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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Movie Review : Fashion ... The Scum is the script...

Rating : 4.5/10

My say : Ho humm.... A bore....

Madhur Bhandarkar is a real "Namoona". He's the RAGPICKER of the film industry. Just picks up all the dirt he can to create something like a movie. In Madhur's world, nothing's white... Its either dark grey or black. So with his goggles on this time he shows us the Scum of the fashion industry. To start with I must admit that its much better than his last film "Traffic Signal".


The problem with Madhur is that he is so full of himself, that he thinks only of national awards ( n the Board seems happy to give that to him even if he cr@ps...) . There is a hint of overconfidence in his approach. In one scene he shows himself, playing himself and people discussing that he is making a film that exposes the fashion world!!! Ooooooooo.. run ,Mr.Bhandarkar is here.....

Through Madhur's eyes, the picture of the fasion world is this...

All men in this industry are either GAY or Lascivious or both... All straight men cheat on their wives.. All successful models are dopers and are rude... Success can only be acheived by surrendering yourself "completely" to the tycoons... For looking confident on stage you need to be high... Drinking and Smoking is a must before any show.... All the women socialites either gossip or bitch...

He has tried to put so many issues into the film that it is about half an hour to 40 minutes more that what you can bear. Infact, you start wondering where this film is going even before the interval. Priyanka ( Meghna Mathur) comes to Mumbai to become a super-model. Her ambition is to dethrone Kangana (Shonali ) the current Show stopper!! The film charts her accent, her fall and then her comeback... God,you wonder, it would have been so great if it would have ended with the fall...

Anyways, the film is shot rather stylishly and for that I need to give Madhur credit. Especially the ramp scenes are handled impressively. Though it seemed that the soundtrack ran out of steam even before the interval. The story is like i said " A bit of a bore". Madhur, is getting extremely repetitive with this realistic genre and should probably reinvent himself with a clean love story or something.... The emotional scenes did bring a lot of cheer to me though.. Specially Kangana's scenes, she's downright howlarious in the film...


Among the performances, the support cast ranges from the stiff, to the comical, to the competent. If Kangana's aim was to make you laugh or loathe her - she is extremely successful. I dont blame her. Her character is simply unbearable. Her constant screaming, huffing puffing and crying gets irritating. Her bad dialogue delivery and terrible english doesnt help either. All she successfuly potrays is a B.. err mad female dog !!!

The film completely belongs to Priyanka Chopra , who I must say glides through her role as smoothly as her catwalk. She has the power to carry a film on her shoulders and that she does. The only thing that makes the film bearable is her believable and strong performance. I cannot imagine a single other actress who could have suited this role better than her. Well done PC... As for mr.MB ,,, dude... get a life... remove those dark goggles, n lighten up....

6 comments:

Pavan said...

ya i agree...a very boring film considering its 3 hours long...
Looks more like a documentary...
On the contrary i seriously feel that Priyanka didnt do justice to the role...Shes good but she didnt give her best.(Just watch her in Aitraaz)
She doesn't show much attitude as a super model. She behaves the more or less the same before & after.
Especally when she comes back to Mumbai after a year...she so easily goes and asks for forgiveness...no deep emotions there as well...
And actresses who cud hav done it better - Kareena, Bipasha, Sushmita, (even ASH).
Priyanka doesnt impress upon the super bitch image after she becomes a super model. I guess Kangana showed better attitude than her as a model.

Virinder Urf Funda-Mentor said...

I think what u r talking about is characterisation and not performance. And for that Madhur is responsible and not Priyanka...

Pavan said...

characterization was correct...
just dat Priyanka cudnt show attitude after she becomes a super model...i felt her performance just past muster...
Also, the humor part is missing in the movie. A 3-hour intense movie is too heavy to handle...

Priyanka said...

excellent review Vicky paaji...However I think Mughda Godse also deserves credit for a good performance... Though I think again Madhur went wrong with characterization...coz her character suddenly changed from spunky to passive after the interval... it was as if her character was subdued in the latter half to build up Priyanka's change in attitude..All in all I enjoyed the movie for I was quite expecting a bitter ending just like MB's other movies..

Priyanka said...

btw..I loved the use of the term "Ragpicker"!!

SJ said...

The 1st half is a continuous Ramp Show/fashion show and the second half is a sob story
nothing great
watch it for the glam sham!!!
nothing much here

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