Sunday, May 13, 2007

Life in a.. Metro and Spidey sickness

I happened to catch a movie on the first day in months on Friday, the 11th. Thanks to the enthusiasm shown by A. When I say 'catch' I mean it literally. We went at our best speed to catch the Delhi Metro to ultimately catch 'Life in a... Metro'. We even took a cycle-rickshaw for the shortest distance so that we could get the tickets on time and not miss out the trailers :D
And now the review, well, sort of.
Rating: 3.50 Starry Sparks
The first rating I gave was 3.25 starry sparks, but then I changed it to 3.50 starry sparks. The reason being that I was so put off by the pairing of Dharmendra and Nafisa Ali that my initial reaction was a screeching WHY and then followed the 3.25.
Anyway, first of all I applaud Anurag Basu, the Director saab. He has brilliantly woven the story of the nine protagonists of the movie; a landmark that not many Indian directors have been capable of achieving so far. Then, hats off to the Konkona Sen-Irrfan Khan starrer scenes. The duo compliment each other very well. Kay Kay Menon's performance is a fine one as you come out of the theatre hating him. That is precisely what his role should actually make you feel like. But I found the Shilpa-Kay Kay pairing a bit odd. Then o' course there are these 3 guys who keep humming a tune and seem to be omnipresent. As soon as they see a philmi situation happeneing, they pop out onto the screen and start off. Vele log! :D
Storyline - I ain't giving out all. Just an outline.
Rahul, (played by Sharman Joshi) is a call centre executive who loves his colleague Neha (played by Kangana Ranaut). Ranjeet (Kay Kay Menon) is their boss. Neha has climbed up the ladder of success way too soon as her boss loves her. But they have a non-commital relationship. Ranjeet is married to Shikha (Shilpa Shetty). They have a daughter and a married life that is on the rocks. Neha is Shruti's (Konkona) roommate. And Shruti is Shikha's (Shilpa) sister. In short the nine protagonists are linked to each other in some way or the other.
Okay..I could've written more here... but I do not want to confuse you guys. Rest you should find out for yourselves if you plan to watch the movie. But I would like to add here that the movie depicts the lives of ppl in a metro (Mumbai here) very well.
Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen - Par excellence. Shilpa Shetty - Worth an applaud.
Shrman Joshi - Good.
Dharmendra - :
Nafisa Ali - Pleasant as always.
Kangana Ranaut - Poor.
Shiney Ahuja - OK
Kay Kay Menon - Perfect.
The downside:
1.The Dharmendra-Nafisa pairing.
2.Ranaut's strange acceptance of Sharman's love (it wasn't tastefully done)
3.The treatment of Shilpa's character towards the end of the story (She should've taken a step that was bolder, bigger and better)

Best Scene: From the Climax involving Konkona and Irrfan (who is superb!)

Spidey Sickness
Imagine him on this building :D
I am not well. I really need to see Spiderman-3 to be good again. Whenever I stand in the balcony of my office building, which happens to be on the 13th and the topmost floor, I get this feeling that the evil Spidey dressed up in his black dress will come climbing this wall. :D No I haven't lost it. It is just Spidey Sickness.


Chandrachud said...

- "spidey sickness"... whaad?
- konkona.. always rox

Chandrachud said...

"As soon as they see a philmi situation happeneing, they pop out onto the screen and start off."

hmn hmn where have i seen that b4? the hamsters in Babe" pig in the city!

Ankur said...

"Thanks to the enthusiasm shown by A" it me by any chance???
I so wanted to watch the movie but couldn't get the tickets!
Irfan 'n' Konkana seem to be the best in the trailors too, spcly Irfan!
Today a frnd in office told me dat if he could relate a character in the movie to each one of us on that breakfast table, I'd be Sharman Joshi! Is it Skeeter?

And your Spidey sickness made me laugh wen u told me about it, but now imagining it wid these pictures, the thought is kinda scary! :D

Reeta Skeeter said...

Chandrachud: Yesh yesh u got it right..SS :D Konkona does rock and so does Irrfan...I hvnt seen Babe :|
Ankur: Na its not u.. i know many "A"s u know :D and i know exactly how u wud react to this :P So its 1-1 now... I hv Spidey left and U hv Metro to watch. Irrfan surely has done an awesome job...Sharman Joshi..U! Well I fink there could be a 40percent Sharman in u..pata nahi.. nt sure..u c the movie and judge 4 urself..No SS is not scary. He's cho chweet and evil :D

Mr. J said...

You fell ill after watching Life in a Metro?? :O:O

You are tagged.

Eastmancolour said...

haven't seen Metro...dunno if i will !

nice review by the way ;)

oh yesh..caught Spidey on teh first day :D's nice..

too many villains :P
too much happening in his life
poor poor peter parker
what will he ever do!
curses the day the spider bit him
oh boy oh boy !

Cyberkitty said...

Nice review ! even i have spidey sickness - keep daydreaming of spidey rescuing me !

clit.chatting said...

13th floor. THAT building. :) Fellow scribe. I know that building. Hello there. Rita skeeter, you wear a lot of green too? :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

Mr. J: Na na didnt! Twas ok..
Eastmancolor: Thx n cheers!
Cyberkitty: Cute! Ain't it?
Clit.chatting: Hello! I am Reeta unlike R"i"ta of HP! :D Potter fan u?
I think I know how u know THE building... AMT was it? err.. just guessing...But how do u know about the green thing?! :O Yeah green becomes my favourite at times and then i wear it a lot :) Cheers! Happy Blogging!