Movie review--Not a love story

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  1. ashdoc

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    One can almost imagine Ram Gopal Verma rubbing his hands with glee when he heard the story of the murder of Neeraj Grover , especially the fact that his murderer Emile Jerome Mathew and accomplice Maria Susairaj had cut Neeraj's bloodstained body into 300 l-i-t-t-l-e l-i-t-t-l-e pieces before disposing it off .

    Here was a story fit to be fit to be brought on celluloid by the badshah of blood and gore !! The king of countless underworld films in bollywood !! Some good , some bad , but all having the trademark RGV style......

    But while showing the mayhem unleashed by a crime of passion in a flat in Dheeraj Solitaire building in Malad in Mumbai , RGV surprisingly shows a softer side of himself......

    For he shows the three main characters of the film ( the murdered , the murderer and the accomplice ) as the victims of a situation rather than trying to pin the guilt on anyone .

    His softest touch is reserved for the woman--Anusha , as Maria is called in the film . She is shown to be the unwitting accomplice who is helpless as Robin ( as Mathew is called in the film ) and Ashish ( as Neeraj is called in the film ) physically tussle it out after Robin suddenly lands into Anusha's rented flat to find a naked Ashish there--and a mere spectator as Robin overpowers Ashish and kills him with a knife .

    Ashish is shown to be a nice guy who helps out Anusha in her film career , and is prompted to make love to her only when he lands in her flat in a drunken state and loses control of himself .

    To return to Anusha--she is shown to have rejected advances of other film-makers earlier , only to be unable to stop Ashish from making love to her as she has to pay a debt of gratitude . After all , he is the one who has helped her realise her bollywood dreams......

    And Robin--he is the one with glazed eyes all through the film, as if he knows that he is going to commit a terrible crime , even before he has commited it .

    But glazed eyes and all , nothing has prepared him for the sight of a naked Ashish as he steps inside his girlfriends rented flat one fine morning in Mumbai.....

    ......A sight which makes him lose control of his mind , and what happens next is just driven by passion , pure passion--a passion which knows no rhyme nor reason......

    The rest--sending Anusha out to buy a large knife to cut the body into pieces , then actually cutting it , and putting the pieces into plastic bags , and then disposing them off in a remote area ,then wiping off all the blood in the flat--is something that Robin and Anusha have to do only after realising the enormity of what they have done too late.....

    But caught in an impossible situation ,seeing their lives , their careers on the line , what else can the two young lovers dooooo.......??

    And seeing such a plot , what does RGV's camera do ??

    It moves up and down the heroine's ( what else can we call her , even though she has taken part in such a grisly crime ? ) body like a voyeur , almost licking her at times.....

    ......And it is never steady , constantly on the move--A reflection of RGV's mind ??

    Watching over all this is lord Ganesha , or at least his idol in the rented flat--making us wonder if the lord has any control over what is happening in his universe......

    In the end the sheer weight of the situation forces the two lovers to back opposing stories in the courtroom ( as told by their lawyers ) until a moment of passion ( here we go again !!) allows them to reunite for a heartbreakingly brief moment.....but the heartless society is all around to prevent it......

    Verdict--watchable.....
     
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  3. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Good review mate.

    Ashdoc why not create a thread like 'Ashdoc's movie review' and post all your reviews in it ?

    Digging up your old reviews is little difficult. Thanks
     
  4. ashdoc

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    will do as time permits .
     
  5. thakur_ritesh

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    seriously mate, i so much enjoy reading the reviews you write and the style of writing. what is it that you do for a profession, in case you dont mind telling us?

    agree with PW, have a dedicated thread and each time there is a new movie reviewed just report the thread or that particular post so that the mods could then change a part of the header name and add the name of the movie.

    eg: Ashdoc's movie review: Not a love story

    tthe bold part can be changed every time a new movie gets reviewed.
     
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    TR, He is a doctor, i remember him posting in his intro thread.
     
  7. ashdoc

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    yeah , i am general practitioner ( degree--MBBS ) living and practising in my own clinic in mumbai .
     
  8. sayareakd

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    Doc love your reviews of movie, thanks and take care.
     
  9. ashdoc

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    thanks--sayareakd , plugwater and thakur ritesh .
     
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    'sup doc :D
     
  11. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    rightly suggested !!!
     
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    ashdoc,

    the only reason for asking for your profession was because the reviews are so well written that it seems work of a professional and i thought you were actually a part of the film fraternity :)
     
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    if you read them carefully , you will realise its not the work of a filmy person , and i dont know how films are made or shot .

    its a real '' amateur's review '' written from the point of view of the ordinary viewer .
     
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    Here's my take on the real-life events--

    emile jerome mathew ( the fiance ) did not know that his girlfriend was sleeping with someone else .

    he heard the voice of neeraj grover in the background when he had called late night on maria's mobile . at that point he got suspicious .

    he was in goa . he promptly took a train and landed in mumbai to see whats going on .

    remember at this point the affair was not confirmed .

    but nothing had prepared him for the shock of seeing neeraj grover lying completely naked in maria's bedroom as he walked into her rented flat .

    in such a situation , a person is bound to lose his head .

    he was not an irresponsible person , but a naval officer who had rejected the chance of getting lucrative jobs or going abroad , and instead had opted for serving the nation by joining the navy .

    of course , maria , who is described as a sexually manupulative person , who openly cheating on mathew by sleeping with neeraj grover in order to boost her film career through his influence. she is certainly a bitch .

    but even she did not wish to see neeraj grover murdered at all .

    of course , the fact that maria and mathew had sex 3 times at the same time when neeraj grover's dead body was lying in the same flat is gruesome .

    but no one seems to think about the fact that people like neeraj gover are sexual predators who use the casting couch to satisfy their lust--promising young starlets roles in films in return for getting sex .

    i am not accusing neeraj grover of this , but many people have sex with the girls , but afterwards do not even give them any roles .

    of course , this thing is now part of the film industry , and neeraj grover was just a part of the system , nothing else .
     
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    Should filmy people marry only among themselves ??

    Seeing the Neeraj Grover murder case , that is thought that crosses the mind .

    Obviously Maria Susairaj is not a nice person--she was using her body to get roles in films in bollywood , inspite of the fact that she had a fiance back in Bangalore .

    However , people like Maria are common in the film industry--its a well accepted fact that the casting couch exists in the film industry , and the only way a young girl without connections can climb the ladder there is by giving sex to someone powerful . Indeed , many young men are also asked to give sex to powerful homosexual persons in the film industry .

    Where Maria's real-life script went wrong was in the fact that her fiance was a naval officer--a person unconnected with the film industry and probably not knowing the way it functions .

    One wonders if she had a filmy boyfriend who ' understood ' her need to have success in this manner , and co-operated . Though it seems reprehensible to us , there are people in the film industry who ' understand ' and do not mind.....
    They themselves , being part of the film industry , know how it functions , and probably accept their partners knowing what they have to go through--especially because they may have to go through the same thing themselves.

    Besides , such filmy people are ready to accept their partner's late-night and even overnight schedules , their late night parties , and also their lifestyle , which includes women drinking and smoking , and even drugs . Also extended shoots in foreign countries entailing long absences from India , if the partner has achieved a certain amount of success .

    Obviously , a non-filmy person would find it difficult to adjust with such a lifestyle .

    So , should filmys marry only among themselves ??
     
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