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July 25, 2014 Friday     

Pardeep Sarkar struck gold with his first movie, PARINEETA (2005) which was a remake of the Classic Bimal Roy masterpiece with the same title released more than half a century back in 1953. But working on the similar lines of his first attempt, the director went on to make another remake sort of a film as his second venture, titled LAAGA CHUNRI MEIN DAAG in 2007 with Rani Mukherjee in the lead, which had acute similarities with all the different language movies mentioned below:

1. AAINA (1977) (Hindi) – K. Balachander’s film had exactly the same storyline wherein Mumtaz played the girl, giving herself away to the cruel world of men, in order to meet her families urgent needs.

Chek out at :  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154178/    

2. EK DIN PRATIDIN (1979-80) (Bengali) –
This was a Mrinal Sen thought provoking classic revolving around a similar theme in which the bread winning daughter of a middle class family goes missing one night. And then the chaos leads to a further unexpected crisis in the family.

3. DOGHI (1995) (Marathi) –
In this Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar directed Marathi film, also there are two sisters in a family. And here too the elder one moves out to the city to work as a prostitute for giving her family a better life.
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27 February 2012 / bobbysing /
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Spoiler : The review reveals the basic storyline of the film in order to disclose its various inspirational sources.

One of Bollywood’s oldest but most used formula is to mix concepts taken from more than one Hit movies and then mash them together to make a new film for its audience. Incidentally both the movies released this week can be studied as a perfect example of this trend followed by the Hindi Film Industry from decades. But moving ahead of the uninteresting JODI BREAKERS, here we have a little better film in comparison, revolving around the same old concept of Love which starts developing between the lead couple as the film progresses and then they happily unite together after a dramatic climax.
As far as the recipe of TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA goes, it straight away lifts or copies its first hour from Danny Boyle’s A LIFE LESS ORDINARY (1997) which might have come across the makers while researching on the director, post his SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. The opening sequences where Riteish loses his job, thinks of taking a revenge from his employer Tinnu Anand, goes to his house, get holds of a gun from security men and then unintentionally kidnaps Tinnu’s daughter Genelia in a funny manner have all been taken from the English flick as it is. Amusingly in TNLHG, when Riteish is counting 1,2,3 with his fingers on the trigger, then Genelia says 3 from behind and the Gun goes off, whereas in the original Cameron Diaz says 5 and we hear the shot. Later, all the scenes of couple entering a deserted house by breaking the glass and then calling home for ransom, are also copied in this Hindi version in the most truthful manner. However the difference here is that in TNLHG, its Genelia who forces Riteish to kidnap her willingly, whereas in the original it’s the boy who takes the call. And that is the only authentic insertion tried by the director in this first half with another sequence at the petrol pump entirely copied from ZOMBIELAND (2009)
Post intermission the English influence gets replaced by our own Bollywood Hits like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or Jab We Met along with their Punjabi flavor, where either the boy or the girl is living with the family of the other and starts winning the hearts of its every important member with his cute gestures. In the present version it is the girl, Genelia who stays with Riteish’s family, who are famous for their abduction profession all over the region. And then after this whole process of love in the air, it all ends with a dramatic climax as usual with a pinch of little suspense to keep your interest alive.
So this is the recipe of Bollywood’s latest romantic comedy made on the same old formula tried several times before. The film has an above average soundtrack by Sachin-Jigar which also has a Punjabi number sung by the current rage of Punjab, Diljeet and that is an intelligent addition to create some ripples in the North belt. Being in Punjabi Pop business from many years, TIPS very well knows this art of value-addition and they keep on using the same in their productions on a regular basis. Cinematography captures the outdoors of Punjab and its surrounding Hills well, which keeps the freshness intact despite of its repetitive storyline.
But then why TNLHG is being rated here as much better than the rest? That’s because it has a light, refreshing feel throughout, perfectly supported by the chemistry between the newly-wed couple, Riteish and Genelia. In fact Genelia’s spirited performance along with the underplaying Riteish remains the key feature of this otherwise routine rom-com offering you the same old stuff in a new bottle. Genelia looks great and acts well showing his perfect comic timing especially in the second half. Her scenes along with the veteran Om Puri are the highlight of the film in its second hour.

So, even if TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA doesn’t offer anything new in the name of content, storyline or execution, it can still be seen once only for Genelia.

Raings : 2.5 / 5
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25 February 2012 / bobbysing /
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Beginning with the inspirational connections, JODI BREAKER takes the idea for its lead couple’s strange profession and its title from a 2010 French film HEARTBREAKER, but it is not a straight copy as was being said before its release. The plot no doubt had the potential of making a fine romantic comedy but it unfortunately doesn’t work at all due to the same old repetitive stuff which we had earlier whole heartedly appreciated in BAND BAAJA BAARAT, where we had Wedding Planners instead of Marriage Breakers. Interestingly, this concept of a team of JODI BREAKERS or Divorce Specialist might be fresh for many, but as I recall, Govinda played a similar kind of specialist in his 2009 comedy LIFE PARTNER too which also couldn’t sustain at the box office.

The unimpressive promos of the film already had me in doubt as they clearly revealed the whole movie in a single line dialogue. In one of the key promos, Helen yells at both Madhavan and Bipasha saying “You two were only the cause of their break-up and now you two only would bring them together again.” Now this one line only clearly gives away the whole plot of the film in just a few seconds and I really couldn’t understand how the director Ashwini Chaudhary could approve such kind of revealing promo for his film made quite unintelligently. The promo, heavily publicized at all the leading channels simply ruins the whole surprise element of the film which could have been easily avoided.
Further it has a very boring and uneven script which neither allows it to become an enjoyable sex comedy nor a good romantic film in its both unimpressive halves. In fact the first half of the film is so distasteful that one loses all the hope of getting anything interesting in its later reels. The disappointment continues post intermission too, as it once again offers those same old rotten love sequences lacking any freshness. The writers also throw in few weird comedy sequences here and there to fill in the spaces. But the unpleasant humor in them fails to do the trick wherein we are shown a Baba Kamdev (referring towards Baba Ramdev), a sexually psycho wife and few doctors fighting in an operation theater right in middle of an operation, with the patient sinking in front of them.  
In the acting department, its again a big letdown since no-one is able to deliver something exceptional mainly due to its lousy script. Madhavan looks tired in the whole film with an untidy kind of get-up. Bipasha, apart from her item song, doesn’t look ravishing as she did in her previous films. Moreover the chemistry between the two is also missing particularly in their drunken kiss scene lacking the required sensuality. Rest of cast is strictly ok with Omi Vaidya once again trying to raise a few laughs with his new sexual speech.
In all JODI BREAKERS has got nothing novel or fresh, you might be expecting from its unusual title. Still, ending on a positive note, it offers only a few enjoyable moments which mostly come in its good songs like “Kunwara”, “Bipasha” and “Darmiyan”. Plus it also gives you a visually delightful foreign tour at the cost of your 200 bucks ticket. So you can easily make your decision if you are interested in these.

Ratings : 1.5 / 5 (including 1 for only its soundtrack)
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24 February 2012 / bobbysing /
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The veteran director Basu Chatterjee has a long list of highly reputed and entertaining films which were all sadly undisclosed versions of their foreign originals. And here is a new addition to the same as informed by one of our friendly readers of the site.

Basu’s 1983 movie “Pasand Apni Apni” featuring Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri and Utpal Dutt in the lead has its basic plot all inspired from the 1951 English Flick “Happy Go Lovely” directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. As seen in the Hindi version, the original also talks about a rich successful businessman falling in love with one of the stage artists visiting the city. Due to an unforced misunderstanding, the girl takes him as a simple newspaper reporter and starts loving him without knowing about his real rich status. And then the further misconceptions and confusions lead to a happy ending.
 
Interestingly Aamir Khan’s over-famous “Ghajini” also had the same plot incorporated in is script as a parallel love story running along with its main story track.

 
(Thanks to Madhurageethan for this valuable info about the original source.)
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