Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Talented New Bollywood Directors

I watched two entirely different but equally good Hindi movies last month. The first one, 'Deadline - 24 Ghante' has two very talented actors in Irfaan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma. The movie didn't make any news but it's one of the better ones that came out recently. I never heard of the director Tariq Ali before this movie but he did a wonderful job. The plot was good and suspense builds up gradually. You will be glued to your seat till the end. As for the actors, the entire cast stood out in their roles.

The second one, 'Jab We Met' was much hyped even before it was released. And it doesn't disappoint! I had high expectations from Imtiaz Ali (director of the movie) after watching his earlier films. He did deliver with this one as well. The plot is nothing new but the treatment made the difference. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Ali share an amazing chemistry on-screen and it shows in every scene. As for Kareena, she is the heart and soul of the movie. She didn't go over the top, which actors normally do in such sort of roles and that was commendable. She was absolutely brilliant in her 'Punjabi kudi avatar.' To me this was her best performance till date.

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