May 13, 2013 at 7:23 am #1195
A Passage to India
Directed by David Lean
Country United Kingdom
One of my favorite movies about India. A beautiful movie by David Lean, based on Edward Forster’s novel. The movie depicts life in India under the British Empire and relations between the colonizers and Indians. A young Englishwoman Adela (Judy Davis) comes India to meet her fiance, who holds a position of a governmental official in India. Adela is deeply disappointed in the sort of lifestyle the English lead in India and the way they treat local people. So she comes to decision to travel a bit around the country and experience what it has to offer on her own. Invited by Dr. Aziz along with her fiance’s mother, she goes for a trip to the Malabar caves, where the most mysterious things happen to her.
Slow pace, thoughtfulness, beautiful scenery, splendid music, great acting – this is what makes the movie really special. Highly recommended.
[youtube]6HmCdzUCQWU[/youtube]May 13, 2013 at 7:48 am #1203
Directed by Mira Nair
A much better alternative to “The Slumdog…”, to my mind. A story of a boy surviving in the harsh environment of Bombay. The only drawback I would point out – a bit of flirtation with the western audience in showing only the dark side of the city, but other than that the movie is fabulous. One of my favorites.
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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Outsourced , 2006
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The Slumdog Millionaire, 2008
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The Journey Beyond Tree Seas (Pardesi)
Year – 1957
Country – Soviet Union, India
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Country – United States
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Directed by Richard Attenborough
Country – India, United KingdomJune 30, 2013 at 10:30 am #4066JasonParticipant
OMG there are so many movies about India. Shame i didn’t know that ..:(July 5, 2013 at 7:58 am #4311
So perhaps you would like to start watching them? ‘A Passage to India’ is a must, it’s classic.July 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm #4766
One more foreign movie about India – ‘The Indian nocturne’. A very unusual vision of India, a very unusual film. If you seek for logic and clear story line, don’t go for this movie – you’ll be disappointed. If you’re an admirer of Kafka’s prose and Pessoa’s poetry, you can give it a try.October 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm #6706kamalParticipant
I especially liked myself being at the sight in the plot that is depicted in the picture at the end. Those wooden houses beside the lake with a happy sunlight evoked my pleasure of being there. Didn’t remember what I’m talking about, it is the place of kashmir lol. That must be the reason why the director of the movie ended it at the sight of kashmir for allowing the audience to leave the theater in delight. I liked it “A passage to India” and i’ve also watched “The best exotic marigold hotel”. There are two more left for me to watch here.. i’ll watch them soon.November 5, 2013 at 8:10 am #6855
[quote=6706]That must be the reason why the director of the movie ended it at the sight of kashmir for allowing the audience to leave the theater in delight. I[/quote]
Hm, never thought of it, I wonder if delight of the audience was his consideration… But yes, the difference in pace allows a viewer (and originally a reader as it’s based on the book) to slow down and think it over.
@kamal, make sure to see “Salaam Bombay”, I absolutely loved it, in spite of the subject.
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