SRKForever's HNY Review (No spoilers) Oct 23, 2014 22:42:51 GMT -8 riverpanthera, svetlana, and 3 more like this
Post by srkforever on Oct 23, 2014 22:42:51 GMT -8
Happy New Year
So I must admit, after a long time a SRK movie just wasn't appealing to me. The trailers/songs to me were pretty average. I have a special place for movies like MHN or OSO. Both aren't cinematic examples of excellence but they are very very lovable. So when I heard SRK and Farah were coming together i was pretty excited. But when i started following the trailers and music, i must admit i was let down.
So now to the movie. Made sure i saw it first day first show.. which was really the only show here in the USA on thursday. The movie starts out big. from the first few shots you clearly see they've done a lot to make the movie on a big canvas. SRK enters and wow.. I think every single person in the audience was shocked at how fit he's become and you just admire how hard he's probably worked to look that way. As the other characters are introduced farah does a good job in unfolding the backbone of the story in a very tight screenplay. By the time you meet all the characters you realize the film is at full steam. Thats when you realize that you're actually really enjoying the film.
Farah Khan has her style. Thats one thing every fan here knows by now and you should remind yourself that this is a Farah Khan Movie. There are over the top moments, extended sequences, loud cinematography, spoofs, double meaning jokes, a few not so necessary moments and absolutely breathtaking songs. This film, has all those things. I like Farah Films, they are always an enjoyable watch and in the end thats how i describe Happy New Year, its thoroughly enjoyable. A film you can watch with children and grandparents. Its not at all a brainless film but its also not something you'd dissect later on. As I walked out all i saw were smiling faces reminiscing about their favourite parts.
For us SRK fans. It has it all. SRK looks absolutely stunning, especially with his beard. His character is pretty serious for the most part so he pulls it off with ease without stepping into the "over acting" bit that happens in films like this. There are so many moments i know fans won't stop smiling at.
Deepika Padukone. What can one say. She is beautiful. With Mohini she takes it all to the next level. In Kamlee your jaw will hit the floor. She's pretty and funny.
The supporting gang are all likeable and even abhishek stands out for his comic timing!
In my opinion the songs could have been better and more memorable BUT Farah treats them so beautifully that what lacks in the music makes up in the video.
Overall. I really enjoyed this movie. I think its up there with Main Hoon Na (OSO being my fav) just mhn had better songs. Sure there are moments in the film that you feel the film could have done without but theres so much to love about the film that you'll forgive farah for them. This movie will meet a section of audience who despise it simply because they are probably miserable people who can't tolerate SRK out of jealousy. Critics also won't rave about a movie like this but remind yourself they didn't love MHN or OSO either. Go prepared to have fun at the movies and fall more in love with SRK!
I won't add my rating yet cuz i know a lot of you will just see the rating and leave. I typed all this out so all you panicking fans get some relief! so read it!
HAPPY with Happy New Year