Minggu, 21 Desember 2014

PK - What a Class!

The most anticipated movie of the year. Setidaknya begitu yang beredar di kalangan media. Tidak hanya star factor, Aamir Khan, tetapi juga reka ulang kesuksesan 3 Idiots. Bersama Rajkumar Hirani yang terkenal dengan film-film berbobot tinggi dalam nilai serta norma-norma, Jika diulas balik tentang film-filmnya, sudah pasti akan menjadi jaminan sukses, ditambah dengan adanya star factor.
Aamir Khan merupakan salah satu aktor India yang berhasil nangkring di dalam Top 250 iMDB all times, dan PK termasuk di dalamnya. Bersama Abhijat Joshi, lagi dan lagi Raju Hirani membuat suatu karya yang memang kaya akan nilai-nilai yang selama ini melenceng di dalam sosialita.
Anushka Sharma mendapatkan peran di dalam film ini, yang mana ia juga pernah mencoba casting untuk film 3 Idiots. Tidak hanya itu, adanya Sanjay Dutt di dalam film ini menjadi daya tarik sendiri, Raju Hirani yang dikenal dengan dua orang ksatria ini pun akhirnya menggabungkan mereka ke dalam satu judul.
Sebuah alien mendarat di Bumi, di Rajasthan, India. Dengan segala perbedaan yang ada, terutama bahasa, membuat satu-satunya alat komunikasinya dengan kawanannya dicuri oleh orang pribumi. Karena terus mencari alat tersebut, ia dipanggil Peekay atau Pemabuk. Peekay (Aamir Khan) terus mendapatkan jawaban yang sama mengenai pertanyaannya. Hingga membuat ia mencari Tuhan. Yang mengarahkan ia kepada miskonsepsi mengenai Tuhan. Dengan pola pikirnya yang unik, membuat Jagat "Jaggu" Janani (Anushka Sharma) tertarik untuk menulis liputan mengenai keunikannya, serta pencariannya akan Tuhan.
Menghadap bosnya, Cherry Bajwa (Boman Irani) Jaggu mendapat masalah karena Cherry tidak ingin membahas mengenai hal yang berbau religi karena pernah mengalami pengalaman buruk ketika berhadapan dengan Tapasvi Maharaj (Shaurabh Shukla). Namun karena terhibur dengan polosnya pikiran PK, akhirnya Cherry setuju, dan akhirnya sampai pada satu debat antara PK maupun Tapasvi yang membawa masa lalu Jaggu menjadi tontonan bebas.
Jaggu pernah menjalin hubungan serius dengan seorang mahasiswa berasal dari Pakistan bernama Sarfaraz (Sushant Singh Rajput). Karena 'wrong number' yang terjadi, akhirnya Jaggu dan Sarfaraz berpisah. Hal itu pula yang membuat PK ingin menyatukan mereka.
In a nutshell, PK adalah sebuah film yang benar-benar sensitif, tapi juga menghibur. Bagi penonton yang memang berpikiran terbuka dan tidak gampang emosi, maka memang dapat menikmati setiap plot dengan mudah. Memang lebih menonjolkan agama Hindu, dimana ada Lord Shiva yang menjadi perhatian di dalam film ini.
Jika Munna Bhai dan 3 Idiots memiliki plot yang hampir sama, PK memiliki plot yang lebih segar, dan lebih komedi. Tentunya kualitasnya tetap terjaga. Rasanya film ini tidak perlu banyak promosi, karna nilai dalam filmnya sendiri sudah tinggi. (as)

Kamis, 11 Desember 2014

Supernova: Ksatria, Putri dan Bintang Jatuh.

Bisa dikatakan sedang bagus. Soraya Intercine Films, paska film fenomenal 5cm, terus membuat film yang memiliki formula yang hampir sama. Tak bisa dielakkan, rumah produksi film yang memiliki darah India ini menggunakan metode seperti negeri Bollywood sana. The actor. Seperti Arjun Kapoor dan Ranveer Singh. Mereka adalah yrf boy, kalau di sini, ada juga. Herjunot Ali, dengan sepak terjang consecutively three years, sudah sewajarnya ia menjadi Soraya boy. Debut sepuluh tahun lalu sebagai VJ MTV, dengan track record yang tidak begitu banyak film, sepertinya ini adalah sebuah redemption untuk Junot.
Now we're moving to the girl. Yak. Raline Shah. Namanya baru terdengar dua tahun belakangan ini, dengan debutnya pada film 5cm. Ia pernah menjadi pilihan untuk memerankan Hayati (Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck) yang digarap oleh sang produser langsung, Sunil Soraya. Namun karena ia belum begitu tenar, akhirnya peran Rangkayo Hayati jatuh kepada Pevita Pearce.
Pernah melakukan film bersama, tentunya tidak susah untuk menghidupkan chemistry antara Junot dan Raline. Tidak sampai disitu, casting director juga memilih Fedi Nuril untuk bergabung dengan projek ini. Lengkap sudah, trio 5cm., digiring ke dalam film ini.
Menggunakan formula yang sama bukan berarti pemeran harus sama. Ini hanya kebetulan karakter yang diperankan dapat direpresentasikan dengan aktor tersebut. Untuk musik, Soraya tetap menggunakan Nidji sebagai pengisi musik untuk Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Tentu saja orang yang menonton filmnya akan dapat membaca formula ini, ditambah dengan jadwal tayang yang sudah diambil jauh hari sebelumnya. Akhir tahun.
Untuk yang suka memperhatikan sisi teknis sebuah film, pasti akan sangat sadar akan hal ini. Ensemble casts, groovy musics, and rightly release on December second week. It will be on the cineplex till the new year eve, for sure.
Tidak hanya itu, ketiga film Soraya-Junot ini semuanya berasal dari novel. Apakah itu bisa dimasukkan untuk mencari success formula milik Soraya?
Film ini diarahkan oleh salah satu sutradara ternama yang pernah dimiliki Indonesia, Rizal Mantovani. Dan juga, ia yang menggarap 5cm., jadi sudah jaminan mutu bahwa film ini akan sangat menyegarkan mata dengan indahnya pemandangan dunia.

Bermula dengan bertemunya Dimas (Hamish Daud) dan Reuben (Arifin Putra) di Washington D.C., berujung pada pengakuan orientasi seksual Dimas yang gay karena mereka sama-sama mengkonsumsi Serentonin. Pada saat itu, Reuben membuat janji bahwa 10 tahun lagi, ia akan membuat sebuah masterpiece, sebuah roman yang melampaui sains. Cerita tersebut berawal pada Ksatria, Putri dan Bintang Jatuh, secara paralel, hubungan kisah cinta terlarang dari seorang pengusaha muda, Ferre (Herjunot Ali) dengan wartawati muda dan cantik, Rana (Raline Shah) seorang istri dari Arwin (Fedi Nuril) yang merepresentasikan karakter dari Ksatria dan Putri.
Hadirnya seorang Diva (Paula Verhoeven) yang merupakan Bintang Jatuh yang dibuat oleh duo Dimas-Reuben.

Roman Ferre-Rana terasa begitu indah, dan didukung dengan teknik pengambilan gambar yang tepat dan pengaturan setting yang tepat menjadikannya sebuah momen romantis. Pertentangan batin yang tercipta di dalam diri Rana serta penantian Ferre akan jawaban Rana menjadi konflik yang hanya mereka berdua yang dapat menyelesaikannya.

Keadaan semakin kacau ketika Arwin mengetahui apa yang terjadi, dan ia yang begitu mencintai Rana ingin memberikan kebahagian untuk Rana, meskipun itu harus menceraikan Rana. Namun Rana yang tidak hanya menikahi Arwin, orang tua, keluarga, serta status sosial Arwin merasa itu sangat mustahil. Perceraian itu tidaklah hal yang lazim.

Awal jumpa Ferre dan Diva adalah ketika ia frustasi akan keadaanya. Keadaan dimana selalu Ferre yang ditinggal, baik oleh ayahnya, oleh ibunya, oleh kakek-neneknya. Hingga Rana, yang ia cintai dan mencintainya juga memilih bersama Arwin dibanding menghidupkan rasa yang sudah mengkristal tersebut.
Kisah tersebut menjadi lebih complicated ketika sosok cyber avatar yang dipikir hanya ada dalam tulisan Reuben dan Dimas, ternyata juga menghampiri mereka berdua. Tidak hanya itu, sang Supernova juga mencari penerus, dan mereka percaya bahwa dua orang ini dapat menjalankan Supernova sebagaimana mestinya.
Diakhiri dengan ketidakteraturan dunia, berpisahnya Ferre dan Diva. Diva menjadi tetangga Rana tidak berarti installment kedua dari film Supernova akan menceritakan tentang mereka lagi.
Dalam Novelnya, Dee, telah membuat serial Supernova hingga lima, yang terbaru adalah Gelombang. Hampir mirip dengan omnibus, tapi ini memiliki skala yang lebih besar, dan waktu yang lebih lama.
Dengan casts yang banyak, membuat para pemain harus tampil lebih ekstra untuk dapat mencuri perhatian penonton. Image Junot yang cool dari Zafran hingga Ferre bisa dikatakan bagus. Pembawaan karakternya juga dapat dibedakan antara tiga karakter sebelumnya. Raline Shah menawan dengan actively seducing Rana, dan Hamish Daud yang dapat membuat karakter Dimas menjadi lebih sentral, bersama Arifin Putra.
Arifin Putra yang seharusnya mendapatkan spot yang lebih banyak, malah digunakan sebagai supporting casts. Bagus, ia menempatkan posisinya dengan baik, tapi jarang aktor yang sudah sering menjadi lead, ataupun second lead untuk bermain menjadi supporting cast.
Balutan musik yang terkesan religius, mengantarkan sensasi film ini lebih wow dengan beberapa lokasi yang memang menawan.
Akan selalu ada dua kubu, yang lebih mencintai versi novel, maupun film. Namun satu hal yang kurang dari film ini. Sepertinya, gagal dalam engaging penonton. Mungkin bagi penonton yang sudah membaca novelnya, memiliki imajinasi tersendiri bagaimana cerita tiga tokoh tersebut, tapi untuk penonton yang sama sekali tidak mengerti akan mengalami kesulitan inti dari cerita tersebut.
Apakah itu fiksi, atau nyata. Apakah itu logis apa tidak. Meninggalkan banyak pertanyaan untuk hal teknis.
Overall, this movie is such another phenomenon. When romance meets fantasy, beyond all sciences notes. Have you prepared your self to get turbulence from this awesome Supernova? If yes, surely, do watch this movie. You won't regret it. And if you have no idea about this movie, just watch it, and do not think it further. It will squeeze your brain. (as)

Senin, 08 Desember 2014

Time to Vote


So, filmfare hasn't begin yet, but I just voted for Stardust Awards.
You could go vote also, here.
And if you want to know about my vote, go visit my tumblr.

 
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Have a nice day, folks.

Minggu, 07 Desember 2014

Preparing for Filmfare 2015


So, it has been quite a year. Time to give votes. But, hold on. It hasn't open yet.
I have few names in my mind, but I will speak on about other's idea about Filmfare awards. So many people said that this awards is not real, it's manipulative. But hold on, I am not agree on this point.
Because I scored them by the whole section of movie, some of my judgement were right. So I believe it has nothing to do with manipulative, but people can't understand the value of Filmfare itself. Embrace your self, folks.
So, first thing. What is filmfare awards?
Here you go, folks.
The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is of the oldest and most prominent film events in India
So it is like an event for show off, but not to mention, it also has its quality. One doesn't last longer if it wasn't true at all. Agreed?
To sum up, let me bring you a flash back! 59th Idea Filmfare. Who are the winners?
It divided into two, technical and main awards. For your information, technical goes to people who worked hard for the movies, but no one get noticed. At least normal people do. Even some people don't give a damn care to the director.
For main awards, some of my guess names were right. Such:
Best Actor went to Farhan Akhtar. I knew it since I watched Bhaag Milka Bhaag. No one will ever say that is a crap. He was so total in that character.
Best Actor (Female) went to Deepika. Agreed on the point. She nominated for two movies, but yes, Ram Leela was a great start to collect her Black Lady.
Best Music Director. None other than Aashiqui 2 team. Beat me. No one of you will know which movie was that. Furthermore, it has Shraddha Kapoor (daughter of Shakti Kapoor) and Aditya Roy Kapur. Not a familiar name, but the music is a nation scale. And the Playback Singer Male also went to the singer of the Nation Sound. Arijit Singh. I fell in love at the first sound! I did!
The rest gone raw. I don't have any idea why it could be win.
To look more about filmfare you could see this wikipedia. Yes, it is editable, but you could do cross check then.
To begin with 2014 release movies. You should visit this WIKIPEDIA.
I have watched several movies, in cinemas or illegally download. Beat me! No one distribute Hindi movies here.
Jai Ho. Nice movie. But it can't beat movies after.
Dedh Ishqiya. Not totally watched it. By necessary it means Boring. (It was not my cup of tea)
Hasee Toh Phasee. Newbies. Sid was debuted 2012, and Parineeti was debuted 2010. But this couple could bring love in to another level. But hold on, it was not iconic like DDLJ.
Gunday. Sholay wanna be. But it has conflicted with Bengali. If you look at the iMDB, you will see that this movie isn't touch 3 as yet. But it's YRF guys... Money Spinner of Bollywood.
Highway. This is the idea. You have credible director, Focus on the main lead, Alia Bhatt. She is newbie, so she won't ask for much money. And Boom! Great movie. You shouldn't miss this one. Highly recommended by me.
Shaadi Ki Side Effects. Balaji in action. Give this thought. Filmfare winners in one movie, should that be something to be proud of? But no... I mean no. This is was a nice movie, but won't bring both of them as nominee.
Queen. This is phenomenon. Here's the fact. It has ended, and few weeks after, cinema screen them again! I heard that due to people's demand. And yes. I was great movie. I mean nice one. You could traveling through movie. People was asking Kangna Ranaut for best actor for this.
I don't really care as long as Kangana wins for Queen. This year wasn't all that great to begin with. 

 

Kangana deserves best actress.
Shahid has done gud in haider.

I guess shraddha can also get power award as her two movies this year were awesome.
EV&Haider.

I giess ritesh and sid from EV also deserves an award.

 

Best Actress - Kangana for Queen, hands down. They'll most likely give it to Aaloo Bhatt, but it has to be Kangana.

 

Maybe Deepika will receive a nomination for Finding Fanny or win the Critic's Award. PC and Kangana both deserve the best actress! It could be a tie. Shahid DEFINITELY for Haider.
Katrina has no acting skills as usual.
Kangana and PC will be rewarded but Deepika's role in Finding Fanny shouldn't be ignored!

 

 

 
A Kangana, Priyanka and Deepika Fan:
Sharon
Well. Sort of... yeah... demand.
Total Siyappa and Bewakoofiyan. Same league movie. Total Siyappa has Kerr couple and Bewakoofiyan has Sonam and her father in law (not) to be. Ayushmann was good. But we can't expect an award from middle movie.
It has to be big or damn good.

Main Tera Hero. If anyone ask me about funny movie. This would be one of my answer. Man... to watch this movie, you could leave your brain in home or give it to zombies. *warning... do it on your own risk. Commercially succeed.

Bhoothnath Returns. Politics. Have no word. Casual movie, no out standing, except Ranbir for asking Voter ID. #hee

2 States. I think Dharma favors to use Newbie in movies. I don't know the reason, it could be good, or "bad" one. You know what I mean. Commercially succeed. And Arjun was remarkable brilliant in this movie.

Revolver Rani. If Vir Das succeed reliving the comedy area of SKSE, now he tried a lot to be a hero. But it turns out that Kangna deserves better recognition.

Purani Jeans. In a short, I should say that this movie is not capable for running around Filmfare. I bet you will not know all of the casts.

Hawaa Hawaai. We had Kai Po Che last year which is produced some nominees, but I don't think this movie will fly higher. It's a sport movie, anyway.

Heropanti. I have a son. He want to join Bollywood. Make him some movies! In short. But, I am my self, acknowledge Tiger's skill of act. And he could so some martial arts also. Considered for Best Male Debut. But yeah... you have to work harder, Tiger.

Holiday. One thing about Akshay Kumar you should know. He is progressing better, but it takes long run. He could do comedy, he could do drama, and he could do action as well. Holiday should be a consideration to put Akshay to nominee, but I can't vote for him.

Fugly. Boring movie (again, it is me).

Humshakals. Compared to Main Tera Hero. This is the most brainless movie. If I can watch Main Tera Hero for times. This one, just once in a life time. And I regretted for watching this. Saif also said that. His performance that good was 'Omkara'.

Ek Villain. Newbies. But it turned out that Riteish Deshmukh is capable of being psycho. And 'Galliyan' is another magic music that sang by Ankit Tiwari. Considered as best Music Director, but I am still examine it. Can't say it good just for one song. Maybe Playback Singer, but Music Director? Wait a moment.

Viola! We just passed half year. I won't post in sequence. So, bear with me. I will tell you more titles.

Bobby Jasoos. There's a plan... that 2014 will full of Jasoos. But it turned out that this female detective gone abroad too early. And yea... nothing stand out.

Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. Armaan Jain debut. Such a flick, if I may say. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Newbies and boring. Seriously. I got split. In one case, this movie would be great if not title such DDLJ wanna be, and there is a potential story, but it turned out to be unwanted side dishes. Nope. But yea, commercially succeed.

Kick. Last year SRK. This year Salman. Next year maybe Hrithik... regularly they pick Eid date. People are gathering around, and movies is a best choice. Remake of Kick (Telugu). All was about Salman. Jacqueline was superb along with Randeep Hooda. But who will give a shit for RH? Think again.

Entertainment. Big failed movie, I guess. Akki is like usual. The bachelor boy, Sonu Sood is not better than Rammaiya Vastavaiya. I don't get the idea, and still... I regretted it.

Singham Returns. Better. Movement. But, hold on, I still love the first installment. 

Mardaani. Trafficking. Stolen. Yea, you heard me right. This is about Stolen remade with a female actor. And, it is Rani came back. Give a shot! I love it.

Mary Kom. PeeCee astonishing in this title. Autobiography from a Boxer, Mary Kom. Desperately join 100cr club by its one month release. But, the performance is brilliant.

Finding Fanny. Exceptionally great movie. I mean great is way ahead good. All casts was superb. And Deepika Padukone nailed it. 

Dawaat-e-Ishq. Feast of love. Light movie. Good music. Have no reason to avoid this beautiful movie. But it has tough competitor. Khoobsurat. Let me tell you. Parineeti is a great actress. And the actor who could act with her and make her look not so good is good actor as well. Yes. Mr. Kapur show his ability of acting. Give him applause.

Khoobsurat. Disney theme. And yea. Good movie. Fawad Khan is unbearable. Considered for best debut male. But, hold on... who even care? He is Pakistani.

Coming to October. My fave month. My fave movies!

Bang Bang. A remake. A Hrithik. And Big movie. What are you waiting for? But yea... Watch it for Hrithik. He retake all scene while stunts doing it not so good. Good music and dance... Who will deny Hrithik's dance?

Haider. Head to head with the big, Haider show it true value thru the audience and remarkable genius act by Shahid Kapoor. Once again, if I have to vote best actor, it should be him. Nevertheless. Both Shahid and Vishal didn't take a penny. And Shraddha is quite a performer as well.

Happy New Year. Total entertainment. I can't lie. This movie won't get any acknowledge except for Abhisekh for his brilliant performance, but we have Riteish as well from Ek Villain. So, it will be a tough fight.

So... those all this year movies that I've watched. And will try to watch the rest...
Now coming to our expectation. I dragged from this funny site. http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4183557&TPN=3.
Best Actor - Shahid - Haider
Best Actress - Kangana - Queen
Best Film - Queen/Haider/PK
Best Director - Vishal Bhardwaj - Haider

 
Best Supporting Actor - Kay Kay Menon - Haider
Best Supporting Actress - Tabu - Haider

 
Best Music - Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari - Ek Villain
Best Singer Male - Aao Na - Vishal Dadlani - Haider
Best Singer Female - Kanika Kapoor - Baby Doll - Ragini MMS2
Best Lyrics - Aao Na - Gulzar - Haider

 
Best Film Critics - Highway
Best Actress Critics - Priyanka Chopra - Mary Kom
Best Actor Critics - Randeep Hooda - Highway

 
Best Choreography - Bhismil - Haider
Best Action - Kick or Bang Bang
Best Cinematography - Highway
Best Art Direction - Haider

 
Filmfare Power Award - Alia Bhatt for 3 appreciated performances - HSKD, Highway & 2 States

From the list... one thing for sure. Shahid Kapoor. He should get an award for his brilliant 'Chutzpah' Haider.

 
Comments are welcome.