I have been experimenting a lot with movies lately. I always liked watching movies, but was never a ‘first-day-first-show’ person. I used to see one movie in a couple of months. I have missed out on a lot of good books and movies actually.
Nowadays, my latent interest in movies has somehow woken up. 🙂 I am in the mood for watching all kinds of movies – old, new, Hindi and Tamil – and experimenting with different kinds of books, and then writing about my experiences. So some of the stuff I write about might be rather outdated for you! 🙂
This post is about the major disappointments and gratifications on my part of late, with reference to books and movies.
Haruki Murakami’s ‘South of the border, west of the sun’ – A major disappointment. 😦 I picked up this book with great expectations, after reading loads of reviews about the book. True, the author has a wonderful imagination and great narrating power, but somehow, I couldn’t relate to the book. 😦 Not my type!
Mozhi – A stunning movie! I am glad I saw it. A lot of people didn’t like this movie, as it is rather slow, but I fell in love with it. Apart from a rather cute hero, it has got a lovely story line and some fabulous music. 🙂 Beautiful treatment given to a rather sensitive issue. Just the right mix of comedy and emotions. Very much my type! 🙂
These are the songs I liked the most in the film:
Harry Potter-1 – Yes, I know the whole world has read HP, seen it, talked and blogged about it, but her royal highness just finished reading the 1st part of this epic in fantasy. 🙂 And she loved it. Would trade anything for the Sorting Hat, a flying broomstick and the Mirror of Erised. 🙂 Looking forward to read the other parts and seeing the HP movies too! Yes, my type again! 🙂
Unnale Unnale – 😦 Don’t even know why I saw the whole movie. Utter disappointment! Not my type!
Dus Kahaniyan – Liked the movie. 10 beautifully crafted and carefully selected stories. Every story has a twist of its own. It is very difficult to choose one story as a favourite. Some stories have a bit of a negative shade, but each story was able to hold my attention. True, there is no connecting link between the 10 stories, absolutely nothing in common, but I liked it just the same. 🙂 My kind! 🙂 It was not liked by a number of people, though.
Baaton baaton mein – Saw the age-old Amol Palekar movie now. Yep, I was always Late Kate! 🙂 Again, an offbeat kind of movie. Tina Munim looks asbalootly cute. A nice mix of sensitivity and comedy, with some great music. My type! Me likey! 🙂
Loved this song from the movie:
A friend recently remarked that I seem to have a fetish for art movies. Maybe she is right. I like books, people and movies that are a bit off the beaten track! 🙂 Not that I don’t enjoy entertainers, but offbeat movies/books/people kind of catch my fancy.
Currently reading ‘Memoirs of a geisha’. Not enough into the book to decide into which category this one should be grouped! 🙂
My next hit list includes:
Books (yet to get hold of)
Speed Post – Shobhaa De
The Dance – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The Pilgrimage – Paulo Coelho
Message in a bottle – Nicholas Sparks
How I taught my grandmother to read – Sudha Murty
Blind Willow, sleeping woman – Haruki Murakami
Apart from these, there are a number of books gathering dust at home, which I need to pick up.
Frankly speaking, undecided yet. I’ve built up a collection of DVDs lately, including Tamil and Hindi movies. Would like to relish these movies one by one. 🙂
Suggestions are welcome. 🙂
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