As you know, I don’t usually pimp music but recently, the latest video for Aanand Rai’s Raanjhanaa was released and it featured none other than Abhay Deol! Thankfully, I don’t have to contain my excitement and can unabashedly share, for the song isn’t that bad either. His character poster came out close to a month ago but till now, I haven’t had much of an excuse to utilize it— glad I finally got that chance.
The quote above was made by Nobel Prize winner, diplomat and poet Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, who was best known by his alias, Pablo Neruda. Not sure how much Neruda’s views play into the concept behind Deol’s characterization, but Neruda was widely known as a key player in the Chilean Communist Party, of which he was a senator, until his exile in 1948.
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Is it possible to be excited about a film you know nothing about? Absolutely! — at least in my case. And at times, I prefer it that way. With every new project, my initial interest is usually based on the actors involved or the story of origin. Therefore, Anand Rai’s new film, Raanjhanaa, has always been on my “watch” list. For it stars three actors that I must see as often as I possibly can: Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush, withAbhay Deol in a short cameo role.
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Social and politically charged films aren’t my forte, in that I usually find them preachy and agenda driven, more than fleshing out an issue through concrete individuals, with conviction, conscience and consequence. Thankfully, Chakravyuh doesn’t give off this vibe but rather, it seems that Prakash Jha had a topic he wanted to explore and a story he wanted to tell, then endeavored to use dynamic characters to help us travel through the pages of his mind.
Continue reading Movie Moment: Chakravuyh
I’m not sure about you, but it seems that in the summer I find more time to check out films and actually get off my couch to go to the theater to see them. This summer hasn’t been that different either for I’ve already seen two in the past month making my 2011 movie total a whopping: 4!
To tell the truth, I don’t watch a lot of Western films so it’s a little harder for me to find films I’m actually interested in, hence the small number but I’ve seen a couple and want to see a few more, and felt the need share them here.
Summer 2011 Pt. 1