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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. Anonymous7:49 PM

    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!

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