Monday, January 03, 2005

Film Review-VAADA

VAADA
StarCast: Arjun Ramphal, Amisha Patel, Zayed Khan
Direction: Satish Kaushik
Rating: * * 1/2

Finally here's the review, well to start with Vaada is not a bad film at all. Its atleast worth a watch. It revolves and believe me only revolves (coz its just a 2 scenes, 3 songs role) around Pooja (Amisha Patel) whose death is a mystery.
The men in question are husband Rahul (arjun Ramphal) and ex-lover Karan (Zayed Khan). The way the two guys dodge each other is really something. Also the suspense is only revealed in the last scene of the movie, so that's something good again. The less said about the story line is better, so that one could enjoy the movie.
As far as the music is concerned, there are about four songs I guess, they are about average, the song that one can take note of is teri kurti sexy (coz the vernac singer cant pronounce sexy and calls it saxy), so that is that and is funny as...., The background score is not bad either.
The camera work is good, and also the director is doing different things like Tere Naam and this movie after NRI sagas like HDAKPH and HAKDMRH.
As far as the performances are concerned lets start with Zayed Khan, he in his designer clothes n riding high after Main Hoon Na, is severely mediocre, hes salman khan in some scenes and shahrukh in the others, lacks a style of his own. But after seeing this performance, can easily say that hes really improving from what he was (remember chura liya hai tumne).
Coming to Amisha Patel, one wonders whats wrong with her. Looks like KNPH, Gadar were flukes, and who on earth told her that blonde hair looks good on her!!! She finds it very difficult to do something called dancing and even worse something called emoting. In one scene, which is a lift from the directors earlier work Hum Aapke Dil Main Rehte Hain, where the heroine's husband asks her to wear a skimpy outfit and the heroine has to act that she is really embarrassed after wearing the outfit. Kajol did that scene so naturally in HADMRH, whereas our amisha is as artificial as the strawberry flavoured icecream from the roadside. (P.S The kurtis that shes wearing are skimpier than the outfit mentioned in the above scene).
As far as Mr. Ramphal is concerned, hes going in the right direction, its his movie, its his show, only if he could handle the cranky scenes better. Atleast he looks committed to his work and gives it his best shot.
The caper would have been an awesome movie with better actors, anyways its my vaada that you will not be bored.
Happy watching.
Sanketh Rao.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice one

Anonymous said...

good one

Anonymous said...

good one

Anonymous said...

good review, good movie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sanketh Rao
As a soft wear engineer i thing u have better things to do dont u?

Sanketh Rao said...

thnx all