Harvey – Movie Review

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Movie: Harvey

Year of Release: 1950

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Language: American English

Director: Henry Koster

Starring:  James StewartWallace FordWilliam H. Lynn

 

Harvey Movie Review

HARVEY is a 1950 comedy-drama movie in which Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart)has a very good imaginary friend: an invisible giant rabbit called indeed, Harvey. He is in reality, a pooka, a benign creature derived from the Celtic Mythology which can bring either good or bad fortune. All the family is really worried about Elwood, they are so ashamed when he starts talking alone to this mysterious creature in front of other persons. His family will try to figure out if this situation is a consequence of drinking alcohol or simply, a mental illness such as schizophrenia.

Elwood’s sister, Veta, after so many years of dealing with this situation, starts watching the rabbit too. Additionally, Harvey has the ability to stop clocks, so every person who can see him cannot lose any single minute of his precious time. As Elwood often quotes: “For years I had to decide on being either smart or pleasant and I recommend being pleasant.”

What Makes Harvey A Good Movie To Watch?

Harvey is an exquisite piece of classical English comedy of the 20th century which transports us to amazing psychological games in which you don’t know if Elwood is just playing, pretending or really he’s insane. The fundamentals of valuable human company acquire a new, nice, and qualified perspective since Harvey is used to avoid unpleasant topics or required explanations that will serve Elwood to make himself understood easier and in good dialectics.

Common people are surprised of the high-degree of thoughts he could elaborate in company of Harvey: together, such as in a Platonic cave, the couple will fly with the golden wings of thought to the highest mountains and hills of human understanding probing the limits of what is imaginable, everything in an environment of comedy farces, intrigues and confusions which sometimes materialize as if the giant pooka really exists and could taste as a delightful joke … or as the deepest drama!

 

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Jorge Isaac Veytia
Jorge Isaac Veytia

JORGE ISAAC VEYTIA, is a Mexican who works as an international commercial lawyer in Berlin, Germany. His practice involves the use of more than six languages. He is a cinema fan since a child. His favourite films focus mainly on French comedies even he also loves the analysis of Scandinavian movies and kitschy Mexican masterpieces. He is also a true fan of Berlinale festival. “The Red Violin” and “La Soif de l’Or” could be listed as his favorite movies.

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You, Me and Dupree – Movie Review

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Movie – You, Me and Dupree

Direction –  Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Country – U.S (Hollywood)                                                                                Language – English

Cast –  Kate HudsonOwen WilsonMatt Dillon

Releasing Year – 2006                                                                                 Genre –  Comedy, Romance

You, Me and Dupree Review:

Starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, and Michael Douglas in lead roles, You, Me and Dupree is a romantic comedy stuff. However, there’s much much to laugh about in the film. Carl and Molly are in love and they get married in Hawaii. As the newlyweds start their new phase of life, they have an uninvited guest in the form of “Randolph Dupree”. Dupree is Carl’s best friend and he is been fired from work and is sleeping in a bar for few days.

Seeing his friend’s misery, Carl invites him to stay with him and Molly at their home. Upon listening to this from Carl, Molly reluctantly allows Dupree to stay but for few days only. Dupree as per his nature gets friendly with all the kids of the area. He starts creating troubles at Carl’s home (unintentionally of course). But the couple is forced to throw him out when a fire broke out in the home because of Dupree’s negligence while making love to a girl (Mandy, the Librarian whom Molly has arranged for Dupree for a date).

Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree
                                                                                          Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree

Dupree takes his bicycle and belongings and leaves their place. Molly and Carl feel emancipated for awhile but they have to bring him back when Molly finds him sitting alone in the rain. The situation for Dupree becomes more difficult when he develops a good relationship with Molly and Carl starts doubting his intentions. Now, will their friendship survive this test? The rest you could find out after watching You, Me and Dupree.

My Verdict and Rating:

I could only give 5/10 to You, Me and Dupree. The reason is that the movie has a very thin storyline. The film relies so much on the individual brilliance of Owen Wilson that it becomes boring without any substantial part played by others. Kate Hudson is charming but that’s the only thing about her in You, Me and Dupree. Matt Dillon is a seasoned actor but looks average in this flick. The music and background score are okay, the direction is fine, and the cinematography too is good. But in my view, as a whole package You, Me and Dupree fails to impress. I would only recommend watching this movie if you have nothing else to do on a given day. Otherwise, it’s a movie that you can easily miss without any discomfort.

 

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Toilet Ek Prem Katha Review

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Movie – Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Directed by – Shree Narayan Singh

Language – Hindi (Khadi Boli Dialect of Western Uttar Pradesh)

Country – India (Bollywood)

Genre – Romance, Comedy, Social

Releasing Year – 2017

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Review:

Written by Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal (based on a similar real life incident of a couple)  Shree Narayan Singh’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a movie that openly supports and praises the current Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. The film very subtly and wisely puts the blame for the lack of public toilets on the citizens, almost in a way that it vindicates government for all its flaws and inability to enforce its own policies. Toilet Ek Prem Katha has some serious distortion of facts, anyways I am not going to talk about it, if you really want to read about it then read  Anna MM Vetticad’s review on Firstpost. She has explained everything in detail.

Now let’s talk about the film.

 

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Storyline:

Set in a village near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Toilet Ek Prem Katha tells the story of Keshav (Akshay Kumar) a Manglik, who he is 36 and still a bachelor because of his “kundli”. His father (Sudhir Pandey) is a devout pandit with sanskars. He allegedly marries Keshav to a buffalo (to ward off evil from his kundli) and then asks him that he could only marry a girl who has “double-thumb” (something that is rarest of rare on this earth). Earlier, Keshav is shown having break-up with a village girl (Sana Khan) to marry a buffalo. Sana says to him that if he had courage he would have asked her hand from her father to which Keshav politely jokes and they both say last goodbyes to each other.

Later Keshav meets a girl (Bhumi Pednekar) who is a topper (in BCA) and belongs to a family of Joshis (Brahmin people). Her Kakka (elder uncle) Anupam Kher, a jolly man in his late 60s perhaps is an ardent fan of “Sunny Leone” (an element that’s solely there in the movie to make you laugh). Her father too is a man with an open mind (compared to the society he is a part of). Immediately, Keshav starts stalking the girl (something that’s very common in that part of India where the movie is set). At first, Jaya resents Keshav and even threatens him, but eventually, she falls in love with him.

Soon after, the couple gets married (by doing a jugaad of double thumb for Jaya). The very next morning after their first night Jaya came to know this harsh and pathetic reality that her in-laws’ house has no shauchalaya (toilet). She is further angry with the fact that to Keshav and the whole village having no toilets in home and doing open defecation is a “normal” thing as their sanskriti (culture) doesn’t allow them to have toilets in their homes.

She asks him to build a toilet but his efforts go waste as his father gets angry. For few days, Keshav takes Jaya to various places for shauch (toilet) including railway station where a Gorakhpur-bound train has a stoppage of 7 minutes. One day, Jaya gets locked in the train toilet and train leaves the station.

From here, the movie takes a complete 360 degree turn and becomes a government propaganda in support of Prime Minister’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. The couple are on the verge of getting divorced and this matter takes up the shape of a national issue. Will there be a solution to Jaya and Keshav’s problem? That’s something you can find out in the theatres not here… 🙂

 

Why To Watch Toilet Ek Prem Katha:

Toilet Ek Prem Katha has good direction, innovative script (keeping in mind what Bollywood offers us nowadays), and some nice and hitting dialogues. I liked the dialogue “Sanskriti ko Sanskrit Bna Diya Hai Aap Logon Ne” (Akshay Kumar to ‘Sarpanch’, the village head of the village). The film’s songs are really melodious and very desi flavored. The background score too is quite good. From the acting point of view, there’s hardly any loopholes in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Every character is cut to perfection.

Bhumi Pednekar of Dum Laga Ke Haisha fame is charming, sensible and desi at the same time. Akshay Kumar did what he does best, comic acting. Divyendu Sharma as Naru (Keshav’s brother) is superb to watch with his body language and witty dialogues. The other characters too are well-crafted.

 

My Favorite song of Toilet Ek Prem Katha

 

My Verdict & Rating:

I gave Toilet Ek Prem Katha, a 10 on 10. The reason is simple, it made me laugh throughout two and a half hours. If we keep its political motives aside, Toilet Ek Prem Katha with not so sensible name does make a lot of sense overall (only, if you really want to understand it).

I would suggest cinema lovers not to go into the politics of this film rather treat it as a normal Bollywood flick. I guarantee you will enjoy it.

 

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