Cafe...is one of the best...i am sorry....is THE best espionage
thriller to have come out of India. It is simply engaging and totally
gripping. There is nothing more to say. It details out the proceedings
starting from the formation of the LTTE, their contradictions with Rajiv
Gandhi, to the assassination of the ex PM. Though, they have changed
the names of the characters and certain events. Performances were decent from John Abraham and Nargis. Nargis
actually looks very comfortable speaking in english. The supporting
cast esp the guys from Indian RAW agency, gave a very powerful and non
dramatic and more realistic performances, compared to other Indian
thrillers where they overdo every emotion. So a big applause to the
director and his team. Hope his researchers were good too.
Cinematography is top class. Edit is one of the best for me, as it
doesnot linger on dragging emotions. It doesnt drag even 0.1%, which is
very rare in Indian cinema. The director points out that there r no real
victors in a war, and more longer a war gets more the casualities, and
usually those r innocent people living their day to day lives. "One mans
revolutionary, is another man's terrorist". Only thing that
bothered me was how they showed Cochin and said it was Srilanks, or
tamil nadu, as in Chennai. But thats just me, bcos i know cochin so
The two big trailers we saw in the past couple of months, for Avengers saw the invincible tea bowing down to a great AI threat Ultron. From the brooding ambiance all through those trailers there was a feeling of defeat of Avengers. But now Marvel has come out with the latest trailer which turns the tables. It not only shows the Avengers are all one team, (even the ones currently in doubt), but also shows us some stunning action where they 'kick ass' of Ultron and his minions.
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Padmaavat(i) - is a lavish visual spectacle from the master of Indian magnum opus, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It has all the ingredients you expect from a film like his, but compared to his previous movies there were some slight misses.
The movie starts off strong, obviously because of the visuals, but slowly meanders into sequence of three lines of 'Rajput praising' just for the sake of it, songs that don't fit but were there because those worked in his 'BajiRao', Deepika and Shahid becoming side caricatures in a 'heroic' saga and so on. But the film is entertaining, and Ranveer is Ranveer. Ranveer's screen time and performance eclipse the other title characters, and so when they come on screen all they have is some punch dialogs, which was irritating. Aditi is always a pleasant sight for sore eyes.
As a director, I feel SLB failed because I thought he had a great story in hand, but instead of making it into a proper political emotional saga, he went for th…
Browsing through my hard drive recently, i came upon a copy of the 2002 magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas, and something urged me to open it. I played the file and moved the cursor on the time bar and it landed on a scene where Kiron Kherr was dancing in her red Bengali saree, and i was surprised that i had not heard that song for a long time now. Kiron Kher was dancing at the 'Godhbharayi' function at Thakurs house, thinking her Paro and Devdas will be engaged to each other that day. She was naive and loud, but thats what the character of hers was directed to do, by Mr.Bhansali. He was sure he wanted it dramatic. In fact, Devdas, was at its time, and even now, one of the most melodramatic movies ever made, and its not a bad thing here. If any story should be so over the top melodramatic, it is this one. Or is it that Mr.Bhansali quite convinced us with that.The huge Havelis, the grand interiors, the colourful screens and the lavish costumes tells us that Mr. …