I’m going to spoil this film, but it is so open to interpretation, you can read my version and go see it and come out with a version all of your own. So I don’t know if I need to warn you away from this review or not. If you want to avoid just in case, my No Spoilers review is here.
I already put up my “no spoilers” review, this is if you have already seen the movie or won’t be able to see it for a long time and want to know what happens and what I thought about it.
Well, that was as draining and difficult as expected. NOT because it was a fake horror movie, but because it was a fake horror movie that was representing real horrors. If you are planning to watch it, don’t read on, read the no spoilers review instead. But if you aren’t planning to watch it and want to join in a fascinating discussion, please do!
Another Aamir review! A recent movie that is (I think) still on Netflix. So you can read this and then watch it! Or the other way around, whatever you prefer.
Welcome to the beginning of Aamir Day! No real reason, I just want to give him his own index just like Shahrukh and Hrithik and Salman, and now’s as good a time as any. I’ll be re-posting his reviews as I dig them out, and then ending by posting a nice Index for him. Also, a good time for me to finally get around to giving Talaash the post it deserves.
I finally watched it! Partly for Maddy, partly for my beloved Amit Sadh (if you like him in this, WATCH RUNNING SHAADI!). They were both good. And I am putting it up as a “Tuesday Tamil”, even though it is in Hindi, because really we are all watching if for Maddy mostly, and he is a Tamil industry guy. (part 2 here)
Well, this was a pointless movie! As in, the whole plot happens, and then you realize at the end “wait, that had no effect on anything”. Not in a clever ironic way, but like the scriptwriter didn’t think it through. And that’s on top of the themes and characters just not being what they promised to be. (no spoilers review here)
This is a tricky one, on the one hand there is so much in it that I really want to go through step by step and make sure I don’t miss anything. On the other hand, there isn’t enough in it (and I don’t want to spend so much time) for me to do a “real” scene by scene, shot by shot, style discussion. So I’m gonna do kind of a half one. Sort of like I did for Bajirao. Go through everything that happened, but not in super detail. (no spoiler review is here)
As I already said in my no spoilers review, this was not a fun movie. And not a movie I liked. And, I think, not actually a good movie. But a movie with all the trappings to fool people into thinking it is good.
I saw this movie 3 times in theaters, mostly because I wanted to watch the Jab Tak Hain Jaan teaser over and over again. But also for itself, it’s a very well-made fun movie. I forgot just how well made and fun until I re-watched it just now.
I put up the No Spoilers review for this back on Saturday, but I wasn’t in a huge hurry to get the spoiler review out. It’s a slow build kind of film, I am guessing interest will be higher on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday than it was on Saturday. Plus, I had to spend 4 hours at church on Sunday and then make two cakes and a pie, so there wasn’t much time for writing.
I really hope everyone who wants to has had a chance to see this film now. I put off posting until Monday morning India time/after the last evening show has started America time so that you could. If you have not seen it yet not, here is my regular no spoilers review, read that instead. And if you haven’t but are going to be able to later, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW. Or if you aren’t sure if you will enjoy it, YOU WILL ENJOY IT, DO NOT READ THIS AND GO SEE IT INSTEAD!!!! But if you have already seen the film, or live somewhere where you won’t be able to watch it for months and months and want to know what happens, then you can read on.
I’m back! For the SPOILER review. Which I am much less excited about than the other one, where I got to talk about the little political speeches dropped in.
I already put up my No Spoilers review, now this one will give me a chance to talk about the plot in specifics. I should say, there’s nothing exactly surprising here, the movie could only end one way once the situation was established, but maybe if you want to be surprised by the details of how it plays out, don’t read on. On the other hand, if you are unable to see the film for any reason, here is where you can learn what happens and what it is about.
The mere fact of Salman being in this film isn’t a spoiler, right? That’s been so heavily promoted that you can’t escape it? The exact manner of his appearance has not been promoted, but I’ll tell you that. The rest of the plot, definitely spoilers. Yes, even if you have seen the original. (review of the original Judwaa here and no spoiler review of Judwaa 2 here)
Well, I watched it! Because, weeks and weeks after it’s release, it is STILL playing one show a week at my local theater! Which means I had the opportunity to see it, and also the curiosity, what is it about this movie that makes it keep playing and playing and playing? Besides what must be an extremely favorable per play contract with the theater?
I already put up my no spoilers review, I encourage you to read that one, because this is a really sweet movie that deserves to be seen and not spoiled. On the other hand, we do mostly know the plot just from the trailer, so I guess in this case spoilers aren’t THAT bad. It’s not what happens, it’s how it happens.
HA! I WAS RIGHT!!! I rule all!!!! I am SO HAPPY!!!!! The twist that I hoped was the twist was the twist, not the other twist that could have been the twist. And I’m happy not just because I am clearly a GENIUS, but because the twist I hoped was the twist is so much better than the other twist would have been. (no spoilers review here) But you shouldn’t know what the twist is! Because it is SO MUCH more enjoyable going in blind, and this movie is SO GOOD. This is a definite “don’t spoil yourself if there is any chance at all you will be able to see this movie” kind of movie.
What a nice movie! Just nice nice nice. Everyone is a good person trying to do good things. But it turns out that the good-est person doing the best-est things is the one who is right there in the title. Also, DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN/CAN WATCH!!!! If at all possible, this film deserves to be seen in theaters without spoilers. But I know some of you have already seen it, and some of you won’t be able to see if for weeks if ever, so in that case you can read on. (no spoilers review here)