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By Taran Adarsh, October 22, 2010 – 08:27 IST
As a kid, one of my favourite shows on TV was ‘Malgudy Days’. It left an indelible impression on my mind, memories that I cherish to date. When I watch films set in a hamlet with assorted characters that seem straight out of life, memories of ‘Malgudy Days’ come alive instantaneously. That’s precisely what I felt while watching DUS TOLA.
Having a similar storyline as the Malayalam film PONMUTTAYIDUNNA THARAVU, DUS TOLA has an interesting plotline and boasts of a few endearing moments, but the outcome is plain and simplistic. Also, the writing is quite erratic; it involves you at a few places, but is yawn inducing at most times.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Final word? Lacks the glitz and sparkle!
Shankar [Manoj Bajpayee] is the much loved goldsmith of a quaint coastal town Sonapur. Shankar is head over heels in love with the town beauty, his cunning astrologer neighbour’s daughter Suvarnalata [Aarti Chhabria]. Needless to say, Shastri [Dilip Prabahvalkar], Suvarna’s father, is opposed to the budding romance.
Suvarna cooks up a fool-proof plan to manipulate her father into accepting the alliance. She convinces a smitten Shankar to make a necklace of not one tola, not two tolas, but ten tolas of gold so he can show Shastri that he can take care of his daughter and he is a suitable husband for her. Shankar puts everything he has at stake and slogs day and night to make a necklace for his beloved.
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It’s funny how a film looses sheen if it takes too much time to hit the screens. Even if it boasts of bankable stars, viewers are not interested to watch such delayed and dated films. Very surprising! It can be a good film after all! Can a well-made film turn into a pathetic one if it doesn’t get a timely release? No will be the obvious answer but Milenge Milenge is an exception! Films usually release a year or two or max 3 years behind schedule. But Milenge Milenge is a film which has been in the making since 6 long years! But most importantly, the film was written in a different ‘age’ than the present one! More about it later! It is due to the ‘date’ factor that Milenge Milenge works but only in parts!
The story of the movie: Priya (Kareena Kapoor) is a happy-go-lucky girl who’s waiting for her Mr Right. A tarot card reader (Kirron Kher) tells her that she’ll be meeting her Prince Charming 7 days later at a foreign country wearing specific clothes at early morning. As destined, Priya is selected to go for the Youth Festival at Bangkok! And 7 days later, she indeed meets the man of her dreams, Immi (Shahid Kapoor). It was love at first sight for Priya and for Immi too. But as her trip is about to end, she gets the biggest shock of her life and realizes that Immi isn’t that guy for her. Immi tries to stop her and explains that they are destined to be together. To which Priya comes up with an idea that allows fate to take control of their future. Years More >
By Taran Adarsh, July 9, 2010 – 12:57 IST
Freshly cooked, piping hot food is savoured instantly. Similarly, a film that radiates freshness catches your eye instantaneously. Conversely, if a film takes a really long time to hit the screens, it generally doesn’t find a place in your things-to-do-this-weekend list, unless the word of mouth is electrifying. MILENGE MILENGE suffers for this reason. Even the man on the street knows that it’s a dated product!
The gap between the commencement of this film and its eventual release is quite substantial and that’s pretty evident when you look at its promos. Especially the way the lead actors look. The camera doesn’t lie, right? Perhaps, that’s a prime reason why MILENGE MILENGE doesn’t propel you to rush to a nearby cineplex and grab a seat, despite the fact that its lead stars are at the prime of their respective careers and enjoy a solid fan-base.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
But never judge a book by its cover. Sure, you march into the film with zilch expectations, expecting a dated product with a hackneyed plotline, but as the reels begin to unspool, you realize that it does have a story to tell. So what if MILENGE MILENGE borrows from the John Cusack – Kate Beckinsale starrer SERENDIPITY . The Indianisation by writer Shiraz Ahmed is quite engaging at places.
The ‘recipe’ for that perfect love story is simple [at least that's what most film-makers believe]: Cast a good looking pair, choose a More >