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Movie Review: Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani – A laugh riot!! — November 7, 2009

Movie Review: Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani – A laugh riot!!

Raj Kumar Santoshi has striked once more!!

The movie is all about the president of Happy Club, called Prem, played by Ranbir Kapoor. He is a happy-go-lucky chap whose prime motive is to make people happy!! The movie is about the love story of Prem and Jenny, an orphaned girl played by Katrina Kaif

Strenghts

  • The best part about the movie are its comedy scenes. After a long time, we have a movie that can boast of fresh and clean comedy!! It was missing from the Bollywood scene for a while! 
  • Excellent performances by Ranbir Kapoor and the rest of the cast. Ranbir is a revelation, If he played the role of a sensitive, useless guy in Wake up Sid with ease, he cruises through this one with perfect elan! His comic timing is so good, he can match up to some veteran comedians with surprising ease!!
  • Excellent music by Pritam. The songs are fresh and catch up with the audience. I remember people clapping in some songs 🙂 
  • Brilliant choreography. I specially loved the rocking steps of Prem ki Naiyya by Ahmed Khan
  • Crackling direction! Rajkumar Santoshi is a pro at comedy. He shud make more of these 🙂

Weakness

  • Comedy scenes are interspersed by emotional scenes, which can get too much to handle after a while… Slowly you realise that you are laughing on the emotional scenes as well!! 😛

The last time I laughed so much in a movie was during Andaz Apna Apna, Hera Pheri or Chupke Chupke. I laughed so so hard, my stomach ached by the time the movie got over!! 😆

I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good laugh 🙂 🙂

Happy laughing 🙂 🙂 🙂

Movie Review: Singh is Kinng – Poor script! — August 12, 2008

Movie Review: Singh is Kinng – Poor script!

Akshay Kumar is fast turning into a very dependable actor. With his excellent timing and great screen presence, he is one of the most sought after actors in the film industry today! With Singh is Kinng, we expected the actor to deliver another knowckout performance, but alas, even someone like akshay needs a great script to back him up!!!

The first half of the movie was good, it managed to make you laugh which was the purpose primarily. Too many twists and turns towards the end make the movie seem dragging, and the track of Singh is Kinng which plays repetitively in the second half makes you go dizzy!!!

Performances
Akshay is top class. However, (I still do not understand what he was doing wearing a turban, sporting a beard and wearing a capri everywhere (refer to the pic above) with his legs shaved??? ) Well… that does make him look… well… less of Akshay! Om Puri is another actor class apart. Both actors have a great sense of timing and deliver their scenes with perfection. Kirron Kher is wasted. She has practically no role. Her angle in the movie was unnecessary! Katrina Kaif does what she does best – look good. She is not expected to do anything more than that and she does not! Ranvir sheorey’s character is a good diversion from what he usually does. He seems to be at ease in this portrayal. Javed Jaffrey is ok.

Music
Music by Pritam is below average. The title song gets on your nerves after a while. Bad attempt over all.

A little better editing could have saved the movie a great deal. Towards the end it becomes intolerable. That part could have been avoided by cutting it short by a good half an hour!

An avoidable movie. Watch it for Akshay and too only the first half!