Thursday, February 26, 2009

Delhi - 6


Expectations were very high... of course they would be. After all the last movie by the director was RANG DE BASANTI which went on to become a cult film! That is definitely an incredible feat to follow. But I guess whoever watched Delhi 6 will definitely say that they were left a tad disappointed. It was a fine movie don't get me wrong on that but somewhere down the line you almost feel cheated while watching the movie coz you go to the theatre expecting an entertainment sort of movie. After all the promo song was Masakali which was full of energy & almost makes it look like a fun movie to watch.


I wish the same energy was translated to the entire movie. But it was a rather slow movie except for maybe the last 15 minutes or so. More than an entertainer it was sort of a movie with a moral. Not surprising coming from a director whose previous movie was on similar lines. Rakyesh Mehra's movie's focus on the youth. He believes that the youth of our nation can change the corrupt system of our country. And he goes to great lengths to show that in his movies and this one was no different. I thought Abhisheks performance was amazing. He makes you believe in his character. He brings a certain coolness to his character. The biggest disappointment for me was Sonam Kapoor. Not her performance, it was superb but the length of her role. She was just used to get the audience into the theatres with the promo song. You yearn for more of her in the movie because the screen lights up everytime she appears.



All in all it was an ok sort of movie which you can't watch more than once for sure. If the story line was a bit pacy or some more humor was added along the with the drama then it would've been better. I would give it 3 stars.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Girls shouldn’t be visiting pubs, couples shouldn’t be holding hands, Hindu girls shouldn’t speak to Muslim guys, a guy & girl seen somewhere together should either be married or be siblings…….This is what the world has come to or rather what Mangalore has come to since its our world. We are supposed to be FREE people. We read it in our high school textbooks don’t we? “ India is one of the largest democracies in the world” We spend so much time studying all those things about democracy & being able to do whatever we want unlike a China , to grow up & be beaten up for trying to live what we studied back then!

Its come to a stage where people are genuinely scared! Forget going out with your girlfriend, now the youngsters fear even going out in a group inclusive of guys & girls…. The question we seem to be asking everytime is “do you think the beach is safe” , “is it ok to go to the mall”…..I mean A BEACH for Gods sake! What can be a more open place than a beach?

Today there is talk that the attacks on the girls at the pub was coz they weren’t following the “Indian culture” ….huh? Beating up women is “Indian culture” Oh yeah I guess it is just like those sari clad women at home who get beaten up by their drunk husbands for religiously following the “Indian culture”....Valentines day is just round the corner & we are scared that somethings might go wrong that day....ARE WE FREE???