Mod – movie review

Wifey again chose this movie. She couldn’t watch it yesterday because of some technical issues with my laptop. So, I watched it alone. I somehow feel she has the seventh (or eighth) sense when it comes to judging a movie by it’s poster.

This movie just transports you to a different world – a hill station that has its own beauty and sweet pace. Nagesh (kukunoor) has this magic mantra to ease you into his story. The visuals throughout the story (especially at the start) compel you to logon to http://www.makemytrip.com and book your holiday for a hill station (mind you it’s freezing cold in Bangalore – when this review is written)

Let’s talk about performances.

Ayesha Takia – I don’t know how Nagesh always get the best out of her. Haven’t seen her performing that well with any other director.  Probably it’s because when he writes the story, he carves her character in sync with her personality.

Rannvijay – Boy! He did a marvelous job. He should shut down all his businesses on the road(ies) and get on to movies full time. He may not fit in to a usual bollywood hero, but if he chooses his scripts well in the future, he can give all the heroes of today – a good run for their monies.

Brilliant characterization of Raghuveer Yadav as Ayesha’s dad and Tanvi Azmi as GG. Don’t know from where Nagesh unearthed these long forgotten gems. Also, small little things like the Band – ‘Kishore Bhakt’ has members of various religions like Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Christian, etc., Most importantly Loved Ayesha’s character as a watch maker.

Let’s talk about the story – Perfect. I have been reading about writing stories for the last 15 months. In recent times, every single story that I watched (movie) or read (book) had some loose ends. But this one is just so darn perfect. It may be because when an engineer (Nagesh) decides to get down to any job (which may be story writing or engineering), he completes it with utmost precision.

Visuals (direction et al) – absolutely awesome. The location, the colors, the camera angle it’s like I can just see this movie again without the sound. Brilliant. Very lively colors in Ayesha’s house added a whole lot of meaning to the character.

Music – actually songs, were a bit disappointment. The music and songs were perfect for the movie, but none which you can hum or remember after the movie is over. Had a huge expectation after the extraordinary songs of ‘Dor’ and ‘Iqbal’.

I scratched my head to think – why the heck this movie did not take off during Dushera 2011. It took a long time to realize that may be  everyone at that time was waiting for ra.one.

So, my dear reader, it’s an awesome movie with a tight story line. Go ahead and watch it.

My rating 4/5

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