Ahhh!! What a movie.. If ever there was a list of movies which were good as well as bad then I would surely place this one at the top of the list. Ramu at his best no doubts, he gave the glimpse of the magic which e can spawn with his movies as well as the horror he can make out of a movie. Frankly speaking I don’t think anybody can ever make a movie like this except him, at times, the director in him is just too brilliant and other times, well he just almost recreates the horror of movies like Naach & Aag (of what I have heard of these movies).
Its a review quite late in coming, but what can I do, I saw the movie today and do whatever I can but I couldnt stop myself from blabbering about this movie. The movie has all the ingerdients of a good movie but there is one extra ingredient which just ruins the movie beyond any repair “Aishwarya Rai”. I don’t know what was the obsession with taking Aishwarya Rai in the movie, there was nothing in the story which justified her presence except the glam quotient which she obviously provided to the movie.
Watching the movie I was altering between crying out “BULLSHIT” the scenes where Aishwarya was there and wondering at the awesomeness of the movie. The portrayal of the local politics is quite correct as far as I am aware of the scene(which can be quite inaccurate too though I don’t think so). The Somji part was good. The suspense was also nice. Acting as you would have expected from such stars was also nice…
But, but, but.. comes Aishwarya and she spoils the movie for me. Its FUBARed coz of that character. First of all the movie could have done absolutely fine with a male character playing the role instead of the “aaj Ki aurat” Aish..Agreed you wanted to cash on the popularity of trio but then why O Why did you have to go out of line to make it so odd. First of all the romantic angle, how can he be thinking of holiding her hand just a few days after the death of his wife whom he (supposedly) loved and who was pregnant with his child. From being just a nobody to the family, she becomes their all and sole. She is at the side of Abhishek Bachhan wherever he is and whatever he is doing. She also goes when he goes to see his father while he is recovering from a heart attack. She isnt made to wait outside but she will ofcourse be with Abhishek in the meeting. She is also the witness to a very sentimental conversation between the father and the son.
Can agree to that the romantic angle can develop, ofcourse dil pe kisi ka zor nahin chalta but towards the end when Sarkar is eliminating all his enemies, the people who conspired against the family and starts to find out that many of his own people were the culprits, even then the person he choses to share the story is none other than Mrs. Bachhan… :O
At the end I was happy to see that she wasnt on the screen for something like 5 mins and the story had shifted to Amitabh and I was about to finish the movie with finally a good impression but alas they had to involve her in the end too with she taking over the mantle of Chhote Sarkar from Abhishek and the only thing I could say was Crapppppppp…
All in all a perfect example of a good movie wasted. Though I would still say it is worth a watch.
Sarkar Raaj – Aishwarya Rai = Awesome!!
Song of the Day:- I’ll follow the Sun by Beatles
PS1:- Saw the webcast of Bill Gates last day at office. The man is sure inspiring.
PS2:- Was planning to write a post about it but watching the movie changed my mind.
PS3:- Finally weekend is here
PS4:- My blog has 60K hits now.. Yippeee..
PS5:- Ivanovich, Sharapova ousted :O Since when did So many upsets started happening in Wimbledon??
System Time of Posting :- 7:49 AM 6/28/2008