Thursday, September 29, 2005

Life Talkies

Have not been watching a lot of movies recently, at least not as much as i am used to watching.... a part of it is because that there are not many good movies coming out, especially in the two languages that i watch,malayalam and hindi.. english has always been second priority.. read lots of english books and no books at all in the other two, so i guess it fits like a puzzle...
it is something a lot of people have been lamenting upon - the drastic decrease in the quality of movies that are being churned out... though i do argue that some of the 'Factory' products as well as some of the 'multiplex' targeted movies in bollywood are good stuff.. but even thats not happening in the malayalam movie scene...
have heard a lot of arguments on the movies' influence on life, and vice versa, on which of these is actually true.. to cite a common example,are more people becoming part of the underworld because of the increasing number of movies being made on them, or is just a case of reel life being taken from real life...what i am wondering about is, can the lack of meaningful cinema be due to the fact that life per se has become less meaningful now.. if reel was copying real, then the superficiality of the current way of existence would automatically make movies frivolous and time pass, and nothing more deep than say, a face pack (oops, wrong example?).. on the other hand, if real was copying reel, then these movies would make us even more superficial than we are now... thankfully, movies aren't all pervasive...

until next time, screen yourself...

13 comments:

ravi said...

....make that a sun screen :D!

Parna said...

its like the egg and the chicken analogy :) i would say - real to reel, but who knows...

anthony said...

very nice template.. Gee i want one??

GratisGab said...

malyalam movies used to real good at one point. i'm talking the PG13 kind :)

Naina said...

No doubt the quality is going, but well somehow i always find some or the other streaks of life running thru the movies that make the trip worht it :-D
Bollywood simply has that crazy charm i guess

Arunima said...

there are some extremely good malayalam movies na? Those realistic realistic ones.

Yup! I am screening myself soon. In my own production, direction and script and I'll be my own audience.

manuscrypts said...

ravi: :)

parna: yup, who knows??

manuscrypts said...

anthony: it is?? :)

gabby: hehe

manuscrypts said...

naina: entertainment, thats it...

arunima: yup, now they are few in number and rare..

Anonymous said...

there are SOME good movies. like meaningful lives too, maybe
austere

aqua said...

when life itself becomes meaningless what can we say about movies.. this ashok banker u mention, same guy doing the ramayana series? :)

author by the brook said...

malayalam movies are very strong when it comes to story.. I have watched a couple.. and yeah its been sometime since I have watched a movie.. SIGH

pallavi

manuscrypts said...

aqua: yup, same guy, wifey is reading 'prince of ayodhya', me will read after i finish my current read....

pallavi: hmmmph. aur ghoomo phiro!! :p