Author: amy

reviews about films and shorts

14

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

The film’s plot is simple and straight forward enough- a proper girl of an Indian family living in London is betrothed to her father’s friend but before she leaves London, she sets out to tour Europe with her girl friends, when she meets Raj.

20

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

This overly-long melodramatic rom-com is the best fluff I’ve watched in a very long time, as we follow a man looking to reconnect with his ex-best-friend.

12

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…

Well, Indian stories live up to the titles of their films, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, which apparently translates to ‘sometimes happiness, sometimes sad’ really contains moments of pure elation followed by moments to crush your heart.

7

Chennai Express

An orphan sets on a journey to immerse his grandfather’s ashes in the holy waters of the Rameshwaram, when all he really wants is to party with his friends. Lucky (or not) he’s got Meena to keep him company.

7

Black (Indian Film)

Black is Bhansali’s Indian re-imagining of the Helen Keller story — in here, we follow Michelle McNally as she narrates the story of her life as a deaf and blind girl and the relationship with her teacher.

2

Khamoshi: The Musical

Deaf mute parents have a hearing baby who grows up and gets caught between her love for them, her love for music and her love for life in Silence: The Musical.

2

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

By the time I got to watch my second Bhansali movie, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of his picture frames, and how the aesthetics in his work enhanced my movie experience. Seriously, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam has got to be the most beautiful movie EVER to include a fart joke in it.

3

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

A group of friends grow up, grow apart, and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hints at the coming of age aspects of a film on friendship more than a run of the mill rom-com.

6

Kahaani

A pregnant woman arrives in Calcutta in search of her husband who’s gone missing without a trace.