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Wednesday, 5 April 2006
Iqbal
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: I Put a Spell on You (Manfred Mann)
Topic: Cinema
So, last Saturday went to see an Indian movie called Iqbal ... there weren't any 'real' stars in the show except for Naseruddin Shah ... but the movie was surprisingly quite good. I enjoyed it immensely. I think much better than the stuff that the Indian film cinema has been churning out recently. The movie is about a mute boy who wants to be a cricketer ... and the movie just follows how he become a cricketer for the Indian team. I thought it was quite nice - a very simple concept but a nice movie ... unfortunately I don't think it would be doing so well at cinemas. I was the only person in the cinema for that movie (yup the only person!).

The music in the movie was quite good too - but they didn't provide English translation for the song or is it songs (I'm not certain if it was one song or two). The movie was funded by some British council (I think) - for it to be shown here. I think it is a sweet movie on people fighting for their dream and trying to overcome problems that they are presented with. I think what I love about it - is that it showed a bit more of the 'real' India, with people who look like 'real' Indians rather than the stylicized (alright not a word but sounds better than stylized) Bollywood stars including Aamir Khan.

Posted by prejudice at 11:37 AM BST
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