Ihab’s movies thread- Movies you watched in February, 2013

Here’s the thread for February, 2013. Please post all the movies you watched this month (as the month passes)

Until now, I have seen 3 movies and here they are:

1) Hulla (2008)- I saw Cr7 mentioning this movie and I remembered watching the first 20 minutes an year back or so and hence decided to check it out again. The plot of the film is very, very simple. A middle class Mumbai couple moves into an new apartment and the husband starts getting disturbed with the whistling by the watchman every night. Its fascinating how Jaideep Verma actually made a movie on such a simple topic. The plot of the movie is just an outline of the movie is about. The real picture is about how small things can affect us and how easy it is to ignore them or endorse them. Sushant Singh plays the irritated man who is just not able to sleep because of the noise and how he makes it such an important issue in his life. You will get the bigger picture once you checkout the film. The Parallel track of Rajat Kapoor as strict Secretary is equally interesting. In fact on careful observation one may understand that how the movie is about two people and an issue. The issue which is the most important problem in one’s life and the same issue is the only acheivment of someone else’s life. The issue which in essence is trivial but becomes a point that has to be made for both the parties. The music by Indian Ocean is simply outstanding. Check it out on a Sunday noon and you won’t regret it.

Hulla – 7 on 10

2) The Warrior (2001)- The Warrior is a British production in Hindi directed by Asif Kapadia. It stars Irrfan Khan in yet another remarkable role. The film is about a Rajasthani Yoddha ( a warrior who works for a land master) gives up killing people after a sudden realization when he is about to kill someone. The film shows the consequences of his giving up his profession and his journey to probable salvation. Some scenes are really well captured and some not so much, but again, its the performance of Irrfan that makes the film what it is. The story is actually about the warrior’s war with himself and to in a way undo what he has done. The film has very few dialogues but still it works. It also displays one of the most consistent screenplays. A must watch for people who want to watch something different.

The Warrior- 7.5 on 10

3) Andheri Raat mein, Diya tere haath mein (1986) – Just wanted to rewatch one of my fav comedy films. Dada Kondke was a true legend and if you want to know why, watch this film. Its cheesy, sleazy, breezy and too damn easy. Watch it if you love double meaning dialogues and super duper comedy.

P.S. even the title has double meaning.

ARMDTHM – 10 on 10

106 Comments

  1. shetty
    shetty
    February 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Movies watched last week :

    The Imposter: 7/10
    The Shining : 8/10
    Malegaon ka Superman: 7.5/10
    Aaranya Kandam : 7
    Argo : 7
    Incendies : 7
    Adventures of Tintin – 8
    Dum Maaro Dum : 4
    Bruce Almighty : 5.5
    Race 2 : 3
    Special 26 : 4.5

  2. Prem
    Prem
    February 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Special 26 (2013) 3/5 – Definitely worth a watch for the performances & direction. The romantic track between Akshay – Kajal & the songs spoiled the movie.

    Kai Po Che (2013) 3.5/5 – It works mainly for the performances of lead actors, the direction & music. Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput) is pick of the lot.

  3. Prem
    Prem
    February 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Insidous (2010) 4/5 – One of the best horror movies I have seen. It keeps you at the edge of the seat. May be Raaz 3 is inspired by this movie.

  4. iitianWay
    iitianWay
    February 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    suprach suggest some good horror movies ..where u dont have usual bhoot/chudel/..mean to say ..not the explicit ones..rather covert ones.

  5. shetty
    shetty
    February 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Watched Secret Window yday. Predictable but with some edge of the seat scenes. The movie is just average and is saved by Depp’s brilliant acting (5/10)

  6. FS
    FS
    February 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Has anyone watched Kamen & Jyngli? Iam not getting subtitles for these two movies…. Any idea or link for dvdrip eng subtitles of these two movies?

  7. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    I saw malegaon ka superman long back… Much before it got commercial acclaim n success…I didn’t find it as great as it is being made out…it’s a good docu-drama…that’s all.

  8. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Movies I want to watch and still haven’t been able to:

    Silver Linings play book
    Zero dark thirty
    Drive
    Django Unchained
    Descendants
    Blue velvet
    Impossible
    …… Can’t remember many more

  9. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Suprabh do you know that it’s a true story?

  10. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    And it’s not devilish horror…more psychological…especially what happens to the girl eventually…

  11. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Haha suprabh I know that…I just wanted to bust your party, had you believed it to be true! Lol :D

  12. iitianWay
    iitianWay
    February 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    i wrongly thought suprabh as subject matter expert for horror ones.
    Thanks Serenzy

  13. FS
    FS
    February 24, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Where is Nirjhar?

  14. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Then supra bhai how do we end up having a difference of opinion on certain matters? Rare but few…

  15. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Nirjhar is such a ‘beautiful’ name. How can it be a man behind the name, i always wonder!
    Unless its just a screen name..

  16. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Like ank 16, it sounds like he stopped growing after that, or never scored more than 16 in any exam…

    1. ank_16n
      ank_16n
      February 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      please explain the ‘n’ part also..then it wud be even more fun solving the mystery around the Name RJ..!! :) :)

  17. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Yakuza was one name i was mighty impressed by and the associated display pic…until i read a few comments :P

  18. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    FS – i told u what i first thought of your name – fuck sakes :D

  19. RJ
    RJ
    February 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    One of the funniest names has to be – Come fall in chat. Bas iske aage nahi bolunga :D

  20. rockie_Dabangg2
    rockie_Dabangg2
    February 26, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Watched this movie – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

    The movie is about a person who as born as a old man physically and then grows young and then dies as a baby.

    Father of this child is not happy with his birth because his wife dies immediately after giving birth. He leaves the child on stairs of a old people nursing home.

    The story revolves around how this old child grows up and the difficulties he faces. Then the story moves on to love story between the small girl who is almost of his age but she is normal and he is not. She is growing old and he is growing young.
    The way they decide to have a baby and then they have to move apart because of his wierd issue.

    The climax is so touching when the baby dies in arms of his lover. Beautifully portrayed.
    Performance by all the leads is perfect and though the movie is almost 2 hr 40 mins long still I never got bored for a minute.

    Highly recommended…!

    1. FS
      FS
      February 26, 2013 at 4:42 AM

      Fantastic Movie n one of The Best Performance of Brad Pit… I still sometimes think how cud they managed to create young Brad Pit or was tht portion lifted frm some old movies of his?

      1. rockie_Dabangg2
        rockie_Dabangg2
        February 26, 2013 at 6:27 AM

        Agree ..
        Creating older version is quite easy … but the young Brad Pitt was done pitch perfect and he was also mouthing dialogues so its difficult to be a straight lift from some old movie of his.

        And yes Brad Pit does give a stellar performance initially as a confused child who basically looks like an Old Man and people treat him like one but essentially he is just 7 years old kid.

        Also in the war portion and then later when he leaves his love because he knows she cannot raise 2 kids at the same time. Absolutely Wonderful.

  21. iitianWay
    iitianWay
    February 26, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    saw ..imposter..it was cunning thriller till the end..yas as suprabh said how a doc can be made so live like a movie…9/10( one is dedcuted for the background of the imposter as he was habitual..had it been once of the case then things wud have been perfect for me.)
    ZDT..started but so far have seen first 30 min only..it is not gripping…people rated it little high i think..for me it is so far 2.5/5 ( for it first 30 min)..lets see.

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