Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Almost Famous

Well, it is all about music. People don't come here because they are groupie. People come here for themselves, for music and music is their love. They listen and listen, they make love with rockstars because they love music. They look weird because they are least worried about their pathetic looks.
The world is divided into two groups: Cool and Uncool. 
Cool are those who love to get dope, take drugs, smoke the smoke, get drunk and sing and dance.
Uncool are those who love to get the ride of life without all this.
And uncool people try to settle between cool people but cool people find uncool people, really uncool.

People come here because they can tie up their stings with the help of music. People come here because they know that being a fan of rockstar is actually good and they don't believe that rockstars are very mystique and unpredictable. Whereas, the young fan follow rockstars just because they are crazy on their weird looks, not because they sing well. 

The movie talks about acceptance of different perspective, like the way William's mother had to accept the William and her sister, the Russell accepted William and Penny Lane and vice versa.

They talk about "The Beatles", "The Pink Floyd", the songs like Fever Dog, Father and about the good literature.They talk about the things which make them "BUZZ"

In all, it is a must watch and you can see it as many as times, you wish to see.

First time, I am loving the music after the movie and I am trying to read about "The Beatles", listen them and learn more about everyone.

P.S. I dig music, I am on drugs, said Russell.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

पाई ऑफ़ लाइफ

रिचर्ड पार्कर (टाइगर) में एक स्टोरी की तलाश में निकला हूँ. क्या तुम मुझे सुन रहे हो रिचर्ड पार्कर? अगर तुम सुन रहे हो तो यह बहुत ही अच्छी बात है रिचर्ड पार्कर.

हां, में एक अच्छी स्टोरी लिखना चाहता हु रिचर्ड पार्कर. एक ऐसी स्टोरी जैसी यान मार्टेल ने तुम्हारे लिये लिखी. एक ऐसी स्टोरी जिसमे में तुम्हारा जिक्र भी कर सकू, क्यूंकि तुम मेरे एक ही डर हो, जिसका मुझे फियर है और अपने डर के बारे में बताना में गलत नहीं समझता हूँ. बहुत अच्छा होगा रिचर्ड पार्कर की तुम नाव में ही रहो और मुझे अभी अपनी स्टोरी के बारे में सोचने दो. (आखिर इंसान का डर एक टाइगर से भी ज्यादा तेज होता है) में अपनी राफ्ट पे जा रहा हु रिचर्ड पार्कर. तुम्हारे खाने का इन्तेजाम हो जाएगा, बस तुम मुझे तब तक मत खाना जब तक में अपनी कहानी लिख नहीं लेता.

(लाइफ ऑफ़ पाई के बारे में सोचकर एक यह ख्याल आया.) 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Where the title 'Bachchan' left people confused?!

Director: Rohit Shetty
Producer: Dhillin Mehta, Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
Abhishek Bachchan as Abbas Ali
Asin as Sania
Prachi Desai
Archana Puran Singh
Krishna Abhishek
Neeraj Vora
Jeetu Verma
Amitabh Bachchan.... Item Number
Harish Shetty

As the curtain unveils, the absurd song with red-blue-green-yellow colors starts to flaunt with absurd not-so-sensible lyrics of the song and then appears Amitabh Bachchan as an item role. At the very end of the song, he says, “I am not in the film, only my name is”
A question kept knocking me till the end, why “Bachchan” and why only Amitabh Bachchan??? A stunt or sake bone thrown to the audience. Offcourse, Bachchan in the title indicates the Surname as justified by his dialogue.

Ajay Devgn (Prithvi) enters as “Gaon ka Raja”, wearing best attires, long kurtas and jeans shows his glimpse of “Singham” chest which haven’t turned to blouse and the partial visible Shiva tattoo simply look fab on the screen and his concourse misinterpreted English makes you burst laughter and sometimes despairs for forced dragged comedy and it is the only reason that the movie is categorized into Comedy Section.
Prithvi, an innocent lion, speaks by his power, not by the game, trying to protect the village and her sister (Prachi Desai) from the brotherly gang of Saboo.

Abbas Ali and her sister (Abhishek and Asin) land into village to earn some money as they lost their property in Purani Dilli and while saving a child trapped inside a temple, he breaks open the lock of an ancestral temple but fate plays an important twist in Abbas' life as the whole village including Prithviraj's step-brother Vikrant opposes Abbas' actions but Prithviraj arrives and handles the situation. On being asked his name, Abbas's friend comes out with a fake name; to avoid the rage of villagers and keep them ignorant about Abbas’ being Muslim. And from this old social taboo of Hindu-Muslim, arise the conflicts and bags of comedy while veiling one lie, Abbas starts telling other lies that he also has a twin brother with no moustache. 

The Archana Puran Singh comes into frame as fake mother of Abbas Ali. And when caught while performing Mujraa by Prithvi, depicts one more fake story of her twin sister who is mother of Abbas.

The thing which is least noticed in the movie is that Abbas Ali is shown as transgender and Prithvi dialogue “Kabhi kabhi to mard nille rang ke bahar dikhte hai” left a coated message to the audiences to accept transgender as part of society and welcome them as teacher in the activities they are good into.

Asin failed to act as per the expectations of audiences and seems carrying extra emotional baggage with her in every scene.
Prachi Desai, on the other hand seems pretty with lovely hairstyle.
Abhishek performed good in the role of Muslim Abbas where as he lost this way to carry he while performing as Hindu Abhishek.

Ranakpur is the best shown in the movie and being least highlighted in the movie, it was a new place to carry out the story. 

The sequences in the movie are full of car smashing and getting parked in “Don Serving Style” in haveli. The gunda fight, sounds of exchanging blows tried to fill the frame with sound effects.

Ultimately, the best thing of the movie is screenplay where the aesthetic colors are properly indicating the Rajasthan and chaos among the villagers. Whereas, few things were really dull in the movie like the lyrics of song, the title of the movie, the old “Judwa” bhai concept..

And how can one forget the song of Himessss bhiyyaaa.. “Chalao na naino se baan re” seems like pathetic when Prithvi put his hand again and again on his left chest and beat it off to express the love in a “Mushtanda Romeo” style.. it goes like crowd was cheering it in the Cineplex’s while it is other matter that many of them left the hall in between.

At last, it was Ajay Devgn, whose acting saved the amateurised treatment of the movie with boring, obsolete and expected end of the movie. These types of chick lite movies are easily crossing budgets of 50 crores but at the end they lack a good script. It is time to laugh and say “Bol Bachchan”

(This is my first film review published in Blogger's Park August, 2012)

Swati Shobha Sevlani
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Everything is Illuminated

                   I don't have lot to say about the movie except few things:

  • A very Strong and apprehensive story but storytelling fails
  • Characters are good but don't acted for cent percent
  • Well placed strong music which rejoices you every time
  • Beautiful use of sunflowers to relate to the topic
  • A strong concept of Collector's job
  • A rigid search is indeed necessary to find the motives of life.
  • Somewhere conflict of the movie works to catch you up
  • Name of the movie don't justify until you watch last 20 minutes of the movie
  • The old character attempts suicide is really not clear and I will consider it as strongest flaw of the movie.
  • Few last scenes are wonderful and make the sense especially the scenes of war and which gets illuminated at last.
  • Emotions and gestures are lacking everywhere. Somewhere, it is more deprived of human expression.
  • Somewhere, the human emotions seems dramatic.
  • Locations are beautiful.

I liked the last lines of the movie:

"I have reflected many times upon our rigid search.

It has shown me.....that everything is illuminated in the light of the past.

It is always along the side of us.....on the inside, looking out.

Like you say, inside out.
Jonfen, in this way, I will always be along the side of your life.

And you will always be along the side of mine."

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blank by Kieslowski

It is nothing about reviewing any Kieslowski's work. I came across the question that I want to know more about the music used in the movie of Kieslowski Three Colors: White Series?

Please tell me everything in detail.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kieslowski's World

I request the owner of Kieslowski's World to start his amazing website again. The link to the site is

An anonymous person was handling the website content with such a great deal, adding thinks related to all the people and stories attached to the Director Kieslowski. While with all this, he was also managing a Diary where the spiritual verses of him goes on, giving a message of peace and uniformity. The question dealing with life and immortal theories, the things which are far from materialism were part of that website.

I don't know the reason to shut it down. But I would love to see that site taking breathes again as good work must not go in vain.

Hope to see this website active again as it is the only thing left with a legend director Kieslowski.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kahaani: In the streets of Kolkata

Movie freeze you in the chair. I must say a great transformation by the Director Sujoy Ghosh. The movie seems entirely bollywood with a poles apart concept and absolutely exceptional thriller.

The script, storytelling and the direction is an excellent job. Right from the start of the movie, you get a hold on it, it don’t let you think. Conflicts are the strongest part of the story, so is the denouement. Whereas, the climax goes unexpected, so is the unexpected role of Namaste Killer. 

The Bidya Bagchi comes from London in search of her missing husband, who came to Kolkatta for two weeks to work with National Data Centre. Bidya don’t receive any call from him and this forces Bidya to come Kolkatta in search of her husband Arnab Bagchi.

I must say my hats off to Bidya Balan, who acted both as actor and actress of movie. It is a movie, getting success without any actor. It certainly proves the emancipation of women in the story of movie as well, the role Bidy Balan opts. Kolkatan called her Bidya or Bidaa instead of Vidya.

No one Killed Jessica, Paa, The Dirty Picture and now Kahaani are itself enough to follow a track record of emerging fae of Vidya Balan. And that too release of Kahaani on International Women’s Day was a nice idea.

The streets of Kolkata move you to a trance. You are spell bounded by the language and mis-en-scenes of Kolkata. The rains, lightings, culture, Durga idols, Sindur Khela and down to earth, cooperative Kolkatan.
Every shot, sequence and cut is perfectly fitted and I must appreciate the job of Editor, whose work can be clearly visualized.

The small things made movie perfect like the silence of sub inspector, the radio of running water guy, the hotel manager statement – “Jaisa aap theek samjhe”, the smoking intelligent bureau agent, the Namaste Killer who had it’s fantastic role, the HR manager of company, the retired inspector who give the details, the computer which gives error, a glass of tea, the Milan Dambji documents and Mr. Briefcase.
Rana is an innocent, soft character which plays with the concealed brain that gets unveiled at last. I personally applaud for him.

Infact, the rarest topics like “Bombay Blood Group” was literally unanticipated. Well there was a strong message hidden in the story, i.e. Corruption. The futile and dangerous people like Milan Dambji are safe in the country because of officers. They don’t exist in records, but they breathe free.

The tight fitted music fills your curiosity with more excitements and those who have gone for spending time with loved ones may found Vidya fetching their attention with her reel presence.
The song by Amitabh Bacchan is integral and seems beautiful when Vidya look after the Red bordered saree. 

The last scene of Sindur Khela forces you to paint Red, where the color Red is so forcefully anticipated in screening emotions, worship, supremacy, blood and feminist power. 

There are only few things, which were not fitted in the movie. Ekla chalo re in western version was incapable to cope up and secondly when Bidya don’t put her signatures in the police station was adequate to envisage that Vidya is lying.
Secondly, the name of movie still forces me to think that why “Kahaani”

Last but not the least, the last scene which shows immersion of giant Durga idol takes the viewers heart away as if you feel the jiffy.

Overall, I would love to give 4.7 out of 10.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dil Mera Muft Ka

Song Name: Dil Mera Muft Ka
Film: Agent Vinod
Singer(s): Altamush Faridi, Muazzam, Shabab Sabri, Rizwan, Nandini Shrikar & Shadab Faridi
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Length: 4:26
Music Label: T-Series

The mujra is back with the Nazakat and Adaein wali item girl, Kareena Kapoor.
The Mujra actually came out from Mughal era, were the dance was performed in Kothas. The exotic dance was best fitted in the bollywood movies like Umrao Jaan and Devdas and recently by Aishwarya Rai Bacchan in the song "Kajrare".

But Bebo failed doing justice with Mujra. Here lies some reason why song fill fail and gets hit.


- softness of body is not allowed
- sharpness in steps is not visualized
- wardrobe goes very obsolete and don't suits with ambiances (neither it is exactly designed for Mujra style)
- her partner (in Blue) performing more better than Bebo.
- the expressions of actress is erotic
- the choreography is not up to the mark
(It seems that Kareena did this song against her will or she was shot in her practice)
- When we see the ambiance of song, the traits seems hybrid of Qawaali and Mujra.
- Infact, it strongly proves that the actress can't perform.
- The text which interferes in between the song


- The song is good, but lyrics is not that easy.(Like pacchattar and sattatar) 
- The music is too good as off course, it is a Pritam's creation (The source of plagirisation is still unknown)
- After a long, Mujra is back and that too they chose hot girl for performance.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Release Date is 21 January 2011

Direction        Abhinay Deo
Producer        Aamir, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala
                       Jim Furgele
Story              Akshat Verma
Starring          Imran Khan
                       Vir Das
                       Kunaal Roy Kapur
                       Poorna Jagannathan
                       Shenaz Treasurywala
Music             Ram Sampath
Editing            Huzefa Lokhandwala

UTV Motion Pictures
Running time 102 minutes
Country     India
Language English

The name of the film seems sarcastic on very first. The movie starts with three flawless actors. Imraan Khan with black swollen eye, shaved shirt, pampered fiancé calling him Tashi.
Kunaal, the obese, porn photographer, with old scooter and sufferer of Traveller diarrhea named as nitin.
Thirdly, the fantastic come back of Vir Das, after acting in Mumbai Salsa of Vikram Bhatt, one who is cartoonist and makes banana smile named as Arup in the film. All three guys fit themselves into stinky room, shortcoming of water supply forced Nitin to wash loo with mango juice sticking his butt.
The screenplay of the room was crisp and focused where the kathak girls dancing on upper floor don’t them sleep and talk. The movie goes on the great way, as it is old twist based story where twist helps to extend the movie. The conflicts of the story was not that much stronger, but comedy raised the audience to burst to peels of laughter.
The direction of Abhinay Deo seems good and tight, but the story fails somewhere.
The dialogue, which created hype between audiences and statement of Aamir in the media, were not enough to prove that it’s adult. Accordingly, it was far from adult.
The position of journalist and out of money condition perfectly depicted in the movie. The money, diamonds and abusive words simply tucked the movie. Bhaag DK Bose raised the audience from their chair and Chudel was imagination was Arup really helpful in potraying his heartbreak from his love.
Storytelling was good but the movie had loopholes in the story.
The gaali of Maa behen upsets the audience, while youth were noticed saluting the dialogues. The burkha-wearing boys simply looted the shop and ran away.
The picture however showed the different Aamir production for these weird types of audiences who love to hear about sex and love making scene of the actor Imraan.
The drive of Red car however felt significant as montage to the crushing falling bullet love in which Imraan is going to dip him in love with a journalist.

I hate you like I love you in the bracket was best ever noticed at the position making Imraan realize the desire for journalist making him wild to jump to car and have long kiss to journalist.

Overall, after desi gaalia in Peepli live, this expected to be work of Aamir Khan production, but special guest appeal of Aamir at last was not well placed and seems of no use.

-Swati Shobha Sevlani