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Apne (2007)

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An ex-boxer whose career in the ring was cut tragically short trains his son in hopes that the boy will fulfill his abbreviated legacy in this sports drama from director Anil Sharma. Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) was once a formidable force in the ring, but a financial crunch forced the fighter to sacrifice his dream in the name of family. While Baldev's son Angad (Sunny Deol) seemed poised to achieve the feats only dreamt of by his father, his career too is unexpectedly cut short. When an aspiring pugilist looking to make a name for himself on a popular boxing show requests that Baldev train him for the big event, it begins to appear as if Baldev has gotten a second chance at stardom. Baldev's dreams are hopelessly dashed, however, when the young fighter ditches him for a more experienced coach just before the show goes to air. Though Baldev's other son Karan (Bobby Deol) is on the verge of a successful music career, family comes first for the devoted boy and he agrees to take up boxing instead. But even after Karan has achieved world fame in the ring, the question of whether his embittered father and brooding brother can truly let go of the past leaves all involved facing an uncertain future.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Neeraj Pathak
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2007
Runtime:
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Cast

Dharmendra
as Baldev Choudhary
Sunny Deol
as Angad Choudhary
Bobby Deol
as Karan Choudhary
Shipla Shetty
as Simran Chaudhary
Katrina Kaif
as Nandini
Kiron Kher
as Raavi Chaudhary
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WORST MOVIE MAN I WILL GIVE 2 OUT OF 10 FOR STORY BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS WACK DEOLS HAVE TO STOP WORKING IN BOLLYWOOD THEY NEVER MADE AND HIT MOVIES LIKE OTHERS THEY CANT EVEN ACT OR DANCE MAN WACK MOVIE..IF YOU WANN GET CONFUSED WITH SIMPLE STORY THEN WATCH IT I WONT RECOMMEND ANYONE

nicemannu
mannu roy

The real-life relationship between brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol and father Dharmendra adds a drop or three of realism to the normal Bollywood melodrama, making the film worthy of at least one viewing.

[font=times new roman][size=3][b]And folcider isn't even a real word.

Apne stinks. That's just a fact. Recognizing self-stink (that should [/b][/size][/font][font=times new roman][size=3][b][i]really[/i][/b][/size][/font][font=times new roman][size=3][b] be a word) is difficult, so the Deols are excused. But everybody else? Clearly a case of massive, large-scale nose-block. Or perhaps Dharmendra-euphoria, but even then, why doesn't Hindustani and Timely Khaild take a sniff, just a sniff; that's really all that's required.

I don't usually speak of stink in vain. It's one of the worst things you can do. So my assertion doesn't come without reason. Or three, for that matter.

1. The film, purely by nature of its characters and how they choose to behave (or misbehave), is the kind the Fantastic Farah (Khan, I mean - as if you thought Taneja) can, should and probably will, spoof. It's a film - (there are two schools of thought on [/b][/size][/font][font=times new roman][size=3][b][i]just[/i][/b][/size][/font][font=times new roman][size=3][b] that) - of Fred's time (Flintstone, I mean - and this time, you did think Taneja, didn't you?). People, in films, just don't talk like that anymore, react like that anymore, or, most importantly, stink like that anymore. [/b][/size][/font][size=3]
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Closely associated with the essential graph of this three-hour 'film', is the execution of the graph. Here is where one wishes one [i]hadn't [/i]taken the anti-flu vaccine. Why? [/b][/size][/font][size=3]
[/size] [font=times new roman][size=3][b] Smell this: Every emotion that has been depicted has been stretched obscenely. If something is sad, it is [i]incredibly[/i] sad. If it's happy, it's[i] incredibly[/i]happy. And so, if it's stinky, it's [i]incredibly[/i] stinky. And this excessive treatment, in itself, is fine - there is inherently nothing wrong in an effective emotional roller-coster - but that has to be backed by [/b][/size][/font][font=times new roman][size=3][font=times new roman][b]strong writing. The only thing strong in Apne, of course, is [/b][/font][font=times new roman][b][i]the paanch kilo ka haath[/i][/b][/font][font=times new roman][b] and the stench emanating from it.[/b][/font]
[font=times new roman][b] Smell this: The direction is cliched, campy, hackneyed, unintentionally hilarious and stinky, to say the absolute least. Misplaced slow-motion moments, catastrophically cheesy crescendos and Dharmendra's 'I have to be sarcastic to Sunny Bwuoay' face are comic relief. Well, comic.[/b][/font]

[font=times new roman][b]2. It's all about hating your parents, children, children's wives and grandchildren. A film that professes to stand for placing your 'Apne' above all, smacks every Apne in its sight, and hard. It's a sorry story of a psychotic, self-centered man, whose warped sense of the rightness of things is backed by sickening Punjabi male chauvinism fueled whole-heartedly by women who bathe and get dressed and stop. A man who couldn't care less about his Apne and wants each to get smacked as hard and as quickly as possible. One down, one to go. And when all are down, the loon croons: 'Apne - arr - arr - hrff - arr' - sorry, not a fan of the whole macho, hoarse voice. "But it's from the sons' ponts of view, na!" : Quiet! Then the message becomes: 'No matter how crazy your father is, do [/b][/font][font=times new roman][b][i]exactly[/i][/b][/font][font=times new roman][b] what he wants even if it's bad for the whole family AND him, in the long run'. Aww.[/b][/font]

[font=times new roman][b]Still wondering what to do with the [/b][/font][font=times new roman][b][i]paanch kilo ka haath[/i][/b][/font][font=times new roman][b]?[/b][/font]

[font=times new roman][b]3. Not funny. The two feeble attempts at humour - the 'Ek Joke suna - arrr- hrrff' and the sikh who forgets are not funny. Just stinky. Not funny. Only stinky.[/b][/font]

[font=times new roman][b]So, all I can say is this: Go, watch Apne. But when you return, take a bath. Coz this baby stinks.[/b][/font]
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niknet9
Nikhil Sud

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