Jan 12, 2007

'Guru' - a movie review

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

he generally misses his magic in hindi movies

Hari

Ramanand said...

hari: still waiting for that definitive hindi film work. Not sure if it'll ever happen though. We move on to Lajjo now.

Anupam said...

Abhishek is not a natural. And yes, it does pain me when it shows, probably because of his parents, (more for dad).
Haven't seen any non hindi film of Mani Ratnam's. So, I generally don't understand the fuss about him.

Ramanand said...

anupam: let me know how you find the film :-)

Jeeban Ram said...

Saw the film yesterday and came back more than slightly disappointed. Your review captures the film quite well.
The camera work is indeed quite jittery especially in the speech at the end. Why couldnt the focus have been on the man and his words. All the breakdancing with the camera spoilt the moment for me and made the end very shoddy. The folks who were a part of the inquiry commission were ridiculously cast.

Mani's movies in the reccent past have been like team India performances. Lots of potential, some gritty performances but very seldom able to win key sessions.

Ramanand said...

jeeban ram: thanks for your comment. I still think the movie will do will, with mainly +ve reviews and being a cut above the other offerings. If it offers people a chance to sample a Mani Ratnam movie, then good - perhaps they will also be inclined to try some of his more accomplished works.

daemon said...

Just came after watching the movie. Ur points abt sometimes jerky camera work and needless song placements are spot on. But otherwise I liked the movie. Good, light, no shocker, happy ending... And Abhishek is good in the movie. Probably his best performance yet. Better than I expected. But for me, Dada was the real scene stealer :-) .. Should revive my blog, I think.

Ramanand said...

daemon: compared to many recent movies, it is quite good. Abhishek will probably have his first solo-hit, and I am glad for him. The lambii race ka ghoDaa is starting to gallop. But he needs good directors - it's hard for him to do it on his own. Movie will do well because of the attributes you mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Analyse this:

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Ramanand said...

Anon: case of missing the wood for the trees?