Go Goa Gone – Movie Review

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I haven’t updated my blog from a long time and I thought Blogoversary( which is just a fortnight away) would be a good time for that. But then Life has its own way of spoiling your plans or should I say “Karma” has a way of getting back at you.

I don’t know what possessed me that I thought of watching this movie “Go Goa Gone” after reading a few online reviews. It is a good movie no doubt just not my kind. It is not a horror movie but a zomcom i.e. a zombie comedy or whatever that means. Dark humour at its best you can say. Who can imagine running around trees with a zombie while a romantic song plays in the background?

Though I personally loved a few comic scenes, I am not able to get a few macabre scenes out of my head. They are just too gory for my taste. Why am I writing this? Coz although it is a good movie if you can’t take that extra bit of violent scenes or take pleasure in dark humour, Think twice before you enter the cinema hall. Ditto if you are expecting a horror movie or a Hollywood type zombie movie or only a comedy movie. Everyone else will love the movie or so I hope. Nice story, characterization & acting. At least different if nothing else.

And yes no matter what is the reason, please don’t take your kids along. I saw a few kids in the hall & wondered why would any parent/ parents do that? Any thoughts?

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Jaspal Bhatti – The original satirist

It is indeed a sad day. Jaspal Bhatti, the satirist, died in a road accident this morning. Most of us would remember him from his hit show ‘Flop show’. He was made for social satire. He took on everybody – chief guests arriving fashionably late, fake medical reimbursement claims of employees police, from police, doctors to PhD guides. They used to be so good just the title song makes you laugh. The show started with titles saying “mismanged by” and “misdirected by”. RIP Jaspal Bhatti! You will always be remembered.

A short video of Jaspal Bhatti from Mar 2010.

Saat Khoon Maaf -Movie Review

 

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Saat Khoon Maaf is a Vishal Bharadwaj movie based on Ruskin Bond’s “Susanna’s Seven Husbands” . A dark-comedy about Susanna and how she kills her seven husbands. The beautiful, confident and zesty Susanne loses Mom and Dad early in life and hence their love. Later she is married to Maj. Rodrigues, her Dad’s choice. The perfect Indian husband boring, possessive, insecure. Her search for true love starts there and never ends. In the first half of the movie you sympathize with Susanna  for her choice of husbands but in the second half her irritability reaches a new high. Each of the husbands seem to have a despicable  flaw that she seems to grow weary of and decides to put an end to it. Some of the dialogues are worth remembering like “Miss Saheb apna Raasta nahi badlti, kutto ka khopdi udati hai”. In one of the scene during their wedding vows when they say “Till death do us apart” and you can’t help notice the wickedness.

 

Though you know what is going to happen next it still keeps you glued. The performances are all power-packed. Piggy Chops is all set to become the next Madhuri of the industry. Her acting and make up are both worth a mention. Neil’s character is damn convincing too. “Darling” – song is definitely the most beautiful part of the movie.  The music is good too. Only I would have preferred the ending presented in a better way. I know most people found the moving boring but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Dark is the new flavor of the season. Finally, one hindi movie I could write nice things about. Experimentation is a good thing not every experiment has to be huge success.

De Dana dan movie review

This is copy-pasted from my own review@mouthshut.com

De Dana Dhan is a laughter riot. Truly a Priyadarshan movie. Ultimate Confusion has been created.  I wonder how Priyadrashan conceives such ideas. Anybody would get lost in such a plot. Unlike other Priyadarshan movies which end in confusion, this one starts with confusion.

I wouldn’t delve into the story because there is no story. It is a mindless comedy. You gotta leave your brains at home before you watching this one. But what makes it worth watching is that it makes you laugh. I esp. liked the scene when Tinu Anand crashes into the mirror to catch Akshay.  All the performances are good. Amazing cast and performances. Neha Dhupia requires a special mention. The movie has its put offs though. Demeaning language like Chi***l and kutte ki pilli and of course at times you find characters plain noisy. But there is enough comedy to compensate these.
It is a very light-hearted refrshing movie and you’ll love it. Go watch it !!!

Comedy Capers

Every afternoon when I go our office Canteen I hope to get a glimpse of the latest happenings in the world. The TV in canteen is supposed to be tuned in to a news channel. Since I don’t have a TV at home, this is the only place where I get to see some news.But what I get to see everyday is some stand up comedy reality show. I wonder if the news channel show news anymore. 
Entertainment programs shown through News channels wouldn’t have been so bad considering that I get to watch something atleast. But these shows are far from funny. And to see small kids crack double meaning jokes is just not funny. Why does the society want grown-up kids? Why do we need to take away their innocence and sweet childhood from them? We are definitely giving them a chance to showcase their talents but at what cost. 
Why is it that News channels like CNBC and BBC have enough stories to broadcast but desi news channels need to resort to entertainment programs?

 

Every afternoon when I go our office Canteen I hope to get a glimpse of the latest happenings in the world. The TV in canteen is supposed to be tuned in to a news channel. Since I don’t have a TV at home, this is the only place where I get to see some news.But what I get to see everyday is some stand up comedy reality show. I wonder if the news channel show news anymore. 

Entertainment programs shown through News channels wouldn’t have been so bad considering that I get to watch something atleast. But these shows are far from funny. And to see small kids crack double meaning jokes is just not funny. Why does the society want grown-up kids? Why do we need to take away their innocence and sweet childhood from them? We are definitely giving them a chance to showcase their talents but at what cost. 

Why is it that News channels like CNBC and BBC have enough stories to broadcast but desi news channels need to resort to entertainment programs?