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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 12:56am | IP Logged
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Arghh..Rajeev Masand has disappeared from twitter..I keep pestering him about WAF but he hasn't posted since like forever..LOLs it's only since Sunday but still...His review won't be up until Thursday-Friday will it?
 
On the plus side, I'm glad everyone's appreciating the acting! Can't say I'm surprised though..


Yeah his review will be up on friday. I love his reviews, even thought he doesn't give any money more than 2 or 3 starsLOL Let see how much he gives to WAF.
Lols I only trust 3 reviews: Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra, and the Passionforcinema dude
And all 3 take a while to put theres up..will have to wait till Thursday-Fraiday for them..
 
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Ugh..why does Rajeev never go to these screenings??


Probably he doesn't want to be tagged as Karan's Chamcha while giving review. I only trust Rajeev masand reviews. I don't remember if he liked MNIK and Don, i think him or raja sen hate don for sureLOL

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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 12:58am | IP Logged
Originally posted by rachel.g.

everytIme WAF promo comes on tv.. my cousin says "this movie won't work' lol.. i m not sure if this is got to do with that rock BS song..LOL 


It's just too much arguments and fights. In today's life who want to see such kind of movies, when so many bad things are happening. But what i love is Kajol's dialogue delivery in the promo. I will watch it only for Kajol Sake. Or else i don't see anything else positive.

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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 1:06am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Zareena

Originally posted by chocolover89

Originally posted by Zareena

Originally posted by chocolover89

Arghh..Rajeev Masand has disappeared from twitter..I keep pestering him about WAF but he hasn't posted since like forever..LOLs it's only since Sunday but still...His review won't be up until Thursday-Friday will it?
 
On the plus side, I'm glad everyone's appreciating the acting! Can't say I'm surprised though..


Yeah his review will be up on friday. I love his reviews, even thought he doesn't give any money more than 2 or 3 starsLOL Let see how much he gives to WAF.
Lols I only trust 3 reviews: Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra, and the Passionforcinema dude
And all 3 take a while to put theres up..will have to wait till Thursday-Fraiday for them..
 
@desigal90
Ugh..why does Rajeev never go to these screenings??


Probably he doesn't want to be tagged as Karan's Chamcha while giving review. I only trust Rajeev masand reviews. I don't remember if he liked MNIK and Don, i think him or raja sen hate don for sureLOL
That's true..I guess I would stop trusting him if he didLOL
He liked MNIK a lot--gave it 3.5 stars..I remember cuz I was celebrating and was so excited that he loved it..I think he hated Don though..Can't remember Raja Sen's reviews..some are really funny to read though..
 

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Kajol is the Goddess of Acting... Phew!

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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 10:04am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Zareena

Originally posted by rachel.g.

everytIme WAF promo comes on tv.. my cousin says "this movie won't work' lol.. i m not sure if this is got to do with that rock BS song..LOL 


It's just too much arguments and fights. In today's life who want to see such kind of movies, when so many bad things are happening. But what i love is Kajol's dialogue delivery in the promo. I will watch it only for Kajol Sake. Or else i don't see anything else positive.
 
Zaru.. too many arguments and fights? I think MNIK had just as many :P lol
But yeah, I'm looking forward to Kajol especially Smile
 
 
Can't wait for Faridoon's review!

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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 10:43am | IP Logged
OMG yayy!!Dancing
Faridoon's tweet about Kajol!!Party
Lols I don't remember if I've read Fariddon's reviews before, but I really do like him as a person so this really excites me!!

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TOI Review

Story: Maya (Kajol) is the supermom. Shreya ( Kareena Kapoor) is the wannabe stepmom. Aman (Arjun Rampal) is the confused daddy, torn between the two alpha women.

Having been divorced from his first wife, he is all set to marry his mistress. But before he can do that, he must acquaint her with his three kids who are naturally hostile towards her. Trouble is compounded when Shreya turns out to be the careerist, non-mommy types who views kids as 'monsters' and Maya ends up shortchanged by life. Can the family stay together despite the odds?

Movie Review: First things first. Thank God, it's all above board and legal. Producer Karan Johar displays a professionalism (and takes care of the legalese) by crediting the film to its original, Chris Columbus' Stepmom (1998) which won hearts with it's countless-wet-hankies emotional saga of Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts fighting for the supermom title. So much so, that once you know that, you don't actually mind the fact that the film is a scene by scene lift of the original, with the actors and the film maker choosing to add nothing more to it.

Herein lies the chink... Wish there was that something 'Extra' to look forward to in We Are Family, specially when the film boasts of two of the most suitable contenders -- Kajol and Kareena -- for the emotional tug of war that spunky Susan Sarandon and svelte Julia Roberts unleashed on screen not so long ago. With two such fine desi actors re-interpreting the cult roles, there was immense scope for originality, chemistry and fireworks. Of course, the two do keep flashing their light eyes at each other and exchanging barbed words when the individual territories are intruded upon. But the fire doesn't burn the screen and the smoke just doesn't hit your eyes.

Also, there is an overriding sense of grief and sobriety that haunts the proceedings, as the family grapples with the threat of tragedy looming round the corner. Unlike Stepmom, which had a lightness of being, despite the impending doom, We Are Family merely has the Jailhouse Rock (Kajol rocks in this sequence) rendition to boast of as dramatic relief, unless you count the noodle war and the water hose splash (cliched!) as family fun and games. End result? You end up squeezing a lot of wet tissues -- specially in the second half -- by the time the movie ends and walk out with a leaden heart.

The film mostly works in the performance department. While Kajol displays her usual charisma, lighting up the screen with an incandescent portrayal of a housewife heroine, Kareena displays a newfound maturity as the glamorous fashion designer who must do the tightrope from carefree girlfriend to responsible mom. She does it well. Arjun Rampal is his usual blend of eye candy and efficient bystander, while teenager Aalia walks away as the eyeball-grabber amongst the kids. Sadly, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy's music score leaves you cold with nothing memorable to carry home, except the Jailhouse Rock ode to Elvis.

Watch it for the all-woman show.


A word about:
Peformances: Kajol and Kareena provide heart and soul to a predictable script.

Screenplay: Venita Coelho's adapted screenplay lacks the verve of the original, Stepmom.

Cinematography: Mohanam does a fairly decent job capturing the closed spaces where a family essentially operates. He creates a warm and vibrant hearth and the home.

Music: Shankar-Ehsan-Loy don't give you a rocking track, except for Jailhouse Rock, their tribute to Elvis Presley's cult number.

Styling: Kareena stands out with Manish Malhotra's insistence on checks and satchels as a working woman's attire.
Inspiration: The film is a desi version of Stepmom and honestly acknowledges it.

3 stars
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/We-are-Family/moviereview/6438378.cms

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Posted: 01 September 2010 at 10:47am | IP Logged

Faridoon

'We Are Family' is a film that manages to hold ur attention 4m start 2 finish emotionally tugging at ur heart strings.

Kajol is such an outstanding performer that only one sentiment can define feelings 4 her...RESPECT..

Its a simple story raised many notches higher by sincere writing,moving background score n wonderful performances.

Arjun Rampal delivers an unbelievably restrained performance...You Rock dude! Way to go...

Kareena is oustanding.Best part is she doesn't try to outshine Kajol.She remains being herself.A performance she'll always b proud of.

Siddharth Malhotra makes an extremely promising debut.He has made a film every family wud love 2 watch n recommend 2 others.
   I cried while watching a film after a LONG time.I m sure u will shed tears of pathos as well.

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