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The Great Gatsby (3D)

The Great Gatsby

English, Hindi
17 May, 2013
2 hrs 27 mins
78 votes
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`The Great Gatsby` follows would-be writer, Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
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Right up, Baz Luhrmann`s The Great Gatsby (TGG) is Hollywood`s Devdas. Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and Daisy (Mulligan) fall in star-crossed love. Poor and ambitious, Gatsby reinvents himself, but Daisy`s won by aristocratic, womanizing Tom (Edgerton). Jay arrives in 1920s New York, abuzz, as Daisy`s cousin Nick Carraway (Maguire) notes, with a `golden roar`. Stocks and skyscrapers are shooting up, prohibitions and morals crashing down. Suddenly-rich Gatsby becomes NY`s newest celeb, throwing his fantastic (Disney-inspired?) mansion open for amazing parties, befriending Nick hoping he`ll bring Daisy back to Gatsby`s life. ...Read full review
A famous Hindi film actor (who shall naturally go nameless here) once told me, while gushing about Baz Luhrmanns work and cinematic flair, that he is like Sanjay Leela Bhansali [ Images ], gone right. I laughed it off at the time, but there are few more astutely drawn parallels than between these gentlemen who insist on creating opera but staging it a la cabaret. Alas, it is with this new adaptation of The Great Gatsby - in which Luhrmann indeed borrows an actor Bhansali has used before - that the Australian director is tragically at his least heartfelt as he looks to smother F Scott Fitzgeralds literary masterwork with tinsel butterflies. In 3D, no less. Which isnt to say it doesnt look good. It is a massive piece of confectionary with Disney castles and gleaming yellow automobiles and flapper dresses and pink suits and champagne magnums filled with confetti, and Luhrmann shows off his world with brashly hallucinatory glee. ...Read full review
If it wasn`t a motion picture, then The Great Gatsby would have been a wonderful music video. It would perhaps even pick up the moon man at the prestigious MTV Video Music Awards. Luhrmann has all the makings of a great music director - he has his finger on the pulse of current music (Jay Z, Lana Del Rey, Fergie, Will.I.Am on the OST), he`s adept with the camera (stunning visuals, great lighting) and most importantly, he knows whom to cast (bring in the million dollar babies). ...Read full review