Sunday, September 25, 2011


Touted as one well planned movie, directed by Pankaj Kapur for starring his son Shahid (Harry),wife Supriya Pathak Kapur (Fatima) and Sonam Kapoor (Aayat). Set in a sleepy l’il village of Mallukot in Punjab takes you through a love story through more than a decade.

Harry is a carefree and chilled out guy, who is just waiting for his letter to join the Indian Air Force. He bumps into Aayat when she just lands up in the village to be taken care of by her bua, as her father is in hiding due to the Babri Masjid issue.

Harry keeps watching her while she is going to school but does not have the courage to have any conversation with her. The first time he does is with small notes while she is putting mehendi on his sister’s hands for her wedding. He gathers up the courage to confess his feelings for her, but the next day she leaves the village suddenly. Coincidentally he gets his letter to the Air Force on the same day and the movie moves into Scotland where he is there on an exchange program. There he bumps into Aayat and the story continues. Unspoken feelings keep them together and when things seem to be getting serious, he gets called into the Kargil war. They lose touch all over again, till he sights her in Switzerland. But loses her again due to a misinterpretation.

They finally reunite in the backdrop of the Godhra riots, where he saves her life. And a heroic stunt later where he rescues a kid, they walk off into the sunset as a happy couple.

The whole movie didn’t require an imagination since it covered all major mishaps in India and affecting India (from Babri Masjid demolition, to Godhra massacre) with a bit of glamour factor put in. Not at all impressive for what was touted a great romantic story.

What I liked: nothing much, except the first 2 songs

Binod Pradhan’s camera work

What I did not like: Sonam’s anorexic look

Too many predictable breaks in the movie

Reasons of separation that makes you tell them to get an email id/FB account

My rating: 2/5 - avoidable

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Yashraj is back again this time with Mere Brother ki Dulhan, with Imran Khan (Kush Agnihotri), Ali Zafar (Luv Agnihotri) and Katrina Kaif (Dimple Dixit). Slated as a Rom-com and a family entertainer as usual.

The movie starts with Luv, the investment banker in London, breaking up with his girlfriend Piyali (Tara D’Souza) of 5 years. Suddenly reality strikes him and he calls up younger bro Kush to find a girl for him to be married to. Reason: when they were kids, they both liked Madhuri Dixit. So he trusts Kush’s choice in women. Kush and parents go on a bride hunting spree and finally land up with Dimple Dixit as a choice.

But here lies a shocker. He knows Dimple from his college days where she was as wild as she can be. Predictably, the family likes the alliance and they are all set to get Luv married to Dimple. With the preparations, Kush feels attracted to Dimple but is not really aware of it. Kahaani mein slight twist happens with Luv coming down to India for the wedding. And with that Kush n Dimple realize their feelings for each other but do not know how to get out of the engagement.

Putting their brains together, and infused laughter situations to sort this out is the rest of the story. And since there is no cog in the wheel, one gets created to just extend the story. All’s well that ends well.

My rating: 2.5/5 – very average

What is likable?
Kat is improving in the wardrobe and dance department

What is not likable?
The Imran of Jaane tu … and Delhi Belly is missing… Please come back soon
No memorable music
Zero sparks between Imran and Kat