Saturday, April 7, 2007

Khosla & Dor - The eveolving phase of hindi movies

Hindi movie industry has matured. It was in its teens till lately. Suddenly it has come of age. There is a stream of movies, which no one would have dared to make a few years back. Be it Omkara, Dor,Khosla ka ghosla, or Pyar ke side effects. These movies are bringing in a thing called variety into the hindi films.

Khosla Ka Ghosla: Feel Good!

Saw this movie on the 4th week of its screening. Heard from a couple of friends that it is a must watch. So there I was, watching a movie with no real stars in it. The first scene gives you a clear indication of how the movie is going to be. Simple, but realistic. All the actors from Anupam Kher to Boman Irani just sink into the characters with ease. You suddenly realize the amazing pool of talent present in the country. Parvin Dabas,Ranvir Shorey & Vinay Pathak(Channel V VJs), navin nischo(From Dekh Bhai Dekh). Even the girl who plays Ranvir’s younger sister. All have done a fantastic job. Amazing script and a brilliant screenplay. Watch out for the walking style of Boman Irani. This guy is just too good. Dibakar Banerjee, the first time director is someone to watch out for. It was great to watch a full length situational comedy movie. You feel really light in your head after you walk out of the movie. And you will be singing the song “Ye duniya ut pattanga” as you come out.

Dor: A beautiful Movie

A beautiful movie: That’s what it is. I have seen the Malayalam version of this movie in bits and parts. But since Nagesh Kukunoor was making it, I was sure that it would be somewhat different. And he didn’t dissapoint me. The Malayalam version was a really depressing one. But Dor in the end turned out to be a high class drama and an inspirational one at that. First up, a round of applause for Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas. The story runs between Gul and Ayesha with shreyas playing a cameo. Shot extensively from the greens of Himachal to the rustiness of Rajasthan, the movie is a visual treat. The only complaint you might have is that it is slow paced except for the scenes that feature shreyas. But again you can expect that from a hard-core drama. Screenplay remains Kukunoor’s strength and the wit he can produce is classy. I was watching a movie alone for the first time and was I glad that it was Dor. The song “Yeh hosla kaise jhuke” is a classic. Great music by Salim sulaiman and an amazing words --

“Raah pe kaante bhikre agar,
Uspe toh phir bhi chalna hi hai
Laakh chupale suraj magar
Raath ko ek din dalna hi hai

Rut ye tal jayegi
Himmat rang layegi
Suhuha phir aayegi”

Comments others had were:

Hiren said...

Nagesh kukunoor has really evolved as a filmmaeker from his hyderbad blues. Though I have read many reviews of both, after reading this, I feel they are a mustwatch.

Vinod R Iyer said...

Hiren : Yes he has evolved big time! Thanks for dropping by my blogspace

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