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Tuesday Talkies – Baby Movie

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First of all, what the hell was that?

Seriously, what was that?

Was it a movie, or a documentary on 10 years of terrorism, along with how I want to kick these terrorists butt. Seriously, it felt like I was reading a newspaper first…. a long newspaper filled with all the terrorists activities…. and then I went to sleep thinking about how should we tackle it – just kill them all. Right??

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Baby

‘Baby’ is an Indian action thriller movie, which stars Akshay Kumar and Danny Denzongpa in the lead role. Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher and Taapsee Pannu are also in the movie, but with hardly a 10 minute of screen space is just enough to put them in supporting actors category.

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This film is directed by Neeraj Pandey, of ‘A Wednesday‘, and ‘Special 26‘, fame. Those movies were among my favorites and they were critically acclaimed and very well written movies. They were in fact so close to reality, as any Indian movie can. They were conceptualized in such a way that you never loose the grip of reality and still you are flowing in that imaginary world of movie.

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Baby

 

‘Baby’, if judged from the standards of action thriller movies that Bollywood produce, is by far a better choice; but when you put it in comparison to Neeraj Pandey’s earlier two movies, it was just not up to the standard.

Let’s first dig into the story of Baby, before I start trashing it, again.

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Baby, as the name suggest, surprisingly, has nothing to do with a baby, not of any age, any size any color or species. Not even any chick/girl is referred as baby, in this movie.

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Baby is the name of mission that our Hero and his team is working on. It’s a covert mission of tracking the activities of terror groups and then terminating them for good. They uncover a plan of terrorists to do serial blasts in India and the chasing game begins with Akshay Kumar traveling through the world to different locations to terminate every radical involved in the plan; and eventually to fail the bomb blast plan.

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Although this is a very hard-hitting film, made as an effort to display reality as possible, but there were many illogical sequences in the film which make you cringe with disappointment. The scene where a terrorist Bilaal (I hope I remember his name right, role is performed by Kay Kay Menon), escapes from police security in a car chase sequence. You just wonder where are these roads in Mumbai, without any traffic or living soul present. Leave Mumbai, and show any highway in India, which is that deserted. Or, just think of it, if police is moving a terrorist from one place to another would they be so foolish as to not laid out a road plan before covered with security personnel in every corner. Leave all the logic to Bollywood.

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Another interesting scene, is that of Taapsee Pannu, where she mercilessly beat up our dear Sushant Singh, in a hotel room. Poor Sushant, your talent is wasted here. You are meant to deliver a power packed performance, not merely take blows. Coming to think of it, it actually felt good, that first time in an Indian action movie, hero was not the savior of heroine, she helped herself.

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Baby

 

On a different note, this movie can be a lot better, in fact the best work of Neeraj, and Akshay, if one person would have done his job right – the Editor.

Editing is the main problem area of this movie. As in the scene described above of Taapsee, you are just waiting and waiting for them to reach their destination.

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Worst editing is done in the climax scenes. You just wonder, if it’s going to move forward, or you can take a nap and come back to watch the hero cross airport corridor.

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What was the most beautiful thing about this movie was – Chacha Maulana something….

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Oh! he is so beautiful, chubby fellow, with eyelids the size of titanic, and eyes having fireballs in them. In one scene one servant is washing his feet softly, in another scene, chacha is kicking Akshay’s butt. Infact n this whole movie, our old chachu jaan is the only person, who has literally hurt Akshay hard.

You the man – Chachu Jaan.

Tuesday Talkies – ‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
Bang Bang‘ and ‘Knight and Day

Bang Bang is one of the big budget movies released recently, which everyone (sort of), was planning to see. Me too. I had few of my own reasons though. Actually only one reason – Hrithik Roshan. Not specifically for his acting skills 😉 In that context I am more than happy to watch Bang Bang. ❤

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

Bang Bang, a movie by Fox Star Studios is an official remake of ‘Knight and Day‘. It’s better to be termed as official remake than taking inspiration from, right? 😎

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
Bang Bang Poster

This movie is directed by Siddharth Anand, of ‘Salaam Namaste‘ fame. This movie is already declared a hit, even though it just released some 4 days back. Most of the credit for this goes to lead pair of movie – Hrithik Roshan and Katrina kaif. Supporting cat includes Jimmy Shergil, Deeepti Naval, Danny Denzongpa and Kanwaljit Singh etc.

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
Bang Bang

Coming to story of movie, which is actually non existent if you see as a whole, but still, here it goes. An army officer Viren(Jimmy) goes to London to extradite a terrorist organization boss Omar(Danny). Is it that easy to get hold of a terrorist boss? Nope. Atleast not in a Bollywood movie. So, there comes all the chamchas of Boss, special mention, heavily tattooed Jaaved Jaafrey, who not only enter a high security building in London, but also kills all the guard. Danny shoot Jimmy before our deshbhakt hero can even finish his patriotism lecture. Actually, I would have killed him first. It was better to kill him than listen to non stopping “meri aankhon ne darr nahi garv hai”, kind of dialogues. Melodramatic point on its peak – Jimmy’s mother is on phone, and is listening to his boy’s dying moments. 😥

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

Another part start – Omar wants some Indian to steal Kohinoor from London, so that Britain and India can fight over Kohinoor, while he can rest in peace (literally). Who can do so? Other than our Hero Hrithik Roshan. Before we go there, I would like to mention one dialogue, where Jaaved Jaafrey’s chamcha (yes, even Chamcha’s have chamchas), says, “Who else can steal Kohinoor, other than an Indian?” Why man? Why? Just tell me why? Do we Indians look like international thieves to you? 😐

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’

Bang Bang back – Hrithik stole the Kohinoor for Omar, but refuses to hand it back to his employer. Boss, if you are given a task by your boss you should deliver it to your boss. If you are not, atleast try to be clear on whys? So, we didn’t know at this point that why is he keeping to Kohinoor by himself, even when he stole it for money. Comes our demure Katrina Kaif, who is a bank receptionist. By the way, if we will have such kind of receptionist we can for sure persuade our youngsters to have more savings in bank. 😉

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

Somehow, both of their lives get intermingled, and our small town bank receptionist is now a partner in crime with an international thief. Sure thing, she enjoys this new adventure in her boring life, along with the Greek god lookalike savior Hrithik Roshan. Puppy love.<3

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

One thing that disappoint most in the movie is that this does not look like a single movie with a straight story. It looks like we are watching lots of action sequences which are joined together in a documentary kind of fashion. So one time you are running in woods, other second you are marooning on an island. Every possible action stunt in employed in this movie, whether the need be or not. But if you are an action freak, or lover of stunts, than it sure is a treat.

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
‘Bang Bang’ to Bang on Boring

Most beautiful thing about this movie is Hrithik himself, and his shirtless torso, which he has flaunted numerous time in this movie. On beach, in water, in rain, dancing, shooting, every thing that he is doing, he is either in a three piece suit or without any suit, you know 😉 Paisa Vassol.

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
Katrina and Hrithik

Katrina’s fans – there is nothing new. It’s same old naive Katrina, who doesn’t even know how to kiss. Can you believe that? Our hero saves her this time too, and gave her a lesson or two in, ‘How to smooch a guy?’, category. I wonder if she knows other stuff or not?? :devil:

'Bang Bang' to Bang on Boring
Hrithik Roshan

Well, I have done postmortem of the movie now, and after hard work I feel hungry. So I am off to eat some non healthy out of my fridge. You can go buy your popcorn and a ticket to watch ‘Bang Bang’. Go enjoy, if not for movie, go to see the perfect chiseled looks and golden curly hairs of Hrithik Roshan.