thanks to Yakuza…
thanks to Yakuza…
It would be easy to dismiss director Vikas Bahl’s Queen as the sort of movie one has often seen in Hollywood, and that is increasingly common in Bollywood: suffused with a kind of cheap liberalism that makes one root for a sympathetic and intensely imagined female character, in a world populated by a number of men who are, not to put too fine a point on it, assholes, and who in some way, shape or form will get what’s coming to them. Queen certainly is that, but it is also quirky, charming, and at times very funny, so much so that by the end I was reminded that cheap liberalism isn’t the worst thing in the world. If movies had hearts, this one — about a bride-to-be who won’t let a little thing like having a wedding called off get in the way of a “honeymoon” to Paris and Amsterdam, each city with gurus ready to initiate her into “real life” — would have its in the right place, even if there’s never any doubt about what you’ll find there. Continue reading
Munna initiated this exchange but then conveniently left me and GF to do all the ‘dirty talk’, presumably so that he could watch, and then at the end of it suggested that this be put up in a separate post. So this is truly exhibitionist now but in any case…
Saw it yesterday. Acting was good but I think first couple of hour was self indulgent. There were many blank shots (like sleeping with open mouth) without adding to tone or to narrative. Only in last hour movie picked up and showed good drama.
My only question is, would we be giving same attention to the movie if Emma was a guy instead of a girl.
ps. – I am not sure what was the intention of ending. Adèle was invited there by Emma and the guy knew Emma.
ps1 – There was some very good music in movie.
thanks to Yakuza..
Shoojit Sircar, whose last film Madras Cafe got him worldwide critical acclaim, is now all set to be back with a great gala offering in the form of Piku.
The film, which is expected to begin in July this year, deals with a different take on the relationship of a father and daughter. Sircar has signed the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to play the father, while Deepika Padukone will be playing his daughter. Besides them, the film will also star Irrfan Khan in a very important role.