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Friday, January 20th, 2012
New York based Doctor Manoj Sharma aka Manu (played by R. Madhavan) comes to India looking for an Indian bride. Manu falls in love with Tanu (Kangana Ranaut), but Tanu loves another local guy. Tanu request Manu to reject her and so he does. Movie takes the real romantic turn and becomes a romantic tale of Tanu and Manu. The on screen romance of Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut beautifully directed and equally well acted. “Manu Wed Manu” is a romantic entertainer.
“Tanu weds Manu” on the front seems like an average story, but becomes special from the onset as every area of the movie has been well directed. Manu is a New York based doctor who comes to India looking for a bride. A typical Indian way to find the bride is to look for different girls and then choose the best one you like that fits your requirements. Manu starts looking at the potential bride Tanu and likes her very much. Manu agrees to marry Tanu but Tanu is not happy with this and has been in an affair with a local man. Manu comes to know this and rejects Tanu.
Later they both meet each again in a wedding as Manu comes to learn that Tanu is still single. Tanu ask for Manu’s help to get married with her boyfriend. Somewhere bottom of his heart Manu starts to love Tanu and wants to make her happy. Tanu would be happy if she gets married to her boyfriend and he could not say no to Tanu
This complicated ride becomes the romantic tale as both Manu and Tanu start liking each other but could not share their feeling for each other. Romantic scenes of Tanu and Manu were beautifully picturized as they looked like a perfect couple. Kangana Ranaut has made a special presence on the silver screen in her short career and looked very mature. R. Madhavan gave a towering performance and looked the perfect cast for the role of Manu.
“Tanu Weds Manu” is a romantic movie released after a long time in Bollywood. R.Madhavan has a few romantic hits in South Indian cinema. R. Madhavan did not have any romantic movie after “Rahna Hai Tere Dil Me”. Madhavan has been giving hits like “3 Idiots”, “Rang De Basanti” and Guru. Kangana Ranaut is the pick of cast and fits well in the role of “Tanu”. Kangana Ranaut gave a towering performance and she has matured as an actor since her debut in “Gangster”.
Movie scores 7 out of 10 for its simple yet entertaining storyline, good music and best performances by all the actors. Story fails to score more as at times it becomes very slow and as an audience you feel like fast forwarding to the main scenes.
Monday, January 16th, 2012
Snapshot of the Story
“Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi” is a love of Sanjay (Uday Chopara) and a girl Anjali (Tulip Joshi) that are childhood friends. Now they are grown up and Anjali is getting married to a boyfriend Rohit (Jimmy Shergill) but Sanjay loves Anjali and believes that Anjali also loves him. Sanjay joins the wedding arrangement and try all sorts of tricks to avoid Anjali getting married to Rohit.
Sanjay (Uday Chopra) and Anjali (Tulip Joshi) are childhood friends and share some of the sweet childhood memories. However, both are grown up and live individual lives. Both has their dating partner and are happy with their relationships. Sanjay come to know that Anjali is getting married and his feeling for Anjali comes alive which he was not able to tell her until now. His goal is to break this relationship and stop Anjali getting married Rohit (Jimmy Shergill).
Sanjay is more of a family member to Anjali’s family as he tries to convince everyone that Rohit is not the right guy for Anjali and tries to brainwash everyone into thinking that she will not be happy after marriage.
Sanjay plays all sorts of tricks with Rohit and somehow manages to defame him, but Rohit comes to know the truth and takes this as a challenge. The special appearance of Shamita Shetty in Bachelor Party with item song “Sharara Sharar” was very hot and she sizzled on the dance floor. Story of “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” was able to engage the audience with its good pace and the tussle between Rohit and Sanjay was fun to watch.
Unsuccessful in his trick Sanjay did not manage to break Anjali and Rohit’s relationship and decides to leave, but as all Indian romantic movies have a twist in the tale Anjali feels that she loves Sanjay more than Rohit. Her heart beats for Sanjay. Two friends who spent so much time together and could not share their feelings is hard to understand. This makes the plot of the movie a little weak and not credible.
“Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai” is another Yash Raj Studio movie which focuses on a love story. Tulip Joshi looked gorgeous in her debut film and looked like a promising star. Bipasha Basu as Sanjay girlfriend looked good but director Sanjay Gadhavi missed the trick in casting her and clearly the talent is wasted. Jimmy Shergill did an average job as Rohit.
“Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” is an average movie, however this is the first time when Uday Chopra looked good and proved his acting talent. The only actor who gets the mileage from the movie is Uday Chopara. Very few directors get the chance of directing Yash Raj studio movie and Sanjay Gadhvi did not let them. Sanjay Gadhvi did a superb job and was outstanding with screenplay. Music by Pritam is the soul of the movie, but could not save the sinking boat of “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”. Romance in the movie is the tradition of Yash Raj Studio from decades and with “Mere Yaar Ki Saadi Hai” audience expected the same intensity that they were used to but feel let down by this move.
“Mere Yaar ki Shaadi hai” bags 7 out of 10. Movie fails to score more even been with big star casts because of the somewhat artificialness of the story and fails to deliver what was expected.
Romance is a tradition with Yash Raj Studio
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Snapshot of the Story
The story of Jism is about Sonia and a double cross murder that she plans with the help of her boy friend to kill her husband. Sonia (Bipasha Basu) is a wife of successful businessman Rohit (Gulshan Grover) who often goes on business trips. Eyeing Rohit’s money Sonia plans a murder. Kabir (John Abraham) comes to Sonia’s life and they start dating, but soon Sonia tells her cruel intention to kill her husband Rohit and the story becomes the fast-paced thriller.
Sonia is the 2nd wife of millionaire Rohit Khanna (Gulshan Grover). Rohit is a businessman and often on the business tours that makes Sonia unsatisfied with their relationship. Sonia decides to kill Rohit to get his money and for this she is looking for an opportunity. She finds her ambition takes shape as she comes across Kabir. Kabir is a poor alcoholic lawyer who does not earn much money, but has ambitions to be rich.
To gain emotional mileage Sonia tells Kabir that she is living with her husband without any emotional bonding and she was in search of true love that she sees in Kabir. Sonia also seduces him and plays the card of lust and attraction. Kabir is completely blown up by this move. Kabir and Sonia start dating and soon get into physical intimacy. Sonia feels that she has complete control over Kabir. Kabir tells Sonia to file divorce against Rohit but by doing this she will not get all the money that she has her eye on.
Sonia plans the murder and asks Kabir to execute it which would look like an accident. After initial hesitation Kabir agrees for this and kills Rohit. This fills the thrill in the story as it progresses towards an investigation leading to Kabir. Fear of getting behind bars in Kabir’s mind, he tells Sonia to run away with money, but this unfold the double cross of Sonia as she refuses and tells Kabir that she does not love him and whatever she did was for the money.
The extramarital affair was the part of many Bollywood movie and Bipasa Basu got a lot of attention with the bold scenes she did, especially the kissing scene on the beach setting the stage on fire. This was the time when Indian cinema was producing bold movies. Bipasha looked very hot in the movie especially her physical intimacy with John. John did a good job and was looking quite mature as an actor and making the critics frown with his strong performance.
Bipasha Basu is the new Bangla name in the list that made amstrong statement with her stunning performance in Bollywood. Bipasha joined the elite league of Kajol, Rani Mukherjee and many more that came from Bangal. John and Bipasha were dating each other from the past three years when the movie was released and one of the reasons both were very much comfortable in the love making scenes. Debutant directors Amit Saxena and Aditya Prakash Singh did a good effort in making it a hit and used the resources well. However, they could not manage to make this movie a big hit and the main reason could be that the story lacks freshness.
Jism scores 6 out of 10 for its genuine effort and presenting the soul of the story with sincerity otherwise there are many others who utilize this topic and end up making a movie that looks like an adult movie.
Best Hits of Bipasha Basu
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Snapshot of the Story
Murder is a story about being in love, marriage, extra marital affair, betrayal and murder all in one. Simran (Mallika Sherawat) and Sudhir (Ashmit Patel) are a married couple and not living a happy married life. One fine day Sunny, a college friend of Simran come into her life and they start dating. Both of them used to like each other from their college days and that turns in to betrayal with extramarital affair. Story becomes interesting when Sudhir come to know about their relationship.
Director Anurag Basu is known for his action thriller style of movies and he does it again with “Murder”, but this time he included the extramarital component to his success formula. Mallika Sherawat added extra zing with her bold and seductive scene that raised a lot of eyebrows.
Simran (Mallika Sherawat) is a working women in Bombay and successful but not satisfied with her married life which has become the common for many urban couples. Sudhir (Ashmit Patel) is a business man and often stays away from home which contributed to the loneliness of the couple. Mallika Sherawat looks like a perfect cast for the role and looked sensational that represented unsatisfied middle aged lady, but Ashmit Patel was not convincing in his role and someone of middle aged actor would be the best in this role.
Story takes the romantic turn or I refer to as a seductive turn when Simran meets her college boyfriend Sunny (Emraan Hashmi). Their heart still beating for each other and they start dating that leads to a physical relationship. Emraan Hashmi got the tag of “Serial Kisser” from this movie as they share quite a few onscreen kisses. Mallika Sherawat looked at ease whether in bikini or in a sexual encounter with no clothes on.
The thrill begins when Sudhir some to know the extra marital affair and plan the murder of Sunny on the other side Simran decides to confess that she has relationship with Sunny, but Sudhir forgives her. The climax of the movie is the weakest part of the movie as you will come to know that no murder took place in the first place.
Murder is an experiential movie made by Anurag Basu which turns out to be bold and quite successful. Equal credit goes to Mallika Sherawat that decides to do such a bold role and was done with complete maturity and grace. Ashmit in the the role of Sudhir was a wrong choice for this cast. Emraan Hashmi was best fitted to Sunny’s role. Good music is like a tradition of Bhatt camp and “Murder” was no exception that has chart buster music and topped the chart for months.
“Murder” scores 7 out of 10 for its bold yet gracefully handled topic of extra marital relationship especially for Indian cinema. Mallika Sherawat got a lot of appreciation for her role that other actress could have refused to accept and perhaps started to trend of bold and beautifully role with some grace. We would like to give an extra point just because of Mallika Sherawat that brings the total score to 8 out of 10.
Mallika Sherawat’s bold movies
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Snapshot of the Story
Bobby is classical innocent love story where two teenage Raj (Rishi Kapoor) and Bobby (Dimple Kapadia) fall in love, but the differences in the family status come in their way as they face many challenges in the acceptance of their relationship. Raj was a son of successful business and Bobby was a daughter of a fisherman. They get opposition from their parents, but their innocent and true love turn out to be the winner tested over time.
“Bobby” is another romantic and trendsetter movie made by legendary Raj Kapoor. Bobby is a story of two teenagers who are unware of the world and some of its evils, but they only believe in true love.
Rishi Kapoor was the perfect teenager and so does Dimple Kapadia and both look the perfect teenage couple. Dressing style of Dimple Kapadia made a lot of controversies. Controversies would be too harsh for the correct word but more like a big buzz in Bollywood. They looked sensational on screen, with every romantic scene touching and reaching new heights.
Bobby is the daughter of a poor fisherman, she is bold and a straightforward girl. Bobby meets Raj and starts dating. With every date they feel that they are for each other and found that they are perfect for each other, but they realize that they are very young for any kind of relationship. Their parents come into their affair and tries to split them. This is the same old plot of Bollywood showing rift between the rich and poor, but it was the screenplay of legendary Raj Kapoor which made it refreshing for the audience.
Bobby was the first movie of Rishi Kapoor as a lead actor and was the debut movie for Dimple Kapadia, but they both showed a lot of maturity in their respective roles. They looked like the perfect couple for Bobby and it turns out to be the perfect launch for Diple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor.
Legendary Raj Kapoor was the showman of Indian cinema and made some of the finest classical romantic movies. Movies like “Shree 420”, “Chaliya” and many other romantic movies. Dimple Kapadia was the find of the movie and with instant hit she becomes the overnight star, but for Rishi Kapoor he was carrying the thirty year old legacy of his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor. Laxmikant-Pyarelal was by far the best music director for two decades and worked with R.K. Studio. Bobby has the most romantic music of the 70’s, especially songs like “Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho” and “Main Shayar To Nahin” became instant classical romantic songs of Indian cinema.
The legacy of Kapoor Family and some of the finest romantic movies