Omkara



Brilliant!

After the brilliance in Maqbool, the adaptation of Macbeth to the Mumbai underworld scenario, Vishal Bharadwaj once again proves his brilliance and his understanding of cinema, music, Shakespeare and more importantly Storytelling.

Omkara is a tale of people, desire, jealousy, revenge, reaction and regret. Based on Shakespeare’s Othello Vishal has very cleverly adapted it to the UP badlands as the stage and extracted outstanding performances from the cast.

Yes, Kareena Kapoor actually acts. Ajay Devgan as Omi (Othello) and Saif Ali Khan as Langda Tyagi (Iago), Kareena as Dolly (Desdemona) and Konkana Sen Sharma as Indu (Emilia) throw in brilliant performances. Vivek Oberoi as Kesu (Cassio) and Bipasha Basu as Billoo (Bianca) don’t have too much to do, not to blame them as that’s the way the story goes.

Langda instills doubt in the mind of Omi about Omi’s love Dolly and drives Omi against Kesu who was given preference over Langda himself in the hierarchy within the gang. The tragic events that unfold, the drama and the regret really holds you and proves once again that at the core of great movie lies a great story & screenplay, director and hardworking actors.

Vishal uses darkness very effectively in every frame to give depth to the characters and all the elements of the movie fit in together like the prefect puzzle. You know what’s coming, but yet the movie engrosses you so much and you know its such a powerful movie because halfway through you actually feel like getting up from your seat and shouting at Omi to not believe Langda and Langda’s clever manipulations. That’s the sign of a good movie, a movie that engrosses and involves you.

The dialogues in the first half are difficult to follow as they are in one of the local dialects of a UP region. The music and the spacing given to the music make sure the music is a character in the movie (the only other person in India would be Ram Gopal Varma who does this and of course across the seas there’s Quentin Tarantino). Must say because the music’s by Vishal himself it really integrates itself into the movie. The lyrics are by Gulzar and I definitely have to listen to the songs again.

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

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Lady in the Water





A film by M Night Shyamalan

If you see these words on screen, be sure that you will either like the movie (be fascinated by it) or will find it slow and boring.

Lady in the Water is one such movie. M Night is commonly believed to be one of the few film makers who are in the Hitchcokian School of film making. The slow pans, simple characters playing the protagonists, all are common to the Hitchcock style.

Lady in the Water is all a bed time story. Well, those who do not understand "fantasy" will go to sleep possibly. M Night tells the story of a Lady who is actually a character in a Bed time story, who comes to the human world. And there are the forces which follow her into the world. To save her would mean learning the story, identifying the characters and finding the way for the lady to return, to her world.

I found the movie a little too slow and really feel M Night should stay behind the camera rather than in front of it, which he does pretty much in this movie. He is definitely a different film maker and is passionate about the story he tells. To appreciate such movies it takes some fascination for 'storytelling' and to be able to appreciate imagination.

Bryce Dallas Howard as The Lady-Story is very enticing and fresh. Paul Giammati does what he does well- Act. His role is very limited in terms of displaying his capability in variancy, but then he plays the simple character of Cleveland Heep, a caretaker in an aparment block with a host of interesting tenants, played by an ensemble of familiar faces.

Is the movie worth watching? Yes, on a Sunday afternoon. This movie will never go down in M Night's history as one of his best. Personally I am a big fan of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, but this one did disappoint a wee bit.

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Dead Man's Chest


Pirates of the Caribbean


Sequels have this perennial problem of having to live up to their predecessors. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest too suffers from this uncontrollable practice.

Is the movie watchable? Definitely. The movie is a good watch…

Yes there is a ‘but’ in this. The movie is a good watch, but there is the zing and pace missing which was there in Curse of the Black Pearl. Gore Verbinski maintains the look and feel of the movie and the characters but somehow the pace of the movie, the story leaves you wishing for more. While the first movie had Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth in abundance ( & of course Captain Barbossa too), great dialogue, a tight storyline which made it so enjoyable, Dead Man’s Chest suffers due to the success of the first part. Special effects and close ups of Captain Davy Jones (and his sea-live crew) takes away most of the screen time, making you wish to hear more of Jack Sparrow. There are moments of hilarity, but till the interval of the movie you end up waiting for the plot to actually take off. A few moments of comic depiction, seem forced into the movie. It’s almost as if the moments were thought of and then inserted to a story that was found. This might seem too harsh a statement to make, but then I was so impressed with Curse of the Black Pearl, that my expectation from the sequel were a little beyond what I got to see.

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) has to gain possession of Davy Jones’s Locker (chest) or will end up giving his soul to Davy Jones (the lord of death in the seas, as per usual sea tales). His tricks, gift of the gab, the love of Elizabeth (Keira Knightly) for Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Sparrow’s ever loyal crew, Davy Jones and his gross colorful crew plus a few new characters in the tale ensure that you watch the entire movie and…there will be a part 3.

Johnny Depp is brilliant as ever playing Jack Sparrow. Doesn’t have too much to do most of the time though. Less of SFX and more usage of the characterization would have perhaps made the sequel a lot more enjoyable. Orlando Bloom does his job as will and has proven he can be a very capable actor. Keira looks very nice (just love it when she pouts!).

Eagerly awaiting part 3, but will try and avoid having any expectations, just so that I enjoy the movie.

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Movie Trivia- Blair Witch Project



Movie Trivia of the week

'The Blair Witch project' made in 1991 never made it to the number 1 status, but made 140 million dollars at the US Box office.

Trivia-(plural of trivium)-

Insignificant or inessential matters; trifles.

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Taking Lives


Taking Lives of people, taking their identities, living their lives is what the serial killer does.

No great shakes of a movie. Angelina Jolie looks good, Everybody acts well enough. Pretty predictable story. Jolie fans will like it for she's so smartly attired in formal wear as a Special Agent on the track of the killer. Kiefer Sutherland, Ethan Hawke are the other known faces in the movie. Won't let off on whos the killer but you must have guessed already !

Can be watched on a Sunday afternoon at home or in a HBO rerun, I guess.

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Superman Returns



It is very difficult to form original or uninfluenced thoughts about movies that are remakes or sequel to great original classics.

Superman Returns is one such movie. Everybody would have seen the movie or read a comic on Superman at some point in life. Everyone who loves watching movies would also have heard about the making of Superman Returns. So obviously expectations will be sky high.

Bryan Singer has done a good job and modern film making technology definitely makes a huge difference. First things first - Brandon Routh. He is a commendable successor to Christopher Reeves in look, mannerism and presence.

Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane- only movie I have seen her in before is Blue Crush and really loved her in that so will only have good things to say about her. She looks nice and petite and does her part well as the attractive journalist in love with the Superhero.

Kevin Spacey- He seems to really relish these strong, at time loud roles with a touch of eccentricity rolled in. As Lex Luthor, he does fit in and then does justice to the character, as much as possible.

The movie- Seems slow and boring by normal superhero movie standards but that's possibly because Superman has a lot of history and considering the fact that the movie is coming out many years after the last Superman movie (part 3 or 4 was it?) it was necessary to fill in the new viewers with the history.

Of course the movie lets you see (imagery) of Marlon Brando and hear his voice again! That's quite a treat.

Superman Returns is a movie that comic book fans, Superman fans will love. Movie has gotta be watched though, for the same reason that no Spiderman movie is to be missed, for the same reason that no James Bond movie should be missed and well... You get the point I guess!

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Golmaal



Directed by Rohit Shetty, this movie attempts to be a rollicking roller coaster ride of laughter, but doen't quite take off.

With a talented star cast comprising of Ajay Devgan (not really know for his comical skills though), Sharman Joshi (with his brilliant performance and comic timing in Rang De Basanti), Arshad Warsi (who time and again has proved his natural ability at comic performances), Tushar Kapoor (who's proved he's good at reacting rather than acting in a couple of 'raunchy' (??) comedies), Rimi Sen (playing her usual attractive self) and Paresh Rawal (who's as natural at Comedy as rains in mangalore during the rainy season) and appearances from Mukesh Tiwari etc the movie could have risen from the 'trying to be a great comedy' to actually being a great comedy.

The storyline (or the faint semblance of it) falls through after the first 20 minutes. Yes, there are a few stray incidents which evoke laughter, but then the whole movie appears to be a collection of laughter evoking incidents strewn together and then a story created to fit them all.

The story is of a group of 4 friends who happen to be good at conning people (title-Golmaal, get it ?) and then land up at the house of a blind couple with one of the gang pretending to be the returning from abroad grandson, getting caught up in the events that unfold. A parallel chasing-the-girl scenario provides a few laughs with Rimi Sen providing the interest. Paresh Rawal is highly underutilized. Ajay Devgan doesn't really have much of acting to do. Arshad Warsi does shine in whatever little the role allows him to do.

I might seem harsh because of overexposure to comedy recently but then you cannot help comparing this movie to movies such as Malamaal Weekly (which did provide a lot of laughs)and realizing that there is something missing in this long drawn getting boring at time movie.

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Assault on Precinct 13


Typical good cop-bad cop movie.

Saw this on HBO. Again based on actual events, I think.

A captured gangster who has a few powerful cops in his pockets, a good cop in a station with lots of other convicts, a couple of innocent visitors, a snowstorm, a small station going to be torn down anytime and the cops-in-the gangster's pockets wanting to wipe out everybody else including the gangster ensures you have a typical cop action drama to watch.

John Carpenter at the helm with Ethan Hawke (good cop?), Lawrence Fishburne (what else, but the gangster), Fleeting appearances by Gabriel Byrne (bad cops boss), Maria Bello (innocent psychiatrist caught unawares...I really like this actress though!), John Leguizamo and Ja Rule and others rounds off the cast.

Is it a great cop movie? Naaa...
Not to compare but liked Training day a lot better. It had Ethan Hawke too and of course a power packed slightly overacting Denzel Washington backing that movie so...

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Lord of War



The movie is said to be based on actual events and that is a very believable statement. Watch the movie and you will know why. The opening credit sequence is wonderfully pictured with from metal to ammunition to entering a kid's head in some far off place.

Directed in a quasi documentary fashion by Andrew Niccol (who also gets the story credit), who also directed ‘Gattaca’, has his favorite Ethan Hawke back as an incorruptible law enforcement agent. Nicholas cage plays a character that he does best. A character with a normal background rising to the big league in the world of arms dealing, tugged by his conscience, voiced and reinforced by Jared Leto playing his brother.

Bridget Moynahan (The Recruit, I-Robot, Coyote Ugly) looks ravishingly refreshing as a model and wife of Yuri (Cage), in the dark about her husband's actual profession. The movie will give the layman (like me and you) a brief overview of the shady world of arms dealing in the international market. Eamonn Walker (really impressive in OZ) puts in an impressive performance as Andre Baptiste Sr, a self declared lord of a nation, ruling the land by the gun.

It’s ultimately all about supply demand. If there's a demand, somebody will supply. The governments, the Warlords, the Dictators, corrupt army officials, Mobsters all feature in this drama.

Like all other businesses, the business of arms dealing looks at one thing and one thing only- Profits.

You do get to hear a lot on the rules of the trade. Ex: The most important rule of gun running is- never get shot with your own merchandise.

Did I like this movie? Yes, of course. I always like reality shown in a fictional format. This movie reminds me of other movies like 'Blow', Goodfellas etc etc. Realistic and yet dramatic.

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Movie List: 11-07-2006

Movie ratings

* Watch it if you really have no choice.

**Watch it once.

***Need to watch, may buy.

****If you haven't watched it yet, then you are either living in land far away or are still in school.

*****Brilliance in movie making. There's something good about this film.


100 Rifles ***
16 Blocks **
2 fast 2 Furious **
2001 a space Odyssey ***
24 Season 1 *****
24 Season 2 *****
44 Minutes *****
A Beautiful Mind (2001) **
A Clockwork Orange (1971) *****
A Few Good Men ****
A Fish called Wanda ***
A Fistfull of Dollars
A History of Violence ****
A Man Apart **
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ***
Almost Famous (2000) ****
Along Came a Spider (2001) ***
American Beauty (1999) ****
American History X *****
American Pie (1999) - ****
American Pie 2 (2001) ****
American Pie 4- Band camp ***
American Psycho (2000) ****
American Psycho 2 **
American Wedding (American pie 3) (2003) **
Any Given Sunday (1999) . ****
Armageddon (1998) ***
Barry Lyndon ***
Basic *
Basic Instinct (1992) *****
Beautiful Joe **
Bend it like Beckham ****
Ben-Hur (1959) ****
Bollywood Calling **
Bollywood Hollywood **
Born into Brothels
Bowling for Columbine ****
Braveheart *****
Brokeback Mountain
Bruce Almighty ***
Capote
Carlito's Way ***
Casablanca (1943) ***
Casino *****
Charlie Chaplin Vol. 18 ***
Chicago ***
Coach Carter ****
Con Air (1997) ***
Confessions of a dangerous mind ***
Confidence **
Conspiracy Theory **
Copycat ****
Coyote Ugly ****
Crash *****
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) - *****
Dances with Wolves (1990) ****
Date Movie **
Deep Blue Sea **
Devil's Advocate (1997) ****
Die another day ***
Disclosure **
Donnie Brasco (1997) ****
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ****
Executive decision ***
Fahrenheit 9/11 ****
Fast and Furious- Tokyo Drift **
Fight Club ****
First Daughter ***
For a few dollars more
Forrest Gump (1994) ****
Full Frontal ***
Full Metal Jacket (1987) ****
Gandhi (1982) *****
Gangs of New York *****
Gentlemen prefer Blondes
Gladiator (2000) *****
Goal *****
Godsend **
Gone with the Wind (1939) **
Good Night, and Good Luck *****
Goodfellas (1990) *****
Gunfight at OK Corral (1957) ***
Hannibal (2001) ***
Harry Potter and The Chamber of secrets **
Harry Potter and The Socerer's stone **
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) **
Heat ****
Hellboy ***
Herbie Fully Loaded ***
Hide and Seek ***
Hitch
Hostel ****
How to marry a millionaire
Ice Age **
Identity ****
Independence Day (1996) ***
Indiana Jones and raiders of the lost Ark ***
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ***
Indiana Jones and The Temple of doom ***
Inside Man ***
Insomnia (2002) ***
Into the Blue ***
JFK (1991) *****
Joe Kidd
Kill Bill Vol. 1 *****
Kill Bill Vol. 2 *****
King Arthur **
King Kong (2005) ***
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang *****
Kiss of Death **
Kung Fu Hustle ***
L.A. Confidential (1997) ****
Laurel and Hardy(Their First Mistake, Brats, Twice Two) **
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) ***
Leaving Las Vegas ***
Leon *****
Lord of War ***
Lock Stock and Two Smoking barrels ****
Lost in Translation ***
Lost Season 1 *****
Mackenna's Gold *****
Man on Fire ***
Mean Machine ***
Mean Streets (1973) ****
Memento *****
Memoirs of a Geisha *****
Million Dollar baby *****
Mimic 2 **
Monsoon Wedding *****
Monster ****
Morning Raga ***
Mr & Mrs Smith ***
Munich *****
Mystic River *****
Natural Born Killers ****
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) ***
Ocean's 11(2001) *****
Ocean's 12 (2004) ***
On the Waterfront (1954) ****
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) *****
Oz-Fifth Season *****
Oz-First Season *****
Oz-Second Season *****
Oz-Sixth Season *****
Oz-Third Season *****
Pale Rider
Passenger 57 ***
Phone Booth ****
Planet of the Apes (1968) ***
Psycho (1960) *****
Pulp Fiction (1994) *****
Raging Bull (1980) ****
Rambo - First Blood (1982) **
Red Dragon ***
Reservoir Dogs (1992) *****
Road to Perdition (2002) ***
Ronin ****
Rosemary's Baby ****
Saving Private Ryan (1998) ****
Scarface (1983) *****
Scary Movie 4 **
Scent of a Woman (1992) *****
Schindler's List (1993) *****
Secret Window ***
Seven (1995) ****
Seven Samurai ****
Sexy Beast ***
Shakespeare in Love ***
Signs ***
Sin City *****
Sky High **
Snatch (2001) ****
Species ***
Star Wars- A New Hope ***
Star Wars- Attack of the clones ***
Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith ***
Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back ***
Star Wars- The Phantom Menance ***
Star Wars- The return of the Jedi ***
Suspect Zero **
SWAT **
Swordfish ****
Syriana *****
Taxi Driver *****
The Bible ***
The Blair Witch Project *****
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ****
The Client ***
The Day after Tomorrow ***
The Day of the Jackal ***
The Doors (1991) ****
The Eagle has Landed ****
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcist *****
The Exorcist-The Beginning ***
The Fast and the furious ****
The Fast and the furious ****
The Firm ***
The Forgotten **
The Getaway (1994) ***
The Ghost and the Darkness ****
The Girl Next Door ***
The Godfather (1972) *****
The Godfather Part II (1974) *****
The Godfather Part III (1990) *****
The Good Girl **
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) ****
The Great Escape (1963) ***
The Green Mile *****
The Interpreter ***
The Italian job ***
The Jacket ***
The Last Emperor (1987) ****
The last Temptation of Christ ****
The Lodger and The Socerer's Apprentice ***
The Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Ring ****
The Lord of the Rings- The two towers ****
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ****
The Manchurian Candidate **
The Mask ***
The Matrix (1999) *****
The Matrix Reloaded ***
The Mummy (1999) ****
The Mummy Returns (2001) **
The Myth ***
The Omen *****
The Omen II ***
The Omen III ***
The Omen IV **
The Passion of the Christ ****
The Patriot (2000) - Roland Emmerich / Mel Gibson. *****
The Rainmaker (1997) ***
The Recruit ***
The Ring ****
The Ring 2 **
The Score ****
The Seven Year Itch
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) *****
The Sheild Season 4 *****
The Shield Season 1 *****
The Shield Season 2 *****
The Shield Season 3 *****
The Shining ****
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) ******
The Sixth Sense *****
The Sopranos season 1 *****
The Sopranos season 2 *****
The Sopranos season 3 *****
The Sopranos season 4 *****
The Sopranos season 5 *****
The Sound of Music (1965) ***
The Specialist (1994) **
The Ten Commandments (1956) ***
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix **
The Untouchables (1987) ****
The Usual Suspects (1995) *****
The Village ***
The Whole Nine Yards ****
The Whole Ten yards ****
The X-Files **
The X-Files Season 1 *****
Three Kings (1999) ***
Titanic (1997) ***
Torque ***
Traffic (2000) *****
Training Day (2001) ****
Troy ****
Unforgiven (1992) ****
Van Helsing ****
Vertigo (1958)
Wait until Dark ****
Walk the line *****
Wannabes ****
Warning: Parental Advisory *****
Waterworld (1995) ***
Where eagles dare ***
White Chicks **
Windtalkers(2002) ***
X Men ****
X Men 2 ****
XXX ****
XXX 2- the Next level **


HINDI MOVIES
15 Park Avenue
Ab Tak Chappan ****
Aksar ***
Apaharan ****
Bhoot **
Black
Bluffmaster
Bombay
Chingaari **
Company ****
D ***
Darna mana Hai **
Dhoom ***
Dil Chahta Hai *****
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayange *****
Don ***
Ek Ajnabee ***
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena **
Fida *
Godmother ****
Hare rama Hare Krishna *****
Hazarein Kwahishein Aisi *****
Hum Aapke hain Kaun *****
Iqbal
Jungle **
Kaante **
kalyug ***
Kuch Kuch Hota Hain ****
Lagaan *****
Main Hoon Na ****
Main Madhuri Dixit banna chahti hoon **
Maqbool *****
Mirch Masala *****
Mission Kashmir ***
Mughal-e-Azam ***
Murder ***
Musafir ***
My Wife's Murder ***
Page 3 *****
Parinda ****
Parineeta *****
Plan **
Pushpak ***
Rang De Basanti *****
Road **
Roja ***
Rudaali ****
Salaam Bombay *****
Sarkar *****
Satya *****
Sehar ****
Shaadi Se Pehle
Sholay *****
Swades ****
Taxi no. 9211 ****
Vaastav ****
Veer Zara
Waisa bhi hota hain part2 ****
Yuva ****

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OZ- The best prison drama series to hit TV


Like the heading says.

I think its running on Zee Cafe. (in India)


If The Sopranos is the bible of mobster Dramas, then Oz is the bible of prison dramas.

By the way Oz is the name on the street for Oswald State Penitentiary. A prison with people in it, people with their past, people in the present, people with their feelings and thoughts, people with dreams... That's why it’s a prison drama...Get it?

The series is absolutely shocking, powerful. Neither for the weak hearted nor for the prim and proper. It's a male prison so what do you expect. Lots of horrific visuals that will stay embedded in your mind and not let you sleep in peace. There is some nudity and stuff so PARENTAL ADVISORY rules apply.

An absolutely brilliant storyline, cast, direction. The title score is breathtakingly wonderful. (With my limited knowledge of the nuances of music I thought so)

Try and watch this if you can!

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House of Wax & The Last Shot


Saw these two movies on DVD yesterday.

House of Wax- the best part- Elisha Cuthbert. There is Paris Hilton too if you are a fan. Thrills, chills and horror it is supposed to be-the movie I mean and not Paris Hilton. A group of friends on a road trip, land up in a strange cut-away-from-reality town in the middle of nowhere. The town has its secrets and there's a killer lurking. Sounds familiar? Yup...It does bcos this is how most teen horror flicks are. This one is too. Only difference- WAX! Lots of wax. A killer who embalms his victims alive in was. Gawd! The whole town is made up of people embalmed in Wax. Was only wondering- when the killer/s are killing one or two or three or four and embalming them all, what was the rest of the town doing? Waiting in line to be waxed?

Anyways, a movie that can be watched on DVD only if you are an Elisha Cuthbert fan (like me !) or a Paris Hilton fan (unlike me) or u like to just keep watching movies (like me) or u do like not so great so called horror movies (unlike me) !



The Last Shot- An aspiring movie director (working as an attendant in a movie theatre), an ambitious FBI agent, A mobster interested in cinema, an undercover plot by the FBI, a whole bunch of people interested in acting in a movie, a script that moves everyone, Mathew Broderick (I hope I got this spelling right), Alec Baldwin, Toni Collete, Calista Flockhart, Tony Shaloub, Ray Liotta, some hilarious sequences and you have a light can-watch-on Saturday-afternoon kind of comedy. What do I say? I always love mobster movies, although this doesn't really fit into that category, but then...Well...Ok.

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Corporate



A film by Madhur Bhadarkar.

the moment you see those word on screen, don't expect a run of the mill mushy-cushy entertainer. Madhur Bhandarkar falls into the Ram Gopal Verma kind of film makers who entertain by attempting movies that give you moments of amusement but more importantly let you come out of the theatre with some thoughts. In this case while nothing amazingly new is revealed, it still does provide some insights.

Warning: Like most movies it is not perfect. My opinions are mine alone and need not be approved by you (!!).

Celluloid is supposed to be all about dreams, escaping reality, but then it becomes a real challenge to show reality (or a version of it) and still let you be entertained. In Indian Cinema not many can claim to have this ability.

Corporate- Could be called a sequel to Page 3. While Page 3 took you into the so-called world of so-called Page 3 people and presented the story in a dry satirical manner, Corporate is a story, which could happen in any industry. It is the story of two corporates, their battle against each other, their sacrifices, their decisions, their compromises, their hypocrisy, and their lives. The movie is shot very simply without too many cinematic complications.

These kinds of directors seem to have a knack of casting almost perfect actors for the role and then giving these actors space to do their own thing. Excellent performances of Rajat Kapoor (I hope I got the spelling right), Bipasha Basu (who makes formal wear for women look really really really sexy!), Kay Kay Menon (really suits any role that requires intense frustration and anger to be expressed in a subtle or overt manner). Raj Babbar continues to have tremendous screen presence but appears understated throughout the movie (intentional?).

Bipasha Basu really surprises with a controlled performance. Good supporting cast (Harsh Chaya and a few newcomers) add to the intensity of situations. Without giving much away- the movie is worth watching at least once. It lets you be a mute spectator to a story that unfolds involving individuals but whose actions have larger implications. ‘Times Now’ appears now and then in the movie as the news channel with all the news. Far from reality, I think! The movie- It definitely will not be a blockbuster, but should be well accepted by the metro audiences.

Are there loopholes and faults in the movie? Yes, of course plenty of them...but then, so what?

Eagerly awaiting Madhur's next movie- Signal (believe it even has Sudhir Mishra in a role!) and the DVD release of corporate.

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More Movies

Had the pleasure of watching a few movies and got a couple of good ones in a row. Not had this pleasure other than during the Oscars (When I got to watch all the nominated movies in a row, other than Brokeback Mountain, which I haven't watched yet!)




Saw Date Movie, Scary Movie 4, Inside Man, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Goal. The first two were no great shakes and they aren't meant to be. But the last three... Well.......pure viewing ecstasy. The inside Man (Has Chaiyan Chaiyan as the title song and end credit score!) is a beautiful thriller. May not be up there in the league of thrillers, but put in a cool plot, a cool robber, a serious cop, the beautiful Jodie Foster and a secret hidden away in a Bank locker, you get a good movie. Worth a watch.


Kiss Kiss Bang Bang-Remember those detective movies in the 70s? Well this one, made in 2005 is so good; it would have been a hit in the 70s (if you get what I am saying). If you have watched some of those old who dun its, u will know what I mean. Val Kilmer, as a gay detective is a treat to watch, with the bumbling Robert Downey Jr as a thief turned actor-turned detective and the very pretty Michelle Monaghan adding to the lighter side of things with a murder mystery, a couple of bodies, a couple of goons and yeah, a narrator too to take you through the movie and you have a classic whodunit.


Goal is a movie on the triumph of the human spirit. Yeah... we’ve heard that one before. But what with the world cup and all going on, a movie about an illegal immigrant wanting to play football and actually getting to try out at an English club, which would count as triumph of the Human Spirit right? Really worth a watch. Guest appearances by Beckham, Zidane, Raoul, Gerrad etc add a little colour to the otherwise also very moving movie!

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