Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bollywood Calling - 2

Weekend lurks around the corner. If you are a movie buff you might want to see one of these off-beat movies.

Everybody says I am fine : Rahul Bose, Rehan Engineer, Koel Purie
A hairstylist in a professional unisex salon has a bizarre ability. He can read whats going on in this client's head while cutting his hair! A sardonic portrayal of how different lives are interwoven in the upper echelons of the Indian society. Rahul Bose boldly ventures into directing with this 'different' film.

Monsoon Wedding : Naseeruddin Shah, Lillette Dubey,Vasundhara Das, Shefali.
A middle class Punjabi family.A big fat Indian wedding set in Delhi.A doting father, a lazy fat brother, family reunions, a dark secret buried deep. A wedding contractor who chews marigold flowers and fancies the beautiful housemaid. Finally the rains! Very Indian, yet in English, altogether a delightful fare.

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer : Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma
Directed by Aparna Sen, this movie follows the lives of two people traveling in a bus, and the adventure that follows when the bus is hijacked by terrorists. How age-old values and traditions that guard our society, lose their value, when survival is threatened, and how humanity rises above every feeling to combat evil, forms the crux of the story.  

A Wednesday : Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill and others
In an incumbent democracy how far can an individual go to fight terrorism? Watch this movie for the power-packed performances of the two leading protagonists.

 
Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi : Chitrangada Singh, KK Menon, Shiney Ahuja
Set in the 1980's against the backdrop of the emergency, this story follows the lives of 3 college friends. Directed by Sudhir Mishra,the story focuses on how the loud enthusiasm of the revolution and the muted tact of the bureaucracy is crushed by the insurgency and fails to bridge the urban-rural divide in a budding democracy.
USP : A good musical score.Powerful performances by Chitrangada, KK and Shiney 

 Shabd : Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai, Zayed Khan
If you thought, Sanju baba didn't have depth, watch this movie, to know otherwise.
The story is about an acclaimed writer and his eccentric experiment for a Booker-winning story. His only mistake being that he drew inspiration for his characters from his beautiful, professor wife and her charming, young student. Fantasy meets reality and soon the author finds himself on the verge of madness, unable to distinguish between the two. Aishwarya as always, only stuns with her looks.Watch it, if you want to give Sanjay Dutt another chance.

Being Cyrus : Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Simone Singh, Naseeruddin Shah, Boman Irani
A strange Parsi Family, an extra marital affair,a tortured old father,an young and beautiful wife and a stranger rings the bell one day. What does he want? Find out, in this 'hatke' movie which has one of the best performances by Saif.

Ab tak Chappan : Nana Patekar, Revathi
Watch this movie, for Nana's sensitive portrayal of a cop who lost his wife to mafia goons.
Nana Patekar is famous for his exagerated portrayals of eccentricity and eardrum blasting dialog delivery in movies like Krantiveer, Wajood, Agnisakshi, Yugpurush, Prahaar, etc.
In this movie, he speaks in almost hushed tones. His signature ruthlessness, is there, no doubt, but done in a matured manner. No prices for guessing, Chappan is the number of criminals he has gunned down. 

 Firaaq : Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Deepti Naval, Jimmy Shergill, Tisca Chopra and others
The film is the directorial debut of Nandita Das and follows the life of several ordinary people one month after the 2002 riots in Gujarat. The movie doesn't point fingers at anyone and instead makes one look at the carnage that the riots left in relationships.

Parzania : Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika
This film is set against the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, and how the lives of a Parsi Family - a minority community in this fiasco, are affected when their son goes missing. Won Sarika her National award.

Waisa bhi hota hai-2 : Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul, Suchitra Pillai,and others.
 A journalist has a policewoman as his girlfriend, and in a fateful turn of events is dragged into a gangster brawl in this comedy of errors. He befriends a goon, on whom there is a warrant, the case being led by none other than his girl friend. Admirable performance by Warsi, as the torn-apart guy, plus you have the songs 'Allah ke bande' and 'Sajna aa bhi jaa'.

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