Wednesday, 18 July 2012

LOG ENTRY #18 - "A brother in need, is a sister indeed!"

Don't you just love split-second decisions? A few days back, a couple of my cousins and I decided at 12.20 a.m. to go watch a movie. The cinema was just a three-minute drive away. The show was scheduled to start at 12.30 a.m. and we didn't even have tickets! 
But when miracles want to happen - they usually do. 
We ended up arriving just a few minutes late! And luckily there were still a lot of tickets on sale.
We watched the new Indian release, "Bol Bachchan" starring Abishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in the main roles.
I'm not one for Indian movies, but since we had watched every other movie playing at the cinema ('Brave' and 'The Amazing Spider Man') - our choices were limited.
As it turned out, the movie was not only quite entertaining, it wasn't vulgar entertainment, as is the case with most Indian movies. There was no story-line at all, really, and the action sequences and car crashes looked very over-the-top. There was a scene in which Abbas (played by Bachchan) and Prithviraj (a powerful and influential resident of Ranakpur village, played by Devgn) are tossing people about.
Somehow, these two men manage to knock out about fifty men (or more) one after the other. The punches they throw couldn't have looked more fake and unbelievable. Slow-mo's and flying men everywhere and the two leading men walk through, looking macho. The amount of grocery stalls they break and crash into, while fighting in the main market square, were enough to have them paying a very handsome amount in compensation to the poor shopkeepers. And yet, men from the village just kept lining up to be beaten to a pulp. Nearly half of the village's population must have been thrown on car windscreens too! Those were the most hilarious to watch. 

And yet! Despite all the visible errors during the outrageous action sequences, it was a heck of a movie. No story-line, fake fights and (at times) predictable scenes, did not interfere with the fact that it was good entertainment. Prithviraj Ji's bad english was probably what won me over. The pitiful state of his English was portrayed and acted out so well, that I found it hard to care about anything else. Abishek's acting was also commendable!
In fact, I think it was the actors who made the film worthwhile! 
A must-watch on the big-screen!

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