Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dhoom 3

Casts: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra.

Banner: Yash Raj Films
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Producer: Aditya Chopra
Writers: Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aditya Chopra

Music: Pritam Chakraborty and Julius Packiam
Release Date: 20th December 2013

Story line: The film begins with Sahir (Aamir Khan) assisting his renowned magician father (Jackie Shroff) that performs in Circus. He learns all the tricks from his father, but unfortunately Jackie Shroff is murdered or either killed, due to somebody or some incident at the circus. Now the small child Sahir promises to take revenge.
The film then takes a leap, where the young Sahir has now become a very popular thief with unknown name and unknown face. To live in present and in front of the world, he is working in the same circus where his father used to work, and has beautiful gymnast Aaliya (Katrina Kaif) for company.

Sahir now plans to rob all the money that's made by the owners of the circus, which according to him are possibly involved in his father's death or murder. He has been successful in two attempts, but now enters ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), along with Ali (Uday Chopra). Their task is to nab the master robber and fail his third attempt.

Although Jai and Ali know that the master robber is Sahir only, but do not have any proof. Thus a trap is laid out to catch him red-handed. Now, begins the cat and mouse game, where the prime target is to catch Sahir in action.
Will Sahir be caught in the end (just like John Abraham in Dhoom), or would he be given a chance to start a new life (just like Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2)? What would happen in end?

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Viktor Acharya is a screenplay writer, story writer, dialogue writer, director and lyricist. He works for Yash Raj Films. The director went to Seth Anandram Jaipuria School in Kanpur. Then he took a degree in English Literature from Kirori Mal college in Delhi. After finishing his education he shifted to Mumbai. He debuted in the film industry by assisting Kundan Shah in the film 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. He wrote scripts for several TV shows too. He has also directed some shows of TV serial 'Just Mohabbat' , 'Son Pari' ,'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin' etc.

 The writer is famous for directing the film 'Tashan'. He wrote dialogues, screenplay and story for 'Dhoom' , 'Dhoom 2' , 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', 'Guru', 'Tashan', 'Raavana' and currently he is directing the film 'Dhoom 3'. He has also written the story of 'Dhoom 3'.

Facts And Figures:

                    Film budget is Rs 150 crore and Believed to be one of the most expensive Indian films of all time.  Film duration is 2 hours and 52 minutes that means almost 3 hours.

                    This is the first Bollywood movie to be released in the IMAX format.

                    The film is also being dubbed into Telugu and Tamil for release in South India, and into Arabic for release in the Middle East.

                    Stunt Director Olliver Keller was signed to direct the stunt scenes. Aamir Khan said in an interview that his role in dhoom 3 is toughest role so far in his life. The action scenes have been directed by Conrad Palmisano and Sham Kaushal.

                    Dhoom 3 will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who is the writer of all three Dhoom films replacing Sanjay Gadhvi who directed the first two franchise of Dhoom

                    The satellite rights of Dhoom 3 have been sold at a record price of 75 crore.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Dhoom franchise is a pictogram of style, larger than life canvas and great action. Now with Aamir khan leading from the front, dhoom 3 taken the offering to next level which has increased the curiosity of audience. One think is for sure, knowing the recent trend of stars driven films like Chennai express and Krish 3,  dhoom 3 would also do the decent business and recover the extensive investment yash raj films has made.  Chrishmas and new year euphoria would definitely boost the chances of high box office collections of this movie.
Vijay Krishna the director of this movie had done quality work in the past as script and dialogue writer and I am sensing that he has done a justice to significant grand opportunity he get with extravagant production house and picture perfect star cast.  Aamir is a hardworking actor and seems to have pulled out special effort required for the film in terms of looks, physic and action sequences.

Contend wise personally I liked Dhoom 1 as compare to Dhoom 2 as it has better entertainment mass appeal. I am hoping dhoom3 would not be too complicated in presentation too difficult to relate and understand by masses. With a hope for engaging entertainer, I am giving this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, four days before the release.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

R.... Rajkumar

Casts: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood

Banner: Eros International, Next Gen Films Production

Director: Prabhu Deva

Producer: Viki Rajani, Sunil Lulla

Writers: Prabhu Deva

Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Release Date: 6th Dec 2013

Story line: R Rajkumar – a romantic action love story set in dusty backdrop of the Hindi Heartland. Rajkumar - a rugged, rebellious, passionate fighter who also has a devilish charm. One moment he makes you feel really comfortable and the very next, completely ill at ease! Rajkumar is sexy, brooding and raw. Chanda – a gorgeous, strong character. She is the niece of a poppy lord called Manik Parmar. Chanda is elegant and looks stunning. Rajkumar and Chanda fall in love and the entertainment begins, Prabhu Deva style.
Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood). His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar's life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). What he doesn't know is that Chanda is an orphan who's been raised by her uncle - Manik Parmar! After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar's charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates out of Malaysia.And back to marry with Chanda.

 Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Prabhu Dheva Kannada (born 3 April 1973 )is an Indian film choreographer, stage dancer, actor and director known for his works predominantly in Tamil ,Telugu cinema, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning fifteen years, He has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles. He has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography, and has been widely known by the media as India's Michael Jackson.
After a sequence of successful attempts in acting in the 1990s and early 2000s such as Kadhalan (1994), Raasaiyya (1995), Minsara Kanavu (1997), Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (1998), Kaathala Kaathala (1998) and Vanathai Pola (2000), Prabhu Dheva ventured into direction with 2005 Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. He then went on to direct successful films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages such as Shankardada Zindabad (2007), Pokkiri (Tamil)(2007), Wanted (2009) and Rowdy Rathore (2012).

His last directorial venture Ramaiya Vastavaiya was a critical and box office failure.

Facts And Figures:
  • Sonakshi Sinha performed some action scenes in the film. Charmy Kaur shot for an item song for the film in June 2013
  • Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi will be making her Bollywood entry in the same song which will also feature Scarlett Mellish Wilson
  • The film was first titled Rambo Rajkumar. According to reports, the makers of the original Rambo series had copyrighted the word Rambo making it unavailable for usage by other filmmakers. As a result, the makers decided on a title change for the film. However, since the film's title is already known among the audience the makers decided on dropping a few letters from the title rechristening it to R... Rajkumar.[10] After the film's title change, Shahid Kapoor's character in the film, which was Rambo Rajkumar initially, was also changed.
  • Film’s budget is approx. 40 crore.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Mass entertainers are doing well these days and following the trend prabhu deva is coming up with R Rajkumar. Pepped up funky songs and its chorography already get the attention of cine-goers. Prabhu deva’s average hindi entertainers wanted and Rowdy Rathore became super hits as they got the boost from star presence like Salman khan and Akshay Kumar however same is not the case with R Rajkumar as Shahid Kapoor still finding it tough to get the foot holds in hindi cine business although being dedicated and hardworking performer.
Coming back to the R Rajkumar as I go by promos I am expecting it to be an average movie with loud over the top action, average screenplay and typical story line where hero fighting throughout the movie for his lady love and beating the opposition left right and center.
I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.