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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 πŸ˜‰ 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 β€œmeri 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. πŸ˜₯

'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, β€œWho 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. πŸ˜‰

'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 πŸ˜‰ 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.

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Frolic Friday – When Deepika’s Cleavage became National Point of Interest

By now, I think everyone is aware of the controversy surrounding Deppika Padukone’s Cleavage (Gosh no matter what way you write about it… it looks dirty) πŸ˜›

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of InterestStill, for those who don’t know… poor innocent souls…. devoid of any drama in their lives…. here are the details.

You know how this Media is. It can make you and it can break you. It will respect you and it will also disgust you. Same happen with Depika Padukone, our very own, top Indian Film actress, when TOI Entertainment did this to her.

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest

Yup! It’s a very awkward angle for a photograph and to top it all, writing something like β€œOMG: Deepika Padukone‘s Cleavage Show”, no that’s just too much gross. Obviously it disgusted our very own topmost Bollywood Actress, Deepika, who also replied in her tweets, β€œYES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” Well said, dear.

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest
Deepika’s Reaction to TOI Tweet

Coming to TOI, yes, this is a new low, even for you. It was unnecessary and disgraceful. More importantly, she was on a public platform, promoting her film, and was wearing a damn Saaree, very gracefully. If you or your cameraman will go over the way, this time actually too much over her, to get a top angle so you can catch a glimpse of her cleavage…. Boss, you are pathetic. 😦

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest

You made the matter worse, when you actually make it quite prominent for everybody to look out for her cleavage in these pics, by stating out loud terms like ‘OMG’ and ‘Cleavage Show’. When I saw those pics, I didn’t actually find it offending as there was nothing new, which we have not seen (yes, I am a pervert, and I saw that pic) 😐 Deepika has shown much more in her films and photo-shoots, but the moment you write it as ‘Cleavage Show’, you lost all the credibility. Note to TOI – even if you somehow got an awkward looking picture of a celebrity (Actually exposing some things, not to be exposed), please, do not use derogatory language too. Infact, do not post such pics. Grow Up!!!!

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest

Coming to Deepika – Bravo girl for speaking out and taking a stand. You did the right thing. We as woman should never take it lightly when it comes to maintaining respect and dignity. Not only woman, but actually all the species.

My only question to you – Do you remember these following words, β€œIf I am a public figure and if someone has captured me then I feel I should have been a little careful.” ???

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of InterestWhat?? You got amnesia now?

Remember the time when media clicked pics of Katrina Kaif, in bikini, while she was holidaying on a private beach in Spain, with her boyfriend/close friend. Yes, the same time, you said, that celebrities are public figures and they should not cry out foul everytime someone click their pictures. πŸ˜›

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest
Katrina and Deepika
  • Why clicking a picture of Katrina in bikini is okay, while yours in a Saaree is not?
  • Why clicking a picture of Katrina on a private trip is okay, while yours on a public platform not?
  • Why clicking a picture of Katrina when she is with her boyfriend in her own personal space is okay, while yours when you are promoting your film with media present in full gloom, is not?
  • Why clicking a picture of Katrina when she is not aware of any cameraman is okay, while yours when you are fully aware of that your pics are taken, is not?
When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest
Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif

Your’s cleavage is a cleavage, and Katrina has what, a Taj Mahal there, for everyone to take pic of? 😑

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of InterestMy stand, it was gross and disgraceful for the media to highlight a woman’s (not necessarily Deepika’s or any celebrity’s) cleavage, or any private part. It’s not good journalism, or an appropriate news.

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of InterestSome are saying, why we can drool over Shahrukh’s abs and not on Deepika’s cleavage? Simple dearie, Shahrukh’s abs is not his private body part (I am not saying it’s public though) πŸ˜› try to focus your camera on his groin. Let’s see how much he appreciates that? Also, remember the hue and cry everyone made on Aamir Khan’s suggestive poster of his upcoming film PK. I loved it BTW. ❀ I love Aamir, clothes or no clothes. πŸ˜‰

When Deepika's Cleavage became National Point of Interest

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Finally I watched Bombay talkies, nearly half an year after the movie released. I had high hopes from the movie as this movie was made to celebrate the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema, also the more fascinating point being that it has four short stories directed by four maestro directors of Indian Cinema – Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap(My Fav). I won’t say that my hopes were not met, they were to some extent, but in the end I was craving for more. Craving for that extra icing on the cake, and that extra was satisfied with the title song pictured on the fabulous stars like Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena, Sridevi, Madhuri, Karishma, Vidya, Akshay, Imran, Shahrukh and many more…..

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

First story of this movie is titled β€œAjeeb Dastan Hai Ye”, and is directed by Karan Johar. This story deals with homosexuality, and quite surprisingly very differently than Karan’s earlier attempt of β€œDostaana”. Story is of a homosexual media intern Saquib, who is working for Rani Mukherji, married to News reader and analyzer Randeep Hooda. Problem arises when Saquib understood that the married couple is not so happily married and this is because the husband is gay. So, out of nowhere he makes a move on him (stupidly, in front of his whole news crew in the office), and got beaten up badly. Saquib again very stupidly went to Rani, and again in front of everyone at her office, announced that her husband has actually kissed him. So lame. Very mature Karan. Well, I really liked the part where saquib got into a fight with his father, slapping him continuously and shouting β€œI am not a eunuch, I am homosexual. And even if I would be a eunuch, there is nothing wrong with it. There is nothing wrong with me.” I didn’t liked the climax though, in the end it is shown that poor Randeep who was actually a confused soul (gay or straight, who am I?), got thrown out of his house, by the wifey, Rani. End is shown as it is liberating for Rani to finally know that it was not her fault in marriage, it’s his, the husband. And there goes the whole idea behind depicting homosexuality in a broad-minded way. It should have been the liberation of husband, who finally came to know what he actually wants and what he really is. Alas!

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Another point which I should have pointed out in the beginning is that the above story does not seem to be related to Indian Cinema in any way. All the other stories have somewhat taken inspiration from the cinema. Moving on to the the next one.

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

This story β€œStar” is the most beautifully written. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, this is the story of a failed star/actor played by Nawazuddin. He believes that if he is good in his work, then work will come to him. Thus, he is mostly without work, even though he proves in the end that he is good in his work. It was a surprise encounter of his mentor’s ghost that actually opens his eyes, and he came to know of the fact that it does not matter if you are good or bad in your work, what matters most is, passion. Passion in what you do. You could be good in acting, but unless you have the passion to leave everything, take risk and completely immerse yourself in acting, you can not achieve success. Realization come and he runs to his daughter and with that passion in the eyes, narrates his whole day to her. The day when he actually worked in a film with Ranbir Kapoor. He sleeps that night, peacefully. As if he has find his Nirvana.

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Third story β€œShiela Ki Jawani” directed by Zoya Akhtar, is of a little boy, who actually loves dressing up as girl, adores Katrina Kaif, and dances to the tune of β€œShiela Ki Jawani”. His father, being a typical male, does not want his boy to go a girly way and impose football lessons on him. This story depicts that as a parent and as a society we are the one who have made differentiation between what a girl or boy can do, and what they are not allowed to do. A father can gift a doll to his daughter and ball to his son but not the other way. A teacher who is teaching classical dance to girls, does not want a boy to even look at the lessons. This is the same society we are living in, who then tell us to raise our daughters and boys as same. Most touching part was when the sister asks the boy, β€œDo you know, why papa was so angry at you?”. Boy replied β€œMaybe because I touched mamma’s makeup”. She replies β€œNo, it’s because you were dressed as a girl”. And he said very innocently β€œWhy? Is it bad to be a girl?”

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Last story β€œMurabba”, directed by Anurag Kashyap, truly captures the essence of impact of Indian cinema in our lives. That larger than life image of film stars and the way we relate to them. A small town boy, Vijay goes to Mumbai to fulfill his father’s wish of eating a Murabba blessed by none other than β€œThe Amitabh Bachchan”. This film also shows the honest and pure desire by which small towners still worship their cinema idols. Vijay struggles and try to work out any possible way to reach the mega star, he even try to bribe the security guard at Mr. Bachchan’s house. Finally, he did manage to give Murabba to him, actually persuade him to eat half of it before his eyes. Very innocent. Fun part was when his father tells him the true story behind his encounter with β€œThe Dilip Kumar”. Lesson learn β€œNever put Murabba in Achaar’s jar”.

Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema
Bombay Talkies: Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

Β I did enjoyed all the stories, some more and some less but nevertheless I liked them. But, it was the end title song “Apna Bombay Takies” which takes your breath away. Phew!!!

Β Now, I am going to cook myself a good lunch, and there is no sharing when it comes to food. So, you better go and watch a movie πŸ™‚