03
Dec
07

WeCite Review: Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

Ok, I got a chance to see this movie last night with a couple of my girlfriends over jumbo popcorn and lots of diet coke. To give you the briefest overview possible, if you leave aside the football in the movie, the message shown is that seemingly the whities despise the brownies and so the brownies have this huge ego point to prove that they are high and mighty and can rise above the hatred to win a championship! As true as the claim might be that yes, there is racism around, whites and browns and blacks and what not actually do mix together more than they racially abuse each other. So while the movie is a treat and John looks ‘oh so yummy’, using racial issues is like adding fuel to fire I fear. Let’s hope our whities don’t take offense. After all, it’s only a movie, right?

From the word go, I got the feeling that there were a few too many characters jammed in together to give the movie its Pakistan/India/Bangladesh mix. Way too many characters! You can not help but feel sorry for the little Bengali who’s character not only feels neglected but also gets the slaps and cries the most (twice, if I am not mistaken!). There was little surprise about the storyline or how it would evolve as the teasers had already said it all. But then again, it’s a rarity to see a sports movie end without a ‘happy and victorious’ ending for the underdogs who come out of no where to clench a title! Bolly or Holly, it’s the same massala.

Watching John was a treat as always. Boman’s character over reacted and shouted a bit too much. Arshad was good but it was Bipasha’s character (or lack of it) that baffled me the most! Minus all those smiles and giggles, what was the purpose of those cheaper than cheesier lines like ‘I am also very sexy!’? I mean what the hell?

An interesting bit to add here for all you guys out there. We saw the movie at Cinepax in Rawalpindi and the two (yes TWO) smooches between John and Bips were NOT censored. Our hands filled with saltish popcorn froze in mid air as their lips came closer and closer. The whole auditorium went dead silent and even though we heard a few giggles and gasps along with some male voice saying ‘oye bandd karo!’ the lips met and we burned with envy!

Oops, sorry I am going off-track now! Back to the review.

The music and lyrics didn’t impress me much. The ‘billo rani’ song was the usual item number where cameraman focused (intentionally or un-intentionally) on the lead dancer’s belly and cleavage more than any thing or any one else. The title song, ‘halla bol’ was good when it was played in the back ground of the football matches. Everyone in the hall clapped along with it too. That’s all I can say about it.

The movie is still running in Pakistani cinemas so I am going to refrain from revealing the plot (which you have to be a special kind of stupid to have NOT figured out by now). Nevertheless, there are several funny bones and punch-lines to watch out for and a dramatic climax as well.

Go watch it and have a ball if you want to see Johnny boy with his charismatic smile, or if you fancy Bipasha, or if you want to see the two smooch, or if you have lived in London and miss Southall, or you want to see football, or … enough reasons to make you go right?

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10 Responses to “WeCite Review: Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal”


  1. 1 mirza
    December 3, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Now that’s what I call a “kiss and tell” review. lol. I’m going to go watch it for the smooch. paisa wasooli bhi to karni hoti hai bhai 😉

  2. 2 deepa
    December 3, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Hello. It’s good to make such movies so they promote friendship instead of hatred between India and Pakistan.

  3. 3 Wajahat
    December 3, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    lol @ your narration of the kissing clip in the movie. do tell us more.

  4. 4 Lahori
    December 3, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Wasn’t there an English called GOAL also? Is this another remake?

  5. 5 V
    December 3, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    IMHO I don’t know what is it that make people swoon over people like Bipasha or John. If they tried acting half as much as they concentrate on showing their bodies I would respect them.

  6. 6 Mehreen
    December 3, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Lahori this is not a remake/copy. The two are completely different. Here is the link to the GOAL movie you were talking about… http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380389/ and I think the sequel is also out now.

  7. 7 priya
    December 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    V they know how to act and if the role means they have to act with their bodies then that is what they do. If you look closely, there is a skill in that too. It’s all part of the movie show business.

  8. 8 ronny
    January 25, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Bipasha Basu is hot, she looks better in every movie, I think she can be compared to any hollywood actress. she has the looks, talent and fan-fare. recently I even played a flash game featuring her, u guys sud ch it out here
    http://bipasha-beach-blaze.zapak.com?utm_source=b really cool game, do post sum more games of bipasha if u guys knw….

  9. February 25, 2008 at 4:50 am

    I am necessary wish to find


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