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Anees Bazmee, as a director, shot to stardom with Deewangee and No Entry, both films which were terrific entertainers. Bazmee’s next, Welcome, also went a long way in making him the new hotshot director. However, his next 2 films, Singh Is Kinng and No Problem hugely disappointed the viewers although the former did commercially very well. Anees Bazmee movies became synonymous with the illogical haphazard cinema. This hugely affected the prospects of his latest film Thank You. The film already was in danger because its lead actor Akshay Kumar’s prestige has taken a beating with his recent films and also the promos sadly haven’t excited the viewers. But surprise! Thank You works and brings a smile! Bazmee seems to have finally abandoned his slapdash direction and comes up with a pretty neat entertainer!
The story of the movie: Raj (Bobby Deol), Yogi (Suniel Shetty) and Vikram (Irrfan) are based in Toronto. They are friends, business partners and also share common obsession-cheating on their wives. Yogi’s wife Maya (Celina Jaitly) had caught him red-handed with a girl and hence Raj and Vikram’s wife, Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor) and Maya (Rimi Sen) are also suspicious of their hubbies, especially Sanjana. Hence, she hires a detective Kishan (Akshay Kumar) to find out the truth. Kishan is known for bringing erring husbands on the line but in this particular case, he finds it difficult to do his job as the trio is very smart in fooling their wives. Moreover, More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 8, 2011 – 08:08 IST
Okay, now here’s the first biggie of the season. Major studio, super-successful director, mega budget, ensemble star cast, lotsa glitz-n-glam… Besides, after the stupendous success of films like WELCOME and SINGH IS KINNG, the Akshay Kumar – Anees Bazmee jodi teams up for the third time, promising to complete a hat-trick of enjoyable laughathons. The expectations, therefore, are humungous.
There’s talk that THANK YOU is an extension of SHAADI NO. 1, NO ENTRY and MASTI, besides the Hollywood film THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. The commonality is that all these films talk of philandering husbands and extra-marital affairs. But THANK YOU is more of a cat-n-mouse game between philandering husbands and a detective, incidentally hired by both the sides – the husbands as well as the wives. Lots of scope for humor and fun moments, right?BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Bazmee has successfully followed the magic mantra over the years: Garnish light moments with spice [sex], gloss [panoramic locales], a bit of pulsating action and of course, hip-swinging music. Sprinkle gags and punches. Throw logic out of the window. Pack a number of stars in the enterprise. Voilà! The recipe for a paisa vasool entertainer is ready.
But THANK YOU is as inconsistent as the roads of Mumbai. Sometimes, the ride is as smooth as silk. But there are times when one encounters potholes aplenty during the course of this journey. In fact, like GAME last Friday, More >
Parinda, Satya, Vaastav, Company and Gangster-these are handful of Hindi films which were based on the mafia/gangster menace and also very well executed. Now Baabarr should be added to this list of ‘finest gangster films of Bollywood’! The film is violent, gory and raw but at the same time, it’s thoroughly engrossing packed with award-winning performances and amazing execution! It was a must-watch but unfortunately, was missed by many! The story of the movie: The film is based in Amarganj, the Uttar Pradesh town where criminal incidents occur daily and has become a part and parcel of the residents. In one of its dingy lanes, Baabarr (Sohum Shah) emerges as a ruthless gangster. Working with his 5 brothers, Baabarr runs an extortion racket and doesn’t think twice before killing. The govt entrusts the task of eliminating Baabarr and his gang and all their activities to S P Dwivedi (Mithun Chakraborthy). How Dwivedi, along with corrupted Daroga (Om Puri) go about doing their duty is what follows next in the film.
Director Ashuu Trikha may not accept, but the truth is that Baabaar, undoubtedly, is based on dreaded UP gangster, Rafiq Qureshi’s life. The director and the screenwriter (Ikram Akhtar) wonderfully trace Baabarr’s journey from his first murder at 12 years to his death at just 22 or 23 years. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat right from the beginning and has several high-voltage shocking scenes which give goosebumps.
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By Taran Adarsh, September 11, 2009 – 10:43 IST
Gangster movies – this genre has been done to death. Films like PARINDA [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] and SATYA [Ramgopal Varma] stand tall on this list. But, of late, the genre has taken a backseat since people aren’t too keen on watching bloodshed and the same old saga of an innocent taking to the world of crime.
BAABARR belongs to the same genre, yet is an exception. It shows how people, even kids, live by the gun and die by the gun. It tells you that crime never ends, it only changes faces. It tells of the wicked nexus between cops-politicians-gangsters and the deterioration of the law and order machinery. Also, this one’s not Mumbai-centric, but is set in Uttar Pradesh.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
BAABARR isn’t just bloodshed, but at the same time, isn’t for the faint-hearted either. There’s violence galore, in fact several sequences are brutal, and chances are a section of the movie-going audience [read families/ladies] might shy away from this experience.//
Yet, what makes BAABARR a must-watch experience is its story, the strong script [Ikram Akhtar] and the deftness with which director Ashuu Trikha has narrated the story. Without a shred of doubt, BAABARR is one of the most powerful films to come out of Bollywood in 2009.
A 12-year-old boy picks up a country made gun and shoots a man in cold blood. His eyes are devoid of any emotion. His heart exhibits no remorse. After shooting the person in broad daylight, he walks More >