May 22, 2007

Bheja Fried and Provoked



Bheja Fry
Being a veggie, I am not sure how delectable Bheja Fry( goat brain fry) is . But it is also the slang for "irritant".... "Blade" in the south. Here it is a movie that I found thoroughly enjoyable, short film with a great cast. So what if it is a copy of some french movie.

There is a serious undercurrent -the equaliser- infidelity- how it can affect anyone at the least expected moment. A rather simple fellow (Vinay Pathak deserves an award for this role) is to be a butt of jokes at a " Friday Dinner" hosted by a condescending Music Mogul ( Rajat Kapur). The innocent aspiring singer has a song for every moment and in his effort to help causes more chaos for the smug host. Ranbir is fantastic as a cricket crazy IT man. Milind is good and makes you wonder why he does not act more often....


Provoked
Did not want to see it despite the inspiring true story of Kiran Alhuwalia, which has been written about/ featured at great length. But finally I did, on DVD. Well done. I wonder if Nandita Das ( who plays an activist) would have been more suited to Ash's role. A good attempt by Ash but her beauty gets in the way and makes her seem plastic at times. Naveen Andrews is terrifying as the abusive husband. The best scene - when the activists stick a bill on the cop's car while appeasing him.

6 comments:

The Mad Momma said...

enjoyed bheja fry but didnt think milind was good.... in fact... the only thing i see in his favour is the fact that he looks hot! :)

itchingtowrite said...

hey good its all available on dvd. can pick it up now

Orchid said...

Hey thanks for the reviews..will pick up bheja fry!

nz said...

Iam yet to watch Provoked, and didnt even know that 'bheja fry' existed ! Will check it out in our nearby indian store :-) Thanks for the reviews.

artnavy said...

welcome all

hope u guys enjoy bheja fry

madmomma- that is sufficient reason to see him more

Kalpana said...

Yes, the scene you mentioned in Provoked is the best. Bheja fry, should see.