Kanche trailer

Posted in the ugly on September 1, 2015 by Satyam

An Jo on Phantom

Posted in the good on August 29, 2015 by Satyam


I quite liked Phantom and am not sure what all the negativity is about. The BEST thing about it is it doesn’t have SALMAN KHAN [or actually any star; I mention Salman since Kabir works with him]. It then gives the makers some leeway into THINKING about other aspects of movie-making. With a below-average actor but a humongous star like Salman Khan, there is always the bait of ‘circling’ around the star. With Saif, there is none of the challenges! He is neither an above-average actor nor – obviously – a star. So Saif’s Daniyal Khan passes off quite well within the parameters of Phantom. It gels quite well with the basic plot – fetch an internet/face-book/twitter-dead Indian Army soldier cursed to anonymity and get him to join an outlandish plot – on paper at least – of bringing covert justice to the perpetrators of attacks on Bombay [there is a smart scene where even a terrorist like Hafeez Saeed’s character is shown twitter-feeding his rally! And in contrast, you have just one internet piece on a disgraced Indian soldier (quite liked the throw-back to Amitabh’s disgraced character in KAALA PATTHAR though). [By the way, this fellow with a moniker of ‘Harris’ Saeed is supposed to be some Professor in the eyes of ISI – you can quite well imagine where he got his ‘Professor’-ship from.]
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Katti-Batti trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on August 28, 2015 by Satyam

thanks to Apex…

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Singh Is Bliing trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on August 28, 2015 by Satyam

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Salim’s Viewing! (updated)

Posted in the good on August 28, 2015 by Satyam

Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Watched this without having seen the original. Kangana is spectacular and the dialogues are a delight. I thought the concept of this film was very interesting and I loved how messy everything was left at the end.
Watched it a second time and because I didn’t need to focus on the plot I could enjoy how awesome the dialogues are.
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Macbeth trailer

Posted in the ugly on August 27, 2015 by Satyam

thanks to GF..

Phantom, the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on August 27, 2015 by Satyam

last week’s thread