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Old April 5th, 2018, 01:15 PM
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Re: Movie reviews of some off beat films that I saw recently

Strangers ( 2007 )



Two strangers meet in a train in England . They strike up a conversation after realising that they are both Indians by descent . Both have been living in England for quite a long time . They are travelling in business class , so the compartment is most comfortable . They are Rahul ( Jimmy Shergill ) and Sanjeev Rai ( Kay Kay Menon ) . As they begin to unravel themselves , they begin to tell each other their life stories . And one thing stands out in their life stories---they are both unhappy due to their wives .

Rahul is a flop writer who had a romantic beginning to his relationship with his wife Preeti ( Nandana Sen ) . But as his writings began to flop and his and his wife's plans to have a baby began to peter out due to their dire financial position , their marriage began to fail . Preeti began to date strangers making Rahul increasingly frustrated and jealous .

On the other hand Sanjeev is being driven round the bend due to his wife Nandini's ( Sonali Kulkarni ) crazed obsession with her son's death , something that she cannot turn away from even though their son has been dead for long . And Sanjeev comes up with a deadly plan in the train---that of the two killing each other's wives so that both the men are rid of their troublesome relationships . Because they are strangers no one will know who killed their respective wives .

But their is a twist to the plot and another twist . The first twist is that Sanjeev has no intentions of killing Preeti , for he is having a passionate affair with her . The whole journey has been planned and tickets booked so that he travels with Preeti's husband Rahul in the same compartment and provokes Rahul to murder his ( Sanjeev's ) troublesome wife Nandini . That will allow Sanjeev and Preeti to be together with Sanjeev's wife conveniently Nandini dead and Rahul behind bars for Nandini's murder .

However there is another twist to the tale ; Rahul has been keeping tabs on his wife Preeti and knows about the plot to trap him . And he decides to take revenge on Preeti . Instead of killing Sanjeev's wife , he kills his own wife Preeti . And leaves Preeti's lover Sanjeev devastated .

Colours are rich and the hence the look of the movie is beautiful as the train rolls on in the english countryside . Photography is very good too . As the train rolls in the english countryside the two main protagonists tell each other their stories which come out in flashbacks . Rahul knowing about the love affair of Sanjeev and Preeti comes out in flashbacks only . No songs are there but background music is good .

Acting wise Jimmy Shergill scores over everyone else as Rahul . He looks good too with yellowed dishevelled hair . His wife Preeti is played by Nandana Sen who looks good too . Kay Kay Menon is good as usual . Sonali Kulkarni as Sanjeev's ( Kay Kay Menon ) wife has a smaller role than the other three .

But editing of sequence of scenes was not good and some scenes looked disjointed from each other . This reduced enjoyment of the film . Still it is different film with a different ending which comes as a surprise . However more drama should have been created at the climax which looks bland inspite of the shocker in the end .

Verdict---okay .

Two stars out of five .
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Re: Movie reviews of some off beat films that I saw recently

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A scandall ( 2016 )


Saw this movie on netflix recently .

Verdict---Bad .

One and a half star out of five .

Werent you saying earlier that i might like it. Or was it something else?
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Werent you saying earlier that i might like it. Or was it something else?
yeah i saw it on netflix and said on netflix thread . good sexy songs and body exposure of females . you will like the bad movie .
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