Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pritish Nandy always entertains - Ugly Aur Pagli

ugli aur pagli

I remember Pritish Nandy as the Editor of Illustreated Weekly of India 1983 when he made several changes to bring the Weekly magazine forward. I always liked the films he made and Jhankaar Beats being the top. Movies like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi may not have been a mainstream success but were a masterful depiction of the different periods that India went through in the last 40 years. Ugli aur Pagli was absolutely entertaining. A light movie that took the theme of girl meets boy and presented it with the society as it is in India today where youngsters and specially girls drinking in no longer taboo. This could not have happened in the Madras middle class negihborhood I grew up in the 70s where even visits to the liquor shop were broadcast in the gossip drums as fast as word of outh would carry :) I like the Ranvir Shorey again a great actor who does not have many mainstream blockbusters to his name but is great on TV and in movies like those Nandy makes. One difference between Nandy's movies and Mahesh Bhatt another renowned India director are than while the latter makes movies that move you often you may be in tears as the story is always strong. pritihs on the other hadn entertains you. If you like Bollywood movies definitely watch Mallika Sherawat and Ranvir Sheorey in Ugli Aur Pagli.

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