Saturday, January 10, 2009

More Movieees!

Slumdog Millionaire

A great plot and a decently executed movie :) Loved the freshness that this brings through. I loved how the story darts back and forth,to fit in together quite nicely. The characterisation is great as well, we find ourselves rooting for Jamal Malik, the protagonist, from the first story itself.

What I did not like (read, HATED) was this scene:

Jamal the kid is playing a tourist guide to a couple of firangs, and his 'friends' rob and vandalise the American's taxi, as the taxi driver comes back and beats Jamal up, Jamal says "You want to see the REAL India, this is the real India!"
and hte American saves the boy from the beating hands him a 100 Dollar note and says "and this is the real America son" Yuck! Pathetic!

Other than that I had not many issues with the movie, though I think Danny Boyle is just a below average director.

Cinema Paradiso

Wonderful! watching this movie had been long pending, it was worth the wait :) I loved the movie. I am sure I am one of the very few who has NOT watched it yet, but if you have not done so either, watch it today!!

other movies that I watched and a one word/phrase review for each (because I do not have the patience today to write about them) follow,

Transporter 3 - I could have done without watching it

Ghajini - one of the worst movies of the year. Don't want to waste time reviewing it

Before the devil knows you are dead - Drams, okayish.

Butterfly effect - Psychological Thriller, alright.

Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
- My respect for Abhay Deol, grows in leaps and bounds, nice movie!

Wings of the dove
- Romance, Indian style set in Victorian(?) England. Not too good

American Gangster - ok

Exorcism of Emily Rose
- umm hmm

Rear Window
- Wonderful classic :)

Charlie and the chocolate factory
- Johnny Depp! like it!

The Kingdom
- decent thriler/action movie about terrorism

Tropic Thunder
- Pathetic!

Angel Heart
- Mickey Rourke take a bow :) I like the movie!


Palani Murugan N said...

Ghajini - One of the worst movies of the year huh? I could not believe my eyes!

Apoorv Gawde said...

You could not believe your eyes when you watched the movie or when you heard me say its very bad ? :)

I can list out at least 20 things that are bad from it and mind you I am not even comparing it with Memento

longblackveil said...

Yes, yes, isn't Abhay Deol fabulous? After Dharam paaji, on whom I had a most massive crush circa the 'Sholay', 'Chupke Chupke' era and earlier days, this Punjabi Deol is the only one worth spending hours on.
I have liked every movuie he's been in, and I have REALLY liked him. Haw haw.

Apoorv Gawde said...

LBV~ Absolutely :) just love each of his movies. Waiting to watch 'Dev D' !

Palani Murugan N said...

ha ha! Ghajini has flaws but the surprising factor is you've listed the movie under 'worst movies of year 2008'

Apoorv Gawde said...

Palani ~ Yes :) But you must understand that I am choosy about the movies I watch, and out of the chosen 'few' movies I watched, Ghajini was one amongst the worst