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Commented on jmathur's review

Jul 20, 2011 06:01 PM

Havent watched it as yet, but I believe I'll have the same take as you on it. Watched the first half hour yesterday, and thought it looked a bit forced to me....you know, well acted, but unreal somehow. On a lighter note, am coaching my dad to sing the ''Senorita'' song to my mom on her 60th b...irthday:) Read More

Commented on own review

Feb 03, 2011 09:43 PM

Interesting take Swapna...much more so than the movie itself!

Commented on own review

Jan 28, 2011 05:20 PM

Thanks Purnima:) Yeah, Prateik has such an interesting face....hopefully he will find his place in the industry and will work on himself:)

Commented on own review

Jan 27, 2011 07:35 PM

:) for your ''No novelty abt bumping into dhobis and parsis eh! '' comment! Peepli Live would have left me too if Hori's character hadnt touched me. That one character was enough for me to ''get'' that film. Commercial type movies are more exciting these days! Loved Band Baaja Baraat, loo...king forward to Dil to bachcha hai ji:)Read More

Commented on own review

Jan 27, 2011 05:37 PM (Updated Jan 27, 2011 05:39 PM)

Ditto Swapna! That awkward apologising and fumbling after the one night stand just didnt fit the reclusive, self absorbed image of the painter...he should have just coldly brushed her off, or even better not even acknowledged her presence! And then afterwards falling over himself when he meets her a...t the market...what was that about? Shai looked more in awe of Aamir than she did infatuated with Arun! And I so wish the camera had focussed more on Prateik Babbars face than his body....toned as it is! His face is extremely open and mobile....that is the beauty of his character in Jaane Tu where the director made utmost use of that. His dialogue delivery needs a lot of work...as the posh accent slipped in often to his supposed bihari lingo! Ultimately, i just couldnt FEEL any of the characters. Udaan is still my best bet for the international acclaim...too bad THAT wasnt nominated:(Read More

Commented on own review

Jan 26, 2011 09:43 PM

Thanks confused soul! a tv watch is best...not worth spending the exorbitant ticket price on!

Commented on own review

Jan 26, 2011 07:58 PM

:) Prateik did make the dhobhi ghat look more exciting than looking at my sterile white washing machine...but you have to be a woman to see that! But yeah, the movie lets you down completely. Thanks for commenting!

Commented on own review

Jan 26, 2011 07:46 PM (Updated Jan 26, 2011 07:50 PM)

:) Maybe Aamir Khan is a hen-pecked husband! Such a pity for his fans though...and I rate myself as one of them. I still havent seen better work from an actor than that of his portrayal in 1947 Earth...brilliant. When i watch his movies, I expect so much from him coz he seems to be such an instincti...ve, intuitive actor. This was a major disappointment. He should have seen the holes in the script. I dont know if my 100th review will come...or maybe it will! 2011 is stirring my creative aspirations:) Read More

Reviewed Dhobi Ghat

Jan 26, 2011 07:29 PM 5342 Views

(Updated Jan 31, 2011 07:29 PM)

Ostensibly, "Dhobhi Ghat" is about 4 ordinary people, from different walks of life, experiencing Mumbai in their own unique way, frequently coming into contact, influencing each others experiences...changing each others lives. To this end, we have Arun (Aamir), a reclusive painter finding sol...Read more

Commented on akshai78's review

Jan 26, 2011 06:56 PM

Absolutely! It has no ending, the characters dont have any definition (except may be Munna), poor Aamir was saddled with the worst written character of his acting career.....lots of elements that let you down. At the same time, it COULD have been good and unique if it only had a better scriptwriter......! Great review:)Read More

Commented on jmathur's review

Dec 21, 2010 05:45 PM (Updated Dec 21, 2010 05:51 PM)

Yes, I think the movie beautifully highlighted the positives, and the fact thaty humanity and decency is independent of religion and community. As always, your review is heartfelt and emotional and reaches out to your reader. The only thing I would change about this review is comparing it favo...urably to lage raho or my name is khan. The reason I say that is I can watch these two movies a few times over, but I cant watch it road to sangam more than once. While it has a good message, it isnt entertaining. Lage Raho i think especially, is a deceptively powerful movie. Road to Sangam LOOKS more powerful than it actually is.Read More

Commented on jmathur's blog

A year of love, friendship and creative satisfaction

Dec 10, 2010 05:31 PM

Good on you:) Many of us withold expression coz we believe nobody will understand. Through MS, I discovered some time back that actually, there ARE people out there who DO understand. They may not always agree with you (which is refreshing!), but they do listen:) I think thats what you've disco...vered at MS too. Keep writing, keep sharing:)Read More

Commented on own review

Sep 16, 2010 08:37 PM

Swapna Just did :) Yeah, I loved the hospital scenes and the genuine power of storytelling and poetry that Rohan displayed...goosebumps!

Commented on cool_breeze's review

Sep 16, 2010 08:31 PM

Have to watch it again now! Cool review Swapna :)

Commented on own review

Sep 15, 2010 04:39 AM

I believe that too..but in the West, lives are consumed in the pursuit of the 'ideal life' or what they equate with happiness...material wealth and acquisitions is a huge part of what defines happiness here. Not that India isnt affected by Materialism...but we dont necessarily equate happiness with ...HAVING wealth and means. Which is why westerners turn to India for its spirituality, and for the secret as to why people who have nothing look so happy!Read More

Commented on own review

Sep 15, 2010 04:30 AM

True...I suppose we cant really review a movie for its accuracy coz we dont really know. I suppose the movie is good if it manages to bring the character to life and have you identify with him....which this one does. What Idi Amin really is like, no one knows..but Forest Whitaker does PLAY him well.

Commented on own review

Sep 02, 2010 02:52 AM

@See_ani So true. Movies that are good, possess you for a long time after you're done watching them. Which is what I think distinguishes Udaan from all the other movies this year (except LSD for me, which lingered too, but in an unpleasant way!) Hope you do get to do what you want. You so ...accurately caught what Udaan is about...it was so obvious that the boy has the talent to be a brilliant writer, and had he ch0osen to go his fathers way, would have ended up a frustrated man like him. Btw, thats the other subtlety....for all of the fathers cruelty, I am sure he too was meant to do something different than run a steel mill. Thanks a ton for your comments.Read More

Commented on own review

Sep 02, 2010 02:49 AM

Hi Rukun Hope you have been able to watch it in the theatres. If not, I am sure they will screen it on tv soon. If the story gave you goosebumps, then that is probably coz you can relate to theme...DO watch it is my recommendation :) Thanks a ton for stopping by.

Commented on own review

Aug 30, 2010 04:46 PM

No, its not a typical anything...but at the same time one knows that families like that exist, men like the father do exist. I loved the creative poems and the story (the one he narrates in the hospital) too. Added to the genuineness in that Rajat's character actually appeared to be a talented... young man who could make a career out of his gift. Did i not say we would agree one hundred percent on this movie? :)Read More

Commented on indian1969's blog

Office Etiquette

Aug 25, 2010 09:48 PM

The other side of the coin! Speaking of Western work ettiquette, i have a pet peeve! Here, we take ettiquette to another extreme. We have a scent free policy at our work place, and God forbid anyone who even uses a scented soap to have a bath...gets the devil stare from all colleagues! I had a clien...t the other day who was waiting for me at the reception as she was early for our appointment. The receptionist was extremely rude to my client as she was wearing perfume and the receptionist claims to be allergic to that. So when i walked in to call the client into my office, i find that she had been banished to the other end of the room with the receptionist glaring at her! Needless to say i took it up with my manager andcomplained about it. in my profession, it is very important to make clients feel welcome and understood. So here, the problem is that colleagues make too big a deal of individual preferences and reactions. They wont disturb you, but should YOU disturb them however unknowingly...its nothing less than the Wrath of God!Read More

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