Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000)
Don't take this movie too seriously, for heaven's sake...
Like all Bollywood movies, this movie requires a little bit of suspension of disbelief.
"Dil Pe Mat Le, Yaar!" means "Don't Take It To Heart, For Heaven's Sake". "Yaar" is an exclamation used in Hindi similar to our "eh" or our saying "Geez" or worse.
The main characters' acting is superb, but the fact that this movie is still a musical and was produced in traditional formulaic Bollywood style is what hurts it.
The fact that people break out in song and that the premise of the movie is so banal ruin an otherwise excellent production.
Yes, some of the supporting cast is not up to the caliber of the main actors. Yes, it's a jumble of genres - musical, black comedy and dramatic tear jerker, but to have a project sold in Bollywood, one must follow certain formulae to please the masses.
The message of the movie is good, if rather inconsequential, but it's not a travesty or waste of money.
Take a look at the movie, and you'll be able to pick out the good from the bad. And for heaven's sake, don't take it too seriously.
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
bad, but not as bad as the whiners make it out to be...
For the life of me, I can't understand why everyone hates this movie so much! Yes, Mike Myers did a terrible job as the cat; yes there were a few highly unneccessary tawdry jokes, but all in all, the movie wasn't half as bad as people made it out to be. I went to see it with much trepidation and was expecting a foul-mouthed feline dropping sexual innuendo like dander, but was surprised to find a movie with great special effects, decent b-grade acting, except Myers whose stilted Linda Richman act became tiresome after his first scene, and an amazing set. The best character was the animated fish, which was very well voiced by Shawn Hayes, also Mr. Humberfloob. Kelly Preston and Alec Baldwin were good as well. Dakota Fanning was perfectly cast as the goody-two-shoes daughter and Spencer Breslin did a very good job as the out-of-control son. Coming out of the movie, I decided that The Cat In The Hat wasn't as good as the word-for-word TV version, but it doesn't deserve the end-of-the-world hype it received.
I gave it a 4 out of 10.