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London Dreams Review

Movie Name: London Dreams
Actors: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin, Rannvijay Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Om Puri, Khalid Azmi, Babsy Artner, Brinda Parekh, Michael Gamarano, Manoj Pahwa
Director(s): Vipul Shah
Producer(s): Aashin Shah

Editor Review: London Dreams Movie Review
With ' London Dreams' , director Vipul Shah has tried a different relationship which he never tried before with his films Aankhen, Waqt or Namastey London. It' s all about a thick friendship and how jealousy can ruin the relationship. London Dreams is real, focusing on one more human nature, but it also has its own demerits. The film lacks in writing as well as music. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy didn' t do justice with music this time. The film is about music and so it should be the soul of film, but you didn' t see it in the film. London Dreams is one time watch that too for the strong performances given by Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn. Both of them complement each other very well.
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London Dreams is about two thick pals Arjun (Ajay Devgn) and Mannu (Salman Khan). Both of them have passion for music. Although they are good friends, they have very less in common except their family' s connection to music. They carry almost different nature like Arjun is ambitious and wants to make his passion big in London. In his childhood he runs away from his home, comes to London and forms a band with Wasim (Aditya Roy Kapur), Zoheb (Rannvijay Singh), and Priya (Asin, dancer). However, Mannu with no big ambition is a happy go lucky kind person who sings in wedding parties in Punjab and content with it.

One fine day Arjun invites Mannu to London to join his band. But Arjun is not aware that the same friend is going to become his rival in near future. Soon the naturally gifted Mannu becomes darling of the crowd. Arjun' s patience breaks when Mannu wins Priya' s heart too, to whom he also loves silently. So the devil in Arjun starts making sinister plans against Mannu to destroy him.

The first half of the film just sets up all the things, while the second half actually gets the grip. The film gets intense and real in the second half but what' s brings down the film is the climax. It is not at all convincing. Ajay' s outburst at the end of the concert looks very unreal. The writing could have been better. Music is also the downer side of the film. The film is about a band and the kind of music given by the musical trio Shankar-Ehsan-Loy doesn' t go well with the theme of the film.

But there have some sequences which will keep running in your mind even when you have left your sit of the theater. Like the scene where Salman makes four different tunes from Ajay' s original tune and also when the band attended by media persons with their arrival in London after a three city concerts. The thing that Ajay comes to a land (London) completely unknown to him and forms a band without anyone' s support is not believable. Writing of the film could have been better; otherwise the execution of the film by Vipul is pretty well. Especially the concert thing is captured pretty well by Brownie. Cinematography by Sejal Shah is great. Also the background score by Salim-Sulaiman is up to international standards.

Performances by Salman and Ajay are the top honors of the film. Salman did full justice to his carefree and witty character. However very few people play the intense character with such intensity that Ajay did. Ajay, Salman complement each other very well in the film. Their appearance will make you remind of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. But this time Salman is winner taking away lady Asin with him. Asin' s pairing with Salman looked beautiful. After the film she might be referred as Chennai Express with which Salman is addressing her throughout the film.

On a whole you can go for London Dreams for powerful performances by your Bollywood darlings Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn and for some memorable sequences. The film will do well at multiplexes. It' s a call for metros, while the story will be different for mini-metros and towns.

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London Dreams Reviews by Twitter Users:

MouthShut.com reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 11:53:23Z

4/5 Rating - LONDON DREAMS !!!

anoop saini reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 11:50:57Z

LONDON DREAMS / ...watch this movie for salman khan :)

Rajeswar Mohanty reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 11:45:32Z

London Dreams is a frustratingly dim-witted drama about artistic passion, friendship.

liveoncampus reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 11:43:03Z

Masand' s movie review: London Dreams is a foolish film

amitesh khandelwal reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 11:03:28Z

Saw london dreams. Having coffee to reduce headache.

Sujoy reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:47:07Z

Sink Sink London Dreams. Chullu Bhar Paani mein doob marr...how childish is this movie! Hello, scriptwriter?? Anyone there? Rockstars..NOT

kunal bhoocher reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:40:13Z

saw London Dreams i dont why do they spend so much in making these kind of movies.... Simply a pain

ronisha reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:39:51Z

My gawd, have been writing articles like a freak ....but will c London Dreams in a short time, also a bit sad, for an unknown reason....

Lajja Dave reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:35:56Z

Watched ' London Dreams' ..nice moovie.. music is not so good.

dhiraj sachdev reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:23:59Z

Just came 4m a movie London Dreams... itz 2 koolllllllll I loved it...!!!!! I dont care what the world say abt it I loved it.......!!!!!

Deep Ganatra reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 10:04:06Z

Okay according to Indore barometer, Aladdin got very poor collection, London Dreams got decent ones but both dull.

MouthShut.com reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:53:15Z

5/5 Rating - great bonanza after diwali - London Dreams

glamsham reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:51:50Z

Salman' s career best performance in LONDON DREAMS.

saurabh srivastava reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:34:11Z

Slman khan over actng n ajaydevgns over reactng make ' london dreams' a hell 2 watch better go 4 cartoon muv

saurabh srivastava reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:30:23Z

Worst acting in a decade by Salman Khan in London Dreams! jab Punjabi ati nai toh mat bolo.

Joseph Leon reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:22:52Z

' London Dreams' - predictable musical love triangle (Film Review - Rating: **)

Hamid reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:15:11Z

London Dreams belongs to Salman....

Maneesh Srivastva reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:14:06Z

Interval time. Munching popcorn. London Dreams seems to be ok. Sallu is gud. Seats are less than half filled

im2conquer reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:07:29Z

Frustrated soul on a frustratingly foolish film of foolish people. Rajeev Masand bullies London Dreams. Salman is no more than a JOKER.

Satyakam reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 09:05:19Z

London dreams was good.. Salman truly rocks!! Aladin next on the menu...

Puneet Hyanki reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:46:38Z

Khanabadoshhh.. yee London Dreams ..!! Cool Tracks **** stars 4m MY side.. ;) ^-^

Mazhar Syed reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:33:10Z

Just saw " London Dreams" Fantastic movie.....

Sunil Viswanathan reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:32:59Z

London Dreams I sleep!!

Hari Prasad. M reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:23:31Z

Saw London Dreams, night show at Sathyam. Snoozed most of the time as the film turned out 2 b a big bore with hardly any storyline...

kushal mangtani reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:22:00Z

London Dreams a n absolute must watch for Salman he rocks..

asim rout reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 08:03:28Z

Saw ' London Dreams' . Fabolous performance by d 3. On d whole a nice movie.

Gagan Kalra reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 07:48:17Z

London Dreams was so so.....nothing really excited me.

lavish reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 11:25:33Z

Walked out of London Dreams Nightmare in the interval .. why the hell did I go in the first place ?

Gautam Allahbadia reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 11:18:17Z

London Dreams is a complete cinematic disaster- 1/10 Scriptless,Lifeless with the worst Music Soundtrack of the year - Fail

Satyakam reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 11:06:50Z

Its everywhere now... Salman rocks in London Dreams... I have started liking Salman more than I ever did..

glamsham reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 11:03:18Z

London Dreams - Movie Review: Vipul Shah has garnished the film with some convincing concert scenes...

Devesh Sharma reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:54:57Z

London Dreams is a gud movie a must watch one..

Shamaila reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:51:45Z

London Dreams has been shot beautifully, good until intermission, then sharp, ugly rapid downfall.

harry singh reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:50:24Z

I just watched London Dreams..............good movie!!!!!!!!!

Latika reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:47:12Z

Just saw ' London Dreams' , Its k. Its funny n all but the last half an hour or so is boring.

santosh kumar roy reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:44:36Z

Saw ' London Dreams' first day first show... amazing movie... Salman rocks !!!!

karthik vellanki reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:43:52Z

Sorry to say dis but London Dreams is doin superbly well n tats the reason Aladin is loosin it even though its a good film..

N.G.S. reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:40:27Z

London Dreams, only reason for me to see would be Ajay Devgan (!) though all will focus on Sallu and Mallu( Asin)!

Mohd atif reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:19:56Z

London Dreams is like return flight,1 way Business class on time (before interval)& Economy class delayed flight on return (after Interval)!

Tanmay reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 10:03:53Z

Just back from London Dreams... nice movie.. bad songs... still dont understand how the firangis understood Hindi Songs.. Sallu rocks :D

Fame reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:56:51Z

Rating 3 stars: LONDON DREAMS has superb performances from its star cast.

MouthShut.com reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:53:11Z

3/5 Rating - ~Dreams Unlimited~ London Dreams Movie

Solemnambulist reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:31:21Z

When ' khanabadosh' from London Dreams begins to sound like ' khana paros' or worse, ' baba ganoush' - its time to have lunch!

TheTossedSalad reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:10:31Z

London dreams worth a watch. Salman does a fabulous job. Well executed. Minor details could' ve been looked into though.

Sharan Srinivas reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:07:34Z

Why do they make movies like London Dreams? It just kills the art of filmmaking.

Karthik R reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 09:06:07Z

London Dreams is mind blowing :-) Loved it. Undoubtedly the best movie of the year..

Ankit Khandelwal reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:58:33Z

So, what' s the review of London Dreams n Aladin???Initial review dat I' m getting for London Dreams are ok ok....

Maneesh Srivastva reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:31:43Z

Just a time pass: London Dreams Review

Amitav reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:31:01Z

London Dreams: Good performances - weak climax - one time watch!

Network Bollywood reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:13:11Z

London Dreams gets good review - Oneindia: NDTV.com

Pradeep Kumar reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:11:40Z

Just came out f d theatre... London dreams... house full show n really had a gr8 tym...

Rajshri.com reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 08:09:25Z

London Dreams is a musical emotional drama low on both with Salman and Ajay as saving-graces.

MouthShut.com reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 07:53:34Z

4/5 Rating - Engaging Entertainer - London Dreams

CTSeven Photography reviewed on 2009-10-30 at 07:49:26Z

London Dreams fails in its climax and music...

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