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Raees Movie Review

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26th morning 2017
What a way to start … Raees, Kaabil and xXx
 
Someone recently asked me what is the biggest sacrifice as parent I have made and my answer is missing a #Shahrukh movie #firstdayfirstshow‘ because it’s always a schoolday and the kids too want to watch it so we wait for the nearest holiday. So this time it was 26th January, our 68th Republic day this year.
 
In the days of inspiring biopics like #ChakDeIndia (Negi ), #BhagMilkhaBhag, #MaryKom, #Airlift (Mathunny Mathews), #MSDhoni, #Sully, here we have Raees, the biopic on an Inglorious Liquor Mafia Don (while the disclaimers say its fiction)
Raees is a very tightly packed storyline, with shahrukh’s sharp dialogues, quick witted calculating kohl eyes and crisp storytelling.
 
While #shahrukh does promotions with full shiddat for his movies but he never talks of his physical transformation so much as other actors be it his intro sequence in #HappyNewYear as Charlie, or his derriere in #OmShantiOm body, or the very plain Gaurav in Fan, or the Blood-Matam-Moharram-intro sequence in this movie. I won’t know how much of it is CGI but it’s very well done.
 
I was especially impressed by the casting (minus Mahira) where all other actors/artists too did a very good job. #Nawazuddin is very sleek as a police inspector but mostly his role was of a bechara police officer who kept planning but losing his war against the mafia don. Even at the end when he gets his kill the don is made to look bigger than him. But that’s Indian cinema. Reminded me of #ManojBajpai in #Special26. #AtulKulkarni is very convincing as the as Jairaj seth but may be the negative shades of his character could have been accentuated with some strong memorable background score. But the movie is about Shahrukh aka Raees so no one is superior to him. #NarendraJha as Musa is also very subtle and impressive actor. I am not sure if Mahira had very little to offer as an actor or was her role cut so short to being so insignificant. In fact Shahrukh’s mother played by #SheebaChaddha had very small but very impactful role.
 
Story is gripping in the first half, but suddenly loses plot towards the end and again picks up. Mumbai Blast involvement somewhere brings in horrific memories but they are not trying to gain any sympathy for the character. It’s just a movie. The dialogue that stays is with me is “Ammi Jaan kehti hai Koi Dhandha Chota nahi hota aur Dhande se bada koi Dharm Nahi Hota”
 
Songs like Zalima, Udi Udi Jaye and Laila main Laila are already chart toppers but my personal favorite is “Sanson Ke” by KK.
 
I never reveal stories in my reviews aur aap abhi tak review padh rahe ho. Jao movie dekho bhai.
Must Watch. Even for Shahrukh Haters, because he is not playing Shahrukh.
Technical Rating – 4.5*
Fan Rating:- LeLoJitneStarsChahiye
 
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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Amchi Mumbai, Movie, Review, Songs, Uncategorized

 

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Why this Kolaveri Di from the Tamil Movie 3

There have been many instances in the history of Indian cinema that unified us irrespective of the caste, creed, religion, region, color etc. like the unforgettable song ‘Man Tadapat hari Darshan Ko Aaj’ written by Shakeel Badayuni, composed by Naushad and sung by Mohd Rafi – all Muslims, but emoted so beautifully that till date the temples play this song or ‘Pal Pal Hai Bhari’, written by Javed Akhtar and performed by Shahrukh Khan that tells us about the good vs. evil through Ram Raavan. And now we have this Anthem ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ … Tamil-English(tanglish), Hindu-Hindi, Dosa-Samosa, any combination possible in this-country/that-country…this song is a rage. Its kind of crazy to see the viral effect the song had. It was so simple, ‘catchy and original’ as said by Amitabh Bachchan in his tweet.

I think it clicked because “the ‘Murderous Rage’ was so drunk that it could only humor itself.”

Only if everyone is blessed with such a rage in reality too, my hubby would have been a happily married man.

Take a look at my kids taking on the soupy slurrpy Kolaveri Di

 

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Movie

 

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CLASSTROPHOBIA

Take 2 on Hyderabad blasts

Numerology No.,Moon sign,Sun sign,Birth place, Religion, Pre/PostMarriage, Subsect, Gothra, Residence,School,College,Company,Interests and hobbies,children,husband,One must be wondering if this is a matrimony ad. Could be used for one though. That’s what earns the bread and butter for the owners of social networking sites like ORKUT, Facebook, mySpace, ryze, zerodegrees etc. But have we ever wondered how we are classified. No its not the genus and species I am talking of. It all dates back to the day we are born. We are dissected and divided each minute your life. The moment we are born we are attached with a timestamp, latitude and longitude. By default we carry the same religion and address as our parents. The gynecologist too can be one of the categories we can consider as a classifier. Then there are the educational institutions we attend, the hobbies we have, the job we take up or even for that matter we don’t take up, the political view we have, our ethnicity, sexual orientation, movies, tv shows, music, books, cuisines, sports, the religious groups we belong to, the terrorist organization we work for(a horrible one). But is this why we are born. We evolve all our lives but do we really, truly and honestly want to be a part of that one class we all were supposed to belong—-HUMANE. Gods most beautiful creation was bequeathed upon us but have we done any justice to it. Either we are a part of the class that rips apart people by their mastermind blast plans, or we are the mute spectators who are either mourning for the loss, or playing the blame game. Shahrukh Khan talks about “KARO” in one of the Lead India ads. “Karo” should be the motto for all. Its time for all of us to “do” and not just sit and watch the Visuals in the news channel and go “tch…tch..” on looking at the bodies dumped around after the blasts or their parents crying on their loss. Come together and make forums to discuss on the counter terrorism measures. Just by remembering the previous dates of attacks every time a fresh terror strikes will not solve the purpose. If the police feels they are doing a good job in nabbing x number of people post attacks then they are highly mistaken. A federal agency is a good suggestion but the govt. red tapism should not delay the process. There are lives out there ready to be blown into pieces, in the thin air, any moment. I am not claustrophobic but classtrophobic……terribly scared of being out in the open and being constantly chased by the class of fanatics who are blinded and deafened by their irrationally rational thinking of scaring people, to rule over them. Unfortunately the ones who are rampantly following the “Karo” motion are the ones who always succeed in taking so many lives.

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Posted by on August 28, 2007 in Amchi Mumbai, Mother India, Personal Diary, Politics

 

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