dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine by shootmefromagun)
Today’s movie recommendation is Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, probably a movie that would make it into any hyopthetical ‘top 10 foreign movies’ I am likely to compile.



Starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose, Iyer is an Indian movie that released in 2002. It’s not a Bollywood movie in the least, as it is made by ‘parallel cinema’ (Indian term for art-house films, with no songs or dances, no Bollywood conventions, and rarely, if ever any Bollywood stars).

It has a short running time and a narrative so tight it coils into itself, but ultimately it is a character study and a study of both deep humanity and inhumanity that gets brought out by stress. The movie is set during out of those sporadic, mindless outbreaks of sectarian violence in India (in this case, it’s Hindu mobs looking for and killing Muslims in a remote part of a provice and vice versa. With one chilling exception, it’s not shown who is doing what to whom) but despite the horrible setting, it’s a very quiet movie, full of hope and one of the most gorgeous and most unrealized love stories I’ve seen.

Meenakshi (Konkona) is an upper class, young, and married Brahmin woman, who is travelling with her small baby to the city, to meet her husband whom she had not seen in a very long time. On the bus, she ends up sitting next to Raja (Rahul Bose), a wildlife photographer. Raja is urban, modern, almost from a different century, a different world than Konkona, with her traditionalism, her structure, her beliefs. He is, also, a Muslim, as Raja is his ‘stage’ name, which Meenakshi does not find out right away.

They get to know each other, a bit, on the journey, and he is very helpful and kind to her, which is indespensable to a lone woman travelling with a baby. And when the riots break out, sudden and horrific, and the mob gets into the bus, seeking Muslims out, almost without thinking, Meenakshi (who is very visibly Hindu and Brahmin) saves Raja’s life by lying that Raja is her husband, ‘Mr. Iyer,’ travelling with her and their baby. But of course, they must both keep it up, and escape the war zone that the place has become.

Spoilery ramble on the movie, with pics )

Ohhh, not related to anything, I find Indian movies adorable sometimes. This is a scene from Sins, a movie a couple years back that pissed off the Christians because it showed a relationship between a Priest and a Grown-Up, Married Woman. Anyway, this scene was supposed to be super-risque, but it's something that CBS would show at 3pm here:

Vid here )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine by shootmefromagun)
Today’s movie recommendation is Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, probably a movie that would make it into any hyopthetical ‘top 10 foreign movies’ I am likely to compile.



Starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose, Iyer is an Indian movie that released in 2002. It’s not a Bollywood movie in the least, as it is made by ‘parallel cinema’ (Indian term for art-house films, with no songs or dances, no Bollywood conventions, and rarely, if ever any Bollywood stars).

It has a short running time and a narrative so tight it coils into itself, but ultimately it is a character study and a study of both deep humanity and inhumanity that gets brought out by stress. The movie is set during out of those sporadic, mindless outbreaks of sectarian violence in India (in this case, it’s Hindu mobs looking for and killing Muslims in a remote part of a provice and vice versa. With one chilling exception, it’s not shown who is doing what to whom) but despite the horrible setting, it’s a very quiet movie, full of hope and one of the most gorgeous and most unrealized love stories I’ve seen.

Meenakshi (Konkona) is an upper class, young, and married Brahmin woman, who is travelling with her small baby to the city, to meet her husband whom she had not seen in a very long time. On the bus, she ends up sitting next to Raja (Rahul Bose), a wildlife photographer. Raja is urban, modern, almost from a different century, a different world than Konkona, with her traditionalism, her structure, her beliefs. He is, also, a Muslim, as Raja is his ‘stage’ name, which Meenakshi does not find out right away.

They get to know each other, a bit, on the journey, and he is very helpful and kind to her, which is indespensable to a lone woman travelling with a baby. And when the riots break out, sudden and horrific, and the mob gets into the bus, seeking Muslims out, almost without thinking, Meenakshi (who is very visibly Hindu and Brahmin) saves Raja’s life by lying that Raja is her husband, ‘Mr. Iyer,’ travelling with her and their baby. But of course, they must both keep it up, and escape the war zone that the place has become.

Spoilery ramble on the movie, with pics )

Ohhh, not related to anything, I find Indian movies adorable sometimes. This is a scene from Sins, a movie a couple years back that pissed off the Christians because it showed a relationship between a Priest and a Grown-Up, Married Woman. Anyway, this scene was supposed to be super-risque, but it's something that CBS would show at 3pm here:

Vid here )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine by shootmefromagun)
Today’s movie recommendation is Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, probably a movie that would make it into any hyopthetical ‘top 10 foreign movies’ I am likely to compile.



Starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose, Iyer is an Indian movie that released in 2002. It’s not a Bollywood movie in the least, as it is made by ‘parallel cinema’ (Indian term for art-house films, with no songs or dances, no Bollywood conventions, and rarely, if ever any Bollywood stars).

It has a short running time and a narrative so tight it coils into itself, but ultimately it is a character study and a study of both deep humanity and inhumanity that gets brought out by stress. The movie is set during out of those sporadic, mindless outbreaks of sectarian violence in India (in this case, it’s Hindu mobs looking for and killing Muslims in a remote part of a provice and vice versa. With one chilling exception, it’s not shown who is doing what to whom) but despite the horrible setting, it’s a very quiet movie, full of hope and one of the most gorgeous and most unrealized love stories I’ve seen.

Meenakshi (Konkona) is an upper class, young, and married Brahmin woman, who is travelling with her small baby to the city, to meet her husband whom she had not seen in a very long time. On the bus, she ends up sitting next to Raja (Rahul Bose), a wildlife photographer. Raja is urban, modern, almost from a different century, a different world than Konkona, with her traditionalism, her structure, her beliefs. He is, also, a Muslim, as Raja is his ‘stage’ name, which Meenakshi does not find out right away.

They get to know each other, a bit, on the journey, and he is very helpful and kind to her, which is indespensable to a lone woman travelling with a baby. And when the riots break out, sudden and horrific, and the mob gets into the bus, seeking Muslims out, almost without thinking, Meenakshi (who is very visibly Hindu and Brahmin) saves Raja’s life by lying that Raja is her husband, ‘Mr. Iyer,’ travelling with her and their baby. But of course, they must both keep it up, and escape the war zone that the place has become.

Spoilery ramble on the movie, with pics )

Ohhh, not related to anything, I find Indian movies adorable sometimes. This is a scene from Sins, a movie a couple years back that pissed off the Christians because it showed a relationship between a Priest and a Grown-Up, Married Woman. Anyway, this scene was supposed to be super-risque, but it's something that CBS would show at 3pm here:

Vid here )

Profile

dangermousie: (Default)
dangermousie

November 2012

S M T W T F S
     1 2 3
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Mar. 27th, 2017 10:42 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios