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Kaun - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

“Kaun” was the movie which more or less established the out of the box thinking director image of the ace film-maker Ram Gopal Verma. It was a first of its kind of attempt in Indian Cinema which though couldn’t be a box office success but was widely discussed as an innovative project. At the time of its release majority of the viewers were not sure of what kind of product it was due to its very short length, novel concept and never seen before treatment on Indian screen. There were mixed responses within the audience where in one section highly praised the movie for its guts and the others who couldn’t really appreciate it at all.
Nevertheless, “Kaun” was indeed a path breaking film in Hindi Cinema which somehow forced the Indian Filmmakers to start experimenting with some new ideas and scripts. Its basic plot revolving around only 3 characters in a bungalow is quite similar to “Signpost To Murder” (1964), yet it moves way ahead of just being an inspired movie and has its own original twists and turns to frighten the viewer.
Without revealing its surprising storyline I would like to say that if you really love the genre of thrillers and suspense movies then “Kaun” is a must watch having three superlative performances by Urmila, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh. Even with a slow narrative style it’s highly exciting and keeps the viewer guessing about what’s going to happen next. A not to be missed new age mystery movie which arguably was one of those few ventures which became the foundation of a new movie making and movie watching style in Bollywood.

Directed by Ram Gopal Verma
Starring : Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh.

Background Music : Sandeep Chowta
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29 June 2010 / bobbysing /
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1. Well Done Abba (2010) - Adapted from three different stories, “Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi’ by Jeelani Bano, “Phulwa Ka Pul” by Sanjeev and “Still Waters” by Jayant Kriplani. It also shares a common theme with famous T.V. serial “Office Office” in which Pankaj Kapoor played a similar kind of role as Abba.

2. Woh (2004) – Inspired from “Red Rock West” (1993)

3. Who’s There (2011) – Takes it plot & poster references from “What Lies Beneath” (2000)

(Updated in April 2011)

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28 June 2010 / bobbysing /
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Many of the readers might recall that in the eighties, there was a particular genre in Hindi cinema which mainly revolved around subjects of infidelity, extra-marital affairs and some unusual man-women relationships. The movies released under this genre, more or less relied just on their skin-show and few controversial scenes which easily used to become the talk of the town in those days. Among the famous directors of such movies was Vinod Pande who came up with films such as, Ek Baar Phir, Yeh Nazdeekiyan, Ek Naya Rishta and Sach. Post 2000 too he came up with two more movies on this same old pattern of his, which were, Sins (2005) and Red Swastik (2007) featuring Mona Chopra in the lead, now famous as Sherlyn Chopra.

The present Mr. Singh Mrs Mehta is also exactly made on the same guideline, which believes in only one way of bringing in the viewers and that is by showing few naked bodies at regular intervals of its running time and nothing else. With only a one line script and four characters cheating with each other as its base, the movie solely depends upon its erratic nude scenes and has nothing else to offer in the name of cinema.
Right from its first scene itself the director clearly shows his main purpose of making the film and even the posters of the movie convey the same. Sharing a similar theme with “In The Mood of Love” (Hongkong) (2000), Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta doesn’t offer you a single moment to enjoy. The pace is lazy, the developments are boring and the performances are just not worth talking about. In fact, in few scenes, its the dialogue delivery of Aruna Shields (the nude model), which brings in some rare laughter in the theater.
In straight words its probably the worst movie of this year wherein the direction is poor, cinematography is amateurish and the acting is pathetic. But coming to the nude scenes in the movie, the handling of these sequences both by the director and the Censor Board clearly reveal the double standards of our Indian Culture we are living in.
Our society has always believed in suppressing things especially whenever it comes to a sensual interpretation or subject of sex used by the medium of art, literature or cinema. And Mr. Singh Mr. Mehta once again proves this eternal truth prevailing around us from ages.
In this current example, at one end the director is trying to take advantage of the sexual curiosity or craze in the younger generation by putting some nude scenes in his film which actually have no meaning at all in the script. And on the other hand the Censor Board even after giving it a clear Adult Certificate, blurs down all those scenes entirely and leaves everything on the individual imagination of the viewers making it even more sexual or rather funny for the audiences. So in a way with “Mr.Singh Mrs. Mehta”, both the director and the Censor look like trying to make a fool of the viewers with their own childish kind of suppressing acts.
But thankfully our Indian viewer’s intelligence has grown significantly in the last decade, with the World Cinema now coming at our door steps through the digital medium. So now no such attempts can fool the audience anymore and the producers should stop making such crap in the name of multiplex movies or new age cinema of any kind.
Ratings : 0.5 / 5
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27 June 2010 / bobbysing /
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The first rule to make a sequel should be that it has to be essentially made within 3 to 5 years of the release of its original. Otherwise what is the use of making a sequel when no one can even relate to the characters talking about all those happenings in its original flick. This is exactly the problem with KRANTIVEER – The Revolution, because it has been made after 16 years of the release of its original, featuring Nana Patekar in the lead.

The movie starts with a full long sequence of Nana Patekar’s explosive climax speech seen in its 1994 release. But this time his words are not able to make any kind of impact because none of the youngsters watching it have seen the original Krantiveer which was a Hit. So the majority of the audience are not able to make their connection with the sequel at any level. And those who remember watching it, simply want to see Nana once again in the same role of a revolutionary. So that’s where the movie fails in the first place as it was not rightly planned at the right time.
Secondly, in the present KRANTIVEER, director Mehul Kumar is only interested in preaching and teaching from the first scene itself which becomes very irritating. There is no entertainment value in the movie and almost every character in the script is just willing to teach you a new lesson of patriotism in his own unique way. There is not a single novel plot or sequence in the movie as there was in its original. Mehul Kumar uses every possible reference to the current times ranging from Sting Operations, Hindu-Muslim Riots, Political Conspiracies and the power of Television Media to the recent Terrorist attack at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel. But in the process of using them all, he is not able to make even the slightest impact with any one of them.
In other words, KRANTIVEER is just like an empty glass in which the director keeps on pouring the water of patriotism without even caring that it is all falling out of it.
However the only positive solution he gives in the end is that people should vote intelligently and responsibly to ensure their own better future. But sadly the execution of the message is so poor, that it fails to force any viewer to remember it while walking out of the theater. The climax is the weakest part of the movie where the change in the society happens so easily by just throwing some shoes on the politicians standing on the stage. And also one strongly misses any worth mentioning or clap-worthy dialogues in the movie coming from the director who gave us the original. Hence, all those viewers who still remember the “Krantiveer” lead by the one of his kind Nana Patekar, are sure going to find this sequel like a strange and unexpected attempt by the same director.
In the performance department, Jahan (daughter of director Mehul Kumar) is pretty confident and strong in the lead role. But her scenes and loud dialogues are so “Manly”, that one misses the feminine quality of her character on the screen. Sameer, Aditya, Harsh and Hiten are just Ok with nothing great coming from anyone. The known names such as Govind Namdeo, Mukesh Tiwari, Farida Jalal, Aman Verma and Avtar Gill, all perform their routine roles as seen many times before on the screen. Ranjeet is fine in a positive role but Suhasini Mulay’s scene posing as the Lady President of the country looks deliberate. Amusingly Mehul Kumar himself can also be spotted standing right in the front of the crowd in more than five scenes, which surely did not look like an act of a veteran.
In all I enjoyed only one thing in the movie and that was the song where all the politicians are dancing with the foreigner girls. And another birthday song is also good enough to play at your family occasions. But everything else in the movie was simply below the satisfactory levels, considering the fact that it was a sequel to the famous Nana Patekar’s “Krantiveer”.
Ratings : 1 / 5
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26 June 2010 / bobbysing /
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