Watching Cavite and Aamir

So much ink and mucho bandwidth has been spent on the Bollywood film Aamir that we felt it time to see what the noise is all about.

But before seeing the Hindi film, we will be watching the Tagalog language film Cavite first.

Why, you ask?

Because there’s chatter on the net that Cavite (2005) has inspired its Hindi successor Aamir, which debuted in 2008.

If you live in the U.S., both Cavite and Aamir are available on Netflix Instant Play.

We’ll update this post in a few hours after watching both movies.

11 Responses to "Watching Cavite and Aamir"

  1. Vetti Jijaji   October 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

    finished watching?

    here’s some mesmerizing art.. Responds:

    1. Finished the Tagalog film Cavite (Instant Play with English sub-titles).

    Decent film but nothing outstanding.

    But for a film that was supposedly made with a budget of less than $7,000, we’d hail Cavite as a stupendous achievement.

    Ian Gamazon (the only character that matters in the film) does a decent job.

    BTW, Philippines seems to be as bad if not worse than India vis-a-vis poverty.

    2. You write: here’s some mesmerizing art..

    Art comes in a thousand different forms.


    Still watching.

  2. sanewar   October 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i dont know about your korean interests., but checkout this film “oldboy”. This is definitely worth the time and money spent and my favourite asian movie recent times. Responds:

    Haven’t seen Oldboy but we have seen the Bollywood version Zinda.

  3. Vetti Jijaji   October 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    oldboy is on instance play.. just added it.

    I watched Cavite yesterday.. more plausible than Aamir, but Aamir was much more slicker. The fact that they blew the entire Cavite budget on getting the copyrights of a song should explain Aamir is slicker. I dozed off in the middle of Cavite.. (almost) known plot and a sub-standard technical quality and dull hero were probably the reasons. Aamir opens with the thank you note to the Cavite makers.. so it is not a “ripoff”.. Responds:

    You write above: I dozed off in the middle of Cavite..

    No problemo.

    All you missed is more of this kinda phone conversation:

    Turn right, faggot. Turn left in the alley, faggot. I just cut your sister’s finger, mother’s tongue et al. 😉

  4. rgh3176   October 8, 2009 at 4:14 am

    do you guys have any fascination for japanese manga series…if yes let me know I could recommend some absolutely wonderful manga flicks.. Responds:

    What manga flicks do you have in mind?

    We saw a movie based on a manga recently: Death Note.

  5. rgh3176   October 8, 2009 at 4:15 am

    I would recommend search india and vetti to watch a series called liar game… I watched some years back and dont completely remember how many parts it has but it certainly gives a glimpse of what Japanese can do with the limited budget they have… Responds:

    Netflix doesn’t stock Liar Game. Unless the Blockbuster stores have it, hard to get hold of this TV series.

  6. rgh3176   October 8, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Thanks vetti for the wonderful video…

  7. rgh3176   October 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

    death note movie was a disaster. the anime is much more appealing … ok… try seeing the anime versions of death note, Monster(it is 74 episodes long).liar game was a manga adaptation as well..

    I have to ask my bro if there are any legal downloads available…

    you could try on I will update if I get more information on where we could get hold of them.

    In the meantime could we have Aamir’s review please Responds:

    1. You write: death note movie was a disaster.

    We sort of agree. Here’s an excerpt from our brief post on Death Note a few months back:

    For some reason, we expected this Japanese movie, derived from one of those Manga comics, to be a stunningly beautiful movie.

    Alas, it was not.

    2. We are no great fans of watching movies/TV programs on the PC/laptop or God forbid the netbook.

    Denzel Washington’s Manchurian Candidate was our first and last full-length DVD movie on a monitor (17-inch, those days).

  8. rgh3176   October 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

    one movie my brother asked me to watch was paranormal activity.. It was released in the states he said and he also but in UK, there is no release of that happening anytime in the near future… Review it, if you happen to see the movie.. Responds:

    Netflix has yet to get Paranormal Activity.

  9. Vetti Jijaji   October 8, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Have you watch
    I loved it when I watched.. thought it was better than Kubrick’s other highly rated movies.. I guess I am not intellectual enough to enjoy 2001 and Strangelove.. got to watch Strangelove again.. I remember not paying attention when I was watching it the first time.. most of his movies are on instant play. Responds:

    No. Added to Instant queue.

    The only Vietnam war movie we’ve watched is Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now eons back.

  10. Jeeka   October 9, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Oldboy is a superb movie…..its got a delightfully weird story and a an unexpected twist at the end….it had won the grand prix prize at Cannes too

    Its worth a watch Responds:

    Will watch it one of these days since it’s easily available on Netflix Instant Play

  11. Vetti Jijaji   October 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

    We are no great fans of watching movies/TV programs on the PC/laptop or God forbid the netbook.

    Not sure if Popcorn Hour or ASUS is the way to go..

    You had said that nothing beats Roku.. but Roku falls waaaaay behind in that it cannot play downloaded content. may also interest you.. they have downloadable Tamil movies… combine the PCH/ASUS with yamsonline, you won’t have the excuse of “this movie didn’t get released in our part of the US”. Responds:

    1. No wireless on the Asus device, which makes it a pain.

    This means your PC/storage device has to be in the proximity of Asus box.

    Big pain.

    2. Yams is plain rubbish. Just checked out their web site.

    Way too cumbersome. Not worth it. Plus it seems PC-centric not TV-centric as it should be.

    Streaming a la Netflix Instant Play is the way to go not 60 min to 120 min downloads.

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