I managed to catch 5 movies over the last 3 weeks, and here are my usual views for the lot.
Not much to say about Krrish 3 other than the fact that if you missed any of the Hollywood superhero movies over the last few years, then you can hope to catch quite a bit from each in the movie. And as a bonus, you get to watch the Indian ScrapIronman in the end. There’s also the fact that Bollywood has caught up with the West in terms of special effects and production values, though some of that money going into the story would have helped. Of course, this isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the movie, but just not in the way the film makers may have intended.
Pretty much typical Marvel stuff with the customary Stan Lee cameo, and the usual mid-credit teaser for the next instalment of the Marvel franchise.
This was actually my first Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie (no, I haven’t watched Khamoshi or Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), and ended up enjoying it (a case of enjoyment being closely related to who you watch it with). Since the story is based on Romeo & Juliet, you know it all ends beforehand, so the entertainment is solely in the journey to the tragic conclusion (which in most cases would seem easy to avoid). Entertainment factor aside, the movie also had interesting depiction of mobile phones (feature phones mostly) in a rural context, including a twitter reference in keeping with the times.
Gori Tere Pyar Mein
I won’t bother trying to comment on the story, but this seems to be a movie made exclusively for an overseas audience. After all, they managed to accurately portray the iPhone model being used – a white 4\4S used in the 2011-12 flashback scenes vs an iPhone 5 used in the present day scenes. Where the film makers take you for a ride is when they try to pass off Mumbai as Bangalore. This is not Mission Impossible where you can still get away showing Kannada signs in Mumbai. To top it off, they first passed off the Mumbai airport as the Bangalore airport in the first half, and then as the Delhi airport in the second half (the Meru Cab did have a DL number plate, but there was also the Tab Cab standing next to it).
I probably enjoyed this movie the most, and it was a throwback to the animated Disney musicals of the past. The Mickey Mouse cartoon before the movie was also quite entertaining. Overall, a fun experience that left me with a nice feeling as most animated movies do.