All Talk and No Action Monday, February 8, 2010

Got a chance to watch Harishchandrachi Factory and Ishqiya this week.

I recommend Ishqiya for its rustic setting, unusual story, witty writing, fresh lyrics and Arshad. Vidya Balan has been a favourite since day 1, still, Arshad wins hands down in this one. I often wonder, how many more years before this versatile performer gets his due.

Harishchandrachi Factory is a commentary on Dadasaheb Phalke and the roots of Indian Cinema. The movie is very well made and has some hilarious moments. Apart from strong performances, it essentially outlines one man's vision. He sees gold where others see zilch. Finally it does boil down to acting upon ones convictions.

3 comments:

ARJuna said...

Hello There

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allthecrap said...

Ishqia is good? I haven't seen it but ppl say its worse

All Talk and No Action said...

@allthecrap - Vishal B's movies are anyway never liked universally. I think only Makdee had that appeal.

I thought Ishqiya was well made, had good writing and good performances.

Ofcourse, if you go in expecting candy floss romance, this one will disappoint.