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Sunday, July 5, 2009

New York - The movie

I saw the movie "New York" today. Yes, this is one movie worth seeing. The story line is engaging and the director Kabir Khan has been able to extract power-packed performances from all the actors. Irrfan Khan is very good, as usual. But I liked the performance of John Abraham. Katrina is gorgeous on screen and adapted to the role pretty well. Neil Nitin Mukesh is also very good - this guy would go a long way!

The most important reason why I liked the movie is: The vicious circle has been depicted really well. The plight of the South Asians in the States post 9/11 was miserable. And everyone was viewed with suspicion, whether or not he/she was really involved. And once you got inside, there was no escape at all. Terrorism cannot ever be supported under any circumstances. But while dealing with it, it is important to see that innocent people are not dragged into the muddle. But to the dismay of many, exactly that was done. Probably, as Irrfan's character (the FBI cop) said at one point of time, "Everyone was right in his positions". But, this created a mass dissatisfaction and disappointment - and probably ruined the lives of many.

The movie has depicted all of these really well. The emotion, the drama, the action - all have been a treat to the eye. Looks like this would be another Box Office hit. Go catch it in a theater near you and get back with the feedback!

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vimmuuu said...

Its already declared a hit. Saw it first day first show and to be honest, I didnt like it much. Too many cliches' and melodrama. The concept is actually too good, but I guess because of the Aditya Chopra tag, it turned out too emotional for an otherwise powerful movie. But like you said, everyone performed beyond expectations and this was the first time Katrina actually looked gorgeous :D :D :D

Indyeah said...

hmmm interesting review :)
its been getting mixed reactions all over..will watch it in the near future:)

Chiranjib said...

@ vimmuuu
yeah, agreed that it indeed was a bit melodramatic! but yeah with the kind of story line, it was bound to be!

@ Indyeah
thanks :)
hmm, go and watch it! :D

Ashwathy said...

i havent seen it yet, but i want to. heard a lot of good reviews about it... unlike kambaqt ishq..
now THATS a different story altogether!

Chiranjib said...

@ Ashwathy
Yes, go and see it once. Regarding KI, well, interesting [;)] reviews are doing rounds... let's see if I can manage seeing it!

Varun said...

I watched it the first day too. Loved Katrina :D even though all she constantly did was to keep a smile on her barbie doll face :)

Liked the movie... I would probably give it a 3.5 stars

Chiranjib said...

@ Varun
umm.. yes
and your rating, outta 5? ;)
I would give a 3.8 may be...

preposterous girl said...

Hi Chiranjib
Well I'm yet to catch the movie..And with exams stretching till mid august , I dnt think I'll be able to waytch ut in theatres.. :(
Anyways nice review..Its compelling me to watch the movie.I think have to rent a DVD.. :)

Chiranjib said...

@ preposterous girl

Hey, thanks yaar... :)
Let me know if you like it. :)

preposterous girl said...

Hey Chiranjib..
U got an award at my blog.Come check it :)

mirrorcracked said...

I saw the movie and even though the storyline was good, I think the movie itself was too long and arduous! :)

Chiranjib said...

@ preposterous girl
hey wow!
Thanks! :D

@ mirrorcracked
ya Nikhil, it may seem... but you know, nothing is perfect! watch it from your heart, may be, you'll feel better! :)