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Movie Dekho

Am a bit busy and will visit blogs in few days.
Meanwhile have watched few movies in the past month - would like to recommend three of them here worth a dekho(watch)

Born In Brothels : wiki link


"Born into Brothels, by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes."

My View : A truly inspiring documentary. Leaves your heart warm. Donating money is one thing but donating time and effort for such a wonderful cause specially where children are concerned is truly commendable. Hope some day I can get involved with something like this.

Loins of Punjab Presents : movie site


"Loins of Punjab Presents,” a witty musical comedy with a sharp political edge, is built on a satisfyingly simple premise. Over the course of a weekend a motley crew of contestants gathers in a New Jersey hotel to compete in “Desi Idol,” an “American Idol”-style singing competition sponsored by a local pork-loin empire. - NY Times Review

My View : This movie was released in India a year back I guess and it made its presence here just last week. Living here for a while now and witnessing the lives of immigrants first hand - I liked the movie as it has truly characterised and portrayed their stereotypical behaviours precisely. It captured the essence of individuals, like when even a Gujarati teenager is shown to have uncanny business sense or a typical desi who must have come here to study rattles statistical data on his date. And the bright moment of the movie was to see a cute actress - Seema Rahmani playing the role of Sania Rahman.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : Le Scaphandre et le papillon : wiki link


Julian Schnabel has made three feature films: “Basquiat,” “Before Night Falls” and now “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” All are biographical, examining the lives of real people, and in each case the protagonist struggles with a condition of literal or metaphorical imprisonment - NY Times Review

My View: Loved the way the movie is picturised viewing from the eye of the patient and again an inspiring movie - where one can do what he/she wants inspite of any hurdles.

Hope you watch them and let me know if you like them.

48 comments:

Neeku said...

I've been meaning to see born in brothels for such a long time... I think I will do that soon.... thanks for mentioning it on your blog...

Joy said...

I wanted to watch Diving Bell... now would do it soon.

Pavi!!!! said...

ohh u watched "Born into Brothels"! Does the link u have on ur blog have the full movie?

Loins of Punjab sounds fun..will try to see it.

•♥•♥Vicky♥•♥• said...

gonna see Born in brothels tomorrow ;D

here's one for you
watch REVOLVER ..

Suma said...

i've been meaning to watch the first two...you've reminded me to do it soon...

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

i hv heard so much about born in brothels... I need to watch it.. soon! :-)

Thanks for reminding me :-)

--xh-- said...

nt much of a movie buff, Born in brothels spikes my curiosity - i will try to get it soon :)

Cinderella. said...

The 'Born in brothels' looks something !

I will get hold of it.
You've been tagged btw !

KP said...

will keep in mind, and definately watch in winter! when there is no outdoor activities!

Hiren said...

have seeen Loins of Punjab ... but in bits and pieces .. so cudnt enjoy it so much ....

will try to get my hands on the other two ....

p.s. the cyborg thing is fun .... :)

Cess said...

Hey Ceedy,

If u liked the diving bell and the butterfly u should read the book it s even better :) I really like this movie, except the first 5 min when we were looking through his eyes, the idea was great, but i got almost sick cause the camera was moving too much, but the rest was really great, specially cause it s based on a true story.

tc

C.

gunj said...

i wanna watch born in brothels now
seems interesting!

gunj said...

i wanna watch born in brothels now
seems interesting!

Veens said...

niceee.. mebbe i will download them

Satish Bolla said...

heard abt "lions of punjab". n now u recommended it. so i've to watch it. let me check if i can get a dvd of it

brocasarea said...

was looking for that butterfly movie??..u know the link to dwnd it??:)

Crystal.. said...

I've heard of Born of brothels..never saw it though.
Which do you think is the best of them all?

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I know this sounds so cliched but the 1st trailer is really interesting.Thanks for sharing.

Impressionist said...

I've watched the first 2!!
I loved them. will try and download the 3rd one!

-I

ceedy said...

@neeku
Yeah do see it. It is a very interesting documentary. :)

ceedy said...

@joy

Ok :)

ceedy said...

@pavi

No - if you have membership to any video store - its under the foreign movie section. Have not seen any link online.

Loins of Punjab is a movie some might enjoy and some might say what the f is this? Its one of those movies where you kinda have to know many more things that are related to what is being shown.

ceedy said...

@vicky
did you watch born in brothels?

ceedy said...

@vicky again!

Ok will check out revolver on the weekend and let you know

thanks!

ceedy said...

@suma
Kewl - do watch them and let me know if you like them

ceedy said...

@raaji
Ok :)

ceedy said...

@-xh-
Ok - see it and let me know :)

ceedy said...

@cinderella

Yes it is an interesting documentary...
And I checked the tag - I have already done it!

ceedy said...

@kp
Good - stockpile for the winter ;)

ceedy said...

@hiren
hahah - so what was your cyborg name?
and try to watch and let me know if you like them

ceedy said...

@cess
Ok
Am not patient enough to read the book - but will try.

ceedy said...

@gunj
Ok :)

ceedy said...

@veens
Ok :)
here is the link for the third one
http://www.torrentz.com/ccea1f981d407baa4646a93cccef2c11124684be

ceedy said...

@satish
Ok - just mind you tho - you might / might not like it as it has lot of amrican immigrant issues that are tackled.

ceedy said...

@brocasarea
Try this link
http://www.torrentz.com/ccea1f981d407baa4646a93cccef2c11124684be

ceedy said...

@crystal
Well all 3 are different genres
1 is a documentary
2 is a sarcastic viewpoint
3 is inspirational

but i liked the born in brothel the best

ceedy said...

@sameera
Ok :)

ceedy said...

@impressionist
Ok :) kewl here is the link
http://www.torrentz.com/ccea1f981d407baa4646a93cccef2c11124684be

•♥•♥Vicky♥•♥• said...

i saw i saw

Never before have I seen a child answering "nothing, no hope" to the question "what do you want to become when you get old"? There's a marvelous surprise toward the end of the movie as the children are rewarded greatly for their commitment to learning photography. I'm tempted to describe it, but that would spoil the movie for others ..hehe

ceedy said...

@vicky

Yeah....its wonderful the whole experience of watching that movie

I have worked with street urchins when I was in school for two years...and can relate to what you said....that there is no hope in their lives....

thanks for sharing your experience and also not spoiling the end :)

have a great weekend

rantravereflect/ jane said...

BORN INTO BROTHELS..
very inspiring idea, i mean it's different thing wen ya empower the needy than just giving them money tat'd fly away!

loins of punjab n the biographical works of julian schnabel--> must give them a viewing :)

n when it's watched from teh eye of another persons, it's quite a travel indeed :)

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

bhai

yeh sab picture kaha milgei ????

maine toh bahut din koi dhang k muvie nhi dekhi :(

Sutta said...

Have seen Lions a yr back when it was released in India. Loved it. You remember the guy who played the role of Mr. Bokade? The event manager?

He's in our acting faculty. Takes our classes sometimes. Nice guy!

Will surely try watching the others.
I have recommended and even given links of some real good short films by our very own Indian film makers on the cinema blog long back.
Check it out, I'm sure you'll like the movies. :)

ceedy said...

@jane

yup....all three are different and worth watching...let me know if you like them

ceedy said...

@the daydreamer

the first one I am not sure but the other two - goto google and d/l torrents if you like...

check them out

ceedy said...

@sutta

Yeah it is strange that the movie is about US and they released it a year later here..
I just saw it few weeks back and surely know Mr. Bokade....

Let me check your blog...I think I did see some of them....but will update my self...

meanwhile see this movie - Vicky Christina Barcelona - Woddy Allen's direction - loved the movie....

Deepali Panjabi said...

Have watched none of the above and haven't even heard about 2 of them. Will catch them if I can.

ceedy said...

@deepali

Ok...these are not commercial movies...so most people have not heard of them