Saturday, March 3, 2012

Paan Singh Tomar : From A National Champion to a Rebel

3.5 stars from me.

Paan Singh Tomar
, have you heard of this name? I am pretty sure, that like me most you have not heard of this name or heard it after watching the trailer of the movie of same name.

It was Saturday, so I decided to watch a movie. There were two reasons behind this: one the movie is based on a true story, two, my favourite actor: Irrfan Khan.

The movie makes an amply clear statement-- that India has a sad track record when it comes to the treatment of its former athletes and who were real national heroes once.
Not too long ago, such an incident happened with National Hockey team too.
Remember the treatment to hockey team when they won Asia cup? that too by beating Pakistan?

It's movie about how and why a national champion become a rebel. I did not say "dacoit", because he was a solider, 7 times national champion, person who represented India overseas, and if such a person go on rampage and killing people, there must be some reason. I am not trying to justify his killings, no not at all.

Question is not why he killed so many peoples, question is why took gun in his hand. Like Paan Singh said in movie "कोई अपनी मर्जी से बागी नहीं बनता", और "चम्बल में बागी बसे हैं, डकैत तो सारे पार्लियामेंट में बैठे हैं"।
Go and watch the movie, I sure you will like it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Agnipath : the Remake

Today, after a long time I went to watch a movie in cinema hall, and, the movie I choose was Agnipath . Yes the new one starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor. I am a big fan of original Agnipath, and I think everyone of my genaration (the 90's) is, we grew up saying : Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, haain. I wanted to see how Hrithik and Sanjay Dutt has done as Vijay and Kancha.
I must accept I am not disappointed, rather I am very happy with work all the team has done.
My comments :
1) Acting : 5 star
2) Music : 4 star
3) Direction : 5 star
4) Action : 4 star
5) Screenplay : 5 star
6) Cinematography : 5 star

I must say it was a paisa wasool movie for me. Although We've watched original Agnipath, we all knew what is the story and what is end of the movie. But, that was main challenge with Karan Johar, young Karan Malhotra, to live up to expectation. I am a cult fan of Amit ji, and after watching this movie, I am now a big fan of Agnipath 2012 too.
Forget about chikni chameli, she has nothing to do with how film performs.
Go and watch the movie, and I bet you won't be disappointed.

Movie is long, but, who cares of length if movie is good, and when a movie is as good as Agnipath, I won't let you look at your watch.