Monday, March 23, 2009

Barah Aana - Raja Menon

Empathy is neither a common occurrence in life or in films. Definitely much rarer than apathy. The emotion or the lack of it that makes us look the other way most of the times. That is why your heart both shrinks in shame and swells up in warmth to see it in such abundance in Barah Aana by Raja Menon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Class - Laurent Cantet

I was little apprehensive about watching ‘The Class’ at first, despite of its Palme D’Or win and Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Film category. It focuses on the familiar grounds of teacher student relationships on which by now, hundreds of movies and tens of great movies have been made. But here’s my bit of advice – don’t close your eyes to this one, timeworn as its subject may sound. If you have The Class screening anywhere close to your neighbourhood, make it there - on emergency footing.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dev. D - Anurag Kashyap

“How can you say it's good ? It's an adult movie!” - A twenty four year old boy, commenting on Dev.D.

“ A welcome movie, refreshing and thought provoking without being obscene or imposing.” - A fifty eight year old mother, after watching Dev.D.

Aptly, Dev.D is about the hypocrisy of today's youth. And unfortunately, it is for today's hypocritical youth. Allow me to explain.