Sunday, September 02, 2007

Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag Review: RGV ki (r)Aag

I am a movie buff who loves to watch movies and discuss the art of cinema. Till date, I have written reviews for movies which have moved me. This time too, it’s not going to be any different. Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag is indeed a moving film - It moved me out of the movie hall within 90 minutes. Flat.

I am was an ardent RGV fan because of this style of movie making. The self proclaimed maverick has more than impressed me in the past with his movies. But of lately, he is on a different high which is more than evident in the movie’s self indulgent title. From the title to the promos and trailers, the movie perfectly fits a b-grade category. And watching the movie confirms the category.

Given the classic
Sholay, any one would make atleast a watchable film if he copies frame to frame. Such is the charm of the original. RGV deserves to be punished for carrying out a "Cinematic Rape" of the original Sholay. Just a quick read on the reviews will make a strong case against RGV for a rigorous punishment.

But unlike other reviews, I would like to highlight the "'highs" (pun intented) of the movie:

  • The movie tests your endurance. It teaches to you be patient and increases you torture bearing capacity
  • The movie boosts sales of the likes of Anacins and Crocins
  • The movie cures Insomnia
  • The movie teaches you to enjoy sadistic pleasures of life
  • The movie helps you value the original Sholay more than ever before
  • The movie will might ground RGV

Ending Note: This movie doesn’t even deserve to be written about. But I am earning my karma by saving someone's hard-earned money and rescuing him from an extreme mental distress.

Zonked,
Neo

6 comments:

Bhavesh said...

RGV has brutally rapped every original scene of Sholay in his movie AAG. This is a Murder of the great Movie of the century, which we have watched so many times from our childhood to till date. Even today Sholay’s characters come in front of us in some or the other form.

More than psyche & Ch**** Ram Gopal Varma i am disappointed with Mr. Bachhan who choose to play that pathetic character of Babban.

Pls create charity fund for RGV to get his treatment in Agra’s mental hospital ASAP before he makes another movie…..…… or at least advice him to make only south India Movies…..

Hiren Metalia said...

yes bro ... the only reason I too wrote a review for this crap was to earn some good karma :)

Sharique said...

Even the trailers were pathetic..

Addict said...

RGV HAS COMMITTED A HENIOUS CRIME... HE NEEDS TO CRUSIFIED FOR MERCILESSLY MURDERING SUCH A CINEMATIC GLORY... FOR GENERATIONS TO COME ..PEOPLE WILL SCARSELY BELIEVE SUCH A FILM WAS MADE IN REEL ND BY A DIRECTOR OF THIS CALIBER...RGV HAS LOST EVERYTHING ...TO GAIN A ARDENT FAN SAY FOR EG NEO OR ME AGAIN WOULD BE A TASK EQUIVALENT OF MAKIN SUNNY DEOL DANCE TO HRITHIK'S STEPS...LORD SAVE HIM

Jolvin said...

I think Ramgarh ke sholay would have beem a better watch

Neo said...

@bhavesh - stong words as usual :)

@hiren - you will reap good fruit

@sharique - yup..and thanks for dropping by

@addict - thanks for commenting after lotsa pushing ;)

@jolvin - it is definitely a better movie