Monday, January 26, 2009

Post 508 : Movie predictions


In the glorious (and foolish) tradition of Oscars and hype, I must put my neck on the line and say this – if your taste in movies is half as weird as mine, then Slumdog Millionaire will be a crappy movie, wherein you will sit through and go-through-motions - “Its oscar nominated and must be good”, “Preeti said she wept when she saw it, I am sure there must be something to it”, “Is this the Bombay I am in love with?”, “Why are they showing this on screen?”, “Why is the popcorn having so much salt?”, “Is  that an ant or just the regular itch in my balls?”, “Am I the only one drowsy in the whole cinema house?”, and other existential questions like  “Why am I seeing this?”…….

On the other hand, Delhi 6, I think …(Aha, now we are talking)…will be the ribald, nail-you-to-the-recliner-and-think kind of movie. I think it be own-the-dvd-for-repeat-watch-movie.200px-Delhi-6

As for you who are looking to be entertained-and-not-lectured (whatever does that mean), enjoy your Slumdog Millionaire. Jai Ho!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Watched Slumdog Mi... yesterday - it is a crapy movie, I have no idea why the whole world raves abt this movie (i see mob mentality in the film review world too)...maybe my taste is bad - or is it... and A.R.Rehman won a golden globe for music in it... we all have heard much better music from him - Dilli6 is a good one....

If it is the dose of reality that is making this a great movie, then they should watch a movie like Chandini Bar...

Was at this store near Canary Wharf when a person of African origin asked me if I had watched Slumdog Mil.. - had not seen it then, but he had - so asked him wht he thought abt it - he said - the west likes this movie - cause they believe by giving it awards and watching the movie, they are helping the poor and not so fortunate ppl in these countries... and we both knew that is so not true - shared a good laugh with my stranger friend there... Blood Diamond is another such movie..