Ah! Have just recuperated from a dizzying bout of Viral fever, Cough and Cold. *sniff* *cough* *wheeze*
Owing to which, I was on a leave of absence last Wednesday & Thursday. Coupled with the Independence Day holiday on Friday and the subsequent Saturday and Sunday, it resulted in a loooong weekend – of an unprecedented five days! Yay! But yeah, the euphoria of a lengthy weekend was kinda dampened by the sickness and the resulting weakness, tastelessness and irritability! And what did I do the whole 5 days? Watched TV of course – some new movies and many older ones. Some brief reviews follow…
Singh Is Kinng (1/5): A few laughs here and there but overall a below-average movie. I’m glad I didn’t watch it at the Multiplex; would have been scarring to waste 150 bucks on it! Take Akshay away and its a washout. Songs were bad. Katrina was in too few scenes to register an impression. Support cast were mostly loud and boisterous. Sonu Sood and Neha Dhupia were wasted…wonder what they’re doing in this flick! Ditto Om Puri!
Kismat Konnection (1/5): Everything was below average – story, performances, music….Shahid and Vidya had zero chemistry and ending was plain lame; too concocted! The community centre – mall theme was lifted straight off Lage Raho Munnabhai. Juhi Chawla was irritating as the crystal-ball-reader. I’m once again thankful of not watching it at the multiplex.
Aamir (2/5): Realistic movie. Contemporary setting. Just couldn’t fathom the message innit! Why didn’t Aamir just throw the bag into the pit and escape? Rajeev Khandelwal was superb. The briefcase-exchange was a masterstroke. The dual-message of improve conditions – improve people & willpower overcomes the hardest odds was well put forward. Pity I couldn’t watch it earlier.
Other Moviez that I managed to watch included Rush Hour II, Guru, The 6th Day, The Prestige, Bunty Aur Babli, Jodhaa Akbar, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Bourne Supremacy, Sarkar, Khosla ka Ghosla & Die Hard 4.0. Phew! That’s not quite a lot, is it?