BOLLYWOOD FILMS OF THE WEEK
Producer-Director: Deepak Shivdasani;
Music: Himesh Reshammiya;
Cast: Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoior, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Yash Tonk, Sudhir Joshi,
Achint Kaur, Kiran Kumar, Kamini Khanna Donny Bharadwaj
Though it is unfortunate that the skin show attracts the audiences to this film, it has several positive aspects. Neha has acted well and the dialogues by Sanjay Pawar are catchy. The film manages to strongly comment on the commodification of a women’s body, and the film avoids unnecessary vulgarity. Even the romantic scenes are portrayed elegantly. The Raj Kapoor touch is there, to the extent of shwing a scene where Neha opens the door with besan in her hair, as depicted in ‘Bobby’ and reminiscent of Raj’s meeting with Nargis.
Mihir Shandilya, who is considered the most eligible bachelor, tells a television host about his success story. On being questioned about his prospective life partner, he confesses that there is a woman in his life – Julie. However, the TV interview shakes her up and she wants to reveal the truth: that she is a prostitute by profession, something Mihir does not know. But circumstances forced her to become what she is, as she reveals in a flashback in an interview to the same TV channel. Julie was in love with Neil in Goa where she lived, but he ditched her after an intimate session, in search of better prospects. Julie decided to start life afresh and shifted to Mumbai, where her childhood friend Dinky lived. Julie got a secretarial job in a construction company thanks to Dinky, and here she met Rohan and felt he was in love with her. But Rohan and Julie parted ways when he suggested that she should spend a night with a tycoon to help him get a contract. The disillusioned
Julie then took to prostitution. But Mihir reaches the studio where Julie is recording her interview and proposes marriage.
Producer: Gulshan Rai;
Director: Rajiv Rai;
Music: Viju Shah;
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Dipannita Sharma, Tom Alter, Anupama Varma, Sharat Saxena, Jameel Khan, Mohan Agashe, Mukesh Rishi, Tej Sapru, Shawar Ali, Milind Gunaji, Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Vivek, Arif Zakaria,
Vishwajeet Pradhan, Ashwani Chopra, and (introducing) Chetan Hansraj
The makers of films like ‘Deewar’, ‘Vidhaata’ and ‘Yudh’ now return with a thriller which is heavily laced with anti-Pakistan sentiment. The film is slick, but lacks a good story. Too many characters spoil the plot. Only Naseeruddin Shah appears to be in control, as far as performances go. Priyanka is wasted, while Chetan is wooden.
An Indian dignitary, Vir Pratap Singh, is visiting Locarno in Switzerland for a short vacation with his daughter Kinjal, who studies in the United States and who has flown in to the city. Dreaded international terrorist Mabros kidnaps the dignitary and his daughter and keeps them hostage in a secluded island-hotel in a conspiracy planned by Pakistani ISI officials Ansari, Gazi and Hashmi. Another international terrorist group Al-Hamas led by Yuzan Baksh is also part of the conspiracy.Captain Aadit Arya has been asked to bring the dignitary and his daughter back safely in a virtual impossible mission known as ‘Mission Asambhav’. In Locarno, Aadit meets Sam Hans and Brian who are involved with Ansari and the drugs that have been flown in the country through pop singer Alisha. Aadit poses as a journalist to get to the core of the matter, and realizes that someone in the Indian embassy in Switzerland is also involved in this