Wednesday, 5 November, 2008

Movie Watch?

I saw Fashion yesterday. Yes THE Fashion by Madhur Bhandarkar. Since I don’t know how stars are given to movies, I’ll stick to the plain and simple review of how I liked it. As usual, Madhur gives an inside view of the big bad world of Fashion and the baggage that follows. Based on the true stories from the Fashion world of the ill- famed wardrobe malfunction and the model who was found on the streets of Delhi some time back, Fashion gives you a view of the world of alcoholism, drugs, sex and abuse, instant success, instant fame, instant rise and a steep steep fall.

As a movie, Fashion is great. A wonderful star cast that does full justice to the roles played. The story revolves mostly around Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) who against her father’s wishes comes to Mumbai to become not a model, but a supermodel. It’s a story of her rise and fall and rise. Besides we have Shonali Gujral (Kangana) whom she replaces as the fashion diva on her rise. It’s a world where you easily find relations and break ‘em with equal ease. On whether the movie is an eye-opener, well I can’t really say that coz I think a lot of people jump into the world, knowing fully well what the repercussions can be. It may be a shortcut to name, fame and money, but well, even famous models accept that Behind the Scenes is totally different. It’s like a Cine Town. All front and no back. Like some movie set. Looks great on-screen but is actually hollow from within.

Fashion is watchable, not a family movie. No, it doesn’t contain any inappropriate scenes (the Censor Board ensured that) But I think so, I mean most people would be uncomfortable watching it with your family around you. I’d say watch it when you’re free, when maybe you’re in a mood to watch something serious, coz baby, it’s not fun, this world of Fashion.

Golmaal Returns
I saw this movie with my entire family in Indore, ok not entire, there were last moment cancellations so 21 out of predicted 30 turned up.

Golmaal Returns is a brainless movie devoid of any kind of a storyline. Is it comedy? Well, yes, it is. The comic timing of the actors is pretty good. Female actors are wasted since they have almost nothing to do during the entire length of the movie. Shreyas Talpade has excellently replaced Sharmant Joshi as the fourth actor from the prequel. The story(if I can call it one) is about a man working in Golden Fisheries(Ajay Devgan), his couch-potato shakki wife (Kareena), his brother-in-law who runs his own saloon (Tushhar), sister (Amrita Arora) and her boyfriend police inspector (Arshad Warsi). Shreyas enters as an employee of the company.

Ajay returns home late one day after saving a girl from some goons and then spending the night with her in a yard to escape the stormy night. To escape his wife’s wrath, he lies to her and rattles of a story about being with a childhood friend. The same night, an employee of his company gets murdered and he is blamed for it, and the story goes on about all the Golmaal that ensues.

The movie is again watchable, more so for a younger generation. It is, as I said brainless so it’s better if one leaves resoning aside for some time…


Mith said...

nice review!! i was thinking of watching fashion next week and you just helped me make up my mind!

Akansha Agrawal said...

Thanks :)

Arjun said...

yeah..!! I guess, when u r watching such movies, we must leave logics and reasonings aside and just enjoy the comedy..
I haven't watched it yet, but wouldn't mind to....
After all time pass, is wat we want ryt.. ;)