Vishal Bhardwaj’s much awaited Saat Khoon Maaf hits the theatres this week along with a family drama from the Hollywood stable. If your hands don’t seem full enough yet, here is our list of films to pore into while at home or elsewhere around town.
1545 hrs: The Motorcycle Diaries
Walter Salles directs Gael Garcia Bernal’s effervescent talent towards realizing Che Guevara’s road trip through his beloved continent in this part biopic and part road movie. Feast on the pristine and overwhelmingly exalting South American landscape in this film.
2300 hrs: Im Not There
Todd Haynes directs this biopic of Bob Dylan with six different actors portraying him at different stages in his life. The music, the rebellion,the disappointments, and the many loves!
2300 hrs: Women in Love
Britain’s enfant terrible Ken Russell’s adaptation of Lawrence’s provocative and subtly realized novel follows in the original text’s footsteps, Russell’s personal idiosyncrasies spilling from the camera on the way. The nature of love and commitment is certainly well explored.
1735 hrs: Saving Private Ryan
Janusz Kaminski paints a marvellous cinematic canvas for this Steven Spielberg film about a group of soldiers that goes out of its way to retrieve a paratrooper left behind enemy lines.
1830 hrs: Hannah and Her Sisters
Woodly Allen crams the frames with his distinctive cast of characters almost always bordering on neurotic breakdowns while turning the camera into the highly unpredictable world of human relationships.
2215 hrs: Irma La Douce
That icon of the repressively suffocating McCarthy era of Hollywood, Billy Wilder, weaves a tale of love that springs between a cop and a prostitute, and proceeds to douse it with his characteristic pathos.
Saat Khoon Maaf
Daaarling, she is finally here, having ridden on the skyscraperish crests of Usha Uthup’s voice, to tiptoe through the lives of seven different men, charming and disarming them, before turning the dagger of love as it rests almost delectably in their torsos. Vishal Bhardwaj returns with another literary adaptation, delving into the dewdrop fresh verdure of Ruskin Bond.
The film chronicles the private life of a couple attempting to cope with the loss of their child. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in this film based on a play by David Lindsay Abaire.
Short Film Festival
A short film festival showcasing critically acclaimed short films from around the world will be on at the India Habitat Centre on the 19th of February from 7 pm in the evening.
1200 hrs: Toy Story 3
NCPA Little Theatre, Nariman Point
One of the most critically acclaimed animated films of the year and a heavyweight at the Oscars, the third package of the beloved toy team sees Andy’s friends displaced to a daycare centres and their travails in weaving their way out of it to reunite with him.