10 Day ‘You’ Challenge: 3 Movies

A few years ago I watched Amar Prem on television and that film has made a place in my heart. 2 Adults and 1 Child, all 3 unwanted by their families and society , come together and create a beautiful relationship based on pure love. Super songs that linger in memory were an added bonus.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna – I am an unabashed Karan Johar fan. I watch every film he makes. I was hesitant to watch KANK when it released though, as it got a lot of bad press. But watch I did and it went on to become my favorite film by Karan Johar yet, where he has explored the intricacies of human behaviour and relationship is such a subtle and classy way.

Maleficent A lazy Sunday afternoon led me to discover this film and I wondered how had I missed it when it released! Angelina Jolie, looking absolutely stunning, and playing character I could so identify with. A fairytale that had matured!

 

My all-time Favorite Film, and why : #TadkaTuesday

 

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A few years ago on a boring Sunday afternoon as I was idly changing television channels, the title of a film ‘The Green Mile’ caught my eye, and since it was going to be telecast in the next 10 minutes I decided to watch it.

The Green Mile is a story set in prison. When a fierce and forbidding looking prisoner, John Coffey, is sentenced to Death Row and brought in the guards are surprised to find him to be sensitive, gentle, afraid of the dark, pleading his innocence and blessed with special powers.

Over time, the Warden and the Prisoner develop a strange kind of friendship based on trust, faith and miracles.

Watching The Green Mile was an experience. The film moved me, and has found a permanent place in my heart ever since I watched it. As I later googled to find out more, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was an adaptation of 6 of Stephen Kings books, compiled into 1.

I am a huge Stephen King fan. I consider him my writing Guru as I am in awe of his imagination, the way he translates thoughts to words and how beautifully he crafts his sentences. My love for reading, and writing, Horror is all thanks to King.

The Green Mile is one of my all-time favourite films because;

  • It is the adaptation of a book written by my writing Guru, Stephen King
  • I believe in Magic and Miracles, and those are the basic premises of the film
  • I believe looks are deceptive and one of the central characters, John Coffey, proves just that, the Gentle Giant who does right even when he is wronged and uses his powers to heal.
  • It had Tom Hanks, who wow’s, yet again!
  • The film is sensitively written, and directed with power packed performances by the entire cast.
  • There is so much to be learnt in this wise story/film and some of the dialogues stay with you.
  • The beautiful tagline that says, ‘Paul Edgecomb didn’t believe in miracles. Until the day he met one.’

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If you’ve watched The Green Mile, what did you think of it? If you haven’t watched it yet, here is the trailer .

 

 

Of Movies & Memories #TadkaTuesday

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This is a true story. No names or places have been changed to protect identities ;-D

‘Beta, what do you want to be when you grow up?’

‘I want to be a Kothewali’

A shocked face and complete silence greeted this revelation about my future plans till I elaborated further,

‘Like Rekha Aunty’

This is when my family rushed forward with explanations of how I had watched Umrao Jaan, on video, the day before.

Of course, I couldn’t remember the name of the film and all I remembered was actress Rekha looking absolutely stunning, dressed in exquisite clothes and jewellery and dancing away.

As a child I had no idea what a Kothewali (Courtesan) really was or did and purely on the fun Rekha seemed to behaving on screen, had happily decided to become one when I grew up.

I have been addicted to movies ever since I could understand them, and in the above case even when not, and TadkaTuesday, hosted every week by Deepa and Jaibala is going to be giving me plenty of opportunities to share my memories related to them.

This is written for the TadkaTuesday prompt, ‘Share with us your first movie memory’ .