Just saw the movie after waiting for the DVD to come out. After watching the movie I had mixed feelings. It looked like a movie that had potential but then didnt end up doing justice. Somewhere down the line started looking like a mafia movie. If it was a cuisine, I would say the director tried to make biryani, chow mein, burger and everything contemporary cuisinary had to offer and handed it off to the public in hopes that hey if people like each of that individually, then they must like the whole item.
If this is Raja's honest view/review about such films, rediff must be prepaqring to pack up soon (with such people around them), and readers should start looking for a better platform form such information.
what a rubbish review by raja sen,,,the movie was good,,,,i liked everyone's performance especially ranbir's performance and arjun rampal n katrina were good in their roles too...he said katrina wasnot looking good in sari,,,come on what do u expect a widow in indian politics to dressed like.....overall the movie was good with good performances by every actor except one scene between kunti and karan that doesnot leave much impact.
You wont get bored in the movie ... but you wont come out satisfied either. I guess the fault is mine ... I expected a bit too much from the movie.
ves Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, cinematography, screenplay and directions - those crowd gathering scenes, the scene on the banks of the Ganga etc. had a display of grandeur around them and were fabulously done.
-ve 1] Katrina Kaif - simply pathetic. not needed. 2] Ranbir's white girlfriend - total waste. her character is totally useless. waste to precious reels. 3] Nana Patekar - I dint see why his role was important. But its not bad to see him there. 4] Naseeruddin Shah - first 15 mins is totally wasted. A simple narration would have sufficed to establish a background. 5] projection of Devgan as Karna was extremely pathetic .. especially the scene where Kunti asks Karna to come back (Jyesht Bhrata .. c'mon gimme a break).
Overall it was a bad mix of Mahabharat and Godfather.