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April 19, 2014 Saturday     

Words fell short as I start writing about this impressive emotional movie from the actor-director - Aamir Khan & his team. Unarguably the film deserves a standing ovation for its unusual content and for its near perfect execution as a first of its kind attempt in the Indian Cinema. In fact the impact I felt after viewing it was quite similar to that of watching Classics of great Indian film makers like Bimol Roy and Guru Dutt.

Aamir Khan delivers exactly what was being expected from him, an out of the routine, emotional, memorable and enlightening film which is capable of bringing changes in the lives of many families. The film revolves around a boy who is facing difficulties in studies and his teacher who comes in his life as a morning breeze. The story emphasizes completely on the character of the child, his thoughts and is a journey into the imaginative world of his mind. Especially the visual interpretation of what he is thinking is innovatively shot and is a visual treat to watch.
Aamir Khan is a thinking brain with a heart of gold and that he has proved with this debut directorial venture of his. He has the guts of following his heart and coming out with a completely unconventional film like this. However the Writer and Creative Director of the movie, Amol Gupte equally deserves his share of praises too for the commendable effort. The greatest merit of the film is that it is not at all preachy, but it teaches along with providing the required entertainment to the viewers.
The film talks about a condition of a child who is finding tough to compete with his classmates but he never talks about it as a disease or a mental disorder to cure. Aamir focuses on the fact that we got to give proper attention to all kids in a family as everyone has his own areas of abilities. He also pin points on to the parents who always want their children to score high in their studies and just ignore the other aspects of life relating to the alternate interests of a child in art and culture.
Darsheel Safary, the eight year old child has given a stunning performance. And the reason behind this is that he is not just acting, but he seems to be actually the real troubled child and has done his part so well that he even overshadows the subtle and cool performance of Aamir. Another actor to watch out is Tisca Chopra as the mother of the child. She is just perfect and makes you remember the motherly touch in your childhood days. Yet, the most effective scenes of the movie remain the ones having Aamir and the child’s father together. The lyrics of Prasoon Joshi are even above than the melodious score given by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. And they both are more impressive while watching the movie.
In short, it’s the movie which should be watched as a compulsion by all parents along with their children (would be parents too) and also by all the teachers who should essentially feel the responsibility they have towards each & every child they teach. Concluding my review I would like to request the viewers that this is a movie which is meant to be watched without munching the popcorn and indeed deserves a respectful viewing.

Hats off to Aamir Khan - Amol Gupte & Thanks for giving us “Taare Zameen Par”.
The movie is simply above the star rating system……
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21 December 2007 / bobbysing /
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The latest in the inspired comedy series is this laugh riot which is full of stars. The basic plot is inspired from the Hugh Grant movie “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999). Even the hero’s profession is kept same as an art house auctioneer. But then the script takes on indianized plots and tries to make you laugh through comic sequences. No doubt the promotional packaging was superb which surely gave the movie a big initial draw at the cinema houses. But the content is rather not impressive and its like several comedy sequences joined together. The focus of the screenplay keeps shifting from one plot to another.

The biggest disappointment is that it has less of Akshay and the viewer keeps waiting for the scenes with his brilliant timing. There is more of Anil Kapoor & Nana Patekar as two dons. Nana is kind of same with his expected mannerisms but Anil is superb and acts like he is enjoying every minute of his act. He even looks a lot younger than his age. Feroz Khan looks graceful but is loud at some scenes. He has more scenes in the climax of the movie and is also introduced after the interval. The heroines are only there for the glamour quotient of the movie and could not ask for more in this heavy star cast movie.
The first half of the movie has many unwanted sequences which are only inserted to create laughter and have nothing to do with the screenplay. But the film gains momentum in the second half when Vijay Raaz enters as a phony film director. Infact in my opinion this plot of making Nana an actor in a fake film should have been the highlight of the movie, which could create more laughter’s in the cinema. The songs are all inserted as usual and only few are hummable.
The best part of the movie comes towards the climax after Katrina accidently shoots the son of Feroz Khan. The chase and the play with the dead body afterwards is surely hilarious. It is the main highlight of the movie as you get to see some quality comedy scenes and timing in this.
In all the film is not as expected but still will brings audiences to the cinemas due to the superb promotional packaging, immensely popular catchy title song “Welcome” and due to the current hot thing in Bollywood – Akshay Kumar.

Rating : 2 / 5

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20 December 2007 / bobbysing /
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Dus Kahaniyan - Six Director's 10 short stories in one film is the novel part which can be compared with "Darna Mana Hai" kind of movies. The only difference is that here "Its like seeing 10 short films at one go" as they are not related with each other and have no linking scenes. Here I will rate each story for you and that will give you the whole idea of the movie :.

The Best of 10 Stories
1. Puranmaasi (Amrita Singh, Minisha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi)
If this short story does not inspire our film-makers to look into our own literature in Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi for new subjects then no one can inspire us really.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar its based on the short story of Kartar Singh Duggal. The plot is so powerful and shockingly impactful that you will surprise why it was not adopted for a complete movie. The most impressive of the 10 and the unarguably the best part of the movie. You will only remember this at the back of the mind after watching all the 10.

Other Good Stories
2. Strangers in the night
(Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar)
(Good use of surprise element, human touch and sensuality)
3. Zahir (Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza)
(You find it funny as you get to know the real thing though its quite serious)
4. Rice Plate (Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah)
Rohit Roy makes his directorial debut but chooses an inspired theme.
Though he does a fine job but the similarities with the short film
"The Lunch Date" (1989) are really questionable.
Check out : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100076/plotsummary
Below Average Stories
5. Matrimony (Mandira Bedi, Arbaz Khan and Sudhanshu Pandey)
(On Out of marriage Relations told many times)
Its Inspired from 1st Episode of SEASON 6 of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
Titled : Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
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6. High On The Highway (Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh)
(About a drug addict couple..Not impressive)
7. Love Dale (Anupam Kher, Aftab Shivdasani and Neha Oberoi)
(Follows the “Darna Mana Hai” tradition with Ghosts)
8. Sex on the Beach (Dino Morea and Tareena Patel)
(This too follows the “Darna Mana Hai” Ghost thing)
9. Gubbare (Anita Hasnandani, Nana Patekar and Rohit Roy)
(Again on “Darna Mana Hai” lines)
10. Rise and Fall (Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty)
(Gang Fights and Stunts……Just Passable) Also seems to be inspired from the Hong Kong movie
“Gong wu”.
So with only 4 out of 10 watchable stories, it gives only average rating to the movie.
Rating : 2.5 / 5
(Dont miss "Puranmaasi", the story is the pride of our rich literature)
Tags : Dus Kahaniyan, Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Kapoor, White Feather Films, Movie Reviews By Bobby Sing, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Releases
10 December 2007 / bobbysing /
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