Meet Ryan. Ryan, who lives in the early 1920s, is a student of dramatics from Mumbai and is in love with the art form. Ryan has a thesis to submit on the ‘Impact Of Drama On Contemporary Times’. For this Ryan has go through humongous number of books in the library. Ryan is obviously stressed and worried.
Karle Pyaar Karle has young actors with raging hormones, who have such chiseled bodies that can put supermodels to shame.
Shiv Darshan, who made his debut with KPK has potential as a serial kisser and as someone with the perfect expression for cheesy dialogues, one of them being, “Har baar jab problem mere sar par baithkar hip-hop karti hai tab hi.main sochta hun ki ye kya musibat ayi hai” Darshan says this dialogue with utmost sincerity.
Why you must watch Karle Pyaar Karle
There are certain things that are fundamentally wrong with the film and often the film appears to be spastic. However, that’s ok, because the true vision of the film is far beyond all this. The couple in love in the film, Kabir and Preet (Hasleen Kaur), go through horrendous things to be with each other. Some of these things include, getting crushed by a running train, having a bunch of psychotic killers after your life, falling into a huge waterfall, etc. This, however doesn’t stop them from cracking jokes at each other that would put Santa and Banta to shame. I strongly believe that when Rajesh Pandey envisioned KPK, he had three goals: One was to make people realize that how much better their lives are as compared to the lives that the characters in his film play. And the second goal was to make his Preet and Kabir examples of how you can laugh out the ugliest problems of life with the sickest jokes on the planet. Thirdly, they say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so if you sit through this film, it’ll not only test your endurance level, but also give you an edge over the others when it comes to patience.
Apart from this you must watch out for the song, Tere Saanson Mein Aise Bas Jaaon’, where Kabir and Preet will remind of you the 1985 film, The Adventures of Tarzan. The only difference being, that Darshan and Kaur seem far aroused than the couple in the original flick.
Also if you enjoy watching people get slapped, this is one flick that you surely must not miss.
The last scene of the film has successfully surpassed the popular Youtube video titled, “The Worst Movie Death Scene Ever” of a Turkish movie. So Preet, has been injected with a fatal poison and has fifteen minutes to live. Not only does she live, but she also tells some sick jokes in that poison-induced state. Talk about living to tell the tale!
How do such stories find funds?
Paranthe Wali Gali is foodgasm, personified. The film tells the story of a struggling theater artist, Moulik (Anuj Saxena), trying his best to make a name in the theater circles of Delhi. Parallelly, there is a love-story brewing, albeit, one-sided. Naina Kaur (Neha Pawar), the neighborhood girl, who makes and delivers delicious paranthas, is in love with Moulik and is extremely supportive of him and his theatre group.
In Hollywood, they say, it doesn’t really matter whether you win an award or not. But it matters a hell lot whether you’re dressed to the nines or not. The Awards season officially commenced with the 2014 Golden Globes.
Fans of Madhuri Dixit were in for a pleasant surprise, as one of the most-anticipated films of 2014, had its trailer break with the theatrical release of Dedh Ishqiya. Touted as the comeback film of Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, Gulaab Gang brings two divas of Bollywood, who were once considered to give each other tough competition in the ’80s and the ’90s, to share screen space.
If there’s one word that would describe Dedh Ishqiya in the most apt way, it’s chaos. Dedh Ishqiya is chaos personified, a beautiful chaos.
Last year Russell Peters visited India and watched thousands of people get drunk on his humor.
"Talli gir gaye lekin party abhi baaki hai, we lost all our money lekin party abhi baaki hai"
The emotional drunkard AKA Anand Babu from Amar Prem
Nautanki Darubaaz AKA Veeru in Sholay
First-time drunk AKA Simran from DDLJ
The ‘troubled’ rich-kid drunk AKA Veronica from Cocktail
Nothing surpasses the feeling of falling in love for the first time. If you’re lucky enough, the person you love also falls in love with you. You’re probably all of 15 years when love happens for the first time and you’re elated. While this is the best time of your life and while you think that all’s well in paradise, it isn’t really the case. The world makes sure to find faults with you and your relationship. And age isn’t really on your side to help you deal with such unknown societal pressure and stick with your decision at the same time. In the words of a character from the film, "Premaat padtana, asach padta.(When you fall in love, you have to keep taking a beating".
"There is something beautiful in reveling in sadness.
The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be.
I don’t think being sad is to be avoided.
It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid.
But feeling anything is good, I think.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
There’s something attractive about depressing films and some pleasure in being sad. The films that really have an impact on you are the ones that take you beyond sadness & happiness and leave you in an unexplainable limbo. A limbo that confuses your emotional state – confuses happiness and sadness – you’ll never really know the difference. You’re hanging somewhere in the middle of both. Often we drag ourselves into this limbo & once you’re in such a state of mind, it’s a free-fall, and the only person that can save you is yourself. We dread depression but often, we willingly fall into it. Here’s our list of disturbingly beautiful films.
Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd. is the story of a forgotten silent star, Norma Desmond, living away from the limelight in an old fashioned house, watching her old films and planning a comeback, in her words a ‘return’. "It’s a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen." In her attempts to make a return to the silver screen, Desmond encounters a broke writer and gives him shelter in her house. Their first interaction is classic.
“You used to be big,” he says. Norma responds, "I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”
The tragedy of the film lay in the fact that Desmond refuses to accept that she has aged. "The stars are ageless, aren’t they?", "We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces!", Desmond says, remembering her heydays.
Requiem For A Dream
Darren Aronofsky chronicles the lives of three people devastated by drug addiction. After watching the film you’re sure to say this to yourself, ‘ugh! why did I watch this film at all?’ There is no hope in the film and every single moment in the film is full of misery.
In an unending quest to feed their addiction, the three main characters of the film have to face electro-shock therapy, have their arm amputated out due to excessive intravenous drug use and sell their body for heroin. The moral of the story is simple: Never do drugs. The film ends with all the characters curling into a fetal position, showing the helplessness and hopelessness of their situation.
A Clockwork Orange
As you watch A Clockwork Orange, you will be reminded that fundamentally we are animals with animal desires. The film is an in-your-face, satire of the dystopian future. The film oozes with merciless violence. Alex(Malcolm McDowell), the anti-hero, is fearless, reckless and evil to the core. He takes pleasure in indulging in "ultra-violence" (a heightened form of violence), with his droogs (a Russian slang for friend). Alex is charming in a violent way, so much so that at a certain point in the film, the viewer begins to enjoy watching him and forgets that he’s a horrible person.
After committing murder, Alex is sentenced to 14 years in prison & here he is chosen as an experimental subject to be part of an aversion therapy or the Ludivico technique. The process involves drugging the subject, strapping him to a chair, propping his eyelids open, and forcing him to watch images of violence. Alex realizes that the background score of the film is by his favorite composer; Ludwig van Beethoven. The treatment works and destroys Alex’s capacity to do the things he reveled in the most, i.e. ultra-violence. On the contrary, he falls ill at the very thought of ultra-violence and feels repelled by the sounds of the composer he once loved the most. The film has an open-ended conclusion, that will leave you thinking for hours together, if not days.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a convicted criminal who fakes mental illness and gets transferred from the local prison to the mental institution. He does this because he believes the conditions in an asylum will be significantly easier to deal with rather than the rough stay in prison.
Compared to his fellow patients, McMurphy is free-spirited and begins to turn the institution upside-down. Whilst this film is packed with sufficient humor, it has an expected ending. In the end, McMurphy, does not escape. After being lobotomized he is confined to the mocking walls of the asylum, for a lifetime.
The Bicycle Thieves
In the post-war economic depression, our hero, Antonio Ricci, finds it hard to fend for himself and his wife and two kids. He is desperate for work and somehow finds a job that will need him to hang posters. The only condition put by the employers is this, "No bicycle, no job." His wife Maria pawns their bedsheets in order buy a bicycle.
After facing many hardships, and falling victim to a series of unfortunate events, Antonio loses his bicycle and thus his job. One of the most heart-wrenching scenes in the film sees him sitting outside a packed football stadium and watching hundreds of parked bicycles. To add insult to injury, a fleet of bicycles mockingly speed past him. The film ends with Antonia and his son, walking through a crowd, holding hands, both in tears.
These are definitely not the kind of films that you watch when you’re having a bad day. But these are the kinds that jolt us back to reality and make us realize that sadness is as much a part of life as as joy. Although depressing, these films are beautifully crafted and are considered as classics. They definitely deserve an entry in your bucket list. If you feel we missed a film in our list, please feel free to leave your thoughts in our comment box.