Monday, October 17, 2011

EAT PRAY AND LOVE

BUDDHA HOGA TERA BAAP

I had seen the trailers and they were quite amusing. This movie is actually more of a documentary about Amitabh Bacchan.AB is a gangster who has left India and living in Paris running a pub. When he gets to know that his son is being targeted by mafia, he comes  back to save him.Sonu Sood is his son and Hema  malini his wife And Raveena his girlfriend.The director couldnt decide what he wanted to make, because it starts in a comic way and ends seriously..If one wants to take it in a light way, its ok, but if you take it seriously, then itsa all wrong. What I liked was....
When Hema says that she left him because of his gangster ways, AB asks her..we first met when i was in handcuffs..then you didnt realise I was a gangster, when you came to see me in jail, you didnt know that i was a gangster, you loved me and married, only after our son was born you realised that....
and she left him in the jail later on and vanished.
Charmme kappor..the daughter of Raveena is really charming and delight to watch..the scene where she comes to know that Ab likes baigan ka bharta and she too, but her dad doesnt and she makes two and two five:)..is really hilarious.

ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DUBARA
Recently I read an interview of Zoya Akhtar where she didnt like people saying that she has made the movie as promo of Spain, but when I saw the movie i also felt the same..its more about the city, less about the characters.And at some places.like the diving scene, it looks like we are watching discovery channel.Secondly it is made for a very niche audience. I dint like it much..what felt..
Farhan Akhtar..his character is shown like a cheapo./or I dont know why but he doesnt get my respect at all.
Characters are not developed at all..
Hritik is best in the dance scene and show his skills to the best.where you dont want to even check the other two....
Abhay Deol is the best in this one....
Kalki  looks more in her character than Katrina kaif....
What i totally dislike is people jumping into bed casually..before any commitment...but it happens in most of the movies.

EAT PRAY AND LOVE
Its about a divorcee(julia Roberts) going to India and Indonesia to find herself.What irritated me is that about India they show only crowded roads, jammed traffics, garbage, begging kids, dirty places...is that all to India, why couldnt they show a beautiful drive, because thats what a foreigner coming to India will see as Delhi has beautified roads, but no.........Then whatever the character they take from India, they are all non descriptive actors.very ordinary in everything be it looks or acting or appearance, why make them stand beside your best.Julia roberts..why not take some of our best or may be medium label and then see how they fare...
anyway she stays in a AShram here and then goes to Indonesia, where she finds all answers and in Indonesia ..they show all the beauty and goodness..anyone who only sees this movie and knows nothing about Indonesia and India will form a conclusion that Indonesia is a nice place with good markets and beauty and India is a poor filthy country whereas its far from the truth.......
But I envy the freedom dollar grants to people there..going anywhere, getting the best and doing what they want, would love to get that freedom..financially and socially(but of course within morality rightly).



18 comments:

Jyothi said...

I have seen the first two and totally echo your thoughts. I mean totally and completely. Now I am anxious to watch the third one. :)

India is always depicted like that, what to do! I guess the government should control such movies being shot in India, if it wants to improve India's image in front of the world. BTW, its not just Delhi with pretty roads and markets. Many cities in India can boast of these now. Most places are filthy in a major part of the country. So I guess they are trying to follow "democracy". Majority rules?

I haven't been to Indonesia, so not sure what that place is really like. :)

Nice thought provoking post.

Bikramjit said...

I saw zindagi na mille dubara Well it was ok , not that great i felt , copy of a english movie... but yeah it was ok

and Julia roberts now thats one women i love :) and the movie is indeed fabulous ...


Bikram's

rama said...

I did not like the Julia Robert's movie and I liked only the Spain part of the other film. Both Katrina and the girl Kalki were really useless, especially Kalki, I just could'nt stand her.
Even to see in TV these movies are a waste of time.

Renu said...

Jyothi: Even I havent seen Indonesia, but one of my friend was telling me about it a little, it may be beautiful, but its a very small country in comparison to India, and depiction like that will totally mislead the people.

Bikram: even I like her from the times of pretty woman:)

Rama:..yeah tru:( but i dont know what to do:)

Renu said...

Jyothi: There are many places in other countries also which are filthy, but people dont make a movie there, instead we go and search for beautiful locales.

Happy Kitten said...

Watched the first and the last one.. nd I agree with you totally.. the remade song in the first one kept Hubby playing it over and over.. or maybe it was those girls? :)

as for picturisation of India, even I have always wondered why they never select the good parts of India.. even in thee old James Bond movie it is the same... nd then they say this is the real India.. guess they just cannot accept the other India, even if it has existed since ages. Julia is my fav too..

A said...

I hated AB's BHTB. Terrible script.

I loved ZMD. I liked it for the script - not because of Spain. Very crisp script and excellent direction.

Read the book but did not watch EPL.

Jyothi said...

Yeah thats true.

sm said...

nice review
havent seen any of the above movies.

Renu said...

Happy Kitten:..I feel really irritated with western amnesia about India.i want to say..open your eyes..and see the real India..

A:just the otherday i was going to buy the book, but now I have seen the movie...movie is good, only complaint I have is about their depiction of India

Jyothi::)

SM; you are not fond of movies.I know that:)

deeps said...

I haven’t watched any of them…but by reading you I guess I would watch eat, pray n love…
Thanks for sharing this one….

Sandhya said...

I was planning to watch 'zindagi na ayegi dubaara'! Now, have second thoughts!

I watched 'wake up Sid' recently and liked it very much. I think you said it was good!

I don't want to watch 'buddha hoga thera baap'! Julia's? I think 'no'!

Amitabh is good in KBC and we are happy to see him in that role than in films, now!

Renu said...

deeps:..yeah..its worth it.

Sandhya:.you are right..Amitabh is really good in KBC.

Reflections said...

I always have a smile on my face when I read ur reviews:-)

Renu said...

Reflections:..Are they so funny:)

Reflections said...

No no ur comment on movies & moviestars reminds me of my mum & her comments thts why;-D

Sujatha Sathya said...

eat prat love - you must find the time to read the book. its good. the movie hasn't really captured the soul of the book

the freedom that dollar grants - yes :)

Renu said...

Reflections:.ok:)

Sujatha:.Then I will get that book now:)