As mentioned earlier, I take no chances with movies - play very safe. Would make adequate checks, from different, reliable sources, to ensure my time/effort/money/mindset does not go waste. And I don't feel let down by the brand/star/banner.
So, with some strong reco., watched two movies recently. Neither at theatres, as we were still in process of settling down at B'luru, lock-stock-barrel & dog ( dog having settled down, we are still in the process of settling down !)
Watched both on Tata Sky! Showcase is good - no disturbances thru ad/tvc/banner.. simply non-stop movie... hopefully unedited, unlike aboard flights !!??
OMG was the first movie. Paresh Rawal is one dependable actor, across all genres. Here too, he comes up with a powerful, thought-provoking performance. Different story line. Even Akshay is good. Being a hit movie, hope people have got the message. To pursue true spirituality & not get bogged down with rituals...
English-Vinglish was the second movie. Good story line, direction, flow/editing, star-cast, nice locations ('the' US of A). Sridevi comes up with a great performance... reminds you of her old classics like 'Sadma'.
Ability to communicate in English is one of the differentiators in our society. It could be classified as a colonial-hangover. Though our call centers fill their seats with not-so-fluent-in-English staff (seem to hit a new low, every time I try a new service provider/org.!!), spoken-English is still hot !! When the family members ridicule someone, esp a mom, at home... it makes an interesting theme. When "Morality in Society" takes a new dip in our society, "Respect for Elders", one of fundamental Indian ethos, also being forgotten.
Both films reminds us to be empathetic to others ( incl family) & love God (not bribe)