Monday, April 10, 2006

Film Review-Banaras

Starring: Ashmit Patel, Urmila Matondkar
Director: Pankuj Parashar
Rating: * and maybe another 1/2
Set in Banaras, this is a weird love story of a upper caste brahmin girl Shwetambri (Urmila) and a low caste music teacher Soham (Ashmit Patel). Anyways I don't wanna waste my time reviewing this waste of a movie. Everything in the movie is crappy except the following:
1. The performances, be it Shweta's loving mum played by Dimple or her doting father played by Raj babbar or her lover Soham played by Ashmit all are first rate. Then there is the main protagonist herself Urmila who is simply turned out to be an outstanding actress in the last few years. The only flaw in her performance is her Kaun , Bhoot hangover. But nevertheless, she is brilliant.
2. The breath taking visuals, the cinematography is par excellence...........truly worldclass. That's it nothing more nothing less.
This movie is worth nothing but a miss.
-Sanketh Rao.


Anonymous said...

Hi you definately need to get your sixth sense working... it might change YOUR LIFE forever.

indy3000 said...

You seem scared reflecting on your own life. There is no escape.

Grow up and look beyond the visuals into world which is created by your mind. You may feel it to be dark and scary but Banaras dares to explore the teritorries even the best of the film makers from the world have hesitated.
Kudos to the makers of Banaras

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Sanketh Rao said...

Hi there,
Thanks for all those critical comments. keep them coming. I thought about it and I would like to stick to my review.

Anonymous said...

You are right, Banaras is just a waste movie. If one wants to make a movie explaining LIFE and all, he/she should watch Dev Anand's Guide first.

meeta said...

if you can get even the smallest message out of the movie about the 'simple' truth of life then great!! but to me this movie is much much more
its a layered movie with hidden codes like the da vinci code.
its all lifes philosphies put in the simplest way for people to understand
its a holy book!
it teaches you about eternal life,destiny
its a spiritual experience its not a movie
and if you dont want to watch it for the spiritual message i cant understand why people miss the social-human message
and in the end what is more important :how rigid ashmit patel looks in front of the camera or the message about 'life' it gives you