June 05, 2007

Feedback required. This is your chance to convince me ..

I love sales at nehaflix and indiaweekly. They give me the opportunity to try out movies, I´d never buy otherwise. And sometimes I actually pick a jewel like "Let´s talk" for example. Sometimes I get stuff that are not. For the last weeks I suffered through some DVD´s that just did not grab me enough to sit through them. And for two of them I´ve got some questions about for you.

Ek Din 24 Ghante. Why did I buy it? Nandita Das, Rahul Bose. ´Nuff said. Why did I start to fast foreward? Because it is such a boring version of Lola Runs. And the sound engineering made me crazy. Should I go back an sit it out?

Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao. Why did I get it? Naseeruddin Shah, Rehka, Arshad Warsi. And it´s supposed to be a remake of Ruthless People. What a combination. Rekha with a fake fat booty. I really suffered through the first half. Naseer gives a lecture in overacting. And the rest is almost bearable. And the the DVD broke down. Not one player in the house (And there are plenty) is able to play beyond chapter 14. That would be the moment, when Naseer realizes that his wife has been kidnapped and is celebrating. Arghhh. Thank you Eros. What I want to know now, is MMBSB worth the trouble of sending it back and demanding another, working DVD. Or can I forget about it?

11 comments:

Katrin said...

Ek Din 24 Ghante doesn't deserve a second chance. I think fast forewarding is the only thing that makes it even remotely watchable - at least you don't have to suffer through all that running in slow motion. I just don't get that - the whole film is supposed to be about her being in a bloody hurry and they keep using slow motion? WTF? Two good things about it: It's short and Rahul Bose is really pretty ;)

Indianoguy said...

Never heard of these movies, which is kinda surprising coming from a cinephile like me. Did somebody recommend these ones?

babasko said...

no, i really just bought them because of their cast and synopsis..

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Babasko,
whats ur email to contact?

From Vienna!

babasko said...

hi annonymous. i love to know at least the name of the people i give my email addy :D how about you give me your email addy and i´ll send you an email :D

Velu Nair said...

okayz... i am trying hard, trying real hard, trying really really hard. to believe what I just read.

u saw Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao????????????????????

okayz... let me try again...
;) :D

babasko said...

HI VELU!!! so great to hear from you. and yes. while watching the first half i asked myself the same question over and over. hehe. seems the gods were preventing me from further damage by stopping the dvd halfway :D

Sharon said...

hey Babasko,

I saw Beth's Happy Birthday post over on her blog, and thought I should wish you too, even if I am a day (or several?) late.

Hope you have a great birthday celebration and an awesome year!

rinku said...

good job!!

r said...

sorry Babsko,

now you will get my email also.