Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag - Movie Review

Apun Ka Choice: RGV Ki Aag doesn't come anywhere close to the real thing, Ramesh Sippy's Sholay.

CNN-IBN:
RGV Ki Aag is RGV Ka Daag!

DNA India: RGV Ki Aag is undoubtedly one of the worst gangster movies made in the country including those that figure in the B-grade and C-grade classification. The wonder is the number of A-grade actors who actually agreed to work in this piece of nonsense!

Glamsham:
Don't get caught in this fire!

Hindustan Times:
Lifetime's Worst Ever Movie Award goes to RGV Ki Aag!


IndiaFM: On the whole, RGV Ki Aag has a strong first half, but a lengthy and violent second half plays a spoilsport.

Movie Talkies:
The first reaction to Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag , is "What has Ram Gopal Varma done?" One can only wish that Varma's own natural flair for this genre of cinema would have taken over, rather than being adamant on remaking a classic.

Now Running:
Let's just call Aag an interesting revisionist version of Sholay and be done with it. The biggest mistake we can make while watching Varma go back to his favourite film is to look for signs and symbols from the past.

Rediff:
Ram Gopal Varma ki .. Aargh!

Times Of India:
Ironically the embers (sholay) burn stronger than the inferno (aag). RGV ends up axing the soul out of the cult film. Somehow, the dark tones of the film become symptomatic of the quality of the film. It's Sholay minus the timeless glow.

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