Movie Reviews

Jimmy

Jimmy marks the debut of a star-kid Mimoh Chakraborty son of yesteryear superstar and extremely talented actor Mithun Chakraborty. Directed by Raj Sippy (Satte Pe Satta, Inkaar) Jimmy also stars Vivana, Zulfi Syed and Rahul Dev. Is Mimoh even half as talented as his father?

Jimmy (Mimoh Chakraborty) is a mechanical engineer during the day time and a DJ at night. He works very hard to pay off his late father’s debts. But soon he is detected of Brain tumor and only has a few days to live. Soon, one night a woman’s dead body is found. All clues lead to Jimmy and like in the movies of the 70s and 80s Jimmy surrenders and is sentenced to death. Only Jimmy knows why he committed the murder and only in Jail does he realise that its a vicious conspiracy planned against him. What happens next forms the rest of the movie.

Review

Jimmy is undoubtedly one of the worst movies in recent times. Its shockingly bad. How could a veteran like Mithun Chakraborty approve a script as bad for his sons debut? How can a star-kid be so under prepared for his debut? How could so many things go wrong in a movie especially from Raj Sippy director of movies like Satte Pe Satta, Inkar? The music is bad, ditto for direction and story.

Coming to the performances, Mimoh is horrible. Dialogue delivery, expressions, voice, body language almost everything is below average. You get to see better performances in B grade movies. He needs to work on his physique too. Vivana looks pretty but is a non actor. Zulfi Syed and Rahul Dev are strictly average.

Overall, Jimmy is a perfect example of every aspect of film-making gone wrong. Don’t ever watch it!

source – http://www.indecine.com

contributed by: Varun Rajput

Bhoothnath

Bhoothnath directed by Vivek Sharma stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aman Siddiqui, Juhi Chawla, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Shahrukh Khan. Some good news for Shahrukh Khan fans. SRK has a good 30 mins long role in Bhoothnath! The movie is targeted mainly at the kids, so how good is it? Is there something in it for the older generation as well? Or is it an out-an-out kiddo movie?

Bhoothnath revolves around 2 characters, Banku (Aman Sidiqui) and Kailash Nath a.k.a Bhootnath (Amitabh Bachchan). Banku and family (Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla) move into a mansion Nath-villa in Goa, which is haunted after the death of Kailash Nath. The bhoot tries every trick in its book to try and scare Banku away, but fails as he stays unaffected. Slowly but steadily a bond develops between the Bhoot and Banku, the bhoot gets a new name – Bhootnath! There is a twist in the movie when Bhootnath’s son returns from US and decides to sell the mansion away.. Catch the movie to find out what happens next as the movie definitely is worth a watch in your nearest movie-plex.

Review

First time director Vivek Sharma, has managed to extract an award-worthy performance from child artist Aman Siddiqui and good performances from the rest of the cast too. The first half is all fun and is targeted mainly at the kids between the age group of 4 – 12. They are gonna enjoy the first half immensely. The second is more of a emotional tale with something in it for everyone, the kids will enjoy it and so will their parents / family.

Vivek Sharma proves to be a excellent story-teller and a director to watch out for in the future. He truly believes in the fact that content is king and it shows on screen. The scenes between Banku and Bhootnath is scripted, performed and directed brilliantly. The special effects is another plus point of Bhootnath. Technically the movie is top-notch. Cinematography (Vishnu Rao) is good. The music is average at best. The only track that stands out is Mere Buddy. Also a few songs in the movie can be removed to enhance the pace of the movie, especially in the second half.

Performances are top notch. The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant. Watch him in the scenes involving Aman Siddiqui and you will realise, just why, he is in a different league altogether. His expressions alone are award-worthy. Hats off to the one and only Big B. Aman Siddiqui too is outstanding. His cute smile, laugh, expressions, dialogue delivery are brilliant. If Darsheel bagged all Best Child Actor awards and even managed a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor, Aman could probably achieve the same i.e if the movie succeeds at the box-office.

Juhi Chawla as Banku’s mother is great. Shahrukh Khan does well. Satish Shah is excellent in a comic role. Priyanshu Chatterjee deserves better roles. Rajpal Yadav surprisingly has a limited role.

Overall, Bhootnath has comedy, drama, emotions and the performances are brilliant. It has something in it for every generation. Do catch it this weekend. At the box-office, at lot depends on word-of-mouth. Should do well!

Source – http://www.indecine.com

Contributed by: Varun Rajput

Tashan

Tashan has been in news for a long time now. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor in the lead. Akshay Kumar seems to be unstoppable with 4 back-to-back successes in 2007. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are on an all time high after the super success of Race and Jab We Met. Anil Kapoor’s last two movies have been blockbusters (Welcome and Race). The curiosity around Tashan has built up steadily over the past few weeks, major credit of which should go to the star cast. Does it live upto the enormous expectations? Will Kareena sport a bikini? Is it a out-n-out Akshay Kumar movie or does Saif Ali Khan have some part to play? What about the chemistry between Saif and Kareena?

Review

Tashan is yet another Yashraj movie with a wafer thin and nonsensical storyline. A few stupid twists and turns make the characters look like fools!

At most times the change of sets and locations is totally absurd. How can someone travel from extreme North to extreme south of India in just seven days by lorry, jeep, boat or on elephants? Also our characters have traveled from North to South and again back to North in what seems like minutes.

The same goes with the fight scenes too. Although the action sequences are interesting at times, why make it so unrealistic? When will Bollywood learn to create action sequences that look realistic? The strength and flexibility that our Bachchan Pandey possesses and his power to turn even the hardest object into spring to help him jump high, is something that may not even have crossed the minds of Hollywood directors. And seriously how can a normal freaking human being survive, without a single expression on his face, after being electrocuted? Also, the camera angle during most part of the fight scenes is inexcusable; it gives away the magnetism that is usually seen in Akshay Kumar’s stunts.

The placement of songs is bad and they act as speed breakers. Dialogues are bad at most times, Anil Kapoor’s Hinglish is hilarious in the beginning but later it tends to get monotonous and even difficult to understand at times. Music by Vishal-Sekhar is just average. Dil Haara and Chaliya stand out.

Tashan Performances:

Akshay Kumar is the only saving grace of Tashan. He delivers a power packed performance and manages to entertain like he always does. Anil Kapoor is equally good.

Now, what is an actor of Saif Ali Khan’s caliber doing in a movie like Tashan? He has absolutely nothing to offer. Very disappointing!

Kareena Kapoor too has no scope for histrionics. She looks smoking hot in a bikini, although probably a bit too skinny. The chemistry between Kareena – Akshay is better compared to the Kareena – Saif Jodi.

Overall, Tashan is weak in content and quality. The movie is high on Tashan (style), glamour and action but the content is sorely lacking.

At the box-office, the hype and Akshay Kumar’s star power will ensure a huge opening. But there are quite a few things that could go against the movie in the crucial first weekend. The lack of promotion by the makers, Indian Premiere League being the talk of the nation, negative word-of-mouth and the fact that the movie hasn’t released in any multiplex in India..

Source – http://www.indicine.com

Contributed By: Varun Rajput

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