Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I've Got the Blues

My blog has been collecting dust for a while now, I've been just plain lazy and uninspired. Been tweeting a lot though. Note to self - Any kind of addiction is bad :-| Now, while i was being horrendously lazy, i decided that watching a movie will .. well.. not necessarily make me active, but atleast inspire me a little. So which movie do I pick? BLUE. Not a blue film dummy, m not into porn (PJ)
Watching Blue was not an altogether bad idea. Should give it to them for going the unconventional way and shooting almost 40% of the movie underwater. Laudable effort. BUT... being part Bollywood, the director can't help but goof up in some areas can he? For starters, the storyline is leaky and almost comical. The choice of cast is poor to say the least. I mean, Sanjay Dutt, seriously the poor man doesn't know where to hide is paunch. he looks positively pregnant. And, pairing him up with Lara Dutta! Disaster dude! Sanju baba wears a dead pan expression throughout the movie. He is no better than he was in Luck.
And then there is Zayed Khan. Sigh.. When God when will he go for his much needed acting classes. Even Katrina in her minuscule role has more expressions on her face than Zayed has in the entire movie.  Akshay looks lean and mean, but his dialogues..well.. its not his fault is it that he has been given some award winning cheesy lines. Sample this :
Sanju is lecturing Zayed on somethingortheother and our man Akshay goes "Arey, yeh moral science class ka waqt nahi hai" Hold on while I gag..
OK, enough ripping the movie apart, the finer points of the movie are of course the brilliant music, the breathtaking cinematography and the long but well-executed stunts. Go watch Blue if you think you can overlook its flaws and just enjoy the dive! :)

8 comments:

narendra shenoy said...

The kids hated the movie,as did their mother. Once again, I got to thank my stars for not having to watch it (i was unwell)

Mariya said...

@narendra shenoy I brought it upon myself by streaming it and watching it. So I decided not to grumble bout it too much :p

Shamrez Zack said...

Should ve seeked some public opinion before committing the sin :P

Ranjani said...

you just got lured by the "Chiggy wiggy" song :p

Mariya said...

this is me commenting on my own blog to check if the comment form is workin fine :p

Karthick said...

Enjoyed Reading your Blog Keep up the good work ....... :)

Mariya said...

@Karthick Thanks Karthick! Welcome to my blog :)

Juzer said...

The movie Blue is a landmark movie for more reasons than one.. From now on, every kid who's seen the movie will proudly be able to proclaim: "Maine Mummy Papa ke saath baith kar Blue film dekhi" :p