Movies(Best releases) of the Week/10th jan 2014/Johnson Thomas
Inside Llewyn Davis(English) Rating: * * * ½ Loosely based on the nearly forgotten folk-singer Dave Van Ronk (and inspired by his posthumous memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street), this Coen Brothers effort is brilliantly shot and enacted. It’s a soulful, unabashedly lyrical take on a talent that never could make it big! Definitely worthy of your patronage!
Dedh Ishquiya( Hindi) : Rating: * * * The andaaz is shayarana but the tehzeeb and ada is missing. The urdu language heightens the romance but the casting just doesn’t give you that extra mile required. The shayaris are also a little too low brow to make the experience intriguing. The humor is chuckle worthy at best. Madhuri and Huma Quereshi are too low down on the ‘ada’ category. They look too well-fed and don’t have the kind of intensity or sauciness’ required to pull off their respective roles. Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi make a game of the double crossing con and Vijay Raaz lends his peculiar brand of villainy to make it just about watchable!
Kalyana Samayal Saadham (Tamil/English Subtitles)) Rating: * * * A Refreshing take on the nerve-wracking impediments that lead-up to a big fat south Indian wedding. Smart direction, Sparkling script, pleasant humor and sparkling performances make this worthy of a dekh