Wednesday, January 24, 2007

...And it did!

Maja is right about movies that start badly tending to be bad right through, but I am happy to state that 'Jugnu' is one of the rare exceptions that proves the rule.

'Jugnu' is really not that bad... I finished it yesterday, and it left me feeling good. I enjoyed S. D. Burman's music - Carla is right about him having a very different 'sound' from his son... it was really interesting to hear the difference. Hema did a great dance number, and she and Dharmendra had some very cute scenes together. I really enjoyed all Pran's scenes - I always enjoy watching him. He was really good in this film. There's also some nice thriller-type moments. Sure it doesn't start great, and sure there were some really tacky moments (I hate the scene in which Dharam's character and Hema's character meet for the first time) and some really really dodgy and highly unnecessary special effects, and some silly silliness, but 'Jugnu' is really not a bad watch. And I'm sure I'll like it even more second time around... will probably skip the early bits and go straight to the interesting bits next time, though.

One more thing I liked about 'Jugnu' is that this is one movie in which the hero doesn't manage to get away with wrongdoing just because he's the hero - unlike 'Vijaypath', which I hope to finally get around to reviewing this weekend (I've been promising myself to do it for well over a month now!)

And yayy... I've seen one more Dharmendra movie...

13 comments:

Maja said...

Well, I'm glad it turned out better than expected :)

Is it bad that I don't really like Pran? I mean, I've only seen him in a couple of movies so far, but he seems to ham an awful lot ... Maybe it's an acquired taste and I just need to see him in more movies.

Alan said...

May have to check this one out. I really like Hema.

Daddy's Girl said...

@maja: You're right, Pran does ham a whole lot, but for some reason I don't find that annoying. I just like the fact that he always seems to be playing a caricature, and he exaggerates accordingly - for some reason I just find the way he does it appealing. I don't really know why. I just like his extreme-ness.

@alan: Hema is cute in this film - even if she's playing a tired stereotype. It's not a great film - but it's watchable.

Uzo said...

Did not like this movie. I watched it a few years ago and didnt like it. Might give it another chance....

Daddy's Girl said...

I can understand why you didn't like it - didn't like it at first and am not head over heels in love with it now... see you Sunday!! Fingers crossed...

Anonymous said...

So have you seen Satyakam (1969).
This is Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie.
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/mar/15dinesh.htm

Here is an article on Dharmendra.
http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/jun/24dinesh.htm

Just in case you like Sanjeev Kumar
http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/jun/17dinesh.htm

Daddy's Girl said...

Hey Anonymous, I haven't been able to find 'Satyakam' yet... but looking hard for it. Thanks so much for the articles!! I like Sanjeev Kumar a lot! Have a great weekend.

Alan said...

This is way off topic, but we subscribe to an on-line service that has daily quotations of George W. Bush.

Today's quote from the president was "The vice president mentioned Nigeria is a fledgling democracy. We have to work with Nigeria. That's an important continent."

Hmmm. Have you folks expanded your borders?

Daddy's Girl said...

LOL - that's funny. Thanks Alan! Poor poor Dubya.

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Daddy's Girl said...

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Angela G. Skylar said...

Thanks so much for wonderful comments about my blog, Daddy's Girl! Very Sweet of you. Actually I'm so glad you posted a comment because a couple months ago I was searching the web and I came across yours and I read your story about how you became interested in Bollywood and I was immediately inspired to start a blog of my own! Thanks for being an inspiration, and I really enjoy your blog too, your write very well!

Daddy's Girl said...

Hi Angela, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you've started blogging - and I'm looking forward to reading more!