scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh01)
Watched Swades (We The People) tonight and I liked it very much. Not your typically mushy romantic comedy which I have been watching for the last couple of months.
Swades is a modern Indian movie, a road movie that shows the journey of Mohan towards his heart, his destiny and his motherland. It shows the crass differences between the big affluent cities of India like Dehli and Mumbai and the countryside. It made me understand India a bit more ... India is so full of ambiguity and antagonisms - tradition and culture on one side and then the affluent young Indians who have education and money and work within the Western business way. The huge chasm that still exists between the caste system and the modern way.

The whole movie impressed me, and Shah Rukh Khan's performance was brilliant, he gets better and better the older he gets. Of course I missed a bit the dance moves and the energetic almost exuberant cheekiness he displayed in his earlier movies as the romantic hero, but this Shah Rukh Khan has depth and he displays a deeply rooted sense of acting. Unlike in Asoka (where he sometimes still overacted but which already showed that this guy actually CAN ACT!) he played Mohan very gently. He was the affluent guy next door, someone you can meet by chance on the streets of Mumbai, New York, London or Cologne. A modern man, deeply rooted in the technical side of things, who gets a culture shock from his own home country.

It touches the heart, the mind and also the soul. A very good, uplifting movie, with a very good moral that is globally adjustable. Not one star but many can form a sign in the sky, just as a drop of water is just that, a drop of water, but gathered that one drop can be a thunderous waterfall.
scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh01)
Watched Swades (We The People) tonight and I liked it very much. Not your typically mushy romantic comedy which I have been watching for the last couple of months.
Swades is a modern Indian movie, a road movie that shows the journey of Mohan towards his heart, his destiny and his motherland. It shows the crass differences between the big affluent cities of India like Dehli and Mumbai and the countryside. It made me understand India a bit more ... India is so full of ambiguity and antagonisms - tradition and culture on one side and then the affluent young Indians who have education and money and work within the Western business way. The huge chasm that still exists between the caste system and the modern way.

The whole movie impressed me, and Shah Rukh Khan's performance was brilliant, he gets better and better the older he gets. Of course I missed a bit the dance moves and the energetic almost exuberant cheekiness he displayed in his earlier movies as the romantic hero, but this Shah Rukh Khan has depth and he displays a deeply rooted sense of acting. Unlike in Asoka (where he sometimes still overacted but which already showed that this guy actually CAN ACT!) he played Mohan very gently. He was the affluent guy next door, someone you can meet by chance on the streets of Mumbai, New York, London or Cologne. A modern man, deeply rooted in the technical side of things, who gets a culture shock from his own home country.

It touches the heart, the mind and also the soul. A very good, uplifting movie, with a very good moral that is globally adjustable. Not one star but many can form a sign in the sky, just as a drop of water is just that, a drop of water, but gathered that one drop can be a thunderous waterfall.
scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh01)
Watched Swades (We The People) tonight and I liked it very much. Not your typically mushy romantic comedy which I have been watching for the last couple of months.
Swades is a modern Indian movie, a road movie that shows the journey of Mohan towards his heart, his destiny and his motherland. It shows the crass differences between the big affluent cities of India like Dehli and Mumbai and the countryside. It made me understand India a bit more ... India is so full of ambiguity and antagonisms - tradition and culture on one side and then the affluent young Indians who have education and money and work within the Western business way. The huge chasm that still exists between the caste system and the modern way.

The whole movie impressed me, and Shah Rukh Khan's performance was brilliant, he gets better and better the older he gets. Of course I missed a bit the dance moves and the energetic almost exuberant cheekiness he displayed in his earlier movies as the romantic hero, but this Shah Rukh Khan has depth and he displays a deeply rooted sense of acting. Unlike in Asoka (where he sometimes still overacted but which already showed that this guy actually CAN ACT!) he played Mohan very gently. He was the affluent guy next door, someone you can meet by chance on the streets of Mumbai, New York, London or Cologne. A modern man, deeply rooted in the technical side of things, who gets a culture shock from his own home country.

It touches the heart, the mind and also the soul. A very good, uplifting movie, with a very good moral that is globally adjustable. Not one star but many can form a sign in the sky, just as a drop of water is just that, a drop of water, but gathered that one drop can be a thunderous waterfall.

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