18. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) — After 17 Hindi movies, I finally meet one with coconut trees. Anyway, all I can think of saying is “I like this movie”. It’s a likeable movie! Especially likeable because of the unglam-ness of everything, from the simple plot to the simplified characters — none of the glittery trappings that often cocoon shrunken, shrivelled movies. And! You get to luxuriate in a nuanced, heartwarming performance by early SRK.
19. Lakshya (2004) — Objective! Apart from the requisite violence for a military-themed movie, I enjoyed every moment of this. Involving storyline, truthful acting, fascinating choreography/dancing (that Hrithik Roshan has the moves, all right — though speaking of moves, I still haven’t found anyone like Fred Astaire, who could make a broomstick dance almost as well as Ginger Rogers), inevitable empathy with the main song, and, again, a pronounced lack of X/Y/Z-ollywoodian tinsel. Hoping to get my bro to watch it! He’s into this whole military man thing, which has seen him doing quite a bit of growing up, hearteningly.
While it may appear from recent posts that all my time has been taken up with Hindi movies, I say nay. Nay! It only takes up half my time. The other half is crammed with anguish and exciting thoughts of a forgotten future. Which makes me wonder — just who am I writing for? I am grateful to blogging for satiating the part of me who writes for an imaginary audience. There are still other me’s, a me who writes for herself, to purge poisons, and a me who writes email and snatches of educational material for a living. I have to feed all these needs for writing, though the fruits may be best left to the dustbin. I have to wonder if there’s a me who dabbles in ‘creative’ writing, but I doubt her presence.
And here are some IMPORTANT links to explore today, yeah:
• Future Forests — put your carbon in, take your carbon out …
• Make Trade Fair — all your fellow beings ask for is a fair chance