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Films are being churned out ever since the dawn of the 20th Century. In these almost 120 years, obviously a zillion ideas, themes and various genres have been attempted by filmmakers across the world. Today we are at a time when the maker has to come up with something very interesting in order to arrest viewer’s attention. ‘Been there, done that’ idea nahi chalega! From this perspective, Kiran Rao’s debut feature Dhobi Ghat works like wonders! Even though shot in 16mm and Mini DV formats (not the ones used in regular feature films), Dhobi Ghat beautifully captures the essence of Mumbai. It made me fall in love with the city, its people, its vibrancy…all over again! A film that definitely deserves a watch, especially by art house cinema lovers!
The story of the movie: Munna (Prateik) is a washerboy (or dhobi) who washes and irons clothes at the famous Dhobi Ghat area of Mumbai. Shai (Monica Dogra) is an investment banker from America who’s on a sabbatical. She’s in the city doing what she likes the most – street photography. Arun (Aamir Khan) is a reclusive painter with a sad past. And Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra) is a newly wedded lady who has recently shifted to Mumbai from her hometown in Uttar Pradesh. All the 4 people are from different strata and backgrounds but somehow come in contact with each other. How everyone’s life changes post the contact is what the film is all about.
A few points to remember before venturing for Dhobi Ghat. It’s not a More >
It’s now an accepted fact that small films getting churned out at regular intervals have lots to entertain and give a good time than the biggies. To this list, one can now add one more flick and that is ‘The Film Emotional Atyachar’. The film is as unusual and weird as its title but manages to give a paisa vasool experience!
The story of the movie: Vikram Jaiswal (Mohit Ahalawat) is all set to sign a deal with Mr Khanna (Nasser Abdullah). But at the last moment, Khanna ditches Vikram and refuses to work with him. Khanna instead strikes a deal with Bosco (Abhimanyu Singh) and buys his club in Goa. Junior Bhai (Ravi Kishan), a small time goon, comes to know about the exchange of money between Bosco and Khanna and decides to attack them and rob all the cash. He takes the help of 2 wannabes, Goti (Snehal Dabhi) and Pichhku (Rajkumar Kanojia). Bosco on the other hand needs the money desperately to pay off to 2 corrupt cops, Joe (Vinay Pathak) and Leslie (Ranvir Shorey). The cop duo fears that Bosco might dump them after getting the money. Hence they take Bosco’s muse Sophie (Kalki Koechlin) as hostage until Bosco pays them their share. How all these characters unintentionally clash with each other on a secluded Mumbai-Goa highway at night is what the film is all about!
The film initially fails to impress and is damn confusing. Although all characters get introduced in style, you get a feeling that it’s not been a fine ride. However, the film picks up More >
First time producer Rhea Kapoor wears her star genes like an overcoat over her easy confidence
Mitali Parekh (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 11, 2010)
You don’t need reminding that Rhea Kapoor is Anil Kapoor’s daughter. Even if you don’t connect the dimpled chin and lush lashes, you can’t miss the actor as he hovers over the photographer telling him which angle is good and then bullies him into deleting the ones he disapproves - his tenor, bombastic game show host-cross-over-actor-like. Not to be confused with the tapori Anil Kapoor of Hifazat and Laadla.
“I don’t know how it feels not to be Anil Kapoor’s daughter,” says the middle offspring, lounging over a couch, head on her hand. “I was born this way,” Rhea says with a laugh.
At the helm of the Anil Kapoor Films, she’s the producer behind the Emma adaptation Aisha, starring elder sister Sonam and Abhay Deol.
For a first-time producer and at 23, she’s mellow and sharp; and at ease with comparisons with famous family members - glancing at a picture taken at a low angle she exclaims, “I look like Sanjay Kapoor! Delete that!”
“Isn’t the dream to take over the family business?” she asks. “This is my family business! People tell me I have it easy because Anil Kapoor is my father. I say, ‘If your father ran a steel mill, wouldn’t you run it too?’” A self-confessed papa’s girl, she recounts many a birthday when she would refuse to cut the cake unless her father was present.
“In so many birthday More >
When talented personalities like Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu come together, you expect nothing short of an outstanding film considering their awesome track record. Expectations are bound to be skyhigh even if you are the one who go for any flick with negligible expectations. Hence, it is really feels disappointed to know that Kites fails and that too very badly in meeting the expectations. In other words, Kites is a turkey!
The story of the movie: J (Hrithik Roshan) is a young, carefree salsa teacher in Las Vegas. Orphaned at a young age, he has lived in utter poverty and hence is always trying to earn money by hook or crook. When he realizes that Gina (Kangna Ranaut), daughter of millionaire Bob (Kabir Bedi) has fallen for him, he realizes that this is the best thing that could have happened to him. He pretends to be in love with her although he is not. Unfortunately or fortunately, he soon falls in love, not with Gina but with Natasha aka Linda (Barbara Mori), fiancée of Tony (Nick Brown), Gina’s ruthless brother. Just like J, Gina is from a poor family and is marrying Tony only because he’s rich. In no time, J and Natasha fall in love, upsetting Tony, Bob and Gina. How they escape from Tony’s clutches and their journey thereafter is what the rest of the film is all about.
Kites begins very well and there are several scenes that are exceptionally handled by director Anurag Basu. The 1st half is fast and slick and one might expect 2nd More >