Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kaminey (2009)

Kaminey (Rascals/Scoundrels) is Vishal Bhardwaj's first movie after achieving commercial success. Most directors usually tend to lose their footing amidst big budgets, bigger stars and a bloating stardom. The good ones learn to adjust, and continue making movies their way, taking advantage of the extra resources at their disposal. Bhardwaj does just that. With all the anticipation, popularity and pre-release success already associated with Kaminey, he nonetheless delivers an astounding movie that stays with its eccentric characters and the situations they find themselves in.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Love Aaj Kal (2009)

Love Aaj Kal is an irritating movie. The first half (of the two-act format of most Bollywood movies) of the movie is intended as a mish-mash of events to confuse the audience to get them thinking. The second half was possibly intended to disentangle the scenes, peel them off layer by layer and decipher the movie into a lovely love story that makes you follow your heart to the person you've always meant to be with.