Aaliya’s life is defined by her burning desire to become an actress and she is unmindful of what or who comes in her way. Abhay, who is still unsure about what he wants to do, finds himself competing with Aaliya’s incessant plans and projects to fulfill her dreams. Things come to a head when Aaliya decides to go to Australia to study and Abhay has to deal with the prospect of a long-distance relationship, secretly fearing that he will lose Aaliya forever.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies have always been a celebration for most us, howsoever anyone would like to hate him or love him, and one can never ignore him. Khamoshi was very special to me as it was for the first time I could see my favourite stars together and also see my favourite Salman Khan act for a change and so did Manisha who gave her career best. Although she won a Filmfare award for her performance she missed out on her National Award due to uncertain circumstances. The movie did not do well at the box office but it is termed as a classic today. The songs are still hummed and they are one of the best albums from music composers Jatin-Lalit.
Debutant Director Haadi Abrar should be applauded for opting for an innovative plot, however the writing lets him down. The action scenes by Peter Hein superb especially the fight scene on the river which is purely fantastic. Sejal Shah’s cinematography captures the forests with expertise. Music is a huge let down by debutant music directors Siddharth-Suhas.
On the whole, Ramaa: The Saviour is not a promising effort although the concept was good and unique.
The recent news to do the rounds is of Adnan Sami turning hero with Bela Sehgal’s new movie. This is not the first time that a singer or a music director or a cricketer has turned towards acting. However, a deep study of the career swaps done by celebrities from different fields to acting has always proved to be a huge ‘flop’ or blunder for the concerned person.
It all started with wrestler Dara Singh who turned hero with ‘Ud Chala Jatayu’ in 1949. Dara Singh is the only sportsperson to hold his own among Bollywood Superstars all these years and has had a successful movie career not only in Hindi but also in Punjabi movies. He also played the role of Lord Hanuman in the television series Ramayan telecasted on Doordarshan in the mid eighties. However other sportsperson who followed his footsteps like Sunil Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil, Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja etc were hooted out by the general public as they were not able to visualize or digest their favourite sportsman running around trees behind the heroines. These cricketers are worshipped on the cricket pitch however the moment they donned greasepaint public showed them a thumbs down.
Similarly we also saw singers like Shailendra Singh, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Palash Sen and Himesh Reshammiya turning into actors with limited or no success. Himesh Reshammiya after the fluke hit ‘Aap Ka Suroor’ risked his singing and music composing career for acting but all his other subsequent movies like Karzzz, Radio and Kajrare turned out to be box office turkeys. The only exception to the rule was the Late Kishore Kumar who was a successful actor and singer.
The same was with models who deserted the ramp shows for movies only to fall flat. It was always believed by the industry people that models are wooden and they cannot act untill Juhi Chawla, Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, John Abraham and Arjun Rampal proved them wrong with their acting and box office successes. Right now modelling is considered as the first step towards stardom and Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza, Upen Patel etc are proof to the same.
Now the latest entrants to Bollywood are boxer Vijendra Singh and Tennis player Leander Paes who are working in couple of movies. Now lets see if history repeats itself or if these guys can break the jinx which will lead more players to enter Tinseltown.
In the acting department Akshay, Aishwarya, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Rannvijay did a very good job. Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri and Kiron Kher are good in their respective roles while Neha Dhupia and Randhir Kapoor are totally wasted. Sudeepa who acts as Aditya’s girlfriend doesnt have much to do apart from looking good a bad role to debut with.
Full marks to Nitin Desai for creating the 70’s era come alive in the form of sets. The dress designing department has done a good job alongwith Pritam who has given a very 70’ish music to the movie.
Vipul Shah does a good job but compared to his previous directorial ventures Action Replay is a bit of a let down. However on a whole Action Replay is a very good time pass movie for a weekend at the box office you have to wait and watch.
Highly Recommended 🙂
There are many scenes involving Johnny Lever that raises huge laughters. Johnny Lever has delievered a fantastic job and is a pleasure to watch him act as a scatterbrained and absentminded theif. Ajay Devgn does a good job while Kareena definitely walks and talks like a tom boy. Rest of the cast that includes Arshad, Shreyas, Tushar, Kunal Khemu, Mithunda and Ratna Shah are very good, especially Tushaar who does an entire emotional outburst in his typical dumb way and he has definitely delivered another award worthy role.
The only thing that stands out as a sore point is the climax which has become very typical with Rohit Shetty movies where he uses the entire starcast like Priyadarshan. Even the music by Pritam is a big let down not even one song is worth humming apart from the signature ‘Golmaal’ song.
All in all this movie is a must watch for people who love Rohit Shetty’s brand of movies and doesn’t like to question the story. At the box office this movie will definitely do good business like the previous Golmaal outings.