Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Gallit Gondhal, Dillit Muzara"

“Movie Review: Gallit Gondhal, Dillit Muzara”

Director: Nagesh Bhosale

Language: Marathi

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Makarand Anaraspure, Sayaji Shinde, Nagesh Bhosale and others

Released: 2009

Another Makarand Anaraspure film which had lot of promise but fail to deliver. There were lot of expectation from this movie as it was based on political scenario in a village of Maharashtra. And at this time when election process is going on India, we hope they could have extracted more of this situation. The movie had brilliant concept, it also had formidable cast like Sayaji Shinde, Nagesh Bhosale and Makarand Anaraspure; but the acting talents of the cast totally wasted due to the weak script and weak direction for that matter.

The movie is about corrupt politicians played by Sayaji shinde and Nagesh Bhosale who are fighting aimlessly and ridiculously. In order to gain control in their constituency, they create unreasonable chaos in their village or lane (Gallit Gondhal). But at the same time easily succumb to the high command in Delhi (Dillit Muzara). But while these two fights a small but smart party worker played by Makarand Anaraspure take advantage of the situation. Not only he extracts money from both of them but eventually goes on to become MLA. And in the end we come to knoe he is no different than the other two guys.

The movie was an attempt to comment on the state of politics going on in India or say rural India. It is full of sarcasm. It shows the cut throat rat race for power between politicians, disinterest in election process by voters, change of loyalty of voters and party workers for money or rather to watch “Lavani” played by a fair skinned foreigner.

The concept of the movie and presence of Makarand Anaraspure demands non-stop humor and good dialogues. The movie failed to deliver that. Only saving grace of movie is Makarand Anaraspure who makes us laugh never the less on some gags but whenever he was not present on the screen movie seem to be sluggish and slow. It is not only due to bad script and dialogues but also because of naïve direction as movie does not seem to flow smoothly from one scene to another.

Movie has only one which is also a title song and good enough. For last few years we can see that Marathi films are improving technically also. But in this movie background score was very harsh to ears. People now prefer Marathi movies over Hindi movies; so producers and directors could not lag on any technical aspects at least. As for actors everyone did their job very well. We are watching Makarand Anaraspure in same sort of role from movie “Kay dyach bola”, althoght he is still enjoyable. He is getting little monotonous in every film. He is busiest and most successful actors in Marathi alongwith Bharat Jadhav. They are the comedy kings of Marathi film industry.

As for the film if I have to rate the movie, I will give it 5 out of 10.

Must Watch Movies Before You Die - Part 4

31. Jewel Thief – Hindi (1967)

Director: Vijay Anand

Writers: Vijay Anand (dialogue), Vijay Anand (screenplay)

Genre: Mystery, Musical, Thriller

Cast: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Baijayanthimala, Tanuja, Helen, Faryal, Anju Mahendru, Nasir Hussain, Pratima Devi and others…..

The very best Musical mystery made in bollywood….

32. Gumnam - Hindi (1965)

Director: Raja Nawathe

Writers: Dhruva Chatterjee (screenplay), Charandas Shokh (dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Musical, Suspense

Cast: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen, Mehmood, Dhumal, Madan Puri,and others

Watch the very best suspense movie in Bollywood.

33. National Treasure – English (2005)

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Jim Kouf and Oren Aviv

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, John Voight, Harvey Keitel, and others

Hunt the treasure with Nicolas Cage.

34. Dombivali Fast - Marathi (2005)

Director: Nishikant Kamat

Writers: Nishikant Kamat, Sanjay Pawar

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sandeep Kulkarni, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte, Shashank Bawkar, Shrushti Bhoske, Dushyant wagh and others

Story of a common man…

35. Lage Raho Munnabhai – Hindi (2006)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Diya Mirza, Jimmy Shergill, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Saurabh Shukla, Abhishek Bachchan, Rohitash Gaud and others

Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi.

36. Zakhm – Hindi (1998)

Director: Mahesh Bhatt

Writers: Mahesh Bhatt

Genre: Action, Drama

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu, Akshay Anand, Avtar Gill, Nagarjuna, Sharat Saxena, Ashutosh Rana, Madan Jain, Saurabh Shukla, Vishwajeet Pradhan and others

This is very sensitive movie, watch this for Kunal Khemu

37. Jurassic Park – English (1993)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Michael Crichton

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cast: Sam Neil, Laura Dem, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and others

Watching dinosaurs on big screen was quite a treat

38. Khatta Meetha – Hindi (1978)

Director: Basu Chatterjee

Writer: Basu Chaterjee

Genre: Comedy, Family

Cast: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shreshtha, Deven Verma, Preeti Ganguli, Ranjit Chowdhry, Devendra Khandelwal, Vimal Sahu, Ravi Raaj, Perl Padamsee, Pradeep Kumar, and others

Light hearted family comedy movie, one of the very few movies made on Parsees.

39. Tingya - Marathi (2007)

Director: Mangesh Hadawale

Writer: Mangesh Hadawale

Director of Photography: Dharam Gulati.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sharad Goekar, Tarnnum Pathan, Ajit Gawande, Inesh chauhan, Sunil Deo, Madhavi Juvekar, Chitra Nawathe, Vitthal Umap, Kamlesh Sawant, Mansi Lonkar

Much celebrated movie in Marathi.

40. Valu – Marathi (2008)

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

Writers: Girish Kulkarni, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Bharati Acharekar, Mohan Agashe, Dipak Alegaokar, Vrishasen Dabholkar, Renuka Daftardar, Girish Kulkarni, Sharvari Kulkarni, Veena Jamkar, Amruta Subhash, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Nirmiti Sawant, Jyoti Subhash, Chandrakant Gokhale, Satish Tare and others

A movie made on a Bull…

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Top 30 Villains in Bollywood

Unforgettable Negative or Villainous Characters in Bollywood , Part - 3

10. Shakaal: Kulbhushan Kharvanda in “Shaan”

Debut role of Kulbhushan Kharvanda with bald look may be the only role he ever will be remembered as. Shakaal a villain with bald look, outrageous costumes, who has control over a island, he has a room which is controlled by switches, has automatic doors and Shakal also has his own shark. Does it get any bigger?

9. Shetty: Sadashiv Amarapurkar in “Ardha Satya”

Sheety played by Sadashiv Amarapurkar may be not as famous character as the others in this list but one of the best negative characters and equally good performance in Bollywood. If you still not experienced it, go and watch it as soon as possible. I am sure you will enjoy it.

8. Indrajeet Chaddha: Amrish Puri in “Damini”

Indrajeet Chaddha is a character of Criminal Lawyer. A man with scheming mind who can go to any extent to win in the rape case. He almost rape the victim in the court with his words. Amrish Puri gave a flawless performance. What made this character memorable is his regular jerk to his head just to move his long hairs off his eyes.

7. Dr Dang: Played by Anupam Kher in Karma

Anupam Kher did evil act in many movies but “Dr. Dang” was his most successful negative character. This role is one of his top most performances out of 100’s or may be 1000’s of movie he did. Dr. Dang made everyone listen to the “Thappar ki Goonj.”

6. Prem: Played by Prem Chopra in “Bobby”

‘Prem naam hain mera. Prem Chopra’ and their goes whistles and claps by public. The one guest appearance everyone was eager to watch. The small guest appearance in fim “Bobby” talks about Prem Chopra’s whole illustrative career. The Villain with good looks who can make Heroines loves him and he can ditch them afterwards. Perhaps he was the only villain in Bollywood who could manage that. He gave many memorable evil performances many more movies.

5. Pran

in hoards of movies like Ram Aur Shyam, Madhumati, Kashmir ki Kali, Brahmchari, and many more. He was the face of Villain in many movies in 1950’s. He was the guy people love to hate for many years. And he is also one of the top ten best actors in Indian cinema.

4. Anna: Played by Nana Patekar in “Parinda”

A ganglord named Anna played by Nana Patekar is most memorable character played by Nana Patekar or for that matter by any actor. Nana Patekar colored the cold blooded, cruel character of Anna beautifully. Who fears the fire to the death, he gets hyper and crazy just looking at the fire. His crazy way of hitting his head with his own hand and screaming was quite a visual and which was never seen on screen before. No one could have done that better than him.

3. Loin: Played by Ajit in “Kalicharan”

“Sara shehar mujhe Loyan (Lion) ke naam se janata hai.” Today if anybody wants to visualize a villain who is also a smuggler, first things comes to his mind is Lion by Ajit. And he comes up with a total package which consist his sexy assistant ‘Mona Darling’ and also people like Michel, Robert, Peter, Lilly etc. It is in real sense a legendary character. His legendary threat goes like ‘is ko liquid oxygen me duba do. Liquid ise jine nahin dega aur oxygen ise marne nahin dega’.

2. Mogambo: Played by Amrish Puri in “Mr. India”

Can anybody possibly forget “Mogambo Khush Hua.” Another legendary character in Bollywood, which has life of its own and the closest contender for number one spot in Bollywood’s Villains. Although movie “Mr. India” can be categorized as movie made for children’s. And Mogambo can be called as comic book villain. But the performance of Amrish Puri and his costumes can outgrow anybodies imagination. He is most stylized villain of all time. So I just want to say “Hail Mogambo.”

1. Gabbar Singh: Played by Amjad Khan in “Sholay”

Pachas pachas kos door gaon mein jab koi bachcha raat ko rota hai to uski maa kahti hai beta soja ..soja nahin to Gabbar aa jaayega’ and the manic laughter after that is one of the greatest moment in Indian Cinema. And I am sure nothing can beat that. This was Amjad Khan’s debut role and what a grand entry in movies it was? He played the biggest and legendary negative character in the Hindi Cinema. Gabbar Singh is by far Bollywood’s best villain. Amjad Khan will be remembered as Gabbar Singh till the end of this world. All the dialogues of Gabbar are unforgettable like ‘Aare Oh samba Kithne aadmi thei?’ ‘Ye hath humko de de Thakur’ ‘Ab Tera kya hoga Kaliya?’. I actually can list all of them. A grand salute to Amjad Khan for his performance and Salim – Javed for creating such amazing character.


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