Sunday, December 16, 2007

I am Lukkha

I feel a special affinity for Robert Neville.He roams the Concrete jungle (literally) that is now New York With this mad glint in his eyes his mind is constantly searching for purpose,a reason to exist in a world where he is now alone,Hunted at night his sanity withering away day by day ,he talks to the mannequins in his DVD store tries reather unsuccessfully to hunt deer in the morning and is Continually searching for a cure that can enable him to save the world (which is now the official pastime in America).
Good CGI Coupled with excellent action sequences(the one in the end redefines Blaze of Glory) and phenomenal acting by Will Smith makes I am Legend fun to watch.Preachy in parts what with Smith donning his messiah hat in the last part.This is not the action movie of the year This isn't even an Action Movie It's more of........ Hmmmmmmmm .........what do you say?....... One of those big budget films that actually has a story and tells it pretty well for the most part.
The feel ths movie has is good but you kinda come out thinking that there was something missing somewhere while the film doesn't ever become mindless it does linger a little too long in some parts.All in all worth a dekko just for the acting and the chance to see times square desolate and overrun with deer and Lions

Friday, December 7, 2007

Khoya Khoya Chand

This year has really upped the bar for Indian Cinema Johnny Gaddaar,Chak De,No Smoking and Khoya Khoya Chand.I watched Khoya khoya Chand last night and I haven't enjoyed myself more while watching a movie in a while.

This is a tribute to the golden era of Indian cinema where Creativity and debauchery ran rampant hand in hand resulting in fractured egos,broken hearts and cinema that has come to define the Indian way of making films and telling stories(Unfortunately future generations of film makers would go on only to inherit the debauchery).Sudhir Mishra has each and every character in this film exhibit his or her flaws in a manner so Candid and yet each of them while being a lech,a whore,a hypocrite and a wretch(it rhymes!) are endowed with a passion for cinema and that is where they find their redemption their love for this imaginary world where they will remain forever young,immortal where their stories will always be remembered as they will.The Director of this film has an inherent love for the art that lies in Cinema and he tells his story with the air of a person who grew among these people who saw their lives their deaths their fights and above all their all consuming passion for films ,lust and never ening ambitions.
The Performances are top notch Rajat Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla Manage come out on top Shiney Ahuja is stellar and Soha ali Khan delivers her best performance yet.
The film looks beautiful and the photography is excellent I Could definetly wtch this one twice.