I did get some queries about the films I had seen since I returned home (lock, stock, barrel & a dog!).
Frankly I surely seem to have overcome the obsession to watch movies regularly as one of my favourite entertaintments. While reducing interest is one of the key reasons, a more important reason has been that I seem to have overcome the 'need' (or want!) for such an external source of entertaintment ! Then the hazzle of going to the theater... And of course, most of the films that are coming out are not of my 'taste' ! (about the taste, but just different!!)
There are lot of films that are being promoted thru mindless action ( Rowdy Rathore/Singham), skin & related themes ( Dirty Picture/Jism/kya kool hain hum), crude violence (Wasseypur), etc. I will still watch Wasseypur on TV, as and when it happens, as I can do my own 'edit' thru the remote.
I usually never try my luck with movies. I would opt to watch only if I am sure of its review, rating, theme, etc.
But I did go for just one movie, with better-half. Love for movies-experience, complete with samosa/popcorn/chaat, was mutual.
The movie was 'Cocktail'. Just an ok type of movie. Though I was encouraged by average *** reviews, I would just give 2.5 !
But one moview I saw during my recent flight was 'Kahani'. Had received few good recomendations. The movie had hit the theaters before we moved back. Had opted not to watch it on Showcase/Tatasky as I was prejudicised against a Vidya-Balan-starrer, additonally the possible suffering of a pregnant woman!! But indeed, the movie was very good. Good story/theme, great performance by all leading actors ( Khan superb), good direction/editing and captured essence of Kolkotta, incl Durga Puja ( resulted in a strong urge to travel to Kolkotta, inshallah this winter).
Seeing Kahani & Paa, I wonder why Vidya Balan need to act in 'dirty-pictures'?! (Of course, it is her professional choice). Just as why Bhats no longer make a 'Saaransh' or even a 'chitti aayi hai' Naam/'Dil hai ki...' !!
But then, we get what we deserve !
Professinally Yours !! As always :)