Archive | June, 2012

Teri Meri Kahaani

21 Jun

“The film is not about reincarnation”, exclaimed Director Kunal Kohli at the press conference of ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai. It’s about three different couples and their love story in three different eras i.e. pre-independence 1910, retro 1960 & social media 2012. Unfortunately casting the same actors for all three eras does confuse you about what the connection between the three stories is. Supposedly apart from true love nothing else.

We start off with the year 1960; film star Rukhsar (Priyanka Chopra) meets musician Govind (Shahid Kapoor) on a train to Bombay and they’re instantly attracted to each other. Maahi (Prachi Desai) is the third corner in the love triangle that ensues. Moving on to the year 2012 (London); Krish (Shahid Kapoor) breaks up with girlfriend Meera (Neha Sharma) and literally bumps into Radha (Priyanka Chopra). They get along “quoting Meera” like old jeans. A social media interruption and they go their separate ways. And now comes the interesting bit. Post interval, we meet playboy Javed (Shahid Kapoor) and hard to impress Aradhana (Priyanka Chopra) in Lahore in the year 1910. A jail term later, the lovers find themselves divided thanks to a change in marital status.

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Prometheus

6 Jun


I arrived at the theatre clueless about what Prometheus was all about (apart from it being a sci-fi flick), having not partaken in the hype surrounding the film. Therefore, the lack of any preconceived notion allowed me to enjoy the film more than I expected.

Prometheus as I later found out is the brain child of Director Riddley Scott who was also behind the original film, ‘Alien’. The film is supposed to be a prequel to the 1979 hit, which makes sense of the nostalgic feel that was evident throughout the film. Hence comparison between the two is made making you realize Prometheus’s problem clearly lies in the several plot holes and a comparatively lackluster supporting cast.

Two archaeologists, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her boyfriend Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map in several different ancient earth civilizations that they believe is an invitation from humanity’s creators. It’s the year 2093 i.e. four years later that they find themselves at a moon several light years away from earth in a star ship called Prometheus. On discovering several alien structures, they land nearby to explore it further, triggering a series of events leading to what could be humanity’s destruction back on earth. Continue reading