Monday, 30 April 2007

American Blend

American Blend is an American movie made by Indians and with some Indian cast, i.e. Anupam Kher. The movie can be putted in the same category as movies like American Desi, ABCD – American Born Confused Desi and Bend It Like Beckham.

American Blend was somehow disappointing compared to the above mentioned movies.

Rating: 3 of 6

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Just Married

Just Married has an interesting topic; honeymoon, and particularly for newly married couples who haven’t seen each other before the marriage. The story is about the character of Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol, who are married to each other before even they have seen each other. The honeymoon is the first time they are together, and have the chance to know each other.

The movie was just okay, and there was nothing special about it. The execution of the climax was poor as well.

During the movie, I thought Fardeen Khan had improved his acting skills, but shortly after he removed this misunderstanding.

Rating: 3 of 6

Spy Game

Spy Game is one of my favourite movies! I have watched it several times before, and watched it again today. The story is just so unique compared to typical James Bond kind of spy movies. In addition, it has phenomenal background score. All thumbs up for the director of the movie; Tony Scott.

Rating: 6 of 6

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Black Friday

Black Friday is a movie which was ready for release for some years ago, but it was banned and couldn’t release. I cannot simply understand this fact. The movie is about the bomb blasts in Bombay in 1993, and the story is about how the police found the responsible for this action. In the end, the movie discovers a controversy. I regard movies with such controversies as propaganda movies, and for some years back, such propaganda movies were very common with Sunny Deol in the lead. However, despite their commonness in those days, mostly of these movies flopped very badly. Based in this, producers stopped making propaganda movies. I think that when this movie was made, the producers got nervous and hided this movie to release it later when they regarded the season of flopping propaganda movies was over. And now they are saying that the reason for the movie’s delay was ban from censor? Hard to believe.

OK, enough of reflection. I think that Black Friday was too slowly, and sometimes interesting. The only light point was one of my favourite actors, Kay Kay Menon, which actually hasn’t given his best performance in this movie. Maybe because he was new in movies when this movie was made?

Rating: 3 of 6


Numerous people have recommended watching the old Don avec Amitabh Bachchan, and finally it was my turn. I found out that mostly of the dialogues in the new Don were from the old Don. Based on this, many people say that the new Don is a copy of the old one. That is a fact, but people may not forget that the director has openly confirmed this fact. He has also said that the new Don is actually the old Don set in the new world, and that was also the reason for the stylish execution of the movie. In addition, the new Don gives feeling of that the story is complicated, which actually is “cool-factor” among today’s youths.

When it comes to rate the old Don, I must say that this is an unfair task. The old was surely very cool compared to the movies in that period. But I prefer the new one better than the old one. Therefore I chose not to rate this movie.

Rating: n/a

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Kabul Express

When I watched the trailer of Kabul Express for the very first time, I thought it was a propaganda movie. Therefore, I didn’t prioritised to watch it before now. I prioritised to watch the most popular movies firstly, and then came the turn to less popular movies.

The director of Kabul Express, Kabir Khan, has made documentary movies previously, and has tried his hands on a commercial project this time. The previous documentary experience is shining in this movie and in the choice of the topic of the movie. The movie is about Afghanistan post Taliban regime and the story takes place during Bush’s so called “war against terror”.

OK, enough information about the movie and now to the comments about the experience of watching this movie. The movie was actually hopeless boring during the first 60% part. I was thinking; How could Yash Raj Movies grant money for this project? In addition, I didn’t enjoy the jokes during this part as well and they were simply unfunny.

However, the movie had a very good last part and the end was touching. So for those of you who like movies with a nice and emotional ending, this movie can be something for you. But be aware of the first half part which is somehow boring. In the end, the jokes got some better as well and were enjoyable.

One interesting reflection: for those of you who have read the book “The Kite Runner”, in this book the author describes Hazaras as some people who are “hunted” and are regarded as low in the social hierarchy in Afghanistan without any particular reason. I felt that the author gave sympathy to this caste of Afghani people. But in Kabul Express, Hazaras are described as thieves and bad people. Isn’t it interesting how two people with experience from living in Afghanistan are describing the same class of people so differently?

Rating: 4 of 6

Leaving Las Vegas

Nice movie about two lonely souls.

Rating: 4 of 6


Red is yet another flop movie from Vikram Bhatt. The story is somehow predictable which means you can say what is going to happen in the end of the movie.

Vikram Bhatt tends to make thrillers, but the movies which has came in the last years from that side tend to be boring. Red was somehow interesting, but there was nothing new to write home about.

Rating: 3/4 of 6

Delhii Heights

OK and time pass movie.

Rating: 3 of 6

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Namastey London

Guys, finally I am back. You have maybe wondered and cried about where I was since I didn’t posted anything at this blog. I was actually in Pakistan on holiday, and came back Saturday 14th April. And when I was there I watched some movies but I am not going to review them here..maybe sometime if I have time :)

Namastey London yeah….I was looking forward to this movie based on the funny trailers and nice music. But a cousin of mine destroyed the fun when he was watching the movie in Pakistan, and I watched some of it and what happens in the end. So the motivation was reduced, but I had heard that the movie was so great etc, so I watched it again when I came back.

The movie was in fact funny and the humour was somehow new and not typically as in David Dhawan and Priyadarshan-movies. In addition, the topic of the movie is especially relevant for us desis living in the west. And finally, it had nice music. The favourites are "Rafta Rafta" and "Chakna Chakna".

But there was something which didn’t fell according to the expectations, and I think it was minor faults in the script. Therefore my grade to the movie is:

Grading: 5/4 of 6