What happens when life is a literal roll of the dice? Written to the point! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Because Ludo has a design conceit. A link to this URL, instead, would be appreciated. His expression upon opening the trunk (the last scene before the end titles) is worth the entire film. While the viewers enjoyed watching the film a lot, the director had to go through a lot of struggle to get the scenes right, and one of them was getting the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor to shoot on a festive day. If you have to fail, then this is how you do it. Others sound funny when you hear the one-line in your head, but on screen, they don’t land. Even the gangster falls in love…and I certainly didn’t see that one coming. I know this isn’t about logic. Ludo is a dark crime comedy film, which features four different stories. But the constituent parts are so wild, so original, so amazingly whimsical, so concerned about not falling to cliché, and so not concerned about “will the audience like this?” that I ended the film with… grudging respect. You need to review it (both movie and your review). ( I think there was a reference somewhere which made me believe the movie was set in Ranchi — I could be wrong, but it doesn’t really matter.) Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif's 2017 musical Jagga Jasoos had stirred a controversy during the time of its release when director Anurag Basu fired Govinda from the film. It feels like a bored game. And then when she told the DJ “namboloda pattu eddu” — or something to that effect, he promptly picked a Tamil koothu pattu , not a Malayalam one. Hmmm… I mentioned the cast overall. Here, watch the official trailer of Ludi Movie:- And each of these “love stories” comes with a complication, mostly in the form of Sattu (Pankaj Tripathi). From Ajay Devgn in Tanhaji to Sushant Singh Rajput in Dil Bechara, we’ve compiled a list of all the actors who gave memorable performances last year. Basu began his television career as an assistant director on Tara in mid 1994. "Of the 20-25 girls we auditioned for the part, her face just stuck in my head - there was something unique about her," remembered Anurag Basu. In this post lockdown content watching period, it feels like you have watched a trilogy on the go even if the movie spanned for 150 minutes. Director Anurag Basu was not happy with the shots and had re-shot certain portions of the film. The idea of casting Deepika Padukone and taking away all the features she has been associated with was a big decision anyway. Ludo is a film that works better in the head. Not just because I agree more with Saket’s take than yours, but you have actually spent a few words on the songs from Albela which the diro didn’t pick and didn’t touch upon material you should have. Check out the nominees for the Best Actress of 2020 below, © Contests2win.com India Pvt. All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. Why Ludo? ( Log Out / A character (named Alu!) We all have our off days…. None of this was worth commenting on? There are two more story threads: Bittu’s (Abhishek Bachchan) is in red, and the Alu (Rajkummar Rao)/Pinky (Fatima Sana Shaikh) track in green. Mostly though, I was left with the feeling of a vibe that I just wasn’t able to catch. Malang was for lack of a word a trippy affair. They talk about paap and punya. Of late, though, they seem to be getting typecast and are playing minor variations of the same characters again and again. He’s a small-time gangster. Fatima’s acting holds nicely against Rajkummar. Not one word on the performances of Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi… Why sar why.. I loved it. This is a film with sutradhar-s. One’s dressed in white, the other in black. This is a film that works better in the head. Ludo is death. His second film Murder became instant hit at the box office which was Directed and Written by Anurag Basu. A Life in a Metro redux, if you will. Oh well…. It’s Lallan Singh looking for redemption, which didn’t turn out that well, I agree. By Masala.com Reporter Created: 5 … So, overall, there were some really funny moments and not enough cringe; some clever metaphors to keep one guessing; some good, engaging performances — I don’t think there’s a strong rationale to dislike the movie. Movies Anurag Basu wins Best Director for Ludo at the Masala Readers’ Choice Awards Basu took the medal for Best Director for his hit November release. The quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. Tanhaji released in January 2019 and was a complete masala entertainer in all the real sense. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Glad to finally see this review from you! Change ), 17 Responses “Ludo on Netflix: Anurag Basu’s latest “NOT for all tastes” experiment needed better bits” →. Along with his signature cinematography & otherworldly music, Anurag Basu adds yet another masterpiece to his filmography. But hey… grudging respect. . 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The film set to premiere on Netflix on 12 November 2020. The hashtag #Hinduphobic_AnuragBasu was trending on Twitter Friday with more than 30,000 tweets. Life is Ludo. ( Log Out / Starring an ensemble including Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Saraf and others was a treat we deserved. BTW, any thoughts on Pritam’s collaborations with Basu? Perhaps one can find a Draupadi inference here! Anurag Basu, who directed Kangana Ranaut in her debut film, Gangster, appears to have taken a dig at her by saying that he doesn’t understand the … You don’t have a knowledge of cinematographic production or the process and performance involved. It is worse especially if you end up disappointed. This is a perfect example of “what if Andhadhun was directed Anurag Basu?” It’s overly thought out rather than felt through, which is something you could never say about Barfi or Jagga Jasoos. Trust me your explanations don’t go with your review. The cast is half-okay (the biggest disappointment is Abhishek Bachchan, who wears the same dour expression throughout, and also suffers from a series of over-sentimental scenes) – but this is a film that needed better bits rather than a better cast. His 2017 release ‘Jagga Jasoos’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif was in new for the longest. With every film, Basu is moving towards the ‘nirvana’ level of filmmaking. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. But now, in the post Dil Chahta Hai-era, we are finding the dog that followed Yudhisthira to heaven becoming the emotional and narrative anchor of the superb Paatal Lok. If you’re going to criticise, you should give evidence to back your criticism up. Scroll down to know and don’t forget to vote. A character says as much: “Kuch rishton mein logic nahin hota. Ludo was a ride no one expected it to be and a nerve-wracking one. Full name : Anurag Basu How old is Anurag Basu: 46 years Male Birthday: May 8, 1974 Sun sign: Taurus Nationality: India How tall is Anurag Basu: 5′ 10″ Anurag Basu Spouse: Tani Basu In an interview with Mid-Day, Basu told why Govinda was fired from the movie. New Delhi: Social media users have slammed the recently-released dark comedy Ludo for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, labelling director Anurag Basu as “Hindu phobic”. Top of that, people got to watch this one in the theatres and it enhanced the experience. https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/an-jo-on-ludo/, Ohhh… I was waiting for your review of the film and am sad to realise it didn’t work for you. “Mile kisi ko sukhi roti / kisi ko puri halwa.”. This year (2020), Bollywood has seen more awakening than ever. BR, thanks for this, it arrives finally. New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) According to his Ludo actors, filmmaker Anurag Basu withholds parts of the script from them only to shout impromptu directions from … Haven’t seen this movie yet, but a comment on RR and PT. Meanwhile, up next for the ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actress is the biopic ‘Thalaivi’ in which she will be seen in the titular role of J. Jayalalithaa. Ranbir Kapoor faced his career's biggest flop and the film even failed torecover its reported Rs 130 crore budget. Anurag Basu talked about the challenges the team faced while making the film which took over four years to complete. For a lot of its running time, Ludo feels bloated. Didn’t you think Pearle Maaney was wonderful — her interaction with the DJ, her yelling at her BF — in Malayalam. However another controversy that surrounded the film was the removal of actor Govinda, that had created quite a stir in the industry. Career 's biggest flop and the little girl to Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi ) masterpiece to his.! 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