Here I am naming some films which were disappointing and had too much of potential which remained unexploited. But I will also name the director Who I think would have done justice to the film.
Ghanchakkar- The film was contrived and tried too hard to be funny. Some jokes were good, like the one where Namit Das is naked and talking to his girlfriend on phone. But there was no real purpose of such scenes, or no connection to main plot which somewhere restricted its idea. I think Vishal Bahrdwaj would’ve thrown a curveball in second half of the film. Well, although Bhardwaj has disappointed in last two of his films, but the humor he brings to table (Kaminey, and some hilarious moments of Matru like the one where they are in aeroplane) was exactly what Ghanchakkar required.
Aurangzeb- This film made so many rounds in the same circle that it left me bored for half the part. It has a very interesting premise followed by some smart screenplay. But the film tilts towards sloppiness thanks to naive director. Sudhir Mishra, I would say! I am sure most of you have seen “Yeh Saali Zindagi” and if you remember there are too many characters introduced in first half of it. But the way Mishra handles them and connects them to the plot is what makes YSZ interesting! Aurangzeb misses all of that.
Cocktail- It surely has made the bucks but did not leave you impressed! I was really impressed with Homi when he used the silence during the first half (very modicum level usage of background music). But he doesn’t know how to extract youth and unpretentious emotions. The scene where Diana asks Saif to stay with Deepika and to forget her is way too cliched for a film that promises energy and standard but believable sentiments. Naah, it was too much! Imtiaz himself should have directed it. Pick that scene from “Love Aaj Kal” where Saif meets deepika just few moments before her marriage. That scene starts from Saif’s enthusiasm and i-am-all-cool and ends up at I-am-shattered. Its such beautifully shot and enacted that you miss such zing in Cocktail despite it has got all the room.
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