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Zareena

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Posted: 27 March 2009 at 9:43pm | IP Logged
Aa Dekhen Zara: Fizzles out mid-way

Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Sophie Chaudhary and Rahul Dev

Director: Jehangir Surti

Ray (Neil) is a down on luck wildlife photographer. As things start going from bad to worse, he inherits his grandfather's (Biswajeet) special camera which changes things overnight for him. The camera has the special ability to reveal the future through the photographs taken from it. Ray starts using it for his own materialistic benefits and starts enjoying life. He manages to get a girlfriend, Simi (Bipasha) who works as a DJ in a night club. But then his special gift becomes a threat for India's enemies and the issue of national security looms large. Ray has to keep the camera safe from the evil forces headed by one Captain (Rahul Dev). How Ray handles it all and what shocking revelation he has to face during the climax forms the rest of the film.

The film's 'hatke' plot works initially but falls flat post interval. The audience roots for Ray as he starts winning the horse races and lotteries thanks to his future seeing camera but then after his love angle and the issue of National Security gets mixed with the plot, the film drops pace and you lose interest. The post interval portions have been written without much imagination with convenient co-incidences coming up at regular intervals. There is a supposedly shocking revelation at the end but then it doesn't achieve the desired effect as by the time the climax arrives your mind is totally out of the film. To give debutante director Jehangir Surti his due credit, it doesn't appear like he is directing his debut film. He is technically brilliant and his shot taking is unique. Good aid also comes from cameraman Jehangir Chowdhury. Pritam's peppy numbers work but the pub song between Neil and Bipasha appears unnecessary and slackens the pace further. Shyam Kaushal's action is superb though, especially the stunt where Neil is thrown from the top of the terrace.

Neil is lovable as Ray but then the film doesn't offer him much scope to perform. Bipasha looks hot and fits the part perfectly. Rahul Dev delivers in the negative role. Sophie barring the bikini show doesn't get much chance to showcase her talent. Yesteryears actor Biswajeet in a small cameo is good.

The film tries to give you something new, but the lack of creative imagination while writing the screenplay, especially the second half, ends up making the film just about an average watch. Enter at your own risk.

http://www.sindhtoday.net/entertainment/80031.htm

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Posted: 27 March 2009 at 9:56pm | IP Logged
Masand's Movie Review: Aa Dekhen Zara a tedious watch-

Rajeev Masand / CNN-IBN
Published on Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 00:18, Updated on Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 00:25 in Entertainment section
Tags: Masand's Verdict, Masand's Movie Review , Director

In Aa Dekhen Zara, Neil Nitin Mukesh plays a photographer whose deceased grandpa leaves him a camera that can take photographs of future events. At least someone associated with this film should have had the good sense to use this camera to foresee how this film was shaping up. Had they done that, they might have saved this movie from turning into the complete train-wreck that it is!

Like pretty much anyone in his place would have done, Neil uses the camera to make a killing at lotteries, the races and the stock exchange. His girlfriend's role is played by Bipasha Basu wearing a permanent scowl - perhaps she did use the camera to determine the film's fate after all. Anyway, when everyone from a dishonest cop to a greedy thug discovers the secret of the camera and wants to get a hold of it, Neil and Bipasha must flee the scene, landing up in Bangkok where they find the time to break into an item song at a Thai watering hole in between dodging bullets from their nemeses. The catch in this situation is thus - they may outrun their pursuers but can they overcome the fate that the camera has predicted for them?

Loosely scripted and full of inconsistencies, Aa Dekhen Zara may have an interesting premise as its starting point, but the film's writers fail to flesh out a foolproof screenplay, and don't even stay true to the film's own absurd logic. At the start we're told the camera only takes pictures 24 hours into the future, then suddenly it's taking photographs of events five days away! A photo warns Neil he will be stalked by his enemy on a flight, and yet a day later when that actually happens, Neil seems entirely unprepared. By the way these are just two instances that come immediately to mind.

Just when you thought the film couldn't get any worse, Sophie Chaudhary shows up with too much pancake, a plunging neckline and dialogues that could have only been written by a fourth-grader. Turns out she isn't who she's meant to be, and when you learn who she really is, you realize the writers have pretty much exhausted all their ideas.

For a thriller, Aa Dekhen Zara is awfully snail-paced, and every moment in that dark-room waiting for photographs to develop feels like real time. Neil Nitin Mukesh is stiff for the most part and fails to leave much of an impression. Bipasha Basu, saddled with a thankless role, can't do much to help either.

First-time director Jehangir Surti fails to inject that edge-of-the-seat excitement into this thriller, making it a long, tedious affair. I'll go with one out of five for Aa Dekhen Zara; believe me the future has never looked so bleak.

Rating: 1 / 5 (Poor)

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masands-movie-review-aa-dekhen-zara-a-tedious-watch/88868-8.html

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Posted: 27 March 2009 at 11:11pm | IP Logged
Ek - The Power Of One and Aa Dekhen Zara Make No Impact

Saturday 28th March 2008 09.30 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

Aa Dekhen Zara opened to 40-45% response at the limited multiplexes it was showing at while single screens were 20-25%. The film is unlikely to score at the box office.

Ek - The Power Of One opened to around 35-40% at single screens and 10-15% at multiplexes. The film will also struggle at the box office with only small centres showing half decent collections.

Aloo Chaat is poor with a 3.25 crore nett first week. It was best around the Delhi NCR area but even still collections were low.


Barah Aana also grossed a poor 75 laks nett in week one .FLOP

Firaaq had very poor first week with around 75 lakhs nett in first week. FLOP

Straight grossed a poor 90 lakhs nett in week one. FLOP

Gulaal fell heavily in week two with 50 lakhs nett business. The two week total is a poor 3.75 crore nett. FLOP

Little Zizou has sustained well and has grossed nearly 90 lakhs nett in two weeks. Best in Mumbai and Pune.

http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=861&nCat=box_office_report

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