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Rudra
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« on: December 14, 2012, 08:45:59 AM »

Clips from Chetan Anand's 1964 movie "Haqeeqat" based on the Sino-India border conflict of 1962 have been stitched together with Ennio Morriconne's music serving as the background.

This video has been made for selected audience and the maker of this clip gets no financial/commercial gains from this clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1s4-YLEETY

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 04:26:09 PM »

 Rudra Bhai, Yeh to bada kamal tha. If the question is not indiscreet, kis tarah ki hindi filmon ka shauq rakhte hain?

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 11:27:10 AM »

Your question isn't indiscreet neither is the answer Smiley I watch Hindi (and Indian) movies, the usual commercial stuff but limited to only Anurag Kashyap, Sriram Raghav, Farhan Akhtar and handful of other directors. I admire Gurudutt, Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterji etc. Apart from these not much, as I do not find Hindi cinema to be intellectually stimulating at all. Guys like Kashyap and Akhtar are good directors but I do not expect them to make movies that will put them in the league with Ray, Antonioni, Kurosawa, Bergman etc.


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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »

Frankly speaking, while I do not watch hindi films regularly(last Hindi film I saw was in 2010) I find Farhan Akhtar and Sriram Raghavan overrated. I  have liked what I have seen of Ray. Found films like Seemaboddho, Jana Aranya and Shatranj Ke Khiladi quite impressive.  I have seen some Shyam Benegal stuff and liked Suraj ka Saatvaan Ghoda. Trikal, Junoon, Sardari Begum were ok to me. Overall I am disappointed by quality of Indian cinema as a whole.

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 12:34:55 AM »

Farhan Akhtar and Sriram Raghavan just make better time pass movies than the what other directors make. Anurag Kashyap, seemed like a courageous director once (I really like his "No Smoking", a first in Hindi film industry that had a surrealist story line and imagery.) But then with Shaitan and GoW, I think he hit the director's block. GoW is a good film but again the story line had nothing to offer other than profane dialogues and gory violence. I think Anurag Kashyap still has to mature as a director.

From Ray' I have seen Seembaddh (actually the last film I saw of him), Jan Aranya, Aagantuk, Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Charulata. Have to see Kanchenjungha, Pratidvindi, Pather Panchali and the sequels.

Bollywood (as I dismissively call modern Hindi movie industry) is nothing more than hook and crook job.


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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 02:41:50 AM »

Agree wholeheartedly with you.
I have not seen No Smoking and GoW. In India, as you would know, there is a cult following for DevD and Gulal, which I finf bemusing. Just abt average to me- both of them. Johnny Gaddar, made by Sriram Raghavan, was a "noir" according to newspapers in Inida, which makes me wonder if the word "noir" is fully understood. I am a fan of noir films as well and am hugely disappointed to not find a good noir movie in Hindi.

Pratidwandi is an intriguing movie. I recommend the same. My childhood was spent in Kolkata and therefore, it is an added advantage that I understand Bengali and therefore able to appreciate Ray's movies.

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 10:42:33 AM »

I have yet to see the entire catalogue of Ray. Whatever I have seen of him has left me hugely impressed. One thing always intrigued me was why Bombay hindi film industry never asked him to come and make movies with them? I think Ray had a very low opinion of the Hindi film industry which he viewed as a commercialized profit oriented enterprise that had no taste or aesthetic sense for films and the other reason could be that he thought, he could express himself best through Bengali cinema.

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