Madhur Bhandarkar is a Professional Director leaving no profession unturned for his movies.I think he is picking up one on one professions to uncover the politics and games people play in the arena. So the next pick up should be medicine and engineering as his series is incomplete without them.
As All his movies heroine too has
- As the movie unfolds you keep finding similis to the real world gossips heard with real world Check
- characters in a mix and match fashion Check
- Wronged lead protagonist. Check
- Cheating lover. Check
- Clinical depression & smashy eyes with black mascara falling Check
- Manipulative friends. Check
- Homosexuality. Check
- Smoking ,drinking and drugs Jail Check
- Rising and then eventually falling and slowly fading in career. Check
I think that has been Madur’s personal style for long and almost every movie Corporate , Page 3, Fashion and Now Heroine
Year Movie- Profession
2012 Heroine -Acting
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji -Service Class (Off Beat from Madhur’s regular stuff)
2010 Jail -Police , Prison and Criminals
2008 Fashion -Modelling
2007 Traffic Signal- Street Hawkers etc
2006 Corporate -Business Class
2005 Page 3 -News and Reporting / Media
2004 Aan: Men at Work – Police , Prison and Criminals
2003 Satta – Politics
2001 Chandni Bar – Prostitution/ Bar Girls
2-3 places movie is abruptly edited, I mean you miss continuity there in the movie.
Yes this movie has story though kind of predictable but still when it came for me to narrate it I realized that It took 15-20 minutes to summaries it. Yes it had a story most of it was combination of Fashion and Dirty picture.
And on literally front I can compare it with paulo coelho’s Winner stand alone.
It’s great that Heroine picks not a typical top star as his lead character, nor is she a struggling actress who’s rise we see from the very beginning. Her journey is told to us from somewhere in the middle. At a point in which she’s most distraught and finds her way to a police station for a reason that is not told to us immediately and when you do find out, you can’t believe the pettiness of the issue. I doubt the character or the writer/director knew why she was there.:P
As the bi-polar, erratic, insecure and vulnerable fading star, Kareena gives a superb performance. She looks beautiful, glamorous and makes Mahi her own. In fact, some of the incidents seem to be lifted straight out of Kareena’s life (yes, there is an MMS scandal as well). So if this movie works all credit goes to Kareena Yes iam saying this for her acting and looks
Helen, playing a yesteryear superstar, gives us the moral of the story: that selling your soul for the glitter of glamour will always, always end badly.
Looks Dresses etc:
Kareena looks sensational, but is also brave enough to risk being ugly on screen, literally and figuratively but then all her dresses and designes seems to be copied/ inspired from Sony Viao add though the product itself is not directly vouched for in the movie
Very average music overall with only one number like Halkat Jawani
Story leaves you with heavy heart but then as said truth is bitter and you entered into madhur bhandarkar cinema not for a power puff remake of south movie.
So after movie you know why you read what you read in newspapers . You know some times some things are beyond award functions etc etc which you already suspected so no knowledge add on
So I will say you can watch the movie but be sure what you are going to find there .