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5 Rajat Kapoor movies you must watch!

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Rajat Kapoor does theater, he does movies of different sorts and he for sure is a versatile actor. Often we complain about the shortage of realistic cinema in Bollywood these days. That’s mostly because movies of the aforementioned sort don’t usually get a place in the multiplexes and if they get they run short of audience. Still there are people who want to watch realistic cinema, they value it and they cherish it!

 

I have tried to muster a collection of Rajat Kapoor movies. Out of that collection, here I am listing five movies I think are less watched but deserve attention. I am pretty sure you’ll like these. This list is purely out of my personal experience, so no lies and no canards either!

 

Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi: A movie that is a brilliant satire on the so called high suave society. The protagonist Rajat Kapoor gets so drunk at a party that he doesn’t remember iota about what happened that night. Throughout the movie he is skeptical about things, confused and this confusion leads to interesting events.

 

I’m 24: A movie in essence about online dating. A movie that demonstrates how reality can be different than what we see online! The protagonist dates a girl online and tells us that he is really good looking but in reality it is a different story altogether. A simple yet impressive story and definitely leaves an impact on the audience.

 

Bheja Fry: The story of Bheja fry revolves around a simpleton guy. Rajat Kapoor in this particular movie plays the role of a suave man, apparently a character that really suits his persona. The movie is sure to tickle your funny bone. It is a simple story but with some really strong and impressive performances.

 

Hulla: Another Rajat Kapoor movie that is simple yet extremely relevant. The movie displays the life of a couple living in a gated society in Mumbai. The man gets disturbed by the whistling watchman and scolds him for the same. On the other hand, the secretary of the society insists that the whistling is for the safety of the society. The movie is an extremely interesting one and showcases day to day activities that happen around us.

 

Siddharth: The Prisoner: Well this one is a pure Rajat Kapoor show! He hardly speaks in the movie but his gestures and expressions speak aloud! It is a story of a writer who by fate gets a briefcase full of cash but in the process lost his manuscript. So the crave waves between greed and selflessness. Rajat Kapoor with this brooding looks does absolute justice to the role. In the end, he leaves it all. He leaves it all to start afresh!

 

Well these are just some of the Rajat Kapoor movies mentioned here. He has done umpteen number of movies and keeps experimenting to serve something new and different to the audiences.

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Let’s not shun realistic cinema!

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Movies or rather cinema is nothing but an extension of your society. That is about real cinema that is not in the trend these days when unrealistic movies are mushrooming like anything! At time you feel who is to be blamed for this! The audience is definitely to be blamed for promoting or more importantly enduring non-serious cinema with a broad smile on face. An acute problem is that it’s not just the audience’s fault; we have limited (rather no) access to quality cinema! Apparently we are facing oligarchy in Bollywood as a result only few selected big banner movies get promoted or screened at multiplexes. As a result the youth has limited access to realistic cinema.

 

The purpose of cinema is not mere entertainment but also a source of inspiration or information. A few non-serious movies or romantic movies are good but these shouldn’t hinder the other authentic movies to be screened. We have been observing this for long, a good movie comes in and goes out without anyone getting even an iota of idea about it! Serious cinema, centric cinema has the power to impact the society and can lead to positive changes. I am not sure movies like ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Befikre’ have the potential to change or impact the society in a positive way! A cardinal reason I am writing this post is that I often come across promotions for movies like the aforementioned but seldom do I see serious movies getting promoted or pushed.

 

The Bollywood has some really talented folks and they continue their good work of making quality and sensible cinema without expecting fiscal returns! Probably this is because they love their job and they take it as their responsibility to not allow abatement of cinema quality. I didn’t see Masaan getting promoted in any of the TV shows; neither did I see Manjhi in the news often. Movies like Sir Kay Kay Menon starring Rahasya, Rajat Kapoor starring ‘Mithya’ didn’t get the deserved attention as well. These are just a few examples the list is a long one.

 

Now let’s try and break the shackles! Please try and support realistic cinema as often as you can. It is a treasure that we need to preserve. Actors like Ranvir Shorey, Rajkummar Rao, Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay Menon, Rajat Kapoor and others keep coming up with extremely interesting and well thought projects. Let us promote sensible cinema, after all it is for us to relish!

The impact of movies on common people!

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Man always needs some source of recreation and fun! For recreation people often travel, listen to music, read or watch movies! Cinema has always been a part and parcel of our lives! At times we travel through the movies we watch! We Indians carry a great fad for movies and to be candid we are tad emotional about cinema as well! These movies have a huge impact on us. People often try to imitate in real life what they watch and observe in movies. These movies impact us and our lives in many ways. Some impact that the movies make on our lives is not apparent while some are apparent ones.

 

We often make our role models by watching and observing the actors in the movies. Very often you will see that the protagonist has a huge impact on the youth! The protagonists in the movies have a huge impact on us! We try to imitate their style and we do it very often as well! As a teenager even I had a huge fad for movies and used to put the posters of the actors in my room. The main actor in the movie often inspires us and we somehow relate to the plot as well! Thus the actors in the movies have a huge impact on us.

 

Movies are a great source of recreation and fun as well! We often opt to go for movies to entertain ourselves. Thus movies have a huge impact on us and are a part and parcel of our lives as well! Everyone carries crave to be entertained! Whenever we feel bore or want to entertain ourselves, we go to watch a movie. This also gives us a chance to interact with others. When we go for movies we often go with our family or friends, thus it gives us a chance to spend time with others as well! There are many movie halls in almost every city itself are a proof that movies have a huge impact on common life!

 

Movies often give us a message and educate the common people as well! It is really amazing that movies contribute to the betterment of the society as well! There are a lot of movies that give a positive message to the society! Thus movies impact the society as well! People often get educated through the movies as well! There are a lot of movies made on the theme of social awareness, patriotism and others. We easily remember what we see and observe in movies and this helps us to educate ourselves and be more socially aware about various things!

 

It is really amazing how cinema impacts us and our lives! Thanks to all the directors, actors and others for making some fabulous movies for the common people!

 

 

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Five reasons you must watch the movie ‘Maqbool’

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Bollywood keeps producing amazing stuff and makes you marvel at the sheer creativity. I saw ‘Maqbool’ for the first time a few months back and this movie really amazed and impressed me! Everything about the movie is amazing! The dialogues are superb and the acting is intense and extremely real. I saw it for the first time on my cell phone to be candid but since then I have seen the movie almost a dozen times. Although, the movie is an adaptation of the Shakespearean play ‘Macbeth’ but still the uniqueness is there.

 

There are numerous reasons you must watch the movie, a few of them are:

 

Pankaj Kapoor’s powerful and magnificent role:

Pankaj Kapoor played the role of Jehangir Khan (Abba Ji) in the movie and this role is apparently the strongest of them all. There is not even an iota of doubt that Pankaj Kapoor did full justice to the role. The power just oozes from his face and his personality looks extremely dominating. His Urdu pronunciation looks so authentic and it just adds to the effect! If you really want to see the acting skills of the master Pankaj Kapoor you must watch the movie ‘Maqbool’.

 

The plot is extremely interesting:

Well it is needless to say, the movie is an adaptation of a Shakespearean play so the plot has to be simply awesome! The plot is really interesting and keeps you glued at every moment. The twists and the turns in the plot are simply amazing.

 

The dialogues of the movie are simply amazing:

This by far is the strongest thing about the movie. The dialogues are deep, intense and extremely sarcastic. The dialogue delivery is amazing as well may it be Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Piyush Mishra or others! The dialogues by Ompuri and Naseeruddin Shah playing the role of witches are extremely witty and sarcastic. You must definitely watch the movie carefully to pay full attention to the dialogues.

 

Tabu (Lady Macbeth) plays the role of a strong and gusty woman:

Well it would probably be correct if we say that Tabu is actually the hero in the movie! Her role is amazing and she does full justice to it! She plays the role of a woman who desires, who has ambitions, who craves and who is envious of the rivals!

 

The sarcastic duo of the witches played by Ompuri and Naseeruddin Shah:

Originally in the play also, the witches play an important, interesting and somewhat weird role! It is the witches who predict that Macbeth will be the king of kings in the future. It is the witches who instigate Macbeth to try to dethrone the king. The role is extremely played well by the veteran actors Ompuri and Naseeruddin Shah. The sarcastic dialogues between the dynamic duos are simply amazing and tickle your funny bone!

 

So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it now without any further delay! The movie is sure to thrill and amaze you!

 

 

Five Kay Kay Menon movies you must watch!

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A great thing about Indian cinema is that it provides variety to the audience! The start studded Indian cinema industry is full of variety and versatility. The Bollywood is full of heroes and superstars. It is the audience that makes these actors superstars; no one else can do that! Acting is not just about heroics, dance or stunts; instead it’s about living the character you’re playing and doing full justice to the character. Indian cinema as some really authentic actors who always strive to do full justice to the characters they play. They may not be playing the main or the lead role in the movie, yet their role is the one that leaves the deepest impact on the audience. Yes, at times actors of these sort don’t get the limelight they deserve but they get the well deserved appreciation and respect from the audience. One of these unsung heroes is the veteran actor Kay Kay Menon.

 

Kay Kay Menon started his career as a model in the advertising industry. He was involved in the first Kinetic Honda and Marlboro cigarette advertisements in India. Kay Kay Menon also worked in many TV shows like ‘Pradhan Mantri’ and ‘Last Train To Mahakali’. He started his film career with the movie named ‘Naseem’ in which he played the role of a religious fundamentalist. His acting skills are impeccable and leave a long lasting impression on the minds of the audiences. Here we list five Kay Kay Menon movies that you must watch:

 

Naseem- ‘Naseem’ was the debut film of Kay Kay Menon and he made an impression with his very first appearance on the big screen. The movie was based on the Hindu-Muslim dynamics and communal harmony. Kay Kay Menon played the role of a religious fundamentalist in the movie. The great Indian Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi Sahab also played a role in this movie.

 

The Stoneman Murders- Kay Kay Menon played the role of a sub inspector in this role. The movie was based on the real life Stoneman serial killings in Bombay. The authentic acting style of Kay Kay Menon in this movie impressed all and sundry.

 

Sarkar- Sarkar was start studded. It was a tough job for Kay Kay to make his presence fell, as we has surrounded by some big stars of the bollywood industry. Again, Kay Kay Menon surprised everyone by playing a gusty role that left an everlasting impression on the audience. Although, his role was brief in the movie but was equally impressive as any other role!

 

Shaurya- The movie revolves around Indian army and the court-martial of a Muslim officer. It is no doubt that Kay Kay Menon who played the role of Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh, was a standout performer among all the actors on the movie. His suave personality, the classic banters, the sarcastic dialogues and the complete body language; everything was just apt for the character he portrayed. The movie no doubt is a must watch!

 

Bheja Fry 2- You will rarely get a chance to see Kay Kay Menon in a comedy movie. The best thing about this movie is the duo of Kay Kay Menon and Vinay Pathak. The through contrast between the two personalities makes it even more interesting and authentic on the screen.

 

 

Andaaz Apna Apna- A tribute

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We Indians should be proud of Bollywood. Yes, indeed Indian cinema industry has given some cult movies to the world. Movies that entertain and refresh you every time you watch them; no matter how old they are. That’s the special thing about these movies! No matter how many times you have seen them before, they are always good enough to catch your attention and keep you absorbed. These Indian movies are big hits not just in India but all over the world. People who don’t even understand Hindi; love watching these Indian movies with subtitles. Sometimes, even the subtitles aren’t required and only expressions suffice the purpose!

 

One such Indian movie that amazes you always with its sheer brilliance is ‘Andaz Apna Apna’. Yes, it’s been more than two decades since the movie was released but the movie still manages to grab attention. Two decades is a long time, things have changed with time! The trends in Indian cinema have changed; the dynamics in Indian cinema has changed but the movie still manages to impress and grab attention. This in itself is an example of the fact that ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ was a movie ahead of time. There are things that change or depreciate with time but at the same time there are things that retain their value and importance forever! ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ is one such thing that is fun to watch always. Like wine, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ gets better, more interesting and more entertaining with time!

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