I've been on a movie watching spree recently and I've managed to see some absolutely brilliant movies and some equally shoddy ones too. Well, these are the reviews of the movies in the order in which I saw them.
Rang De Basanti:
I don't think any movie has disappointed me as much as this one. It had such a brilliant first-half and the tempo was set for a meaningful ending. Unfortunately the movie loses its way in the last 30 minutes. It is a brilliant movie in terms of the acting, bgm, direction, dialogues. It remains a brilliant movie in terms of screenplay until the 5 protagonists decide to take revenge by using violence. I'm always of the opinion that violence will never help matters. You cannot draw parallels between the times of Bhagat Singh and the modern day youth to show and justify that violence is required to wake people up. The movie was awesome at several fronts but the ending depressed me. It depressed me because Rakeysh Ohmprakash Mehra messed up the wonderful platform that he had set post-intermission.
The Chronicles of Narnia:
Well, to put it mildly, I hated this movie. It was so boring and the acting was pedestrian except for the little Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley) who was so cute. The fight scenes were just a joke in which a guy who’s never used a sword before commands an army of weird creatures and manages to hold off the all powerful White Witch before Aslan, the leader of the good side, finishes her off. The ending was quite weird too. The only thing that kept me interested for the 2 hours were the amazingly bad subtitles (I watched the movie on DVD). Whenever Lucy said “wardrobe”, the subtitles would show “bar”. I don’t know how they misinterpreted wardrobe like that but it was really funny.
My friends and I bought the tickets for Goal two minutes after the movie had started and so we had to settle for the third row from the screen. It was a decent time-pass movie but it had really obvious plots and clichéd lines. The football matches were fun to watch with actual EPL players like Shearer and Gerrard taking the field. Watch it with a group of friends or else it might just be too boring.
Hands down, the best movie that I have ever seen. It was such a well-directed movie with brilliant acting from Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. Amitabh Bachchan as Debraj Sahai was so god damn amazing. I don't think I have ever seen an acting performance that has captivated and inspired me as much as this one. Ayesha Kapoor as the young Michelle McNally gave a stand-out performance. The idiots who sent Paheli as
I've always wanted to see this movie and I finally watched it yesterday. Schindler’s List shocks you; it scares you because it shows you how cruel humans can be. During the holocaust, the Nazis brutally murdered more than six million Jews. The Jews were organized in a line and shot so that they fell like a pile of dominoes. Old men and women were shot because they were not capable of doing any work. There is a shocking scene where children are piled up in a truck and taken away from their parents. The children wave to their parents, unaware of the terrible fate that awaits them as their parents run after the truck. The holocaust was a horrific event and this movie makes you understand why.