Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

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Post by flieger » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:31 pm

the apogee of commercial Hindi cinema
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Post by wigwam » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:35 pm

is Ram Leela downloadable anywhere yet?
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:42 pm

It's on PTP. Which is back up!
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Post by charulata » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:29 am

Been listening to the Gangs of Wasseypur sdtrk on loop. Obviously, this is the best song from the film...

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Post by Rock » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:16 am

I saw the movie this thread is named after sort of recently. I was pretty mixed on it, but I guess I'm glad I saw it. Raj Kapoor's character and the ham-handedness of the screenplay threaten to sink the film, but the visuals have a real physical quality to them, which I think makes the musical numbers work especially well and also makes the film's message work on a more visceral level (even when the dialogue is spelling it out awkwardly).
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:59 pm

These subs...

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But more importantly, Bipasha Basu. :heart:
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gloriously messy absurdist screwball. best hindi 2013, surely?
Pretty, too.

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Wow. So what is that? (I can't search 16 pages for purple cows.) :P
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:30 am

It's Matru ka Bijlee ki Mandola.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:42 am

And Netflix has it! Thank you!
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Post by roujin » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:38 am

Anushka Sharma looks the best in that movie. #criticism
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:35 pm

You can look, but with love.

Or so the subtitles said.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Speaking of Bhardwaj and goodlooking ladies, I saw Kaminey last night. Was it my fault that it took me more than an hour to realize Shahid Kapoor didn't have some unseen brother in the movie but plays twins, and was thus confused about the characterization of his "character" until I realized what was actually going on?
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Post by Verite » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:03 pm

flieger, were you a ghostwriter for Shankar's I? The gym/workout and Mr. Tamil Nadu bodybuilding contest sequences in I are truly sublime.

I can't find pics or clips that do them justice. This will have to do:
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:fresh: :fresh: :fresh:
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Post by charulata » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:53 am

ver!!!!! ok fine, i'll watch this now...
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:heart: This scene in Nayakan (Ratnam, 1987)
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Post by flieger » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:47 am

Verite wrote:flieger, were you a ghostwriter for Shankar's I? The gym/workout and Mr. Tamil Nadu bodybuilding contest sequences in I are truly sublime.
a definite must-see :heart: :heart: :heart:
Colonel Kurz wrote::heart: This scene in Nayakan (Ratnam, 1987)
oh god, yes :heart:
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed May 06, 2015 4:50 pm

Salman sentenced to 5 years in prison.

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Post by flieger » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:57 am

Verite wrote:flieger, were you a ghostwriter for Shankar's I? The gym/workout and Mr. Tamil Nadu bodybuilding contest sequences in I are truly sublime.

I can't find pics or clips that do them justice. This will have to do:
thought only of you during all of those sequences :heart: :heart:
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Post by Verite » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:21 am

^ Might just be the scene of the decade.

Word on the street is J.B. is going to use that as prep material for a gym visit for his Looking and Listening course 8-)
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getting hard
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Post by charulata » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:00 am

flieger wrote: It does look great, doesn't it?
The 3 hour cut has a better print (and was the source of all the screenshots bar the hand one), and would also have the virtue of a shorter middle act. Then again, you are missing 45 minutes of Kapoor.
As for char's opinion, it's probably tainted by her distaste for old-man-Kapoor's breast-fetish, or something like that.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:51 am

Aw, so I should see it then? You kind of talked me out of it before. :)
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Post by charulata » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:02 am

Shieldmaiden wrote:Aw, so I should see it then? You kind of talked me out of it before. :)
i cant apologize enough for that. i do think that it's a film that requires one to be of a certain age but also and perhaps, more importantly, have some understanding of what raj kapoor means to indian cinema which I didn't necessarily have as a child despite his stature. he's also a really tough person to interview.. around the time i watched this, i also watched a lengthy interview with him where he talks about his work really frivolously and had much to say about his preferences when it comes to the female anatomy.. all of which really irked me as a child. but watching this film (and parts of sangam) almost back to back has me thinking this is yet another case of "don't listen to what the director says the film is about." the film also does necessitate making a leap of faith regarding what it is as an object etc.. after all, it IS a 3 hour movie about a grown up schlubby man committing to playing a circus clown.

(also at this point, rk had gone through famous and legendary heartbreak and rumored scandal and his public persona was understandably cagey. )
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Ah, makes sense, thanks. I'll watch this soon. Pretty sure I have at least the "certain age" covered, haha.

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My heart is full of the pain of disco!

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Post by charulata » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:38 pm

omg!!!! cant believe this happened! am sure you picked up on it but film is suffused with affectionate callbacks and film references from her (and my) childhood.. and farah always has the sweetest end credit sequences :). cinema should be fun at least sometimes, no?
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:21 pm

charulata wrote:am sure you picked up on it but film is suffused with affectionate callbacks and film references from her (and my) childhood..
I wish I knew enough to pick up on all of it, but it's suffused with nostalgia and movie-love, so I could hardly miss it! The story itself is perfectly suited for it, too. Mournful nostalgia has never been so fun. :)

And, yeah, loved the credits!
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