Kahaani

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Cast: Vidya Balan

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Review:

Vidya Bagchi comes to Kolkata from London to search for her missing husband. Seven months pregnant and alone in a unknown festive city, she goes on a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about her husband, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband might have died. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. In a city full of lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband in Kolkata.

Guzaarish

Director:Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Nafisa Ali
Genre: Romance

Synopsis:

The verdant green landscape, the magnetic blue waters and the warm bright sunshine of beautiful Goa is home to one of the greatest magicians of his time, Ethan Mascarenhas. Presently hosting a Radio Show that spreads magic and hope and laughter through his irrepressible wit and humour to every listener and caller, it is difficult to imagine that this is a man who has been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life. Ethan is aided through every moment of his present life by the epicentre of his world - his Nurse, Sofia D`Souza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant verbal sparring. On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to seek control over his own life. He makes a petition to the Court that shocks the world and leaves Sofia in an impasse that challenges their relationship and their love. Alongside all the tumult that follows, a young man named Omar Siddiqui bursts into Ethan`s world with a single-minded desire to learn magic from the very best. While on one hand Ethan passes on his magical legacy, on the other, he fights tooth-and-nail to demand the most basic right that every human being is entitled to - the right to his own life. The ethics, the morality, the kindness and cruelty of this mission creates a storm in all the lives that it envelops and its resolution forms the startling conclusion of Ethan`s remarkable journey.

Aa Dekhen Zara

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Amrita Arora, Koena Mitra, Bipasha Basu
Director: Jehangir Surti
Genre: Thriller, Romance

Ray Acharya (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a struggling photographer has nothing going for him… until he inherits a very ‘special’ camera from his grandfather which changes his life in a way that he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams.The ‘power’ of the camera changes Ray’s destiny overnight. His life becomes one big roller coaster ride that takes him from rags to riches and also helps him meet the love of his life, Simi (Bipasha Basu) who is an exciting sexy DJ with a mind of her own. Everything is hunky dory and moving towards ‘happily ever after’.As they say with great power comes great responsibility and in Ray’s case, also great danger. He must now face up to the dark side of reality and win not only against the evil forces but also against fate.

Chandni Chowk To China

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Mithun Chakraborty, Gordon Liu
Director: Nikhil Advani
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

An action-comedy about a simple cook (Akshay Kumar) from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient Chinese warrior by the villagers of an oppressed Chinese village. From the hustle-bustle of Chandni Chowk to the hutongs of Beijing, the electric energy of Shanghai and sheer breathtaking Chinese landscapes, Chandni Chowk To China chronicles the lunatic adventures of a hapless simpleton cook from Delhi. As he goes to seek his destiny, he finds himself thrown into a crazy world of megalomaniac villains, femmes fatales, crazy inventors, Chinese mysticism and outlandish kung-fu assassins.

Ghajini

Cast: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Genre: Thriller, Romance


Synopsis

Considered by many as the best actor in the Industry today, Aamir Khan returns to the silver screen with Ghajini, the remake of a Tamil film with the same title. A R Murugadoss who directed the original, has directed Aamir in the Hindi remake. Asin who was Surya’s co-star in Tamil has been retained too.
Sanjay Singhania (Aamir) is a rich businessman who owns a cellular phone company. Kalpana (Asin) is a model who brags to her friends and peers that she is the love interest of Sanjay, though in reality she doesn’t even know the man. When Sanjay comes to know about this anonymous admirer of his, he decides to dispel her delusions. But on his way he sees a beautiful woman helping the handicapped kids cross the road. Instantly, Sanjay falls for her. Later, he comes to know that she is Kalpana, the same model who boasted of being his girlfriend.
Sanjay gets introduced to Kalpana but doesn’t disclose his real identity. Love blossoms between the two. While on a train ride, Kalpana saves a group of young girls. A few days later, the same group led by their notorious head (Pradeep Rawat) close in on Kalpana. But by the time Sanjay arrives its too late, Kalpana is killed. He fights them the goons, In the ensuing scuffle, Sanjay is hit on his head with an iron rod.
Though Sanjay is able to survive the injury, he loses his memory. He gets only flashbacks of what really happened and his short memory makes it difficult to remember things he did just minutes back. How this man, who can’t even remember the killers of his ladylove, goes about taking his revenge is what the remaining story is about. Jiah Khan plays a medical student who helps Sanjay find the killers.
My long time wish was to see Aamir Khan in what we call a typical Bollywood masala film. That wish comes true with Ghajini and the film has proved to be the biggest entertainer of the year. It starts off with a man on a mission, with revenge on his minds. Then comes the flash back to the beautifully directed comical love story. Then again cut back to the business tycoon turned killing machine. One thing the director has ensured is the pace of the film never dips. Never for a moment do you have time to think of the flaws in the story. The scenes that involve sudden loss of memory are brilliantly handled. The dialouges make an impact. The background music adds to the suspense and thrill.
The music by AR Rehman is one of the best of the year. Guzarish, Behka Me stand out. The cinematography is good.
Now to the part, most are keen to read. No suprises, Aamir Khan rocks and carries the entire movie on his now much broader shoulders. The effort he has put into Ghajini is clearly visible on screen. His newly acquired physique is perfect for the role. Asin is cute and acts very well. Jiah Khan is average.
To sum things up, Ghajini is one of the very best entertainers of the year. Its Aamir Khan’s show all the way and you cannot afford to miss this. Dont look for logic behind every scene, its not a intelligent film. Its a film which ensures total entertainment for the 3 hours+ you spend watching the movie which is a sure shot blockbuster at the box-office.