Friday, July 13, 2012

Filmy Friday - 3 (the 13th!!)

This week was a little dull in the filmy-land – I watched a couple of movies and all of them turned out to be dull, bleh, boring .. (guess it was the jinx of Friday the 13th!)

First up – Maximum – I forced my husband to watch it with me – boasted of a good story line (Mumbai Police!!) great actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Mohan Agashe and Vinay Pathak (I think Sonu Sood is also good at times) but the actual movie was just a letdown. It started with a good pace but slowed down almost slowed down half way through. There were too many characters and after some time it became tedious for us to remember every name and the story became more complicated – too many cooks spoil the broth. I didn’t get why so many good actors were wasted – why Naseeruddin Shah of all– I mean anybody could have done his role!! Neha Dhupia was wasted in the movie, but I don’t feel bad for that ;)). The story telling concept and picturization I thought was unique – but after some time that kinda bored me too.
Overall, I would ask you to skip this movie.

Ishaqzaade – first up thumbs up to Parineeti Chopra– wat expressive eyes and mischievous smile – wallah wallah! Arjun kapoor is not bad too – but he faltered at dialogue delivery in some scenes. Story is just the plain like old times – set in Bihar and Omkara-esque neighborhood. Boy and girl from Hindu-Muslim religions and power-packed families fall in love and elope - oh people of the Bollywood, can we have enough of such locales and story lines?? I mean how many movies have been made milking the same story line and background!!
I found the supporting actors better than the leads sometimes. Parineeti’s character starts out feisty but loses steam almost 30 mins into the movie – she becomes this rosy-eyed girl madly in love. I didn’t quite get her character – she never seems to stand up for herself!
Anyways, this movie was a let down again, so skip it if you can

I guess I found some sparks in Bollywood from trailers this week.

'Cocktail’s' trailer looks fresh – I like Diana Penty some how and Deepika looks bearable good. Saif is not bad himself.
You can watch the trailer here. The movie’s releasing this week, I am not sure if I want to spend 10$ and watch this movie in theatres or wait for it to come online.

The next trailer is quite different – Boman Irani and Farah Khan(!!) paired as a Parsi couple..hmm, that definitely is interesting. ‘Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi’ looks promising (fingers crossed). Farah Khan, must say looks cute. I don’t want to jinx it – I really hope this movie is something I can watch again and again. 
You can watch the trailer here.

Well, that’s it from me this week. Can’t believe it’s already Friday (the 13th that too!!). 
Well for me, I have 2 bananas getting darker by the day and smelly too! and waiting for me to mix them with the walnut – chocolate chip batter to make my delicious banana-walnut-chocolate chip bread. I have been ignoring the ‘Kele ki Jodi’ aka 2 bananas for some time now, but I guess they are now ready to give up there smelly exterior and become a part of the that will be my task this weekend. 

And just in case you didn't know how the transformation will take place, the recipe is here.

What are your plans for the weekend? Watching any movies, shopping or travel?

Have a great weekend y’all :))))


Mehak said...

Can I share the banana bread.. I just love it!! Made it some montgs ago but did not add chocolate chips.. Now m thinking..WHY???

Anyways I guess cocktail would come out good.. Aaj kal hindi movies achi banti hi nhi.. Sometimes I feel hindi cinemas need some new masala!! War say??


ashy said...

hehe, yes you are most welcome to join me :)
I watched cocktail - and well it was not so good, full review coming up in my post :)
yeah, we surely need more, better and original masala sooon!

Mukta said...

nice review! 'cocktail' is a must watch - a light thoroughly enjoyable movie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you

ashy said...

thanks Mukta! i watched cocktail, and unfortunately im not a big fan of it/ It was slow n predictable in second half


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