Sunday, December 30, 2007


Last 2-3 years have seen the emergence of a new bollywood cinema where art and creativity meets the truth of life and emotions. We saw Mithoon's music take us to the level only A R Rehman's music was capable of. We saw amazing scripts from Jaideep Sahni, Vishal Bharadwaj, Anurag Basu, Nagesh Kuknoor, Anurag Kashyap, the 'Black' team, the 'Rang De Basanti' team and the 'Munnabhai' team. Rang De Basanti made me hear such a deep meaning dialogue I never, in even my dreams, thought I may hear in my life in a movie.

Bollywood is surely going through one of its best times after 60s and 70s.

The movies I liked in recent past were, and not in order of preference but ramdomness, Rang De Basanti, Black, Iqbal, Chak De India, Life in a Metro, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Omkara, Yahaa, Parineeta, Lage raho Munnabhai, Kabul Express, Black Friday, Gandhi My Father, Parjania... and many ones I'd be missing to see or recall here.

Quote from Jaideep Sahni

"Making a grand business, like most things to come out of a human mind, usually chooses the path of least resistance. The path which wants to shoot straight to the box office success riding on the rocket of whatever the latest trick is, in dialogue, in editing, in music, in the look,....."

- Bollywood Script Writer Jaideep Sahni in an article published in Economic Times, 29th Dec. 07. Jaideep Sahni has written the scripts of movies like Company, Khosla ka ghosla, Chak de India and Aaja Nachle. Since the times of Saleem- Javed, no script writer(s) has got so much acclaim as him.