In what I think shall be my final post before Xmas, I will attempt to review some movies, and some albums that I’ve come across.
Movie Review: Band Baaja Baaraat. I’ve already reviewed the music for this movie, and as I had previously said, a lot depended on how the songs would be shot. And I have to say, despite having read roaring reviews and going into the movie with very high expectations, I wasn’t disappointed. The plot isn’t all too novel – Boy meets Girl, girl rejects boy, boy befriends girl, girl falls for boy, boy screws girl over, girl throws fit, boy falls for girl, and movie ends. What stands out is the screenplay, and the stellar performances from the lead roles. Ranvir Singh, for all his Ranbir Kapoor-isque looks and style, delivers a performance that was completely enjoyable. Anushka makes a mark, and reminds us that we must watch out for her.
My verdict: Break Pakode ki kasam, ek baar dekhna toh banta hai ji…
Movie Review: Red. I admit I onli picked this one up for Bruce Willis, but 30 mins into the movie I completely regretted it. Willis is good in Die Hard, and that’s probably where his skills and my patience end.
My verdict: Stay away. Even if you are a Die Hard Willis fan.
Movie Review: Social Network. Definitely one of the better movies of this year. I dont for one second imagine that everything is true to the T, but the attempt to make a movie out of a drawn out legal battle, and with excerpts from a book is one that others may definitely think of emulating (I’m thinking on the lines of the making of Google or Microsoft). Jesse Eisenberg’s spot-on disconnected performance does the job of portraying Zuckerberg as the geek that he is.
My verdict: A definite watch. With the pace just right, and the script just perfect that you dont get lost in it, it’s worth a DVD rip.
Movie Review: Endhiran (Robot): Yes, I finally decided to catch Rajni’s latest outing, albeit on the laptop, and with english subtitles. And if THIS is what the world heralds as Rajni’s most magnificent, I’m glad I dint catch some of his other movies. The plot was predictable, the performances lack lustre, and the only thing that I could see effort on was the FX. I thought I may catch some of the style that is Rajnikant, but instead was treated to skimpy sticks dancing in front of a blue screen.
My verdict: (you know this one before I write it) Mind It!
Music Review: No One Killed Jessica: One of the most expected movies of 2011, its music definitely does not disappoint. Amit Trivedi (of Dev D and Aisha fame) brings back the charm that won him the National Award. Trivedi does full justice with numbers like “Dilli” and “Aitbaar”, where the rock feel enhances the sinister feel of the song. Soft and haunting “Yeh Pal”, brings out Shilpa Rao’s mesmerising vocals, and adds a much needed soft touch to the album. With a melee of very talented singers including Tochi Raina (shining in “Dilli”), Vishal Dadlani (but of course) and Aditi Singh Sharma (she sang “Zindagi” in Dev D), the album, with a very heavy rock feel, makes you sit up and listen to the music, and to the words.
My verdict: One of the best albums of this year. My fav tracks – Dilli and Yeh Pal.
And now for some Miscellaneous events.
Sam’s blog amarllyis turns 2 very soon, and her wonderful concept of a blogoversary is worth following. A letter a day till the blog’s birthday… definitely a thumbs up.
The coming year is expected to be filled with weddings that I want to make it to, and that I’m not sure HOW I’m going to make it to. Many weddings, loads of fun and lot of ppl to meet… definitely a thums up.
And I end my boring dissertation here.