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Wild Dreams
Jun 26, 2003 08:09 PM 3632 Views
(Updated Jun 27, 2003 02:37 PM)

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The oceans rose. The lightning roared as if it would strike at any second. The rains kept pouring as if a dam in the heavens had gone burst. The lands seemed disappearing. Slowly but surely my brains confirmed that it was the judgement day. Then as hours passed, the force of the water went on growing. The rains grew denser But couldn't see no one running for their lives. Every soul knew it was the dead end. I waited hopelessly for death. But it denied to come.


I stood in my balcony on the thirteenth floor watching the waters rising. The waters had reached the fourth floor by now. Just then there was a cry in the name of God and then a large splash. One of my building residents had jumped from the terrace of the building. I could understand. His patience had been drained off waiting for death as he saw it coming. He must have hit the ground hard under the water. I thought for a while. Why not live till the end. My eyes fall on a VCD lying casually on the bed. It showed my favourite actor Ajay Devgun jumping from a plane. The electric poles had crashed due to force of the waters. So I had no choice to watch it on the home theatre. But my laptop was fully charged, so switched it on and inserted the VCD.


As the movie started, I could read from the credits 'A Dream by Veeru Devgun (VD)'.


The names which flashed on my screen were impressive enough to ensure three hours of entertainment. They read as follows:


Ajay Devgun in a dashing double role.


Amitabh Bachchan in a special role as the narrator.


Sushmita Sen


Manisha Koirala


Prem Chopra


Shakti Kapoor


Farida Jalal


The movie started:


A crowd of people were seen eating Wada Pav from a road side vendor. One of the guys savouring on the eatable found it too hot to handle so he took an Indian flag and started eating from the honoured flag. So much humility on a national flag? Can anyone take it? I was going to enter the laptop and hit the guy black n' blue. But I needn't worry. Soon there was a saviour out of the blues. A man 6 feet tall with dense white beard and moustache standing bold like the Himalayas with a single hand gave in a couple of dialogues and the criminal was already wet with sweat of humility.


By now I had understood what the movie hold in store for me in the proceedings.


Boldness of VD's dreams:


Then I enjoyed the previledge of experiencing the bold plot VD had dreamt of. We are puzzled as we watch Ajay played by Ajay Devgun who is a well known author writing books on political crimes. He writes these stories as he watches himself commiting dare devil stunts in dreams. His books are best sellers. But lill' does he know that his dreams aren't dreams but in fact bitter realities. He has a twin brother named Tauheed who has been seperated from him by destiny. Now Tauheed is in Pakistan and is working for some terrorist group. But here Ajay gets caught by the army intelligence. They believe that there is only one Ajay Devgun. Fools; Aren't they? They dun know the norms of Bollywood.


Now Ajay has to prove his innoscence by getting to the core of his dreams. That's not the end. Then there is this mission where Tauheed is planted to kill Nawaz Sharif (Pak Prime Minister) in India so that an Indo - Pak war can be ignited. Ajay & Tauheed unite in the much awaited climax and foil these plans. Ha! How original plot. Oops, I mean dreams. Foolish me. Dreams have to be original.


I nearly forgot there is more. Both Ajay Devguns have heroines. One each. See how clever. No triangular love stories. Sush & Manisha Koirala are the two who fall in love with their respective Ajay Devguns. Manisha gets killed by Tauheed and Sush gets married in the end to Ajay. Now am boring u guys. I know.


The heart stomping stunts n' special effects:


Gawd! How they just shot those scenes? I was completely taken aback by the visual treat, I enjoyed through out the movie.


We are in midst of a Bombay traffic jam. Ajay is on his bike. Sush is in her car. Sush asks for a lift. Ajay accepts and asks her to hold him tightly as his bike takes off. I mean takes takes off literally. I watched the two with my mouth open as their bike disappeared in the clouds. Then the camera follows them in the clouds and we find the duo dancing and singing in the clouds and later on some foreign locales. Wow kya song sequence hai!


Has anyone seen a bhangra on Indo-Pak border? Well I enjoyed such a scene. The Indian military camp on the border is celebrating the Independence Day as they dance on the border with their families. Amitabh is the commander in chief whose wife and son are also there dancing in the bhangra when the Pakistani soldiers attack the camp. Bombs start exploding. Bullets start raining. The women and children are carried to a safe place. A hand grenade comes flying in the air as it is hurled on the women and children. Amitabh catches the grenade on time and the minute he is going to throw it back on the enemy, the bomb explodes. So that is the simple reason why our narrator loses his hand.


Amitabh confronting Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in one of the sequences. Wow! What special effects. The only problem with this scene is that Netaji & Amitabh seem to have been pasted together on the screen. Everything else is brilliant. And yes a part of this scene seems to be in greyscale and a part seems to be in artificial black & white. Everything else is brilliant. Well, I can go on & on...


Ajay Devgun fighting Ajay Devgun in the air as they both jump from their planes. Whoa! What a fighting trip. Can't these guys fight simply on land? I mean why go all the way up there and then jump down to fight?


Want more action? Watch the movie instead...


The Performances:


Ajay Devgun looks deadly and keeps on looking so through out the movie which causes nothing more than boredom. Amitabh with his one hand tries to play a narrator but even before he knows, he gets totally involved in the movie as one of the main characters. That white beard & moustach do serve his purpose. But he is the only saving grace. Sush & Manisha have nothing more than songs n' dances. The rest is history.


The Technical Aspects:


Come On, pals. Didn't you visualize those scenes which I mentioned above. Do you need any more description? The music is nothing great. One song 'Tera Jalwa' is quite hummable with Sukhwinder Singh's high pitch voice. As for the direction; remember, it's a dream. So anything is possible.


Back to the real world:


At last the movie did end. I shut down my laptop and walked towards the window. The waters had reached the brim of my window. The rain drops had grown larger and the rainfall seemed denser. In fact, eyes could see nothing other than water till eyesight could reach at it's farthest range. My eyes ran wildly as I noticed a large wave heading towards me. It pounced on me like a hungry lioness, when I heard mom calling, ''Samir, you idiot. Aren't you supposed to go to office.'' That was harsh. My eyes opened. I ran towards the window. There I didn't see no water pouncing on me. I saw a man below walking out of the gate. I had seen him somewhere. He was the same guy who had jumped from the terrace. It was nothing but a nightmare.


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