27 January 2008

In the past month I have watched 2 movies, which is pretty unusual for me. One was 'Taare Zameen Par' (stars on the ground) the Hindi movie most talked about recently and a Malayalam movie 'Kadaparayumbol'. Both were good movies. The first one I saw as part of the class I'm attending about Learning Disabilities. It was really good movie about Dyslexia, done in a truly empathic way, without trivializing the problem or glorifying it. As it has been done by such a big Bollywood name, I hope many people will see it and get sensitized. I only wish I had seen it once more in a theatre rather than in a classroom.
The Malayalam movie was good because it was a simple movie. My husband and I are not big movie goers, except when a movie is highly recommended, which is how we went for this.
I must say it's nice to get to watch a movie in a darkened room, once in a while. Watching movies on TV is the worst thing imaginable.
I also got to listen to an octet from Chennai this evening, who call themselves Octet Cantabile. They sing only Christian music though. But they were very good. They did a rendition of Bach-Gounod's 'Ave Maria' which was wonderful.

8 comments:

Esbee said...

I like your new layout! It's very pretty.

ONEDIA said...

I think Kalyan mentioned the movie about the dislexia in one of his posts.

hillgrandmom said...

Thanks esbee.
Onedia I wish you could get to see the movie with subtitles. Of course, it would seem very bollywood to you, but even so it was cute.

Geets said...

I'm yet to see TZP.
Btw, I tried to find you on Facebook but couldn't. I'm in the UAE network. I looked up India and Kottayam
Hope you are feeling better this week.

La delirante said...

Hi!! I had a look at the website of the movie you mentioned. It looks interesting. I quite liked "Monsoon wedding" so I am willing to give more Indian movies a try :) Have a nice day!

eve's lungs said...

Loved Taare... . The music is great too. Good to know youre feeling good now :)

Moanna said...

Ohh, I love Ave Maria. My niece sang it once at church and I cried the whole way through. :)

Kalyan said...

Taare zammen par has indeed been an incredible movie...it has moved so many hearts even who are not much in to bollywood films...the film has really opened a new chapter in the world of children....nice reading!