Monday, July 17, 2006

Show time

After coming to Hyd, (Hyderabad of yester years, became Cyberabad after IT came itHyd if u wanna sound kool). I have been feeling movie thirsty. Having spent more than a year at a fart's smell distance from a Theatre in Matunga and having seen films like U Bomsi n Me it pains to travel 30 odd Kms and pay more than 100 bucks to watch a movie (I never paid more than INR 70 to watch a movie at Auroras Matunga).

But last few day have been better. In the last 4 days, I have managed 2 latest films. Corporate and Golmaal. I liked both of them.

CORPORATE: This is film is a typical Madhur Bhandarkar dark film. Shows the manipulations and unethical practices in the corporate world. Not that we dont know such things happen, but only that it shows them. Madhur has built up expectations after Chandani Baar & Satta (i have deliberately missed out Page 3). Corporate is 70% of the expectations. However if you compare it with the Roshan or Johar films, its 70% better. For all those who have seen the film, aren't you guys impressed with the talent of the guy who has played the CM? Well, he is Vinay Apte. One of Marathi's finest actor and director. I could (and will) write another post on how Marathi Theatre produces some fine artists.
A dozen of us from my work went to watch the film and while half of us hated it, I am one of them who liked it.

GOLMAAL ...FUN UNLIMITED: Hilllllaaaaaaarious, except for a few minutes in the second half. Times have changed and actors like Ajay Devgan, who would wish to be the only HERO in a film are now accepting roles with younger actors. This is a story of 4 college dropouts who end up at a blind, old couple's palatial house when in search of a shelter from a goon. The couple mistakes them for their grandson, whom they are expecting to return from Amrikaa. To add spice, they have Sharman's body and Ajay's voice as their grandson. What happens next is worth a watch.
Vishal & Shekhar produce wonderful sound and all the songs are hummable.

Dont miss both the movies and keep your eyes wide open for Omkara.
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