The weekend was dedicated completely to movies. It had been a long time since I saw any movie, my last visit was for Kidnap, and I’d come back sorely disappointed. Next whole month was not at all conducive for movie watching, with pathetic releases, and the good releases coming during Diwali when I was blissfully gaining some kgs at home.
So I started the movie marathon with Quantum of Solace. As usual I had very high expectations of Bond, but he failed to deliver anything special. The cameraman was so high on adrenaline during action sequences he was not able to hold the camera stable at all, almost all action sequences were “shaky”. There were no gadgets from the future, no sexy cars; all James Bond had was a high-end cell phone. Till now all Bond movies had shown the finger to reality – Bond leaping off a cliff, getting into a plane mid-air to escape, Bond jumping on a hot-air balloon, Bond on a speed boat that runs underwater too, a car that turns invisible [ok, this one was a tad tacky]. This time there is nothing, and I mean nothing to make you believe that Bond is someone special with access to cool gadgets. He is nothing but Jason Bourne this time around.
Next up on the agenda was Fashion. Madhur Bhandarkar again gives a realistic movie, but it was too slow for my taste… Maybe it was the sumptuous lunch I had just before the movie that was working its wonders, maybe it was the slowness of the movie, but I was definitely nodding off. Page 3 was mind-blowing, after that Madhur Bhandarkar has never been able to match himself.
Golmaal Returns was the last movie for the weekend. And that was I’d say the best movie I saw in the weekend… Totally senseless, and total timepass movie. There was rarely a moment when I got bored. With ample references to earlier movies – Golmaal, Tashan, Black, and Ekta Kapoor serails – this movie rocked. Loved the bit where Tushar Kapoor’s sister in the movie [Kareena] is named Ekta and shown to be a K-Series addict and the way the soap names are used in the dialogues. No sense, all fun – that I how I’d term this movie.