Peculiar sounding title, new kid on block and bankable composers! MY NAME IS ANTHONY GONSALVES, a stylish popcorn entertainer is Bollywood?s style of ?Julius Caesar? adaptation, set with backdrop of Mumbai underworld breaks no grounds and neither sets any rule in terms of melodic excellence, but works instinctively with the mood of the situations. The album is simply ?mediocre? where overtly heard tunes, rhythms from Pritam?s clan gets refurbished with ?run of mill? Sameer?s wording stuffing?s. Reshammiya?s finesse gets solitary impressive track with ?Tum Mile? while Pritam lives up to his gargantuan status with poignantly refined ?Allah Beli? and festive ?Jaane Maula Jaane Khuda?, but later its all rehashed and revamped works that fails to attract.
Himesh Reshammiya had impressive outing as guest composer with ?Tadap? (DARLING) and once again he proves his mettle by scintillating out a smoothening lovable duet in the form of ?Tum Mile?. KK?s meticulously poised voice not just adds sheen to songs but also brisk energy with shimmering harmonic decorum that mainly comprises of impressive percussive works with modulating synchronized keyboard works. Even Sunidhi Chauhan modulates herself for the seductive oomph in nurturing out the delectable sensual charm. The rhythmical pattern and formation is somewhat similar to Pritam?s ?Tera Mera Rishta? (AWAARAPAN) but overall the romantic serenity gets precariously developed with impressive rendition. ?Tum Mile (remix)? by Amit Das has the right ingredients of perfect ?club-house? amusement stuff for all disco-freaks with echoing and resonating vocal modulations amalgamating feverishly with bouncy disco beat fillers.
The carefree ?girly? sentiments of ?Mere Khwabon Mein? (DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE) is agitatedly pumped to highest tempo with screeching vocals, echoing chorals, ear-splitting arrangements to create a bundle of joy for pop genre in mediocre sounding ?Tere Bina?. Sunidhi Chauhan?s extra yelling is messy and its bondage with loud and chaotic orchestrations makes its even more repelling. This Pritam?s composition is more akin to raunchy dancing feast and there are hardly any elements of naivety or innocence that can mark it as an act of sentimental ?dreamy? voyage.
Sikander had adopted a young Anthony (Nikhil Dwivedi) and put him in charge of Father Braganza (Mithun Chakraborty). Though Anthony works in his bar, Sikander has kept him away from the world of crime he is in. Anthony nurses a dream of making it as a film star and makes the rounds of various auditions. One day, Anthony, accidentally witnesses Sikander, Maqsood and Riyaaz taking off a dead body from the basement of their home. That?s when all hell breaks loose. Sikander is caught between killing the one he has adopted, and accepting the decision of the one who adopted him (Murtuza).
The movie has enough twists and turns to keep you entertained in your seats. The end, however, is reminiscent of the 80s when everyone would be at one place with the cops reaching just in time.
Nikhil Dwivedi has a bright future. The boy has confidence in his abilities and this will stand him in good stead in films to come. Amrita Rao, who is cast opposite Nikhil is sweet as the role demands her to be. She adds freshness to the thrills with her cute expressions and spontaneous performance.
Overall, the look of the film is good keeping in mind the gangster theme. There?s an item number, too, thrown in to spice up things with Hrishitaa Bhatt and an appearance by Prikanka Chopra which begins the proceedings with a bang.
To go or not: Total time pass and guaranteed paisa vasool fare. But like I said earlier, with no big names to boast, this film might sink. Word of mouth will definitely do the trick. Ratings : 3 / 5
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: Nikhil Dwivedi, Amrita Rao, Mithun Chakraborty.
Director: E Niwas
Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam Chakraborty
- Release Date : 11 Jan 2008