VOL. 05, NO. 21, May 18, 2012 (Jestha 05, 2069)
Producer: Sunil Rawal
Director: SurajSubba "Nalbo"
Cast :SamyamPuri, WilsionBikramRai, Sunil Rawal, Anita Dahal
The film, SAAYAD, comprises the story of two generations at once - the first generation studying in college and the second already involved in career making after completing their study. It depicts the contemporary trend that is being developed in +2 colleges and its bad impact towards the family and society. The movie comparatively characterizes the old and the earlier generations on the base of their interests and natures. Nirag, Sambridi, Biju and Deepen are those characters who have already completed their study and are in the process of making their career. The film also encapsulates good many characters who seem to have no keen interest in the college study. Especially they belong to the earlier generation. This generation undergoes a series of gang fight and hostility brought about by the sense of enmity.
They are inflicted by drug addiction and to bunk class, to go cinema, disco are the events ordinary to them. Nihal, the younger brother of Nirag is affiliated with this group. However, there are good characters in this generation too like Cheko and Shirish. They are studious and in love with each others. The film also dramatizes the issue of sex scandal that is so pervasive in the present among city dwellers in general and college students in particular. Cheko and Shirish unknowingly fall in the same trap after their sex video is deceptively rumoured by the friends and is uploaded in You Tube. Finding no way out, they finally kill themselves. Death thus becomes the only solution for them.The story moves to the climatic end when Nihal and his group become aggressive violating human lives. Murder, loot, and abduction appear to be the base of their living. Finally Nihal, in confusion, comes to shot at his own brother, Nirag and this event desperately draws Nihal to absolute madness.
Avengers Assemble, review
Avengers Assemble is a lavishly enjoyable assemblage of everything that’s good about contemporary popcorn cinema.
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, StellanSkarsgård, PaulBettany.
“Looks like Earth might need something a little old-fashioned,” warns Samuel L Jackson’s generally furious General Fury, as the battle lines are drawn in Marvel Avengers Assemble.
He’s talking about Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Incredible Hulk; or collectively The Avengers, the Travelling Wilburys of the superhero set. But despite their pedigree (the team was launched by Marvel in 1963 as a response to DC’s Justice League of America comic, featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman), there’s little old-fashioned about this lot: Avengers is an early-noughties blockbuster to the core.
Avengers might be short on bright ideas of its own, but co-writer and director Whedon has a magpie’s eye for stealing other people’s, and an enviable knack for improving them.
But before we get to the proper stuff, Whedon has to knot together the plot threads left dangling by this film’s five (five!) prequels made under the Marvel Studios banner: two Iron Man movies and one film apiece for his teammates. Viewers who cannot remember the intricacies of various superhero films they may or may not have seen over the last four years will find the talky first act utterly bamboozling: thank goodness what follows makes up for it.
If you can remember the details, you’ll already be aware of the importance of a glowing energy cube called the Tesseract, which is here stolen by Loki, god of mischief (Tom Hiddleston, as camp as the antlers on his helmet suggest). Loki hopes to use it to summon an obliging alien army to help him subjugate Earth, and kidnaps the expert marksman Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the astrophysicist Erik Selvig (StellanSkarsgård) to help with his nefarious scheme.
In response, Fury scrambles his best men: billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), super-soldier Captain America (Chris Evans), and ace scientist Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), alter-ego of the Hulk. Soon enough they’re joined by Thor, the god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth), who has a score to settle with Loki, and the Russian spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), who wafts a welcome feminine breeze through the choking fug of testosterone.
A seasoned writer of oddball fantasy shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, Whedon is the ideal man to marshal such a broad and colourful cast. His script, structured like a stand-up comedy set with punchlines, reversals and callbacks, keeps things accessible and fluid once the awkward set-up is past.
This is good news for Downey Jr, whose Shatner-esque delivery is markedly less irritating when he has something funny to say, but even better for Johansson’s Black Widow, who is now a level-headed action heroine in the Buffy mould: a serious step up from her spandex-clad sex object role in Iron Man 2. Ruffalo’s Banner is given a compelling geek-tragic arc and even strait-laced Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), a serial Marvel lurker, gets a fleshed-out role and an appealingly nerdy streak.
Commendably, Whedon and his small army of assistant directors apply the ‘once more with feeling’ formula to Avengers’ action sequences, reupholstering imperfect set-pieces from other recent blockbusters. During the climactic New York showdown with Loki’s alien crew, Whedon revamps the only memorable image from Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – a giant metal serpent constricting a tower block – and sends shoals of enormous iron dragons twisting between the Manhattan skyscrapers.
Seconds later, there’s a riff on the single-take chase sequence from Spielberg’s motion-captured Tintin film: in a kind of exploding relay race, the camera tracks Iron Man as he battles through the city, before latching onto Captain America, and then The Hulk, and so on, in one unbroken computer-generated ‘shot’. Whedon’s sequence not only has more weight and wit than Spielberg’s, it’s more coherent, and his use of 3D is more immersive.
As the first of this season’s three superhero movies (the others are The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man), Avengers sets the bar impressively high, and that it does it with a smile is all the more refreshing. Comic book blockbusters have been a summer mainstay for what feels like eons: this is one of the rare few that’s authentically comic.
Reviewed By: Robbie Collin)