Tuesday, 18 March 2014

India is FINALLY changing

Queen: One of the best Hindi films I have even seen. No melodrama, no dancing around trees, no bizarre clothes, no overdressed painted heroine and best of all a hero who is no hero! The film has never a dull moment, plenty of laughs, touches your heart and makes you feel good. It is the first film of Kangana Ranaut that I have watched. She has put up a great convincing act of a middle class Punjabi girl discovering herself. Lisa Hayden looks stunning and does her role so well. Rajkumar Rao, the anti-hero is superb. I could not believe that I was watching a convincing Hindi film FINALLY!  And that a film like this can draw the crowds! WOW! And how! 

It is still sinking in that India is changing.




And then there is this ad. What a shaadi (marriage)! Bridal jewellery being sold by a woman getting remarried. Hold! The bride has a child. Wait! the bride has a GIRL child. I  loved the ad - courageous, bold and yet, very Indian!

Congratulations to Vikas Bahl for a pathbreaking film and to Gauri Shinde for a great ad!



2 comments:

Preethi said...

Hi Shree,

I have been reading some of your blog posts, it totally echoes what I feel about so many issues!

I loved Queen too! Great movie , a breath of fresh non melodramatic air after a long time! Not stereotypical at all, it was a welcome change!

Shree Venkatram said...

Thank you Preethi! Value your comment. It is wonderful to connect.

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