Ram-leela – enemies (in love).

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The intensity and fearlessness of Ram and Leela’s love is portrayed magically by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in this modern day epic love story. Despite a rather weak plot which revolves solely around “Romeo and Juliet”, Padukone’s portrayal as Leela blows you away. Apart from the gorgeous lenghas she looks like a queen nearly every second of the film, Padukone does justice by giving her character depth. Ignoring Ram’s heavily oiled torso, which is bare nearly half the time, Leela’s beauty keeps you enthralled. I managed to get by the movie majorly due to Leela and also, the electrifying chemistry between both leads. If you look past the dramatic sequences and focus on the grandeur and flamboyance of each scene, you will love Ram-leela.

2.5/5

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Cocktail – friendship or love or both?

A light-hearted and hilarious movie about friendships and love. 3 youths who live life, carefree and wild. It’s such a fun movie to catch it will leave you feeling high for quite a while. Plus, cinematography was good. And needless to say, the hotness of Deepika will make it almost impossible to take your eyes off the screen. Plus, awesome songs and costumes!

 

 

5 reasons why Rockstar is my favouritest bollywood movie of 2011.

1.  Ranbir Kapoor’s acting. From an actor who starred in Wake Up Sid and Anjaana Anjaani, Ranbir’s acting in Rockstar is just mind-blowing. He seems to have grown so much and portrayed the right amount of depth to his character splendidly. Other than Amir Khan, I don’t see any other actor pulling of the character, Jordan. New-found respect for Ranbir after Rockstar.

2. The plot to be honest isn’t fantastic but the cinematography by Anil Mehta was stunning. From the beautiful set locations in Kashmir and Prague to capturing Jordan’s and Heer’s love madness, escapades and then Heer’s illness. I was truly impressed. After all, he shot Lagaan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zaara and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, so, I shouldn’t be that surprised right?

3. A true musical journey. I’m not going to be doing justice if I sing praises about A.R. Rahman’s Oscar winning musical talents, would I? I will just let the songs blow you away like they do to me each time I hear it. Mohit Chauhan’s voice literally is honey.

Apologies I couldn’t locate a proper video of the song! Ranbir’s boy face will do for now 😉

My top 3 songs specifically in this order.

4. Imtiaz Ali’s direction. The beautiful ending with the montage of Jordan’s and Heer’s moments together. Jordan letting the memories of Heer envelope him with the crowd cheering him on.

5. The fact Nargis Fakhri can’t act, further makes Ranbir’s acting shine so much more. Which kind of leads me back to reason #1. In a weird way, she kind of fits the sickly, dying character, Heer.