saw the special screening of Don 2 in Dubai film festival.Frankly speaking I was stunned by the movie.Simple plot but the twists and turns in the movie were amazing.
I will not reveal the plot details because you will loose interest in it.But the story is simple after becoming the underworld king of Asia,Don has targeted European underworld, the film shows the way in which Don fulfills his dream.The movie is at par with Hollywood action movies.Car chase,action,stunts,visuals were awesome.Shahrukh Khan was at his best,he gave a special feeling to the movie.But Boman Irani,Priyanka Chopra,Kunal Kapoor have also done a great job.Nawab Shah was also outstanding, he deserves a special applause. In the end Don 2 is a fine made product with an open ending.It is a must watch this holiday season.Farhan Akhtar has once again proved that he is a fine director.His directing skills are awesome, he should direct more movies.
One of the major themes of this movie was combat and warfare;therefore many scenes involving violence and fighting were portrayed using various angles.
One shot in particular that stood out to me was when Ram dived off of the roof onto the helicopter. There were flames and explosions erupting behind him as he ran and jumped off. While in mid air, Ram was frozen and the view we saw was from beneath him, looking up. In that moment, the viewer is not sure if Ram is going to make it safely to the helicopter. The director took this extreme instance as a chance to use camera angles to intensify and already spell-bounding moment. It leaves viewers on the edge of their seat and really exemplifies the overall power of this movie. This movie will leave a better taste in your mouth than a Thanksgiving dinner can. The combination of action shots and intense love scenes is spell-bounding. The actors will take you on a ride as they give you some insight into their own worlds. It is normal to make assumptions at the start of a film as to what the ending might entail. I can assure you that all of my expectations were completely wrong and i was left with my jaw on the floor at the conclusion of the film. I walked away with a sense of comfort and hope that things that are meant to be, will eventually work themselves out in the end. I was left wanting more, and I think that is the best compliment a director can get.
Great story great message great acting
Maneesh sharm not bad begning with anush and ranveer with tapical bollywood movie
First things first,let me tell u that I did not like the Original DON(1978) that much.It was good in parts but it was only the Aura of AB with the music that actually pulled it off.
If the same story had been reused,the movie would have ended up being a disaster.
But,I guess Farhan Akthar does a great job in this movie.Yes,the beginning is a bit slow but he more than makes up for it by the time the movie ends.Shah Rukh is incredible as DON and the others do their job well.The music is good(A special mention to the Background track…its incredible..).And watch out for the climax…
1)Great acting by Shah Rukh
2)Amazing cinematography (Everything looks classy and stylish..just notice the way Shah Rukh wears his tie!)
3)A nice racy background score
1)Beginning does feel as a bit of a crawl..
2)Jasjit’s (Arjun Rampal) role wasn’t required if u ask me..
Overall,a great entertainer and worth the wait
In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne.
Asoka’s mother orders him to leave Magadha to save his life, and while traveling, he meets Princess Kaurwaki (Karriena Kapoor) and her brother, Prince Aryan (Sooraj Balaji) from Kalinga, who are undercover and protected by General Bheema (Rahul Dev). Asoka and Kaurwaki falls in love for each other, but the mother of Asoka calls him back to Magadha. When he returns to Kaurwaki, he does not find her, since she was attacked by traitors of Kalinga and was hidden in the house of a loyal vassal. When Asoka’s mother is killed by a man of Susima, Asoka becomes mad, kills all his evil brothers but Sugatra, who escapes to Kalinga. Asoka decides to conquer Kalinga, but in the end, he concludes that he has not built an empire, but conquered only corpses and destroyed everything, and he decides to spread love and the Buddhism with his son and his daughter.
“Asoka” is a spectacular epic from Bolywood. In Brazil, there are very few Indian movies released on DVD, but all of them are excellent. “Asoka” is one of the best, with a beautiful romance, very dramatic situations and great actions scenes, and a touching conclusion. The actress Karriena Kapoor is extremely beautiful and sexy, and has a great chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan. The boy Sooraj Balaji has a great performance in the role of a prince. Unfortunately the lyrics of the songs have not been translated in the Brazilian DVD. From other Bolywood movies, I am sure that the songs are very important, since they always tell something about the feelings of the characters in that moment. By the way, the music score is excellent. My vote is ten.
Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is one of the most ravishing, grandiose and melodramatic Hindi films ever made.
It is incredibly unrestrained and stormy in its emotional quotient, and yet so watchable, enjoyable and at times even pleasurable, that you can’t but applaud to this spectacular show. It is one of the few films where overacting seems superb acting and overly melodramatic proceedings, despite being very cheesy and occasionally clichéd, become quite bearable. It combines realism and surrealism, comedy and heavy melodrama in a very unique style, which makes for an altogether colourful picture which is fun to watch.
The film is about relationships in family, about loving your parents and your family, about pride, values and regret. The well defined and written characters are used to create and present all these qualities. Even the least emotional scenes are accompanied by orchestrated violins, heavy piano and strikingly sad pictures on-screen. The film shows both the bright and dark sides of happy families, and while it never breaks new ground, never looks totally authentic, it is always entertaining in spite of its flaws. It depicts both the Indian traditional world and the western modern world and tries to bring them together in many instances.
Some of the film’s too emotional scenes could have been better edited and partly cut. The cinematography is good, the sets are extremely lavish, and the narrative is effectively laden with numerous songs and many memorable moments of comedy and drama. The comedy provides great relief and lightens the otherwise more-than-enough drama, and the music is extraordinary. My favourite song is “Suraj Hua Maddham”, a greatly melodious number wonderfully performed by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik and extremely beautifully shot across some breathtaking locations. Needless to say, the chemistry between the two leads, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, is as electrifying as ever.
Where acting goes, Amitabh Bachchan is restrained and displays well the hidden pain and the visible pride. Jaya Bachchan is superb as the subservient yet strong woman. Towards the end there is one very powerful scene in which she really stands out (you’ll know which one). Shahrukh Khan in a typical, cynical and likable character, is great as always. Kajol utterly steals the show and proves her prowess as a gifted comedienne. She is hilarious in her comic scenes and equally shines in moments of drama. Her strong, charismatic presence is perhaps the best thing about this film. Farida Jalal provides excellent support. Hrithik and Kareena are unimpressive and inconsistent. Hrithik is over-expressive and far more emotional than required, and Kareena, while attractive and quite funny at times, badly overacts.
All in all, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham has bits of everything: drama, melodrama, romance and comedy, all presented wholeheartedly in true Hindi-film style with lots of tears and lots of fun. It is an example of Bollywood entertainment at its grandest, and works as such. This is a movie to be seen with one’s family. Go for it.
Seeing this movie was the most fun I’ve had at the cinema in a long time. However, I am not able to say whether this is a good or a bad film, because such simple qualifications simply cannot be applied.
This picture has everything any movie could ever have. It has characteristics of a romantic comedy, a political commentary, a thriller, a drama, an action movie, a musical, and an absurdist self-conscious art film. It’s all in there, adding up to a myth.
The basic premise is about an Indian couple, Nandini (Karishma Kapoor) and Shekhar (Sanjay Kapoor), happily living in Canada, who rush to India to visit the husband’s parents after a disturbing news report. The rest of the story takes place in India, where the couple find themselves in the midst of a plot of fratricidal violence. At one point, the story borrows from “Not without my baby,” but to call Shakti a remake of anything would be an injustice.
The ostensible story line takes a backseat to a number of astonishing interruptions, including Shah Rukh Khan’s dream of Aishwarya Rai which comes as if out of another movie. In fact, the two stars are on all the posters, but they appear really late in the film, and only Shah Rukh ends up being a real character. Yet he makes up for it with a spirited and truly unexpected performance.
Karishma Kapoor is the one with most work to do in this film, and she does an admirable job, having to link up the film’s twists and turns with a show of believable emotion. Another notable presence is Nana Patekar, who plays Narsimha, the tyrannical father of the husband Shekhar. Nana Patekar dominates every scene he’s in with a scary but nuanced character.
The movie is not without its share of realism. Violence is rampant, but truly disturbing in the abuse received by most of the female characters, with Karishma getting soundly beaten on a number of occasions. At times, this violence is clearly disturbing but ultimately it becomes surreal as every dramatic sequence is usually followed by such comic and spectacular turns that the overall effect is nothing but cathartic.
I have seen a share of Bollywood releases, and the mixing of genres and incredible plot resolutions are certainly their norm. But “Shakti” raises the bar by absorbing an even greater masala without becoming ridiculous. It is a film that achieves the grandeur of a Shakespearian tragedy, where the audience of the rabble and royalty is equally entertained. It is pure, gratuitous cinema, and the director Krishna Vamsi must have had a dream of a good time by throwing in every trick in the book. Perhaps, the all-important message of violence begetting violence and the inspiring extents of motherly love were not the thoughts on my mind, but I came out of watching “Shakti” exhilarated. Making movies can be the most fun in the world
First thing, I am gonna talk about myself very honestly.. I am a movie addict and a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan.
I truly don’t see a greater star than him in the Bollywood industry (though some International magazines state he is the biggest star in the globe. – I disagree with that.). As I already said, I am a movie buff (I watch both Hollywood & Bollywood movies), I have seen almost all the movies this year that has been well received by critics, and I must say, this movie is the best at comedy and action. It can compared to some Hollywood biggies like Hot Fuzz or The World’s End.
Now let’s talk about the various aspects of the movie.
Plot: The plot goes like this… a 40-year-old Punjabi man is on a mission to immerse his grandfather’s ashes down South. Enroute he meets a young Tamilian girl who has eloped. Their lives entwine and his journey takes an altogether different route. In reality, the is plot is as adventurous as you find reading it, but the humor is even greater. And the plot take (with a few plot holes I have to say) many dramatic turns towards the end. Though some are likely to make you think “Why?”. Of course, it being a Rohit Shetty film, expect some illogical humor that still manages to crack up the audiences in laughter.
Direction: Rohit Shetty, well, I am not a fan, but I must admit… he does well. At least better than his previous movies. I found no glitches in the direction. Superb work by him and his team.
Cast Performances: First & foremost, lets talk about the man under the spotlight, Shah Rukh Khan, who leads the cast. Man, he rocks. I salute this guy. The definition of acting may have been written by someone else but he (Shah Rukh Khan) defines it. The most important thing about him (and what makes him the greatest star in Bollywood) is that he knows what he has to do and how to do it. He does everything with perfection. Rohit Shetty once mentioned this in an interview, and right he is. Deepika Padukone is even better and more vivid and honest essaying her role. Her accent in the movie is so funny. Will crack you up time to time. Nikitin Dheer had a considerably small role to play. But even still, he was awesome. He was perfect for the role. A good future he has in front of him (no sarcasm intended)…
Music/Songs: Songs are just above average. I, honestly, didn’t find anything special in the music.
Editing/Camera Work/Choreography & Other Aspects: Brilliant.
10/10 just for awesome acting and directio
Bring out the popcorn, grab a cola and get ready for 2 and a half hours of laughs, songs, color, emotions, and spoofs. If you’re a fan of the Indian film industry and have kept up with the news, Om Shanti Om is for you.
If you love entertainment to the max, OSO is definitely for you! Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om spares nobody, not even its makers when it comes to poking fun. OSO is a film about films, it’s a film in a film and above all, it’s made to celebrate the biggest film producing industry – The Indian Film Industry.
Om Prakash is a junior artist who thrives to become a lead hero one day. He is a horrible actor and has a mother who hams more than him. Om has another dream: To win over a star, Shanti-Priya. One circumstance leads to another which leads to Om being a witness to the death of Shanti by producer Mukesh Mehra. Om also gets killed in the incident. That same night, Om is reborn as Om Kapoor. Will Om realize his past-life? Will he avenge Shanti’s death? As the tagline suggests: For some dreams, one life-time is not enough.
OSO has a done-to-death story. But that’s not the point. The film is a parody of films and the ones working in it. Notice the spoofs on the yesteryear stars such as Manoj Kumar. A controversial scene but one can’t deny it’s hilarious. Not to forget spoofs on Govinda, Keshtu Mukherjee, and Suraj Bharjateeyaa. Of course the most memorable comic scene has to be SRK pretending to be a south Indian actor. “Mind It” OSO’s first half is gripping and keeps the viewer alert. The drama folds the right way. The second half loses steam at times. It’s not bad, but unlike Farah’s first film where the second half competed well with the first, it stars to slow down a bit. It picks back up, fortunately.
The spoofs aren’t less hilarious in the second half. The film pokes fun of a lot of celebs and Indian film industry issues. To start, SRK being late is a spoof on himself being late to sets in real life. Not to forget the whole dard-e-disco song is a spoof on item numbers. The high point of the second half has to be the award ceremony. The spoof on Abhishek Bachchan is subtle yet funny. SRK doing the same roles and being nominated is remarkably funny. Not to forget Akshay KUmar’s outburst at the awards is aplaudworthy and rib-tickling. Subash Ghai-Rishi Kapoor spoof is funny too.
Flaws? As mentioned, the second half falters in some parts. Also, SRK remembering his past so quickly seems rushed and unconvincing.
The climax, however, is a pleasant surprise.
Special Mention – The Deewangee song is a treat to the eyes. 31 stars in one song is no joke and they all look nothing short of spectacular. Special mention to the ones that caught my eye with their appearance. Dharmendra, Jatendra, Kajol, Salman, Saif, Sanju, Rekha etc all do well alongside Shah Rukh Khan.
Farah Khan and her team of writers have put some genius into parts of the movie. The writing is witty, smart, and quite innovative. Dilague is first rate.
Vishal-Shekar’s music is amazing. With a variety of songs in one film, they do a wonderful job.
Farah’s direction is first rate. She handles all the moments with ease. It’s not a better film than Main Hoon Na, but still a good job.
In 2007, 3 months before OSO released; SRK unleashed the actor in him and kept the star away in a movie called Chak De India. In OSO, it’s the opposite. OSO is a film where SRK can chill and not worry about the criticism. His performance is explosive and energetic. In this, it’s SRK the superstar unleashed. And kudos to him for also poking fun at himself despite being the producer of this one.
Deepika makes a grand debut and I’m sure she couldn’t have asked for anything else. She looks gorgeous and makes a good debut. Arjun Rampal is spectacular as the villain here. Brilliant.
The supporting cast does well too which includes the lovable Shreyas Talpade, the scene-stealing Kirron Kher and Javed Sheikh.
Overall, A grand film which has one objective – Entertainment!
Who are familiar with Yash Chopra’s movies for them this movie in short is ‘Love Redefined’. And turning our eye to SRK who knows as a King Of Romance in this movie is at his best.
Katrina is a shy type lady who believes to much in god. Anushka is a fun loving modern age girl who will turn a more mature and serious one at the end. The movie is a portrayal of love,devotion,emotion,faith,trust complications misunderstandings arise in a love relation and how these are resolved. The actors are their best in their character. As yash chopra movie give the viewers the opportunity to see many beautiful places this movie will show the a great view of London and Kashmir. But there is big error which I find is the portrayal of bomb disposals squad. They don’t operate like the way it has been showed in the movie. It is the failure of the research team. But apart from this Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an awesome movie to watch and entertain.
When Shahrukh Khan signed this movie back in early 2014, HNY was about 6 months far and he had not even signed Dilwale that time.
It was only due to absorbing effort required to finish the movie ,precisely being the involvement of prosthetics and heavy usage of VFX effects, it took close to 2 years to complete the project. Between this, Shahrukh khan gave us two of his most ridiculous, rubbish, silly, absurd and foolish movies HNY & Dilwale. These movies completely stole the faith his fans had in him and started to write him off which was quite justified. Because, this was not the Shahrukh Khan we all had grew up watching, surely not the one whom we adored him in movies like Swades & Chak De India. But amidst all this, I would not still blame Shahrukh Khan to the colossal entirety. It was the selection of directors by his production unit who are to be blamed for coming up with up such shoddy & half baked scripts. I would not refrain to say that Rohit Shetty & Farah Khan wasted three productive years of SRK. Given the fact the accumulated earnings of three movies Chennai Exp, HNY & Dilwale comes to around Rs 1500 Crores , his production company might have had tasted real financial success, but SRK in person in reality ended up incurring heavy losses in terms of depletion of his loyal fan base. Those fans who trusted him , trusted his skills, trusted his prowess and treated him as no less than living Almighty.
The very fact that SRK has always been a quality actor and his caliber is not worthy to be doubted gets proved because it was way before he got too commercialized, he had signed this movie. He is and always been a hard-working, dedicated & thorough professional and all he needed was a bunch of equally talented team of directors, script writers. It was the lack of efficient directors who led us deplete faith in him as an actor. We all started to doubt him as an actor and brought him on the brink of getting written off for eternity. And while the same was under process, we have been served with this brilliant, astonishing ,magnificent, glorious and breathtaking piece of cinematic display of acting prowess from the same man who we all were planning and waiting to write off!
Yes, FAN is such one movie which would help you restore your faith in SRK as an actor. The movie is not worthy for watching for its story or dialogues or screenplay or actor or VFX effects. One needs to watch this movie simply just to rebuild that lost confidence in Shahrukh Khan as an actor. The actor who holds a phenomenal record of winning Best actor award for record 8 times currently being shared with Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar. The actor who rose to stardom solely based on his acting skills, intense screen presence, sheer hard work and discipline.
FAN is not the greatest of the movies to come out in recent times and would surely not even in feature in Best 5 eventual movies of 2016. But it is the power packed display of skills, effervescence, energy, dedication, commitment, marvellous acting of Shahrukh Khan that which would always be remembered for years to come. At a demanding age of 50 ,his portrayal of Gaurav Chandna as crazy obsessive fan would surely put many 25 years old to acceptable shame.
To all those who are expecting the movie to be humorous, funny and an entertaining, please do not expect such things to happen. The movie is extremely intense, thrilling and jaw dropping!
10/10 for SRK -1/10 for Movie script (They could have made it little more entertaining)
A beautiful cinematic experience. This movie makes you: laugh, shed a few good tears, feel happy, rethink about your own life, fall in love with Alia, fall in love with SRK all over again.
To add to these, it has lovely direction, cinematography and background score! When it comes to acting, everyone has done a fab job. Alia is winning best actress award for sure. SRK was the right choice for this supporting role; I am so glad a Superstar like him agreed to do this role. All other actors were perfect too. After Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde brings new hope to storytelling in Bollywood. Go watch it at a theater near u! Its high time Indian audience supports movies like these. Love you Zindagi!