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Reviewed Sorry Bhai Movie

Dec 10, 2008 01:04 AM 2508 Views

At the very outset, let me confess that I love to watch films based on complex relationships and those that deal with breaking social taboos. And mostly those films in which Chitrangdha Singh alluringly flaunts her magical Smita-Patil-smile. So I loved Onir's third directorial venture, 'Sorry Bh...Read more

Commented on own review

Jun 11, 2008 02:27 AM

To Nik, Gari, Fe, Chid: Thanks for your comments and compliments. Rgds, Purnesh

Commented on own review

Jun 10, 2008 02:00 AM

to lps: Thanks for the compliments. Yup, as an RGV fan, I am waiting for him to break the shell of his celebrity status and make films like a normal person.

Commented on own review

Jun 10, 2008 01:59 AM

To Rohit: Yes dude! 21 is a good film. SR is a perfect example of mediocrity, whihc for me is worse than a film being bad.

Commented on own review

Jun 09, 2008 11:48 PM

To monoo: Nope! I was just faking as a journalist!

Commented on own review

Jun 09, 2008 11:31 PM

Me: So Ramu ji! This whole film turns out to be a political reply to all those opposing the Bachchan family. To get further into this….. Amitabh: Aiihh!! Stop!! You are going too much in-depth. Why can’t you ask how much of a good response we are getting for the film… how it’s been appreciated by m...any people? Why can’t you ask such questions? Aiihh!!!! I hesitated to respond, but somehow mustered my courage…… Me: That’s because, I don’t ask stupid questions. Then I heard the man in the shadow speak: Tho, (as a journalist), tumhara jinda rakne ka faiyda kya hai? Having said that, he came forward (to visibility). Yes, Now I recognized him. It was Mr. Abhishek Bachchan. And then, he pulled out a gun and pointed at me. Amitabh gave a scary stare, Ramu bowed down his head to continue his slumber and Aish lifted the tea cup to take a sip. And the background score stammered everlastingly….. ‘Govinda! Govinda! Govinda!........’ And I was shot::::::: ‘jhhiskaaaaaaaaaammmmm’ ===== 0oo@oo0 ============ I suddenly woke up in my bed. Oops! ==== @=====@============= The above review is written to be in sync with the film: half-baked, mostly meaningless and disappointing. My sincere apologies to those who have felt bad at some points of this write-up! ==== @=====@============= Read More

Commented on own review

Jun 09, 2008 11:30 PM

The three of them looked at each other and looked at me with an obvious pride of having known the identity of the assassin; and moreover, me not knowing it! Ramu: That is exactly the third real scenario. Me: Pardon me! I don’t get you! Aish: What does Shahrukh wear in his film Don? Me: Gloves! ...Ramu: What does he carry with him? Me: A briefcase! Ramu: Or a bag! Me: Ok! I get the clues! Though I sounded to be convinced, I heard Amitabh. Amitabh: What is the prize money amount in Shahrukh’s latest flop show? Me: 5 crores. Amitabh gets a naughty smile on his face as Ramu takes over….. Ramu: Exactly the amount which the assassin asks for to kill Shankar Nagre. I raise my doubt. Me: But why Shahrukh? Ramu: In a nut-shell, the story is something like this. Amitabh maintained his stardom for such a long time and wanted to pass the mantle to Abhishek. But the opposing Congress party has hired Shahrukh to castle Abhishek and now, Abhishek is no where left in the game. So Amitabh has taken Aish into his family to maintain stardom, until his grandson grows up to conquer Bollywood. And that’s how Shahrukh’s character is part of Sarkar Raj. Aish with her finger pointing me, warned: Mind you, this entire Shahrukh thing must be off the records. Me: Yes, Ma’m! Read More

Commented on own review

Jun 09, 2008 11:30 PM

Me: Having watched the film last night, I sensed the story having parallelism to the real scenario surrounding the Bachchan family. Is it true or was I reading too much between the lines? Ramu smiles for the first time, that too, a proud smile. Ramu: You are right! Me: Can you please state the s...cenarios which were depicted in the film? Ramu: One is very obvious: Somji, simulating Raj Thakerey! Me: Yes sir! The actor who played the role was brilliant! He was a perfect antagonist in the first half. Almost similar to Mr. Kay Kay Menon’s role in Sarkar! Ramu: Yes! The actor is Rajesh Shringarpore! He is a very good stage-actor. Me: Then, the next real scenario? Ramu: Guess! Me: Congress? Ramu: Yup! Rao-saab’s character represented the Congress party, which has been against the Bachchan’s for very long. Me: Sarkar during his self-proclamation, utters ‘maine apni jindagi, apni sharthon pe jiya hai’, meaning that Subhash Nagre lived his life according to his own terms. Then in that case, isn’t it contrasting to show Subhash Nagre relying on Rao-saab’s blessings? Ramu: Hmm.. a good catch! We somehow missed this, but our intension was to show that the Bachchan family was close to the Gandhi family before they parted ways owning to political friction. Me: Ramu ji! A personal question related to the Congress party! Do you think Mr. Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, is the man behind the ongoing, and probably an everlasting, political chaos in our country? Ramu: No comments! Me: Ok! The next…. Before Ramu could answer that, I changed the question. Me: By the way, there is this assassin in the film who wears gloves, carries a bag and is hired to kill Shankar Nagre. Why wasn’t his face shown to the audience? Now Aish pops up in between with her thin-like-her voice. Aish: Because Shahrukh’s fans may not accept it! I was startled! Me: What?Read More

Commented on own review

Jun 09, 2008 11:29 PM

Me: Ok sir! I will move ahead……. In your blog, you have mentioned that you want your characters to be subtle and restrained in their expressions; and that you hate people who lose their restraint. So you hate charaters which cry often, like in our mushy Bollywood melodramas! Ramu: Yes! In my opin...ion, such crying and weeping films are made by gay people. Me: But in the last 15 minutes of the film, at the end of every dialogue which Amitabh utters, a tear is shown to flow from Aish’s eyes….. a dialogue, a tear…. a dialogue, a tear! Why the change in treatment? Anything to do with the association with Ekta Kapoor! Or is it anything to do with your own gay shades? He tried to be as restrained as possible, trying very hard to prove his manhood! Ramu: Nope. It’s just that Aish is a woman and women can cry. But men shouldn’t. He who cries is not a man. Me: Then in the last 5 mins of the film, Amitabh too lets down multiple flows of unstopping tears. Does it signify his loss of manhood? Now Amitabh got agitated and growled in his masculine heavy barritone. Amitabh: Aiihh!!!! This fellow writes something in his blog, and now you drag me into it? Aiihh!!! Me: That isn’t my concern, sir! I just wanted to know how different is the weeping shown in Karan Johar films, compared to that shown in Ramu ji’s films. Ok! Anyway, I will move to my next question… Read More

Reviewed Sarkar Raj

Jun 09, 2008 11:28 PM 2465 Views

I came home from the theatre and slept. = 0oo@oo0 ======== I was showed way into the room and as I entered, the lights went out! In the dark room, I heard a female voice: ‘This is the exactly why I want the power plant project to be real!’ From my experience of having watched umpteen films...Read more

Reviewed Halla Bol

Jan 14, 2008 01:20 PM 3718 Views

Where Rang de Basanthi failed, Halla Bol succeeded. Many may argue.... I request them to please hold on and let me justify. The best way to realize a person's righteousness is to pardon his mistakes. On a similar note, I feel that, the best way to appreciate Raj Kumar Santhoshi's Halla Bol is...Read more

Reviewed Taare Zameen Par

Dec 24, 2007 11:18 PM 1824 Views

(Updated Dec 24, 2007 11:19 PM)

There are a very few, in this world, who are born to be uninhibitedly unique. But unfortunately, many of them are forced to flow along the commonness of the majority!'Taare Zameen Par' is a tribute to all of them. -+$o*o$+- As everyone might have known, being'not good at studies' is like a...Read more

Reviewed No Smoking

Dec 12, 2007 08:35 AM 3035 Views

(Updated Dec 12, 2007 08:43 AM)

People would slap me if I said that No Smoking is a good film. In fact, had I constrained myself to watching this film only once, even I would slap myself if I said that it is a good film. But I watched it again for Anurag Kashyap, hoping there could be something I missed during the first watch....Read more

Commented on sharath40's review

Dec 12, 2007 08:27 AM

Gud one, dude!!! Though I am among the very few who have enjoyed the film, I agre with your perspective too! :)

Reviewed Om Shanti Om

Nov 17, 2007 02:57 AM 3077 Views

“ek kilo chicken.... chaar chammach tel.... ek bada pyaaaj.... hara mirch.... namak.... aur mast mast masale............ aur ban gayi.... Spicy Chicken Masala!!!!” Or is this caricatured cook talking about making ‘Om Shanti Om’??? Ek kilo chicken: Half a kilo in the first half of the film ...Read more

Reviewed Saawariya

Nov 13, 2007 06:36 AM 1542 Views

(Updated Nov 13, 2007 12:50 PM)

There are a very few sensitive women who are also, sensible. Yet, those rarely wonderful women make ambiguous decisions in their love life. In fact, they mostly have two love lives. One, which they consummate and live with; and the other, which they adore, yet foolishly ignore! This ignored, yet...Read more

Commented on nithi_s's review

Aug 25, 2007 02:12 PM

Hey Nithi... Gud job in penning this reivew, ma! Keep going!! Chak De!!!

Commented on sharath40's review

Apr 06, 2007 06:44 PM

Excellent review dude!!! If possible, please do read my review and leave your comment on the same. :) Purnesh :)

Commented on sweets_desire's review

Mar 08, 2007 09:09 AM

Hi Sweety, Thats a gud review from your end. But I didnt like the film because it wasnt bold enough. It was very defensive. RGV was probably scared of the public fury, had he been more bold. I feel, KANK was bolder than this one. So I would recommend KANK any day, than this film. Anyway, its my ...opinion again!!!! Please do read my review and rate it (fairly :D) ~PurneshRead More

Commented on own review

Mar 05, 2007 03:48 PM

Parnil: Thanks for your comments. Abha: I wouldnt call it a moral high; instead I would call it a confidence low, on the director's side. :) Anyway, thanx for reading and commenting my review. ~Purnesh:)

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