Saturday, June 05, 2010

10 Reasons why I liked Rajneeti

In no particular order..

1. Loved the Mahabharat angle and the turns in the plot

2. Liked the sly grabs from Godfather (this wasn't a tribute, like Sarkar)

3. Liked every single performance. Hats off to both Ajay Devgan and Ranbir Kapoor for putting themselves in an ensemble cast. And I much prefer the Prakash Jha Ajay Devgan (Apharan and Gangajal) to the Mani Ratnam Ajay Devgan (Yuva).

4. Thought Kat Kaif was super. Yes she can actually act although you will miss that in her immense hotness (and those cribs about her accent are very yesterday, so grow up)

5. Liked Dayashankar Pandey and Chetan Pandit. Missed the other guys from Jha's crew like Yashpal Sharma and Akhilendra Mishra

6. The multi-layered story. A headline of a review I saw (not read), had the word "over-written". Whatever. I don't think politics is uni-dimensional.

7. Ranbir Kapoor. Is this guy shaping out to be good or what. After Rocket Singh, I think this is his next best movie. Enough of those good boy, saving the day roles please. Reminds me of Leonardo Di Caprio in Romeo and Juliet and then in Blood Diamond.

8. Manoj Bajpai. I have no idea where he was all these years but he just walked into this movie and left his mark. The anger is still there.

9. The songs, of which we don't get to hear much. Liked the two times they play Mora Piya. Thank God FM radio is playing that super song. Also would have liked to see more of that item number.

10. Actually I'd like anything that Prakash Jha makes. So there.


suddentwilight said...

Must watch of course :)

Nads said...

I love you...I love you...I love you only cuz you mentioned Ranbir did a great job in this movie. I'll definitely be watching this movie in a day or two. Just can't wait. Plus I love politics.

Kaurwakee said...

Im watching it solely bacause u said : "I don't think politics is uni-dimensional."

Im also eager to see Ranbir Kapoor in a role that is out of his chocolate boy comfort zone.

Finally reading your blog again. weeheee!

Mumbai Diva said...

oh, i loved the movie. it kept me absorbed throughout.

Rak35h said...

Loved the film. Obvious takes on Mahabharat and Godfather - but not jarring enough to dislike it.

What came away from the cinema with me?: Manoj Bajpai's "Karaara Jawaab Milega"

Out and out Prakash Jha film. What also struck me is the costumes used. Entwined in the 'indian politics uniform' yet elegantly modern.

Good review.

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Kits said...

I enjoyed Rajneeti - I know friends who cribbed about the OTT of it all but I enjoyed the machinations of Ranbir to Arjun flicking his locks and oh my god ' Karara jawab' - wotta line I say!

rohit said...

very well written review. i too liked the movie very much