How things have changed! Now when I see a movie poster or trailer, I see ‘Movie Time’, I see work. Some movies excite me, fascinate me while some are like drab. But as we have to walk hand in hand, here I am with another episode of ‘Movie Time’.
We have a biopic releasing this Friday and that seems to be the highlight of this week. Bollywood hasn’t seen many a biopics releasing. Let’s see if this one can make a change.
The first release – BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG:
Well, after Benares in ‘Raanjhanaa’ and Kolkata in ‘Lootera’, the film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ takes us to the bright sunny fields of beautiful Punjab. The life span of the ace Milkha Singh – the flying Sikh – is what the movie is all about as you must have guessed by now.
The film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who tells us that the movie is about the triumph of the human spirit. The script is by Prasoon Joshi who says the film is not a mirror of the life of Milkha Singh but an interpretation of his life. The cast includes Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Yograj Singh, Hikaru Ito and Prakash Raj.
Now the question remains – Is there any chemistry between Sonam Kapoor the female lead in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and Farhan Akhtar who plays the male lead? As they romance in the fields I was wondering what did they do to Sonam’s height? Isn’t she taller than Farhan? But what the heck he is still too good.
The film has music by Shanker-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. A few songs are doing well like, ‘Zinda hai to pyala bhar le’, and ‘Maston ka Jhund’ and there are others which are not much heard of like ‘Mere Yaar’ a sweet romantic number and ‘Slow Motion Angreza’ a fun loving fast number which makes your feet tap. And then they have the intense ones like, ‘Mendha Yaar’ and ‘O Rangreza’ is soulfully beautiful.
The next release is – PACIFIC RIM
Here we have a science fiction in hand. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the movie takes us into future where they construct giant humanoid robots which battle against giant monsters risen from under the sea.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.
But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
So here we see man and machine becoming one to bring peace in the world.
The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi. The movie is produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros.
The next release is – SIXTEEN:
A Raj Purohit movie dealing with the teens in today’s ultra modern times. Things like love, smoking, sex, careers, boyfriends, girlfriends, parent pressure and how they deal with it. Well who doesn’t go through all this daily and who doesn’t have teenagers at home. Maybe we need movies like this which can be eye openers for both the younger and the older generations.
The cast includes Keith, Izabella Leite, Mehak Manwani, Wamiqa Gabbi, Highphil Mathews and Zakir Hussain.
The last release is – SHORTS:
From the makers of Gangs of Wasseypur this is a thriller and the cast includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi and Richa Chaddha. The movie is directed by Shlok Sharma, Siddharth Gupta, Anirban Roy, Rohit Pandey and Neeraj Ghaywan. Urban migration and dealings with humans in the metro called Mumbai, the film is a collection of four short movies.
So as another Friday goes by and the producers and the distributors count their cash rolling in or sinking away, fate would decide the life span of the movies on the shelf. My best wishes to all those who deserve to be blockbusters.