Sunday, January 29, 2006

Color Me Good

Rang De Basanti will have its share of critics - people who didn't like the film for a million different reasons. I could pick a few faults in it myself, but my advice to anyone who actually reads this blog is: go out and watch it.

I liked the movie. Because there are a million small reasons to like it - small nuances to appreciate about the way the movie is set up. Apart from that, there is an intangible 'it' factor a movie has. There are movies for the head and the heart. However, this movie hit me straight in the gut (and I mean that in an entirely good way). Admittedly, everyone won't feel the same way. But, heck, that was one $10 ticket well-spent. (I see more viewings in my immediate future)

No spoilers here - just go out and experience the (filmi) 'awakening of a generation'.

Can't still get "Roobaroo" out of my head...

9 comments:

CAR said...

yes Ajay, its a good movie. But as you said I have fair bit of reservation againts the flick to make it stort of being a great movie. Definitely a must see but thats about it.

thedq said...

aamir looks old!! no complaints whatsoever about sid, maha, and atul :-D. I dint like the movie though. Kind of very unrealistic.

Ajay said...

DW: A must-see Hindi movie is a bit of a oxymoron nowadays. I'm grateful for the crumbs of genuine quality thrown our way.

DQ: As I said, to each one his/her own. It's a story, and the good parts trumped over the bad parts for me. As I said, it was a gut thing more than a brain thing.

And you can't deny that "Roobaroo" is pure genius as a song :-)

thedq said...

Roobaroo..genius....hmmm. I think Pathshala is better. Roobaroo sounds too much ARR style, kind of 'i know where this is going'/'i know how this is going to sound'.
And somehow these comments sound like we agree to disagree :-)

Ajay said...

Let's leave it at that..this could go one forever :-), because I felt Pathshala has a bit of a feel of the dozens of Tamil college songs ARR has done. Roobaroo is minimal, and the main typical thing is ARR's voice. Sometimes ARR kills songs by overlaying too many instruments, and Roobaroo doesn't suffer from that.

thedq said...

'a ja jo'! I havent heard to many arr tamils songs. Come to think of it, i'll make that my raaga theme for the day :-) Anyways, i was getting bored listening to the top 10 again and again. BTW Pathshala is more popular than Roobaru, (its not in the top 10). :-D :-D

Anonymous said...

i didnt like the movie.

Anonymous said...

liked the movie.unusal stuff comes along tough in indian cinema.

Ajay said...

Anon1: I guess we can agree to disagree :-)

Anon2: If you notice, I said "Hindi movie" there. Yes, the variety of Hindi movies has increased, but I am not making a sweeping statement about Indian cinema there.