When I was working all these weekends and late hours, the one constant companion I had was movies. I did see Skyfall in the theater and really liked it, despite Daniel Craig. I didn’t like the end. I am a big fan of M, don’t want a new one L
I surprisingly liked Thuppaki. Vijay has actually tried to act and despite the romance placed in all the wrong places it was an enjoyable entertainer.
Now Jab Tak Hai Jaan. I could not see it for more than half the movie. As Baradwaj Rangan says “ [Shahrukh] … looks too old, too tired to be doing what he did with Kajol in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. And what can we say of Kaif? She’s staggeringly ineffective, and she gets countless close-ups to offer us repeated proof of the fact. How can such a heavy role be entrusted to someone so lifeless in front of the camera? She’s like a little girl with an Easy-Bake Oven trying to manufacture loaves for multitudes gathered on a mountaintop. That’s a miracle beyond even Sir Jesus.”
There was a charm to Shah rukh (along with his overweening arrogance) in K3G or DDLJ when he romanced the heroine. The charm seems to have fallen along the way and he just looks arrogant and as Baradwaj Rangan says too old and tired to be romancing Kaif. The movie basically fell between Blah! and Gah!
Moving on, another surprising entertainer was Son of Sardar. It’s a comedy and entertainer. A total no brainer, requires no emotional interference. Just sit through and enjoy the movie. Surprising because I cannot stand Ajay Devgn in any of his avatars and Sonakshi Sinha, the less said the better. Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Dutt were just too cute.
I saw Aiyyaa and Student of the year too, and I don’t even want to talk about it. I mean, seriously!!!