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When I fist heard about this movie and concept of this movie, the first thing which came to my mind is the quote from the movie matrix.
In Matrix when Neo first time meets Morpheus, he (Morpheus) tells him this –
Morpheus : Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

When we are in dream, we always feel that the dream is real until we wake up from that dream. When you wake up from one dream and thanks the God that it is just dream and proceed with you day to day activities, but when you wake up from dream, you think that the world in which you woke up is real, what if the
world you woke up in is not actually a really world, what if it is also a dream ? then how would you know the difference between the Real world and the Dream world ?

When you start to believe that the dream world you are living is actually a real world, but suddenly some one comes and tells you that this is not actually a really world, you are in limbo (dream world forging their lives) and the only way to get out from there to kill yourself. What if when you kill yourself and come back to real world but your mind start to doubt that this also a dream world and you are still in dream (very very dangerous thought..)? Would you kill yourself so that you can go back to real world? Who will be responsible for your suicide, the person who planted the Idea in your mind that the world you are living is not real (though he planted that idea to get you out from limbo)?

You have very specific and top secret information hidden in your mind, you are sure that no one in the world can know about it. What if some extractor who is very skilled in extracting the information from your mind by going in to your dream, can search your mind for the secret and stole it?

Inception

Inception

Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception is one of the best I saw after Matrix.  The plot of the Inception revolves around ‘Dom Cobb” an Extractor who enters the experience of lucid dreaming. Lucid Dreaming is a dream in which a dreamer or sleeper is aware of the fact that they are dreaming.

Some dreamer will never experience or know that they actual dreaming because there brain makes them believe that the world they are dreaming is actually a real world until they wake up from that dream.

The question here is – Why does our senses lie to us that the world we are seeing in dream is real? Why does if I hit a wall in dream I feel pain same as when I hit a wall in Real world?

Then what is real ? – this reminds me another quote from Matrix movie –
Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

The important fact of the dream is you will never know from where you started that dream, you actually lands into the middle of the dream and you don’t know from where you started. (Do you? Think..).

The story begins with Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) found in a beech by a soldier who brought him into the chamber of elderly man who asks him does he come here to kill him?. the scene then cuts into the dream of in the mind of Saito (Ken Watanabe) where Cobb and his friends Arthur and dream world architect Nash are on “extraction” mission, in which the mind of individual are infiltrated through the dreams and some times dreams within the dream to stole the information. The victim and the extractor sleep in very close proximity and use a device which allow extractors to enter into the dreams of the victim and stole the information from there dream. When the enter into the dream of victim they need to battle the victims mental defenses (a projected mercenaries).

After the successful execution of the mission of “extraction” of information, Saito Gives the new task to perform the “Inception” – means planting the idea into victims minds so that they start to believe that the planted idea is real in real life when they woke up from the dream.

Both Saito and Cobb makes an arrangement that, if Cobb successfully completes the “Inception” mission, then all the charges again Cobb in united states will be cleared. Cobb’s wife killed herself and they believe that he did it. so Cobb run from united states to avoid the murder charges, in order to reunite with his children he need to perform the task of “Inception”.

The major problem with Inception is – if someone one dies in a dream they will woke up in real world from that dream but in order to perform “Inception”, you need to take the victim through the layers of dream (dreams within dreams), if someone dies in a dream which is inside another dream then they will not woke up, they will go into limbo and there mind in real world will go into coma.

The only way to know whether you are in a dream world or real is to use spinning top, which spins permanently in a dream world but which falls eventually after some spins in a real world.

Cobb has problem which no one know except Ariadne (Ellen Page) a architect, she discovers that vision of Cobb’s deceased wife Mal continually haunts him, constantly destroying his missions. Cobb then tell Ariadne that they spent 50 years in the limbo (because when your in dream, the 5 mins of real world is equal to one hour of dream world, similar 5 mins of that dream world is equal to one hour of dream world which is inside that dream and so on….). So After Mal wakes up, she still thought that they are in dream world and her children are just the mental projection of her brain, so she commits suicide so that she can return to real world.

Can Cobb over come Mal’s dreams? Will he perform Inception properly or they all will be lost in limbo? When they all wake up from n number of dream layers will they wake up in real world or they all are in another dream? Will he ever return to his home to meet his children? Will he plant the Idea into the victims? Why Cobb is so sure that he can do the Inception while other team members believe that it is impossible – because when you say some one don’t think about Elephants they will start to think about  Elephants.

Believe me this movie will definitely give your mind a great spin, a must watch movie.

I give it 5/5.

I hate Love Stories, is like all other Bollywood love stories, this is no different.
The first of half of the movie is pretty interesting, but second of the movie is not at all good, you will feel that the second half is stretched out unnecessarily.

The chemistry between Imran and Sonam is good, Like SRK and Kajol.

Simran (Sonam Kapoor) an art director, she believes in love storys, and she has a boy friend who’s name is (Any guess?).. yes you are right Raj. Raj gives soonam kapoor a flower every day (white flower) and they both wear same color dress every day. She believes he is the Mr. Prefect until he meets Jay an assistant director of the well known director who loves to create only love story – Veer Kapoor (Sameer Soni).

I Hate Lov Storys

I Hate Lov Storys

Jay hates love stroys, he hate his job and he hate Veer Kapoor because he make only mushy movies, in which one can see only  red baloons, pink teddy bears, pink bed, pink pillow, air-port scenes where hero runs to tell her girlfriend that he loves her and sing a song etc. Jay loves one night stands, his character depicts Casanova character in the movie.

Veer hires Simran as art director for his next flick, where they both got to work together. Jay keep telling her that how boring his boy friend is, how boring shirts he wears, he gives her white flower because he loves white flower not her. Then she start to doubt that his Mr. Perfect is not at all Perfect, she fall in love with Mr. Wrong. When she proposes Jay, he tell her that he never “looked at her that way” and he doesn’t love her, after all this drama she leaves the town.

Then he fall in love with her, start to feel what love is and confess with her that he is in love with her, but she rejects him this time and re-unite with her boy friend Raj. Rest of the story is how Jay “Fights for his Love”.

Nothing is different here, same love saga which repeated over and over in Bollywood with different names, this time with “I Hate Love Storys”.

Written and Directed : Punit Malhotra.

Produced : Karan Johar, Ashwin Dutt

I give it : 3/5.

Tony Stark is back with new technologies, new action and new mission to maintain the peace in the world with his Iron Man technology.

We have seen so far that Tony Stark builds a metal suite which has arc-reactor and new technologies and he named it “Iron Man”. At the end of first movie “Tony Stark” in front of media reveals that he himself is Iron Man.

Tony Stark become famous and power full man in media. He also helps to maintain the world peace. The Military wants Iron Man technology to be used for military application but Tony refuses to give the technology to Military and tells them that maintaining world peace is his duty not governments. He also tells that for the next 20 years no one will build the technology like Iron Man.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Tony Stark is being poisoned by the palladium in his arc reactor, he tries to find solutions for it but every solution is finds is being failed. He constantly become weak as the poison level increases day-by-day.

One day during car race where Stark himself participates in it, Stark is attacked by Ivan Vanko whose father was a old partner of Stark enterprises. Ivan Vanko father and Stark’s father both built a first arc-reactor but due disputes Ivan’s father is fired and he dies in poverty. Ivan blame Stark’s for his father fate and builds a similar shield to fight with Stark and attacks him at car race.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Justin Hammer helps Ivan to escape from jail and tells him to build Iron Man type armors which he will show case in his expo. Rest of the story follows how Tony finds cure for his palladium poison, how he develop more powerful than ever arc-reactor by going through his fathers notes and finally battle between Robots developed Ivan and Iron Man.

To be honest I enjoyed first movie a lot compare to this movie, it has many unnecessary scenes, lots of drama. What I liked in this movie is the Technologies shown in this movie like : Transparent Mobile used by Tony Stark, Voice Recolonization enabled Television.

I give it : 3.5/5.

Finally it is good to see a good movie after the number of bad movies.
“To earn money or to start a business which will lead you to success, you don’t need money. What you need is IDEA”

Four friends [Shahid Kapoor as Karan,Anushka Sharma as Bulbul ,Vir Das as Chandu ,Meiyang Chаng as Zing] wants to become Millionaire quickly. So they try smuggling drugs to other countries but they don’t earn much with it.

Set in 1994 in Bombay [Yes, in 1994 it was called Bombay], Karan a Graduate wanted to start his own business, but he don’t have much money to start it. One day Bulbul tells him that “To start business you don’t need money. All you need is big Idea”.

Karan gather all his friends, tell them his new idea to start business, they all agree. They became rich in just matter of days, they found out how to beat the system. They do so by finding a way to beat custom duties system. They all start a company called “Friends & Co”, but this business doesn’t last for long time.

Badmash Company

Badmash Company

Then they all fly to US for earning in dollars, there to they make money very quickly, but this time the fame and money makes Karan feel like he is God. He start to treat his friends as his servants, he start to call himself Boss. The all leave Karan alone after all the mess. He got arrested for cheating, after spending six months in prison, he realizes the value of friends.

They all gather on last time to help Karan Uncle, this time they do it legally.

I didn’t liked the ending of the movie, it would have been better. One can easily guess the ending. Overall a good and refreshing movie with new concept. All the actors done justice to there character in the movie.

“They did all the wrong things, in a wright way”.

I give it : 3.5/5.

Time has changed, according to time our favorite characters also keep on changing.
Just like Sherlock Holmes, If you are great follower of Holmes and Read all his adventures then be prepared to see new Holmes.
He is not like the Holmes we read in books, who always wears coat, hat. This Holmes does not prefer to wear the hat , and coat. He prefer dirty clothes, fights with boxers and fighters and demonstrate his fighting skills, he is expert in shooting, love, romance and bla bla bla. What not changed is Holmes intelligence, his observation !

Okay, now coming to Watson, as Holmes says in “my dear Watson”. He also changed , but not much.
Irene Adler also changed a little bit, she is the one who has once outsmarted Holmes in the past,in ” A Scandal in Bohemia”.

Robert Downey Jr. is played the role of legendary character Sherlock Holmes.
Jude Law is played the role of Dr.Watson.
Rachel McAdams played the role of Irene Adler.

Sherlock Holmes Poster

Story :
Sherlock Holmes, lives in ” Baker Street #221B “. In 1891 London, Holmes and Watson saves a girl from Lord Blackwood who intended to ritually murder that girl.
After three months, Watson comes with the later from jail that , ” Lord Blackwood wants to see Holmes before he hanged.” Holmes meets him, he tells Holmes that three more deaths will occur after his execution that will change the very nature of their world. He also warns him that he will not be able to stop him, after this he is executed by hanging and declared dead by Dr.Watson.
Irene Adler comes with new case and wants Holmes help to find Reordan, Holmes starts the search for him.
Three days after Lord Blackwood’s execution, people find his tomb broken from inside, eyewitness says that they saw him walking out of tomb.
So black-magic practitioner returns from the dead to haunt London, and Holmes must solve the mystery behind his reappearance and deaths caused by black-magic.

Sherlock Holmes Poster

This film is not based on the any of the novels of Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, but instead the characters ( Holmes, Watson and Irene Adler) are from the books of Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Overall a good movie not very good, because of the alternation made to Holmes character. I don’t know whether you like it or not, but I love to see the 80’s Holmes as described in the books or novels by Arthur Conan Doyle.

I give it : 3.5/5.

Debutant director Abhishek Chaubey has done a excellent job with Ishqiya, very well directed and narrated with suspense.
The climax of the movie leaves you confused, except for the climax, rest of story is superb, Camera work is good.
Cinematographer Mohana Krishna has done a great job. Dialogue are also good, just like Omkar, Dialogues for this movie is written Vishal Bhardwaj.
Story is written by Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaubey and Sabrina Dhawan.
What makes Ishqiya memorable ?
The answer is : dialogues , performances, cinematography and songs [specially Ibn-E-Batuta and Dil Bachcha hai].

Story : This is the story of two thieves, the story takes place in Uttar Pradesh. This is the story of Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi), The stroy begins when both Khalujan and Babban stole the money from his boss Mushtaq (Salman Shahid) and they are on run. Mushtaq captures them, start to make preparation to burry them alive, both escape dramaticaly from there. Now they call each and every friend for hideout, when everyone refuses they seek refuge at old friend Verma’s house, but Verma was dead they
find his widow Krishna (Vidya Balan) in the house, she lives alone in the house. They both fall in love with Krishna. They hide the money stolen from Mushtaq in Krishna house, again Mushtaq captures them tell them to return money or he will kill them. When both look for there hidden money, the bag was stolen. then Mushtaq gives them one month to return his money. After this Krishna decided to help them, they plan to kidnap the millionaire in the area and demand a ransom, but without knowing the actual intentions of Krishna.

Ishqiya poster

Naseeruddin Shah’s acting was too good, at this age he has done the excellent work, Arshad Warsi has done justice to his character.
Vidya Balan also played a good rule as a gaon ki guri.

This movie is rated ‘A’ [Adults] because of the dialogues and some scenes.
Overall this movie is different from the usual movies, I think you will love this movie.

Ishqiya Poster

I give it : 4/5.

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma (RGV), This is one of best movies from RGV. This movie is all about media and politics, how news media becomes business, instead of a medium of truth.
Topic chosen from Verma is very common, but he has shown it very intelligently. He has shown the real face of hundreds of channels fight for the news, how they create news from nothing, How we innocent people believe in the crap of media.
Now a days as we know media has became the business, business of crores, they don’t show the truth, all the channels are running behind money, they want to increase their viewership by showing false news.
Now a days in every news channel we see Breaking news, on hourly bases, today media has changed the meaning of breaking news 🙂
Every news channel is in competition, competition to become the no 1 channel by any means.

Ram Gopal Verma showed all this perfectly, and the excellent work by all the actors, not to mention with his unique camera work, some times its irritating, because camera never stops at one position, it keep on changing the angles.

Amitabh Bachchan’s acting as always too good, he has done justice to his character. Sudeep played a very good role as a son of Amitabh in the movie. Ritesh palyed a role of young journalist, who wanted to show the truth to the world and Prawesh Rawal palyed the role of corrupt politician.

Story :
Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh) leads the news channel India24, which has a reputation of showing the truth, due to his strict rules regarding about showing only news, the channels TRP is all time low, it was about to close. Vijay Harshvardhan Malik son is not happy with his dads rules, so he make the false news with false proof and show it in his channel. Ritesh joins the India24, he is the big fan of Vijay Harshvardhan Malik, he uncovers the secret about Vijay Harshvardhan Malik’s son.

Raan poster

This movie is all about media and how media act according to politicians will. Ramu is back with his real world movies. I think this is the movie Ramu has done seriously. Don’t miss it guys, you should watch it, it has a very good message, it will show you the true face of media.

I give it : 4/5.


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