Quick Thoughts: Fida

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Fida: Not all love stories have the perfect ending.

Synopsis:
Jai (Shahid Kapur) has a vision of the perfect girl that he is going to fall in love with, and one day, he sees her. Because of his sheer determination and willingness to do anything for Neha (Kareena Kapoor), she also falls in love with him. Jai thinks theirs is the perfect love story, but somebody else is writing it.

In a nutshell:
Old skool action, New age story. Interesting fusion. A slightly above average entertainer of the commercial kind showing the new age viewer the old-skool formulae of cliche’d love stories with contemporary style & a few bumps in the story road that make you raise your brow, eventually climaxing in a pessimistic outlook on their eventual outcomes. *ing Fardeen Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor


Film Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The

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ORANGE WEDNESDAY:   The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

If you know not of Douglas Adams & his works this film may come across rather random. The best pop culture reference I can probably give is it has a Futurama sort of feel to it. Marvin {the manic depressed genius robot} voiced by Alan Rickman was definitely my favourite character. Sam Rockwell also stands out as the loud Austin Powers like character Zaphod Beeblebrox.

It was a feel good film, more a visual treat than anything else. The screenplay based on the book by Douglas Adams, does tend to divert a little from the book in a positively cheesy fashion. Cheesy & comical, tickling that funny bone enough to warrant a watch.

For the hardcore fans of the radio program & TV series, there are many small hommages & chuckles to be had, but if you’re not, you’re still in for a treat. It doesn’t command any knowledge of its source materials; which is a plus, but I can see how those who don’t welcome the strange may not appreciate it. An all-round winner for me though. ★★★☆☆