Nov 14, 2008

S.i.B - 7

Again, a couple of old releases! The next part would have Welcome to Sajjanpur( Hindi), Vaaranam Aayiram (Tamil), Dostana (Hindi) and the yet-to-be-released movies :D

Hello - Hindi :
Yaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnn . Rating : 1 / 5 (1 for Sharman)

Roadside Romeo - Hindi
A novel attempt for the Indian audience from the house of Yash Raj and Walt Disney. Though the storyline is typical Bollywood-ish with hero, heroine, villain, sidekicks, a love triangle, item number, etc, the animations are cool. Some of the jokes are crude while some of them totally forced. Among the animated characters, Charlie anna, voice over by the ever-dependable Javed Jaffrey, was the best. Kareenas character had very less to do and could’ve easily been dubbed by any normal female dubbing artiste. Saifs dubbing lacked expression and sounded as if he had lost interest in dubbing mid way. However, the animated bloopers at the end were very creative which saved up for the lost humor in the movie. Avoidable. Rating : 2.5 / 5

Kurukshetra - Malayalam
Manipulated Indian Army emotions, fat military officers, terrible dialogues, poor background score and too many characters spoil Major Ravis intention of bringing the Kargil war on celluloid. Please avoid. Rating : 2 / 5 (2 for the cinematography)

Heroes - Hindi
Surprisingly good. Barring, the first few scenes of Vatsal / Sohail and the climax which was a big let down, this patriotic movie is different in its approach and was watchable. Vatsal looked perfect for the role while Sohail too old. Salman looked different but was at his usual; Preity was a treat to watch and so was Mithunda. The rest, Bobby, Sunny and Dino were unimpressive. Director Sameer is getting better with each movie; though he could have paid a lot more attention on the music department and also on the length of the movie. Rating : 2.5 / 5

Aegan (The one and only) - Tamil
Ace choreographer, Raju Sundaram, gets into the shoes of a director for the first time by remaking the SRK starrer ‘Main Hoon Na’. The first half provides a couple of gags and can be sat through, but the second half is unbearable. Rajus choreography in the movie is commendable but his direction is amateurish. If not for Ajiths screen presence, this movie would’ve seen the dust already. Avoidable. Rating : 2.5 / 5

Fashion - Hindi
A typical Madhur Bhandarkar cliché driven movie. Except for the length of the movie and a couple of inconsequential gay characters, the movie was not all that bad. Infact, the only saving grace of the movie was the performance from the lead cast and the music. The fashion industry gets portrayed in a very bad light as if there aren’t any positive outcomes out of modeling. The movie is definitely watchable but not for those who expect entertainment going by its name. And yeah ! one needs to be patient enough to sit through the final 25 mins. Rating :3 / 5


Reema said...

Awww I give roadside romeo 3.5/5!

Nautankey said...

I feel 2.5 was too much for Aegan and less for roadside romeo :)

Fashion mostly home DVD,can forward the dragging parts am good in fmlm editing u see :)

Reets said...

Glad that I did not waste my time watching any of these in the list... U did save me some money, time and effort.... should treat u for this!!!:)

Sakhi said...

Why there are lots and lots of movies which i have never seeen!! :(

Praddy said...

ah i feel roadside romeo cud be rated better..and the voice of saif actually suited the character.

Anonymous said...

3 would be a fair rating for raodside romeo :)

Smita said...

1 to hello for Sallu??

U r my best fren ;-)

Seen Fashion n Hello out of your list nd liked 2nd 1st was kind of ok.

Saw Dostana yest & liked it as well...

Bedazzled said...

feel the same about hello .. had to abandon it after 20 minutes into the movie.. liked fashion(surprisingly )and roadside ..havent seen the others ..

Oxy said...

Boy, I agree to all except Hello (which would get 0), Roadside Romeo (1), Heroes (1), and Fashion (1.5). Haha, that means we differ and whcih means I disagree.. but isn't it good to start a sentence a sentence with 'I agree', ....

SMITA: WHERE the hell Vimmuu mentioned that he gave 1 to Hello for SALLU... He just yaaaawwwwnnnneeeedd for Hello FYI. Come one, get over Sallu.. You remember what I told about him.. Don't You...Don't you.. Seriously Don't you....????

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I watched Fashion over the weekend and found it decent! The music was definitely captivating!

verbivore said...

lol i guess its time for me to say "Im one of those few dumbos who dont see movies. and so really dont know what to comment. But I liked the way you reviewed the movies" ;P i watch them everyday - at home - escape frm theatre crowds ;P

Varun said...

My friends did not allow me to watch Hello. The only other movie that I've watched in your list is Fashion and I have already rated it in my blog. :)

Would like to catch Roadside Romeo on DVD some day.

Smita said...

Oxy Oye!!!!

He is not...ok??? If he is so are you huh!!!!

And when I saw I assumed it to be Sallu...sigh!!! can't see beyond him...

vimmuuu said...

@ Reema :

Hmmm, Im happy R.R. worked for you.

@ Vinod :

You should meet Akshay Kumar; hes is famous for editing as well !!!

@ Reets :

So, whens the treat? But please dont decide on my reviews. my movie choices are a little weird.

vimmuuu said...

@ Sakhi :

Thats because its ages since you saw one!! What a logic, na?

@ Praddy :

Saif was perfect. but considering his movie dubbing and this, it looks as if there were no expressions in his voice.

@ Arvind :

Hmmm, again, R.R. didnt work for me.

vimmuuu said...

@ Smita :

Sharrrman smita, Sharrrman !!! LOL. Oxy had already commented for this !

Seriously, u liked Hello???

@ Bhargavi :, even you watch a lot of movies. Women of your age (60)shouldnt, u know !!! LOL

@ Oxy :

Oh, so Fashion and Heroes didnt go well with you, huh? Waiting to read your take on them.

Smita: What did Oxy tell ya?

vimmuuu said...

@ Rakesh 2 :

:) Salim Sulaiman has done a great job with the backgrounds also.

@ Verbivore :

LOL. I should copywrite my comments too!!!!

@ Varun :

You have such good friends, Varun. LOL.

R.R. deserves only a DVD watch.So go ahead.

Anonymous said...

Roadside Romeo definitely deserves better rating than 2.5 :)
Have not watched the other can't comment :D
Btw, you better make it the next time we all decide to meet up!!

Smita said...

Hello was not that bad...

And as far as what Oxy said...well ignore it...he keeps saying something or the other ;)

Anonymous said...

:))) "copyright" ;P
y isnt twenty20 not being released in Blore?? il go watch it in theatre for sure..know ur review on it is gonna come up and i knw its stupid ;)