in the form of a Rich brother who has a twin
– again they too are super rich like rich guys dad and all. A couple of turns
and twists and some idiotic comic scenes later they all happily agree and let
them marry. WOW – what a story and what a class movie from one of the best
Directors who has lost the plot entirely. I mean, movies like this prove it
again and again that with money you can definitely hire talented people but
again they end up making a joke of themselves to regret later that why did they
even sign in the very first place. I am sure talented actors like Arjun Rampal,
Arshad Warsi, Darshan Zariwala, over the top Kirron Kher – they all are wasted
big time in such a crappy movie. The South Indian hottie who I guess makes a Hindi
movie debut won’t even find a mention in my short review. I seriously hope they
learn a lesson and this guy goes in production side or else will end up being a
loser like Yash Chopra’s son Uday Chopra.
Jacky, Director Sanjay Gadhvi and DC Avanti
The Car: Another person who will
be highly disappointed with the failure of this movie will be the acclaimed
Indian Car (Re) Designer Dilip Chhabria better known as DC. Its very
unfortunate that he chose this movie to launch his acclaimed car DC Avanti –
the one in the Picture. As the story in the movie goes the rich guy’s son
designs a “Dream Car” and they call it “DC”. I don’t know why but they did use
almost all the cars that one can name off in the movie barring their own car
which he designs so passionately and is very keen on making it a grand success.
A first of its own kinds sports car made in India for Indians. Again its Mr.
Bhagnani’s money that plays the game here but never works, the comedy doesn’t
makes you laugh, cinematography at best I will call it average as they don’t
take us anywhere we haven’t gone in past. Even with so many cars on board –
hired for the movie – there isn’t one that you will remember as soon as you are
done with the movie – let alone the car that they design as it suddenly
vanishes from the story and never comes back. I so much looked forward to see
if they are actually going to drive it in the end may be. Naah! They don’t do
that, I guess DC just allowed them to show it on screen and never allowed them
to touch it or start it – let alone driving it. The fate of the actual car is
yet to be seen – hope it doesn’t bites the dust like the movie does.