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Old July 14th, 2017, 11:40 AM
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Ashdoc's movie review---Shab



Shab has a lot of things going for it . Firstly , it has great background music . The songs too are definitely worth listening to again and again . Secondly , it has beautiful cinematography . Some scenes like one in which there is darkness around but lights are focused only on the faces of the protagonists , or the one in which a character slowly fades away into brightness as she passes out of the film are photographed brilliantly . Acting is good from everyone too .

Even better are the looks of the females in the film . Raveena Tandon has matured like old wine and I daresay that she looks fuller hotter and sexier than how she looked when she was younger . Her cleavage is ample and her body ampler . The other female is Arpita Chatterjee , who has a beauty of her own and looks real cute in her bob cut hair .

But the film falters on two major points . As it nears it's climax it goes nowhere , with most characters splitting up with each other rather than coming closer which would be the desired ending . The other point of course is that some of the characters are gay . While one or two gay characters would have been acceptable in the film , the number of them is four---way above the acceptable limit in a conservative country like India . Maybe that is why the audience stayed away and there was practically no one in the theatre ; the cinema patrons had probably got the gay vibes better than I had even before the film had released and not come to the cinema hall . They probably knew about the fact that director of the film Onir is gay , something that I had overlooked .

The film starts with small town boy Ashish Bisht coming to big city Delhi to become a model . But he has not lost his small town attitude and ends up only being the keep of socialite Raveena Tandon---not a bad proposition actually , considering her hotness . Her gay friend Raj Suri does give Ashish the chance to become a model , but Raveena wants to keep him for herself even though she has dalliances with other men . Ashish however falls in love with Arpita , whom he meets in a restaurant as a waitress who wears enticing clothes showing off her delicate back and her lovely armpits and her bra straps . The owner of that restaurant ( Areesz Ganddi ) is gay and has had a breakup recently with his boyfriend . In his life comes a french man ( Simon Frenay ) who has a tragic past . Arpita is a sex worker in secret , who is being stalked by one of her clients and threatened by that client's father to get out of her stalker's life . And so on and so forth...

Problem is , even though all the characters interact with each other , the intersection of their lives is mostly for the period shown in the movie and in the end they go their own separate ways . In short the film goes nowhere . There are some emotional and sentimental moments in the movie , but they do not leave a lasting impact .

The film does move at a relaxed pace , and may appeal to those who like off beat films . It is for the liberal crowd who find nothing wrong in gay relationships and have sympathy for those who are frowned upon by mainstream society , for all the characters in the film are those in whom mainstream society with find something wrong and will treat with disdain and contempt---gay men , a prostitute , a kept man of a rich woman , the rich woman who is frustrated with her husband's affairs and keeps boys . Though I like off beat films , I am not a liberal and could not empathise .

Verdict---Just about okay .

Two stars .
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This small-town boy who comes to big city Delhi to become a model... does he then become a pote I am wondering... just wondering... if this movie is based on the real-life story of a popular echan
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Are there graphic scenes of male molestation by two or more heriones?
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Are there graphic scenes of male molestation by two or more heriones?
I always thought that was molestation by two or more heroes... and that's why this movie was all about gays. A good match to the original story.
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Are there graphic scenes of male molestation by two or more heriones?
There are two or three scenes of single women initiating sex with single men . But they do not go far .
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Old July 16th, 2017, 09:37 AM
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I always thought that was molestation by two or more heroes... and that's why this movie was all about gays. A good match to the original story.
Though there are gay characters , there no gay sex scenes.
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Shab

Movie seems to be controversial and interesting,... Raveena, da name herself makes the film, worth watching for me, and would love to see it at the earliest,....

At I-F, I saw a review, 4 stars given to it,... good that no Gay sex is shown,.. I ewww and eeek at those, than anything else,..
like last time KJo had that garbage, in that 100 years of Bollywood film celebration's Movie, made on one of the part, out of those 4 episodes,.. part,..
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I always thought that was molestation by two or more heroes... and that's why this movie was all about gays. A good match to the original story.
Then this movie must be based on tantric_yogi.
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Movie seems to be controversial and interesting,... Raveena, da name herself makes the film, worth watching for me, and would love to see it at the earliest,....

At I-F, I saw a review, 4 stars given to it,... good that no Gay sex is shown,.. I ewww and eeek at those, than anything else,..
like last time KJo had that garbage, in that 100 years of Bollywood film celebration's Movie, made on one of the part, out of those 4 episodes,.. part,..
The movie isn't good. Just barely OK.
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The movie has decent songs however . Let me search for them on youtube .
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The movie isn't good. Just barely OK.
What is wrong with Raveena TondonHer dialogue delivery is terrible .. I just feel tired listening to her Maatr could've been so much better but

I get a feeling this one is close to BA pass. I could be wrong
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Raveena screen pe ho toh bhala,.. dialect delivery dekhta hi kaun hai ?

http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showpo...unt=47:rotfl:- Tipu-Tipu girlie,.

That was the first time long ago,.. Sri and her both were in the same movie, sharing the same screen.. and I almost forgot noticing Sri, even.
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