This weekend I managed to catch 'Guru' by Mani Ratnam and 'Black Friday'. This is how I rated them -
Guru - 4/10 - starring Mithun Chakraborty, Vidya Balan, Madhavan, Aish and Abhishek. Guru is based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani - an unscrupulous industrialist. The movie is set in the 1960's and the characters age through the movie. The script is average. As for acting - Abhishek 'loser' Bachchan overeacts, Aishwarya Rai is her wide eyed self, Madhavan is average, Vidya Balan passes in her small role while Mithun Chakravorty is excellent as the publisher of a newspaper.
The music of guru was awful - songs were totally unmemorable and lyrics were meaningless.
Most Idiotic Scene - Abhishek Bachachan shows his bulging, paunchy stomach to Aishwarya. She puts her head to the flab and says, "There are 25,000 people living inside".... No wonder Abhishek did not take off his shirt in Dhoom 2 or any of his other movies....hilarious
Vidya Balan - Madhavan Kiss - It was good but not better than Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom. Vidya was better than Aishwarya.
Guru tries to prove that the ends justifies the means, and doing anything is right if you can earn a few bucks through it....this is the another reason why I though it sucked. It seemed like propaganda for Reliance and Ambanis created by their close friends - the Bachchans. The part about Aishwarya having twin girls instead of two sons like Dhirubhai seems to be inspired by the story of UP Politician Amar Singh (another close pal of the Bachchans) who has twin daughters.
Black Friday - 2/10 - Is a confusing movie about the 1993 Bombay Blasts and Hindu Muslim riots. I couldn't figure out who the characters were supposed to be. Packed with blood, gore and scary scenes, I quickly flipped channels.
Did you watch Guru or Black Friday ?