Kartik Calling Kartik Movie review

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Didn’t it took me longer to write review over some movie again. Look like now days, I am writing too many things but this part of me been away for a while.

The above is not exactly true as in all of my last reviews, I mentioned that I come to write over something only if it touches me in that way and so this explains why not so many reviews over movies from my side even if I kept a separate category for it. Anyway … let me start with the special one.

Starting with lines that I am happy for Hindi Cinema coz they started making movies differently, been so common about my reviews. The reason is simple, they really started doing this otherwise, we would not have been to get Kartik Calling Kartik kind of movie surfaced on the screen. Its one of those movie, which plays in your mind and makes you think rather than staying on the screen only and sure had the reasons to make it into my movie reviews collection.


Title: Kartik Calling Kartik
Release Date: 26 February 2010
Distributed by: Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Writer & Director: Vijay Lalwani
Editor: Aarti Bajaj
Producer: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani
Executive Producer: Miriam Joseph
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography: Sanu Varghese
Lyrics : Javed Akhtar
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Vipin Sharma and others


Kartik, an ordinary boy next door, bullied by his house owner, being abused by his boss, topic of fun between officemates and a shy lover, who will never tell her … he buys a landline phone having no idea that it will change his life forever. Kartik calls Kartik … no .. its not some other Kartik, but he hear himself, no … not his conscience, but his actual voice on phone. He tried to investigate from exchange as well, but they say no calls made to him … Can you believe it?

How’s that possible? Is someone playing with him? Is he insane? If so, then how others heard the same call in front of himself sitting quiet? Is there any ghost? Supernatural? What is it?

The puzzle goes long, the Kartik on the other side, changes the life of Kartik dramatically. The loser guy becomes successful and even gets his girl. He was top of the world, keeping a little secret inside himself. Kartik calls Kartik …. What if he reveal the secret?? He does it and whole little world of him flips down. Kartik on the other side, takes it to kill him, to destroy him. He run.. run to somewhere no one can find him, much far from the place he always lived in, some address even he don’t know. Can he run from him??? Find out by watching the movie itself… believe me this worth it.

Keep suspense a side, the story tells us the ancient truth that somewhere answers to all of our questions lie within us. No one else could show us a better path than our self coz no one knows you more. The same things changes in yours favour when you start looking over them differently. Watch the movie and think once in this way.

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Watch and Show Hindi Movies online

Many people might be searching for such titles, whenever some movie get released. Sometimes due to poor cam quality of CDs / DVDs that hit to market in early rounds or just for free access of movies. Its been illegal since long, but was an already established trend to download movies online, which seems to be much difficult to stop or keeping track of. It seems that finally movie business started to respond in creative ways.

First I got to hear some weeks back that 3 Idiots will come online on YouTube after 12 weeks of release as announced by the director itself and today when I was just checking my subscriptions, then came across an article from Digital Inspiration that says about the collection of Hindi movies already online. Fun is that these are legal to be distributed like normal YouTube links. I am not sure about Revenue Sharing Program of YouTube, but many big banners like Shemaroo Entertainment, Rajshri, Sony Pictures, CBS, MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, Starz and UltraHindi already seems to join the same.

This might be good way to get profit from dead market big movies of past. Whatever, but its a too good news for movie lovers, they could get hold on their favourites, whenever and wherever they want… not to mention.. all the movies are available in high quality. 🙂 Although till now, only a handful of movies there, hoping that soon more will be added and also some quality content from English Movie stock.

For Popular Hindi Movies Collection, check out the link

For All Movies Collection including English and others, check out the link

Giving you some of the best movies online in full here, Enjoy

Maine Pyar Kiya


Mumbai Salsa: Amazing Movie

Hera Feri


Vivaah: A Cute Movie

Andaaz Apna Apna: All time fun ride


Bawarchi: Rajesh Khanna’s Classic

3 Idiots – reminds you those old lovely days

“Listening to heart and chasing dreams and ideas what matters you most, without caring enough for rules, but the life and people who matter …. Isn’t it what you wanna how the world should have been? Three Idiots lead by Rancho just try to take over the same goal once again.”

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Title: 3 Idiots
Release Date: December 25, 2009 (India), December 23, 2009 (USA)
Banner: Vinod Chopra Productions
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Editor: Ranjeet Bahadur, Rajkumar Hirani
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Cinematography: C.K. Muraleedharan
Story: Vidhu Vinod Chopra , Rajkumar Hirani , Abhijit Joshi and Chetan Bhagat (Dont know why not mentioned)
Dialogue: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijit Joshi
Lyrics : Swanand Kirkire
Action : Shyam Kaushal
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, R Madhavan, Akhil Mishra, Mona Singh, Javed Jaffrey, Rahul Kumar, Parikshat Sahni and others

Keeping my tradition of being late into trendy things, I was the one, who come to read Chtan Bhagat’s Best Seller “Five Point Someone” by year 2008, almost four year after its release and being the frank one, I would admit that it was the first english novel, I ever finished up to the end. It sure touched me like the way it touched others (after all, its been bestseller for straight five years) and obviously it should touch to all of us, who start running since they born without thinking that “is this race all they want?”

“After talking over child education system brilliantly, it was kind of only Amir’s right to take over this story made to make us re-think about our ‘top-notch’ professional education system and grading system. Keeping the brilliant script of Chetan aside, performances and fundas the movie consists of, were enough for making the movie as best entertainer for the last week and probably the first month of the new year Twenty Ten.”

This movie does not really adopt the whole storyline exactly as it was and as it was done in Hello (Adopted from another novel of Chetan named “One Night @ call center”, but Hirani and Vidhu have added their own elements in this movie. It was kind of necessary as well coz movie audience and novel audience are not the same. Chetan titled his novel as what not to do in IIT, while Hirani made it to say that how to, call it Hiranisation of Five Point Someone.

Three boys led by one extra-ordinary one “Rancho” challenge the system in their ways, learn a few things from education system, teach a few, show an insight to the people, who don’t know about our engineering and education system yet, fought with the rules, broken the rules, at the end; find in their ways that what they are meant for and here the story ends in filmic & dramatically happy ending.

Many feel surprised that how Amir still look younger and fresh like some twenty something, many respect Boman for brining its own kind of humor to Hindi Cinema, many claim that Chetan’s novels are inherently made for movies only, but this movie is a must watch for all of us.

The water tank, where the three idiots were used to go, reminds me tower of science faculty of Allahabad University and my days with it. Lots of memories, lots of flashes …. the way I studied, the way, I irritated my teachers 😉 The way, I challenged the rules in side the faculty, hostel, the way, my definitions were different than others, the way after many ups and downs the degree somehow ended, the way everyone of us made their places in this rat-racing world. Everything just seems so fresh, bringing a rare smile on my face.

“I really miss those days, those friends, where we had lots of problems, but life was true, we were innocent, we were standing for everyone even strangers, those pretty smiles ……. Thanks Amir, Thanks Hirani and Thanks Chetan for brining all the memories back together in twenty ten.”

Looking for the day, when someone will make movie on third remaining novel of Chetan “Three Mistake of my life” coz as per my view, its been most filmic novel wrote by Chetan and deserved to be big hit than other two, with due respect critically acclaimed “Five Point Someone”.

Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani Review

Ranbeer’s craze really seems to speeding up and he deserves as with his kind of movies, he is bringing innocent romantic comedy genre back into game. It was in the same way awaited movie, like Wake Up SID, Love Aaj Kal or 3 Idiots due to its fresh cast and looks. I was not expecting it to craft maturely like Love Aaj Kal, but it really given me much emotional moments like the earlier.

Title: Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani
Release Date: 6th November 2009
Banner: Tips Music Films
Producer: Ramesh S Taurani
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Cast:.Ranbeer Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Salmaan Khan (Guest appearance)
Story Writer: Rajkumar Santoshi
Music Director: Pritam
Cinematography: Thiru
Edited By: Steven H. Bernard
The film was shot in Ooty, Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Turkey.

This movie received mixed reviews in its start, but business of 6.75 carores at friday, 7.75 carores at Satusday and finally more than 10 carores on Sunday, proved that where the movie is heading. Amazing to notice was,

“Ranbir is pairing with actresses very easily either it was Deepika, Sonam, Bipasha, Konkana or Katrina now. The On-Screen chemistry of Ranbir-Katrina is electrifying and they are looking extremely good together.”

The movie starts lightly and soon slips into serious romantic emotions. The first innocent nodes, where we fear to say her coz don’t know how will handle her answer. The fear to loose her, the inability to trust yourself that she will love you ever makes us hopelessly following God only. This all comes so smoothly like so natural in face and expressions of Prem (Ranbir Kapoor).

We feel the pain of endless waiting in face of Prem, when Jenny (Katrina) doesn’t show up after promise and he came to know that she is in Goa now. We find our sympathy moving towards the boy, who was always with Jenny without asking anything. Can’t she see? With falling of Prem over grass, we really knew that much has been fallen for him.

Why we love someone this much that not even let her know a little? Why when everyone could have seen the love in our eyes, why when everyone could have seen us changing for her, why can’t she? Why? I wish in real life people like Prem could have been really this much lucky to get their love back.:)

Another beautiful movie for the romantic boy!!! keep it up.

London Dreams: Dreams are life and life …?

Look like the Film Industry woke up again after a dull period and after giving up shit kind of movies in last few weeks except Wake Up Sid, finally some fresh fruit cake arrived. London Dreams did exactly the same, what it was expected to do, it rocks in spite of the facts that remain unfolded at the end in the same way human heart is; Dreams are life and life …?

Amadeus; Is the name rings a bell? No!!! Let me give you a hint. It’s a movie that won straight Eight Oscars. Oh! I am sorry, even I didn’t know the name till London dreams reviews brought it to my notice. It’s the movie, London dreams was actually based upon. Milos Forman’s Amadeus traced the stormy comradeship between Antonio Salieri (F Murray Abraham), the Vienese court composer, and legendary genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), while London Dreams talk about the tale of friendship and envy, the story is about two close buddies. While one is Arjun (Ajay), the ambitious guy who believes only in his goal and that is to become famous on the stage so that he fulfills his grandfather’s dream, on the other hand, there is Mannu (Salman) who lives for the moment and is a charmer with his honest heart. Both Arjun and Mannu have a rare passion for music.

Title: London Dreams
Release Date: 30th October 2009
Banner: Headstart Films UK Limited, Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
Producer: Aashin Shah, Paramjeet Singh
Director: Vipul Shah
Cast:.Ajay Devgan, Salmaan Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Rannvijay Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Om Puri, Khalid Azmi, Baby Artner, Brinda Parekh,Michael Gamarano, Manoj Pahwa and Others
Story Writer: Ayan Mukerji, Suresh Nair
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi and others.
Cinematography: Sejal Shah
Edited By: Amitabh Shukla

The few words from the Official London Dreams Website

Mannu (Salmaan Khan): Loud and boisterous, he is loveable rouge who chases women, drinks heartily and is heavily into debt. He is an absolute devil, who happens to sing like angel. His only redeeming feature is his absolute belief in his friendship with Arjun.

Arjun (Ajay Devgan): Intense and darkly brooding, he is a complex man burdened by guilt, jealousy and the belief that God has abandoned him. But he’s also deeply committed to making the dream that haunted him childhood into reality. Such is his compulsion to fulfill his dream that he doesn’t hesitate to manipulate and destroy the one human being who has implicit and total faith in him – his friend Mannu.

Priya (Asin): She is this conservative South Indian Girl weaned on Carnatic music and Bharatnatyam who heart secretly yearns for hip hop and rock. When she meets Arjun, she’s impressed by his intensity and love for music and then she meets bold, bad Mannu, who declares his love for her at first sight. She laughs him off, little realizing that she’s going to be the catalyst who will turn the dreams into nightmares.

Zoheb (Ranvijay): He is blindly loyal to Arjun and only sees the world through the prism of Arjun’s eyes – and so Arjun’s joy is his joy, Arjun’s pain is his pain and Arjun’s perceived enemy, he makes his own too.

Wasim (Aditya): He may be Zoheb’s brother. He may be as loyal to Arjun, but isn’t as blind and retained the capacity to tell right from wrong… good from bad.

London Dreams plays out like a classical Amadeus story, where two friends, one jealous of the other for his talent and recognition, plots the downfall against the other behind his back in betrayal most foul. Arjun (Ajay Devgan) has a dream, and that is to take his music to London, and play at the renowned Wembley stadium, where his grandfather had failed in his time and ended with death leaving the family with a hatred for music. He spends his early teenage life honing his musical skills, and ever ready to sniff out any opportunity to scale the music ladder until his goal is reached. His is a singular mind obsessed with the single goal, so much so that he’s willing to self-flagellate (!) himself when his mind gets swayed by Priya (Asin) and the chance for romance, or any other distractions that crosses his path that day actually.

Ajay Devgn plays Arjun with enough menace and envy to make him believable as a man who would go to great lengths and at any costs to ensure his road to glory is not jeopardized. Salman Khan’s Mannu on the other hand, is blessed with great musical talent without even trying, and while Arjun sees this as an advantage to be gained should he bring Mannu back to London and join his band, little did he realize that Mannu’s country boy demeanour would start to win the fans over, as well as Priya. There are plenty of scenes which set up this innocent usurping of another’s thunder, and the decisions that come to spark off the entire turn of events just after the intermission.

Leaving all the detailing from here. Here are my comments…

Loved the way, Mannu chased the girl in his teenage and also his one liners all the way. J You call me Devil from Inside, I might be, but don’t say that you didn’t smiled over the same.

Many of us, might have waited for the same movie for the another look of the beautiful Asin and believe me, she starts from the same place, she finished in Ghajini. As much of screen, she got, she rocked, either it be the first appearance or it goes with romancing with Mannu, she did it perfectly and superb part of the same was; she was not to do the loud part as she did in Ghajini and her character always been sober and glamorous throughout the movie. Long way to go for the girl in Hindi movies too.

Back to Arjun, somewhere I find myself at the same losing side as Arjun and so I chosen the same title. Dreams are life and if even after doing everything right, we don’t get them then? Movie says in Om Puri’s words that it’s wrong to think that only you deserve, it’s wrong to be heartbroken on one defeat. Arjun heard these words and came back to his friend, but I still left with the question, what if we betted our life on the same dream? What if that defeat meant to change our lives? What if we will never be able to justify that why not we, why someone else without efforts? May be the film tried to answer, may be literature answers the same question, maybe I am enough mature to understand, but still the same question remained …..

What’s my fault, why I have destiny against me?

You call Arjun devil, I will not. You think he did wrong, I think he still lost. You think Mannu has the big heart, but I know he will never be able to bring best smile for Arjun as he lost the same.

Yes! It’s still a sad ending for me.

Wait! Wait! All this is personal comment. Movie is superb. A must watch even if Aladin is in competition (it’s a kid movie yaar). Salmaan proves again that he is still part of king trio. J

Bought an external drive of 1TB

Finally today added another addition into my computer resources. I was running out of disk space now days due to loads of movies and software’s even when I had a huge storage amount 1TB, so finally I bought an External Hard Disk of 1TB (based on USB only). Product is FreeAgent Drive from Seagate and the cost of Rs. 5600/-, if I was buying in cash, which I obviously was doing to get it in cheaper.

It was not bad pricing as the last one, which I bought for the Laptop was of 500 GB, but of almost the same cost. So, I guess, I got a good deal.

Now, my next objective was to first shift all the entertainment stuffs like movies etc. into external and then hosting a number of Virtual Machine for fresh series of experiments with technology. I guess you must be thinking that no wonder some of my friends call me a freak.

Fashion; you never know that from where lines get crossed

Sometimes expectations force you to take on complicated projects. After watching the movie, I knew that writing a review over such fine grained piece of work would be tougher as one needs to get it readable means compact in size, but the details it touches… Anyway….

The well advertised and well announced movie, which was awaited from long. Fashion world; I really unable to find many names, when I think of films fine graining realities of Fashion world in this much closer ways.

After an unnoticed debut with “Trishakti”, Chandni Bar, Satta, Page 3, Corporate and now Fashion, Madhur Bhadarkar now seems to be settled in big ranks and only after Fashion some people like me will be waiting for his next projects for sure. He really amazed me with his fine graining and also leaving some things over the viewer’s notice only, kind of a unique presentation.I could claim that this remarkably mature film is Madhur’s most accomplished work till now, even if Page 3 was a fine grained attempt, but it was somewhat on a lesser larger scale. He seemed to be Brand Ambassador of new age Realistic Cinematography.

Title: Fashion
Release Date: 14th November 2008
Banner: Bhandarkar Entertainment, UTV Motion Pictures.
Presenter: UTV Motion Pictures
Producer: Ronnie Screwwala
Madhur Bhandarkar
Arjan Baweja, Kangna Ranaut, Kittu Gidwani, Priyanka Chopra, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan, Harsh Chaaya, Sameer Soni, Ashwin Mushran, Suchitra Pillai, Raj Babbar, Kiran Juneja
Guest Appearances:
Madhur Bhandarkar, Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar, Konkana Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shaury and many more…
Production Design:
Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Music Director:
Salim Marchant, Sulaiman
Sandeep Nath & Irfan Siddique
Story Writer: Ajay Monga
Edited by: Deven Murdeshwar
Cinematography: Mahesh Limaye
Screen Play:
Madhur Bhandarkar, Anuradha Tiwari, Ajay Monga
Niranjan Iyengar
Costume Stylist: Rita Dhody
Publicity Designer: Marching Ants

First let’s discuss what one think of Fashion world while standing outside this mysterious world, just by watching a few occasional Fashion shows on FTV. We wonder that how come…

  1. How come all the model seems to be so overly stone faced and under extremely hyper makeup without any reason? Do they feel any emotion? Do they live in this world?
  2. How much attitude they seem to carry, aren’t they seem to selling cloths to aliens only?
  3. How much true the often rumors of exploitation of models and stealing of so much acclaimed designs? Wardrobe malfunctions, Casting couches?
  4. What about Fashion’s high society wild life showcasing Gay relations and drugs all around?

These were the initial question before watching the movie and it gives attentions to all these in one way or another. Still lots of things remained untouched, but one project can’t address everything, still many things left about Fashion world. Even then in the way, this movie satisfies critics, no one stands parallel to it.

This movie is about a girl named Meghna (Priyanka Chopra), who after winning a local beauty contest extends her dreams, to the biggest sky of Fashion World. The girl had a dream and at the same the determination to make it reality, she makes it, but with what she passes through tells many things to the people dreaming for entering into the practical world.

Meghna with her acquaintance Rohit (Ashwin Mushran) starts to interact with pieces of the real world. She comes to meet a few later on closer friends like Janet (Mugdha Godse) and Rahul (Harsh Chhaaya) and Manav Bhasin (Arjan Baweja) in next few happenings and in dramatic ways with just a flip of eyes finds her in front of big names like Anisha Roy (Kittu Gidwani) owner of biggest Profile Agency for Fashion World and Abhijeet Sareen (Arbaaz Khan) acclaimed Big Daddy of Fashion World, owner of biggest company Panache for fashion world.

Once her dream Sonali Nagpal (Kangna Ranaut), soon finds herself replaced by Meghna; not only because of being a new face, but many little things adding into it. Meghna starts running, slowly missing the real world around in her pace. Everything seems to happen logically, in her practical winning eyes till she comes feel that she committed just a few mistakes.

Meghna becomes an overnight success and is everywhere – right from being the showstopper at the biggest fashion shows in town to fashion magazine covers to print ads to TV commercials. The overnight success spoils Meghna and the budding love relationship between her and Manav also comes to an abrupt end. Meghna never gets to know that when she went alike Sonali; the same arrogance, the same freaking and the same fate. Her feet stops only when she finds herself naked in bed with an stranger Black Man for a night stand in overdose of Drug. The ignition of the plot (Sonali Nagpal) seems is taken from the incident of Geetanjali Nagpal; an Ex-Model turned Drug Addict and then found begging on New Delhi streets. I think people should check out following links for the same story

Meghna still finds herself under a shelter due to support of her family, where she come back after that night leaving everything behind. One year passes and after giving all thoughts, she comes back. Comes back to find her all left friends, comes back to tell herself that the mistakes could be altered, comes back to know that is the same fate name of Fashion?

Learning from her mistakes, getting her old friends back as she were true from her once in front of them, she again come to face the world. Trembles once, but relations again come to give her chance to win and when she reaches the edge of making it, she found herself losing Sonali, now days under her guardianship. The message was clear… not everyone gets chances to come back.

This was the story, which was so fine grained that you didn’t found many even if you try for the flaws. Yes, it has its share of flaws like being too lengthy almost 3 hours (2 hours and 50 mins precisely) and missing details from others side than the “showstopper” herself, but for me, it was justified for a critic point of view and thanks to Madhur, he didn’t compromised.

What I really got amazed about was the look and attitude engraved by Kangna. She really looked like a super model, somewhere Priyanka was way behind her, even after her till now best emotional appearance on her credits, somewhere Kangna leaves other behind by stone faced presence and perfection on stage like I myself went on googling that if she hails from Fashion world and I admire her most as she was not. But for me, she proving herself as a find for film industries.

Second fact that was troubling me was “Are all designers and people involved backstage in Fashion Industry seems to be Gay?” Madhur admits here

Really feeling so so much about this movie, but it’s been just a little late and many good things has been said about this movie, so better to watch the movie with full attention than just reading the review. Although for insights of characters, you may check out review on Wikipedia

The scenes I loved from the movie are plenty, but the meaningful to me were the following:

  1. The first fashion show pictured in this movie, probably the most authentic and impressing one.
  2. When Kangna doesn’t turn back after wardrobe malfunction and we still confused that it was coincidence or …
  3. When Meghna answers to Abhijeet in front of his wife Avantika (Suchitra Pillai).
  4. When Meghna woke up from bed and gets herself naked with a stranger.
  5. When Meghna finds Manav moved on in his life.
  6. When under tears Meghna still finds her way to walk on Ramp finally with full confidence with straight eyes in front of all cameras.

Do you need any reasons to watch the movie? Are you still confused and waiting for others approvals and opinions? Don’t think even once, it’s the Show Stopper… go for it.