Friday, July 22, 2011

Blockbuster Movie weekend

Shayon is a movie buff, and trust me, the fever of watching movies catches up real quick!
So here we were, desperately trying to get decent tickets for two of the most awaited movies EVER!
And after two hours of negotiation with the movie hall server and our timings we finally got tickets for both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 2 and Zindagi na Milegi Dobara. (This happened last weekend BTW)
And here are my reviews!

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:-

Farhan Akthar is to die for. The chemistry between Farhan, Abhay & Hrithik, takes the cake. As a matter of fact, the ladies in the movie were there because, the story had to be told. And this was a story very well told through the eyes of the director a.k.a Zoya Akthar.
Yes, you will be reminded of Dil Chahta Hai- Alot, but then this movie is very different from DCH at various levels.
First, being that, these are friends from school and now leading their own lives. Its, almost like, where DCH left off, Zoya weaves her story from there. It is not about the past, but about the future.
The movie starts with Abhay Deol proposing to his lady love, and then starts a journey into the beautiful country of Spain. What starts as a Bachelor party * Road Trip *, slowly turns into a trip that makes me let go of their past, their pain and to start anew.

The story is backed by some tremendous performances!
Farhan Akthar as Irfan is amazing with his 'chance pe dance' attitude and amazing one liners! The one that stuck with me is when he introduces him self to Katrina Kaif:
"Hey tumhara naam kya hai?
Hi, I am Laila...
Hi Laila mera naam Irfan hai, but mere dost mujhe pyaar se Majnu bulate hain"

Abhay Deol as Kabir was the thread that bound the friendship of the 'Three Musketeers'. And he is amazing at maintaining the friendship between all the three friends!
Yes, he is cute :D
And Hritik as Arjun, is awesome at portraying the guy obsessed with money so that he can live life king size after retirement!

Kalki as the insecure to be bride is good, and so is Katrina Kaif. She is herself, foreign bred and born.. totally bindaas and amazingly natural for the plastic doll she otherwise is!

Trust me, you will fall in love with Spain! Somehow, the movie makers are re-discovering the joy of shooting at the most virgin locations in the world!

And amazing movie with loads of credit going out to the movie makers for using the Fraaandhips of the Baaouys to the maximum extent and not messing it up with the who love shove ka scene!

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows -2

If bollywood came out with its blockbuster, how could hollywood be far behind, and thus the last leg of the journey of Harry Potter & his friends finally hit the theaters world wide!

Yes, I am a big fan. Yes, I did laugh and cry at the closure. But, does Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows -2 live up to the expectations... did it do justice to all the built up that it created in Part-1 of movie? Well, the answer to this is a Yes & a No!
I feel that, part 1 of the movie did justice to the book that was written, and the climax that I was hoping for, well it did not come. Ofcourse, boyfriend kept on telling me through out the movie to treat is more like a movie and lesser like an adaptation of a book. But, alas! That advice was all in vain.

The journey begins where it was left in Part 1, where Harry, Ron & Hermoine, start their search for the lost horcruxes that lead to the final show down between Lord Voldemort and 'The Boy who Lived'. The most amazing part of the movie is when Harry comes back to Hogwarts, the place where it all started and the entire school stands up to support him and his cause. It is then, when the movie becomes not about Harry alone, but about all those who have supported and saved him thus far.
Yes, its a magnum opus.
But, I still feel that the director could have done a better job in interpreting the duels between the wizards and the death eaters, especially the actual confrontation between Harry & Voldemort. The extravagant ride that J.K. Rowling take you into in her book, is not reflected too well in the movie.

In the end, all I would say is that, if you are yet to see the movie, try and see it as a movie and not as a book adaptation, it will help you realise the movie through the eyes of the director rather than the author.

Mr. Filch after all the students in Hogwards are gathered in the Great Hall, before the fight begins running into the Great Hall and shouting:
"Students in hall, students in the corridor, students out of bed"
Professor McGonagoll "They are supposed to be out of their beds, you idiot!"

I really hope you guys have fun in catching these movies! Please see them in the halls! They deserve to be seen on the big screen!


Alka Gurha said...

After this post I am going to watch ZNMD this weekend.....

RiĆ  said...

Yes yes that was my last weekend too!! And i do agree with wht u have said abt the HP finale...the reason i enjoyed the movie was bcoz i didnt compare it with the book. :) And Zindagi...u knw hw i feel abt it.

Tangled up in blue... said...

Farhan Akhtar has a famously wacky sense of humour which went brilliantly with his characters both here, and in Luck By Chance. I thought his fixation with that Hermes handbag was truly hilarious! :D

He also had the two best scenes in the film, the soulful lost-in-translation scene with the Spanish woman, and the thorny but mature scene with Naseeruddin Shah, and he acted them brilliantly!

As for HP7 part deux, it's so tragic that there wont be any more, that I'm getting massive withdrawal symptoms!

I loved Prof. McGonagall too! Especially when she brings the suits of armour to life with 'Piertotum Locomotor' and then giggles like a teenager going, "I've always wanted to use that spell!"

Tangled up in blue... said...

Plus, Farhan is seriously good-looking! :D Love him. The rest of the movie was really good-looking, too. We kept going, "We have to go to Spain, man!" :D

Chandni (Chanz) said...

I haven't seen either.. I am not much of a Harry Potter fan but from what i have heard, I din't I wiill go watch it.. and ZNMD, I so so so want to see it.. I will for sure..pretty soon..

Jack said...


Thanks for the reviews. I think I will try to see Zindagi one.

Take care