I watched the movie today and overall I enjoyed it. I especially liked the first and third stories and wanted to know the 'what happens next'. I thought the boy playing Vicky in the third story was terrific
Saw it on Einthusan. Unfortunately we can't get netflix and Hulu in Australia.
I have on my list to do is to figure out how to get it on my laptop and if a cable will work then I can take it down to the tv and plug it in. BUT the new tv has internet and is hardwired to the router with cables already. Now off to the new thread that was started and get going on it. Working just keep taking up my time. Plus husband is sick, which is why I am having to learn this all now as he can't anymore and on my days off sister and I keep going out. Saturday we went to Nederland CO just to have lunch.
Being a doll collector I was delighted to see the Katrina Kaif doll in the 3rd story. It is a real doll marketed by Mattel in India and is very hard to get outside of India. Would love to get one, one day but most sellers on Indian ebay do not post overseas.
I got an Indian bride Barbie by ordering through a store online from India awhile back. Not ebay. Shipping was horrendous, but I wanted one to be my Laxmi. I collect Barbies that become my Goddess Barbies.
I liked Bombay talkies. The second story was meh, but liked the others and loved the one with the child who wanted to dance. I was discouraged when young and then went on and learned to belly dance anyway!
Part 1 by KJo - I am not sure how I feel about this one. On the one hand, it has the sort of conflict and raw emotions that commercial KJo usually doesn't explore, so it felt surprisingly grown-up, but OTOH, it's connection to the world of movies is really tenuous, and Saqib Salim's character is not too pleasant. Given that non-comical depictions of gay people in Hindi movies are few and far between, showing someone like him is probably a disservice to gay people.
Part 2 by Dibakar Bannerjee - This was the most polished out of the 4 stories. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was great, as was the actor playing his mentor (Sadashiv Amrapurkar?).
Part 3 by Zoya Akhtar - this had elements that didn't work (Katrina Kaif as an angel?) and other things that did (the bond between the brother and the sister). The kids were really good.
Part 4 my Anurag Kashyap - There were things in this story that didn't gel very well. The dad didn't come across as sincere and earnest in his desire to get the murabba eaten by BigB. He seemed to be pulling his son's leg, yet the son seemed to really take his dad's wish very seriously and went to a lot of expense and trouble to fulfill his dad's wishes. There was a kind of disconnect there that I couldn't resolve and this meant that I couldn't get into the story.
The song montage with clips from old films in the end was charming, but the present day celebs were meh.
I went into this one with very few expectations, since I read conflicting reviews of each of the vignettes - and I was surprised at how much I like it.
**SPOILER ALERT*** #1 - Karan Johar - this was my least favorite one. KJ received accolades for tackling a sensitive subject, but it was done in a very heavy handed way and actually not in a credible way. Yes, coming out as a gay man in a conservative society is unimaginably difficult, but even after it happens the tendency is to be very sensitive about other obviously closeted gay men who choose to remain so. Avinash is a recently outed gay man who chooses to out his supervisor's husband in the worst possible way and we're supposed to see this as the wife's ticket to freedom from a phony marriage. He's obnoxious and thoughtless and I felt little sympathy towards him.
#2 - Dibakar Banerjee - I loved this one. With a touch of Kafka-esque surreal fantasy, this was a story you totally had to suspend disbelief and just go with the flow. A superb Nawazuddin Siddiqui (truly, can he be anything otherwise? One of the best character actors working in BW these days) falls into the lap of a movie set and hilarity ensues. Between the domesticated Emu and the streets of Bombay it was delightfully quirky.
#3 - Zoya Akhtar - Heartwarming and simple, this story about a sweet boy who wants to be a dancer at the risk of disappointing his parents evokes a sentiment that almost everyone has gone through at least once in their lives.. The relationship between the siblings is real and touching, and the Tees Mar Khan bit is hysterical.
#4 - Anurag Kashyap - my favorite. This is also a story you just have to completely surrender to - as the premise is so hilariously silly but the acting is fantastic, especially by Vineet Singh who plays the earnest Vijay, whose nerves are worn down by the city after camping outside the big B's home.
dancelover: Finished Madhu, thru the film he is working on today!
Mar 18, 2019 18:52:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Madhu's lists
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dancelover: Finished lists for Devika.
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dancelover: beginning Devika, the Telugu-Tamil star.
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dancelover: I now have 5 of the 6, but The Kapoors is missing pages 327 through 350.
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dancelover: Ordered 6 books from Amazon-linked stores. Dilip Kumar's autobiography arrived. Using it to x-check my records on him.
Sept 18, 2018 20:04:56 GMT
dancelover: Done Sukumari; now working K. R. Vijaya
Sept 11, 2018 20:48:59 GMT
dancelover: Finally completed Lists for Sukumari. Still must cross-reference.
Aug 22, 2018 14:43:14 GMT
dancelover: While still working Sukumari's lists, I have added several Malayalam writers and lyricists, and filled in much data for others.
Jul 16, 2018 13:59:04 GMT
dancelover: Still doing Sukumari; took time to add Malayalam writer Muttathu Varkey.
May 22, 2018 15:22:01 GMT
dancelover: Finished Girija; now working Sukumari (Malayalam actress).
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dancelover: Now working Girija, a Telugu actress.
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