Never has a movie played on more in my head than Swades did.
You can imagine. This is my third consecutive blog on the movie.
As I was just talking with a friend, the movie has so much soul to compensate every department it was found wanting in.
So much soul to move you to tears, and awaken the sleeping Indian in you. And if you are a Non Resident Indian missing home, this movie can do it. Make you book the next ticket home!
The best part of the movie is that it’s not idealistic. It’s very realistically done. If this were your regular mainstream movie, SRK would’ve decided by interval that he’s gonna stay back home and brought about utopian change by the end.
I’ve been covering the Chennai International Film Festival over the last three days and I got to watch quite a few movies.
Of which I fell in love with this movie called Celeste and Estrela, a Brazilian film which draws parallels between the process of love and filmmaking. It’s hilarious, thought-provoking and a very honest portrayal of what goes into filmmaking and what determines your final product.
Before you think it’s too technical, here’s a moment from the movie.
Estrela, the guy smitten by Celeste, watches the energetic filmmaker walk out of his room and says to himself: She’s a Comedy at times. And at times, Drama. Sometimes, she’s a Thriller, full of adventure. How I wish she were Romance… or at least Porn!
he he! When you actually remember moments from a movie, you can be sure, it’s a super movie. Which is why I think Swades is a classic! Watch it people… I wanna go again, like tonight. Who knows, I just might!