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.