Jodha Akbar, Mithya and SuperStar - A Film Review
I saw these movies a few weeks ago, but found time to write a review about them only today. This is how I rated them -
Jodha Akbar - 5/10 - Historical Drama starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. The movie is supposed to be about the love between Mughal Emperor Akbar and his Rajput wife Jodhabai but ended up being about their silence and political debauchery. The costumes, locales and sets were quite good. Aishwariya Rai's sword fighting sequence with her brother Sujamal and Akbar looked very sissy and so did Hrithik Roshan's long 'frockish' outfits. The screenplay instead of sticking around a single point of romance to justify the title kept zooming through war conspiracies, communal harmony and Mughal politics. A lot more character development was needed. Jodha Akbar could have been made much better by including interesting characters present in the Mughal Court such as Birbal, Tansen or the other 9 Ratans.
Mithya - 3/10 - A dark comedy drama starring Ranvir Shorey and Neha Dhupia. The movie is about a small time actor who is hired by gangsters to replace another gangster whom he closely resembles. Later the actor loses his memory and begins believing that he is the gangster who was earlier murdered. The story, script and basic idea behind Mithya was great, the only problem was the casting. Neither Ranvir nor Neha have the personality, charisma or acting ability to keep the audience captivated till the end. The movie ended up being an unmemorable boring drama which few would ever watch a second time.
Superstar - 6/10 - starring Kunal Khemu in a double role and a few unknown actors. Superstar is a commercial flick about a young talented Bollywood wannabe(Kunal) who is hired as the body double of a new star(Karan) who is being launched in the film industry by his powerful producer dad. As the producer's son is an alcoholic who is totally uninterested in acting or films, the body double ends up doing all his dialogue, scenes, dances and stunts. Soon there is an accident in which one of them dies........
Superstar can be watched atleast once.They should have found a younger looking actress to star opposite Kunal Khemu. Kunal Khemu acts well, only wish he was a little bit less 'chinky' looking. Otherwise, a good popcorn flick.
Did you watch Jodha Akbar, Mithya or Superstar?