Guzar na jaaye yeh khwaab sa safar… Often I indulge in questioning my existence. This isn’t a Descartes-like moment, this …
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.
1 Year, 258 movies. I’m happy where I’m headed.
I’m getting close to quarter of a century, that’s good news. Although I wanted to own 1000 titles by the end of 2017, it seems like a far fetched dream given the input costs. I’ve spent close to INR 35k on these titles, and I’m running out of money because of other lifestyle costs.
I’m splurging my money on other things and I’ve to save some for the future too. I couldn’t spend a lot on movies in October because of that.
Till date, apart from English, Hindi and Kannada movies, I had bought a couple of Marathi titles in addition to 1 Punjabi title from the Cinemas of India collection. This time, I chanced upon some Bengali movies – 7 of them.
200 movies!! Yippeeee! So it took 8 months to score a double century. At this rate, the 1000 mark will probably be reached only by March or April 2020. Huff! Wonder how people collected million DVDs. I don’t even know if I’ll have such a high paying job I’m 2020.
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 😉
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.
Oh, there was that another purchase in January I forgot to mention (sic). This one purchase cost me a whopping 1800 bucks! But it’s totally worth it! I’m proud I was able to lay my hands on this last stock available at that store in Malleswaram.
(+) Bhuvan Gowda’s cinematography, Charan Raj’s music, Yuvina Parthavi
(-) Story, screenplay, direction and just about everything else not mentioned earlier
But, what I wrote there was reaction. What I’m writing now is not only an afterthought but also a well conducted post-mortem of thoughts and feelings on why the movie worked so well for me.
(+) 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.
(#) 7.2/10 (+) Plot, screenplay, editing, background score, Shraddha Srinath (-) Script, direction, lack of well-evolved characters, weak sub-plots The new age …
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