Roundup #10, Dec 2017
Titles bought – 15
Total owned – 258


And so I’ve done it, reached a big milestone. 250 movies in the collection and I can’t believe I’ve been able to do that. I’ve spent roughly an amount that’d buy me the entry-level Surface Pro tablet!! Yes, that’s true. Or a Samsung Galaxy S8. But, a movie library is a movie library.

When the Dunkirk BluRay arrived yesterday night at 10 PM, I couldn’t wait to watch it. I pushed the disc in at 11 PM and watched it with the awesome headphones that I’ve got. It was pure bliss. Watching a movie in your own home-cinema setup is a luxury, and I’m happy I’m able to afford it. I can watch Dunkrik five more times month, and I don’t have to waste my data on that.

So yes, Dunkirk is the prized possession of this month. The BluRay cost a whopping ₹1500.

After a long time, I didn’t pick up any Cinemas of India titles, that collection has reached a comfortable stage now and I can think about completing that collection in 2018.

So, including Dunkirk I bought 9 BluRay titles – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starrer Paul, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s Far and Away, Academy Award winning La La Land, Meryl Streep’s It’s Complicated being the other English titles.

Hindi BluRay titles added were: Amitabh Bachchan starrer TE3N, Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, Irrfan Khan starrer Madaari and Richa Chadha starrer Masaan (which is one of the best movies I’ve seen of late).

Scarface was another prized title, however, I had to settle for a DVD since I couldn’t find a BluRay. Moreover, a BluRay doesn’t make sense for an old movie like Scarface. Steve Martin’s Sgt Bilko was the other English DVD I added. While it’s not a highly rated movie, I bought it nevertheless. Steve Martin’s always a joy to watch.

Also added Rajkumarr Rao’s Trapped and Shahid, both highly rated Hindi movies. The other two Hindi DVDs – I didn’t even know such movies existed, but their attractive titles drew me to them including the cast. Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin star in Waiting while the other movie has a quirky title “MCream”. It’d be interesting.

So, as has been the new practice, I won’t be updating the manual list on this blog anymore as it’d really become unmanageable. The list on is half done and I should be able to complete it before I write the next roundup.

1 Year, 258 movies. I’m happy where I’m headed.

Thanks for reading! Happy 2018!


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