Cheeni Kum, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Swami - Movie Reviews
This weekend I watched Cheeni Kum, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Swami on cable. This is what I thought of them.
Cheeni Kum - 4/10 - starring Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu. Amitabh Bachchan is the 64 year old owner/chef of a restaurant called 'Spice 6' in London. Tabu is a 34 year old customer who sends back an order of 'Hyderabadi Zafarani Biryani' claiming it was too sweet. Thus, begins the love story.
This movie has a good script and the title track 'Cheeni Kum' sounds great. However, Amitabh Bachchan was miscast in the lead role. He just does not look like a 'young at heart' old person who can steal the heart of a woman half his age. Plus, how can the head chef of a non vegetarian restaurant be a pure vegetarian - just does not make sense...you mean he has never tasted any non vegetarian dish he has cooked ?? There were a lots of other things that made no sense or sounded wrong in the movie.....
Shootout at Lokhandwala - 1/10 - starring the Bachchans, Sanjay Dutt and others. A boring violent blood and gore movie through which I flicked channels. Starts with the story of a policeman - Abhishek Bachchan who gets killed during the Sikh riots in the 1980's. Keeps getting more horrific with every scene. This is a typical 'Guy Flick' that certain guys watch to prove that they have a strong stomach.
Swami - 2/10 - starring Juhi Chawla and Manoj Bajpai. This movie is a film about Senior Citizens. Juhi Chawla and Manoj Bajpai play a rural south Indian couple who move to the city to fulfill thier dream of educating thier son and sending him to America. The story is ok but there are no songs in the film. Things move too fast and in sudden jerks. Characters age too quickly - kids and grandkids grow up at the speed of light. This movie was a bit too much.
Did you watch any of these movies ? How was your weekend ?