Ashdoc's movie review---Cocktail

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Post by ashdoc on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Is there justice in the world ????

The answer is no......
At least not for women in India.....
And certainly not for women who cross the limit in sexual relations with men outside marriage....or rather before it.....

Deepika Padukone has to learn this lesson the hard way.....

She is the original wild child , a girl as free as the wind---who openly shashays in revealing clothes , sizzles in red bikinis and changes boyfriends at the drop of a hat.....only after she has tried them and tired them out in the bedroom.....

While we pray at temples , her temple is the discotheque where she is the diva who brings zing and life to the dance floor.....
And the offerings she receives at this temple is the bottle of liquor which also fills up her refrigerator so much so that it is difficult to find even a glassful of milk there.....

But she has heart of gold , really.....

Otherwise who would give asylum to a poor benighted girl who has come from India only to be told by her so-called ' husband ' that he has married her only for her dowry and now its time to kick her out ??
Coming to this so-called ' husband ' , one wonders what a fool he is to marry a girl like Diana Plenty only for her dowry.....
.....For she's the perfect wife material---fair , delicate , pure---the type of girl one takes to your mother.....
In fact instead of taking dowry , I would have PAID dowry for getting her like the muslims do as meher Laughing

But after being dumped , Diana is given a home to live in by warm hearted Deepika.....

But little does Deepika know that her life is going to undergo a cataclysm due to this....

For through Diana she comes into contact with Saif who is exactly like her---a philanderer who moves from girl to girl and as Deepika confesses after he starts bedding her , is hot in bed.....

This first half is thoroughly enjoyable with wisely cracked jokes permeating the atmosphere---and adding to the fun is Boman Irani and Dimple Kapadia who play Saif's uncle and mom respectively.....

But the movie turns serious in the second half die to a predictible twist---its time for all to get mushy and fall in love.....

So Saif and Diana fall in love with each other , but there's a spanner in their works.....Deepika the sexy bad bitch has fallen in love too , and to who else but to Saif.....

But to again ask---is their justice in the world , and if there is then is it there for women.....?

Consider this---the director has no problem with making Diana fall in love with Saif who is a notorious womaniser who sleeps with woman after woman......
......But he has a problem with making Saif fall in love with Deepika who is exactly like him in all ways....
No no no no , not exactly like him ashdoc , have you forgotten the teeny weeny fact that she is a woman.....
And that fact makes a helluva lot of difference to the world's perception of her philandering ( thats called being used by men ) and Saif's philandering ( thats called being James Bond ).

And so the director settles for a disappointingly conventional ending.....

So you know who gets whom....and who is left high and dry in the end.....

Maybe as consolation the director gives the acting honors to Deepika who perfectly shows the pain of feeling used and abused and gives free vent to her feelings of jealousy like a woman scorned.....

Verdict---I must confess its a good watch.....

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:53 pm

The movie was a dud, at least for me. There was some light moments, and some scenes were funny and well executed. But overall, could have done without it. Saif disappointed, rather looked jaded. Doing same stuff, nothing fresh, which used to be his USP. Many scenes looked forced. The two girls acted very well, maybe that was the saving grace. Dimple didn't fit. Wish they increased Boman's role. Maybe college kids will like it more, and maybe that's why it's a hit in India.

This song did stand out.


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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:00 am

ashdoc wrote:.....For she's the perfect wife material---fair , delicate , pure---the type of girl one takes to your mother.....In fact instead of taking dowry , I would have PAID dowry for getting her like the muslims do as meher Laughing

Aiyyo..after lamenting the lack of justice in this world and pulling up the director for his double standards, you too end up choosing the fair, delicate and ahem..pure girl??

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Post by ashdoc on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Merlot Daruwala wrote:
ashdoc wrote:.....For she's the perfect wife material---fair , delicate , pure---the type of girl one takes to your mother.....In fact instead of taking dowry , I would have PAID dowry for getting her like the muslims do as meher Laughing

Aiyyo..after lamenting the lack of justice in this world and pulling up the director for his double standards, you too end up choosing the fair, delicate and ahem..pure girl??

i am not a philanderer like saif so i dont think that i can handle someone like deepika's character in the film . i would rather go for someone suited to my lifestyle like diana's character in the film . i am not denying this .

but the injustice lies in the fact that saif is shown having had sex with lots and lots of women but when he has to marry he chooses some as pure as diana . on the other hand deepika's character is left high and dry even though she has not made mistakes any greater than saif---if they can be called mistakes at all.....

if i was a philanderer myself ( like saif was shown in the film ) and had had sex with lots and lots of women then i wouldn't have had a problem with marrying someone like deepika .

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:30 am

Natalia Romanova wrote:This song did stand out.

this is a decent song. heard it on FM in the car yesterday. it's getting a lot of airplay here, #2: http://www.top10bollywood.com/2009/07/top-10-hindi-songs.html

translation: http://www.nannu.info/forum/showthread.php?t=32682

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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:36 am

ashdoc wrote:but the injustice lies in the fact that saif is shown having had sex with lots and lots of women but when he has to marry he chooses some as pure as diana . on the other hand deepika's character is left high and dry even though she has not made mistakes any greater than saif---if they can be called mistakes at all......

I still don't understand. How is this an injustice? Doesn't Deepika's character also deserve someone "pure"? Why should she only marry a philanderer??

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Post by ashdoc on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:24 am

Merlot Daruwala wrote:

I still don't understand. How is this an injustice? Doesn't Deepika's character also deserve someone "pure"? Why should she only marry a philanderer??

maybe she does.....

but she is shown left high and dry in the end with no boyfriend . as a reviewer my job is to comment on what is shown in the film , not on possiblities .

and in the film the way it is shown that diana accepts saif inspite of his record its quite clear that he is being forgiven his record with women because he is a man , while deepika is left lonely in the end because her similar record with men cant be forgiven as she is a woman .

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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:17 am

ashdoc wrote:but she is shown left high and dry in the end with no boyfriend.


So "pure" girls end up hitched with philanderers. Fun-loving girls on the other hand don't suffer any such encumberence. Seems more an injustice to the Diana character.

ashdoc wrote:and in the film the way it is shown that diana accepts saif inspite of his record its quite clear that he is being forgiven his record with women because he is a man , while deepika is left lonely in the end because her similar record with men cant be forgiven as she is a woman .

But the movie doesn't contain any Diana-equivalent "pure" man so where is the question of Deepika not getting the same acceptance and forgiveness of past sins that Saif received?? To that extent, nobody is passing judgment on Deepika (except the reviewer).

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Cocktail

Post by Merlot Daruwala on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:36 am

And now, the Vigil Idiot's take on Cocktail: http://mumbaiboss.com/2012/07/16/the-vigil-idiot-cocktail/

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