Thursday, April 01, 2010

Movie Reviews

Well, here are movie reviews of some 2010 bollywood films that I watched over the last three months-

3 Idiots - 3/10 - Comedy -
starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. The story was good but all the cheap humour really spoilt this film. The songs were boring and the nonsense pregnancy scene was way too much to digest. Another 'running away from marriage' movie.

Jail - 5/10 - Drama - Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Mugdha Godse - This story about the problems of a young man falsely implicated in a drug case was quite good. Acting by the lead characters was also OK. However, towards the end the movie got quite boring and I lost interest.

Chance Pe Dance - 4/10 - Romance - starring Shahid Kapoor and Genelia D'zouza. A slow romantic comedy about a guy being encouraged in his career by his girlfriend. Recently, we have had too many films about pop singers/ dancers, which is why this film flopped. Songs were not good enough for the choreography.

Veer - 3/10 - Period/Action - starring Salman Khan, Zarine Khan and Sohail Khan. This story was about the 'Pindaris', a group of thuggish plunderers in colonial India being raised to the status of freedom fighters. A confusing mish mash with no character development and a lot of stereotypes. Only costumes and songs were good.

Rann - 1/10 - Drama - starring Amitabh Bachchan, Gul Panag and Ritesh Deshmukh. Anyone who has worked in the media will tell you the story is total crap. I realized that the movie was going to be a lot of drivel, when Amitabh Bachchan's news anchor character, started mouthing some Hindu-Muslim bullshit in the opening scene. The rest of the movie progressed too slowly and I did not have enough patience to continue watching it.

Striker - 2/10 - Drama - starring Siddharth. This is a dark film about a poor kid who is good at playing carrom and his dealings with the dark Mumbai crime nexus. The acting of all the actors was good, but this movie is not something I would recommend, as it was too crude, dark and violent.

My Name Is Khan - 5/10 - Comedy - starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. This Shahrukh attempt at a 'I am Sam/ Forrest Gump' type of film had me in splits from scene one. Like a typical Karan Johar film, this movie had lots of scenes that did not make sense to a normal Indian and a storyline with no purpose. Made exclusively for the NRI market, focusing on issues central over there, this film had few takers in India. The kid who played the young autistic Rizwan was seriously good, Shahrukh was just plain funny.Dialogue was good.

Have you seen any of these movies? What did you think of them?


  1. Have not seen any of the movies but heard a lot about My name is Khan so would like to see it.Thanks for the reviews.

  2. You are a Bollywoood guru. Love your assertion on Indian cinema.

  3. My Name is Khan does remind me of famous line My name is Bond, James bond.

    You seem to have see all good movies.


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