1 Minute(s) 35 Seconds
Kumar S Taurani, Ramesh S Taurani
Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Urvashi Sharma, Vikas Kalantri, Vishal Malhotra, Raj Zutshi
Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla
First Day First Show
An Abbas-Mustan film is always special. And when the director duo come together with producers TIPS after almost a decade [SOLDIER (1998) was their last film together], you can expect to be in the midst of something special. Ok, so the director duo’s last outing 36 CHINA TOWN was not a patch on the work they have done in the past, an interesting cast [Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna, debutant Urvashi Sharma] combined with Pritam’s name on the credits makes you look forward to both the film and the music.
Are you among the few unlucky who watched Naqaab. If you loved Naqaab, then guess I cann’t do any much about it. I guess most of you hated the film. But, I’m sure how much ever you hated the film you might have applauded the twist towards the end and the rather stunning suspense. You must be wondering, how could these thoughts come from Indian writers. Surely the Naqaab story has an Hollywood feel to it. Then I must say, you are absolutely right.
Naqaab is nothing but a blatant copy of a suspense Hollywood thriller “Dot The I”. Watch this trailer of Dot The I and you shall realise the extent to which Naqab has been copied. If you have watched Naqaab you shall realise that scenes have merely been translated from Dot The I to Naqaab. What A Shame.
There is a surprise though as soon as one lays hands on the album of Naqaab. Reason? This album with songs written by Sameer has only 3 songs in total with one theme track. This makes it difficult for the album to make a mark because one average/below average track and there is a threat on the momentum to go down. Thankfully that doesn’t really happen and you get a good adrenalin jump once the album is through.
In the album A.Myth Sharma remixes the track while bringing Zubin Garg on board. Electronic arrangements along with lively beats give an edge to ‘Ek Din‘ and if you have enjoyed the soother version by Javed Ali earlier, you would also want to give this Zubin version a good hear at least.
International in appeal and truly western in outlook, it is the kind of background piece that one expects from Abbas Mustan. One is sure that the director duo would use this quite well in the film and get the adrenalin pumping.
To compensate for merely 4 unique tracks in the album, the music company has also included an additional CD with their earlier hits like ‘Jo Bhi Kasmein’ [Raaz], ‘Pardesi Pardesi’ [Raja Hindustani], ‘Ishq Vishk’ [Ishq Vishk], ‘Soldier Soldier’ [Soldier], ‘Aaja Ve Mahi’ [Fida] and some more.
There is just an occasional ‘Aa Dil Se Dil Mila Le‘ that doesn’t quite make much of an impact but if one leaves that out, ‘Disguised Intentions’ followed by ‘Aye Dil’ and ‘Ek Din‘ along with their remix versions more than make you enjoy the album thoroughly. Any single track may not stand out of the crowd and turn out to be the chartbuster of the season but one can be rest assured that this soundtrack by Pritam would make the narrative of Naqaab only more exciting
01. Naqab – Ek Din Teri Raahon [GLOOMX.com]
02. Naqab – Aye Dil Paagal Mere (Remix) [GLOOMX.com]
03. Naqab – Aa Dil Se Dil Mila Le [GLOOMX.com]
04. Naqab – Aye Dil Paagal Mere (Remix – Female) [GLOOMX.com]
05. Naqab – Ek Din Teri (Remix) [GLOOMX.com]
06. Naqab – Aa Dil Se Dil Mila Le (Remix) [GLOOMX.com]
07. Naqab – Aye Dil Pagal Mere [GLOOMX.com]
08. Naqab – Disguised Intentions [GLOOMX.com]
Download mp3 songs Naqaab (Bollywood Indian Movie – 2007)
Bombay To Goa
BOX OFFICE COLLECTIONS – Week 1 Mumbai – 61,52,161 (Incl. Thane) Ahmedabad – 15,49,051 Himmatnagar – 94,226 Bhavnagar – 1,68,500 Nasik – 1,60,144 Delhi – 7,24,350 Noida – 1,73,615 Kaushambi – 94,264 Gurgaon – 1,41,874 Agra – 1,23,168 Dehradun – 1,12,122 Varanasi – 1,16,467 Aurangabad – 2,65,576 (Average per print: 1,39,092) Total collections for Week 1: 98,75,518 Total Collections (Till Date): 98,75,518
Bombay to goa Movie review
Assemble the best comedians on one platform, choose a script that gives them scope to display their inherent talent, garnish it with witty one-liners, borrowing names and references from real life to make it look contemporary. Presto, a comic caper is ready to be served!
JOURNEY BOMBAY TO GOA could’ve been a howlarious ride that starts off in Mumbai and concludes in Goa, but all you carry home are a few amusing sequences and the well-penned, laced-with-wit dialogues.
Problem kya hain? The screenplay. There are points in the narrative that prompt guffaws, chuckles, giggles and chortles, but the narrative is stretched to a point that you get restive and fidgety. Woh isliye, because monotony seeps in after a point. Another area that should’ve been controlled is its length. The climax especially is reminiscent of the chase in HERA PHERI and PHIR HERA PHERI. Interesting concept, but why go on and on?
In short, JOURNEY BOMBAY TO GOA is aimed at the hoi polloi, the masses, the aam junta and for them, the journey to laughterland may be worth it.
JOURNEY BOMBAY TO GOA is the story is of Lal [Sunil Pal] and Das [Vijay Raaz]. Lal is a dreamer who wants to become big in life and start his own business. Das is a driver, who used to work for a rich businessman, but an irritating boss’ nagging habits force him to quit his job.
Lal wins Rs. 2 lacs by winning a contest and the duo plans to set up a business. Das comes up with an idea to start a travel agency. But they don’t have enough money. So they go to Chor Bazaar. Using spare parts of old cars and imported cars, they create a bus. The next task is to search the passengers for a ride to Goa.
Lal finally manages to get 15-16 passengers by offering them a discount. But the bus is so tacky that the passengers demand their money back. Das comes up with an idea and states that this is merely a pick-up bus. The journey begins!
One of the passengers [Mac Mohan], who had been abducted but has now escaped, meets with an accident and dies midway. But before he breathes his last, he tells the fellow passengers about the hidden treasure…
With so many comedians around, the writing focuses on hilarious situations and one-liners. The motive is to make you laugh. A few sequences do succeed, a few don’t. In an effort to pack just about everything on the shelf, the writer seems to have overlooked the fact that you need to tell your story in the shortest possible time. Sure, a few scenes are well penned, by why stretch the film unnecessarily? It dilutes the impact!
Comedy is serious business and not all storytellers can pull it off. In that respect, director Raj Pendurkar shows a flair for comedy. In fact, he has the potential to make aimed-at-masses entertainers in the future, but a tight script is all he needs to concentrate on. On the music front, there’s just one song that stays in your memory — the title track. Cinematography is okay.
The actors do well in their respective roles, but the ones who register an impression are Raju Shrivastava, Sunil Pal, Vijay Raaz, Sudhir Pandey and Aasif Sheikh. Tinnu Anand, Shakti Kapoor and Asrani don’t get much scope. Mac Mohan is alright. Sanjay Mishra goes over the top.
On the whole, JOURNEY BOMBAY TO GOA is a fair attempt that may appeal to those with an appetite for comic capers. At the box-office, the extra-ordinary promotion [quality as well as quantity], especially on television, should attract footfalls at mass-dominated screens and centres.