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Director(s): Ajay Krishnan/ Actor(s): Vinod Ravindran, Gulshan Devaiah, Vivek Madan With no explicitly defined characters and three real life people switching roles on stage, Butter And Mashed Banana portrays the story of a boy born to parents belonging to two different political parties. The challenges that the boy faces even before taking birth in this world of choices and conditional living is interwoven with his journey through to success of being a famous author of a internationally bestselling book, which is then made into an Oscar winning movie.
The real challenge or rather struggle that the then ‘boy’ faces is to ‘establish’ himself in the Indian scenario where his book and movie are under serious scrutiny by the censor board, consisting of well educated lawyer, economists, artists and other ‘significant’ members. The consistent and failed efforts of the author to publish his book and release the movie in India frustrates him enough hence drives him to take politics as a career. The play ends with an elaborate discussion on why the dictionary would be banned by the government, justified by reasons relating to “socially immoral” use of dictionary to source the meanings of the words that otherwise do not belong to the far and wide spread “Indian Culture”. The last dialogue by the new politician and the 'failed' author highlights all the words that begin with ‘F’, ending with the word “free”.
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Director(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra/ Acto(s): Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri, Waheeda Rahman, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta I finally started living in my new (rented) apartment in Bangalore, with no great movie to look for on TV (not sure if I should blame TataSky for that). The only option was to re-explore my old DVD collection. No rewards for guessing, I picked Delhi 6 – one of my all-time favorite movies (as most of my closest people already know). I loved it so much the first time I watched it, that I immediately bought its DVD and happen to have watched it more than once (being modest).
While I’m about to watch it (n+1)th time today, the only question running on my mind is – why would anyone not like Delhi 6? That’s a question for those to answer who can’t appreciate this phenomenal creation. I belong to the proud-others, who’re sane enough to understand and digest its perfection. And so, this article. If you haven’t seen it as yet, here are a few reasons why you should:
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Director(s): Danny Boyle/ Acto(s): Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Great movie with amazing background (and foreground) score, I still feel this movie is fairly overrated. It closely touches the bitter reality and the aspects of 'Real' India unknown to many. However I'm not sure if I would want to highlight it too much.
Director(s): Abbas Tyrewala/ Acto(s): Imran Khan, Genelia D'Souza, Prateik Babbar A good movie... 6 on the scale of 7: C-SAT!
The right weightage to every character and a good balance of the flow. Especially, if you're a theater-crazy like my brother-in-law Akash, you're bound to love it; Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor, Anuradha Patel... it really was a rich movie!
Director(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra/ Acto(s): Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan, Waheeda Rehman, R. Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Alice Patten Rang De Basanti!!!!LOSE CONTROL!!!!!Watching the 3rd consecutive movie which made me feel something to be proud about Bollywood. The Movie I would simply say is the BEST among the Hindi movies I have ever seen so far.
With an essence of patriotism the movie portrays the fact that no matter where we are, what we do and to where we belong, we still are a part of the community called Indians. The best part about the movie is that there isn’t a call for the youth to fight for the country or to devote their life for the nation, but the fact that how these characters who look to me among just like one of us, who have nothing to do with all the CRAP as we all consider it to be get inside the heart of National issues, which then affects their personal lives and then they get in to taking the initiative for something which they always considered as Crap!!
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