Dus...- Movie Review

Hear now here now, everybody put your hands up in the air now……dus bahane karke le gaye dil………..

This is running in your mind when u come out from hall. Damn catchy song. Really ‘hap’. Abhi & Zayed lights up the screen in startup of the movie. Absolutely energetic. Title song includes snaps from movie also. And at the end of the song, four black Black cars stops behind each other [with ‘that’ music’] & stars come out from them one by one. Oh my god ‘am I watching a HINDI movie?’ u will think. Title ‘DUS’ comes only after the song.

Movie starts off pretty well. Description of each character is really interesting. For one second u will think about ‘xxx’ or ‘M:I’ but that for one second only. Movie is so much original. I couldn’t figure out any ‘inspired’ scene or plot.

Plot is like this. Sanjay is the head of ATC [anti terrorist cell]. He has got info about 10th May, that something will cause death for many people. When? How? Where? Why? Whom? He doesn’t know. Certainly ATC has been given notice by Govt. to close Dept. in seven days. [all this happens on 4th May, movie is divided date by date which is good]. So Sanjay has only seven days to save people and also to save his Dept. Abhi, Shilpa, and Zayed works for him. Both boys go to Canada to solve mystery. Sunil Shetty comes here & Esha also. And the ride starts.

Ok, I’m not revealing it all. But ya I must give full marks to Anubhav-The director; that not a single point is there where we feel ‘’yawn, this is another bollywood potboiler’’ Editing is really slick. Though its not smooth as ‘dhoom’ but well done.

Some mysterious characters really make this movie interesting. Ya story gets a very very very little bit slow [0.5%] after interval, but that’s OK. [may be it was done, to free viewers from ride].

Only two songs, yeah, relief. ‘Deedar de’ rocks as well as title song. Vishal Shekhar scores rocking. The theme is really good. Sets are also good.
So is cinematography. Characters are caricatured and casted so perfectly. Everyone is doing their part very well. Pankaj Kapoor steals the show. He is really a treat to watch. Sanjay & Shilpa makes a nice pair. Abhi plays the same of Dhoom. But nice. Zayed, very well. I don’t know but he carrys a sparklight with him. Whenever he comes on screen, there is a spark. Diya is again like ‘parineeta’, just ‘there’. Sunil looks lost, so is Raima. Esha Deol looks very suitable for role she plays. Actually no one has more to play. But Pankaj Kapoor wins the race.

I was quite unhappy with climax. Wht I thought wasn’t there. I thought about chilling thrilling climax. But this was little bit up the OK. All in all a must watch movie if u r a film buff. Iwill give it 3.75 stars.


One word or phrase for the film: ‘Dus bahane karke…’

Unheard, Lost & Forgotten

There are so many songs, you listen,..and stop for a second. You just Think about it. Find it intresting, love it. But can't get which movie/artist this song is from. Those - Unheard, Lost and Forotten tracks.

Take this for example, Have u heard ‘Kitni Akeli’ by singer ‘Chandna Dixit’? No…..there u r…It was quite an interesting song by a lady. Nice beats & a nice B/W video. But it got lost in era of damn remixes.

Alisha Chinoy was too famous for her ‘made in India’ but wht about ‘Tu jo mila’??? It’s a really well shot song. All things white and white. Lyrics are also good.

Latest example for such cases, voices that gone lost in time. Girls including Hema Sardesai, Jaspinder Narula, Madhushree, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Gayatri Iyer, Vasundhara Das and on & on this list goes. OK this is quite feminine list.

About men, I must say Kay Kay has lost his way nowadays. Other were Parwez [just one song I know ‘dare-e-dil’] was quitegood. And how can one forget Abbey – e sanam mere pyar mein tere. Shaan has also lost way [serial-sa re ga ma – yuck]….Shankar Mahadevan….a full time musician now…Palash Sen…where is he???…Silk Route?????… Srinivas…don’t know??? He sang that love ballad for Dil Chahta Hai….’kaisi hai yeh rut’…he sang some portions in Lagaan…. and got lost…where are u all?????!!!!!!!!!

Can anyone tell me who was the girl singing ‘chandni raatein??’ so haunting voice I just loved it at first hear…………….it took me 5 minutes to remember the song of Mehnaz………..’eye dilruba..tere dil mein basi hun main’. No one can forget the song “oochi neechi hai dagariya’….by Anaida. But if asked about ‘kaachi kali’ ‘malu malu’ ‘piya bina’ and ppl will reply “huh”?? Anaida was really an eyecandy.. wow body slimmest “kamar”. Man,,,,,,what days that were……

Hema Sardesai has a great voice , a high pitch. But bollywood couldn’t accept such a nice voice for stereotyped sweet songs. So is with Jaspinder Narula.. Now have u heard ‘haan maine chhokar dekha hai’..? from movie Black…[now don’t tell me that it don’t have any song, it has OST]….when you wake up from a dream after the song, u will realize that this was Gayatri Iyer…and I just cant forget voice of Vasundhra Das ….Meri jaan was really a nice attempt… also ‘shakalaka baby’ ‘ rabba rabba’ and some more songs she ROCKS…… she’s so energetic……… best of her was ‘o rey chhori’ from Lagaan.

Talking abt sonundtracks…my latest favourite is BLACK………..wht an album.. really a journey in music. Other fav. Is Lakshya…[as always Shankar Ehsaan Loy do – fantastic] Hear DCH…just hear it…don’t watch movie …each time I hear such well composed music I find some new chord of music in it.

But have u heard OST of musical Bombay Dreams? No not just ‘shakalaka baby’ but whole album is great. Especially ‘journey home’ ‘I could live here’ ‘bombay awakes’ and many more. AR Rehman has a god gifted voice. He takes us on journey of music in this album.
Now Devdas…………wht can I say??? Aree……..o deva……..

Each scene has its different music, a different raga…a different mood…a different mood…A mild raga sung by ‘Parthiv Gohil’ at various places is tremendous. My most fav. Is the title music, also music when Madhuri enters the screen, in other scene she puts her hair in water… when SRK sees Ash for the first time……………..and so on…………………..i can’t get enough ………….

Oh god….this is getting a bit longer…..anyways…….do tell me about YOUR favorites…… do leave your comments [otherwise I will stop writing]….

Listen & let listen music.


Finally Saif Ali Khan got admiration as an Actor….He has won a National Award for Best Actor category for movie Hum Tum, Quite surprising but I m quite satisfied. I have a soft corner for him. He always gets improved movie by movie. He did a splendid job in DCH. But Filmfare gave him just Best Actor in a comic role. Same was with Hum Tum, they have given him the same award. In Kal ho na ho he was Best Supporting Actor.

And now look here, he has defeated even SRK of Swades in Best Actor category, three cheers for him.

Also the committee has done daring job by giving Page 3 – three awards and a ‘swarna kamal’

Other National awards were

Best Actress – Tharaa for the kannada film ‘Hasina’

Best Director – Budhadev Dasgupta for Bengali ‘Swapner Din’

Best Movie – Page 3 by Madhur Bhandarkar

Best Hindi Movie – Raincoat by Rituparno Ghosh

Best movie for Nation Integration – Bose – the forgotten hero by Shyam Benegal

Best Movie in Popular Category – Veer Zaara & a tamil ‘Autograph’

Best Screenplay & Editing – Both for ‘Page 3’

Best Male Singer – Udit Narayan for ‘Yeh tara voh tara’

Best Female Singer – Chithra for ‘Autograph’


welcome to my blog..get some latest info and also get to know whts

happening in my life......my passion...music & movies...............

Bobby bedi [producer of saathiya, bandit queen, mangal pandey etc.] is gonna make a movie based on greatest epic “Mahabharata”....

Sounds interesting, more is here, its gonna be starred by .....SRK ...&...Aamir ....wht do u think? Will they get 2gather?
Also interesting is bobby is gonna approach special effect team of “lord of the rings” to add those flying arrows……….

SRK & Aamir will play karan-arjun most probably.. but once aamir told in a conversation that I am willing to play role of Karan, its my dream role, but I cant play cause karan was a highted man and I m too short for that… ………….. there u r aamir, a.k.a. arjun………
Now who is draupadi???? Reigning queen of bollywood……. Rani who else………..[ I think mallika would be better choice to get more footage(say,,cleavage) in that “vastraharan” scene]

All this cast is finalized but not official…. lets hope we will see some action very soon…

By the time, u can place your dream cast in comments…tell me who will become yudi, dhrutarashra [amitabh???!!!!not at all he is bhishma], kunti [I think neena gupta], nakul & sahdev [shahid & ritesh], Bhima [ofcourse sunny], duryodhana [may be gulshan gro.] also I think abhishek is suitable for karan.
Who is shikhandi????? A lady like man……..yes u r right,,,,,,its our very own Karan Johar or say K.Jo.
Who is Krishna????[arjun rampal????!!!!] gandhari [amisha patel…………hahahahaha]

Keep guessing………………list is soooooooooo long………..**

Parineeta vs. Paheli



This is a little late for a blog, but I was in effect of the movie for so long time that I just couldn’t write one.
It is not just a movie, its like a novel laminated in a ancient, precious frame. Its like a damn good antique piece which one should preserve in each museum or each heart.
Here is a most suitable starcast I’ve ever seen on celluloid, for an adaptation of a classic.
Sanjay plays Girish, a man who has seen ups & downs in life and now a successful person, this is also true with sanju, who is after such ups and downs, in this place. Vidya Balan, [LOLITA] wht to say, is pure beautiful INDIAN woman, whom everyone wants to have as wife, full with Indian culture and beauty. A face, no one can tell wht’s running behind that pretty face. Above all, Saif Ali Khan [SHEKHAR], A rich brat, doing whatever in life and quite confused person.

Movie starts of with a commentary by AB abt kolkota in 1963, and full marks to Binod Pradhan, for recreating the magic of old Kolkota, Also a shaadi song, which is quite OK [It doesn’t hurt your ears atleast]. And there he is, Saif in his tense look, story seems quite mysterious, Vidya is here now, behaving like a woman obsessed with sex, audience gets confused. Which is good actually, creating a mystery. Also title of the movie come then, when Vidya enters the screen, which is quite abnormal and seems great. If you haven’t read Original classic by Saratchandra, Don’t read it until u watch this flick.

Then a song by Saif – Sonu,[soona man ka aangan] a really nice song and also a nice way to flashback the story. Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals are amazing. Story of two kids who grow up 2gether and don’t know whether they are in love. It seems like Devdas, but totally different. You are not bored though. Vidya looks stunning. Also full marks to Saif for playing, wht he is. Music is a gem on the crown. Vidhu has selected totally suitable persons to make this epic. Pradeep and Shantanu Moitra both are pure Bengali, [sorry if I mistaken name of musician]. Saif plays a musician, and know wht he also sings a song, a portion before Piyu bole, and is a nice singer.
Picturization is always good Of Pradeep, Piyu bole is really exiquitely shot song. A really sweet love ballad. Now I am being repeatative but Vidya looks STUNNING.

Now I am not going to tell u whole story. But then Sanju comes, with a good scene in dark night. VIDYA LOOKS STUNNING in light of a candle.
Then comes an ITEM NUMBER. Rekha looks hot and can give any Isha, mallika and Rakhi sawants , a run for their money. Its just like Moulin Rouge. [Actually name of that bar was also the same]. But still it doesn’t feel awkward, to have a item number in a classic movie. I was really worried about that but I m happy Pradeep has managed it.
Now here comes smooch scene, between saif & vidya, one will think is this necessary? But looking back in that era of kolkota, it is.
Till 70’s, that scene of the novel was on mind of Bengali people. In youth, if someone can make it to kiss his lover, he explaine in his group, like “yes, I ‘ve done Parineeta”. Also the scene is really controlled and though sexy. Again, VIDYA LOOKS STUNNING. In background, song “hui main parineeta” is playing in also background of “shaadi mantras”. Really well crafted smooch scene bollywood has ever seen.

Story goes on and on, some misunderstandings happen, one scene is reminiscent of Devdas, but the same is with Saratchandra, who always portrays gap between two classes of societies.

Then here comes a real treat, Yeh hawaein, a song , a treat, an eyecandy, a ………… I cant explain feelings after seeing a Coal engine, running its way to Darjeeling[ in movie]. Pradeep has taken extreme care that - at morning when train is boarding sunlight comes from either side of station and when it comes back sunlight is coming from other side of station.
Hey, I’ve forgotten to say about Dia & Raima, amongst whom Dia is totally negligible. And Raima looks good acts good that’s it.

Story goes on & on & on,, but audience is not getting bored. At one or two portions a phrase from song “raat humari to” is used, which is like “ratiya…….kali kali andhiyaari…” The best piece of music, totally bengoli, which is there in 2 dark scenes. Mind blowing. All actors acts like they are in race to give their best performance ever. VIDYA LOOKS STUNNING, ACTS STUNNING. In first movie she’s all over STUNNING. Saif is really controlled. Vidhu was right, he didn’t expected he is suitable and shocked that his was wrong thinking, me too. I was quite speechless after watching his ACT. He is not improving but he is IMPROVED.

Sets are really sleek. Whole treatment is totally light. Pradeep Sarakar hasn’t gone to the way of Sanjay B. All things are really carefully selected not so LOUD. Even you will here a “saridon” ad in the movie, which was actually there in sixties. A Dairy milk with packing of 60’s. Pradeep took extreme care not to leave anything unusual. Full marks to music score, allover. Background and as well as main score. Camerawork, art direction, choreography all departments are brilliant. Even people who loved murder and sheesha kind of movies, also loving this. That’s the PLUS point of movie.

After you leave the hall, this is the movie, which will rule your mind. A forever classic. I can go on & on & on about this…………but something is forcing me to stop.



One should learn how to publicize a movie, which is not for mass, but they are going to see it. This is also an adaptation of a story from Rajasthan. A fairy tale romance, which u have heard when u were child. But can’t compare to Parineeta.

I m not going to write about this any more like earlier movie, cause I have little time. But ya movie starts of very slowly, a really colorful song. Nice special effects sprinkled. Sands of rajasthan looks nice. Rani looks beauty. Anupam kher acts well as a marwadi father. SRK is doing smthg unusual but he is doing very nicely. But something lacks in the movie is GRIP. Amol palekar’s grip on screenplay is poor. Cinematography is rocking. Whole movie is so much colorful and live but as movie goes towards end, colors make me getting bored. Nasruddin & Ratna Pathak plays puppets as story teller. They are quite good.

Songs are quite earthy. Folk and mix sounds are there. Dheere jalna and Khali hai, are cream of crop. Choreography in “Laaga re jal lagaa” is par excellence. Rajasthani dance is mind blowing. But at the same time it is the most “not required” song. “phir raat kati” is the worst. Amitabh is wasted in one ham scene. Aditi Gowitrikar is the same. Juhi and Sunil shetty are there just because of friendship with SRK. Theirs is quite “not required” kind of role. Movie is so much stretched after intermission. 2 songs let people roam out of hall.

Plus point is , a really art film kind of subject is very well presented in commercial format. Three cheers for that. But advice to SRK is STICK TO BOLLYWOOD kind of movies. Stick to Karan johars and Chopras. That s your best place. See “swades”. SRK leave all that crap to others. Just do, wht u believe into. Rani is better as always. There is nothing like “paheli” in this movie, it is already solved in first two or three scenes.

All in all, it’s a movie one MUST watch, but when u r out of hall, u will feel that “ya I have seen a movie”. Nothing else.

ONE PHRASE for the movie: Colorful yet boring.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Slow steady and sleek [Parineeta] wins the race.