Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story, a review by Tom
Bobby Deol as Araav
Bipasha Basu as Anna
Priyanka Chopra as Kajal
Barsaat is the sublime love story of three young people caught in a vortex of love they have no control over. Their love story is like the rain - unpredictable yet welcome, torrential yet life giving. And however overcast the skies may be there's always the hope of finding a rainbow beyond the clouds.
That's what Arav (Bobby Deol), Anna (Bipasha Basu) and Kajal (Priyanka Chopra) must believe in. For that's what will see them through the stormiest of circumstances ... their belief and faith that sunshine and happiness lie on the other side of the darkest of nights.
My Thoughts:The basic plot is similar to "Sweet Home Alabama". An engaged guy comes back to his home and meets up again with a female childhood friend who is in love with him.
I bought this because of Priyanka Chopra, who plays the childhood friend. Most of the movie is rather bad. The only time I was enjoying this movie was when Priyanka Chopra was on-screen. This was one of her early roles. Pre-dating her appearance in Krrish - the movie I first knew her from.
One thing which bothered me personally a lot was something rather ridiculous. I know I shouldn't get hung up on this. But my favourite car brand is BMW. I drive one. And it's at home in my area. So it bothered me that BMW was portrayed like it was a small car company in the USA where the main character just happened to have the luck to be employed as designer. And soon after he started working there he got to design the new model, which happened to be the Z4 model. I think it would have been better to use a fictional car company.
Another thing which bothered me is, that the main character was rather unlikable. He got married to the childhood friend after finishing studying (because it was the wish of the grandmother), but he left on the day of the wedding to go to the USA to make it big. There he met another girl, who was interested in him. But he couldn't be bothered with her. But as soon as she got him the job as designer at BMW, he suddenly started to take interest in her, falls in love with her and got engaged.
Back home, where he went to get a divorce from his childhood friend, he couldn't be bothered with her. But as soon he finds out that she is now a successful businesswoman, he suddenly takes interest in her as well.
Okay, the last part you could explain, even though it is not explicitly stated in the movie. You could assume that he started to take her seriously after he finds out that she was not solely pining after him the three years he was away, but took her life actively into her hand and made something out of it. Although this development rather came out of the left field.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 19th, 2011)
Joe Somebody, a review by addicted2dvd
Joe Scheffer (funnyman Tim Allen - Galaxy Quest, The Santa Clause) is a mild-mannered single dad who's overworked and underappreciated at the office. But when the company bully knocks him down in front of his daughter, this Nobody decides to become Joe Somebody – and kick some butt! With hilariously helpful training from a kung-foolish martial arts pro (Jim Belushi), Joe just might score a knockout in this irresistible family comedy filled with "non-stop laughs"! (Wireless Magazine)
This is a movie that I have only watched once... when I first bought it 4 years ago. It is a pretty good comedy... but not great. Most of the comedy is very low-key. But it is entertaining. One thing that I saw in the credits really surprised me. The daughter in this movie is played by Hayden Panettiere who now plays Claire (the cheerleader) in the series Heroes. And talk about a difference in character. She is younger... and in this she is much more tom-boyish.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Comedy on August 23rd, 2009)
Firefly Marathon, a review by Tom
06. Our Mrs Reynolds
Writer: Joss Whedon (Writer)
Director: Vondie Curtis Hall
Cast: Nathan Fillion (Mal), Gina Torres (Zoe), Alan Tudyk (Wash), Morena Baccarin (Inara), Adam Baldwin (Jayne), Jewel Staite (Kaylee), Sean Maher (Simon), Summer Glau (River), Ron Glass (Shepherd Book), Christina Hendricks (Saffron), Benito Martinez (Boss), Erik Passoja (Bree), Bob Fimiani (Elder Gommen), Alex Stemkovsky (Bandit #1)
My favorite Firefly episode. It is just a lot of fun. Like the reaction of the crew of finding out that Mal is married. The teasing. And of course Jayne trying to trade is favorite gun for Saffron. Also Inara insistance of having hit her head to hide the fact she kissed Mal's poisoneous lips.
(From Firefly Marathon on February 27th, 2010)