Wednesday, 15 June 2016

‘TE3N’ - Review

The film starts off with a flashback event featuring Inspector Martin (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and John Roy (Amitabh Bachchan). This is then followed by the religious daily visit of John Roy to the police station to meet Inspector Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan), regarding the kidnapping and killing of his granddaughter Angela Roy. The story then oscillates between the past and the present. Amidst all this, there also exists the story of the guilt filled Inspector-turned-Priest Martin Das, the very man who was in charge of Angela Roy's case. While the police department (including Inspector Martin Das) gives up totally on the Angela Roy's case, John Roy simply refuses to do so and vows to his wheelchair ridden wife that he will not take rest until he nails the innocent Angela Roy's dreaded kidnapper and murderer. Around 8 years later, there occurs a kidnapping of a school going kid Ronny. The mysterious part about this kidnapping is that, it is totally similar to that of Angela Roy. That's when the trio of Father Martin, Inspector Sarita Sarkar and John Roy set out to search the masterminded smart criminal. While Father Martin and Inspector Sarita Sarkar go the legal way, John Roy, despite his old age sets out on his own to nab the criminal. What happens after that are a series of twists and turns, which ultimately leads to a shocking revelation in the end. Does John Roy fulfil the promise that he had made to his wife, do Father Martin and Inspector Sarita Sarkar become successful in nabbing the culprit and what is the shocking revelation in the end is what forms the rest of the story. 
As for the performances, TE3N boasts of three powerhouse performers in the form of Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan. Besides being proficient as ever, Amitabh Bachchan is totally 'in his character' and in top form. But the weak script does him in, in a couple of places. Nawazuddin Siddiqui comes a close second with his cop-turned-father act, but lands up being underutilized. The audiences who will go to see the film expecting the antics of Nawazuddin Siddiqui (like in BADLAPUR or BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN) will be sorely disappointed. Despite the fact that he tries to elevate his character, the weak script fails him too. Vidya Balan, on the other hand, lands up doing a 'guest appearance' in the film. Her portrayal of being a razor sharp policewoman required a bit more conviction (and scenes, in that order). On the whole, she does land up doing a decent job, if not a superlative one, something that is expected of her always. The other actors help the film move forward. 
The film's music (Clinton Cerejo) is extremely delightful, with tracks like 'Haq Hai', 'Rootha' and 'Grahan' standing out. The film's background music (Clinton Cerejo) is reverberating and helps in the film's progress. 

While the film's cinematography (Tushar Kanti Ray) is good, it's editing (Gairik Sarkar) could have been tighter which definitely would have worked in the favour of the film. 

On the whole, TE3N, despite being a whodunit thriller, suffers extremely because of its slow pace and weak screenplay. At the box-office it will be unable to connect with its target audience.

Rating - 2.5/5

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Movie Review - Housefull 3

It’s about three greedy men who hope to strike it lucky in life by marrying wealthy women.
What aids them is that the leggy ladies in question aren’t the brightest bulbs in London. Their stilettos and their designer clothes have more personality than they do. But Fernandez, Haydon and Fakhri, as the wily and cute Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati, do a fair job of playing beautiful Barbie-like bimbettes. Though a viewer may not be able to tell these three sisters from each other (characterisation didn’t seem like a priority here) they manage to pull of their dim-witted, but dazzling, roles.
Their conservative Gujarati father, played ably by Irani, is under the mistaken impression that his three daughters are conservative Indian girls who will marry men of his choice. The stereotype that equates “good” Indian culture to what they wear (salwar-kameez) and their coy body language (namaste) is shamelessly peddled.
The key to enjoying this film is not to analyse it. If you over-think it, large parts of this film will be downright politically incorrect.
Nobody is spared.
People with handicaps, different races, the rights of domestic help and grim issues such as rape are thrown under the bus.
But Kumar and his boys manage to keep things light by not make it terribly distasteful. The pace isn’t sluggish and events unfurl at a quick pace.
New characters are added at random intervals and it’s difficult to keep up with them; you may reach a point where you don’t care anymore.
While the first half has some laugh-out loud moments, the second half meanders. But the climax, which has some golden moments, wrap things up nicely.
Bachchan plays an aspiring rapper, who isn’t particularly good at it. It was heartening to see a comedy that made its heroes indulge in some self-deprecating humour. Deshmukh isn’t very convincing as a professional car racer, but fortunately their professions aren’t dwelled upon in this film. The tale of three losers with some nifty get-rich-quick-scheme is one of those films that defies logic. As long as you don’t look for sense in this one, you are safe.
Rating - 3/5

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June'2016 Prog Schedule On HOB

To 30-06-16
Old And New Hits Of BollywoodFrom 07.00 Hrs
To 07.00 Hrs
Every SundayRequest Songs From Listeners Around The WorldFrom 09.30 Hrs To  10.30 Hrs
Repeat at 15.30 and 21.00 Hrs
15-06-16Birth Anniversary Of Singer "Suraiya" Listen Her. More Info About Her @ BlogFrom 08.00 Hrs
16-06-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Director/Singer "Hemantda"
Listen His Composition/Songs, Read More @ Blog
From 08.00 Hrs
25-06-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Composer "Madan Mohan" Listen His Compositions. Read Blog for More Info About Him.From 08.00 Hrs
27-06-16Birth Anniversary Of Music Director "R.D.Burman"
Listen His Composition, Read More @ Blog
From 08.00 Hrs