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Feb 21 2007

Eklavya – A Majestic Beautiful No-Nothing

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pv: I know. I know. I am just playing it safe & praying. And thanks dude for the financial help offer. Can ye plz transfer $55,000 to my a/c! 😉


The day was boring, as in nothing much was happening. Also I had not-a-so-good-time with the ICICI bank. As they money is still @ large. I was just riding by Hyd Central and I decided to watch a movie. I just went in and bought a ticket.


I went and saw this movie. I have my own opinions on it. Read further for my opine.

If you want a short one, just note that if you are not a creative-freak KEEP OFF FROM THE MOVIE SCREEN

The movie starts with a usual period film start. A commentary from the legendary voice in the industry – Big B’s. Damn good voice. Then the screen is filled with a beautiful face of a dying Sharmila Tagore and a weird looking Boman Irani. They are accompained by a beautiful Raima Sen. Sharmila passes away then in next few scenes the sexy hulk Saif is flown in (literraly); followed by the super sexy Vidya Balan.

Until now every body in the audience is smiling for they saw somebody whom they wanted to see. The oldies saw AB & Sharmila, the middle aged saw Boman Irani and youth Vidya, Saif & Raima….


And thats the last time ye will see them smiling… For from now-onwards the audience (which includes ye) is taken an amazing ride filled with great sets + background scores. The directorial touch is seen in every scene. Every scene takes you by a awe. The background score is superb. There is only one song and its fabulous too. But, what strikes you the most is the confusion.

It looks like the director is confused in telling you what he wanted to. Frankly, when you step out of the hall, ye are left thinking what in heavens’ did he try to convey? The acting is superb, so you cannot blame on the actors. So is the dialogues. The background score has done its job in giving you the feel of the emotion but then something is definitely missing. Slowly it dawns on you that there was simply no story what so ever.

PROs –
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspStar Cast: Impressive
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspActing: Quite Good
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspCinematography: Excellent
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspBackground Scores: Simply Superb
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspSets: Mind Boggling
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspPer Scene direction: Fabulous
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspDirectorial Touch: Scene-after-Scene

CONs –
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspCohesion b/w scenes: Not bad
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspStory line: Hmmm… gotta look for one
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspScreen Play: For this story line its great.

Is it a casual watch?
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspNope! If you want to watch movie only for fun, then plz keep off this movie. You will left with a sad feeling. As there is nothing commercial about this movie other than the cast.

Then who can watch this?
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspFellas who are interesting in creative cinema! This movie is full of creativity. Starting from the story till the climax, from the music to sets, also the cinematography is superb. Worth watching for a creativity freak. Its a must for a DFT students but not for story writers 🙂

Will you go again?
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspYes. Provided I have a good company who can appreciate the hard-work and behind-the-scene works. I was once involved in a short movie-making for my class & I know the stuff that goes behind. So when you see this movie you can feel the work & concentration of the behind-sceners…

In Short, for commercial public its is a

Eklavya – A Majestic Beautiful No-Nothing

but for DFTs & creative-freaks its
Eklavya – A Majestic Beautiful Creative Bundle

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