Calendar Girls is not just about skin show says director Madhur Bhandarkar! But while there are a whole lot of elements at play in the movie, a whole lot of skin show does happen. Madhur has created a niche for himself, for making films on varied topics, showing the real side marred with little fantasy, like Jail, Traffic, Page 3, Fashion etc. So is Calendar Girls movie like the way you expect it to be? Has Madhur impressed us once again with his debutante actresses? Or has he failed? Read the movie review to know.
Cast: Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt,
Ruhi Singh and Satarupa Pyne
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Calendar Girls Plot:
What's wrong with directors these days? Why is everyone so lazy
to come up with new stories? Director Madhur Bhandarkar too has
fallen into this category now, for Calendar Girls just
seems to remind us of Page 3 and Fashion movie,
Well, coming to the plot. The part of choosing these calendar
girls got over in the first 10 mins, then quickly the story fast
forwards to three months, showing how each one is doing in their
Hyderabad's Nandita (Akanksha Puri) gets bowled over by a rich
chap who ends up doing the most cliched thing ever.
Second, Pakistan's Nazneen (Avani Modi) who ends up as an
escort owing to some unbelievable anti-Pakistan protest. Third
calendar girl, Goa's Sharon (Kyra Dutt) who is actually a real
life calendar girl, is the only one who ends up with a rather
Rohtak's Mayuri (Ruhi Singh) become a typical struggling actress
in Bollywood and Kolkata's Paroma (Satarupa Pyne) shows the dark
side of cricket and glamour world concoction.
So there it is! This is what the movie is all about and the
climax scene is something we can't reveal.
Kyra Dutt who is actually a real life Kingfisher calendar girl
gives a decent performance, following her close is Ruhi Singh, who
does a lot of over acting but probably needed for the role she was
playing. Rest of the actresses Akanksha, Avani and Satarupa do a
fairly decent job.
Rohit Roy and Suhel Seth have very small roles, so can't really
judge them. Madhur himself has done a cameo scene in the movie and
it must be said, he makes for a fairly good actor.
Direction wise there is not much flaws, but the story is old and
predictable. It was very easy to guess the next scene and nothing
unpredictable was shown that would end up surprising us in a good
way. A whole lot of skin show was shown, but they too were not
filmed well and came across very amateurish.
His previous movies were definitely a lot better than this and
somewhere Madhur has ended up getting a little too monotonous when
it came to Calendar Girls. As viewers we expected to see a
little more reality of the dark side of glamour world and a little
more story. Skin show is fine but somewhere along the line, it
became only skin show and less story, so much that every next scene
or turn in the story we would end up expecting that.
Calendar Girls is not a drama film but more of a sleazy, super hot but dusted and failed version of Fashion. No recommendation to watch but guys can surely have a good time watching the bikini bods on the big screen.