Sunday, February 13, 2011

Golconda High School Review

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pramod Vadlamani~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Movie: GHS

Watched in: comp

Watched with: <>

Mood before watching: Desperate to watch a telugu movie and saw a fes scenes of this movie in so wanted to watch swathi too. :D

Print is a net rip DVD quality excellent.

Review: Arrogant captain. lazy players. one rebel amongst the group. hate the coach in the beginning. start loving him later. 2 songs one while practising one while winning matches till final. win the cup finally. if i tell these lines to anyone they will shout out loud "chak de india" and correct me saying its winning matches till semis. So looks like thats the only change he made. Very very predictable screenplay.

swati same dialogs - her emotions = ghs dialogs. all she did was say her dialogs without jumping. asal love track was never strong. Just kept to increase screen time by 15 mins. had they been school friends or something it would have been more convincing probably.

Sumanth didn't need to try hard. it was a very natural role and there were no extremely emotional scenes or dialogs all he needed to do was say dialogs with mild emotions and he executed that perfectly.

shafi's charecter wasn't strongly established.subbaraju as usual was very good. i liked his dialogs mainly.

Pillalu pichekkincharu. They were good.

Story was based on a novel. screen play based on movies. so not sure what the director did. SO giving it back to him "Everyone will be ready to copy one even wants to think of originality."

High time we need to change the formula for sport oriented films. If they say this movie is good, sye was blockbuster. It has very less formula elements and yet rajamouli did it. That is what a diro can do to a movie.

On the other hand, it was a good job handling the kids who were new and well done. I liked the movie but would not go and watch it for a second time.

Important questions : 1. Why should the other team always be bad guys?
2. why is some one in the team always bullied by a senior?
3. why should something demotivating happen just before the finals?
4. why should interval motivate everyone to win?
5. why should one of the guys get hurt and yet continue to play the game?
6. Why should the games always end in the last ball?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pramod Vadlamani~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jaikish Nunna(review continued)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Watched in: LCD 19'' monitor, Bose speakers :D

Watched with: Roommates

Mood before watching: No expectations.(But had a strong doubt "How will it be different?")

Print: same as pramod

Accepted that there is not much innovation in direction. But the director wanted to show his talent in making a sport based motion pitcure. There is hardly any scene in which the cricket was shown artificial. Infact I was surprised to see a scene in which there was a single shot with no editing between a bowler bowling and batsman being bowled. The maker managed that we don't feel bored despite of the predictability. (Draw match was the only less expected scene for me).

Though the screenplay was predictable, it was well used for handling the unpredictable adolescent minds and psychologies.

Kalyani Malik gave decent background score. Unnecessary songs, neither musical nor visually required.

Every kid acted well. I am quite satisfied with Love part. Felt natural enough and Enough. I think Shafi is good only for 'routine ki bhinnam' characters. That Pokiri dude never changes his expressions. Business man aina, gunda aina okate style.

GHS has simple speeches where the listeners participate. The inspirational speeches are not like the ones in Sye and Chak de.(Like focus concentration and shit).

One notable mistake: Blurred scoreboard behind the players in scenes dint follow the sequence all the times.

Overall, I can't watch again, but glad that I watched it once!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jaikish Nunna~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gaganam Review

An Ajay Yvs critique

Watched in: PVR (12.02.11)
Watched with: a couple of gults
Mood before watching: Squeezed out some time amidst assignments.. study mood
Expectations before watching: High - good thriller
A successful attempt at a storyline which was tried and tested at least a dozen times in different languages. There has been a good mix of humor and thrill, without deviating from the main plot. It took some time (~30min) for the director to hold the attention of the viewer and it was never let off thereafter.
The story script had honesty and novelty all over it and were successful in ably translating it on to the celluloid.

Plus points
i. No logical errors/over the board scenes
ii. Hilarious brahmi (couple of scenes)
iii. Pacy narration (thanks for cutting the length in telugu - tamil version has 10mins extra duration for obvious reasons)
iv. Appreciable production values (especially the interval scene)

i. Minor glitches (not worth mentioning)
ii. Characterization of prakash raj (the character should have been more matured)

To make a movie, having as cliched a theme as airplane hijack, a hit needs a person with some strong conviction and confidence, and Radhamohan for sure looks like one.
Nagarjuna should be appreciated for taking this role up and more so, for taking it up a time when he's searching for hits, and this movie's going to bring him some accolades in the future.

A successful and refreshing tolly 2011 is continuing.