Ghajini is the Bollywood version of Memento. Amir Khan plays Sanjay Singhania who is a rich entrepreneur who comes to India with a dream to make himself as the cellular baron of India. Here he met a young vibrant girl named Kalpana, played by Asin. Kalpana unknowingly fumes the story that she is the gal friend of Sanjay Singhania. This is how this Bollywood story starts. Ghajini a criminal socialite kills Kalpana and cripples Sanjay of short term memory loss. The movie revolves around how Sanjay Singhania takes revenge of his gal friend’s murder helped by a young medical student Sunita.
District 9 instigate several questions. The most important one is what is wrong with human race. The educated one wants to earn money by any means. The military knows only to kill. The fear of unexpected, exclusion and inhumane nature towards other living beings, interracial prostitution and superstition as in flesh eating. District 9 is inherently mingled with the African story of brutality.
Ironically, this time the UFO did not land on American soil.
The Watchmen is about a group of superheros crafted by legendary writer of the ‘V for Vendetta’ Alan Moore. Being a superhero is so often associated with morality. Alan Moore breaks the chain of morality. The masked men are no longer moral that is why people are asking who watches the Watchmen.
Doc Manhattan, a physicist, whose body withered away in quantum space and the intangible matter comes back. He is blue in color. What does it signify? May be just a color. He is all about knowledge. “Why should I save this world which I no longer have a any stake.”,Doc
Rorschach, my favorite vigilante, who never compromised. Son of a poor mother who grew up hating crime and lived hating it hardly. “You don’t understand, I am not locked here with you, you are locked here with me.”, Rorschach.
Danny boy never forgot that he is no longer a vigilante. Along with Silk Spectre II he rejoins the league of the Watchmen. He Owes his name to his superhero the Nite Owl I. “We used to be a good team. What happened?”,Nite Owl II.
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias considers himself of the category of the ancient Pharaohs. He is the smartest man on the planet Earth. He is the savior of the world. “Statistically one incident does not mean trend”,Ozymandias.
The Comedian was the beginning, the comedian is the end beacause it’s all joke. If you can see it will all be a joke for your. “Just a matter of time, I suppose.”,The Comedian. SK
It really got support of good acting delivered by Priyanka and Shahid. Shahid seemed to be under pressure all throughout the film, maybe its because he got maximum footage and was trying hard to make both his characters differ from each-other. Priyanka got a strong role who thinks for herself and takes her decision, not very common in Indian films.
Climax was full of blood, bullets and boredom. Knowing Vishal’s capabilities, he Could have done a better job. Songs were decent, one cute and fun number, one song dedicated to social cause of contraception, heavy background score. Costumes were good, priyanka really did look a local Maharashtrian girl with her kurtas and cotton suits. Shahid also looked “chapri” with his kind of ragged t shirts and nylon shirts. Cinematography was commendable. Vishal did a good job in creating a mood of film but still something is missing.AS
Vishal Bharadwaj had made some revolutionary films like Omkara, Makabul, etc. The best thing about those films is that they are though based on Shakespearean tragedy but they are very beautifully represented in Indian drama. I like the way of tragedy, Vishal Bharadwaj shows in his films. It is very similar, in a sense, to the beauty of action in Tarantino’s films. The story of the film is ugly as it ends in a happy bollywood ending. Shahid did a good job, though Omkara and Makabul lacked the glamor, I guess some roles need no glamor. Kaminey has nothing new to show.SK
Nicholas Cage plays the role of Yuri Orlov, an immigrant who came from hell to hell, an arms dealer. Everybody has a talent said Yuri Orlov. He found talent in selling arms. Yuri takes help of many of his friends and family for setting up his empire, like his brother Vitaly Orlov (Jaret Leto), his uncle Gen. Dmitri Orlov (Yevgeni Lazarev) and his Jewish connections. The role of Yuri’s wife is played by Bridget Moynahan as Ava Fontaine Orlov. He has full support from corrupt government officials and military generals. He is accompanied by his brother Vitaly across the world from Middle East to the Africa. If there is a mouse there have to be a cat. The cat is interpol officer Ethan Hawke, as Jack Valentine, who chases Yuri throughout the world. The story takes a turn when he meets an African dictator, the President of Liberia, André Baptiste Sr.(Eamonn Walker) and his crazy Rambo loving son André Baptiste Jr.(Sammi Rotibi) . One of the few lessons that this fast paced movie gives is never engage. The rule to success is ‘never engage’. Yuri showed no sign of morality in his business. Is there a morality? He just sold the guns.SK