Monday, June 27, 2005

Those films

Did not take prior appointment to meet Parineeta. Heard a lot about her classic beauty and elegance and wanted to witness it with my solemn black no, brownish eyes. She had too many guests to entertain. We were shooed away at the last moment after standing by her door step heart beating fast. The moment our turn came, the monitor read, "Sold out".

Then decided to solve the riddle called
Paheli but got entangled in a maze of puzzle. I have done enough justice to it by linking to one of the best reviews. This is one of those movies which pleases the senses visually. However, I would have loved to watch an Amol Palekar starrer instead.

I can only say the alluring Rajasthan vistas, the costumes were impressive. There were a lot of yellows and reds. Felt like adding my red by throwing some tomatoes. The only saving grace of this riddle was the music. MM Kreem leaves a sinewy impression that given a chance, he can deliver the goods. “Dheere Jalna” seduces the senses with its subtle sensuality. Rajpal Yadav left the audience laughing in his cameo. The movie will be good for promoting tourism. I would like to add my tag line, Paheli- If you can’t convince, confuse.

I had to console myself by going shopping and indulging in retail therapy and by watching another movie the next day. The best way to spend hard earned money is shopping. What say girls?

After reading the reviews from TOI many people lined up for Paheli. Felt like telling it was bad to those people even to that lady with deep blouse and shining tattoo at the back, the colour of her blouse . (shining tattoo to go for a movie! ROTFLMAO)

Again missed Parineeta (Don’t suggest online booking) So went to Symphony to meet the deadly couple, Mr.and Mrs.Smith. By then, I didn’t bother about the storyline or anything anymore and just enjoyed. Bradenlina was good. Angelina pouted well. About Bradd Pitt, need I say more?

A melancholic unsung melody reverberates on my mind after watching these two flicks.
“ Mein loot gayi, mein barbaad hogayi”

20 comments:

Himanshu said...

No need to confirm that you were at forum. I am sick of that place. Thrice I tried to get the tickets there and every time ended up at Landmark only to spend more and more money. 
Recently I watched "Parineeta" and "Mr & Mrs Smith" and liked both.

Cheers.
Himanshu!!
(If fate doesn't make you laugh, then you just don't get the joke.)

s! said...

for me the Bradelina epic was summarised by that one latino song when they were dancing in the rain in Cuba..

The Forum is a money-magnet.. out of my pocket into their cash registers.. *grrr*

Chakshu said...

If you can't convince them, baffle them with BullSh*#$%, or something like that. Indian producers/directors have learnt there lessons well. Case in point, "Bunty or Babbli"

Khushee said...

I liked Paheli - the costumes, the sets, the music, the perfomances. It was enjoyable.

akash said...

twice i have tried to get tickets for parineeta and twice i failed.

now i am going to see it on a weekday in the morning :). lucky me!

Mr. Maverick said...

One of my friends liked Paheli and said its a great movie! Now you are saying this... I am confused... theatre tickets are so expensive and I dont want to watch a movie with any amount of risk...

I have seen Mr Mrs Smith, and thought the action was utter crap!! I felt the same "Mein lut gaya, barbaad ho gaya"

d4u said...

Parineeta is good...short and simple...gets over in 2 hrs!! Av not seen Paheli but ya heard that its very aesthetically shot.Will catch up on it soon..4 SRK;)

Stone said...

idea dropped...I'm not watching it now!!!

Manish said...

Lovely description!

I haven't seen Parinita, neither Paheli, nor Mr and Mrs Smith. Would catch up one of these, hris weekend!

runa said...

parineeta thankfully dint turn out like devdas..the bengali ambience of that time is ..well...not quite convincing...but yea...not completley misrepresented either. vidya balan can serioously make her eyse dance to her tunes. loved her in ads as well. and o yea...it left me yearning for cakes from flurry's :(((

manuscrypts said...

kya ye bole, janoo na!! :p

nin said...

The film "Parineeta" is a little bit deformed version of the original story. The story is a masterpiece.

Arunima said...

@ himanshu: you are right. even I bought a book that day.

chakshu: And it seems that movie is a hit.

@khushee: good for you girl. perhaps, you are missing India too much.

@Akash: you might just bump on me
:-)

Anonymous said...

my husband uses this line once too often - if you cannot convince, confuse :)

watch Parineeta. it really is a treat, both for the 'discovery' in the form of Ms.Balan as well as for the storyline.

Parna

lemongrass.blogdrive.com

Pallavi said...

My tag line for Paheli : Masti bole to Kurkure :) LOLOLOL

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