We, the people

Jasz "The Spammer" A | 07/01/2005, 14:53 hrs

Alas another Director whose success went to his head. Although I do not think that Lagaan is a good movie, I'll admit that it must've been special. Or too many people get conned easily.
Gowariker's second movie is a must see for all the fans of the Success-made-em-lose-focus group of directors. These guys make movies that help movie goers......the flaws are so obvious that anybody can pick them out. This is probably because of the fact that these guys suddenly take themselves so seriously that scenes with simple emotions become 3 minute montages with intricate soundscapes and heavy dialogue.
Swades will not be liked for what it is.....it'll be liked for what it could have been. It could have been another Oscar worthy Indian entry (no Indian movie in the next 10 years will win an Oscar. Period.) ShahRukh for once is believable as an actor and Gayatri Joshi's screen presence is simply stunning.
Let me brief ya.....SRK comes home to take his aunt, his heart suddenly changes and decides to spend the rest of his life here. The start and ending are alrite. Its the middle part thats fucked up.
SRK's strong beliefs and goals simply do a 180 flip. The incidents that run up to this could have been so much more powerful. At this point of the film, AG had the audience eating out of his hand and he goes and metamorphosises the character so badly that you start feeling cheated outta your tears.
Yes people!! At this point I was ready to cry my eyes out for the condition of people in our country but AG is so flat that you wish you could punch his nose and bring him down from the clouds. SRK's performance at this point was commendable....it should get his street-rep high again.
AG tried to get in a morale lifting sequence again, but the buildup was too short and artificial. At this point I was wishing AG had stuck to directing and borrowed stories with carefully done screenplays, atleast the dialogues wouldnt be so corny and full of contradictions. Although more Hollywood for its sensitivity and character chemistry than any recent flick, its nowhere near the point of making you geniunely feel strongly for the characters or storyline.

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  1. i agree

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