Bollywood Drama : Chandni Bar (2001)
May 15, 2017 11:15pm CST
Watched "Chandni Bar" (2001) as a weekend movie with my husband. We picked it because we were not familiar with any of the actors or actresses. As far as the acting, the script, etc. ... it was fine. Did I say "fine"? "The film was a critically acclaimed hit and it won four National Film Awards." (Source: Wikipedia) I don't want to spoil it for others who have not seen the film. The performances were award-worthy. It's just that ... if I were to use one word to describe the story line, that word would be "hopeless". Because throughout the movie I kept hoping. But my hope was never fulfilled. I was very moved by the characters and the harsh realities of life they faced daily; especially as the threads of their daily lives were sewn into the fabric of the criminal underworld. Definitely, not a Cinderella fairy tale. Image credit: By Source, Fair use, en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35030913 http://variety.com/2003/film/reviews/chandni-bar-1200544037/
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• Austin, Texas
If you like musicals you will like Bollywood films. The story is Indian folks saw American musicals and decided that all of their movies should be done that way. I don't know if that's a true story but if you can't act, sing and dance, I don't know how you could a be a success in Bollywood. You gotta be a triple threat! I would like to suggest two movies. They actually have a British girl in them. But the movies were great! The girl's name is Amy Jackson. Both films are both love stories. ~ Madrasapattinam (2010) - In this one the lady is a photographer. When it starts she's old lady and it goes back over her life. ~ I (2015) – I got attracted to this movie because one of the videos looked sort of “Beauty and the Beast” so I wanted to know more. It wasn't a Beauty and the Beast fair tale. But it was a good movie! Also, if you like any one of the Khans - just pick a movie with Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan or Salmaan Khan. These guys got better with age.