Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Darna Zaroori Hai?

Last weekend I saw Darna Zaroori Hai (Fear You Must, loose english translation) a new film by Ram Gopal Verma. This film is sequel to the same director's Darna Manna Hai, which I had liked.

I went and saw DZH because Ram Gopal Verma happens to be my favourite moviemaker. But I could not see much of his movies as they disappear from theatres by the time I plan to see them. DZH was quite bland, in my opinion. Nor scary nor funny. Actually fun and fear should have been deadly comibination for movies. Mahmood had tried it long long time ago in Bhoot Bangla, but somehow this concept has never been taken up by our film makers. The first episode of this film, which is directed by comedian Sajid Khan is both funny and scary, if only the whole movie was like that.

The novelty of this film is that it is an episodic film, with each episode directred by seven differnt directors. Their aim is to scare the daylight out of the viewer. Almost all the stories have twist in the end, but most of the twist are either predictable or are pointless.

The film has most of A class actors -- Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Suneil Shetty, John Ambrahm, Anil Kapoor etc etc. but none of the peformance is great. Only performance of Manoj Pahwa as a fat-guy who is a movie buff, and who features in the first episode of the film, is good.

The film has Adults only rating, which means it is meant only for audiences 18 years and above. I was amused to find many children, since it is a vaction time, in the theatre. Maybe the children are the target audience of the film, and RGV should have tried U (universal) rating for the film.

A full length review of the film is here .

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