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Posted by surfingall on May 10, 2010

Considering the total story in short, on his father’s demise, Manu Verma (Bala) arrives at Mumbai and spends the first half of the film in finding his half brother Alexander (Mohanlal) whom he has never seen in his life, but who has been entrusted with the entirety of his father’s wealth. He finds Alex and gets surprise with discovering of that he is not normal. The second half has Alexander arriving in Dubai with Manu and finally coming back to Mumbai. If you think that this is not enough then go-on reading..

The real ordeal starts with Manu dragging Alexander out of the clinic. The magic you see in this film is that Alexander keeps asking for specific colored shirts as the clock keeps ticking away. So we need to hang on till the shirt change is over. And once that’s done, he insists on a number at the dinner table. Four is the magic number, whether it is idlis or chapathees.

The man Alexander is a real genius. For starters, he was about to graduate from a medical school. He learns telephone directories by heart. He could tell which continent Egypt is in. And the top in all is, he takes part in Maths Wizard competitions and wins a cash prize of one lakh rupees.

Mohanlal is the true savior in this film, as much as it remains that the film itself could never be saved.
Alexander the Great is as incomprehensible as the mutterings of its chief character. It’s confused, and utterly unfathomable. The film has nothing going for it except its leading star.

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City Of Gold

Posted by surfingall on April 30, 2010

This latest experimentation in directing a film like ‘City Of Gold’ by Mahesh Manjekar  can be stated to be a good attempt who is able to keep up to the mark with his initial release ‘Vastav’, trying to reflect the harsh reality of life with a lively presentation. This film unravels the dark picture beneath the flashy picture of colorful Mumbai which is now is hyped with swanky shopping malls, nightclubs, lounge bars, clubs and other lifestyles galore. Obviously this is about the flash back of the renovated modern area of Mumbai which was initially occupied by thousands of mill workers who worked in cotton mills.

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