When an Untouchable wins the elections for mayor in his small village in northeastern India, deadly rioting forces an impoverished couple to escape to Calcutta where they can hopefully find work. Instead, they end up sleeping on the streets until they have a chance at earning a little income -- a man has asked them to take his herd of pigs across a fast-moving river. The current is dangerous, and worse, the wife is pregnant and this would not be an easy task even if she were not. Undaunted and desperate, the couple accept the job and enter the river to face their destiny. Both the acting and the cinematography and music are excellent in this slow-paced, but engaging drama from director Goutam Ghose.
- Stars:Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt, Om Puri, Mohan Agashe, Anil Chatterjee,
- Director:Goutam Ghose,
- Writer:Partha Banerjee, Samaresh Basu (story), Goutam Ghose (screenplay), Partho Mukerjee (screenplay)
When an Untouchable wins the elections for mayor in his small village in northeastern India, deadly rioting forces an impoverished couple to escape to Calcutta where they can hopefully find work. Instead, they end up sleeping on the streets until they have a chance at earning a little income -- a man has asked them to take his herd of pigs across a fast-moving river. The current is dangerous, and worse, the wife is pregnant and this would not be an easy task even if she were not. Undaunted and desperate, the couple accept the job and enter the river to face their destiny. Both the acting and the cinematography and music are excellent in this slow-paced, but engaging drama from director Goutam Ghose. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(es) wrote: Stacy Peralta delivers another great documentary!
(kr) wrote: a good film with some touching moments - i expected it to be much funnier though. also, it just felt sappy at the end as it opted out for an easy ending instead of actually addressing the problems established by the characters throughout the film. and the subplot involving the mother was just depressing.
(jp) wrote: I really wanted to watch this one because of the cast, and because of where they were in their careers. Shia LaBeouf pre Transformers, Channing Tatum pre six pack, and Robert Downey Jr. pre Iron Man. And in that aspect, it was really interesting. The acting was really good, and had this raw quality about it. Something that initially was confusing was the scatter-brained nature of the plot. There are these random moments when it will seem like the camera/action is skipping, like an old DVD. As the movie goes on, however it serves more like a memory play, which then makes the skipping make sense. Also, this movie isn't an adaptation of the book. It's that fused with the author's experience of going back to his hometown after he wrote the book, so that also took me a second to get. The only thing that actually bothered me in any way was the way events were depicted. Everything was the same, of equal value. There were a few huge defining moments for the characters, but they were made to be no big deal. They happened and then it was done. Basically, I just don't know how you have a coming-of-age story without shedding importance on those defining moments. Overall though, this isn't bad, and worth at least one watch.
(ag) wrote: I guess this falls into the "dark comedy" genre. As it approaches the major issue of illegal boat-people and their desperation to enter Australia with a sense of humour. There are some great moments, and it is well-acted. Worth a look.
(it) wrote: Sometimes a director's style can overtake the story so much that the film suffers for it, and that was the case with the more recent The World's End, in my opinion. But Shaun of the Dead is just too dang fun and filled with clich bending humor that Wright's style proves to be the best thing about this Horror-Comedy.The first of the Cornetto or "Three Flavor's" trilogy focuses on a world in the midst of a zombie outbreak, and two loser friends who don't really do anything with their lives. Buddies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play the duo, and brilliantly so. I much preferred their bro-mance to the romance between Pegg and Kate Ashfield, who plays his girlfriend Liz. The enjoyment here is clearly with the fact that if a zombie outbreak ever did happen, I would act exactly how these characters did. I don't watch the news and rarely care to people watch when running to the store, so I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't realize there was a Zombie-apocalypse going on either. Or even the gag where Pegg struggles to shoot a shotgun. These are all real-life scenarios put into a horror film, and thus the comedy works better than expected.It doesn't feature an Oscar winning script or world class actors, but it is loads of fun with a kicka** soundtrack paired with amazingly timed physical gags. Shaun of the Dead was and always will be a refreshing take on the Zombie sub-genre of horror.+Soundtrack+The laughs hit+Relatable lead characters7.9/10
(gb) wrote: It was a creepy movie when I was a kid, and it's still creepy now. The plot is bizarre, and the dogs gamble, smoke, and drink in a manner that could easily promote such behaviors among children.
(it) wrote: Bunkered scientists search for survival in desolate future. Maintains some good suspense despite heavy reliance on ALIEN plot. Would have been nice if they spent a few dollars on the creature's costume, which is awful even by Corman standards.
(au) wrote: as an 80's kid this is my Christmas Carol
(ag) wrote: Superb film from Romero again testing a genre this time the Vampire genre and twisting it and playing your mind. Is he? Isnt he? a superb storyline, plot and superb piece of acting by Amplas
(br) wrote: Slow pace but magnificent
(nl) wrote: What can you say - racing - PLN ... What its all about
(de) wrote: I have held movies like K2 and Touching The Void as benchmarks in mountaineering films but I recently discovered the 1959 Disney film 'Third Man On The Mountain' and it rests firmly on the mantle. Set in Switzerland during the Golden Age Of Alpinism it's the story of a 18 year old boy, Rudi, who aspires concur the region's most notorious and treacherous mountain, The Citadel. His father died sixteen years earlier attempting to climb it and no man dared step foot on it again. Considered to be cursed by locals, Rudi is forbidden to climb it, however with the encouragement of a famous mountaineer he sets out to defy all critics. This is really an incredible film... consider that it was made in 1959, the climbing scenes are some of the most spectacular ever filmed. Shot on location (mostly) these climbers defy gravity with nothing but a coil of rope. It defied logic and given its year of production, it puts the other aforementioned MODERN films to shame. The cinematography is spectacular and every scene on the mountain is breathtaking. This is what cinema is all about. Excitement and adventure at it's best and one a timeless classic the should be seen by all.
(es) wrote: Slapshot is crude, chauvinist, & very politically incorrect. It's also funny as Hell. Here a scraggly-looking Paul Newman leads a team of ferocious hockey goons that isn't any good at winning games, but it great winning fistfights on the ice. It all culminates in a hilarious climax in which the heroes simultaneously take on a rival team & their rowdy fans .
(nl) wrote: In mot ways this fim ressembles the first in the hobbit trilogy, but the spectacle is even more epic and grand and the story is even more uneven.