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A Tribute to Himesh Reshammiya (FANCLUB) (Page 242)

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FILM REVIEW: 36 CHINA TOWN (2006)

Star Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Isha Koppikar, Johnny Lever, Upen Patel, Paresh Rawal, Payal Rohatgi, Rajendranath Zutshi
Directed by: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Writing credits: Shyam Goel
Produced by: Subhash Ghai
Original Music by: Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography by: Ravi Yadav
Film Editing by: Hussain A. Burmawala
Art Direction by: R. Verman Shetty

First thing First; e36 China Townf is no way comparable to 1974 cult classic suspense potboiler eChinatownf starring Jack Nicholson. 36 China Town isnft even a thriller. 36 China Town is at best a moderate masala film with a medley of songs, comedy, romance, murder, suspense, bikinis and bums.

Abbas-Mastan who gave us hit like Khiladi, Baazigar, Soldier, Humraaz have a strange habit of dishing out half hearted attempts like Daraar, Baadshah and more recently Taarzan: The Wonder Car. At 36 China Town, loaded with an atrocious script they again find the going tough, try too hard and eventually mess it all up.

Produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Abbas-Mastan duo, e36 China Townf stars Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, newcomer Upen Patel, Payal Rohatgi, Isha Koppikar, Tanushree Dutta, Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever.

The film opens with a Reshammiya song, and Upen Patel makes his (thankfully dubbed) debut. Immediately after the song the focus shifts towards Sonia (Isha Koppikar) runs a casino in Goa. When her little son goes missing, she declares hefty reward money for anyone who finds her son and brings him back to her.

A movie geek and Shahrukh wannabe, Raj (Shahid Kapur), Malhotra at that, and Priya (Kareena Kapoor), a runaway bride, accidentally spot the kid and decide to decide to split the reward money. But when they finally reach Soniafs mansion late at night, they find her murdered! In shock and panic, Raj and Priya flee the scene of crime but they forget behind a suitcase.

Enter Inspected Karan (Akshay Khanna), the clueless know it all detective who keeps wringing lips, raises eyebrows but does nothing.

The suspects are equally tedious; a Casanova (Upen Patel) and two couples (Paresh Rawal-Payal Rohatgi and Johnny Lever-Tanaaz). While Paresh Rawal is a gambler and Payal Rohatgi hates him for that, Johnny Lever-Tanaazfs marriage is on rocks.

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Raj and Priya sing one song after another as wary viewer become edgy, Paresh and Jonny Lever try too hard, women shriek, while Akshay tires to solve the seemingly impossible case and then comes the anticlimax of the century. The identity of the killer is such an anti-climax that it will make you ask - why and how did Abbas-Mastan agree to direct a stupid film like e36 China Townf.

36 China Townfs main flaw is that its story keeps veering off the track and into other sub-plots that seem to have been incorporated in the story just for the heck of providing all-round entertainment.

Shahid-Bebo pairing sadly lacks the juice and mojo. Shahid Kapur has no screen presence. He tends to go over the top. He needs to control his facial expressions. Kareena is passe as ever. Upenfs dubbed voice and terrible acting is nothing to talk about.

Himesh Reshammiyafs music is the only saving grace for the movie. The eAashiqui Merif, e24 x 7Πand eBadi Dilchaspi Haif numbers are foot-tapping and gel well with the narrative.

Cinematography by Ravi Yadav is commendable as well.

36 China Town is a dim-witted and grossly distasteful experence.

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Posted: 07 May 2006 at 9:20am | IP Logged
Thanks for posting the interview ash - he always thanks his fans EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed
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Posted: 07 May 2006 at 9:25am | IP Logged
HI Ash, and Jem, sorry been busy and all and personal things going on though listened to lots of HR Songs. Right Now listening toaksar, and humko deewanne kar gaya, and otherrs.

Ash I had Pmed U  at PZ having Siggycontest and deadline May 21st. okay if u want to try . I posted the rules there on pg 71.

Jem how are U ?




Edited by teenindia_usa - 07 May 2006 at 9:34am
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Posted: 07 May 2006 at 9:27am | IP Logged
Originally posted by HR ki sayyonni

Originally posted by badibanga

Hey AllTongue

How is everybody doing?  Thanks for the great articles.Clap

hey badi ......Smile

i'm fine ....wat abt U

long time no see ............becoming very rare ...

neways ...nice to see U here & there..

Thanks for asking Ash -Tongue I am doing fine but very busy at work and since the weather is good now for us here in Canada(Spring after a  long cold winter) tend to be busy on the weekends too.  But I read all the articles and keep my self informed.  Wink

I really miss not seeing Himesh on a regular basis - I dont get to see any of the videos or dvds like some of you so I dont have much to write about.  Cry

Thanks for your great postings and keep well.Clap

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Posted: 07 May 2006 at 9:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by badibanga

Originally posted by HR ki sayyonni

Originally posted by badibanga

Hey AllTongue

How is everybody doing?  Thanks for the great articles.Clap

hey badi ......Smile

i'm fine ....wat abt U

long time no see ............becoming very rare ...

neways ...nice to see U here & there..

Thanks for asking Ash -Tongue I am doing fine but very busy at work and since the weather is good now for us here in Canada(Spring after a  long cold winter) tend to be busy on the weekends too.  But I read all the articles and keep my self informed.  Wink

I really miss not seeing Himesh on a regular basis - I dont get to see any of the videos or dvds like some of you so I dont have much to write about.  Cry

Thanks for your great postings and keep well.Clap

  Hibadi sweetie
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Posted: 07 May 2006 at 9:36am | IP Logged
Hey Ange, my dear - Hug how's the going - how is NY and everything. Great to hear from you. Smile
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hi, there, me ggo d busy in June will have more time here, aslo more active in sa re since hosting there and all, how are U
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hey all ........Jem di, Badi , Pari/angeiHug

how r u'll doin ??

Jem di - how is ur revision goin on??EmbarrassedEmbarrassed

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