Destination Infinity tagged me to list all time top three movies that I have watched in at least two languages. That is an almost impossible task for me! But still I will try.
General guidelines for the tag: List all time top three movies that you have watched in at least two languages (Even one or three should be ok, I guess). Write a brief description about each mentioning why you liked it. Also, do tag others.
Ok so here goes…
BENGALI – My experience of Bengali cinema is countable on fingers 😀 But I would love to list my all time top 3 of the few I have seen. And none of them stars the famous superstar pair of Bengali Cinema – Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. 😀
# Gupi Gain Bagha Bain
Satyajit Ray’s classic film based on a fairytale by Upendra Kishore Ray tells a wonderful tale of two simple and somewhat dumb village boys Gupi and Bagha. They had a great passion for music but Gupi sang very badly and Bagha was a horrible drummer. But in their exile they please the King of the ghosts and get 3 boons. And thus begins their adventure.
A hilarious movie with great acting and songs. A good example of the Bengali humor. 😀 Even though there were two sequels, my favorite is the first one.
Satyajit Ray’s first Feluda movie. (Feluda or Prodosh Chandra Mitra is a fictional private investigator starring in a series of Bengali novels and short stories written by Satyajit Ray himself)
It was the first time I saw a Feluda movie. Also the first time I saw the actor Soumitra Chatterjee. It was crush on first sight 😀 Great story, wonderful acting and good mixture of humor and suspense.
Satyajit Ray’s swan song based on one of his short stories Atithi (“The Guest”). It won the Best Film at National Film Awards in 1992. The movie is all about family relationships and the idea of money. A very beautiful and simple movie. The great story, Utpal Dutt’s wonderful acting and Ray’s superb direction and screenplay impressed me even though I was quite young when I saw this movie. And most impressive are the questions raised in the movie and Ray’s take on the modern contemporary society.
# Harry Potter series
Do I need to say anything more about it? 😀
# Kung Fu Panda
An animation movie has to be there in my list 🙂 It was hard to choose between Wall E, Kung Fu Panda, Rataouille and Finding Nemo because each one is awesome!! But then “There is no price for awesomeness” especially when it is the awesome Po. 😀
The only movie I saw back to back in theatre. Yes! The matinee show and then the evening show again! same day! First time it was so thrilling that I was literally sitting at the edge of my seat. Second time I was able to enjoy it in a relaxed mood. Love the movie for Helen Hunt, action, adventure, story by Michael Crichton, and the awesome tornadoes.
# Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar
A movie about sibling love, realizing one’s potential and growing up. The only Hindi movie which I have seen ten times.
# Chak De! India
For King Khan, the story, the direction, the songs and women power. SRK’s best movie ever.
Last one had to be an Amitabh movie after all the Khans. But I didn’t list Sholay just because it has sad ending and I dislike movies with sad endings. For me a movie should be full paisa vasool! 😀 And Don (the original) is one such movie – great pace, good direction, memorable dialogues and good music and of course Amitabh Bachchan!!
As the year 2011 begins, which is the best movie of 2010 per your choice? And which movie has been the worst?