Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bodyguard: Movie Review

Bodyguard: Movie Review,bodyguard wallpapers
While it's no guarded secret that Salman Khan's Bodyguard is remake of a South film, what many might not know is that it also liberally borrows its love story from Aamir Khan's Ghajini and climax from Shah Rukh Khan's Kuch Kuch Hota Hain .

So you have Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) as the newly-appointed hot-n-happening bodyguard of Divya (Kareena Kapoor) who follows her everywhere from classroom till bedroom. To divert him from duty, Divya starts flirting with Lovely on phone posing as an anonymous caller. Until she expectedly falls in love with him!

This love story clearly brings back memories of the Ghajini romance track with merely a gender-reversal. Like Aamir Khan who never discloses his true identity to Asin in Ghajini , even Kareena Kapoor refrains from revealing to Salman that she's her secret caller.

Where does Kuch Kuch Hota Hai come into picture, you ask? Well, while there isn't any love-triangle as such, there's an ailing mother on deathbed who writes personalized notes to her son, unveiling the entire narrative in flashback mode. And like the daughter in K2H2 , the son of Bodyguard finds a substitute for mother through his biological mom's diary.

What still works in the film's favour is that, unlike most overblown Salman Khan capers, Bodyguard doesn't go slapstick in humour, loud in attitude or crass in conduct. Salman continues to be a glorified hero who does the customary topless act in the climax but, in the character of Lovely Singh, he is refreshingly restrained and comes across as down-to-earth guy (esp. after his regular recent ostentatious antics).

The story isn't much innovative but at least it stays true to its theme. Regardless of the title, theme or Salman's biceps, Bodyguard is more of a love story than an action film. It remains lighthearted for its major runtime until when the villains suddenly surface in the climax. Unlike the Tamil or Malayalam versions, there isn't much buildup or back-story about the baddies in the Hindi Bodyguard and Salman makes mandatory mincemeat of them in a single action sequence.

Popular South filmmaker Siddique, who already directed the Malayalam and Tamil versions, seems at ease while making the film for the third time. He works more for a surprise element in the climax but it isn't something that you can't see coming. And though the climax is predictably cliched, he doesn't leave much scope for melodrama. The pacing is quick, music is peppy, action is stylized and editing is crisp. Karisma Kapoor's dubbing for Kareena's telephonic conversations seems seamless.
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Salman Khan is cool and convincing in the title role. His subdued act and charming innocence wins your heart. Kareena Kapoor is likeable. Hazel Keech as Kareena's friend is alluring. Rajat Rawail, as the bloated comedian, makes you laugh with his funny T-shirt captions and gibberish lines. The graceful actress of yesteryear, Vidya Sinha, is criminally wasted. The villains from Aditya Pancholi to Mahesh Manjrekar have nothing much to do either.

Bodyguard doesn't catch you off guard. But it's a decent entertainer nonetheless.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shammi Kapoor has died after a long career in Bollywood

The versatile Indian actor was rushed to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Friday in critical condition, and died on Sunday of kidney failure. 

Shammi Kapoor Died , Hot news from Bollywood

Famed for his lighthearted touch in movies, he made his Bollywood debut in 1954, and was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty, which included his successful actor brothers, Raj and Shashi, and their father Prithviraj Kapoor, a well-known theater personality.His notable screen credits include Junglee and Professor.  Kapoor is survived by his wife and two children. ( )

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Kareena Kapoor Without Makeup,Kareena kapoor in real life

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

John-Bipasha spotted together

John or Bipasha after break up

Bipasha and John spotted at Gold Gym
The ex-lovers bumped into each other at the gym they both visit

They may not be together but they still go to the same gym. Ex-lovers, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were seen coming out of Gold Gym at the same time. It is not known whether, they actually bumped into each other or not but when Bipasha spotted the shutterbugs, she made a dash towards her car. This is not the first time; they were seen together at their gym though they have managed to avoid each other in the past. News from ( )