September 20, 2004
A Garfield of a weekend
As scheduled I slept like a log and ate like a hog... and watched movies ... Hindi movies and one silly english movie.... Friday being only my off day... i decided to just laze around...Rocks my man is not a fan of Hindi movies so this day I got the opportunity to watch all the chamiya ishtyle movies... he hehe Started with Phir Milenge.... Nothing Chamiya about it .... Liked the way the movie was handled... though I thought in the beginning that this would be another copy from an English movie "Philedelphia" but though the theme was the same the story was handled very maturely and very much the Indian way. Its sad that we do not have any laws protecting a HIV positive patient... who can lead a normal life.. This movie wakes us up to an issue which is very much a reality. A socially educating movie... a must watch. Salman and Shilpa have done pretty ok.. Salman could have done better.. but I guess it was enough... Revathy has done a good job.Most of the shots being shot in Bangalore... made it cool to watch... heheh !! Previously we would just hear "I am going to Bangalore" in dialouges of Hindi movies.. and now the story has been picturised in Bangalore... After Mitr I think this is one of her good efforts... Direction wise... could have been better.. but the story was so strong and captivating.. that one can ignore the bloopers... Frankly I prefer movies that make sense and put forwards a message instead of song and dance.... this medium can do a lot to educate the masses... ( thanks for the correction Stone) And then Fida came around... Total mixture of Daar, Murder, Jism, Anjaam, you name it... you have got it ... Forgive me fans of Fida but except for the song Nazar Nazar where Shahid Khan does a good job of dancing around... the rest of the movie kept me having deja vu of seen that been there... kind of feeling... Blooper ... hero gets badly beaten thrown from top .. yet he survives..to fight back... hero gets shot in the chest... and falls into the river.. yet he survives... Villain a total ...funny character who enters in as fast as he exits out.. the villain character was not needed at all... Shahid should seriously try and stick to chocolate boy roles.. he cannot get away with a la KKKKKKi Disjointed scenes.. no link.. no story... if you are a hindi movie buff... you will know exactly which scene has been taken from which movie.... good cast, some good music, ok cinematography, but stupid movie... waste of time... So that Rocks does not feel left out we watched Alient vs Predator. This is another laughable movie I have seen.. after watching Alien and Predator... seperately... this seems to be a spoof on each... half the movie, the Alien is shown with shaky lips grrrrrring away... dribbling saliva ( YUCK) and the other half Predator is busy...killing humans and aliens and then getting killed and then befriending the only human living... guess what a woman... hehahahahah !!! God save me !!! I think the director and the story writer got confused as to how to construct the story... LOL another example of mixture of other stories into one story.... Kyon Ho Gaya Na... Bass ho gaya na ??? ( Enigma thanks for the correction) This film is a sad attempt at tickling oneself and making oneself laugh... the only attraction are the song and dance rouitines... which is pretty catchy... that is all I have to say... Vivek Oberoi should seriously try and get a ground... in the industry... he is pathetic... Amitabh who has done great comedy movies.. is sad... Aishwairaya rai... ahem.. I guess.... she did what she is mostly best at... looking and dancing good... SIGH !!! Went to the theatres to catch Catwoman...Ok this is by far the most entertaining movie of my weekend... After Spiderman 2 , this was decent... some stuff could have been improved.. like the fight scenes could have been slower.. it was too fast for the naked eye to see... story is fantasy... and just like comic books it was ok ... you see it you forget it... so I guess if you are in a silly mood to just chill out this would be an okay movie...
Posted by Pallavi at 9/20/2004 04:21:00 AM