It’s not everyday that you can appreciate the work of a person you’ve always made fun of. And when the work is genuinely good, you have to take a step back, put your ego aside and give credit where it’s due.
Jism belongs to a time when Bollywood moved from the senseless compositions that dominated the late 90s to cater to a new young audience that demanded quality music.
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.
(+) 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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