Posts Tagged ‘tigmanshu dhulia

30
Nov
13

Review: ‘Bullett Raja’ is absurd beyond belief

bullet raja-posterA hodgepodge of a film, Bullett Raja is neither a comedy nor a serious action thriller. It doesn’t give you a dose of drama, and it certainly doesn’t deliver what it promises. If you go for this movie expecting to be entertained, you’re in for a rude shock, unless your idea of entertainment is seeing for yourself how Tigmanshu Dhulia has made the first goof of his career. Jimmy Shergill and the three-four other actors who are cast in almost all of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movies act because it’s what they have to do, because it comes to them naturally. Bullett Raja, however, stars Saif Ali Khan – a Bollywood star who’s been attempting these type of roles to create his place as one of the heroes of the masses, and Sonakshi Sinha – a fat chick who acts the exact same way in all her movies. Saif Ali Khan falls badly here. This isn’t the role he was waiting for, and he’s worse than ever at convincing you that he’s playing a character and has been horribly miscast as Raja Mishra (let’s never get into this film’s story), while Sonakshi is … fat. It’s hard to believe this is a Tigmanshu Dhulia film. Bullett Raja is by far the worst movie I have seen in a very long time, with two brain-dead composers providing songs it didn’t need. The story is so absurd that you have to watch the movie to believe it, and I certainly don’t have time to take you from one scene to another the way the plot takes you from one city to another. Save the very few funny one-liners, there is absolutely no reason to go for this film. Jimmy Shergill and the others who know how to act must be feeling incredibly stupid. Bullett Raja is a hamfest that had me chuckling; at no point can you take Tigmanshu Dhulia’s shot at mainstream success seriously.

RATING: 1/5

22
Mar
13

Actor of the Year 2012

Tigmanshu Dhulia. The best film-maker in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood). He made his acting debut with Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 & 2. This is one of my favourite scenes from GoW. The bad sync should be good enough to make you watch the movie. 

MUSIC: Best Soundtrack 2012

FOOD: Our Dish of the Year 2012

Golden Mango Awards 2011 | Black Stool Awards 2011

Golden Mango Awards 2010| Black Stool Awards 2010

FILM REVIEW: Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

30
Sep
11

Movie Review – Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster

“At least don’t refer to the guy you’re asking me to bump off as your friend,” Aditya Pratap Singh (Jimmy Shergill) tells the shameless man who has come to him with a job offer. Aditya Pratap Singh is of royal blood and very classy, but alas – rutba is all he has, and rupya is what he needs. Having taken several blows to his pride, the sahib now gets people murdered to make money.

After showing a spark in Anurag Kashyap’s Gulaal and flesh in RGV’s Not A Love Story, Mahie Gill does both in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. Frustrated because her husband doesn’t give her sex, and angry that he visits his mistress 3-4 nights a week, Mahie Gill plays the biwi to the hilt – by her husband’s side when times are bad, and fucking her new chauffeur, who is slowly getting used to her fits of violent rage. “Vegetarian or non-vegetarian?” she enquires of Babloo, and laughs when he tells her he’s a mauka-tarian.

The chauffeur is Randeep Hooda – Babloo at home, Lalit to the world. Randeep Hooda finally gets a role to show his acting skills and he makes the most of it. A mauka-tarian (an opportunist) he is, alright. Babloo is in a spot of trouble and has been sent to work for the sahib, planted there cunningly by the sahib’s foe, but what he works is the biwi, when she isn’t driving like a maniac or drinking her loneliness away. “Are you loyal to him?” he asks, sprawled over a naked Mahie Gill, when she says the sahib keeps only the loyal with him.

Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is a crackling tale with outstanding performances by all. It isn’t only the Shergill-Hooda-Gill triangle that is making things happen; the supporting cast is what you take notice of, because they (and Jimmy Shergill) are the ones who make the movie believable, and they all make the story flow.

The dialogues are absolutely smashing; what a change it is to listen to conversations between smart people… the lines are crisp throughout, caustic when they have to be, and wit is something even the sahib’s rivals have.

It is the modern treatment and the competent performances that make this movie click, the highlight being Jimmy Shergill having his breakfast at noon, explaining to a visitor that it must be morning in England, his back to a wall helpless against time and neglect tearing its paint off.

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is one of the best Hindi films you’ll get to watch this year.

RATING: 3.5/5

 




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