Picks and Piques/Snippet Film Reviews 6th Dec2013/Johnson Thomas
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire(English/Hindi/Imax) : Rating: * * * The live game show concept is not really suited to the big screen unless there’s an element of life-threatening danger to it. The Hunger Games excelled at that with a triangular romance emanating from the need to survive. ‘Catching fire’ treads the same path –if a little differently, Just enough to keep you interested. This one’s mainly for the teen brigade.
Club 60(Hindi): Rating: * * * Delightfully sublime slice of life tale about a bunch of new found friends careering towards the autumn of their existence while battling personal tragedies - leading to incidents of bereavement, abandonment and self-harm- and yet managing to get ahead with a new found sense of self-worth and hope for a tomorrow! The superb performances, life-like treatment and melliflous ghazal-like tunes add weight to the experience,
R…Rajkumar(Hindi) Rating: * * He is no prince charming…He is a shaggy haired Rowdy Romeo and his antics rival that of ‘Boss’ and ‘Son of Sardar.’Despite Shahid’s valiant effort to look goofy and prance about irreverently as an irreprssible lover-boy willing to go violent to win his lady love, it’s a no go. Shahid is just a little to puny to fit in well, his pairing with Sonakshi is way out of left field, the action is the most ridiculous we’ve seen yet and the dialogues the most outrageous we’ve been subjected to. The peppy music and marketplace lyrics are the only masala ingredients that account for some guilty pleasure.