It was a memorable fortnight for lot of things, one of them being for movies and meeting old mates.
Aarakshan – A movie which director Prakash Jha wanted to make years ago but couldn’t start for many reasons, as it is told. There were lot of expectations from this movie because of its name, star cast and the controversies during its release. Watched it at DT City Centre with Amit whom I was meeting after at least 4 months. First half of the movie quite much sticks to the issue addressed by the movie but the problem with this director is that still he doesn’t know how to end his movies which are generally based on excellent screenplays. Movie disappoints in second half when focus is completely shifted to capitalization of education and ends on that note finding a temporary but not so practical solution. This is the first movie which I watched in multiplex after I had already watched it in DVD print.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Reunited with Sam after long time and as usual what happens on our meets, watched this Hollywood flick. Also we wanted to finally pay for all the entertainment we had in last six parts of this sequel. So there we were at DT City Centre watching this movie in 3D – our second after Kung Fu Panda 2. Also it was the second movie in the same multiplex on same day – another first for me. Was such an joyful experience when we were actually enjoying being children and got warning from one of audience as well. Lot of secrets unfold in this movie which had been building from start and it was so thrilling that the finishing of villain doesn’t appear that important part of movie. It was fun thoroughly.
Bodyguard – For me watching (sorry, tolerating) Salman Khan in multiplex, there has to be very strong reason and of course, it was. It was actually a test of my tolerance till the last 15 minutes of movies when he was jumping in funny fight sequences and flying the guys but the last 15 minutes makes you feel repaid for the ticket money. Director Siddiqui has actually done a wonderful job working on building background throughout the movie to not to disappoint the audience in the end. Looks like Salman is interested in working in movies which don’t just contain the copied stories but also the copied names like Wanted and Bodyguard. Personally we felt that a movie made by Prakash Jha and Siddiqui will definitely be a big hit provided the former one directs the first half and later one, the second half.