Natsamrat Review

The words uttered by Ganpatrao in Natsamrat feels like a religious discourse, falling on ears like a soothing balm. It is after many a long years that dialogues with such finesse have been put up on the screen. They seem nothing less than those featured in plays Ganpatrao cherishes and brings to life on stage. Screenplay writers nowadays dumb down their content in a disquietude that the audience will not comprehend the gems of emotions they hide beneath the curtains called words. Here, the writing is intelligent treating the audience with the reverence it is often penurious of.

A forlorn Ganpatrao asks in an address to the characters he religiously brought into life ‘When will my grief be considered worthy as yours?’ Nana Patekar rises to this very question and breathes fire into this character. There are rare times when an actor just draws you into a movie, when he rises above the movie itself and well, puts you in a state of limbo where you are divested from your physical abilities to move. You just stare and get amazed. I hate to say it because I believe staunchly that every actor has untapped potential beyond realization, but this is a career-defining performance by Nana. He can’t rise above this unfortunately and it is an amalgamation of sadness and joy when I come to this realization.

As to the movie itself, it is left miles behind in the inter space between it and Patekar’s performance. It is ridden with the very cliches I had expected it to be free from the shackles of. The premise, although bases on a play by V.V.Shirwadkar, brings back memories of a much-superior Tokyo Story(or a much inferior Baghban as well), which forever immortalized the theme of the neglectful children-old parents through the mastery of the profound Ozu himself .

While being a compelling character-study, Natsamrat is lagging behind on adapting itself to the familiarity of its concept to the audience. But, with Nana Patekar’s visceral performance the movie is aeons ahead of what it could have been without him. It is Manjrekar’s ode to the purity and greatness of theater and its dialogues which remain forever etched in the minds of the audience, and peering through that field of vision, it is a beautiful and heartfelt ode, a one which should be watched at least once. Patekar’s performance embodies every emotion that actors strive to put up on screen through courses of their lifetimes, which in most cases unfortunately, bears not even a dint of success.

RATING : 8 / 10

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Premam Review

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Alphonse Putharen’s Premam is about George David (Nivin Pauly) who experiences love with three different women during his life and how these women change his life is depicted in the movie. The movie also focuses on the changing world and how George’s friends get involved in his attempts to woo these women.
Nivin Pauly is brilliant in this movie. He successfully gets the transition of his character right from George’s teenage to adulthood. The supporting actors are superb in their role. Krishna Shankar and Shabareesh Varma are superb in their roles.
The direction of this movie is stupendous. Rarely have I seen a coming of age movie flowing as seamlessly through its narrative as Premam. The movie is almost 3 hours long but there is not a moment when you are bored. The script of the movie is superb. The transition of time has been thoroughly focused in the script. The methods of wooing change and the maturity of the romances change.
Everything works for this flick. The cinematography is superb in this movie. Alphonse Putharen, the director of this movie, has himself edited the flick which worked out pretty well for this movie considering its running time. The direction always has a vision of the movie even before its made, and Alphonse has ensured that scenes keep on changing continuously that the audience doesn’t feel the long running time. The score of this movie is awesome. And I really liked that Contra song which was so perfectly timed in that movie.
The movie’s best aspect was that it focused on the stationary characters’ dialogues too. If you have watched the movie, of which chances are humongous, you may notice that although the camera is focused on the main characters, there are dialogues in the background that are audible to us, and they give us some of the best laughs and realism. The movie has infused everyday life into its core like Court and therefore gives us the best laughs that many of you, and also me, haven’t had since a long time. Really, after the release of 3 Idiots, this is the only movie that had me laughing from the beginning to the end.
This is the only Indian movie which has learned from Hollywood movies. I recounted Juno and (500) Days of Summer throughout the flick. About the faults, I think that movie does drag a little on the Malar sequence but believe me in the end, you will end up wanting more.
Premam is a superb entertainer and one of the best movies of the year which will leave you laughing from the start to the end. Everything fortunately works for this movie, and supplemented by the superb script, this movie is a treat and should we watched as soon as possible (for which you may have to wait because in some places, the tickets are already booked for three weeks. I too had to come empty-handed from the theater 2 times because the tickets were sold out the previous day and therefore, I intentionally went to a newly opened mall in a remote place. Got middle seats, can’t complain ! 🙂 )

Rating : 9.3 / 10

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Clouds of Sils Maria

Brilliant work of art. I was going to post a review but found this to be interesting

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Clouds of Sils Maria photo starrating-3andahalfstars.jpgClouds of Sils Maria is a provocative film. The gamut of topics that pass through the consciousness of screenwriter (and director) Olivier Assayas are plentiful and diverse. It considers youth vs. age, life vs. death, the past vs. the present, art vs. commerce, and fame vs. anonymity. Good heavens! Any one of these would’ve been enough fodder for an entire script, but Assayas touches on all of these topics. The complexity of Clouds involves trying to figure just what heck the narrative is actually about. It’s arty to the point of ambiguousness. Regardless Assayas clearly delineates a deep poignancy amongst women.

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an international star that is on her way to accept an award on behalf of world renowned playwright Wilhelm Melichior. In her early 20s, she played Sigrid, the ingénue in a play he directed called The Maloja Snake. While en route by train, she…

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