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It had been very long time since i last watched a Bollywood movie. Last week while i was wandering around searching about new releases, i came across “Dangerous Ishq”. I consulted a few Hindustani friends and got negative feedback, which encouraged me to watch the movie surely due that  my taste and tastes of my friends are totally unmatching. And i did not regret my choice/decision, which was a bit risky indeed.

I had no idea/info about the leading actor of the movie, whose name is Rajneesh Duggal. He was not bad at all in all those different outlooks in the movie. And as for the Karisma Kapoor, it felt good to see her back on screens. Comparing to her old movies (very few of them i saw), she still has a good-looking and is surely talented.

Regarding the topic, my mouth is zipped yet only clue is “reincarnation”. Add some love story and enmity to it, which equals to a high level bollywood in calculation :)) Seriously speaking, i can say it was neither good nor bad, but an average time pass. So in total it can be ranked as 7/10.

Songs were good and soothing. You can find my favorite one below. Hope you like it as well.

Cheers,

Choti

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A few months back, i was cherished with the news that a movie named “Raavan” by Bachchans was soon to be released. I turned into an impatient soul again, which was the case for all the long-waited movies or books. However, soon, due to unexpected developments in life and the yield of the cyclical daily life, i had totally forgotton about it!

Yet recently, when i came to know that “Raavan” was already released, i immediately got the movie and was seated comfortably with lots of hope and expectations both with the cast and the movie itself. But in the end certain expectations of mine had been replaced by some disappoinments…

The story was simple on the surface, which was based on the concept of ‘revenge’. However, when we digged deeper, there were also love (indispensable item of bollywood), enmity, loyalty, human relations in general and the balance between the good and the bad sides treated in detail and embroidered with songs and dance scenes (sine quo non)!

Concerning cast, i was introduced to Vikram for the first time in this movie and at first glance he got my appreciation by his acting. As for Abhishek, he was damn good in pretending a mad, wild and revengeful man. He was really impressive and scaring as well while looking wild, talking wild, behaving wild and dancing wild! However, his dearest wife, Aishwarya Rai, unfortunately disappointed me to a large extent. She seemed pretty intalented and as if reluctant to act. I have always been a big fan of her regarding her porcelain-like clear face, innocent deep looks, butterfly-like dancing skills yet in this movie i did not observe any of them. It is normal that she can look old by appearance, still she should not reflect that her acting spirit is also getting older. Remembering her previous movies such as Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal or Jodhaa Akbar, this time i really missed her energetic and synergic moves. I hope next time she can get rid of her dull condition!

When we evaluate the movie as a whole, it is catchy by story, fluent by process, impressive especially by gentlemen’s acting hence worth watching…

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Lonnngggg time ago there was a girl called Choti who was blogging about anything that makes sense or non-sense to her, she was also quite fond of watching Bollywood movies and talking about them yet she gave a lonnngggg break suddenly both to watching the movies and blogging about them; as far as i heard she had good reasons for this silent time of hers. Some said she seeked multifariousness and finally got it while others were claiming that she was on an unknown mission (even she did not know what the mission was).  Not the reason but the result counts for us, and the result is that she is back to screen 😛 Let’s have a look what she found lately!

Karthik Calling Karthik:

Main Cast: Farhan Akhtar (as Karthik) and Deepika Padukone (as Shonali Mukherjee).

Short Summary (without spoiler): In the first half it talks about how Karthik (an introvert, miserable, cowed, clumsy person) turns out to be a smart, charming, extrovert, talented and successful one via phone calls he gets regularly everyday at 5 am from a mysterious person who claims to be Karthik himself. In the second half the person behind these unknown calls is revealed in quite a surprising way. And the relation between Karthik and Shonali finally gets the shape of love.

Soundtrack:

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 Uff Teri Adaa Alyssa Mendonsa & Shankar Mahadevan 5:06
2 Hey Ya! Clinton Cerejo, Shankar Mahadevan 4:17
3 Jaane Ye Kya Hua KK 4:10
4 Kaisi Hai Yeh Udaasi Kailash Kher & Sukanya Purayastha 6:07
5 Karthik Calling Karthik Suraj Jaggan, Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa Monteiro 3:11
6 Karthik 2.0 MIDIval Punditz, Karsh Kale 4:15
7 Uff Teri Adaa (Remix) Alyssa Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan & Loy Mendonsa 4:06
8 Hey Ya! (Remix) Clinton Cerejo, Shankar Mahadevan 5:17
9 Karthik Calling Karthik Theme Remix MIDIval Punditz, Karsh Kale 3:11

(Soundtrack List from Wikipedia)

How Do I Like It : The first half was quite dull, dragging the audience to the borders of impatience. In the second half, it just gets a little speed yet without blowing any wind. The only remarkable point is when the mysteries are found out.

Rate: 2.5/5

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I am lucky that i was able to see this long-waited movie in such a short time after it met with the wide screens. As i always repeated, Turkey is a country where bollywood cinema has no place for the time being, yet there are some struggles (as far as i observed on some groups on FB) to bring Bollywood into Turkey. For now net is our one and only source it seems or if we are luckier we can find some DVDs of some hindi movies produced by American corporations.

Too much for an intro?! Let’s talk about the movie. What is there to love “My Name is Khan”?

  1. Leading cast comprises of SRK and Kajol as a couple after years , and that is already charming on itself.
  2. It is a newly released SRK movie after a long break (no he didn’t give any break but it was too long for me to wait).
  3. It has such a variety sheltering under its roof such as Hindi-Muslim clash, the attitude of USA towards Desi people, a general outlook about the patients of Asperger’s syndrome and a love story (as sine qua non).

These are the main points simply to catch the attention of the audience, but if it was just a plain love story occuring between SRK and Kajol, i would absolutely be watching it with the same level of hunger 🙂

While i was talking about (may be exaggerating) the movie with all its good sides at one hand, there were some other people at the other hand who disliked it, even finding some part of it quite boring. Let me say i never felt bored at any scene/part, i watched the whole movie without a break questioning in my mind what was next. But of course this can’t be an objective statement, can it? Better way is, watch the movie yourself and make your own judgement.

In short, i loved the whole package (including the cast, plot, and the soundtrack). So my rate is 10/5 😀

Love,

Choti

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With the start of  a new year, i decided to make some changes in the stream of the movies i watch weekly and aimed to give more chance to Turkish movies; hence i spared the first days of 2010 for “Aşk Tutulması” and “O da Beni Seviyor“.

Aşk Tutulması (Infatuation) is a love story as proved by the title. We are told about a relation which is initiated by coincidences yet sealed by the real love in the end.

It does not include any special feature or a remarkable scenario.

I didn’t feel bored during my watch still it was a chick flick movie that should be seen only when you have nothing better to do, so getting a 2/5 😀

O da Beni Seviyor (He Loves Me Too) is not a barely love story although it sounds so. It is more about human relations (bonds within a family, among relatives, friends, and between lovers). The movie was shot in Malatya (one of the cities in Turkey) so providing really nice views. It was a realistic movie as if reflecting a piece of every day life also representing some inner lives in a transparent way. I can say this one was better in terms of topic-line, cast, acting skills, etc so getting 3.5/5 🙂

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Long break i gave i believe and yet i didn’t manage to see many movies or read many books in the meantime; still i watched four movies which are all from 2009 and both from Bollywood and Hollywood…

First one is “Blue” by Akshay Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan. It was about some kind of so-called complicated plans and projects about some money buried under water and some theories and tricks to get this money and put it on the right hands. Considering this simple tagline, although the movie should be a breath-taking adventure both under and on water, it was just a waste of time and nothing. There were surely some eye-candies such as Katrina, Lara and even Kylie Minogue as a guest appearence, even these were not enough to bring some life to it. So my rate is 1/5. And this 1 point goes to “Chiggy Wiggy” song sung by Kylie Minogue herself.

The second movie from Bollywood is “Tum Mile” by Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan. As it is suggested by the title, it is a love story…about a bond between two people, which is challenging yet indispensible. This movie was relatively better as both subject and cast. The soundtrack was also remarkable, my favourite being “Dil Ibaadat” and “Tu Hi Haqeeqat” hence getting a 4/5 from me.

Third one is 2012 from Hollywood for which i had waited to see impatiently for a long time. I can shortly say it was not a perfect and rational action movie yet it was quite strong both on topic-line and acting skills. It was a nice time-pass with some scenes to be watched without even blinking and without getting bored as a whole, so getting 5/5 from me.

And the last movie of this post is 500 Days of Summer, which is quite a different one as a format. It was in a direct story-telling format rather than a routine movie continuence, hence there were lots of flashbacks and  flashforwards which was making the movie more interesting. It was both a love and a separation story including deep psychological analyses, getting 4/5 from me.

That is all for today. I may lost again for some time considering the new year celebrations. So let me use this opportunity to wish all of you a joyous christmas and a happy new year 🙂

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Wanted1Another Sunday…showing the slight face of winter…slowly….shy yet impatient…hesitant yet brave…so sending the raindrops just before the water gets frozen and turns into solid cold….

Another movie to accompany me on this low yet peaceful day…”Wanted”. It has been weeks since i had seen a new Hindi movie so today decided to see one of the new releases of this year and picked up “Wanted” ,although i had always hated Salman Khan till now, because it was the only one with subtitles…

Till the movie begins i had no idea who is the heroine to dance with the item songs and soon i came to know it was Ayesha Takia whom i did not consider talented as well as she always seemed a little buxom so incapable of running on the golden sands or dancing on a cliff. However this movie turned my standards and prejudices all upside down!!!

Salman, whom i considered till now as ugly and irritating with a pile of useless muscles with his over confidence and so-called cool guy postures, proved in this movie to be really fit, funny in a witty sense, cute and smart under the scope of a role composed of some Terminator, Rambo or Rocky type fighter. I should confess this is his first movie from which i got impressed in real sense from both the comedy scenes and action scenes. And the most attractive side of his was “not interested in love” attitude although he was carrying a deep love in his deep heart 🙂

As for the Ayesha, i believe she must really have lost some weight because she was looking extremely fit and beautiful. And again unbelievably she was dancing quite well and acting quite cute. I don’t know how to apologize from both 😛

The movie was an action movie on the surface but some witty jokes, word games, mimics, and some specific scenes were also categorizing it as a comedy which i can truly say made me laugh at many times. The the songs were high-quality with hyper rhythm and melodious lyrics, my favourite being “Love Me Love Me” 🙂

I don’t wana disclose much spoiler regarding the topic line hence let me summarize the subject very shortly. A fearless man working with gansters only for money and nothing else. He is the one unbeatable person, an undefeatable terminator within the whole underworld. He seems to be a bad chap by behavior but an unknown mystery inside, and that is why the girl who falls in love with him cannot decide whether to keep loving him or to forget him. Beside this indefinable love story continuing on one side, there are these big murders of gangs and police forces on the other side to lead a big surprise in the end (which you will find out on seeing the movie) and our hero takes the best place on the center.

All in all i enjoyed quite much the cast, the story, and the songs hence it gets a 5/5 from me 🙂

P.S. Salman-ji and Ayesha-ji, please mujhe maaf kar do for not discovering you long before in many ways 😛

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