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Posted: 01 January 2015 at 1:18pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by .SA.

honest review of ugly.LOLLOLLOL



You can't say that director Anurag Kashyap doesn't give you the memo that Ugly is a dark story early on in his new film. Ugly isn't just about aspects of the morbid and gloomy in humanity. It is literally a dark film: virtually every frame is stained with shadows and everything is in shades of grey and black, as though Mumbai is being viewed through a blue-tinted lens. Or being filmed by a director and cinematographer who had seen the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen (The Killing) just before filming Ugly. There's little similarity in the plots of Ugly and Forbrydelsen, but there's no mistaking that bleak colour palette and the sense of gloomy menace that the two share.

Ugly is, according to Kashyap, a film that he wanted to make, rather than one that was either foisted on him or one that he moulded to meet the expectations of producers and distributors. This one is his baby and although it has a few moments of glittering insight, it certainly does live up to its name. Ugly isn't a bad film, but it is far from brilliant.

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Set in a Mumbai that's peopled with only the dregs of humanity, Ugly is the story of how a group of adults react when a little girl is lost. Ten-year-old Kali (Anshikaa Shrivastava) disappears from her father Rahul's (Rahul Bhat) car one afternoon. When he tries to file a complaint, Rahul's pleas are dismissed by the police. There's a wonderful scene in which Rahul is mocked brutally by a cop named Jadhav (Girish Kulkarni) as he tries to get them to take Kali's disappearance seriously. Kulkarni is brilliant, making you laugh and cringe as he whiplashes Rahul with his acerbic callousness. (It's only later that you realise that this long scene is just an indulgence and has little actual bearing on either the case or the story.)

Everyone sits up when they realise that Rahul's daughter happens to be police chief Shoumik Bose's (Ronit Roy) step daughter too. As it turns out, Shoumik Bose doesn't appear to be particularly bothered by Kali's disappearance, but he does relish being handed an opportunity to beat the crap out of Rahul and pin the guilt upon Rahul. Why? Because Rahul, the dude, was mean to Shoumik, the nerd, in college. Boys and girls, let that be a lesson to you. Every loser has his day, even if that day comes hand in hand with a shoebrush moustache.

Since the police seems unconcerned about Kali, Rahul decides to carry out his own investigation to find her. Meanwhile, Kali's mother Shalini (Tejaswini Kohlapure) drinks herself sillier and sillier. Shoumik clenches his jaw and grits his teeth so often that it's bound to make dentists in the audience twitch with the excited anticipation that comes of spotting a long-term client. All in all, it soon becomes painfully evident that although Kali is the one that everyone is supposed to be looking for, no one really cares about her.

Unfortunately for Ugly, this includes the audience. Kashyap perhaps hoped that an audience's Pavlovian reaction to a cute kid would be enough to make us care about Kali, but she's at best a blurry presence in the film and quickly overshadowed by the vile adults who surround her. Every grown-up in the film lives up to the title -- they are hideously ugly human beings. Not one has any redeeming aspect. It's depressing enough to make you want to send Kashyap either a box of cupcakes or a video of a Teletubby song (or both).

Everyone's a bad guy in Ugly, but not one exhibits the extraordinarily charismatic and riveting evil -- like that of Hannibal Lecter -- that demands our full attention. That, of course, is the point of Ugly. Kashyap's film is set in a world where everyone is uniformly horrible. However, this only serves to make the characters in Ugly come across as boringly mediocre, in both their mentality as well as their capacity for evil. They're also stupid, which doesn't help Ugly's case. Put it altogether and what emerges is a twisted and terrible world that is easy to dismiss the moment you leave the theatre because it's too morbid to feel real.

In terms of storytelling, the problem with filling Ugly with such characters is that there's no one that the audience cares about. Consequently, Ugly struggles to hold one's attention and you start wondering why you're sitting here, peering at these literally dark frames telling a metaphorically dark story.

Ugly is a disappointment, not just because it's a whodunit that sinks like a badly-made souffle but also because we expect better and more of Kashyap. Of him, we expect more taut storytelling, greater sensitivity in characterisation, as well as more originality and insight.

this is why i never read reviews, they're always so longStern SmileLOLLOL

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Posted: 01 January 2015 at 1:22pm | IP Logged
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this is really funny n unbelievable. Shocked
LOL
ROFLROFL these are brilliantROFLROFL

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Posted: 01 January 2015 at 1:24pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by .SA.

where are you Twinnie ?? did you leave for Umrah??ConfusedConfused
yep we had.. sorry twinnie didn't get time to tell you.. was thinking they'd have net here so would leave a message but there was none anywhere in the whole country more or lessOuch back home now thoughSmile

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Posted: 01 January 2015 at 1:38pm | IP Logged
happy new year twinnieHugHug


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on that note, watched MATH the minute i got back (yeah I'm addictedEmbarrassedLOL) and the show has gotten so bad againOuchOuch i cant  believe how much they've messed it up in this one weekOuchOuchthey've turned Ranveer into a monsterOuch 
Doctor tells the family that Ranveer has lost all will to live.. Amba goes and begs Ishaani to do something.. Ishaani runs barefoot to siddhi vinayak and Ranveer gets miraculously cured..(on this note, Ekta seems to be a huge believer in God, all her shows have these type of scenes in them so) Amba thanks Ishaani but refuses to allow her anywhere near Ranveer.. Ranveer gains consciousness and comes back home.. Ishaani who still hasn't opened her fast faints... as she awakens, she tells Ranveer to break her fast who in turn throws the water on her face, calls her a cheater and walks off.. (this scene, especially his dialogue at the end, i.e. the tum behosh hone ka natak karo ya marne ka, mujhe koi fark nahin parta. was such a disappointmentOuchOuchRanveer then decides to get Disha and Manas married off at the earliest and holds their sangeet party the next day where he makes Ishaani serve all the guests and clean up after them too.. He then flirts with other girls in front of her and abuses her whilst dancing with her by twisting her arm..SleepySleepy Ishaani tries to tell him what really happened, but he remarks that he lost trust on trust and wont believe anything she says..
in short, Ranveer has lost it and CVs have also lost itStern SmileLOL

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on that note, why is Ishaani such a freaking doormatConfusedConfused if I'm not wrong, she's quite highly educated since if i remember rightly, the whole family was eating off of her only post leap, then why does she keep letting the men in her life walk all over herConfusedConfused first Chirag and now Ranveer..Sleepy why doesnt she have the guts to walk away from either oneConfused plus in the new promo, Ranveer's throwing Chirag on her, honestly what could possibly be more humiliating then having the same person who tried to rape you again misbehave with you, why doesnt she just give both a tight slap and leave??WackoWackoWacko 

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Posted: 02 January 2015 at 1:54am | IP Logged
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my behnaHugROFLROFL i too do nothing but scream and moan over and over again till the pain doesnt go awayEmbarrassedLOL 
but then, thats the difference between us mere mortals and daily soap leads soROFLROFL who, even in the middle of dying, get time to say 10 minute long monologues about their love lives...ROFLROFL
eeekkk this happened in KSROFLROFL when Daksh was about to tell Jai and Bani that Meera is the killer, but before he could, he went kaputLOL
this happens in CID too & frequently !!! CID guys are left scratching their head , trying to figure out the dead guy was trying to tell?? 
ROFLROFLROFL

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Posted: 02 January 2015 at 2:04am | IP Logged
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they are stretching LAT like rubber band.SleepySleepy
i am losing patience now.LOLLOL
i was thinking they'd end it when Trisha comes back, boy was i wrong or whatLOLLOLLOL and isn't it meant to be finiteConfusedConfused
even i thought so. but they are going to show the freaking love triangle now , where the cousins will fall for the same guy.SleepySleepy

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