"Will wear the director's hat when I have something to say and share, in the meanwhile I am enjoying working with all the new talent out there," Sidhwani tweeted.
Sidwani worked with some of the new faces including Reema Kagti in "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd", Vijay Lalwani in "Karthik Calling Karthik" and Abhinay Deo in "Game".
"Nurturing them and giving them a platform to make their films,".
Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan come next on this list. Although, she couldn’t stop gushing about him claiming, he was "every woman’s dream come true," their connection didn’t really work for audience members. Yes, they managed to have some heated moments in their film Ishqiya, but in all honesty, the age difference didn’t work.
Director Vijay Lalwani promised that Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone’s
Rubik’s Cube has as many uses as it has colours. Apparently playing with it is considered therapeutic. From Tennis Elbow to Schizophrenia, it can help restore many a physical and mental anomalies. It has also made quite a few screen appearances as a puzzle that characters routinely solve to convince audience of their high intelligence levels (I remember last seeing it in ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’). In Karthik Calling Karthik, it’s been used to reflect the entropy in Farhan Akhtar’s (Karthik’s) life. Capturing it in various stages of completion throughout the film, director Vijay Lalwani uses it as a leitmotif to punctuate Karthik’s unstable character graph. It’s a good ploy, except that it also mirrors the chaos clouding the screenplay.
Karthik is meek and introverted. The guilt of having been responsible for his bully brother’s death gnaws on his psyche endlessly.
‘The younger audiences seem to like the lighter first-half where Farhan Akhtar romances Deepika Padukone. The more serious second-half seems to be a kind of angst-filled journey for the protagonist as well as the audience,’.
The anxious director has in fact been visiting the theatres of Mumbai all weekend to gauge reactions. “The younger audiences seem to like the lighter first-half where Farhan Akhtar romances Deepika Padukone. The more serious second-half seems to be a kind of angst-filled journey for the protagonist as well as the audience.”
The shape of Lalwani’s next film would depend on the final reaction.
“The music of the film is true to my taste. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were categorically given briefs about how the music would shape. Every song in ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ belongs to different genre and is completely based on the temperament.
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009, France) Dany Boon, André Dussolier, Nicolas Marié. 104 mins
Having tried, and failed, to expand on his tricksy, inventive style with A Very Long Engagement, the Amélie director is firmly back in his borderline-autistic comfort zone here, with a terminally whimsical caper comedy. Boon leads a plot to stitch up a pair of arms manufacturers with the help of a gang of zany, junk-recycling misfits, and while you can admire the construction, the characters are one dimensional and emotional engagement is negligible. It's like watching the workings of an elaborate clock.
Capitalism: A Love Story (12A)
(Michael Moore, 2009, Us) 127 mins
Moore tilts at the Us financial industry this time, but rather than skewering the culprits of the banking crisis, this uneven doc pricks the subject here and there and hopes it all adds up to something. Some of it hits home, but too much is business as usual.
Karthik (Farhan) is timid fellow forever bullied by his boss Kamath (Ram Kapoor) and his workmates. Even his landlord spares no opportunity in pestering him. Karthik is silently in love with the hottest gal in his office architect Shonali Mukherjee (Deepika). But she doesn’t even know that he exists despite working together for years. Karthik keeps getting nightmares.
The first rule of Fight Club is – you do not make an outdated movie. Wait, what? Lets back up a bit.
While walking into the screening of ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ my mobile phone rang, and a sneering, grating voice spoke: ‘This is Farhan speaking. I do know how to make an effective psychological thriller. I know I must keep viewers guessing, provide several solid jolts, and finally lead the awesome build up to a perfectly acceptable ending. Heck I.
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