Save the world from going blind
After much controversy and a two-year ban, this film is released at last. And what a film it has turned out to be. I wont keep you waiting till the last line to tell you this is one film that you should watch, without fail.
The film is, of course all of us know that, about the 1993 Mumbai – then
The film starts with a man in lock up informing the police about blasts that are going to take place in a few days. The police of course hardly believe – until it happens. But I feel the movie actually starts just before the blasts… there is uneasy silence, which is represented by a high decibel continuous sound. The sound gets louder till its unbearable and then the blasts… followed by complete silence. Very interesting indeed. Specially so because usually a tragedy is accompanied by some music but here it was complete silence. Silence that hit you so hard, it pains.
Another aspect of the film – it uses real names, of all the accused and even Tiger Memon.
Elaborate details of the blasts and how the accused were linked let the audience comprehend the whole incident. And yes, the story has skillfully lightened up by the excellent of humour wherever possible, be it Kay Kay eating a banana or eating nothing!
The film is well made. The script and screenplay is terrific. The cinematography is innovative. A lot of red light is used for scene during the interrogation. It’s candid movement just like the human eye. But may be cinematography is not about imitating the eye. The editing makes the film crisp.
The acting department is strong. Loads of underexposed good actors. I would like to mention that the actor playing Dawood looks quite similar! Pavan Malhotra, who plays Tiger Memon has done a brilliant job and so has Kay Kay, who needless to say has always been excellent throughout his career.
And yes the music. Indian Ocean scores. The music is just what was required for a film like this. The film ends with the track ‘Are ruk ja re bandeh’ which has already been quite a big hit since quite some time. The song gives strength to the quote of Gandhiji “An eye for an eye makes the whole blind” with which the films starts and end.
Anurag Basu, you could consider him a debutante as his first film Paanch is yet to release, is one more addition to the ‘different’ breed of film-makers.
The film is a complete closure. The film starts and ends with gandhiji’s quote. But again making an exception I would like to mention the same sound that come back at the end before ‘bandeh’ to be the closure.
I saw a movie after a long time, and boy as they say – patience bears great fruit. I saw a great movie.
To end it let me remind you guys “AN eye for and eye makes the whole world blind”
I recommend this film goes for Oscars next year
Yes, I finally watched it. On DVD as it has long been shown the door of the multiplexes. And hence I thought I might as well share my views on the film, which showed Karan Johar the face of failure.
This is a typical KJo film. Huge star cast and huge budget. The story is about two couples, or rather a person in each couple, both of who have never felt some thing they could call love. It was more less compromises.
Shahrukh is an injured, limping football coach with priety as his wife while Rani is a ‘boring’ school teacher, her hubby being the AB jr. And yes there is the AB sr playing dad to AB jr… and what a dad he plays! Sexy Sam.
The film is about two people with similar grievances becoming friends. Because they understand each other better. First it is Sexy Sam and Kiron Kher becoming good friends. Taking a cur from them, Shahrukh (who surprisingly isn’t named Rahul or Raj but Dev) and Rani becomes friends… but their friendship takes huge leaps as they end up sharing a hotel room! Abhisekh and Preity also become friends to solve similar problems. Quite a lot of friendship in fact.
While Big B and Kiron try to light up each other’s gloomy ol’ days, the others try to save their respective marriages. Well until Shahrukh and Rani realises that they want to be with each other rather than their spouses. Hence begins the love story.
And then mid way they decide to get back to their spouses as they do not want to hurt them anymore… And here’s the fun. The spouses instead of playing angles turn them out of their respective home. Yes Shahrukh lived in Priety’s home!
The film ends on a happy note with the lovers meeting after three year of and coming to know that both actually live alone. Some confusion. Some tragedy.
The film story of the film has not been appreciarted. Well at least by my friends, who say “when you live a person for so many years you automatically tend to fall in love with him or her. Hence they not loving their spouses is strange.” Very true indeed. But you can never rely on the heart and this film is for those who feel incomplete.
The film is well made. The cinematography id picture perfect and the editing is cool.
A couple of songs are good, especially the title track and Mitwa.
Acting wise, all of them are superb. I did like to mention that Big B is excellent as sexy Sam. And then with the ease he shifts gears to a sober father underline his capabilities.
For the mush-loving folks, I recommend this movie, if they haven’t seen it yet. Others, I don’t take responsibility. It’s you call. But this can be watched once.