You know I had never quite been a huge Hindi cinema buff. No doubt, I had watched numerous films over decades of my life in India, but had never really bought film magazines, nor bought tickets from the fellas who paced up and down, muttering something under their breath while you're waiting in queue with … Continue reading Raja Nawathe: Gumnaam (1965)
Outstanding in every way, 'Saanvre, Saanvre' is a splendid example of lyrics, composition and the singer's voice unifying into a sublime creation! Shailendra the poet-lyricist, sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, and melodious Lata Mangeshkar were all in their prime, as was the gorgeous actress Leela Naidu making her Hindi film debut with the title role … Continue reading The song: ‘Saanvre, Saanvre’ – Film “Anuradha” (1960)
Last evening I watched "The Railway Man" (2014), a film based on the true story about this British officer, Eric Lomax from Edinburgh up north in Scotland, who at age 24 in 1943 was held PoW at a Japanese camp in the Far East. Inhumanly tortured while in the clutches of the Kempeitai until end … Continue reading Drawing Parallels: “The Railway Man”
“And there are new kinds of nomads, not people who are at home everywhere, but who are at home nowhere. I was one of them ” ― Robyn Davidson, Desert Places This quote caught my attention right away. I knew I had to watch the film until the very end... no falling asleep like I … Continue reading “Robyn Davidson” quotes I love… but who is Robyn?
Last evening, I watched this foreign film, "Remembrance". It is the story about a Jewish woman, Hannah Silberstein, who struggles to break free from the dark memories of her past life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Poland's SS occupation. Young Hannah falls in love with an inmate, Tomasz Limanowski. Together, after they escape from … Continue reading Remembrance (2011): My Take
By sheer accident a few minutes ago, came upon this site... Now what was I searching for? Yeah, Awaara - interpretation of the dream sequence in this film. For a project I'm working on in collaborative mode, I'd considered a very different interpretation for the end of this song... (without having ever watched the iconic … Continue reading Bollywood fans? Awaara Dream Sequence Interpretation
A short while ago a couple of people 'followed' me i.e. this blog. Now that can seem mighty flattering, if you too blog, be it on Blogger, WordPress, or wherever else... By the way, can someone tell me if there's a 'word' for someone who blogs on WordPress? Pronto, like for the 99.99% out there, … Continue reading Dancer, Photographer, Soprano Singer, Writer, Director, Movie maker… Dreamer?
On a dark, stormy night, driving on an empty road in Northern California, Steve Hamilton, a self-conflicted quantum physicist meets with an implausibly bizarre car accident! Dr. Trisha Rao, a compassionate but unwavering neurologist attending to Steve’s injuries, and an anguished FBI Agent, Mike Parker, attempt to untangle this baffling accident. The mystery deepens as … Continue reading The Wisdom Tree film… a spiritual journey that traverses farther yonder!
Close your eyes. Turn away. Forget. But can you? Is 'catharsis' the driving force behind the making of numerous Holocaust-based movies? With the deluge of films like "The Pianist", "Schindler's List", "The Diary of Anne Frank", "Judgment at Nuremberg", "Europa Europa", "Out of the Ashes"... the list goes on. Will the hurt that was inflicted … Continue reading Fateless…
Today, I watched "Flawless" starring Michael Caine, Demi Moore, and... diamonds. Not a patch, though, when compared to "Blood Diamond"... which I watched yet again, last night. It lead me to think what an amazing star Leonardo DiCaprio truly is... a mercenary, out from Rhodesia a.k.a. Zimbabwe, "Danny Archer" teams up with "Solomon Vandy", the … Continue reading Flawless… about diamonds, stars, and movies I’ve enjoyed!