Agneepath (2012)

If you are not really into the new style Bollywood, if all you need is a classical drama by well-known actors and actresses, Agneepath is the movie you are looking for!

I heard “Agneepath” for the first time in the movie “Jab We Met“. Geet was making fun of Aditya’s attitude while walking around the streets of Ratlam, saying “Are you Bachchan‘s fan? Angry young man?….Agneepath! Agneetpath”. That time I was curious so I did a mini search about the movie and learnt about the cast, the plot… Then I forgot all about it.

When I saw the news about re-make of Agneepath being released in January 2012 and saw that Hrithik Roshan was the new “Vijay“, I thought for a moment if he could really be the angry young man that this movie required with his rather elegant and cool look. But after I watch the movie I thought he was good.

Agneepath is simply the story of a son who is seeking revenge for his father’s murder. Vijay is the son of the school master in small island Mandwa. His father is a very good man, trying to help the people of the village. However, there is also Kancha who is our antagonist. (Sanjay Dutt reminds me of Bruce Willis in this movie, what do you think?) His plan is to get people’s fields in the village to plant coca plants and sell cocaine to Mumbai. Because Vijay’s father blocks his way, trying to warn people in the village, he finds a way to murder him with approval of the village people. Vijay waits 15 years to take his revenge sacrificing many things in his life.

I liked Agneepath because it gives me everything I need from a classical Bollywood drama. First of all, beside Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt, cast is all familiar faces like Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Rishi Kapoor etc… There is even a part which Katrina Kaif dances with the song “Chikni Chameli” as the guest star. The scenery is beautiful, dancing parts are very rich with many dancers. The story is epic, it reminded me of Devdas.

One negative comment about the movie: It is very long! It took me 3 hours to watch it. So as soon as you have a 3-hour break from life, I say watch Agneepath!

Ek Main aur Ekk Tu (2012)

I was waiting to watch Ek Main aur Ekk Tu since the day the promotion of the movie had started. Not because the hero is one of my favorite Indian actors, Imran Khan and the heroine is the queen of romantic-comedies, Kareena Kapoor but because it was said that it would be the next “Jab We Met“. The trailer was also moving and the finishing part in trailer was quite hilarious.

But when I watched the movie, I wasn’t that impressed, what do you think? Don’t get me wrong; it’s not a bad movie but maybe my expectations were too high, who knows? :)

The movie has all the elements of the successful romantic-comedies. However this time, the hero, Rahul and the heroine Riana change places in terms of personalities and family types which can make this movie slightly unusual in that sense. Normally the heroine is quite conservative about relationships, stiff, timid and difficult to get friendly with, while the hero is very bold, courageous, flirty and takes things easy. In this movies, it is completely the opposite which was fun to watch. Also in the movie, the heroine mentions sex many times which is unusual for Bollywood where most of the times even a kiss between the lovers is avoided.

Imran Khan performs slightly different than his previous roles but Kareena Kapoor seems to reflect the same stereotype of heroine which you can see in most of romantic-comedy Bollywood movies. But don’t take it as a negative comment because I like her characters in the movies. She is very full of life and her witty manner always steals my hearth. As I said she is my favourite romantic-comedy actress.

When I think about it again, I’m not that disappointed with this movie. I don’t think it will be in my “I don’t know how many times I watched this movie” list but it is one of the good quality romantic-comedies and you won’t regret watching it. Have fun! :)

Jab We Met (2007)

 Jab We Met is the first Bollywood romantic comedy I watched and it still remains as my favorite.

It is a typical love story: A beautiful, lively young woman and a wealthy, good looking young man meet in a strange way. They go through unexpected adventures together and this builds a connection they won’t be able to leave behind after they part.

It is quite typical and simple in terms of the story, but what makes it very sweet is the characters. Especially Geet, a witty, young Punjabi woman suited Kareena Kapoor so well, you immediately fall in love with her energy and positive mood. She sees life as her playground, she is confident, happy and everything else that woman would like to be :)

Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) is the perfect man you can ever think of; good looking, well-educated, wealthy, polite, good at hearth, thoughtful who might need a bit support to feel good again though and Geet comes to scene at that very moment ^^;;

This might not be a man’s preferred movie, it rather falls into ‘women’s favorite’ category but it won’t certainly bore men to death like some other ‘girly’ movies do :p

For girls, I think it’s a sweet love story. It makes you think that there are still knights in shining armors to come and save you when things go terribly wrong, life is fun and you always reach the happy ending even though it seems pretty hopeless on the way. The best thing is that there might be Adityas waiting if we survive and get over Anshumans ;)