Four movies, four mini-reviews, and one common grouse for all: Where the hell is tighter editing?
Nagesh Kukunoor’s direction, Akshay Kumar as the hero, a very interesting premise – pointers to an awesome movie, right? Wrong! Yeah even I was misled by the big names associated with the movie. This was by far one of the worst movies I’ve seen in recent times. I think even Kidanp was better then this *shudders*
Aa Dekhen Zara
Had I seen this movie any other time, I would have been really disappointed, but I already had seen 8×10, and had no expectations of this and I think that is the reason I enjoyed the movie. Again an interesting premise, and an interesting cast, but this time the movie was lot better then 8×10. Overall could have been much much better, but yeah at least this one was a popcorn-muncher.
Rating: * * 1/2
A feel-good movie. I remember the e-mail forward on which the movie is based, yeah you read it right: a movie based on an e-mail forward. Most of you would have read that e-mail so no use writing about that. This would be one movie that would become the staple diet for some movie channel (ala Hungama, Golmaal, Koyla(!!) etc), whenever you turn on the idiot-box, this movie would invariably be playing. This movie could have been at least half hour shorter without taking away anything at all from the movie.
Rating: * *
For the nth time, Vinay Pathak essays the role of the common man – this time someone who is confused about his sexuality. It is a nice movie, and can be seen once. Since there is a severe death of Hindi movies around (I read somewhere on net that this Friday [or was it the last Friday] is the first Friday in 12 years when no Hindi movie was released!), this is the only decent movie around. And one question to the producers/directors: How can you make someone as beautiful as Gul Panag look so bad?
Rating: * * * [Only because there is nothing better around to watch]