Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shootout at Wadala and the Bombay Talkies, what would you prefer this weekend?

Shootout at Wadala and the Bombay Talkies, what would you prefer this weekend?S

SAW (not to be mistaken with the famous English horror flick) or Shootout at Wadala is a flick presented by the Sanjay Gupta & Ekta Kapoor.  If you have seen Shootout at Lokhandwala, you know the genre.  Building up a anti hero to the hilt and then killing him with a encounter is a one line story plot of film.

However the things to watch out for is acting abilities of John Abraham and Manoj Bajpai and the sizzling item song of Sunny Leone.  The dance number should be right up there with Munni and Sheila.  

Story wise the film is simple with the protaganist playing Manya Surve and half of Mumbai's underworld aka Haskar family against him.  The first half is sure to play out this and the second half belongs to the Mumbai Police and its mission impossible Inspector Anil Kapoor.  

Anil Kapoor finally gets to kill John Abraham (like we did not know).  The films of genre tend to be macabre, filthy (language wise) and boring.  But they sure have their die hard fans who would lick this up like the lick Shootout at Lokhandwala.  If you don't mind the gory violence, the profane language and blood oozing everywhere, you can watch this movie.  But if you are expecting some social message out of the film, you will be disappointed.  The director has in his own wisdom tried to make a hero out of a small time crook or an anti hero if you prefer.

The second film is the celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema.  Bombay Talkies is a 4 directors 4 stories film which will leave you a little unnerved.  Capturing the essence of 100 years in 2 hours is a damning task even for ever so melodrama king Karan Johar and company.

Four segments divided by for directors, KJO, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap.  If you are a connosieur of the Indian films this is a must watch, if you are the one who feels at home with the festival kind of movies then also this film is a must watch.  But don't expect any fancy tales, melodrama's or action from this film.  

SAW or BT a tough choice to make for the Bar Tender.  

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