Post by pagalmariam on Jan 27, 2017 20:26:47 GMT -8
I'm just home from watching Raees. Since the announcement of this film I have waited for it, and though I was really scared that they messsd it up when everything got so much delayed, the waiting was worth it!!!
I am still completely blown away from this movie, and can't possibly address everything, here just a few views:
SRK's performance could not have been better, hands down! There wasn't another movie (including Fan etc) in the last 10+ years where he was so balanced and strong in his acting - not a second was wasted!
No unnecessary masala or commercial stuff according to me! If they toned the movie down, then maybe it was necessary after all as it was still pretty heavy stuff. I can't remember a scene that could have been cut.
Great song and dance numbers, and I'm a big defender that you don't need to remove the songs to have a good movie. The songs came quick after another but were pretty short so they did not take too much space. And I liked the music and dances a lot - they fit nicely into the flow!
Big fights and a lot to think about, yes. And it's difficult to justify all of Raees actions, but of course SRK makes him so loveable, that you just have to be on his side. Lot of blood and cracked necks, but I have seen worse in Tamil movies.
Clean! I love the fact that the movie stays away from vulgarities and sex. Not necessary and not missed!
I'm glad they kept SRKs beard even for the younger scenes. I think it is easier to make the young man believeable - compared to other movies where the younger him was clean shaven.
Critics? What the heck happened to the VFX in that foot chase? Really poorly done, and has been done better in past movies. Was very disappointed about this very unnecessary flaw. I know they could have done this better! But then since this is my only critic so far, I guess it's ok!
Will watch it again next week, and usually I see more flaws the following times, but this time it is hard to imagine that they could be anything that changes my opinion!
Talking about awards, this one definitely deserves one!
Do you include Chak De India among his performances in the last 10+ years? On first watch, I would say it's his 5th best performance this millennium behind Chak De, FAN, Swades & MNIK.
No I would not include Chak De. But that's about the only exception from the last 10 years! And don't get me wrong, I don't say all films were bad - in fact i love many of them a lot. But this performance was something else - and yes better than Fan or MNIK too, which both had flaws...