Merry Christmas! Went to a dinner tonite, had fun!
Continued watching Aitraaz, I watched about 1/3 a few days back and the rest today. I read a lot of reviews of Veer-Zaara When it was a new release. A lot of them described it as a pathetic movie and instead recommended Aitraaz. This prompted me to watch Veer-Zaara, so that I can know how bad it was. I found out that Veer-Zaara wasn’t that pathetic, but was waiting for Aitraaz’s DVD as a few of my friends also told me that its a good movie. I postponed watching the movie because
1. It had Kareena in it, am not a great fan of hers.
2. I had heard/read that the story had to do something with Pati Patni Aur Woh (not the old movie, but the phrase.) I heard that Priyanka Chopra files a case against Akshay and then his wife helps him….(more like general crap…. + flesh exposure + Uncomfortable Dialogues)
Today I finally finished watching the movie and would say that Veer-Zaara is a good movie, but first go and watch Aitraaz, if you haven’t seen it or both (Aitraaz n V-Z)
It feels really good to get a movie like this from the directors of Tarzan – The Wonder Car, Abbas-Mastan. Before watching the movie, I had an impression that they would have 2-3 “bold” scenes where Priyanka would use them to her benefit and would try to get the 2004 Mera Badan award. But fortunately that was not the case, the movie has 1 or may be 2 so called “bold scenes” but they are fully justified and their is no fijul ka skin show. The dialogues used in the movie are bold at times, but they are required.
Raj Malhotra: Yet another amazing performance by Rajiv Bhatia (Akshay Kumar’s real name.) He has a great sense of timing and gets into the role. The role required a young handsome executive kind of guy and Akshay was ideal for the role.
Soniya Roy: PC who was 3rd wife of a 1500 crore ke empire ka malik Mr. Roy played by Amrish Puri put a lot of effort. The role required a young, modern, not so decent female, who was more into her career, money, fame, power than her family life. Priyanka was good in the role and acted sincerely.
Priya Malhotra: KK has done well, she did look like a housewife. The role becomes important at the end. We get to see Kareena’s non glamrous side in the movie.
Misc: Amrish Puri, Vivek Shauq, Annu Kapoor and the lady who plays a punjaban in Tammana House (series by ZeeTelefilms) were all great.
Pros: The movie from the starting was interweaved. There were things shown which were very much related to situation at that time…..and also those things were used in different context….such as Kareena’s would be interview with Annu Kapoor.
The movie seemed to be a well organized piece of work. It sticks to the story line and doesn’t divert off it.
One of the more important things depicted in the movie is that sexual harrasment, where female is a victim, is too common but males being harrased is not that common in our society. So its the male who is blamed everytime anything happens. It also shows how a wife trusts her husband and leads him away from problems.
Cons: Might be many small ones. One of them is, why the hell Kareena has to do so much research, when she went to talk to Priyanka, she should have taken a audio recorder and should have had recorded what ever PC said.
Overall – 8/10 and its a must watch. Get your DVD here.