Vandana and Arun fall in love the instant they meet. On a trip to a Shiv temple, they get married in an impromptu ceremony in front of God. A chance rainshower strands them at a remote hotel where Vandana gets pregnant. With their legal marriage just around the corner, they don't worry about the consequences of their actions, but unfortunately, Arun dies in a plane crash. Vandana chooses to have the child, Suraj, and as she promised to Arun, wants to raise him to be an Air Force pilot. Fate is cruel to Vandana, however, and the child is adopted by a wealthy family. Vandana becomes a nursemaid to stay close to Suraj. A family member tries to molest her, and in the ensuing fight, Suraj comes to protect her and kills the perpetrator. Vandana chooses a jail sentence to save Suraj, but in the course of her sentence, loses the family--and with it: Suraj. Now what will Vandana do? To find out, watch Aradhana. Written by bollykm
Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Gerard H (jp) wrote: Great movie of one of my favourite directors of cinema.
Billie W (gb) wrote: This could have been very stupid, but it was surprisingly smart, and just funny enough.
Michael W (br) wrote: "I'm learnin' at Starbucks!" Awful. Simply awful.
Aliya D (jp) wrote: Controversial, enlightening, and emotionally unsettling. This is what you can expect to experience and more, when you watch this extremely well-made documentary. The reunion between mother and daughter after more than 20 years of separation begins as tearfully happy and eventually becomes tearfully unsettling. The film describes how Operation Babylift was created and then shows the consequences of that socio-political program on the lives of a Vietnamese child and her estranged mother 20-plus years later. The child is adopted by a single American mother whom we soon discover emotionally abused the little girl and eventually disowned her. The Vietnamese mother has lived all those years with virtually no knowledge of her daughter. This is the backdrop for the highly charged emotional encounter that plays out in front of the viewer's eyes. It's a raw, emotional roller coaster ride for the family and viewers. In the film, Heidi Bub (central figure) comes across as a thoroughly unlikable, self-absorbed, selfish woman, who is little interested in the culture from which she sprang. It is ironic that this Amerasian woman should have returned to the home of her birth and revealed herself to be nothing more than the proverbial "ugly American." Although Heidi herself is a mother, she seemed to have little understanding of the sacrifice her biological mother made over twenty years ago. Although she is a college graduate, Heidi also seemed to have little understanding of the dynamics that transpired between herself and her biological family, which is certainly an indictment of the education that she has received. She left Vietnam knowing as little about love, as when she first set foot back in that country. Albeit, her Vietnamese family was pushy and a little grasping beyond normal cultural norms, they should simply move on and put Heidi on the back burner of their memories, as she has of them. I highly recommend this film to those who are willing to grapple with the strong emotions that surround the reunion of an adopted child with the birth parent. The emotions and expectations of all involved are intense. When language and cultural differences are added to such reunions, the emotional stakes become even more highly charged. These are the compelling issues that you can expect to witness and not soon forget when you watch Daughter From Danang. Unquestionably this is a must see documentary.
Rodney E (kr) wrote: I went to film school so I could read the Lawn Dogs script and see the crappy movie. Flush
Coleman M (au) wrote: This movie's dialogue and horribleness makes it uninteresting and pointless to watch. Two hours of my life wasted.
Bill R (mx) wrote: Eugene Ionesco's play come to life.
Michael W (kr) wrote: So bad it's good. "Herc! Herc!" -Pretzie
Marilee A (ca) wrote: Rachel Welch, Burt Reynolds, & Fernando Lamas, that right there is the reason to watch this moderately amusing Western.
Adam L (us) wrote: Fantastic and stylish spy film is definitely an exercise in style over substance but is so fast paced and well played that it doesn't really matter that the plot makes no sense - the villains are trying to get a cypher that will tell them information that they already know - or something just as silly. But with filmmaking this stylish and fun - who cares.
Victor T (ag) wrote: 2006 gave moviegoers some great films, but out of nowhere an indie film took moviegoers by surprise and managed to achieve an insane level of hype for an independent movie: The tragicomedy "Little Miss Sunshine". We follow the Hoover family, an extremely dysfunctional family that consists of a stay-at-home mother, a narcissistic and control freak father, a junkie and sex-obsessed grandfather, a rebellious teenager who doesn't speak, a homosexual and suicidal uncle, and an innocent young girl who dreams of becoming a beauty queen. When the girl is accepted in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest, the family begins a road trip. Considering that this was the first indie film I ever saw, I guess that this is a special movie for me as it was the one film that made me realize that cinema goes beyond Hollywood and their big budgets, and oddly enough I remembered several sections of it. "Little Miss Sunshine" counts with hilarious dialog, solid performances that go form hilarious to extremely touching, the ensemble cast is one of the best I have seen on a comedy, larger than life characters that are memorable and each of them have a distinct personality and character arc, a clever script from a then newcomer writer, a plot that is not about the destination (which is just a ridiculously meaningless McGuffin) but about the journey, hilarious scenes, a perfect dramatic dose (there are scenes that will genially make you feel for these characters), a shocking ending that will undeniably polarize audiences (some will find it hilarious, others will be offended), a beautiful family theme that's hidden under well written comedy, a confident direction by directing duo Dayton-Faris, a perfect use of its running time, and the chemistry between the cast is downright incredible."Little Miss Sunshine" is one of the funniest and touching comedies you can find. It is smartly written, confidently directed, and marvelously acted. In my opinion, this is in the top 5 films of 2006 (along with "Children of Men", "The Departed", "Pans Labyrinth", and "Letters from Iwo Jima"). A must see if you love comedies or are into indie filmmaking.