Saturday, December 08, 2007

That brilliant, er, yeah, film!

There is this certain scene I've seen in various movies, English and Hindi (I do not really watch other language films unless they're dubbed and brilliant.); an intelligent director presents a passionate story to an audience which does not appreciate it. Khoya Khoya Chand has a similar scene where the audience walk off from a premiere of Shiney's directorial debut.

I have a strong feeling Sudhir Mishra is trying to lend a little humour in that scene. He probably knows a lot of people watching Khoya Khoya Chand would want to walk away.

It is that kind of a movie. No, you do not want to walk away like you did while watching Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. A lot of people would walk away because they do not relate to the ideas of the

Khoya Khoya is one of the better movies, for me. With the brilliant acting of Vinay Pathak, Soha, Shiney and even Saurabh Shukla, it takes you back to an era my age has not seen. The arty Bengali director, the beautiful Muslim actress, the eccentric producer, the typical UP lad; amazing characterization.

The movie is not so much about the cinema in the 60s as it is about people in general. It portrays the relationship between a group of persons so beautifully that you sometimes wonder if you're really only watching a film.

I liked Chameli, but I have yet to see Mishra's other baby, Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi. Even though, I'm positive that that will again be a good watch.