Thursday, January 29, 2009

That movie

Going to watch the much-acclaimed super-hyped film of the season that's becoming a fever across the globe. Ha ha, I don't even have to say the name. It's become a byword, a conversation-starter, a conversation in-betweener and overall compulsory watch for everyone. Caught bits of it in office once but am going to properly watch it on the big screen this evening. I hope it doesn't turn out to be like what happened to me and 'Taare Zameen Par'. I expected sooooo much that it I was slightly disappointed. Of course, it was a great film, so different and exploratory- a breath of fresh air. (And of course I cried a bucketload during the song 'Maa') But I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected-because of the over hype.

But I'm sure this won't disappoint.

Musicwise- the world should hear A.R.Rahman's OTHER masterpieces! They would give a him an Oscar every year for those. But my pick of this flick(maybe I shouldn't use such a downgrading term) is 'O Saya'. Perhaps it's all because of the train-like beat, earlier used (at a much slower pace) in my all-time favourite energy-booster 'Chaiyya chaiyya'. There's a certain delicateness to 'Latika's theme' (the humming version) but I don't really like 'Jai Ho'. Maybe if I watch the movie, it might all change.

Anyway, will come back and tell you what I felt. Or probably not. EVERYONE has an opinion about it and you're probably as tired of it being everywhere as I am. Though I'm not at all tired to hear about 'Dev D' and 'Dilli 6' (DYING to watch those!!)


blue_butterfly said...

are you talking about "slumdog millionaire"?
few movies stamp a country indelibly in the mind of the world — “Zorba the Greek” did that for Greece, “Children of God” did that for Brazil, “Bicycle Thief” did that for postwar Italy.
i suspect “Slumdog Millionaire” will do it for India.
and the wonder of it is that “Slumdog” wasn’t directed by an Indian, but by a brit- Danny Boyle.
Very nice movie, some poignant, some funny, all revelatory of the complex, colorful and intensely contradictory world the main character lives in. his personal tale is also a tale of India in all its clashing beauty and ugliness, sublimity and hellishness.
but enough said. partake of the feast, and don’t forget the trimmings. not least that glorious Bollywood ending... have fun!

Vimal said...

I watched it last night!!!

Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

(Let's see if WE are twins)