I read the reviews on Rediff regularly and Mr Raja Sen never ceases to amaze me. While he tears apart movies like Fanaa, he chooses to go on and on about Omkara. The kind of build up that was being given to it, I was not surprised to read the reviews on rediff even though the film is not faring well. Pray tell me Sir, what is the greatness in telling a story that has already been told? You said in your Fanaa review that Hum Tum was 'charmlessly ripped' from When Harry met Sally. Then how come you praise Vishal Bhardwaj for being loyal to the Bard?
by Freak on Aug 04, 2006 05:16 PM
The difference is that Kunal"CopyCat"Kohli never admitted that he had ripped WHMS, whereas Vishal has presented the film as an adaptation of Othello from the outset and not claimed 'originality' for his script
good review.. and it should be an awesome film as i hope.
but i just dont understand why raja sen wants to send dvds of whom ever to ar rahman ? agreed, omkara's music is great. i do love it. but i dont think it is necessary to insult a great musician like ar rahman while reviewing someone else' movie
RE:good review.. but..
by amit on Aug 22, 2006 10:55 PM
Well, you got him wrong dear. Infact, he is giving a kind of compliment to AR Rehman and Anu Malik. He is saying that if a music director can make such a great film inspired by those dvds(read the reviews again), then definitely we shud send these DVDs to the great like AR Rehman and the popular one Anu Malik too. May be they too could make such films.
Sanity,sensibility and sensitivity are often mutually exclusive in a bollywood film.....and then, circa 2006, arrives a film titled Omkara....based on a classic saga of human emotions scripted almost four hundred years ago,interpretted brilliantly,placed contextually and shot passionately.A stellar cast,brilliant sets with give away touches of convincing authenticity and the music with the words ,the voices and the sounds enhancing the magic of it all makes Omkara the film it is...awesome all the way. It is a well thought out film,details etched out to perfection. The characters wear what they are...their aura is the light they deliver in...their language is the language of who they believe they are...not who they know the world knows they are....and that makes all the difference. The director is the music director too...and that makes the ideal team of the literal heart and soul guardian angels of an ideal film....with a brilliant lyricist and extremely talented voices to communicate the language and the passion of the soul of the movie,the maker,the performers and the creators of Omkara. Keep up the passion and the great work and the team ,Mr.Vishal Bhardwaj:)!!!
Ok, we shall all go watch Omkara and make it a sleeper hit like Black. Please don't make us feel that not watching it would be our greatest sin. I guess if it's even half as good as what you make it to be, we shall be satisfied. One point though... Saathi Re Rocks. And another point... Shakespeare was good and original and awesome and did not belong to an era with 24/7 Internet, TV and Radio for entertainment.
Is it just me or does anybody else think 'Raja Sen' often sounds like a teenager? be it his positive or negative reviews...he comes across as a juvenile, emotional mess with half-boiled knowledge of indian and world cinema...is this his paid job?
Sen Babu, you never fail to mess up, quite a talent you got there for making a fool of yourself.I dont know what did you smoke that you saw a similarity between bhai saab and gandhi, but i will say that get it from a better dealer.