A dream with a close-eyes….never becomes true!
A dream which has to be fulfilled anyhow, a dream which is more than any life, a dream which one can go beyond boundaries, a dream for own and a dream of other. This is the short cum sweet explanation about the film called “London Dreams” and short cum sweet introduction about the two characters two friends in the film, “Arjun prajee” (Ajay Devgan) & “Manu prajee” (Salman Khan).
Vipul Shah is I think much attached to the London country. His previous film as a Director was “Namastey London” (2007) starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, and his recent film released “London Dreams” (2009) Starring Ajay Devgan, Salman & Asin. The first one was a love story and this is one is about friendship.
London Dreams is the story of about two very best friends, Arjun & Manu. Arjun, a very serious type of man, was very passionate for music since childhood and was very eager to learn it. Manu, a jolly good fellow, was born talented in singing and music but never respected its talent. Arjun’s parents were not allowing him to learn music (for some stupid family reason) and Manu’s parents were trying their hard so that he can learn it seriously. One day Arjun’s father expired (as per Arjun wish – rubbish) and he uncle Ompuri decided to take away him from Punjab to London (as Ompuri was having his shop there). Arjun was near about 12-13 of his age when he first reached at London airport with his uncle, and he ran away from there. Before leaving Punjab Manu gave one flute to Arjun for All the best for his career and new life. Arjun started begging in London roads by playing that flute, and he took admission in “School of Music” at London by giving the receptionist some bunch of coins (Height of Mediocre Drama). The some dissolve-dissolve cut and Arjun giving road show performance (ofcourse with some highly expensive clothes, stereo mic, highly acoustic keyboard, and etc. – kaafi paisa ikhatta kiya bheekh maang maangke). Arjun’s dream was to perform once in Wembley Stadium, London in front of 90,000 people. In his, this road show performance two young talented guys, Zoheb & Wasim (Aditya & Ranvijay) joined him as a lead guitarist, and soon they three made a band of theirs as “London Dreams”. Arjun saw Priya (Asin) in this road show as an audience and fell in love with her (Typical Indian Love story).her dream was to become a pop dancer and so soon she joined Arjun’s band. Now after the road show performance was over one Event company hired “London Dreams” for their next stage concert and soon they all became very famous. Arjun goes back to Punjab for some reason and saw the talent in Manu and soon Manu was also the part of the “London Dreams” band. Now the audience appreciated Manu’s talent more than Arjun’s. Now the same old kahani started of jealousy, anger, hatred, revenge and etc.
“London Dreams” is a purely good one time watch where the first half can obviously be skipped. The only worth watching story is the last one-hour, except for the climax.
What was Impressive:
- Vipul Shah’s direction.
- Very impressive cinematography.
- Huge sets and stylish made film.
What was depressive:
- As the last one hour was 440 ka voltage, the climax was not even of 40 ka voltage.
- As the band “London Dreams” was a pop-band, all the stage show song was like maal-gaadi train wala song. All of the songs, except for one “Barson re”, were so slow in compare to stage show song and the lead guitarist were playing guitar like he is paying some rock music with shaking his head up and down.
- The audience reactions in a stage show were totally not impressive. Slow song baj raha hain aur sab mundi hila rahe hain.
- Ajay Devgan – One word “Outstanding”. His anger, his hatred, his jealousy, his all the expressions, totally out of the word, ‘Speechless”.
- Salman Khan – Looks like he is back in his childish avatar. He was annoying but also he was funny at times. Many funny people will try to copy him. “O mere Praaajeee…”
- Asin – She was just there to jump all the time and to dance weirdly. But whenever she get chance to speak dialogue and to express her emotions, she was best at it (but mere prajee that is very countable).
- RanVijay – He was good and at times his expressions were very professional.
- Aditya – He is just ‘another’ supporting cast.
Toh mere prajee, this film is only ik-baar good time watch for this weekend. Don’t expect much as the only worth watching in this film is the Ajay’s performance. Oye par bass ehnu vaaste tussi theatre vich dedsau-dosau rupaye kyun kharch karoge jee? But Why?
Rating jee – 3 / 5