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You've heard em say that!!!
Nov 08, 2005 05:40 AM 2902 Views
(Updated Nov 08, 2005 05:43 AM)





Yes. Exactly. Already a lot of people have said before me what I feel about this movie. So just listen to them, take their advice, and SKIP JAMES. Period. Those two words should be enough to have you a negative recommendation from my side. Still, the reasonable person I am, I will justify my views completely.

Firstly, even the makers aren't satisfied with the product and seems like RGV now wants himself to be the director for the movie. He will probably remake it his own way rather than that of his assistant in this case. Let's wait and check if anyone is interested after this disastrous ''first version'' of JAMES.

Surely, though very very late, Varma must have realized that JAMES is not merely one of those strings of flops he's getting off late. Rather JAMES is a movie that can single-handedly destroy his bio-data if he doesn't bother making corrections after even labeling his name on a product like this. As an ardent fan of action movies, I went for JAMES against all those negative recommendations, thinking that my taste for the genre might approve of this movie as a TIMEPASS. Yet, I was terribly wrong. JAMES is not a MY WIFE's MURDER or a NAACH, movies that just missed the bus by a few cliches here and there. JAMES is rather a movie demented deep into its fundamental roots. The problem is that forget about waferthin, the storyline just isn't there. All the viewer is able to catch is a ''minute-after-minute'' hero versus villain chase and the very same chapter is the climax too. How childish, dry, and boring!

The movie starts with Riya Sen introducing JAMES, aka Mohit Ahlawat as an action icon who can zero-ize any villain any day. Not a bad start since it can pump up the batteries of action fans to some extent. But then, how monotonous. The hero is introduced. All he does is fight the underworld all the way for the next 2 hours, without any change in expression, or without any charm whatsoever. All he cares about is flying about, delivering some healthy kicks, being a magician at fighting, and that's all. By the end of the movie, therefore, there is nothing the character JAMES accomplishes that the audience wants to take home. He just does part of what Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan, great actors now, did to start off their careers. But don't we know that not everyone is capable of becoming Akshay and Ajay! I mean come on.

Even though technically as usual RGV creates the right atmosphere, he might've realized all his efforts to launch the ''10-out-of-10'' personality holder Mohit have turned a dismal failure. Hard luck and poor planning all the way!

So coming to the performance part, there is nothing Mohit Ahlawat does to prove that he is a capable and versatile actor. He doesn't even act. All he does is appear infront of the camera with a dry, serious face, and starts beating people up. In the process, yes he does get an opportunity to flex those great muscles, but hey how much does that help in today's competitive cinema. Guys like Hrithik and Salman who had worked hard on their bodies took of their shirts on occasions or displayed their bodies simply pretending that it was not a deliberate effort at all. In Mohit's case, the effort seems quite deliberate to show his muscles as the movie is just made in a way that in every scene there's a fight and in every scene he can show off that body. Waah! So overall, despite a menacing physical presence and a dashing persona, Mohit fails as a debutant since he gets no room to ACT at all. I would say 90% director's fault yet again.

Nisha Kothari does well with whatever little she has. She is surely glamorous and bubbly and is poised to have better opportunities coming her way with her camera-friendly appearance and self-confident ways. The rest of the cast does well with their roles, as always they do in Ramu's gangster type movies.

Overall, JAMES is worth a huge MISS and that's all I have to say.

Please rate and comment on my review. Thanx a lot.


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