Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Movie I saw in September ...

I joined Fujitsu Consulting in Pune and hence I was shuttling between Mumbai and Pune evey week. With all my weekdays in Pune and the travelling that went along with it, I would get only Sat-Sun at home and time to rest without rushing around. So, although going to watch a movie was definitely something I wanted to do, it was not really a priority.

We had our Jain festival Paryushan in this month which began on Saturday and ended on Saturday.  I usually watch movies on Saturdays with some exceptions of course, so lost 2 Saturdays of movie watching like this. Sunday was spent in visiting some key relatives to wish them on the festive occasion and take their blessings.  That left me with about 2 weekends to make up for lost time and I managed to catch the following movie this month. Yes, only one movie was what I could manage.

I did try to catch another movie (Anjaana Anjaani) but they postponed the release date and we had to return from the theatres, disappointed. There was no other decent option in the theatre that day that I could watch.

1.      Dabangg

 The promos had raised the expectation levels. Not with regard to the movie itself but Salman's portrayal of the character. True to the hype, Salman indeed played the role well. He got into the character and never left it for one bit. You see Chulbul Pande throughout the movie and not even a glimpse of Salman anywhere. The movie was an out and out a Chulbul Pande movie with all other actors just playing fillers and supporting cast.

Even Sonakshi was overshadowed. Though she played her part well … that of looking pretty ... (reminded me of Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om … she had little to do in the movie except look drop dead gorgeous). Sonakshi reminded me so much of Reena Roy that I made a post about it after I saw the movie. Comments made on the Buzz channel and a subsequent google search with string "Sonakshi Sinha Reena Roy" made me realize that the comparison was already hot on the web and several sites/articles/forums had already discussed and written about it.

There is not much to talk about the movie per se in terms of story line, music or direction or other aspects. All of them were decent and good. The only outstanding thing was Salman as Chulbul Pande. I personally feel this is one of Salman's best performances.

There were other movies I wanted to see this month .. like Anjaana Anjaani ... but their release was delayed and now they will flow into next month. September is now a month with just one movie ...
October - November will see many releases; i read somewhere that Bollywood has some 30+ releases lined up in Oct-Nov-Dec period. Quite a few of them will be worth watching too. Lets see how many I am able to catch since I am slated to travel and dunno what will happen first, movie releases or travel to foreign land. :)

1 comment:

  1. I loved watching DABANG. It was entertaining!