Monday, July 18, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

After nearly four days of taking care of household chores, being rather bored and being miserable about not being able to go to India at this time, I decided that all of this had to stop. My husband is in India. I know I am not by his side, but he has friends and family by his side. He even has my family by his side. I'm the one who is alone and sad and with nobody around who can really cheer me up. So I have to take things into my own hands and do some cheering for up myself. So I decided to go out for a movie, and Farhan Akhtar's latest work seemed promising. Well, it turned out to be exactly what I needed. A few good belly laughs and some inspiration about living life to the fullest and celebrating the fact that you are alive.

It had been a while since I went out for a Hindi movie. It had also been a really long while since I caught a movie on its opening weekend. I think this may be the most enjoyable movie I've seen since 3 Idiots. Though, of course, I have been watching a relatively limited number of movies lately.

It was nice to see Katrina Kaif opposite a relatively good looking, non annoying actor. A charming actress like her needs and deserves to be seen opposite the likes of Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor and to stay away from those of Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.

The other day I was watching MTV India and they were playing the title song from Rock On!! The words Rock on!! Zindagi milegi na dobra... merged beautifully into the next song, which happened to be Dil Dhadakne Do. Some lovely tracks have gone into this soundtrack, which, like the rest of the film, are reminiscent of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's earlier collaborations with Farhan Akhtar but manage to hold their own.

Performances by the lead trio were all really good, especially Farhan Akhtar. The character he played was also very interesting, with his almost cheesy sense of humor. Almost cheesy but not quite. He had the audience laughing their heart out at various points in the film with his jokes. And he also managed to hold their hearts with his poetry. Farhan Akhtar may be one of the best things that has happened to the Indian film industry in recent times. Although, if I may add, when they screened a promo of Don 2 right before the movie, I was thinking, I can't believe this same guy made that movie too. But you know, he's a versatile guy. He can make a commendable Karthik Calling Karthik and a wonderful Rock On!! so it's okay if he occasionally disappoints with a Luck By Chance.


actinium said...

You shouldn't miss Pyaar ka Punchnama and Yeh Saali Zindagi while you are at it...two rather good movies which got lost amongst the likes of Dum maro Dum (didn't even bother), 7 Khoon Maaf (not worth the hype) and Delhi Belly (which, btw, is above average solely for the comic timing).
And orange sure looks better than pink ;-)

Bhavya said...

I think Pyaar ka Punchnama is in my Netflix queue but isn't available yet - somebody else recommended that too. I gathered from the reviews that Dum maro dum would be mostly worthless, but I kind of liked 7 khoon maaf, as a matter of fact, though the second half was a little tiresome. I don't really get to know how much hype surrounds a film out here.

And I just thought the orange was a more cheerful color :)

Joshua said...

nice movie.. i liked to see it.. its good.. comedy and all.. it worked all fine..

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