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Reviewed Sanju

Jul 02, 2018 05:13 PM 750 Views

(Updated Jul 02, 2018 05:08 PM)

I have closely followed Rajkumar Hirani's work. Munnabhai MBBS was good with some scenes standing out, like the carrom playing scene where the ailing sick father is back into action, after playing a few shots of his favourite game. I am all for breaking convention. Respect is due, to Mr. H...Read more

Reviewed Dear Zindagi

Dec 02, 2016 10:52 PM 1375 Views

Dear Zindagi is a good effort, given the hectic lives most of us lead, our eyes maneuvering their way from one screen to another. We need movies around such subjects, especially in a world where interaction with things is greater than interaction with people. With mental health taking a hi...Read more

Reviewed Piku

May 18, 2015 01:17 PM 3127 Views

One of my good friends- Tushar Jain has been an assistant director for the movie Piku. I saw the movie last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Entertainment, like food, is digested well when wholesome- Piku- the movie is a wonderful example for the way ahead for Bollywood-given the constipated movi...Read more

Reviewed Club 60

Feb 14, 2014 10:47 AM 4369 Views

Often, good movies do not get the support they deserve. Multiplexes don't screen them for more than a week and not enough screens are kept aside for many small but beautiful movies. Club 60 is one such movie. It is a low-budget movie but shines with outstanding performances from actors such a...Read more

Reviewed Asura Tale of the Vanquished - Anand Neelakantan

Oct 15, 2013 03:45 PM 2475 Views

I completed reading the book'Asura-Tale of the Vanquished. It is an interesting book. It is the tale of the contest between Lord Rama and Ravana, told from Ravana's point of view. I have not read the Ramayana and there may be convenient deviations in this book in order to present Ravana as someo...Read more

Reviewed Madras Cafe

Aug 29, 2013 01:52 PM 2083 Views

I saw Madras Cafe yesterday. One of my friends, Tushar Jain worked on it as an assistant director. I had no knowledge about a conspiracy that led to the assassination of late Rajiv Gandhi. One would never expect mediocre or irrelevant, mindless cinema from Shoojit Sircar, who has already ceme...Read more

Reviewed Meri Jung

Jul 05, 2013 04:50 PM 1916 Views

(Updated Jul 05, 2013 05:10 PM)

Here's the case of a movie with a plot that's been used and abused several times. A good, honest and innocent person is wronged, his family suffers, the lead hero resolves to take revenge and eventually does. However, the movie still is easily a classic. Here''s why The songs have meaning,...Read more

Commented on manishakt's review

Jan 11, 2010 01:50 PM

The message is -not to not work-but to be prepared for whatever returns one gets from what he or she likes to do-no one can debate the truth that everyone would enjoy the work that he or she likes to do=but your point of balancing the act is very relevant-one cannot be irresponsible

Commented on alertcitizen's blog

Salman Khan loves vada pav; hates Veer scene

Jan 11, 2010 10:34 AM (Updated Jan 11, 2010 10:47 AM)

Integrated Promotions anyone? Time for promotions to be more interesting and curiosity--arousing-for example-one actor playing an idiot went missing before the movie’s release-which was a critical part of the movie’s plot-marketers ought to integrate promotions with the movie’s theme-else such star ...tantrums will push poor stakeholders to the doldrums!Read More

Reviewed Taxi No 9211

Mar 30, 2006 12:29 PM 1656 Views

(Updated Mar 31, 2006 04:19 PM)

Disclaimer- This review comes from a person who enjoys movies which entertain. Life is a journey - we all will pass anyway. It makes sense to have fun along the way. Some carry life's burden day in and day out while some enjoy the ride, every moment. The non-starry starcast (if you may) of...Read more

Commented on own review

Feb 06, 2006 11:56 AM

Hi - I don't want to influence others with my thoughts. History has more bad things than good and impulse may lead one to believe that violence is good or that killing for defence is good. However I strongly feel that changing a person's mind is more important. Also what about the families of youngsters? Did they do anything wrong to lose them? Think over it An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind Keep in touch Regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on own review

Feb 02, 2006 08:09 PM

Dear Mr Madanmohan My only argument is that if every virtue is discouraged and seen as old-fashioned, young minds will be negatively influenced Don't misunderstand my firmness to be my rigidity. I am open to new ideas - if RDB would have projected itself as an entertainer, I have no issues - but w...hen it treads on both entertainment and patriotism - the message that comes out more evidently is that the system fails and that one has to take law in his hands. Overall we are only debating over the love for life or the love for a virtue Love for a virtue ought to rank above and though it may be difficult to practise, one should not be discouraged. AT least the knowledge of the truth will be able to correct if the possibility exists. If we embrace falsehood and crime openly, even the truth will seem a lie to us Please do keep in touch Thanks and regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on own review

Feb 02, 2006 06:09 PM

Hi I am strongly against showing of smoking and unnecessary violence. The problem with RDB is that it wants the best of both worlds. A David Dhawan movie never claims that it will influence you towards patriotism. However RDB wants first to connect to the youth by having objectionable content and a...lso try to say that here is a movie which is about patirotism. Sorry I see a serious problem here. Moreover why do you forget that while there may be many voluntary smokers, there are some youngsters who have never smoked till now and may get influenced as their 'Bhagat Singh' smokes It is shameful to compare - as the times were different. No one is encouraging the killings done by Bhagat Singh - but that is lame defence to permit such violence as shown in the movie I am not here to say what should cinema be like But please - for God's sake - there are many good things happening too- at least sometimes try and make a movie on that. Inculcate hope and strength, not fear and terrorism The only problem with RDB is that it wears the garb of having patriotic content Would like to know what you have to say on this Regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on own review

Feb 01, 2006 08:47 PM

Thanks for your comments Mr Madan First a clarification - I never said that people who consumed opium earlier were doing a good thing - so that assumption is totally a creation of your imagination and should be done away with. Common sense suggests that smoking is slow suicide - is this the way... a generation awakens? or approaches the grave? Decide for yourself please We differ at one point - you tend to believe that murdering the one who has done something wrong will free the world of his crimes while I believe that while the murderer lives, he can be first taught the lesson of justice Why - Mr Godse who was hanged for killing Gandhiji did not repent one bit The difference lies not in the form of punishment (life sentence or murder) but in communicating what is wrong and setting a better example for generations to come As far as the message in the end is concerned, what did you remember first? that they did the right thing or the moral? Violence has never helped anyone It just shows a short cut way - and the lack of ability to change someone Do write back Regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on lallupanju's review

Jan 30, 2006 03:08 PM

Young children too come to see the movie - if bad words like behen de takke and vulgar dialogues are used, there is a serious problem. I disagree with the logic that since someone goes through injustice, show it exactly the way it happens. Bandit queen also showed unnecessary adult scenes - The fa...ct is that people do remember such crap from movies like Satya No one remembers the message There may be exceptions like you - but a good movie is one which gives the message throughout the movie and not reserve it for the last 10-15 minutes. Moreover this is nothing but convenient patriotism Regs SaurabhRead More

Commented on lallupanju's review

Jan 30, 2006 02:56 PM

Hi Nice review - am not surprised that most of the youth today justify violence. Do you really think that corruption is the root problem? I don't think so. I think the more serious problem is high standard of living and big dreams. Also the ones who have taken revenge also don't find any peace o...f mind. You may debate here that it is stupid to forgive, but the fact is that the one who is selfish will always forgive as he or she doesn't want his or her mind to be full of anger. Simplicity and forgiveness are what are needed for today's youth- not weapons in their arms They will be another terrorists - terrorists with a cause - for your consolation Regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on sharath40's review

Jan 30, 2006 11:10 AM

Hi Sharath Your review reads well and it makes a lot more sense. I agree with you that there is no need to use SMS lingo under the pretext of being 'flexible' However, I believe there are two schools of thought for this. What else explains inclusion of words like gehrao in english? Keep writing... Regards SaurabhRead More

Commented on sharath40's review

Jan 30, 2006 10:44 AM

I totally agree with you and your review. The sad part is that the medium that cinema is - it is largely an entertainment medium and you can't really help it - people going to watch cinema - mostly expect entertainment stuff. The right medium for such messages is schools, colleges, seminars - which ...none of these filmmakers with good intentions tap. The reason is obvious - they are here to make money. Swades and Shikhar were better movies. Also, nowadays it has become fashionable to show 'grey' elements and not connect to absolute goodness, terming such characters as preachy. I also see high ambitions as a problem with oday's youth. Hope you agree Regs SaurabhRead More

Commented on Cticize's review

Jan 30, 2006 10:35 AM

Hi I like your writing style - but about RDB what needs to be asked is - if something evil or wrong happens, should it be depicted in the actual cruel manner? Where Swades and Shikhar score over RDB is that the message is delivered throughout the movie. The director here has taken liberties by inc...luding objectionable dialogues and bad words This aint patritoism Sorry Regs SaurabhRead More

Commented on Astalavista's review

Jan 29, 2006 02:56 PM

Hi I too didn't like the movie - as it doesn't exactly position itself as an entertainer or a message movie. I am a purist and against vioelence of any kind. According to me, the youth of today need to come out of their own lives to see how their brethren are suffering and do something positive.... Today's youth wants to drink, smoke, and have big dreams, live in mansions That's not patriotism Do read my review too and add your comments Do keep in touch Regards SaurabhRead More