Sunday, October 22, 2006

DON - The review!!

Hmmm, let's see if I can write a movie review... And when you write a review it is very easy to criticise. But that is not the reason why I selected this movie as the subject of my first review ever, I mean a written one. This is just a stunt to fill something in this blog of mine as I have not posted anything for a long time. I am not getting any other good subject to write over, what to do? Oops! Now I got one, anyway since I have started on this, I will continue. I hope it is not a crime to post two blogs in a single day, so that I can post one more...
The movie Don starring Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Farhan Akhtar (A personal favourite) released here yesterday. And me and my roommate thought it would be better to watch it on the friday itself so that we don't waste much time on the precious saturday and sunday. So we went straight from the office to the theatre with the laptop bags hanging on our shoulders. There is a funny side to this laptop bag. For mine, it does not have a laptop inside. I am in two minds to write it here or not. What the h**l!! I usually carry the laptop bag to carry my lunch box, my notepad and some other documents that are needed. Yeah, go ahead and have a nice laugh!! :-(
So we caught the Fremont train which goes in other direction than that to our daily destination Daly City. What? No, I was not trying to be rhyming, it is the real name of the place where I stay, 20 minutes away from San Francisco by train. So after spending around 45 minutes in the train, we reached Fremont. We had another plan also to buy some Indian groceries. But by the time we came out of the theatre, the store was closed. I know, I know, I am supposed to write the review. Hold on, Please!!!
So the show for DON is there at every hour since it is a multiplex. so we reached there by 6.40 and decided to go for 7.00 PM show. After standing in the queue when I reached the counter came a shocking news. The ticket for DON is available only for 12.00 AM show. I was not sure what to do, and I came out of the line. If we are going back without watching this then it will be another 6 hours' exercise to come and watch it again. But there was no other way. So we decided to watch Jaan-E-Mann by Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. Was hoping that atleast there would be some comedy in it. What else to say, two people who came to see the most hyped movie of the year are being forced to watch a movie that I had not even heard about. With a heavy heart I went to the screen #7 which will be screening our movie...
Suddenly a crooked idea struck me. I was in two minds, whether to go ahead and do it? I was afraid of getting caught in the process also, which will be a shame to the company for which I am working. Its motto itself has the phrase "Driven by values". But as I am more selfish at times, I decided to take the chance. The thing about multiplexes is that once you are inside, you can go ahead and watch the movie in any screen. It once happened in bangalore that with the ticket for Rang de Basanti, I went and sit in a theatre screening 'Goal'. I realized this after seeing the movie for 5 minutes only. Till then I was thinking that this was a trailer. I ran out of the theatre to the correct one and luckily the movie had not started...
Oops, I think I am deviating from the topic again. So I went and sit in the screen#3 along with my friend and was praying to god that the seats don't get filled. Like that the first half an hour of the movie went by and I could not enjoy the movie as I was completely tense. Then I realized that the seats will not get filled. But why??? Was it because the people who had done the online reservation could not make it in time? Or was it a trick from the theatre people to get some people to watch other movies also. because they are quite sure that people will come back to watch DON again. You never know what was the reason for the seats not getting filled. So I consoled myself saying that I had paid money to watch the movie, so there is nothing wrong with what I did. Or was it wrong? I don't know!!
Regarding the review, I could not get a good review from any site to copy paste. So please bare with me. I will be more prepared next time when I am writing a movie review :-). But one thing has to be said, Farhan Akthar did really well to make some one like Shah Rukh Khan look so stunning and Stylish. Hats off to you, Farhan!!!

2 comments:

Dony said...

aale vadiyakkunnoda dashe!
anyways good writing..

Arun Jose said...

thanks for the compliments... :-))