Saturday, August 9, 2008

Singh is Kinng - a copy of a copy!

Yes, The story and scenes are shameless copy of 1989 Jackie chan writed, acted and directed movie named "Miracles", which was also a variation of Frank Capra’s "A pocketful of Miracles".

Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra’s "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. Jackie becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. Jackie and a singer at the gang’s nightclub try to do a good deed for the old rose-seller when her daughter comes to visit, all this while battling a rival gang. And this is a story of Singh is Kinng.

Enough about the "inspiration" part. Let’s talk about the movie, once you overlook this so called inspiration [or shameless copy], the movie is not that bad, it’s actually a good timepass.

Akshay Kumar [Happy] is a bachalor who lives in a same village Dharmendra is from [in reality], Happy always tries to help everybody but ending up creating chaos in people’s lives, so the villagers [Om puri, Guggi and Khayali] draws a plan where they send Happy to bring back Don called "King" who is originally from their village to visit King’s sick parents who are still staying in the village. So Akshay and Om puri setout to bring back King from Australia and accidently board a flight to Egypt where he meets Katrina before flying back to Australia. From here on the movie follows the exact same line as the Jackie Chan movie.

Here the gang boss is "King", the rose lady is played by Kirron Kher, the dauther and his fiance is played by Katrina Kaif [otherwise how Akshay will meet his heroine Katrina] and Ranbir. There is also Jaaved Jaafri as King’s partially blind and deaf brother, who is really funny and also Neha Dhupia, such a waste of great actress and hot body :-). There are still really funny moments in the movie though. Direction wise Anees Bazmee is becoming a new Priyadarshan..

The punjabi words sometimes are not understandable [ofcourse as I am not punjabi], but still the whole punjabi accent and the loudness is really cute and funny.

The music is nice but couple of songs were so loud, specially bass that the theatre speakers were destorting. The end song sung by Snoop Dogg was good.

Katrina and Akshay looked nice as always, Ompuri was doing justice to his role, Neha Dhupia was a wasting her talent in a no good role, other casts were just fillers.

Overall one time watch, and may be it will get repeat audience as it’s classed as a comedy with good music and you are not getting bored while watching the movie.

Friday, August 1, 2008

WALL-E - The best animation movie of the year so far...

The first time I saw the trailor of WALL-E, I just fell in love with the character WALL-E. The movie proved much better than the trailer.

The overview of the story is: The earth is so polluted that human race has abandoned earth and moved to somewhere in the space and they are living in a luxury spaceship like modern day luxury cruise ships, with lots of entertainment and nothing to do for humans as all the work is done by robots.

While selfish mankind is relaxing on the luxury cruise space sheep for last 700 years, on earth there in one guy [robot] working and cleaning out mess created by human race, his name is WALL-E [Waste Allocation Load Lifter - E

arth-Class]. For 700 years WALL-E and his kind is doing one job and one job only, collect all the waste from surrounding areas, compact it [in a crusher in his tummy] and arrange it in piles. While doing this WALL-E also found some items which interests him and he keeps them in his garage like home, also WALL-E has a friend, a live one!! a small cockroach!! who follows WALL-E wherever he goes. The chemestry[!] between WALL-E and the cockroach is really great, without saying a word they communicate lot of affection for each other. Also, WALL-E has a favourite hobby!! watching songs from the movie Hello Dolly!! specially the scene where the man and woman hold their hands... [how sweet!!].

But one day, his life is changed, A spaceship lands near his area and there he sees the most beautiful but most modern female robot he has ever seen!! EVE [I swear I hear EVA in the movie...].. And our cute little hero falls in love with EVE at first sight... but EVE has other plans!! What? Where did she came from? Will she falls in love with WALL-E? What will WALL-E do to win EVE’s heart? Kyaa yeh Low Tech aur High Tech ka milan ho paayega? Kyaa yeh high tech Samaaj, hamare Low Tech WALL-E ko apana pyaar haasil karne dega?? Jaanane ke liye dekhe... Shaitani chudel ka badla.. ;-) just joking... Go and Watch WALL-E! you will not going to regret it... I promise, if you don’t like it. I will give you your money back!

More ABout the movie:

Pixar has done it again.. After the cutest sea fish Nemo, they have created even cuter and loveable character called WALL-E. A robot but by no means heartless... WALL-E has a heart of a greatest lover like Raanza or Romeo and determination like Sachin Tendulkar to win EVE’s heart.

The way Pixar has created the robot and the way they have shown his daily routine without any dialog [there are few dialogs like the words WALL-E and EVE are there, which sounds so heavenly.. that you yourself will repeat WALL-E and EVE [in WALL-E’s voice] long after you watched the movie..] the first half or the sequences in Earth are the best part of the movie, without any dialog the characters are communicating so much of warmth, humour and love that you will just not notice that you are watching a cartoon movie, and the characters are not talking to eachother!

The Second half is more like your regular adventure movie with fight scenes and escapes etc, which is also very much fun.. but nothing can beat the first half.

All and all, amazing movie with heart and soul and power to melt your heart. Go and Watch it, I know you will love it!