Number of posts : 2724 Age : 33 Location : Almaty, KZ Registration date : 2007-11-18
Subject: Re: Movies we watch Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:12 am
I really liked Cheeni Kum movie.
just imagine - no dancing at all.
(Amitabh Bachchan) is the chef of what he calls “the best Indian restaurant in London”. He takes pride in his job and considers cooking more of an art than a culinary chore. The cooks under him dread him for his perfectionist streak.
Buddhadev’s reputation is challenged when a customer disapproves of the restaurant’s Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulao. The customer is Neena (Tabu), a tourist from India.
The acidic chef talks tough with Neena and she walks out of the restaurant. Later, she makes Buddhadev realize the mistake of the cook who had made the pulao.
Buddhadev feels an apology to Neena is due. But the ego in him won’t let him say “I’m Sorry”.
At home, Buddhadev has a ninety-year-old mother (Zohra Sehgal) who keeps asking him to join a gym. In his neighborhood lives a sweet little girl Sexy (Swini Khara), who suffers from blood cancer and is Buddhadev’s best friend.
The irony in ‘Cheeni Kum’ is that the high points of the romantic track of Buddhadev and Neena are matched with the tragic turns in the track featuring Sexy.
Paresh Rawal plays Neena’s 58-year-old diabetic father who is unwilling to accept a man as old as Buddhadev as Neena’s suitor.
Director R Balakrishnan has made a very feelgood movie. Balki keeps Amitabh Bachchan the driving force of the story. He keeps sentimentality out. The humour he opts for is tinged with sarcasm and rustiness. But behind the barbs, love is visible.
Child artist Swini Khara is simply brilliant. Her role and her dialogues have been written very beautifully. Zohra Sehgal is delightful in a performance incredibly feisty for her age.
Number of posts : 122043 Location : Sovyatnik Registration date : 2006-04-06
Subject: Re: Movies we watch Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:18 pm
I watched a great movie:
A Magical Film of love, music, song...
John Carney has directed and written a brilliant film which tags at your heart and makes your feet dance all at the same time. "Guy and Girl" are tremendous in their parts and the humor and passion they bring to their music. Dublin is such a great location for this film and it resembles London in so many of its blocks of buildings.
The Irish romance ONCE may be a musical, but it is miles away from the traditional Hollywood idea of people bursting into song. Glen Hansard (frontman for indie rock band The Frames) plays the guy, a street musician who is playing for change.
When he meets the girl (Marketa Irglova), an immigrant from the Czech Republic. The pair immediately bond over their shared love of music (he is a guitarist, and she plays the piano), and the film chronicles their tentative relationship. Both are weighed down by plenty of baggage: his songs are fueled by a painful breakup, and she is a young mother who left her husband behind in her native country.
Like the independent favorite BEFORE SUNRISE, ONCE is a simple, sweet drama that doesn't rely on an elaborate plot. With its use of digital video and handheld cameras, ONCE matches its spare visual style to its intimate mood. Each moment feels stolen from real life, and the story is at once familiar and fresh. Driven more by music than by dialogue, ONCE features a stirring soundtrack of heartfelt indie rock sung by Hansard and Irglova. Before his foray into film, director John Carney (ON THE EDGE) played bass in The Frames, and his passion for music is clear in this modern musical that hits every note perfectly.
ONCE is a film to see and cherish for the magic of song and music combined in the setting of Dublin for a young man and woman who meet and who make wonderful music together. The only issue is she's married to a bloke in another country. But that doesn't stop them for creating a wonderful piece of music which will stay with them forever.
ONCE gives you a time in your life when you meet your soul mate who brings the music to your heart you have always dreamed of... See ONCE, because "once" you do, you may come back for more...