Monday, August 07, 2006

Who Shakespeare, what Othello...its all about Vishal's vision.

At last, got to see Omkara, though we were returned back by 'Omkara sold out' sign
on Tuesday, but not this Sunday.

hmm something was missing but something was captivating, and on second thoughts it was lil more on captivating side.
Some of the scenes were sheer genius, one title-song in background of a fight sequence and obviously the last scene. Those were enough to set Vishal miles apart from other directors.

Anyone who has seen UP villages, village houses, and marriage ceremonies can instantly recognize the depth of research done by Vishal n his team.

Time to time he has come up with timeless melodies like in Satya (remember baadalon ko kaat kaat kar...) or Chaai chaapa chaai in Hu tu tu, and not to talk about Maqbool, and of course my favorite 'Macchis'.

Music of Omkara is not the kind which gives instant kick but is kind of that grows on you after every another hearing; and after watching movie reaches a different level altogether.
Each one of them is a gem, and reinforces the belief that after RD only Vishal can do justice with Gulzar's wizardary.

--- After a long time I liked Konkana's performance, otherwise to me she looks n acts same in her all movies.
--- Saif was good but his voice refused to match with the character at times.
--- And most natural performer was Bipasha, she was playing herself ;-)

Everything about it is good: - plot, acting, music, direction etc but unfortunately movie is not going to do as good at box office as it deserves to.

I'm sure everyone will like it and I'm also sure coz' of liberal dose of swearing and profanities will not go again to watch it with 'family' :-)

12 comments:

Parth said...

Thanks for the detailed review. Looking forward to seeing it. Aren't Gulzar's lyrics brilliant?

Stone said...

Gulzar is as usual……Brilliant.

Anand said...

this is one movie am looking forward tos eeing..heard so many reviews abt it..time to watch it now!

Aqua said...

i liked the movie but couldn't understand most of the dialogues...only the swear words :)

i wish vishal had the foresight to put subtitles in the movie...then i'm sure it would have been a hit!

Ekta said...

damn!one more movie on the list of must see!

manuscrypts said...

missed... because the pirated one was bad, i thought i'd rather watch it when it comes on tv...

Alapana said...

Gulzar ofcourse,will watch it this weekend.

infinity said...

sometimes i feel like giving up on bollywood conpletely...but then someone steps up and makes a movie like omkara...

Prasad said...

i too want to see this movie.. have heard lots of gud reviews from ppl..but donno when i'll get to see it.. let me see..

Priyanka Mahanta said...

Yes. Definitely can be counted in the league of GOOD movies...though you can't go in to watch it with your family. But I guess it wud still be a box-office hit. Saif is really awesome and has stolen the show. I really did not notice when his voice did not quite match with his character, though...

Stone said...

@@Anand:: hmm ya its different and worth spending time!

@@Aqua:: I saw it here with subtitles, but trust me subtitles cannot do justice to rustic words!

@@Ekta:: Yes, it is one.

@@Manuscrypts:: Watch it bro before it disappers!

@@Alapana:: Gulzar belongs to different world, and did u see it on weekend?

@@infinity:: and movies like KANK confirms that u are right.

@@Prasad:: How r u man?? Did u see it?

@Priyanka:: Yep, its in a league of its own, Saif voice somehow still retained kinda of class.

zap said...

Super movie. Except a couple of underdeveloped characters, pure brilliance.
Can't help but feel, that to us Indians, it is easier to see Othello set in the UP hinterland rather than the backdrop that Shakespeare set it in.