Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DON 2 = CRAP 2

Okay, all you SRK lovers…relax! Take a deep breath and go on with the article. This past weekend, the hype was off the hook. Everyone was electrified to see what SRK has in the store. Since DON was a super hit; DON 2 had higher expectations. I’ve heard mixed reactions from the public. Some gave it a 4 star and some barely a star.

The beginning of the movie surely showed SRK as the macho-man. The man has definitely worked on his body; built some muscles and looks pretty darn handsome. As the movie progressed, it was hard to keep yourself intact. Almost all the scenes seemed predictable. The real suspense was completely missing. I’m not sure if the readers agree to this or not but didn’t it feel like the movie only revolved around SRK? There were such great actors but all wasted. Boman Irani – no one can beat his acting skills in this day n age. He steals the show every time. However, he was barely given any dialogues or masala. Priyanka Chopra – I clearly remember how much impact she left in the first movie. DON 2 completely forgot they had PC as the lead heroine. She was given the full stage in the last song at the end of the movie when the audience was leaving the premises. Om Puri was the phone guy throughout the movie. Kunal Kapoor gave an exceptionally well performance. I believe the only reason that happened is because he’ll have a big role in DON 3. Yeah…you heard that right! There will be another DON. Gosh…!

Frankly speaking, I was looking forward to Lara Dutta in this movie. From the trailers, I was so agitated to see her performance. She’s a superlative actress! However, she was signed to perform one song wearing skimpy clothes and added a bit of glamour. Disappointed by Farhan Akhtar. Since, he’s one of most favored actor and director.

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Now, I look forward to Agneepath. Hrithik – we are so counting on you…!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Male Dominated Society

While surfing through the net, I came across a rape story from Afghanistan. It seems like it has become a norm to read such stories on the news. Instead of presuming a downfall, one can only find more and more of such horrendous acts all across the globe. The reason why I’m composing an article on this particular story is because I’m disgusted by our so-called-society and their so-called-laws. A girl named Mumtaz was raped by her cousin’s husband four years ago. Firstly, the girl got raped and was announced life-long sentence to prison. For a common man it’s hard to understand this concept. She’s the victim not the rapist, why is she getting sentenced to prison? Secondly, to grant her, her life back; the court asked her to marry the rapist/legitimize her daughter or remain locked up in prison for life with her daughter. Since when did the victims started serving jail time?

According to the society law, Mumtaz has to marry her rapist only because the rapist can give her a dignified life. Well, according to me, this is clearly male chauvinism. It can’t be considered an impartial and unprejudiced society to all beings. This is just a male dominated society. Is that why the authorities let the rapist go scot-free? Because the rapist is a male… Why can’t a girl make her own living without the support of a male? Why do we have such biased people living in this world? It’s so depressing to see how girls are dejected by our society in so many countries. It may not be highly visible to you and me living in this century but the truth is that it still exists. This can still be considered number one problem in this world. We can blurt out as much as we want about ‘women power’ and how women’s are ruling the world; becoming CEO’s; beating the male race in education system and so on… However, take a trip to a rural village and you’ll know who’s playing the cards. 4 out of 10 girls are getting the best education; working in top-notch companies; hold either an upper hand or equality in a marriage. BUT there are still 6% of girls who can’t achieve any of this. They have problems. Problems which deal with society. Society which compels them to follow absurd and meaningless rules. Rules which are mostly in favor of men. And men rule the world. Period.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dirty Picture – Ms. Bombaat Balan

Dirty Picture is wholly dedicated to Vidya Balan. She is sheer excellence in the industry. I was appalled to see her bold role in ‘The Dirty Picture’. Only she could’ve done justice to the role of Silk Smitha. No other actress can take such colossal step in their career of distorting their hour glass figure for a role like Silk. Vidya must have received countless accolades by almost every viewer and all types of celebrities. From the beginning to the end, there wasn’t a single scene boring or a drag. Her every move, every dialogue, every act, every thumka, deserves a huge applaud. It’s so hard to digest the fact that Vidya gained all that weight just for this movie. Not only did she gain the extra baggage, she also flaunted the tires, the love handles, her bulky arms and huge legs without any hesitation. The erotic and vulgar scenes were performed by such ease and comfort – again this calls for applause!

This movie made me Google Silk Smitha. She was a reigning queen of South movies at her time. She sure had to deal with a lot of criticism because of her amatory and kinky-ness in every role. Silk was considered the masala entertainment in a movie; which, in return made the box office go bling-bling. Even after Silk’s demise, her role turned out to be $gold$ for one lady! Ekta Kapoor did it once again. She knows exactly how to give a blockbuster hit. For some reason, she always puts all the right elements together and makes a big masala picture.

It’s so hard to imagine Vidya Balan [who is considered not erotic at all] in a sexy role. I still wonder how and what made Ekta approach Vidya for Silk’s portrayal. Even after this role, Vidya can never be considered ‘vulgar’. She’s too good to be trademarked as ‘cheap’ or ‘gross’. While watching the movie, it daunted me how much weight she’ll need to shed after this movie? Nerve-wrecking! Post this role, Vidya is definitely top class actress. All the other actresses must take a bow in front of her including Mrs. Rai B, Ms. Chopra, and Ms. Kapoor!

You need entertainment, entertainment, entertainment in a movie…and Vidya is the ‘entertainment’ in Dirty Picture!!!