Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Laugh Riot: All The Best

All The Best ( 2009 )

Fardeen Khan - Veer Kapoor
Mughda Godse - Vidya
Ashwini Khalsekar - Mary
Johnny Lever - Tobu
Ajay Devgan - Prem Chopra
Bipasha Basu - Jhanvi
Sanjay Dutt - Dharam Kapoor

Two friends are compelled to swap their spouses to live up a lie for the sake of money.

Gird up your loins for some belly churning laughs from director Rohit Shetty’s comedy film about mistaken identities All The Best.

Veer (Fardeen Khan), a singer by profession, is in greed of extracting extra pocket money from his step-brother Dharam (Sanjay Dutt), a business-honcho from London. In order to make his brother loosen the purse strings, Veer tries to lie about his single status and puts it forth as ‘happily married’ with Vidya (Mugdha Godse), whom he loves.

His friend Prem (Ajay Devgan), a concept car expert, lends a helping hand in this falsely embossed projection.

Prem is happily married to Jhanvi (Bipasha Basu) who takes care of his ancestors’ out-dated ‘Chopra Gymnasium’. Veer and Prem land up in debts as they had opted for a short-cut to earn easy money.

The two get into a bigger soup when Veer's step-brother, Dharam pays a sudden visit to their place. Time does not give a chance and circumstances create such situations that Prem's wife Jhanvi is mistaken for Veer's wife and Veer's girlfriend for Prem's wife.

Soon, Veer and Prem start juggling between prolonging the debt payment to a local don Tobu (Johnny Lever) and pacifying Dharam about the false status. The outcome is a rib-tickling comic situation where Veer and Prem handle the unexpected incoming characters arriving at their place and coping with acquaintances where they boast and cover up with lies.

Say what anyone may but Prem and Veer are two people in desperate need of luck to get out of this quagmire. ‘All The Best’ to them.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Cute Rom-Com

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ( 2009 )

Matthew McConaughey - Connor Mead
Jennifer Garner - Jenny Perotti
Michael Douglas - Uncle Wayne

Connor Mead, a successful fashion photographer and a Lothario keen on casual sex, goes to his younger brother's wedding to convince him not to marry. He arrives at his dead uncle's estate during the rehearsal the night before the wedding; he starts in, taking his brother aside, trashing marriage. Later in the men's room, his uncle, who taught Connor all he knows about women, appears to him, confesses to have been wrong, and tells Connor that three ghosts will visit him that night: the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future. Connor has already set the breakup in motion. Can he learn anything from his life and fix what he's broken?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Watch this instead of Blue

Main Aur Mrs. Khanna ( 2009 )

Kareena Kapoor - Mrs. Raina Khanna
Salman Khan - Mr. Samir Khanna
Mahek Chahal - Tia Roberts
Dino Morea - Sanjay
Sohail Khan - Aakash Khanna
Yash Tonk - Harsh
Bappi Lahiri - Victor
Nauheed Cyrusi - Neena
Preity Zinta - Haseen Jagmagia
Deepika Padukona - Raina

An international airport is an unmatched location for human drama. As planes arrive and take off, so do people carrying their baggage of emotions, tensions and unresolved conflicts.

Our three protagonists - Raina, Samir and Akash - are three such people whose lives entwine at an international airport. Here the three find themselves in transit - at the crossroads of life where each has to make a decision that will change their lives forever... Samir (Salman Khan) has to decide whether he wants to stay in the same city that gave him so much and then took away everything...or fly away to a new city ...a new life ... Raina (Kareena Kapoor) has to decide whether her love and loyalty for her husband, who left her to peruse success is more justified, than her faith and trust in her new found friend... Akash (Sohail Khan) has to decide whether what he feels for a married woman is lust or true love...and whether he's justified in trying to win her at all costs...even at the cost of her marriage...

Three people coming to terms with their conflicting feelings, personal and psychological problems and the overriding emotion - LOVE....set against the hustle and bustle of an international airport...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blue on Diwali

Blue ( 2009 )

Sanjay Dutta - Sagar
Akshay Kumar - Aarav
Lara Dutta - Mona
Katrina Kaif - Nikki
Rahul Dev - Gulshan
Zayed Khan - Sam
Kylie Minogue as herself
Kabir Bedi

Blue is the first Bollywood underwater movie which is full of action, adventure and thriller. The story revolves around a treasure lays buried deep at the bottom of an ocean. There are many people who want to get there by risking life, be it theirs or someone else's.

Sagar and Sam are brothers who are interested in treasure. Along with Mona, Sagar's wife, they travel to the Bahamas in search of a mysterious treasure hidden 200 feet deep within the sea.

Along the way, they meet Aarav who is searching for the same treasure. But they don't know is that Aarav is a devious con-artist who would stop at nothing to get what he wants. The treasure is gurded by sharks, sting rays, and other marine animals. The rest of the story deals with the 4 characters go diving deep withing the sea in search of the treasure.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Colourful Visitor

The Tree in front of our balcony attracts a plethora of birds. Every now and then I manage to capture a pretty picture like the one below.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Interesting Movie on Relationships

The Ugly Truth ( 2009 )

Katherine Heigl - Abby Ritcher
Gerard Butler - Mike Chadway

Abby (played by Katherine Heigl) is the producer of a ratings-challenged morning show in Sacramento. Shes good at her job, but the audience just isnt interested in the anchors or any of the other personalities on the show. Her boss Stuart (Nick Searcy) says that if ratings dont pick up soon, the show will be canceled. After all, they can get more eyeballs on a Geraldo Rivera rerun at a lower overall cost.

Things arent going very well in Abbys personal life either. Being a control freak, she often scares men off in the first few minutes which is exactly what happened when she met Jim (Kevin Connolly) after hooking up on a dating website. Abby had already asked assistant Joy (Bree Turner) to run a thorough background check, so she already knew all there was to know about the guy, making for some awkward moments.

Upon returning home that night, Abby flipped on the TV. Her cat happened to step on the remote control, which brought up a show called The Ugly Truth. Hosted by the crass Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), the show offers dating advice to women, often voiced by Mike in the most crude terms possible. In fact, Abby is so appalled by what she hears in the first few minutes that she calls in to tell Mike hes a cynical jerk, to which he simply replies that she must be on a cold streak because shes ugly. Abby hangs up.

To her horror, she shows up to work the next day to learn that Stuart has hired Mike for a daily 3-minute appearance. Stuart is convinced that this will boost ratings, but Abby is convinced it will be a huge mistake. Mike, unsurprisingly, is a hit, but he and Abby begin arguing almost from the minute that they meet. She confesses that she was the caller from the night before, at which point Mike tells her that hell help her land her dream man Colin (Eric Winter) just to prove that his advice is sound. Abby reluctantly agrees.

The rest of the film then follows these two basic storylines: the main arc of Mike and Abby teaming up to snag Colin, and the subplot of Mike breathing new life into the morning show. This being a romantic comedy, its practically the law that the male and female lead end up together, so obviously Mike and Abby realize that they have feelings for each other right before the credits roll.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Vague Movie by Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds ( 2009 )

Brad Pitt - LT. Aldo Raine
Melanie Laurent - Shosanna
Diane Kruger - Bridget von Hammersmark

In Nazi occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.

During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.