Weekend. The word is synonymous with bliss for hard-workers (like me). And all we want to do on a weekend is chill out. Go picnicking somewhere, or spend a lazy afternoon inside an air-conditioned cinema hall. The movies released this week are Tere Sang and Ram Gopal Verma’s Agyaat.
Remember the Oscar-winning Hollywood movie Juno, that which dealt with the sensitive theme of teenage pregnancy and parenthood? Tere Sang also has the same storyline.
Directed by Satish Kaushik, the movie stars Ruslaan Mumtaaz (of MP3 Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar. Mind, he had a doosra and teesra and God knows how many pyaars!) and Sheena Shahabadi (Don’t ask me, I don’t know who!) as the lead pair. Mahi (played by Sheena) is a fifteen year old girl, who has always craved loved due to lack of it from her busy parents, and she gets it from seventeen year old Kukoo or Kabir (Ruslaan). The duo are camping when they get high and end up doing what is forbidden.
On the verge of becoming father and mother the duo elope (because, of course, the parents are against the child and the relationship). What happens next remains to be seen, but seems predictable, doesn’t it?
I’m bored just writing of this movie. I cannot imagine watching it. What with the boring music and all. But it is up to you anyway.
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma and starring a host of actors, whose names I wouldn’t bother mentioning (Believe me, they wouldn’t even ring a small tinkling in your head, leave alone a bell. Except maybe Nitin, who is famous down here in Telugu cinema, and Nisha Kothari, who has a number of flop Ram Gopal Varma’s to her credit.), Agyaat is a thriller that revolves around the fear of the unkown.
A film unit goes for shooting deep into the Sri Lankan forest. Each character has its own idiosyncrasies. The crew is divided by jealousy, hatred, crushes, ego, and competition for love. During the course of the shoot, the camera cranks up stalling the shoot. The crew is told to wait for two days until a replacement arrives. Left with no way to entertain themselves, the forest guide, Setu, suggests a trip into the forest. And they set off into the Unkown. The next morning they find Setu’s mauled body and they are all gripped by fear. None of them knows the way back. The only person who knew the forest terrain as well as an animal living there was Setu. And he is killed. When another one of them is killed, they realise that the unknown thing is out to get all of them and on starts the roller-coaster ride.
In trying to survive in a world unknown to them, we see a change in their attitude and beliefs. Will their survival instincts prevail over the fear and darkness of what is Agyaat?
The movie promises thrills and chills. How much it delivers, I cannot say.
Well so which movie are you planning to watch? I guess I will just go out and get some fresh air. Or chill at home with a good book. Must try and get the Twilight series.
Do tell me if you watch either of these movies.