Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dus Kahaniyan: film review

The good thing about these kinds of collage-films is that you would love at least some of the stories, if not all. So, it would never be a total wash-out if not fully paisa vasool.

Amongst the 10 stories, I liked Strangers in the night the most. It’s the story of a couple who have decided to share a secret moment of their life (over drinks) that had left an indelible mark on them. It’s the lady’s turn this year. As the story unfolds, it appears that the lady had a few moments of lust in the waiting room of a railway station. However, the twist in the tale at the end is beautiful. I won’t disclose it or else you would blame me for ruining the fun.

Others like Gubbare (Nana Patekar is simply superb) and Rice Plate (return of the adorable Shaban Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah pair after a long gap) would also touch a cord of your heart. The former tells to live life to the fullest rather than wasting it on quarrels over li’l things. The later shows how useless religious stubborn-ness is.

Even Matrimony (the film opens with this story based on infidelity), Lovedale (with a ghost touch) and Pooranmashi (how the life of a daughter, about to be married, gets ruined because of the mother who decides to follow her heart) are well-made, though the stories are somewhat run-of-the-mills.

Finally, my opinion on the film: Go ahead and watch it. However, if your interest lies in collage-films, don’t forget to see Teen Deewarein by Nagesh Kukonoor. It’s a lovely film and the way the stories get interlinked at the end is too good to be missed.

1 comment:

dhiman said...

hmmmmmmmm, bujhlam, movie ta bhalo hoyeche mone hoyeche, dekhte hobe...