• Bajirao , Dilwale , English subtitles , both must see

    From habshi@anony.net@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 17 16:52:30 2016
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    The stunning Bajirao Mastani
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film is a class apart

    Going to a film with several big names attached to it, there is always
    a fear of what you’ll see and whether or not it will be up to the
    standard the person in question has set in the past. This dread is
    even more pronounced if the big name is of someone known not only for
    their innovations but also for a reputation of delivering the highest
    quality entertainment. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is undoubtedly one of
    those names and his latest epic, Bajirao Mastani, does not disappoint.

    Bajirao Mastani tells the story of Peshawa Bajirao Ballal as played by
    Ranveer Singh and his torrid love affair with the witty, pretty and
    warrior second wife Mastani, as played by Deepika Padukone. This
    period drama weaves a narrative of a warrior falling in love, set
    against the background of the Maratha expansionism, the weakening of
    the Mughal Empire and the ramifications thereof. Bhansali, a masterful storyteller that he is, does not neglect the present and actually
    plays the story as a parable for the modern day rise of intolerance in
    India as well. This brilliant technique of interpreting modern events
    against the background of similar historical incidents while also
    staying true to the original historical characters, is a difficult
    task that Bhansali makes seem effortless.

    As far as the historical accuracy of the source material is concerned,
    it is largely a moot point. The movie has taken certain liberties with
    the historical characters and how they were portrayed, especially with
    the eponymous characters Bajirao and Mastani themselves, but that is
    the cost of an entertaining film. No one goes to the cinema looking
    for a history lesson and if someone actually does think that what is
    shown on the silver screen is exactly how everything happened is
    living in a fool’s paradise. The source material also happens to be
    the novel “Rau” by N S Inamdar and some creative license is to be
    granted here as well.

    The movie’s story follows all the traditional formulas, but does it
    well. The film has a strong opening with a short prologue where the
    titular Bajirao is introduced. Everything from the music to the
    dialogues screams power and attention to detail. With this strong an
    opening, the cynics might expect the quality of the movie to taper
    off, but it does nothing of that sort. The movie continues to amaze us
    and build more excitement until the denouement where you see some
    extensive symbolism, down to the delirious ramblings of Bajirao and
    the restlessness of Mastani. The entire story builds into a frantic
    crescendo, never slowing down enough for people to get bored.

    I have praised Deepika’s acting as a carefree manic pixie dream girl
    in Tamasha before, and I would like to compliment her again now as she
    has outdone herself as Mastani in this film. Her character is layered
    and so is her performance. Whether it is the warrior who would stop at
    nothing to deliver the message she was tasked to deliver or the gentle
    lover who can fall madly in love with the handsome young warrior that
    saved her life, Deepika embodies every bit of the character
    effortlessly. Her classical dance moves are as good as her fight

    Ranveer Singh portrays Peshwa Bajirao Ballal, the Prime Minister to
    the Maratha Emperor and a fearless, brilliant and witty warrior.
    Ranveer embodies his role as if he is Peshwa Bajirao; Bajirao himself
    would probably find it difficult to find fault in his performance. His
    dialogue delivery, timing and acting are all well done. Especially in
    the final scene where we see Bajirao in throes of delirium, fighting
    off the imaginary demons, Ranveer Singh’s performance was

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  • From habshi@anony.net@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 28 17:07:23 2016
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    Watch the faces of the teen males


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  • From habshi@anony.net@21:1/5 to All on Sat Dec 19 21:00:26 2015
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    The first half of Bajirao is just mesmerizing . Wonderful
    costumes and sets , outstanding dances eg the Kathak one,and best of
    all the wonderful rich Indian instruments in the songs and as
    background music. The last twenty minutes were a bit melodramatic ,
    but really this movie deserves to be a blockbuster , check on youtube
    for the songs. The movie reminds one that Hindu Rajput and Marathas
    had reconqured one third of India before the Brits arrived.
    Dilwale also is a very entertaining movie. One song flmed in Iceland.and on the Giant Causeway in Irelan.The comedy bits are well
    done, background gongs during the fight scenes are still out of sync
    but the dialogue is quite funny. Kajol is a tremendous actress
    especially when she plays the mean scenes. The first song appears to
    be truncated in the movie , and that is a mistake because they really
    are the best part of a movie

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