Saturday, January 28, 2006

Narnia & Rang De...

Ok, I've seen both the movies. Liked both. Over to Narnia first (in order of watching) - it's a brilliantly made film and kids will love it (that is not to say I'm a kid). If you like magical lands, witches and a war between the good and the evil then this is for you. The locales are beautiful, the kids very good at their parts. The witch's role is played brilliantly by Tilda Swinton and the lion 'Aslan' is oh! so lovable!!!
Now about Rang De Basanti...it's brilliant. A very fresh concept and simply awesome cinematography, screenplay and direction. Must hand it to Rakeysh Mehra for the idea itself. Aamir perfectionist Khan is his usual flawless self and Alice Patten has done a great job. Soha Ali Khan is extremely good as well. I'm a fan of Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kapoor now! In fact, all of them acted really well. The first half of the film was truly amazing, the humour not cheesy but simply fun. The second half, I thought was just a wee bit over the top but all in all it's a film not worth missing.

So, I've watched two films on 2 consecutive days...correction - 2 consecutive working days! Feels great especially because the movie hall is right behind my house and no other PVR offers 50 buck tickets (only for shows before 1:00 pm). At this rate, I can watch just about any movie in the hall!
Other than that, mom is out of town so tomorrow it's my day out with Daddy. Let's see what we'll do...maybe we'll go out shopping and stuff. Have to make a plan.

Ciao later then,
-M.

7 comments:

Aj said...

Hi Mridu

Some of friends have watched R D B today.
I have tickets booked for it tommorow.Seems like i am headed for a great show

Have added ur blog in my list.
cya
Aj

acidrocks said...

I will never get hooked on to harry potter !! trust me its impossible. I love the movie though but i cannot read the book.After reading the post i think i should watch Narnia.

Mridu said...

AJ: Your views on the movie?
acidrocks: Try Potter...come on, I'll bet you won't stop at the first one!

Shivangi said...

Mridu!!! Wah wah! I always knew we'd end up having a re-union of sorts... between, there are others on my list too...
Your channel's doing good!

Shivangi said...

The thing with Times is that they like to promote... and what better way to carry the same headline? Also, a lot of ppl in Times Now are from a print background, so if a story is good, not only do they get it on tv, times also carries it on their newspaper with their byline. Thats why the same headline I guess...

Hiren said...

Rang de basanti is excellent all right. What they show in the end is not only impractical but not a sustainable long term solution.

Mridu said...

Hiren: The fact that all of them died after killing the minister showed that this is what happens if you take to violence but the movie i think wanted to portray that u have to TAKE a step instead of expecting others to do it. Now you can execute the idea in a 100 different ways.
Those guys weren't supposed to think 'practical' or maybe 'practical' just means different things for different people. There still are people who think it 'practical' to give up their lives in order to get justice to their dead friend. It's perceptions that are different:)