Movies are my passion. It is like food for me. It rejuvenates and fills a great energy inside me whenever I see a good film. I don’t remember how this passion for films developed but one thing I clearly remember that Since childhood I used to bunk classes and watch Bollywood movies at nearby cinema halls. At least one day in a week was fixed for movies. That particular day was safest day for movies because my parents had clearly no idea about school timings on Saturdays. They believed that like other government schools my school also runs full day on Saturday. But in reality those days it was for half day only. So throughout my school days I used to enjoy my movies every Saturdays without any questions. And that routine strengthened my passion which is still continued. Though my frequency of going to theater decreased over the years but watching them on DVDs or on small screen have increased many fold.
Sundays have replaced Saturdays now but the enthusiasm is still strong. Yesterday was Sunday and I watched Cocktail starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone & Diana Penty. It is ok for one time watch and do not offer much. Saif repeated himself and entire cast seems misfit in their roles. Saif is portrayed young and looks just opposite on screen. Diana Penty in her debut role is again a misfit cast who in the movie is a simple traditional Indian girl. Her accent in the movie is very English like and do not justifies the character she plays. But in her first movie she seems a confident girl and needs to choose right kind of roles. The only good thing in the movie is Deepika Padukone who is perfectly in command of whatever she does in the film.
Homi Adajania directed Cocktail is disjointed in first half but it catches up later and makes a little watchable. So my point of view is if you are a movie buff but also values your time then avoid it but if you do not have anything to do in the weekend just like me you can watch it for Deepika Padukone.