Saturday, 28 March 2009

Movie Review: Ek: The Power of One: Masala escape and drab old herogiri

We were killed by Shriya Saran this Saturday afternoon. The whole sensuousness and the subtlety of her appearance on screen got to us, that we were the only ones in the theatre gazing dazed at the 70mm screen, as Saran smiled through a unmelodious end credits song in backless blouses and semi-transparent sarees...
The movie? Yeah, we did watch it, we did...
Ek: The power of one is a shallow film, high on heroism and dangerous glamorisation of crime and violence. The Nana Patekar track has many humourous moments, the action scenes are high on brainless heroics, and you can easily make jokes at the emotional parts, watch it in a cinema hall if you have no other option.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Movie Review: ZULU (1964)

It really happened...
1879, Africa
An Anglo-Zulu war is brimming. After the massacre of more than 1,500 British soldiers at the Battle of Isandlwana by 20,000 Zulu warriors, a 4000-strong Zulu group heads to annihilate Rorke's Drift, a small English Army station comprising of 140-odd soldiers. The breathless drama that ensues in the movie adaptation of this battle makes for a lively Sunday evening at home.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Dog Story: Hypnotic

Look into my are no longer human...
you are me...I am you...bark now!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Movie Review: Little Zizou: Celebrating life the Parsi way!

Embellished with sparking wit, a wonderful cast, hilarious Parsi characters and a bitter sweet look at the community without being forced or ambiguous for a minute, Little Zizou is a treat to watch, a gem of a movie. Meanwhile, we are already looking forward to the next Sooni Taraporevala film...bring it on! By the way, check out the movie website

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Movie Review: 13B

The best horror movies 'prey' on our own fears - that can collectively be grouped as the fear of the unknown. Darkness represents one such fear, so does death. 13B is neither frightening, nor is it so badly made that you can laugh at it.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Movie Review: Valkyrie, Delhi-6 and Milk

A riveting drama based on a true story of the final known assassination attempt to kill Adolf Hitler, the film unfolds in breathtaking suspense, a kind of atmosphere Director Bryan Singer created so memorably in The Usual Suspects. The end result may not be a classic, but it still works. Worth a watch.

Killed by a shallow and contrived script that irritates whenever the 'Monkey Man' comes into picture, Delhi-6 gets too engrossed in its metaphors and symbolic gestures. The performances by the cast are splendid though, great songs by AR Rahman and Rakyesh Mehra does create some engaging scenes, but in totality the movie doesn't connect.

A man sits alone by a table in a dark room, presses the record button of his tape and starts to speak,"This tape has to be played on the account of my death, either by assassination or otherwise." Thus begins Gus Van Saint's Milk, an engrossing take on the last eight years in the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person in the US to be elected to an official government post.Go for it.

TV thrills

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