2007, Best of

January 1, 2008 at 10:10 pm 1 comment

A little late but here goes.

Ahem.

Best films of 2007 and why I liked them:

Black Friday by Anurag Kashyap
Because never before have I seen a more honest film. Tiger was scary. Aadesh Srivastava as Baadshah shone again after Satya.

Ami, Iyasin ar amar Madhubala by Budhdhadeb Bhattacharya
This film is about chauvinism, feminism, voyeurism, fascism and nerds. I liked the scene where the computer guy talks to his computer.

Ratri Mazha by Lenin , Kaal Chakra by Vishal Bhandari
Refreshingly new attitude, to some very relevant social issues.

Manorama: Six Feet Under by Navdeep Singh
Small town life the way it is. Crisp dialogues. Great acting.

Johnny Gaddar by Sriram Raghavan
Anti hero protagonist was a killer idea. Gripping and unpredictable.

Ekti Nadir Galpo by Samir Chanda
Mithun’s performance. And the way the film wraps itself around a simple story.

Naalu Pennungal by Adoor Gopalkrishnans
Four portraits of women. Each part shot in a unique style.

No Smoking by Anurag Kashyap
I know a lot of people hated it. Not perfect but I’m a sucker for Alternative Reality films. And John Abraham rocked.

International

Khuda Ke Liye
by Shoaib Mansoor (Pakistan)
I would put it alongside Black Friday. The message is simple, the casualty is as much ours.

Zodiac by David Fincher
Total mindfuck. Best film after Fight Club.

The Second Wind by Alain Corneau
Predictable gangster film. Excellently shot. Digital, I think.

L’ Ennemi intime by Florent Emilio Siri
On the travails of war. Two breathtaking aerial shots.

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt by Ann Hui
A very confused film. Lost its plot mid way. But you could take this film out of Shangai and put it in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune. The titles a joke and I got only near the end.

Notable ommissions:
Taare Zameen Par, Khoya Khoya Chand because DVDs have not been released.

Guru, Dil Dosti etc, Ek Chalis, Periyaar, Ore Kadal, Gafla because DVDs are not available (where I live)

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  • 1. SimplyMalayalee  |  March 18, 2008 at 8:06 am

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