Ashdoc's movie review---Maximum

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  1. ashdoc

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    In the movie '' The good the bad and the ugly '' there is an iconic dialogue---'' If you want to shoot , shoot . Dont talk ''.....

    I wanted to give the same advice to the director of this film.....

    ....For one goes to the film in the hope of seeing some mind blasting ear shattering heart crunching shooting of criminals and their associates in mindblowing encounters---but what does one get ??? One gets to see endless yak yak---I mean talk---between the various protagonists in the film .

    The publicity promised an epic rivalry between two cops for maximum headcount of criminals shot dead in maximum city Mumbai.....

    But what one gets is more talk and less action---more of strategising and planning to win the so called '' epic '' rivalry rather than action.....

    ......And when the shooting does come , there are no dramatic encounters between cops and criminals---bus dabao the ghoda on the criminal and khallas.....he's dead.....

    And the rivalry is shown over a period spanning years and increasing with time---a slow burn rather than an explosion......

    The rivalry starts in 2003 when ladies bars were part of the night scene of Mumbai.....and that gives the director of the film the chance to show some chammiyas in action.....and also brings nostalgic memories of nights spent ogling at the dancing beauties of Tandoor bar to your very own Ashdoc.....I could almost feel the tears of nostalgia well up in my eyes---where is my Mumbai of the bygone days ??

    Anyway the ladies bar scene gives the chance to the director to showcase the '' aa ante amlapuram '' song with a mouthwateringly well endowed dancer----but he ruins it by showing the song incomplete....what a waste....
    He had a potentially superhit song in his hands and he smashed it !!
    For those who want the complete song hear the original Andhra version.....
    I wish the director of the original song was dead so that i could use the phrase '' he would have turned in his grave '' but he is most probably alive :taunt:

    To come back to the story Sonu Sood is the north indian cop and Naseeruddin Shah is the marathi one----and both are backed by politicians of their communities mirroring the rivalry between the marathis and north indians for control of the city. Also various officers in the department side with either cop. Also various officers in the department side with either cop. The two cops also kill each others informers so that the other gets less info about criminals .But the rivalry lacks zing and substance---no fun in seeing it.....

    Sonu has a educated but traditional wife in actress Neha Dhupia---and she looks beautiful enough in sarees to make me dream about women in my life ( who dont wear sarees ) wearing them.....good acting from her.....
    But Sonu still has the affair on the sly with bollywood starlets and his wife has to forgive them like a traditional bharatiya nari....what else can she do ??
    I will tell what I would have done if I had such a wife.....I would have QUIT going to ladies bars and QUIT meeting bollywood starlets....but Sonu does not have ashdoc's heart ( I still wish I had his wife ).....

    Finally towards the end there is some real fighting.....maybe the director woke up to the fact that his film lacked powerpacked dhishoom dhishoom---but he woke too late.....
    And between whom is the fighting towards the climax?? between cops and criminals ?? naah....
    Its between cops and cops and with politicians thrown in between for good measure.....the rivalry has got a little too bitter.......

    Verdict----out of five stars how much should I give the film ?? maximum ?? baah !!! I would rather give minimum.....
     
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