Quantum of Solace – Not a typical Gadget-Bond movie

Posted by Pankaj on Nov 9, 2008 in Movie Reviews

Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

I have seen Bond movies where he has which are ‘out of the world’ gadgets. So my expectations going into this movie were to see how they for-see the technology and implement the gadgets. But i ended up watching an action-thriller movie.

I haven’t watched Casino Royale. And this movie happens to be continuation of that. So it took a few minutes to understand what was happening in the movie. Movie evolves around how Bond tries to get hold of Domnic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) on his some plan.

And it happens to be that all leads that Bond get to reach Domnic are killed by him or someone else and blame ends up on him. Daniel craig according to me is creating all of a different image for Mr.Bond. unlike the flirting one of Pierce Brosman. The best part of the movie is its stunts scenes and chases scenes. They are shot brilliantly.

Its a short movie and once watchable if your keeping track of all bond movies. Go to the movie if you want to see some good stunts and camerawork. I rate this movie 2 out of 5. Don’t miss it if your a 007 fan.

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‘Fashion’ low on reality…

Posted by Pankaj on Nov 1, 2008 in Movie Reviews

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mughda Ghodse, Kitu Gidwani, Raj Babbar

Another movie from Madhur Bhandarkar based on reality bites. But this one is trying to make a story out of it rather than having a story in it.

Movie is all about Fashion industry in India. What takes to become a Model and what sacrifices it takes to become a super model. The plot starts with priyanka chopra aspiring to become a super model land ups in the city of dreams MUMBAI against the will of her parents [Raj Babbar] .

Kangana plays a role of another model who is addicted to drugs and the best model of ‘Panache’ – the best modeling agency in the city. Priyanka comes in touch with Arbaaz (Panache’s chairman) in some modeling party.

All of a sudden Priyanka replaces kangana as the new face of ‘Panache’. This leads Kangana more towards drugs and she ends up in a rehabilation center. Priyanka feels at top of the world becoming the super model. During this success journey she starts losing her realtionship with her friends in the industry.

Priyanka has argument with Arbaaz over aborting their child and finally she lands up losing her job which is replaced by some other new face. She also goes into drugs as Kangana and her life starts to ruin.

The last boring and ill-logical half an hour is about how she gains coinfidence makes a comeback as super model.

The movie deals with drugs, gays, sex with bosses and many more. Every second male in the fashion industry is shown as a gay.

Movie could have been much better by cutting short half an hour and with a believable ending. I rate it 2 out of 5. This diwali there is no good dhamaka at screens. Better stay home and spend time with family.

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