Monday, May 14, 2007

“A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together.”

This weekend, even though I spent times at friends house…I did had the chance to watch two of the movies! Nishabdh (Speechless in Hindi) and Namesake…(what a coincidence that the name starts with N..lol I didn’t notice until now)

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

Well, when I was watching Nishabdh…I was telling myself that I can’t see Bacchan doing this …and as the movie went on…this actor really proved himself…! I do believe that one can fall in love any time and anywhere …it has no age bar …or should I say…when one falls in love one can never know…!

Bacchan’s acting was so good that at one point I could see Bacchan looking younger than what he is :D…he is too good that’s what he has proven.

Besides the girl Jiah Khan who has got real good photogenic shots in this however I don’t give credit to her acting.

“I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all”
~ Alfred Tennyson

But of all this, when I look at the story …I feel this is just not possible. A girl who’s parents have been divorced and hence she can fall in love with someone of her father’s age just because there are ample of reasons for her to do so…but a 60 year old guy falling for a teenage girl…sounds quite unrealistic! Though I do believe love is something which doesn’t see for any worldly aspects :D
I liked the movie …the concept of it as what the director is trying to convey!

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love” ~ Albert Einstein

Then after many unsuccessful plans with my friends to go out and watch the movie ‘Namesake’, I finally checked for the DVD!

The movie as the rumor was going around…didn’t make me cry frankly speaking. Yes, I have seen many such movies where people from different country migrate and then the hardship that they go through etc…similar story…with a bit of twist but nothing as such that it would make anyone cry. Tabu’s husband dies in the movie…but the way she has managed it…one doesn’t feel sad …in fact the positive path of life is chosen by the widow and that is what she teaches her son as well.

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.” ~ Isaac Asimov

I loved the movie as it shows lot of Bengali culture and I do love it to tell you the truth. I guess that’s why I always loved to watch Rabindranath Tagore’s story as a drama :D! In this you will see one of the cultures of India.

“Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved” ~ Andre Marlraux

I think it’s a good lesson and awakening for the kids who have grownup in North America so that they can understand what there parents have gone through to get them a good future.

But I felt the book is better than watching this movie! Sorry, may be I had higher expectations when I heard its Mira Nair’s :D

“Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~ Marsha Norman

13 comments:

Neihal said...

I have been wanting to watch Namesake for long, just couldnt make it.:(

I guess sometimes our expections of a movie makes the whole difference.

priya said...

Dawn: I watched Nishabd and just loved it. It just goes with the flow and love can happen any time to anyone at any age. Thaz wat it says and he did it well.

Michelle said...

i wanna watch both those movies and read the namesake :(

Manish said...

I have read namesake partly. But whosoever has seen the movie in this part of the world loved it completely. In nishabda as u have said the story failed to convince the masses but Bachchan's acting was appreciated. Anyway yet to see any of these two movies.

Shiva said...

Good review. Didn't get chance to watch them yet:(

May be Nishad is inspired by odiepus complex. These are bound to happen. There is an old tamil film (Apoorva Raagangal directed by KB, starring Kamal and Rajini)that deals with both odiepus complex and electra complex. A lad falling in love with a woman of his mom's age while his father falling in love with her daughter. Inspite of conservative attitue, the film was a great hit.

shammu said...

i havent watched Nishabd..Namesake i have read, and had liked it :)!
loved al the quotes here :)!

Jayachandra said...

Hi..
From where you collect that much of quotes?

Dawn....सेहर said...

neihal: Yes dear I also feel the same :D
Thanks n cheers

priya: Yes I totally agree with you dear :D
Thanks
Cheers

michelle: I wud say read first :D…and then enjoy the rest
Cheers dear

manish: Yes would like to know ur views :D
Cheers

shiva: Hey that’s cool…that I get info from you…I will try to get this one too ;)
Thanks so much dear
Cheers

shammu: Thanks so much dear
Cheers

jayachandran: Welcome to my blog and please do come again..! The quotes are from my collections dear :D
Thanks n cheers

Keshi said...

gotta see em both for sure then, tnxx Dawny!

Keshi.

krystyna said...

Hi Dawn!
I realy enjoyed your post with such beautiful photos. Love your writings. I always learn something new.
Excellent:
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love” ~ Albert Einstein

Have a fantastic day!

Shruti said...

I saw nishabd, and i like it somehow..
Well, i do prefer reading a nve rather than watching movie so will catch up soon with namesake..
Take care..

jagadeesh said...

You have motivated me to watch both the movies. Thank you for such a nice post. Have a great day.

Dawn....सेहर said...

Thank You so much ... keshi, krystyna, shruti and jagadeesh appreciated your comments

Cheers

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