Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hooked onto movies ... !!

Yeah, I never imagined I would be saying that of all people. I have never been a movie freak and in some sense, I am still not. Its just that I have never seen (or wanted to see) so many movies in a short duration. Having a USB DVD player is the biggest motivation I guess :)

We started of seeing Manorama Six Feet Under. The genre is more or less like Johnny Gaddar, although the narrative is completely different. You can call it a thriller and to be honest, I quite liked it. Something to do with an offbeat cast that always catches my fancy ... !!

This movie really kick started my fad. When I came to office the next day, I logged into our office movie Server and asked some of my more esteemed movie afficianado friends to help me select some good movies. The 2 that I took home that day were THE PRESTIGE and THE DEPARTED. Since I do not understand English movies all that well (I hate that), I could never dare to watch it alone. My wife gave me company for both the movies.

THE PRESTIGE was the first one. We started watching it at around 9 pm and I fell asleep watching the movie at around 10 pm. This is no way speaks about the movie. Its just that I was sleepy. We completed the movie the next day and I didn't understand what was going on. Blame it on the non continuity ... !! My wife had to painfully explain each and every part of the movie, literally dissecting the movie. I could sense the irritation coz I was not able to fathom the simplest of things. Me and my English movie jinx.

Anyway, later in the week, we visited a multiplex to watch Jaane Tu ... I liked the movie. Reminded me of my college days and my group of friends.

We sat through THE DEPARTED in a few days time. Though there was not a lot in this movie to not understand, a quarter of the movie was dedicated to swearing. We had a tough time separating the proper words from the so called expletives. But still, the confused look on my face wasn't going to go away. This time I didn't ask my wife anything about the movie ... which does not mean I grasped everything ... :)

When I came to office the next day, it was back to movie hunting. I saw the Oceans series on the movie server and took it home. Unfortunately, Oceans 11 was corrupt and I didn't want to see the sequels before Oceans 11. So I came back to office the next day and began the routine again. Some of my friends had suggested that a TV series called Prison Break is very nice. I asked one of my colleagues to get the first season of this series.

Currently, we have seen the first 3 episodes of the series and it sure is gripping. All this has happened in the last week or so. But one thing is for sure. My constant grappling with English movies is here to stay ... I expect to go one up sometime ... Cheers ... !!

5 comments:

Mohsin Khan said...

hmm, 'English movie jinx', sounds familiar..
Me too, though.. I liked both Departed and Prestige..
Have u seen Memento? another nice movie by Christopher Nolan..

Pappul said...

Yeah, I have heard of Memento from one of my friends ... I will give it a shot ... though I don't like the odds of me grasping it ... !!

Vikash Kumar said...

Yeah watching good English movies is my fovorite past time.. unfortunately my younger brother has a worse English movie jinx.. So, I don't watch them very often.. I liked The Prestige more than The Departed... try watching Inside Man.. its a good story of a perfect heist and yeah .. Prison break is sure gripping.. I am watching its first season too ..

Prameela said...

There are many such movies that even i adore. Departed as you pointed out is one of them. Others include blood diamond, aviator, gangs of new york, one flew over the cuckoo's nest , etc...believe me the list is endless.

Zaru said...

me too..wasnt an ardent fan of movies...but the PLs...:D made me one...
seen lots of movies in tat period...
some of my favs..
matrix...love the first part...
n saw series too..:)
one lovely movie is pursuit of happyness...
dark knight...awesome movie...!!
lots actually...will let ya kno as n wen i remember..:)