September 01, 2013

Satyagraha movie review

Janata Rocks!

Yes they do..!!

Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha shows to us once again that Janata Rocks, but what happens if that Janata is not lead in the right path and why it is difficult to sustain a Satyagraha.
‘Satyagraha’ is a great effort from director Prakash Jha. He delivers what is expected from the maker of Gangajal, Rajneeti  and Aarakshan.

It is a story of how a retired school master, who sticks on to his principles, will lead a movement with the help of a hard core ‘dilliwala’ business man. It also shows us how different people get attached to the movement, and how it becomes difficult to sustain the flow. The wonderful thing about prakash Jha and his ‘Satyagraha’ is that it sticks to reality throughout. Nowhere in the film have you felt that the scenes are being overdone or misleading.

Ajay Devgan as usual rocks.  Kareena has got a great role and she suits it perfectly, she throws in the right kind of attitude and also emotions. Manoj bajpayee, of course is a born actor, and he effortlessly fits into the negative role. And of all Big B makes his presence feel all over. Who else can take his place!! This does not make the cast perfect, there are some miscasts as well, especially Amrita, who plays ‘Sumi’ is a doll and nothing else, in no scene can she show any kind of expressions on her face. Arjun Rampal usually does a good job, and in this too he does, but the role he plays is not upto the mark, and one would feel he is not apt for it.

The music of the film is an added advantage to the story, direction and actors. Apart from some miscasts and a few loose shots here and there, it is one of those few Bollywood movies that talk of and stick to reality. To show both rise and fall of a movement it takes a lot of effort and mettle and definitely jha has it.

Whether the film is based on ‘Anna’ or ‘Kejriwal’ it is a film worth watching for the feeling that it churns in you.

April 08, 2013

Badshah Movie review

    Badshah, Yet another Srinu vaitla comedy. Starting with Dhee, Srinu has given us some real good reasons to laugh and giggle. Now his latest movie Badshah definitely is also a mass entertainer but differs from his Previous films in the sense that the agenda slightly shifts from complete comedy to some hero worship! His last film Dookudu also shows these traits, but now Badshah takes it to the peaks! Nevertheless it still retains some Srinu mark dialogues and situations that makes the film worthy of a try.

    If you look at the story line this one looks like a sequel of dookudu inspired by Pokiri! One can see that Srinu's presence is being felt lesser and lesser film after film. This shows how hero centric are our movies!! the director did not try to adopt the hero to the character. He did it vice versa and that makes the movie a Jr.NTR overdose. And of course again and again he keeps mimicking and talking of NTR. Looks like Jr after all cannot prove himself without a reference to his Grand Pa! What a pity!! A talented guy he is.....and all that talent he uses to be like his Sr.

April 06, 2013

Chashme Baddoor movie review

    Chashme Baddoor is a loud and gaudy David Dhawan movie that continues the current bollywood trend of remaking movies. This movie is remade from the classical 1981 movie with the same name Chashme Baddoor. The story and situations are picked up but the dialogues, direction and acting was not. In case you have already seen the old movie and liked it, then there is good chance that the newer version would let you down. If you not seen the older version then read on.

Arz kiya hai...
wo mili muje HEER ki tarah
taste me thi wo KHEER ki tarah
dil me wo chubh gai TEER ki tarah
aur... kya haath me chillar de k bhaga diya usne FAKEER ki tarah

February 15, 2013

4 Seasons Restaurant reveiw

Four seasons is a multi cuisine, Veg and NonVeg restaurant with branches in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

We usually visit the Indiranagar branch in Bangalore. They serve very tasty and quality food. The specialty being their wide range of starters. Try their platters which come in Veg, kebab, non – veg etc..

The cuisines available are Moghalai, Arabic, Hyderabadi, Chinese and Lebanese. So its a real treat for a group of people with different tastes. Everyone can have their choice. The quantity of food served is good. The first thing that one would notice at this restaurant is the big, thick menu with lots of pictures. Sometimes you may find it difficult to navigate through those pages to the one you want to. But
having pictures of few of the dishes allows you to choose a new dish.

The ambiance is good, with perfect lighting and non – smelly air. The let down is that their napkins smell though they look clean!! They also have few tables on their roof top which is very pleasant and refreshing. One can also see metro train running between Ulsoor and Indira nagar stations from a distance.

The service is really good and prompt. Even the food arrives in time, and so in total the waiting time is not much.

Items that you must try are Platters (you can choose from a variety of them) in which they give lots of different types of starters especially Veg steak and gold coins, any of the chicken curries, the chicken actually melts in your mouth; kulcha which are soft to the end even after turning cold and the best point about them is they are not very greasy; 4 season special chicken soup is delicious, biryani has the perfect spice and served hot, so tastes yummy. You can also try their desserts like double ka meetha if you do not mind the cost.

Four seasons is an expensive restaurant, it would cost anything from 500 to 800 per person depending on only veg or non–veg or a combination of both.

February 13, 2013

Special 26 Movie review

Its been a long time that I came out of the theater so happy! The film just makes you forget everything else and entertains you thoroughly…and that too, while maintaining tempo and logic through out.
Well, looks like Akshay kumar along with his routine ‘formula’ movies is catching up with some good stories too!
Special 26 is a movie inspired by real incidents that happened way back in 1980’s. The movie deals with fraud, intelligent fraud that demands ‘pakka’ planning and guts to implement it. It is about a group of such people who are absolutely disciplined, bold and having immense faith in their plan and of-course in each other. What is commendable is that director Neeraj Pandey has a grip over the story he is telling us and the he does not loose the grip on narration until the end titles! To tell a real life story on reel is not always easy, especially so when it involves top notch names like CBI, Mumbai police, politicians, business men etc.. It is a great feat performed well by the writer cum director Neeraj.

One more thing to be noted is the effort the team has taken to suit the locations and settings to suit the time period. They have taken special care in showing all the oldie bikes and cars and buildings to set the mood of eighties.
All the actors performed very well, but a special mention goes to Manoj bajpayee who lives his role. After her many good roles in Telugu and Tamil films one might be disappointed to see Kajal Agarwal doing nothing except looking beautiful. The director is definitely very talented, to have dealt with that subject in a lighter vein and yet none of the characters loses their seriousness.
The songs, though unnecessary and interrupting are good. Easy and meaningful lyrics penned down by Irshad Kamil and M M Keeravani's music, make a great combination.
This movie is a complete entertainer and you will want more of it. A must watch for all the movie lovers who want to watch a heist drama that has sense and comedy that’s not made up. So, go and find out who the special chabbis are and what are they up to.