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Aug 14, 2009 01:31 PM 1896 Views
(Updated Aug 14, 2009 03:32 PM)





Year 2009 can be described as year of debacle for Bollywood. Year started with a bumper flop CC2C and the trend was continued by disastrous Victory, ruinous Billu Barber, unfortunateDelhi-6 (inspite of good songs and relatively new story) and supernatural 8x10 Tasveer

Which all has huge expectations, star power and price tags. Thankfully Bhatt’s Raaz-TMC, Farhan’s Luck by Chance alongwith Kashyap’s cult hit Dev-D saved the grace in first quarter and then 99 andNew York saved the grace in second quarter along with Kambakkht Ishq (which was again a horrible one).

The third quarter started off with a very promising LAK and has various other interesting films in its kitty as Kaminey, Dil bole haddipa, Jail and Whats ur rashi?

Among these, my favorites are Dev D and Gulaal, which came out of the dark and forced me to setback in my seat and literally pounced on me. And I felt the same thing when I watched the first trailer of Kamineywhile watching Delhi-6. Yesterday (luckily) I got opportunity to watch a paid preview of the movie and this dark dramedy swept me with it.

Vishal Bhardwajis famous as a path-breaking director from his first movie Makdee, followed by Maqbool (adapted from Macbeth which an authentic representation of 1990s scenario of Indian crime world and lust), The Blue Umbrella (based on Ruskin Bond’s story ave glimpse of a child mentality and sheer spirit of humanity), Omkara (adaptation of Othello gave idea of the politics in western UP and lust for power) and then the aids awareness movieBlood Brothers andnow he is back with a dark comedy **Kaminey.

Plot: The plot of Kamineyrevolves around twins Charlie & Guddu. Charlie lisps (using F at place of S and believes that life has two options, one shortcut and second Chota shortcut and he had a dream of opening his own bookie counter ) where as Guddu trips over his tongue. Though they are twins but nature wise they are different (Wo chalta hai, main bhagta hun

As Charlie says) and cant stand the sight of one another. But at one eventful day they came across each other when Guddudecided to marry his love **Sweety, sister of Marathi don Bhope and Charlie got mixed up in fixed narcotic deal of Taashi to get rich using chota shortcut. Now both get involved in the world of coke, politics, corruption, money and guns. Soon they realized that though they hate each other but all they have is each other and then they fight with their fate, gangsters, politicians and corrupted cops to protect themselves and their dreams.

Will they survive the Indian politics and corruption? Will Charlie be able to get his own bookie house? Will Guddu be able to live happily with Sweety?**To know all these go and grab your tickets of Kaminey..

Direction: In true sense, Kaminey is Bhardwaj’s story which is totally bold, hilarious in all respects (be it witty one liners or sarcasm on politicians (when Guddu asks Bhope, tu sweety ko 10 khoke me mujhe bechde and police while encounter discussing about 33% bribe, Lobo asking Guddu to give a police statement through song), bleak at times and totally unpredictable. He brilliantly captured and metamorphically displayed the human emotions ranging from love to lust to hunger of power and money.

Be attentive for first 30 minutes to figure out minute details where the complex relationships were being discussed in Charli’F voice and after that the movie will take you with its flow and its unpredictability (so you have to put certain pieces by your own) and movie unfurls using fast cuts from wobbly camera against a murky and menacing screenplay. Hats off…

Acting: Besides Bhardwaj, this movie belongs to Shahid Kapoor, who enacted one of the toughest roles in the present time (thanks God, he is out of SRK’s shadow). As stammering Guddu, he displayed character of a boy-next-door who planned to finish his diploma in 2007->job in 2008->tarraki (promotion) in 2010-> marriage in 2014 and still remembers his middle-school love, but things got out of his hand when he had to marry Sweety and that brings him face-to-face with his brother Charlie and the dark gleam world of cops, politics and guns.

As rough, mucky,  rugged and lisping Charlie, he displayed the role of a guy for whom money is everything and for that he is going to do anything but still he accuse himself for his fathers death due to shortage of money and that’s made him rebellion. He hate his brother *(teen faal fe fakal bhi nahin dekhi ufki) *cos he thinks that he is too fweet for this h@rami world. He deserves a standing ovation for this role.

Priyanka Chopra did a decent job in role of Sweety who is deeply in love with Guddu and ready to do anything for him (holding legs of Inspector Lobo when Guddu was in lockup). All her nakhras and dialogues suited the role she was playing (be it Main home science ki topper hun or to kya maine tumhara rape kiya hai?).

Amol Gupte as Sunil Shekhar Bhope aka Bhope Bhau can be called as the finding of the movie and he brilliantly displayed the character of a shrewd Marathi politician who hates people from other states, thinks that mumbai was never bombay and is ready to do anything for money (even to sell his ideology).

Tenzing Nima as Tashi (who love bitches more than dogs),Shiv Subrahmanyam and Hrishikesh Joshi as corrupted cops Lobo and Lele, Chandan Roy Sanyalas Charlie's impulsive coke-lover gangster buddyMikhail **were simply amazing.

Others:  Cinematography byTassaduq Hussain is stylish and is according to the mood of the movie, covering the darker side of human emotions with fast cuts using handheld camera. Screenplay and dialogues are awesome and clearly marked the difference between twins. I am not going to explain it here watch the movie (but do rememberFpiderman sequence along with kaife kaife paife paife). Music is another plus point for the movie and songs were at right place. Be it Go Charlie Go, or Dhan-te-naan or Pehli baar mohabbat ki hai and yeah how can I forget the climax songHai Jo Zindagi Ka Phanda Hai Jo Katana Nahi (watch it). **The background score was bleak and humors at time use of old song to describe the situations was a refreshing attempt and it suited the movie (try to catch S/F lisp in tracks).

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