Mission Impossible 4 (MI4) is an excellent watch. Tom Cruise rocks with his team! The biggest plus point is the humour quotient through out the movie unlike the earlier ventures! So it’s just not action packed, exciting but also quite entertaining and enjoyable. Wish there was a 3D version! Anil Kapoor is a non-cameo pappu here. We have seen Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Ranjit in relatively stronger villain-cum-pappu roles in Hindi movies quite often, haven’t we? (But whatever and however, Anil has done that role for the best reasons known to him.)
So touch of Bollywood style and India make the movie bit a package to sell out, don’t they?
Dubai – Burj Khalifa, Sand Storm sequences are more than worth mentioning, in fact, the best. The Burj Khalifa sequence gave more than the trade mark mountain scene of the MI series.
Russia- prison scene was crisp. The Kremlin Crumbling even more!
Russia, Dubai, India (it was indeed to showcase a bit of India more than a stereotype Mumbai, there’s more in Mumbai to shoot scenes at) fit into the story quite smoothly except the illusive transition form Dubai to Mumbai until the explicit mention was made.
The mention of the Chhatrapur art made me feel bit good!
Ah, the heat fan – magnetic robot sequence!
Wondered how a (ex university-) professor was so strong even to give a fight with a super agent as Ethan! (Any way, he finally decided to drop himself back.)
As with the MI movie trend, after the last action sequence with the reunion, it just doesn’t end there, it shows the back to normal life and then ready for the next mission (impossible).
GP not for Ghost Protocol, but should be for Grand Prix, such was the racy pacy flow of the movie with appropriate space!
And finally, a good movie always draws audience itself, so does this movie.
~ Prabeen Kumar Pati
Superb direction, screenplay and cinematography! It was a pleasant and worthy watch.
Ranbir Kapoor made the character his own. Nargis Fakhri a Beauty look wise; even though it’s kind of a foreign-language movie for her, but it’s visible and obvious that she is not up to the mark as far as acting (the most important part) is concerned.
Also, the greatest strength of the movie is that it’s not entirely monotonous, the beautiful songs – excellent meaningful some-translated lyrics with A.R. Rahman’s music flow are interlaced with the various time flash backs and projections, so one gets to watch kind of fusion all through; no chance of boredom or flatness. They have stuck to Mohit Chauhan’s fitting voice through out for Jordan, that’s now some consistency! Nadan parindey … song stands out!
Shammi Kapoor even in his short (and last in the life) appearance makes the character very true and alive.
Good lively punches make the dialogues even real. ‘… I love u…’, ‘Janglii Jawaanii’, ‘Tuutey hue dil se hii (achha aur sachchaa) sangiit nikaltaa hai’, ‘… aur tu yahaan samose khaa raha hai, chatni ke liye ladhaai kar raha hai…’ and lots more. The supporting cast is more than just supporting as expected.
Imtiaz Ali, you have again delivered it as expected! Your ventures are not just safe, but prudent investments for an investor!
Well, I can see some pattern in the stories Imtiaz has been dealing with; the lady-love always goes on to live with somebody else, but actually doesn’t or can’t, and ultimately the love-couple is united! (Only in Socha naa tha, it was the other way kind of!)This time there’s also an extra-marital affair and the lady-love is in the ICU and what happens next? I Cee U!?
~ Prabeen Kumar Pati
‘That Girl in the Yellow Boots’ the review:
Fantastic cinema with cinematography not surprisingly from Anuraag with crisp and clear acting from each character. Kalki you rock even in that differently difficult role in the contemporary movies genre!
The name is Ruth, she is in the quest of what to the opposite comes out to be the TRuth!
Two contrasting characters of the same (specially the parent-age) age seen in this cinema that ends as a very disturbing story!
Eie Janha, Eie Janha, Rahija tike,
Mon priyaa mon paaien saajuchhi tike…
(Full song not placed here. The above is the Preview-Only signature lines! My all time favourite song; had penned and composed the song and its different versions fully for my movie draft script “Jeebana Dorie” on 5Oct2004. The brief script I had written, keeping in mind the regional audience then. Even more songs for this movie I have already draft-composed. Only the female versions remain unsung, though have already proto-composed the tunes with the wordings.)
~ Prabeen Kumar Pati