Saturday, June 11, 2005

Parineeta and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi!!

Two movies. Both set in sixties. Both quite good.

Parineeta: Vidya Balan is good actress, and rather ravishing protagonist! Saif is revelation; the dude from DCH and Hum Tum makes elegant transformation into sauve Bengali. Sanjay Dutt is a misfit in role. Rest of the cast is good enough, the songs are beautifully written and actually are picturized best. I will be a little vague in expressing my views, for I will love to do so only after people have watched it. Watch it you must, for in spite of its flaws, this is one of those movies that we will look at with pride when we get old;). The sixties are captured very well, romance is subtle and very ethnic, and colors and dresses are rich, flourishing, picturesque!

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi: Quite easily the best movie of this decade. Yes sir, I can say that with conviction. This is a story of three college students: a south India female, a son of a rich father, and a son of a freedom fighter idealist. Two guys are in love with the same girl. Ah! Don't worry, it is not simply a love triangle, but a story that progresses with lives of these people: the idealism of student movements, Naxalite movement, Emergency, corruption, and the complex romance of real lifes is captured as beautifully as can be. The movie is so real that I was kicking myself on having missed it so far. As a college student, I had firebrand ideas myself, that had then melted in the summer heat of 2000, when I trudged through slums in Delhi, trying to teach kids alphabet, and "seeing" from close quarter what reality had to offer. The gandhians, the wifes of IAS officers, rich kids bitten by social service bug, and sincerely honest and good people and officers: that movie captures so realistically are all part of complex ritual of Indian social disasters and changes: in my own pursuit I had encountered them too! The rediff review does a good jib of describing the movie!

The music of both the movies is great. Seeing both these movies convinces me that the Bollywood is still full of creative people. HKA surely is cinema at its expressive best. Watch it to see for yourself the grand drama of social revolution that many of us idealists dream, talk or write about. Both movies are serious cinema, hard hitting and deeper than usual masala stuff Bollywood serves so often (and I love masala and gossip and tea:)! Parineeta is good, not great, but good enough; HKA beats me: its too good; its great!!


Anonymous said...


RTD2 said...

HKA best movie of the decade? Wah..must catch it then! Of course, the Spice Corner ppl haven't heard of it :) I saw Parineeta first day first show, get MUMBAI!! I quite liked it, despite its melodramatic quality. I'm trying to catch up on movies too..just watched Finding Neverland. Nice!

RTD2 said...

Btw..I just tagged u on my recent post about books..Respond pliss!


Hey, just asking..Did this remind u remotely of Devdas(ofcourse not most of it though!)

ankyuk said...

Haven't checked out HKA yet, but Parineeta was a bit disappointing. See my review of it on .Was interested to find about your leanings towards Dostoyevsky. I think personally that his "The Brothers Karamazov" is best, have you read it?

Vivek said...

I bought Brothers karamazov before buying and reading Crime and Punishment; haven't read it yet! Will get to it after finishing Blindness and Emma!

Anonymous said...

hey there! vidya balan is agreat actress ... she has the combination of the iyer attitude and intellegence and the north indian style and drive.Unlike most Iyer's she is accentless. She epitomises a virgin beauty with ageless innosence.She is going to rule.

Mohamed Ali said...

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Mohamed Ali said...

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Mohamed Ali said...

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شركة تنظيف said...

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