Barfi! could've been a great movie but sadly because of sloppy second half , some great lifted scenes from famous movies and Ranbir kapoor's hot shot boy look derailed this movie.Directer Anurag basu tries so hard to make barfi lovable that he doesn't shy away to steal scenes from great movies like Kikujiro which is personally my favourite movie And some Chaplin moves too.Its hard to forgive when director does this often.But despite all these Barfi! still somehow manages to stand on its feets because of its stellar cast but its little bit late which cleary leaves Barfi! as an unsatisfying effort of Bollywood.
It's been 15 year when this epic romantic plus disaster drama came on screen to entertain us,thrill us and somehow makes us all to fall in love.With a love of shipwrecks in his heart Director,writer James Cameron when envisioned this drama which he described once " Mount everest of all shipwrecks" i am sure he never thought that this would be his masterpiece.After 15 years Titanic again came on screen to get sink with 1500 people with 3D and i gotta say it still makes my heart to shrink when Jack takes his last dive into the ocean or when Rose jumps from the boat only keep her promise alive.There is a honesty between Jack and Rose which made this epic an immortal saga.It has a true passion of James Cameron and we feel it when Titanic gets torn apart or when Jack and Rose shares the last sunset of Titanic.There are not enough words to describe it and actually it does not need words.Its all about those feelings which makes to watch movies and enjoy it and Titanic provides it.Its an epic drama which makes us proud when we witnessed it and i am sure it always gonna do the same for centuries.
There are very few movies which can compel to you scratch your head while watching it and you still keep doing it while the credits starts rolling into the screen,the filmmaker duncon jones second sci-fi drama called "source code" shares place in one of those mindblowing movies category.These kinds of movies never gonna answer easily to your questions in first time screening,so you have to watch it again to understand the whole plot of the movie.And if you are smart enough to understand christopher nolan's inception then source code has same challenge for you.The film revolves around an army pilot named colter stevens played by jake gyllenhaal,who after blacking out in afghanistan,awakes inside the body of an another man a school teacher named sean fentress on a chicago commuter train.Eight minutes later when a terrorist bomb blows up the train,he wakes up again to find himself in some sort of space capsule to know that he is part of a program called time reassignment. This program will repeatedly send him back into the same train to relive the last eight minutes before the blast,so he can uncover the identity of the bomber and thus stop another possible terrorist attack later the same day.The premise is smart enough to get attention but its tight and smart script that is always one step ahead of us.It gives us characters we can care about like christine played by michelle monaghan,who is sitting across from gyllenhaal character in the train and whom he comes to deeply care for.Vera farmiga too leaves an indelible impression.The film keeps us totally busy,we hardly get time to turn our heads.Even that you would not remember how many times stevens got tranported into the train,so you have to watch it again like me.He got transported into the train for 9 times.The direction of Duncan Jones was brilliant.He succeded to keep the momentum alive of the script into the screen under the chaos and confusion.And Jake Gyllenhaal gave his finest performance,who combines vulnerability with strong determination.Source Code gonna keep you busy even after the climax and compel to you for watch it again.It gave me that feeling which i did not feel since inception and it is good to get it again.
Greg Mottola's Paul came in that time when big alien war movies sucking our minds but with finest performance of its characters and greg's well known direction,Paul is a charming and smart movie.Its about a two comic book nerds greame willy and clive gollings(Pegg and frost) and their accidental meeting with an alien named Paul(voiced by seth rogen) who is on run and needs their help.During in this journey they gets accompany of a blind christian named ruth played by kristen wigg and three secret agents who are tailing them.Paul is not like many aliens we saw earlier movies.He smokes and has better sense of humour and seth rogen is soul of paul.Pegg and Frost with their performance rules over the screen.Paul keeps that streak of greg which he started from his debut The daytrippers.It maybe a predictable but still Paul is a hilarious journey and you must join it.
An another mega budget sci-fi flick which has everything but don't have a smart script.It's an unsatisfying effort of director jonathan liebesman who cleary failed to deliver us a good sci-fi drama like we've seen other movies like district 9.Aaron was only remarkable character here but even he looks uncomfortable with weak script and limited dialogues.There are some scenes which were amazing but unfortunately these are few and far.See it if you must.