Drona – The movie October 15, 2008Posted by Giselle in Movies.
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Drona, directed by Goldie Behl was the latest movie I watched. And by the interval, I felt it was a huge mistake and the biggest waste of time EVER!!!!
Now, let me clarify some stuff in the beginning itself. I am one who does like fantasy movies. Ask anyone! I just LOVE the Harry Potter series! And if I hear about an epic, its for sure I would watch it. A couple of examples being “Troy” and “Jodhaa Akbar” …
Looks Impressive. Doesn’t it?
But believe me. It truly is a “Horrible, Disastrous movie!” Actually, it could have been Much better if the computer graphics had been reduced, puppet sequences removed, and without such blatant copying of other movies.
There were scenes which reminded me of movies such as Harry Potter, The Mummy series, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Excalibur, Tomb Raider, .. and even Lion King2 !!! For heavens sake! Now, isn’t that just a little too much?!
The story goes thus:
The Potion of Eternity was given by the Gods to a great king to protect it and keep safe from the Demons (Asuras), granting a boon that the male heir will be DRONA and he will have extraordinary powers. Only he shall be able to find the amrit.
Aditya is brought up by a foster family unaware of his true identity and the destiny that awaited him. Whenever he felt sad or lonely, a blue petal always without fail used to come to him to cheer him up. Riz Raizada, the progeny of the asuras was greedy for this precious secret to eternity. But he did not know who Drona was or his whereabouts. On his 18th birthday, he receives a jewel studded gold bracelet which he puts around his wrist.
When Riz and Aditya comes face to face, he is immediately recognized because it is only Drona who would wear this bracelet. Aditya has no clue as to why he is being chased! Sonia, the leader of the cult who believed in Drona and who had been keeping an eye on him from when he was a child, from a distance reveals to him his true identity. She takes him to his ancestral palace in Pratapgarh. But before he could embrace his mother Queen Jayanti Devi, Riz’ army turns her to a statue and barters his mother’s life for the amrith.
Now Aditya, to save his mother, gives him the amrit. But a villain is always a villain, right? The agreement is not kept. And there begins Aditya’ journey to find the amrit before Riz does. Sonia is Aditya’ personal guard, trained by her father from childhood to be his shadow at all times.
During the journey, Aditya and Sonia fall in love. After Riz is finished off, they marry and everyone lives happily ever after.
Abhishek bachchan was alright but he could have been given a stronger role where he could have proved his acting skills.
Priyanka Chopra was pretty alright, although she had all the stunts of Matrix. Her dress was quite interesting. (But obviously I couldn’t wear that and walk on the roads!!!;-) )
Jaya Bachchan was just a name in the movie. She did not have Anything in particular to do in the movie.
And Kay Kay Menon’ excellent acting skills were not exploited at all.
Basically, the storyline was very weak and the computer graphics were on overload. The move was supposed to be an Indian mythology. If it had been presented in a rustic Indian and more natural way, I think the movie would have had a better reception.
In simple terms: There was nothing to go “WOW!” in it.