September 20, 2009

Masala Pradesh Mini Masala Reviews!

These days since being back at school, I've had less time to see movies, but one day a movie comes along that you just need to see, and DBH is one of them! I've ventured a couple of times to the Indian cinema right on the outskirts of Vancouver. Valiantly I trek to see these movies, and most of the time I am dissapointed with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, or Welcome or too affected by the really swingy chairs that were newly installed!
But this summer I was very impressed by the movies that came out and the ones I bought from my Auntydvd-wallah whose shop is conveniently is two streets away from my college!
Anyway onto the reviews!

Dil Bole Hadippa - there's something that all these new actresses are missing, which is the general all roundedness in comedy/dance/dressup/drama, all the things that Rani Mukherjee is! And the critics that i usually listen to and scoff at, won't like this film because its full on masala. From the dressup which seems to be very common in the new Yash Raj films, this was not frustrating and pie -inducing like Rab Ne... it was played for comedy and it worked, because of Rani of course! She's back with a bang, she reminds me of a bubbly Neetu Singh, and she makes a quite cute couple with Shahid Kapoor who on the request of Filmi Girl i have ruled that Shahid must always where American Apparel looking V-necks or on my suggestion just wearing a towel around his neck! He looks hot, though the movie is not his and when he gets intense he gets really intense! Even Rakhi Sawant made an impact, she finally landed the YRaj movie, but as a supporting character. Though the work she's had done, makes her look like a tranny sometimes, but enough about that! Sure the movie is cheesy, and colourful and mindless but i let all that go and went for my Rani! DBH is a fun movie worth a watch simply because Rani is BACCCKKK!

Love Aaj Kal - Though I really liked Jab We Met, I didn't go in to the cinema seeking another one in Love Aaj Kal, because they are too different. First things first, Saif the botox did work but your dancing skills in the Twist song were hilariously bad, and you tried WAAAAY too hard to catch up with your younger friends in the video. I liked this movie apart from that it seemed real though a Bollywoodized version of young love these days, though I must say I love the Love Kal part because it was cute, and the poor unbilled Giselle as Harleen was great for a first time role, and Saif in his Punjabi role was good, and his bhangra dancing was like an old uncle but fun! Now onto the Love Aaj, it was okay though I really doubt they would be on such great terms after they break up with each other, like talking on and on! But onto to Deepika, she was pretty stale in the beginning of the movie, but as it progressed there were sparks of good acting by her, though that came right at the end! Love Aaj Kal is a good timepass worth watching for Saif's wrinkle free face and funny dancing!

Chalti Ka Naam Ghadi - I loved this movie, the three Kumar brothers Ashok, Anoop, and Kishore are hilarious as 3 mechanic brothers that are taught to hate women by older bhai Ashok. It reminded me of the Marx brothers movies, and these 3 Indian Marx's also had a great flair for slapstick and witty banter. But you can't talk of this laugh riot without Madhubala, who looks just gorgeous here and her comic timing is right up there with hubby Kishore and quick cute laugh is just infectious. The movie only suffers when KN Singh, as glorious and dapper villain as he is, is forced to wear an awful wig with a 1930's style curl to it!

Do Bigha Zameen - I'm taking a film class at college and one essay topic is to cover the importance of a foreign filmaker on North America, I might do it on Bimal Roy, but this movie impacted the most because of Balraj Sahni's riveting performance as the poor rikshaw man forced to fend himself in the big city of Kolkatta. Apparently Balraj went all method on the role and drove round a rikshaw as preparation for the role, which seems to show because he looks the character and you can totally see him as a broken down. AND Filmi Baccha Rattan Kumar from Boot Polish is his cute little kid that learns boot polish off kid actor Jagdeep(not even restrained as a kid!)

Here you go, a small round up of the movies I saw this summer! Hope you like it!


bollyviewer said...

I may actually get to watch DBH on the big screen!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for it.

Love Aaj Kal was kind of OK (a better story would have done wonders for the film) mostly because of SAIF. Botox, or no, ageing or no, he's still got IT! :-)

ajnabi said...

Nice reviews, Rum-a-licious! :-D I can't wait to see DBH when it comes out on DVD. I prefer Shahid intense to Shahid goofy so this should be fun. LOL

Rum said...

Bollyviewer - Love Aaj Kal i liked though the story was pretty patchy, and Saif has still got that je ne sais quoi!

Sitaji - Rakhi as much as i adore her outspoken quotes and bad reality shows, she looked toooo done up! DBZ was soo powerful and puddle inducing :(

Ajnabi - Shahid in any intense or happy mode is HAWT!