Archive for An Jo

An Jo: ‘Veer’ Sooryavanshi

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , on November 9, 2021 by munna

Disclaimers Out of 15, I picked top 4:

1. Major Spoilers/Disappointments
2. No intent of comparison to Hollywood or ANY claim of superior intelligence or ‘taste’. I love Suppandi
3. No intent of bringing down the morale of the Hindi film industry
4. No claim over ‘masala’ and English ‘Grammar’

When Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV, who is utterly unfit to view or understand commercial Hindi cinema, rated it a 3 on 5, I was bowled over! This was like Ray giving ‘Gunda’ a thumbs-up! Then it is decided; this is going to be a full-on blast for me! And 2 shows were immediately added yesterday in DC [there were only 2 decided for the week – ‘Sone pe Suhaaga’; 2 more shows. Continue reading

An Jo on ‘No Time to Die’

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , on October 9, 2021 by munna

Mild Spoilers

  • The irony of the title isn’t lost as one connects it to the finale in ‘No Time To Die’; the last movie in which Craig plays 007, ever since revolutionizing the Bond series with the best in Craig’s series, ‘Casino Royale,’  closely followed by ‘Skyfall.’ However, the rest of the movie would fall into the ‘trying-to-be’ mold and doesn’t spectacularly succeed. It has neither the smartness of ‘Casino Royale’ in balancing and fleshing out, bit-by-bit, Bond getting hooked onto emotions, nor the bold walk towards maternal feelings and the weird sibling rivalry that Bardem has with Craig. [“Orphans make the best spies,” says M to Craig in ‘Skyfall’ when he asks her why she selected him.]
    Continue reading

  • An Jo on BELL BOTTOM

    Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , on August 22, 2021 by munna

    Bell Bottom is one heck of a ride

    ‘BELL BOTTOM’, the first Hindi film to be released in theaters since the lock-down, is quite an interesting film; which also includes the part the Akshay Kumar is the first actor to take the bullet for the suffering industry by releasing it in theaters knowing fully well that it could end up a very, very risky decision, and of course, I think it has ended up like that going by the BO results. However, I am glad that someone took the risk, and hopefully, it paves the path for further risky adventures.
    Read rest from here

    An Jo on Shershaah

    Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , on August 16, 2021 by munna

    I must say I didn’t expect but I quite liked the movie! Of course, it is a hagiography. The film is nothing but a pictorial version of news clippings and readings that one has been exposed to. There is no ‘psychological’ depth here when considering the thought behind Vikram Batra the person and the one exposed in media and swallowed and regurgitated by people. Continue reading

    An Jo on BLACK WIDOW

    Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , , , on July 19, 2021 by munna

    Watched BLACK WIDOW in the cinema hall in XD box version. What hell of a difference the viewing experience it makes! With each and every bullet ricocheting and creating goosebumps up your arse, it was a thrilling ride. The last time I watched a movie in theater was in December 2020 and that too only for Nolan, for TENET. The superbly shot Bombay sky-scraper sequence, the initial opera attack, and the reverse entropy scene, those were the highlights for me in terms of cinematic experience.
    Continue reading