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Ihab’s movies thread- Movies you watched in February, 2013
suprabh | February 3, 2013, 4:46 AM | 106 comments | 0 views


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

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106 COMMENTS
  1. suprabh

    watched 10 ml Love– The movie belongs to the genre of those 1-2 small movies of Rajat Kapoor that come out every year. Its decent timepass fun with nothing great. Performances by everyone except Rajat Kapoor is good. Not that he’s bad but he didn’t really suit the character of the unani hakeem street medicine seller. Watch it if you are getting bored and dont have anything better. Koel puri as usual acts the same (no different expression in any movie) but looks super hot.

    5 on 10

  2. suprabh

    watched Joker. A totally pointless movie although not that detestable. There’s actually nothing over the top but its the insignificant plot and static story that kills the purpose of watching such a movie… The special effects were a joke and performances passable…Only one person responsible–the writer and the director. It felt like the plot was not that bad but the screenplay was as blank as it could get. You may actually not get bored if you edit it(skip the songs) by 30 minutes or so..but you will feel there’s no point of watching this film.

    3.5 on 10

  3. shetty

    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

  4. Prem

    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.

  5. Prem

    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.

  6. suprabh

    Watched “The Hidden Face” (Colombian)..An unusual thriller where the mystery is not because of a great suspense but more because of its implementation. The suspense is revealed almost halfway into the movie and those scenes are really well shot. Some of the scenes in the latter half are really well directed ad provide a lot of thrill. Won’t say much as it may spoil the suspense.

    A good watch- 7 on 10.

    1. rks

      lol so you avoided watching Murder 3.

      I liked the movie but it has some holes in concept to make director’s job convenient.

      1. suprabh

        You are right,,and thats why I said its thrilling more because of the implementation rather than a great suspense… Btw, both the ladies were awesome :D

  7. suprabh

    Shetty,

    The Shining is one of my all time fav horror movies…And Incendies’s ending left me dumbstruck. Incendies was recommended to me by FS and its probably one of the best movies to recommend.

    Btw, Did you like the fact the Imposter is a one of a kind documentary? (I never thought documentaries could be so thrilling) I am glad more and more people are watching this after my review :D

    Also, Where did you manage to get Malegaon Ka Superman– I so want to watch that movie.

    1. iitianWay

      suprabh u can get MKS on torrentz.eu just search for Supermen of Malegaon.

      1. iitianWay

        but shetty this, SOM, is making of the movie MKS…what about the main movie..malegaon ka superman?…i haven;t seen it anywhere..neither on torrents nor on retail/online store..any idea ..pls let us know.
        all praise to buy this one to watch…will also try to buy its dvd just to support a good movie..though i have already watched this one.

        1. iitianWay

          i think this movie, superman of malegaon, is all about the efforts of the man behind malegaon’s success – Nazir Shaikh. He is the real super man of malegaon as we see in this movie. i now understand the title of this movie.
          Superman Of Malegaon.
          must watch by everyone.

        2. shetty

          Oops, I Watched SOM the documentary, not the movie MKS.

  8. iitianWay

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

  9. shetty

    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)

  10. suprabh

    Shetty MKS and SOM are both one and the same film…this film was renamed at the last minute :)

    1. iitianWay

      but they are not supposed to be the same…one is making of movie another one is the movie..directed by Nazir himself. But looks like it was shown or distributed in malegaon only with no dvd or shows in big cities at all.

  11. FS

    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?

  12. RJ

    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.

  13. suprabh

    Watched the poughkeepsie tapes on recommendation by RJ. The movie sure was gripping with a couple of stunning thrilling scenes..but overall it was more on the lines of “just about there”. More so for me, because I was expecting a horror film and it turned out a story about a serial killer. It was gripping for sure and the story about the sick serial killer was intriguing but having seen such stuff before, it didn’t really impress me that much.

    6 on 10.

  14. RJ

    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

  15. RJ

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

  16. RJ

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

  17. RJ

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

  18. suprabh

    RJ Bhraate,,,We are same,,, hence you can’t fool yourself :D

  19. iitianWay

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

  20. RJ

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

  21. RJ

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

  22. RJ

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

    1. ank_16n

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

  23. RJ

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

  24. RJ

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

  25. RJ

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

  26. suprabh

    RJ,

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

    thats called self conflict :P

  27. rockie_Dabangg2

    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

      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

        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.

  28. iitianWay

    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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