17 giugno 2012

Ferrari Ki Sawaari: recensioni

Ferrari Ki Sawaari è la prima visione di questa settimana. La critica non ha accolto il film troppo favorevolmente. Le presenze in sala venerdì sembravano insoddisfacenti, ma da sabato hanno registrato un incremento. Vi segnaliamo di seguito alcune recensioni. The Times of India, ****. Bollywood Hungama, ***1/2: 'FKS is a rapturous and gratifying movie-watching experience. The premise is interesting, the screenplay (Rajesh Mapuskar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra) is engrossing and what truly sets it apart is the palpable sincerity about the whole thing. The movie makes us empathize with the characters, their relationships and their circumstances and that goes a long way towards allowing us to exonerate the screenplay's sporadic missteps and wrong turns'. Hindustan Times, ***. The Film Street Journal, ***: 'Its sheer simplicity keeps you smiling through a good part of the film. The main highlight of this otherwise extremely average fare is its feel-good flavour. A sweet attempt and a few smiles do not make up for a ride that loses steam even before it’s truly begun'. Business of Cinema, **1/2: 'You can’t help but think that the director had a good title and an idea and then force-fit a screenplay around it. What the audience got is a contrived plot and sweet family film that lacks horsepower and leaves you unmoved'. Rediff, **1/2: 'So much love flows around but nothing is really happening on screen. Sit back and admire the father-son duo, the narrative will move ahead at it's own pace. It's the predictability which pulls the story down. One or two brilliant moments, a handful of good moments but they don't come together to give us a great film'.

Shanghai: recensioni e interviste

Shanghai è stato distribuito nelle sale indiane l'8 giugno. A dispetto delle critiche a dir poco entusiastiche e della presenza nel cast della star Emraan Hashmi, il film non ha incontrato il favore del pubblico. Vi segnaliamo di seguito alcune recensioni. DNA, ****1/2. Koimoi, ****1/2: 'The screenplay writers (Urmi Juvekar and Dibakar Banerjee) have ensured that the viewer is pulled into the murky world of political machinations. The characters are wonderfully etched; their interpersonal relations beautifully evolve as the drama progresses. While the viewer is engrossed in the story, he identifies with the moral dilemmas that various characters face. What the script doesn’t allow them to do is to take sides, and in that it holds a mirror to the contemporary situation of the Indian state. More than this, the screenplay works at the plot level. Incidents that take place in the second half not only shock the audience but also makes them await the epilogue. The climax doesn’t disappoint. The dialogues are first-rate'. Hindustan Times, ****: 'Shanghai doesn’t provide the comfort of answers or happy endings. But it forces us to ask urgent questions. It is the best Hindi film I’ve seen this year. I strongly urge you to make time for it'. NDTV, ****: 'Here at long last is a Hindi film that dares to defy the conventions of its chosen genre. Shanghai is a no-frills but searing political thriller that is under-wired with intelligence and nerve, both cinematic and ideological'. Rediff, ****: 'Z was named after an iconic one-letter cry of Greek protest, but Shanghai is all Dibakar, who we must lift on our shoulders with grateful pride. And we must exult in the fact that this D is never silent'. Bollywood Hungama, ****: 'Shanghai is an affluent work of art by a master storyteller. Most significantly, it's a film of our times. It evokes myriad emotions in you. It leaves you horrified, distressed... it may even make you livid. I'd go to the extent of pronouncing that Shanghai is one of the bravest and most commanding movies of this decade. A contemporary film about our times, our lives'. Glamsham, ****. The Times of India, ***1/2: 'The story-telling is embossed with naked realism, rawness and brutal honesty. Be it blood stained bodies, close-ups of blackened faces, or ugliness (of body and soul) - Banerjee bares it with gut, grit and gore'. Business of Cinema, ***1/2. The Film Street Journal, ***1/2: 'The narrative (Dibakar Banerjee, Urmi Juvekar), even though slightly complex, effectively maintains the subtle tone of the film, without resorting to melodrama at any point. The humor is effective comic relief, preventing the film from becoming completely heavy'. Mayank Shekhar: 'This is that important, universal story of modern India, interestingly told, enticingly captured. It must be watched, and relished, for sure'. A fatica, ma abbiamo scovato anche un paio di recensioni negative. DearCinema: 'Where the adaptation really fails is in capturing the political landscape of the narrative. Instead of presenting, let along delving deeper into, deeper issues involved with development at the cost of mass displacement, Dibakar uses it as nothing more than a backdrop, a mere setting. Shanghai is a hugely disappointing film that’s superfluous and unduly serious in its tone. It just scratches the surface of an important contemporary issue while telling an un-engaging tale. While the technical departments excel supported by majority of the cast, they fail to overcome the follies of the screenplay and direction'. Box Office India: 'Sadly, Dibakar Banerjee’s stilted screenplay fails to enthrall and is a big letdown from start to finish'. Vi segnaliamo inoltre un articolo di Rediff dedicato al film, nonchè le interviste concesse da Emraan Hashmi a Rediff, e da Dibakar Banerjee a Filmi Café e a The Times of India.

Gangs of Wasseypur: canzoni e interviste

In India tutti parlano di Gangs of Wasseypur, l'epico film diretto da Anurag Kashyap la cui prima parte verrà distribuita venerdì prossimo. Vi presentiamo una serie di link interessanti. Partiamo da due nuove canzoni, O Womaniya e Tain Tain To To, entrambe composte da Sneha Khanwalkar. Fight Club ha pubblicato i testi hindi e le traduzioni in inglese di sei brani. The Times of India ha riportato alcune dichiarazioni di Sneha. Anurag Kashyap continua ad essere il regista più intervistato del Paese: Bollywood Hungama (prima e seconda parte), The Hindu e Tehelka. Interviste concesse da Manoj Bajpai a BollySpice e a The Times of India. Intervista concessa da Nawazuddin Siddiqui a Rediff. Intervista concessa da Guneet Monga (produttrice associata di Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd.) a Long Live Cinema. Per consultare anche le segnalazioni postate in precedenza, vedi l'argomento ANURAG KASHYAP.