What’s in Our DVD Player Now?

Ghajini (Tamil) – The Surya-Asin movie that has now been remade into Hindi with Aamir Khan and Asin.

Memento (English) – Directed by Christopher Nolan of Batman Begins and Dark Knight fame. Memento is believed to be the inspiration for Ghajini.

Manda Bala (Portuguese/English) Documentary on life in Brazil. This is actually not in the DVD player but watching it via Netflix Instant Play.

Hannibal (English) – Features Anthony Hopkins, one of our favorite actors.

Hide and Seek (English) – Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning

7 Responses to "What’s in Our DVD Player Now?"

  1. gnair91   December 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    try “eternal sunshine of the spotless mind” jim carrey movie.very different from his usual stuff.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Will do. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. gk   December 18, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    ghajini n memento were similar in terms of concept…the short term memory loss and the revenge….but rest are totally different…screenplay,the narration (memento was amazing) & plot were different…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We watched Ghajini last night. Will watch Memento in a few hours.

    Had seen both earlier…wanted to refresh our memories.

  3. Þórarinsdóttir   December 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Have you watched “Provoked”.. after the reviews I read, I planned to skip it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Have you watched “Provoked”..


    We met Jag Mundhra (director of Provoked) on a couple of occasions in L.A. Didn’t make much of an impression on us.

    But we’ve seen Naveen Andrews (the husband in Provoked) play a cameo in the Jodie Foster movie Brave One.

  4. Þórarinsdóttir   December 18, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Not sure if I misunderstood you.. is that the only place you have seen Naveen?

    If so,
    Naveen Andrews has been in a few “must watch” movies..
    Kama Sutra – skintastic!
    The English Patient – Winner of 9 oscars
    also in the avoidable “Bride and Prejudice”.

    And I also follow TV Series “Lost” in which he has a major role.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Seen him in Bride & Prejudice too.

  5. guruprasad.s   December 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Ghajini (Tamil) is charming and enjoyable in parts, when Surya and Asin are in the frame. Some songs are fine as well (Oru naal and Sutrum vidu). But the movie goes haywire in the second half, due to Nayantara, the villian and the fights. Hope these are remedied in the Hindi version.

    Jag Mundhra has also directed Monsoon (a B-grade flick, almost 10-12 years back) and Bawandar (Sandstorm, on the life of Bhanwari Devi, a victim of rape and injustice in Rajasthan). The latter, with Nandita Das, is perhaps his best effort to date (IMHO).

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: But the movie goes haywire in the second half, due to Nayantara, the villian and the fights

    We watched Ghajini a second time (on Wednesday) and Nayantara sent us into a puking fit.

    In the U.S., Jag Mundhra & the Amritaraj brothers (remember the tennis players?…they are now into film production) are not in the big league.

    Will try to see Bawandar if we can get it here.

  6. mallukuttan   December 19, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Okay, so when you come with the Aamir’s Ghajini rvw, kindly review the tamil version too.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Will do the Tamil version of Ghajini before the Hindi review.

  7. sanewar   December 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    seems that you pick your english and other language films from sundance festival, lot of sundance winners in your reviews. Its hard that you havent reviewed as many movies from national award winners in India.. some times i feel our national award winning movies are better than sundance winners (repeat : “some times” ). I think it ll be better if you start reviewing such movies and compare that with other movies, it ll be more acceptable than comparing our movies with foreign language movies.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: I think it ll be better if you start reviewing such movies and compare that with other movies

    Not all movies make it to the U.S., unfortunately. For them to make it to Netflix takes time.

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