Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's 3 steps ahead of u, on 4 differnt levels, @ 5 blinding speeds!!

First & Foremost my apologies to Mr.Nolan who has proved me totally wrong & has made me eat my own words.
2 years back when 'The Dark Knight' released i had confidently proclaimed that TDK will be Nolan's "I Will Be Remembered For This" Movie.
And now in 2010 im just elated to say that i very wrongly UNDER-ESTIMATED this Visionary Maverick Genius.
It's so hard for me too believe that for a person who uses minimal of CGI & Visual Effects, he was able to do achieve something like this!!
As the Tag line of the Film says "Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Crime" & Nolan stays completely true to his words.
The Only question here is,will 'your' mind be able to handle all the "Mind-Screwing" that you are about to witness ??
Even if you say that you understood every little bit of it i would still suggest you to go for a 2nd watch (The muvi without a doubt deserves to be seen at least 3 times!) to get the "Total Nolan-istic" hang of things.

DiCaprio as usual has given a solid performance but the actor who stood out was Joseph Gordon Levitt who played the character of DiCaprio's Point Man,Arthur.
All the other actors (most of them have worked with Nolan before) have given a laudable performance.

In a span of just 12 years & 7 movies Nolan has risen to such a level that he is almost on par with the Greatest Film makers (Kubrick,Kurasowa,Lynch etc).
And im pretty sure that by the time he has made his 10th movie , he would be equal or may even surpass them! You might say its too early to say but i just have one word for you guys - INCEPTION.
If a person can think of something like this from scratch without referring to any materials then he just has to be a freakin GENIUS.
Nolan started writing this script almost 10 years back & was inspired by Wachawoski Brother's 'THE MATRIX' & Alex Proyas's 'DARK CITY'.

The Movie would not have been anything like it is now without Hans Zimmer pulse-pounding musical score which keeps the audience on the edge.
This is Wally Pfister's 6th movie with Nolan as a Cinematographer.Nolan's Vision were given an amazing life to it by Pfister's terrific cinematography.
As i stated before INCEPTION is ahead of you,its on different levels & travels at a blistering pace. So try to hang on !!

Rating: 5/5 (The Concept & Direction gets 3,1 For Hans Zimmer's Music & 1 for the Stellar Cast )

Verdict: Dont Miss it for anything.Requires at least 2 viewings & Deserves a minimum of 3 !!


Watch it & Get INSPIRED ....

" Subah ki kirno ko rokein jo salaakhein hai kahan
Jo khayalon pe pehre daale woh aankhein hai kahan
Par khulne ki deri hai parinde udh ke choomenge
Aasman aasman aasman "



Director - Vikramaditya Motwane

Producer - Anurag Kashyap, Ronnie Screwvala & Sanjay Singh

Music Composer - Amit Trivedi

Lyrics - Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anurag Kashyap

Story - Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane

Screenplay - Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane

Cinematographer - Mahendra Shetty

Editor - Dipika Kalra


Rajat Barmecha - Rohan

Ronit Roy - Bhairav

Aayan Boradia - Arjun

Ram Kapoor - Jimmy

Motwane debut venture is a simple story which has its heart in the right place.
The movie has a narrative which has been missing in the Indian Film Industry or should i say, a narrative pattern that is rarely used.
In one way or the other all of us will be able to relate to Rohan's character.After watching the film,you would surely feel that the role was tailor made for Rajat Barmecha (whom you might have seen in Sonata Watch ADS along with MS Dhoni!).
He has given such a convincing & commendable performance that its hard to believe he is a debutante.Special mention has to be given to Aayan Boradia (Arjun) who played the character of Rajat's younger brother, he gives an adorable charm to the movie.
After a certain part you feel that its not just Rohan's story but also his brothers.Ronit Roy as Rohan's dad has just showed us why all the 'Saas-Bahus' love him.His act as a misanthropist is forceful and is reliable.The viewers will have an Instant dislike for his character.

Now for the guys who have lifted this beautiful story to a whole new level by their amazing contribution.
Amit Trivedi's music which gives life to each & every scene.Amitabh Bhattacharya's Lyrics help the audience to get closer to Rohan's character.
Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap's Dialogues which are simple but very effective.Also there are many instances where Motwane has used Silence instead of dialogues & has successfully pulled it off as the characters were able to express the appropriate messages.
Last but not least Mahindra Shetty's delightfully pleasing Cinematography.

Rating : 4/5

Verdict : Go & Watch this one ... It's for the DREAMER within us all.