Friday, 29 February 2008
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Rishi Kapoor is convincing as confused and mentally imbalanced Karan, maybe not quite so convincing as all-action hero, but still doing a fair job, and while the fashion isn't always great there is a marked absence of peculiarly patterned jumpers. I am not sure I am buying Sridevi as Sapna the psychiatrist; but that doesn't matter too much after Karan's recovery, as her profession becomes unimportant for the plot. She gets to show of her dancing ability, including one number which involves pink nooses.
I have my problems with Sridevi; but I liked her in this one. The supporting cast is solid, including Suresh Oberoi Gulshan Grover, and Mohnish Behl. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody who hasn't seen any 1990s Bollywood before, it would loose some of its appeal, but it is a fun movie to watch.
It sports stylish opening credits:
real sublte murder attempts:
Bollywood-style interior decoration:
I don't think that is a bird:
This is not the Madman:
Sunday, 10 February 2008
There is also an upright villager, who has so far deflected some of the landlords wrath from the villagers, named Shankar and played by Dharmendra, who has a sister (Karisma Kapoor) who falls in love with the younger of the landlord's sons, Karan. Unfortunate events happen surrounding the schoolmaster, who is contending in the elections, and his sister, which lead to several confrontations between Shankar and the landlord, especially when Shankar tries to get the villagers to stand up for their rights, much fighting and further problems when Karan comes home from college and finds Shankar and his father fighting each other.
Two things stand out in the movie: It has a very strong theme of approving of widow re-marriage, stating repeatedly that it is no sin to be a widow and that it is better for a young widow to re-marry (not exactly subtle, but there you go). The other, less pleasant, is a comedy sub-plot involving Shakti Kapoor in drag wooing Kader Khan. This all culminates in a song which is really one of the songs the world doesn't need, however, I am still going to share it: