So, it took me a while to proceed with this, as I have been looking for a subtitled version of Chamatkar, which was the second release. But all I was able to find was a version without subtitles, and I wasn't motivated enough yet, to watch it without subtitles.
This movie inspired from Raj kapoor's Sri 420. This movie was highly rated by critic at its time. One of srk's finest performances and most underrated. Love his dilog chote more kaam karoonga chota admi banunga.
Interesting! I had no idea about the connection to Sri 420.
Post by pagalmariam on Aug 11, 2017 8:28:13 GMT -8
Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen
So, it took me a while to proceed with this, as I have been looking for a subtitled version of Chamatkar, which was the second release. But all I was able to find was a version without subtitles, and I wasn't motivated enough yet, to watch it without subtitles. So, I moved on to the next one. Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen.
As most of you will know, this movie was actually the first he acted in, though not the first movie to be released. This was the movie with the famous "This is the hero?" moment by Juhi Chawla.
So while watching the movie I kept this in my mind the whole time. Imagining SRK being fresh from Delhi, acting in films, after some television work. As most of his early movies I have not watched this movie in full length, only bits and pieces and of course the songs. Yeah, I know ... what a fan I am after so many years... huh?
Anyways. I must say, I was not totally impressed by the story. Young small town fella comes to the big city with the dream to become rich - ends up with the wrong people, slowly making him a real jerk who forgets all those who have helped him to get where he wanted to get. Simple story, a little boring, as the story felt a little too familiar.
However, I was truly impressed by the acting of SRK. He did not seem like a newcomer. His acting style was very advanced and natural. I did not feel him overacting either. Of course there were no so called SRK mannerisms, cause I think they were developed later. It was just a pleasure to watch him perform. One of my favorite moment was when his shoes were so torn that he couldn't walk properly anymore, and then ran into Juhi. SRK and Juhi are always great comedy. Juhi has a very theater like quality as an actor. The faces she makes always make me lol.
The songs in the film are also superb. One of my all time favorite songs is Dil Hai Mera Deewana. The song lyrics fit so well to SRK's own life:
My heart has become crazy Friends, I'm leaving My heart has become crazy Friends, I'm leaving My destination is far away But it's important to go Bye bye friends
The dreams of tomorrow are there in my eyes My intentions are very big Friends, don't stop me My heart is not under my control My destination is far away But it's important to go Bye bye friends
I've started on a journey in my own mood There are millions of desires in my heart One day the star of my destiny Will shine in the blue sky My destination is far away But it's important to go Bye bye friends
It is amazing that this was his first film, and the lyrics of this song were almost prophetic.
Anyways. The film is nice to watch when looking for something light and simple, and some good performances at the same time.
Just saw the trailer. What is so special about this that the media is going gaga over it?
Reminds me of Peepli Live, only a watered down version of it. Akshay just playing up the nationalist card in every movie he makes now. Even in a thriller, he ends up in an Indian Navy uniform. Why blame him though - he is giving what the audience wants, average movies with pseudo-nationalistic messages. Hats off to him. Its great to see Canadian actors making movies about social issues in India so regularly *wink**wink*
Haha, I like the remark about Canadians! Lol
However, I don't care about media or whatever. I like Akshay! He makes decent movies with uplifting content, yet very entertaining! I prefer those alltomes over some of the other stuff made these days!
It just starts making the round, and we can count that it will be blown up even further.
The prank was really nasty. I mean two people drowning in quick sand in front of him, Anushka being hysterical, and he simply doesn't know what to do. I felt he was quite calm in the situation. And his anger later is justified. Of course he could have laughed it off, but well ... I think his reaction is quite understandable.
A few things though don't seem to add up. Was Anushka part of this? Where did she go afterwards, and there was no comment from her side... SRK posting on twitter something about a "fatal accident" is also little strange...
Post by pagalmariam on May 10, 2017 7:05:55 GMT -8
Finally watched it yesterday. Loved it. As usual for South Indian movies the violence was a bit too graphic, although here it lost some of the grueling due to the special effects. Story was great I think, acting was very good too.
My favorite character was Amarendra Baahubali more than Mahendra, what is your opinion? Father or son?
Nothing really new here, but the spectacle part is outdated. Since his laser surgery about 3 years back he never wears specs anymore!
And I don't believe the soap part. I know he has mentioned it on occasions that he doesn't use soap, but he never said he never uses soap. Whenever he mentioned this it was referred to his 2 hour bath after finishing a movie - where he just stands under the shower without using soap or shampoo. And he might even not use it at other occasions. However someone who uses as much hair gel as he does at times, can't go without shampoo and come out with his fluffy hair! At another time he mentioned that he doesn't like conditioning his hair, as his hair becomes too fluffy - so I assume he uses shampoo! As for the soap, I really really doubt that he never uses it!
Years ago when I saw snow for the first time, took this pic to show my kids. Thx @ishikamohan for keeping it safe. t.co/qL7xVZ3SAX @ishikamohan I'm a #photohoarder @iamsrk ,if there's anything like that. There were many happy beautiful…
How could that have been the first time he saw snow? DDLJ was shot long before Aryan was born... if there wasn't even another time he saw snow before!
Finally watched it. Incredibly good. One general thing I liked about the movie was how Nawaz's character is drawn out to be the consistently good one. Even if at some point, you are rooting for Raees to win, it is still not at the expense of Majmudar. I really liked that about the movie. In essence, it is not an anti-hero as in Baazigar, it is a character that starts out with negative shades and stays the same through out. I am so glad now that they replaced Farhan with Nawaz, who is quite brilliant in the movie.
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