Saturday, February 23, 2008

Review of Jodha Akbar :-( :-( :-(

1. Ashutosh Gowarikar has been watching too many Ekta Kapoor serials.

Proof: Pointless, predictable "twists" in the story; 4 frames of the same shot where one would have been adequate; no substance and more length than can be humanly tolerated. All costumes and no characterisation.

2. Hrithik Roshan proves that, with a really bad story, and even worse execution, with a really, really lopsided and weak character, he can still carry a film on his shoulders.

I was expecting Jodha to shine better than Akbar, and the fact that her character was made deliberately, pointlessly stronger than that of Akbar, gave her an unfair advantage anyway. But what Hrithik can convey with his eyes, she cannot say even with her whole body and dialogues.

My review? Do yourself a favor, give this film a BIG miss.

20 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

I have a feeling it won't be too tough for me to miss this film, I didn't see it listed at our local theater. I have seen movies that make me think the producer should have paid me to watch.

Gazal said...

THREE AND A HALF HOURS IS A REAL TEST OF PATIENCE...
historical dramas are always crucufied at the box office.beneath his muscles hrithik is an intense actor.

thanks for visiting the blog.

Swati said...

:( I really wanted to see this one

~nm said...

O-oh! Now I'm really not sure if I want to go watch it since Hubby had flatly refused to watch it and told me go watch it on me own but now I have to really think....

dharmabum said...

really? i'd still like to go watch it - for all the extravagant costumes, sets, music, camera work...i think i look for different things from different movies.

MM said...

Awwwww!!
I agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
:)

Slept peacefully through this snoozer of a film, and if it werent for my wife, would have happily walked out half-way through!

:|

Piercing The Veil said...

hello .. thanks for your greetings ... I havent seen the films ...but i do have a list of movies that is worth a review...


good night

mathew said...

I ll rather watch Tom n Jerry!!;-P

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

hmm now i had high hopes from this movie... i havent seen it yet but your review has double-minded me...
I suppose i need to think.. hehe
Cheers!

Ekta said...

Completely with u on this...wasnt too impressed with the movie myself...but hritik roshan is a god in the movie..looks gorgeous and performs like a king!
Aish is easily worth a miss!

How do we know said...

Hi Phosgene kid: he he.. so true. This film, and the one i saw yesterday - Monorana, 6 feet under, both come in that category. ;-)

Hi Gazal: "beneath his muscles hrithik is an intense actor." loved this line. So succintly put and so much! Why didnt i think of this one?

How do we know said...

Hi Swati: I know.. so did i.. really, really wanted to see it. and then this!

Hi nm: DO go if u r a hrithik Roshan fan. Then ignore everything else in the film.

Hi Dharma: Actually, even the jewelry was unimpressive. But do go. The costumes were all very remarkable.

Hi mm: :-)

Hi Piercing the veil: Hmm... movies that could use a review? Will you be making a post about them?

Hi Mathew: You know, even ur comments are gud enuf to make junta ROFL!

Hi Raaji: From ur comment, i can bet that you will go and see it! Once u've done that, tell me what u think.

Hi Ekta: wow! Great minds think alike! :-))

Anand said...

actually i expected the movie to be a lot worse than it actually is...maybe coz i went with low expectations..wasnt as dissapointed..and hritik is the saving grace!

Nishu said...

movie was ok. Unless you lost your interest in history, it is quite interesting. I got to know that Jalaluudin mohd is same as Akbar.

The Phosgene Kid said...

You could see the ending coming - that's what bothered me...

EXSENO said...

I can't give an opinion of this one either. I don't even know the actors sorry.

Pixie said...

I know - the movie was disappointing...
Thanks for visiting my blog and do keep coming back! :-)

Id it is said...

Check this out; a Salman Rushdie take on the subject:
www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2008/02/25/080225fi_fiction_rushdie

How do we know said...

Hi Anand: Yep! CAM!

Hi Nishu: Am glad you enjoyed it!

Hi Phosgene: You saw the film?

Hi exseno: Never mind, you missed nothing. How goes it with you?

Hi pixie: Yep, will do. The pleasure is mine.

Hi id it is: I saw this in the papers. Salman Rushdie should really look for another profession. I would call him Shalimar the Clown, except that the character might mind. He really MUST stop bombarding us with the torture that he thinks is intelligent word play.

Nirmal Simon said...

I personally love the Khwaja number. Found its lyrics on freehindilyrics.com and think the song is very well written. A R Rehman has done full justice to Jodhaa Akbar’s songs