Tuesday, August 15, 2006

othello

i watched the hindi adaptation of othello. i dont even know the shakespearean version, but i watched it anyway. and i was impressed. really. saif is brilliant. and i came out thinking wow is that what kajol is married to?! and also, vivEik oberoi is not so bad, though he cant escape looking like a fluffy, pretty, wispy city boy no matter what role he plays. saif is brilliant. im going to dream about him for a few nights to come now..sigh.

konkona is not bad, but the other two women quite sucked - kareena and bips. what shit man, some people are just so overrated. bipasha for her big boobs and not so perfectly voluptuous body, and kareena for her non existent beauty and non existent acting skills. personally i think she looks like a transvestite..with bleached side burns that glow in the light.

that apart, the movie was very good. its very rare that a hindi movie turns out realistic, without over done song and dance sequences, with a decently brilliant acting (by that i mean, very convincing roles played out) and a compelling plot and a realistically scary story that does touch you. and by touch you i dont mean strike-a-chord types that leaves you emotional and moved. i mean the sort that conveys what its supposed to. the sort thats made with so much intensity that it conveys it fully. the sort that does what art is supposed to..mean something "really" and mean it well. the adaptation weaves the real story into the indian scene very well. subtle and hard-hitting.

i loved it. especially since i had a subway tuna 6 inch sandwich before, and mama mia gelato half way thru, and i drove home listening to faith on repeat. it rocked.

now to go buy myself the soundtrack. the music was pretty darned good. i was impressed. the director is the music director and the music was such a refreshing change. well, almost all of it. go see it if you like to be surprised by the occasional good hindi movie, and you havent seen it already. (and if you hate it, dont kill me)

6 comments:

Black Artists said...

yeah rdb was pretty good .... were some reeeally funny moments...
ps mebbe i like tupac too and i just dont know it yet ;)

Asavari said...

allo there - long time...
i liked omkara too - though u must check out this review of it on cnn ibn - the guy ripped it apart...

how goes bangalore?? i miss it terribly... this northie fest has worn out its welcome... yesterday at the pg they "attempted" to make sambhar - enough said... lol

the blog has been updated finally - go take a looksie...

cya..

akshay said...

hello i just woke up and couldnt sleep. thought id say hi da.

hi da.

haathi said...

so much for im tired and sleepy.

Manu said...

baresh back and BARESH you madrOs.

Pooja Vijay said...

oh i really wanted to see omkara! nobody wanted to come with me..and i missed it..
ill probably get the dvd or something..