A huge thank you to all who participated in wogma’s first birthday celebrations. Without much ado, let me announce the winning entry submitted by Rashmi Kannan. (This choice is from the list here)
Rashmi’s top five movies were -
The top five movies according to the average votes received were -
As would be obvious from my reviews of some of the movies above, I don’t quite agree with the outcome. Though, I can still take pride in the fact that my readers visit my site, even though they do not agree with me. Here is a list of how the movies ranked as per the average votes received. Anyhow, I would like to share with you the five movies that I liked best, from this list.
Social message movies are known for their grimness and usually portray the dark side of real life. But here we have very contemporary day-to-day issues being approached using humor. It is the comedy that makes this movie linger in the minds of the viewers for weeks after seeing it. And the success of the comedy can be credited to the comic-timing-maestros Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi.
It’s been a long time, and I still remember the exhilarated feeling I had while leaving the theater. Yes, it was bright and it took one too many cinematic liberties but all forgiven for touching the hearts of millions.
What can you say, when a movie hits all the right chords? After a long while, a movie made me cry out loud towards the end. Just when I thought I have seen enough movies for one to be able to make me literally weep. All credit goes to the fabulous acting, nice compact script, and very focused direction. A heart-warming story told very well.
Dor unveils one emotion after the other – intimacy, loneliness, grief, hope, resignation, oppression, guilt, greed, contempt, liberation and of course love. Yes, most of the story is heartbreaking but the narration is beautifully executed and has enough light moments to keep your interest alive.
D. Bheja Fry
A slice of life. Or something that should be a slice of life - good humor. Vinay Pathak reminds you how to take a joke on yourself and Rajat Kapoor how not to make a joke on the likes of Vinay. And they do so in comical situations that build on top of each other supported by some simple but really amusing lines.
Considering it was a remake, I went in with all ammunition to tear it down with comparisons. But then, the deviation from the original made me sit-up and wonder, “how many leaps of faith are we going to have to make here?” But, even on a second viewing, there were just a handful of loopholes that I could spot. A tight script in a Hindi thriller is hard to come by, especially when it is so glamorously packaged.
That I ended up liking the movie was a surprise to myself considering that I am not very fond of Shah Rukh Khan’s acting. And to make matters worse, it is very difficult for me to see anyone in Mr. Bachchan’s shoes. I think watching Farhan Akhtar’s Don will be much more enjoyable if you try and look at it as a completely new movie and not as a remake.
Thank you all for participating and keep visiting!