July 04, 2009
I was one of those who loved to watch every movie and impatiently wait for a new release, but after my experience of so many poor scripted movies, I have decided not to watch first day first show of any Bollywood attempt.
I wonder how almost every movie in our country is rated 'average' even if it deserves a poor rating. Day before yesterday, even after my friend's not so good review on the movie NEW YORK, I decided to go for it just because Times of India (claimed to be a no. 1 newspaper in India) rated New York as an outstanding attempt by Mr. Kabir Khan.
While watching the movie, it seemed, what he wanted to show- is how the 9/11 incident affected brown skinned men in New York, but with no depth on a serious topic like this. The only affecting scene in the movie is when Samir(John) is detained and tortured for nine months without a shred evidence.
Otherwise, the screenplay is fluffy. There's also a remarkable lack of tension even when people are being shot and bombs are being placed. Neil's expressionless acting is of no use and John and Kat are just their usual self.
Irfan is the only character one may watch, even though he failed to prove any worth of his so serious plan. The end which should have ideally given you bumps for a topic like this only leaves you itching to get out of the theature.
Saddled with a plot- holed script and poor performances from half of its star cast. It is a long and tiresome movie, but a five starred rating by TOI's critics shows they don't really bother to watch the whole movie before giving a review, as this is not the first time they have rated a non - deserving attempt as an outstanding one.
Now may be we should think twice before reading these reviews movies are rated on I DO NOT KNOW WHAT BASIS???