films

10th Bengaluru International Film Festival – My 5th time!!

This year’s edition is bigger than ever with 200+ films being screened 400+ times. While regular competition sections are there, this time around, the highlight theme is Human Rights and Social Justice.

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Dunkirk (2017)

(#) 10/10
(+) Everything
(-) Nothing

Throwback Soundtrack: 1942 – A Love Story (1994)

1942 – A Love Story is arguably, one of RD’s best albums, if not legendary. Although, there are few low points in the album, 4 out of 7 is not all that bad, especially when those 4 are among the best ever compositions by the composer. It’s unfortunate that the composer didn’t live long enough to receive his third Filmfare Award for Best Music.

Cinema Originals – Monthly Roundup #4

I felt sorry for this hobby of collecting movies. With streaming becoming mainstream, nobody will ever collect these stuff again. They won’t mind paying for the same movie again, I guess! So I picked up 29 movies this month 😉

Cinema Originials Monthly Roundup #2

I think I’ve spent close to Rs 2,500 on movies in March, which is still a sizeable amount and on par with my monthly budget allocation for purchasing movies. But, it’s Blu-Ray that rips you off. Yes, yes! I know! I know that’s why nobody saw / sees any worth in buying those expensive discs.

Pushpaka Vimana (2016)

(#) 6.5/10
(+) Bhuvan Gowda’s cinematography, Charan Raj’s music, Yuvina Parthavi
(-) Story, screenplay, direction and just about everything else not mentioned earlier

Pink (2016)

(#) 10/10
(+) Just about everything
(-) It’s not reaching the masses. Wish it was dubbed in every dialect.

Don’t paint the film with feminism. It’s not feminism. It’s not anti-chauvinism. It’s humanism.

U-Turn (2016)

(#) 7.2/10 (+) Plot, screenplay, editing, background score, Shraddha Srinath (-) Script, direction, lack of well-evolved characters, weak sub-plots The new age …

The Jungle Book (2016)

“When Life of Pi was released, I thought it was a great achievement in movie-making. A tiger had come to life and interacted with a human. A few other animals were thrown into the scenes, but it was the tiger that stole the show. In The Jungle Book, every animal on the big screen steals the show.”

Thithi (2016)

“Movies like Thithi aren’t made everyday, not in India! Especially, not in Kannada, not anymore…”