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Discussion in 'Hangout' started by Bala, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. vigneshrace

    vigneshrace Amatore

    Hi All,

    I hope everyone would have watched the movie Kabali.
    Fans across the world are giving a good review about the movie whoever watched. Its late to post about the craze of the movie but i like to mention that this is only Indian movie with best box office collection so far and have overtook the collection of all other movies. Magizchi.
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  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Well said Dr. Bala, historically Peshwas have been only remembered with these few incidences of a son uncle relationship and Bajirao's extraordinary fascination (or love and romance) for Mastani. Blame the historians or the art fraternity to only ever highlight those aspects more. The film wouldn't be a commercial success it seems if the director would have bothered much to portray about the intelligence of Peshwas or their penchant to be expert administrators and specialists in preemptive strikes esp. for which Bajirao was known. Cause that probably would be boring :(
    Bhansali takes up a theme and paints it like a canvas and portrays his art with more creative liberty, with lesser or least importance to intelligence of the script. Facts be damned..!
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  3. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr

    Baahubali is as much a celebration and truth about 'Indian' 'culture' as....Lalit Modi's IPL is one of cricket, which is to say not at all! ;-)

    btw, 'bahubali' is NOT a term of any admiration in up and bihar. It signifies brutish corrupt criminality: protection racketeering+violent extortion with a lapsed born-again feudalism-facade!

    These 'warrior' films and associated books etc are imo puerile and childish: very contemporary pulp fiction avatars of some purported 'Hindu' (and/or other) percieved and completely not-understood, not-appreciated, misused mythological pieces, devices and templates merged with hollywood's video-game-inspired, escapist neo-medieval fantasies, albeit lavish, bombastic. Desi hong kong action flicks avatars, as well, at the same time?

    A fillum imo truly-worthy of and exploratory of 'Hindu' (and 'Muslim', 'gothic', modern-urban etc) mythopoetics-cum-theology/philosophy of politics/power/violence/male-female etc, for eg, is Anurag Kashyap's recent Raman Raghav 2.0 or his earlier 6 hour long Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, or his Gulaal or even the great Satya (in a way). Can't reccomend RR 2.0 enough: a must see, imho. Very hard-'hitting' realist and contemporary-world 'explorations of truth' too, at the same time with the 'mythological'.

    i.e., mythology's 'logics' are complex, poetic, layered, many-sided, contradictory and very-tense i.e., intelligent and subtle theatrics with no exemplary-in-all-respects 'Heros'. esp the greatest epic of them all: The Mahabharata. The furthest distance from the facile reductions of commercial 'big box office', superstar-centric, LowestCommonMultiple fillums that mobilize and manipulate the vast audience's vast lack of and therefore slightly-desperate hunger for 'pride', 'identity', 'sense of power' etcetera.

    Not that that is a valid critique or at least skepticism of only tamil mass-commercialist cinema: far from it, bollywood and hollywood are often the same, and provide exemplars and templates for each other, all of them being about maxing-out the money, er, 'earned'. But the potent, virile hero-worship approach to fillums/scripts/direction is surely the worst-in-the-world in the large South Indian commercial cinema and fan-cultures, historically and ever increasingly?

    PS: apologies for the slightly caustic quality of this post. I was er provoked by yours, i think! ;-) btw, i used to be a journalist, in which capacity i did a few film reviews: years ago! It's been years since i wrote or posted anything on movies. Thanks for the opportunity to 'jhaado' (hinglish slang!) some (not disagreeable?) filmi fundas. "A brief possibly all-wrong Pravachan on fillums" you might say! ;-)
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  4. bharath

    bharath Regolare

    I used to show a film every week to my mom..Last week it was Metro and she liked it very much but scared too..
  5. KPR

    KPR Regolare

    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    I'm currently watching Season 2 of Narcos. Oh man! Pablo Escobar, his exploits. A grippy serial. Very well directed. One can spot many Fiats in these series. This one car still remains in my memories from Season1.
    Also this

    MODS: can TV series title be added to this thread so that we can share good reviews on TV series too?

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