Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kismat Konnection


Rating : 4/10
Running Time : 155 Minutes
Release Date : 18th July ‘08
Director : Aziz Misra ; Writer : Sanjay Chel / Rahila Mirza ; Music : Pritam
Starring : Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Om Puri, Vishal Malhotra


Its possibly over-intellectualization, but I don’t like the central message / theme of the movie. That someone or something, can really change your fate and make things start to go well. In a nation obsessed with astrology, numerology and riddled with superstition, I think the last thing needed is reinforcement.

There are other flaws as well leading to a low rating – it has too many slow moments, too many songs, too many PJ’s. And overall its biggest issue is predictability…you can predict every twist, every turn in the film with eyes closed, including the not so surprise twist in the end. It’s a classic boy meet girl story, with its inevitable downs, then becoming up and then down again, before the final crescendo.

There is a blatant attempt to cash in Shahid, who does well / ok, holds his own. But several songs, shirtless moments etc are testament to an attempt to take advantage of his Jab We Met popularity. Vidya Balan tries to be girl next door and does ok at that, however, she fails miserably as soon as she tries to look hot (as in the end-credits song, for example).

Its light though, Shahid and Vishal Malhotra have some good moments, there is also a nice angle about how those good in studies don’t necessarily turn out to be that good in real life and the icing on the cake is Himani Shivpuri’s ‘watch your tone’ dialogue, used twice with good effect…

Go only if you really like either of the lead pair or have absolutely nothing to do. Actually scratch the latter part of that thought.

7 comments:

arukum17 said...

Apurv, something is fundamentally wrong with the Hindi movie industry today.

RANT MODE ON
This industry has become a career pastime for sons, daughters, nieces and nephews of actors and producers. They are stunning I have to admit, but unfortunately cannot act, so no matter how much money you pump into the movie it is barely watchable. Do people really spend their hard earned Rupees (Pounds etc) to watch this sh*t??
RANT MODE OFF

With the legitimization of the industry and the money thats been injected in, the productions are quite good to look at. And I support the Hollywood style $$$salaries$$$ of the top stars. More power to them. Especially Salman and SRK.

But PLEASE we need some good movies!!

"axeman" said...

you realise u've made another big mistake when there is the typical " TUM !!" dialogue .. my god bro .. kyon karte hai ye log aisa ?
haha and vidya balan's seems to have become the caretaker of all old age homes/ community centers from bbay to toronoto !!
( u know muna bhai the 2nd)

but one part was superb..
"lower your tone harry" !!

just couldnt stop laughing !

"axeman" said...

you realise u've made another big mistake when there is the typical " TUM !!" dialogue .. my god bro .. kyon karte hai ye log aisa ?
haha and vidya balan's seems to have become the caretaker of all old age homes/ community centers from bbay to toronoto !!
( u know muna bhai the 2nd)

but one part was superb..
"lower your tone harry" !!

just couldnt stop laughing !

Apurv Nagpal said...

hi ! Arun
why this rant (which i agree with separately) on this movie ?
thx
Apurv

Zennmaster said...

you do realize that this is nothing but another inspiration from the pop chick flick called just my luck...

arukum17 said...

Apurv I couldn't think of any other place to put it.
You should have a "general/random comments" area.
My wife finds Shahid K hot.

Super site though. I don't see any Hindi movie without checking apurvbollywood. The current desi version of rottentomatoes.

Waiting waiting for your Wall-E review

Anonymous said...

I loved the reviews :)..felt watched a bit of this and a bit of that.. The Munnabhai stuff,etc in short it was a drag. I was watching people strolling in the theatre when the movie was on for the simple reason that there was no stickiness to it. It was a disaster. I decided to go for it just to watch the much hyped about pair Vid and Shahid but was not worth it for sure.. Cheers, Bee