Mujhse Dosti Karoge, a review by Tom
Title: Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Director: Kunal Kohli
Length: 145 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
What would you do if the one you loved was actually not the one you loved? What would you do if your best friend was in love with the one you love? What would you do if you knew your best friends are sacrificing their love for you?
Meet Raj (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja (Rani Mukherji) and Tina (Kareena Kapoor) - three best friends thrown into situations that time, letters, love and separation have created for them.
A friendship that starts off in the picturesque, hilly town of Shimla and ends or rather continues in London. Much like Raj, Pooja and Tina, traditional in their values, yet modern in their approach and outlook to life.
Friendship, the beginning of every relationship, ends in love. And love, well, it can only have two endings - a happy and a sad one - or can there be a third ending for these three friends?
MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE! Is a story of three friends who truly know the meaning of the word 'Dosti'!
MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE! has music by Rahul Sharma, lyrics by (late) Anand Bakshi, cinematography by Gopal Shah, choreography by Ahmed Khan and art direction by Sharmishtha Roy.
My Thoughts:This time around I really liked the movie. The last time I said that I liked the first half, but not the second as I felt that Hrithik Roshan's character was too much of a jerk there. Even though I still feel a little like that, I can see why he would be like that. And he even comes to realize it himself at the end and apologizes.
I enjoyed all of the songs in this one. There is even a medley sung which includes 18 famous Bollywood songs. I even recognized a few.
I also grow to like Kareena Kapoor as an actress.
(From Tom's Alphabet Marathon Reviews on July 4th, 2010)
Main Hoon Na, a review by dfmorgan
Shahrukh Khan as Maj. Ram Prasad Sharma
Sushmita Sen as Chandni
Sunil Shetty as Raghavan
Zayed Khan as Laxman Prasad Sharma
Amrita Rao as Sanjana
To your very surprise, the film is based on the current-favorite Bollywood theme of Indo-Pak relations and formulated as a mission film. Of course it's loaded with dollops of fun, humor, romance, action and emotions as well. In Bollywood slang – a complete masala film! Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shahrukh Khan) yearns to see the ambitious project Mission Milaap become a reality. A mission that will prove to be the dawn of a new tomorrow! Where long standing enmity between two countries will begin to see its end. But some forces do not want that dawn to come. One of them is Raghavan (Sunil Shetty) who will do anything to prevent the strategic move. For this reason his devious shadow looms large over General Amarjeet Bakshi's daughter Sanjana (Amrita Rao) , whose life is in danger. Every drop of Ram Prasad's blood glistens with the shine of pride for his country and he will not allow dark actions to create an eclipse in its bright future. To protect Sanjana, he goes to her school as a student… indeed 'Back to School'! Here fun and frolic conceal his real intent. Will anyone here guess that he has just lit funeral pyre of his martyr father Brigadier Shekhar Sharma (Naseeruddin Shah) . The ashes have emerged but the fire has not subsided. For he has to fulfill his fathers last wish. Strangely, the fulfillment of his wish also lies in this very school… completing this mission will be no easy task. For it involves intense emotions and long – standing misunderstandings. These two missions are now his life-blood. The weapon of one mission is Gun and that of the other is Love. But the road to both is that of Truth. The only option is victory. The only man is Ram Prasad Sharma. And the only mantra is Main Hoon Na!
A quite enjoyable film. It started as a full blown action fest but soon changed to the more normal Bollywood song and dance, with minor action bits, leading to the romance elements before ending in another action fest. There were elements of The Matrix and Mission Impossible within the action sequences and to me the final action sequences set in a church were a nod to John Woo films especially with the white doves flying around. Overall this was enjoyable but I had a couple of quibbles, but then again the expected outcome wouldn't occur if you didn't suspend belief at points in the majority of films. My main quibbles were the resolution to the family conflict
and the fact that to fall in love all you have to do is dress feminine if you're the female
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where at one point the mother states that 20 years of hurt cannot be overcome in 20 days but 20 minutes later it was
Rating: an enjoyable 3
Editted to remove an incorrect aspect within the review.
(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on March 5th, 2012)
Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
1.01 Furi Kuri (2000-04-26)
Writer: Kazuya Tsurumaki (Original Material By), Yooji Enomoto (Screenwriter)
Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Cast: Hideaki Anno (Miyu Miyu (voice)), Jun Mizuki (Naota Nandaba (voice)), Izumi Kasagi (Mamimi Samejima (voice)), Mayumi Shintani (Haruko Haruhara (voice)), Mika Itou (Eri Ninamori (voice)), Itsuki Kawamura (Nurse (voice))
A very strange and crazy series. It blends a lot of different animation and manga styles. It can be seen as some kind of experiment by Gainax. It was released as an six-episode OVA, which means they had free hand to do whatever they wanted to.
(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 20th, 2011)