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Archive for the ‘Movies – my passion or hobby’ Category

What do I say – my BIL calls it as my weakness, my wife and I call it our mania – we are movie-buffs like nobody’s business. Our horizons stay within Tamil, Hindi and English movies – Kollywood, Bollywood and Hollywood respectively. I will post some comments on some of the movies that I watch here.

Cheeni Kum!

Posted by bhoo on June 11, 2007

Another enjoyable movie!

I cannot even believe that Amitabh is almost the top-most hero in Bollywood.  At his age – he is acting as hero, and not as a college-student that Rajini and others are trying to enact – but – a person of his age, but still the hero of a movie.  So many recent movies – Nishabd, Eklavya, so many others.  He continues to reign Hindi movies.  What a personality!  I am amazed!

This movie – is so light hearted, so much fun – the director had to succumb to create emotional weight by adding what seems to be an unnecessary child-dying sequence.  In another note – it is so much clean fun, I think the crew had to compulsorily add a couple of dialogs to make it adult-like.  In my mind, these 2 were unnecessary – why not make a light-hearted movie with only clean humor?

The trio – the main characters in the film – act so well in this movie that it is impossible to even think of anyone else in those roles.

A very similar subject as that of Nishabd – but, so much difference between the two movies!

It is a very interesting movie!


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Chennai – 600028

Posted by bhoo on June 7, 2007

Happened to watch this movie.  Wow!  What a movie!  Young talent – almost all were new faces, almost raw.  But the movie had such a freshness in it. 

 So many directorial touches!  So much humour!  So much look behind what is commonly a passion among Indians – Cricket.

And – a youth film – capturing the spirit of youth – that does not talk only about the infatuations and sexual aspects of adolescence.  Is it there?  Yes!  But, is it handled with deft – absolutely!

Yuvan – continues to amaze me.  I believe that improvising from a legacy is even more difficult than creating a legend!  He has time and again proving that he can cut a style of his own, and do a good improvisation.  Although originality in substance is questionable – originality in style is certainly there.

While looking at the emotions, ego, love, hatred and everything that runs cricket – the director manages to do so not by looking at the highest – most visible – level – the Indian cricket team and the international matches.  But, he manages to do so by handling the more grassroots – amateur – local – level.  A very intelligent handling.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie a lot.

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