Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Middle India: Selected Stories by Bhisham Sahni

“I am getting to know this man bit by bit. This man of slow gait and unhurried thought. He doesn’t have many occasions to repent thinking of would-haves, should-haves and could-haves. He is the man walking the middle path.” This introductory voiceover describing Bhisham Sahni in a Sahitya Akademi documentary describes the protagonists of almost all the short stories in Middle India: Selected Stories by Bhisham Sahni perfectly.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Garden State - Zach Braff

Before you sit down to watch Garden State, the operative word in your mind is Zach Braff or rather Dr. John ‘J. D.‘ Dorian from the popular TV dramedy Scrubs. You almost expect to see his lovably bumbling, foot-deep-in-the-mouth, incurably romantic small screen avatar reiterate itself on the big screen. After all, it’s a film written and directed by him and Scrubs is where he has first proven his acting and directing mettle. You start watching the movie with a knowing smile already poised on your face, but when you are done watching it you can expect a rare teardrop ready to roll down and join your smile. You have finally found the movie which defines today’s generation.