One of the very few reasons why I like malls is to be able to watch movies on my own and according to my time. A movie works for me first thing in the morning (10 am show) if I have worked the whole night. Sometimes in the afternoon. Sometimes with friends.
Not a major movie enthusiast, have never wanted to watch Ra One, or Robot, or the Dhoom or the Sangham kinds.
But I like the switch in the format, even in the mainstream, the movies and the many creative expressions: Thodasa rumani ho jaye, Welcome to Sajjanpur, more recently, Bombay Talkies, Dedh Ishquiya, Dhobi Ghaat, Queen, Finding fanny, Margarita with a straw, PK, Piku…..quite a few actually, thodasa hatke kinds. I know am not following any order, but these movies in a way signifies changes in the society, changes in subjects chosen, risks taken and a desire to bring different aspects to the surface, albeit small changes, albeit a film, after all, what impact does it have, but a change nonetheless.
Movies I found very difficult to watch
Not because they were boring or gross or violent, they were just very difficult truth to watch.
Before the rains: Nandita Das, Rahul Bose film, the story bases itself on something as innocuous as building a road.
Yatra: Rekha, Nana Patekar and Deepti Naval, who would want to miss such a cast.
Memories in March: Rituparno Ghosh, Deepti Naval, Raima Sen
Anuranan: Rajat Kapoor, Raima Sen, Rituparna Sengupta, Rahul Bose
There may be a few more, I shall add when I remember. Don’t tell me I did not warn you!
BTW, why did we not get to watch “ Garam Hawa” in Hyderabad?
PS: Just back from watching Dil Dhadakne Do, such a waste of time, except for the dog!