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Glitzy Jawaani Blingy Deewani   Leave a comment

Θ Oi… Let’s go for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani :)
۞ Eh! What’s wrong with you!
Θ Gotta see it for Deeps peeps, and the songs, I am sure it will increase your reputable glam quotient from a rhetorical standpoint! Plus there aren’t many brains… Just entertainment.
۞ You call that entertainment?!
Θ Yep, absolutely it’s not that every day a bollywood movie crosses 1 billion mark!
۞ Come on! Of all the people you’re telling me that you have to watch a movie just cos it has over a billion collection in box office?!
۞ Its only cos you like nonsense and nautanki that you’re pulling me into this.
Θ BINGO! You got it right!
Θ Btw, have only listened to songs, believe me they are good, haven’t watched trailers, nor have read reviews and there’s standard disclaimer: you will not acquire any rights to strangle my neck thereafter!
۞ Ha ha! But i’m going to do it anyway!
Θ FYI: YJHD is directed by Ayan Mukerji of Wake up Sid fame, Iktara the song which you croon and swoon.
۞ I Know!!! I’ve listened YJHD songs as well and they’re good :)
Θ FYI: it is produced by Karan Johar :D, stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles.
۞ As usual it’ll be glitzy, blingy, glossy, flashy, and finicky.
Θ Well said :)

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Θ Opening credits: Banno re Banno song, motichoor laddo, kaju barfi – I am already feeling hungry, btw, remember you gotta treat me after the movie.
۞ Treat?! Reason?
Θ At the end, you will feel awesome and honored that I brought you to this movie, that which automatically executes dialysis for the brain to restore endorphin levels :D
۞ lol! Is that a pick up line you just framed?
Θ Killer!! Isn’t it?
۞ Bahhh… it’s a nerdy PJ but a good one :D
Θ Movie Starts: Fedex parcel to bunny!?! Bugs bunny?
Θ Intro of Deeps (Naina): Dewy-eyed, drinking ice tea and amorously expressing that “Kabhie kabhie kuch baatein hamarein yadon ke karmerin ke itni khidkiyan khol deti hain ke hum dhang reh jaate hain! And life is like a box of chocolates dialogue! Awwww chooo chweeet…
۞ To show that she’s a book worm!! Naina has 600 pg book in a retail store wow! Abbah!
Θ Deeps bumps into her school mate Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), I guess she and Anurag Kashyap would’ve had their differences. That’s the reason she’s in Johar’s production to really piss him off!!
۞ Ahaaa watta logic! And wow watta intro for Bunny (Ranbir Kappor), his internship is to help phorenwalas to get an interview of a sex-worker! waaaaaaw
Θ Sex worker: “I has two childerns.. abhie, unke baapu ke naam mat pucho” :D ah loved those expressions :) :)
۞ Out of nowhere .. Agra ki azeem fankaara, Mallika-e-Husn, noor-e-nazar, Mohatarma Mohini.. Kinda saddens me that madhuri had to dance to an item number which is imbibed with awkward notions – TV pe breaking news haaye re mera ghagra!! Haaye Baghdad se leke Dilli via-agra !!
Θ Hahahahaha you have to give credit to Amitab Bhattacharya, it really does have a good humor albeit if you only delve it on the surface.
Θ Sid’s father (Farooq Shaikh) concerned about his sons Trekking expedition to Khipshi pass 16,000 ft above sea level – highly daunting and high octane adventure. Then gifts him a backpack…. Awww wwwww wwwwww…
Θ Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Isle of Skye, Havana, San Pedro, Havana, Trinidad, Rome, Johannesburg plus the book: copied from Pixar’s Up,  feels so friggin’ pseudo…
۞ Deeps with a pug books her Makemytrip trekking ticket! Why Pug! This is heights!! Yappah!
Θ Aww Avi – Avinash(Aditya Roy Kapoor), Bunny – Karan Thapar, Aditi are friends (Duh! obviously) and Naina joins them for Manali Trek.
۞ Naina fails to get a berth in AC 2 tier – Mumbai to Manali! :D Therefore Bunny says: “Mere saath soojao” – such a lame dialogue!!
Θ Not Again, the hallowed DDLJ istlye train chadna… Trademark of Dharma Productions eh ?
Θ “My Name is laura (Evelyn Sharma).. n Bunny: My name’s bunny .. Its like bugs bunny, Laura: OMG!! Thats so cute!” Aww I just love Karan Johar movies….
Θ Naina’s specialization in Neuroimmunology!!:D “It is a field combining neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, and immunology, the study of the immune system” Hope Deeps know what it really is!!
۞ “Chumma chumma de de...” really good work which pleasingly integrates into the scenario, so far the only good part of YJHD.
Θ Oh that’s Hidimba temple, have been there twice, really good place :)
Θ The most favorite topic of group discussion : Love vs arranged marriage which eventually leads to children..  “Kitne chaaiye.. muje twins be banane aate hain!” :P
Θ Lame chase.. it had to be there isn’t , for Naina to shed her inhibitions n partake in Masti n Chusti.
۞ Trek in minis and show off long, sleek, limber legs!!
Θ and With half a kg backpack with toys stuffed in its zips :D
Θ Bunny to Naina on Laura “Kaise perfectly matakthi hai uske kamar Toing.. toing… toing” :D Evelyn’s haaawt!
۞ Bunny to Naina: “Tumare jaise lakdiyan flirting ke liye nahi , ishq ke liye bani hai..aur ishq mere shehat kai liye achha nahi hain ” see… now, that’s a pickup line :D
Θ Naina: Kyn ki mein boring hoon, Bunny: No… tum hindi film hero ho dude! Khud se pyar karna seekho, tum jais ho bilkul teek-thaak ho, tumare smile kitni dangerous pata hain! mera pas dil hota na, tere smile pe pakka aajata Awesome, love the nautanki !!
۞ Subhanallah :D :D perfect Timing!
Θ Bhoota parvart: Bhoota matlab haunted … hahahahhahahahaha, Bahirav mandir – isn’t it obvious the couple want to cash in on mandir’s blessings.
۞ A perfect platform for the love birds to venture out.
Θ Naina: “Wahan us pahaad ki hawaan mein nasha sa tha! Aur woh nasha ishq tha! Watta dialogue it felt like Cadbury’s Silk: melted in my mouth, traveled down my throat and warmed my heart :D :P
Θ I guess Lugdi (kind of crude beer made from fermented rice or barley) tastes the same as neera or toddy.
۞ He has the Pixar book up in the mountains! Only to prove that he wants to travel around the world and use really heavy words: raftaar, pagalpan, dhamekadar, udna, daudna, girna! My goodness!!
Θ Wait! That’s not Manali , that’s Kashmir : Gulmarg , Pahalgam
Θ A feeble attempt to portray “I am the king of the world” kinda feeling which is accompanied by… some African background score… are we watching Gladiator here?!
Θ Trust me, Himachal road transport corporation limited (HRTCL) buses never looked so neat! and it has cushioned backseats? :D
۞ Chashmish is metamorphosed to seedhi-saadi chhori sharabi ho gayi
Θ Ah! Balam pitchkaari, a foot-tapping holi song which is amazingly brilliant..
۞ Have to agree, it’s addictive and you feel drawn to it..
Θ Kyun no-vacancy ki, hothon pe gaali hai….. Jabki tere dil ka, kamra toh khaali hai :D
۞ Mujhko pata hai re… Kya chahata hai tu… Boli bhajan teri… Neeyat gawaali hai.. :P
Θ They play holi all the day, through the night.. and just when its dawn and all’s well, Bunny reveals that he has a scholarship in northwest univ – Chicago! Fly baby fly!
۞ Naina: “8 saal beet gaye hai, ausne kabhie mudke nahi dekha, aur maine intezar bhi nahi kiya “– very pragmatic I say!
Θ Ilahi song: wooo… haa…so plastic, so pseudo!! It feels as if they have shooting a AD for an SLR! And Mr.Thapar feels the essence of a place by smelling high! Plus he gets a French babe to do kuchikuuu! Friggin’ Lucky bastard!!
۞ I think he works for a firm which develop maps for Google Street view :D
Θ Roflol, see….. you’re absolutely enjoying the movie.
۞ Riya: (Highly accented angrezi) whatchya looking at kabir? Bunny: waqt to guzarte.. Riya: (Highly accented hindi) banajarepan se ishq.. My gwwwadd!
Θ Riya mentions an offer that Bunny cant refuse, 3 months in Paris, Tokyo, Istanbul and Berlin – as a host, say yes BABE! Baaaaaaaah!!! Do they really know what it takes to be a traveler, or to be a host of a travel show! Imagine if Ian Wright (Discovery’s Lonely Planet) saw this movie, he’d be insanely ashamed and he would’ve gladly drowned in his own pee!!
۞ Ah, to add more glitz : its Aditi’s wedding in Udaipur!
Θ Udaipur is so beautiful; it has many lakes and it is a favorite marriage destination. Esp the Jagmandir Palace, The cost of hosting a Dinner at Jagmandir is roughly around Rs.10,000+ taxes per person. !! Phew!
Θ Battameez dil... Another foot tapping number which is wonderfully choreographed
۞ I concur, however Indian idol junior’s Battameez dil… – is so special!
Θ I am still stunned at Deep’s Low waist saree plus glistening black-sleeveless-blouse, puuuooooooooof! Hotness!!

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۞ Stop ogling her. She’s not even dressed like me:P
Θ Please… Ah Bunny’s friendly reconciliation with Avi, Aditi, it’s getting boring now….
Θ Yay! Deeps has a windows phone! :D
Θ Love the song: oh la la la. oh la la la. tu hai meri fantasy… Adore Shreya’s vocals and Vidya’s Thumkas, such a masti song!
۞ Kunaal Roy Kapur’s (Taran) schmaltzy-douchebag-role is good.
۞ Laura is Taran’s Londonwaali cousin !! yaaapaaahaa
Θ Evelyn’s very hwaat… :P
۞ Bunny to Aditi: Providing valuable feedback for her honeymoon “Don’t go to Venice – Its like Europe ka dharavi..” :D
Θ Avi and bunny – pillow-fight… bwhahahahaha mere life, mere sapne mere halat, mere problems, mere bahane…  tere maiyat , tu khudgarz, tu besharam tu bewda, tu juari, tu barbaad.. Please Kill Me Baby one more time!
Θ I am saved! Now its Dilli wali girlfriend , its lyrics are hilarious.. Fantastic work by Mr. Bhattacharya and music too….  it’s brilliant!! Check out deep’s fabulous red outfit , a prime example for size zero, O what a look!! what a grace!! Tenu hi karaan main chase I am flabbergasted! Btw, what’s “Size-zero’s” size 30-22-30?
۞ “Teri saari harkat main to note karoon, Tujhe thaane mein le ja ke main report karoon..” :)
Θ “Tu na kar aisi fight, Tera mood karoon main light, Tujhe scene mein dikha ke film golmaal ke!” :D
۞ Hahahaha that was good :)
Θ The love birds are off to Udaipur sightseeing – The usual desi-videsi banter eg: Bunny: Johannesburg, SA: Andres Iniesta winning goal, Naina: Whankede, Mumbai- Mahendra Singh Dhoni ka winnning chakka… tak! :D , oh btw, Ranbir’s an ardent fan of FC Barcelona – Més que un club :):):):)
۞ Please don’t start Messi and Barcelona thing now…
Θ “Bunny to Naina: Hamare bacche, mere shakal, tere akal…” bhwahhhh please forward..
Θ Dad’s episode: Bunny’s getting all senti now… Argh!!
Θ Not again! Bunny’s reconciliation with Avi and Aditi and finally he wakes up! no… not yet!! Guru Tappaythu..
۞ Awwwwwww… Taran’s so chweet, cho chubby.. he just cleared Avi’s debts and feeling sorry for Aditi. Husband ho to aisa! :D
Θ WTF! Who’s Varun now?!?! Its dragging.. Director! Please make them kiss and end this movie!!
۞ Your wishes are granted! They kiss indeed… Watta perfect landscape!
Θ Never expected this – Deepika’s enlightening monologue is good, Rekha Bharadwaj for Kabira maan jaaAnna Kabir… FTW! Jaldi se maan jaa…  halcat!
۞ Hero had to leave, get enlightened in the airport and had to return to home! And there’s Farooq Shaikh –  sensible monologue!
Θ Bunny’s reconciliation with his step-mother (Tanvi Azmi) “Usko pata tha ki: Apni marzi se jeene ki keemat kya hoti hai” – not bad!
۞ Another brining together scene – this time it’s with Naina, Bunny: “Na boldiya unko, tuje haan jo bolna tha! ” :D, they pop the champagne and they lived happily ever after!
Θ It had to end with Nautanki isn’t it!
Θ Yet with commercialized screenplay, Ayan has handled relationships well and there isn’t much of a drama element into it.
۞ Yup, but movie’s void of intense feelings and there’s nothing that stimulates you except those songs, they are fun!
Θ Indeed, though they deviate from narration, they are outstanding! It is what bollywood’s famous for.
Θ It is worth investing money in bollywood isn’t it? You gotta take lessons from it. Just look at the returns… The movie has  made a staggering 284 % profit!!
۞ Dumb Geniuses?!
Θ Perfect oxymoron!
Θ Moral of the story: Kabhie kabhie… You gotta watch these sorta movies, sehat ke liye achha rahtha hai!
۞ Dittavada Maatu …  :)

References:
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Facebook
Dharma Productions

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Ghanchakkar – Continousss Thokampatti   Leave a comment

“My head is brimming with fun. So when I write Saabun ki shakal mein, beta tu toh nikla kewal jhaag (Bhaag DK Bose), I am the first one to laugh,” says super talented singer/songwriter Amitabh Bhattacharya – The reluctant lyricist.  With lyrics that distinguish the mundane with the absurd, unconventional, eccentric (Chai mein dooba biskut ho gaya, Wakda, What to do) to the poignant (Ab mujh mein kahin,Mahek Bhi, Raabta ), he says “Ninety-nine per cent of the time, I write lyrics to tunes. My brain works 10 times faster that way” and indeed, his brain’s on a Continousss Thokampatti which has added that extra zing to the loony Ghanchakkar.

Ghanchakkar is a forthcoming comedy thriller directed by Rajkumar Gupta which stars Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma, Namit Das. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s good old friend Amit Trivedi has provided music and the album contains only 5 tracks including a remix.

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Lazy Lad of Richa Sharma
“Most men are couch potatoes. When I am at home I pretty much do what I am doing in the video that we just shot. It’s just chilling in front of the television, switching channels and just sometime staring into nothing – I think that’s my best pass time. If I lock myself on the couch, I can go on for like 7-8 hours without doing anything. And I don’t hear sounds, just glue to the television.” says Emraan and I have to agree to him because I just do the same on weekends esp on Super Sundays where all sporting events gather for a feast: it goes like this.. Cricket, Sportscenter, F1, EPL, Bundesliga, La liga, and Lazy Lad is just an ideal song to dedicate it to those who Let ke sofe pe kilaan gaade, Plasma TV ka mukhda taade.  :) Full marks to Richa Sharma for defining, blatantly maintaining a grumble-spirit that is so effervescent!

Allah Meherbaan of Divya Kumar
Teri saanson ki ujade hain khet re, Jaise mutthi se fisle hai ret re” lol, a superb techno- qawwali from Trivedi.

Ghanchakkar Babu, Ghanchakkar Babu (Remix)of Amit Trivedi
This song immediately gets into the groove with terrific introduction
Oye Oye Oye Oye Oye Dhappi
Oye Oye Oye Oye Oye Jhappi
Oye Oye Oye Oye Oye Pappi
Umm Muaaaaah :*
And Trivedi with a heavy voice, merrily rides on wonderful-quirky lyrics but, the fast-paced-remix version sucks!
Hey Wah Re Wah, Wah Re Wah
Tujhme Bhar Ke Yeh Shaitani Buddhi
Tauba Keh Ke Shaitano Ne Bhi Karwa Li Nasbandi!! :P

Jholu Ram of Altaf Raja
The inimitable Altaf Raja’s Back ! And sadly with a big dud because Jholu Ram’s completely out of sync. The angrezi interlude does not add any kinda justice and so is the music. However, the video is neatly choreographed.

In Ghanchakkar, Trivedi’s music is not upto his standards , it is due to its eccentric-demanding exercise. But, Amitabh Bhattacharya shines bright like a diamond.

My Picks:
Ghanchakkar Babu, Lazy Lad

References:
Amitabh Bhattacharya: The reluctant lyricist
For eight years, I was a nobody: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Vidya Balan & Emraan Hashmi launch new son ‘Lazy Lad’ from GHANCHAKKAR

58th Filmfare Awards 2012 – Predictions   Leave a comment

The Indian film industry will mark its centenary celebrations this year. Also, Filmfare Awards will turn 60 in 2014. Therefore to celebrate this unique achievement, organizers of 58th Filmfare Awards 2012 have decided to go the Hollywood way, i.e integrate gold gold and bestow the special trophy to the awardees.

2012 has been really good year for the bollywood for the fact that most of the movies were non-conventional eg, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Kahaani , Paan Singh Tomar, Vicky Donor. With shoestring budget and terrific screenplay, they were really authentic, straightforward and very Indian. These movies have created a new trend in the bollywood industry and directors are striving hard to soak audience in neo-Indianness. The classic example: In GOW, Angurag Kashyap expresses his gratitude to tamil cinema for inspiring him to get back to his roots.

Ok, here we go with the predictions

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Best Film

  • Barfi!
  • English Vinglish
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Kahaani
  • Vicky Donor

Barfi! , English Vinglish – heartwarming and too trendy, GOW – Brilliant filmmaking, Vicky Donor – superb concept, but I ll go with Kahaani – though the climax is very similar of to Jolie’s Taking Lives, Kahaani with its own uniqueness,  simply dazzles. It’s a fantastic thriller which mesmerizes you with the brilliant performances and cinematography.

Best Director

  • Anurag Basu – Barfi!
  • Anurag Kashyap – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
  • Shoojit Sircar – Vicky Donor
  • Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani

I have to pick Sujoy Ghosh as Best Director 2012 for depicting Kolkatta as a central character in Kahaani.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

  • Deepika Padukone – Cocktail
  • Kareena Kapoor – Heroine
  • Parineeti Chopra – Ishqazaade
  • Priyanka Chopra – Barfi!
  • Sridevi – English Vinglish
  • Vidya Balan – Kahaani

Omitted in the list is Rani Mukerjee for Aiyya.
Miss Padukone was damn hot in Cocktail, KK didn’t carry Chameli’s essence in Heroine, Parineeti was bold, refreshing in Ishqazaade, PC – big dud in Barfi! Sridevi was all refined, brilliant in English Vinglish. Nonetheless, without any kind of doubt, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) is “My name is Vidya Bagchi ..V.. ” :) has to go to Vidya Balan for her gritty role in Kahaani.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)

  • Hrithik Roshan – Agneepath
  • Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar
  • Manoj Bajpayee – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
  • Salman Khan – Dabangg – 2
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Shah Rukh, Salman Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dabangg – 2  ?!!?? Duh!! Cut Me Some Slack!! Where’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui for GOW?  Paresh Rawal for Oh my God! ?? They thoroughly deserved to be nominated and had absolutely earned it . So, that leaves me with three options and I’ll go with Irrfan Khan for brilliant performance in Paan Singh Tomar.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

  • Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Huma Qureshi – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ileana D’Cruz – Barfi!
  • Rani Mukerjee – Talaash
  • Richa Chadda – Gangs Of Wasseypur

Anushka was all hippity hoppity in JTHJ, Ileana – naively beautiful in Barfi! Nothing much of Ms Mukerjee in Talaash, Huma Qureshi’s solid portrayal of Frustiyaao nahin moora, Upsettaao nahin moora was superb, but have pick Richa Chadda for her role as Nagma Khatoon , she has faithfully endorsed the notions of factual rustic identity which is in itself a very difficult thing to achieve in contemporary cinema.

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

  • Akshay Kumar – Oh My God!
  • Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
  • Emraan Hashmi – Shanghai
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Talaash
  • Rishi Kapoor – Agneepath

It has to be Annu Kapoor (Dr. Baldev Chaddha – MD, Infertility specialist) for his outstanding role in  Vicky Donor and this has to be the dialogue of the year Dr. Baldev Chaddha with his finger reflexes, inimitable panache to Vicky Arora: “Shakal dekh kar bande ka sperm pehchan jaata hu.. Aise DNA aryan race ke dekhe gaaye hain..Tu, pure aryan race hai..Aryan puttar hai.. Bhenchod!”  ;) :D

Best Music Director

  • Amit Trivedi – Ishqazaade
  • Pritam – Barfi!
  • Pritam – Cocktail
  • Sneha Khanwalkar – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Vishal – Shekhar – Student Of The Year

7 music collaborations in 2012 and 11 albums still to be released for 2013 and yet Pritam does not run out of steam and I really wonder how he manages it! Pritam is the winner this time for his exquisite, soulful music for Barfi!

Best Lyrics

  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath
  • Gulzar – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Gulzar – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Javed Akthar – Jee le zara – Talaash
  • Swanand Kirkire – Aashiyan – Barfi!

Check out the names, Gulzar, Javed Akthar – bollywood’s most celebrated lyricists and added to that Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Bhattacharya – National Film Award winners (Best Lyrics) , I would’ve also included Amitabh Bhattacharya’s Rabta in this list and on the other hand will hesitantly elect to choose Abhi mujh mein kahin for Best Lyrics fof 2012.

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Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Ayushmann Khurrana – Pani da rang – Vicky Donor
  • Mohit Chauhan – Ala barfi – Barfi!
  • Nikhil Paul George – Main kya karoon – Barfi!
  • Rabbi – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Sonu Nigam – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath

This list’s a bit inadequate… particularly missing are, Javed Ali for Ishaqzaade , Javed Bashir for Kahaani and KK for Jannat2  and out of the lot I’ll go with Nigam’s Abhi mujh mein kahin. However I still believe Roop Kumar Rathod’s O Saiyyan was better than Nigam’s quintessential poignancy.

Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Kavita Seth – Tumhi ho bandhu – Cocktail
  • Neeti Mohan – Jiya re – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Chikni chameli – Agneepath

It’s tricky again, Seth modulations for Tumhi ho bandhu – exceptional!! And so is Neeti’s bubbly tempo for Jiya re, and I am short of superlatives for Shreya’s voice , it’s the most perfect thing, notice that contrast Saans – a patho love song and Chikni chameli – item number and she makes it look so… easy!!! But this time have to pick Shalmali Kholgade – dubbed as the newest Bollywood singing sensation, made her dream entry in Ishaqzaade lending her opulent voice for the dreamy lyrical “Pareshaan” which is just sumptuously delicious.

References:
http://www.filmfare.com/news/58th-idea-filmfare-awards-nominations-are-here-2123.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bollywood_films_of_2012
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-10/mumbai/36257473_1_tarun-rai-filmfare-awards-trophy-marks

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