Cheeni Kum...

Bottom line: Not totally worth all the ravishing reviews - but definitely refreshing and bold!
Worth the watch: Amitabh, Tabu,Zohra Segal,Swini Khara
Wasted: Paresh Rawal
Storyline: A 34 year old woman, with a 58 year old father, finds her man in the gruff, egoistic 64 year old London chef, who has a wonderful 99 year old mother and a 'sexy' girlfriend in his 8 year old neighbour who suffers from leukaemia.

Definitely a different movie for the typical Bollywood lapping average fan. With a bold story portrayed by the charismatic Amitabh Bachan and the graceful Tabu, this movie was bound to create ripples at the box office. While the first half of the movie was really amazing - what with the unexpected boldness displayed in Tabu's character, the beautiful nuances and expressions of the 64 year old character beautifully painted by Amitabh and the subtle and good-taste humour of the debutant director - Balki - creeping in, the second half was really disappointing. Paresh Rawal's character was totally wasted on repetitive humour which after a while, got onto the nerves, just when one was beginning to believe that this was a really classy movie. Thankfully, the petite and charming Zohra Segal, saved the show, while the 8-year old 'girlfriend'- Swini Khara - stole away the viewer's hearts with her beautiful performance. Worth a one-time watch - for the brilliant performers, the scenic London setting, the title tune (originally from Mouna Ragam ) and the bold storyline - which was presented awesomely well in the first half.

16 comments:

Bala said...

Come on ppl Good review. I will see the movie

Archun said...

@Balakrishnan
C'mon Daddu!! Thanks a lot for regularly reading and posting comments! It really encourages me to write more :-)

Aarthi Sridharan said...

Hey... i expected this to be ur first post... my guess was correct :)... we shd post something abt Table tennis @ pgp :P andha mari :P lol

aarthi...

Archun said...

@Aarthi
haha! come the tt posts! That's a gud idea..maybe we can play again this weekend as well?

Ramya Shankar said...

Neat review !

Btw, Archana from Psbb, E2 ?

Archun said...

@Ramya
Yep! thatz me! :-D

Confused Soul said...

I loved the movie.. I thought it was very cute! Especially the little girl.. I agree the second half was a little boring, but over-all, a different and well-made movie..

I felt the same for Ek Ajnabee..have you seen it? The first half was simply awesome.. the second, spoilt it all..

Aarthi Sridharan said...

@tt post, sure lah ... weekend can ..hey src laye we can try playing... its very near...

Mahesh said...

Hey!!! Great review!!! Was hoping to watch the movie somehow... I guess the one thing that stands out is the screenplay involved in the love of a 64 yr old with a 34 yr old, something really different.. and for that sole reason i want to watch this badly!!..

Archun said...

@CS
yeah...you're right! I luved the first part in Ek Ajnabee...but the second part was really too dramatic to take :-P

@Aarthi
hehe..can also la!

@Mashy
yeah...that was one of the reasons that I decided to see it too...but I really watched it for the actors - I expected a certain class and I got it. Perhaps you've heard of Nishabd? It also has Amitabh falling in love with an 18 yr old...but somehow I didn't at all feel like seeing it...anyways..hope you can catch it sometime when you're back home!

Unknown said...

i am yet to watch the movie.

Priyanka said...

kick ass movie!!! was amazing wasnt it! and it was filled with little pilps of sugar and spice... quite literally! as anuja put it... it came in little surprises =) we should go for movies more often girl!

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