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Dasvidaniya and other films

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It’s probably the fifth time that I watched Dasvidaniya, and the film still managed to retain its charm and simplicity. Everytime I watch the film, it strikes the same chord again and again. Some films are never made to go old. And, it’s all because of one person – Vinay Pathak, managing to take care of each and every minute details, just the right expressions, the right twitching of the eyes, and the right voice modulations. But, I will, in this post, not do a movie review. I have some other issues to lay down.

Consider the following films:

  • Dasvidaniya
  • Munnabhai MBBS
  • Lage raho Munnabhai
  • Taare Zameen Par
  • 3 Idiots
  • Swadesh

What do all this films have in common? Yes, you guessed it right. They are not like any other movie, but have some underlying messages to deliver. The Indian movie industry is definitely growing up, and so are the audiences that are now more receptive to such genre of movies. It’s not the mad dance or the fight sequence – but the subtle reflection of common things of life that many have ignored till now. “Tell the truth” can never be more beautifully expressed than a dialogue between Munnabhai and Gandhiji, or for that matter take 3 Idiots – “Live your live to the fullest.”

These may not be a complete list of this genre of films, but these do top my list of all time favourite movies.

I am looking forward to a movie called “Road, Movie”, which is now on the International Circuit, and the trailer of which can be found here at youtube.


Written by Abhishek

January 18, 2010 at 8:09 PM

7 Responses

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  1. What a shame i havent seen Dasvidaniya…Watched THE BUCKET LIST though and its quite an experience..

    Viase i might sound foolish but i love JAB WE MET on similar lines…On face it might appear a mushy mushy story but it has so much to teach…How to handle adversities..being cheerful…

    i just love that movie 🙂

    {I got your email on the gmail id 🙂 }


    January 18, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    • Ya..Forgot to add the film.. Its also a memorable movie…

      Abhishek Datta

      January 19, 2010 at 12:21 AM

  2. All the listed movies r good. Alas! i havnt seen the first n the last one from the list. I liked Mr. n Mrs. Iyer, 1942 Earth n the list is much longer though they r more on the serious side.


    January 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM

  3. yup…..last 3-4 years have brought some really good changes in the cinema ……loved all the movies…..good to be living in this decade……

    i have also heard a lot about Road Movie……I’m a great fan of Abhay Deol……..and want to watch his movies first day first show……

    lets see how soon this one comes out ……\,,/


    February 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM

  4. I do believe that adding to the list of all these wonderful movies is ‘Paa’..It has a very loud and clear message at the tragic end..The treatment of the story was not at all filmy ishtyle and there was immense maturity in the portrayal of the protagonist ‘Auro’..What say?
    I liked the way you’ve opinionated and have written a review that runs a thread through all the latest pathbreakers from Bollywood…Cheers

    vibhuti bhandarkar

    February 5, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    • Ya truly.. there are a lot more films that can be added.. but these are the few ones that I felt are relevant and path breaking in their own category..

      Abhishek Datta

      February 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM

  5. Hey abhishek

    you talk of movies that interest me!
    i leave a link to a blog post that might interest you:


    March 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM

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