Detective Byomkesh Bakshy – Truly Spectacularly Different
Very few movies have been path breaking and DBB is one of them. It should be compared to the best of Hollywood movies. The settings, the costumes, the cinematography & the screenplay are Oscar worthy. The movie is very fast paced and if one doesn’t notice things or understand the followings then one will be like the character “Bhuvan Babu’s” son. It’s very amusing to find such movies made in Bollywood. This movie is in totally different league and the very opening scene itself affirms my claim.
Sushant Singh is Outstanding and the actor who played the character of Dr is brilliant but the main Hero is the director and so is the director Dibaker Banerjee. Take a bow Mr. Banerjee. Take a Bow.
Yes! The movie is truly Spectacular in its treatment, absolutely different kind of a movie that one has hardly seen in Indian cinema for a very long time and its soul is complete Desi yet Superior in Quality.
The unraveling of plot, build-up of suspense, twists and the details captured were intriguing, fascinating and engrossing. Overall an OUTSTANDING MOVIE OF THE YEAR. 5/5 Continue reading
Abhishek Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari – Kai Po Che!
Samir, Arsh Tanna – Ram-leela Continue reading
This is a coincidence or just a marketing gimmick or could be Salman Khan’s change of heart or whatever; Salman Khan is making all the noises one should before the release of any biggie. He has been in the news for all the wrong reasons just a few days back and now he is back with all the good reasons. He is promoting mass icon Narendra Modi, hugging his foes like Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan in Stars Guild Award hosted by himself and creating a hell of laugh riot on Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma.
All these engagements have occurred during the promotions of his film #JaiHo and since the movie is targeted to masses at large, single screens are expected to register unheard collections where as average to above average collection in Multiplexes. Fans are sure about hitting record breaking 6th blockbuster hit in his kitty and to remain at top for another season.
First thing first, it is not a review. I am writing what was my reaction on every scene of the trailer. It will be good if you have opened the trailer and this post at the same time. See a scene and then see reaction. And it is just for fun.
Opening scene: City shot
Well, it’s fine. background music is good.
Jackie Shroff dialog
Jackie looks good. Tricks are also good. Kid look annoying by the way.
Aamir Khan entry
Amazing, Rohit Shetty who? This scene has surpassed all Rohit Shetty flying scenes.
Aamir Khan with no expressions
He is looking too serious in this. I think he doesn’t know he will land safely or not.
Yash Raj logo Great, Shukar hai ke wo aaa aaaaaaa aaaa waala background music nahin chala.
Different city shots
They are not in India. Well then why Abhishek and Uday are outside India. India kay apnay cases khatam ho gye hai kiya ya CID ko laga diya hai un pe?
Aamir Khan wearing hat
Too serious again, enjoy being bad. John and Hrithik were cool being baddie in dhoom series.
Muu kyon banaaya howa hai, khana nahin khaaya kiya? And why the black suited commando/police/whatever is aiming at someone while Abhishek doesn’t have a single pistol in his hand. I guess its Abhishek power, he rules,
What’s wrong here. Why he is standing behind Abhishek? He should have got a solo shot in trailer.
He looks sad, is baar heroine nahin hai uski koi,
By the way Uday face expression = poker face meme,
Abhishek describing about robberies
It’s quite good. One point here, geedar ki mout aati hai tu wo shehar ka rukh karta hai. Same is here, Aamir writes in hindi after robbery in foreign land. Apni mout ko daawat de di, he ho ha ha ha,
Uday face expression = poker face meme.
Aamir describing his story
It is also good. Aamir acts quite good as performing magic or tricks. Ok I am not sure here but his six/eight pack abs scenes look fake to me, CG effect (only my assumption).
Aamir doing some random stuff on glass (krrish yaad gyi, remember the device old hrithik made?)
Aamir with a beard.
I was waiting for this. Hrithik disguises in D2 were awesome. I hope Aamir does this as well.
Aamir on building top
Once again Rohit Shety who? Aamir pushes a button and he is flying. Police waalay ghareeb, goolian nahin, aur agar hain tu nishana nahin, (What is criteria to be part of police by the way?)
I really don’t know why she is in film. We really want to know? You don’t tell who is Uday, that is OK because we know him from pervious 2 films. But Katrina is a totally new character.
Abhishek and Uday doing fight stunts
Great news, they are back in India. By the way you don’t stop your bike and have a hand to hand combat.
“Chor or police ki sirf dushamni hoti hai”.
Me: Well arrest him dude. Or you have forgotten handcuffs with you? Fire a bullet on his leg.
Abhishek: No (Imagine No meme here)
Uday: Imagine Poker face meme here.
Abhishek on helicopter with a ladder
This reminds me a scene from D2. Hrithik after stealing diamond running in traffic and Abhishek is on helicopter with a sniper rifle. And he is not able to fire a single shot on target. Nothing is problem in this scene. But problem is in next scene when Bipasha asked Abhishek why he was not able to fire a shot on target. Here Abhishek comes with an epic dialogue “Chor ko sirf chori kay waqt pakrra ja sakta hai”. Well if that is the case then tell me helicopter pe phir kar kiya rhaey they, aur sniper ki practice kar rahey they kiya jo tum ne hrithik ko goli maarni hi nahin thi.
I think this scene as same as that. Aamir will survive easily. We know Abhishek’s will repeat the same dialogue again (I think his aim is not good.)
Aamir driving bike
Why so serious man. The first scene came to my mind is of Don2 last scene. SRK riding bike with style and evil smile. Being serious means you don’t have confidence on yourself.
And why you are wearing helmet? Is it for safety? Because it cannot be for purpose of hiding your identity because everyone can see your face clearly. And since you are in foreign there are cameras everywhere, your identity will be revealed in a single picture (he is famous magician/circus clown in the city).
John was wearing a helmet in D1 to hide his identity. Same was with hrithik in D2 (different appearances). Abhishek and Uday don’t know till the end (or 3/4) of the film who is the thief. And I guess they thought to change this in D3. Whole city knows who is the thief. Hell Yeaah.
Aamir Khan and Katrina dance sequences
Katrina second appearance. And I guess he is dancer. Nice dance by the way. Just a sec, ye Aamir khan ki height Katrina se zyada, kaisay?
Aamir Uday bike scene
Rohit Shetty who?
Uday and Abhisek on bike
It is awesome when you see Uday smiling (his last film, phir dekhna naseeb nahin hoga)
Abhishek point gun at Aamir
Me: Yeeeha, goli chalaaaao,
Abhishek: No (Imagine No meme again)
Uday: Imagine Poker face meme here.
Abhishek Aamir bike fight
They should have used horses here. Where is Uday? He is the master biker not Abhishek.
Last scene, Aamir doing somersaults with bike
I guess he will not be able to jump. (Just a suggestion to Aamir: helmet tu change kar lo yaar)
There are good things in trailer as well, but who cares. You cannot make fun of them.
Presenting the First Theatrical Teaser of Dhoom 3 which will be attached to Shuddh Desi Romance releasing tomorrow worldwide
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With each passing day the hype around Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 continues to grow.
After unveiling a teaser poster last week, the actor will now release the first official poster on Thursday.
According to reports, the poster will be released at the Facebook headquarters in Hyderabad.
Hrithik is also expected to chat with fans across the world on various digital platforms. Continue reading
I cannot verify the authenticity of this poster, but this came up in the official Facebook page of Priyanka Chopra, so… Enjoy!
I know I’m a bit late to give this post, but better late than never I suppose. So here’s my list of the most awaited films of 2013 (or those which are expected to be released in 2013; knowing big-budget films and the competition, date changes are not all that impossible these days). 2013 was supposed to be the year of the blockbuster, though the start has been lacklustre. Here’s hoping to a turn-around later on!
Films are listed in the order of their release date. Please do comment in the comments section and tell me your thoughts about this post, and about your own awaited films of this year.
ZANJEER (May 10)
The remake to the 1973 film of the same name, Zanjeer has been on my radar for some time. It has a pretty good (albeit slightly outdated) plot, which should hopefully be well-upgraded. The presence of big-name Priyanka Chopra should help. The film promises semi-classy entertainment; my only gripe is whether the makers will opt for the full-on masala route, which has witnessed a major disaster in Himmatwala recently. The production problems, however, are worrying, and its almost certain that the film won’t meet the given release; promotions have barely started, and one month is insufficient for this kind of film. Plus, Apoorva Lakhia is hit-and-miss, so it will be interesting to see how his direction fares.
YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI (May 31)
Being a part of the youth myself, its hardly surprising that Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is on my list. Add in the fact that big-name ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone (who do have a good on-screen chemistry; remember Bachna Ae Haseeno?) and the fact that it is coming from Ayan Mukherji, who directed the excellent Wake Up Sid, and expectations are bound to be high. Unfortunately, the first trailer has been a slight dampener; while high on spirits and he fun quotient, this film looks dangerously close to a host of other lovey-dovey and nonsensical rom-coms (films like the awful Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and the unbelievably silly Student of the Year came to my mind immediately). Still, this should be a fun-filled ride, and one that I’m not gonna miss.
GHANCHAKKAR (June 21)
I will admit that Vidya Balan is the main reason why I am looking forward to Ghanchakkar. With the level of unconventionality and versatility she displays, plus her great script sense (till date), one would be hard-pressed not to feel mysteriously excited about this. Add in the fact that this is a comedy, and that it stars the decent Emraan Hasmi (who needs to choose his films better) and one can’t help but feel that this one will be a solid wild card success.
LOOTERA (July 5)
Udaan was a flat-out brilliant film, and so director Vikramaditya Motwane’s next grabbed my interest the moment it was announced. Plus, my beloved Kolkata is featuring as the backdrop (and has been very successfully used in Kahaani as well), and that too in a period setting. I detest Ranveer Singh’s off-screen persona (he comes off as an over-talkative, somewhat uncultured and loudly fake guy) but he is a decent actor. Sonakshi Sinha has failed to impress me until now, but I have a feeling she is going to do be excellent in this film (thanks in so small part to the director). Definitely one to look out for.
BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG (July 12)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has made excellent films throughout his career (Delhi-6 is a small exception, but even it had great thematic elements and a handful of good performances). And I’m sure he will deliver again, especially considering that the very talented Farhan Akhtar is starring in the lead role (and looking astonishingly like the real Milkha Singh). There is the drawback of coming after he hugely acclaimed Paan Singh Tomar, and comparisons are inevitable. Plus, the trailer is lukewarm at best. Still, hoping for the best for this biopic on one of India’s most well-known athletes.
CHENNAI EXPRESS (August 8)
Shahrukh Khan. That name itself is enough to make this one of the films to watch out for this year (note my neutral use of the words; so lovers and haters are both watching this film, the reasons being very different, of course). Counting in the presence of Deepika Padukone (who had a stunning and surprisingly good debut opposite Khan in Om Shanti Om, but has unfortunately gone down the glam-doll path and not capitalized on her debut properly), and of course – Rohit Shetty, the man who makes exasperatingly entertaining films without following any of the Earth’s set logics and principles. Not all is rosy, however; its non-solo release (even if on the lucrative Eid) and the nagging fear that this may become a different sort of Himmatwala (both being 2013 UTV productions) do instill some fear. And let’s not kid ourselves, Khan was terrible as a South Indian (remember Ra.One?). Its safe to say, however, that this one should be a commercial slam-dunk.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI AGAIN (August 8)
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai was one of my favourite films when I watched it, and Milan Luthria expertly followed it up with the hugely successful The Dirty Picture. So its hardly rocket science to understand why this film gets a place here. Some of Akshay Kumar’s films have had a significant positive impact on me (till date, his Bhool Bhulaiyya remains my favourite) and its doubtless that he’s a capable actor, albeit in the hands of a limited number of people. Imran Khan has a lot to prove (though I am yet to see Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola), as does Sonakshi Sinha (who has the indecisive Lootera), but an expectedly good plot and a basis on India’s most famous gangster should be gold. There is, of course, that dastardly ill-conceived clash to cope with, though. Not to mention the surprisingly bad marketing (there isn’t even a proper poster yet, and of course, there is the heavily-debated Eden Gardens fiasco).
KRRISH 3 (November 1)
The one and only behemoth of this year is arguably Krrish 3, one of the most awaited sequels of all time. Why all the hype? Massive budget, the extremely bankable Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan helming it, a host of other big names like Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, lavish action sequences and flashy special effects. It has all it needs to be Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster till date. Of course, Ra.One also had many of these advantages, not to mention a very ubiquitous marketing campaign, and that was a damp squib (blamed entirely on its bad screenplay and direction). Its safe to say Krrish 3 will learn from Ra.One‘s mistakes, and it is a part of a major franchise, but other risks prevail, most significantly as to whether it will match the pre-release expectations. Even bigger still is whether it can be completed on time (I heard that production ended only some time back, which doesn’t give much time for what will be a very demanding post-production period). Plus, Koi… Mil Gaya remains well-loved, but Krrish has grown from an enjoyable film to an extremely childish and silly piece of forgettable cinema. Having heard that song-and-dance will be minimal, and a great plot having been made, here’s wishing the very best for this film.
RAM LEELA (November 29)
Black was enough to forgive Sanjay Leela Bhansali by 50% for his other sins, namely Devdas and Saawariya (and to an extent even Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam). I have been a Bhansali fan despite his astonishingly bad follow-up to what is undoubtedly one of the gems of Bollywood cinema. So I am riding on this faith for Ram Leela. On the upside, this film looks to be pretty different from standard over-romantic Bhansali fare (a la Black). That Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone look stunning doesn’t hurt. Plus, if the news is to be believed, both actors have delivered great performances (this should, of course, be taken with some salt). Rajasthan, especially Udaipur, is sure to be a stunning, magical back-drop (I eagerly await the sight of Udaipur Palace fully lit-up). The derivative Romeo and Juliet plot may be a bummer, though. Plus I don’t like violence all that much, and it may affect the film when it comes to the censors. Here’s hoping that this film does well.
DHOOM 3 (December 25)
The only other behemoth of this year, the Dhoom franchise returns in its biggest avatar with Dhoom 3, which is sure to blow everyone away. Aamir Khan as the villain – that itself will set the expectations at peak levels. Then Katrina Kaif, who will increase that level significantly. No offense, but Abhishek Bachchan will get dwarfed out almost completely, and it would be comic to talk about Uday Chopra. Expect slick and standard-setting stunts, but this time with a more solid plot (Khan’s presence does give that vibe). The biggest drawback? Sanjay Gadhvi has dropped out, and is being replaced by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Granted he wrote the entire franchise, but the last time he wielded the megaphone, he made the torturous disaster Tashan. And no, Khan’s presence does not make the director inconsequential. Here’s hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.
Ek Thi Daayan, Shootout At Wadala, Aurangzeb, Raanjhnaa, Satyagraha, Besharam, Gunday.