Archive for the 'Movie Review' Category

by Vishaal S Shah
on Jan 28th, 2009

Will the Slumdog Millionaire win again?

Slumdog MillionaireThe world is talking about it. The critics are raving by it. And the Oscar award jury 2008 has set its eyes on it.

Danny Boyle’s movie Slumdog Millionaire has been sweeping away a lot of awards this season. And putting India in the spotlight with its heartbreaking yet exhilarating tale of an orphan who rises from rags to riches on the strength of his lively intelligence.

Just like the city Mumbai in which this story is set, the movie brims and overflows at a breathless pace telling the story of Jamal, a poor, bright-eyed, mischievous youth and his even more boisterous older brother, Salim. In a horrifying turn of events, the two youngsters’ lives change in front of their eyes when their mother is killed during a riot. Alone, they turn to the streets, becoming “slumdogs.? A ray of sunshine comes into their lives when they befriend another orphan, the feisty young girl Latika, and soon the three are inseparable. Adventure follows as the trio strives to survive the cutthroat life of contemporary India. But do they last together?

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Jan 12th, 2009

YES to YES MAN!

YES MANAt a time where the world is cynical and people are skeptical about trusting the person sitting right next to them, here comes an amusing story of a man who accepts everything life brings – uninhibitedly!

Based on a true story and an adaptation of the 2005 book The Yes Man by British humourist Danny Wallace, the film Yes Man is the choice film to lift one’s spirits in the doom and gloom of the credit crunch. A sweet romantic comedy directed by Peyton Reed, ‘YES Man’ brings with it a lot of smiles and a feeling of positivity.

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Jun 23rd, 2008

Movie Review – The Happening

The HappeningWhat if people around you started dropping dead suddenly?
What if the person talking to you suddenly shoots himself point blank, right in front of your eyes?
What if you suddenly realise it is your turn next?

Sounds eerie? Then trust me, it looks spookier when you see it ‘happening’– on screen!

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