Showing posts from October, 2008

Sarkar Raj

Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya BachchanStory:
Anita, the CEO of Shepherd Power Corporation, wants to setup a power plant in Maharashtra. She manages to convince Shankar, the son of Subhash(Sarkar) that the project is beneficial for the state and the people. He in turn manages to convince Sarkar. They together convince Rao saab, the leader of the people of Thakurwadi, the proposed site of the plant.But there is widespread chaos as Rao Saab's grandson takes an opposing stand. Also, Qazi along with the Traitor Deputy CM is trying to get rid of Sarkar and his clan. Their attempt to murder Shankar results in the death of his wife Avantika and his unborn baby. Then Rao Saab's grandson gets kidnapped. Subhash ends up in the hospital after a heart-attack. There is a proposal to shift the power plant to Gujarat. There is chaos all around, further increased by the murder of Shankar. Watch the movie to find out wha…

Welcome to Sajjanpur!

Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kissen, RajeshwariStory:
The story of a village called Sajjanpur narrated by the village letter writer. It picks up various issues like goondaraj, political scenario in villages, inter-caste marriages, problem of illiteracy(the fact that the definition of a literate in India is such that a good %age of literates can only sign and read their names, no more), and so on.My Comments:
A good-hearted attempt to bring forward the various problems faced by the villages in India (like a 23 hour powercut!) in a light-hearted way. When you try to do something that is mid-way, you falter. Shyam Benegal dared to do what Shahrukh Khan inspite of being the current king of Bollywood did not dare to do(Swades was serious business). And, he faltered. It brings out what it was meant to. But its so slow that Atal Behari Vajpayee could finish reading his book out loud before the movie finishes(atleast that's what I fe…

The Bank Job

Thriller(Based on True Story)Caste: 
Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Moore, Daniel Mays, Richard LinternStory: 
The vault in the basement of the Llyod's bank in London is considered to be the safest safe deposit box in the country. This motivates the biggest conmen, politicians and businessmen in the country to keep their personal belongings here, safe. Michael Abdul Malik, aka, Michael X is a drug dealer, smuggler on the rum from law. To prevent his arrest he has got compromising photographs of a female member of the royal family. This is helping him to roam freely even though the police has got sufficient proof against him. He has kept those photos in the vault in Lloyd's Bank.The scotland yard is aware of this but cannot take any action openly, so they take a second route. They blackmail a small time drugpeddler, Martine, caught on charges of drug peddling to help them in lieu for her freedom. She in turn approaches her ex-boyfriend and together t…