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No One Killed Jessica: Movie Review

Just today I mentioned No One Killed Jessica as one of the most awaited movie and I went to watch it today. As everyone knows it’s based on the famous Jessica Lal murder case and the court trials which ensued it. In terms of story the movie has nothing new to offer as most of us know about the case, so in such case a tight screenplay is required so as to keep the momentum of the film. Sadly No One Killed Jessica fails in it. The scenes do not flow in a smooth manner and in the result is that it appears to be collage of various scenes. The movie lacks the intensity and tension for a tight courtroom drama and hence even at a run time of 2 hours and 15 minutes the movie appears a bit long.

On the brighter side there are some superbly handled sequences like the interrogation of the accused, the intense courtroom scene where suddenly Vidya Balan breaks into a giggle and my favorite where the cop tell Sabrina that he took 75 lakhs for not touching the accused. But there are also some loud scenes which include repetition of a particular scene involving accused’s mother telling her that no matter what, he must protect her son.

The biggest culprit of the movie is its casting which barring the lead is a group of some really really loud and over dramatic actors, most of them contestant of shows like Splitsvila. Remember those gem of supporting talents in recent movies like Phas Gaya Re Obama, Band Baaja Baarat and Do Dooni Chaar and the life they infused in the movie? The supporting characters in this movie are completely opposite them. The only character which shines among the supporting group is the guy who plays the cop in charge of the case. Among the leads Vidya Balan as always performs her role well but it’s the one dimensional character which makes it difficult to feel Sabrina’s pain in the second half. Rani Mukherjee steals the show with her confident and spot on performance, pity we are not able to see much of this talented actress.

But the real star of the movie is undoubtedly Amit Trivedi without whose music the movie wouldn’t have been half enjoyable what it is now. His haunting and pulsating music brings life in the movie.

In the end I’ll say that it’s not a bad movie but a tighter screenplay and a little subtlety would have made this movie a gripping movie.

My Rating: **.5

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Top of Tops: Most Awaited Movies of 2011

Another year has started and with that there’s a whole new line of movie up for release. Among this huge number of movies there are certain movies which I am eagerly waiting for. So here is a list of 10 movies which have got me fascinated the since the moment I’ve heard about them.

(Movies here listed are listed in the order of tentative release dates)

No One Killed Jessica: Am sure everyone is acquainted with this movie. One of the biggest things about the movie is that even after revolving around two women the movie is not a chic flick. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta (Aamir fame) the movie looks like a promising Drama.

Release Date: 7th Jan

Dhobi Ghat: The fact that I’ve been following the development of this movie since past 1 year is enough for me to put this movie in this list. Its first promo blew me up. I guess this would be an Aamir Khan movie which won’t be like an Aamir Khan movie.

Release Date: 21st Jan

7 Khoon Maaf: It’s a Vishal Bhardwaj movie, need I say more. Other than that movie’s story line which includes Priyanka Chopra marrying 7 guys and murdering all of them makes for a “killer” concept. Plus there is Vishal Bhardwaj’s musical score. I guess I have given enough reasons to watch out for this movie.

Release Date: 18th Feb

Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara: A director who previously made “Luck By Chance”, a star cast which includes Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Kolchein and a new Spanish hottie. Ok I know Katrina Kaif is there too but …… never mind. Touted to be a road trip the movie appears to be an interesting buddy movie.

Release Date: 27th May

RA.One: Shahrukh Khan doing an action movie after 5 long years. A superhero flick, the movie is said to have some great stunts. Plus being a big SRK fan it has to be in my list.

Tentative Release Date: Diwali weekend

Don2: A sequel to the Farhan Akhtar movie, the movie has new inclusion of Kunal Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Hritik Roshan in a special 20 min role which includes a one on one combat sequence with SRK.

Release Date: 23rd Dec

Reema Katgi’s untitled next: The movie is a cop thriller and stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee and like always Aamir has got a new look with moustache this time.

Tentative Release Date: Christmas Weekend

I Am: The movie has already received accolades in various film festivals. An episodic movie it deals with issues like Section 377, sperm donation, child abuse and Kashmiri pundits. With an ensemble cast which includes Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Manisha Koirala this is one movie which will be going to something special.

Release Date: Unknown

Gangs of Wasseypur: Anurag Kashyap’s next epic movie based on Bihar coal mine workers. The movie will be made in 2 parts with 18 songs. The movie will star Manoj Bajpayee, Piyush Mishra, Shabana Azmi and more. (Info by @nautanki)

Release Date: Unknown

Kahaani: At first I wasn’t excited about this movie as it was said to be a remake of Kill Bill with Vidya Balan doing Uma Thurman’s role. But its real story made me interested in it which is about a 6 month pregnant lady searching for his lost husband in streets of Kolkata.

Release Date: Unknown

So you just heard about my expectations from 2011, tell me about yours. I would love to know them.