Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar..

I've been hearing Jashn-e-Baharaa for too long now and after watching the flick yesterday (which was a harebrained last minute plan set to motion, which paid off, so cheers to harebrained schemes, screw advance booking of tickets!) i cant stop singing it, or rather it refuses to leave my mouth. I'm singing it in the shower, while brushing my teeth, riding my bike, mid-way through conversations and through mouthfuls of food.. somebody STOP ME!

Jodhaa Akbar, has SUPER cinematography and excellent camera work. The war sequences were mind-blowing. Hrithik Roshan stole the show as usual, with his larger than life performance and his Greek God looks. Aishwarya (can't stand the woman) surprisingly, did a darn good job playing the role of Jodhaa. There was absolutely zilch over-acting (remember Dhoom 2, Bride and Prejudice *barf and double barf*)

The costumes, the jewellery and the sets were magnificent, i felt i was actually stepping back into the Mughal era. It was absolutely amazing, would be an understatement.

The story though, is okie-okie types. If you're the 'i cant get enough of Mills and Boons' kind of person, Jodhaa Akbar is YOUR flick. For the rest of us semi-sops, drooling at Hrithik and praying that we'd someday marry a dude, who looks just like him will make the flick watchable.

Message to Mayajaal a/c controlling people : 19 Degrees Celsius, are you out of your FREAKIN' MINDS?! Grrr!

8 comments:

Filarial said...

I actually thot the songs could have been cut outta the movie...would have taken out 25 minutes..:D... but I agree on all the other aspects you mentioned... and to add to that I thot the dialogues were so well written and totally enjoyed it being in authentic Urdu!

btw 19 c sounds like heaven to me seeing that its -14 degrees here..:D

CM-Chap said...

Hmm.. So ur endorsing it. Let me watch it soon. BTW... Thanks for this post... Now I got to know you do brush, bath etc. For long time I thought u wudnt be having this habit at all.

markiv/ root3 said...

hindi!!!
contempt

Chriz said...

u hate aish? i luvweeeeee you...

Chriz said...

i wud have died in 18 degrees

JollyRoger said...

I hate ash too, shes's more plastic than a barbie doll. Now that you have given a good review, let me chek out this movie.

acid_ice said...

Oh puhleeze.. It was almost like Gowariker wanted to make a movie wit Ash n Hrithik, so he just went ahead n did. Apparently he had unlimited funds n unlimited film at his disposal, n the producer wanted loads of romance.. and then the audience had to endure Jodhaa Akbar.

Dushti said...

Dudette...you sure do have loads of patience to sit through this almost 4 hr ordeal :D