Agneepath Movie Review

When you try and make a remake of old Bollywood classic, you risk some stuff. Especially if the classic is the legendary Amitabh Bachchan’s   Agneepath that was both a commericial flop, a total hit at the awards and now a cult favorite (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agneepath)

So what can Karans Johar/Malhotra, Sanjay Dutt and Hrithik Roshan do that hasnt been done.

Well they have made the intense violence mind-blowing catchy and deliciously pulpy, with its unique Bollywood sweet sour mango flavor. Sanjay Dutt rocks the screen in evil intensity, Hrithik emotes with his eyes (wisely deciding to underplay his Vijay Deenanath Chauhan , rather than the over the top original) and even the supporting actors from the veteran Rishi Kapoor, the demure Priyanka Chopra and host of characters make this an incredibly cool movie to buy tickets for. I am sure Quentin Tarantino would find the violence inspiring – and if you have not seen Bollywood movies yet, well this is sure as good a time to start.

See it- and atleast in Mumbai, India , the movies are off to a good start in 2012.

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Movie Review- Inglorious Basterds

When a Knoxville born director creates a movie with Brad Pitt speaking in an East Tennessee accent, Orange country citizens cant help but catch the movie. If you need escapist fare to charge them ole grey cells with good ol fashioned American movie- this is the one.

I could wax eloquent on the direction and deft artistry of Quentin Tarantino, or the acting of Hans Landau- or even the breakthrough perfromance of Brad Pitt who plays the leader of a Nazi hunting commando unit. For the first time- you see Brad’s character overshadowing his adorable mannerisms. Watch how he rolls those Southern R’s.

But there is plenty of that- and you need to watch it yourself.

As the director himself puts it- A Basterd’s work is never done.

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This is just a loong weekend post..

If you liked the concept of data mining and entertainment- well I actually got inspired by the entertaining writing of the prominent R blogger J D Long of Cerebral Mastication

http://www.cerebralmastication.com/