Friday, June 26, 2009

NEW YORK (2009)

Audience is really eager to watch a good film after a long unprecedented dry spell at theatres due to the stand-off between producers and multiplex owners. There is no doubt that the film will surely get welcome opening due to its youth appeal star cast and Yashraj banner; but the reason I watched the film is Director Kabir Khan who delivered fine docu-drama debut with ‘Kabul Express’ depicting in depth and well observed perspective of Talibans in Afghanistan. Although the film was crashed at the box office, it has broken the cliché of popular Yashraj Entertainment of popcorn romance.

It seems that this time Director Kabir Khan is highly inspired from Oscar winning documentary ‘Taxi to the dark side’ which portrays shocking and revealing story of cruel torture traits used on the suspicious looking but innocent Muslim detainees by Bush administration and personally I think the documentary is ‘Essential Watch’ for all documentary film lovers. (Read my Review of ‘Taxi to the dark side’ on -

‘New York’ is surely honest and well attempted film. Its story woven in the backdrop of 9/11 which changed the life course of all three young college friends. Saying much more about the story would be considered spoiler so better see it in theatre.
Right from the beginning to intermission the first half is crisp, gripping and entertaining with fine mixture of thrilling and light moments of three college buddies. But post interval film quite fumbles due to its loose editing, predictability of screenplay and emotional imbroglio between the key players. The chemistry of John- Katrina and Neil is really rocking and all the three live up to our expectations with their refreshingly natural and balanced act. Irrfan has played the role of cop so often and so it’s tailor made casting for him and he is flair player to watch here too. The background score of Julias Packiam is also creditworthy on technical level to enhance the over all quality of the film.

Go enjoy it on big screen…It won’t disappoint you at all.


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