The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta)

US Presidential hopefuls take RVs, Che went on a motorcycle. The point is you need to go on a road trip to become a successful leader of the people

Ee Adutha Kalathu (Recently)

Strange and familiar make an appearance together for the first time in Malayalam cinema and the pair is a hit

Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl

Four feisty ladies, upbeat music and a handsome conman. Anushka gets Ranveer. Bollywood gets Parineeti

Das Boot (The Boat)

Best WWII film ever, in fact the best war film ever. In true German fashion, restraint is applied by shooting the entire movie inside a U-boat

Neelathamara (Blue Lotus)

Blue lotus shares the same stature of blue moon in Malayalam, so do good remakes. This one bucks the trend.

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Mar 29, 2006

101 Rejkjavik

It is an interesting movie, where the comments of the main character form a narrative twain that holds the movie together. I didn't have much hopes before I saw the film, I am wary of movies which explore the sexuality of characters in intimate detail. But 101 Rejkjavik turned out to be better than expected. It is the story of a 30 year old guy, who lives with his Mom in Rejkjavik and in to their lives lands the Mom's girl friend. The film reiterates two facts that I had already formed about Iceland from my previous encounter with this land on TV and thru' film, 1)Iceland is a beautiful country and 2)Partying is main occupation of Icelanders.

Mar 19, 2006

Happy Times

A simple movie about a plus 50 year old batchelor living in a modern Chinese city. He is a laid-off factory worker in search of a bride. He settles for a portly woman with a similarly portly son and a blind step daughter. The story metamorphosizes into that of the man and the woman's step daughter, two lonely lodes in an unforgiving world.

It is funny and poignant story, filled small moments of happiness. Although I did not like the ending much. Directed by Zhang Yimou, this film showcases brilliant acting from Biao Fu, who plays the blind little girl and Benshen Zhao who is the main character.