10/21/2005

Iqbal -Hooked on !!!


iqbal_u, originally uploaded by kartik kannan.

I happened to watch IQBAL ...last week and I did enjoy the movie just as I hav done in all of nagesh kukunoor's previous movies.


IQBAL is about a deaf and dumb boy who dreams of being a great cricketer. Shreyas Talpade(IQBAL ) plays the title role of a 18 year old deaf and dumb boy. His dream is to play for the Indian cricket team as a pace bowler. Iqbal's father is a farmer and he wants Iqbal to help him to plough the fields,as he feels that Iqbal can atleast do that earn a living for himself given the fact he is deaf. Iqbal's mother and sister support him to the hilt to see his dreams through.

I felt the young girl ...played by Shweta Prasad, as the kid sister, was impressive in the sense that she displayed her emotions very well ...and potrayed her as a loving sister.Her cherubic face and innocent laughter makes the film all the more enjoyable... with her garrulous tounge that comes across very well in the movie..just goes on to show that gen next is realy loquacious and quite precocious when it comes to giving their 2 cents gnyaan.

Well I suppose all movies with this "underdog" mentality seem to do well as I guess most of the people at some point of their lives might have gone through some tough phase ...and immediately relate to it ..when something similar is shown on screen. This makes a good case study as how people can be made to think in a much positive manner after watching such movies... if i remember right Lagaan - was a case study in positive thinking and overcoming the odds in the most emphatic way.... and being an indian ..what better way to motivate people by showing the contest between bat and ball ..which the average indian can more easily relate himself to.

As the proverb goes ... "Behind every man's success there lies a woman " .. a cliched bolywood adaptation would go something like this ...Behind every successful (or unsuccessful )movie lies the background score ...and Nahesh kukunoor has just done an encore ..by playing a track repeatedly at varius stages of the movie ,called "ASHAAYEN" ..which I must very honestly say has got me hooked ...to it that I haveplayed it 174 times on my computer after watching the movie... kinda keeps u inspired ..incase a major goal is beckoning...

17 comments:

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Narayanan Venkitu said...

Sounds interesting. I'll check if it is still showing in the local theaters here.!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the movie was indeed remarkable...i happened to watch that last month. i hope many more movies in the same genre would be made..cause iqbal proved that offbeat themes can indeed be box office success.

Neel Arurkar said...

How are you now?

Arvind N said...

Hey,

Are you keeping good health? Haven't watched the movie yet. Would try to get hold of a copy sometime.

Arvind

Deepa said...

good music can be pretty inspriring..ok so ive told everyone i know about this song..its called karuppin azhagu velluppin azhagu...pretty cute..cant get it out of my system..but my boss has started giving me weird looks though :)

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Hiren said...

Nagesh Kokunoor(sorry if i misspelt the surname) has a knack of coming up with Unique movies. He has really carved a niche for himsself though the target audience maybe small.

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Anonymous said...

Dude, I hpope u get well son & wath more movies

.....Tanushree

Anonymous said...

Honey...I hope you get well son & we will wath the movie togather.

........Tanushree

Deepa said...

Hey are you ok? why no posts for a long time.. get well soon

Deepa said...

hey that deepa wasnt me..this is me ...:)

jammy said...

guess ...i also need to watch this movie...

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