This is my second movie review, the first one being on Rab Na blah blah… and please don’t consider the letter to AMPAS as a movie review though it is tagged so.
- Abhishek Bachchan as Roshan,
- Sonam Kapoor as Bittu
OmPuri as Madangopal
- Atul Kulkarni as Gobar
- Rishi Kapoor as Ali
- Waheeda Rahman as Dadi
- Divya Dutta as Jalebi
- Tanvi Azmi as
- Deepak Dobriyal as Mamdu
- K.K. Raina as Haji Sulamaan
- Aditi Rao Hydari as Rama Bua
- Supriya Pathak as Vimla
- Pavan Malhotra as Jai Gopal
- Amitabh Bachchan as Dadaji
- Vinayak Doval as Bobby
- Vijay Raaz as Inspector Ranvijay.
- Cyrus Sahukar as Suresh
- Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
- Producer: Ronnie Screwvala and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
- Music: A.R. Rahman
- Director of Photography: Binod Pradhan
- Lyrics and Dialogue: Prasoon Joshi
- Story: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kamlesh Pandey and Prasoon Joshi
- Editor: P
- Action: Allan Amin
- Choreographers: Vaibhavi Merchant, Saroj Khan
The story is refreshingly new. Though the Hindu and Muslim riots are already shown in the film
In Rang De Basanti itself he made an impact and he has lived up to his standards. He appears to me as a deep film maker like Kamalji, as his concept is not understood by many. I look forward to see more such films from him. He gives the medicine to the Indian population in the right way. Hats off director, especially your choice of actors are brilliant. The way he showed Abishek chasing a kite in one of the scenes was linked to the climax scene was marvellous.
The best casting I saw off late. Each one has played their role perfectly. Atul Kulkarni stands tall of the lot with his solid performance so is Deepak. I fell in for Sonam Kapoor (so Mr Anilji I am forgiving you for your stint in Slumdog as you are a prospective father in law of mine) what curves, what class, *drooling*. Abishek I never seen him as an acor before, but this film proved it otherwise, now I understand why Maniratnam calls him for all his movies (3 in a row). Very realistic acting from the lead pair, you should also acknowledge the fact the cast is powerful and experienced.
Technical aspects of the film are perfect. Let it be camera or lighting or editing they are exceptionally taken care of. I would give 10 out of 10 for the technical side of the film. Espcially the “Dil Gira Dafatan” song where the worlds of Delhi 6 and New York meet at Times Square, which is amazingly done, in particular the scene where an artist paints Sonam Kapoor, very beautiful.
I suppose ARR was given an Oscar in advance for this movie. “Machakalli” alone is enough to speak for me. Instead of marking the songs one by one I give them all 5 stars. Just to know who sung;
Masakali - Mohit Chauhan
Arziyan - Javed Ali, Kailash Kher
Dilli 6 - Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Vivianne Chaix, Tanvi Shah, Claire
Hey Kaala Bandar - Karthik, Naresh Iyer, Srinivas, Bony Chakravarthy,
Dil Gira Dafatan - Ash King, Chinmayee
Genda Phool - Rekha Bhardwaj, Shraddha Pandit, Sujata Mazumdar,
Bhor Bhaye - Shreya Ghoshal, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Aarti (Tumre Bhavan Mein) - Rekha Bhardwaj, Kishori Ashok Gowariker,
Shraddha Pandit, Sujata Mazumdar
Noor - Amitabh Bachchan
Disky : 1
Why this movie didn’t do well in the box office is a big mystery to me until I realised, why movies like Slumdog, Nayak, Anniyan, Indian, Rang De Basanti are a hit whereas movies like Anbe
Disky : 2
I can relate the story very well to my life as the protagonist in the movie hails from a Hindu dad and a Muslim mom, just like me. He would have felt the same way I felt when the Hindus and Muslims fight amidst each other for silly reasons. Recently I received a forward from one of the fellow law students asking me to forward it to all claiming that Taj Mahal is indeed a Shiv Temple, I replied to all asking them not to forward in order to avoid a recreation of Babri Masjid, as a building should not be a reason for fight among the Religions in India again. You know what, I was no more in the mailing list and that friend of mine stopped talking to me. Is that what you call the NAV BHARATH??? We share Diwali sweets, Ramzan Briyani, Christmas cakes with our friends and neighbours, why can’t we share love also??? Why can’t you or I marry a girl from other caste or religion??? It’s all attributed to the black monkey inside you and me, this movie is an amazing one which makes you to identify the black monkey inside us. Let’s kill it dude and dudettes.
Watch the movie at least once, it’s worth watching.