I know… I’ve been a baaaaad lil’ kitty and let my posting drop back again…. but I’m finally back at things once again with a look at the 2013 Hindi zombie comedy film, “Go Goa Gone” just released to DVD. Yep… you heard this wee Catgirl correctly… an honest to goodness Hindi zombie movie. Bet you’ve never seen one of those. 😉
Our synopsis? How’s this for all the details… “Luv (Vir Das) is dumped by his cheating girlfriend and an irresponsible act by his buddy Hardik (Kunal Khemu) leaves him without a job. Their roommate Bunny (Anand Tiwari), meanwhile, lands himself a free business class flight ticket and a five-star stay at Goa – thanks to a presentation of his at work. Hardik decides that instead of whiling and whining their time away in booze and drugs, the two should seize the chance to join the trip and seek a fresh chance at the wild life in the Party Capital of India – Goa. Little do they expect that an invitation to a crazy rave party hosted by the Russian Mob will bring them all face to face with the shambling hordes of the walking dead!!”
Hmmmm? Sounds to this wee Catgirl more than a bit like a Desi version of say “Harold and Kumar meet the Zombies”… now it’s not necessarily sure that’s a bad thing… but I’m thinking this one’s not going to be the stuff of classic cinema. Hehehe!! Good thing this lil’ lady sorta likes her movies a wee bit on the trashy side… 😉
So then. Are brain dead zombie movies with a side of comedy… and musical numbers… all crammed together with subtitles your idea of fun too? Then what the heck are you waiting for? By all means “Read On” and find out what it all about!
Review time here at the ol’ Litterbox once again!! This time out it’s yet another Hindi horror offering, part of the big ol’ pile of Indian DVD’s I received in the mail just recently, “Ek Thi Daayan…”.
Our film’s synopsis reads like this: “Bobo (Emraan Hashmi), is India’s premier stage magician and illusionist. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help. Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister entity called “Daayan” who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to destroy him after 20 years. He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life. Just when his career and love life is at full throttle, in enters the irresistibly mysterious Lisa Dutt. After many odd coincidences, Bobo becomes convinced that she is the reincarnation of the Daayan from his past returned to complete her revenge. But is she, really? Or is he just losing his mind?”
Now this one sounds a wee bit more like the kind of film I normally like. Witches… curses… revenge from beyond the grave… and a little romance thrown in to sweeten the taste of this bit of curry flavored horror goodness. 😉 Yep. Neko’s definitely one happy lil’ Catgirl when she gets a DVD like this one for our “Movie Time” cuddle fest…
From what I saw in the Trailers, I’ve had some high expectations for it… and if you want to see if I ended up all happy and content with it’s creepy story goodness then all you have to do o’ Gentle Visitor is “Read On” to find out!!
Continuing my recent theme of “romantic movies” here at the ol’ Litterbox, it’s time for a look at the second film in my recent “double feature movie nite” with my sweetie, the Bollywood Action/ Romance mash-up “Commando: A One Man Army”. What? You say Kick-boxing isn’t a major plot element in your romantic movies? Hmmmm?.. Maybe that explained my sweet Carolyn’s somewhat bemused smile when this one hit the DVD player… Hehehe!!
Our synopsis goes like this: “Caught on Chinese territory after an accidental helicopter crash and branded a spy, Commando Karanveer Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal) is disowned by his country because a politician reasons that siding with Karanveer would be damaging to the Indo-Chinese relations. After spending a brutal year in imprisonment Karanveer escapes and crosses the border trying to get to his base Pathankot. En-route he bumps into damsel-in-distress, Simrit (Pooja Chopra), on the run from local gangster Amrit Kanwal aka AK74 (Jaideep Ahlawat) with political aspirations who wants to marry her to satisfy his unwholesome lust for both political power and Simrit’s undeniable beauty. Despite his desire to stay uninvolved, Karan finds himself the only one capable of fighting AK47’s gang on behalf of both Simrit and the people of her province…. and protecting both is the inescapable duty and mission of a commando.”
Oooohhh! Well… Neko does like her kickboxing…. and it’s always fun to see the whole “Rambo” story through yet another “cultural filter”. Alright… alright, sign me up. Sigh… If only Hindi DVD’s weren’t so crazy cheap…. 😉
Wanna hear if this odd little slice of Bollywood flavored action might also be something you can’t pass up? Then what are we waiting for? Let’s “Read On”…!!
Time for some “old school” horror goodness, South Indian style, with a look at the wacky 2009 film “Aa Intlo”. Like their Bollywood cousins, the Telugu film industry churns out some surprisingly crazy horror goodies… but unlike the more well known Hindi horror movies, these lil’ gems are woefully unknown for the most part outside of India itself. Luckily for you, a certain crazy Catgirl has been casting her net wide to sample some of those odd lil’ films of late, and come up with a few to watch, this one among them.
Our synopsis goes like this: “Pavan (Chinna) and Pallavi (Mayuri), move into a new house with their two kids. Pavan is an atheist, contemptuous of all things mystical or spiritual, but shown as a man who is concerned about the sacred Basil plant drying up countless times at the sacred shrine in the portico of his family’s new house. He is also puzzled and curious about other strange occurrences that begin to plague his happy family; the odd weeping sounds that fill the house at night, his wife falling deathly sick and getting hysterical periodically, the weird deaths of his maid and his wife’s best friend, and finally his son becoming aggressive and violent. All of these things culminate in the constant arguments that begin to create a distance between the once loving couple and threaten to end their happy lives together…. if not destroy them all!
The Trailer…. well lets just say that once yours truly saw this one I just knew I had to hunt it down for a look-see. It’s got thunder and lightning, bloody murder, flying ghost women, an ominous zombie killer, some freaky orange haired Swami, and even a deformed servant right out of an old Universal horror movie. Could I not give it a try? Not when Indian DVD’s are soooo darn cheap!! 😉
Thinking it’s a film you’ll just have to see as well? Then follow your favorite Catgirl Princess as she gives you the details….
This time out it’s a trip to sunny India for a look at the Malayalam language action epic, “Urumi”. Lots of vengeance driven butt kicking action old school style, as we get a chance to see just what sort of Martial Arts stuff was going on in India way back when.
Our synopsis goes like this: “Urumi” is set against the backdrop of the fierce warrior clans of northern Kerala on the Malabar Coast of India in the sixteenth century and focuses on legendary warrior Kelu Nayanar, a man with an epic mission of revenge. His target is Dom Vasco da Gama, the Viceroy of the Portuguese Empire in India. Seeking to avenge his father’s death at da Gama’s own hands, Kelu Nayanar, along with the aid of fierce Muslim warrior princess Ayesha of the famed Arakkal Sultanate of Cannanore, and supported by Vavvali, his childhood friend, must track his mission through the wild roads of treachery, treason and a hidden passion to reach a master plan to create his own local army to stand against the mighty Portuguese empire. His only weapon… a legendary golden urumi ribbon sword, specially made from the left over ornaments of the dead women and children who were burnt alive in the massacre of a Mecca Ship, Miri, commanded to be set on fire and drowned by Vasco da Gama during his second visit to Kerala in AD 1502.”
Mmmmmm!!! Crazy weapons to master… evil foreign invaders to kick the beejeebits out of… a beautiful warrior princess to woo…. some prerequisite singing and dancing numbers to do… and some big screen Martial Arts battle action to pull off? Sounds like our hunky Hero Kelu certainly has his work cut out for him. So what the heck are we waiting for? Let’s all “Read On” shall we?
It’s back to India for a look at a film that’s been sitting in my big ol’ pile of unwatched DVD’s for quite a while, 2010’s Hindi Ghost/ Romance “Shaapit: The Cursed”.
Our synopsis for it goes: “Shaapit is the story of a young girl (Shweta Agarwal), who is trapped by a terrible curse that will not allow any of the daughters of her family to have love or marriage, punishing them and their lovers only with horrible death. When a young man, Aman (Aditya Narayan) falls in love with her, he wishes to free her from this curse and is willing to face even the deadliest of his fears, not knowing what evil awaits him in this quest.”
Ghosts… curses… and romance? All in the same movie? Ummmm? Wait a minute…. So how come it’s taken this goofy lil’ Catgirl so long to actually get around to watching this one? I mean… this wee lady is all about spooky romance stories…. All I can figure is that time and again I’ve picked it out… looked at that intimidating 2½ hour run time and then said to myself…. “Maybe later… when I’ve got more time.”
But… no more. With a Sunday night free… and my sweetie to cuddle with during the scary parts, it was finally time to check this one out. Lately my film choices have been a bit disappointing for the most part, can India break that streak and make me one happy lil’ kitten again? Let’s all find out shall we?
Another new week…. and another new Review is upon us… Oooohhh… and it seems the dreaded “Curse of the Shaky Cam Horror Movies” is sticking with this wee Catgirl like evil dryer lint to my favorite sweater as we are off to India this time out for their latest addition to the recent deluge of such efforts to hit DVD release, “Ragini MMS”.
Our synopsis reads: “Ragini (Kainaz Motivala) and her boyfriend, Uday (Raj Kumar Yadav) plan a naughty weekend rendezvous to have sex for the first time at a friends desolate bungalow in the midst of a forest outside Mumbai. Of course, Uday also has some other devious plans of his own: the entire house has been rigged with cameras so he can make an amateur sex tape of his tryst with Ragini and sell it off to kick start an “acting career”.
However that turns out to be the very least of their problems as things do not go as planned, and the cameras that were meant to capture tender illicit love-making become witness to something that is beyond the realm of human understanding… something metaphysical… and they find themselves trapped under the spell of an angry vile spirit who plans to keep them in this house forever, turning their “sexcapade” into a living nightmare.”
Hmmmm? Am I ready to see a “shaky cam horror”, Bollywood style? If anything…. it’ll certainly put a different spin on the idea once it takes a trip through the ol’ “cultural filter” to become something for the mainstream Hindi movie audience to enjoy. Both explicit sex and gore aren’t really all that prevalent in Indian film so I figure this ought to be pretty tame by the standards of movies your Favorite Catgirl usually watches, but who knows? Maybe the Indians will pull out all the stops and go crazy with this one….
Wanna know all about it? Well just tiptoe along with me and we’ll take a lil’ peek together then… 😉
This time… it’s of to India for your Favorite Catgirl in her endless quest to watch every odd foreign horror movie ever released. (At least it seems like that to those who know me best… Hehehe…)
Our synopsis? Well it goes like this: “Set in the misty mountains of Koti, “Haunted 3D” revolves around the sprawling Glen Manor, a mansion with a secret past and a haunted present. The hero, Rehan, visits Glen Manor to complete its sale, which his father had initiated. But once he realizes that certain mysterious occurrences in the manor may jeopardize the sale, he investigates these inexplicable happenings and discovers a secret—only to fall in love with it! What he does not bargain for is that the secret brings him face to face with terror, the like of which he could never conceive.”
As the poster proclaims… this is India’s first foray into the recent 3D movie craze, and the DVD presents the film in this format… coming with no less than 4 pairs of those goofy red/blue paper glasses you need for this sort of thing… Sigh…. Not exactly this lil’ lady’s favorite movie fad, I almost passed on this one, but finding a copy at a really nice price convinced me to take a chance. Want to find out if it’s worth your effort to see?
Then you know the drill by now… “Read On” o’ gentle Visitors!
Another big ol’ delivery of DVD’s has reached your Favorite Catgirl’s mailbox and so it’s back to India this time for another wacky Hindi horror offering, 2010’s “Kaalo” aka “Kaalo the Witch”.
Our synopsis reads: “Kaalo tells the story of a deadly witch returning from beyond the grave who attacks a bus in the deserts of Rajasthan and hunts down a little girl. Based on a folktale, the story of Kaalo revolves around a desert dwelling witch by the same name who lived in Kulbhata during the 18th century. She was stoned to death and buried by angry villagers for sacrificing young nubile girls to satisfy her greed for immortality. But, somehow, her evil spirit lived on.
A century later villagers spoke of Kaalo’s sightings yet again. They claimed she was even more angry and dangerous than before and that she was back to finish what she had left incomplete. Kulbhata village was vacated overnight by the frightened locals. All roads leading to Kulbhata were sealed by horrifying folkstories of Kaalo killing anyone who dared to enter Kulbhata until a bus carrying eleven passengers on its way to Kuldevi had to pass through the cursed place. One of the passengers on the bus was a twelve-year-old girl named Shona who was traveling alone to spend her vacation at her grandmother’s house in the neighboring village. Shona was clever, witty and cheerful. She soon became the life of the journey. Everyone loved her endearing manners. Especially the reclusive and reticent Sameer, who was traveling with a bag loaded with gun powder to blast a well for his drought plagued village. Unfortunately for them all, raised from her grave accidentally by foolish quarrymen, Kaalo awoke…. thirsty for blood. Shona’s blood…… “
Now that definitely sounds promising…. Evil child eating cannibal witch with big ol’ halberd chases people around the deserts of India. Why wouldn’t Neko want to watch this one? It certainly looks like it might be a whole lot of goofy monster movie fun!! Neko likes monsters…. especially freaky cannibal monsters…. and it’s about time for me to get a heapin’ dose of flesh munchin’ fun, Hindi style. So naturally I’m all over this one.
Think maybe you too could give “Kaalo” a try? Then by all means… “Read On” and find out for sure….
Ummm?? Hindi snake women? Yep… India has a long tradition of movies featuring the fertility spirit/ goddess “Naagin” and recently yet another version, this time written and directed by American Jennifer Lynch, has been added to that long list of films. I’ve heard about this one for a while, and even though most reviews I read don’t exactly make it sound like the best “East meets West” collaboration going, I’ve been curious about it since the first stills and teasers hit the internet about a year ago.
The synopsis for it goes like this: “Legend says that Immortality can be gained by he who is able to seize the mystic diamond, the Naagmani, from she who holds it, the Goddess Nagin, but only if you risk her terrible wrath.
A foolish American, armed with guns and science, seeks a cure for his terminal cancer by kidnapping the cobra lover of the Serpent Goddess bringing down her vengeful curse on all who stand between her and that which she seeks to recover.
Can a rational policeman become a believer? Can he stop the killings or only become a victim himself? What will be the outcome when myth meets the Modern world?”
Neko has never let a few bad reviews stand between her and some tasty bit of cinema fantasy, so naturally I grabbed up a copy as soon as one became available. Think sexy snake women on the rampage might be up your alley as well? Guess you’ll want to “Read On” then and find out all about this one then, eh?