Nice! By the way, does RC have their own film studios now, or do they still use YR studios or film city? I know it has been a dream of SRK to build or buy his own studio but at one point it was just too expensive!
Post by pagalmariam on Mar 20, 2017 10:07:39 GMT -8
Actually I thought the story was pretty good, especially the turns it took in the 2nd half! This movie would have not worked with 2 parts if the story would be boring! I also liked the historic background attempt of the movie! It was well executed I felt - especially considering that Indian movies are usually not very history based, and of those who tried many failed ...
It's worth watching! Seriously! If not in cinema then at least on DVD! I wouldn't praise a Dharma Production otherwise if it wouldn't be good...
Shah Rukh himself doesn't agree with the word *chemistry* I think he prefers *comfort level* and I sooooo agree! Every time he has a new co-star, people go crazy about his *incredible chemistry* (with every single one of them) haha Surely it's obvious, that the *chemistry* comes from SRK himself - he could have *chemistry* with a tree trunk (I think Kajol said that) or even with any one of his fans (ie moi!)
He said "I could be with a cow on screen and make it look like chemistry" That's what Kajol mentioned in the very first Koffew with Karan episode!
Post by pagalmariam on Mar 4, 2017 19:44:24 GMT -8
So tonight I started, and watched Deewana. I have never watched the first half. Always felt it was redundant to watch it if SRK did not even appear in it. But I must say, I really enjoyed the whole film. Rishi Kapoor, though a little chubby , acted very well in this role. And Divya Bharti was very sweet too. Sad to know that Divya did pass away not long after the release of the movie. Just recently I have watched an interview where SRK mentioned that Deewana was not supposed to come as his first release, and the makers of his other movies were very worried that they had casted SRK in their movies because he did not even appear on the poster of Deewana. Luckily they were proven wrong and Deewana turned out to be a hit as we all know and the rest is history
The story was very nice, especially for the time it was made in. I don't know much about the director of the movie, or what else he has done, but I felt he did a good job with Deewana.
SRK played the role of Raju very well, and of course with a lot of passion and energy. The character of Raju was a little rough in the beginning I felt. Some scenes reminded me of Darr, and I felt he was more like a stalker than a serious lover. Luckily he smoothed and calmed down after moving in with Kajal and her MIL.
Just for fun: Alok Nath, who played the Attorney in the movie, reminded me so much of Jason Segel. I have seen Alok Nath in many other movies, but here he was like the brown brother of Jason Segel. :p
Post by pagalmariam on Mar 4, 2017 19:41:20 GMT -8
I know many of you have watched all SRK movies in chronological sequence again and again. I have never done this so far, and I am ashamed to say that I have not even watched all SRK movies as a whole. There are a lot of his old movies that I just watched in pieces, looking for good SRK moments - and I have many of those. Now I thought its finally time to go back and watch them all - the whole filmography from beginning til end without exception. I will use this thread to share my personal reviews about each movie - please comment and join in if you like!
something I wonder about, when the Annexe was built, SRK apparently gave Farah and Karan an office each in the building...wonder if they ever used them. As for the *old* Mannat, maybe they could be using it for staff accommodation?
Maybe the part about Farah and Karan is fake news..?
Post by pagalmariam on Feb 18, 2017 20:26:21 GMT -8
Random question: I am always wondering, what the "old" part of Mannat is used for, since they got the 6 floors behind it. Does anyone know? I mean the living rooms, bed rooms, dining, office, gym etc is all in the new building... what's left in the old one? Maybe for guests, parties, servants quarters etc?
I actually found this upsetting. First of all, whoever found it, it was ill-gotten (not you guys, its been all over the internet). Someone at the school unwisely posted it. Second, this has to be 8th grade which is 2 years ago. She goes to an English boarding school which a) would not use chicken biryani as part of a joke and b) probably wouldn't have a completely Indian cast. So, this is old and doubly unfair for whoever put it out there to do so. Much of twitter is acting as if it was recent. I am sure she and her acting has matured. If you see it anywhere do remind them that this is not current.
Yeah I thought it would be older for the same reasons, but I wouldn't worry about her acting to need to mature, I thought she was amazing!
But yeah I know it is stupid that these kids aren't left alone which is why I wasn't sure if posting it is alright!
Saw this movie today..was really impressed..its probably one of the best hindi movies ive seen in recent years. Though there were definitely a few overdramatised things but i can let that pass. I dont know how close it is to history though..i feel probably not much.
It definitely did remind me of Argo..i wonder if director was inspired to make this after seeing that even if this too is based on true story.
I agree it is a very good movie!! Liked it a lot too! As far as I know the story is as true as it can be after you take away the "cinematic liberty" and Hindi film mush...
My favourite song from Raees. Even better in the film I think. Hope u all like it t.co/cTrxcKYXgH
Saanson ke kisi ek mod par, mili thi tu zindagi... Meri dost banke. Morose but melodious, really like this song. t.co/laYenEiT3I
Did anyone notice that it's always the slow and more melodic songs that SRK chooses as his "favorite" from each film?
In Dilwale he said his favorite was Gerua, in HNY it was Manwa Laage, in KHNH it was the title song, and I remember even in other movies he always chooses those kind of songs. I'm sure if looking up what he said for other movies there would be many other examples. He never said that an item number was his favorite song, to listen to. I love this about him. Shows that he has more depth and a sense for music than what is obvious sometimes. I am also sure that if he'd had the right training in his youth he would have become a great singer!